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Join others for FNL Unplugged with the Sinai Temple
This Friday Night Live will begin with a happy hour followed by Shabbat services and dinner along with the FNL band.
Where: Sinai Temple
When: Friday, Feb. 12 7PM - 10 PM
Family Unplugged Shabbat at the Westside JCC
Join us at the Westside JCC Unplugged celebration with a potluck and service.
Where: Westside JCC
When: Friday, Feb. 26 6PM - 8PM
Creative Writing Inspired by the Six Word Memoir Project
Bring your notebook and pen and explore what it means to unplug at the Pressman Academy.
Where: Pressman Academy at Temple Beth Am
When: Friday, Feb. 26
NDU at the IAC Mishelanu National Conference
Join amongst hundreds of Israeli-American students and unplug with cell phone sleeping bags.
Where: Mishelanu Conference
When: Friday, Feb. 26 to Sunday, Feb. 28
Unplug for the NDU with Oxy Hillel and the Interfaith Council
Celebrate the art of unplugging with a short interfaith Havdallah service.
Where: Occidental College
When: Saturday, Feb. 27 Sundown
Hike the Griffith Observatory with the Jewish Graduate Student Network
Take a breather with a cell phone sleeping bag and hike for the NDU along the West Trail Loop with the Jewish Graduate Student Network.
Where: Griffith Park
When: Sunday, Feb. 28
IFF/LA Shabbat Dinner Unplugged
Join IFF/LA at a private home in Pasadena for Shabbat dinner (really) unplugged. They’ll have food, fun and families – everything but their devices. Children of all ages are welcome.
Where: Pasadena, RSVP to find address.
When: Friday, March 5 5:30 PM
Family Shabbat with Rabbi Susan Goldberg
Join the Nefesh community along with your family to celebrate and unplug.
Where: Nefesh of Wilshire Blvd Temple
When: Friday, March 4
Bring the family for an NDU Havdalah Event and Pizza Party
Unplug with the kids and family over Havdalah, crafts and pizza. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Electric Lodge, Open Temple
When: Saturday, March 5 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Unplug LA by Digital Detox
Join us for Unplug LA 2016 along with Digital Detox for a day of games, arts and live music.
Where: Electric Lodge, Venice
When: Saturday, March 5 7:00 PM
Guided Moon Meditation with Sarah Gottesdiener
Working with the particular energies of the moon, Sarah Faith Gottesdiener will guide participants in a meditation to release and clear unwanted energy, and invite in new beginnings.
Where: Women’s Center for Creative Work
When: Saturday, March 5 7:30 PM
Unplug and be Mindful with the NCJW of LA
Be mindful and unplug with a day of yoga, music and meditation.
Where: NCJW/LA Council House
When: Sunday, March 6 8:45AM - 12:15PM
Reboot + Digital Detox + Camp Grounded present
UNPLUG LA: An Off-The-Grid Party to Celebrate Reboot’s National Day of Unplugging.
Saturday, March 7
7 pm – 11 pm
The Electric Lodge
1416 Electric Avenue
Venice, CA – just off Abbott Kinney
21+ – Bring your ID
Tickets $20 - http://unplugla2015.
Join Reboot + Digital Detox + Camp Grounded for an Unplugged Party to Celebrate Reboot’s National Day of Unplugging. Check your phone at the door and together we’ll redefine what it means to truly be connected. It’s like summer camp for adults, in the city, for one epic night of pure unadulterated fun. Unplug after a busy week and take time off the grid to feel awesome. Live music, board games, typewriters, analog photo booth, arts ‘n crafts, face painting, wellness lounge and more…
Unplug at USC
March 6-7, 2015
Unplug with USC Hillel at a variety of events celebrating the National Day of Unplugging:
Feb 28 – Chai on Life golf
March 5: Unplug booth at Purim Carnival
March 6: National Day of Unplugging Shabbat Dinner
March 7 – Chai on Life Kayaking
Unplugged Shabbat with Open Temple
Family Havdalah Happening
3/7: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
For 21 and over:
Digital Detox. Reboot. Open Temple.
Unplug and Renew.
3/7: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
at Electric LodgeUnplugged
Potluck Shabbat in the Hills
With Atid at Sinai Temple
No cell phones, no selfies, no technology that distracts us from each other: just people talking, schmoozing, and enjoying each other’s company. As a preview of National Day of Unplugging the following week, we’re going to unplug and truly set the mood for Shabbat.
RSVP for the location to Ariela, Atid Coordinator, at email@example.com.
NDU Photo booth with Second Saturday at The Cellar
Get together and mingle at this Jewish mixer for young adults. Snap some photos in the NDU photo booth and get a cell phone sleeping bag.
Where: The Cellar
When: Saturday, Feb. 13 8PM - 10PM
Unplug with Berkeley Hillel
Join the students of Berkeley in various activities such as filling out and taking photos of “I Unplug to -” cards. Get free coffee from the Hillel’s Free Mobile Coffee Cart along with a cell phone sleeping bag.
Where: Berkeley Hillel
When: Tuesday, March 1. All day!
Unplug and Mingle with the SOMA Shul
Put your cell phone away in one of our cell phone sleeping bags and join some other young professionals over drinks.
Where: SF Chronicle Building at the SF School of Digital Filmmaking
When: Friday, Feb. 26 6PM Happy Hour and 8PM Shabbat
Women’s Retreat at Westerbeke Ranch
Joy! A Yoga, Dance and Prayer Weekend Retreat for Women with Julie Emden and Friends. Unplug and connect.
Where: Westerbeke Ranch
When: Friday, Feb. 26 to Sunday, Feb. 28
Join the Jewish Film Institute in Unplugging and Celebrating
Celebrate the NDU by unplugging during the WinterFest film festival and receiving a free cell phone sleeping bag.
Where: Alamo Drafthouse
When: Saturday, Feb. 27 All day
Unplug Improv Comedy Workshop
The Joshua Walters will present a day-long workshop of theater, music and comedy. Come check out different workshops from theater makers Stephan Golux, Gabriel Aranda and a new improvisational theater form entitled: #UNPLUG.
Where: La Pena Berkeley
When: Friday, March 4 1 PM
Unplug SF by Digital Detox
Join us for Unplug SF 2016 along with Digital Detox for a day of games, arts and live music.
Where: Broadway Studios
When: Friday, March 4 7:30 PM
Unplugged Hike in Golden Gate Park
Join SF’s Parks Department for an unplugged hike in Golden Gate Park and take in the sights without distraction.
Where: Golden Gate Park
When: Saturday, March 5 10 AM
Shabbat Together – Torah Study and Jewish Music Jam
Join Zmanim in Sonoma County for a day of Shabbat exploration and unplugging. The day includes a service and lunch complete with a jam session and music fun.
When: Saturday, March 5 10 AM
Havdalah Bondifre and Dance Party
Join the YeaShOre Community with Reboot and Urban Adamah at the farm, for a free Bonfire and Dance Party along with free cell phone sleeping bags to stow your phone away for the event.
Where: Urban Amadah
When: Saturday, March 5 7PM
Reboot + Digital Detox + Camp Grounded present
UNPLUG SF: An Off-The-Grid Party to Celebrate Reboot’s National Day of Unplugging.
7 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
435 Broadway St.
SF, CA21+ – Bring your ID
Ticket info to come.
Unplug with Reboot on Feb. 4 at the 2nd Annual Festival for the Trees: A Tu B’shvat Celebration!
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
The Women’s Building, 3543 18th St., San Francisco
We are proud to be a sponsor of this community-wide Tu B’shvat event. Join us along with EcoJews of the Bay & friends to celebrate the Jewish New Year of the Trees! Unplug in Reboot’s National Day of Unplugging Photo Booth and plug back into the world around you.
Live music. Conservation inspiration. Organic food & drink. Community.
With guest speaker Jared Blumenfeld, EPA Region 9 Administrator, appointed by President Obama in 2009. Mr. Blumenfeld previously served eight years as Director of the SF Department of the Environment.
