The conference is designed for early‑childhood educators (pre‑K to grade 2), librarians, teaching artists, pre‑school and child‑care administrators and care providers, as well as parents and grandparents.
First lessons in early education and play help young children learn about how things work in the world and about all the exciting ways people move and travel – in their imaginations, with their bodies through space, as well as travel in cars, sleds, planes and rockets! This conference introduces a rich array of arts activities and concepts that will help young children explore the many learning possibilities centered around this theme.
Through music, creative movement, creative drama and visual arts, participants will experience a wealth of activities and ideas they can use with children in classrooms, child-care settings, community sites and at home. Participants will take away sample lessons as well as many user-friendly ways to link the arts and learning through singing, dancing, painting and creating unique "vehicles" for travel and exploration.
Registration is free for WMCC students, $10 for students from other institutions (college or high-school) and Arts Alliance members, and $15 for all other participants. The conference is approved by Child Licensing, and professional development credits are offered. Particular attention will be given to meeting the needs of children with developmental and learning differences.
The conference is part of the Arts in Early Learning collaboration between VSA New Hampshire and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, with programs provided through a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The White Mountains Community College Student Senate is sponsoring WMCC student participation.
Deborah Stuart, who was the editor and contributing writer for Start with the Arts, is a folk musician who has worked with children for 40 years and is active around the country as a speaker, trainer and children's musician. She will be joined by Will Cabell, a professional puppeteer, actor, musician and educator, by dancer and movement educator Kelly Doremus Stuart and by theater artist Richard Moses.
“We do this conference each year on a different theme,” notes Arts Alliance director Frumie Selchen, “and I’m still amazed at how much fun the participants have, and how inspired they are by the day to use the arts in their own teaching or care-providing settings. We offered the same great conference at three sites this fall and winter, and we're so glad to bring it further north and to be able to offer it at such a reasonable rate through the generosity of the WMCC Student Senate."
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All donors will receive a coupon for a free sub at Subway.
To make your appointment, please visit www.redcross.org or call James Patry, AVH Public Relations and Marketing Director, at 326-5606.
Last Updated on Thursday, 14 March 2013 21:04
All avid gardeners know that the lovely yellow daffodil is the first to make an appearance in the spring sometimes even through the snow. This little flower will peek through the ground first as a tiny nodule growing to a beautiful flower to greet us as we step into the rebirth of a new season.
This year’s daffodil campaign is held at various sites throughout the communities of Berlin-Gorham. Coos County RSVP Volunteers will be selling flowers for a donation of $10 for a bunch of 10 blooms. The Volunteers will be at the Berlin IGA, Rite-Aid and Androscoggin Valley Hospital. In Gorham flowers may be purchased at Irving’s and Saladino’s Restaurant.
We look forward to greet members of the communities as we celebrate spring’s ray of sunshine with the daffodil, truly a sign of hope.
For more information please call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 19:40
Dennis and Davey’s music is greatly influenced by traditional Irish and Scottish ballads, jigs and reels, and flavored with touches of reggae, and rock and roll. Their rapport with any audience, young and old is warm and instant. They have a great love for what they do and it shows. They have been brought back to the Arts Center by popular demand.
Why the name Four Feet Two Shoes? Their name is derived from Davey’s preference to play the bass pedals with his bare feet---while also playing the guitar or banjo---while also playing harmonica, Celtic flute and singing! They have a special way of creating a fun and family-friendly party atmosphere where ever they go. Their ballads are hauntingly beautiful as they resonate throughout the Arts Center’s beautiful space.
Dennis and Davey have shared the stage with such diverse acts as the New England Symphony, Caeli Rain, the Austin Lounge Lizards, the New England Brass Ensemble and the Lowe Family. They continue to enjoy performing for audiences of all ages at concerts, festivals, special functions, and several popular Irish pubs throughout New England and especially in their hometown of North Conway.
This program is made possible through the sponsorship of Passumpsic Savings with support of the NH State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Doris L. Benz Trust and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation/North Country.
Upcoming Sunday performances at 2 pm include the Funky Divas of Gospel, April 7 and Linda Pouliot, Jazz Singer, April 21; Don Campbell Band on May 5 and Mellow Yellow, 60’s & 70’s Retro Band on May 19th.
For complete 2013 schedule and more information, contact the Arts Center at 752-1028, 155 Emery Street or visit www.stkieranarts.org.
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The first meeting will be held on April 16, 6-7:30 p.m. at Catholic Charities, 151 Emery St. Berlin. Subsequent meetings will be held on the first and third Tuesdays in May and June.
Pre-registration is required. For more information please contact either Lorri Kimball at 326-5880 or Nicole Plourde at 752-1325.
Sponsored by AVH Home Health & Hospice & Catholic Charities of New Hampshire
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 20:50