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What’s happening at Tutu’s House?

For a comprehensive monthly schedule and more details, visit and click on “newsletter.” There are no fees to participate in Tutu’s House programs, although donations are much appreciated. Please call 885-6777 to register for classes.


from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, March 7, with Amara Cudney, master’s in cultural studies, who brings her experience and desire for a more loving world to this workshop focused on forgiving and letting go of anger and bitterness which she believes keep us from fully participating in life. Forgiveness is a precious gift you give yourself. This group will explore ways to heal our resentments and negative emotions by exploring forgiveness and compassion for others and for ourselves.


from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 10 and 24, 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.


from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, with Vivienne Aronowitz, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator. How do you choose what foods to eat? Are you on the “see-food” diet ~ eating what’s in front of you? Or do you read the latest articles, listen to talk shows and dive into the diet-of-the-month? Do your emotions dictate your food choices? It’s useful to understand your style. Come learn how to make conscious, thoughtful eating your everyday practice.


from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, with Jeanne McMurry, American Cancer Society volunteer, cancer survivor and licensed cosmetologist. This program is for women who recently completed, or are currently undergoing, cancer treatment. Learn skills to better cope with skin changes and hair loss. Receive skin and nail care demonstrations, make-up application, as well as wig and head covering techniques for those experiencing appearance-related side effects from cancer treatment. Free cosmetic kits are provided to each participant. Registration required by calling 935-0025.


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 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, 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. Bring your projects, get your knitting questions answered, and visit with other knitters. Beginners will be guided into a suitable project.


from 8 to 9 a.m. on Monday, March 10, with Janet Lam. Start your week with a smile – feeling balanced, flexible and strong. The movement sequence during this class can accommodate students new to yoga or returning to a yoga practice.


from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11 and 18, with Kiyomi Falcon, RYT, LMT; yoga has both preventive and therapeutic benefits. It increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns and muscle strain; relaxes mind and body; centers attention and frees the spirit.


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. Good exercise = Energy = Fun!


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 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12 and 26, 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 combining yoga postures with breathing techniques for a vigorous workout. Wear loose clothing, and bring water, a small towel and a yoga mat.


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 class helps participants at all levels become more aware and knowledgeable about their body and the way it moves, by creating a space to look deeply at basic everyday actions while encouraging self-awareness and exploration into making these movements more efficient and comfortable.

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 – dictionary use permitted. There is room for games of 2 to 4 players. It’s a great way to retain and expand vocabulary, spelling, memory and observation skills in a congenial atmosphere.

GENTLE HEALING YOGA from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 3 to 4 p.m. on Monday, March 10, and 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday March 19 and 22, with Mana Takei. Healing through yoga comes from learning to listen to our breath and being mindful of what helps our body relax and re-energize. Calming the mind with our breath opens flexibility, while stretching brings our body into wholeness. We will learn at least 10 fundamental poses in these slow, gentle sessions.