LISTEN UP! 2019 – An Intergenerational Spoken Word Program!

 

Photo: Book-it Repertory Theatre

Spoken word is an oral art form that focuses on the aesthetic of word play, voice inflection and intonation.  It includes any kind of poetry recited aloud such as hip-hop, jazz poetry, poetry slams, traditional poetry readings and even comedy and prose monologues.  Listen Up! is a 3 month-long series of intergenerational and solo workshops in which Seattle youth will partner with community members from Lake City. Inspired by the power of our community’s united voice to inspire change, Book-It is pleased to be partnering with Spoken Word Artist Meredith Arena, Silver Kite Community Arts and students from Ida B Wells Middle College High School in our collective cry to “Listen Up!”

Senior Workshop 1: 3/8 1-2

Intergenerational Workshop 1: 3/22 1-2:30

Senior Workshop 2: 4/19 1-2

Intergenerational Workshop 2: 4/26 1-2:30

Senior Workshop 3: 5/6 1-2

Book-It Performance in Lake City: 5/13 1-2

Seattle Center Performance: TBA

To register call 206-268-6740

 

 

 

 

Book-It Repertory Theater Presents Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

After a successful 2017 fall tour, Ada’s Violin returns for an encore Summer Tour.  Don’t miss it, August 13th at the Lake City Community Center. 11am-12pm. 

This story by Susan Hood is an extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an orchestra made up of children playing instruments built from recycled trash. Ada Ríos dreams of playing the violin, but only until a music teacher named Favio Chávez arrives does she fulfill her dreams.

The show is performed in English and Spanish and runs 35-40 minutes.  Admission is free.                                                                                                                                                                                                     

LGBTQ2 Community Conversation Meet-Up & Pride Month Film Series

Do you have questions about what the different letters stand for in LGBTQ2? Are you curious about what it actually means when someone is transgender and what to say when you aren’t sure what their gender is? Do you wonder how it can be that some people know these things about themselves when they are as young as 3 years old and some people do not come out until they are in their 60’s?

We want to create a space where we can all learn together and be ourselves. Each of us is touched by things in different ways. As lifelong learners, when we open up to our diversity, life just keeps getting more interesting! Watch the movies in the series that look interesting to you and then come to our community conversation on Monday, June 25th from 1-2pm.

Friday Film Series:

Friday 6/1 1-3pm – “Carol” (in English with Spanish subtitles) An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.

Friday 6/8 1-3pm – “The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert” (in English with Spanish Subtitles) Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Friday 6/22 1-3pm – “Ma Vie En Rose” (This movie is in French so we will have showings in 2 different rooms, one with English subtitles and one with Spanish subtitles) Ludovic is seen by family and community as a boy, but consistently communicates being a girl. The film depicts Ludovic’s family struggling to accept this.

Community Conversation – Monday June 25th 1-2pm in the front classroom.

Questions? Please contact Claudine Wallace at 206-472-5471

Hand Drumming Fun for Seniors

Photo provided by LaDrumma

Simone will supply hand drums (drums that sit on the floor between your legs. They are hit with hands, not sticks).  You will be shown how to hold the drum and taught two simple strokes. Before you know it, you’ll be playing a hot little rhythm!

Drumming is a wonderful way to strengthen muscles, improve coordination and sharpen memory, all the while playing the rhythms you love to dance to.

Simone LaDrumma created Drumming & The Holistic Expression of Rhythm, a method of feeling rhythm rather than reading or counting it, in 1991. Since then she has brought the magic of rhythmic expression to thousands of folks of every age, gender, and level of expertise around the world.

For more info visit: www.LaDrumma.com

Monday, February 7th 1-2pm

Monday, March 7th 1-2pm

Wednesday, April 25th 1-2pm

Free. All are welcome.

Representing Lake City on the Seattle Poetic Map

Claudia Castro Luna, Seattle’s first civic poet, visited Lake City Seniors last fall to teach a workshop on poetry.  Her work culminated in a Poetic Grid of Seattle, mapping the poems of first-time poets and seasoned well-established writers.  We are excited to see that one of our participants, Sonia Izaguirre, is featured on the grid representing Lake City.  Her poem La Primera Vez (The First Time) recalls her first time in Seattle.

Visit the Seattle Poetic Grid to experience how people experience a sense of place and belonging in Seattle.

 

Manage Concerns About Falls

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning workshop series designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.

Lake City Seniors will host the eight-session series at the Lake City Community Center starting Monday, September 11th and running through November 6th.  The workshop meets Mondays 1-3pm.  The workshop will no meet on Monday, October 9th.

The workshop is free, but does require pre-registration to participate.  To register contact Akira at 206-268-6740 or by email at akirao@soundgenerations.

A Matter of Balance emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.

YOU WILL LEARN TO:

  • view falls as controllable
  • set goals for increasing activity
  • make changes to reduce fall risks at home
  • exercise to increase strength and balance

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • anyone concerned about falls
  • anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength
  • anyone who has fallen in the past
  • anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns