Sunflower Circle: Seed Planting, Story Hour & Tea Party
Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

Sunflower Circle: Seed Planting, Story Hour & Tea Party

  • Belfast City Park Road Belfast, ME, 04915 United States (map)
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Help create a beautiful big sunflower circle in community at the Belfast City Park !  Free events for all ages:

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Saturday, June 9th, 1-3pm ~ Seed Planting, Sunflower Story Hour & Tea Party:

Come plant seeds, listen to garden stories, sing garden songs and have a tea party in the park !

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Friday, August 31st, 10am-12pm, Story Hour & Sunflower Crafts:

Stories amid the sunflowers with Belfast Library children's librarian Erica Rubin Irish and sunflower crafts.
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FMI call (207) 504-0813 or email Chelsea at joyfulbodies@gmail.com

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Sunflower Circle: Story Hour & Sunflower Crafts
Aug
31
10:00 AM10:00

Sunflower Circle: Story Hour & Sunflower Crafts

  • Belfast City Park Road Belfast, ME, 04915 United States (map)
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Come enjoy the sunflower circle at City Park !

Friday, August 31st, 10am-12pm, Story Hour & Sunflower Crafts

Stories amid the sunflowers with Belfast Library children's librarian Erica Rubin Irish and sunflower crafts.

FMI call (207) 504-0813 or email Chelsea at joyfulbodies@gmail.com

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Sunflower Circle: Seed Planting & Trash Clean-up
May
12
8:00 AM08:00

Sunflower Circle: Seed Planting & Trash Clean-up

  • Belfast City Park Road Belfast, ME, 04915 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Sunflower Circle.jpg

Help create a beautiful big sunflower circle in community at the Belfast City Park !  Free events for all ages:

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Saturday, May 12th ~ Seed Planting & Trash Pick-up:

Come together in community to clean up the winter trash and plant sunflowers ! (Part of Keeping Belfast Beautiful city-wide clean-up) If it's warm, bring a picnic and have lunch !

8am Trash Clean-up begins
10am Sunflower Planting

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Saturday, June 9th, 1-3pm ~ Seed Planting, Sunflower Story Hour & Tea Party:

Come plant seeds, listen to garden stories, sing garden songs and have a tea party in the park !

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Friday, August 31st, 10am-12pm, Story Hour & Sunflower Crafts:

Stories amid the sunflowers with Belfast Library children's librarian Erica Rubin Irish and sunflower crafts.
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FMI call (207) 504-0813 or email Chelsea at joyfulbodies@gmail.com

Sunflower Circle poster 2018.jpeg
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Sunflower Circle: Bed Preparation
May
1
10:00 AM10:00

Sunflower Circle: Bed Preparation

  • Belfast City Park Road Belfast, ME, 04915 United States (map)
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Help create a beautiful big sunflower circle in community at the Belfast City Park !  Free events for all ages:

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Tuesday, May 1st ~ May day ! ~ Bed Preparation:

Come help put down cardboard, gather seaweed, mulch and shovel compost to prepare a big circlular garden bed. Bring a picnic and have lunch together !  Bring gloves and shovels and big pieces of cardboard, if you can :~)

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Saturday, May 12th ~ Seed Planting & Trash Pick-up:

Come together in community to clean up the winter trash and plant sunflowers ! (Part of Keeping Belfast Beautiful city-wide clean-up) If it's warm, bring a picnic and have lunch !

8am Trash Clean-up begins
10am Sunflower Planting


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Saturday, June 9th, 1-3pm ~ Seed Planting, Sunflower Story Hour & Tea Party:

Come plant seeds, listen to garden stories, sing garden songs and have a tea party in the park !

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Friday, August 31st, 10am-12pm, Story Hour & Sunflower Crafts

Stories amid the sunflowers with Belfast Library children's librarian Erica Rubin Irish and sunflower crafts.
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FMI call (207) 504-0813 or email Chelsea at joyfulbodies@gmail.com

Sunflower Circle poster 2018.jpeg
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Joyful Bodies Movement: a day of moving from our hearts
Sep
16
9:00 AM09:00

Joyful Bodies Movement: a day of moving from our hearts

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A day of moving from our hearts ...

Saturday, September 16th 9 AM - 9 PM
American Legion Hall, 143 Church St. Belfast, ME

~ All abilities, orientations, & mind states welcome ~

BY DONATION

You can come for a single session, or for the whole day.

