Plus, craft the perfect Thanksgiving Centerpiece with Fox + Fleur!
Making Space Issue
Reaching Across The Thanksgiving Table
The close, nearly even split of the midterm elections makes starkly visible just how divided our country is. It wasn’t always this way. And it doesn’t have to continue. We can be the change.
At the Salon, we believe the key to understanding, respecting, and embracing people from all backgrounds is finding points of connection and commonality. In fact, gracefully navigating differences is a core pillar of our community, and the reason women in our collective have such strong bonds.
Thanksgiving — a time of year associated with gratitude — is a perfect opportunity to rethink our relationships. Is there a way to extend an olive branch to an estranged family member? Is there a friendship that might warrant repair after a disagreement? How will this year’s holiday look if we show up to Thanksgiving dinner with curiosity and openness instead of a closed mind?
Of course, this outlook doesn’t mean wavering in our convictions. It’s alright to agree to disagree. But softening our hard edges and welcoming others with alternative views into the conversation is how a community based on understanding and mutual respect is built.
After all, we’re more common than we are different.
Whether you plan to gather with friends, family, co-workers, or neighbors during the Thanksgiving holiday, we challenge you to arrive with these thoughts in mind.
We wish everyone in The Salon community a happy and joyous holiday!
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Open Fridays Schedule
No Open Fridays on November 25 // Due to Thanksgiving, we will not be hosting Open Fridays next week. We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and we’ll see you on December 2 when weekly hangouts are back on.
New monthly schedule // Starting next week, we are transitioning our weekly member coffee meet-up to a monthly gathering. Join us on the second Tuesday of every month to start your day with a pick-me-up and conversation. Drop in to The Salon to hang out with (and meet!) fellow Salon members, warm up with complimentary coffee or tea, and generally have a good time. It’s a great way to get a feel for The Salon and connect with local women. Oh, and don’t hesitate to bring a friend along. Open and free to all.
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The Salon is a place to dabble in the unknown. We provide an admittedly eclectic (but community-led!) range of programming. One week, it might be an academic discussing the gender pay gap. Next, it might be wine tasting and hipster puzzles. Indulge in new things with us! And if it makes you a bit nervous, that might be a good thing. Find out for yourself what we’re all about.
Create a beautiful centerpiece for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving table using fresh, seasonal flowers. The designers of Fox + Fleur will join us for the event to provide their expert knowledge and help us design stunning arrangements for your Thanksgiving table. Florals, supplies, and light refreshments provided. Register here!
This month, we’re burying our noses in Fools In Love: Fresh Twists on Romantic Tales, edited by Amanda Herring Blake and Rebecca Podos. Join us to talk about critical themes and plot points, listen to others’ thoughts, and share our own impressions and opinions. No worries if you don’t finish the book or haven’t been part of the Book Circle until now — you can jump in at any time. Register here!
This year, wow your holiday party guests with an impressive charcuterie board wreath. Sarah, the owner of EZPZ Gatherings, will teach us the art of making a show-stopping, holiday-themed meat and cheese board so you can take your charcuterie board skills to the next level. Charcuterie supplies provided. Register here!
There's no two ways around it, parenting is complicated. So if you're looking for a group of supportive moms and mother figures who are also navigating the complex world of parenting, join us once a month for our Parenting Adolescents Meet-Up. Facilitated by Salon member Laura Jones we'll gather together to vent, laugh, cry, and be honest about your parenting struggles and successes, without judgment. Parenting isn’t easy, but our community is here for you. SERIES: December 12, January 16.
Who says you need liquor to make a mean cocktail? Join The Salon and Mel Babitz, owner of the non-alcoholic beer, wine, and spirits shop The Open Road, for a mini mixology class minus the booze. We'll learn how to craft a scrumptious concoction, then send you home with all the details so you can make it for yourself to wind down after work or impress your friends at your next dinner party. Register here!
Pittsburgh officially has its own Monopoly game! 🎩🎲 The Steel City version of the classic board game was revealed November 2 at the National Aviary and features familiar landmarks and businesses like Millie’s Ice Cream, Frick Park, and the Carnegie Science Center. 🌳
Point Five Gallery in Etna and Ketchup City Creative in Sharpsburg teamed up for Kicks and Cans, an exhibit featuring 15 area artists’ take on Andy Warhol’s classic “Campbell's Soup Cans” print. 🥫The opening reception is Saturday, November 19 from 2-9 pm and proceeds will support food insecurity nonprofit Second Harvest. 💓