Chinese exercises, New Year celebrated in Thomaston
Thomaston — The free weekly Qi Gong classes taught by Tim English and sponsored by Thomaston Public Library have been so well-attended that the classes have been moved from the Thomaston Academy building’s Room 200 to the gym.
Classes are held Saturdays at 1 p.m. and are about an hour. There will be no class Feb. 2.
English first started practising Qi Gong, a Chinese exercise, about three years ago. The term loosely translates to "life force cultivation." The practice involves a combination of slow rhythmic movement and breathing that provides the dual benefits of exercise and meditation.
This event is open to people of any age and skill level. No experience is necessary.
Celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Snake with Barefoot Books.
Dena Davis, Thomaston mom and owner of traveling bookstore Dena’s Barefoot Book Nook, will be leading a Barefoot Sing Along and Storytime on Friday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Thomaston Public Library.
She will lead participants in song, movement, story, and a fun craft. Barefoot Books is an independent publisher that creates beautifully illustrated, educational, and multicultural books which celebrate creativity, imagination and the diversity of the world. This storytime is open to children of all ages.
A variety of Barefoot Books, Putumayo cd’s, Folkmanis puppets, and puzzles will be available to purchase with proceeds benefiting the library.
For more information about Barefoot Books visit BarefootBookNook.com or call Dena at 354-0614 or call the Thomaston Public Library at 354-2453.