Pre-order tickets & save:
$21 online, $18 until Jan. 18. $25 at the door. Tickets include food and the customary four cups of wine (or other beverage)! Get your tickets here:
UNPLUG & PLAY MAH JONGG (JMAHJ)
Saturday, March 7, 2015
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Unplugging from technology, relaxing from work and spending time with friends are important principles whether you are playing the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg or celebrating Shabbat. This rummy-like game is loved by many generations, thanks to many bubbies who popularized the pastime long ago. Join us for a Mah Jongg Drop-In for Reboot’s National Day of Unplugging. Pull up a seat at the introduction table to learn about the game with Mahj Club maven Sara Linden or bring your 2014 National Mah Jongg League card to get your Mahj on. Meet other players, learn tips from your neighbors and have fun! All levels and game styles welcome. Bring a Mah Jongg set if you can.
Santa Cruz Hillel Unplugs UC Santa Cruz
Thurs. February 26, 2015
11:00 am- 2:00 pm
Look for students from Santa Cruz Hillel tabling in Quarry Plaza at the UC Santa Cruz campus from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb 26 to engage students in unplugging pledges in celebration of Reboot’s National Day of Unplugging (www.NationalDayOfUnplugging.com). Challenge yourself with a pledge. Can you go 30 minutes without your phone? Two hours? Five hours? How about the full 24 hours of the National Day of Unplugging? Participants who challenge themselves the most will receive a free NDU Cell Phone Sleeping Bag!
While Reboot’s National Day of Unplugging will be sundown, March 6 to sundown, March 7, Santa Cruz Hillel will be unplugging from technology this Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, for their first ever Shabbat Unplugged!
Get more information about Santa Cruz Hillel and how to get involved: http://www.santacruzhillel.org/
Reboot’s Cell Phone Bag Craft Booth at the Osher Marin JCC Purim Palooza
Sunday, March 1, 2015
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Osher Marin JCC
Celebrate Purim at the Osher Marin JCC’s Purim Palooza, a family carnival. Carnival games and activities, music, crafts and food from Miller’s East Coast Deli. Unmask yourself at Reboot’s Unplugged Craft Booth. Lift your face up from the glow of your screen and unmask yourself to the world to reconnect with those around you. Visit Reboot’s unplugged craft booth and make a special family cell phone bag to put the devices away for some unplugged time together. http://www.nationaldayofunplugging.com/
Sensible Media Choices for Parents and a Day to Unplug
March 3, 2015
9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Peninsula Jewish Community Center
The quantity and rate at which our youth are consuming media- movies, YouTube, video, games and advertising- is growing at an exponential rate. Access to both quality and questionable content seems limitless. Dana Blum, Bay Area Director of Common Sense Media will discuss how parents can navigate this rapidly evolving landscape with their kids. Tanya Schevitz of Reboot will explain the merits of the National Day of Unplugging (March 6-7), 24 tech free hours – giving us all an chance to connect without cables.
Ulam Gadol will open at 9 with some breakfast treats. Co-presented by the PJCC and Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School.
Night at the Jewseum: Purim
Thursday, March 5
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco
Join Reboot at a Purim celebration for the after work crowd. Featuring a special screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, live music, poets, specialty cocktails, crafts, learning, and more. Lift your face up from the glow of your screen and unmask yourself to the world to reconnect with those around you.
Step into Reboot’s National Day of Unplugging Photo Booth and grab one of our “I UNPLUG TO….” signs to tell us what you like to do when you unplug. http://www.nationaldayofunplugging.com/
Free with Museum admission: $5 after 5 p.m., 21+
Berkeley Hillel Unplugs UC Berkeley
In preparation for the National Day of Unplugging, Berkeley Hillel’s “Ask Big Questions” fellows will be out on UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza in the week leading up to March 6, asking students to fill out the National Day of Unplugging posters, completing the sentence “I Unplug to ________”.
Students who sign up for the UNPLUG CHALLENGE will receive a cell phone sleeping bag branded with ABQ/Hillel/Reboot logos and a Heschel quote about the importance of having independence from technology.
