April 2019 Meetings and Events

First a special section for local Easter Events,
followed by regular April Events.

EASTER 2019 

** Important TIME change**

** The Branch EASTER FESTIVAL is now 4pm **

** NOT at 3.**

The Berkshire-Taonic Branch Easter Festival
Easter Sunday, April 21st, 4pm
At the hall in Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School

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Click here to read:
Easter Week Daily Meditations on St. Paul’s Conversion/Initiation Experience In Light of the Easter Thought

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Holy Week Events: at the Christian Community Church in Hillsdale April 14th-20th 2019

The Path of Passion. Every Morning and Evening:
Act of Consecration & Sermon every morning (see times below),
plus: a Close of Day & Conversation, Sunday through Friday 6:30—7:30pm.

**Saturday, there will be a talk after the morning service, but no Close of Day**

Sunday, April 14th, 10:30am - Palm Sunday - Footwashing
Monday, April 15th, 9:00am - Holy Monday - Scourging
Tuesday, April 16th, 9:00am - Holy Tuesday - Crowning
Wednesday, April 17th, 9:00 am - Holy Wednesday - Bearing the Cross
Thursday, April 18th, 9:00am - Maundy Thursday - Crucifixion
Friday, April 19th, 9:00am - Good Friday -Entombment
Saturday, April 20th, 9:00am -Holy Saturday* -Resurrection

The Forty Days of Easter: the Festival of Resurrection Easter Sunday, April 21st, following the Act of Consecration.

Join us for THE EASTER PUPPET PLAY and an Easter Joy Brunch directly following the Act of Consecration. Potluck contributions welcome!

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The Festival Study Group will meet during Holy Week to continue discussion of Rudolf Steiner’s lectures on The Gospel of St. Luke.
Palm Sunday, April 14th, 7:30pm – Lecture 7
Good Friday, April 19th, 7:30pm – Lecture 8
Easter Sunday, April 21st, members of the study group are invited to breakfast at 10am followed by a discussion of Lecture 9.

We will conclude this cycle of lectures at Whitsun.

Meetings are at the home of Gloria Kemp and Margaret Rosenthaler. Contact info in the Chanticleer.

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Celebration of the Easter Festival and Honoring the Spiritual Beings in Nature
Saturday April 27th, 4:30-6:00 pm, followed by a Potluck Supper to begin at 6:00 pm

We in our community will gather together to prepare healing substances for the good Earth, celebrate the festival, and recognize the Elemental Beings and the Spiritual Beings
behind the creation of nature. All who attend, who wish to, can contribute thoughts about Easter. Songs, poetry, a recitation of the Foundation Stone Meditation, music, Eurythmy, and Spacial Dynamics will be enjoyed by all.

Children and adults alike are invited to participate.
The festival will be held at the home of Christiana Williams. Contact info in the Chanticleer.

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Karl Konig's 'Maundy Thursday Play'
Thursday April 18th 7:30 pm
at Camphill Village Copake (Fountain Hall).
The Maundy Thursday Play was written by Dr. Karl Konig (founder of the Camphill Movement). The action takes place
in The Spirit or Heavenly Realm and also during The Last Supper with the 12 Apostles and Christ. It is Christmas time
in the Heavenly realm and those who reside there are eagerly watching the deeds taking place on the Earth, specifically the transformation of the loaves and fishes and later on with Christ’s ultimate sacrifice. A ‘Youth’ character tells three ‘Archangels’
of the new direction that is about to happen for the future
of Humanity and the Heavens. The Apostles and Christ are creating a new type of freedom in re-connecting with the Spirit. It is a transformation of sorts that one character, ‘The Speaker’ undergoes in the Heavenly realm. Ultimately the further connection between Earth and Spirit begins to re-enliven the two through the free deeds done on Earth.
** This play features members from the various Camphill Communities of Columbia County **

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April Events

Meditation worthy of the Name — by Michael Lipson
Times: Each Week on Tuesdays 11am; Thursdays 5pm. (Same theme twice each week.)
Location: 5 Hillside Avenue, Great Barrington, MA

For 19 years, I have led a meditation and spiritual practices group in my office in Great Barrington, MA. This is a drop-in group. Everyone is welcome. You can come once, or every time, or intermittently, just as you please.

We focus on wide-ranging themes of the spiritual life. “Spiritual” refers to those aspects of existence that normal consciousness may dimly sense, but cannot enter wakefully. In group, we try to enter them wakefully. It is not a study group. We’re after direct experience. And we laugh a lot.

