Saturday, March 15 – Monday, April 28: GBRSS Art Show at the Good Purpose Gallery

steiner-art-showAll are invited to meet the artists at the opening reception of the GBRSS Art Show at the Good Purpose Gallery, 40 Main Street in Lee, Massachusetts, on Saturday March 15, 5-7pm. Join in the festive atmosphere of good works with good purpose, including wine and small bites during the event. To learn more about the gallery, visit goodpurpose.org

Anyone needing childcare for the opening reception on Saturday, March 15th, is in luck, the Waldorf High School in nearby Stockbridge, MA is having a babysitting fundraiser from 4-8 pm. See babysitting details here.

The show runs through April 28th at the Good Purpose Gallery and works for sale include paintings, photographs, drawings and ceramics by artists in the community, with proceeds to benefit the programs of the and the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School.

We are also partnering with GBRSS Art Show at Paddle8.com, to bring you an online preview of the show from March 3-March 14th. The online show will be a bit larger than the gallery show, so be sure to visit both and tell your friends and family!

Support two good causes–GBRSS and the College Internship Program–while acquiring some fabulous artwork.

For questions or more information, contact Jenna Lamond in the Development Office at x104 or development@gbrss.org

Wednesday, April 23, 7:30pm: “Understanding Electromagnetics and Human Beings”

“Understanding Electromagnetics and Human Beings,” Wednesday, APRIL 23, 2014, 7:30 PM St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 29 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA. $10 Suggested Donation.

Your body contains a complex and wonderfully intricate system of electromagnetic interactions. These interactions are easily influenced by competing interactions from new wireless technologies that can have subtle but often directly experienced effects on your body and your well-being. The goal of this workshop is to educate and empower participants not only to remain healthy but also to thrive in such an environment.We will investigate a number of common sources of wireless effects and also experience and discuss solutions to minimizing negative effects.

Thursday, May 1, 11am: May Day Celebration

May Day Celebration at Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School

GBRSS invites the community to celebrate May Day with live music, spring blossoms, and lots of Maypole dancing on the school grounds at 35 West Plain Road, Great Barrington.

The festivities are followed by picnics and games. Bring family and friends, blankets, hats and sunscreen and welcome summer joyfully!

May Day festivities begin at 11:00am, with performances by local Morris dancing teams and country dancing by elementary school students.

May Day Celebration at the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School

Waldorf schools all over the world celebrate festivals from many heritages throughout the school year. May Day is a favorite among students due to the energetic dancing, cheerful singing and games, and draws many alumni and extended community members to join the festivities. Historically, Northern Europeans considered this time of year (the end of winter, midway between spring and summer solstices) as the beginning of the new year.

May Day Celebration at the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School
At the Steiner School, the 1st of May is celebrated with traditional Morris dances, singing and group dances which weave bright ribbons around the 25 foot tall Maypole. During February and March of each school year, 4th through 8th graders anticipate the end of winter by learning country dances using ribbons, bells and wooden sticks — bells to attract fairy folk, and wooden sticks to wake the earth. The 5th graders perform the dances that weave ribbons around the May Pole with vibrant spring colors.