Schedule:

9am: arrival, settling in ~ muffins, tea & fruit available

9:30am-noon: Session One: Listening
Grounding in the feet, belly, heart, and breath
Authentic Movement
Speaking and moving from the heart

LUNCH (Out & About, or bring your own)
(or ..... 12-2pm: All ages run-about play time :~)

2-5pm: Session Two: Connecting
Shake-it-all-out, warm-up
Dancing with the floor / ground
Creating safer spaces
Moving together
Sound into movement, movement into sound

DINNER (Out & About, or bring your own)
(or .... 5-7pm: All-ages run-about play time :~)

7-9pm Open Floor with Open Mic ~
... poets, musicians, singers, experimental sound explorers of all kinds, WELCOME <3There will be blankets and pillows for listening and relaxing, and ample floor space for letting sound move you ...

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Facilitated by Chelsea Cartwright: Chelsea believes in going at your own pace, honoring every corner of your being, so we can fully embrace ourselves and our world. She delights in being able to share honestly, be witness and hold space for others to share, and to explore with curiousity our aliveness and ability to move and be moved, listen and express alone and in community.

What to bring: yourself, willingness, water bottle (there will be springwater available), soft clothes for moving in without buttons and strings, layers, snacks and anything else you need to be comfortable. A light breakfast will be provided, but lunch and dinner are out & about, or bring your own.

If you're From Away ... and need a place to stay the night before or the night after, please let me know. I will set you up with local sleeping space.

FMI contact Chelsea (207)504-0813 joyfulbodies@gmail.com
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New Moon Circle
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

New Moon Circle

  • 30 Huntress Avenue Belfast, ME, 04915 United States (map)
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 art by Susan Arnsten-Russell

art by Susan Arnsten-Russell

A space for connection and sharing, a time to be present with one another in all our humanness.

7-9 pm

30 Huntress Avenue, Belfast
(you can park at the dentist's office at the top of the street and walk down if the driveway is full)

All people welcome.

What will happen ?

A candle-lit circle
Quiet
Sharing and listening from our hearts
Tea

That's it :~) ♥

If you have questions, ask away ~ here or by phone: 207-504-0813

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Full Moon Circle
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Full Moon Circle

  • 30 Huntress Avenue Belfast, ME, 04915 United States (map)
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A space for connection and sharing, a time to be present with one another in all our humanness.

7-9 pm

30 Huntress Avenue, Belfast
(you can park at the dentist's office at the top of the street and walk down if the driveway is full)

All people welcome.

What will happen ?

A candle-lit circle
Quiet
Sharing and listening from our hearts
Tea

That's it :~) ♥

Upcoming dates: Friday, February 10 & Sunday, March 12

If you have questions, ask away ~ here or by phone: 207-504-0813

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Dancing Out ~ Community Improvisation
Oct
28
to Oct 30

Dancing Out ~ Community Improvisation

Dancing Out ~ Community Improvisation

October 28-30

Nurture Through Nature Retreat Center
Denmark, Maine


Facilitated by Chelsea Cartwright & Abbi Jaffe

~ All abilities, orientations, and mind states welcome ~

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Cost & Registration: $125 - $250, sliding scale (limited to 10 people)

Deposit of $50 required to hold your space.  Register online, or send a check.  Make checks payable to Joyful Bodies and send to:

Joyful Bodies
c/o Chelsea Cartwright
30 Huntress Avenue
Belfast, Maine 04915
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What will happen?

The weekend is a structured improvisation in intimate community in a beautiful place. Moving, speaking, singing, dancing from our hearts & guts, we will be co-creating the experience. How do we dance in the world? What is the culture we are creating? How do we relate with our environment?