For example, right now we are focused on the potentials within ageing -- a process rarely seen for its enormous promise. We have previously worked with healings in the New Testament, with the Lojong Slogans of Tibetan Buddhism, with Sufi practices of interpersonal encounter, with Gaian awareness and Goethean observation, and really the themes are endless.

In each case, our work is Word-oriented. We aim to participate knowingly in the co-creation of what Steiner called, “the flow of world occurrence.”

Times: Tues 11am; Thurs 5pm. (Same theme twice each week.) Location: 5 Hillside Avenue, Great Barrington, MA
Fee: $20

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Painting at Free Columbia
— Thursday Mornings —

For those of you who would like to paint on a weekly basis we are offering a 9:30am-12pm
Studio time, with instruction by Laura Summer if you want it. Most materials provided.
A contribution of $0-35 is suggested, this means you can choose an amount in that range that fits your budget.
Please contact Laura Summer if you want to come. www.FreeColumbia.org

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Grief Support Group
— Thursday afternoons 
For people who’ve lost a loved one in the last year.
Shared support and presentations on ways to handle challenges. Led by Gregor Simon-MacDonald, LMSW, former Hospice Social Worker. Open to people with or without
a connection to Anthroposophy. Fee: $35
At The Christian Community, Green River Lane, N. Hillsdale.
Call Gregor for details. Contact info in Chanticleer.
Pre-registration REQUIRED

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** Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School Community Cabaret and Coffee House **

Join us for a celebration of community that also supports the school’s Annual Fund

Friday, April 5, 2019, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

The Hall at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, Suggested admission: $10 – $20 individual; $25 – $50 family This event celebrates our diverse community with a light-hearted and unique program of live entertainment, a selection of home-made desserts, and a raffle to benefit our school. This is a family-friendly event. Performances include singing, dancing, poetry, storytelling, skits, juggling, music, and moreAll funds raised from this event will support the Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School’s Annual Fund which helps to bridge the gap between tuition income and annual operating expenses in support of making this education as accessible as possible to a diverse community of families.

More details: https://school.hawthornevalley.org/events/community-cabaret-coffee-house/
Questions: Elizabeth Frishkoff (12th Grade Class Rep) Contact info in Chanticleer.

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Eldering as an Improvisational Journey **Canceled**

April 5, 7:30pm-9:00pm
April 6, 9:30am-4:30pm

with Signe Schaefer, Jennifer Brooks Quinn and Kathleen Bowen
We will use biography and social art exercises to bring to light the events and patterns in our earlier life phases to help us discover imaginations for our later years.

Event Location: Spring Valley, NY
REGISTER by March 29th  www.BiographySocialArt.org

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Arteum Painting Course
Friday, April 5th, 6:30pm - Sunday, April 7th, 2pm
Painting with Hans Schumm
Eurythmy with Karen Derreumaux.
Color, Elements, Ethers and Temperaments seem to form
an interwoven unity. This can be discovered when we try to immerse ourselves objectively into the inner nature of color. Following the color in this way and using specific color sequences may lead to a wondrous painting journey into the Nature Mood sketches of Rudolf Steiner, with which we will work throughout the year.
For further details please call. Contact info in Chanticleer.

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** The Concerts at Camphill Ghent **

Saturday, April 6th, 3pm

Brahms and Bernstein away!

Six students from the Graduate Vocal Arts program led by Dawn Upshaw, and four exceptional students from the Bard College Conservatory of Music, led by Robert Martin, will perform songs by Bernstein, Handel and Schumann, and the exquisite Clarinet Quintet in B minor by Brahms.

Pianist Gili Melamed-Lev will join Bard faculty violist Marka Gustavsson and pianist Kayo Iwama. This is promising to be a festive, inspiring and joyous concert and students from ages 5 and up are strongly encouraged to come.

Free admission

All are invited to the reception to meet the artists.

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Curative Education Study Group
* This study group is usually held the 1st Friday *
Friday, April 5th, 7 pm
We will continue studying from the book The Modern Art of Education by Rudolf Steiner.
We will discuss lectures six and eleven.
At the home of Christiana Williams
83-7 May Hill Rd near Harlemville.
For directions or information call. Contact info in Chanticleer.

