Children in the Ridgefield community can discover their creative side through art and music
RIDGEFIELD — Ridgefield School District is celebrating Youth Arts Month in a big way this year, joining with local businesses, organizations, the city of Ridgefield and local artists to offer an abundance of opportunities for children and the Ridgefield community to discover their creative side through art and music throughout the entire month of March.
The school district established Ridgefield Youth Arts Month to support the district’s commitment to deliver personalized learning experiences for each student through appreciation of the arts as well as to increase support of the arts throughout the community.
To celebrate Youth Arts Month, Ridgefield Community Education is offering an array of classes for the community and for kids of all ages. Many classes are free. View the activities by visiting the Community Education page at www.ridgefieldsd.org and click Ridgefield Youth Arts Month 2018 Catalog.
All classes require online registration and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you find a class full, sign up for the wait-list. With enough interest, a second class may be added. Visit www.ridgefieldyoutharts.com for updated information.
Choose from a variety of classes in arts and crafts or music and dance. Get involved in theater arts productions like “Junie B. Jones” or “The Little Mermaid.” Take in the District Art Show or the many musical concert performances scheduled throughout the month showcasing the talents of Ridgefield students.
This year, Ridgefield School District and the Ridgefield Lions Club will present a special performance by three award-winning blind musicians — Mac Potts, Nick Baker and Brent Gjerve — in a piano concert, “3 Grands Concert & Benefit” on Sun., March 18 at 7 p.m. at the Ridgefield Performing Arts Center. Be prepared for a unique, awe-inspiring performance by these talented musicians. Proceeds benefit Ridgefield High School’s scholarship program and the Ridgefield School District’s music program. Tickets are now available online at ridge.revtrak.net.
Be in the know. Join Ridgefield Community Education’s mailing list to receive periodic updates and reminders. Simply email “Add me” to [email protected]. A variety of Winter/Spring classes is now being offered. View them on the Community Education page at www.ridgefieldsd.org.
For more information, call Ridgefield Community Education at (360) 619-1303 or email Terri Cochran at [email protected]
Information provided by Ridgefield School District.