Yoga for Adults
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 the registered and it cannot be shared with others. Recording is strictly prohibited. Class will be Closed and Locked punctually at the start hour.
Zumba for Adults
Participants should be capable of moderate aerobic exercise. Check with your healthcare provider before beginning any exercise program. Wear sneakers, have a water bottle and towel. Arrive promptly to hear instructions at the beginning.
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!
Transcending Life & Death
Michael’s Legacy: Transcending Life and Death (Mascot Books) is the true story of Michael Bovill, a twenty-three-year-old active duty member of the United States Coast Guard, who died in a motorcycle accident. Michael’s heart, lungs, liver and kidneys were donated to five recipients. This is the story of how Michael lives on, not only in the recipient’s lives, but in those that Michael’s story has touched. Through the stories of the organ recipients, Michael’s family and friends, faith leaders, and medical experts, Michael’s Legacy explores the world of organ transplantation, and how one man’s final act of heroism left a lifelong and overwhelmingly positive impact. This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of FML.
Virtual Defensive Driving
NY Project Hope Support Group
COVID-19 has challenged many aspects of our lives. The Mental Health Association of Westchester is here for you. As part of NY Project Hope, we are offering COVID-19-related emotional support in Rockland County. The trained staff facilitates understanding emotions, sharing coping strategies, connecting to accessible community resources, and working to tailor an educational group session.
Local Small Business Relief Program
Please join us for an informative program on what resources are currently being offered to local small businesses in terms of federal, state and local relief following the economic effects of the COVID pandemic. This discussion will be led by Man-Li Lin of the Small Business Administration and Lucy Redzeposki of the Rockland County Economic & Tourism Office. The event is being co-sponsored by the Spring Valley Rotary Club.
Session 2: Seasonal Mocktails: The Art of Non-Alcoholic Mixology:
Flavorful and sophisticated non-alcoholic drinks are perfect for entertaining and everyday enjoyment. Learn about the art of making drinks, syrups, infusions, and edible garnishes. We will even explore how to use herbs and spices to approximate the flavors of popular cocktail spirits.
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Make your appointment to donate blood and give hope to others. The need is constant and the nation is facing a blood shortage. When you donate, you are part of a lifesaving cause! This event is co-sponsored by Assemblyman Mike Lawler.
Journey To Hope & Healing: Transforming Trauma
The host of this special program is a world renowned psychiatrist and expert in psychological and biological damage caused by trauma. Dr. James S. Gordon is an outstanding lecturer and author as well as the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine. This presentation will be filled with practical tools to alleviate stress, anxiety, fear and sleeplessness. This event will be co-sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Take, Make, & Zoom: Origami Earrings
Learn how to make your own origami earrings. Supplies will be provided. This is the first in a series of programs that involve ‘making’, whether that is a craft or utilizing our library Makerspace machines – 3D Printer, Laser Cutter, etc.- it’s all about making something tangible and fun!
Reimagining the American Songbook With Jazz Guitarist Abe Ovadia
Please join us to enjoy a live musical performance by jazz guitarist Abe Ovadia. Prepare to be serenaded by Abe Ovadia who is a “jazz virtuoso, one of the most innovative guitarists of our time.” Having emerged as one of the preeminent guitarists on the New York City jazz scene, Times Square New York City says, “You can always count on him to happily claim the responsibility of playing some world-class jazz.” He holds a bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music, and a master’s from New York University’s highly acclaimed jazz performance program. He is also a recipient of the Best Guitarist of 2016 Award from Hot House Jazz Magazine.
Secrets of the New York City Subways
Where can one find the most ornate subway station, see hundreds of works of art, and enjoy fun stations where sculptures designed as man-eating alligators come out of manhole covers? In short, this is a fun presentation and lecture of the entire city of New York vis-à-vis the NYC subway system.
The Life-Changing Magic of
Tidying Up Home & Life
Do you feel welcomed, calm and warm in your space? Or are you overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin? Reclaim your home, office, or any treasured space in your life with organizational tips from Simply Serene Space. You will learn the basics and rules of the KonMari Method as well as a technique called “Joy Checking.” The goals for the session are to create peaceful space in your home and life!
Session 3: The Art of Coziness: Food, Holistic Strategies, and Seasonal Tips for a Cozier Life: Embrace the season in a uniquely cozy way with practical tips to support comfort and happiness at home. We will explore cooking ideas, home décor approaches, and lifestyle strategies that create a warm, joy-filled environment filled with simple pleasures. This class is grounded in cultural approaches to coziness that apply to all of our lives, particularly as we seek new ways to enjoy time at home and celebrate togetherness.
Session 4: Merry Berry Celebration: Cooking with Berries throughout the Holiday Season: Berries add flavor and festive color to holiday dishes from appetizers and drinks to dessert, plus they are packed with healthy goodness. Learn the most flavorful ways to incorporate fresh, frozen, freeze-dried and dried berries plus berry jams and condiments throughout your holiday menu (and everyday dishes!). Join us for a festive celebration of all things bright and merry as we explore all that berries offer, plus pick up tips for relaxed and enjoyable entertaining along the way.
Collette Fournier - Retrospective: Spirit of a People
A historic embodiment of four decades of Fournier’s photography archives. Fournier’s serial works explore themes of The Amistad: From Mystic Seaport to Nova Scotia, Post Hurricane Katrina, Travels to West Africa, and her community. Fournier has worked as a staff photographer for The Rockland Journal-News, The Bergen Record, about…time magazine, and freelanced for The New York Post.