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Branch Initiative MeetingTime & Date Change
2nd and 4th Tuesday, April 9th and 23rd, 7 - 8:30pm
4 To accommodate people who cannot meet during regular working hours, beginning in April, the Branch Coordinating Group will be meeting from 7pm to 8:30pm
on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month 4
All are invited who wish to take an active part in the life of our Branch of the Anthroposophical Society, or just learn more about it. To learn more, contact John Barnes. Contact info in Chanticleer.
Meetings take place at Windy Hill.

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The Beatitudes in Word and Movement

Sunday, April 7th, 12:00pm

Liza Marcato will give an introduction to the Path described, and the Beatitudes will be performed in Eurythmy by Michal Bar-Shalom, Patti Regan, Ran Shimizu, Lynne Stolfo, and Jeanne Simon-MacDonald.
At the Christian Community Church in Hillsdale.

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First Class: Sunday, April 7th, 3:15 for 3:30pm
Camphill Ghent. Contact Anna Rée. Contact info in Chanticleer.

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The Staying Connected Study Group
Tuesday, April 9th, 7:30 pm
The Staying Connected Study Group will discuss Lecture 2 of Rudolf Steiner’s At Home in the Universe, five lectures given in The Hague, November 13-18, 1923.
At the home of Gloria Kemp and Margaret Rosenthaler. Contact info in Chanticleer.

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Theme of the Year Study Group Meeting
Thursday, April 11th, 7:30pm punctually
Everyone is welcome to participate in the study of the 2018-2019 Theme of the Year. Please prepare ahead for the meeting by studying the following chapters:
The Laying of the Foundation Stone, 1923 (p.36),
and the chapter of The Lord's Prayer, (p.76) — which will be the main focus.
Both from the book: The Foundation Stone, by W. Zeylmans van Emmichoven (published by Temple Lodge). We will also concentrate on the Third Panel.
The meeting will be at Camphill Ghent, in the MAGNOLIA HOUSE (second entrance on the service road). For comments or questions about the meeting call. Contact info in Chanticleer.

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Camphill Hudson Players presents Food Talks
Friday April 12th 7pm
After a sold out debut at Hudson Hall in 2018, integrated theater group The Camphill Hudson Players return with a new, tantalizing production exploring our relationship to food and the role it plays in the local community. With a series of funny and eye-opening vignettes, Food Talks asks, “Are you willing to have a conversation with the food you eat?”
at Hudson Hall 327 Warren St Hudson NY (Free) https://hudsonhall.org/2019/02/06/camphill-hudson-players-food-talks/

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Goethean Science and the Native Science
of Indigenous Peoples - A talk by Jennifer Greene
Friday, April 12th at 7pm
At The Nature Institute
Jennifer Greene is the founder and director of the Water Research Institute of Blue Hill, Maine.
Sliding scale: $5 - $20

** Weekend Workshop with Jennifer Greene **
    at The Nature Institute
Moving, Forming, and Rhythm in Water Flow: 
Experiencing and Understanding the Fluid Event of Water...

Saturday, April 13th, 9am-4pm and Sunday, April 14th, 10am-12:30pm

On Saturday, please bring a dish to share for our potluck lunch.

How we know water determines what we see of water and, therefore, how we interact with it and, ultimately how we care for and manage it. If water is seen as a commodity only, water management projects lead to abandonment of our waterways and our depletion of water resources. This leads to the infringement on the right of all living creatures to clean water. If we see water a “right of all living beings,” as “an element for life,” which serves all life without prejudice, then our management decisions will be different and the sanctity of life will be understood and thus protected. We usually do not defile what we have come to revere.

Through this hands-on experiential water workshop, we will hone observation skills and precise language descriptions as we follow unfolding water phenomena. Through “thinking like water” we will try to develop insights that reveal water’s intrinsic nature.

Please register for the workshop by April 5.
natureinstitute.org Sliding scale: $50 - $200

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First Class at Windy Hill
April 13th & 14th
Date Change for April (in consideartion of Easter)

April 13th, 7pm, Free Rendering Lesson 4
April 14th, 8:30am Conversation Lesson 4
If you have questions regarding the Class you can call either Hanna or John. Contact info in Chanticleer.

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Nature Spirits Study Group
* This study group is usually held the 3rd Wednesday *
April 17th, at 7pm
We will review lectures 1-6
of Nature Spirits: Selected lectures by Rudolf Steiner At the home of Christiana Williams.
For information and directions call. Contact info in Chanticleer.

