The Joy of Living :: A meditation series w/ Jacqueline Finnerty
Jun
18
6:30 PM18:30

The Joy of Living :: A meditation series w/ Jacqueline Finnerty

Are you looking to experience more joy in your life? Or maybe you’re hoping to reduce anxiety or to not get so stressed out every time you can’t find your keys. “Happiness is a mindset” may be annoying to hear but it happens to be true.

In this 3 week course we are going to explore 3 important components of happiness: Positivity, Gratitude and Kindness. We’ll discuss how each of these works to make us feel happier and how we can incorporate these into our daily lives. Each class will end with a guided meditation.

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Pagan Mythology Study Group (Members only)
Jun
19
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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Summer Solstice Members Dinner Party (+mtg)
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Solstice Members Dinner Party (+mtg)

Photo: Kay Nielsen's "East of the Sun West of the Moon"

Members please join us as we celebrate the summer solstice

Members Meeting begins at 6 if you wish to attend 
Dinner at 7

Bring a Dish/Bev 
An offering for the Altar
RSVP here
And feel free to comment in the Facebook event with what you are bringing 
(as much as I love it when everyone just brings desserts and wine apparently that's not "dinner")

New members always welcome
To become a member click the link

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


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Make your own BOOB OIL w/ Molly Branch
Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Make your own BOOB OIL w/ Molly Branch

BOOB OIL (breast health is very serious)
Did you know that our breasts tend to be the least touched parts of our bodies? Crazy, right? For something our culture is so obsessed with, they receive such little loving touch from us.

Do you know about the lymphatic system? It's our body's waste management system, filtering toxins and dumping them into our fatty breast tissue. When we restrict our breasts by wearing a bra, this causes lymphatic stagnation. If you have sore, tender breasts, you are dealing with some level of lymphatic stagnation. Breast massage can help!

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Open Leisure Hours at the Club (Members only)
Jun
24
4:00 PM16:00

Open Leisure Hours at the Club (Members only)

Please join us Mondays in June (and one random Wednesday) for our members-only open leisure hours.

Science has shown that unstructured downtime is critical to our emotional and mental well being

We invite you to gather
and leave your worries and anxieties outside for a spell

Come enjoy the club during our downtime
Feel free to bring your craft project

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The Joy of Living :: A meditation series w/ Jacqueline Finnerty
Jun
25
6:30 PM18:30

The Joy of Living :: A meditation series w/ Jacqueline Finnerty

Are you looking to experience more joy in your life? Or maybe you’re hoping to reduce anxiety or to not get so stressed out every time you can’t find your keys. “Happiness is a mindset” may be annoying to hear but it happens to be true.

In this 3 week course we are going to explore 3 important components of happiness: Positivity, Gratitude and Kindness. We’ll discuss how each of these works to make us feel happier and how we can incorporate these into our daily lives. Each class will end with a guided meditation.

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Getting to know your etheric body: grounding // protecting // clearing (with Litō)
Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

Getting to know your etheric body: grounding // protecting // clearing (with Litō)

It’s time we acknowledge that we are energy……

Dissolve any fears that you may have surrounding your energetic, intuitive and empathic sensitivities and stand in your power. This workshop will connect you to your intuition or gut feelings by offering foundational exercises for maintaining your etheric body. You will learn how to ground, protect and clear this subtle body, as well as why it is vital to do so. All are welcome, but if you consider yourself an empath, lightworker, energy sensitive or intuitive, you will find these tools particularly beneficial. **This foundation workshop is highly recommended as a prerequisite for any and all future energy workshops / advanced courses. I look forward to meeting you all…if you feel called.....in light and gratitude.

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French Cafe ::SPEAK FRENCH MAKE FRIENDS:: w/ Claire Garand
Jun
27
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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Fairytale Dinner Series :: FRANCE :: w/ Chef Michelle Cross (vegetarian)
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Fairytale Dinner Series :: FRANCE :: w/ Chef Michelle Cross (vegetarian)

Welcoming summer with open arms, let’s have a Vegetarian feast fit for the French countryside! Over the course of this luxuriant dining experience under the fairy lights and trees of the Avalon Sanctuary, we will be exploring the history, different versions, and supposed meanings behind France's best-known Fairytale "Little Red Riding Hood". Rife with symbolic meaning, most children are better never hearing the older and more gruesome versions of this ancient folktale.

