A Closer Look Spring ’18

These classes are sponsored by
Francine Gallagher.

#115   The Power of Sacred Chant

Dates: 4 Thursdays, April 5, 12,19,26   at 9:30 AM

Drawing on traditions from a number of faiths, including Judaism, Christianity, Sufi Islam, and Hinduism, Rabbi Swartz, who has studied sacred chant in places ranging from Santa Fe to Jerusalem to the Amazon, will explore how we can engage in sacred chant and how that can help us transform our lives.  Chant lies at the intersection of the personal and the public, somewhere between individual meditation and group prayer.  Chants can help us get out of our narrowness, become fueled by joy instead of anxiety, and live more mindful, present life.  Most of all, through chant we can reconnect to the divine flow around us.  The class will learn and practice 4-6 chants each session, as well as some of the transformative ideas behind each chant.  While many of the chants themselves are in foreign languages, no understanding of any language besides English is involved, and no religious background is required.

Cost: $25.00      Register by March 29Registration Button


#117     Louisa May Alcott: More that Little Women

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Date: Monday, March 26   at 7 PM

Jennifer Ochman, historical presenter, will offer a living history portrayal of Louisa May Alcott. Her focus is on Alcott’s early life as a nurse and struggling author.

Cost: $15.00        Register by March 19


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           Abington Heights Civic League    Hampton Inn, Clarks Summit                   John & Carol Heim
Maryann Kaufman     Kristie & Pat McMahon     Millett Real Estate
Oliver, Price & Rhodes, Attorney at Law
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