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from 1:30 to 3 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 30, and Nov. 6, with Judith Aston, program developer and pioneer in the field of movement education and bodywork and Beth Williams, geriatric physical therapy specialist and certified Aston-Patterning practitioner since 1998. Seniors ages 55 and better are invited to learn movements designed to improve musculoskeletal strength and flexibility, improve circulation and decrease compression in tissues, and improve posture/alignment. Participants will also learn principles of safe body mechanics and optimal ergonomics for functional activities such as walking, reaching, bending and lifting.


for Women from 8 to 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Friday, with Kathy Cazimero, fitness enthusiast; this low impact cardio/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.


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.


from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Tuesday. If you like to write in the dark of night by candlelight, sculpting emotional transgressions into artistic expressions, then this group is for you! We have new writers to published authors—many genres: fiction, non-fiction, essays and poetry. It is a supportive, encouraging place to share one’s writing. You are invited to read, listen and give feedback when requested.


from 12:30 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday, 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.


from 9 to 10 a.m. every Wednesday, with Andy Russell. Through the lens of basic anatomy, yoga, strength and conditioning and other movement practices, this challenging and fun class will help all levels of participants become more aware and knowledgeable about their body and the way it moves. This class creates a space to look in depth at our most basic and everyday actions while encouraging self-awareness and exploration into making these movements more efficient and comfortable.


from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. every Thursday (except Oct. 31), with Deanna, Carla or Andy. From arthritis to asthma, back pain to cancer, or just basic stress, Restorative Yoga Therapy promotes healing on all levels of being. This guided practice will turn on your body’s healing powers. Suitable for all body types and health conditions.


from 1 to 4 p.m. every Friday, with Annabel Spielman. Word lovers of every age and skill level are encouraged to play this classic (yoga for the brain) game with relaxed rules — dictionary use permitted. A friendly group of dedicated players makes up the core of Scrabble at Tutu’s House. There is room for games of 2 to 4 players with changes of tables and opponents as time allows. It’s a great way to retain and expand vocabulary, spelling, memory and observation skills in a congenial atmosphere.


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.


from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. every Monday, with Elaine Loo, Ken Tsuhako and friends; Hanafuda (“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.