Blue Sky Yoga
Join us each Saturday morning and be well!
Kripalu Yoga is a restorative yoga program steeped in the Kripalu tradition of compassion and non-judgment. Located in the beautiful setting of Partners Village Store find yourself surrounded by calming country scenery – an ideal setting for meditation and self-care. Open to the public, this donation-based class series welcomes people of all levels of ability and practice. Instructor Jeff Costa unfolds traditional yoga principles with special attention to both alignment and ease.
- Please bring your yoga mat and water.
- Donation Based Yoga – $12.00 recommendation
or contribute what you can
- Ages 16 and over please
About the Instructor:
Jeff Costa is a Yoga Alliance nationally certified instructor with a BA in Liberal Arts from Boston University and a graduate of the Kripalu School of Yoga and Health. With over 20 years experience in group fitness and personal training, the strength of Jeff’s teaching lies in his attention to detail and his compassionate charm. Photo Credit: Corinna Razhikou
Summer Children’s Reading Circle
Come join us on the porch every Thursday from 10:30-11:30 am for an hour of stories and fun activities geared toward preschool children. Miss Joan has some wonderful stories planned and will lead a theme based arts and crafts activity after the story. Snack will also be provided. This is a FREE event and registration is not required.
Writers Series with Grace Dane Mazur at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery
The Dedee Shattuck Gallery, in partnership with Partners Village Store, is pleased to welcome author and Westport resident Grace Dane Mazur for our Summer Writers Series on Sunday, August 12th at 4pm . This event will be held at the gallery (1 Partners Way, Westport, MA). Mazur will be discussing her latest novel The Garden Party, described by Kirkus Reviews as “beautifully written and bracingly intelligent.”
A rehearsal dinner brings together two disparate families in this sparkling, witty novel.
The Cohens are wildly impractical intellectuals—academics, activists, and artists. The Barlows are Wall Street Journal–reading lawyers steeped in trusts and copyrights, golf and tennis. The two families are reserved with and wary of each other, but tonight, the evening before the wedding that is supposed to unite them in marriage, they will attempt to set aside their differences over dinner in the garden.
As Celia Cohen, the eminent literary critic, sets the table, her husband, Pindar, would much rather be translating ancient recipes for his Babylonian cookbook than hosting this rehearsal dinner. Meanwhile, their son, Adam, the poet (and nervous groom), wonders if there is still time to simply elope. One of Adam’s sisters, Naomi, a passionate but fragile social activist, refuses to leave her room, while Sara, scorpion biologist turned folklore writer, sits up on the roof mourning an imminent breakup. And Pindar’s elderly mother, Leah, witnesses everything, weaving old memories into the present.
The lawyers are early: patriarch Stephen Barlow and his bespangled wife, Philippa, who specializes in estates, along with Philippa’s father, Nathan, hobbled by age and Lyme disease. Then come the Barlow sons William (war crimes), Cameron (intellectual property), and Barnes (the prosecutor), each with desperate wife and precocious offspring. How could their younger siblings—Eliza, the bride, an aspiring veterinarian, and her twin brother, Harry, recently expelled from divinity school—have issued from such a family?
Up and down the dinner table, with its twenty-four (or is it twenty-five?) guests, unions are forming and dissolving while Pindar is trying to figure out whether time is really shaped like baklava, and off in the surrounding forest with its ancient pond different sorts of mischief will lead to a complicated series of fiascoes and miracles before the party is over. Set over the course of a single day and night, Grace Dane Mazur’s brilliantly observed novel weaves an irresistible portrayal of miscommunication, secrets, and the power of love.
Grace Dane Mazur is the author of Hinges: Meditations on the Portals of the Imagination; Trespass: A Novel; and Silk: Stories. Trained in painting, ceramics, and biology, she was engaged in postdoctoral research on morphogenesis in silkworms when she left biology in order to write. Most recently she has been on the fiction faculty at Harvard Extension School and at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She lives in Cambridge and Westport, Massachusetts, with her husband, the mathematician Barry Mazur.
Please call Partners Village Store at (508) 636 – 2572 or email [email protected] to reserve your seat to this not-to-miss afternoon event on Sunday, August 12th at 4:00pm.
Writers Series with Contributors to the Resistance Cookbook for Action Together Massachusetts
Partners Village Store and Kitchen is pleased to welcome members of Action Together Massachusetts (ATMA) on Thursday, August 16th at 6:00pm, in honor of The Resistance Cookbook: Nasty Women and Bad Hombres in the Kitchen. There will be a discussion alongside featured nibbles from the book!
As a part of the program, we are also leading a donation to the local Lighthouse Animal Shelter, in New Bedford so please bring along cans or bags of pet food or goodies and we will donate them to the shelter, no donation is too small! Suggested items include: dog biscuits, dog food, Nyla bones and cat litter.
The Resistance Cookbook: Nasty Women and Bad Hombres in the Kitchen, edited by Joan Berglund and Pamela Lowell, features 100 recipes contributed by members of Action Together Massachusetts, the state-wide social and political action organization born out of the results of the 2016 Presidential election.
Served with a generous helping of humor and seasoned with personal anecdotes, the cookbook gives readers a chance to reflect on the political and cultural changes of the past year, while enjoying such dishes as Comey Testimony Minestrone, Conspiracy Cake with Indictment Icing, and Impeach Mint Mojitos.
Action Together Massachusetts (ATMA) is a women-founded and women-led organization working to support and strengthen the ideals of American democracy. Our goal is to create a politically and socially engaged community that holds itself, elected officials, and institutions accountable for fulfilling the promise of our diverse, democratic nation.
To achieve this, we provide and encourage a variety of civic and legislative actions, connect members with events, resources and training opportunities, establish regular contacts with legislators and other decision makers, and work in all ways to ensure our collective voices are heard from the workplace to the halls of Congress.
The ATMA network includes nine regional groups that span the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as a statewide group that includes members from each region.
Please call Partners Village Store at (508) 636 – 2572 or email [email protected] to reserve your seat!