Relax: After a lovely drive out to visit, feel the worries and demands of the day dissipate as the sights and sounds of Nature work their magic.
Renew: After a pleasant hike, a nice meal, some quiet reading and some time around a campfire, feel a sense of renewed vitality, optimism and ‘Ahhhhh.’
Recharge: Head homeward with a bounce in your step, a smile on your face and a new light in your heart.
Sat. Jul 09
10 AM-3 PM
The FWC is privileged to have a monk from one
of the premier Buddhist centers in Washington, DC coming out to lead
this meditation workshop.
Whether you are a long time practitioner or have never tried
meditation, you are welcome to come and experience the peace of the Blue
Ridge and the calming and centering effects of meditation taught by a
very capable teacher. Lunch will be available IF you request it when you RSVP to Sheila Bach. Details.
Sat. Aug 20
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Can't find a ticket for
'Hamilton'? Have we got a deal for you! Back by popular
demand, the Traveling Players Ensemble will offer their lively staging of the
classic tale of 'Snow White.' Updated and styled to appeal to young and old
alike, this is truly wonderful family entertainment and and wonderful way to
spend an evening beneath the stars. Please come and join us for this
second Summer performance by these energetic, entertaining and beguiling young
performers. RSVPs are essential so that we can make sure there is enough
food for all. Details.
10 AM-4 PM
A Qi Gong/Meditation
In this program you
will learn how you can use both Qi Gong and sitting meditation practices to
further your meditative journey and spiritual practice. No prior
experience in either form of meditation is necessary. Details.
10 AM–4 PM
Fall Work Day
Come and help us
complete some needed chores in the Niles cabin, yard, and on the nearby trails
and enjoy both the season and the special fellowship that is part of shared
“Come….feel the peace, hear nothing but natural sounds,
and let ripples of good feeling suffuse you.”
Andy Day III
If you missed Andy
Day I and II, come visit for this hands-on outdoor event in which you will make
‘nature sculptures’ from available materials in the spirit of noted Nature
Artist, Andy Goldsworthy. After dinner we will watch the remarkable film about
Andy, ‘Rivers and Tides: Working with Nature,’ before heading home (or
turning in for the evening if you choose to book accommodations for the
Sat. Nov 12
10 AM-2 PM
Finding and Telling Your Stories
Join Lisa Libowitz, a Towson State
University professor and professional storyteller, for an experiential workshop
that delves into the power of the stories that we each carry within to
transform our lives. Details.
Wed. Dec 28
Annual FWC Reflection Hike
Join us for this annual reflection hike
on the trails around the Niles Cabin. Take time out to ponder the joys
and sorrows of the year past and to welcome in the possibilities of the year to
We will be offering another great selection of programs for heart and soul in 2017. We hope to see you and your family at these events so that you experience first-hand the gentle wonders of FWC and then 'carry forth the embers of Quaker peace and fellowship' from the FWC 'hearth' and share the peace of trees, frogs, birds, firelight and gentle winds.