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The Playwright's Forum II: Rewrites & Readings
Dates: 03/05/2015, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

playwrightOnce the students have established a solid foundation of what constitutes a play, they will begin to work toward a completed work. When a student’s work has reached the stage where it can be read aloud we will begin a series of readings and rewrites allowing each dramatist to develop their work. This will culminate in a public reading of the scene, act or completed play.

Wednesdays, Mar. 4, 11, 25, Apr. 8, 22, 29, Tuesdays, March 17, April 14 / 7:00 – 9:00 pm / $160

Yes We Can! Luncheon - How Midland changed the world
Dates: 03/06/2015, Times: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

BeginningJoin us  as Etcyl Blair and Bill Barker reminisce on how Midland has changed the world, moderated by Gary Skory. They will share some fascinating Midland history and Dow history for this presentation on “things you never knew but will be fascinated to know now. RSVP required by March 2. Space is limited. $30

Enjoy a delicious catered lunch from Northwood University’s NADA Center:
Warm Spinach Salad with red onion, croutons, pecans and a warm bacon dressing
Champagne Chicken
Mushroom and Pea Risotto
Green Beans and Yellow Squash
Lemon Cream Pie

Yes We Can! Jerry Hickman & The Traditional Dancers
Dates: 03/08/2015, Times: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Jerry Hickman, head shot croppedEnjoy the talents of the area’s most mature and experienced performers and poets as they continue to share their passion far beyond retirement.

Refreshments will be served. Please call to let us know you are coming.

Jerry Hickman (85) and The Midland Traditional Dancers
We will pay special tribute to founding member and “caller,” Jerry Hickman. Still at the helm of The Midland Traditional Dancers, Jerry continues to call for these invigorating, fun gatherings. Jerry retired as an electrician at Dow Corning, finishing as an engineer in the Midland Plant Engineering. The Midland Traditional Dancers are part of the Folk Music Society of Midland. There will be a demonstration and you will be invited to join in for a pleasant dance experience for beginners as well as experienced dancers.

Sunday, March 8 – 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. $8

Candy Making - St. Patrick's Day
Dates: 03/13/2015, Times: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

St-Pats-hatYou will make a variety of beautiful sweets to give as gifts or to keep. Diana Bradley and Diane Conklin lead you on this culinary adventure. Bring a couple of cookie sheets to take home your goodies.

Friday, March 13, 3:00-5:00 pm

$15 cash/check; $18 debit/credit

Candy Making Kids - St. Patrick's Day
Dates: 03/14/2015, Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYour child will delight in making sweets to give as gifts. Diana Bradley and Diane Conklin will lead them in making yummy, beautiful treats which they will take home in their own decorated boxes.

Ages 6 – 10 & younger children with a helper. Please let us know you are coming.

$15 cash/check; $18 debit/credit

Ekphrasis Workshop: Writing poetry about art
Dates: 03/19/2015, Times: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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We’ve all heard the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Here is your chance to put that phrase to the test by creating your own ekphrastic poetry – poetry that verbally describes a visual work of art.

The workshop begins with a discussion of selected published ekphrastic poems and then you’ll have an opportunity to select works of art from the current exhibition (and those provided by the instructor) to serve as the starting point for your own responsive writing.

The program wraps up with a discussion of the exhibition, the particular approaches taken and choices made in your writing. The group will provide one another with feedback on each other’s writing in progress.  All materials provided.

Instructor Trish Harris has organized and curated several exhibitions focused on the intersections between literature and visual art. She is the curator for the transmedia Remaking Moby-Dick project. She edits the literary journal Pea River Journal. Her poems, stories, and micro-memoirs appear in McSweeney’sCortland Reviewand Brevity, and her essays in Computers and Composition. She teaches writing at Delta College. Please pre-register.

Thursdays, Jan. 15, Feb. 19, Mar. 19, Apr. 16 / 5:30 – 7:30 pm / $8 cash/check; $11 debit/credit

Yes We Can! Luncheon honoring Don Carlyon
Dates: 03/20/2015, Times: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Luncheon, Don CarlyonThe Yes We Can! luncheons are part of Creative 360’s series honoring artists, scientists and community leaders who are 80 and older.

