DISCUSSING SEXUALITY WITH YOUR CHILDREN
Date: Thursday, December 7
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!
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.
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OPEN DOOR GIVES BACK
Date: Friday, December 15
We at Open Door have been so fortunate to find a home in WRJ over these past few years and would like to take a day to give back. On December 15th we are happy to offer the following free classes and services to members of our community.
10-11am Tai Chi
11-2pm Chair Massage
2:30-5pm Group Acupuncture
5:30-6:30pm Restorative movement class
Please email Miriah at to register for classes or to reserve a space for massage or acupuncture.
Meets the third Sunday of every month from 3-4:30pm.
Free and open to the public.
A group-directed discussion to explore death and how to make the most of our (finite) lives.
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.