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April 2021

The Lucky Five

Saturday, April 17, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Livestream from the Academy stage- Broadcast on YouTube NO registration necessary The Lucky 5 is a hard-swinging jazz band that blends swing and gypsy jazz to create a unique, foot-stomping blend of music that appeals to a wide range of music lovers. The Lucky 5 performs both original compositions as well as putting a new spin on old jazz standards. The band is comprised of Kip Beacco on guitar/vocals, Jonathan Talbot on violin/vocals, Carolyn Dufraine on vocals/trombone, Matt Downing on…

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Creative Writing Workshop with Jamie Cat Callan

Sunday, April 18, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, May 2, 2021

Jamie Cat Callen

This popular workshop is sold out.  If you would like to be put on a wait list, please send an email to: [email protected] Four Sundays: April 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 3:30-5:30pm Course fee: $80. Registration required. Registrants limited to 15. Virtual class on Zoom. Jamie Cat Callan, the author of nine books and the creator of The Writer's Toolbox, returns to the Spencer Academy Arts Center with her popular writing workshop-- “Writing from the Right Side of the Brain.” Jamie…

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May 2021

Inherent Beauty: A Invitational Photography Show

Saturday, May 1 - Monday, May 31
Young Woman with a Pearl Earring by David Halliday

“A strong sense of design and natural light reveals beauty in each image and leaves a lasting impression. Each photographer offers a unique perspective,” says Lynn Rothenberg, who is co-chair of the Academy Curatorial Committee. “Ellen Lynch artfully captures the interplay of horses, movement, and natural light while Neal Warshaw’s moody black and white photographs evoke mystery and have an old-fashioned flavor. In Gerald Seligman’s drone photography, his thoughtfully composed images capture graphic patterns hidden from our grounded vantage point.…

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The Art of Growing Food: A Virtual Lecture with Ellen Ecker Ogden​

Saturday, May 1, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ellen Ogden

Tickets $10. Registration required. As co-founder of The Cook’s Garden seed catalog, you will learn Ellen’s six steps to successful kitchen garden design based on her years as an artist, a gardener, and a cook. In this lecture Ellen delivers fresh ideas to show you how to bring art and whimsy to the kitchen garden, while also maintaining productivity and easy maintenance. You’ll discover how to design and plant an edible garden with an eye towards beauty, bounty and sanctuary.…

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Roots & Shoots Streams: Taylor Ashton

Saturday, May 8, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Taylor Ashton

Ashton Taylor and special guests, live stream on YouTube. This concert is free, although tips are welcome via a virtual tip jar. Advance registration is not required. Taylor Ashton is a Canadian songwriter and singer living in Brooklyn, New York, who is influenced by the ways that traditional folk, pop, and R&B can live together on the clawhammer banjo. Born in 1989, he grew up surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the old growth rainforests of Canada’s west coast. He…

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June 2021

Vegetable Garden Planted: Now What?

Saturday, June 19, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A Virtual Lecture with Ron and Jennifer Kujawski Tickets $10, Registration required. Though planning, preparation, and planting a vegetable garden takes some effort, the work, and rewards, have just begun. This presentation will look at post-planting efforts to sustain the garden and reap the rewards through the growing season. Topics covered include: summer maintenance, pest and disease management strategies, tips on harvesting, planning for a late season harvest, and cover cropping. Ron & Jennifer Kujawski are a father-daughter gardening team…

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