ADULT PROGRAMS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
March 24 – March 30, 2014
Spring Adult Programs Brochure is
JOBSEEKER BUDDY GROUP
Theresa Howe, Tom Neel, Ed Yee, 9:30-11am, Library
The jobseeker buddy group is a small support group for people looking for new or better jobs. We provide encouragement, feedback, ideas, resume suggestions, job leads, unemployment assistance, advice and
networking opportuniites to each other.
James Hencke, 8-9 p.m., Library
In meditation practice, we allow ourselves to dwell in the present moment. We find that by developing our awareness and compassion we can open ourselves, relax into situations, and enjoy our life!
FIRST CHURCH BOOK GROUP
Karl Klasson and Anne Stuart
The Book Group will meet to discuss Barbara Kingsolver’s novel, Flight Behavior. Set in Barbara Kingsolver’s native Appalachia, Flight Behavior tells the story of Dellarobia Turnbow intertwined with the story of climate change. A young mother in flight from her stifled life in the mountains of Tennessee, Dellarobia stumbles upon an astonishing sight, a mountainside covered in monarch butterflies. This discovery changes her life, her world outlook, and the community around her. Richard Waring and Kristin Phillips, admirers of monarch butterflies, will lead the discussion.
The Book Group is always open to new members with no continuing commitment required. Please contact Anne Stuart at: firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm attendance if you are interested in participating.
Looking ahead: on April 23, the Book Group will be discussing Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick, which is the One Book, One Belmont selection for 2014. The Belmont Library will present special events related to the book throughout April and May.
GRANDPARENTING – NEAR AND FAR
Lillian Anderson and ML Landfried
This support group is for all who want to discuss how your role of grandparenting has made a difference in your life. We come together to share the joys and challenges of our changing roles with our own children, as well as to compare stories of our grandchildren. This month we will look at how the roles of grandparenting have changed. Bring pictures to share.
CARING FOR OLDER ADULTS
Thursday, April 3, 7:30pm, Conference Room
Miriam Baker and Deborah Blumberg
Many people are juggling jobs, families and their parents’ or other family members’ increasing medical needs, frequent emergencies and ongoing need for care. How do we cope with the needs of our loved ones and find some balance in our own lives? What do we need to learn as we take on this task? How do we find information and community? If you find yourself in this position, you are welcome at this group for discussion and support. This is a drop-in group so please attend when it is convenient for you.
Nancy Davis and Eva Patalas
Thursday, April 3, 8-9:30pm, Classroom #4
Come join us in the fun and fellowship of knitting with a genial group on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month. Projects could include knitting for non-profit organizations such as Caps for Kids, making small gifts for the Holiday Fair or working on personal projects. Everyone is welcome and no committment is necessary. Contact Eva
with any questions.
“A MEMORY, A MONOLOGUE, A RANT AND A PRAYER”
Saturday, April 5, 7:30pm, Parish Hall
This fundraiser is a part of an international movement to stop violence against women and girls. Proceeds will benefit My Life My Choice,
an organization which helps prevent commercial sexual exploitation of young teen girls. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students with ID, and are available at coffee hour and online atvdaybelmont.brownpapertickets.com
This event is recommended for ages 15 and up.
PREQUEL TO SUNDAY MUSIC
Ian and Shannon Rose Garvie
Wednesday, April 9, 7:30pm, Parish Hall
Requiem by contemporary Welsh composer, Karl Jenkins,
is a unique choral work to which, in addition to the
traditional Latin movements of a requiem, the composer
added five Japanese ‘haiku’ poems. Ian and Shannon Rose
will help us to appreciate this special piece of music.