Don Carlyon (90) – President Emeritus Delta College, Visionary, Philanthropist
Don Carlyon served as president of Delta College from 1964 to 1992 developing and re-developing it into a world class community college. He remains intimately engaged in the school’s activities as an ambassador and attends numerous events each year. Don is currently a member of the Bay County Library System Board of Trustees. RSVP required by March 16. Space is limited.
Friday, March 20 – 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. $30 cash

Tibetan Bowl Equinox Concert
Dates: 03/20/2015, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mark HandlerJoin us for this beautiful way to welcome the vernal equinox – the Tibetan Bowl Concert with Mark Handler. Let the music of the bowls “thrum” through your body and experience the wonderful feelings inside and out from these amazing instruments. Mark Handler is an international meditative recording artist and certified Amrit Yoga instructor. The Detroit News headline his sounds as “therapy for the soul.”  Some bowls will be available for purchase.

Friday, March 20, 7:00-9:00 PM

$18 pre-paid, $23 at the door (cash/check) $21 pre-paid, $25 at the door (debit/credit)

Cocktails & Canvas - Mar 21
Dates: 03/21/2015, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cocktails on the Beach, March 21Ready for a fun and creative evening? For Cocktails & Canvas, you don’t need an artistic bone in your body. You bring your favorite brew or cocktails, and we will provide the canvas, acrylics, brushes and the instruction. It’s like follow the leader for adults! Ursula Steckert and Allise Noble will lead you through the process, where everyone paints their own version of the featured painting. You’ll end up with your very own stretched canvas painting. Choose a date or come to all of them! Register early to ensure your space. These sell out!
Cocktails on the Beach-Saturday, Mar. 21
7:00 – 9:00 pm / $40 cash or check; $43 debit or credit

Field of Poppies-Friday, Apr. 24

Check out the Kids & Canvas event scheduled for Mar. 22.

Kids and Canvas - Mar 22
Dates: 03/22/2015, Times: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Kids & Canvas BunniesModeled after our popular Cocktails & Canvas events for adults, the Kids and Canvas gathering is specially designed for children to experience a fun creative activity even if they “don’t do art!” We provide the canvas, acrylics, brushes and the instruction. It’s like follow the leader in art! Ursula Steckert will lead her charges through the process, where everyone paints their own version of the featured painting. Everyone will end up with their very own stretched canvas painting. Pre-register by 3/18. 
$25 cash/check; $28 debit/credit

Yes We Can! Men of Music Concert
Dates: 03/22/2015, Times: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

men of music, group croppedYes We Can! enjoy the talents of the area’s most mature and experienced performers and poets as they continue to share their passion far beyond retirement. Refreshments will be served. Please call to let us know you are coming.

Men of Music

Men of Music have been singing since 1936. They have more than 50 members with many singing into their 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. It is always a treat to hear this fabulous men’s chorus!
Grace Marra, Director.
Laurie Habedank, Accompanist.

Sunday, March 22 – 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. $8

Life in the Foreign Service, Kathleen List - Brazil
Dates: 03/26/2015, Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

BrazilDr. List will present a series of talks on life as refugee coordinator (Cuba), political officer (Brazil), and political advisor to the Commander at Camp Lemonnier (Djibouti).

Dr. List is a dedicated Wolverine, with four degrees from the University of Michigan. She taught at the University and the American University of Paris, before joining the U.S. Department of State as a diplomat. She is a senior policy analyst for Computer Science Corporation’s anti-proliferation of WMD program in Africa. Refreshments served. Pre-registration is required. Thursday, Mar. 26, 7:00-8:30 pm

$8 cash/check; $11 debit/credit

Dr. List will also present on the following subject:

Djibouti – April 23

Mosaic Art for 3rd-5th Graders
Dates: 04/11/2015, Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

mosaic kidsCome learn the basics of this fun, calming mosaic art in the playground of creative 360. Each child will end up with a completed mosaic project to take home. With Linda Z. Smith

Saturday, April 11 10:00 am-Noon

$20 cash/check; $23 debit/credit

1st-3rd graders have their own mosaic art class February 7.