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Creepy NH Hike to a Creepy Thing w/ Taylor Barclay
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Creepy NH Hike to a Creepy Thing w/ Taylor Barclay

As warm weather finally draws near, Avalon North will be shifting much of our event's focus to the beautiful outdoors of NH. Taylor Barclay is Avalon's leading authority on all things creepy and ghostly. She is thrilled to man the helm of our creepy hike series. Once a month we will travel to some haunted corner of NH to explore. Always advisable to bring a towel and bathing suit when in the company of Taylor. Girl likes water, like a lot. She'll swim in anything anywhere anytime. So prepare as you see fit.

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Pagan Mythology Study Group (Members only)
Jul
3
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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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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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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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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Pagan Mythology Study Group (Members only)
Aug
7
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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Pagan Mythology Study Group (Members only)
Aug
21
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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French Cafe ::SPEAK FRENCH MAKE FRIENDS:: w/ Claire Garand
Aug
27
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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Open Leisure Hours at the Club (Members only)
Jun
17
4:00 PM16:00

Open Leisure Hours at the Club (Members only)

Please join us Mondays in June (and one random Wednesday) for our members-only open leisure hours.

Science has shown that unstructured downtime is critical to our emotional and mental well being

We invite you to gather
and leave your worries and anxieties outside for a spell

Come enjoy the club during our downtime
Feel free to bring your craft project

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Close the Gender Gap Wikipedia edit-a-thon w/Nikki & Liz
Jun
12
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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Open Leisure Hours at the Club (Members only)
Jun
12
5:00 PM17:00

Open Leisure Hours at the Club (Members only)

Please join us Mondays in June (and one random Wednesday) for our members-only open leisure hours.

Science has shown that unstructured downtime is critical to our emotional and mental well being

We invite you to gather
and leave your worries and anxieties outside for a spell

Come enjoy the club during our downtime
Feel free to bring your craft project

View Event →
The Joy of Living :: A meditation series w/ Jacqueline Finnerty
Jun
11
6:30 PM18:30

The Joy of Living :: A meditation series w/ Jacqueline Finnerty

Are you looking to experience more joy in your life? Or maybe you’re hoping to reduce anxiety or to not get so stressed out every time you can’t find your keys. “Happiness is a mindset” may be annoying to hear but it happens to be true.

In this 3 week course we are going to explore 3 important components of happiness: Positivity, Gratitude and Kindness. We’ll discuss how each of these works to make us feel happier and how we can incorporate these into our daily lives. Each class will end with a guided meditation.

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Open Leisure Hours at the Club (Members only)
Jun
10
4:00 PM16:00

Open Leisure Hours at the Club (Members only)

Please join us Mondays in June (and one random Wednesday) for our members-only open leisure hours.

Science has shown that unstructured downtime is critical to our emotional and mental well being

We invite you to gather
and leave your worries and anxieties outside for a spell

Come enjoy the club during our downtime
Feel free to bring your craft project

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 Waterfall Picnic Hike (Members only)
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Waterfall Picnic Hike (Members only)

As warm weather finally draws near, Avalon North will be shifting much of our event's focus to the beautiful outdoors of NH. Pack your bathing suit and towel and best picnic ware and snacks (to ensure variety and full snack coverage we can coordinate this via groupme, or during open leisure hours the Monday prior to the hike.) This will be a fairly short hike out so feel free to pack heavy if that's your thing.

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The Art of Lettering
Jun
8
1:00 PM13:00

The Art of Lettering

Have you ever wanted to make artfully hand written quotes for your home or send a nicely hand written card? Have you ever looked at signs done in beautiful calligraphy and wanted to be able to make one?

