UPMC Susquehanna is hosting a special Spirit of Women event just for you! Join us for an afternoon of fun, food, friendship, and knowledge. Learn about the numerous anatomic and physiologic changes the female body undergoes during pregnancy, delivery, and during the postpartum period. UPMC Susquehanna’s women’s health specialists Shari Berthold, DPT; Victoria Hurwitz, DPT, WCS; and Amy Vandermark, DPT, will teach you strategies to restore your body to strength and optimal health as well as understand how to prevent and treat issues including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain.
Enjoy a glass of wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres while you mingle and shop with some of our favorite Spirit Business Rewards Partners. Bring your yoga mat to participate in group core strengthening activities and wear comfortable clothes that allow movement.
Don’t miss this Spirit of Women event in the beautiful Clearstory focusing on proactive health education for your generation! Space is limited and registration is required. To sign up for a free Spirit of Women membership and register for this event please call 1-888-720-8461.
Registration opens November 2.
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Would you like to try something new? How about making great things out of wood…
Join us at the Williamsport Community Woodshop for an
Saturday, November 18th from 10am to 5pm
Stop in and enter for chance to win a free 3 Month Membership valued at $150.00!
At the Open House we will offer:
- A free class on “How to be Successful in a Woodshop” (12-4pm)
- Demonstrations on Basic Woodworking techniques, Woodturning, Tool sharpening and more.
- Guided tours of our great facility
- Have qualified staff on hand to answer all your questions.
- Displays of Members projects (that you can learn how to make)
And, if you are interested in signing up for a 3 Month Membership during Open House, we will throw in one month absolutely free ($50 value). Must be present to win.
The Williamsport Community Woodshop is a non-profit entity of the Factory Works program at the Pajama Factory.
Say hello to Annelise!
Annelise Latini is the powerhouse behind Clear Sphere Yoga at the Pajama Factory, a new yoga studio that has been generating a lot of excitement around here. This weekend she will be teaming up with Brittany from the Triad Center for a Chakra Balancing workshop in her welcoming, light-filled studio.
Chakra is a Sanskrit word (meaning ‘wheel,’) that describes the seven energy centers in the human body. Ideally, these energy centers are balanced, leading to a mind filled with harmony and a body that’s well-suited to dealing with the stress and struggles we all face in life. (Something we will all need going into the holidays!)
The half-day workshop will take place on Sat, Nov. 18th from 1-5pm and will feature physical poses, breathwork, meditation, and essential oils (created in collaboration with Shana of BATHVS.) Of course this is a great workshop for Yoga practitioners, teachers and energy workers, but it assumes no prior knowledge, just a willingness to learn about this ancient, yet very modern tradition.
You can find all of the details and register on the event page: http://www.chakrabalancingworkshop.ontrapages.com/november18
Written by contributing editor, Jim O’Connell
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We are happy to announce the Annual Blues Bash is back!
Start your New Year’s festivities off right with one of Williamsport’s biggest celebrations in town! This fundraising concert event benefits Factory Works and will feature local talent Stacia Abernatha & Gabe Stillman, plus Mystery Trayne. With Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats from State College, and America’s oldest touring blues band, The Nighthawks.
NEW THIS YEAR… Bullfrog Brewery will be onsite to offering selection of their best brews!
Tickets are ON SALE NOW! $30 in Advance & $40 at the Door. They can be purchased at Franco’s Lounge, Way Cool Beans here in the Factory or online at https://www.artful.ly/events/13936.
Reserved seating is available for EVENT SPONSORS… learn how you can become a sponsor at www.pajamafactory.net/bluesbashsponsors
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Factory Works Gallery invites you to Painted Journal II, an exhibition of work by Rita & Steve Bower which chronicles the creative journey they have traveled over the years. Join us on Friday, 11/3 from 6-9pm on the 2nd floor of Building 9, Studio 10.
According to Steve, “It is almost painfully difficult to describe art and the art experience. Try to describe the wind, the sun on your face, or the look in a child’s eye and that is what it is like. For each person it is a distinctly different experience or sensation and we as artists try to create things which in the presence of others are transcendent enough to connect.”
Rita added that, “It is my dream to one day make art that will stir someone. Although more comfortable wearing the hat of the ‘art educator,’ when I make art I am often filled with a sense of accomplishment and honesty.”
We hope you will join us in exploring this painted journal that Rita and Steve Bower have and continue to create. This exhibition will be available to public through November 24th. Gallery hours are Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4-7pm.
