Classes & Instruction Events

May 3 - 9, 2019

Friday, May 3

Adult Swim Lessons

Never learned to swim? Afraid of the water? Have a child you need to watch in the water? Take these free adult swimming classes. Funded by a grant from the...

Tai Chi & Tea

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

Art After School with Miss Lani

Great Masters Whose Work Jumps Off the Pages. Shimmering sea sparkle: Ray Ellis.

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, May 4

Acrylic Painting

​We have everyone from beginners to professionals in these classes with John Holladay. Come with a drawing or photograph that you would like to paint. Don't...

Origami Envelope Concertina

What is a concertina book? It is another name for a folded book structure that resembles an accordion. Accordion books have a long and rich history in many...

Saturday Art Adventure with Miss Lani

Great Masters Whose Work Jumps Off the Pages. Rural landscapes – Rural Dignity: Allen Whiting.

Tech Help Drop-In

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

Toons & Draw

A weekly casual drawing hang out hosted by professional cartoonist Ryan Barr.

Workshop: Pollinator Plants

Who doesn’t love butterflies and bees in their garden? Chris Wiley, owner of Vineyard Gardens and master horticulturalist, will lead the discussion on the...

Breathwork Workshop

Pranayama means breath restraint. By controlling the breath one can elevate energies and bring them down again. Stripping away tensions of everyday living to...

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...

Sunday, May 5

Meditation Workshop

Dhyana means meditation. It is the main practice in yoga and is used to connect with the infinite. In this afternoon workshop we will go through some basic...

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, May 6

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...

Adult Swim Lessons

Never learned to swim? Afraid of the water? Have a child you need to watch in the water? Take these free adult swimming classes. Funded by a grant from the...

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.

CLASS FULL - Researching Your Family History: General Introduction to Genealogy

Join us for part one of a special three-part Family History Course on May Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m.: 5/6, 5/13, and 5/20. This course will be led by Dr. David...

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...

Summer Shape & Shred Group Training

Get instruction from our personal trainers in a group setting. Meets 2 times a week throughout May and June.

Workshop: Positive Discipline

Join the MV Family Center for Positive Discipline an educational parent workshop facilitated by Jean Holenko. This three week series will help you show up as...

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, May 7

Beading: The Art of Knotting

Come experiment with beads and learn the art of knotting with Lucinda Sheldon. Techniques taught include choosing appropriate stringing materials, finishing...

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...

Learn the Effects of Hearing Los

With Shawn Woodbrey, licensed hearing aid specialist. Call to sign up.

Adventures in Slow Cooking

Our final slow cooking demonstration of the season will feature two light and tasty dishes that you'll want to keep in your summer recipe arsenal, Asian...

Summer Poetry Workshop Series: Examining First and Last lines of Poems

Examining First and Last lines of Poems with Fan Ogilvie. In this workshop, participants will look at poems of published poets, unpublished poets and their...

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...

Youth Nature Photography After-School Program

Polly Hill Arboretum will host a youth nature photography after-school program for students in grades 4 to 7, six Tuesdays in May and June. The classes will...

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...

Wednesday, May 8

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...

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...

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...

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, May 9

Kiln Fired Enameling

Learn the art of enameling - glass on metal - and explore different enameling techniques during this weekly 3 hour class. You will create a piece of jewelry...

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...

May 3 - 9, 2019