In this class we’ll learn a short cut to calligraphy. We’ll learn the basics of hand lettering or “faux calligraphy” as well as how to mix fonts and add decorative elements such as banners and wreaths. Everyone will be provided with a packet they can take home to practice their letters.

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Pagan Mythology Study Group (Members only)
Jun
5
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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Open Leisure Hours at the Club (Members only)
Jun
3
4:00 PM16:00

Open Leisure Hours at the Club (Members only)

Please join us Mondays in June (and one random Wednesday) for our members-only open leisure hours.

Science has shown that unstructured downtime is critical to our emotional and mental well being

We invite you to gather
and leave your worries and anxieties outside for a spell

Come enjoy the club during our downtime
Feel free to bring your craft project

View Event →
Fairytale Dinner Series :: JAPAN :: w/ Chef Michelle Cross
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Fairytale Dinner Series :: JAPAN :: 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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Working Girls Friday Drop-In (cowork with us!)
May
31
10:00 AM10:00

Working Girls Friday Drop-In (cowork with us!)

Calling all remote workers, freelancers, creatives, and students

Please join us for our January coworking drop-in days

$10 (free for members)

We provide the cozy creative space, the wifi, a printer/copier/scanner (if you're into that kind of thing), complimentary tea and coffee and snacks.

Come end the work week right, make some new friends, play with our massive collection of gel pens, and feel free to bring your nice dogs.

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French Cafe ::SPEAK FRENCH MAKE FRIENDS:: w/ Claire Garand
May
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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Open Leisure Hours
May
28
5:30 PM17:30

Open Leisure Hours

Science has shown that unstructured downtime is critical to our emotional and mental well being

We invite you to gather
and leave your worries and anxieties outside for a spell

Come enjoy the club during our downtime
Feel free to bring your craft project

Or just come read a book and drink some tea
Or just come sit and chat
take a little break from the world outside

If you have not been to the club yet, this is the perfect setting to stop by and give us a visit.

Open Leisure Hours will not have a consistent day/time, to give more people, such as those with non-traditional hours, the opportunity to join us.

To become a member click the link
https://www.avalonnorth.org/club-membership

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R & S Lecture Series ~ Völva Stav ~ Norse Myths and Goddesses
May
25
1:00 PM13:00

R & S Lecture Series ~ Völva Stav ~ Norse Myths and Goddesses

Please join us for our monthly Religion & Spirituality Lecture series
We are over the moon to hosting (all the way from Minneapolis)

Kari Tauring

A Nordic root musician, cultural educator, and spiritual leader from Minneapolis whose work in reconstructing the völva, or staff carrying woman's tradition, has a global audience.
Her thirty years of knowledge and practice of runes, Norse cosmology and metaphysics, ancient poetry and traditional folk music and dance combine to create a whole and healed root of Nordic spiritual practice from the very ancient times into the immigrant era of her Norwegian grandparents.
Her book, "The Runes: A Deeper Journey" is internationally popular and spawned an iPhone App by the same name.

She has produced three full-length recordings of Nordic mystical music from ancient sources as well as original poetry.

Traditionally, Norse spirituality was heavily female focused.
Sets of nine goddesses abound, each with Her important role in the development of human enlightenment, healing, and transformation.
The majority of information about these goddesses comes from the poetic and prose Eddas (meaning Great Grandmother poems) and the Sagas (Saga is the goddess who lives below the waterfall of space and time and is the storyteller).
These shining bright ladies are essential to the enlightenment of humans and gods alike, imparting gifts of wisdom, cleverness, and healing skills.
Leading all to these great goddesses was the völva, or staff carrying woman.

Tauring's unique mind/body/spirit system is called Völva Stav, literally the staff carriers staff.
It is designed to align the body with the Norse world tree and allow an integrated journey through the nine worlds to seek healing for öorlog, ancestor and inherited trauma, and bring up the strengths and gifts our öorlog carries.

The rhythm of staff and stick (stav and tein) along with breath and rune chant allows the individual to guide themselves in the journey towards communion with the goddesses and their own ancestors.

