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October 2018
Annual membership to COA required
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Movement & Tai Chi

February 9 - December 14

Fridays, 9 AM – 10 AM
NSB Council on Aging, 2650 N. Dixie Frwy., New Smyrna Beach
ACA Arts & Wellness ambassadors share the art of movement to enhance body awareness. Tai Chi and energy work has been proven to aid in muscle strength, flexibility, lower blood pressure, stress, anxiety, and help develop a better mood. Learn the basics, then let your creativity shine!

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Annual membership to COA required
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Music & the Mind: Gift of a Lifetime Choir

May 9 - December 12

2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM, NSB Council on Aging, 2650 N. Dixie Frwy., New Smyrna Beach. Led by registered music therapist Vicki Gross, our community choir invites the participation of care partners, caregivers, and anyone wishing to keep their mind healthy and active. You don’t need to carry a tune, we’re interested in having fun, making memories, and expressing our creativity!

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Free, and open to everyone!
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Second Saturday Soundwalk

October 13, 2018 - April 13, 2019

11 Am, Rain or Shine
Join ACA as we explore the sounds and rhythms of our urban and natural world. Each walk is beneficial for people of all ages to de-stress, focus, and develop a deeper understanding of how we fit into the ecosystem of our environment. Limited to 20 participants.

October 13 – ACA Main Campus (1414 Art Center Avenue)
November 10 – Canaveral National Seashore, Apollo Beach, Castle Windy Trail (meet at Visitor’s Center)
December 8 – Marine Discovery Center (520 Barracuda Blvd.)
January 12 – Spruce Creek Park (meet at fishing pier: 6250 S. Ridgewood Ave./US1)
February 9 – Flagler Avenue (meet outside Cor Meth Boutique: 201 S. Peninsula Ave.)
March 9 – Ponce Inlet (meet at NSB Dunes Park: 2995 N. Peninsula Ave.)
April 13 – Riverside Park (meet at Harris House: 214 S. Riverside Dr.)

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Trash to Treasures: Annual ACA Volunteer League Garage Sale

October 20, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

household décor, art, kitchen items, glassware, tools, toys, frames, lamps, Holiday décor, jewelry, books, and more!
Proceeds benefit ACA Children’s Art Programs

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$20
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residency

Bee Talk / Nature Walk: Tour and honey tasting with apiarist Doug McGinnis

October 22, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Explore the unique varieties of flora and fauna on Atlantic Center for the Arts 68 acres with ACA Board Member, beekeeper and naturalist, Doug McGinnis. Learn why bees and other pollinators are so important to a healthy environment. Your guide will lead you on a short walk to the ACA bee hives, discuss the art and industry of beekeeping, followed by a honey tasting in ACA’s Whatmore Commons. RSVP Required. Open to 15 guests. $20 / ACA Members Free.

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November 2018

Free, and open to caregivers and care partners
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Creative Caregiving

November 5 - December 10

Mondays, 1 PM – 3 PM, Bishop’s Glen, 900 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach
Caregiving for a loved one is a journey of joy and difficulty. Join ACA Arts & Wellness ambassadors Vicki Gross (MT-BC) and Ashlee Hughes (MT-BC) as they guide you through creative ways to enhance the quality of your daily routine. Come learn how to connect mind, body and spirit by using the arts as a tool of self-care, social interaction, and lifelong learning. RSVP required, limited to 20 participants per session

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$40 – $50
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Art of the Exhale

November 10, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Body Dialogue creator, Janice Stieber Rous to recondition and de-stress your body. This two-part series focuses on the importance of breathing correctly and building more robust health. Drawing on the modalities of Alexander technique, breathing coordination, yoga and mindfulness practices, Janice will guide you into a more expressive and expansive experience of your body. Part II March 9. Fee per workshop: $50 / ACA members $40. Limited to 15 participants.

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Free
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How I Came to Write About Space Coast Florida: Talk and Reading with Linda Buckmaster

November 15, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Linda Buckmaster has lived most of her life within a mile of Route 1 – born in Miami, raised on the Space Coast, and living in midcoast Maine the past four decades. In her new book, “Space Heart. A Memoir in Stages”, Linda writes about growing up in the early days of the space industry. This event is free and open to the public.

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Free – $90.
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Painting for Veterans

November 17, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ACA Arts & Wellness is proud to support this exhibition by offering a workshop with renowned Florida artist, Joseph Palmerio. This is a unique experience designed for veterans to express themselves using paint and canvas. He looks forward to sharing his experience working with veterans, and comments, “All I ask is that they bring their enthusiasm and we will have a fun and exciting painting event.” Free for veterans / $90 for non-veterans. Limited to 20 participants.

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Giving Tuesday 2018

November 27

Giving Tuesday is a global day of celebration dedicated to helping others through the gift of a donation, your time, goods and your voice. #GivingTuesday

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December 2018

$25 – $50
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IMAGES Holiday Tour of Homes 2018

December 1, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The IMAGES Holiday Tour of Homes will present unique homes decorated for the holidays and showcasing the charm of New Smyrna Beach. This is a favorite event of the Central Florida community, and groups of friends attend year after year as a kick-off to the holiday season. The popular IMAGES Boutique is included in your tour and features handmade items created by ACA Volunteer League Members. For full details and tickets call (386) 423-4733 or email images@IMAGESARTFESTIVAL.ORG. Tickets: $50 / Tour only $25. #IMAGESHolidayTourofHomes

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$35. – $45
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Painting Techniques for Expression

December 1, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join local artist and expressive arts facilitator Bethany Bennett Behr, MFA to explore acrylic painting techniques with attention to mindfulness and emotional awareness. Learn about color and mood associations, the repetition and meditation of brushstrokes and how to use emotion as fuel for creativity. $45 / ACA members $30. Limited to 30 participants.

