In a Large Room Retreat
FRIDAY February 15, 2018 Retreat @Pearlstone
9am Morning Plenary: "Habits for Life" with Art Middlekauff
with a 20-min Swedish Drill Break with Dawn Duran
11:00-12:00 Felt Badge-Making - Brittney McGann
OR Modern Calligraphy
OR English Paper Piecing with Lucy Casey
OR walk the grounds
12 Lunch & Fellowship & Walk the Grounds
1:00-2:00 Paper Sloyd - Brittney McGann
OR Cordage and Rope-Making (outside) with Pearlstone staff ($12)
OR Walk the Grounds
2:10-3:10 Insects in Your Backyard (Butterfly Pinning) with Brittney McGann ($17)
OR workshop with Art Middlekauff
OR Walk the Grounds
3:20 Afternoon Plenary: "Investigating Mason’s Health Claims Through the Dual Lenses of Western and Functional Medicine" with Dr. Kent Handfield
with a Movement Break and Retreat Hymn Break
End at 5pm
SATURDAY February 16, 2018 Charlotte Mason Open House at Nicole’s house
2:00 Book of Centuries Tea, Afternoon Occupations & Casual Fellowship
Book Hospital (bring a couple of books that need some love and we’ll repair them)
Book-shopping/swap (bring any "extras" to give away or sell) and shop Nicole’s stash (JML, BoC, Living Page, Touch of the Infinite, Great Recognition, etc.)
3:30-4:30 CM 101 with Art Middlekauff (bring a friend!)
6:00ish Wood-fired Pizza Dinner (please bring pizza toppings and maybe a healthy side dish)
8ish Presentation on building a wood-fired oven for those interested with Kent Handfield
We hope you will join us! Please RSVP below for all of the events that you will be able to attend.
with any questions.
FRIDAY - One-Day Retreat at Pearlstone Retreat Center
Friday, February 15th, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Pearlstone Retreat Center
5425 Mt Gilead Rd
Reisterstown, MD 21136
The cost of the retreat at Pearlstone Retreat Center is $75 per person, but we don't want money to be the reason that someone does not come. So, please come and pay what you can by sending your donation via paypal to:
(please put "IaLRR donation" in the notes). We will also be accepting a love offering at Pearlstone the day of the retreat.
One-Day Retreat on Friday, February 15 at Pearlstone. Limited to 40 attendees. First come, first served (adults only, please). *If you register but later are unable to attend, please email
immediately so that we can open your spot to someone else. How many attendees? (If more than 1 attendee, please list the additional name/s)
Cordage + Ropemaking Workshop: there is a fee of $12 to participate in this special workshop. There will be free workshop alternatives at the same time. If you would like to participate, please send $12 via PayPal (please put “IaLRR cordage workshop” and your first and last name in the notes). This workshop is subject to cancellation if we don't have enough sign-ups. How many attendees?
Insects in Your Backyard (Butterfly Pinning): there is a supplies fee of $20 to participate in this workshop. There is no fee to watch and listen. Please send amount via PayPal (please put “IaLRR butterfly pinning workshop” and your first and last name in the notes). How many kits?
English Paper Piecing. This free workshop with Lucy Casey will teach you how to get started with this portable and fun handicraft. English Paper Piecing is a straightforward and forgiving method of patchwork that is simple to add to your handicraft repertoire. You will learn how to create the pieces, whipstitch them together and create a simple hexagon block. You will complete the workshop with a hexagon flower patchwork piece with the potential for a table mat, 'mug rug', lap top case or cushion cover. Please let us know if you plan to attend so we know how many kits to prepare. How many attendees?
Please let us know if you need special dietary accommodations at Pearlstone. If you select "other", we will help you contact Pearlstone to coordinate your needs with their kitchen staff.
Also, please check out our shop at
. You can save 10% on your entire order with the code PEARLSTONE and you can pick up your order at the retreat. My prices are lower than Amazon and your purchase helps support the retreat (and free up some space in my basement!).
SATURDAY - FREE CM Open House
Saturday, February 16th, 2 pm-8 pm
4 Henson Oaks Lane
Rockville, MD 20850
All are invited! Registration for Friday's event not required to attend Saturday event. Husbands and children are welcome.
Bring your Nature Notebooks and Books of Centuries for tea time and sharing. Nicole will also be hosting a Book Hospital, so please bring any books that need some TLC. Attendees are also welcome to bring any "extra" books from their home libraries to swap or give away.
CM Open House Afternoon (starts at 2:00): Notebooking Tea, Book Hospital, Book Shopping, Fellowship, CM 101 Talk with Art Middlekauff (3:30-4:30). How many adults and how many children?
CM Open House Evening: Wood-Fired Sourdough Pizza Dinner & Kent's talk on building a pizza oven. How many adults and how many children?
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