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The Community Calendar is to publicize events located in Winchester where the pubic is invited to attend. For profit businesses are allowed to post on this calendar up to 3 days per month. All submissions are subject to approval.
No holidays, events outside of Winchester or personal events are to be posted.
First Congregational Church
"What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence." - Claude Monet
9:30am Wednesday mornings in Ripley Chapel of First Congregational Church,(in the back of the white church at the Town Common). Non-sectarian, non-political, non-verbal, just plain being in silence together for 20 minutes. Call it meditation, centering prayer, mindfulness, relaxation. Keep your heart awake. All are welcome.
For many children it is easy to strike up a conversation or join one already in progress but for others engaging in small talk or starting a conversation can be challenging. Developing a child’s conversational skills and etiquette is important as it helps them build confidence, cultivate friendships, and understand social expectations. A child who is good at communicating verbally will often produce better written communication and interpret what they read more accurately, helping them in all areas of academics.
Our 60-minute conversation skills workshop will cover some of the following topics:
• How to start a conversation
• Icebreakers to start a conversation
• How to keep a conversation going
• How to end a conversation
• Topics to avoid
• Active listening and not interrupting
• Being respectful and non-judgmental
• Rude and disrespectful body language and behavior
• Giving and receiving compliments
Texting, Email and Social Media Etiquette
Is technology making your teen rude? Social media platforms are great places to communicate and learn. However, there is a lack of etiquette on social media because etiquette rules haven’t been laid out for users. If you do not use technology responsibly, it can negatively affect your reputation and your relationships, both personally and professionally. Teens need to keep in mind that colleges and employers are seeking people with not just good technical and academic skills, but also with social graces, self- awareness, and a positive presence on the internet. In this workshop your teen will learn how to be more aware and digitally responsible on the internet in order to ensure that their image is well-reflected.