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Poem, Tale or Fairy Tale?
A Beginning Exploration of Goethe and Novalis.
Saturday, April 20th at l0am

Continuation of a gathering of those interested in exploring the offerings of Goethe and Novalis. (We are currently working on the novel Heinrich von Ofterdingen by Novalis but the content is flexible to meet the interests of those attending.)
At the home of Christiana Williams.
For information and directions call. Contact info in Chanticleer.

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THE SACRED GATEWAY
CONSCIOUS LIVING, CONSCIOUS DYING, AND THE JOURNEY BEYOND 
Creating Death-Caring Communities
April 26,27,28 Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School

Through interactive workshops, triad sharing, keynote discussions with Rev. Julia Polter, Lisa Romero, Linda Bergh, and Marianne and Dennis Dietzel, as well as experiential and artistic activities, we will consciously explore the spiritual and practical aspect of human life and death.

Full Schedule and details at www.anthroposophy.org/sacredgateway.
$195 full conference. Youth rate and scholarships available.
Daily Rates:
Friday evening: $50 -light reception included
Saturday: $80 - lunch/dinner separate
Sunday: $50 -light brunch included

Events which will be open to the general public:

Thursday, April 25th at 7pm
Screening of Living While Dying
at Hawthorne Valley School Auditorium- Open to the public!
($10 Suggested Donation)

Saturday April 27th: 9:00-10:30am
The Container of Community with Linda Bergh and Marianne and Dennis Dietzel
Celebrating a death-care community
In 1996 an event occurred in Harlemville that changed the community and the face of its death-caring understanding. Two new students from Minnesota attending Hawthorn Valley Waldorf School for 11th and 12th grades, Kirsten Bergh and Nina Dietzel, died in a car accident. Kirsten’s mother, Linda Bergh, survived. Linda, as well as Nina's parents, Marianne and Dennis Dietzel, will be present at the conference. They, along with many other voices from the community, will share this special story in an artistic weaving on Saturday morning, how this shared destiny continues to inform the community.
(Free)

April 28th 2:00pm-4:30pm Post Conference:
Death, Dying and Surrender Post Conference with Lisa Romero
Through the inner work and the meditative life one has to understand the process of conscious surrender and letting go of attachments to the transitory life – “to die before we die”. This can be the hardest aspect of meditative practice and also the hardest aspect of life. With the esoteric understanding of death, dying and surrender we can actively take the steps that lead to the seeds of transformation and a new stage of growth, preparing us for the letting go of the body and the journey into the spiritual world.
(Free to conference participants. Please register with your main conference registration.)
Open to the Public $15-20 suggested donation.

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March 2019 Meetings and Events

Branch Initiative Meeting
1st and 3rd Friday, March 1st and 15th, 3-4:30pm
All are invited who wish to take an active part in the life of our Branch of the Anthroposophical Society, or just learn more about it. We begin each meeting with a verse before engaging in brief study of a letter from The Life, Nature, and Cultivation of Anthroposophy. To learn more, contact anyone from the list of participants on the mailer page of this newsletter.
If you wish to attend but would prefer the meetings to be held on Tuesday evenings
please contact us through our website, or contact John Barnes directly by email or phone. Contact info in Chanticleer. Meetings take place at Windy Hill

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Curative Education Study Group
Friday, March 1st, 7pm
We will continue studying lecture 10 from the book
The Modern Art of Education by Rudolf Steiner.
Everyone who is interested in Curative Education
or Waldorf Education is invited to participate.
This study group is usually held on the 1st Friday of each month At the home of Christiana Williams
83-7 May Hill Rd near Harlemville.
For directions or information call. Contact info in Chanticleer.

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Readings of two new plays by Peter Oswald
* Steiner *
Saturday March 2nd, 7-9:30pm, with one intermission
* The Circle Widens - The Working Of The Spirit *
Sunday March 3rd, 2-5:30pm, with two intermissions
General Single Ticket $30 Senior/Student Ticket $25 General Bundle (both plays) $50 Senior/Student Bundle $40

At Threefold Educational Center
260 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge NY (845)-352-5020
more info: www.lemniscatearts.org

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Thursday Mornings Painting at Free Columbia
For those of you who would like to paint on a weekly basis we are offering a 9:30am-12pm
studio time with instruction by Laura Summer if you want it. Most materials provided.
A contribution of $0-35 is suggested, this means you can choose an amount in that range that fits your budget. Please contact Laura Summer if you want to come. Contact info in Chanticleer.

