Robot Studio Workshop for ages 10 – 14

Joe’s welcomes Robot Studio Workshop for ages 10 – 14 starting October 21st!

Robot Studio Workshop

Robot Studio Workshops get kids coding in minutes, even kids who are terrified of math and kids who have no experience coding. The secret? Sphero a playful robot that introduces kids to the world of robotics and computer science in a unique and engaging way.

Sphero also lets kids discover and experience fundamental STEM principles and theories in practice. In Robot/Studio Workshop I, students explore Newton’s Laws of Motion through a series of challenging activities. They learn how to problem solve, think scientifically and create unique solutions, the same way that programmers, scientists and engineers do in the real world.

The workshop seeks to ease anxiety around math and science by letting kids learn by doing, guided by their natural sense of curiosity and playfulness.

In a future where coding and STEM will be as important as reading and writing, Sphero instills the desire to create and explore using the language and tools of tomorrow.

To Register:

  1. Click here
  2. Go to ONLINE STORE tab
  3. Select Series and Memberships
  4. Choose Robot Studio Workshop

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Instructor Wail Khalid

WKhalid_Headshot_SquareWail Khalid comes to Joe’s with over a decade of experience producing video for public television and non-profit organizations and a lifelong interest in technology. In 2013, Wail discovered a passion for working with young adults while producing a promotional video for a youth center. Using a workshop model, Wail developed and implemented a curriculum that gives young adults insight and tools to decoding, critically analyzing, and creating visual media. Wail also recognized the need to empower young minds by demystifying the technology that dominates many of today’s life experiences. He developed a hands-on workshop that not only teaches coding and robotics, but also brings fundamental scientific theories and engineering concepts to life. His hope is that this approach to learning will inspire the next generation of programmers, engineers, scientists and garage tinkerers. 

Wail Khalid has BA in Anthropology from the American University in Cairo, an MA in Media Studies from The New School in New York City and a Cambridge ESL Certification from Academia in Basel, Switzerland.

WHAT: Robot Studio Workshop Series for Kids

WHERE: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

WHEN: Saturdays, October 21st – December 16th (except November 25th) 10 am – 12:30 pm

AGES: 10 – 14

COST: $250 for all 8 weeks

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Application to participate in the 2017 Mount Rainier Community Craft Fair is OPEN

PLEASE NOTE: Craft Fair IS NOT accepting any additional applications for jewelry, fabric arts, knits/crochet crafts.

SAT. DEC. 2ND | 10 AM – 5 PM

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The Mt. Rainier Craft Fair has become an annual event in the city of Mount Rainier, Maryland. The Craft Fair has been at Joe’s for the last few years, marking the first Saturday in December as one when residents of Mount Rainier and neighboring communities come out to support a wide variety of vendors and their talents.

Crafters interested in applying to participate in the fair should click below!

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Youth Classes for Crawlers to Pre-Teens at Joe’s!

Youth Classes at Joe’s

Fall Semester: Monday, September 25th – Friday, December 22nd

Looking for Adult Classes? Click here!

Movement program for toddlers and young movers. Appropriate activity for crawlers to pre-school. Differing abilities welcomed.

JOE’S CLASSES

Movement Playdate

Explore physical expression in an open dance studio with guided activities and exciting props to create a world of sensory exploration for toddlers and their accompanying adults. Our exemplary arts education staff provides a safe and fun environment for creative play for your toddler and you! Whether you’re in on the action or watching from the sidelines, the Movement Playdate will introduce children to the joys of a healthy and active lifestyle fueled by imagination.

Creative Movers

Active children will love to move in a class that integrates creative play, storytelling, dance basics, and music. The 60 minute class features activities to increase movement vocabulary, stamina and coordination along with listening, practicing patience, and responding to ideas with movement or rhythm.

NON-JOE’S CLASSES

Yoga for Babies & Toddlers

  • Instructor: Jessica LaGarde
  • When: Tuesdays September 26-November 14
  • Cost: $60/session

Toddler Yoga (crawling-24 months) @ 9:30am

Baby Yoga (6 weeks-nearly crawling) @ 10:30am

Please visit the website by clicking here

Writing on the Walls! Storytellers and Dreamcatchers: Capturing the story within

  • Instructor: Khali Northington
  • When: Saturdays September 23-November 11 from 10-11:30am
  • Ages: 9-12 year-olds
  • Cost: coming soon!

All children have a story bubbling at the edges of their souls. But what makes a good story? In this workshop, your child will experience the art of storytelling organically by excavating their thoughts and dreams and practicing a variety of creative writing techniques. In addition to daily writing activities, each child will be encouraged to complete a special piece—short story, poem or essay—for a published project. This session also includes a field trip.

Email livewrite1@gmail.com for more information.

Looking for Adult Classes? Click here!

​Classes & Workshops subject to cancelation or substitute teachers.

