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Sinsinawa Mound Events

Memory Café
A Memory Café is a social gathering where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s, or other dementias can come together. A unique program or activity is offered each month that is stimulating and fun. Please have a caregiver present.
Join us the last Thursday of each month, 1–2:30 p.m.

27th Annual Summer Organ Concert Series
Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague as well as Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Wednesdays, June, July, and Aug., 7 p.m.
Freewill offering accepted

Icon Retreat
Join us for this retreat to learn about the history of iconography, the origin of icon painting, the first and most famous icon painters, and the difference between wooden board and wall icons. Drazen Dupor, an iconographer, will lead this retreat and demonstrate ancient techniques as participants write their own icon. No experience is necessary. Bring brushes; other materials will be provided.
Sunday, June 10, 7 p.m. through Friday, June 15, 1 p.m.
Private Room: $457 Commuter: $267

No Child Left Inside: From Forest to Garden
These two camps, aimed at youth ages 7–12, are designed to connect children with the natural world. Eric Anglada will guide the children as they explore the forest and gardens of Sinsinawa Mound. Limited to 15 participants.
Wednesday through Friday, June 20–22 and/or Aug. 8–10
9 a.m.–1 p.m. (Bring a sack lunch.)
$25 for each camp

Celebrate the Summer Solstice!
Let’s honor the longest day of the year. Sister Christin Tomy, OP, and Eric Anglada will blend ritual, meditation, and a bonfire into this celebratory session that will take place outdoors. There is no fee, and no registration is required.
Thursday, June 21, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Gospel Inclusivity: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Public Lecture

Diarmuid O’Murchu will give a public lecture on the topic of inclusivity based on his book, Inclusivity: A Gospel Mandate.
Thursday, June 21, 7 p.m.
Freewill offering accepted

Sacred Space, Sacred Pathway
A Labyrinth Retreat

This weekend’s experience will offer the luxury of time and space to relax and regain inner balance. The labyrinth process reminds us that each person walks individually on a sacred journey, yet we share the path to God with others. Sister Stella DeVenuta, OSF, will give a basic introduction to the labyrinth.
Friday, June 29, 7:30 p.m. through Saturday, June 30, 4:30 p.m.
Private Room: $122 Commuter: $84

Grief Retreat
Journey toward Wholeness

Throughout our life, we experience the loss of people, places, and things. We will take time to reflect on our losses and to discover how loss can lead to greater wholeness and holiness. Certified Grief Specialist Sister Mary Hopkins, OP, will lead the retreat.
Saturday, July 28, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
$50/single or family (includes noon meal for one person; add $8 for additional meals)

Voices Serving the Holy in All
This retreat is for people who don’t sing and for people who love to sing. Together we will sing songs that hold us together with life. We’ll sing easy-to-learn, playfully challenging songs that speak to critical themes—environmental, social, and interpersonal—in a way that brings joy, a sense of success, and an expression of shared meaning. Songleader Liz Rog teaches songs in the aural tradition, making singing accessible for all.
Friday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m. through Saturday, Aug. 4, 4:30 p.m.
Private Room: $97 Commuter: $59

Yoga Retreat
The Interactions of Prayer with Meditation

As we move through life we sometimes pray halfheartedly. Are these prayers heard? Do they matter? Sometimes we wonder how to pray. Are there special words or ways that work better? What does meditation have to do with praying? Denise Edenhofer will help us explore these questions as we combine the practices of yoga, prayer, and meditation. This is a semi-silent retreat.
Friday, Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m. through Sunday, Aug. 12, 1 p.m.
Private Room: $232 Commuter: $156

Zentangle Workshop
Zentangle is a pen and ink meditative art form. The class consists of two sessions in which the participant will learn to draw eight-to-ten patterns. Interspersed with the drawing will be mindfulness and meditative exercises. Joyce Block and Don McCollum have been teaching this method for seven years. They enjoy sharing this art form with people of all ages and skill levels. This year they will include more advanced techniques and perhaps use a little color.
Saturday, Aug. 18, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
$65 (includes supplies)

A Circle of Drums
The Rhythms of Life

Bill Kehl’s high-energy, hands-on presentation emphasizes collaborative, creative individual expression while exhibiting the benefits of synergetic group dynamics. With its universal appeal, Bill hopes everyone who participates in the drumming experience will enjoy an extremely powerful and wonderfully exhilarating body/mind/spirit encounter that will last a lifetime!
Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Additional Events in 2018
Sept. 21–23 Women’s Retreat
Oct. 2–3 Parables
Oct. 27 Listening for the Divine Heartbeat
Nov. 2 Jesse Manibusan Concert
Nov. 3 Retreat on Wendell Berry
Nov. 9–10 Life Tapestry
Dec. 1 Grief Retreat
Dec. 2 Remembering Service
Dec. 8 Mother/Daughter Christmas Nativi-Tea
Dec. 16 Isthmus Brass Concert