Center for Faith & the Arts
Tai Chi Class
Thursdays starts September 22, 5:30-6:30 pm
· Eight weeks, through November 17 (no class October 13)
· Beginner level (experienced practitioners welcome also)
· Cost is $80 for series. Space is limited, registration required
· Nationally certified tai chi instructor
Tai chi is a Chinese martial art made up of a series of slow, continuous movements that transition smoothly from one into the next. It is an “internal” martial art, which means it stresses the integration and balance of both the mind and body. So this mindful exercise is also moving meditation. Benefits include:
Improved posture, coordination, flexibility and muscle strength
Better balance, less fall risk and stronger bones
Enhanced circulation, and heart and lung function
Reduced stress, increased relaxation and focus
Less pain and stiffness and more energy
Several aspects of tai chi account for its remarkable effectiveness. The slow, deliberate movements and attention to breath, body positions and sensations, help people become more aware of both their bodies and minds. By experiencing the body and mind as whole rather than separate, tai chi practitioners learn how one influences the other. This prepares them to actually influence their own health. Learn more here.
St. Thomas Players, theatre company of Center for Faith & the Arts, and producing partner Lee Street theatre announce auditions for The Diary of Anne Frank, by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman, on January 2 and 3, 7:00 pm, at Lee Street theatre. The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. Claudia Galup, Artistic Director of St. Thomas Players, directs.
Anne Frank, 13-15, vibrant, gangly; wears her emotions on her sleeve
Otto Frank, early 50s, wise, even-tempered; the glue that holds things together
Edith Frank, late 30s, reserved, composed.
Margot Frank, 16-18, quieter and softer than Anne; takes after her mother
Mrs. van Daan, late 30s, a big personality; loud, moody
Mr. van Daan, mid 40s, restless, short-tempered
Peter van Daan, 16-18, a shy, awkward boy
Mr. Dussel, mid 50s but acts older; uptight, stern
Miep Gies, early-mid 30s, warm, inherently likeable
Mr. Kraler, 40s, a businessman, calm and steady
(There are also 3 small roles for men of any age.)
Marc Hoffman In Concert at The Center for Faith & the Arts
Thursday October 6
There is no charge for admission; however, donations will be gratefully accepted.
This concert is a part of our Fall programing which centers around Death, Grief, & Sorrow