Save the Date: Jan. 16th: Belly Dance Fitness!

      After all the feasting on November and December IN Days, International Neighbors will get moving, shaking and shimmying on January IN Day. Come and try an ancient and graceful dance form that has been practiced for thousands of years. Belly dance...

In Case You Missed It

By Tina. On a very cold December afternoon members gathered for a “Holiday Treats” exchange. Everyone brought about 2 dozen treats which were placed on four round tables. We then had an opportunity to choose any treats we wanted (12 at a time) until they were all...

Thinking about Dancing

By Marcy. Thinking about our upcoming program on Belly Dancing for the January IN Day got me remembering the many dances I’ve had fun doing over the years.  Of course we had to learn our parents’ favorite dances, not waltzes mind you, but more lively ones like the...

Belly Laughing vs Belly Dancing

By Martha B. A belly laugh is a hearty laugh originating from the abdomen (also known as one’s “belly”). While I am not qualified to write about Belly Dancing, I surely can report to you a bit about the benefits of a good belly laugh: Laughter has been measured...

In Case You Missed it

By Tina T. November surprised us with a major snow storm and bitter cold weather. Many had trouble getting out and about in the days following the storm but those that did were rewarded with a wonderful afternoon. The IN Day theme was thankfulness and we were all...

Christmas Here and There

By Renata W. I grew up in the Southern Hemisphere, very close to the Tropic of Capricorn: São Paulo, in Brasil (this is how Brasilians spell the name of their country). My early recollections of public Christmas displays are of Nativity Scenes: in the center, Mary and...

Ideas on How to Make Gift Exchange More Sustainable

By Shirley M. You might be wondering if among the craziness and the chaos of the Season, you still have the time or the will to think how to make gift exchanging more sustainable. This is why I decided to share some ideas I hope will save you some time and, perhaps,...