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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: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
8:00-10:00pm
where: Gateway City Arts
92 Race St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: $5
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A Legacy of Holyoke's Music, People, and Place

With funding support from the Holyoke Cultural Council and the Country Dance and Song Society, Jacqueline Cooper and Wistariahurst Museum are inviting you on a journey. Cooper has spent the last few months researching stories and anecdotes dating back from the 1800’s to the 1950’s, and shared personal music-related memories from residents of Holyoke and nearby towns. The results of this search will be a song and story-telling performance inclusive of the live music that was played, sung, danced to and enjoyed by hard working people in the heart of the Pioneer Valley. These songs and stories will be performed in concert at Wistariahurst and at Holyoke’s Senior Center on July 26 and 27. The concerts are a culmination of a week long immersion workshop, where a storyteller and amateur musicians, mentored by seasoned musicians, develop the performance with a “passing it on” tradition that is inherent in the nature of the music.

Cooper is collaborating with the museum as the project director and is working to develop a mentorship program where local musicians can further their skills and have fun. There will be a call for musicians to form a band, learn a play list of music during a week-long workshop and present the two performances. The performances will take place on Saturday, July 26 at Wistariahurst Museum at 7 p.m.

when: Saturday, July 26
7:00pm

Sunday, July 27
2:00pm
where: Saturday:
Wistariahurst Museum
238 Cabot St.
Holyoke, MA 01040

Sunday:
Holyoke Senior Center
291 Pine St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: $12/general
$10/student
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Bus Trip to Ensemble for the Romantic Century's Beethoven Love Elegies

Come see "Beethoven Love Elegies" by Eve Wolf, Directed by Don Sanders, MIFA Executive Artistic Director. A production by New York's acclaimed Ensemble for the Romantic Century.

Join Don Sanders on the bus for his Director's commentary. You will have a rserved seat for this wonderful theatrical performance, a tour of the Mount and its restored gardens, and pre-performance refreshments on the terrace.

The Afternoon Package is $75.00 per person (includes bus, refreshments, tour, and premiere ticket). Limited seating available - make your reservations today!

info@mifafestival.org
413-540-0200

when: Sunday, July 27, 2014
Bus leaves Holyoke at 1:30pm (free parking at MIFA)
Bus returns to Holyoke around 7:30pm
where: Departs from Holyoke; goes to The Stables Theatre at Edith Wharton's The Mount, Lenox, MA
price: $75/person
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FUNdamentals of Jewelry Making

For the creative spirit who wants to work in precious metal! Learn about the tools and various metals that craftspeople use in this art form. We'll cover essential techniques needed for making jewelry such as sanding, sawing, filing, forming, & texturing. You'll create bracelets, rings, & pendants. Materials fee of $30 due at the first class meeting.

Ages: 12-17
Instructor: Carla Polek

when: July 28-August 1
9am-4pm
where: Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: $259
info: http://hcc.edu/business-and-community/summer-youth-programs/arts-crafts-theater-and-language
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HCC Youth Soccer Clinic

A comprehensive soccer clinic for young athletes taught by HCC's head coach Rob Galazka with assistance from top college soccer players. The clinic stresses basic and advanced skills with plenty of one-on-one instruction. Focus on technical and tactical skills. The popular Clinic Olympics will be held once again! Players should bring cleats, shin guards, shorts, towel, non-perishable snack, bottled water marked with child's name and appropriate clothing. Hand carry a clean pair of sneakers. Players are also welcome to bring their own soccer balls.

Ages: 7-17

when: July 28-August 1
9am-1pm
where: Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: $129
info: http://hcc.edu/business-and-community/summer-youth-programs/sports-and-outdoors
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Summer Art Retreat

An exciting opportunity for youth to enter the art world and create in the college's art studios. They'll discover the process of plaster casting in mask-making, and explore the possibilities of 3-dimensional canvas painting, printmaking, and drawing from life, nature, and imagination. Works on paper will include watercolor and pen & ink. This retreat will expand technique and art skills, while encouraging personal perspective, style and individual expression! Materials fee of $25 due at the first class meeting.

Ages: 13-17
Instructor: Louise Millane-George

when: August 11-15
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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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.