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have tried meditation by taking courses
or reading books. Some people stick with
it, but many feel that they have failed
because they couldn’t quiet their minds.
This assessment is based on a fundamen-
tal misunderstanding of meditation.
With proper instruction, success is
guaranteed. This workshop teaches medi-
tation in a contemporary way, maintain-
ing respect for ancient tradition while
incorporating and referencing modern
neuroscience. The technique is easy and
natural, and rigorous research has validat-
ed its effectiveness. In addition to many
health benefits, meditators experience a
pronounced shift away from fear-based
perceptions to a world view characterized
by acceptance and joyfulness.
The course is from 10 a.m . to noon.
The price for members is $89, guests are
$99. There are three sessions. Session 1:
Monday, November 9, Tuesday, Novem-
ber 10 and Thursday, November 12. Ses-
sion 2: Monday, January 25, Wednesday,
January 27 and Friday, January 29. Ses-
sion 3: Monday, March 21, Wednesday,
March 23, and Friday, March 25.
Artisan & Crafts Fair
Visit the Artisan & Crafts Fair at The
Community House on Saturday,
November 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There will be many handmade pieces for
sale, including fused glass, pottery, jew-
elry, sea glass creations, woven baskets,
knitted goods, beaded glass, holiday orna-
ments, mirrors, shell crafts, wire jewelry,
dinnerware, marmalades, soaps and body
products, candles and cosmetic products.
There is no admission cost and inexpen-
sive food and drink is available. There will
be over 25 tables of quality crafts.
Create unique greeting cards to
share with friends and family.
Instructor Carol Morris will intro-
duce you to your creative side. At each
workshop, a variety of greeting cards will
be made for all occasion, special events
and holidays. A variety of techniques will
be shared including stamping, embossing,
cutting, creative folding and embellishing.
The workshop fee includes everything
you need to create three handcrafted
cards. The fee per class is $25 for mem-
bers and $25 for non-members. Classes
will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. on the following Tuesdays: Novem-
ber 10, January 19, February 16 and
March 15. Prepayment is required. Call
Coffee And Conversation
Residents are invited for coffee and
conversation at The Community
House on November 11 at 10
a.m. This informal get-together will give
newcomers an overview of the island’s
non-profits, clubs and civic opportunities,
plus other information that will help them
become part of the community. If you
have a new neighbor who has recently
arrived, pass the word. Call 472-2155
for more information or stop by 2173
Karen L. Sem-
Center, will host a
series of workshops
Your Health, based
on Eden Energy
Six monthly two-
hour workshops are
on the agenda. All
workshops are held and sponsored by
The Community House.
Workshops will be held on the follow-
November 11, 4 to 6 p.m. This class
will provide exercises for improving eye
health and assist with healing for cata-
racts, night vision, bright light that hurts
the eye and teach a daily eye routine.
December 2, 6 to 8 p.m. Boost focus
and memory with Energy Medicine tools.
Wednesday, January 6, 4 to 6 p.m.
Balance and coordination a challenge?
Regain your rhythms easily with Energy
February 3, 6 to 8 p.m. Pain overrid-
ing your life? Loosen the congestion with
Energy Medicine tools.
March 9, 4 to 6 p.m. Use Energy
Medicine tools to create movement and
looseness for joints troubled by arthritis,
stiffness and replacements.
April 6, 6 to 8 p.m. Body, mind or
spirit in overdrive? Unleash the innate
ease with Energy Medicine
Semmelman, EEM-AP, JD, a matri-
monial lawyer for 30 plus years, is an ad-
vanced Eden Energy practitioner, teacher
and inspirational speaker.
For more information, email ksemmel-
In November, the Community House
monthly potluck will be held on
Wednesday, November 11 from 6
to 8 p.m . because of the Thanksgiv-
ing holiday. The guest speaker is Jerry
Gonzalez from Fresh Taqueria, whose
topic will be Know Where Your Food
Gonzalez and his partner Maureen
Whitaker own and operate Fresh Taque-
ria on Periwinkle. Gonzalez is a Swiss
trained chef who previously cooked in
the New Jersey and Philadelphia area,
but he has had ties to Sanibel his entire
life. He did his cooking internship at
South Seas Island Resort and was the
chef at Red Fish Blue Fish on Captiva.
He loves highlighting the flavors of fresh
ingredients and foraging for ingredients
like yucca blossoms to present to his
In keeping with learning and tasting
at the monthly potlucks, Gonzalez will
cover selecting, evaluating and finding
the best ingredients. A special treat will
be his demonstration on how to handle
and use different types of peppers.
Gonzalez and Whitaker grow a lot of
Check out local art at the Artisan & Crafts
A handmade card
Community House friends welcome you
ISLAND SUN - OCTOBER 30, 2015
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Tanqueray Gin 1.75 ltr. Reg. $36.99
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