How Can I Help?

How to become a compassionate grief companion

(May Date postponed to:) Thursday, July 11, 2024 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Registration required - REGISTER HERE 
Often when someone we know and care about experiences a loss it can be challenging to know how to offer support. This workshop will focus on providing helpful tools, strategies, and information to anyone looking to learn how to better support those navigating grief due to the death of a loved one.
Drawing from evidence-based practices as well as personal testimony from individuals and families walking their own grief journey, participants will gain valuable insight into the unique challenges and needs accompanying the death of a loved one and how best to provide help in a way that transcends the isolation often felt by those who are managing grief and loss.
Space is limited - secure your spot now! Registration is required. Please register below by May 23. This workshop will be presented by Heather Gray, MSW, Program Manager and Counselor at Hope Floats.
Suggested donation: $20

Oil Painting Workshop with a Twist for the Beginner to the Intermediate…(Adults)
Reawaken Your Creative Soul and Learn to Paint


Tuesdays 9:00 am -12:00 pm (6-week session)
Tuesday, April 23 – Tuesday May 28, 2024
Instructor:  Laura Tryon Jennings, CAGs
Registration: Registration is now closed. Please check back for the next class!
Fee: $198 (plus $28 supply fee paid to Laura if needed or desired).

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 workshop 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 sometimes 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 # so I can connect with you at least one week before class. (, 781-837-7982 landline)

All supplies will be provided or bring your own supplies if you prefer. There is a 12-student maximum.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. For more information contact Hope Floats at 781-585-4221.

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, credits, or pro-rates except for COVID-19 related events. (Given only if the event is cancelled or at the discretion of the Hope Floats Director) ….and the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury and Hope Floats in Kingston have kindly agreed one make-up class per session can be made up at the other venue. This gives you five days to choose from to make up a class if you need to make-up a day. (No make-up on the first day of a new session) At least twenty-four hours’ notice is required to make up a class.

In case of inclement weather there will be a make-up class scheduled after the last class of each session.

Restorative Yoga

Dates to be announced.

Please check out our calendar for our weekly yoga schedule!

Fee: $25

A restorative yoga practice will invite you to soften, relax, and release, in a way that will restore, renew, rejuvenate, and nourish your whole being and release deeply held tensions. Your body will be supported by blankets, pillows, and or bolsters while using some yogic breathing that calms and soothes you in your center and generally brings a feeling of comfort, and grace while in the supported yoga poses.

Please bring your own mat if you have one and a blanket. Arrive ten minutes early to fill out paper work. We need 3 people minimum to hold the class and limit of 6 people. This class is taught by Claire Manganello.