On March 6, from 2-3 p.m. join Berkeley Hillel’s Ask Big Questions Fellowship at Berkeley Hillel, 2736 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, for a conversation about how and when we unplug and get psyched to take the challenge that starts that evening.
Stay tuned the following week for a social media campaign in which students are asked to reflect on Facebook about their experience unplugging for 24 hours. https://www.facebook.com/groups/berkeleyhillel/
Get more information about Berkeley Hillel and how to get involved at www.berkeleyhillel.org
Join the SF Recreation and Park Department in celebration of Reboot’s National Day of Unplugging (NDU), March 7, 2015.
Get out and play with SF Rec. & Park for fun unplugging activities throughout the day, and get geared up at Sports Basement with 10 percent off if you mention the National Day of Unplugging.
Reboot’s National Day of Unplugging is once a year but it is designed to remind us of the importance of unplugging regularly at times throughout the year to refocus our attention on the world around us and reconnect with family, friends and ourselves.
Visit http://www.nationaldayofunplugging.com/ and http://sfrecpark.org/ for more information about specific activities and to get inspired for the 2015 NDU, sundown March 6 to sundown March 7, 2015. The SF Rec. & Park day of unplugged activities are in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District and the SF Dept. of Children, Youth and Their Families.
Unplugged Yoga at Sports Basement Bryant Street
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Sports Basement, Bryant Street
Join Ami for a Vinyasa yoga class in celebration of Reboot’s National Day of Unplugging. Build breath awareness and mind-body connection. Class is accessible to beginners as well as intermediate students, following a faster pace flow. Get a free National Day of Unplugging Cell Phone Sleeping Bag at the class.
Congregation B’nai Emunah “Plugged into Community”
Saturday, March 7, 2015
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
3595 Taraval St., San Francisco
How does unplugging help us connect? Does it also leave us feeling disconnected?As part of our regular shabbatobservance all are invited to an open conversation about “the torah of being uplugged” and “being plugged into community.” This is followed by a community lunch. The public is welcome.
YeaShOre Unplugged Bonfire in Celebration of the National Day of Unplugging
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Ocean Beach, San Francisco
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
As part of the National Day of Unplugging, the YeaShOre Community and Reboot invite you to join us at a FREE, rare WINTER, Bonfire.
We will gather on Saturday eve, March 7, 2015, at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach!
From 6:30 p.m. to ’round 9:00 p.m.
A fun evening around the Bonfire.
Come for Havdalah, share your voice, or just listen, as we watch the flames dance!!
Please bring food and drinks for yourself and some to share. Also bring many friends, stories, songs, drums and other musical instruments. (Glass containers and alcohol are NOT allowed at S.F.’s Ocean Beach!) Reboot and the YeaShOre Community will provide chocolate, Kosher marshmallows and crackers for S’mores!! We will also bring potatoes and onions for roasting in the Bonfire!
We will have a Jewish Havdalah ritual around 7:45 p.m. The ritual lasts about 10 minutes. As not all the guests at YeaShOre’s bonfires are Jewish, we explain it and invite everyone to join in.
Look for a fish windsock and a Yeashore banner!
Rain or a “Spare the Air Alert” cancels the Bonfire!
Winter activities will continue in April.
http://yeashore.com/ To join the E-list, VOLUNTEER, questions, requests, more info, or comments E-mail to: Yeashore@yahoo.com.
* From 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.: Meet at the Beach Chalet at 1000 Great Highway, between Fulton St. and Lincoln Way. After 7:00 p.m.: Cross the Great Highway from the Chalet, go to beach fire-pits between stairwells 16 and 17. Visit yeashore.org for maps and photo directions!
Unplugged Yoga for Passover with Julie Emden, director, Embodied Jewish Learning of Jewish Learning Works
Sunday, March 22
2:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Peninsula JCC Yoga Studio
Continue the unplugging experience with a gentle grounding Iyengar-based yoga and movement practice as we explore themes of freedom and spring, rooted in mystical teachings from the Jewish tradition. Instructor: Julie Emden of Jewish Learning Works.
