Centennial Barn Cincinnati Ohio

Community Classes & Programs Spring-Summer 2014

For more information or to register for a program contact us at 513-761-1697


An exceptional collection of automobiles and trucks from 1899 to 1949 will be on display at Centennial Barn, 110 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215 on Sunday September 14 from 11 am to 4 pm.

The 1935 Auburn 851 Phaeton pictured to the left is owned by Mike Mereness.

The 1903 Autocar Type 10 Runabout owned by the Lois & Charles Cobb family sports the original white tires of early automobiles.

Tires took on their black color when carbon black was added to the tire composite to add strength and endurance from damage from sunlight.

Jill & Gary Eipert are owners of the 1919 Detroit Electric automobile that was powered by 8 batteries loaded in back as pictured below.

An additional show inside the Barn will be art work created by individuals in the Memories in the Making® art program provided by the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati and hosted by Centennial Barn. Some paintings will be available to guests for a donation to the Alzheimer's Association.

On the Veranda will be musical entertainment and an area for purchased, grilled dining selections. Centennial Barn will be open for touring plus a featured slide show of the Barn renovation from its original purpose as a working barn to its restored use as a place for community and celebration.

The Auto Show is presented by the Associates of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, a group of men and women of all faiths in the US and in countries around the world, who are committed to supporting the healing work of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. Proceeds from the show will benefit Clare's Cupboard and the Franciscan Ministries.

Introduction to BodyTalk - Part 1

BodyTalk is a holistic healthcare system that restores your natural ability to live life to its fullest. You were born with an innate wisdom that encourages your Body, Mind and Spirit to work in harmony. 

Are you interested in exploring the possibilities?

View the flyer here

Read more about BodyTalk
Classes here


Date: Tuesday September 16
Time: 7-8:00 pm 
Space is limited to 30 people.

Fee:   FREE

To reserve your free space contact Christi:
or  (513) 507-3943

BodyTalkBrain Balancing Class - Part 2
Learn a Free BodyTalk Technique for Holistic Health


This 4-week series enhances your ability to manage stress using a whole brain approach.  Daily use promotes sustained balances.

Date:  Wednesdays:
October 1,8,15 and 22 

Time:   7-8 pm            
Space is limited to 20.  

To reserve your free space contact Christi:
or  (513) 507-3943

BodyTalk Brain Balancing Refresher - Part 3

This class is for anyone who has completed at least one of the Brain Balancing classes or other BodyTalk experiences.

Date:  First Wednesday of the Month: 9/1, 10/1, 11/5 & 12/3  

Time:   7-8 pm            

All classes are FREE. Good will donation to Centennial Barn gratefully accepted. For more information about any of the above programs, contact: Christine Graeter RN MSN PhD at TightropeBalance@gmail.com or (513) 507-3943.

Soul Collage® with Mar Feder, LPCC

In this class you will create a small collage card from pictures that draw your eye and heart, that speak to you, that help your visual journal. Guided imagery and meditation are used to encourage connection with your true self. No artistic talent is required. Each month's class is based on a different theme.

The theme for September is Take a Look In the Magic Mirror - Using SoulCollage® to Explore Our Relationship With Our Physical Self

Date: Saturday September 20
Time: 10 - 2:30 for new students
10:30 - 2:30 for returning participants
Fee: $20 (includes all supplies)
Pre-registration is required
To register: E-mail Mar Feder, LPCC Soul Collage® facilitator at marfeder@gmail.com

MARK YOUR CALENDAR... Peaceful Presence: Being Present to Yourself and God

Facilitators:  Sr. Jo-Ann Jackowski, SFP and Maria Meyer, 

Director of Spiritual Programs at Centennial Barn.

Learn & practice different prayer styles & spiritual practices.

For more information:  (513) 761-1697 or centennialbarn@gmail.org.

Date: 4th Monday of every month beginning September 22
Time: 7-8:30 pm


Please join us at Centennial Barn on Sunday,   September 21st at 2 pm to celebrate the International Day of Peace. 

Participants can choose from praying with the Labyrinth, Peace Wall, Peace Bell, Grotto, Prayer of Peace and/or the Dances of Universal Peace. 

We will meet near the Labyrinth (weather permitting) or inside the Barn if it rains. 

No RSPV required.

Date: 4th Monday of every month beginning September 22
Time: 7-8:30 pm

Animal Blessing Week

Featuring a full week of activities including: Blessing of the St. Francis Pet Memorial Garden Adoption Option with the SPCA Mobile Van Free showing of the award-winning documentary "The Elephant in the Living Room," - the story of rescue & placement of exotic animals in Ohio Free presentation with Tim Harrison, Director of Outreach for Animals, documentary subject of "The Elephant in the Living Room" Free parent/child pet education class with Certified Trainer Lisa Desatnik Blessing of the Animals

Date: Sunday September 28 - October 4

Harvest Festival!

Harvest Festival

Sunday October 19
12 Noon - 5 pm

Mr. Cowpie's Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Bouncy House, Games, Arts & Crafts, Food Trucks, Music and More

Calling All Vendors

Crafters...Artists...Produce Farmers...Cottage Producers 

Come celebrate the fifth Annual Harvest Festival on Sunday October 19: 12 noon - 5 pm. 

If you would like to participate in the festival or want more information, please call: (513) 761-1697 Ext.8104 oremail:  director@centennialbarn.org

The Barn Yard Bash

Harvest Festival

Date: Wednesday November 5
Time: 6 - 9 pm

Gigantic raffle, Split-the-Pot, Gift Card Tree, complimentary dinner and FREE fun To benefit Centennial Barn and the Franciscan Ministries across Cincinnati

To Tent...

...or Not To Tent

Celebrations of all kinds are welcome at Centennial Barn.

Receptions, reunions, fund raisers, showers...all feel at home here.

Centennial Barn is one of six local entities that comprise Franciscan Ministries Inc., sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. The other sponsored ministries include:  Art for All People, Franciscans for the Poor, Franciscan Haircuts from the Heart, Our Lady of the Woods and Tamar's Place.  Rental fees for the use of Centennial Barn support all the ministries.

The Gubbio Room

Elegantly Casual

Casually Elegant

Centennial Barn is one of six local programs that comprise Franciscan Ministries,Inc., sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. The other sponsored ministries include: Art for All People, Franciscans for the Poor, Franciscan Haircuts from the Heart, Our Lady of the Woods and Tamar's Place.

Rental fees for the use of Centennial Barn support all the ministries. For more information please go to www.franciscanministeriesinc.org.


Baby Massage Class

In this class, you will learn and experience:

The power of touch:  communicating with your baby through baby massage
The power of self care:  learning mindfulness practices that help you relax 
The power of connection:  meeting other parents, sharing a meaningful time together
Instructor:  Lynne Reckman, MSSW,LISW-S

30-years work in the field of social work

Class is forming now; contact Lynne at (513) 324- 5283.

This is a 2-hour class for parents and their baby (newborn- 6 months).  $30 per person/couple.
Includes Baby's First Massage instruction book.


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Does your business need an off-site meeting space?

Centennial Barn offers a comfortable, casual space for creative learning, problem solving, break-out spaces and easy parking located just about 20 minutes from everywhere in Cincinnati. 



small meeting rooms


Catholic Faith Series

Call us about our very special daytime rates that apply Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Call: (513) 761-1697 Ext. 8105



New Offering: Ashtanga Yoga Flow


Ashtanga Yoga is a 75-minute Modified Primary Series flow, designed for all levels and bodies. With an emphasis on breathwork, alignment and inner connection, you are sure to feel relaxed and revitalized.



Date: Wednesday August 13
Time: 6:30 - 7:45 pm
Fee: $15/ drop-in: $120/ 10-class pass


Alex Olmedo

Alex Olmedo is a 200 RYT Yoga teacher and owner of Mindful Human.


Solfeggio Sound Therapy

A new way to relax and balance body energy!


Sound is an important part of vibrational energy.  Stress can create blockages that interrupt the free flow of energy in our bodies and our lives.  Solfeggio Vibrational Tuning activates the energy flow restoring balance and harmony.

You will learn:             
Chakra energy points and how stress affects them 
Solfeggio frequencies:  where they originate and their benefits 
The process of the Solfeggio Energy Vitality Technique

You will experience:
The energy of the Chakra points as demonstrated in the class 
The Tuning Forks with Solfeggio tones 
How Tuning Forks work to energize and balance      



For more information contact
Thea: (513) 256-0952 or atabitz@gmail.com

Instructor:  Thea Abitz, Trained by SomaEnergetics™ in the Energy Vitality Technique!


Spring Forest Qigong with Chris McLarenQigong

Spring Forest Qigong is a simple, efficient and effective method for helping you heal physical and emotional pain, to enhance the quality of your life and the lives of others. Anyone and everyone can practice the techniques of Spring Forest Qigong and become healthier and happier.


It is suggested that you wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing. All exercises & meditation may be done seated.

Monday Evenings from 7-8pm

>Drop In Rate $10
>5-Class Pass $35
>10-Class Pass $60

For More Information: (513) 200-9667 or divineenergyworks@gmail.com



Save The Date


August 13: Ashtanga Yoga Flow


August 4-11-18-25: Spring Forest Qigong


September 1: BodyTalk Brain Balancing Refresher


September 14: Pre-War Car Show


September 16: Introduction to BodyTalk Part 1


September 20: Soul Collage


September 29 - October: Blessing of the Animals Week


October 1--8-15-22: BodyTalk Brain Balancing Part 2


October 19: Harvest Festival


November 5: The Barn Yard Bash

Every Monday: Focused Flow Yoga at 6:30 pm


Every Monday: Spring Forest Qigong


Every Tuesday: Centering Prayer at 3:30 pm


Every Wednesday & Friday: Focused Flow Yoga at 9 am


Every Thursday: Hatha Yoga at 6 pm


Every Friday: Chair Yoga at 1 pm


Every Saturday: TriYoga Community Class at 9:30 am






View the current calendar of events at The Centennial Barn