Join us in a journey down the Nordic root!

http://karitauring.com/stav-tein/

Suggested Donation $20
(no one will be turned away)

Pay at the door is by cash or venmo only

To become a member click the link
https://www.avalonnorth.org/club-membership

Part of Avalon North’s mission is to work against age division. A subset of that is our wish to engage mothers with children in tow, as we feel much of American society prefers mothers with children to stay at home or confine themselves to the Mcdonald's ball pit. We will actively fight against this compartmentalization of motherhood.

In addition to our kid-centered events programming
Our Child Welcoming Policy is as follows:

Infants always welcome at all times without exception.

Mildly to Extremely well-behaved Children of all genders under 18 are welcome at all events, (unless otherwise noted in the case of certain adult topics or for some open hours and events where mothers and the rest of us, may enjoy a break from all children including our own)

If your child walks a fine line between badly and mildly well behaved (as they all have at certain points in their lives, feel free to come and try, and if you have to take the little darling home, there will be no judgment and you will be reimbursed the cost of your admittance)

If the event is not geared specifically for children, please be aware that this is an adult women’s club and adults will be speaking freely and sometimes swears happen. We welcome and adore children, but we do not give them thrones

Children under 14 are free with an adult ticket

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Open Leisure Hours
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

Open Leisure Hours

Science has shown that unstructured downtime is critical to our emotional and mental well being

We invite you to gather
and leave your worries and anxieties outside for a spell

Come enjoy the club during our downtime
Feel free to bring your craft project

Or just come read a book and drink some tea
Or just come sit and chat
take a little break from the world outside

If you have not been to the club yet, this is the perfect setting to stop by and give us a visit.

Open Leisure Hours will not have a consistent day/time, to give more people, such as those with non-traditional hours, the opportunity to join us.

To become a member click the link
https://www.avalonnorth.org/club-membership

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Working Girls Friday Drop-In (cowork with us!)
May
24
10:00 AM10:00

Working Girls Friday Drop-In (cowork with us!)

Calling all remote workers, freelancers, creatives, and students

Please join us for our January coworking drop-in days

$10 (free for members)

We provide the cozy creative space, the wifi, a printer/copier/scanner (if you're into that kind of thing), complimentary tea and coffee and snacks.

Come end the work week right, make some new friends, play with our massive collection of gel pens, and feel free to bring your nice dogs.

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BOUNDARY SETTING (and clear communication) - SANSA EDITION
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

BOUNDARY SETTING (and clear communication) - SANSA EDITION

BOUNDARY SETTING + CLEAR COMMUNICATION (Sansa Edition) ((season 1 Sansa obv))

Hello friends, are you kind of a pushover? Like you know you might have boundaries, but possibly don't recognize it till you've given too much to too many people and now you're totally depleted and unable to care for your own damn self? Do you wish you had more motivation to speak up for yourself? Are you tired of doing everything for everyone else? This one is for the passives and the possibly co-dependents.

In this workshop, you will learn a set of tools for learning to recognize and define your own boundaries and maybe learn to communicate your needs effectively and gracefully.

Please join us with

Jenni Stevens, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor working in community mental health in NH for the past 11 years. Jenni is trained in and uses a variety of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology. Trauma-informed and Mindfulness-based treatment approaches in her practice. She works with a wide array of individuals privately and in group settings. Jenni aims to empower her clients to tap into their own innate skills, learn new strategies and ultimately to reach their personal recovery goals.

Space is limited and advance tickets are recommended. All materials provided and you will be gifted a journal hand printed by local artist Jocelyn Toffic.

Using various materials - worksheets, activities and group dialogue,

we will explore the following topics

The 4 communication styles -
self-assessment and dialogue to identify your primary communication style, pros and cons, how they serve you, how they impact yourself and others
Identifying your personal communication goals
Assertive communication and listening skills and strategies
Rules of civilized engagement (fair fighting)Defining healthy boundaries
Mindfulness or relaxation techniques to emotionally regulate when distressed or agitated, to cope and communicate more effectively.