This program is offered by PJCC in partnership with Embodied Jewish Learning, a program of Jewish LearningWorks, with support from the Joan and Robert Sinton Philanthropic Fund and The Opaline Fund of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment, Barbara and Christopher Wilson, Richard and Patricia Gibbs, and Paul and Sheri Robbins. Embodied Jewish Learning is a member of the UpStart Accelerator.
Free for PJCC Members/ $20 for Public
Unplugged Yoga for Passover with Julie Emden of Jewish Learning Works
Sunday March 29, 2015.
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
4th Street Yoga, Berkeley
Celebrate freedom and spring. Integrate mind, body, heart and spirit. Embody Jewish mystical teachings about Passover through Iyengar-based yoga and movement. Contact: Jemden@jewishlearningworks.org
Cosponsors 4th Street Yoga, Chochmat HaLev, Congregation Netivot Shalom, JCC East Bay, Kehilla Community Synagogue, Reboot’s National Day of Unplugging and Temple Sinai Oakland.
Forget the noisy bars and beer-drenched bros. Forget the boring post-work treadmill routine. After sitting at our desks all day hunched over a computer, we want to let our hair down, break free from all things normal, and move our bodies with reckless abandon.
Where: Secret Location – Meet at 64th st and 5th ave
When: Thursday, February 18th 6:30 PM to 10 PM
Screen Time Social
Expert advice on raising kids in a digital age, and the brightest new tech and maker activities for the family. Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 at NYC’s Museum of Jewish Heritage.
Where: Museum of Jewish Heritage
When: Sunday, February 28
NATIONAL DAY OF UNPLUGGING IS FRIDAY MARCH 6.
COME BY SPiN BETWEEN 4-10PM, CHECK YOUR MOBILE DEVICE WITH ONE OF OUR CONCIERGES AND SPiN AND STIGA WILL GIVE YOU A HALF HOUR OF FREE PING-PONG!
IN ADDITION, FOR EVERY CHECKED PHONE, WE’LL DONATE $10 TO MUSIC UNITES WHICH EMPOWERS URBAN YOUTH THROUGH MUSIC.
NOW THAT’S WHAT WE CALL TAKING IT TO THE TABLE.
JEWISH CENTER OF THE HAMPTONS, 44 WOODS LANE, EAST HAMPTON, NY 11937
SHABBAT, FRIDAY NIGHT, MARCH 6TH AND SATURDAY MARCH 7, 2015
FRIDAY NIGHT AT 6:30 p.m. AND SATURDAY, MACRH 7, 2015 AT 10:00 a.m.
EAST HAMPTON, NEW YORKON SHABBAT, WE ARE MEANT NOT ONLY TO REFRAIN FROM WORK, BUT TO UNTETHER OUR HEARTS AND SOULS FROM THE STRESS AND WORRIES OF THE WEEK THAT HAS ENDED, THEREBY OPENING OUR BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT TO RENEWAL. ON SHABBAT UNPLUGGED WE WILL REMOVE THE SHACKLES OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION TO BROADEN THE TRANSFORMATION OF OUR SOULS TO EXPERIENCE THE JOYOUS CELEBRATION OF SHABBAT.
Friday, March 6th @ 6:30pm Register Here
Shir Delight is Adas Israel’s Kabbalat Shabbat experience for young professionals between the ages of 21 and 35.
Our evening begins at 6:30PM with a happy hour oneg followed by a lay-led Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv service and Shabbat dinner. While everyone is welcome to join us for our happy hour oneg and services, we can only accommodate a limited number of people for dinner.
Our next Shir Delight on March 6this the start of The National Day of Unplugging! The National Day of Unplugging is a 24 hour period—running from sundown to sundown—and starts on the first Friday in March. The project is an outgrowth of The Sabbath Manifesto, an adaptation of our ancestors’ ritual of carving out one day per week to unwind, unplug, relax, reflect, get outdoors, and connect with loved ones. Put the tablet away, hide that laptop, and stuff that cell phone in a sleeping bag. Unplug from Technology for 24 hours (or as long as you can!)
