The Mariposa Grandmothers are preparing for their annual book exchange to be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s in Orillia, 62 Peter St. N.
Please bring five or six gently used books to exchange for books you haven’t read. Admission is by donation, with proceeds going to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
Funds raised will support grandmothers in Africa who are raising children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.
Hands and Hearts for Africa presents their Fabulous Sock Hop, happening next Saturday February 23 from 5:30 to 9:30pm at Richmond Hill United Church, 10201 Yonge Street in downtown Richmond Hill.
Come join us for delicious pasta, a wonderful auction and the rocking music of Little Peter and the Elegants. We offer prizes for the craziest socks worn to our Hop and for our music quiz. Tickets on sale at 905-884-1301 ext 5 or at the door. $20 for seniors and students, $25 for adults, $55 for a family of 4. Your hosts, Hands and Hearts for AFRICA, promise a warm welcome and a toe -tapping evening!
Please join us on Saturday, February 23 for the Sounds of Love and Hope, an evening of exceptional musical performances taking place at St. John’s United Church. Hosted by Oomama and the Power of One at St. John’s, the concert will feature
two dynamic and award-winning choral ensembles, Raise Her Voice Chamber Choir and A Few Good Men, from the Oakville Choir for Children and Youth along with soloist performances by soprano, Dr. Charlene Pauls and violinists Royce Richert and Leslie Ashworth. Doors open at 6 p.m. for refreshments, silent auction and marketplace. Concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 (Students $15)
We sincerely thank all of our presenters for donating their time and talent to raise money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.
Healthy snacks, lunch and beverages included in registration
Price: Before March 5th———-$65
On or after March 5th—-$75
Please dress in comfortable clothes. Personal yoga mats, water bottles and drums are encouraged.
For more information or to register contact
• Jeanne 416-951-1856 or
• firstname.lastname@example.org or
9:00 am It’s Never too Late to Prioritize Your
Wellness Cathy Mines
3:00 pm Finding your Happiness Every Day
Dr. Sarah Maddocks.
Each person will be able to participate in 4 activities listed in order of energy required.
Meditation: Dr. Michelle Chaban
Brain Health: Nicole Gardner
Sitting with Movement
Drumming: First Nations’ drumming and its use in healing
Beginners Yoga and Chair Yoga: Cathy Mines
Walking the Labyrinth: ancient practice of walking a structured path with contemplation Lee-Ann Ahlstrom
Qi Gong: a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing and meditation
Tai Chi: ancient Chinese martial art to benefit health
Yoga: Cathy Mines
Balls and Bands: fitness exercises using objects to promote strength and health
Pilates: exercises to build flexibility, strength and endurance