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Tuesdays, November 3, November 10, November 17, & November 24

Medicare Basics

Presented by Laurie Casas, Only Senior Options, laurie@Onlysenioroptions.com

Whether you are new to Medicare, getting ready to turn 65, or already enrolled in a Medicare health plan, you’ll need to make important decisions at enrollment time and then during AEP (Annual Enrollment period) each year.  Come learn the A,B,C, & D’s of Medicare, overview and difference between Medicare supplement insurance and Medicare advantage plans, overview of and what to look for when choosing prescription drug plans and tips for your first year on a Medicare health plan.

4:30 pm, Zoom Presentation (All dates listed will be at this time. Use the link below to register for your preferred date)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsfuCoqDspGNQxfJHLKUY8jP-wG7dFvTKW

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Wednesday, November 4

Performing Arts Series: Music – Celebrating Memory, Día de los Muertos

The Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos – or Day of the Dead – falls close to Halloween on the calendar but is very different. Instead of portraying the dead as spooky it is a time to celebrate loved ones who have passed on – a celebration that bridges life and death. Its roots blend Indigenous and European elements for a uniquely beautiful remembrance full of light and color. We’ll learn about the traditional and contemporary expressions of the holiday and take time to honor and celebrate our own loved ones and heroes who have passed away.  

Join Antonio Gomez, Associate Director of Education at Tacoma Arts Live, for the second of three Performing Art Series workshops focused on music!

10:00 am, Zoom Presentation

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4816003295?pwd=aXpEZEZLbVpsMFpydGZNUGYwZmNEdz09
Meeting ID: 481 600 3295
Passcode: 845170


Wednesdays, November 4, November 11, November 18, & November 25

Medicare Basics

Presented by Laurie Casas, Only Senior Options, laurie@Onlysenioroptions.com

Whether you are new to Medicare, getting ready to turn 65, or already enrolled in a Medicare health plan, you’ll need to make important decisions at enrollment time and then during AEP (Annual Enrollment period) each year.  Come learn the A,B,C, & D’s of Medicare, overview and difference between Medicare supplement insurance and Medicare advantage plans, overview of and what to look for when choosing prescription drug plans and tips for your first year on a Medicare health plan.

2:00 pm, Zoom Presentation (All dates listed will be at this time. Use the link below to register for your preferred date)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkcOGoqDIoEtXgHM25eSGTiKxHhhJDu3gA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Saturday, November 7

Performing Arts Series: Theatre – Ancient Origins of Drama and Theatre

Explore how medicine, science, architecture, and religion came together to create the foundations of Western theatre as we know it today. Visit the Ancient Theatre at Epidaurus in Greece, explore pageant wagons of Medieval times, and follow the path of the famous William Shakespeare.

Join Marsha Walner, Teaching Artist with Tacoma Arts Live, for the first of three engaging Performing Art Series workshops focused on theatre!

11:00 am, Zoom Presentation

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86210067633?pwd=bmNXNGRqd2MzVkhLNHNuOW9oSTIvQT09
Meeting ID: 862 1006 7633
Passcode: 328447


Wednesday, November 11

How I Wrote That Tune: The Secrets of Songwriting – Tin Pan Alley

In this introduction, we’ll look at the beginning of American popular songwriting, including early Tin Pan Alley hits like “After the Ball,” “Give My Regards to Broadway,” and “Lovesick Blues.” How are these songs constructed and why did they become so popular?

11:00 am, Zoom Presentation

Join Zoom Meeting
https://plu-edu.zoom.us/j/98667325023


Wednesday, November 11

Performing Arts Series: Dance – Exploring the History and Evolution of Ballet

We begin by exploring the origins of Ballet, looking at Italian, French and Russian histories of the art form, and move through some of the art form’s most famous choreographers and dancers including Sergei Diaghilev, George Balanchine, Anna Pavlova and today’s American Prima Ballerina, Misty Copeland. Learn fun factoids about how some of your favorite ballet steps were invented and even explore some of the basic movements and postures right from your chair!

Join Katie Lappier, Director of Education at Tacoma Arts Live, for the first of three Performing Art Series workshops focused on dance!

