Arts & Culture

The Poetic Apothecary: Poems for Healing and Comfort

Friday, February 8th, 1:00 – 2 p.m.

Just as a cup of tea can settle and soothe us, the right poem at the right time can be a powerful sustaining remedy.

Poet and performer Judith Adams explores poetry’s restorative powers by reciting and exploring poems that help us understand grief, fear, sadness, loss, and much more.  By sharing her love of poetry, Adams encourages audiences to share poems that have deeply touched their lives and discusses how writing poetry can be a potent medicine for us all. With Humanities Washington.

Free. Advance registration appreciated.

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Mix and Match Art Series: Pastels

Thursday, Jan. 24th, 1-3:30 PM

In one whirlwind afternoon of  experimentation and fun,  experience the soft velvety texture and delicate richness of soft pastels and compare that to the bright highly saturated colors, buttery feel and smooth application of oil pastels.   Join us as we experiment and compare and contrast these two types of pastels in one afternoon.  You will learn a few basic techniques using these two fabulous mediums and then create a small artwork using each material. Find out which type if pastel resonates most for you. All supplies are provided. Join us in this creative and supportive environment for a fun filled afternoon, be prepared to get messy.

$10 members, $15 public.  Advanced registration required.

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Writing Group – Letting Go

Friday, January 11th, 1-2:30 PM

Join Rebecca Crichton, ED of NWCCA to explore Letting Go of our “stuff” through discussion and writing.  Our writing might be about the things we own, the relationships we’ve had, or the personal stories we carry.  Rebecca brings more than 35 years of professional writing to the table and is currently exploring the rich and daunting process of downsizing and selling her home of 41 years.

$8 Members, $10 Public.  Advanced registration appreciated.

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Classic Movie with Scarecrow Video: Singin’ in the Rain

Wednesday, Jan. 9th,  3:30 – 6 pm

Scarecrow Video, a local nonprofit film organization dedicated to championing the role of film arts in community, cultural, and civic life, is hosting a monthly classic film series at WCSC! Come join us for a film screening and discussion led by one of their resident film experts. Popcorn and beverages provided!

Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen.  When the transition is being made from silent films to `talkies’, everyone has trouble adapting. Don and Lina have been cast repeatedly as a romantic couple, but when their latest film is remade into a musical, only Don has the voice for the new singing part. After a lot of practice with a diction coach, Lina still sounds terrible, and Kathy, a bright young aspiring actress, is hired to record over her voice.

$2 members, $4 public. Advance registration appreciated.

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Classic Movie with Scarecrow Video: White Christmas

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, 3:30 – 6 pm

Scarecrow Video, a local nonprofit film organization dedicated to championing the role of film arts in community, cultural, and civic life, is hosting a monthly classic film series at WCSC! Come join us for a film screening and discussion led by one of their resident film experts. Popcorn and beverages provided!

Directed by Michael Curtiz. Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont.  There, they run into Gen. Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys’ commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing.  So what’s the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun filled musical extravaganza that’s sure to put Waverly and his business in the black!

$2 members, $4 public. Advance registration appreciated.

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Movie Screening and Discussion: “Ebb and Flow”

Friday, December 14, 2 – 4 pm

Ebb and Flow follows 94-year old Jerry (Eiichi) Yamashita’s recounting of the family history to his adult son Patrick on their shellfish tidelands. The Yamashitas’ story is an inspiring one and, at the same time, a cautionary tale about how a society can turn against its immigrants in challenging times—as relevant today as ever.

Light refreshments will be provided.

$5 members, $8 public.  Advance registration appreciated.

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PNB All Premiere Dress Rehearsal Outing

Thursday, Nov. 1, 4:45 – 9 pm

Join us on the WCSC Van for an excursion to the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s, All Premiere Conversation & Dress Rehearsal: A Dark and Lonely Space.   The first of three mixed-repertory programs brings new works from choreographers the world is watching.  We will enjoy in-depth interviews with choreographers, stagers, designers, dancers and more that are involved in bringing this repertory to the stage.  Conversation begins at 5:30 pm, Dress Rehearsal at 7 pm and Rehearsal begins at 7 pm.

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Classic Movie with Scarecrow Video: Casablanca

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 3:30 – 6 pm

Scarecrow Video, a local nonprofit film organization dedicated to championing the role of film arts in community, cultural, and civic life, is hosting a monthly classic film series at WCSC! Come join us for a film screening and discussion led by one of their resident film experts. Popcorn and beverages provided!

Directed by Michael Curtiz. Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid).  Laszlo is a famed rebel and with Germans on his tail, Isla knows Rick can help them get out of the country.

$2 members, $4 public. Advance registration appreciated.

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