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March 11, 2014
Mad Anne Bailey visits IRB
Starts: 5:30 PM
Ends: March 11, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Description: Following her first husband’s death in the Battle of Point Pleasant in October 1774, Anne donned buckskin leggings under her petticoat, put on her husband’s hunting shirt, and volunteered as a scout, hunter and messenger. She became a familiar sight in the Kanawha Valley carrying dispatches from Fort Lee, Fort Randolph and Fort Savannah. With her rifle at hand and hatchet in her belt; she came to be known as “Mad Anne” to some and “The White Squaw of the Kanawha Valley” to others. Suzanne Dennis presents a 45 minute first-person characterization of the true story of Mad Anne Bailey; an American heroine.
Launch Party, 'Making Out With Blowfish' by Brian Sweany
Starts: 7:30 PM
Ends: March 12, 2014 - 9:00 PM
Description: You may have joined us for the launch party for 'Exotic Music of the Belly Dancer'. Well, now it's time to celebrate Brian Sweany's latest work, 'Making Out With Blowfish' with another fantastic soiree.
About the book:
When we last saw Hank Fitzpatrick, he seemed to be figuring things out. He had a girlfriend. He had a life. But his secrets were yet to be discovered, his demons yet to be exorcised, and soon he would have no choice but to face them both.
Welcome back to Empire Ridge, Indiana. Hatch is now a recovering alcoholic turned naval officer and happily married man. Beth is still the love of Hank’s life, at least when he’s not going to strip clubs, organizing secret rendezvouses with ex-girlfriends, making out with his Armenian Mormon stepsister, or playing beer pong with his hot nineteen-year-old caterers. Jack is still the boy without a father, as far as he knows. And Uncle Mitch still awaits his irrevocable confrontation with a godson hell-bent on redemption, if not outright vengeance.
With Hank Fitzpatrick, gone is the boy you came to love, replaced by a man you will struggle to like. Rest assured Hank still has his moments, forging an unbreakable bond with Jack, adopting a rescue dog named Chief that will steal your heart, and fighting against all odds to hold on to a love that’s generally uncooperative. Hank jumps from one impulsive decision to the next, narrating his story with the same uninhibited fly-on-the-wall perspective that made Exotic Music of the Belly Dancer such a disturbing yet endearing journey.
Making Out with Blowfish is fear and loathing in the suburbs. And against your better instincts, you’ll root for Hank all over again.
Learn more about Brian Sweany and his work at his website.
Advocacy 101: Quick Tips to Start Changing the World
Starts: 6:00 PM
Ends: March 13, 2014 - 7:00 PM
Description: What is advocacy? What does it take to create public policy change in Congress? Can it even be done? You bet it can! All you need is some background and practical tips to get started. Join me in learning about what public policy advocacy is and how it's accomplished. We will also learn and discuss the three to four best practices you can immediately use to advocate with congressional representatives on a issue about which you are passionate. Let’s change the world! The barter items for this class benefit RESULTS Indianapolis.
Taught by Lisa Marchal.
Pre-registration is required via Trade School Indy's website
Relaxing Massage Techniques for Valentine’s Day! w/ Theresa Hershberger
Starts: 6:30 PM
Ends: March 14, 2014 - 8:30 PM
Location: Indy Reads Books, Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, United States
Description: Who doesn’t love a good massage? In this hands-on class, we will first cover basic anatomy to better understand the body when giving massages and learn where the muscles are located. With a partner, we will then learn four basic techniques such as effleurage (long smooth strokes), petrissage (kneading), friction (using thumbs & fingers in small circles) and direct pressure (holding pressure in a specific area to release tight spots). Along with the anatomy and massage techniques, we will also learn areas to avoid and cover the importance of a positive loving intention when giving a massage to others. You will need to register with a partner and bring soft blankets, two pillows to share and a cream or oil of your choice. We will will not be undressing for this class, so we recommend you wear shorts, tank tops or loose fitted clothing. Indy Reads Books will be open during the duration of this class, so please be comfortable with the idea of curious bystanders!
Pre-registration is required via our website: www.tradeschool.coop/Indianapolis