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Dec
12
Wed
Cottage City Historic District Commission
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dec
13
Thu
MV Super’s Office
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tween Yogamotion
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm

Set up at 5:30pm

Dec
14
Fri
Tai Chi & Tea with Diane Crane
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Cut through the nonsense and noise of modern life! Come learn to move with intention: cultivate your life force, improve your balance, and expand your sense of self. Diane Crane, a tai chi player of 25 years, with 30 years experience as a music educator and coach, offers qi gong sets and yang-style Tai chi (180 Long Form). All levels welcome.

#exercise

Dec
15
Sat
Gingerbread House Build
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Caroling Practice
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Come practice singing carols for our foray into the community on December 22nd at 4pm. We’ll be spreading cheer and singing loud for all to hear. All ages.

Art Opening: Alejandro Carreño
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Alejandro Carreño was born in 1962 in
Havana.
At the age of 16, he won first prize in the
Annual Art Contest of the Federación
Estudiantil de Ensenaza Media (FEEM)
in Cuba. He studied Graphic Design at
the Escuela de Diseño Gráfico e
Industrial in Havana and received a
scholarship to study Product Design in
Germany at the Kunsthochschule Burg
Giebichenstein from where he
graduated as Diplomdesigner. After the
fall of the wall, he moved to Berlin where
he started working as a Graphic
Designer and also began to work on his
first exhibit.

In June of 1994 Alejandro's exhibit,
"Raices," a theme based on the Afro-
Cuban culture, inspired the deceased
Cuban writer, Jesus Diaz, who also lived
in Berlin at the time, to write of
Alejandro's work: "And just towards the
obviously Cuban, Carreño turns his eye
from his nostalgically distant Berlin
viewpoint. He draws in black and white,
the first and major external difference of
the habitants of the island, and delivers
us above all images of black Cubans, a
skin-color less common in Berlin. His
Cubans are above all musicians,
representatives of the biggest and
deepest cultural Cuban dimension,
wisely re-created by the hand of
Carreño in all its lightness, that national
dimension that Cintio Vitier described as
a constant in our poetry."
In 1995 Alejandro moved to the
Dominican Republic where he records
his impressions of Caribbean life in
bright acrylic colors. His exhibit "The
Flight of the Dreamfish" in June of 2001
in Santo Domingo, employed a new
painting technique using the palette
knife as a painting tool. Alejandros
subjects surround us with beautiful
metaphors in which the most imperative
desires of the human being unite. The
life around him makes his brushes and
palette knifes move. His paintings
deliver impressions of the people, the
ocean, and the life under water with
refined lines and strong contrasts that
create the mystique of Carreño’s art.
Since 2009 Alejandro lives and works in
Martha’s Vineyard, USA. His latest work
can be seen in A Gallery. Also his art
are in many private collections and have
been shown in many one-person and
group exhibitions in Europe, the
Dominican Republic, and the USA.

Dec
18
Tue
Selectmen Meeting (possible)
Dec 18 @ 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
19
Wed
Wii Dance Wednesday
Dec 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Allyson on the “dance” floor as we move around and get in some fun exercise! All ages welcome.

Dec
20
Thu
Freestyle Skiing From the Inside
Dec 20 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Devin is a professional ski instructor at Park City Mountain Resort for the past seven winters and has a website snowblooded.com that focuses on freestyle skiing and snowboarding. He will discuss the various competitive events in the freestyle disciplines and explain how the sport has evolved. He also will share his experiences last winter attending and covering the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Gangwon South Korea and the Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) qualifying events leading up to the Winter Games, including how male and female athletes train and prepare to compete at the highest levels of the sport.