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Grief Support Group
Weekly for six Thursday afternoons starting March 7th
For people who’ve lost a loved one in the last year.
Shared support and presentations on ways to handle challenges. Led by Gregor Simon-MacDonald, LMSW, former Hospice Social Worker. Open to people with or without
a connection to Anthroposophy. Fee: $35
At The Christian Community, Green River Lane, N. Hillsdale. Call Gregor for details. Contact info in Chanticleer.
Pre-registration REQUIRED

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* The Concerts at Camphill Ghent *
Saturday, March 9th, 3pm
Philip Glass's
Mad Rush, Couperin's Le Tic Toc, Eric Satie & Schumann's Arabesques and what Schumann called "my favourite work", the deeply moving Kreisleriana,
will be played by renowned pianist Simone Dinnerstein

All are invited to the reception to meet the artist.
Tickets can be purchased at concerts@camphillghent.org or by calling Ivy Sharron at 518-392-2760 ext. 119 Single tickets: Adults - $30, Seniors - $25, Students - Free

Looking ahead:
April 6th - Gifted Students and faculty from The Bard Conservatory of Music. Brahms, Clarinet Quintet and songs by Schumann, Brahms and Bernstein.

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First Class: Sunday, March 10th, 3:15 for 3:30pm
Camphill Ghent. Contact Anna Rée Contact info in Chanticleer.

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The Staying Connected Study Group
Tuesday, March 12th, 7:30pm
1 The Staying Connected Study Group had to cancel last month’s meeting due to the storm 1 We will begin discussions of Rudolf Steiner’s At Home in the Universe, five lectures given in The Hague, November 13-18, 1923.
At the home of Gloria Kemp and Margaret Rosenthaler Contact info in Chanticleer.

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Theme of the Year Study Group Meeting
Thursday, March 14th, 7:30pm punctually
Everyone is welcome to participate in the study of the 2018- 2019 Theme of the Year. Please prepare ahead for the meeting by studying the following chapters from the book
The Foundation Stone, by W. Zeylmans van Emmichoven: The Laying of the Foundation Stone, 1923,
and
The Lord's Prayer, (published by Temple Lodge). We will also concentrate on the third panel.
The meeting will be at Camphill Ghent, in the MAGNOLIA HOUSE (second entrance on the service road). For comments or questions about the meeting call. Contact info in Chanticleer.

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Poem, Tale or Fairy Tale? A Beginning Exploration of Goethe and Novalis.
Saturday, March 16th at l0am
Continuation of a gathering of those interested in exploring the offerings of Goethe and Novalis. (We are currently working on the novel Heinrich von Ofterdingen by Novalis but the content is flexible to meet the interests of those attending.)
at the home of Christiana Williams near Harlemville. For information and directions Contact info in Chanticleer.

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First Class at Windy Hill
March 16th, 7pm, Reading Lesson 4
March 17th, 8:30am Conversation Lesson 4
If you have questions regarding the Class you can call either Hanna  or John. Contact info in Chanticleer.

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Nature Spirits Study Group
March 20th, at 7pm
* This study group is usually held the 3rd Wednesday *
We will continue lecture 12 of Nature Spirits: Selected lectures by Rudolf Steiner
At the home of Christiana Williams Harlemville. For information and directions Contact info in Chanticleer.

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Book project and presentation by Luigi Morelli
Saturday March 23rd, 7pm at Windy Hill
This will be a presentation of a future book project that is emerging from collaborative endeavors, aimed at gathering the work of many visionaries who are innovating on the ground, to which I will add the language and perspective spiritual science can offer. The reasons for a presentation & conversation are multiple; sharing something quite novel and that I see as very hopeful in the current Trump debacle pervading mood; testing the hypotheses, receiving input, feedback, and ideas before going on a field exploration of some 4-5 months. You will hear a presentation with some thought-provoking ideas, followed by Q & A and time for lively conversation. Chris Schaefer will introduce and moderate
see more: http://luigimorelli.com/horizons-for-a-new-america.pdf.