Hurricane Harvey and the Arts

As Hurricane Harvey weakens, many people are still seeking food, shelter and medical help. We’ve been astounded by the beautiful stories of camaraderie and community forming to support those in need.  If you haven’t already given to one of the many organizations with on-the-ground support, NPR compiled a reliable list: Read more.

Joe’s believes arts organizations will be integral in restoring a sense of place in communities impacted in natural disasters. This is hard to do when your facility has suffered massive water damages or artist’s income is disrupted.  With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of articles and resources to encourage our community who keep us afloat to make a strategic donation for the creative community in Texas.  Your financial support ensures organizations like Joe’s and local artists continue to serve.  Please make a donation today.

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Houston-Hurricane-Harvey-flood-photos-The-Wortham_163519-1An article that looks at damage in the beloved Houston Theater District: “In the midst of tragedy and heartbreak, many people find solace in art, but even our most beloved visual and performing arts institutions aren’t immune to the power that is still Harvey. Read more.

Comprensive resource list for Texan artists:

http://www.arts.texas.gov/resources/hurricane-harvey-resources/

Recommended donation links:

f0ac9cb4cbfafb0bcd8e3783d39461c1This grassroots organization is providing support and series to those with disabilities. More information.

A beautiful Go Fund Me campaign that seeks to support the dance community affected by Hurricane Harvey. “As we all know, many in our dance family in Southeast Texas and the surrounding area have suffered from massive flooding after heavy rain from Hurricane Harvey….. Now, it is time to do our part.” More info

Provides emergency financial assistance and resources available to everyone who works in performing arts (actors, dancers, musicians, stagehands, playwrights, tech crew, and many more). http://actorsfund.org/

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Off the Quill brings “Completely Hollywood” to Joe’s this September

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With just 30 days between idea and execution, Off the Quill brings you Completely Hollywood, a tribute to all things Cinema. The frenetic comedy from the team that brought you the award winning Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] has the actors tackling 186 films, plus a screen mashup of their own, in just 90 minutes.

Off the Quill

Off the Quill was founded by four like-minded friends (Patrick Mullen, Katie Wanschura, Leanne Dinverno, and J. Peter Langsdorf) who wanted to create a different kind of theater experience. One that blends many different mediums, like stage combat, dance, clowning, physicality, to present truly compelling stories to the audience. We aim to take classic and modern stories and make them our own, either by writing new material or presenting them in innovative ways.

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Aerial Yoga Swings into Joe’s

IMG_4206Shake up your yoga routine with Aerial Yoga with Kirsty Little, Mondays at 8 pm starting September 11th!

Aerial Yoga is modern interpretation of yoga that utilizes safe and soft low-hanging fabric hammocks to address alignment, release tension, even tackle chronic pain! BONUS: you hang upside down and it’s super fun!

This class is appropriate for anyone – even beginners with absolutely no yoga or aerial experience. Your size, age, and aerial abilities do not matter.

No matter if you’re an experienced yogi or new to the practice – aerial yoga has something for you. More experienced yogis will find a new dimension to complement their existing practice whereas newbies will find a gentle place to begin their yoga practice.

Every class will feature inversions, decompression, core strengthening, relaxation and a dose of humor from instructor Kirsty Little!

This class is great for:

  • Beginners to aerial or yoga
  • Experienced yogis or aerialists who want to complement their current practice
  • Anyone who wants to get stronger & stretchier!
  • Any adult of any age.

Cost: $25 per drop in per adult

There are no pre-requisites… beginners and all levels are welcome. There is a limit of 8 slots per class. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.

“Out of Darkness” Returns to Joe’s

Joe’s hosts Patricia Eubanks again for her one woman show, Out of Darkness. Out of Darkness chronicles the story of Eubanks’ life to encourage others – Eubanks tells us, “you can make it through whatever seems to be the cards life dealt you.”

Raised between the two worlds of a Christian mother and an abusive father, Eubanks constant companions were anxiety, fear, and depression. Out of Darkness is a message to all, especially women, that: “no matter the situations life brings you can partner with God and his strategies for your life and be catapulted into your purpose.” Join Eubanks on the story of her journey that teaches us there is no force stronger than love, it is how she moved Out of Darkness.

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A note from Patricia Eubanks:

TO WIN AT ANY BATTLE YOU MUST HAVE A STRATEGY

WHAT’S YOUR PLAN AGAINST THOSE GIANTS IN YOUR LIFE?

All proceeds from this production will assist in the vision of M.O.T.H.E.R., My Opportunity To Help Everyone Resource. In the business of strengthening children by assisting their families.

Eubanks one night performance will be accompanied by her one woman art show in Joe’s Lobby. All paintings will be available for purchase. Gallery below:

Joe’s Movement Emporium receives over $43,000 for its Job Readiness and Arts Education Programs

Joe’s Movement Emporium of Mount Rainier, MD has received $43,400 in grants to support its job readiness and arts education programs.

CreativeWorks, Joe’s vocational training program received a combined $39,000 from the Prince George’s County Executive’s Community Partnership Grant and a first-time grant from the Baltimore-based Robert W. Deutsch FoundationDistrict 1 Council Member Mary Lehman and the City of Mount Rainier contributed a combined $4,400 to support Joe’s arts education programs, including Club Joe’s after school program and Camp Joe’s summer arts program.

