Find Your Space: Dreams, archetypes, frugality and Mother Goose

Gale Ketteler

By Gale Ketteler
Womanspace Program Coordinator & Marketing Specialist

Programs at Womanspace always run the gamut, and the coming weeks are no exception! Today at noon, the EarthMatters discussion group brainstorms ideas about greening our campus, and next month, Andrea Hazzard will teach us Organic Gardening.

Tomorrow, there’s an art lecture about Kandinsky, Barrie Carter Gibby leads Beat the Winter Blahs, an indoor Labyrinth Journey, and Saturday is Ancient Wisdom-Modern Science with James Frazier. All adults are welcome at this all-day experiential workshop, and it is perfect for couples to increase their understanding and communication skills. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to explore Jungian approaches to the King-Queen, Magician, Lover and Warrior archetypes in each of us. Register by Feb. 9, and discover how we can help ourselves and others become more emotionally mature.

Author Marci Shimoff is our special guest at the annual Spring Luncheon April 14, and we’re previewing her visit with a Book Chat about her best-seller Happy for No Reason. Read it now, and come for a discussion with Marci live via phone March 6. Then, gather to discuss Little Bee by Chris Cleve at Bookwoman March 14.

Unlock the Power of Your Dreams meets Feb. 15, and that day is also a financial empowerment Lunch and Learn titled From Scarcity to Security, sponsored by Sandra J. Slaga, Attorney at Law. Our next World Religion Lunch and Learn is March 7 about Jainism. Bring your lunch and spend a fascinating hour broadening your mind with local experts.

Did you know there’s a sexy, steamy and sometimes disturbing side of fairy tales? You may not want to tell your children the true story of Jack and Jill, but you’ll probably share it with your friends after Mother Goose for Adults with Jan Heuer Feb. 22! Then, send the kids to the Womanspace campus for some good, clean fun at Poetry Pitstop with creativity coach Chris Dunmire Feb. 25.

Have Fun with Frugality Feb. 21 in our new support group, led by Adriana Grisales. You can also learn to play Mah Jong Feb. 22. Clearing Out Your Spiritual Closet is an evening of reflection Feb. 23, and you can relive the final day of Robert F. Kennedy’s life, brilliantly told from multiple perspectives in Bobby at the Feb. 27 Supper and Film.

Art Samplers are for anyone age 9 to 90, whether artistically timid or an occasional dabbler. This is also an ideal time for parents (or grandparents) and kids to have fun together. Claywork meets Feb. 18, and Printmaking is March 3. Watercolor class starts March 6, and Raku Pottery begins March 12. Kids and adults can let creativity flow March 10 in a Pen-Ink-Paint artshop, and the March 8 Art Lecture is about Margritte.

Future Woman: Becoming opens March 2 in Gallery 1. This art exhibit depicts teens, young women and mothers tackling new ways of being and doing. It is sponsored by David Boccignone of Ameriprise Financial.

See! There’s something for everyone at Womanspace, your place.

Gale Ketteler is program coordinator and marketing specialist at Womanspace, a not-for-profit founded in 1975 and located on a 7-acre campus a half-mile west of Rock Valley College off Spring Brook and Applewood at 3333 Maria Linden Drive in Rockford. Regular office hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Info at (815) 877-0118,, and

From the Feb. 8-14, 2012, issue

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