Tag: holidays

December 10, 2019 - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Join local printmaker Ashley Quick in this beginner's block printing workshop. Learn to design, carve, apply ink, and print your own wrapping paper for the holidays. Appropriate for tweens and teens ages 11-18. Space is limited; registration is required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

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You know Dasher and Dancer, and Prancer and Vixen, "Silent Night" and "Jingle Bells," and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," but what about the more unconventional holiday songs?

Just in time for your seasonal revelry, here’s a list of six songs for those of us who want an alternative take on holiday cheer. All released after the mid-2000s, these songs may never become universal standards, but the Spotify crowd may count them among the essential Yuletide tunes. I call it Hipster Holidays.

December 8, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Turn family photos into festive, beautiful holiday cards using basic digital editing techniques. Then, print your cards in full-color (for free!) using Anythink’s new copiers. Please bring physical or digital photos that you’d like to use for your cards.

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The busy holiday season is over. The family visits and day-long shopping trips have ended. The decorations are put away and the cookies and candy are almost completely consumed. Now what? For me, when the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over and it's just me and my husband and son, I take a deep breath, look to the future, and try to find some happiness. What? Wasn't I happy when I was visiting family I haven't seen in years? Wasn't I happy when I was shopping my heart out trying to find that perfect gift for that special someone?

Breath deeply this December

December is here. Stress from all angles has probably begun to crowd your thoughts or sing you to sleep (more like tuck you in and keep you awake at night with anxiety). Stress seems to arrive out of nowhere, like an uninvited house guest. We seem to know that stress has terrible effects on our health, but what we don’t seem to know is how to stop it. How do we do this without also stopping the multitude of responsibilities and the overwhelming amount of things that need to get done this time of year? One way to do this is not to stop, but to pause and take a breath.