Drop in each Tuesday between 4:30—5:30 p.m. to learn more about the world around you. Miss Lorena will be conducting some easy and quick science experiments based on basic science principles. Some days will feature a special guest speaker from local science based organizations! Read more about Super Duper Science Club
If you have kids, you know that sometimes even the simplest task can become difficult! So how can you keep your family safe in the stressful situation like a tornado? Michael Werner of the Alabama Amateur Radio Emergency Service and other emergency personnel will give a presentation on how to be prepared for disaster, especially when you have young children. After the 1 hour presentation, there will be an open forum where participants can speak one on one with emergency personnel to get answers and advice on emergency preparedness. Read more about Weathering the Storm: Emergency Preparedness for Families
If you love Hetalia, you need to be at this panel. If you don’t know what Hetalia is, you really need to be at this panel. Basically, everyone needs to be at this panel. Mollie Wyatt, graciously on loan to us from Hama-Con, will lead this discussion on Hetalia and his merry friends and why you should be watching, reading, and cosplaying them! Read more about Nee Nee Hetalia
Strategic collaborations, joint programming, and mergers are becoming more and more important to the nonprofit sector every day and understanding your options for working collaboratively to achieve mission-critical impact is a must for today’s nonprofit leaders. The Foundation Center developed a new workshop that will walk you through the basics of collaboration and provide you with:
an understanding of why nonprofits are choosing collaboration
knowledge on the range of collaboration options available
a framework for the basic process steps in forging successful collaborative relationships
action steps for further exploration
access to model collaborations
The workshop will include an introduction to the Nonprofit Collaboration Database, Understanding Collaboration will connect you with tools to put your organization on the path to successful collaborative partnerships. The talk will also address key tips on collaborative grantseeking.
This workshop is open to all: executive directors, board members, and organizational decision makers are encouraged to attend.
Val Porter is the Director of the Foundation Center’s Atlanta-based office which serves a nine-state region of the Southeast. For nearly two decades, she has worked in public service and nonprofit management, including serving on the executive team of the City of Atlanta’s branding campaign and overseeing Georgia’s largest publicly-funded program for the arts as Deputy Director for Fulton County Arts Council.
The workshop is free of charge, but we ask you to RSVP by registering below.
Dance yourself into shape with Zumba. This Latin-inspired dance-fitness class will have you moving to red-hot international music and getting a workout while having a blast. Certified Zumba instructor Tasha Edwards leads the party. Admission is free. Read more about How to Do Things: Zumba
Tired of shooting dull home videos? Thinking about a new camcorder and wondering what features to look for?
Don Tingle shows how to create compelling videos of family events. We'll go over the basics of planning, shooting, lighting, and editing. We'll talk equipment as well as technique.
Learn tips and tricks from the pros for making better videos to document your family's memories.
Don Tingle is Workshop Director for the Alabama Filmmakers Co-op. He has presented over 100 workshops on all aspects of videography and filmmaking, at film festivals throughout the U.S., including Roger Ebert's Film Festival. He conducts monthly Filmmakers workshops for the Film Co-op and leads a screenwriting workshop. Don is the director of the Rocket City Short Film Festival, coming up this year on October 19. The Film Co-op is located at the Flying Monkey Arts Center in the Historic Lowe Mill. Read more about Better Home Videos
Open to adults and youth ages 12 and up. Maximum number of students: 20. To register, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362.
You don’t have to weave on a traditional loom. Learn how to weave a scarf on soda straws. You will start the scarf in class and learn how to make pom poms to add to the ends when you finish it at home. No weaving experience is required.
Bring 4 ounces of worsted weight yarn. Bring more than one color for a striped scarf. If you want to use a thinner yarn, you’ll need more than 4 ounces.