You can ‘Fight Like a Girl’ or just have tea with some real nice witches |

You can ‘Fight Like a Girl’ or just have tea with some real nice witches

Kay Vasilakis
Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
New Castle News

Kat Bernat, a former victim of domestic violence turned black-belt in Tae Kwon Do, is on a mission to help women learn how to Fight Like A Girl.

A free “Fight Like a Girl” seminar will be offered at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22 at the Burning Mountains Fire Department, 611 Main Street in Silt. Sign in at 6:30 p.m. Girls and ladies aged ten and up are welcome. No experience or fitness level is required.

Kym Rock’s “Fight Like A Girl” program has been providing self-defense strategies for ten years, teaching women and kids to think smarter and have the skills and awareness to keep themselves out of dangerous situations. The program trains its participants how to get away from an attacker, something everyone needs to know and practice. Bernat is part of the “Fight Like a Girl” movement to stop the violence – which includes abduction of more than 2,000 kids every day in the United States.

Moms, bring your daughters and have some fun. Learn and laugh, develop unique and valuable self-defense skills and empower yourself and your kids to be safer. You might win a door prize, too.

To register, e-mail or call 618-1296.

Someone borrowed Patty Ringer’s (owner of OZ, the Artists’ Workshop) student easels and a lightweight metal easel the week of Burning Mountain Days. She misses them, but doesn’t know who to call because she was out of town.

“Many people know me well enough to borrow them, and they probably are just in the back of somebody’s trunk, forgotten,” said Ringer. “They can leave them on the back porch anytime.”

If you know where these easels are, please don’t disappoint this wonderful, talented artist who brings a great deal of artistic joy to New Castle.

The New Castle Garden Club is sponsoring a presentation by Bill Lockwood on French Gardens at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the New Castle Library. Lockwood will have slides from the book, “The Secret Gardens of France,” by Mirabel Osler. He’ll talk about French gardeners’ personal philosophies and commitments to their horticultural passions.

After Lockwood retired from teaching college in Michigan, he had time to enter the Master Gardener program at the Colorado State Extension Services, and has a passion of his own for gardening. He has volunteered many hours in New Castle.

Well, at least enough of a witch to qualify to attend the second annual Witch’s Brew High Tea at Patti’s Main Street Coffee House. Last year was so much fun, I think I’ll do it again.

This year’s event will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24 at the coffee house located at 219 W. Main Street in beautiful downtown New Castle. Fashionable participants dress up in their fanciest witch’s finery and are treated to tea and yummy sweets. Lots of astonishing pointed hats and maybe some ruby slippers, too.

By last count, there was only one ticket left. Who will be the last witch to sign up for all the witches’ cackling and good-natured spells?

For reservations, call 984-9115.

You won’t be embarrassed to call yourself a witch. You’ll never know who will be under that black hat sitting across from you.

– Kay Vasilakis’ “New Castle News” column appears every other Thursday. To contact her with a positive local event or news item, please e-mail or call 618-6689.

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