First Ithaca Social Media, Blogging & Creativity Meet-up
Dec
20
6:00 PM18:00

First Ithaca Social Media, Blogging & Creativity Meet-up

FREE

This event is to connect Ithacans interested in photography, blogging, videography, podcasts, social media content development, etc. The goal is to foster an environment for creativity and collaboration. Ithaca is a fantastic place, and blogs, Youtube channels, and social media are a great way to show it off. These things are always much better with friends, so join us!

This is the first event to discuss what the needs are for the Ithaca creative community. Come mingle and meet other individuals looking to collaborate and brainstorm for a variety of photography, videography, blogging, social media, and other types of projects!

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Super WOOL Party II
Feb
3
1:00 PM13:00

Super WOOL Party II

Hosted by Finger Lakes Art & Inspiration Retreat (FLAIR)

Who needs football when we have felted wool? Bring your super bowl snacks and woolly bits and we'll go to town! All humans are welcome--men, kids, friends--the more the merrier. Please bring 2-3 felted wool sweaters, and $5-10 to cover the space rental cost. Other helpful things are good scissors, embroidery floss, and tapestry needles. We'll have lots to work with, though, so don't let lack of equipment keep you from getting wild & woolly!!

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Healthy Holiday Desserts: Decadent Raw Sweets Sure to Impress
Dec
15
1:00 PM13:00

Healthy Holiday Desserts: Decadent Raw Sweets Sure to Impress

$25, Pre-registration required by Friday December 14th

Get ready for the holidays with some new delicious guilt-free recipes and healthy cooking tips sure to please even the toughest critic. There’s absolutely no reason to lack flavor and decadence when turning to healthy desserts!

In this class we will make Raw Chocolate Candy Cane Pie, Raw Gingerbread Cookie Balls, and Raw 'Nog. There will be plenty for everyone to try and help making. Everyone will walk away with recipes to take home just in time to make to be the hit of all the holiday parties!

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Darling Decorating: A Social Cake Decorating Event
Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

Darling Decorating: A Social Cake Decorating Event

$40

DarlingDecorating by DarlingCake is a social, interactive, decorating experience where each guest will decorate a personalized 6-inch cake to take home. Our talented expert will instruct the chosen design, step by step, while you transform into a pastry chef for the event.

Create a Masterpiece or a Mastermess, either way, it will be Darling!

We provide:

-6” vanilla cake, pre-cut into three layers
-Vanilla buttercream
-Essential decorating tools and apron
-Fondant embellishments, to suit the reindeer theme
-Pastry chef to spark your inspiration

You provide:

This is an BYOB event. Feel free to bring your favorite bottle of wine or beer, glasses, and/or a snack to enjoy while you create this sweet treat!

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Vinyasa Yoga Technique Class
Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

Vinyasa Yoga Technique Class

Join Lennessa Shantaya, of The Yoga School $18 single class

Vinyasa Yoga Technique class is designed to present the fundamentals of healing Vinyasa Yoga in a cumulative class setting, offering both beginner and seasoned practitioners an opportunity to refine core techniques and develop competency. Participants will learn the essentials of yogic breathing (pranayama), the inner workings of energy control(bandha) and the focusing techniques of drishti, as well as covering the basics of sun salutations, alignment in standing and seated postures ...complete with full relaxation to close our class experiences.



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Let's Get Ugly: Ugly Sweater Making Party
Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

Let's Get Ugly: Ugly Sweater Making Party

Let's get Ugly! $12

Hit your local thrift shop and bring a garment to transfrom into your 2018 Ugly Sweater party masterpiece! You bring the sweater (or skirt, apron, hat...get creative!) and we provide the supplies to deck it out to Deck The Halls! If you have special pieces you want to add, feel free to bring them along!

There will be munchies and Christmas tunes to get you in the zone. Bring your friends, and BYOB if you desire. A great time is sure to be had by all!



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Giving at the Gathery
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Giving at the Gathery

Join us for Giving at the Gathery, a Holiday Vendor Market and Fundraiser

There will be a fantastic selection of local vendors with something for everyone on your list, so take this opportunity to shop local!

We will be raffling off an array of items donated by Vendors and other local businesses, as well as a 50/50 raffle, with all proceeds benefiting the Backpack Program of Tompkins County through Foodbank of the Southern Tier . The Backpack program provides children who are at risk of hunger with packs of nutritious food to take home every weekend throughout the school year. For only $3, one child can be given food security over their weekend, so come on out and GIVE!

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Vinyasa Yoga Technique Class
Nov
29
5:30 PM17:30

Vinyasa Yoga Technique Class

Instructor: Lennessa Shantaya of The Yoga School $18 single class

Vinyasa Yoga Technique class is designed to present the fundamentals of healing Vinyasa Yoga in a cumulative class setting, offering both beginner and seasoned practitioners an opportunity to refine core techniques and develop competency. Participants will learn the essentials of yogic breathing (pranayama), the inner workings of energy control(bandha) and the focusing techniques of drishti, as well as covering the basics of sun salutations, alignment in standing and seated postures ...complete with full relaxation to close our class experiences.



