Social Media Studies with Claire
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

Social Media Studies with Claire

Social Media Studies
a class to learn computer and phone things
with Claire Garand

$15 member | $30 non-member | $20 senior discount non-member

Ever wonder what twitter or Instagram really is? Want to finally start or use that Facebook account? Curious about Venmo, or Group Me chat app? This workshop will teach you everything you need to know and more!

We will be summarizing each major social media platform, getting you started on your favorite, and fielding a Q&A about your pressing questions. The goal is that everyone leaves after making one post!

Bringing a personal laptop and/or smartphone is highly encouraged if possible

::AvalonNorth:: is a Women’s Social Club located in the 1 Washington Street Mills in downtown Dover, NH

To become a member click the link

https://www.avalonnorth.org/club-membership

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A Conversation on Women's Issues with Team Warren
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

A Conversation on Women's Issues with Team Warren

Avalon is pleased to host the Elizabeth Warren team for a conversation on women's issues.

From the Warren Campaign "Come join Team Warren for a Thursday evening conversation! Have some refreshments and snacks, meet fellow female voters, and discuss the best way to engage on women's issues.

Disclaimer: Senator Warren will not be attending this event."

Secondary Disclaimer: This event in no way implies Avalon North's official endorsement of any candidate. Avalon North will host any candidate of any affiliation at any time, as we believe in our duty as NH citizens to give every candidate for public office a fair hearing.

Avalon North is a women's club, trans and non-binary welcoming.

Click the link to RSVP with Team Warren
https://www.mobilize.us/warrenfornewhampshire/event/108535/?force_banner=true&share_context=event-detail-page-modal&share_medium=copy_link


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French Cafe ::SPEAK FRENCH MAKE FRIENDS:: w/ Claire Garand
Aug
29
6:30 PM18:30

French Cafe ::SPEAK FRENCH MAKE FRIENDS:: w/ Claire Garand

All levels of experience welcome!! Whether you are a native speaker or a beginner, or perhaps haven't spoken it since you were a child. Fire up the Duolingo app, brush up on your French, and come join us!

We will chat, eat, listen to tunes, and maybe play some French-related games or gossip about Quebec.
Come expecting to speak French the entire time, dictionaries welcome!

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Close the Gender Gap Wikipedia edit-a-thon w/Nikki & Liz
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Close the Gender Gap Wikipedia edit-a-thon w/Nikki & Liz

Wikipedia is one of the world's most used general reference websites. It contains more than 35 million articles in more than 300 languages, but it is susceptible to systemic bias. About 85% of the editors on Wikipedia are men and alarmingly only about 17% of the biographical articles are about women.

This is our history and it is not being written.

You can make Wikipedia better and help us close the gender gap! Learn how to edit with Nikki Hentz and Liz Fowler. You just need to bring a laptop or tablet. We'll supply training and editing tips.

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Close the Gender Gap Wikipedia edit-a-thon w/Nikki & Liz
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Close the Gender Gap Wikipedia edit-a-thon w/Nikki & Liz

Wikipedia is one of the world's most used general reference websites. It contains more than 35 million articles in more than 300 languages, but it is susceptible to systemic bias. About 85% of the editors on Wikipedia are men and alarmingly only about 17% of the biographical articles are about women.

This is our history and it is not being written.

You can make Wikipedia better and help us close the gender gap! Learn how to edit with Nikki Hentz and Liz Fowler. You just need to bring a laptop or tablet. We'll supply training and editing tips.

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Close the Gender Gap Wikipedia edit-a-thon w/Nikki & Liz
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

Close the Gender Gap Wikipedia edit-a-thon w/Nikki & Liz

Wikipedia is one of the world's most used general reference websites. It contains more than 35 million articles in more than 300 languages, but it is susceptible to systemic bias. About 85% of the editors on Wikipedia are men and alarmingly only about 17% of the biographical articles are about women.

This is our history and it is not being written.

