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August 8, 2021 • “Becoming a People in Transition” • Rev. Kelly Colwell & Sara Woods

First Church Berkeley GodCast

August 8, 2021 • “Becoming a People in Transition” • Rev. Kelly Colwell & Sara Woods First Church Berkeley UCC

23mins

8 Aug 2021

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#154 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Sara Woods | St. Louis, Mo | Episode 2

The Crown Refs Podcast

𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 “𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴” 𝗳𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗮𝗿𝗮 𝗪𝗼𝗼𝗱𝘀.Sara Woods is a basketball official from St. Louis, Mo who is currently working amateur, collegiate and semi-pro contests.  She is also the founder Big Game Officials, a training platform empowering referees to set the standard of excellence, while igniting opportunities in basketball officiating.  She recruits and develops prospective and current officials along with her staff of mentors and mentees.  She is a goal driven dedicated professional offering practical and progressive career success on every stage of basketball officiating. “As a referee, my purpose is to provide athletes with the best possible competitive experience.  The fierce competition is a constant reminder that teamwork is essential.  As a crew, we rely on experience, training, and each other to get the call right.  Officiating requires hard work and dedication.  However, being a part of the game while protecting its integrity is rewarding and worth the effort.”  - Sara Woods In this episode, we learn about the Big Game Officials weekend workshops and their intense mechanics instruction that they provide to their referees who attend.  You can hear Sara's passion for the craft throughout this episode as she's built a family-like community around officiating.  If you are interested in joining the Big Game Officials team please contact Sara directly http://Www.biggameofficials.com📺 To Watch https://youtu.be/qftkdW1pOB8#servethegame --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/crown-refs/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/crown-refs/support

46mins

9 May 2021

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Season 4 Ep. 84 Book Festivaling All Year Long with guest Sara Woods 4-7-21

The Perks Of Being A Book Lover Podcast

Remember in high school or college when you were required to take a certain number of humanities classes? Maybe you groaned or rolled your eyes. But maybe it was the spark that lit an interest in subjects that helped you think critically and creatively. It was in a high school humanities class that Carrie was introduced to and fell in love with E. M. Forster’s novel A Room With a View. For me, an introduction to art history in college opened a whole new world and made me want to travel and see the cultures portrayed in the artwork I learned about. The exposure to subjects like literature, history, philosophy, culture, and religion help us understand the world we live in. In our state, the organization that promotes the humanities is Kentucky Humanities; a non-profit that is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, DC. It offers lots of cool programs, many of which are focused on books and bringing discussions about them to the Kentucky public at large. This nonprofit serves as the state cheerleader of Kentucky writers’ literary endeavors and one way it does this is through the Kentucky Book Festival which takes place every November. However, there are Book Festival programs that happen all year long including book bundles subscriptions, The Kentucky Reads program, and the School Days initiative that brings children’s book authors into schools to dazzle young readers and put books they can keep into their hands. All of these programs highlight Kentucky authors and put a spotlight on the rich literary talent we have within our border. This week we talk with Sara Woods, the Kentucky Book Festival director. She brought her experience working with the Western Kentucky University sponsored Southern Kentucky Book Festival to her new position and from there brainstormed some fresh ideas about how to bring books to people even when, especially during Covid, people can’t come to the books. Sara tells us how her love for her American Girl Doll as a child sparked her excitement for reading, how she is using the talents of a tattoo artist to highlight one of the books in the book bundle subscription service, and where you can get ice cream and beer on a bike trail to vastly increase the fun factor. Books Mentioned in this Episode: 1- American Doll book sets (Felicity)2- Illustrated classics (Moby Dick, Great Expectations)3- The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien4- Essays by Michel de Montaigne5- Clay's Quilt by Silas House6- Just a Few Miles South by Ouita Michel7- Kill All Your Darlings by David Bell8- Perfect Black by Crystal Wilkinson9- All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren10- Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry11- Birds of Opulence by Crystal Wilkinson12- Duncan the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll13- Haggis and Tank Unleashed: Digging for Dinos by Jessica Young14- Nat Turner's Rebellion by Shawn Pryor15- The Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo16- The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand17- The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow18- Once and Future Witches by Alix Harrow19- Bunny by Mona Awad20- The Secret History by Donna Tartt21- The Vine that Ate the South by J. D. Wilkes22- A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost23- Bossy Pants by Tina Fey24- Let Love Rule by Lenny Kravitz25- Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

59mins

7 Apr 2021

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Perks Ep. 84 | Sara Woods | Book Festivaling All Year Long | 4-7-21

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Remember in high school or college when you were required to take a certain number of humanities classes? Maybe you groaned or rolled your eyes. But maybe it was the spark that lit an interest in subjects that helped you think critically and creatively. It was in a high school humanities class that Carrie was introduced to and fell in love with E. M. Forster’s novel A Room With a View. For me, an introduction to art history in college opened a whole new world and made me want to travel and see the cultures portrayed in the artwork I learned about. The exposure to subjects like literature, history, philosophy, culture, and religion help us understand the world we live in. In our state, the organization that promotes the humanities is Kentucky Humanities; a non-profit that is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, DC. It offers lots of cool programs, many of which are focused on books and bringing discussions about them to the Kentucky public at large. This nonprofit serves as the state cheerleader of Kentucky writers’ literary endeavors and one way it does this is through the Kentucky Book Festival which takes place every November. However, there are Book Festival programs that happen all year long including book bundles subscriptions, The Kentucky Reads program, and the School Days initiative that brings children’s book authors into schools to dazzle young readers and put books they can keep into their hands. All of these programs highlight Kentucky authors and put a spotlight on the rich literary talent we have within our border. This week we talk with Sara Woods, the Kentucky Book Festival director. She brought her experience working with the Western Kentucky University sponsored Southern Kentucky Book Festival to her new position and from there brainstormed some fresh ideas about how to bring books to people even when, especially during Covid, people can’t come to the books.Sara tells us how her love for her American Girl Doll as a child sparked her excitement for reading, how she is using the talents of a tattoo artist to highlight one of the books in the book bundle subscription service, and where you can get ice cream and beer on a bike trail to vastly increase the fun factor.Books Mentioned in this Episode:1- American Doll book sets (Felicity)2- Illustrated classics (Moby Dick, Great Expectations)3- The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien4- Essays by Michel de Montaigne5- Clay's Quilt by Silas House6- Just a Few Miles South by Ouita Michel7- Kill All Your Darlings by David Bell8- Perfect Black by Crystal Wilkinson9- All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren10- Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry11- Birds of Opulence by Crystal Wilkinson12- Duncan the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll13- Haggis and Tank Unleashed: Digging for Dinos by Jessica Young14- Nat Turner's Rebellion by Shawn Pryor15- The Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo16- The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand17- The 10,000 Doors of January by Alix Harrow18- Once and Future Witches by Alix Harrow19- Bunny by Mona Awad20- The Secret History by Donna Tartt21- The Vine that Ate the South by J. D. Wilkes22- A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost23- Bossy Pants by Tina Fey24- Let Love Rule by Lenny Kravitz25- Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

59mins

7 Apr 2021

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Episode 158, The Rant: Sara Woods

The Rant

Sara Woods has a unique story to tell. In this pod, she discusses how she started officiating to become a better coach, how she then found it to be more of a passion, sublimating that, in coaching other officials with her movement, Big Game Officials. We speak on her about her career, what she’s up to now, and what the future holds. All that and more, my conversation with Sara, now.

38mins

9 Mar 2020