Yes We Can! Betty Baxter in Concert
Dates: 04/12/2015, Times: 3:00 am - 4:00 am

Betty Baxter, concertYes We Can! enjoy the talents of the area’s most mature and experienced performers and poets as they continue to share their passion far beyond retirement. Refreshments will be served. Please call to let us know you are coming.

Betty Baxter (83) in Concert

Betty Baxter’s life is music–or, her music is her life. As a performer she is engaging; her personal style is infectious; and her musicianship is impeccable. Betty lives in Lansing and is well known in central Michigan having performed at the East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival, Lansing Old Town Jazz Festival, the Michigan Festival, Lansing Riverfest, MSU Jazz at the Museum, and the Lansing Downtown Arts Festival.

Sunday, April 12 – 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. $8

Ekphrasis Workshop: Writing poetry about art
Dates: 04/16/2015, Times: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

11535780_f260We’ve all heard the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Here is your chance to put that phrase to the test by creating your own ekphrastic poetry – poetry that verbally describes a visual work of art.

The workshop begins with a discussion of selected published ekphrastic poems and then you’ll have an opportunity to select works of art from the current exhibition (and those provided by the instructor) to serve as the starting point for your own responsive writing.

The program wraps up with a discussion of the exhibition, the particular approaches taken and choices made in your writing. The group will provide one another with feedback on each other’s writing in progress.  All materials provided.

Instructor Trish Harris has organized and curated several exhibitions focused on the intersections between literature and visual art. She is the curator for the transmedia Remaking Moby-Dick project. She edits the literary journal Pea River Journal. Her poems, stories, and micro-memoirs appear in McSweeney’sCortland Reviewand Brevity, and her essays in Computers and Composition. She teaches writing at Delta College. Please pre-register.

Thursdays, Jan. 15, Feb. 19, Mar. 19, Apr. 16 / 5:30 – 7:30 pm / $8 cash/check; $11 debit/credit

Yes We Can! Luncheon honoring Linnaeus & Phae Dorman
Dates: 04/17/2015, Times: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Linnaeus (79) and Phae (81) Dorman – Community Leaders, Philanthropists

Linneaus & Phae DormanIn 1997, the Dormans established two endowed scholarship funds; one in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King and another in honor of Rosa Parks. The scholarships assist students whose leadership and devotion to community issues and academic performance parallel that of Dr. King and Rosa Parks.

Dr. Linnaeus Dorman began his career at The Dow Chemical Company in 1960 and retired in 1994 as a senior associate scientist. He holds patents and publications in the fields of biomedical and polymer science. He has been active in numerous professional and civic activities including the SVSU Board of Fellows for which he was president from 1983 to 1985. Dr. Dorman is included as a “Science Maker” in The History Makers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive.

Phae Dorman joined The Dow Chemical Company in 1973 and retired in 1994 as manager of the Business Information Center. She is the author of Chemical Industries: An Information Sourcebook, a guide to the business-related publications of the chemical industry.

RSVP required by April 13. Space is limited.
Friday, April 17 – 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. $30

Yes We Can! Tuesday Tribute to Papa Joe Lubbehusen
Dates: 04/21/2015, Times: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Papa Joe croppedYes We Can! is Creative 360’s series honoring artists, scientists and community leaders who are 80 and older.

Tribute to Papa Joe Lubbehusen (90)

Come celebrate the 90 ½ birthday of Papa Joe Lubbehusen. Tea and refreshments will be served as we pay tribute to Papa Joe. He will share his humor and beloved positive philosophy with us. The art of Joe’s late dear wife Marjorie will be displayed. Proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Tuesday, April 21 – 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. $8

