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SPRING SOCIAL PARTY!

WELCOMING SPRING PARTY!!!

With bare feet, music and Ceilidh atmosphere.

Is there a better way to celebrate the incoming season rather then dancing, listening music, partying, drinking, eating and all of this with bare feet on a super soft floor surrounded by new people that like you wants to have fun and take a rest from the normality.

On the 4th of April 2017 at 20.00 at the ASP you could come and join us in the colourful atmosphere and in the perfume of Spring. The night is going to be animated from a Ceilidh music group and a social party dance with a new style as Ceilidh.

The way to welcome the spring with joy and pleasure. Ceilidh dance and music are going to drag you in an energetic atmosphere.

SOME INFO ABOUT CEILIDH:

The term is derived from the Old Irish (singular) meaning “companion”. It later became ceilidh and ceilidh. Originally, a ceilidh was a social gathering of any sort, and did not necessarily involve dancing.

WHAT IS CEILIDH MUSIC AND DANCE?

Ceilidh music may be provided by an assortment of , flute, ,tin whistle, accordion ,bodhran, hammered dulcimer and in more recent times also drums, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki and electric fiddle bass guitar. The music is cheerful and lively, the basic steps can be learned easily; a short instructional session is often provided for new dancers before the start of the dance itself.

A ceilidh or céilí is a traditional Scottish or Irish social gathering. In its most basic form, it simply means a social visit. But in contemporary usage, it usually involves playing Gaelic folk music and dancing, either at a house party or a larger concert at a social hall or other community gathering place.

Dancing at Ceilidhs is usually in the form of Ceilidh dances, set dances or couple dances. A “Set” consists of four to eight couples, with each pair of couples facing another in a square or rectangular formation. Each couple exchanges position with the facing couple, and also facing couples exchange partners, while all the time keeping in step with the beat of the music.

Originally, a ceilidh was a social gathering of any sort, and did not necessarily involve dancing.

To get to know more and to move as real Irish man/woman come to ASP the 4th of March at 20.00. But our night will not be only about that. It will be a moment to prepare our spirits to the incoming SPRING!! That means music, dance, lightness and plyfulness. Sun, wind, flowers and good time to share with a lot of nice people.

We cannot wait to take part in this great and groovy bare feet social party!! Prepare yourself and don’t miss the perfect occasion to free your hippie soul and bring joy in your Tuesday night.

4th OF MARCH 2017 AT 20.00 AT ASP, be ready to move and be ready to shine!

“Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.” ~Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

10 tips for gardening in Spring!

Here some advices from Martha Stewart (http://www.marthastewart.com/270176/spring-gardening-tips) about how to keep your garden blossoming and amazing in the incoming SPRING season. Check them out and apply them to our student garden near Sonsbeek park.

1. Survey the Yard
Make note of tree limbs that should be removed or cabled, especially those that overhang structures. Hire an arborist to maintain large trees.Cut down last year’s perennial foliage, and toss it into the compost pile. Rake mulch from beds planted with bulbs before foliage appears, and refresh mulch in other planting areas after soil warms. Check fences, steps, and pathways for disrepair caused by freezing and thawing.

2. Order Tools and Plants
Tune up tools so everything is ready when things start growing. Make note of what is missing, and order tools for the new growing season. Choose new plants for the garden. Order perennials, trees, and shrubs for spring planting.

3. Get Ready to Mow
Send the mower and leaf blower for servicing, or if you have the right tools, sharpen the mower blades yourself. Refill your mower with oil, install fresh spark plugs, and lubricate moving parts if necessary. Clear the lawn of winter debris, and look for areas that need reseeding before mowing.

4. Prune Trees and Shrubs
Remove dead, damaged, and diseased branches from woody plants. Thin and trim summer-blooming shrubs such as butterfly bush, hydrangea, and most roses, except for old-fashioned once bloomers. Prune cold-damaged wood after plants resume spring growth. Prune spring-blooming shrubs and trees after flowering.

5. Take a Soil Test
Check soil pH with a home soil- test kit, taking several samples from different planting areas for an accurate reading. Enrich soil as necessary: Add dolomitic lime to raise the pH or elemental sulfur to lower the pH.

6. Prepare New Beds
Clear the planting area as soon as soil can be worked, removing sod or weeds and debris. Spread a 4-inch layer of compost or well-rotted manure and any amendments over soil, and cultivate it to a depth of 10 to 12 inches with a spading fork.

7. Plant
Plant bare-root trees, shrubs, and perennials such as hostas and daylilies by early spring. Choose a cool, cloudy day if possible. Transplant container-grown plants anytime during the growing season except midsummer; be sure to water them thoroughly. Sow seeds of cool-season flowers like sweet peas, poppies, and calendula, and vegetables such as lettuce, parsley, and spinach.

