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November recipient of the “TEACHERS MATTER” Award: Cindy Rutherford

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WHAT MATTERS Warren – Congratulations to Cindy Rutherford, 30+ year science teacher at Warren County Middle School, recipient of the November “TEACHERS MATTER” award. This new recognition is sponsored by the Rotary Club of the Northern Shenandoah Valley (AKA The Area ONE|ders) & WHAT MATTERS, as a way to shine a light on the amazing people of the Warren County Public School System. Award winners receive a $50 award, a video recognition and also one dozen Apple House donuts, courtesy of George McIntyre.

Cindy Rutherford had the most nominations by faculty, staff, parents and teachers, out of 90+ worthy nominations. She was shocked at the honor and shared, “I love teaching, and my passion has always been caring about the students that I teach. They don’t care what you know until they know that you care.”

Cindy Rutherford, TEACHERS MATTER Award Winner (WCMS SCIENCE)

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of the Northern Shenandoah Valley & WHAT MATTERS

Stay tuned for this monthly spotlight on a fantastic teacher and be sure to make time to show your appreciation to teachers and staff who dedicated their lives to positively impacting our future by shaping the lives of children in our community.


Rotary Club of the Northern Shenandoah Valley:

The Rotary Club of Northern Shenandoah Valley (aka ‘The Area ONE|ders’ is a Rotary club representing District 7570 Area One in Virginia. Members are residents or employees in Clarke County, Frederick County, Warren County, Front Royal and Winchester. Our meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 6pm in rotating locations in our communities (first Thursday = social gathering, third Thursday = assembly meeting).

The club is proud to be part of a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. (www.rotary.org)

For more information visit our Facebook page or send an inquiry to theareaoneders@gmail.com.


A WHAT MATTERS INITIATIVE

Are you or your group in need of a free video that could be created to help market your cause or event? Beth’s WHAT MATTERS Warren videos post on Facebook and YouTube.

Learn more Beth’s nonprofit, WHAT MATTERS, a 501 (c) (3), at www.whatmattersw2.com – check out the “Community” section to request a TOWN TIP or WHAT MATTERS WARREN BETHvid or contact her at 540-671-6145 or beth@whatmattersw2.com.


About WHAT MATTERS:

WHAT MATTERS is a 501(c)(3) that focuses on local and global outreach to help spread the word, support and raise funds for causes that matter (primarily through Facebook). WHAT MATTERS has ZERO overhead as 100% of the expenses are funded by Beth’s real estate business thanks to her clients and supporters. Every cent raised goes to the cause she’s promoting and most are matched by Beth. If you’d like to get involved, or travel to Africa with her on a future trip to work with the children of Light up Life Foundations, please visit www.whatmattersw2.com.

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Beth Medved Waller featured in the international best-selling compilation series, “Ignite Your Life”

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Local Realtor and Founder/Director of WHAT MATTERS, Beth Medved Waller, is heading to Europe today for the launching of her first published writing, “Ignite Your Life for Conscious Leaders,” an international best-selling compilation series that shares stories of 35 amazing people.

IT’S AVAILABLE FOR FREE AMAZON DOWNLOAD TODAY ONLY (NOVEMBER 8, 2019)! Click Here to order (please note: you do not need a Kindle to read the free digital version, simply add the book to your cart, purchase for $0 and click on “read now for the table of contents to find her chapter”) – paperback copies are also available for order. Beth’s chapter is entitled, “Running Away from the American Dream.”

ABOUT BETH’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE BOOK:

“I was honored to be invited to share my story and hope that it helps to prove that anyone can have a magical life if they follow their hearts and embrace their faith. My story is a brief recap of my life’s evolution over the past 5 years, about how WHAT MATTERS came to be, and the steps I follow for an active prayer meditation that I use as a tool to guide my life.

