NECI Feast for Floodies To Be Served on Sunday, May 20 No matter how you’re feeling about the flood these days, a meal prepared by the New England Culinary Institute (NECI) will make you feel better. The NECI Feast for Floodies will be served on Sunday, May 20, at 5 p.m. at the Crossett Brook Middle School cafeteria in Duxbury. NECI students will work their wonders with locally donated food, creating a meal for flood-affected folks in the area. Come for supper, socializing, and to support your neighbors. Have you taken advantage of the Allen Lumber flood discount? Come learn what resources are still available. Along with a great meal is the opportunity for:· FREE portrait sessions – courtesy of Stowe photographer Paul Rogers.
· Voluntary participation in an Irene Story Circle – thanks to the folks at the Vermont Folklife Center.
· Art and games for kids.Area businesses interested in offering food donations or sponsoring the event can contact Carrie Dessureau at 244-7262 firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPLEMENTING MINDFULNESS PRACTICES WITH YOUTH- A workshop open to all community members
June 26, 8:30 – 3:30
Presenter: Daniel Rechtschaffen
Childcare provided courtesy of the Waitsfield P.T.A.
To register, please contact Waitsfield Elementary School (496-3643). Participants need to be pre-registered, but the workshop is free.
All interested in mindfulness are welcome. Mindfulness practices will be presented and explained. The results of mindfulness in decreasing stress, anxiety and depression, and in improving emotional and physical well being are be a part of the course content. The workshop is open to the community at large and especially parents and those working with school children; adults only, please.
Daniel Rechtschaffen,M.A., is the founding director of the Mindful Education Institute which offers a year long mindfulness in education teacher training program. He has had extensive experience teaching children and instructing educators throughout the country, including educators in South Burlington. He has developed curriculum for Mindfulness without Borders, Mindful Schools, and The Mindful Mothering Project. Following his time here in the Mad River Valley, he will lead a week-long program at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY on Bringing Mindfulness Practice to Children in grades K-12. We are privileged to have Daniel with us.