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Happy Halloween Everyone!
We hope you are having a SPOOK-tacular Halloween! We wanted to give you a little treat by sharing the winners of this year’s Pumpkin Carving Contest. Our tenant-run Garden Committee sponsored this year’s contest during OCTOFEST, our funky, Fall Festival that took place earlier this month. There was both an Adult and Junior Division with the Best Overall Winner claiming 50% of the proceeds as their PRIZE!
And the winners for Best Overall Pumpkin are….
- Adult Division – Josh Riggle
- Junior Division – Libby Kilby
We had so many great submissions it was hard to pick! So, we have chosen some honorable mentions below:
- Most Creative – Tommy Grieco
- Scariest – Jon Waller
- Funniest – Kelly Fischer
- Most Creative – Landon Druckenmiller
- Scariest – Ryan Todor
- Funniest – Karden Tramontana
Each winner and honorable mention will receive a special certificate and bragging rights for a full year. Until next time… we wish you all a safe and candy-filled All Hallow’s Eve!
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You are hereby invited to the Annual Transylvanian Convention or the wedding of Betty Munroe and Ralph Hapschatt – our annual performance of the Rocky Horror “Picture” Show Live.
October 26th at 7pm, October 27th and 28th at 7pm and 11pm. Doors open at 6pm. $20 at the door, $15 pre-sale at the link below:
Light refreshments, participation packs, and crafts available at the show. Raffle event at each performance. BYOB.
Join us for another year of absolute pleasure. Participation and costumes are encouraged. Don’t dream it, be it at the Pajama Factory in Williamsport.
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Williamsport Bicycle Recycle will be hosting a Bike Sale on Sat, 10/21 from 10am-12pm on the corner of Park Avenue & Rose Street. All bikes marked between $20-$80. Many styles and sizes to choose from!
We will also be accepting donations of any usable bikes or parts you may want to get rid of.
*Cash or checks only.
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Williamsport Bicycle Recycle is a part of Factory Works, a non-profit organization housed at the Pajama Factory. To learn more about all the different programs Factory Works has to offer the local community, please visit www.pajamafactory.net/factory-works
Come experience Central PA’s terrifying new Halloween tradition – Only two performances remain!
13-year-old Heidi Mayerson is trapped inside the attic of a small church. The priest believes the visions she sees are messages from God, but others believe a far more sinister force is at work. Then, there are the wounds on her wrists. No matter how many times she covers them, they still won’t stop bleeding. This year, the audience is part of the show as Heidi’s secret is finally revealed in this stunning, tension-filled horror, sure to be unforgettable, theater experience.
Rated R for Profanity, Excessive Blood, and Horror. Complementary coffee will be served to all guests courtesy of Way Cool Beans beans. Free Tarot Card readings from Lady Olivia of Widow’s Walk.
Fri, 10/20 & Sat, 10/21. Doors open at 6:30pm. Show starts at 7pm. Limited seating available.
Tickets are available online at the link below or can be purchased at the door:
HEIDI’S MONKEYS is directed by Desirae Ashilene Mausteller and written by author Matthew Lysiak (Newtown An American Tragedy, Simon and Schuster 2013 and Breakthrough Harper Collins 2015).
We were thrilled by how many of our Octofest guests participated in the #OCTOPAS challenge! The goal was to collect 8 stamps from 8 different, participating studios and you were entered for a chance to win Factory-made prizes.
Our 3 winners are… (drumroll please!)
- Katie DeHotman
- Kate Ferguson
- Theresa Clees
Every winner receives a package filled with multiple, Factory-made gifts & prizes that have a combined value of over $100 each! A HUGE thank you to all of our tenants who contributed:
- BATHVS, Artisan Bath Products
- Clear Sphere, Yoga Studio
- Divine Qi / Writers Qi
- Factory Works Clay Studio
- Factory Works Gallery
- Hedbon Studios, Theatre & Performance
- Leslie James, Artist Studio
- Looking Glass Gallery
- Lynne Becker, Artist Studio
- Make What you Wear, Fabric & Sewing Lab
- Mark & Suzanne Winkelman, Loft Space
- Medusa, Artist Studio
- Paper+ Studio, Community printmaking studio
- Pasta by Deb, Handmade Pasta
- Rikki Feerrar Makeup Artistry
- Steve & Rita Bower, Artist Studio
- Sweet Peony, Shabby Chic Boutique
- Way Cool Beans, Coffee Shop
- Williamsport Community Woodshop