Life in the Foreign Service, Kathleen List - Djibouti
Dates: 04/23/2015, Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DjiboutiDr. List will present a series of talks on life as refugee coordinator (Cuba), political officer (Brazil), and political advisor to the Commander at Camp Lemonnier (Djibouti). Dr. List is a dedicated Wolverine, with four degrees from the University of Michigan. She taught at the University and the American University of Paris, before joining the U.S. Department of State as a diplomat. She is a senior policy analyst for Computer Science Corporation’s anti-proliferation of WMD program in Africa. Refreshments served. Pre-registration is required. Thursday, Apr. 23, 7:00-8:30 pm

$8 cash/check; $11 debit/credit

Yes We Can! Luncheon Alice Buchalter
Dates: 04/24/2015, Times: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Yes We Can! luncheons are part of Creative 360’s series honoring artists, scientists and community leaders who are 80 and older.

Alice #1Alice Buchalter (80) – Pioneer in advancing sports for girls, when there was little or no opportunities for female athletes Alice was caring for her newborn and two year old in 1961 when these words came through the radio: “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country”. JFK’s words were more than platitudes for Alice. She responded to the call by founding, directing and coaching the Freeland GymnasticsTeam in 1969,  the school’s first sports program for girls. She coached her teams to numerous State Championships from 1974-1994. With “Coach B” as their role model many of her gymnasts also have become community leaders, carrying on the spirit of JFK’s life changing words. RSVP required. Space is limited.

Friday, April 24 – 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. $30

Cocktails & Canvas - Apr 24
Dates: 04/24/2015, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cocktails & Canvas Poppies

SOLD OUT. Call 989-837-1885 to be added to the waitlist.

Ready for a fun and creative evening? For Cocktails & Canvas, you don’t need an artistic bone in your body. You bring your favorite brew or cocktails, and we will provide the canvas, acrylics, brushes and the instruction. It’s like follow the leader for adults! Ursula Steckert and Allise Noble will lead you through the process, where everyone paints their own version of the featured painting. You’ll end up with your very own stretched canvas painting. Choose a date or come to all of them! Register early to ensure your space. These sell out!
Field of Poppies-Friday, Apr. 24
7:00 – 9:00 pm / $40 cash or check; $43 debit or credit

Watch for more Cocktails & Canvas events in our Spring/Summer schedule.

 

Mother's Day Mosaic
Dates: 04/25/2015, Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

seashell flower potTransform a simple 5″ clay pot into a beautiful and useful sea shell encrusted gift for your mom for Mother’s Day. Ages 6+ – under 6 with a loving adult. With Lynda Magril. Pre-registration required by April 20.
Saturday, April 25, 10:00 am – noon

$20 cash/check; $23 debit/credit

Night Cabaret
Dates: 05/02/2015, Times: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

cabaretCraft Beer & The Greatest Songs You’ve Never Heard: Join us for the return of this delicious evening of live entertainment hosted by emcee Laura Brigham. Laura will be joined by a mixture of talented local singers as well as visiting professionals. Cash bar available with wine and a craft beer selection.

Saturday, May 2, 8:00-10:00 pm

$12 pre-paid, $18 at the door (cash/check); $15 pre-paid, $21 at the door (debit/credit)

Teen ACTing Showcase
Dates: 05/03/2015, Times: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Teen ACTing group has been learning and practicing together since early in the year. Family, friends and the community are invited to enjoy this showcase that includes a variety of monologues and semi-staged scenes. All are welcome to attend this no cost event.

Yes We Can! River Junction Poets
Dates: 05/03/2015, Times: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

poetic-penThe River Junction Poets began in 1974 as The Poets Workshop. Their mission is to appreciate and improve their talents, to share their work, and communicate the joys of poetry with everyone. They are generous with their time and talents throughout the Great Lakes Bay region.

Sunday, May 3 – 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. $8

Yes We Can enjoy the talents of the area’s most mature and experienced performers and poets as they continue to share their passion far beyond retirement.  Refreshments will be served. Please call to let us know you are coming.

Yes We Can! Remembering Mother Tea
Dates: 05/05/2015, Times: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Mother's Day TeaJoin Linda Z. Smith and Karen Gruber for this special memorable tea where we will be remembering and honoring our mothers. If you can, bring your mother, but if that is not possible, bring photos and mementos. There will be poetry, songs, and remembrances, with assorted teas served from a fantastic collection of over 350 teapots. RSVP required by April 30. Space is limited.

