Marching Ahead: LEX*I*CON II, Community Conversations, and More!

  Our Instagram feed is looking pretty good these days, thanks in BIG part to our lovely new honeybee Rebecca Cosenza. **The beehive, was a symbol for the Rebeka's (the female auxiliary of the IOOF) as a representation of cooperative industry, teaching the advantages of united efforts in all the ministries of the order. We welcome Rebecca C. to the Instar Lodge order!

Our Instagram feed is looking pretty good these days, thanks in BIG part to our lovely new honeybee Rebecca Cosenza. **The beehive, was a symbol for the Rebeka's (the female auxiliary of the IOOF) as a representation of cooperative industry, teaching the advantages of united efforts in all the ministries of the order. We welcome Rebecca C. to the Instar Lodge order!

This month at Instar we are grateful to host a plethora of community workshops and events that make transition seasons beautiful and more comfortable. 

Lauren Giambrone and Mandana Boushee are guiding us through The Art of Herbal Care for the Hometeam, a workshop for medicine making in all ways, with heart, hand and plant. 

We also have another plant inspired art workshop,The Art of The Avocado & Friends for both adults and young people.  Read more about these below and on our website.
 
LEX*I*CON II is happening (3/31@7pm)!  Our annual beloved reading of new work created at Instar Lodge.  This year we have poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction being read by marvelous female writers including our Virginia Scholar, Hallie Goodman and women from our Tailspinning group: Karen Keats, Rachel Ephraim and myself. 

Speaking of literature, we have a new program: What We’re Reading.  This is a curated monthly reading list from our in-house library.  Each month we feature select titles on our website and host an open community conversation inspired by the theme.  Last night we hosted a conversation on the pluralities and complexities of Love (our February theme). This month we examine leadership and the footsteps we walk in and forward from.  We are especially excited to be hosting this conversation on foot, at the historic home site of W.E.B Du Bois. Click here to read this months prompt and see our titles.
 
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