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Pricing reflects a $3.00 cash/check discount; Online registrations will incur applicable credit card fees. 

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Saturday, October 8, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Betty & Preston Jones

Tuesday, October 11, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
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Friday, October 14, 7:00 pm


Palestine & Israel

MDN: Peace-Builder delegate shares about Israeli-Palestine conflict

Sunday, during our International Day of Peace Celebration, Johanna Jozwiak gave a presentation focused on the situation in Palestine and Israel. Midland Daily News reporter Emma Johnson has written a very nice article about Johanna’s presentation that appears on today’s

clester coslin little library

MDN – Our View: A Welcome Trend in Reading

Small wooden boxes decorated with dragons, sea shells, flag motifs and more are coming to Midland neighborhoods thanks to a man with a vision and community partners that supported it. Jeff Havens, with the help of his brother, invested $5,000 to


Weekly Offerings

Kripalu Yoga

Kripalu Yoga for Health & Well Being

“Yoga is a gift I give myself.” – Patty Schmidt, Kripalu Yoga Student
Kripalu Yoga is a conscious practice of physical Yoga postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques for integrating body, mind and spirit. Have fun as you explore yoga postures that fit your body and meet your needs as you stretch and tone muscles, release tension and improve balance. Learn breathing techniques that will calm restless thoughts, improve concentration, and support mental clarity and confidence. Each class ends with relaxation and meditation to integrate your practice on and off your mat. With Kripalu Yoga instructor, Ann Butzler (RYT200).
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm. Session I: Sept 20-Oct 25 (no Oct 4) Register for entire session $10 drop in. Session II: Nov 1- Dec 20 (no Nov 22) Register for entire session $10 drop in.
Thursdays, 9-10:30 am.   Session I: Sept 22-Oct 27 (no Oct 6) Register for entire session  $12 drop in. Session II: Nov 3-Dec 22 (no Nov 24) Register for entire session $12 drop in.

Vinyasa Yoga

Power Yoga Mondays

Join us for this Vinyasa practice that will challenge you as you combine focused breath with flowing poses that build in intensity. There will be music and creative sequencing. With certified instructor Shirley Hohman (RYT-400). Please let us know you are coming. $12 drop in.  Mondays, September 12 – December 19; 8:15-9:30 am or 7:30-8:45 pm.  Attendees must pre-register!

bead night

Beading Bonanza

Create unique jewelry and more using beautiful beads for yourself or to gift to someone special. You can also learn to make special clay beads. You may bring your own beads or use ours at an additional fee. Memory wire is provided. With Diana Bradley. $6 with your beads; $7 with ours per project.
Thursdays through December 22, 6:30– 8:30 pm


Tai Chi

Tai Chi is known for its many health benefits for both body and mind and promotes an overall sense of well-being, vitality and inner calm. The gentle flowing movements encourage the letting go of stress and tension. Classes are taught in an open, friendly, non-competitive atmosphere with special attention given to learning the underlying principles of traditional Yang-style Tai Chi. With Dianna Cole. Please let us know you are coming. $5 drop in.
Mondays, 6-7:00 pm / Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm / Fridays 10:00-11:00 am


Upcoming Events

Cocktails & Canvas - Paint Your Pet
Dates: 09/30/2016, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Painted Pets at Creative 360Ready for a fun and creative evening? You bring your favorite brew or cocktails and we will provide the materials and the instruction. Ursula Steckert will lead you through the process where everyone paints their own version of the featured painting. These make a great girls night out or date night activity. Cocktails & Canvas is also available for private or corporate groups. Register early to ensure your space. 7-9:00 pm. $35 Online registration is closed for this event. Call 989-837-1885 to see if we can add you. 

Fri, Sep 30: Paint Your Pet – Email or send a closely cropped photo of your pet so we can sketch it onto the canvas. Due 9/27.

Sat, Oct 15: Perky Pumpkin or Batty Moon (Choose one.)
Wed, Nov 2: Wine Glass Painting (Set of 4)
Sat, Nov 12: Snow Place Like Home
Fri, Dec 9: Aurora or A Tardis Christmas (Choose one.)
Thu, Dec 15: Rough Wood EST. Family Sign

Kids' T-Shirt Painting for Halloween
Dates: 10/02/2016, Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pumpkin t-shirt paintingPumpkin t-shirtsChildren, ages 5-10,  will paint a fun jack-o-lantern on their T’s to welcome Halloween.

With Diana Bradley and Diane Conklin.

Let us know your child’s shirt size when you pre-register (required).

Sunday, October 2 2-4:00 pm, $12

Art & Craft Fair - Featuring Artshop & Local Artists
Dates: 10/08/2016, Times: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Artshop Craft FairJoin Creative 360, Express Yourself Artshop and local artists as they display a variety of fine art and crafts. There will be many one of a kind art pieces to purchase for gifts and for yourself! There will also be a bake sale during the fair to raise money for Artshop. Call Creative 360 (989-837-1885) with questions.

Everyone is invited!

Saturday, October 8,  10:00 am—6:00 pm

Entrance is free!

Kids & Canvas - Peek-a-Boo Cat
Dates: 10/08/2016, Times: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Kids & Canvas Peek a boo catModeled after our popular Cocktails & Canvas event for adults, this gathering is specifically designed for children to experience a fun creative activity even if they “don’t do art!” We provide the materials and the instruction. Ursula Steckert will lead the kids through the process of painting their own version of the featured art. Saturday, October 8, 10:30 am-Noon.


Nov. 19 / Noon – 2:00 pm / Tweet & Dots
Dec. 3 / 10:30 am – Noon / Tinsel the Elf

Schedule your own personal Kids & Canvas for birthday parties, scouting events, sports parties, anything goes!

Mixed Media Acrylics
Dates: 10/09/2016, Times: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cindy Keefe acrylic mixed mediaLearn the fundamentals of acrylic painting and move on to explore a variety of mixed media including collage, image transfer and gelli printing. A materials list will be provided. With Cynthia Keefe, MFA.

Pre-registration required by 10/4. 

Sundays, Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 / 1:00 – 3:00 pm / $110


Ceramics for Kids - Painting Pumpkins
Dates: 10/09/2016, Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ceramics for kidsKids learn the basics of painting and sealing a ceramic bisque form. They will have fun picking a pumpkin form to paint and add to their fall decorations. With Diana Bradley and Diane Conklin. Ages 5 – 10.

Pre-registration required.

Sunday, October 9, 2:00 – 4:00 pm



Ghost in the Machine with Dr. Ray Lacina
Dates: 10/10/2016, Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

science and artIn recent years, the STEM movement has answered the urgent need for Americans to catch up in the sciences, in technology, in the means of invention, discovery and production. Just as urgent, is the need for the humanities and the arts in preparing us to live in the world we build — to retain our humanity in a world that feels increasingly inhumane.

Dr. Ray Lacina will discuss the intersection of these two worlds and the impact it is having on our lives.

Monday, October 10,  7:00 – 8:30 pm. $8

3rd Annual Fundraiser Luncheon
Dates: 10/11/2016, Times: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Betty & Preston JonesJoin Betty and S. Preston Jones, our honorary chairs, for our 3rd annual fundraiser luncheon at the Great Hall in Midland. Enjoy a delicious lunch and learn more about the amazing things Creative 360 and our Express Yourself Artshop is doing in the community, and hear our plans for the future! Everyone is welcome. There is no charge. Reservations are required to ensure seating and lunch. We look forward to seeing you!

Reserve your spot here or call us at 989-837-1885.

Can’t make the luncheon? You can still donate at this link. Mention fundraiser luncheon in the notes section.


Grace Marra Concert - A Song in Her Heart
Dates: 10/12/2016, Times: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Grace Marra ConcertGrace Marra’s awe inspiring voice will seep into your soul. Join us for this very special evening of music.

Grace grew up in New York State. She earned a bachelor’s of music degree from State University of New York at Fredonia and a master’s degree in vocal performance from Colorado State University. In 1985, Grace moved to Midland. She became the director of the Chancel Choir at First United Methodist Church. She has served as conductor for the Music Society Chorale and has been a volunteer conductor for Teenage Musicals Inc. An active performer, Grace has soloed with many civic organizations and has conducted and directed the Men of Music since 1995. She is artistic director of the Harmony Diversity Choir. Grace composes works for the Men of Music as well as her church choir. She maintains an active voice studio and many of her students have gone on to further study at the university level. In 1999 she was given the Kendall-Pelton Musician of the Year award. She has one son, Mike, who she says is her greatest opus. Please pre-register.  Wednesday, October 12 / 7:00 – 8:00 pm / $10

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Dates: 10/14/2016, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Second Shift Theatre LogoGaius Julius Caesar, known as Julius Caesar, was a Roman politician and general. He played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire.

When citizens feel they can no longer trust their elected leader, where is the line between patriotism and personal ambition? Do they remain loyal or do they stab their opponents in the back? Shakespeare asked that question over 400 years ago, and it is still relevant today. Especially poignant in an election year.

In this all-female reading of a classic tragedy, Shakespeare delivers some of his most eloquent language. His vision of Rome is both epic and intimate, from powerful speeches in grand public squares to whispered conspiracies in back rooms and dark hallways. Feel the spark of emotion as words are wielded like knives in Shakespeare’s epic tale of ambition, betrayal and consequence.

Friday, October 14, 7:00 pm, $10  BYOB.

Nine Ways of Seeing: The Enneagram as a Powerful Tool for Understanding Yourself and Others
Dates: 10/15/2016, Times: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Enneagram Personality TypingThe dynamic Enneagram system of personality describes nine different ways people view the world. It offers a path for appreciating our own and others’ motivations and freeing ourselves from automatic reactions that don’t serve our well-being. Why is it so hard for others to see things our way? How do our own automatic ways of seeing and reacting to the world get in our own way and in the way of our relationships with others? Come experience the world through the eyes of video representatives of these nine different viewpoints and begin to explore the “screen” through which you and others around you view the world. With Bernie Van Dort, a certified teacher in the Enneagram Professional Training Program of Helen Palmer and David Daniels and an interfaith spiritual director.

Saturday, October 15, 12:30 – 4:30 pm, $30 by 10/7;$40 after 10/7

You may also want to consider:
October 29: Getting to Know Yourself Better: Individual Enneagram Typing Interview Opportunity
November 5: Transforming Yourself and your Relationships: The Enneagram and Other Spiritual Tools.


For a complete list of coming events, go to our Events page.