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The Science of Astro Meteorology

For ages man has attempted to make sense of the changing aspects of the Sun, Moon and their possible influence on our ever-changing weather. Can we really put any credence in forecasts from Old Farmer’s Almanacs, phases of the moon, movement of the planets, etc. The answers may surprise you! Joe Rao, former meteorologist for News 12 Westchester and amateur astronomer presents.

YOGA
Winter Session

Yoga is the union of breathing and mindful movement known to strengthen, energize,  release stress and tension, and bring balance to your mind and body. All levels are welcome. Check with your healthcare provider before beginning any exercise program. Zoom joining information will be communicated to those registered and it can be shared with others. Recording is strictly prohibited. Classes will be closed and locked punctually at the start hour.

Knit & Crochet Group

The Knit & Crochet group meets weekly to socialize, help each other with new techniques and show off their final works of art!

Whole Person Wellness:
An Integrative Approach
to Restorative Balance

Join author and international speaker and coach, Wendy Blanchard, for a virtual, interactive workshop to learn an integrative approach to recovery, body, mind and spirit! Wendy, a Board Certified PEER Specialist/Mental Health Consultant and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach/Consultant, will offer an interactive experience using writing, speaking and mindfulness strategies to release “triggers,” and to implement healthy self-care practices to build resiliency!

Wendy will lead participants in a dialogue around stressors, recognizing a trauma and/or stress response, and how to implement spiritual solutions and self-care to achieve wellness which may serve to promote psychological vigor!

ZUMBA
Winter Session

ZUMBA Fitness classes are the most FUN way to lose weight and stay healthy! Classes are simple enough for anyone to follow. There will be options for beginners as well as advanced students so you can work at your own pace. The goal is for you to have a great time and not even realize you are getting an amazing workout!

Meet our new instructor, Pauline: I’ve been teaching ZUMBA classes since 2008. Fitness and health has always been my passion which has led to me becoming a Certified Holistic Health Coach, AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, ACE & AFAA Certified Fitness Instructor, ACE Weight Management Specialist, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist, AFAA Golden Hearts: Active at Any Age Specialist and of course Licensed ZUMBA Instructor. 

Culinary Series

Session 2: Chili Night: Vegetable Chili and Toppings

Join us for a cooking demonstration and learn a comforting new dish for winter meals. In this class you will discover the secrets to making a delicious and savory plant-based chili even meat eaters will love. Depending on the toppings (avocado, sour cream, cheese, etc.), this recipe can be vegan or vegetarian. We will explore chili seasoning, vegetable combinations, and how to layer flavor for the most delicious and comforting dinner to add to your winter repertoire.

Knit & Crochet Meetup

The Knit & Crochet group meets weekly to socialize, help each other with new techniques and show off their final works of art!

Edward Hopper and Mid-Century Modern New York

In this image-rich talk, we’ll explore Rockland native Edward Hopper’s career, marriage, and unique voice through his depictions of New York City. Together, his paintings give us a view of the city that reveals an urban anxiety not so different from our own.

Zumba
Winter Session

ZUMBA Fitness classes are the most FUN way to lose weight and stay healthy! Classes are simple enough for anyone to follow. There will be options for beginners as well as advanced students so you can work at your own pace. The goal is for you to have a great time and not even realize you are getting an amazing workout!

Meet our new instructor, Pauline: I’ve been teaching ZUMBA classes since 2008. Fitness and health has always been my passion which has led to me becoming a Certified Holistic Health Coach, AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, ACE & AFAA Certified Fitness Instructor, ACE Weight Management Specialist, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist, AFAA Golden Hearts: Active at Any Age Specialist and of course Licensed ZUMBA Instructor. 

YOGA
Winter Session

Yoga is the union of breathing and mindful movement known to strengthen, energize,  release stress and tension, and bring balance to your mind and body. All levels are welcome. Check with your healthcare provider before beginning any exercise program. Zoom joining information will be communicated to those registered and it can be shared with others. Recording is strictly prohibited. Classes will be closed and locked punctually at the start hour.

Correctional Book Talk

Poet/author/editor discusses his memoir and experiences with the correctional system. Ravi Shankar’s bold and complex self-portrait—and portrait of America—challenges us to rethink our complicity in the criminal justice system and mental health policies that perpetuate inequity and harm.

Alice's Ordinary People

Alice’s Ordinary People is a documentary about Alice Tregay – a woman who refused to stand still for injustice and brought others together to change what was. Her remarkable story spans the historic period from the marches of Dr. King to the election of Barack Obama. And her unique contribution in the field of politics is the thread which connects the two. A thirty minute overview of Civil Rights Movement and Alice’s role in bringing politics to the Movement is followed by a half hour discussion. People are encouraged to watch the film before the Zoom program, but the presentation can be enjoyed whether or not you have seen the film. Available on Kanopy and DVD.

Winter Painting Series

Session 3: Wild About Watercolor

Why would an artist sprinkle salt onto a painting or let water drip onto it? In this workshop, we will experiment with a variety of watercolor techniques to create special effects. Then paint an outdoor scene using these techniques. Please bring a photo that you would like to use as inspiration for your painting.

Supplies must be purchased in advance and further details will be provided upon registration. 

Culinary Series

Session 3: The Sweet and Savory Sides of Chocolate

Chocolate lends an irresistible quality to sweet and savory dishes. In this class we will explore both sides of this cherished ingredient as we explore techniques, flavor combinations, and recipes for dinner, dessert, and more. Discover the fundamentals of baking and cooking with chocolate at home and learn how to select the best variety for your own creations.

Healthy Living for
Your Brain and Body

At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline. This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits associated with healthy aging: Cognitive activity, exercise, diet/nutrition and social engagement. In each area, we will discuss what we know, drawing on current research, as well as what we can do — steps to take now to improve or maintain overall health in each area.

Reaching Common Ground

Join Frederick T. Golder as he talks about his book Reaching Common Ground.  We will learn about the sources of conflict, how to communicate effectively despite our differences, and how to resolve conflicts more easily while maintaining positive relationships. We will focus on understanding and dealing with hidden biases, prejudice, and stereotyping and how to overcome these challenges.  

 This event is sponsored by the Friends of FML.

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