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Sally Strand-“Master Class/Next Level”
Sally Strand-“Master Class/Next Level” @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Oct 3 – Oct 6 all-day
Open to all painting mediums; demonstrations in pastel. This class begins with a review of principles previously covered in Sally Strand Workshops, including optical mixing of layered color, essential elements of strong composition and the effects of light. We will also focus on the later stages of painting, learning to harmonize color masses while developing[...]
Franciscan Artists 9:30 am
Franciscan Artists @ Lowell Campus
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Franciscan Artists @ Lowell Campus | Lowell | Michigan | United States
The Franciscan Artists consists of a group of artists from the West Michigan area who meet from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm every Wednesday at our Lowell Campus.  Kathy Bechtel, art director, brings in an artist once a month to demonstrate new techniques and/or to get the artists started on a new activity. Cost: $7.50
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Franciscan Friends 9:30 am
Franciscan Friends @ Lowell Campus
Oct 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Are you good at sewing, quilting, knitting or crocheting?  If so, we would love to have you join us for a time of friendship and creating beautiful things that benefit children and adults in need.  We meet every Friday morning from 9:30 AM – noon.  This group has no cost.
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Franciscan Rhythms 5K Trail Run 9:00 am
Franciscan Rhythms 5K Trail Run @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Franciscan Rhythms 5K Trail Run @ Franciscan Life Process Center | Lowell | Michigan | United States
The Franciscan Life Process Center is hosting the Fourth Annual Franciscan Rhythms Trail Run & Walk! Trail runners/walkers will enjoy: Seven live music stations along the trail and at the finish line Franciscan stew and fresh bread when they finish A photobooth T-shirt Registration fee is $30 through September 15. From September 16 through the[...]
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A Taste of Bavaria – Suppen (soup) and Apfelstrudeld (Strudel) with Sister Mary Paul Moller, FSE 6:30 pm
A Taste of Bavaria – Suppen (soup) and Apfelstrudeld (Strudel) with Sister Mary Paul Moller, FSE @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A Taste of Bavaria - Suppen (soup) and Apfelstrudeld (Strudel) with Sister Mary Paul Moller, FSE @ Franciscan Life Process Center | Lowell | Michigan | United States
With fleischbruhe (soup stock) as the base, this is not the beef noodle soup that you would serve on a starched white tablecloth set with china and crystal.  You will find this beef noodle soup in an Alpen pass in a small Gasthau with scrubbed white pine tables, earthenware, and a pot-bellied stove glowing in[...]
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Don Andrews-“Landscape Color and Composition Workshop in Watercolor” 9:00 am
Don Andrews-“Landscape Color and Composition Workshop in Watercolor”
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – Oct 12 @ 3:00 pm
Learning to paint with watercolor should be fun! Don’s Landscape Workshop is geared specifically for artists eager to paint and study in a no-stress studio environment. Each day, Don will address a major visual concern; light, color, granulation, organizing nature and utilizing negative space are just a few subjects to be covered. Don’s class isn’t[...]
Terry Miura-“10 Strategies for Simplifying Cityscapes”
Terry Miura-“10 Strategies for Simplifying Cityscapes”
Oct 10 – Oct 12 all-day
If you’ve ever tried to paint cityscapes, you know it is extremely challenging.  Drawing cars and buildings are difficult enough –after all, unlike trees and boulders, they are not so forgiving– but to recreate an environment that encompass many of these unforgiving objects, light, atmosphere, mood, unity, and harmony is an extremely complex task, to[...]
Franciscan Artists 9:30 am
Franciscan Artists @ Lowell Campus
Oct 10 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Franciscan Artists @ Lowell Campus | Lowell | Michigan | United States
The Franciscan Artists consists of a group of artists from the West Michigan area who meet from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm every Wednesday at our Lowell Campus.  Kathy Bechtel, art director, brings in an artist once a month to demonstrate new techniques and/or to get the artists started on a new activity. Cost: $7.50
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Franciscan Friends 9:30 am
Franciscan Friends @ Lowell Campus
Oct 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Are you good at sewing, quilting, knitting or crocheting?  If so, we would love to have you join us for a time of friendship and creating beautiful things that benefit children and adults in need.  We meet every Friday morning from 9:30 AM – noon.  This group has no cost.
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SymptoPro Classes @ Grand Rapids Campus 9:00 am
SymptoPro Classes @ Grand Rapids Campus
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
3 of 3 This 3-session SymptoPro class provides NFP instruction that can be applied both to avoid or achieve pregnancy at any stage of a women’s reproductive lifespan. Couple participation is encouraged. All 3 sessions are required.
Community Work Days 9:30 am
Community Work Days @ Lowell Campus
Oct 13 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Community Workdays provide an opportunity to work with the Sisters, Franciscan Apprentices and other volunteers on service projects at the Center. Projects include land maintenance, harvesting, canning produce, farm chores, and a variety of seasonal tasks. Workday activities begin at 9:30 am and end with a communal lunch.  Individuals, families, business and church groups are[...]
