All Ages Celebrate Their Love for the Arts, De-stress and Get Fit with Heart Healthy and Fun Classes and Events
Saturday heART Fun
Saturday, February 9th, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (for children ages 3-5)
Saturday, February 9th, 11:00-12:30 p.m. (for children ages 6-10)
A “Let’s Get Messy” Saturday Art Fun class has your little artists exploring different art materials and techniques with Miss Laurie Ruggeri. Children will enjoy making their very own Valentine’s Day cards, heartfelt crafty paintings and more. To attend the February 9th class only, the cost is $10 per child. Cost to attend eight sessions is $100 for MAC members and $110 for non-members.
Discover Your Radiant Heart Through Yoga
Starting, February 13th, Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
This February, it’s all about mind, body and heart health as students learn about the power and importance of the Heart Chakra in the MAC’s Gentle Yoga class with Cornelia Mazza. Students will learn to tune into this area of the body to find increased energy and love for themselves and for those around them. Drawing from ancient yogic teachings as well as present-day practices, let Cornelia guide you in exploring the different facets of your radiant heart center. Students will also learn relaxation, breathing, and stretching to benefit mind-body health. All levels may join this slow moving classical yoga. Each class ends with a guided relaxation meditation. Please bring a yoga mat and towel to class. Cost to attend for the month of four sessions is $44 for MAC members and $48 for non-members.
Build Your Valentine with LEGOs (for children ages 6-9)
Thursday, February 14th, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Create your very own Valentine with lego building blocks in the MAC’s Bricks 4 Kidz class. Each student will choose to build and take home their very own red heart, musical note or picture frame. Cost is $5 per child.
“Miss Sherri Live TV” Lovey Palooza Anniversary Concert (for all ages)
Friday, February 15th, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Families will enjoy a rockin’ “Miss Sherri Live TV” Lovey Palooza Anniversary Episode filmed in the Middletown Arts Center theatre. This episode will be aired on Comcast 21 and Fios 26. Tickets are $5 per person and children under one-year are free.
Kiddie Fun Valentine’s Party (for children 4 -8)
Friday, February 15th, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
There is no sweeter way for a child to celebrate Valentine’s Day then surrounded by friends making crafts, playing games, watching movies and eating yummy snacks. While parents are spending time together during a romantic night out, the little ones can celebrate too at the MAC’s Valentine Party Night with Miss Maria. Pizza, drinks and snacks will be provided. The cost is $25 per child. Pre-registration is required.
Pump Up Your Heart at Zumba (for ages 16 and up)
Sunday, February 24th, 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Join MAC Zumba Instructor Joanna Shearer for an exciting 90-minute Zumba Fitness Class with Zumba Jammer from Paris, Knzo Mendy. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. The event is open to the public and space is limited.
Relax Your Heart with the Ancient Art of Tai Chi Chuan (for adults)
Mondays 6:00-7:00 p.m. and/or Fridays 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient art that embodies China’s most profound concepts and principles of health and movement. Practiced at a slow and even speed, Tai Chi promotes relaxation, posture, and balance. These simple movements are widely acknowledged to help calm the emotions, focus the mind and strengthen the immune system. A simple 1-2-3 method of the popular Yang-style (24 poses) is taught, along with simple exercises that relax and rejuvenate. Cost to attend 12 sessions is $180 for MAC members and $200 for non-members.
Art for the Mind, Body and Soul (for adults)
Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Relax and unwind in this enjoyable class that will guide you through the process of making your own special vision board, creating a mandala, designing a zen garden and more. Let go of stress as you take time out to be imaginative and creative. Cost to attend eight sessions is $120 for MAC members and $132 for non-members.
About the Middletown Arts Center
The Middletown Arts Center (MAC) is an award-winning, state-of-the-art facility run by the nonprofit Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council and is dedicated to bringing quality arts programming and events to Middletown and surrounding communities. The MAC offers affordable enrichment programs and entertainment for all ages and abilities. Visit www.middletownarts.org for more information. The MAC can also be found on Facebook at Middletown Arts Center and Twitter @MiddletownArts.