Queen Bee at Church Fair and Bazaar

Church Fair and Bazaar

Come out and get your goddess on!  Saturday, August 15, 10 am – 6 pm at the UU Church of Akron, 3300 Morewood Rd, across from Summit Mall.  www.summerspree.org

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LunaFest Film Festival 2015

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LUNAFEST®, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by The Unitarian Universalist Women’s Association at UU Church of Akron 3300 Morewood Dr, Fairlawn, OH, across from Summit Mall.

There will be two showings on Saturday March 14 at 3 pm and 7 pm.  Childcare provided at the 7 pm. showing.  Refreshments provided and info on local organizations that serve women and girls in our community.

Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 online at http://www.uuwakron.org

Check out the trailer for this year’s films at http://www.lunafest.org

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Sharing things that matter! Real.Edge.Dance.

“SKINS”

February 28th 2015, 2:00 pm 

                                    Akron Summit County Public Library                                                                         Auditorium Main Branch                                             60 S. High St. Akron, Ohio 44308

 FREE Event

 For this extraordinary performance arts event RED Real.Edge.Dance collaborates with The Emily Program to inform and educate the community about the struggles associated with eating disorders and body image. This special event includes a performance of the powerful modern dance work “SKINS” choreographed by Artistic Director, Kelli Sanford.

“In a thoughtful mode, Kelli Sanford’s “SKINS” features jerky, torqued moves as four women- two pairs of dancers facing each other through door-sized frames- confront their bodies in mirrors. They may be facets of a fifth woman (Sanford) who opens the piece with a riveting solo, her limbs quickly curling inward and flashing out, her angularity of a piece…there are plenty of dances full of struggle, but not as many where you believe the struggle matters; here you do.”

-Janice Steinberg, Dance Critic

(RED performed “SKINS” at the International San Diego Fringe Festival July 2014 in San Diego, CA)

The dance performance is followed by a presentation by Dr. Mark Warren from The Emily Program, delivering factual information on eating disorders and how they start, and how to obtain help and achieve recovery. “SKINS” is an all ages event, FREE and open to the public.

This special performing arts event is sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council, The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation, and Akron Community Foundation.

www.RealEdgeDance.org

www.EmilyProgram.com

 

LABYRINTHLabyrinth Walk 

Come set your intentions for the new year

February 5, 2015, 6:30-8:30pm

 

Rescheduled from January, the UU Women’s Association will host a Labyrinth Walk on Thursday, February 5 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Entering a New Year brings us opportunity to clear away what is no longer useful to us and embrace the new.  Join us for a Labyrinth Walk and set your intentions for the New Year.  The Labyrinth will be hosted at the UU Church of Akron, 3300 Morewood Rd, Fairlawn, across from Summit Mall.

Labyrinth walking in an ancient practice used by many different faiths for spiritual centering, contemplation and prayer. Entering the serpentine path of a labyrinth, the walker walks slowly while quieting their mind and focusing on a spiritual question or prayer.  As the path is traveled the mind is quiet and often answers become clear.

During the walk Rebekah Benner and Mark Phillips, Labyrinth musicians will provide “Esoterically Eclectic Musical Meanderings”, using an array of musical instruments; flutes, drums, rattles, crystal bowls, chimes, and the amazingly soothing metal Hang.  You are welcome to join in the music before or after your walking meditation. Extra instruments are provided, or bring your own. There will be gently guided suggestions to keep the music soothing and provide a walking beat. Please wear socks.  No shoes are worn on the Labyrinth.

Donations accepted at the door.  For more information email uuwakron@gmail.com or visit www.uuwAkron.org.

 

Labyrinth Walk

Set your intentions for the new year. 

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 7pm – 9pm

Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron,                                                        3300 Morewood Dr, Fairlawn                                                              LABYRINTH

(across from Summit Mall)

Live music, donation at the door

Entering a New Year brings us opportunity to clear away what is no longer useful to us and embrace the new.  Join us for a Labyrinth walk and set your intentions for the New Year. Labyrinth walking in an ancient practice used by many different faiths for spiritual centering, contemplation and prayer. Entering the serpentine path of a labyrinth, the walker walks slowly while quieting their mind and focusing on a spiritual question or prayer.  As the path is traveled the mind is quiet and often answers become clear.

During the walk Rebekah Benner and Mark Phillips, Labryinth musicians, will provide “Esoterically Eclectic Musical Meanderings”, using an array of musical instruments; flutes, drums, rattles, crystal bowls, chimes, and the amazingly soothing metal Hang.  You are welcome to join in the music before or after your walking meditation. Extra instruments are provided, or bring your own. There will be gently guided suggestions to keep the music soothing and provide a walking beat. Please wear socks.  No shoes are worn on the Labyrinth.

New Years with Magical Theatre

Many of you know I spend a great deal of time, and make my living working with Magical Theatre Company, a professional theatre here in Northeast Ohio.

I work with amazing people that put the craft and their love of storytelling at the center of the work (as opposed to ego which is all too common in performance mediums).

So, if you would like to see a sample of our work we are performing The Stinky Cheese Man, and Other Fairly Stupid Tales at First Night Akron tomorrow at the Akron Art Museum Auditorium at 6 pm and then again at 7 pm.  Info at  www.firstnightakron.org.

And if you are interested in helping to keep me working….LOL!  would welcome any end of the year funds you can toss our way!

Adopt a Family Program, through the Battered Women’s Shelter

Every year my friend and colleague Terri Heckman, CEO, Battered Women’s Shelter & Rape Crisis Center, sends out this call for holiday support.  I am passing it on!  Help if you can.

Happy Holiday Season to all of you.