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Franciscan Artists 9:30 am
Franciscan Artists @ Lowell Campus
Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Franciscan Artists @ Lowell Campus | Lowell | Michigan | United States
The Franciscan Artists consists of a group of artists from the West Michigan area who meet from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm every Wednesday at our Lowell Campus.  Kathy Bechtel, art director, brings in an artist once a month to demonstrate new techniques and/or to get the artists started on a new activity. Cost: $7.50
Healthy Wives, Healthy Marriages – Grand Rapids Campus 6:00 pm
Healthy Wives, Healthy Marriages – Grand Rapids Campus @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Healthy Wives, Healthy Marriages - Grand Rapids Campus @ Franciscan Life Process Center | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
A group for women focused on health, fertility and strong marriages held the first and third Thursday evening of each month 6:00-7:30 p.m. Lap/nursing children welcome. Click to see flyer.  
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Joshua Clare-“How To Paint Everything”
Joshua Clare-“How To Paint Everything” @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Oct 18 – Oct 20 all-day
Much of learning to paint is learning to see simply and truly. Often we allow ourselves to be discouraged by things that we tell ourselves are difficult to paint. We’ve all heard artists say things like, “I can’t paint people,” or “I’ve never been a landscape guy.” It is not until we clear our minds[...]
Mark Daniel Nelson-Image to Abstract 2
Mark Daniel Nelson-Image to Abstract 2 @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Oct 18 – Oct 20 all-day
This workshop is for the painter ready to push his or her work beyond the point of recognizable subject matter into the realm of pure abstraction. Students will start with traditional representational approaches and move through progressively more abstract techniques until arriving at purely non-objective paintings. Special attention will be paid to the elements of[...]
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Franciscan Friends 9:30 am
Franciscan Friends @ Lowell Campus
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Are you good at sewing, quilting, knitting or crocheting?  If so, we would love to have you join us for a time of friendship and creating beautiful things that benefit children and adults in need.  We meet every Friday morning from 9:30 AM – noon.  This group has no cost.
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Kathleen Mooney – COLLAGE PAPERS – Making, Personalizing and Using – SPECIAL 3-DAY WORKSHOP 9:00 am
Kathleen Mooney – COLLAGE PAPERS – Making, Personalizing and Using – SPECIAL 3-DAY WORKSHOP @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – Oct 24 @ 3:00 pm
Enjoy exploring the unique properties of working with acrylic paints while making and using YOUR OWN CUSTOM COLLAGE PAPERS in this SPECIAL REQUEST 3-day workshop – October 22, 23 and 24. There are techniques that acrylics are perfectly suited for that will take your paintings to a new level. Combine acrylics and hand cut stamps with[...]
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Embracing Motherhood – Grand Rapids Campus 9:00 am
Embracing Motherhood – Grand Rapids Campus @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Embracing Motherhood - Grand Rapids Campus @ Franciscan Life Process Center | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
A group for mothers of infants and young children held the second and fourth Tuesday morning of each month, 9:00-10:30 a.m. Lap/nursing children welcome. Click to see flyer.  
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Franciscan Artists 9:30 am
Franciscan Artists @ Lowell Campus
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Franciscan Artists @ Lowell Campus | Lowell | Michigan | United States
The Franciscan Artists consists of a group of artists from the West Michigan area who meet from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm every Wednesday at our Lowell Campus.  Kathy Bechtel, art director, brings in an artist once a month to demonstrate new techniques and/or to get the artists started on a new activity. Cost: $7.50
Creighton Model Introductory Session @ Lowell Campus 7:00 pm
Creighton Model Introductory Session @ Lowell Campus @ Lowell Campus
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This 90 minute presentation introduces the use and applications of the Creighton Model FertilityCare system.
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Kathleen Mooney – “YOUR OWN COLLAGE PAPERS and Acrylics!” 9:00 am
Kathleen Mooney – “YOUR OWN COLLAGE PAPERS and Acrylics!” @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Enjoy exploring the unique properties of working with acrylic paints while making and using YOUR OWN CUSTOM COLLAGE PAPERS. There are techniques that acrylics are perfectly suited for that will take your paintings to a new level. Combine acrylics and hand cut stamps with Pacon and deli wrap – then add special techniques for rich collage[...]
Franciscan Friends 9:30 am
Franciscan Friends @ Lowell Campus
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Are you good at sewing, quilting, knitting or crocheting?  If so, we would love to have you join us for a time of friendship and creating beautiful things that benefit children and adults in need.  We meet every Friday morning from 9:30 AM – noon.  This group has no cost.
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Franciscan Artists 9:30 am
Franciscan Artists @ Lowell Campus
Oct 31 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Franciscan Artists @ Lowell Campus | Lowell | Michigan | United States
The Franciscan Artists consists of a group of artists from the West Michigan area who meet from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm every Wednesday at our Lowell Campus.  Kathy Bechtel, art director, brings in an artist once a month to demonstrate new techniques and/or to get the artists started on a new activity. Cost: $7.50