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ALEBRIJES FROM OAXACA, MEXICO Armando Jiménez Aragon and his son Alejandro, two famous Zapotec alebrije woodcarving artists from Oaxaca, Mexico, will be visiting the Cameron on March 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. See how they craft their figures from copal wood similar to the ones in the recent Disney animated film Coco. The art was passed down to them from Armando’s grandfather, one of the originators of the art form. They have traveled throughout the United States and Mexico giving presentations and workshops of their award winning work.They may offer some of their work at the presentation for sale. Residents sign up at 978-692-5523.
WRITE YOUR STORY INTO A BOOK
Starting Tuesday March 19 at 2 –4 p.m. Your story is worth telling! No one can tell it better than you. If you’ve never written before, don’t worry. You’ll receive guiding questions to bring out your inner stories. TAKE THIS JOURNEY! Who are you as a person? How did you become who you are today? What will you discover about yourself? It will be an eye-opening by simply revisiting your life intentionally and a deep healing and reconciling experiences as a by-product of writing your story. This can be a healing and renewing process – one of great spiritual discovery. Find self-identity, meaning and purpose, Heal old wounds, clear up misunderstandings, lessen the pain of a secret hurt. MAKE YOUR BOOK At the end of the class, you’ll have a bound book to share with your loved ones: children, grandkids or friends as a precious gift. The class is two 24-week commitments (Spring and Fall, each 12 weeks): Early Years (9 weeks), Middle Years (10 weeks), Later Years (5 weeks), Putting it all together to make your book (2 weeks) Class Size: Minimum of 8 to a maximum of 13 (with confidentiality secured) Dates: Meets weekly from March to June (Every Tuesday) Instructor: Pastor Seok-Hwan Hong, Ph.D. Questions: 401-585-7027 or[email protected] Sign up at 978-692 -5523.
Wednesday, March 20th at 11 a.m.
Celebrate this wonderful holiday by wearing bright colors and join us as we travel to the exotic land through a dance concert that brings to life paintings and sculptures and tells stories from Indian mythology. A rich cultural experience with acclaimed Indian dance artist Mouli Pal. After the concert we will have an Indian lunch and a festive activity. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Westford Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Please call to sign up at 978-692-5523. The fee is $5.
The Aging Mastery Program® coming to Cameron thanks to funding from the Cummings Foundation
The Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) offers community-based organizations a clear path to engage older adults and address the physical, financial, and emotional wellness of older adults. First piloted nationally in five senior centers, AMP incorporates evidence-based materials, expert speakers, group discussion, and peer support to give participants the skills and tools they need to achieve improvements in their health and economic security. This 10 week program aims to empower older adults to make and maintain small, impactful changes to their behaviors to live a healthier, happier, and more secure life. Coming to Westford Tuesday April 23 – June 25, from 4 to 6 pm. The cost per person is $30 for the materials and speaker series (actual value is $60/person). Residents can contact Annette, 978-399-2326 with questions. Deadline to sign up is by March 26 so that supplies may be ordered.
UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH
Lowell General will be offering this free program to our center on March 28 at 6 p.m. Mental health issues are common in at least one out of every five people. In most cases, they are manageable and with the right kind of help, most people who experience these difficulties can live happy and successful lives. Join us to learn about the basics of mental health—signs & symptoms, myths vs. facts, and various forms of treatment. Residents are asked to sign up at 978-692-5523 by March 25.
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