SPECIAL EVENTS

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Grand Opening Party for Open Door's new Movement Lab

Date: Friday, June 22
Time: 5-8pm

Join us in celebrating the opening of Open Door's new Movement Lab June 22 from 5-8pm. Food by Edgewater Farm, Music by the Four Hoarsemen and a Dance Performance by Open Door's young Dancers.

Free and Open to All!

For questions, email opendoorwrj@gmail.com


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Weekly Meal Planning in 2 Hours

Date: Friday, June 29
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Instructor: Dr. Laleh Talebian
Cost: $30 (register by contacting contact@drlaleh.com)
Ages: 16 +

Do you find it impossible to make time for all your family, life, & work commitments and manage to make healthy food choices on a reasonable budget?

I have a great surprise for you; it IS possible to eat healthy ALL the time without hiring your personal chef. Join me, Dr. Laleh, in the kitchen, become a weekend warrior Chef in your own kitchen. Learn how to prepare 95% of your weekly meals in just 2 hours.

Cost for food: ~ $30 per person: you will purchase ingredients before the workshop with list from Dr. Laleh.

Space is limited to 10.

For more information, email Dr. Laleh at contact@drlaleh.com


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July Lunch and Learn- Self-Massage for the Feet!

Date: Friday, July 6
Time: 12-1pm
Cost: Free and open to all
Presenter: Julie Clemons

The first Friday of the month from 12-1pm Open Door will host a speaker to talk about an aspect of health and wellness.

 July's Lunch and Learn will focus on self-massage techniques for the feet!  Strong, healthy, flexible feet are essential to good posture and balance.  Join Julie Clemons, licensed massage therapist, and learn about foot anatomy and self-care.  This will be a hands-on workshop, so come prepared to take your shoes and socks off and get to work!  Open Door's neighbor, Flourish Beauty Lab, will be providing free samples of their delightful Ginger and Arnica Oil for you to take home.

Please contact Julie Clemons at julieclemons@gmail.com with any questions or to RSVP.


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


Mindful Parenting

Date:Tuesday, October 23
Time:6-8pm
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. 


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 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


DISCUSSING SEXUALITY WITH YOUR CHILDREN

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. 


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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! 


FINDING CENTER: INTEGRATING YOUR POWER IN TODAY'S WORLD

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.

 

 

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