Humanist Discussion Group Online Meeting - Tuesday, Mar. 2, 7:00 p.m.

humanist greenThe Humanist Discussion Group meets online at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2. The topic is "How Minorities Are Disproportionately Affected by Climate Change." Right now blackouts in Texas associated with the severe cold Hit Minority Neighborhoods Especially Hard. See How Minorities Are Disproportionately Affected by Climate Change, and What We Can Do to Help, by Lainey Laband.

Join Zoom Meeting https://stonybrook.zoom.us/j/2189272259 Meeting ID: 218 927 2259 One tap mobile +16468769923,,2189272259# US (New York)

"Indigenous people and minorities have been fighting for decades for people in power to help them against their fight against Climate Change, but they haven’t been listening. How we can help is to listen to them, learn from them, and promote their message. Our government has the power to make legal change when it comes to climate change, but it’s our job to get them to listen to us, so every human has the right to live safely on our Earth." Sierra Club Redwood Chapter

For more info, contact Gil Hanson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 631-513-1583.

Morning Meditation on Zoom - Weekdays at 7:30 a.m.

lotus transYou are invited to join Rev. Linda Anderson and the Stony Brook Sangha in a Zoom morning meditation. On Mondays through Fridays, a number of us gather to meditate from 7:30-8:00 a.m. We start with a guided meditation and then finish in silence. It’s a great way to start the day. If you are interested in joining, please contact Linda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New West African Drumming Classes Start Friday, Mar. 5

7:00 –7:45 p.m. Beginner          8:00 –8:45 p.m. Intermediate

DrumClassJoin our teachers, Tracy Hamilton and Sharon Pataky as they teach these rhythms for the Djembe drum and the Dunun Drum. 10-session semester costs $150. If you want to take both classes you get a bargain: $200 for 20 classes. Rolling enrollment. The weekly Friday lessons are on Zoom, so if you miss one you can have the recording sent to you. Also, each lesson is available as a recording to the students so you can practice during the week.

For more information and to register, call or email Linda Mikell: 631-543-0337; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New Essentrics Semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays Begins on Mar. 8, 10:00 a.m.

Essentrics new transThis is an exercise program for YOU! Light-spirited, great music, stretches for every muscle in your body….you won’t be disappointed. All this on Zoom so you don’t have to go out in the cold and snow. Also, all lessons are recorded; if you have to miss one it can be sent to you as a recording. Kay Aparo is our fully certified Essentrics instructor. She leads us through an hour of seated, standing and floor exercises. Floor movement can also be done in a chair.

We start this 8-week semester on Mar. 9 (Tuesday) and Mar. 11 (Thursday). You may choose one time per week for 8 lessons ($64) or two times a week for 16 lessons ($128). Rolling enrollment.

Call or email Linda Mikell for registration information: 631-543-0337 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Click here for more information about the Essentrics program.

Caregiver Support Group — First and Third Thursdays of the Month on Zoom, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

CaregiverIf you are, have been, or anticipate being a caregiver for a loved one, you might know what a hard job it can be. Maybe you don’t know what to expect. Maybe you think you finally have a handle on something and everything changes. It’s an ever- present learning curve and a host of different emotions. From whom and what do you draw support? What resources are available to you? How do you take care of yourself?

The group is facilitated by the Rev Dr. Linda Anderson. If you are interested in being part of such a group, please contact Rev Linda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Upcoming meetings will be held on Thursdays, Mar. 4 and 18.