Now in its ninth year, CreativeWorks (formerly the Theater Tech Program) provides critical support to under-resourced teens and young adults ages 17-21 in Prince George’s County by helping them secure employment and prepare for higher education with the goal of ending generational poverty. In fiscal 2017 (ending June 30th), CreativeWorks served 585 participants through its 10-month core training program, , two week-long intensives and classroom presentations throughout the county.

Camp Joe’s and Club Joe’s are out-of-school time programs that engage youth, ages 4-13, throughout the year benefiting their intellectual, personal, and social development through the arts. Offered in a creative, vibrant, and supportive arts-based learning environment, youth learn team building, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills while sharpening fine motor and cognitive abilities.  In fiscal 2017, both programs served 178 unique youth.

“As a single mother struggling through various financial hardships, Joe’s provided a safe and affordable haven for my two daughters to grow and be nurtured. They are now in middle and high school, pursuing courses in creative and performing arts,” said Ivana H. Miranda, a former Club Joe’s and Camp Joe’s parent.

Joe’s Movement Emporium is a cultural hub that acts as a catalyst for creativity and economic opportunities in education, production and work readiness.  Founded in 1995, Joe’s serves more than 70,000 artists and arts patrons each year through its diverse multicultural and multigenerational programming.  For more information about Joe’s and how you can support, visit www.joesmovement.org or call Barbara Goliday at 301-699-1819.

FREE Self Defense and Active Bystander Training Workshops

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JULY 23 | 3:45 PM | FREE WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE

Ally Theatre Company is thrilled to announce a partnership with local anti-harassment organization Defend Yourself! Lauren Taylor and her teachers will be offering FREE Self Defense and Active Bystander Training Workshops to attendees of select Think Before You Holla performances.

The workshops will happen between shows for the following dates:
(NOTE: attendees from either show can participate in that day’s workshop, with proof of purchase.)

Sunday, July 23rd
2:30pm performance
3:45pm – 4:45pm workshop – focus: Active Bystander Training
5pm performance

To RSVP for the workshop or to get additional information, please email: info@allytheatrecompany.org.

What to bring: Proof of ticket purchase. It is recommended participants wear comfortable clothes they can move in.

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Chelsea Harrison, Victoria Mrythil and Christina Neubrand

Generated from true stories via interviews and social media, Think Before You Holla is a devised piece that examines the patriarchal roots of gender-based street harassment and its overall influence on women’s psyches. It runs July 15-23 at Joe’s Movement Emporium as part of the Capital Fringe Festival.

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Empowering Victims of Street Harassment through the Arts

Ally Theatre Company in partnership with Joe’s Movement Emporium presents Think Before You Holla, the second production of their inaugural season as part of the 2017 Capital Fringe Festival

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MOUNT RAINIER, MD June 23, 17—Joe’s Movement Emporium’s resident artist company Ally Theater Company presents the second production of their inaugural season, Think Before You Holla, July 15-23 as part of the 2017 Capital Fringe Festival. Created and directed by Ally Associate Director Taylor Reynolds, Think Before You Holla uses true stories via interviews and social media to examine the patriarchal roots of gender-based street harassment and its overall influence on women’s psyches. Tickets are $17 per individual and can be purchased by calling 301-699-1819 or visiting Joe’s online at www.joesmovement.org. Joe’s is located at 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712.

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About Think Before You Holla

“Although Think Before You Holla first came to life in June 2014, it’s really taken a fuller shape over the last nine months,” says Reynolds. “I’ve devised the piece with eight incredible women; it’s been difficult and taxing to dive into the wide variety of street harassment stories we’ve collected from friends, family, and a few strangers and intertwine them with the upsetting statistics of what street harassment can lead to, but the understanding that what we’re doing will have a strong foothold in the fight against street harassment helps us to push forward.”

“By examining the ‘why’ around a harasser’s behavior, we hope to to empower bystanders to become allies in this assault on women’s emotional well-being,” says Ally’s Founding and Producing Artistic Director, Ty Hallmark. “Sadly, as we’ve seen in the last month, street harassment can sometimes end violently, which is why this is a particularly important conversation to have right now.”

Via Broadway World.

About Ally Theater Company

Ally Theatre Company produces theatre designed to engage audiences through acknowledging and confronting systemic oppression in America. 

WHAT:  Think Before You Holla – Ally Theater Performance as part of Capital Fringe Festival 

WHEN:  Showtimes are Saturday 7/15 at 8PM, Sunday 7/16 at 2PM and 5:30PM, Thursday 7/20 at 6:30PM and 9PM, Friday 7/21 at 6:30PM and 9PM, Saturday 7/22 at 2:30PM, 6:30PM, and 9PM and Sunday 7/23 at 2:30PM and 5PM. 

WHERE:  The Meyer Performance Theater, Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712

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