2:00 pm, Zoom Presentation

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86082241314?pwd=UEx3VC9KcWZ2TlNEWi85Rk03NVV2Zz09
Meeting ID: 860 8224 1314
Passcode: 845170


Saturday, November 14

Performing Arts Series: Theatre – Eastern Theatre Traditions

Discover the rich history, colorful presentation, and incredible artistry of Eastern theatre traditions such as epic Kabuki and reverent Noh styles from Japan, spectacular Chinese Opera, and charming Indonesian shadow puppets. We will also discover the connection between storytelling and yoga in India.

Join Marsha Walner, Teaching Artist with Tacoma Arts Live, for the second of three engaging Performing Art Series workshops focused on theatre!

11:00 am, Zoom Presentation

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86210067633?pwd=bmNXNGRqd2MzVkhLNHNuOW9oSTIvQT09
Meeting ID: 862 1006 7633
Passcode: 328447


Wednesday, November 18

How I Wrote That Tune: The Secrets of Songwriting – Jazz

Moving from jazz’s Golden Age into the Swing Era, we see a shift in how songs are constructed and imagined. In this lecture we consider how improvisation augments composition. We’ll listen to songs such as “King Porter Stomp,” “Take the A Train,” and “Sing, Sing, Sing.”

11:00 am, Zoom Presentation

Join Zoom Meeting
https://plu-edu.zoom.us/j/98667325023


Wednesday, November 18

Performing Arts Series: Dance – The Magic of Modern Dance and Creative Movement

Modern Dance evolved in the late 19th century as a counterpoint to ballet, with the idea to create movement that was accessible to all bodies no matter your social station or physical ability. In this presentation we will learn about the pioneers and the contemporaries who have made this especially inclusive and powerful approach to dance so spectacular. With video clips of some of the most magical modern dance works of the 20th Century and the opportunity to try you own creative movement exploration, this session will engage and delight!

Join Katie Lappier, Director of Education at Tacoma Arts Live, for the second of three Performing Art Series workshops focused on dance!

2:00 pm, Zoom Presentation

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86082241314?pwd=UEx3VC9KcWZ2TlNEWi85Rk03NVV2Zz09
Meeting ID: 860 8224 1314
Passcode: 845170


Saturday, November 21

Performing Arts Series: Theatre – Contemporary

In the 20th century and beyond, the purpose of theatre shifted and split to reflect various aspects of the human condition. Immerse yourself in Musical Theatre spectacle to amaze and entertain, and forms such as Epic Theatre and Theatre of the Oppressed to make a statement and change the world.

Join Marsha Walner, Teaching Artist with Tacoma Arts Live, for the third engaging Performing Art Series workshops focused on theatre!

11:00 am, Zoom Presentation

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86210067633?pwd=bmNXNGRqd2MzVkhLNHNuOW9oSTIvQT09
Meeting ID: 862 1006 7633
Passcode: 328447


Wednesday, November 25

How I Wrote That Tune: The Secrets of Songwriting – Country and Western

As country and western music made its home in Nashville, TN, the country music industry established new regular ways of songwriting. We’ll trace this evolution from Jimmie Rodgers to Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash.

11:00 am, Zoom Presentation

Join Zoom Meeting
https://plu-edu.zoom.us/j/98667325023


Wednesday, November 25

Performing Arts Series: Dance – Musical Theatre Joy Ride

Take a moment to indulge in the joy of musical theatre dancing! We’ll delve into the incredible history of musical theatre dance and visit some of our favorite musical theatre dance scenes and dancers… from “The Best Things Happen while you’re Dancing” (White Christmas) and “Shipoopi” (The Music Man) to the remarkable dancing seen in contemporary musicals like Wicked and Matilda.

Join Katie Lappier, Director of Education at Tacoma Arts Live, for the third Performing Art Series workshops focused on dance!

2:00 pm, Zoom Presentation

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86082241314?pwd=UEx3VC9KcWZ2TlNEWi85Rk03NVV2Zz09
Meeting ID: 860 8224 1314
Passcode: 845170

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