I spent over a decade on a stressful auto-pilot striving to be the ‘perfect mom, Realtor, volunteer and friend.’ Then, in the fall of 2014, I discovered YouTube. Through what I call my ‘Treadmill Transformation’ (listening to YouTube motivational videos and downloading inspirational Audible books while jogging), I now live my life 99% stress and worry-free on the auto-pilot direction of my heart. I’m doing more while working less, am happy, fulfilled and more accepting of my many imperfections. Every day, people ask me how I do what I do. My secret is that I’m not doing anything, I’m merely allowing work to be done through me while taking leaps of faith and being a conscious leader of my life.

I’m honored to be a part of this book series that reminds the world that EVERYONE has a story to share that can positively impact others. It’s a brilliant concept that encourages people with a message to make the time to put their thoughts into words. The remarkable process removes the stress, time and logistical constraints that publishing a solo book presents. Stay tuned for my book, “Overcoming Abundance” that expands the chapter I contributed to this series!”

ABOUT THE BOOK:

There are many ways to be a leader. This book focuses on rare people who not only lead, they purposefully and consciously ignite passion in others. But how do they do it?

In this book, you’ll find thirty-five unique stories of conscious leadership designed to IGNITE and inspire those on the planet working toward a better future for everyone through consciousness and leadership. It is written to touch the heart and fuel the soul.

Thirty-five authors have come together to share their ‘Ignite’ moments that propelled them forward into the arena of helping others, redefining norms, healing hearts and up-leveling the vibration of humankind. These stories exemplify consciousness, connection, mindfulness, spirituality, awakening, and transformation. With a forward by Sam Beard, advisor to eight US Presidents and co-founder of the Jefferson Awards (along with Jackie Kennedy), this book is sure to prove that anyone can be an impactful leader and everyone has a story to share that can inspire others.

Are you taking ownership of your own life story? Perhaps you’re lacking your own personal vision and it’s holding you back from stepping into the unknown. Many of us have grown up in a way that conditioned us to seek external guidance – from our family, from teachers and from employers which has lead to our reliance on the opinions of people with important titles and authority. We find ourselves succumbing to their way of being and losing our own voice, causing us to feel insecure about our individual opinions and ideas. Maybe you feel there is more for you – that within yourself, you can step into a leadership role in your own life, and in the lives of others. The first step is to have an awareness of what you want to achieve in life and give yourself the confidence to follow your heart as it leads you to your most fulfilling role in your personal life as well as in your community and world.

When you IGNITE change, you take ownership of your own life story! This book provides a toolkit of 35 steps/action items along with 35 stories of people who decided to Ignite their own lives and, in doing so, embrace their ability to ‘Ignite’ the lives of others.

ABOUT THE PUBLISHER:

JB Owen is a fearless female leader and highly successful Megapreneur. She is a world-class speaker, best-selling author and powerful, highly successful business owner. She has created award-winning products that span the globe and created initiatives that have inspired millions. JB’s refreshing views on business has shifted the paradigm of the old staunch-and-stale into the new fiercely-fun and fabulously-feminine. She is referred to as The Pink Billionaire as fusses bold business with feminine flare. She helps female entrepreneurs become fearless and fabulous while infusing fun and femininity into phenomenal success. She is famous for helping women transition from doing what they must, to doing what they love. One of her greatest sources of joy comes from supporting women in manifesting the lives they have always wanted and the happiness they deserve.

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“Frozen Jr.” is coming to the Skyline High School stage

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WHAT MATTERS Warren – “Frozen Jr.” is coming to the Skyline High School stage this weekend and next, courtesy of the talented St. John’s Drama Club! The community-based theatre production club is proud to present their 11th seasonal stage production of the timeless classic! “Frozen J.” was released this year for production, and the youth of St. John’s Drama are excited to be performing the delightful tale on stage for the first time ever in the Shenandoah Valley. Don’t miss your chance to witness the remarkable talent of this 57-member cast, supported by a 25+ member crew!

While the club is thankful to be based out of St. John’s Catholic Church, it is also open to all members of the community and is remarkably unique in many ways. The inclusive club does not charge a membership fee, and participants are not expected to pay to be a part of the dynamic group. They raise funds through fundraisers, ticket sales (tickets range from $5-10) and hard work in preparing costumes, sets, choreography and make-up on a volunteer basis.