We will work together to create a responsive container for sharing and learning with one another. In relationship with that which is arising in us and around us, we will sculpt our time together. Where it goes is up to us. With gentleness and curiosity we will delve into our world, our human form, our questions. And yes, we will DANCE :~)

Why are we here ? What moves us ? What resonates ? Where is our attention drawn ? What tension lies in us ? What sort of animals are we ? What helps us feel safe ? What impact do we have in the world ? What brings bounding joy ? What does it mean to be of service ? How do we understand and articulate our boundaries and needs ? How do we express our yearning ? What nourishes us at the root ? What does it feel like to move in alignment with our bones and our values ? How do we ask for help & support ? What's shaking ? What builds trust and connection ? What challenges us ? How do we balance movement and rest ? How do we approach suffering ? How do we share joy ? What does it feel like to roll in pine needles with a dozen friendly mammals ? ... (add your questions here ______________ :~)

Everyone brings food to contribute to meals, and shares in the cooking and cleaning up. (More details provided when you register)

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Facilitated by Chelsea Cartwright & Abbi Jaffe

Chelsea brings together explorations in meditation, contact improv dance, Authentic Movement, yoga, bodywork, women's circles, community building, event organizing, grief and trauma, singing & sounding to help create a vibrant, held space for connection and movement. She is delighted to be riffing off of the Jam Jam weekend that Abbi Jaffe and Amanda Franz have been co-creating at Dharma Door Retreat Center in Underhill, Vermont, to bring more opportunities for conscious community movement to Maine. She lives with her four-year-old son in Belfast, by the sea.

Abbi Jaffe is an embodiment activist and teacher, social worker and community builder. With her easeful, cultivated presence she authentically moves like a playful and listening animal, dancing with the earth in each moment. Abbi inspires others to follow their own body's curiosity and impulses, unleash their radiant resilience, and to be exquisite. Abbi lives in Vermont, and is the founder of Dharma Door Retreat Center. Find out more about the beautiful offerings there at www.dharmadoor.com
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~ All abilities, orientations, and mind states welcome ~

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Joyful Living Collaborative
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Joyful Living Collaborative

What:  Potluck & Discussion

When:  6-7p Potluck

            7-9p Discussion

Topic:  Deepening our Roots in Community

Where:  The Dancing Elephant, 16 School Street, Rockland

What to bring: A dish to share, and a bowl, cup & utensils (there are some there, if you forget) .. friends :~)

~ All abilities, orientations & mind states welcome ~

FMI, contact Chelsea Cartwright

joyfulbodies@gmail.com

(207)504-0813

(see the Joyful Living Collaborative page for more information about the group)

 

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Apr
22
7:00 PM19:00

Earth Day Film: Within Reach

One couple's pedal powered journey across the country to find a new home and sustainable community:

Mandy and Ryan gave up their corporate jobs and traditional houses to "bike-pack" thousands of miles.  Their journey and their film answers the question that they and many others are asking: Is it possible for all of us to live sustainably?  After touring the country, and talking with over 20,000 people they have found that not only is it possible, it is already underway.

In honor of the theme of dance in community, there will be a short dance performance by Droplet Dance (Molly Gawler & Lao Gillam) before the film.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12-20 sliding scale at the door.  Kids are FREE! 
Tickets are available online:  www.camdenoperahouse.com/calendar
from the Box Office (207)470-7066
or for pick-up at the Camden Town Office M-F 9am-3pm

NOTE:  Ticket price is included in full registration for the Moving Explorations in Community event.

 Molly Gawler, of Droplet Dance

Molly Gawler, of Droplet Dance

This event is part of the larger event Moving Explorations in Community

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“Moving Explorations in Community (ME in Community): A weekend of dance, discussion, documentary, meditation & music"
Apr
22
to Apr 24

“Moving Explorations in Community (ME in Community): A weekend of dance, discussion, documentary, meditation & music"

 Drawings by Susan Arnsten-Russell

Drawings by Susan Arnsten-Russell

Moving Explorations in Community

A celebration of dancing on the Earth, this event will be a step toward forming an ongoing contact improv dance community and jam in midcoast Maine. It is an opportunity to explore ideas for nurturing intentional dance community in Maine ~ from deepening the web of connection between movers, to the possiblity of creating a sustainable community with a green dance space. This event also launches the book and discussion group The Joyful Living Collaborative.

 Drawings by Susan Arnsten-Russell

Drawings by Susan Arnsten-Russell

Parents ~ check out the Children’s Program ! (... just keep scrolling ...)

High Mountain Hall, Camden Opera House, Watershed School, Camden Amphitheatre, Mount Battie (map)
Camden, Maine

Friday (22nd) Earth Day !

