Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Celebrate Free Education with us this Sunday!

We are having our monthly calendar launch potluck this Sunday April 1st at noon. We will have calendars available AND  one of our free school organizers will be facilitating a discussion on Radical Pedagogy. Don't miss it!

Bring your brains and a dish to share to 2030 Dumaine St. this sunday @ noon!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

A few schedule changes and additions.....

The computer workshop "Finding Lost Friends and Family Online" has been rescheduled for next Wednesday, March 28, 1 pm at the Freret Neighborhood Center. We got rained out!! Here's hoping for weather WITHOUT a tornado watch in effect next week. The workshop is free, and no computer experience is required. Call Leah at (504) 373-6403 if you have any questions. See you next Wednesday!

March 27, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
Ashé Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
Free and Open to the Public 

Michaela at Holiday on Blvd 12-12-10This month's theme will be WOMEN, in celebration of women's history month.  In addition to the singing, special guest Nana Anoa Nantambu will lead the group with chants relative to the topic.  Don't forget there are many health benefits of singing. With proper breathing, which gets more oxygen into the blood, the releasing of endorphins can have a similar effect as aerobic exercise. Studies have shown that singing relieves tension and lowers levels of stress, creating a feeling of relaxation. It promotes social interaction, and more. When you concentrate on singing, or on learning a new song, your brain power kicks in, memory is strengthened, and you really don't have time to "worry." So tune up your voice, call a few friends to join you, and come out and sing. No singing experience needed. For more information, call (504) 569-9070.

Mon Mar 26, 5-9p
Get back on the Saddle!

Dust off that old bike, or walk up to see how you can incorporate bicycle riding into your everyday life. Through hands-on activities, we’ll answer the questions: “How can I ride most safely in New Orleans?” and “What is the right bike for me?” All are welcome, especially adults and their families (children, grandparents and friends). Through hands-on activities we’ll help build your confidence to integrate bicycling into your everyday tasks. More bicycling will make you feel healthier, more connected to your community and relieve stress.

Please visit the Bike Easy website for more information

Monday, March 19, 2012

*The New Orleans Lyceum has just announced a special presentation entitled "My Experience with a Ten-Day Silent Vipassana Meditation Retreat". The presentation will take place this Thursday 3/22 at 7:00pm at 1412 Euterpe St. Tea and goodies will be provided. See our calendar/class description pages for details.

*Also, we want to draw special attention to this Friday's Philosophy Cafe at 1412 Euterpe St (7:30pm), as the subject will be EDUCATION! Topic questions include: What is education? What is being an "educated person" today mean? Have values changed around education? Are there core values which should be bedrock? Is there such a thing as a canon of civilization that should be the subject of all education? 

*On Wednesday 3/21 at 1:00pm, the Resource Center at the Freret Neighborhood Center (4605 Freret) is hosting a hands-on computer workshop about ways to find friends and family using the Internet. No computer is necessary. 

*On Sunday 3/25, international Renku master Tadashi Kondo will be teaching a workshop on the Japanese art of linked verse from 1-4:45 pm at the NOPL Latter Branch at 5120 St. Charles Ave.

- On Saturday 3/24 from 10:30am-1:30pm at the NOPL Children's Resource Center (913 Napoleon Ave), the GNO Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience is sponsoring activities on your sensational brain as part of Brain Awareness Week. Ideal for ages 5-12.
- Every Saturday from 3/24 to 4/14 from 2-3pm at the NOPL Children's Resource Center (913 Napoleon Ave), kids ages 4-7 (with adult accompaniment) can come learn basic Spanish vocabulary with native Spanish-speaking teachers. Children will learn through videos, puppets, songs, and craft activities. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

*The pdf calendar link has been updated. Check it out here or on our calendar page. 

*Don't forget that class proposals for the May calendar are due tomorrow (Thursday3/15)!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Some newly added classes!

At Loyola University, Miller Hall (6363 St. Charles Ave):
*Friday 3/16 at 7pm: Intro to Macroeconomics: A Special Presentation for Lyceum and Chautauqua folks with John Levindis, Ph.D.

At Ashé Cultural Arts Center (1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd):
*Every Monday and Thursday from 6-8pm: Sistahs Making A Change Dance Class
No dance experience required! A nutritious meal is served after each class.

*Wednesdays in March from 6-8pm: Barbershop Meeting - It's Fathers' Time
A discussion group focusing on issues of importance to growth and well-being, especially of young men. Men of all ages invited.

*Friday 3/16 at 6pm: Film Screening of "Revenge of the Electric Car"
Discussion after screening. Free snacks and popcorn!

*Saturday 3/17 10am-3pm: Douglas Redd Cultural Summit
An all-day session of panel discussions, performances, networking, and organizing, as well as a health fair, to provide cultural workers with the tools and direction to become more involved in rebuilding and sustaining the New Orleans community.

*Tuesday 3/20 from 4:30-7:30: Arts Council Grant Writing Program
Free grant application workshops.

*Thursday 3/22 from 6:30-8:30: The Lens Spring Salon - Focus on Juvenile Justice
A panel and open discussion about the status of the juvenile criminal justice system in New Orleans. Food and refreshments will be served.

*Saturday 3/24 from 9am-2pm: Institute of Cultural Education Shadow Theater Workshop
A workshop where participants will learn to make a Shadow Theater. Space is limited so RSVP early!

*Thursday 3/29 from noon-1:30pm: Workplace Wellness Luncheon
This month the topic is "Motion and Emotion: Our Dynamic Bodymind".

See calendar/class descriptions for more details.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

For some reason, the All-Ages Knitting class on Mondays, 4pm at Community Book Center did not make it onto the paper calendar this month. Our apologies. It is still happening! Go learn how to knit! 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Notes, announcements, and modifications.....

1) You may notice that there are far fewer classes on the paper calendar as usual. That is because we have decided to only include NOFSN-proposed classes (as opposed to classes that occur independently of our collective) due to the fact that we now have so many Free School classes that we can't fit the non-NOFSN classes on the paper calendar! Woo hoo!

All the other citywide free classes are still on our online calendar, so be sure to check that out, as well as the Almost Free calendar.

2) On Friday 3/9, the Intro to Harm Reduction class is hosting a special Overdose Prevention Training open to the public. Time and location are the same as usual: 1-2pm at the LGBT Community Center (2114 Decatur). Bonus: there will be pizza! Contact Nora & Michelle at nolaharmreduction@gmail.com for more information.

3) The Philosophy Cafe has wrongly been listed on Wednesdays at Fair Grinds. In reality, it happens every other Saturday (3/3, 3/17, and 3/31 this month) from 10:30am-noon at Fair Grinds, as well as every other Friday (3/9 and 3/23 this month) at 7:30pm at 1412 Euterpe St. Contact neworleanslyceum2@gmail.com for more information.

4) Contemporary Feminist Literature's current session will take the form of a film series! It will still take place every Sunday at 4pm at 822 N. Dupre. Participants will be part of the film-choosing and facilitation process, and schedules will be distributed ahead of time. As usual, Ladies' Night is a BYOB, kid-friendly, and no-boys-allowed radical feminist discussion group and potluck. See the online calendar/current classes for more details. Contact ladiesnight@noboyfriends.org.

5) The Human Sexuality class will not take place 3/10 or 3/17. Class will be held again on 3/24.