This Friday night (March 24) at 7:00 p.m., the Creative 360 gallery will be filled with a blend of jazz, world, fusion and rock music by Bryan Rombalski and Friends. The group will wrap up the 2017 Come in From…
On March 24, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Creative 360 will host a Yes We Can! luncheon honoring Ronnie McQuaid (87). Take a break from your day to enjoy a catered luncheon, and pay tribute to this remarkable woman who continues to…
“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. $10 drop in / $63 for entire session
Session I: Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 (No class Feb. 7) Feb 14, 21, 28 Session II: Mar 7, 14, 21 (No class Mar 28) Apr 4, 11, 18, 25
Thursdays, 9-10:30 am. $12 drop in / $77 for entire session
Session I: Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, (No class Feb 9) Session II: Mar 9, 16, 23 (No class 3/30), Apr 6, 13, 20, 27
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, January 19 – April 27, 6:30– 8:30 pm
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. January 9 – April 28. Mondays, 6-7:00 pm / Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm / Fridays 10:00-11:00 am. $5 drop in.
Dates: 03/24/2017, Times: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join us for this luncheon honoring Ronnie McQuaid (87), Commissioner, community leader, advocate and volunteer.
Ronnie McQuaid grew up on a farm in St. Louis. She and her husband Jack moved to Midland. When her three children were older, she began taking classes one-at-a-time at SVSU. After 11 years, she graduated with a degree in psychology and sociology. She says it is the best thing she ever did.
A woman of deep faith with a passion for justice, she believes that if a community is to be healthy, one must serve. Everyone must pull together to make sure all the needs in the community are met. She became known for speaking for those who have no voice.
Ronnie spent 32 years as a Midland County Commission and more than 60 years as a realtor. A charter member of Blessed Sacrament Church, she served on the boards of Midland-Gladwin Community Health, Catholic Family Services, The Family Action Committee and more. She served on the Board of Realtors on the national, state and city levels and was president of the boards of Midland Area Homes and Volunteers for Recycling. Ronnie served on the Governor’s Substance Abuse Commission and was influential in making the Juvenile Care Center a reality.
Lunch is catered by NADA and includes Asian Orange Salad, Honey Sriracha Chicken, Cilantro Jasmine Rice, House Made Eggrolls, Lemon Pound Cake
Vegetarian Option: Vegetable Stir Fry with Vegetable Eggroll
Friday, March 24, 11:30-1:00 p.m. $30 RSVP required by March 20. Space is limited.
Dates: 03/24/2017 - 05/19/2017, Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Take your drawing skills to the next step!
This class is designed for those who have completed “Drawing for Those. Who Think They Can’t” or have learned fundamental principles of drawing and would like to further develop their skills. Basic skills will be reviewed and we will continue to learn techniques in shading, creating texture, composition and drawing from observation. Materials list supplied upon registration. With Cynthia Keefe, MFA.
Fridays, March 24, 31, April 7, (not 14th), 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19/ 2-4:00 p.m.
Dates: 03/24/2017, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Bryan Rombalski and Friends wrap up our annual concert & chili series with their blend of jazz, world, fusion, and rock music. Enjoy a variety of chili – beef, white chicken, vegetarian – with assorted toppings and corn bread.
Bring your own beverage and some friends for a great evening of live entertainment.
Friday, March 24 / 7:00 – 9:30 pm / $15 pre-paid / $22 at the door
Dates: 03/26/2017, Times: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Gemini is a collaboration of twin brothers San and Laz who combine uncannily matched voices with wonderful musicianship on nearly a dozen instruments. The brothers have an upbeat flair for involving everyone from tots to grandparents in the music making. They will be joined by Carpenter and Plymouth Elementary students for a rousing performance.
“Beautiful songs and singing! Delightful!” ~ Robert Sherman, New York Times
Sunday, March 26 / 1:00 – 2:00 pm / $5
This concert is made possible in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Dates: 03/26/2017, Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kids ages 6-12 will have fun learning the basics of painting and sealing ceramic bisque forms. They will paint a different surprise piece in each of these workshops scheduled throughout the winter season. There will be owls, bird houses with their little birdies, and more. With Diana Bradley and Diane Conklin. Ages 6 – 12.
Pre-registration required by January 29.
