FWC PROGRAMS FOR 2019

 

 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING FIRST:

(ALL PROGRAMS ARE ON SATURDAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

 

Except where noted, there is no set cost for a program BUT we do ask that you consider making a donation of $10 to the FWC since we are entirely dependent on donations for meeting our operating expenses. Home cooked meals may be available at an additional cost of $10 IF you indicate you would like same when making your reservation with Sheila Bach.

 

Additional details will likely be provided as dates draw closer, so please check back.

RSVPs to Sheila Bach (snbach@earthlink.net) are requested. Also if you have not visited the FWC before, please consult our DIRECTIONS PAGE and/or use the Waze app on your smart phone to locate the Niles Cabin.)

 

 

 

 

Jan 12th:    10 AM – 3 PM A Fiber Arts Workshop with Julie Courtwright. 

Feb 9th:      10 AM – 3 PM Poetry In the Cabin with Hayden Mathews and guests. Bring your own poems or favorites written by others to share and discuss. Lunch will be available with RSVP.

Mar 2nd:    10 AM – 3 PM FWC BOARD MEETING

Mar 9th:     4 PM – 9 PM An afternoon showing of a movie about the carefully preserved Farm House from Tibet that may be installed at the FWC in 2019/2020 followed by discussion, fellowship and dinner for those who RSVP’ed; and then weather permitting, a telescope tour of the night sky with astronomer Kevin Boles.

Apr 13th:    10 AM – 3 PM “Art and Spirit” An art-oriented workshop with a meditative theme led by artist Lynn Perlik. This program will be appropriate for any level of art experience; no special skills required and will be an exploration of the innate connection between Spirit and creativity using art media and practices such as mindfulness practice and/or a nature walk. There will be nominal (< $10) materials charge for chalk pastels and possibly ink or paint needed to create your artworks. Lunch will be available with RSVP.

Apr 27th:    10 AM – 4 PM SPRING WORK DAY: Come and help spruce up the Niles Cabin and the surrounding grounds and trails. A free home-cooked lunch for all who come.

May 11th:  10 AM – 3 PM ‘Writing Under the Trees’: Caroline Pelton will lead this workshop in nature journaling during which she will help you relax, be present to the spirit in nature and to distill this experience into meaningful words and images. Lunch will be available with RSVP.

 Jun 1st:      10 AM – 3 PM FWC BOARD MEETING

Jun 8th:      10 AM – 4 PM ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE: Come and enjoy food, fellowship and forest at the FWC.

Jul 13th:     10 AM – 3 PM A Family Nature Program featuring rehabilitated birds and nature activities will be led by Julie Courtwright. Lunch will be available with RSVP.

Aug 10th:  10 AM – 3 PM A Children’s Nature Program will be led by Hayley Libowitz and involve both exploring time in the woods and streams and activities near the cabin. Lunch will be available with RSVP.

Sep 7th:      10 AM – 3 PM FWC BOARD MEETING

Sep 14th:    10 AM – 4 PM A Picnic for regional Friends Meetings and members of the public. Food, fellowship, and new connections for all who come.

Oct 12th:    10 AM – 3 PM A fun-filled game of Capture the Flag around the Niles Cabin will be featured and coordinated by Greg Robb of the Friends Meeting of Washington. Lunch will be available with RSVP.

Oct 19th:    10 AM – 4 PM FALL WORK DAY: Come and help spruce up the Niles Cabin and the surrounding grounds and trails. A free home-cooked lunch for all who come.

Nov 9th:      10 AM – 3 PM Poetry In the Cabin with Hayden Mathews and guests. Our poetry programs are so popular that we added a second one in 2019.  Lunch will be available with RSVP.  

Nov 30th:    10 AM – 2 PM Cold Turkey Hike: Bring your leftovers for a pot luck dinner which will be held at the cabin after a 90 minute hike led by the Benson Family of Annapolis Meeting on the trails near the FWC.

Dec 7th:      10 AM – 3 PM FWC BOARD MEETING

Dec 28th:    10 AM – 2 PM Reflection Hike: In keeping with this event’s focus, it will be a silent hike (only instructions from the leader en route) during which you can meditate on the events of 2018, let any emotional weight you may be carrying drop away, and take in the grace and grandeur of the Blue Ridge as you look ahead to the New Year. Lunch will be available with RSVP.