Contact producer Johanna Naccash at naccash@hotmail.com for information about this performance, general information about the club and opportunities to participate in this worthy endeavor that encourages talent, teamwork and theatre production in the Shenandoah Valley! Check them out online at www.stjohnsdrama.org, or on Facebook.


A WHAT MATTERS INITIATIVE

Are you or your group in need of a free video that could be created to help market your cause or event? Beth’s WHAT MATTERS Warren videos post on Facebook and YouTube.

Learn more Beth’s nonprofit, WHAT MATTERS, a 501 (c) (3), at www.whatmattersw2.com – check out the “Community” section to request a TOWN TIP or WHAT MATTERS WARREN BETHvid or contact her at 540-671-6145 or beth@whatmattersw2.com.


About WHAT MATTERS:

WHAT MATTERS is a 501(c)(3) that focuses on local and global outreach to help spread the word, support and raise funds for causes that matter (primarily through Facebook). WHAT MATTERS has ZERO overhead as 100% of the expenses are funded by Beth’s real estate business thanks to her clients and supporters. Every cent raised goes to the cause she’s promoting and most are matched by Beth. If you’d like to get involved, or travel to Africa with her on a future trip to work with the children of Light up Life Foundations, please visit www.whatmattersw2.com.

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Breakthrough pain relief technique now offered in Front Royal

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WHAT MATTERS Warren – The Alexander Technique is now being offered in downtown Front Royal every Tuesday! Debbie Romero is performing the technique that is named after its creator, Frederick Matthias Alexander. It’s a process designed to help you understand and retrain habitual patterns of movement and posture. You can learn to improve your performance no matter what you do. Back, neck, shoulder, hip, knee, or foot pain at any age may have its origin in, or be improved by, easily changed habits.

Own your own physical health! No expensive equipment is required, and the affordable sessions can be as little as one half hour. Once you understand your own movement better, you can feel better working, sitting at your desk, walking, working out, golfing, or doing chores. This technique can help athletes, mechanics, health workers, expectant mothers, and seniors. One-on-one teaching gives you personal control over your mobility. Subtle changes to your posture and movements can free you to move more easily. Learn to move with ease, and leave the pain behind. From demanding physical jobs to just getting out of bed, feel the difference with the Alexander Technique!

You can reach Debbie at 540-718-4083 or debbie@optimalposture.org. Feel free to ask her for references from many happy Warren County clients who have experienced great relief from the technique! She also provides on-site treatments at client’s workspaces to advise about better habits to help reduce pain. Debbie also makes a donation to the Front Royal Women’s Resource Center and WHAT MATTERS for every appointment. She performs the treatments at their office at 27 Cloud Street. Learn more at www.optimalposture.org!


A WHAT MATTERS INITIATIVE

Are you or your group in need of a free video that could be created to help market your cause or event? Beth’s WHAT MATTERS Warren videos post on Facebook and YouTube.

Learn more Beth’s nonprofit, WHAT MATTERS, a 501 (c) (3), at www.whatmattersw2.com – check out the “Community” section to request a TOWN TIP or WHAT MATTERS WARREN BETHvid or contact her at 540-671-6145 or beth@whatmattersw2.com.


About WHAT MATTERS:

WHAT MATTERS is a 501(c)(3) that focuses on local and global outreach to help spread the word, support and raise funds for causes that matter (primarily through Facebook). WHAT MATTERS has ZERO overhead as 100% of the expenses are funded by Beth’s real estate business thanks to her clients and supporters. Every cent raised goes to the cause she’s promoting and most are matched by Beth. If you’d like to get involved, or travel to Africa with her on a future trip to work with the children of Light up Life Foundations, please visit www.whatmattersw2.com.

