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May 2020

SOLD OUT! The Writer’s Toolbox*: Writing from the Right Side of the Brain with Jamie Cat Callan

Wednesday, May 20, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Jamie Cat Callan

Three part Virtual Series on Zoom. Wednesday May 13, Sunday May 17, Wednesday May 20, all at 4:00-5:30pm. Please consider a $30 donation for this 3 part series, or pay what you can (either more or less). Zoom in for a creative writing workshop with internationally published author, Jamie Cat Callan. Whether you’re interested in fiction, memoir, poetry or monologues, this workshop will wake up your senses and shake you out of the Pandemic blues! You'll have fun participating in…

$30
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June 2020

SOLD OUT: The Writer’s Toolbox*: Writing from the Right Side of the Brain with Jamie Cat Callan

Wednesday, June 24, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Jamie Cat Callan

This three part Virtual Series on Zoom. Wednesday June 17, Saturday June 20, Wednesday June 24, all at 3:00-4:30pm is sold out. Zoom in for a creative writing workshop with internationally published author, Jamie Cat Callan. Whether you’re interested in fiction, memoir, poetry or monologues, this workshop will wake up your senses and shake you out of the Pandemic blues! You'll have fun participating in writing games and exercises from The Writer's Toolbox*. Jamie is a nurturing mentor and coach,…

$30
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Garden Lecture with Robert Clyde Anderson

Sunday, June 28, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Robert Clyde Anderson

Naturalistic Planting on a Domestic Scale PLEASE NOTE: Ticket sales end Saturday, June 27 at 6:00pm. This illustrated talk will focus on practical techniques for creating and managing naturalistic plantings at a size that’s feasible for the home gardener, in terms of both labor and expense. Using part of his own garden as the example, the presenter will share failures and successes in the development, over three seasons, of a wet meadow style planting. Topics addressed will include site selection…

$10
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July 2020

Community Reads “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones

Wednesday, July 22, 7:30 pm

Read with us. Please join the Spencertown Academy Arts Center for our first Community Reads event, An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. An American Marriage was an Oprah’s Book Club selection, as well as a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book. In the novel, newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into…

Free
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Jason Talks About Dinosaurs

Saturday, July 25, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Jason Talks About Dinosaurs Saturday, July 25, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for the first in our series of Family Arts Kaleidoscope virtual events. Jason Talks about Dinosaurs is a live, interactive Zoom meeting for kids ages 6-12 and their families. Registration is free and is limited to 12 participants. Jason Sheldon is a lifelong dinosaur lover, birdwatcher, and environmentalist. Currently studying for a master's degree in adolescent science education, Jason loves nothing more than to share his passion for nature (both past and present). Come learn about the origins…

Free
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August 2020

Heroes & the Art of Greek Mythology with Tom Lee

Saturday, August 8, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Heroes and the art of Greek Mythology with Tom Lee

This FREE, live and interactive, online experience is the second in the Family Arts Kaleidoscope series, designed to engage children and their families from home. Mr. Lee will lead a virtual tour of museums around the world, highlighting artifacts from Ancient Greece. Many ancient pots and vases illustrate scenes from classical mythology of gods and heroes. Tom Lee connects stories, art, and ancient culture with suggestions for artmaking and writing activities at home. Participants should have pencil and paper on…

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African American Dance with Elena Mosley

Saturday, August 22, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Elena Mosley will lead an interactive class in African American dance. Participants will experience traditional dance and improvisational movement, while connecting to African rhythmic music. Bring a scarf or ribbon to hold in your hand and plan to have fun! Children ages 8 and up, family members welcome. Elena Mosley, Director and Founder of Kuumba Dance and Drum, began her dance career in various community centers in New York City. She performed with the Lady Helena Walquer Dance Company, Harlem,…

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September 2020

Community Reads #2: This America: The Case for the Nation by Jill Lepore

Tuesday, September 22, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cover of the book "This America" by Jill LePore

Free on Zoom: Registration required. Read with us. Please join the Spencertown Academy Arts Center for our second Community Reads event This America: The Case for the Nation by Jill Lepore, a work that examines the dilemma of nationalism and the erosion of liberalism in the twenty-first century. Ms. Lepore will join us live for the discussion, joined by Sheila Curran Bernard. Please consider shopping locally. This book can be purchased/ordered at The Chatham Bookstore. Mention Community Reads for a 10%…

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October 2020

It’s All About Reading! with Steve Charney

Thursday, October 1, 10:00 am - Sunday, October 18, 8:00 pm
Steve Charney and Harry

Join us for a specially recorded Family Arts Kaleidoscope program about the fun and magic of books with performing artist Steve Charney!

This program is FREE with registration and can be accessed at any time during the above dates.

BONUS FUN! Win a copy of Steve's classic book, Hokus Jokus.... How to Do Funny Magic! Ten people who register will be selected at random to receive the book!

Free
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Style and Rhythms of West African Drumming with Greg Mosley

Saturday, October 24, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Djembe Drum - Drumming with Greg Mosely

Style and Rhythms of West African Drumming offers a basic understanding of djembe drum fundamentals. Greg Mosely Join us for this interactive Zoom program which offers a basic understanding of djembe drum fundamentals. Participants may use African hand drums or any available hand drums (drums that don't require sticks). Table tops and plastic buckets are also fine for this program. Come prepared to listen, try new things, and have fun! Mr. Mosley is a lead drummer for the Kuumba Dance…

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