Arts for Life NJ is wrapping up our winter acting and dance classes, now called Find Your Inner Actor and Dance for Health and Happiness. January classes were completely unplanned; they came about because our October and November students wanted to continue! I was concerned about January weather and, indeed, two dance classes had to be made up, but our stalwart group of acting students tromped in for a class, post-snow storm. I was persuaded to offer classes in January by those who reminded me that they are a great antidote to winter doldrums – and so they have been, and so I learn. Now we look ahead to spring, but before that, on March 20, Arts for Life NJ will hold a mini-conference and workshop at Flat Rock Brook, co-sponsored by the Alliance for Arts and Health of NJ and the Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs. The entire event will be participatory, starting with a drum circle at 9:30am. Watch your email for more info. Meanwhile, stay warm and cozy.