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Fifth “Conversation of Hope” to be held on Tuesday, October 22

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The WHAT MATTERS community meeting space, “Open House: Meet in the Middle” (213 E. Main Street next to the Daily Grind) serves as a meeting place for community members seeking positivity in this time of controversy for our town and county. At 7pm, on the 4th Tuesday of each month, community leaders and citizens gather to engage in one hour of positive reflections and hope. During the first “Conversation of Hope” held at “Open House” in June, the Chief shared a fitting quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

Please join us to engage in conversations on Main Street AND virtually through our Facebook Group, “A Virtual Conversation of Hope.”


Here are some of the uplifting words filled with compassion shared during our brief time together during ‘Conversations’:

……Tragedy doesn’t define our community; we have made it through other controversial times, the new police department is an example of the success of a dream 20+ years in the making, don’t feed the beast, negativity breeds negativity, buy local support local, this time shouldn’t change our opinion about what a blessing it is to live here, we must heal relationships with friends and the community because we are hurt and need to acknowledge our pain and rebuild, the term “keep it simple, stupid” can be used to find ways to work together, we must combat darkness with light and stay in the light, we need to be the people we are supposed to be no matter what, we will never stop all the negativity but love will lead us, people who have businesses and work here must be a part of the healing and rebuilding, be a part of the solution, people choose to move here for scenery, values and there are people who stay here for the same reason, this too shall pass, Front Royal is loved for the people, volunteering, service and beauty, shine a light on the great people here and count our blessings, go to prayer and good will prevail, this is a perfect storm for renewal and revival and to come together, a community that doesn’t hide from their faith survives—run to God and add prayer to meetings, lean on God, healing is best when focused on others and for others, be compassionate…….

Police Chief, Kahle Magalis, encouraged us to focus on the wellness of the community, not just the sickness, and suggested that the new hospital progress can remind us to do just that. He also said that he’s very pleased with the working relationship the FR Police Department and the WC Sheriff’s office have in trying to embrace collaboration and cooperation. It was discussed that some of our current issues are bringing things to light that need to be addressed and that dealing with those issues will have a positive impact. In addition, attendees spent much of the time reminiscing about favorite FR/WC memories from the old days of every weekend Skyline Drive traffic & picnics in the park, the Sesquicentennial pageant event in 1986, the Red Stock and Volleys that the hospital hosted, and our hope that another community-wide event could materialize (perhaps a canoe event). It was a heartwarming gathering!

Comments also included positive feedback about the school system, about the giving & caring individuals in our community, a reference to George Jefferson’s “moving on up” (and encouragement to focus on the positive and move forward without delay by sharing concern but finding solutions and moving on), the acknowledgement that we have a strong sense of community that’s full of characters and memories and that we have so much potential and good energy. It was expressed that this is a good time to be forced to confront what we love and value and to picture the past and what’s good about the area. One guest said, “let it go if you can’t do anything about it.”

“This too shall pass” is often uttered as well as the fact that our community has so much to offer as a busy, active and unique area (full of outdoor assets and beauty) where people care about each other and don’t let tragedy define us. Niki Foster of the FR/WC Chamber of Commerce encouraged everyone to share the wonderful things we see and be louder than the ugly noise. Representatives of area clergy have been in attendance and said they want to support and serve, especially in these times we are facing. Someone said we are passed the ugly and are on the verge of being beautiful again.

Please join us on the 4th Tuesday at 7pm, at 213 E. Main Street – OPEN HOUSE, to share and witness more encouraging conversations.


Next Conversation: Tuesday, 10/22/19 at 7pm

*Please note that these gatherings are ones of positivity, not negativity. Politics and current events will not be discussed—instead we will remind ourselves why we love our community and provide an opportunity to briefly join together those who care together in the spirit of hope…


About WHAT MATTERS:

WHAT MATTERS is a 501(c)(3) that focuses on local and global outreach to help spread the word, support and raise funds for causes that matter (primarily through Facebook). WHAT MATTERS has ZERO overhead as 100% of the expenses are funded by Beth Medved Waller’s real estate business thanks to her clients and supporters. Every cent raised goes to the cause she’s promoting and most are matched by Beth. If you’d like to get involved with her local or international nonprofit work, or travel to Africa with her on a future trip to work with the children of Light up Life Foundations, please visit www.whatmattersw2.com.

