What’s happening at Tutu’s House?

Thursday, March 17th, 2011
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Tutu’s House, Waimea’s community health and wellness resource center located in the Kamuela Business Center, hosts a wide variety of programs; please do call us to register in advance so presenters can properly prepare; phone 885-6777 to make a reservation. There is no charge to participate.

ADVANCED UKULELE with Aunty Marjie Spencer; join other experienced players of all ages to learn more about the ukulele through friendship and song. Bring your own ukulele and 3-ring binder for music. Tuesday March 29 9:30-11 a.m.

TUTU’S HOUSE WRITERS’ GROUP co-hosted by avid writers Greer Woodward and John Holland; a supportive environment for writers at any level of writing skill and experience. Participants are invited to read their work and request from the group the type of feedback they would like. Every Tuesday 10 a.m.-Noon

KNITTING & KNITTING SUPPORT with Gretchen Geisler, lifetime knitter, pattern designer and fiber artist; for ages 10 to adult, and all skill levels. Bring your projects, get your knitting questions answered, and visit with other knitters; stay as long as you can. Beginners will be guided into a suitable project. Every Tuesday 12:30-3 p.m.

EASY STRETCH~SENIOR STRETCHING with Sharon Higuchi, fitness enthusiast; gentle stretch moves from head to toe to improve your mobility and range of motion, this is a stretching and breathing practice that supports relaxation, flexibility and health. Bring a towel or mat. Wednesday, Every Wednesday 9:30-10:30 a.m.

TUMBLE FUN with Mikki Hastings, for keiki age 3-5 years and their parents/grandparents; enjoy a morning of playing, skipping, jumping, balance, movement, songs and rhythm with child and adult having fun together. Wear comfortable clothes. Every Wednesday, 11-11:45 a.m.

YOGA FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS with Melinda Polet; this yoga is about preparing mom and baby for birth physically, mentally and spiritually. The practice includes basic positions and meditation tools intended to strengthen the bond between mom and baby during gestation and in preparation for birth. Whether you are a first time mom or have given birth before, yoga is a great way to prepare for birth and this uniquely female experience. Every Wednesday 12:30-1:30 p.m.

BEGINNING GUITAR & VOCALS with Bobby Teixeira. Have you always wanted to learn how to play the guitar? Here’s your opportunity. Learn basic music theory, stru mming patterns and chords to accompany your voice. Vocal instruction includes breathing techniques, projection and pitch. Bring your own guitar. Ages 12 to adult are welcome. Every Wednesday 3:30-5 p.m.

ZUMBA with Mikki Hastings & Katherine DuBose. This Latin-inspired dance fitness program is a great way to burn calories. Every class feels like a party; come join us and you’ll see what we mean! You don’t even have to know how to dance, just move your body and follow our lead. Wednesday, March 23 6:30-7:30 p.m.

BABY S.T.E.P.S. PLAY GROUP with Gail Judd, former preschool teacher, current Project Assistant for P-3 and an early childhood trainer for PATCH. This play group is for children under five years of age who normally do not have the opportunity to attend preschool on a regular basis. No fees or registration required; however, a parent/caregiver must accompany children at all times. Children can choose from a selection of developmentally appropriate activities and early learning experiences. Every Thursday (except March 17) 9:30-11 a.m.

RESTORATIVE YOGA with Zettelyss Amora, RYT, Integrative Yoga Therapist; from arthritis to asthma, back pain to cancer, or just basic stress, Restorative Yoga Therapy promotes healing on all levels of being. This guided practice will turn on your body’s healing powers; suitable for all body types and health conditions. Every Thursday Noon-1 p.m.

YIN-YANG YOGA with Zettelyss Amora, RYT, Integrative Yoga Therapist. YIN yoga is a system of long-held, passive yoga poses believed to stimulate the flow of chi (life force energy) into the joints and connective tissues. It increases physical agility, replenishes energy and mental clarity. YANG yoga is a dynamic practice of yoga postures that mobilizes active aspects of your energy body while developing physical strength, agility and grace. Blending these styles of yoga helps achieve and maintain optimal health, vitality, peace and wellbeing on the physical, mental, emotional and energetic levels. Every Thursday 4-5:30 p.m.

MOMS’ GROUP with Stefanie Cooke; come share your parenting experience during this group time which serves as a play group for babies and toddlers, as well as a supportive environment for new and experienced moms to talk story. Older children, expectant moms and dads are welcome. Friday, March 18 9-10:30 a.m.

TUTU’S QUILTERS with Kathy Lukens; for beginners and experienced; learn quilting Hawaiian style while meeting a great group of people, initial supplies are provided or bring something you are working on. Good company and encouragement guaranteed. Every Monday 9:30 a.m.-Noon

‘OHANA SPROUTING FOR FUN & HEALTH with Jack Shoop, who grew salad greens commercially for 12 years in Oregon and on the Big Island. Join Jack as he presents his Amazing Lid Poppin’ Kits with a focus on growing, presentation, serving and taking your nutritious, beautiful creation of sunflower or buckwheat sprouts as a side dish to any party! Very little care, space or supplies needed. Attend this fun and educational program as a family — bring your school-age children — they can easily learn to do this. Wednesday, March 23 5-6 p.m.