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January 2019

Free
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43rd Annual, IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts

January 25, 2019 - January 27, 2019

Presented by Atlantic Center for the Arts
January 25, 26, & 27, 2019
Friday 1 PM – 5 PM | Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM | Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
Historic Downtown New Smyrna Beach, FL
FREE and Open to the Public
IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts, was just named #39 in the NATION for top outdoor fine art shows! in 2018, IMAGES presented 238 artists from 30 states and Canada! The weekend of festivities will includes fine art, live music, demonstrations, Patron program, food trucks, spirit garden, student art exhibit, and a creative education tent with hands-on art projects. For full details visit imagesartfestival.org. #MYIMAGESWEEKEND

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February 2019

Free, and open to caregivers and care partners
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Creative Caregiving

February 4, 2019 - March 11, 2019

Mondays, 10 AM – 12 PM, February 4 – March 11, Woodland Towers, 113 W. Chipola Ave, DeLand.
Caregiving for a loved one is a journey of joy and difficulty. Join ACA Arts & Wellness ambassadors Vicki Gross (MT-BC) and Ashlee Hughes (MT-BC) as they guide you through creative ways to enhance the quality of your daily routine. Come learn how to connect mind, body and spirit by using the arts as a tool of self-care, social interaction, and lifelong learning. RSVP required, limited to 20 participants per session

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$50 – $65
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Women’s Creative Wellness Mini-Retreat for Self-Care

February 9, 2019, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Rachel Chase, artist and women’s circle facilitator, for a memorable day at the beautiful ACA Dance Studio, filled with natural light, surrounded by trees, peace and quiet, and nestled in a remarkable setting just 10 minutes from the beach! The creative self-care retreat experience supports women on their journey of empowerment, exploring personal intentions, and honoring women’s need for supportive connection. Rachel combines various forms of healing arts for an enriching day of fun and nurturing to activate and energize the passion and peace in our lives. Activities include: mindfulness practices, relaxing gentle physical movements (for all ages and all bodies), sound healing, visual arts activities, mindful walking, and community sharing. Limited to 20 participants. $65 / ACA members $50

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$35. – $45
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Trees As Human Experience: Mixed Media Workshop

February 23, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come enjoy this visual and narrative mixed media art process workshop using your printed or found tree images, words, collage elements, and memorabilia. Based on either memories of trees, symbols, metaphors, or how you relate to trees in the environment through time. This workshop will include a brief session of forest bathing (shinrinyoku). $45 / ACA members $35. Limited to 12 participants.

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March 2019

$40. – $50
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Art of the Exhale II

March 9, 2019, 1:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Body Dialogue creator, Janice Stieber Rous to recondition and de-stress your body. This two-part series focuses on the importance of breathing correctly and building more robust health. Drawing on the modalities of Alexander technique, breathing coordination, yoga and mindfulness practices, Janice will guide you into a more expressive and expansive experience of your body. Part I November 10. Fee per workshop: $50 / ACA members $40. Limited to 15 participants.

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$25. – $35
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Yin Yoga for Creativity

March 16, 2019, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Michele Benton, certified yoga instructor, and Soundwalk facilitator, Lady Eve for a unique yin yoga workshop with live music for balancing the energy centers of the body. This in-depth workshop will focus on chakra alignment, using live musical accompaniment and focused sound frequencies to open these energy points. $35 / ACA members $25. Limited to 40 participants.

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$25. – $35
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Painting Techniques for Expression

March 30, 2019, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join local artist and expressive arts facilitator Bethany Bennett Behr, MFA to explore acrylic painting techniques with attention to mindfulness and emotional awareness. Learn about color and mood associations, the repetition and meditation of brushstrokes and how to use emotion as fuel for creativity. $35 / ACA members $25. Limited to 30 participants.

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April 2019

Free, and open to caregivers and care partners
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Creative Caregiving

April 1, 2019 - May 6, 2019

Mondays, time TBA, Coronado Community United Methodist Church, 201 S. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach
Caregiving for a loved one is a journey of joy and difficulty. Join ACA Arts & Wellness ambassadors Vicki Gross (MT-BC) and Ashlee Hughes (MT-BC) as they guide you through creative ways to enhance the quality of your daily routine. Come learn how to connect mind, body and spirit by using the arts as a tool of self-care, social interaction, and lifelong learning. RSVP required, limited to 20 participants per session

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Free, and open to everyone!
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Beginner’s Mind: Chasing the Censors Away When We Write Poems

April 3, 2019 - April 10, 2019

Wednesdays, April 3 and April 10, 4 PM – 6 PM. Join Florida Poet Laureate for Volusia County, M.B. McLatchey, in this workshop series where poets will practice techniques for chasing away the censors that tell us what we can say or should say in our poems. Come try your hand at writing as “beginners” again, generating poems that take risks and tell truths. All levels of poets are welcome, from new to advanced. Limited to 15 participants. RSVP to secure your spot.

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$100. – $125.
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36th Annual Horsin’ Around Auction

April 7, 2019, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Silent Auction 11 AM Live Auction 1 PM
Brannon Civic Center, 105 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach
Tickets: $125. | ACA members $100. (70% tax deductible)
Enjoy gourmet food and drink while bidding on unique experiences, original artwork, amazing trips, spectacular sporting events and more! For full details visit atlanticcenterforthearts.org/horsin-around. #PaddlesUpACA

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