You can make Wikipedia better and help us close the gender gap! Learn how to edit with Nikki Hentz and Liz Fowler. You just need to bring a laptop or tablet. We'll supply training and editing tips.

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Pagan Mythology Study Group (Members only)
Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

Pagan Mythology Study Group (Members only)

We are starting a study group at Avalon. We are beginning with a book called "The Norse Myths" by Kevin Crossley-Holland

First meeting is June 5th at 6pm

We will be going DEEEEEP with this. Beyond discussing the content in a book club style format (bring wine), we will be doing some map making of mythological worlds and family trees. For our first meeting have this book ready, and begin reading up to page 100.

We will be meeting every first and third Wed of the month from 6-7pm.

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August Members Meeting for Event Mapping
Aug
7
5:30 PM17:30

August Members Meeting for Event Mapping

All members who wish to propose events, brainstorm events, attend events, host events, lead events please join us for a one hour planing session. We are mapping out September and October. Some things we are rolling around in our heads are a Mini Lilith fair with Nikki Hentz, also maybe some sort of adult girl scout camping?? Definitely some eco dye club should happen. Maybe a holiday time craft fair? We can check in with Clair for the Fall Dance Party (working title “The Reaping”) Bring all the ideas. There will be snacks.

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Avalon North Open House + Open Studios
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

Avalon North Open House + Open Studios

Please join us during Dover's Art Walk for our first Open House.
FRI
AUG 2nd
6-9pm

Public welcome (all genders)

Come see the club and meet some of our members.
Most of us are very charming and the space is quite lovely.
Resident artist and makers will have their studios open
Residents Merisa Dion and Jocelyn Toffic will have an exhibition in the common area "Purge + Paper" Newer Works by Merisa | Ancient works by Jocelyn.
And the rest of the space and the halls will be filled with some of our membership showing off what they do or make or have to say or sing.
Join us for an evening of merriment and celebration of our creativity and entrepreneurial spirits
(oh and P.S. Soggy Po Boys are playing in Henry Law Park this same night, right next door to our mill. So you can spend the eve in Dover. (It's lovely here but please let's keep that between us).
In no particular order

Jacqueline Finnerty
Beautiful things on paper and made from paper. Our Queen of flowers, also our meditation teacher.

Natalie King
with her killer side hustle NH Pet and Property.
"Serving the Seacoast of New Hampshire, we specialize in overnight pet-sitting and farm-sitting. More info:
https://www.nhpetandproperty.com Come meet us!"

JIllian Benham
our house photographer, beloved for her intense and ethereal photo portraiture. Jillian Benham Photograhy and Styling https://jillianbenham.com/

Rosa Nute
New to art making, she describes her experience: "I have recently started to dabble in art as a way for me to take a step back and have some "me" time. I love how relaxing painting is and can't wait to continue learning!"

Madeleine Nossiff
is a ceramic artist from Portsmouth NH, her work is heart centered and history driven. She crafts functional pottery that reflects themes of tradition, daily rituals, and sacred symbology.

Lannon Gray is performance art

Amanda Giles
is an acrylic pour artist among other dabblings, but her more usual mediums include computer code and spoken word poetry.

Molly Branch
Our house herbal medicine teacher and proprietress of Persephone Plant Potion will be bringing all manner of herbal goodies

Claire Garand
Is bringing delightfully niche and often French handmade greeting cards, painted tees, and various accessories. She also plays ukelele and sings in French and I'm trying to convince her to do this all night.

Meghan Hoskins
is an artist, poet, and violinist. She will be selling pieces of her original artwork at our open house. She mainly works with acrylic on canvass. She loves to paint landscapes, sunsets, and cute animals.