5-6:30p ~ Dinner & Opening Circle: Heart Meditation & Creating a Safe Container (High Mountain Hall)
7-7:30p ~ "An Intimate Dance" preview & dance performance with Droplet Dance about climate change (Camden Opera House)
7:30-9p ~ Film: "Within Reach" * (Camden Opera House)
9:15-9:30p ~ Open Space for warming up
9:30-10:30p ~ Occupy Movement (O.M.) Dessert & DANCE !  DJ, Aimee Moffitt-Mercer (High Mountain Hall)

* "Within Reach" is the documentary of a couples bicycle journey circling the United States in search of sustainable community.

Saturday (23rd)

7-8a ~ Sitting & Walking Meditation
8-9a ~ Breakfast
9-9:30a ~ Opening Circle
9:30a-12p ~ Contact Improv Dance
     Dancing the Shape of Water: Contact Improv Fundamentals with Carl Rudman
     A Taste of Flying: Lifts wtih Molly Gawler
12-1:30p ~ Lunch & Discussion
1:30-3:30p ~ Authentic Movement with Kari Van Tine
3:45-4:45p ~ Next Steps, dance art visioning with Chelsea Cartwright, music by William Joseph Jiordan
5-6p ~ Djump! African drum dance party
6-7:30p ~ Dinner & Discussion
7:30-8p ~ Warm-up with Deb Grant
8-9p ~ Blindfold jam facilitated by Deb Grant
9-10p ~ Improv Cello Jam with April Reed-Cox
10-10:30p ~ Candle-lit Sit

Sunday (24th) Harbor Park & the Camden Amphitheatre ~ Outside ~ dress in layers, bring rain gear ! (Watershed School if it’s raining hard ~ Library for quick warm-ups)

8:30-10:30a ~ Fruit & Tea
9-10a ~ Qi Gong with Tim English
10-11a ~ Morning Dance for the Earth with Shana Bloomstein
11a-12:30p ~ Brunch Picnic
12:30-1:30p ~ Dancing on the Green, John McIntire & fiddlers (Ali & Lani Palm)
1:30-2:30p ~ Closing Circle, part 1
2-4:30p ~ Mount Battie hike & moutaintop dancing with Rachel Schwartz
4:30-5p ~ “Perspective,” Closing Circle, part 2

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 Drawing by Susan Arnsten-Russell

Drawing by Susan Arnsten-Russell

ME in Community ~ Children's Program:

Children welcome Friday night, no separate program, parents responsible.

Kids Saturday:

6:45-8a ~ Arrival, Name Games & Storytime (High Mountain Hall)
8-9a ~ Breakfast with the whole group
9-9:30a ~ Song parade down to Watershed School
9:30-10:15a ~ Good Morning Songs and Yoga with Anna Chern
10:15-10:30a ~ Snack
10:30a - noon ~ Herbal Play with Melanie Rose Scofield
12-1p ~ Lunch
1-3p ~ Afternoon Outdoors in the Amphitheatre & Harbor Park (Watershed School if it's raining, warm-up and bathrooms in Library)
     Arches & Boats (launch in the harbor) with Steve Cartwright
     Nature games
     Free-style Fiddle Jam
3-3:15p ~ Song parade up to High Mountain Hall
3:15-3:45p ~ Snack
3:45-4:45p ~ Storytime, Naptime, or Joining the Big People
5-6p ~ Djump! African drum dance party with the whole group
6-7:30p ~ Dinner w/ the whole group


Kids Sunday, Camden Amphitheatre ~ Outside ~ dress in layers, bring rain gear ! (Watershed School if it’s raining hard~ Library for quick warm-ups)

8:30-9a ~ Breakfast with the whole group
9-10a ~ Seed Planting with Kathy Cartwright
9a-2p ~ Outdoor Art: "Masks to Move in" with Annie Bailey
10-11a ~ Dancescapes: exploring ecosystems through science and movement with Heléna Melone (ages 6 and up)
11a-12:30p ~ Brunch Picnic with the whole group
12:30-1:30p ~ Dancing on the Green, John McIntire & fiddlers (Ali & Lani Palm)
1:30-2p ~ Puppet Show: "Finding a Friend" with Melissa Glendinning & music by Liz Starr
2-4:30p ~ Mount Battie hike & moutaintop dancing with Rachel Schwartz (children welcome, parents responsible)
4-5p ~ Supervised Fairy Houses and Shelters

* Children’s evening care is up to individuals to figure out, but we will coordinate a Parents List so you can network with each other to share babysitters and other ideas ♥

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