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  • Sponsored By n Ridgefield Theater Arts Program Presents: Junie B. Jones

    Our local 4-6 grade students have been working hard to bring their rendition of Junie B. Jones to Ridgefield. Join us in the Ridgefield Performing Arts Center to enjoy this energetic performance. • Friday, March 23 • 7 PM • Saturday, March 24 • 2 PM & 6 PM

    n Missoula Children’s Theater THE LITTLE MERMAID

    Join us and be amazed at what our local youth can accomplish in just one week! • Ridgefield Performing Arts Center • Public Performances – March 10 • 1:30 & 4 PM

    n 3 Grands Concert & Benefit

    Featuring 3 award-winning blind pianists: Mac Potts, Nick Baker, and Brent Gjerve • Sunday, March 18 • 7 PM • Ridgefield Performing Arts Center • Adults $20 prepaid or $25 at the door • Students $10 prepaid or $15 at the door • Children 5 and under are FREE • Tickets available at See Events

    We are excited to offer a month full of opportunities for creative explorations.

    All classes FREE, unless otherwise noted.

    Online pre-registration is required for all classes. Please visit to reserve your spot. All classes have limited capacity, register early! You will receive an email confirmation, with any

    special instructions, a few days prior to class. If unable to access internet, call 360.619.1303

    for assistance.

    n Animals in Clay Instructor • Ena Shipman

    Ena joins us with her popular clay building class. On day 1, kids will design and build an animal, real or imaginary, of their choosing. Students return on Day 2 for Glazing. Grades 3-8 • South Ridge - Mar 12 • 3:45-5:15 PM • South Ridge - Mar 20 • 3:45-4:45 PM Union Ridge students welcome, must provide own transportation

    n District Art Show

    Enjoy student contributions from all 4 Ridgefield schools. • Ridgefield High School Commons • Tuesday, March 27 • 5-7 PM

    n District Concerts

    • March 6 - View Ridge Band Concert • March 8 - District Choral Concert • March 15 - Union Ridge 3rd Grade Concert • March 22 - Union Ridge 4th Grade Concert • March 27 - Union Ridge Spring Music Concert • March 29 - South Ridge 1st & 2nd Grade Concert ALL CONCERTS at Ridgefield Performing Art Center except for Mar. 27 @ UR

    n Arts in Action Showcase

    Local youth showcase their vast talents! Join us in celebrating our Ridgefield students! • Ridgefield Performing Arts Center • Wednesday, March 28 • 6:30 PM

    n I AM...Empowered

    Let your unique personality shine!! Explore your individual attributes and display them on this one- of-a-kind poster! As unique as you are! Ages 8 & up • South Ridge - Wednesday, March 14 • 3:45-4:45 PM • Union Ridge - Tuesday, March 27 • 2:45-3:45 PM • View Ridge - Thursday, March 15 • 2:45-3:45 PM

    SAVE THE DATE: RYAM Night at Barnes & Noble Friday, March 16 5-9 PM

  • n Cell Phone Photography Workshop Instructor • Chris Bidleman

    Chris Bidleman, Ridgefield photographer, shares tips and tricks to take better photos with your cell phone. Mini photo challenges and fun photo games offered to practice using your phone cameras in different ways. Please bring fully charged phone and be prepared to explore the outdoors in this interactive photography class. Meet in the VR Library for briefing before heading out to shoot. Ages 10 through adults.. • Wednesday, March 21 • 2:45-4 PM

    n School of Rock! – Intro to Dance Instructor • Carla Kendall-Bray & Staff, Dance Fusion

    Experience funky jazz and theater dance to the amazing music from the hit Broadway musical School of Rock! Taught by professional staff from Dance Fusion NW, these classes will culminate in an informal performance at the Arts in Action event on Mar. 28. Perfect for boys and girls in grades K-6. This class will foster an appreci- ation for the art of dance and live performance. • Mondays & Wednesdays, March 12-28 • Union Ridge Commons • 2:40-3:30 PM • Performance at Arts in Action, March 28

    n Jam Band - Be A Rock Star! Instructor • Rob Melton, Opus School of Music

    If you could be in your favorite band, sing like your favorite artist, play the guitar, keyboards or drums...what would it be like? This program brings to life the process of how to create a band! Learn to play an instrument of your choice, learn some songs, then rock out with your new band mates!! UR Commons • Ages 8 and up • Union Ridge Commons • Thursday, March 1 • 6-8 PM • Fee: $10

    n Have a Ball

    Students make 3-D textured art collage. Grades K-3 • South Ridge - March 13, • 3:40-4:40 PM • Union Ridge - March 22 • 2:40-3:40 PM

    n Intro to Watercolor Instructor • Maureen O’Reilly

    What is April known for? April Showers, of course!! Make an April calendar using crayons, watercolors, and demonstrated watercolor techniques. Grades 5 & up. • South Ridge - Monday, March 19 • 3:40-4:45 PM • Union Ridge - Tuesday, March 20 • 2:40-3:45 PM

    n Block Carving & Printing Instructor • Patricia Thompson

    Using basic carving tools, students will carve their own design in a soft block, creating positive and negative space. Students will make greeting cards with their stamps, along with a collaborative piece of artwork. Class is open to all students 5th grade – adult, parents welcome! • View Ridge Art Room • Monday, March 12, 2:45-4:15 PM

    n RYAM Rocks!!

    Excited to join the rock hiding and hunting trend! Kids will paint a few rocks and can take them to hide or leave them with us and we will distribute them around town. Grades K-6 • South Ridge – Monday, March 26 • 3:40-4:30 PM • Union Ridge – Thursday, March 29 • 2:40-3:30 PM

    n Make it & Take It @ Lunch / VRMS

    VR students are invited to the craft table! We will offer a different project each Wednesday in March. No sign- ups needed! Join us in the cafeteria, for one or all… supplies and inspiration provided. • Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28 (Last 20 min. of lunch)

    n Line Dancing Instructor • Ty & Holly Engstrom

    Learn the many sides of line-dancing from classic country down to the newest fad dances! Super fun and easy for all. Round up yer’ friends and learn together. Fun music, fun times!! No partners needed!! Grades 5-8 • Union Ridge Ridge Gym • Fridays, March 16, 23, 30 • 2:45-3:45 PM

    n GAME TIME: Sports Photography Contest

    Capture your favorite athlete in action. Upload it to the District Facebook page with #RYAMGameTime Entry deadline March 26th. Winner announced at Arts in Action on March 28th. All ages welcome.

    n Ridgefield Arts Experience Directed by Sean McGill, Rob Melton, & Barbara Wright

    Students produce and play music, make scenery and costumes, and perform a creation of the book The Fish Who Could Fly: A Tale of Discovery by Leonard Lambert. Students will share their final arrangement with family and friends. All students in grades 3-8 are invited to this creative experience. Light dinner provided. Co-sponsored by Ridgefield School District, FVRL/ Ridgefield Library, and Opus School of Music • Thursday, March 15 • 4-7:30 PM • Union Ridge Commons/Stage

    n Express Yourself - First Saturday

    The City of Ridgefield celebrates National Youth Arts Month with a variety of art opportunities. The Ridgefield Community Center comes alive with creative opportunities for kids of all ages. Take the time to “Express Yourself” through ART. • Saturday, March 3 • 10-1 PM

    Online pre-registration is required! Please visit


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