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FRIDAY LUNCHEON HONORS SARAH DERGARZARIAN

On February 24, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Creative 360 will host a Yes We Can! luncheon honoring Sarah Dergarzarian (84), educator, musician, comunity leader and volunteer. Take a break from your day to enjoy a catered luncheon, and pay tribute to

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CENTRAL MICHIGAN SEED SWAP SUNDAY

Creative 360 is teaming up with Small House Farm to bring the third annual Central Michigan Seed Swap Sunday, February 24, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. This is the perfect chance to share your extra seeds and take home a

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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. $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

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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, January 19 – April 27, 6:30– 8:30 pm

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Tai Chi Mornings & Evenings

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.

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Upcoming Events

Yes We Can Luncheon Soiree - Sarah Dergazarian
Dates: 03/03/2017, Times: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Sarah DergazarianJoin us for this luncheon honoring Sarah Dergazarian (84), educator, musician, community leader and volunteer.

Sarah Dergazarian is a much beloved musician and conductor. She founded the Youth Honors Chorus at the Midland Center for the Arts in 1982. Since then, thousands of talented youth have been singing nonstop in groups that are now collectively called Center Stage Youth Choirs. Sarah retired from Midland Public Schools after serving as a vocal music educator for 20 years. She also directed St. John’s Episcopal Church Youth Choir for 19 years. She continues to support music education with the Sarah Keishian Dergazarian Vocal Music Education Scholarship.

She has served on many boards and associations including the Symphony League board, Midland Music Teachers Association, Midland Symphony Youth Orchestra and more.

Sarah met her husband Tom in Boston at a convention of the Armenian Church Youth Organization of America. They were married in 1958 in Racine Wisconsin, and raised and educated three daughters in Midland.

Lunch is catered by NADA and includes Antipasto Salad, Grilled Chicken, Boursin Cream Sauce Pasta with Prosciutto, Carrots and Apple Pie.
Vegetarian Option: Marinated Portobello Mushroom

Friday, March 3, 11:30-1:00 p.m.  $30 RSVP required by February 27. Space is limited.

ARTSHOP WORKSHOP: Concealer Basics
Dates: 03/08/2017, Times: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Concealer for your face is the focus of this Creativity and Confidence Workshop

concealer basicsLearn concealer basics including the different types available, finding the right color for your skin tone, and techniques for application and blending.

Taught by Makeup Artist Amber Murphy. Amber runs her own business Disable Body Beauty and manages a YouTube channel where she posts her instructional videos.

Wednesday, March 8 / 6:00 – 7:30 pm /Please pre-register.  $15 + $5 materials

Check out other Creativity and Confidence Beauty Workshop topics on  3/29, 4/12, and 4/26.

J.R.R. Tolkien, Anglo-Saxon, and Beowulf with Dr. Basil Clark
Dates: 03/08/2017, Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The publication of J. R. R. Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf in 2015, made publicly accessible a manuscript which Tolkien had completed in 1926 but set aside. The merits of this translation have been debated, but one thing is clear: Tolkien was an authority on Anglo-Saxon (Old English) language and literature. Though best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, in his academic life he was Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford. His command of Old English is particularly evident in King Théoden and the Riders of Rohan in The Lord of the Rings. In his presentation, Dr. Basil Clark will review this influence as well as comment on Tolkien’s Beowulf. Clark is Professor Emeritus of English at Saginaw Valley State University, where he taught courses in early British literature. Please pre-register.
Wednesday, March 8 / 7:00 – 8:30 pm / $8

Kripalu Yoga Thursdays AM Session II
Dates: 03/09/2017, Times: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

“Yoga is a gift I give myself.”  ~ Patty Schmidt, Kripalu 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 certified instructor, Ann Butzler (RYT200).

Thursdays / 9:00 – 10:30 am / $77 Each Session; $12 drop-in

Session II: Mar. 9, 16, 23, (No class 3/30), Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27

ARTSHOP WORKSHOP: Start Your Comic Strip!
Dates: 03/10/2017, Times: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

start your own comic stripBegin a new adventure and learn how to start your own comic strip!

