Find Your Space: Holiday Brunch, ‘Happy’ Movie and Wellness Open House

Gale Ketteler

By Gale Ketteler
Womanspace Program Coordinator & Marketing Specialist

We’re celebrating the season and the final day of our annual Holiday Art and Craft Sale with a special Holiday Brunch & Happy Movie at noon, Dec. 13, in our lower-level Media Room. Call us today to register!

Enjoy a meal, watch this delightful, award-winning film, and make sure you shop before or after for affordable and original gifts for everyone on your list.

Our members have filled Gallery 1 with art, Native American-inspired artifacts, jewelry, handmade clothing, books by local authors and poets, natural bath and body products, pottery and stoneware, garden cement craft, wooden kazoos and whistles, quilts, children’s items, cat toys, pet beds, handmade cards and much more. This show is sponsored by David Boccignone-Ameriprise Financial and 40 percent of your purchase benefits Womanspace.

Dr. Shanti is offering two programs Dec. 19. First, her Osteoporosis Lunch and Learn at noon will address the cause of inflammation, as well as methods to reduce joint pain. These regular programs are sponsored by Sandra J. Slaga, Attorney at Law. Then, at 5:30 p.m., Dr. Shanti leads an hour of deep Meditation. Come learn from a life-long practitioner, with techniques to focus and allow your body to relax.

It’s the end of an era at Womanspace. We’re sad to announce that Una Ryan’s final Yoga for Women class is Dec. 20. Don’t miss your last chance to enjoy this dedicated teacher. Then, come back starting Jan. 3 for Morning and Evening Yoga Flow every Thursday with Keri Knutson.

We end every year with a Winter Solstice Celebration, and you’re invited to join us Dec. 20. Weather-permitting, we will meet in Anjali Pavilion. Then, we have lots of great programs scheduled in 2013, starting with our Wellness Open House Jan. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You do not need to be a member to enroll in classes at Womanspace, so take this day to explore our campus, try chair massage or reflexology, and discover other wellness methods.

We also invite the public to WomanFest 2013, a FREE breakfast event for men and women at the Radisson Jan. 23. Contact us to register, and help us celebrate women’s leadership and service through the many nonprofit organizations in our community.

Next semester, Jan. 9, Bookwoman discusses The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver, and EarthMatters presents Make Your Own Natural Cleaners. There’s a Chalk Pastels class with Danielle Barton, MFA Jan. 12, and pottery and painting classes start the week of Jan. 14. Then, Martha Logemann of Northwestern Illinois Area Agency on Aging presents a Lunch & Learn: Free Services for Elders Jan. 16.

Subscribe to our free e-news on our website to get connected, and become a member if you’d like to get perks, like regular mailings and our new issue of Your Guide listing all classes, programs and special events through April 2013. Memberships and gift certificates for classes make great gifts, but visit us soon! Our offices are closed Dec. 21- Jan. 1. Happy Holidays!

Gale Ketteler is program coordinator & 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 Dec. 12-18, 2012, issue

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