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Dyslexia Workshop

Date: Sunday, October 24      Time:  3 PM     Cost: Free

All About Dyslexia

Hosted by Dr. Irene Van Riper of Nature and Needs, this workshop will focus on the characteristics, signs and symptoms of dyslexia, the dyslexia advantage, and the benefits of early intervention. We will discuss recommendations for supporting the individual with dyslexia, and accommodations for success.

October is Dyslexia Awareness month!

Are you a parent of a child who has reading difficulties? Do you think your child might have dyslexia, and wonder why they cannot read or spell as well as their peers? Is there a student in your classroom who is very bright is all areas, but shows signs of reading problems? Join us to discuss your concerns and questions.

Did you know that our brains were not created for reading? There are specialized areas in our brains that help with language. However, learning to read and spell means our brains must translate the spoken word into a code (reading) and then back again (spelling). It isn’t “natural” to read! One in five children have dyslexia in some form. Knowing how we learn to read, and spell is important for every parent, teacher, or community member as we help children and adults succeed in this critical area.

About Dr. Riper

Irene Van Riper, Ed.D., A/OGA will discuss characteristics, signs and symptoms of dyslexia, benefits of early intervention and how the brain reads.

Dr. Riper has a doctorate in Reading and Cognitive Studies from Widener University and is certified by the Academy of Orton Gillingham to implement the Orton Gillingham approach for intervention. She is a Dyslexia Therapist and a Diagnostic Advisor for individuals  with learning disabilities.

Please register. Walk-ins are welcome.

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Out & About Fall ’21

 Sponsored by Carol Asiello


The evolving Covid variants present challenges to
resuming this class schedule.
In an effort to keep everyone safe,
The Gathering Place asks that you be fully vaccinated
and wear a mask to attend our classes and events.

We are making these changes in the interest
of safety for you and the people around you.

As we work to stay open, we ask for your patience and understanding.
As the situation changes, so will our policies.
We will keep you updated.


 #100 Introduction to Tai Chi     

 

Students will explore this centuries-old mind/body practice utilizing slow, gentle rhythmic movements matched with the breath. Improve balance & manage stress with Sean Kapp’s guidance.

Meets at Dragon’s Heart Studio, Davis Street

Date: 6 Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9

Time:  6:30 PM                             Cost: $30

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The Gathering Place
c/o Emily Rancier
300 Kennedy Creek Rd.
N. Abington Twp, PA 18414

Food & Beverage Fall ’21

Sponsored by
Attorney Maura Armezzani Tunis
Saporito, Falcone & Watt Attorneys at Law


The evolving Covid variants present challenges to
resuming this class schedule.
In an effort to keep everyone safe,
The Gathering Place asks that you be fully vaccinated
and wear a mask to attend our classes and events.

We are making these changes in the interest
of safety for you and the people around you.

As we work to stay open, we ask for your patience and understanding.
As the situation changes, so will our policies.
We will keep you updated.


These classes are limited to 10 people.

#140 Holiday Cookies

unified class

This class is for people with and without special needs and is taught by
Marzia Corporale. 

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#111 Stuffed Paratha      

                            

Chef Lakshmi Mizen will prepare the Indian flatbreads stuffed with potatoes, cauliflower, & onions. 

Date: Sunday, September 19          Deadline for Registration: September 14

Time: 3:00 PM                  Cost: $35                Maximum of 10 Students

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#112 Biscotti


                                        

Join Marzia Coporale as she teaches you to make the traditional Tuscan biscotti by working with the original recipe, as well as with festive variations by adding chocolate, dried fruits or nuts.

Date: Sunday, October 3           Deadline for Registration : September 29

Time:  4:00 PM                  Cost: $25                 Maximum of 10 Students

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c/o Emily Rancier
300 Kennedy Creek Rd.
N. Abington Twp, PA 18414


#113 Vegan Delight                

                       

Donna Vannon from Maximum Zen will create a delicious, layered vegetable pie to delight your palate. 

Date: Thursday, October 7            Registration Deadline: October 2

Time:  6:00 PM                  Cost: $35               Maximum of 10 Students

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N. Abington Twp, PA 18414


#114 Ricotta Gnocchi               

                 

Chef Paula Lamberton will demonstrate three types of ricotta gnocchi – plain, spinach, & tomato – served with three quick sauces ideal for spring or summer entertaining.

Date: Thursday, October 14         Registration Deadline: October 9

Time:  6:00 PM                  Cost: $35               Maximum of 10 Students

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                    #115 Pierogis                      

                           

Learn to make pierogis with Leanne Mazurick!  She’ll be making an egg free dough from scratch & will prepare two types of filling: potato/cheese & sauerkraut. This hands-on workshop will culminate in a feast of pierogis dressed in butter & onions!

Date: Sunday, October 17           Registration Deadline: October 12

Time:  6:00 PM                  Cost: $35                 Maximum of 10 Students

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  #116 Lasagna Bolognese            

                

Chef Paula Lamberton will teach the preparation of lasagna with Northern Italian meat sauce, Bechamel sauce & three cheeses.

 Date: Thursday, October 28            

Time:  6:00 PM                  Cost: $35               Maximum of 10 Students

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300 Kennedy Creek Rd.
N. Abington Twp, PA 18414


                                #117 Italian Cookies                                  

 

One taste of Mary Elaine Gregori’s cookies & you will want more.  She will be sharing her recipe for Italian cookies just in time for the holidays.  This class is guaranteed to increase your reputation as a baker but not your weight (everyone knows that cookie calories don’t count!).

 Date: Sunday, November 21            

Time:  4:00 PM                  Cost: $25               Maximum of 10 Students

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The Gathering Place
c/o Emily Rancier
300 Kennedy Creek Rd.
N. Abington Twp, PA 18414


Many Thanks to Our Patrons
Hal & Paula Baillie    Dorrance R. & Susan S. Belin
Joe Dippre & Graeme Baillie
The First Lieutenant Michael J. Cleary Memorial Fund
of The Luzerne Foundation
Bill & Grace Farrell     Forensic Associates of NEPA,LLC     Francine Gallagher
Patrick J. & Kristie McMahon    Jean & Gene Stark

Emily & Lee Rancier     The Waters Family

Terms & Conditions

By checking the box on our registration form, you voluntarily assume all risks of personal injury associated with participation and waive any and all claims or actions against the Community Classroom, The Gathering Place, its board members, instructors, and employees for any personal loss/injury sustained while participating in designated classes and/or trips. 

You agree to allow the Community Classroom to take pictures of the classes you have registered for and allow them to use those photos.

Community Art Project

This project is underwritten by a grant from the
Overlook Estate Foundation.

Help create hand-crafted tiles for a beautiful backsplash in our serving area.  Kelley Stewart will present an information session on indigenous trees & their importance to NEPA’s eco system in the first class, then Diana Lombardi will teach how to imprint native leaves onto the tiles in the second class.

Session 1  –    Saturday, May 11    2:00 – 3:30 PM

Identifying native trees taught by Kelley Stewart, Forest Specialist at Wayne Conservation District

Would you like to know more about the trees? Increase your knowledge and appreciation for trees.  Learn how to identify species throughout the seasons using characteristics such as bark, buds, leaves, flowers and seeds.  We will discuss the habitats that host different species and the importance of planting natives.

Session 2  – New Date: June 1      2:00 PM 

Leaf-imprinted tile making taught by Diana Lombardi.

Free to public. Please register by emailing us at gatheringplacecs@gmail.com, so we can prepare materials. We will reserve your seat.

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