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Rotary Group Study Exchange application deadline extended

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We need team member applications for Rotary’s Group Study Exchange! Rotary District 7570 is a collection of 84 Rotary clubs in western Virginia and Northeastern Tennessee, from as far north as Front Royal to as far south as Greeneville.

We are seeking four young working professionals who live or work in our district to join Rotary’s Group Study Exchange team to Rotary District 2430 (Turkey, Azerbaijan) for travel May 1-30, 2020. The team will be led by experienced Rotarian Dr. Neil Hollyfield. The GSE team will spend the month of May exploring your vocational interests and participating in cultural activities. All transportation, meals, and lodging are underwritten by Rotarians.

The deadline for applications is extended to October 30, 2019. Interviews are November 3, 2019, at Natural Bridge Hotel and Conference Center. Contact District Chair, Karel Ryan, for more information by email karelhamilton@gmail.com, or call 276.971.3995.

Apply online and read more at www.Rotary7570.org/GSE2, or see this related story with detailed information:

Rotary Group study exchange announcement

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for TownePlace Suites in Front Royal

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WHAT MATTERS Warren — The community is invited to welcome TownePlace Suites by Marriott to their new home in Front Royal, at a Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, October 16th, at 2pm! C&C Frozen Treats will be there with a free scoop of ice cream to attendees, and tours of the beautiful new hotel will be available. From a pool to a fire pit, from a free breakfast buffet to free WiFi, from an outdoor grill to lobby work stations, from a large gym to an exclusive corporate room (with ping pong and theater room with video games), this 84 suite hotel has much to offer for tourists and those desiring a “staycation” here at home! The lovely suites all offer kitchens and roomy gathering areas.

FROM MARRIOTT WEBSITE:

At TownePlace Suites by Marriott Front Royal, we want to make the most of your extended stay! Spend the day enjoying a variety of local dining, historic downtown and the scenic beauty of Shenandoah National Park. Wind down in our Outdoor Pool or build a sweat in our 24-Hour Fitness Center, equipped with new cardiovascular equipment. Your comfort is guaranteed in one of our 84 spacious suites. All equipped with a full kitchen, high-speed Internet access and the ability to connect your personal Netflix or Hulu account for your favorite shows. Entertain and socialize in our outdoor sitting area, featuring a Weber BBQ grill and stone fire pit. Forgetting something? Not to worry, additional hotel amenities as well as your favorite at home items are available upon request. Whether it is business or pleasure that brings you to our area, we are here to help make your stay as productive as possible. We look forward to seeing you soon!


A WHAT MATTERS INITIATIVE

Are you or your group in need of a free video that could be created to help market your cause or event? Beth’s WHAT MATTERS Warren videos post on Facebook and YouTube.

Learn more Beth’s nonprofit, WHAT MATTERS, a 501 (c) (3), at www.whatmattersw2.com – check out the “Community” section to request a TOWN TIP or WHAT MATTERS WARREN BETHvid or contact her at 540-671-6145 or beth@whatmattersw2.com.


About WHAT MATTERS:

WHAT MATTERS is a 501(c)(3) that focuses on local and global outreach to help spread the word, support and raise funds for causes that matter (primarily through Facebook). WHAT MATTERS has ZERO overhead as 100% of the expenses are funded by Beth’s real estate business thanks to her clients and supporters. Every cent raised goes to the cause she’s promoting and most are matched by Beth. If you’d like to get involved, or travel to Africa with her on a future trip to work with the children of Light up Life Foundations, please visit www.whatmattersw2.com.

