Tai Chi Class

Beginning February 1 and running for eight weeks, Ruth Barenbaum will be teaching the CVAA introduction to Tai Chi class for seniors 50 and up. To participate in the class, it is necessary to attend each class in sequence. Free. For more information, call Ruth at 388-2651. READ MORE

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Author Talk

Raven Mardirosian
Tuesday, March 1 at 6 p.m.
Meet Raven Mardirosian, author of the new memoir, Home: Thoughts on Belonging.
She’ll read excerpts, answer questions and sign copies.
Home is the final memoir in Raven’s trilogy of becoming a healer (The Reluctant Tarot Reader: Adventures in the Gypsy Trade and Just Another Crazy Cat Lady Story) and her most intimate to date. Raven tells of her upbringing in a strict, fundamentalist household with two older brothers, also adopted. She makes the difficult decision to leave the church once she comes out as a lesbian and struggels for years with unanswered questions: Who is my mother? Who am I? 

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Upcoming Talk: Grace Weber on Growing a Mafia-Free Sicily

Olives and Oranges: Growing a Mafia-Free Sicily
A slideshow and talk with Grace Weber
Friday, February 12 at 7 p.m.

Anyone who watched “60 Minutes” on January 3, 2016, and saw the report on “Agromafia” learned that adulterated olive oil is three times more profitable for the Mafia than cocaine. Weybridge resident Grace Weber returned to Sicily in August 2015 to volunteer a second time for the anti-Mafia organization Libera Terra mentioned on that broadcast. She and many other volunteers worked lands in the fertile volcanic soil around Mount Etna, on a property that suffered heavy losses in a Mafia arson raid in 2012. Weber’s experiences will be the subject of a slide show and talk. READ MORE

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