MIchelle Cross
Will have small prints and a few larger pieces on canvas
Handmade gifts or treats to keep for yourself
Crafty gifts such as:
- a couple paper mache animal masks
-“Moss” mats and stones
-faux “sheepskins”
-beeswax wraps
-seed bombs (clay, soil, and wildflower seed, truffle size balls for guerrilla gardening- just throw in grassy areas that could use a little love and color! Like between roads, in your own yard in that forgotten patch of grass and weeds, or that dingy abandoned neighborhood yard)

Meredith Cogswell
Grapevine wreathes, herbal medicines, and painted cards!

Meaghan McNeal
Our amateur taxidermist will be selling some of her paintings, as she has only begun what is sure to be a long and fruitful life with all the dead animals.

Brenna Lilly
our house yoga teacher will be doing some tarot readings. She's very very good.

Alyssa Pittera
The Mylk Maid! She makes her own pepita mylk!! With the Salty Rose Co. She'll be here selling some delightful flannel things!

Leah David
Resident and Owner Operator of Treeline Tile & Stone. Bad.Ass. Trades.Woman.

Jocelyn Toffic
Resident artist, Showing and Purging older works. Her studio will be open (which never happens)

Merisa Dion
Resident artist and kick ass print maker, will be showing newer drawings and works o paper.

Lily Moonstorm
The original sweetest fairy person. She lives breathes and swims creativity. It's in her hair even. Not even sure what she's bringing but I know it will be steeped in magic and made with a kind heart.

Bridget Toffic
Heir to the Avalon Empire. Has very hard opinions about things Tries desperately and daily to keep her mother from saying terribly offensive things. Also makes beautiful emotionally and politically charged collages.

And so many more of our members will be on hand to answer your questions and show you around.


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JAZZERCIZE-ISH an 80'S exercise class w/ NIKKI HENTZ
Jul
31
7:00 PM19:00

JAZZERCIZE-ISH an 80'S exercise class w/ NIKKI HENTZ

SPAZZERCISE

Sick of being told by gym dudes that it's not a workout unless you throw up?

Come break into a light glow with a low impact, no stress, all fun 80s inspired workout

Nikki Hentz (of Lady Luck Burlesque Fame) has been doing 80s and 90s low impact workout videos in her living room for the past 6 years, it's time to share the joy!

The moves are simple but effective!
This could easily turn into a freestyle 80s dance party!

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!

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::HEAL:: An herbal medicine workshop with Spirit Wise
Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

::HEAL:: An herbal medicine workshop with Spirit Wise

Healing with Comfrey and Plantain
Sunday, July 28th 1 to 3 pm


Women are natural healers and have been the keepers of herbal wisdom. Come and share some time tapping into your intuitive wisdom for using plants as medicine.

Plantain is an incredibly common plant found in nearly every yard and bit of grass. Often overlooked, this plant has awesome healing potential and can be used in a number of ways to heal many common ailments.

Comfrey is a non-native plant to this area that can often be found having escaped from old farm gardens. Once established, it seeds itself heartily and can spread from a small amount of rootstock. This plant is one of the strongest healing plant allies we can work with for mending skin and tissue within the body.

Join the ladies of Spirit Wise Herbs for an in-depth discussion about these two herbal allies, how they can be identified, used to heal ourselves and one another and how they are often used together. We will talk a bit about plant signatures and intuitive use of plants also.

Bring a jar and go home with 2 oz of an infused oil of either of these plants.

Advance Tix Required
$25 members
$35 non- members

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Fairytale Dinner Series :: MOROCCO :: w/ Chef Michelle Cross
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Fairytale Dinner Series :: MOROCCO :: w/ Chef Michelle Cross

Jocelyn Toffic and Michelle Cross have joined forces to bring you a new Monthly Series - The Avalon Fairytale Dinners. In May we celebrate Nippon, The Land of The Rising Sun. Michelle Cross will teach us the art of hand-rolled Maki. After you make your own appetizer (or pack to take home for lunch). You will feast on a 4-course vegan culinary experience. As you dine, you will have a selection of Japanese fairytales read aloud to you, by Jocelyn Toffic.

