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Upcoming Events

Milactica Galactica -A Weekly Tango Dance Practica-

A practica is an informal setting for dancing with others from the tango community and a milonga is a tango dance party. This practica is somewhat of a mix between a milonga (tango dance party) and a practica, so we call it a Milactica. All levels of dancers are welcome to join. Occasionally there will be a class preceding the practica.

when: Saturday, July 30, 2014
where: Gateway City Arts
92 Race St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: $5
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Free Family Movie Night

A fun movie on the big screen + popcorn, drinks, and other snacks. Doors open at 6; movie starts at 6:30. All movies are rated G or PG. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Call 532-1483 for more info.

when: Friday, August 1, 2014
6:30pm
where: United Congregational Church of Holyoke
300 Appleton St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: FREE
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Multi-Media Arts Exploration

An incredible opportunity to explore a wide variety of art media, including water color paint, acrylic, handmade paper, print making, tie-dyeing, sculpting and drawing while learning new skills such as wax resist techniques and their creative expression. Art students will be able to take advantage of the college's natural surroundings by learning observational drawing in nature techniques. Materials fee of $25 due at the first class meeting.

Ages: 8-12
Instructor: Louise Millane-George

when: August 4-8
9am-4pm
where: Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: $259 + $25 materials fee
info: http://hcc.edu/business-and-community/summer-youth-programs/arts-crafts-theater-and-language
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Real World Criminal Investigations

Taught by HCC faculty and local police officials, youth will receive hands-on experience along with history and evolution of the law enforcement field. Students will interact with Criminal Justice practitioners from law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole, and the courts. Your child will learn about and be directly engaged in the process of crime scene investigation, collecting evidence, fingerprint analysis, and learning about how forensic sciences support solving crimes. Join us for this incredible, memorable experience. Program Coordinator Monica Perez, Dean of Social Sciences at HCC has over 20 years' experience in Criminal Justice locally. Instructor Chief (Retired) Louis Barry served with the Orleans, MA Police Department for ten years as a patrol officer, Detective, and Sergeant as well as providing leadership to the Granby, MA Police Department for 24 years.

Ages: 11-14
Instructor: Captain Christopher Pronovost of the Amherst Police Department.

when: August 4-8
9am-4pm
where: Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: $259
info: http://hcc.edu/business-and-community/summer-youth-programs/career-exploration
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Graphic Design Using Adobe Photoshop®

At an early age, youth can demonstrate talent in art and graphic design can encourage your kids to pursue their interest in art. This is a terrific opportunity to encourage your youth to pursue their interests in a fashion that can provide career opportunities in the future through discovering the power of Photoshop CS6! They'll learn tools and basic image manipulation techniques, including image formats, filter effects, retouching digital photos, color correction, layers, and painting tools. Participants will be designing logos or a cartoon characters beginning with sketching and coloring using Graphics Design for Kids. Other projects include posters, invitation cards, books, and much more. Don't forget to bring a Flash drive!

Ages: 8-12
Instructor: Dino Diaz

when: August 4-8
9am-4pm
where: Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: $259
info: http://hcc.edu/business-and-community/summer-youth-programs/technology-and-web-design
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Argentine Tango

Description: Essential structures and technique are taught with emphasis on building confidence in movement as well as connection to your partner and the music. Class is open to all levels. Beginners stick to basics as they start to integrate into the class, while advanced students are given the chance to learn variations in structure and musical possibilities. This class is geared to prepare you for dancing at a social dance, called a "Milonga." Check out our monthly Milonga at Gateway City Arts, every second Saturday, and join the fun of the tango nightlife. But, beware, once you come you might be hooked forever!

Beginners welcome! No partner necessary. Wear comfortable shoes, preferably with a suede or leather sole. Heels are not recommended unless they are proper dance heels.

About Instructor: Veronika first discovered her love of the Argentine tango in 2005. After taking one class, you could not keep her off the dance floor. She has travelled to tango festivals all over the country and studied with many world renown instructors, learning both traditional and modern tango techniques, and how to follow as well as lead. In 2008 Veronika decided tango was just too exciting to keep it all to herself, and began teaching. Her approach embraces a wide range of styles that inspire a continuous exploration of the tango’s many facets.

when: Mondays
6:30-8:00pm
where: Gateway City Arts
92 Race St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: $50 monthly pass
$15 drop-in
info: http://http//http//www.gatewaycityarts.com/#!argentine-tango/c1r60

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Funded in part by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Business and Technology/Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism.

This project was made possible by a grant administered by the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau.