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February Mini Retreat

Mini Retreat

with Tamara Moore

This retreat focuses on exploring self-care through movement, meditation and community.

Participants will experience self-care, reflect, and be inspired to bring their new practices home. Moore helps students find awareness of the body’s sensations through gentle postures and deep breathing.  She teaches listening to emotions and thoughts with compassion. She encourages inviting the transformative power of love into one’s life and reflecting upon and integrating experiences with others.

Instructor Tamara Moore lives in Wadena with her husband and four young children and is a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Having studied under Mary Beth Nehl, Doug Keller, and Karin Burke, she taught yoga for 8 years. Currently, she is working on certification in a Christian movement and prayer ministry. Moore earned a Master’s in Theology in 2005 and more recently, in 2015, a graduate certificate in Spiritual Direction. She has taught college courses in world religions, humanities, and philosophy at M-State.

The retreat includes healthy refreshments which are included in the retreat fee. Cost is $40 for the public and $35 for members of the Center. This retreat is open to adults and mature teens.

Registration is required by February 20 — call 218-385-3339. Minimum number of students must be met in order to hold retreat.

Minneapolis Comedian!


Tommy Ryman

Saturday, March 11 @ 8pm

Tommy Ryman grew up with a new-age, folksinging mother and a traditional, Lutheran insurance-agent father. This XY equation evidently equals: acclaimed comedian. Ryman has earned the title of Semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Roseanne Barr, a professed fan, raves she has “never seen anything like [Tommy] before in [her] whole life, [he is] one-of-a-kind, fantastic!” Ryman’s act can be described as absurdist and clever, masked behind a very likable and innocent demeanor, often thought of as disturbingly adorable. He is a favorite among audiences at top clubs and colleges around the nation, and he is regularly featured on Rooftop Comedy, SiriusXM, and iheartradio. Early in his career, Ryman was sought out by some of the nation’s top comedians opening for the likes of Louie Anderson, Maria Bamford, and Nick Swardson. He was invited to perform at the prestigious Great American Comedy Festival at the Johnny Carson Theater, and was featured as one of the “Twin Cities’ Funniest People” by Metro Magazine. Ryman is signed to StandUp! Records and assures audiences that his comedy album Bath Time with Tommy Ryman has a tasteful album cover.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door (subject to availability–limited seating) and can be purchased at the New York Mills Library or the Cultural Center. This event is held at the Cultural Center.

Call the Center at (218) 385-3339 or the Library at (218) 385-2436 for more information.

This performance in presented in conjunction with the Friends of the New York Mills Library.


Ceramic Tile Class

Ceramic Tile-Making in 2 Easy Sessions

With Ceramicist,                  

Brad Wegscheid

Make ceramic tiles to hang on your wall!
Bring natural objects, lace, fabric, rubber scrapbooking stamps, or baby feet to make impressions in your tile. Some items including dragonfly shapes and plants, will be provided to use.

In the first class session, participants will form and press shapes into their tiles, which will dry between sessions. In the second session, participants will brush an iron oxide wash onto their tiles to finish them. Instructor, Brad Wegscheid, will then kiln fire the tiles and return them to the Center when they’ve baked and cooled. Students can then pick up their work at 24 N Main Ave in New York Mills during regular hours: 10am-7pm Wed & Thur, 10-5 Fri, and 10-3 Sat.

Brad’s homemade mead is served at his classes. Must be 21+ to drink.

$33 Fee. $30 for CC members.

About the Artist:

Brad has been making art most of his life. He graduated high school from The Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley, Minnesota. After high school Brad went on to receive a bachelor of fine arts in graphic communication from Northern Michigan University.

Brad spent over a decade doing commercial art in the midwest, working mostly with traditional commercial printed work. This print work included everything from newsprint, magazines, billboards, and cardboard displays.

Currently Brad resides in Wadena, Minnesota focusing on ceramic sculpture and tile. Brad also does some illustration, woodworking, and graphic design.

See Brad’s work at www.macaronicircus.com

New York Mills Regional Cultural Center 24 N Main Ave / P.O. Box 246, New York Mills, MN 5667 / (218) 385-3339