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August Lunch and Learn- Labyrinths

Date: Friday, August 3
Time: 12-1pm
Cost: Free and open to all
Presenter: Elisabeth Cadel

August’s Lunch and Learn will introduce the labyrinth as a tool for walking meditation and contemplative practice.   Elisabeth Cadle, a Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator and the Land Coordinator at The Center for Transformational Practice, will present examples of labyrinths from ancient times to modern day and how they are used as a process meditation for centering, clarity and peace. Participants will be guided on a brief labyrinth journey and can choose from a variety of tracing labyrinths to take home.

Please contact elisabethcadle@gmail.com with any questions or to RSVP

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Parking Lot Party

Date: Friday, August 3
Time: 5-8pm
Cost: Free and open to all
Location: Parking Lot (behind Open Door & Revolution)

Join just for the best party of the summer in WRJ! We'll have a DJ on the loading dock playing a mixture of funk, reggae, and soul, food vendors including JUEL and Piecemeal Pies, performance art inside Revolution, and a new art installation on display. Come check out our new Movement Lab with a variety of new classes and personal training offered this summer and fall! Classes include Tai Chi, Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Dance, Somatic Movement, and Martial Arts.

We hope to see you there! 

For questions, contact Lisa at lisa.varno@gmail.com

Mindful Parenting

Date:Tuesday, October 23
Presenter: Seoka Salstrom
Price: $45

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The media inundates parents with do's and don’ts, Top 10s, time savers, and lifehack parenting tips.  Many parents report feeling overwhelmed with too much information. Although science offers a solid foundation for best practices, I encourage parents to shift the focus inward and identify their own values to guide their parenting choices. "Mindful parenting" refers to the practice of acceptance of yourself and your child as well as awareness of your values and of the internal processes (e.g., needs, judgements) that interfere with present-moment, value-based choices. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share relevant stories to enhance learning and generate take-home ideas.

Seoka Salstrom, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who recently started the Hanover Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapies in Hanover, NH. She specializes in mindfulness and acceptance-based CBTs for the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders across the lifespan. Prior to moving to Vermont, Dr. Salstrom co-founded the Chicago CBT Center and maintained an adjunct faculty position at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Salstrom has worked closely with parents for 15+ years and has previously facilitated mindful parenting workshops with parents and professionals.

For questions or to register, contact Erin at officemanager@hanovercbt.com or 603.755.6535. 

Death Cafe

Date: TBD
Cost: Free and open to the public
Facilitator: Cynthia Stadler, Bayada Hospice nurse

Open Door and  and Bayada Hospice Nurse, Cynthia Stadler host an open conversation about end of life topics.

Please RSVP to opendoorwrj@gmail.com


 Family Contact Improvisation Class and Dance-Jam

Date: TBD
Cost: By donation- suggested is $5 per person or $10 per family
Instructors: Kelly Armbrust and Jennifer Blue. 

No experience necessary and all ages welcome! 

We'll explore ways to move with your children/families based on elements of contact improvisation that include rolling, lifting, sharing weight, maintaining a point of physical contact and deep listening.

For more information or to RSVP email Kelly at  kelly.opendoorwrj@gmail.com


Date: TBD

Parents and guardians of upper elementary and middle school children are warmly encouraged to attend this informative session on talking to kids about sexuality. The presentation and discussion aims to guide what sexuality topics are developmentally appropriate for 11-14 year olds and how parents and guardians can overcome the discomforts of talking about sex with their children. Please join us with an open mind, sense of humor and many questions! 

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Cindy Pierce educates and entertains audiences with her message about making healthy choices and navigating cultural pressures. She is the author of Sexploitation: Helping Kids Develop Healthy Sexuality in a Porn-Driven World. 


Dr. Michael Lyons is a family physician who has provided care to kids and adults in the Upper Valley for over 20 years. He is also a clinical assistant professor at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. 


September First Friday- Open Mic Night at Open Door!

Friday, September 7
Time: 7-8pm
Cost: Free and open to all!

Calling musicians & writers of all levels! Test new material or perform your favorites and develop your performance in a welcoming and supportive space. 

Come to watch or come to perform.

Email Lisa at lisa.varno@gmail.com for more information or to schedule your spot! 


Instructors: Cindy Pierce and Kevin Comeau
Time: TBA

This workshop, taught by Cindy Pierce and Kevin Comeau, will blend two approaches to awareness and empowerment for young women.

Cindy's aim is to inspire women to intentionally seek a stronger sense of who we are. Staying strong in our values and beliefs can be challenging, but the freedom of being our true selves leads to more clarity and conviction.

Kevin's approach to women's self defense centers on agency. Women have the right to determine their own course in life. Kevin will demonstrate practical ways in which women can utilize their strength, along with leverage, precision, and passion, to establish and maintain safe and healthy boundaries for their bodies, and by extension, their spirits.

The women who participate in this workshop will leave with an enhanced sense of their own individual and communal power, with more tools to navigate a challenging but exciting world.