Yogis and Yoginis :)

So you're probably wondering what the title of this post refers to. A yogi is a guy who practices yoga and a yoginini is a girl who practices yoga. I stumbled across the terms last week, when I was reading a book on yoga for teens and kids. Our newest addition to teen programming, Namaste, is a weekly teen yoga program that is great for those of you who have never practiced yoga. It's simple, relaxing and will release that pent-up tension after a long day @ school. We meet on Tuesdays @ 4:30 pm. Be sure to wear loose, comfortable (and modest!) clothing smiley Yoga is a lot of fun and a great way to relax and stretch your sore muscles.

Blood Drive

Once again, the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be on site in the Community Room on Monday, January 31st, from 1:00 to 5:30 P.M. to received blood donations from the public.  Walk-ins are accepted, but it is encouarged to sign up ahead of time for an appointment at either the reference or children's desks or at the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center webiste here.  Don't miss out on this opportunity to give the gift of life!

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Getting Organized with the Web

Have you resolved to become a little more organized in this new year?  If so, join us on Tuesday, January 25th, from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. in the Training Lab, as repeat presenter and professional organizer Ellen Delap, CPO, shows us all how to make use of the Internet in our efforts to get organized.  Spots are limited, so be sure to register by giving us a call or paying us a visit on the second floor.  Don't miss out on this free and informative session!

UPDATE:  The Tuesday, January 25th, session is full.  Anyone still wishing to attend may register for a recently added session, scheduled for Tuesday, February 1st, from 3:30 to 4:30 P.M.

Namaste: A Teen Yoga Program

Join me on Tuesday afternoons @ 4:30pm in the Children's Activity room for a gentle and relaxing yoga practice!! We'll start out nice and easy, learning the basic movements and breathing techniques of yoga, as we strenghten our minds and bodies. This is not designed to be an exercise class or weight loss program. I'm focusing on enjoying yoga as a relaxing and stress-free afterschool program. Yoga is great for unwinding after a long day, stretching tired muscles and relaxing the mind.

Gluten-Free Living in the New Year

Are you or your family members some of the many who have to avoid gluten in your diet?  Do you need recipe ideas that would still make dining an enjoyable and tasty experience?  If so, then start the year off right and be sure to attend "Gluten-Free Living in the New Year," a program planned especially for you and presented by Jenny Johnson, a return presenter and one of our very own Kingwood residents.  The program is scheduled for this Saturday, January 15th, in the Community Room at 10:00 A.M.  Don't miss this free and informative program!

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