~WOMONSCAPE. SERVING WOMEN. ENRICHING LIVES.~
612 Oak Street in Downtown Baraboo
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The Womonscape Center is a non-profit organization that celebrates and supports women in their desire to live rich and fulfilling lives. The Center’s aim is to be educational, supportive, recreational, peaceful, and safe. The Womonscape Center is a place for women to share resources, conversation, and ideas; for quiet reflection and study; and for workshops and gatherings.
A NOTE TO OUR FRIENDS and FOLLOWERS
WOMONSCAPE IN TRANSITION
Where am I going? What will I find?……Which way is clear?…
—Charity Hope Valentine, title character in the Broadway musical, Sweet Charity
After several months of searching and wondering, the Womonscape Center is closer to finding a new home… Ever since Womonscape opened its doors three and a half years ago, a contingent of steadily supportive women (and men) from surrounding areas have been interested in our work in Baraboo. When they heard about our relocation plans, they have been intent on finding us a new, community-supported location in a downtown area somewhere.
While it is difficult to leave our Baraboo beginnings, we are so pleased to be able to continue to serve women and those who support them. At this point our plan is to:
**Continue Womonscape Center activities in Baraboo as usual throughout May and early June
**Make a specific schedule for Womonscape in Baraboo, starting in July
**Have a “transition” celebration in Baraboo in mid-June.
**Open Womonscape Center somewhere in early fall or as soon as we can.
By next newsletter—our June issue—we should be able to have specifics on our plans...at least concerning our next chapter…
KEEP IN MIND:
Baraboo has been and will always be a very special place for Womonscape. As we move the focus of our Womonscape Center activities from Baraboo to … somewhere, we will return to Baraboo every month for games, book groups, soup, and conversation. We will keep you posted on the Womonscape Center website as well as through this newsletter.
We give you these thought-provoking quotes to take with you:
Nothing remains as it was. If you know this, you can
begin again, with pure joy in the uprooting.
― Judith Minty, Letters to My Daughters
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
― Anaïs Nin
For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn't understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.
― Cynthia Occelli
**In the meantime, just to be sure we receive any mail you might send, here is our ‘inbetween’ address:
Womonscape Center, PO Box 423, Baraboo, WI 53913.
* Note: This article appeared in our MAY Newsletter.
The Womonscape Center offers:
- an informational clearing house of women’s resources in Baraboo and the surrounding area, updated frequently
- a source of educational and recreational reading materials authored or edited by women in the form of a free lending library
- discussion groups, music and literature events
- film/seminar nights featuring woman/girl-centered films and discussion
- individual activities such as reading, writing, studying, listening to music, creating art, and simply being still
Every Sunday we have a kettle of hot soup available...always vegetarian and yummy.
Who May Use the Center?
Women of all ages may use the Center whenever it is open. Men who support women in their personal quests are also welcome.
Come and Visit
Stop by and see for yourself what the Womonscape Center has to offer. Bring your ideas, bring a friend, or come on your own. You are very welcome.
How much does it cost?
Participation in Womonscape Center activities is by donation only. Donations are gratefully accepted to help offset operating costs. Womonscape Center is also a commercial-free space.
The Womonscape Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible.