Eating for Hormone Balance in February

Wednesday, February 13th (7-9pm)
with Deena Barselah, Holistic Wellness Coach

Pre-registration required. Sign up here by Sunday, Feb 10th.

vegetablesHormone imbalance is something most people struggle with today. Extreme fatigue, low mood, weight struggles, skin issues, infertility, and so many more health issues have hormone imbalance at the root. The good news is that a short list of foods that could be causing all of these issues and a there’s a delicious list of foods to add in to support your hormones. These shifts are essential for long-term health, feeling vibrant and supporting your body to do what it is meant to do. During this interactive workshop, we’ll go into the most common hormone imbalances today, what’s at the root of most, and dietary guidelines that can make the world of difference.


Deena Barselah is a wellness coach on a mission to empower people with real food. Looking at tradition and what has always worked throughout history, supporting the body with real food, and paying close attention to your body’s needs is Deena’s approach. She’s overcome several hormonal imbalances herself including adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism and polycystic ovarian syndrome and is excited to support you. Deena recently moved to The Valley after 10 years in NYC and is loving the slower pace, access to nature and wonderfully warm and welcoming people.

This workshop is not meant to diagnose medical conditions. All diet and lifestyle changes should first be discussed with your physician.

Feb 2nd 3D Printing Demo

Join us next Saturday, February 2nd at 12pm, for an Interactive 3D Printing Demonstration and discussion. Justin Leone will guide us through the process of designing in a 3D application, translating an object into printable format, and printing the object in plastic.

Because we won’t have time to design on-the-fly, Justin is accepting submission ideas for simple 3D objects. If you’d like your object printed, you can email your submission to Justin.

3D printed model
A 3D printed model

Any participants can come for the demonstration and take home a copy of something we make.

Suggested donation of $10 for Owl and Raven and to cover material costs. If you take home an object, you must donate for the cost of materials.

Disclaimers: There are some limitations regarding what can be printed, and how much time we have (large size increases print time, high complexity and detail increase design time, and severe overhangs might make an object difficult to print at all), so depending on attendance, we may not be able to print everyone’s model.

Upcoming Winter Events

This week at Owl & Raven:

Barca Board Game Pieces on Board 512x451Monday
(4:30pm, weekly) Ear Acupuncture
(6-10pm, weekly) Board Game Night

Saturday
(12-2pm, weekly) Drop-in Open Hours/Art Hours
(2-5pm, weekly) Code-in: An Open Group for Programmers and Developers

Sunday
(7-11pm, weekly) Go Club: Learn and play the ancient board game, Go. Beginners are welcome!


Upcoming Events at Owl & Raven:

Sunday, January 27th (2-5:30pm)
Magic the Gathering Tournament! Beginners, veterans, and all ages are welcome. All cards are provided and are yours to keep! $5 suggested donation.

Git-logoWednesday, February 6th (7-9pm)
Source Code Management Skillshare! How to use Git for effective version control!

Fertility Awareness in December

Unclothed woman behind question mark signFertility Awareness for Natural Birth Control and Reproductive Health
Wednesday, December 19th at 7pm. Led by Hannah Shaffer.

Join us for an evening introduction to the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM). FAM tracks a combination of natural body functions to determine when a woman is most fertile. It can be used for avoiding pregnancy, helping to achieve pregnancy, and for tracking gynecological health.

The focus of this talk is on using FAM as a hormone-free, device-free method of natural birth control. The talk will be conducted in an all-gender-friendly safe space and is open to anyone interested in fertility awareness and women’s health.

Register here!

Participants must pre-register by Sunday, December 16th. $10 donation encouraged.

New and upcoming events for October

go boardWestern Mass Go Club – Sundays at 7pm
Owl & Raven is proud to be hosting weekly meetings of the Western Mass Go Club beginning Sunday, October 21st at 7pm.

Go is an ancient Chinese board game of surprising depth and artistry. All players, both new and experienced, are welcome. Club membership is informal and it’s okay to drop by at any time.