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French Cafe ::SPEAK FRENCH MAKE FRIENDS:: w/ Claire Garand
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

French Cafe ::SPEAK FRENCH MAKE FRIENDS:: w/ Claire Garand

All levels of experience welcome!! Whether you are a native speaker or a beginner, or perhaps haven't spoken it since you were a child. Fire up the Duolingo app, brush up on your French, and come join us!

We will chat, eat, listen to tunes, and maybe play some French-related games or gossip about Quebec.
Come expecting to speak French the entire time, dictionaries welcome!

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Children's Papier-Mâché Workshop (ages 6-14)
Jul
20
to Jul 27

Children's Papier-Mâché Workshop (ages 6-14)

Children's papier-mâché workshop

July 20th and 27th 1-4

Ages 6-14

Member: $55.00

Non-Member: 60.00
Price includes both dates
Advance tickets required

In the July 20th workshop children will be constructing forms and papier-mâchéing sculptures of their choosing. In the following week, July 27th, they will be painting and decorating their pieces.

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Pagan Mythology Study Group (Members only)
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Pagan Mythology Study Group (Members only)

We are starting a study group at Avalon. We are beginning with a book called "The Norse Myths" by Kevin Crossley-Holland

First meeting is June 5th at 6pm

We will be going DEEEEEP with this. Beyond discussing the content in a book club style format (bring wine), we will be doing some map making of mythological worlds and family trees. For our first meeting have this book ready, and begin reading up to page 100.

We will be meeting every first and third Wed of the month from 6-7pm.

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Information Night for ::Istanbul 2020 All Girls Travel Tour::
Jul
15
5:30 PM17:30

Information Night for ::Istanbul 2020 All Girls Travel Tour::

Join us for a slideshow and information session
::Istanbul 2020 an All Girls Travel Tour::
public welcome

Our trip will be 9 days
April 25th - May 3 2020

These are just some of the things we will see and do:

Visit the Hagia Sophia
The Underground Cistern
Be scrubbed like a toddler in the Oldest Turkish Bath in the World
The Blue Mosque
Bathe in the Thermal Pools of Pamukkale
Take a ferry ride to Asia for lunch
Visit the Ruins of Hierapolis
See the Magic and Mysticism of the Whirling Dervish


Here are some of the things your Avalon tour package will include:

+ Airport pick up
+ A shared room in our centrally located home away from home
+ A kitchen supplied with cooking essentials, beverages, snacks, supplies for traditional Turkish Breakfast, and pasta for lunch or dinner making
+ All admission fees to all excursions and sights on our itinerary
+ In country flights/hotel/dinner in Pamukkale
+ All the stray cats and dogs to pet that you could ever dream of. Most of them are pretty nice, and only a little dirty

***This tour package will not include flights which currently range from $660-$1100 RT

Prices will be finalized by Thursday prior to the information night and will be published to our to our Instagram page @patriarchynothanks

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Children's Pottery Workshop (ages 6-14)
Jul
13
1:00 PM13:00

Children's Pottery Workshop (ages 6-14)

Children's pottery workshop (advance tickets required)

July 13th 1-4

Ages: 6-14

Member: $35.00

Non-Member: $40.00

In this 3 hour workshop, we will be working with clay to make pinch and coils pots. Children will be given instruction on how to do both techniques which they can use together or separately in making a pot or two. We will have additional tools on hand to add texture to the pots as well.

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Close the Gender Gap Wikipedia edit-a-thon w/Nikki & Liz
Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

Close the Gender Gap Wikipedia edit-a-thon w/Nikki & Liz

Wikipedia is one of the world's most used general reference websites. It contains more than 35 million articles in more than 300 languages, but it is susceptible to systemic bias. About 85% of the editors on Wikipedia are men and alarmingly only about 17% of the biographical articles are about women.

This is our history and it is not being written.

You can make Wikipedia better and help us close the gender gap! Learn how to edit with Nikki Hentz and Liz Fowler. You just need to bring a laptop or tablet. We'll supply training and editing tips.

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