Craig Blacklock Take a visual journey down the St. Croix & Namekagon Rivers through Craig Blacklock’s videos accompanied by Peter Mayer’s live, original music. Craig and Peter will offer a sampling from the video that accompanies Craig’s book, and Craig will provide added perspectives about the 50th anniversary of the…
CLASS ID: 5Z9A
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 15, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Whether an experienced traveler or new to the way of the labyrinth, come and join others on the path for a morning of reflection and renewal. Gather together for a brief introduction to the labyrinth followed by time to walk, reflect, and share at the close of the morning. Participants may bring a journal to extend and integrate their experience. Discover how each labyrinth journey offers the gift of time and space to rest…release… and return, renewed and refreshed.
CLASS ID: 5Y101
Date/Time: Thursday, May 16, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet returns to the White Bear Center for the Arts with special guest Linda Chatterton on flute. The program will include music of J.S. Bach, Leo Brouwer, Astor Piazzolla and Maja Radovanlija.
CLASS ID: 5Z1E
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Tickets: FREE with registration
Age/Level: All Ages, All Levels
LaWayne Leno and Reid Smith
Join us for an exciting evening of piano music and an informative lecture about music history in Minnesota. After a short piano concert by award-winning students of Dr. Reid Smith, LaWayne Leno will introduce us to “an astonishing woman in an astonishing place at an astonishing time,” Adele aus der Ohe. Mr. Leno will read excerpts from his internationally acclaimed biography The Untold Story of Adele aus der Ohe: From a Liszt Student to a Virtuoso.
This lecture will highlight the amazing musical life of Adele aus der Ohe, who performed six times in Minnesota from 1888-1904, including the opening concert of the Schubert Club. Adele also frequently performed for European royalty, was a favorite of the Boston Symphony, and in 1891 performed at the opening concert of Carnegie Hall with Tchaikovsky conducting.
Alan Walker, Professor Emeritus of Music at McMaster University and prize-wining biographer wrote: “We cannot help but marvel at the shroud of neglect that obscured Adele aus der Ohe from our view, and Mr. Leno must be thanked for bringing her out of the shadows.”
This “Untold Story” will be further revealed on June 1 & 2 when Lakeshore Players presents Mr. Leno’s play at The Hanifl Performing Arts Center. Please contact Lakeshore Players directly for tickets to the play.
CLASS ID: 4Z9K
Date/Time: 6 Thursdays, April 25 – June 6, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
*No Class May 9
Aimee Van Ostrand
Tai Chi is practiced by millions of people in the parks and squares of China. The practice of Tai Chi is a series of silent, fluid seamless slow-motion movements and studies show regular practice supports good health and longevity. It improves circulation, balance, mental focus and sense of wellbeing. It is low impact and can easily be modified to be practiced by those with mobility issues. Aimee Van Ostrand is a Licensed Acupuncturist and owner of Healing Within Acupuncture. No experience or equipment is necessary. Wear comfortable clothing. There is always something new to learn in Tai Chi!
Sign up for a month at a time, or drop in when you can and pay $15 Member/$19 Non-Member per week.
CLASS ID: 5Z9F
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 28, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Aimee Van Ostrand
Learn about this beautiful and healthy art form during a free class. Just dress comfortably so you can move, no special outfits required! Aimee will let you know about the health benefits and give you a brief history before she guides you through the Yang Style short form.
BALLET BARRE LEVEL 1
CLASS ID: 4Z9G
Date/Time: 9 Tuesdays, April 2 – May 28, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
BALLET BARRE LEVEL 2
CLASS ID: 4Z9H
Date/Time: 8 Thursdays, April 4 – May 30, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
No Class May 2
Ballet dancers begin their day at the barre, and so should you! Using a barre for support we will learn traditional ballet exercises that will increase strength and endurance while also improving balance and coordination. Simple choreography will be taught so each student will feel the joy of dancing and be encouraged to express themselves creatively through the movements. Level 1, perfect for beginners and those wanting to dance at a slower pace, will spend the entire class at the barre. Level 2 is more advanced and will finish each class in the centre dancing without the aid of the barre. Whichever class you attend be prepared to feel lighter, stronger and more graceful when leaving. Whether you want to try ballet for the first time, return to class after years off, learn proper technique to apply to your Pilates barre class, or work on balance, this is the class for you!
CLASS ID: 4Z9I
Date/Time: 8 Thursdays, April 4 – May 30, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
No Class May 2
Stomp your feet, kick up your heels and make some noise! Join us in Beginning Tap as we learn to shuffle, brush, dig and other standing and traveling steps. Simple dance combinations will be taught and reviewed each week. Tap dance encourages the development of rhythm, style, balance and coordination. Tap shoes strongly recommended, although any hard soled shoe may be worn.
CLASS ID: 4Z9F
Date/Time: 8 Mondays, April 1 – May 20, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM
Join ballet and enjoy the physical and esthetic benefits of dance. Through a barre, centre work, turning, and jumping combinations, this class will provide opportunities for exercise, stretching, and toning the body. This is a wonderful class for those who danced when they were younger, and for those who never stopped.
CLASS ID: 9X06
Date/Time: Call WBCA to schedule
Mary Silvaroli Daul
Looking for a unique way to honor and celebrate a significant life milestone for yourself or someone special? Consider the labyrinth! This is a great opportunity to gather a small group of friends for time that is both restful and rejuvenating. Mary will help you create a memorable event that combines fun and friendship, centered on the path of the labyrinth. Call WBCA to make arrangements.