Magic the GatheringMagic the Gathering Tournament – Sunday, October 28th from 2pm-5:30pm
Join us at the end of October for another casual Magic the Gathering Tournament. The tournament is open to responsible players of all ages. Players will be given several sealed card packs to make a deck from. All players will get to keep the cards they received for the deck at the end of the tournament! Cards go as far back as 1993, and as recent as the newest set.

Please show up on time, as participation might be limited by the amount of cards and space available.

September MTG Tournament

Magic CardsOn Sunday, August 12th at 2:00pm, Owl and Raven will be hosting another casual Magic the Gathering Tournament. The tournament is open to responsible players of all ages, and we welcome both beginners and experts.

Players will be given several sealed card packs to make a deck from. The tournament will run until about 5:30pm. All players will get to keep the cards they received for the deck at the end of the tournament! Cards go as far back as 1993, and as recent as the newest set.

Please show up on time, as participation might be limited by the amount of cards and space available.

Owl and Raven is a donation-funded space. We kindly ask that participants contribute what they can to support our future events.

Community Code-Ins

ComputerSaturday afternoons, 2:00-5:00pm

Programmers and tech enthusiasts of all levels and backgrounds welcome!  Drop by with a laptop, a project (if you have one), and an open, inquisitive mind.  Help a beginner, pick up a new skill, or just enjoy working in the company of others.

Even if you’ve never written a line of code (and aren’t interested in learning), there are many ways you can participate – free and open source projects are always looking for help with documentation, design, translation, and community outreach to name a few.

We’re happy to connect you with something that’s right for you.

Sunday Magic the Gathering Tournament

Eventide Foil Print SheetsOwl and Raven is hosting a casual Magic the Gathering tournament on Sunday, August 12th, at 2:00pm. This tournament is open to responsible players of all ages, and we welcome both beginners and experts.

Players will be given several sealed card packs to make a deck from. The tournament will run until about 5:30pm. All players will get to keep the cards they received for the deck at the end of the tournament!

Cards sets in the random packs go as far back as 1993, and as recent as the newest set. Please show up on time, as participation might be limited by the amount of cards and space available. We ask people who are very familiar with the game to be aware that this is a casual format, which is meant to be beginner friendly.

August 2012

Hi folks! Lots of exciting transitions happening at Owl and Raven. No skillshares have been scheduled this month, but we’re continuing with our regularly scheduled programming: ear acupuncture, game night, and Wednesday/Saturday open hours.

We’ll be posting more updates within the upcoming weeks. In the meantime, enjoy these photos from our recent pancake skillshare!

 

Pancakes and Potluck!

This week at Owl and Raven, join us for a Wednesday pancake skillshare and a special potluck brunch on Saturday. Details below!

Wednesday, July 25th

Open hours (11am – 3pm)

Stop in to work on a project, sip tea, and share some good conversation!


Banana on pancake

Pancake Skillshare (7pm – 9pm) $5 suggested donation

Being able to make a great pancake from scratch is a kitchen skill that everyone who owns a spatula should have. Yet many people – including those who love to cook – consider pancakes to be either too simple to bother thinking about, or so complex that it’s best to defer to pre-made mixes and short-order cooks.

In this skillshare, pancake-aficionado Joe Riedel will show us how to make pancakes, and will discuss every step along the way. He will demystify the parts you may have thought complicated (like ingredients) and mystify you with parts you may have thought simple (like mixing or prepping the griddle). Attendants will learn how to make a simple mix to keep on-hand, learn what the ingredients do and why, how to mix and when to add variations, when to flip, how to store leftovers (which is always recommended), and stacks of other pancake-lore. And perhaps best of all, there will be pancakes to eat at the end.


Saturday, July 28th

Potluck Brunch (11am – 2pm)

We’re welcoming any kind of dish or non-alchoholic beverage.

If you’d like to join us, please bring a list of ingredients, and your own plates/utensils to serve with and eat from.