Sunday, Mar 26, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Dates: 03/28/2017, Times: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join this Tuesday Tribute to Exhibition Artist Gail Leduc (80)
Tuesday Tributes give you an opportunity for lively conversation, tea, treats, and time for Q&A with some of the area’s most fascinating octogenarians. Gail Leduc has lived a life committed to and enriched by art in all its changing and evolving forms. She paints for the pleasure of creating works that inspire her and hopes that they also spark positive thoughts in the viewer. Gail’s paintings portray the everyday beauty that surrounds us – a special animal, driftwood, or a sunset. Her medium of choice is acrylic, though she has worked in many others. She says the wonderful blend of colors in nature can never be duplicated, but she loves the endless challenge.
Tuesday, March 14, 2-3:00 pm,
Dates: 03/28/2017, Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Poet and Creative essayist Carol Sanford greets spring with her newest work. Now a Midland resident, this is Carol’s seventh presentation at Creative 360. Refreshments served.
Tuesday, March 28, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
$8 all proceeds benefit Creative 360.
Dates: 03/29/2017, Times: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Soft hands and feet are the focus of this Creativity and Confidence Workshop
In Satin Hands and Feet, you will learn exfoliation and moisturizing routines to keep your hands and feet silky soft.
Wednesday, March 29 / 6:00 – 7:30 pm /Please pre-register. $15 + $5 materials
Check out other Creativity and Confidence Beauty Workshop topics on 4/12 and 4/26.
Dates: 03/30/2017, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Improvisational Comedy is for everyone! It can help you communicate more effectively, let go of fear, and it’s fun.
You don’t have to “be funny” or have stage or comedy experience. We will review the basic tenets of improv, work on skills in communication, and play games. All experience levels welcomed, especially beginners! Instructor Dillon Harke, BFA, was part of the award winning troupe, Trap Door Improv. He has workshopped with the Chicago based improv group, Revolver; and performed at Midwest Improv Fest. He has also performed with Jim Belushi and Larry Joe Campbell. Thursdays, 7-9:00 pm. Mar. 30, Apr. 4, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18
$75, $15 drop-in
Dates: 03/31/2017, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Paint wine glasses! A set of four! Ready for a fun and creative evening with Cocktails & Canvas? You don’t need an artistic bone in your body. Bring your favorite brew or cocktails, and we will provide materials and instruction. It’s like follow the leader for adults! Ursula Steckert will lead you through the process, where everyone paints their own version of the featured painting. Register early to ensure your space. Pre-registration required. $35 SOLD OUT! Please call Creative 360 at 989-837-1885 to be put on a waiting list. Thank you!
Great girl’s night out and date night activity! Also available for private or corporate groups.
Friday, March 31, 7:00-9:30 pm Great girl’s night out and date night activity! Also available for private or corporate groups.
Island Dream – Friday, April 21
Dates: 04/01/2017, Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Acting Shakespeare class is designed for actors who want to work on performing Shakespeare in a way that is clearer for the audience. We will move at a pace comfortable for a beginner-to-intermediate level Shakespeare performer. (This class is not geared for those who have never been in a play.) Each student will be assigned a monologue and will work through it several times using First Folio techniques, then move beyond structure to find the relatable story underneath. Actors will leave this class understanding the importance and beauty of Shakespeare’s incredible words. Pre-register by 3/29. $20 drop-in after attendance in first class.
Each student will receive a 20 minute, one-on-one session of on your feet work to be scheduled.
Laura Brigham is an acting and auditioning coach for theatre and musical theatre who has taught master classes in auditioning at schools, universities and theatres in Florida, Rhode Island, Oregon, Illinois and Michigan. Whe is the Casting Director and Co-founder of Festival 56, a professional theatre festival in Illinois. Locally, she directed Mary Poppins and The MOMologues for Center Stage Theatre and appeared in Shrek The Musical and Les Miserables at the Midland Center for the Arts. She is a cabaret singer and has performed several times at
Creative 360. She performed on the national tour of The Man of La Mancha and has been a frequent guest artist at regional theaters across the country. She has directed and choreographed more than 40 productions.
Saturdays, April 1, 8, (not 15th), 22, 29 + one on one session / 10:00 am – Noon / $80
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