Updated: Mar 28, 2021
This is the first post in a series where we will share the weeks highlights with you. We want to inspire you by sharing moments of connection!
In Jennifer's Nia: Movement and Music class we discussed sound - some of our favourite sounds, sounds that stimulate memory and sounds all around us. Jenn's collaborator Lisa shared that she loves the sound of uncorking wine and our participants agreed! We danced and sang to songs from The Sound of Music and enjoyed a fun game of "Name That Tune".
We had a fun "cocktail party" in Steve's Piano Concert and Music History class. We offered toasts to each other and Kathleen, Steve's collaborator, wore cocktail attire. We want to share our toasts with you!
“Thank you for the happiness and companionship”
“May your children have chickens and your chickens have children”
“ I appreciate the work that you do, thank you for the music”
“Don’t count your chickens before they hatch, and if they don’t hatch make scrambled eggs!”
“Don’t sweat the small stuff”
“To our health and wealth!”
“You can learn something from anyone”
“L'chaim” Hebrew toast meaning “to life”.
“100 bucks to all my neighbours on my street”
“Wonderful things happen everyday if you pay attention”
“Saúde” in Brazil Portuguese which means health
In Monica's Visual Arts class, we drew still life drawings of flowers. Monica's collaborator Simon played a beautiful soundscape of music as we drew. When asked about how it feels to be in a creative space together, one of our new members said: "It actually feels really nice, it's not something I usually attempt but I really enjoyed it and the company, hearing other people and music. I loved it all, I relaxed into it and it felt good."
Monica also shared an interesting book she is reading called "SACRED GEOMETRY: how to use cosmic patterns to power up your life" by Jemma Foster. She will share this idea behind sacred geometry (geometry in nature) in an upcoming program.
In Robin Dann's class we discussed the coming of spring and the migration of birds. Robin's collaborator Susee discovered she had never seen a Red Winged Black Bird (see one singing here). Robin also read from a book called Field Notes From an Unintentional Birder, by Julia Zarankin.
Join us next week for classes - our calendar is here. We also have 2 free events next week: Wednesday Mar 24, 2pm - Theatre in the Web - they will be sharing their short film "Threads Of Our Past" - a journey of gratitude, hardships and appreciation created from interviews with their grandparents. Book your spot here.
Thursday Mar 25, 2pm - Concert give by the Fellows from the Glenn Gould School of Music. Book your spot here.