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Monday, Dec. 2

Stressed? Yes! But what is stress, really?

This workshop will review some of the bodily processes (physiology) of stress in terms that are easy to understand. Participants can relate and share their experiences with different aspects of the stress response. The purpose of this interactive workshop is to increase awareness of the effects of stress and of the basic nutritional and self-care habits that can help alleviate them. The workshop is designed to be interactive and empowering. Developed at the National College of Natural Medicine, this workshop is presented by graduating NCNM students. No aspect of the workshop covers disease or symptoms — the entire emphasis is on healthy physiology. Workshop takes place from 7 to 7:45 p.m. at Capitol Hill Library Meeting Room, 10723 SW Capitol Highway.

Registration required. To register, visit bit.ly/1hT5yI8.

Thursday, Dec. 5

'Fay the Fairy and the Pine Tree'

Newton, a little tree, wishes his pine needles were more important and beautiful to help him stand out, so much so that he makes a wish upon a falling star. Fay the Fairy comes to grant his wish. But is it really what Newton needs? Join the library in this mini-musical original adaptation of a classic folktale by Penny’s Puppet Productions. Performance takes place from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at Hillsdale Library, 1525 SW Sunset Blvd.

Free tickets available 30 minutes in advance.

Monday, Dec. 9

Artworks Series: local potter Glenn Decherd

Come see a local artist in action as he carves designs and glazes his pieces. Specializing in high-fire stoneware, Decherd's pieces are hand thrown on a wheel and then he decorates and glazes them with food-safe finishes. For just a few hours, part of the MJCC lobby will be transformed into a semi-working pottery studio. Event takes place from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol Highway.

Saturday, Dec. 14

Winter in the deep woods

As fall turns to winter, all the critters in the deep woods must prepare for the cold and dark days ahead. Join children's performer Red Yarn to huddle up and keep warm with classic American folk songs and folktales about the changing seasons. Fox plays a trick in "How Rabbit Lost His Tail," Squirrel stores food, Robin finds shelter and other critters prepare for hibernation. This interactive program will have children singing, dancing, acting and learning how animals survive the winter. Program takes place from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at Capitol Hill Library, 10723 SW Capitol Highway.

Free tickets available 30 minutes in advance.

Monday, Dec. 16

Wills, trust and estate planning

Learn the basics of wills, living trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives with attorney and author Richard Schneider. Event takes place from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at Capitol Hill Library Meeting Room, 10723 SW Capitol Highway.

First come, first served.