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Family Friday Painting Nights (All Ages)

Come out and create your own canvas art painting at the River Forest Community Center! We will inspire people who do not consider themselves creative to enjoy the process of creating something fun with your kids, spouse or friends. Jessica from Creativita in Forest Park will give out individual painting tips while leading each group step by step through a fun, vibrant painting experience. You will work with acrylic paints on a 16″ x 20″ canvas. All materials are included and NO painting experience is needed! While Creativita will provide aprons, it is highly recommended you wear clothing you wouldn’t mind getting paint on. This is a fun event for the entire family. To ensure your spot…please pre-register 3 days in advance. Feel free to bring a nut/peanut free snack. Min 6/Max 25

Date 1: Friday, September 29
Date 2: Friday, November 3

Time:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fee:  $20 for one painter/$15 for two painters/$10 for each additional
Age:  6 yrs and up
Location:   RFCC-Room 202
Instructor:  Creativita Forest Park

Paint Your Own Pottery Mondays (boys & girls 6-14 years)

Come paint your very own pottery piece at The River Forest Community Center. Join the artists from Creativita, as kids will get to choose one ceramic piece to paint (from 4 choices). Children will love their very own creation. Please dress for a mess,as painting pieces can get a little messy. Creativita will take the pieces and fire them at their studio, and pieces will be available for pick-up a week after the class date at The River Forest Community Center. To ensure your spot, please pre-register 3 days in advance. Min 6/Max 12

Date 1: Pick Your Piece Pottery – Monday, September 25th
Date 2: Halloween Pottery, Monday,  October 16th
Date 3: Holiday Pottery – Monday, December 11th

Time:  4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Fee:  $17 per day
Age:  6-14 years
Location:   RFCC-Room 202/206
Instructor:  Creativita Forest Park

Gong Bath Sound Meditation

A gong bath is a meditative relaxation experience for any overworked, stressed out mom or dad where a gong is played and vibrations “wash” over the participants inducing deep relaxation. During a gong bath, participants lay down on yoga mats, relax, close their eyes and listen to the vibration sounds of the gong. Some benefits include, deep relaxation, diminished anxiety and insomnia, combats physical pain, low energy, depression and headaches, and increases self-awareness. No yoga or mediation experience required. Bring a yoga mat, pillow/or blanket and eye mask.

Date: Saturday, September 23
  Saturday, October 14
Date:  Saturday, November 4
Date:  Saturday, December 9
  1:00 – 2:30 pm
Fee:  $25 per session
Age:  18 yrs and up
Location:   Dance Studio
Instructor:  Sonya Andonov