$45
($35 members)

If the event sells out, it will be updated on Avalon North on Facebook
and Patriarchynothanks on Instagram

Pay at the door is by cash or venmo only

To become a member click the link
https://www.avalonnorth.org/club-membership

Partial scholarships always available

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Avalon North :: All Girls Open Mic :: Bring It
May
19
5:30 PM17:30

Avalon North :: All Girls Open Mic :: Bring It

Poet? Musician? Live painter? Singer? Writer? Interpretive dancer? We want it ALL.

Join us Sunday, January 20th at 6pm for an open mic by and for bad-ass women. Bring us your art, movement, music, and energy. Sign ups for 5-7 minute slots start at 5:45pm. Our space, your time. See you then!

$5 suggested donation (free for members)

Children (all genders) welcome.

BYOB

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Intro to Natural Dyes :: Palettes in the Pantry :: w/ Laura Hackney
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Intro to Natural Dyes :: Palettes in the Pantry :: w/ Laura Hackney

In this all day class, participants are encouraged to consider the harmful dye processes that are currently being used in the “fast fashion” industry as we explore the ancient art of dyeing with nature! The alchemistic practice of extracting color from plants tends to be time consuming so we will focus our cauldrons on commonly used kitchen produce including black beans, avocado pits, onion skins and turmeric. (more if time allows)

We will be learning & practicing as we go so please bring your patience along with any light colored garments or yarn that you wish to tinker with. *the more natural the fiber, the better the color way! Silk, wool or cotton tend to work best.

Avalon will provide you with a thrift find natural fiber scarf to make and take home
Avalon will also provide you with a healthy vegan lunch

We are very excited for this amazing workshop that will incorporate our favorite things: the beauty and magic of our natural world, some badass chemistry, and the tools for living a more sustainable life.

Led by Laura Hackney, an experimental artist & farmer formerly of Dover by way of Newmarket (where many her medicinal plant babies are being kept safe until she is able to farm full time)

Space is limited and tickets are open to members only until April 1
On April 2 the ticket window will open to the public

$75 Avalon Members
$115 Public

To become a member click the link
https://www.avalonnorth.org/club-membership

Partial scholarships always available

Pay at the door is by cash or venmo only

Sold out status will be updated on Avalon North (facebook) and Patriarchynothanks (instagram) as needed.

:::::Our Child Welcoming Policy:::::

Part of Avalon North’s mission is to work against age division. A subset of that is our wish to engage mothers with children in tow, as we feel much of American society prefers mothers with children to stay at home or confine themselves to the Mcdonald's ball pit. We will actively fight against this compartmentalization of motherhood.

In addition to our kid-centered events programming

Our Child Welcoming Policy is as follows:

Infants always welcome at all times without exception.

Mildly to Extremely well-behaved Children of all genders under 18 are welcome at all events, (unless otherwise noted in the case of certain adult topics or for some open hours and events where mothers and the rest of us, may enjoy a break from all children including our own)

If your child walks a fine line between badly and mildly well behaved (as they all have at certain points in their lives, feel free to come and try, and if you have to take the little darling home, there will be no judgment and you will be reimbursed the cost of your admittance)

If the event is not geared specifically for children, please be aware that this is an adult women’s club and adults will be speaking freely and sometimes swears happen. We welcome and adore children, but we do not give them thrones

Children under 14 are free with an adult ticket

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SUMINAGASHI Japanese Paper Marbling with Cynthia Hinds
May
18
1:00 PM13:00

SUMINAGASHI Japanese Paper Marbling with Cynthia Hinds

Suminagashi (Japanese Paper Marbling) for Beginners!

In this class you’ll learn how to make your own, beautiful, hand-marbled papers! “Suminagashi,” which literally means “Floating Ink,” in Japanese, is an ancient technique for printing on paper using only ink and water.

You will leave the class with the expertise to make your own beautiful marbled paper at home.

(Maximum class size – 8 students)

Class components:
- Each student will receive personalized and individual attention
- Instructor demonstrations
- A short discussion about the history of paper marbling, including differences between Suminagasha and “Turkish” Ebru marbling techniques
- Resource and reference materials included: handouts for published references and materials lists; Internet sources and links that provide videos for you to watch at home
- Short discussion about paper and what makes a good paper for Suminagashi marbling!
- Discussion and examples about what you can do with marbled paper

All materials are provided in the course fees
Take home all your beautiful marbled papers directly from class!

