Classes & Instruction Events

April 17 - 23, 2019

Wednesday, April 17

Art Therapy: Memory Support Group

The ongoing memory support group is a weekly group serving those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and wishing to find a supportive environment to...

The Joy of Ceramics

The Joy of Ceramics, with Debbie Hale, lies in its endless creative opportunities whether you work on a wheel or do hand building. This offering is a...

Art Therapy: Memory Support Group

The ongoing memory support group is a weekly group serving those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and wishing to find a supportive environment to...

Cell Phone Troubleshooting

With Wendy and Meris. Join us in a relaxed atmosphere and get answers to common cell phone/ smartphone questions. Call to sign up.

Painting the Landscape in Watercolor

Working from photographs (or outside ‘en plein air’ at Featherstone if the weather permits) we’ll examine all the elements that contribute to a successful...

Learn the Art of Origami

Join Howes House staff in learning the ancient art of Japanese paper folding. Using traditional, vibrantly patterned origami paper, make fun and beautiful...

Tech Help: Computers, eBooks & Social Media

I.T./Reference Librarian will be on hand to help with tech questions. Please bring your laptop, phone, or tablet that you need help with and any passwords...

Sign Language Learning & Practice Circle

Facilitated by Lynn Thorp. Meets four spring Wednesdays. This series provides a means for learning, practicing, and experiencing Pidgin Signed English as a...

Hand Building

​​In this adults-only class with Sabrina Kuchta we will discuss and experiment with hand building techniques. No prior experience in ceramics is necessary;...

Meditation & Mindfulness: Calming the Mind, Reducing Stress and Optimizing Well-Being

Seven-week series with Eilliott Dacher, MD. For more information or to register, call or email mvhmeditation@partners.org.

Featherstone Uke Jam

Come learn how to play the ukulele in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Play along with the group and enjoy refreshments and lots of laughs. Just bring your uke, or...

Thursday, April 18

Art After School with Miss Lani

Drawn to Nature. Pond life is teeming with activity. Like us, frogs are amazing in their growth patterns – with their wiggles, swimming, nibbling, seeking...

Tech Help: Computers, eBooks & Social Media

I.T./Reference Librarian will be on hand to help with tech questions. Please bring your laptop, phone, or tablet that you need help with and any passwords...

Face Yoga

Face yoga is a completely natural alternative to anti-aging remedies. There are over 43 muscles in the face that can be targeted to lift the skin, naturally...

Art Party: Decoupage

Do you get as excited as we do about glue paper to things using Mod Podge? No experience necessary, pre-registration is required.

Great Decisions: Nuclear Negotiations - Back to the Future?

National discussion group program for individuals interested in learning and participating in the foreign policy decision-making process. Eight week series...

Friday, April 19

Lifeguard Recertification Course

Must have current lifeguard certification or one less than 30 days expired. Participants must come on the final day for written test and skills evaluation....

Tai Chi & Tea

Qi Gong and Yang-style Taijiquan with Diane Crane. All skill levels are welcome.

Art After School with Miss Lani

Drawn to Nature. Make way for Island ducklings – fluffy ducklings and rippling water – we hope to capture the “all in a row” – the line of ducklings...

Friday Afternoon French

A facilitated lesson using the Mango Language program. We’ll do one chapter a week for a total of 10 weeks. Beginner level course.

Tech Help: Computers, eBooks & Social Media

I.T./Reference Librarian will be on hand to help with tech questions. Please bring your laptop, phone, or tablet that you need help with and any passwords...

Saturday, April 20

Saturday Art Adventure with Miss Lani

Drawn to Nature. Astonishing works of nature. We will work with dried flowers, pressed forms, grasses, flower petals to create shapes of butterflies, birds...

Tech Help Drop-In

Our Technology Librarian can (maybe) help with your device. Call to sign up for a 30-minute slot.

Workshop: Lawn & Turf Management

Chuck Wiley, owner of Vineyard Gardens and master horticulturist, and Todd Stempien, lead foreman and lawn specialist will lead this weeks talk on caring for...

Centerpiece Workshop

Space is limited, so, if you have family coming to visit call us quick to claim your seats. We will be using tons of locally grown spring flowers to create...

Wire Work Fundamentals

In this two hour class, taught by Sarah K Young of Vineyard Sky Bead Design you’ll learn some simple wire working techniques. Turn your beach finds - sea...

Face Yoga

Face yoga is a completely natural alternative to anti-aging remedies. There are over 43 muscles in the face that can be targeted to lift the skin, naturally...

Family Qigonog: For Health & Wellness

Gather with loved ones of all ages for an opportunity to cultivate self healing capacity, harmonize body, mind, heart and spirit energetics and deepen family...

Sunday, April 21

Journal You

Group journaling promotes unique personal experiences in coexistence with others. It is a way to tune in and meet yourself where you are, while being...

Ballroom Dance

Come learn how to dance. All are welcome.

Monday, April 22

Yoga

A Slow Flow Yoga Class suited for every body. Connecting breath and movement with music to enhance the practice. This class is designed to meet you where you...

Still Life

Monitored by Liz Taft, this non instructional class is set up to be a bit like Plein Air - a limited time to work and to capture the light of the day. Liz...

Balance: Chi Kung, Yoga & Breath

With Kanta Lipsky. We will explore ways to strengthen our connection to the earth and increase our bodies’ ability to maintain good balance.

Tech Help: Computers, eBooks & Social Media

I.T./Reference Librarian will be on hand to help with tech questions. Please bring your laptop, phone, or tablet that you need help with and any passwords...

Massachusetts Boating Basics Course

Registration is required: Course ID: 4337. This course is provided through the coordinated efforts of the Massachusetts Environmental Police and the...

Throwing Pots

This intermediate/advanced class with Frank Creney is for those who can already throw on the wheel but want to learn new shapes and how to work larger. Each...

Tuesday, April 23

Mindfulness Meditation

We are a meditation study group that uses guided meditation, silence and participant sharing to explore the principles and practices of mindfulness. All...

Tom Maley Life Drawing

This group met for many years at the home of Tom Maley and now they meet at Featherstone for two hours each Tuesday morning. New participants are welcome....

Adult Community Dance Class

Move and groove with The Yard. The Yard’s Director of Island Programs and Education, Jesse Keller Jason, makes every(body) feel comfortable in this dance...

Tech Help: Computers, eBooks & Social Media

I.T./Reference Librarian will be on hand to help with tech questions. Please bring your laptop, phone, or tablet that you need help with and any passwords...

Face Yoga

Face yoga is a completely natural alternative to anti-aging remedies. There are over 43 muscles in the face that can be targeted to lift the skin, naturally...

Earring Party

Round up some girlfriends and head on over to Stefanie Wolf's jewelry studio for an evening of jewelry-making, engaging chit chat, shopping and wine. Design...

April 17 - 23, 2019