Kristen Graves Returns to Grounds and Sounds – Sept. 9, 8:00 p.m.
Audience favorite Kristen Graves returns to Grounds and Sounds Cafe in September. The folk/pop singer/songwriter and humanitarian was recently listed as part of the “new generation of folk music” in the New York Times and mentioned in Rolling Stone for her participation in the compilation album, "Buy This Fracking Album," produced by Movement Music Records. With catchy songs, a penchant for storytelling, and inspiring lyrics, Kristen has shared stages with Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow, Rusted Root, Holly Near, Dar Williams, Guy Davis, Dan Zanes, David Amram and many more. Her latest album is "Now Ain’t the Time for Tears." Constantly traveling and touring, Kristen plays nearly 200 shows every year.
In addition to her touring and recording schedule, Kristen lives an active life as an activist and humanitarian. Spending months living and working with Simply Smiles in Mexico and on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in South Dakota creates the signature chemistry of Kristen’s performances: a stirring combination of music and justice. To hear Kristen's music, click here. For tickets, click here.
Evening Labyrinth Walk – Tuesday, Sept. 13, 8:00 p.m.
Once again we will host Amy Ellis who will play the harmonium and sing mantras for us as we walk. Anyone who has been to a walk where Amy has played knows the dimension that her music provides. We walk rain or shine in the sanctuary. All are welcome. Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, Linda Mikell, conducts the walk and explains the three part meditation involved. Come for peace, de-stressing, decision making, remembering a lost loved one or creative thinking. Your intention is your own. Hope to see you on the path.
Essentrics: Last Class of Summer Program Is Thurs. Aug. 25 - Fall Session Starts Tues., Sept. 13
August 25 will be the last Essentrics Stretch class of the summer. The first class of the fall session will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 9:00 a.m. Essentrics (also known as "Classical Stretch" on PBS) is a dynamic workout that aims to lengthen and strengthen every muscle in the body, resulting in greater joint mobility and a pain-free body. Essentrics utilizes the healing principles behind physiotherapy to help liberate and empower muscles, increasing flexibility and relieving tension in the process. It is open to men and women of all fitness levels. Kay Aparo, certified Essentrics Instructor, offers this program gratis.