Eldering Discussion Group

Wednesday, March 4
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 

Please join us for our new discussion group. While aging is familiar to us, the concept of “Eldering” may be new. Our Eldering group is a place to talk, to share, or to just listen to what neighbors, friends, and members of our community have to say about their experiences as we grow older. The group has already come up with a great list of resources.

This month we’ll talk about unexpected moments in your life. You can choose to share, or just come listen. 

This group meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 1:00-2:30. All are welcome. We hope you’ll join us for a great conversation!

Help Save Our Ash Trees!

Thursday, March 5
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 

Adult emerald ash borers eat ash tree leaves. Larvae feed on the nutrient-rich tissue just under the ash tree’s bark, forming S-shaped lines in the tree. This feeding process disrupts the trees’ ability to move food and water from its roots to its leaves, eventually killing the tree.

The Town of Cape Elizabeth needs your help to control these new pests! Town Tree Warden Todd Robbins joins us this month to talk about the arrival of Emerald Ash Borer to Maine, and specifically the Portland area. Todd will be joined by former Tree Warden Mike Duddy to:

1)  Raise awareness.
2)  Describe steps the town will be taking to deal with the impact.
3)  Suggest steps homeowners can take.
4)  Answer questions.
5)  Solicit feedback.
 
We hope you’ll join us to learn more.

Chair Yoga!

Monday, March 9
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
 

No prior experience is needed for this experience of gentle, mindful movement and deep breathing to calm the nervous system and focus the mind. Led by yoga expert Martha Williams, you’ll stretch and move while sitting in your chair with a handful of standing and balancing postures accessible to all. We’ll finish with a guided body scan that invites you to relax into the present moment, that place where true power lies.

Yoga offers many benefits, including lower blood pressure, greater strength and flexibility, improved balance, and a calmer mind. You’ll learn why yoga is more than the physical postures you see in pictures and commercials, and how you can incorporate it into your life in a way that works for you. Chair yoga can be practiced at any age. No prior experience, mats, or towels are needed. Just wear comfortable clothing, sneakers or flat shoes, and bring water to drink. 

When you tap into this ancient practice you’ll learn many ways to find a more peaceful, powerful you.

Learn more about our instructor
Martha Williams works with individuals and groups seeking optimal health and wellbeing. She draws on her training as a therapist and social worker, certified yoga teacher, and a trained shamanic practitioner. She offers a unique blend of services supporting individuals in the transformation of their life into one of optimal health and thriving in all areas. Through her yoga classes she invites deep connection to body, self and Spirit with gentle yoga and movement guided from within. She received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training from the Yoga Spirit School of Yoga, studied core shamanic practices extensively with Dory Cote, and traveled to Peru and sat in ceremony with Q’ero Shamans, Alberto Villoldo, and the Four Winds Society. Martha worked for more than nine years at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and experienced a wide range of thought-leaders and transformational teachers. Her classes resonate with people seeking greater flexibility, improved balance, and a healthy break from a busy, full life.

Democracy Cafe

Tuesday, March 10
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
 

The Democracy Cafe meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month to talk about all-things-Democracy. This month we’ll talk about the role of primaries in US elections. We hope you’ll join us for another great discussion with this thoughtful group. All are welcome.

Morning Book Group

Wednesday, March 11
9:30 am – 11:00 am
 

Our morning book group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. This month, we’ll be discussing Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman. We hope you’ll join us for a great discussion. New members are always welcomed.

“Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!” —Reese Witherspoon

Maine Wildlife Series: Meet Dante the Crow!

Thursday, March 12
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Crows are among the most abundant birds around, and are a familiar sight on our roads and near our trash. But did you know this scavenger is as intelligent as a seven year old child? Join us to learn more about these crafty animals at the next presentation in the Maine Wildlife Series! Meet “Dante”, the Center for Wildlife’s beautiful non-releasable crow education ambassador! Learn about the natural history of crows, as well as his personal story, from Katie Brodeur, Education & Outreach Specialist. We look forward to seeing you there!