Class Requirements:
- Minimum age for this class is 12
- Please wear old clothing/shoes that you won’t mind getting paint and/or water on

About the Instructor – Cynthia Hinds
Recently retired, Cynthia was a university librarian for over 18 years on both coasts, and for several years taught high school and college freshman in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. She has an M.Ed in English Education, and an M.S. in Library and Information Science. Following in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother (who were both regionally known artists during their lifetimes), for many years she passionately pursued the following artistic endeavors: paper marbling (both Suminagashi and Ebru (“Turkish”) styles; classical western and Japanese bookbinding; the “Paper Arts”; the “Book Arts”; jewelry making, and design.

“beadorbit” is her overriding business for all of the above pursuits which includes a business selling vintage beads online.

For several years she has pursued intensive continuing education and coursework in bookbinding, paper marbling, and jewelry making with the following institutions:

North Bennet Street School (NBSS): Premier Craft, Trade, Artisan School – Boston

Kate Cheney Chappell – Center for Book Arts/University of Southern Maine-- Portland

Space is limited
Advance tickets required
$65 public
$55 Avalon Members

To become a member click the link
https://www.avalonnorth.org/club-membership

Sold out status will be updated on Avalon North (facebook) and Patriarchynothanks (instagram)

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Working Girls Friday Drop-In (cowork with us!)
May
17
10:00 AM10:00

Working Girls Friday Drop-In (cowork with us!)

Calling all remote workers, freelancers, creatives, and students

Please join us for our January coworking drop-in days

$10 (free for members)

We provide the cozy creative space, the wifi, a printer/copier/scanner (if you're into that kind of thing), complimentary tea and coffee and snacks.

Come end the work week right, make some new friends, play with our massive collection of gel pens, and feel free to bring your nice dogs.

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Clothing Swap!!!
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Clothing Swap!!!

You know how this works

Bring your unwanted clothing and all those sweaters your grandma gave you for Christmas that you love because you love Grammy, but realistically you are never going to wear.

BYOB and come hang out for a couple hours and exchange your old wardrobe for a new one

Leftovers will be donated

Free

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ORIGAMI lantern making workshop
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

ORIGAMI lantern making workshop

Please join us on Mother's Day!
at ::Avalon North:: for our

Origami String Lantern Making Workshop
led by Jocelyn

All supplies provided and you will leave with your finished piece!
Delightful refreshments will be served.

We will also screen a Hayao Miyazaki movie in the background. Probably Spirited Away but also possibly Howl's Moving Castle.

limited capacity advance tickets encouraged

Advance tickets $30
At the door $36
Members $25
Bring your mom or your grown ass adult child $50 for the two of you
(kids of all genders up to 14 years old free w/ adult ticket)To become a member click the link
https://www.avalonnorth.org/club-membership

Partial Scholarships always available

Part of Avalon North’s mission is to work against age division. A subset of that is our wish to engage mothers with children in tow, as we feel much of American society prefers mothers with children to stay at home or confine themselves to the Mcdonald's ball pit. We will actively fight against this compartmentalization of motherhood.

In addition to our kid-centered events programming
Our Child Welcoming Policy is as follows:

  • Infants always welcome at all times without exception.

  • Mildly to Extremely well-behaved Children of all genders under 18 are welcome at all events, (unless otherwise noted in the case of certain adult topics or for some open hours and events where mothers and the rest of us, may enjoy a break from all children including our own)

  • If your child walks a fine line between badly and mildly well behaved (as they all have at certain points in their lives, feel free to come and try, and if you have to take the little darling home, there will be no judgment and you will be reimbursed the cost of your admittance)

  • If the event is not geared specifically for children, please be aware that this is an adult women’s club and adults will be speaking freely and sometimes swears happen. We welcome and adore children, but we do not give them thrones

  • Children under 14 are free with an adult ticket

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