While there are no canoes, butterflies or swimming pools involved, the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council is offering adult summer “camps” that will help grownups learn more about their creative talents.
The classes include learning how to take photographs on black-and-white film and developing them in a dark room; how to convert your home movies to DVD; and an introduction to the basics of composition, light, sound and camera movement when filming with video. (June 4, 2010, Page 1A)
The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and Leda Swan Inc. present free tap dance classes Wednesday evenings through May 26 at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. The classes are open to all ages with no experience (or tap shoes) required. (April 30, 2010)
The creators of Old Blue Book present a night of readings with special guests from Vox Magazine, Kitty Snacks and others tonight from 7-9 at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Everyone is invited to come out and celebrate Oxford’s literary publications from great poetry to short stories. Those taking part will also see a preview of the new Kudzu Comix’s book, featuring illustrations and comics from local artists. The event is free. (April 27, 2010)
Rebel Body Fitness is hosting Health and Wellness Awareness Week April 26-May 1. The week culminates in a health-fair day Saturday at the Oxford Activity Center. All events are free and open to the public.
The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council hosts an opening reception for the Double Decker Juried Art Show Friday from 7–9 p.m. at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. The evening includes a preview of artists who will be exhibiting at the Double Decker and other regional artists. The winners of this year’s award will be announced at the reception. (April 20, 2010)
Theatre Oxford presents “5 in 10” — Readings from the annual 10 Minute Play contest at 2 p.m. April 25 at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Free and open to the public. A reception will immediately follow and the announcement of the grand prize winner of the LW Thomas award will be made. (April 8, 2010)
A panel of experts will be on hand to answer questions regarding household budgeting, personal credit issues, home-buying and avoiding bankruptcy, Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. The seminar is presented by BancorpSouth and is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served. (April 6, 2010)
Oxford children experienced life as an astronaut for a brief while Monday as part of NASA Night at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. (March 30, 2010, Page 3)
Representatives from NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center will visit the Powerhouse Community Arts Center Monday from 5-7 p.m. with free activities and displays. The group will do a presentation on living and working in space, as well as educational activities and an astronaut ice-cream-tasting station. (March 26, 2010, Page 2B)
Carrie Jerrell will read from her debut collection at 6 p.m. Friday at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Refreshments and a book signing will follow.
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