Strong Moms Event … Restoring Strength and Health After Baby

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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OPEN HOUSE! Williamsport Community Woodshop

Would you like to try something new?  How about making great things out of wood…

Join us at the Williamsport Community Woodshop for an

OPEN HOUSE

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.

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A perfect day for Cyanotypes!

The Cyanotype process turns 175 years-old this year!  To celebrate this historic photography process, the Williamsport Community Darkroom hosted a workshop in the Pajama Factory Courtyard, led and instructed by Ralph Wilson.  This kid-friendly event had a great turn out and produced some truly wonderful images.

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Stove to Store: A Food Entrepreneur Workshop

The Williamsport Community Kitchen is off to a great start!  This is definitely an exciting initiative for those interested in learning how to start their own food business.  Be sure to attend!

(Shared Facebook event from Williamsport Community Kitchen)

Williamsport Community Kitchen will be offering a three hour workshop aimed at providing aspiring entrepreneurs with the tools necessary to work through the startup of a food business.

Two days to choose from:

  • Saturday, March 18, 9am-12pm
  • Monday, April 24, 6pm-9pm

Tickets are available online for $35 and include all the materials.  

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I will write today…

A Writer’s Group, hosted by one of our tenants, Angela Nichols, will be meeting at Way Cool Beans tomorrow, Fri 3/10 from 6-7:30pm. This will be the first in a series of monthly gatherings to encourage community writers and artists of all levels and genres.

Donations of books, pencils, words written on groovy card stock, and donuts are welcome. Savory choices of coffee and teas are available for purchase, so no outside drinks are necessary.

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Last Class

Factory Works Clay Studio will be offering the last class of their 2017 Winter-Spring Schedule this month. “Yard Art” with instructor Lisa Major will start on March 22nd and will run Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm through April 5th. No experience necessary! Class fee also includes 25 lbs of clay.

Monthly studio memberships are also available! You can get more information here, or email factoryclaystudio@gmail.com

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The Williamsport Community Woodshop – Spring 2017 Class Schedule

The Williamsport Community Woodshop has announced their Spring 2017 Class Schedule (PDF file).

Learn from skilled craftsmen how you can make your very own end-grain cutting board, kitchen utensils, and so much more!

Are you an experienced woodworker? Then become a member and gain access to a fully equipped facility.

Visit the Williamsport Community Woodshop website for more information.

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Here’s a great thing

Veruschka Stevens

Cliff Stevens, who’s been quite active with Val Beggs’ sewing classes, took the pattern of a hand-woven Bolivian textile and had it printed online. When the fabric arrived, he reverse-engineered his wife’s favorite top and duplicated it with the new fabric, giving her a truly wonderful gift.

Not only is this very cool, it’s the kind of thing *you* can do, when you Make What You Wear! Thanks for sharing, Cliff!

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Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP)

If you’re concerned about violence, be it in your life or in our community, you should take a look at this workshop.

“Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Basic Workshop October 22-23 9am-6pm @ Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave. $25 fee or $5 scholarship rate – Lunch included

(Shared Facebook Event)

AVP Workshop

What to expect? Participants from our previous workshop say:

“Connecting with others at more than a superficial level”
“Come expecting not instructions about how to do it, but an experience.”
“We learned to affirm each other” … “techniques for better communication” … “practical conflict resolution techniques”
… “how to live in a nonviolent way.”
“Taking risks – plowing through fears – staying open – being a part of a process with strangers can change your life, perhaps forever.”

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