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Arts for All Ages in Caledonia
Caledonians of all ages will have the opportunity to explore the arts throughout 2020 starting this month. Thanks to a Community Collaboration Grant, the Caledonia Public Library will be partnering with the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) of Winona to bring free 8-week art classes and a few one-day art events to Mainspring in Caledonia. Due to space constraints in the library, all of the arts programming will be located about a block from the library inside the local arts and cultural nonprofit, Mainspring. In total there will be four 8-week art workshops, a theatre performance and workshop with MCA’s youth improv troupe, and two storytimes. Below are the program details for the first three events:

Stained Glass Inspired Art Class for ages 55+
Come and immerse yourself in the world of stained glass inspired art. Students will learn basic principles of art, including design elements and color theory as well as be exposed to a variety of different art materials and methods in this engaging 8-week program. Projects will include painting on glass and perfecting blending techniques with pastels.
Day/ Dates: Fridays, March 27-May 22 (*No class on April 10)
Time: 2- 3:30 pm
Ages: Adults 55+
Instructor: Lisa Douglas
Registration: Free, but registration required. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3aKVM83

Maker Club: Art in Action
Are you ready to paint, draw, and mold? Youth ages 5-10 are invited to come and flex their creativity muscles while creating individually and collaboratively. Each week youth ages 5-9 will explore new artistic materials and concepts. At the completion of the 8-weeks select art creations will even be displayed inside the Caledonia Public Library for the community to enjoy!
Day/ Dates: Fridays, March 27-May 22 (*No class on April 10)
Time: 4-5 pm
Ages: Youth 5-10 years
Instructor: Lisa Douglas
Registration: Free, but registration required. To register, visit https://bit.ly/39B4tSk

Musical Storytime
Young children ages 3-7 and their families won’t want to miss this engaging musical storytime time and event. Children will twirl with delight as they sing songs, play instruments and listen to stories that introduce musical concepts in a playful way.
Day/ Dates: Saturday, April 4th
Time:  10-11 am
Ages: Youth ages 3-7 and their families
Instructor: Lindsy O’Shea
Free, no registration required

All programs will be free to participate, however pre-registration through the Eventbrite links above for the 8-week classes is requested due to limited class size. 

This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.

Yoga with Melissa Wray
Wednesdays at 6:00 & 7:30 pm (Jan – Apr)
$10 pay at the door, no advance reservation necessary

6:00 – 7:00 pm // Power Vinyasa
This will be a more fast-paced vinyasa class, with emphasis on building strength and flexibility. We will utilize breath to move through a variety of pose sequences. Great for people who want a full-body, supported workout with emphasis on mindfulness. 

7:30 – 8:30 pm // Flow & Restore
Combining slow flow (first 30 min) and restorative yoga (last 30 min), this class will start with gentle movement and poses. The last half of the class will be mostly relaxing poses on the mat held for longer periods of time, while focus on breathing and relaxation. Great for people who want a slower, more mindful pace focused on relaxation. Also great fit for those new to yoga or trying it out. 
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