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The Seminary of The Christian Community in North America
The New Priesthood - Priest Training and Ordination in the Era of the Free Human Self
March 25th – 29th
An Open Course. An Introduction to the Ordination of Priests. With Rev. Vicke von Behr (Erzoberlenker) from the world-wide leadership in Berlin, and Revs. Bastiaan Baan, Jonah Evans
and Patrick Kennedy. 
Suggested course donation $300

March 30th-31st
The Sacrament of Ordination will be held following the open course; separate registration required https://ccsvordination2019.eventbrite.com
For more information and to register online,
visit www.christiancommunityseminary.org
You may also register by phone: (845) 356-0972 Or email: see website above.
At The Church of The Christian Community, 15 Margetts Rd, Spring Valley, (Monsey) NY

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Mathematics Alive! Negative Numbers and Linear Equations
March 29th-31st
A weekend workshop at The Nature Institute
for middle school teachers and home-schooling parents with Henrike Holdrege and Marisha Plotnik.

This year we will focus on introducing negative numbers in the classroom, striving to penetrate the processes of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing them. We will also take up solving equations with one variable in the context of the students' year-long practice in working with numbers.

Please register by March 11th, by calling or on our website: natureinstitute.org/calenderofevents

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The Prophetic Future Is Now!
Rudolf Steiner’s Indications on Technology
March 31st 4pm to 5:45pm
Windy Hill Barn, Harlemville, NY
This is an updated version of recent talks given Gary Lamb with the same title. It will include new insights gained from Gary’s research in preparing a compendium of Rudolf Steiner’s indications on technology. If you would like to attend, please RSVP Gary. Contact info in Chanticleer.
Donations of $10 to $30 are gratefully accepted in support of the
Ethical Technology Initiative, a project of the Hawthorne Valley Center for Social Research.

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February 2019

Imbolc Riverfire: February 2, 2019 at 4pm

Basilica Hudson 110 S Front Street Hudson , New York
Imbolc is a cross quarter day in the Celtic calendar between winter solstice and spring equinox . It is also called Candlemas, St. Bridget’s and Groundhog Day, marking the beginning of Spring and return of the light.
Imbolc Riverfire is a festival performance inspired by
the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone.
FIRE, SPECTACLE, PERFORMANCE AND MUSIC IN AN EPIC PRODUCTION.
Imbolc Riverfire begins with a “Patron of Candlemas” subscription. This early purchase will fund the making of the props, costumes, pageant wagons.
A $30 donation will include a reserved seat and a memento of the event on February 2 , 2019.
There is a limit of 400 members.
Go to imbolcriverfire.com and use Paypal or mail checks to :
Imbolc Riverfire
P.O. Box 776 Philmont, NY 12565

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The Staying Connected Study Group Begins a New Book ...

The Staying Connected Study Group is devoted to studying Rudolf Steiner’s major work on our connection with those who have died and life after death. In February (see calendar) we will begin discussions of the cycle of lectures called At Home in the Universe. “In these talks, Steiner explores our relationship as individuals to the spiritual cosmos—where we will all become cosmonauts one day. The key to being at home in the universe is to comprehend the significance of our individual, physical lives on Earth and what happens when we leave our physical bodies behind. Steiner describes his view of our journey after death and our subsequent return to Earth and a new life. He describes the planetary spheres through which we pass and how they affect our future life. He shows us how our character and actions on Earth affect us after we die, and how the experiences in turn shape our next physical life.”

The group meets on the second Tuesdays of the month. Participants read the designated lecture in advance and come together to share in discussion of the content. New members familiar with the basics of Anthroposophy are welcome to join. Questions: call Gloria Kemp or Margaret Rosenthaler. Contact info in Chanticleer.

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The Concerts at Camphill Ghent presents...

Saturday, February 16th at 3pm "The Long 19th Century (Started with Mozart)"
We are excited to welcome back cellist Roberta Cooper and violinist Eugene Drucker (founder of the well known Emerson String Quartet and Music Director of The Berkshire Bach Ensemble) to our February 16 concert. Violist William Frampton and artist director and pianist Gili Melamed-Lev will join them to the Piano Quartet in G minor by Mozart, Piano Trio in one movement by Grieg, String Trio in G major by Beethoven and Sonatensatz by Brahms.

Please join us to a reception with the artists following the concert.
Tickets can be purchased at concerts@camphillghent.org or by calling Ivy Sharron. Contact info in Chanticleer. Single tickets: Adults - $30, Seniors - $25, Students - Free

Future Concerts at Camphill Ghent ...