Jessie George Elementary School
6:00 pm-6:00 pm
Twp. of Washington, NJ
Do you have multiple mobile phones and tablets? Ever find it hard to get through a conversation without posting an update to Facebook or Snapchat? We increasingly miss out on the important moments of our lives as we pass the hours with our noses buried in our iPhones and BlackBerrys, chronicling our every move through Facebook and Twitter and
shielding ourselves from focused connections with friends and those around us.
If you recognize that in yourself or your friends, families or colleagues, join us at JW3 to celebrate the National Day of Unplugging with an intimate night of unplugged music from established and emerging artists. Leave your mobile devices at the door; listen to some specially curated music; slouch on a bean bag or recline on a sofa in a relaxed atmosphere, have a drink, connect with friends; really share a special moment with them which you don’t have to ‘share’ on Facebook.
The fantastic line-up of performers on the night consists of:
Shadow Culture – Expect mellow strings with distinct male and female vocal. Check this link for a taste of their wonderful sound.
Jay Brown – This raspy voiced female vocalist has a captivating sound which will want you to hear more. See this video for a taster.
Roscius – One half of ‘Evergreen’ will be performing with a fun, upbeat live dance act. Prepare for the fantastic entertainment with this trailer.
Martin Carr – Known from the Boo Radleys, he will be performing tracks from his recent solo album. Listen to his soothing sound here.
University of Delaware Hillel Student Leadership Retreat
Siegel JCC in Wilmington, Delaware
March 6th is National Day of Unplugging, and Toronto is celebrating with a device-free party at the Tampered Press! Leave your phone at home or check it at the door, and enjoy an evening of board games, crafts, tea, cookies, and more! The main rule is that no digital technology, phones, or cameras are allowed. Instead we will connect face-to-face and remind ourselves of what life used to be like with no cellphones present during social occasions. Feel free to bring a board game, craft, or other offline activity that you’d like to share.
The TAMPERed PRESS – Cafe and Community Space
256 Crawford Street, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2V8
Space is limited, sign up here and buy tickets here.
Montana Audubon Center
National Unplug Game Day
Saturday, March 7, 2015 @ 10am-12pm
Montana Audubon Center in of itself is all about unplugging and connecting with the great outdoors, but in the spirit of this National Day of Unplugging they’re unleashing an outdoor adventure full of games, fun, and laughter. And, of course, no electronics. Be sure to dress for the outdoors (layers are always a solid choice).
$5/family, call at 406-294-5099 to register.
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Western Heritage Center
Saturday, March 7 @ 10am-3pm
The whole family is invited to unplug for a day and immerse themselves in a day of fun and games that you’ve forgotten you loved to play at Heritage Playapalooza. From tiddlywinks and jacks to hopscotch, pick up sticks, and marbles (and SO much more), there’s a little something for everyone – including face painting and food. And if your kiddo falls in love with a particular game, WHC sells many of the games in the museum’s store.
From your littlest to grandma and grandpa, take a stroll down memory lane and enjoy this day of fun for the whole family at Heritage Playapalooza!
Tickets for games and food: $0.50 each or $10 for 22 tickets. More information, www.ywhc.org or 256-6809. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Billings Public Library
R.E.A.D. to a Dog
Saturday, March 7, 2015 @ 10:30-11:30am (1st Saturday of every month!)
What better way to unplug than with a book? (I’ll tell you: settling into read with a dog!) Bring the kiddos out for an opportunity to R.E.A.D. to a dog. Held in the Library’s Story Tower, interested children will be able to sign up the day of to read to a dog for 10-15 minutes. With up to four dogs participating, there are a limited number of spots in the hour. This program offers wonderful opportunities for kiddos who like to read or who have some struggles with reading or who just like to be with dogs! It’s a chance for kids to read freely without judgment, with the calming comforts of a dog.
The R.E.A.D. to a Dog program is an affiliate program of Reading Education Assistance Dogs® which is part of Inter-mountain Therapy Animals of Salt Lake City, Utah. This program is possible with funding through the Otto and Yvonne Mansfield Endowment for Pet Therapy at St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation and the Billings Public Library Foundation.