Please join us on Friday and Saturday, January 17 and 18, to participate in the informal opening of Serena Vista Retreat Center. On those two days from 10 am to 5 pm we will be holding a series of 45-minute workshops conducted by some talented local presenters. (See Schedule Below.)
Serena Vista will be hosting out of town guests of course, but one of its goals is also to create a local learning community. Scientists have found that lifelong learning is a powerful component of happiness with our daily lives. When we are retired, it becomes even more important to expose our minds to new ideas, to participate in interesting activities, and to reach beyond our comfort zones to share our thinking with others. We are creating a structure here that will enable others to learn from you and for you to learn as well. These short workshops are an introduction to the kinds of activities we can sponsor in later months. We hope you will attend and will give us your feedback to let us know how we can modify and improve such offerings
As soon as the festival is over, we will be starting a weekly program we are calling Tuesdays at Two. We will present afternoon workshops at that time on a variety of topics. We want to hear your thinking and we want you to consider being a presenter.
Please call or email me, Diane Carpenter 428-0227 firstname.lastname@example.org
or Samme Chittum email@example.com
for more information.
Deadline for registration is Noon, Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
To register – e-mail preferably – firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 428-0633
A fee of 50 pesos includes all of the presentations as well as coffee, tea & cookies. A few classes have some material costs.
SCHEDULE:10 am – Stephen Foster Friday & Saturday Meet on the roof
The Mindfulness of Breathing – a Tibetan Meditation Instruction
11 am – Diane Carpenter Friday & Saturday Limit 10 persons Meet in the Library I Don’t Know What I Think Until I See What I Write - an approach to explore new ideas, write creatively, and respond with authority to others’ ideas.
12 am – Silvia Mendoza Limit 6 persons - Kitchen – extra material fee
Friday - How to Make Flour Tortillas Saturday - Identify and Use Local Chiles in Salsas
12 am –Beatriz Sak Friday and Saturday Limit 8 persons Meet in the front patio Creative Improvising - Embrace the unknown through playful movements and sound.
1 pm – Elena Chavarria & Carlos Valdes Friday and Saturday Limit 10 persons Meet in the Library
The Secret Forest – a tale of the special ecology of our area.
2 pm – Penny Dubak Friday only Limit 8 persons Meet in the library
Coping Skills for Stress Release
2 pm – Maria Irma Barreas Saturday only Limit 8 persons – Meet in the Portal Baile de Cumbia
3 pm – Samme Chittum Friday & Saturday Limit 6 persons – Meet in the Library – Bring your own computer with photos. Facebook Basics – learn how to create, design and manage a page for yourself or a cause.
3 pm – Ann Berkley Friday only Limit 5 persons – Meet in the portal Beading – Make a pair of earrings
3 pm – Debbie Bierk Saturday only Limit 5 persons – Meet in the portal – material fee, Knitting – Make a pair of slippers
4 pm – Katherine Callingham Friday and Saturday Limit 10 persons – Meet at the pool Butcher Paper Art - Las Katrinas
4 pm – Rigo Grajeda Saturday only Limit 10 persons – Meet on the roof
Container Gardening Techniques