March 9, 2019 3pm: The Keyboard Astride the Centuries
Piano recital with Simone Dinnerstein. Music by Couperin, Philip Glass and Schumann.

April 6, 2019 3pm: Brahms away!
Gifted Students and faculty from The Bard Conservatory of Music. Clarinet Quintet by Brahms and songs by Schumann, Brahms and Bernstein

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A Celebratory Book Launch...
Help us to celebrate this major new publication!

Wolfgang Schad’s Understanding Mammals
Threefoldness and Diversity
Presentations by John Barnes and Craig Holdrege
Tuesday, February 19 at 7pm at The Nature Institute

The two-volume work by Goethean biologist Wolfgang Schad represents a lifetime of work dedicated to understanding the forms, patterns, and behavior of mammals. Schad, who is now 83 years old, was a Waldorf teacher, a principle instructor at a Waldorf teacher training program, and then a professor for Evolutionary Biology and Morphology at the University of Witten-Herdecke in Germany.

Schad has the rare ability to gain an overview of the great diversity of mammals and at the same time to see overriding and surprising patterns amongst these animals. He was inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s idea of threefoldness in the human organism and uses these insights as a lens to open up a new understanding of mammalian diversity. On this evening John Barnes and Craig Holdrege will speak about Schad and his accomplishments, as well as present some examples of the insights one can gain through this unique book.

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Regularly occurring events


Branch Initiative Meeting
1st and 3rd Fridays, February 1st and 15th, 3pm - 4:30pm
All are invited who wish to take an active part in the life of our Branch of the Anthroposophical Society, or just learn more about it. We begin each meeting with a verse before engaging in brief study of a letter from The Life, Nature, and Cultivation of Anthroposophy.
Contact the Chanticleer Editor with the branch email or anyone listed as a participant in the group on the mailer page of the Chanticleer newsletter. Meetings at Windy Hill.

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Curative Education Study Group
Friday, February 1st, at 7:00pm
We will continue studying lecture 10 from the book
The Modern Art of Education by Rudolf Steiner.
Everyone who is interested in Curative Education
or Waldorf Education is invited to participate.
This study group is usually held on the 1st Friday of each month at the home of Christiana Williams
83-7 May Hill Rd near Harlemville.
For directions or information call Contact info in Chanticleer.

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Thursday Mornings Painting at Free Columbia
For those of you who would like to paint on a weekly basis we are offering a 9:30-12 studio time with
instruction by Laura Summer if you want it.
Most materials provided.
A contribution of $0-35 is suggested, this means you can choose an amount in that range that fits your budget.
Please contact Laura Summer if you want to come. Contact info in Chanticleer.

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First Class: Sunday, February 10th, 3:15 for 3:30pm Camphill Ghent.
Contact Anna Rée - Contact info in Chanticleer.

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The Staying Connected Study Group
Tuesday, February 12th, 7:30pm
We will begin discussions of Rudolf Steiner’s
At Home in the Universe, five lectures given in The Hague, November 13-18, 1923.
At the home of Gloria Kemp and Margaret Rosenthaler Contact info in Chanticleer.

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Theme of the Year Study Group Meeting
Thursday, February 14th, 7:30pm punctually
Everyone is welcome to participate in the study of the 2018- 2019 Theme of the Year. Please prepare ahead for the meeting by studying the following lecture: The Right Entry Into the Spiritual World
(Dornach Dec.31, 1923 from the book The Christmas Conference, ©. SteinerBooks 1990) or Rudolf Steiner Archives on the web at : Rudolf Steiner eLib

The meeting will be at Camphill Ghent, in the MAGNOLIA HOUSE (second entrance on the service road). For comments or questions about the meeting call Contact info in Chanticleer.

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Poem, Tale or Fairy Tale?
A Beginning exploration of Goethe and Novalis.

Saturday, February 16th at l0:00 in the morning!
Continuation of a gathering of those interested in exploring the offerings of Goethe and Novalis. (We are currently working on the novel Heinrich von Ofterdingen by Novalis but the content is flexible to meet the interests of those attending.)
At the home of Christiana Williams, 83-7 May Hill Road; Contact info in Chanticleer.

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First Class at Windy Hill, Feb 16th & 17th
February 16th, 7pm, Free Rendering Lesson 3
February 17th, 8:30am Conversation Lesson 3
If you have questions regarding the Class you can call either Hanna or John. Contact info in Chanticleer.