8. Fertilize
Apply balanced fertilizer (6-6-6 or 8-8-8), fish emulsion, or other soil amendments recommended by soil-test results around trees and shrubs when new growth appears. Spread high-acid fertilizer and pine-needle mulch around acid-loving shrubs like azaleas and camellias. Begin fertilizing perennials when active growth resumes.

9. Start a Compost Pile
Start a compost pile, or use a compost bin, if you don’t have one already. Begin by collecting plant debris and leaves raked up from the garden. Chop these up first to speed decomposition. Add equal amounts “brown” (carbon-rich) materials like dried leaves and straw and “green” (nitrogen-rich) materials like grass clippings and weeds in even layers with water and a compost bioactivator. Turn regularly. Continue adding to the pile throughout the season for rich, homemade compost next spring.

10. Clean Bird Feeders and Baths
Disinfect the feeders by scrubbing with weak bleach solution (1/4 cup bleach: 2 gallons warm water). Rinse and dry the feeders thoroughly before refilling them.Scrub birdbaths with bleach solution, then rinse them thoroughly and refill, changing water weekly. Clean birdbaths and feeders regularly throughout the season.

QI GONG WORKSHOP

The ASP proposes you an other evening session of Qigong in the month of March. Precisely the 21st of March at 20.00 always in the big room of the ASP!!

After the warm and enthusiastic response received during the first workshop the team wanted to give the opportunity to a second class. Thinking about the ones that missed it the first time but also the ones that really learnt and discover awareness or a bit of consciousness more about their selves.

INTRODUCTION TO THE WORKSHOP:

A calm and relaxed atmosphere, a large and warm room to move, the perfect moment to meet and connect not only verbally but also spiritually with other students like you, a cup of tea and an inspiring teacher that will introduce and guide you in the Qi gong practice.

Those are the elements that will characterize the evening. Qi gong is the perfect holistic system, with similarities with martial arts, to release your mind and body from stress and pressure of the daily life pressure. A method to gather and control energy in your life. It will help you to understand better your self and to balance the relation between mind and body through meditation. Everyone can practice Qi gong, a combination of breathing, posture and movements.

Come and join us in this experience and discover of yourself, be gentle and kind; take one evening for yourself and for your own health. You will be impressed of how much only one workshop can show you of what are your needs in this crazy, busy and fast forward world.

Our teacher Rosanne will lead you in the class and explain you the theory and the practical sides of Qi gong. With her simplicity and clearness learning and making part of you the lesson will be easy and playful. She is a pure spirit that like everyone of us felt the need to let go of the frenetic stress in her life at one point and found in Qi gong the perfect way to take care of herself both in a physical and intellectual way.

For the workshop you will need to wear comfortable shoes, your socks or even bare feet. The only thing that you need to bring with you is a water bottle and will to learn, grow and your open mind.

Practising Qi gong is so simple and so powerful. You cannot do it wrong. You can only do it good, better, or best.” ~Chunyi Lin

Don’t forget the date, we will wait for you the 21st of MARCH 2017 at 20.00 in KASTNJELAAN 22-E (ASP centre) to relax and find new energy together!!!

Board Game Night

DIXIT DESCRIPTION:

One player is the storyteller for the turn and looks at the images on the 6 cards in her hand. From one of these, she makes up a sentence and says it out loud (without showing the card to the other players).

Each other player selects the card in their hands which best matches the sentence and gives the selected card to the storyteller, without showing it to the others.

The storyteller shuffles her card with all the received cards. All pictures are shown face up and every player has to bet upon which picture was the storyteller’s.

If nobody or everybody finds the correct card, the storyteller scores 0, and each of the other players scores 2. Otherwise the storyteller and whoever found the correct answer score 3. Players score 1 point for every vote for their own card.

The game ends when the deck is empty or if a player scores 30 points. In either case, the player with the most points wins the game.

The base game and all expansions have 84 cards each.

Board Game Night

WAREWOLF DESCRIPTION:

Werewolf takes place in a small village which is haunted by werewolves.

Each player is secretly assigned a role – Werewolf, Villager, or Seer (a special Villager). There is also a Moderator who controls the flow of the game.

The game alternates between night and day phases. At night, the Werewolves secretly choose a Villager to kill. Also, the Seer (if still alive) asks whether another player is a Werewolf or not. During the day, the Villager who was killed is revealed and is out of the game. The remaining Villagers then vote on the player they suspect is a Werewolf. That player reveals his/her role and is out of the game.

Werewolves win when there are an equal number of Villagers and Werewolves. Villagers win when they have killed all Werewolves. Werewolf is a social game that requires no equipment to play, and can accommodate almost any large group of players.