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What’s happening at Tutu’s House?

Tutu’s House is closed at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24 and 31. Closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. 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 donations are appreciated. Call 885-6777 to register for classes.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SELF-HYPNOSIS PRACTICE

from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, with JonMarie Kerns, medical support clinical hypnotherapist. Through the basic principles of hypnosis and mindfulness, experience how easily and quickly you can learn to align inner brain and body resources that support health and wellness. Lessen the effects of stress, chronic pain, emotional challenges, digestive issues and much more. Sharpen focus, create peaceful confidence, support healthy lifestyle changes through your own daily practice. Come experience self-hypnosis techniques and take the benefits and skills away with you.

PARENTING for PREVENTION

from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, with Chris Kelly, Founder of Prevention PLUS; receive important, educational information about parenting drug free kids in a drug filled world. This program is for all parents of children ages 10 through 20, not just parents whose kids are using drugs. Kelly has been a substance abuse specialist for more than 20 years and has dedicated his life to prevention education because he knows prevention works and he knows how difficult it is to recover from an addiction.

HAND AND FOOT REFLEXOLOGY

from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, with Chikako Hoshino-Powers. This session will concentrate on reflexology and massage for the hands and feet. Come and learn massage techniques that will be a healthy gift you can give to your family and friends. Parents, come learn this healthy and loving way communicate with, and help your children to relax. Reflexology is a simple application with powerful health benefits. Come with clean feet and be prepared to go barefoot. Bring socks, one large and one small towel.

USING YOUR iPAD from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, with Claire Grant, former instructor of Digital Technologies at San Francisco State University. Do you feel as though you aren’t taking advantage of all of the features on your iPad? Or worse, is it sitting in a drawer because it seems to daunting to attempt? No worries! We’ll gingerly step through the basics of using your iPad. You’re welcome even if you haven’t bought an iPad yet — if you just want to see if it’s for you.

CAREGIVING CONVERSATIONS

from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, with Karyn Clay, professional caregiver since 1995 and owner of Ho`onani Place, Waimea’s Adult Day Care. Whether you are a caregiver by heart, hire or relationship, join fellow caregivers in sharing stories, support and inspiration, including discussion about the importance of self-care.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

YOGA BASICS FOR ALL LEVELS

from 8 to 9 a.m. every Monday with Janet Lam. Start your week with a smile — feeling balanced, flexible and strong. Although not specifically a beginner’s class, the movement sequence can easily accommodate students new to yoga or returning to a yoga practice.

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. Monday, Dec. 9 and 16 ~ (“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. Open to ages 10 to 100, first time players or those who have played before.

FIT~4~FUN for Women

from 8 to 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Friday (except Dec. 24, 27 and 31), with Kathy Cazimero, fitness enthusiast; this low impact cardio/strength workout includes stretching, leg exercises and weight training. Bring your own weights to work on arms, shoulders, legs and overall body balance. Athletic shoes, a towel and comfortable clothes required.

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.

TUTU’S HOUSE WRITERS’ SUPPORT GROUP

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.

KNITTING and KNITTING SUPPORT

from 12:30 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday (except Dec. 24, and 31), with Gretchen Geisler, lifetime knitter; 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.

NATURAL MOVEMENT

from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, with Andy Russell; through the lens of basic anatomy, yoga, strength, conditioning and other movement practices, this challenging and fun class will help participants at all levels become more aware and knowledgeable about their body and the way it moves.

FATHERHOOD SUPPORT and EDUCATION

from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec 4, with Earl Betts, fatherhood coach. The intention of this monthly group session is to build a social support network for fathers; to increase fathers’ involvement in the lives of children; to promote responsible, culturally sensitive fathering practices and to support positive family functioning and healthy lifestyles.

ASTON SENIOR FITNESS FOR LIVING

from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday Dec. 5, with Judith Aston, program developer and pioneer in the field of movement education and bodywork, and Beth Williams, geriatric physical therapy specialist Seniors ages 55 and better are invited to learn movements designed to improve musculoskeletal strength and flexibility, circulation, posture and alignment. Participants will also learn principles of safe body mechanics and optimal ergonomics for functional activities such as walking, reaching, bending and lifting.

EASY DOES IT YOGA

from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. every Thursday (except Dec. 26). From arthritis to asthma, back pain to cancer, or just basic stress, yoga supports healing on all levels of being. Using positions of the body and breathing to promote health and well-being, this guided practice offers an opportunity to stretch, strengthen and align your body. Turn on your body’s healing powers, while supporting flexibility, attitude, stress level and overall circulation.

SCRABBLE MEETUP

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 It’s a great way to retain and expand vocabulary, spelling, memory and observation skills in a congenial atmosphere.

C.O.R.E. Musical Exploration

from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 and 23, with Richard Adoradio Music mentor and performing singer-songwriter from San Jose, Calif. A fun and unpredictable playshop where participants intuitively create musical soundscapes. Artistic expression is unleashed in the expansive environment of listening and oneness. All are encouraged to bring their favorite instrument along with an open mind and heart. While no musical experience is required and participation is voluntary, listening is essential.

ANCIENT YOGA

from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 and 18, with Deanna Zivalic. This practice includes a physical, mental and spiritual discipline for developing awareness, character and consciousness. It is an integrated system of exercise, breath control, and meditation which combines yoga postures with breathing techniques for a vigorous workout. Wear loose clothing, and bring water, a small towel and a yoga mat (if you have one).