West Block

West of uptown between South End and the airport

 

Learning Arts Barre presented by Sycamore Project
When: Every Saturday from July 7 to November 17 (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Where: Progressive Baptist Church (1520 Clanton Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208)

Join your West Side neighbors in an inter generational creative space. In these series of workshops, you will explore colors, textures, images and text to create small quilts representing your life. Choreographed dance, poetry and sketches will be used as another form of expression. These workshops are appropriate for all ages. For more information email sycamore.project194@gmail.com

 

The Beauty of Science Presented by Artisan Preparatory
When: October 4, 2018 (10:45 a.m.)
Where: Southview Recreation Center (1720 Vilma St, Charlotte, NC 28208)

Discover the scientific compounds in beauty products! This program allows participants to create artistic compounds made with natural ingredients. Artisans will teach the Science of making healthy-from nature, beauty compounds. The curriculum includes hands-on common folk-art design, a basic history of these beauty products, scientific conclusions and small samples for to take home. Participants will mix, measure and produce an all natural beauty product from the historical recipes and methods of the African American culture. These sessions may include one of the following themes: Lye Soap, Salve, Lotion, Bath Bombs and Lip Balm.

 

Hands-on Clay  presented by Clayworks
When: Various dates. See below.
Where: Scaleybark Library (101 Scaleybark Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209)

Join Clayworks for our monthly Hands on Clay workshop series. Our teaching artists will teach different clay techniques to create your own pottery that will last a lifetime. Lean how to roll, pinch, texturize, slip and score clay while creating different project each workshop. Each workshop is a different project, so you can come back again and again. Projects range from pitchers to mugs to wall hangings. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. Projects will be taken back to Clayworks to be glazed and fired before being returned to the rec center for pickup.  Please allow one month for delivery. Free but you must pre-register by calling 980-498-1487.

  • October 18, Senior Workshop, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • November 15, Youth/Teens Workshop, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Jazzin’ & Bluzin’ with the Seniors presented by Dapper Street Productions
When: November 1, 2018 and May 2, 2019 (10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)
Where: Southview Recreation Center (1720 Vilma St, Charlotte, NC 28208)

An hour of live jazz, blues and storytelling by the Dapper Street Jazz Band. Attendees are encouraged to cut a strut if the music moves ya. You dig? Ages 55 and up.

 

Hands-on Clay  presented by Clayworks
When: Various dates. See below.
Where: Southview Recreation Center (1720 Vilma St, Charlotte, NC 28208)

Join Clayworks for our monthly Hands on Clay workshop series. Our teaching artists will teach different clay techniques to create your own pottery that will last a lifetime. Lean how to roll, pinch, texturize, slip and score clay while creating different project each workshop. Each workshop is a different project, so you can come back again and again. Projects range from pitchers to mugs to wall hangings. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. Projects will be taken back to Clayworks to be glazed and fired before being returned to the rec center for pickup.  Please allow one month for delivery. Free but you must pre-register by calling 980-498-1487.

  • December 6, Senior Workshop (Seniors 1st Thursday), 10:45 am – 11:45 am

 

Traveling Blue: Live Music from Latin America to New Orleans presented by Ana Lucia
When: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Where: Scaleybark Library (101 Scaleybark Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209)

Live music from Latin America to New Orleans. Jazz singer Tenya Colemon and Latin American singer Ana Lucia Divins, accompanied by several musicians, will share together the songs that stir their souls. Un recorrido que incluye música tradicional Latinoamericana, así como blues y jazz de Mississippi. La cantante de jazz Tenya Colemon y la cantante Latina Ana Lucia Divins compartirán canciones tradicionales que las acercan a sus raíces.

 

Excerpts from Be a Lion by BNS Productions
When: January 3, 2019 (10:45 a.m.)
Where: Southview Recreation Center (1720 Vilma St, Charlotte, NC 28208)

Join us for excerpts from the musical Be a Lion. Each artist will be in full costume and live music will be performed. For more information, call Chiletta Walls at 980-622-6791 or email brandnewsheriff@gmail.com

 

 

 

Raptors Inspire! for Seniors by Carolina Raptor Center
When: February 7 & June 6, 2019 (10:45 a.m.)
Where: Southview Recreation Center (1720 Vilma St, Charlotte, NC 28208)

Come and meet these big birds of prey that you might find in your own backyard here in Charlotte. These birds are from your neighborhood, but you rarely get to see them nose to beak. Bring your curiosity and your sense of adventure. For seniors.

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