The Hawthorne Laughter Club is still going strong! Very good, very good, yay! We have been at the current location, Hawthorne Wellness Center, for more than two years now. We are so thankful for the arrangement that allows us to laugh in this beautiful space (the studio look out on to this lovely garden space). We clean the studio each Sunday in exchange for free use of the space. We are blessed! The first obstacle in starting a laughter club is always finding an appropriate and reliable location for free or fairly cheap. This allows Laughter Clubs to remain donations-based and no one gets turned away. We are also thankful that this studio is wheelchair accessible allowing everyone to laugh with us!
Now that we are standing the test of time, we consistently have between 15 and 20 people each Sunday from 4-5 pm. We also have many regular club members who put in a lot of time, laughing, cleaning, donating and sharing great ideas. This year we have applied to participate in the famous Rose Festival Starlight Parade. We are hoping to get accepted and share the joy and laughter with greater Portland during this unique and fun-filled event. To keep up with our happenings you can join the Portland Laughter Yoga Meetup or follow Portland Laughter Yoga on Facebook. You can also check out the club manager, Laura Lou Pape-McCarthy's website for 1 Laugh At A Time. We would love to have you join us sometime!