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What’s Happening at Tutu’s House?

Tutu’s House is closed Jan. 20. For more class details and a comprehensive monthly schedule, visit 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.

SEEING IS BELIEVING … OR IS IT?

From 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, with fine art photographer Susan Bailey Harris for a visual presentation about images. While people don’t necessarily expect paintings to be accurate representations of reality, when it comes to photography they often think seeing is believing. Although concern about the veracity of photographs has increased with Photoshop, there are numerous examples throughout history of image manipulation for political gain, for profit and just for art’s sake. Come examine some famous (and some infamous) examples of “pictorial tampering” both before and after Photoshop, and consider when—or if—it’s ethical to tinker with pictures.

WHAT IS DEMENTIA?

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 18, with Chris Ridley, LCSW, Alzheimer’s Association program coordinator. Starting at 9 am, the program will include the latest information on the warning signs, stages and symptoms of dementia. At 11 a.m., view the video “Iris” based on the book Elegy for Iris by John Bayley. This film tells the true story of English novelist Iris Murdoch’s descent into Alzheimer’s disease and the unconditional love of Bayley, her partner of 40 years. At 1 p.m. “Challenging Behaviors in Dementia,” will provide information on why behaviors occur and possible interventions. Please bring your own snacks, lunch and something to drink. Registration recommended by calling Ridley at 443-7360.

C.O.R.E. MUSICAL EXPLORATION

from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, with Richard Adoradio music mentor and performing singer-songwriter from San Jose, Calif. A fun and unpredictable playshop where participants intuitively create musical soundscapes. 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.

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

YOGA BASICS FOR ALL LEVELS

from 8 to 9 a.m. every Monday (except Jan. 20) with Janet Lam. Start your week with a smile — feeling balanced, flexible and strong.

TUTU’S QUILTERS

from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday (except Jan. 20) 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.

TUTU’S HOUSE WRITERS’ GROUP

from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Tuesday. We have new writers to published authors—many genres: fiction, non-fiction, essays and poetry. You are invited to read, listen and give feedback when requested.

KNITTING and KNITTING SUPPORT

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

FIT~4~FUN for Women

from 8 to 9 a.m., every Tuesday and Friday, with Kathy Cazimero. 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.

NATURAL MOVEMENT

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

ANCIENT YOGA

from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday with Deanna Zivalic. This integrated system of exercise, breath control, and meditation, combines yoga postures with breathing techniques for a vigorous workout.

EASY DOES IT YOGA

from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 and 23. 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.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM

from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, with Susan Akeo, AARP certified instructor; classroom refresher course designed for drivers 50 years and over, though younger drivers are welcome. All participants receive a certificate upon completion of course, which may allow you to receive a discount on your insurance. Registration required by calling 885-4789 (evenings).

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

for WOMEN from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Whether a survivor, currently in treatment, recently diagnosed, or coping with the effects of cancer on a loved one, you are invited to join this supportive group of women to discover the power of healing through connection with others who share a common bond.