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Holiday Workshop Extravaganza with Wine & Blooms
Nov
28
5:30 PM17:30

Holiday Workshop Extravaganza with Wine & Blooms

Centerpiece and Wreath, $60

Wreath only, $35

Join us in creating not one, but TWO fresh, evergreen projects, a Holiday Centerpiece and a Front Door Wreath for $60! These would usually be offered as separate classes for $35/each, so you get $10 off just by staying for both classes!

You may also choose to just participate in making the Front Door Wreath for $35.

All supplies will be provided, as well as Hot Cider, Kettle Pop and Christmas Music, of course! This event is BYOB - Bring Your Own Beverage, so grab your favorite wine(s) and come on down! 

We want to see your silly and crafty Holiday Spirits by wearing your favorite Holiday Sweater during the Workshop! The winner will be revealed at the end of the event and will receive a Wine & Blooms Gift Certificate!

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Yoga Day Spa
Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga Day Spa

$35 Single, $55 Buddy Pass

Yoga Day Spa: Mini- Workshops for Natural Health and Wellness
A monthly offering from Lennessa Shantaya of The Yoga School 
November's class will cover yoga, Tea blends for winter warmth & Natural facial care.

This workshop will begin with a led, all-levels, vinyasa yoga practice followed by preparing and applying organic natural facials, and ending by learning the art of hand blending and brewing herbal teas. Tea blending, and facial product crafting will be done as group to inspire self care rituals at home. Yoga practice will be all-levels and focused on spinal wellness, healthy posture and deep yogic breathing techniques. Participants will leave glowing from the inside out!

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Soapmaking Workshop for Home and Gifting
Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

Soapmaking Workshop for Home and Gifting

$58

Learn how to make 100% natural bar soap using an all vegetable base and the cold-process method. You'll have fun creating your own special blend, using essential oils, herbs, oatmeal, etc. Participants will leave with 1 pound of their own custom-crafted soap (6-10 bars), a soapmaking mold, and an instruction booklet.

What better way to save money AND create practical, beautiful gifts than by making your own soap! You'll also learn simple yet lovely packaging ideas for holiday gift-giving.

The instructor, Sharon Kaplan, has been teaching soapmaking classes and making her own soap for over 20 years. In addition to soapmaking, Sharon loves to garden, cook, and read. She once owned a handmade papermaking business, creating plantable wedding favors and invitations. For the past 11 years, she has worked as the Director of Volunteers at the Cancer Resource Center in Ithaca.

*Adults and responsible teens only please, as we will be using lye in this class. One ticket per person.*

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Intro to Essential Oils: Winter Wellness
Nov
3
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Essential Oils: Winter Wellness

Come and gather at the Gathery to learn about Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) essential oils and how they can uplift and enhance your overall wellness. We will be discussing what essential oils are, how to use them safely and effectively, and which specific oils will support you and your loved ones through the winter (and beyond). We'll also share with you how to get your hands on this potent plant magic to uplevel your health!

Bring a friend, sample these beautiful oils, and empower yourself!

Take Away: We will also be making yummy custom roller bottles for you to take home and begin using this plant magic as a part of your daily routine! 

Tea and treats included, class fee $10

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Singing Notes & Slinging Jokes
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Singing Notes & Slinging Jokes

An evening of music and comedy with SingTrece and Kenneth McLaurin 

Singing Notes & Slinging Jokes a unique blend of music, song, storytelling comedy and laughter from international touring and recording artist Singtrece, as she shares the stage with her partner in life comedian, storyteller, and spoken word artist Kenneth McLaurin Comedian.
 

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South Hill Cider pairing dinner with The Cheese Course
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

South Hill Cider pairing dinner with The Cheese Course

Come share the evening with Steve Selin, the Cidermaker, and Rachel Freier who will prepare the creative and delicious meal. Each cider and course will be introduced in a casual and sincere atmosphere.

The menu is creative and delicious. It will both please and entertain many more than just your sense of taste! Click the ‘Buy Tickets’ button for more information on the cider list and menu.



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Kundalini Yoga with Jai Hari
Oct
11
9:00 AM09:00

Kundalini Yoga with Jai Hari

Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic form of yoga that utilizes movement, breath, meditation, relaxation and mantra. Every class is a powerful experience in revitalizing and rejuvenating the body, clearing and focusing the mind and balancing the emotions with the end result being an experience of feeling fully integrated, alive, healthy, happy and fulfilled. These are ALL LEVEL CLASSES as there are many modifications that can be incorporated into the experience. No experience or flexibility necessary!