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1:30 pm Botanical Drawing II: Drawing in... @ Art in the Valley
Botanical Drawing II: Drawing in... @ Art in the Valley
Nov 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Botanical Drawing II: Drawing in Color @ Art in the Valley
Learn and practice the art of botanical drawing in colored pencil with local artist and instructor Elena Maza. This four week course will focus on continuing to build drawing skills as applied to botanicals: students[...]
4:30 pm Science Scouts and More @ Samuels Public Library
Science Scouts and More @ Samuels Public Library
Nov 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Science Scouts and More @ Samuels Public Library
Tuesday, November 5: Kids will explore popular books and book series through science, games, food, and more! Based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, we will do some taffy pulling and have a[...]
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10:15 am Toddler and Preschool Story Time @ Samuels Public Library
Toddler and Preschool Story Time @ Samuels Public Library
Nov 20 @ 10:15 am – 12:00 pm
Toddler and Preschool Story Time @ Samuels Public Library
10:15 Toddler story time | 11:00 Preschool story time Wednesday, November 6 and Thursday, November 7: It’s playtime! Come in for stories, songs, and a craft about our favorite toys, games, and imaginings! Siblings welcome.[...]
1:30 pm Botanicals in Watercolor I @ Art in the Valley
Botanicals in Watercolor I @ Art in the Valley
Nov 20 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Botanicals in Watercolor I @ Art in the Valley
This four week course with instructor, Elena Maza, will deal with the basic three-primary color palette, different pigments and how they interact, how to mix all colors from three primary colors, how to apply washes,[...]
7:00 pm Drama Performance: “Loserville” @ Melton Memorial Gymnasium | R-MA
Drama Performance: “Loserville” @ Melton Memorial Gymnasium | R-MA
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Drama Performance: "Loserville" @ Melton Memorial Gymnasium | R-MA
On Wednesday, November 20th, and Thursday, November 21st, Randolph-Macon Academy’s Performing Arts Department will present its 2019 fall production of Elliot Davis’ and James Bourne’s musical, Loserville. The musical, which will take place in Melton[...]
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10:15 am Toddler and Preschool Story Time @ Samuels Public Library
Toddler and Preschool Story Time @ Samuels Public Library
Nov 21 @ 10:15 am – 12:00 pm
Toddler and Preschool Story Time @ Samuels Public Library
10:15 Toddler story time | 11:00 Preschool story time Wednesday, November 6 and Thursday, November 7: It’s playtime! Come in for stories, songs, and a craft about our favorite toys, games, and imaginings! Siblings welcome.[...]
7:00 pm Drama Performance: “Loserville” @ Melton Memorial Gymnasium | R-MA
Drama Performance: “Loserville” @ Melton Memorial Gymnasium | R-MA
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Drama Performance: "Loserville" @ Melton Memorial Gymnasium | R-MA
On Wednesday, November 20th, and Thursday, November 21st, Randolph-Macon Academy’s Performing Arts Department will present its 2019 fall production of Elliot Davis’ and James Bourne’s musical, Loserville. The musical, which will take place in Melton[...]
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9:00 am Veteran Services Visit @ Able Forces Professional Services
Veteran Services Visit @ Able Forces Professional Services
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Veteran Services Visit @ Able Forces Professional Services
Able Forces will once again be hosting a visit by Andre Miller, Resource Specialist, Virginia Veteran and Family Support, Department of Veteran Services, Commonwealth of Virginia this Friday 22 November from 9AM to Noon. As[...]
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10:30 am Children’s Class: Drawing A Self... @ Art in the Valley
Children’s Class: Drawing A Self... @ Art in the Valley
Nov 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Children's Class: Drawing A Self Portrait @ Art in the Valley
In this class students will learn how to draw facial features and the proportions used for placement of features on a face.  They will complete a self portrait using graphite. Classes are designed for the[...]
2:30 pm The Princess & the “P___” @ Samuels Public Library
The Princess & the “P___” @ Samuels Public Library
Nov 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Princess & the “P___” @ Samuels Public Library
Lyla sees no purpose to princes. They’re ugly, stupid—and obnoxious! Why can’t Hagabah see that, and why must the master insist that she keep the prince around three more days? The world would be a[...]