Tuesday, May 5 – 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. $8

Hearts and Flowers for Mother's Day
Dates: 05/08/2015, Times: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Mother's Day chocolates & candleCelebrate Mother’s Day with a beautiful surprise! Make delicious chocolate hearts and a silk rose petal candle holder so you are perfectly prepared for May 10th. Bring a cookie sheet with you to take home the hearts. With Diana Bradley.

For all ages; children under 8 must be accompanied by a loving adult. Please let us know you are coming.

$20 cash/check; $23 debit/credit

Cocktails & Canvas - Set of 4 Wine Glasses
Dates: 05/08/2015, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

wavy line wine glassesReady for a fun and creative evening? For Cocktails & Canvas, you don’t need an artistic bone in your body. You bring your favorite brew or cocktails, and we will provide the wine glasses, acrylics, brushes and the instruction. It’s like follow the leader for adults! Ursula Steckert and Allise Noble will lead you through the process, where everyone paints their own version of the featured painting. You’ll end up with your very own set of four wine glasses. Choose a date or come to all of them! Register early to ensure your space. These sell out!

Cherry Blossoms – Friday, May 29

7:00 – 9:00 pm / $40 cash or check; $43 debit or credit

Cocktails & Canvas - May 29
Dates: 05/29/2015, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ready for a fun and creative evening? For Cocktails & Canvas, you don’t need an artistic bone in your body. You bring your favorite brew or cocktails, and we will provide the canvas, acrylics, brushes and the instruction. It’s like follow the leader for adults! Ursula Steckert and Allise Noble will lead you through the process, where everyone paints their own version of the featured painting. You’ll end up with your very own stretched canvas painting. Choose a date or come to all of them! Register early to ensure your space. These sell out!

Fireflies-Friday, June 26

7:00 – 9:00 pm / $40 cash or check; $43 debit or credit

ARTFEST 55
Dates: 06/12/2015, Times: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

6th Annual Festival Celebrating Michigan’s Visual Artists, Writers, and Performing Artists Aged 55 and Over.

Artfest_55webIf you are between 55 and 105, it’s time to pick up your paint brushes, tune the strings on your guitar or put pen to paper. Achievement in the arts can begin at any age; this festival features a juried art exhibit, a talent show and a creative writing competition — all with prizes. Creative 360 is seeking original, imaginative art (visual, performing, and written word) to be read, performed, and displayed. Check our website in February for the calls to artists. Or call/email now to be put on a list to receive them. creed@becreative360.org.

The exhibit opening, talent, and written word competition all take place on Friday, June 12 / 6:30—9:00 pm. Everyone is welcome.

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Saturday Pilates added to wellness line up

We have added a third Pilates session to our wellness line up. The new session begins Saturday, March 7, 9-10:00 am and continues through April 25. $50 for the entire session or $12 for drop-ins. More information is available on

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Midland Daily News – Former diplomat: Closer ties to U.S. likely to bring change to Cuba

On Thursday, February 26, former U.S. Diplomat Kathleen List delivered a presentation about her life as a Refugee Coordinator in Cuba. Midland Daily News was there. They published an article about the presentation in Saturday’s paper. Link to the complete

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CALL FOR ART – 6th ANNUAL ARTFEST 55

If you are between 55 and 105, it’s time to pick up your paint brushes, tune the strings on your guitar or put pen to paper. Creative 360 is seeking original, imaginative art (visual, performing, and written word) to be read,

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In the News: Creative 360 in Midland gets arts grant

Mid-Michigan’s Second Wave, a web-based news reporting site recently reported on Creative 360’s receipt of a MCACA grant. The article opens with “Arts education in Midland got a boost from a recent round of grant funding from the state.” Link

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Tai Chi evening class added to wellness schedule

A Tai Chi evening class begins Monday, Mar. 2 and occurs every Monday through April 27. 6-7;00 p.m. Each class is $5. For more information, visit Creative 360’s event page.

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