A painting class will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Sinsinawa Mound. All precautionary coronavirus practices will be in place, and there is a limit of 10 people. Sarah Barnes, artist and owner of Create It Art Studio in Dubuque, IA, will guide participants in painting a skating snowperson on canvas. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend, and painters can add their own personal touches. Materials will be provided. The registration deadline is Nov. 13, and the fee is $40. For more information, contact Guest Services at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.
Hildegard of Bingen, a Catholic saint and Doctor of the Church, will be the topic of discussion during St. Hildegard, the Divine Feminine, and the Greening of God from 2 to 3 p.m. CST Saturday, Nov. 14. This virtual workshop is sponsored by Sinsinawa Mound Center. Today, Hildegard is known especially for her visions and lyrics concerning the feminine divine and her prescient ecological awareness. After a short introduction, we will focus on Hildegard’s visions of divine love (caritas) and Lady Wisdom. We will also explore Hildegard’s urgent prophetic message about cosmology, ecological balance and the effects of human sinfulness on the environment. Barbara Newman, author and professor at Northwestern University in Illinois, will facilitate. She is known for her work on medieval religious culture, comparative literature and women’s spirituality. The fee is $10 per person, and the registration deadline is Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. To register contact Guest Services at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.
Join a virtual interview with Mohican storyteller Jim Bear Jacobs to learn about the connection between story and place, be challenged by Native American spirituality and learn what non-native people can do to decolonize. Story, Place, and Indigenous Spirituality, sponsored by Sinsinawa Mound Center, will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. CST Wednesday, Nov. 11. Jacobs is a theologian, historian, storyteller and member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation. He is the director of community engagement and racial justice for the Minnesota Council of Churches as well as the creator and director of Healing Minnesota Stories, a program of the Minnesota Council of Churches dedicated to ensuring that the Native American voice is heard in areas where it has long been ignored. The fee is $10 per person and the registration deadline is Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. To register contact Guest Services at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.
The Rev. Dr. Jade Angelica joins Sinsinawa Mound Center via Zoom for Hope and Healing for Alzheimer’s from 7 to 8:15 p.m. CST Thursday, Nov. 12. This presentation is designed to open minds and hearts in new ways, to provoke thought by challenging our cultural conditioning about a difficult topic that touches many of us, and to offer hope and consolation to those who accompany loved ones through the journey of diminishing cognitive capacities that are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Angelica is the author of the book “Where Two Worlds Touch: A Spiritual Journey through Alzheimer’s Disease; the CD “Meeting Alzheimer’s: Companionship on the Journey; and the audio play “The Forgiving and the Forgetting: Hope and Healing for Alzheimer’s, now available on YouTube. The fee is $15 per person and the registration deadline is Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. To register contact Guest Services at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.
Sinsinawa Mound Center is sponsoring four virtual micro-retreats over the next five months that invite participants to be attentive and compassionate, pause, and appreciate each faith-based season as it mirrors the natural changing cycle of seasons. Sister Stella DeVenuta, OSF, will lead the series Pause: A Season to Breathe. Like the seasons of Earth that shift and change in nature, our lives of faith are also cyclical. From the ordinary time of now through the anticipated promise of hope, these sessions will be both reflective and engaging, with an invitation to carry the session focus into further reflection as personal practice. The first micro-retreat, Season of Change and Resilience, and is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon CST Saturday, Nov. 7. Future sessions are at the same times Dec. 12 (Season of Waiting), Feb. 27 (Season of Release) and April 10 (Season of Hope). The fee is $25 per person and the registration deadline is Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. To register contact Guest Services at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.