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Pilates for Beginners

Every Thursday

12:00pm - 1:00pm  


Mat class will include whole body exercises that promote core strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. Workout is appropriate for individuals with osteoporosis.  Small props will be provided. Please bring a yoga mat.


 Registration Required: Contact instructor Michelle Gavura (Certified Polestar Pilates Rehab Practitioner) at 602-295-4702 or mgpt@gmail.com.


Cost: $10 cash, pay to instructor at each class.


Sketching Made Easy

Saturdays, October 22nd and 29th

1:00pm - 3:00pm 


Beginners, as well as experienced artists, are welcome; all students will receive independent instruction during classes. All needed supplies will be provided. Roberta will share work done by artists throughout history, and will do a demo to illustrate how art supplies and subject matter are to be used. Students will select from objects, and begin working with graphite, in order to learn the techniques of rendering form and volume on paper. Instructor Roberta Kritzia is a highly respected Art Instructor who has conducted classes at the MIM. 


Register: 480-488-2286.

Cost: $50 (total for both classes) + separate materials fee of $10 at the first class.


“Lions  and  Tigers  and  Bears,  Oh,  My!"  Wildlife  Art  through  the  Ages

Wednesday, November 9th

10:00am - 11:00am 


From the pre--historic caves in France, to the mountains of Wyoming and the pop--art scene of New York, artists have created images of wildlife for many purposes. They recorded what they saw in the natural world, used animals as symbols in storytelling, and glorified wild animals to promote messages about conversation. “Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Wildlife Art through the Ages,” will explore this topic with brilliant and colorful works dating from 30,000 B.C. to the present. Presenter Nancy Millman has been a docent at Phoenix Art Museum since 2001 and is also the author of the book “Emperors of Adland,” published by Warner Books.


Register: 480-488-2286


The Music of World War II: War Songs and Their Stories

Thursday, November 10th

11:00am - 12:30pm 


Author Sheldon Winkler will discuss his book "The Music of World War II: War Songs and Their Stories".  Some of the most memorable and enduring popular music of the Twentieth Century was written during the Second World War.  With patriotism at an all-time high, the war effort became an integral part of the entertainment industry, creating an emotional wartime dream world of heroes, love, remembrance, reflection, and introspection. The Music of World War II tells the stories behind the origins of many of these musical compositions, some of which have survived to become standards and are popular to this day.

Books will be available at $15 cash and a donation to the Library will be made from each sale.



DFLA Book Club

Our Book Club meets at the Library at 10 a.m. on the second Tuesday of every month




The Happy Hookers

Every 4th Monday of the month

1:00pm - 3:00pm


Do you knit, crochet, or practice another needle-craft? Join The Happy Hookers meet monthly for companionable creating and conversation! No registration.


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