Shall we Dance?
Do you like to dance, make new friends, and stay active? Mykl makes it easy and fun. No worries if you have never taken a dance class before. Bring your friends and join us! For singles, partners will be provided. Swing and twirl to the music and join us at the Old Art Building on Tuesday Nights from 7-9, for a good time!
Social Partner Dancing
Instructor: Mykl Werth
Classes: Tuesday from 7-9 pm,
October 15, 22, 29. November 5 & 19
Location: Old Art Building, Leland
Bring: Easy to glide shoes
Price: $96 per couple; $48 per individual
Walk-in: $20/couple, $10/person
All Points North Foundation Awards Solar Grant to LCCC
Leland, MI- The Leelanau Community Cultural Center (LCCC) has been awarded a $60,000 grant to install a 20 kW rooftop solar system on the Old Art Building. The solar panels will produce electricity equal to, or above, the building’s current annual usage. Funding for the project is from All Points North Foundation, a private family foundation dedicated to supporting programs that promote solar energy awareness, education, training and hands-on application of solar as a practical and cost-efficient energy source. Peninsula Solar, LLC, of Leelanau County and Marquette, will do the installation in the spring.
“The Leland community cares about the quality of the environment,” said Dan Lisuk, Board President of the Leelanau Community Cultural Center, in explaining the reason they sought a solar power at the Old Art Building. “As an organization, we continually try to reflect community standards, and this region places a high premium on the quality of life, including a vibrant cultural scene and clean, beautiful and natural surroundings.”
Students in the science classes at Leland Public School will incorporate the solar project into their learning. Jenifer Zywicki, 8th grade science teacher says, “I am continuously looking for connections between my classroom and the ‘real world’. It is exciting to be able to partner with a local organization. This collaboration will allow our students to interact with the process to see the benefits and challenges of solar energy along the way.”
“We have a dual mission, promoting projects that increase solar energy awareness, and also improving public middle school education,” said Laura Staich, Executive Director, All Points North Foundation. “This project combines both, and reflects our vision of striving toward a better future for our planet and our children.”
Becky Ross, LCCC Executive Director asks everyone “to mark your calendars for our Solar Celebration on June 22nd! We’ll have an energetic concert featuring singer songwriter Seth Bernard, science projects created by the students, solar art and more…”
For over 96 years the Old Art Building has been both a touchstone and a welcome home sign for the residents and visitors of Leland, Michigan to enjoy a variety of over 600 programs focused on education, arts and culture. Today, the building is known as one of the oldest, continuous art centers in the state, where young and old can come together and learn how to dance, paint or see a world class concert.
Since becoming a nonprofit in 1992, the LCCC has been administering these cultural programs and working to maintain the Old Art Building. In addition to providing a clean energy source, the new power system will help mitigate the rising cost of energy. A monitoring display unit on the outside of the building will provide the public with real time information on energy consumption and savings. The LCCC will coordinate on-site visits for both private and public area schools. In addition, LCCC will highlight the benefits of solar energy through lectures and tours of the building and will produce a flyer for the 16,000 visitors who come through the doors every year.
While the primary mission of the LCCC is to promote cultural enrichment programs and events, and provide a gathering place for the community, the new PV solar system helps to ensure that the building will continue to be a significant part of Leelanau history for years to come.
April 12, 19, & 26 May 10, 17, & 26
Drop in: $10 for 1st child, $5 for additional.
9:30 – 10:30 am
Little Bird School of Song is where children (ages 0 to 5) and adults can sing, dance, be silly, and play provided instruments together – all while incorporating educational elements of music theory, Spanish, and empowered individual creativity! During the weekly one-hour sessions, you and your child will be invited to participate in community with a varied mix of original and traditional songs. The focus is on having fun, promoting positive messages of peace and self-acceptance and fostering the joy of being mindfully “in the moment” with the people you love.
The Leelanau Community Cultural Center invites you to attend the 2018 Merry MarketPlace. This annual Art & Craft Show at the Old Art Building, will take place on Saturday, December 1 from 10 am to 4 pm. Each year the artists gather on the 1st Saturday in December to share their artwork for unique holiday gifts and holiday decor.
This year you will see many of your favorite artists and we’ll introduce you to a few new ones —- making for a good mix of holiday finds. This year’s show will feature 18 local artisans with, jewelry, willow furniture, pottery, specialty foods, candles, herbal and soaps and lotions, cards, clothing for children, hand knit items and much more.
Join us for complimentary cookies and coffee and a delightful holiday market!
This event is sponsored by the Leelanau Community Cultural Center. For more information please call 231-256-2131.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
at the Old Art Building
111 S. Main Street, PO Box 883
Leland, MI 49654