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Kundalini Yoga with Jai Hari
Oct
4
9:00 AM09:00

Kundalini Yoga with Jai Hari

Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic form of yoga that utilizes movement, breath, meditation, relaxation and mantra. Every class is a powerful experience in revitalizing and rejuvenating the body, clearing and focusing the mind and balancing the emotions with the end result being an experience of feeling fully integrated, alive, healthy, happy and fulfilled. These are ALL LEVEL CLASSES as there are many modifications that can be incorporated into the experience. No experience or flexibility necessary!

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Kundalini Yoga with Jai Hari
Sep
27
9:00 AM09:00

Kundalini Yoga with Jai Hari

Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic form of yoga that utilizes movement, breath, meditation, relaxation and mantra. Every class is a powerful experience in revitalizing and rejuvenating the body, clearing and focusing the mind and balancing the emotions with the end result being an experience of feeling fully integrated, alive, healthy, happy and fulfilled. These are ALL LEVEL CLASSES as there are many modifications that can be incorporated into the experience. No experience or flexibility necessary!

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Punch Needle Basics
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Punch Needle Basics

Retro crafts like punch needle and latchhook are seeing a surge in popularity. Punch needle is a type of rug hooking using yarn on a foundation cloth of cotton or linen. With this technique you can make wall hangings, pillow covers, pouches, rugs, and more! In this Basic Punch Needle workshop, you will make a small wall hanging using an embroidery hoop and the punch needle technique. Participants will take home all supplies, and be able to use the punch needle for future projects. The project is simple and small enough to complete duriing the class. We hope you get hooked!

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Fiber artist Becky Yates has lived in Ithaca with her family for 10 years. A self-taught artist, she
enjoys sewing, macrame, and latch hook, but punch needle rug hooking is where she has found
her soulcraft. She opened her Etsy shop Modern Punch in February 2018 and is looking forward
to expanding her business by sharing her love of punch needle through workshops and classes. To learn more visit her website at http://www.themodernpunch.com/

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Yoga Brunch with Heart Thread Yoga
Sep
16
9:30 AM09:30

Yoga Brunch with Heart Thread Yoga

Join Rachel VerValin, of Heart Thread Yoga, for a 60 minute Vinyasa Flow class, suitable for all levels, followed with Mimosas and Brunch! Yoga, brunch and social connection...what a wonderful way to start a Sunday!

Come alone and meet new friends, or bring a buddy and save!

The menu will include fresh fruit, yogurt and granola, locally made breads and muffins, mimosas, fresh juice, tea and coffee.

Yoga + Brunch...because life is good <3

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HeatSmart Community Meeting
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

HeatSmart Community Meeting

Want to know how to save money on heating and cooling your home? Join us for a presentation by HeatSmart, a non-profit community organization helping homeowners learn about technologies and incentives to reduce costs and minimize the environmental impacts of home heating and cooling. 

After a presentation by John Comstock explaining the advantages of ground source and air source heat pumps, you will have a chance to meet representatives of 3 vetted installers- Halco, NP Environmental and Standard Insulating Co. If you like what you hear, there will be an opportunity to schedule a free, no obligation home energy assessment. 

This is a great time to update your homes insulation and heating and cooling system! The equipment is incredibly efficient, and sate and federal incentives are better than ever before. 

Please enter through Main Entrance for this event. 

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Taste of Watercolor
Aug
30
6:00 PM18:00
Art

Taste of Watercolor

Join talented local Artist, Camille Doucet, for an introduction to watercolor perfect for beginners, or those wishing to expand upon their skills.

Watercolor is adaptable to still life, portraits, landscape, abstract, Artists choice! Special attention is given to drawing (or your perceived lack thereof) and to the different wetness of watercolor for better control. *Materials are provided* 

About the Instructor
After Fine Arts studies in college in Montreal and at the Laval University in Quebec City, Camille pursued spirituality, work with the dying and raising her family in Ithaca, NY. Discovering watercolor in the early 90’s, she knew she had found her medium. Learn more about Camille and the beautiful work she does at www.camilledoucet.com.

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Kundalini Yoga with Jai Hari
Jul
12
9:00 AM09:00

Kundalini Yoga with Jai Hari

Join certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor Jai Hari for a class that will cause spontaneous JOY and UPLIFTMENT! 

Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic form of yoga that utilizes movement, breath, meditation, relaxation and mantra. Every class is a powerful experience in revitalizing and rejuvenating the body, clearing and focusing the mind and balancing the emotions with the end result being an experience of feeling fully integrated, alive, healthy, happy and fulfilled. This is an ALL LEVELS class as there are many modifications that can be incorporated into the experience. No experience or flexibility necessary!

6-Week series: July 12 - August 16.  Pre-registration is requested.  $90 for 6 weeks, $20 drop-in.  

To register: jai@thisinspiredlife.today or call (607)760-5386. 

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