Events

*Please note that any scheduled in person events and workshops are subject to change based on any new COVID guidelines and restrictions. Our community's safety is our highest priority. 

8th Annual Memory Walk ~ A Walk to Remember our Loved Ones

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Registration begins at 8:30 am. Walk begins at 10 am
Early registration, Friday, September 30, 3:00 - 5:30 pm - REGISTER HERE

The 5K walk will start at 10 am at Hope Floats, 4 Elm Street, Kingston, MA. Join us after the walk for food, vendors, and raffles. We look forward to seeing you all again in-person to walk to rememberance of your loved ones!

TEAMS ARE WELCOME! Walk as a team to honor you loved one. You must have at least 4 walkers to be team.The team with the most walkers given the opportunity to lead the walk from Hope Floats and will receive a Hope Floats Memory Brick!

Children under 12 walk for free: T-shirts are not included, but can be purchased.

If you can not make the walk, please consider making a donation: DONATE HERE

Consider becoming a Hope Floats Memory Walk business or family sponsor! SPONSORSHIP

Please ask family and friends to sponsor your walk! Additional donations make such a difference towards helping us provided free support services to those in need. SPONSOR SHEET

Oil Painting With a Twist for the Beginner to the Intermediate.. (Adults)

Reawaken Your Creative Soul Learn to Paint, or Just paint…

Instructor: Laura Tryon Jennings, CAGS

Dates: Tuesdays, September 6 - October 25 (no class September 13 and 27), 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Location: Hope Floats Healing and Wellness Center, 4 Elm Street, Kingston, MA 02364

Fee: $198 (plus $28 supply fee to be paid to Laura)

Registration is required: call 781-936-8068 or Register Online Here

Tap into an extraordinary resource: the vibrant, vital force of your own creative character in a nurturing, encouraging, and safe environment and discover your distinctive path to oil painting. You only need bring the willingness to give up any attachment to feeling you have no talent or creativity. The focus of this class is to enjoy the creative experience and self-nurturing qualities oil painting can provide to your soul. It offers a unique blend of learning the basics of oil painting materials, foundations of color theory, color mixing, composition and working with the flow of the creative process to awaken creative spirit, remember playfulness, and open a fuller expression of authentic self by nurturing your essence. Artist Jennings approaches teaching each student individually, so they can paint freely, at their own level, and paint a subject (landscape, still life, portrait, abstract, interior, etc. from life and/or from a photograph) befitting their skills and needs. The workshop can be used as a vehicle for expression, playing with paint, learning the techniques of oil painting, and/or to have instructional oil painting, which means you truly can be a beginner, intermediate, or simply get a feel for oil painting. All supplies will be provided or bring your own supplies if you prefer.
For students who have absolutely no background in painting and desire instructional painting, I recommend one or two private classes with me before jumping into a six-week session. If this isn't feasible, I ask for patience, particularly on the first day, and encourage you to contact me with your email and phone number so I can connect with you at least one week before class. (LTryonJennings@gmail.com, 781-837-7982 landline)

Make-up classes will be scheduled by the instructor only in the event they are cancelled due to weather or if the instructor cancels. No refunds will be made after one week of classes. Classes cannot be pro-rated except for COVID-19 related events.

Vaccines recommended. Be aware the class will be following state COVID-19 guidelines. Thank you for your patience while navigating this fluid situation.

Surviving Grief During the Holidays Workshop

Sunday, October 23, 2022, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Hope Floats Healing & Wellness Center
Registration required. REGISTER HERE
The holiday season isn’t always as merry as we want it to be and it’s normal to feel apprehensive about it. You’re not alone in feeling that way. Holidays can be a very difficult time for you if you’ve experienced the death of a loved one. Your memories serve as constant reminders of your loss. Watching others celebrate can be painful and overwhelming.
Join Grief Specialist and Author Gary Sturgis for this special workshop on Surviving Grief – During the Holidays.
The first step in coping with grief at the holidays is to acknowledge that the holiday season is difficult. In this workshop Gary will offer compassionate and practical tips on how to navigate your way through the maze of grief during the holiday season.

Sound Meditation for Well Being

Andrea Courey, Date to be announced

Fee: $10

Join author, speaker and sound meditation guide Andrea Courey for this wonderfully relaxing virtual workshop. Sound Meditation sessions combine instruments such as crystal bowls, chimes, rattles and drums and recorded vibrational music with Andrea’s gentle facilitation and guidance. Participants receive the immediate benefit of the music and frequencies as well as an hour of deep, peaceful guided meditation. Positive effects may include reduction of insomnia and anxiety, increased energy and sense of well-being and more. You will be sent a zoom link prior to class.