Classes at the Jaffrey Civic Center

Education for the Community
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Our new monthly gathering for quilters and crafters and anyone who wishes to try out a new handicraft is expanding its hours to 9 a.m. to noon on the second Thursday of the month. Join friends and neighbors for a drop-in morning of working creatively in the Civic Center's sun-filled Auditorium Gallery. Bring your own project along with the needed supplies, tools/machines. Enjoy coffee, tea and light refreshments on us in a congenial social settling surrounded by our fine art exhibits while working on your quilt or craft project such as needle, fabric and paper arts, scrap-booking, basket-making, beading, carving/whittling etc. We will also offer featured crafts with experienced instructors.

Our May meeting will feature fine hand-crafted greeting cards for Mother's Day. If you don't have a project of your own you wish to work on, try out this fun and rewarding craft to make a unique card for someone special. Supplies provided; a small donation to help cover their cost is appreciated but optional.

Additionally, we will have a demonstration of beautiful fabric wreaths for summer and fall. Material and supply lists will be handed out, and a workshop with experienced instructors will be offered at our June 8 meeting.

For more information contact the Jaffrey Civic Center ~ 532-6527.

Beginning Yoga with Lynn

Find your spiritual center with Lynn Heckathorn, who is a certified Yoga and Stott Pilates instructor at The Bond Wellness Center at Monadnock Community Hospital and has many years of experience training and teaching fitness courses. Classes will be held Tuesdays at 4 pm beginning April 3rd and will be held every week. Drop in's are welcome. $5 per class.

Pilates Classes offered at
The Jaffrey Civic Center

The class will be held in the Auditorium Gallery and will run from 6 pm to 7 pm. Keeping with the teachings of Joseph Pilates, the creator and visionary of the Pilates Method of exercise, the class will be exploring the fundamentals of Mr. Pilates and those of Stott Pilates. Joseph Pilates searched for body perfection. We will strive for re-awaking dormant muscle cells along with dormant brain cells. The body & mind work together making you acquire a natural rhythm and co-ordination allowing the body to become stronger and longer.

Pilates will be offered every Monday and Wednesday evening at 6 pm for $10 per class. Long term rates are negotiable. Walk ins are welcome. Lynn is a certified Stott Pilates instructor at The Bond Wellness Center at Monadnock Community Hospital and has many years of experience training and teaching fitness courses. Just bring your exercise mat!

Water Soluble Oil Painting Classes by Betty Glass

Betty Glass is currently teaching an ongoing painting class using water soluble oils at the Jaffrey Civic Center on Wednesdays from 1 to 4pm. (Bring a snack!) This class is open to any level painter, and encourages all to enjoy the process. The class will continue throughout the year (with a break in April).The emphasis of subject matter will be with still life and landscapes. Call 532-6527 or e-mail at to register. The cost is $30 a class.


Betty was a full-time art teacher in Virginia for over 20 years and moved to New Hampshire 17 years ago. She has a degree in Art Education from the University of North Carolina. She loves the coastline but is also attracted to the natural beauty of the mountains and the forests. Betty has been a painting teacher in watercolors, oils and now her favorite passion is water soluble oils.

Art Classes for Children and Adults

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We are always seeking instructors for some interesting art classes for both children and adults. If you have a class you would like to teach, please contact us at the Civic Center. Our art classroom is currently available Monday and Tuesday mornings and afternoons, Thursday and Friday afternoons, or Saturdays. We would especially be interested in pottery or clay classes but we are open to all types of art instruction. For more information about teaching, please contact Regina Vorce at our main number 532-6527 or via email at

Open Studio

The 2nd floor classroom at the Jaffrey Civic Center is open and free to artists of all media-persuasion on Wednesday mornings from 9- 12 noon. Bring your still life set-up, your reference photos, a friend to model, your paints, pastels, easels, #2 Ticonderogas, camera, crayons, and your ideas to share with fellow artists. If you need a boost to get back into finishing or starting a canvas, if you're not motivated because you paint alone and would like to be with others, if you don't have the right light or enough space to feel creative, come and join us. You don't have to commit to anything. Come when you can. We follow the Conant school system calendar, so if they are closed, we are as well. You don't have to sign up or egister, but if you'd like to call to find out more about this, please call 532-6527 or e-mail at