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The Nature of Animals and Developing Dynamic Thinking
2019 Winter Course at The Nature Institute
February 17th -21st 2019
Join us as we give our attention to the animals and ask: What are their unique ways of being in the world? What do they bring to our lives and what can we bring to theirs? And how can we develop capacities of observation and thinking that allow us to know the world more truly? Visit our website natureinstitute.org for more information and to register.

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Nature Spirits Study Group
  *This study group is usually held the 3rd Wednesday *
February 20th, at 7:00pm
We will start lecture 12 of Nature Spirits: Selected lectures by Rudolf Steiner
At the home of Christiana Williams 83-7 May Hill Rd near Harlemville.
For information and directions call Contact info in Chanticleer.

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January 2019

The Festival Study Group will continue Holy Nights
discussions of the lecture cycle by Rudolf Steiner
December 31st to January 5th, 7:30 pm
The Gospel of St. Luke, (newer title: According to Luke)
December 31 and January 1 - Lecture 4
January 2 and 3 - Lecture 5
January 4 and 5 - Lecture 6
at the home of Margaret Rosenthaler and Gloria Kemp. Contact info in Chanticleer.

Thursday Mornings Painting at Free Columbia
For those of you who would like to paint on a weekly basis we are offering a 9:30-12 studio time with instruction by Laura Summer if you want it. Most materials provided.
A $0-35 contribution is suggested, this means you can choose an amount in that range that fits your budget.
Please contact Laura Summer if you want to come. Contact info in Chanticleer.

Branch Initiative Meeting
1st and 3rd Fridays, January 4
th and 18th, 3pm - 4:30 pm
All are invited who wish to take an active part in the life of our Branch of the Anthroposophical Society, or just learn more about it. We begin each meeting with a verse before engaging in brief study of a letter from The Life, Nature, and Cultivation of Anthroposophy. Contact the editor or anyone listed as a participant in the group on the mailer page of this newsletter.
At Windy Hill.

The Staying Connected Study Group
Tuesday, January 8th, 7:30 pm
We will meet to discuss Lecture 3, Recovering the Connection, in the collection of lectures by Rudolf Steiner called Staying Connected. This lecture was given in Bergen on October 10, 1913. At the home of Gloria Kemp and Margaret Rosenthaler. Contact info in Chanticleer.

Theme of the Year Study Group Meeting
Thursday, January 10th, 7:30 pm punctually
Everyone is welcome to participate in the study of the 2018- 2019 Theme of the Year. Please prepare ahead for the meeting by studying the following lecture:
The Envy of the Gods (Dornach Dec. 31, 1923 from the book The Christmas Conference, c. SteinerBooks 1990) or Rudolf Steiner Archives on the web at this address.
The meeting will be at Camphill Ghent, in the MAGNOLIA HOUSE (second entrance on the service road). For comments or questions about the meeting call. 
Contact info in Chanticleer.

Nature Spirits Study Group
* This study group is usually held the 3rd Wednesday *
January 16th, 2018 at 7:00pm
We will start lecture 11 of Nature Spirits:
Selected lectures by Rudolf Steiner
at the home of Christiana Williams
For information and directions call. 
Contact info in Chanticleer.

Poem, Tale or Fairy Tale?
A Beginning exploration of Goethe and Novalis.
Saturday, January 19th at l0:00 in the morning!
Continuation of a gathering of those interested in exploring the offerings of Goethe and Novalis. (We are working now on the Novalis novel.) At the home of Christiana Williams, Contact info in Chanticleer.

First Class at Windy Hill, Jan19th & 20th
January 19th, 7pm, Reading Lesson 3

January 20th, 8:30 am Conversation Lesson 3
If you have questions regarding the Class you can call either Hanna, or John.
Contact info in Chanticleer.

First Class: Sunday, January 20th, 3:15 for 3:30pm
Camphill Ghent. Contact Anna Rée. Contact info in Chanticleer.

Retreat: The Path through Class Lessons 1 to 5
Jan 25th & 26th
in the Cultural Hall in Camphill Ghent.
January 25th:
6:45pm for 7:00pm: Reflections on the Path
January 26th
8:45am for 9:00am - 10:00am Eurythmy
10:00am - 10:30am - Coffee break
10:30am - 12:am : Conversation:
The Path through Lessons 1 through 5
Contact Anna Rée. 
Contact info in Chanticleer.

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