Learn to express yourself with words, drawings and characters. This start-to-finish method is easy to follow for any level of artist. Instruction includes how to build a script and express your own story through drawing.

With graphic novel artist Heather-Dawn Deogracia.

Heather-Dawn Deogracia is an illustrator and graphic novelist. Her artwork has been on exhibit in more than 20 locations in the past two years, and was part of the Legacy Trust Award Collection at the Grand Rapids Art Museum in 2015.

Friday, March 10 / Noon – 2:00 pm / $20

Cocktails & Canvas - St. Patrick's
Dates: 03/10/2017, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

C&C beer steinsC&C MarchChoose a shamrock or a stein! 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. 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 Great girl’s night out and date night activity! Also available for private or corporate groups. Friday, March 31, 7:00-9:30 pm

Wine Glass Painting (Set of 4) – Friday, March 31
Island Dream – Friday, April 21

Rick Lowell, Private Eye "The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of"
Dates: 03/11/2017, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This exciting 1940s-style radio drama is packed with “hard-boiled” dialogue and colorful characters. Hollywood detective Rick Lowell searches for a movie-prop from The Maltese Falcon and runs into Nazi agents, crooked dames, snooty art dealers, and dangerous gangsters! Experience the fun and excitement of old-time radio drama complete with musical score and live sound effects!

Bring your own beverage.

Saturday, March 11 / 7:00 pm / $10 pre-paid / $12 at the door

Kids & Ceramics Workshop
Dates: 03/12/2017, Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ceramics for kids at Creative 360Kids 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 March 8.

Sunday, March 12, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

$12

 

Yes We Can! Tuesday Tribute to Robert Iwamasa
Dates: 03/14/2017, Times: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Robert IwamasaJoin this Tuesday Tribute to Exhibition Artist Robert Iwamasa (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.  As a child, Robert Iwamasa loved drawing and painting. He wanted to be an artist, but chose to have a career in science instead. After he retired from The Dow Chemical Company, he returned his focus to art to see if he could create work that was both interesting and original.  After taking graphic design lessons from Charles Breed in 2015, Robert was able to develop a recognizable style in his drawings.  His current work focuses on the power of line and color to express feelings,  and images that are derived from his subconscious or from reality, and sometimes both.

Tuesday, March 14, 2-3:00 pm, $5

Kripalu Yoga Thursdays AM Session II
Dates: 03/16/2017, Times: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

“Yoga is a gift I give myself.”  ~ Patty Schmidt, Kripalu 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 certified instructor, Ann Butzler (RYT200).

Thursdays / 9:00 – 10:30 am / $77 Each Session; $12 drop-in

Session II: Mar. 9, 16, 23, (No class 3/30), Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27

Yes We Can Luncheon Soiree - Kay Collison Driver
Dates: 03/17/2017, Times: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Kay Collison DriverJoin us for this luncheon honoring Kay Collison Driver (80), community leader, educator, musician, director and volunteer.

Kay Collison Driver is a Midlander through and through. As a single parent, Kay raised her four boys here and has been a vital, vibrant influence in the lives of many in our community. It’s been said that, “Kay’s love of musical theatre nearly equals her love of musical theatre nearly equals her love of young people.” She has been instrumental in the growth and longevity of Teenage Musicals, Inc. (TMI). She has directed 15 TMI productions and several Peanut Gallery shows with adult casts. She served as the assistant director for both organizations multiple times. Kay worked at the Midland Center for the Arts in education and outreach. She also served as public relations director and then managing director for Theatre Guild. Kay taught drama classes for adults with physical and mental challenges for 13 years through Greater Midland Society Arts Education.

Kay currently directs both the Happy Trails drama troupe and productions for Golden Guild, a Center Stage Theatre outreach program presenting old-time radio shows at senior facilities.

She serves on the boards of Reece Endeavor and TMI and has worked on many committees in the community.

Lunch is catered by NADA and includes Greek Salad, Lemon Chicken Piccata, Basil Parmesan Orzo, Garlic Green Beans, Cheesecake with Chocolate Caramel Drizzle
Vegetarian Option: Squash and Zucchini Spaghetti

Friday, March 17, 11:30-1:00 p.m.  $30 RSVP required by March 13. Space is limited.

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