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Free Adult Activities
Go to Calendar of Events for more information.
 
Conversational Italian Class
Tuesdays, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

This weekly class is designed for people who have some knowledge of the Italian language and would like to improve their conversational skills. The group is facilitated by Dr. Ornella Lepri Mazzuca, a native speaker of Italian. She graduated from the University of Urbino, Italy, with a Doctorate in English, French and Italian. She later earned an MA in Spanish and Linguistics and a PhD in Spanish Literature from the University at Albany. She has published various articles on Italian and Latin American authors. She is delighted to be given the opportunity to join and facilitate the conversational class in Italian at the Gardiner Library.

Life & Money: Making Investment Decisions After Emotional Abuse
for Men & Women
First Tuesdays, 7 - 8 PM
This monthly meeting will address making investment decisions after emotional abuse. A positive side effect, Joanne hopes, is an opportunity for those that have had abuse in common to find support within the community. This meeting is intended for men and women who are seeking information to move forward in self-care and to make informed financial decisions.

Gardiner Tech Support with Hunter Huang
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Need help with your laptop (PC or MAC), tablet (iPad or Kindle), smartphone (iPhone or Android) or other device? Don't have a computer and don't know where to start? Drop by or call ahead (recommended) to reserve a time for 1:1 individual help with our Gardiner Tech Support.


Book Club
First Wednesdays, 3:00 PM
Check the library website or call for more information. All are welcome. 


Library Knitters
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 PM
Come sit and knit in the beautiful Gardiner Library. Chat with other knitters.
All levels welcome.


Hearing Loss Group Meeting
Second Thursdays, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (no meeting in July and August)
Our goal is to provide information and support to those who have or live with someone who has hearing loss. Hearing loss can be an isolating condition. We want to provide strategies for maintaining and improving the quality of life for hard of hearing people in our area. Florence Butler and Alice Tenuto are also members of the Hearing Loss Association, a group that provides support and resources for people with hearing loss and their families.

Songwriter Circle-Hudson Valley Music Collective
Third Thursdays, Bi-Monthly 6:30 – 8:00 PM
$10 suggested donation
This series hosted by the Hudson Valley Music Collective (HVMC) will give musicians the chance to gather and discuss the sometimes daunting, sometimes effortless, always rewarding process of songwriting. This will not be restricted by any genre and will give creators the chance to learn from one another, hone their craft, and share new work. Each circle will include a special short set by a different songwriter from the Hudson Valley. Bring your instruments!

Canasta
Fridays, 12 - 4 PM
(weather dependent)
Sharpen your card playing skills with the local Canasta players!

Madrigal Group
Saturdays, 2:30 PM

Madrigals are a secular form of a cappella music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance sung in parts that harmonize. Open to all levels and interests. Taught by Mary Ann Osgood.
Please email Andy at circ-community@gardinerlibrary.org for further information.


Community Reiki
First Sundays, 12 - 2 PM
Members of the Hudson Valley Community Reiki group are providing 20-minute individual Reiki sessions, free of charge, on a first-come first-served basis. HVC Reiki group members are all seasoned practitioners from the community. They have been doing events like these in the region since 2010. Visit www.HVCReiki.org to learn more.

Fiber Arts Sundays
Second Sundays, 12 - 3:00 PM

This group is for all stages of knitters, crocheters, spinners or sewers! Bring your own needles, yarn and project. Attendees can share tips and techniques and socialize with the group. Newcomers and all skill levels are always welcome!


Slow Jam
Third Sundays, 3:30 - 5:15 PM
Are you new at playing an acoustic instrument and would like to practice with some friendly, local musicians?  Participants play at a slower pace so everyone will have a chance to learn the songs.  Play Old Time, Folk songs, Bluegrass, Western and other home spun type songs. All musicians and acoustic string instruments are welcome.  No audience, no pressure, just lots of fun.

Adult Classes
Go to Calendar of Events for more information.
Part of the fees benefit the Gardiner Library
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Tai Chi with Joseph Bergin
Mondays 11 - 12:30 PM & Wednesdays 11 - noon
$12 drop-in, $40 for 4 classes

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese, defensive martial art, now practiced
primarily for its health and exercise benefits.
Beginners can start on the first Wednesdays of the month.


Chair-Based Exercise Class with Kristine Devine
Wednesdays, 9:30 - 10:30 AM
$10 drop in, $40 for 4 classes

Certified personal trainer, Kristin Devine, will focus on flexibility and mobility around the joints, increased stamina and muscular strength-training. With the use of chairs and bands students can expect to feel physical improvements in activities of daily living. The series is accessible to everyone, including people with physical limitations.

Wabi Sabi Yoga with Anne Rogers
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 - 12:30 PM
$12 drop-in, $40 for 6 classes

Wabi-sabi appreciates the "imperfect, impermanent and incomplete." Strengthen the body, calm the mind, and awaken your spirit. Though experienced practitioners can enjoy this class, it is geared towards beginners.


Zumba! with Emily Heimbender and Jenny Delfini
Thursdays, 6:45 PM
$12 drop-in, $40 for 4 classes, $80 for 10 class card

Zumba incorporates Latin inspired movements like salsa, Cumbria, samba, reggaeton, and merengue along with styles from all over the world like hip hop, bellydance, and African to create a fun, easy to follow, dynamic and effective dance fitness program! Beginners and experienced are welcome!