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Guest Speaker Series – Irwin Jaeger


Investing in the future of children

In a second story loft on Skid Row, business manager Irwin Jaeger co-founded what has become one on the country’s leading community centers for learning, Inner-City Arts. ICA is now an expansive complex that annually serves over 100,000 students throughout Los Angeles.

Irwin Jaeger describes his philosophy by a single word – perseverance. He will tell us how he started and nurtures Inner-City Arts, and share his drive for developing the creative ability in all children to build their self-esteem and enhance their quality of life.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 – 6:30 pm, at the Old Town Newhall Library


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Relax & Craft: April 2016

Wire Sculptures

Armed with a coil of wire and a turning tool, see what you can create with a few twists of your wrists. We will provide some simple shapes to copy, like this bird pictured, or you can come up with your own design. After you’ve created your wire shape, we’ll show you ways to dress it up with fabric, paper and beads. We’ll have lots of samples and inspiration. No advanced registration required, just show up!

Tuesday, April 19, 6-7pm at Canyon Country Library
Wednesday, April 27 6:30-7:30pm at Old Town Newhall Library


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Guest Speaker Series: Margie Russomanno & Mark Gasbarro


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Mark Gasbarro
Margie Russomanno
Composers, Musicians, Performers

How music is made

Sometimes Mark Gasbarro and Margie Russomanno work alone. Mark might be on the scoring stage playing for films like Jurassic World and Inside Out, and Margie would be writing lyrics for a commercial or TV series. They’re great alone, but together…they’re gems.

Maybe that’s why their collaboration is called EMERALDE, creating music with an ethereal and cinematic feel. For us, Mark and Margie will define their creative process, take us into the world of writing and arranging, and perform some of their inspiring music. What a melodic night this will be!

Thursday – March 24, 2016 – 6:30pm, at the Old Town Newhall Library


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