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What’s happening at Tutu’s House?

For more class details and a comprehensive monthly schedule go to www.tutushouse.org and click on “newsletter.” There are no fees to participate in Tutu’s House programs, although tax deductible donations are very much appreciated. Please call 885-6777 for more information, or to register for classes.

SPINAL REJUVENATION from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, with Dharmani Zelin Enjoy this synthesis of Hatha Yoga and Zhineng QiGong postures for loosening and strengthening the entire spine from cervical to lumbar while increasing the flow of chi/energy. Each class will conclude with a healing guided meditation and deep relaxation as practiced in China.

LIVING AS A HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON: A Gift or a Curse? From 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, and July 25, with Colleen Keegan, life coach and wellness educator. Are you or your child highly sensitive? If you are easily over-stimulated, stressed out and overwhelmed you may be part of the 15-20 percent of the population known as Highly Sensitive People, who have finely tuned nervous systems. The first session, on July 18, is for sensitive adults. We will explore the traits of HSP and learn tips and energetic techniques to thrive in a highly stimulating world. The second session, on July 25, is for adults who care for and educate sensitive children. Friends and family are welcome!

TUTU’S QUILTERS from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday, with Kathy Lukens, for beginners and experienced; learn quilting Hawaiian style while meeting a great group of people; initial supplies are provided or bring something you are working on. Good company and encouragement guaranteed.

PLAY HANAFUDA from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. every Monday, with Elaine Loo, Ken Tsuhako and friends; Hanafuda, or “flower cards,” is a traditional Japanese card game based on images related to nature and the seasons. No experience is needed to join this group of enthusiasts.

FIT~4~FUN for Women from 8 to 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Friday, with Kathy Cazimero, fitness enthusiast; this low impact cardio and strength workout includes stretching, leg exercises and weight training to support bone mass integrity as we age. Please bring your own weights to work on arms, shoulders, legs and overall body balance. Athletic shoes, a towel and comfortable clothes required. Good exercise = Energy = Fun!

ADVANCED UKULELE from 9:30 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday, with Aunty Marjie Spencer; join other experienced players of all ages to learn more about the ukulele through friendship and song. Bring your own ukulele and three-ring binder for music.

KNITTING AND KNITTING SUPPORT from 12:30 to 3 p.m. every Wednesday, with Gretchen Geisler, lifetime knitter, pattern designer and fiber artist; for ages 10 to adult, and all skill levels. Bring your projects, get your knitting questions answered, and visit with other knitters. Beginners will be guided into a suitable project.

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP ~ from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, this self-led group is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope, in order to solve common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.

A COURSE IN MIRACLES from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday, with Dave Fouts. Written as a teaching guide to support one’s spiritual journey, this book deals with universal themes while emphasizing practical applications. Participants read from, and discuss, the writings in the book. All are welcome.

SCRABBLE MEETUP from 1 to 4 p.m. every Friday, hosted by Annabel Spielman and friends; open to all ages and skill levels (including beginners) with emphasis on good sportsmanship, fair play, flexibility, open mindedness, patience and communication in a social environment. The idea is to have fun, as well as stimulate our brains.

BEGINNER’S YOGA from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23 and 30, with Kiyomi Falcon. Yoga increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns and muscle strain; relaxes mind and body; centers attention; sharpens concentration and frees the spirit. Kiyomi also incorporates meditation practice into this class.