CIRCUIT TRAINING with Kathy Cazimero. Join us for a 1-hour cardio/strength workout; light warm up, then a series of aerobic exercises and light weight stations, switching stations every 30 seconds. Cool down and get on with the rest of your day refreshed! Athletic shoes, a towel and comfortable clothes required. Friday, March 25 9-10 a.m.

INTRODUCTION TO THE 5 TIBETAN RITES and CHAKRA MEDITATION with Jo Caron, certified Kripalu yoga teacher from the Kripalu Center in Massachusetts, with 15 years’ experience leading classes and workshops. This program is an introduction to ancient, yoga-like postures known as The Fountain of Youth, combined with a Chakra meditation to enhance focus to the chakras during the practice. We will allow contemplative pauses for journaling and in-depth breathing technique for drawing life-force to the practitioners. Saturday, March 12 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and a 90-minute practice on Friday, March 25 2-3:30 p.m.

UNDERSTANDING LEARNING DISABILITIES with Alice Bratton, Parent Partner, Hawaii Families as Allies. View the video How Difficult Can This Be? The F.A.T. City Workshop and experience the Frustration, Anxiety and Tension our special needs kids live with all the time. Filled with practical tips for promoting our kids’ success at school, this program also provides a dose of empathy… necessary for truly understanding our children. HFAA aims to give families the tools necessary to successfully advocate for their children with emotional and/or behavioral challenges. Call Alice at 322-1542 for more info. Thursday, March 17 9-11 a.m.

TAKING AND SHARING DIGITAL PHOTOS with Paul Garneau Clark, retired 3M Manager, visiting from Minnesota. In this program we will learn more about your digital camera and its features; including how to take better photographs, store and retrieve them; and how to share them with others. Saturday, March 19 1-3:30 p.m.

STRESS RESILIENCE with Michael Aronowitz, PhD, psychologist, in private practice in Waimea, with over 25 years’ experience working with people to overcome stress and distress and live joyful lives. Learn seven great tools to help you get through whatever you’re going through. Stressors you may be experiencing in your relationships, at work, parenting, or financial can be overwhelming, but It doesn’t have to be that way. This program will familiarize you with tried and tested strategies for building our resilience to stress. Surprise yourself with how much happier life can be. Wednesday, March 23 5-6 p.m.

HEALING TOUCH with Anne Warren, Nurse Practitioner, with 30 years’ experience as a healer in the medical field. Healing Touch is an energy-based healing that balances the flows of energy in and around the physical body; introduction to basic concepts behind energy healing; learning at least one healing touch technique where we will have the opportunity to work with each other. Thursday, March 24 5:15-6:30 p.m.

PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTH CARE ~ an empowering talk story about improving the quality of your health care through small, impactful personal actions. Whether you have a story to share about your own success or seek a suggestion, we invite you to join the conversation (see cover article). Wednesday, March 30 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Support Groups

AL-ANON FOR THOSE WHO LOVE ALCOHOLICS Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope, in order to solve common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Every Tuesday 5:30-6:30 p.m.

NAMI HAWAII SUPPORT GROUP facilitated by Roz Cohen, psychiatric mental health RN and advocate, and Dana Lewis, Family Educator. Do you have a loved one with mental illness? Join us as we share our experience, hope, and resources. Dana and Roz facilitate the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) support groups. You are not alone. For more info, call Dana at 896-7023 or Pam Kimbell at 884-5266. To learn more about NAMI, please visit www.namihawaii.org. Wednesday, March 16 5:30-7 p.m.

CHRONIC FATIGUE CONDITIONS with Carol Buck; learn about fibromyalgia, lupus, chronic fatigue, MS, aluminum toxicity, celiac, and other autoimmune disorders; allopathic (Western) and complementary treatments. Discover more about your condition so you can work more effectively with your physician. Tue., March 22 12:30-2 p.m.

BREAST AND OTHER WOMEN’S CANCERS Join Corinne Higa, Susan Nakahara, Masako Nitta, Pat Owen, Carolyne Riley, Thelma Ryusaki, Jennifer Snyder and others who are cancer survivors. Share and aid each other in healing of cancer; come feel the support others can give! Wednesday, March 23 12:30-2 p.m.

Earl’s Garage with Katherine DuBose

Spring Break Program March 14th ~18th Available for Ages 10 -18

Earl’s Garage has an exciting week planned. We will be exploring the electrical system of the heart, including normal and abnormal heart rhythm, anatomy (dissection), and much more; a fun hands on way to learn electrophysiology!

Earl’s Garage spring program will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please bring lunch, snack, and water. There is a nominal $10 fee for this program. Space is limited, call Katherine DuBose @ 885-6777 to register.

Bioblitz Waimea

Captivating projects involving environmental science. Call Katherine for more project information and participation.

Tuesday and Thursday (except March 15 & 17). Two separate session times 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 3:15-4:45 p.m.

Robotjcs Club and Underwater ROV:

Team members design, build, document, wire, and program robots to carry out game missions. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Both projects end with friendly regional competitions. Please call Katherine to sign up for club times.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (except March 14, 16 & 18). Two separate session times 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 3:15-4:45 p.m.

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