Gatherings for stories, connection, learnings and conversations.

Gatherings: Our Monthly Salons


Our Village Salon Series offers monthly, interest-based gatherings. Salons are  free to members. 

Join when you can, no long-term commitment necessary.

Our Salonnières are members of our Village Council.

Meet your neighbors! Have great conversations.HGHave great conversations.

salon is a gathering held by an inspiring host to amuse one another and increase our knowledge through conversation.

Salonnière: A woman who hosts a Salon.

So, Do It! Drop-In Salon

Salonnière Kelly Pratt

Let’s talk about your idea, dream, goal or wish that’s been simmering on your back-burner or was put into a box and is on the shelf in a closet.  We’ll “dwell in possibility” and talk-2-think about what it would feel like to take one small step toward your “it.”

Monthly Self Care Connection

Salonnière Rachelle Niemann

Let’s come together to explore and connect with each other and self-care. We will talk a little, reflect a little, and have space to actively practice self-care together.

Spark! Salon

Salonnière Stephanie Foley

Gather together to summon your muses and reclaim your bold, audacious, creative selves! You’ll Zoom (and Zing!) with Village Muse, Stephanie Foley of Soul Sparks to recharge your artist souls, ignite your imaginations, and remember your creative magic!

Biz Talk

Salonnière Sheri Bennefeld

A safe comfortable place to connect with other business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and dreamers.

You’ll have a sounding board, an advisory board to help you talk through questions and strategies in your business.

Let’s talk about books

Salonnière joy agcongay

We love words: books, authors, reading and writing. Let’s gather to share what has captured our attention. Community authors? Let hear your author journey! Occasionally, we’ll invite guest authors to sit in. 

Day Tripper. Travel Talk

Salonnière Susan Brauer

Join Susan to dream and scheme about your travels.  Susan has traveled extensively – for business and for pleasure – and there’s nothing she loves more than sharing her tricks and ideas with others.  

Special Gatherings


We host special guests and events at Athena Village to inspire connection and conversation.

Occasionally, we invite the public to our special events. Replays are available to Village members.

* Book titles link to the Athena Village on and are used toward Village operating costs

Conversation with Soul Sourced Entrepreneur author Christine Kane

December 2020

Conversation Pam Grout, author of Art + Soul Reloaded, E Squared and more

March 2021

Conversation with The Art of Holding Space author Heather Plett

November 2020

Accomplice > Ally

with member Dawn Johnson

August 2020

GET PUBLISHED | an “Ask Her Anything” conversation with member Cindy Tyler, CEO + Founder of Vervanté

December 2020

Conversation with Lisa Sonora, artist and author of The Creative Entrepreneur. We talk about creativity and play.