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    • 2019-07-23
    • 2019-12-24
    • 6 sessions
    • Textile Lab
    • 9
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    The Las Cruces Sew Fun Club is a monthly lecture-demo class full of samples, inspiration, helpful tips & tools. Get the scoop on fun new products that focus on everything sewing related. We will have new ideas and gadgets to share. There is Show and Tell to highlight what you've made or working on. Each time your participate in Show and Tell, you'll be entered into the club drawing to win special prizes. Come and join us. Don't miss the fun!

    Ages 14+

    Participants are encouraged to bring their own materials for each project.
    You may bring your personal sewing machine.

    Wear close toed shoes and long hair needs to be securely tied back.
    Please refrain from wearing scented lotions or perfumes.

    • 2019-08-01
    • 2019-08-29
    • 5 sessions
    • Multipurpose Room
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    This intermediate and advanced class will focus on the unique concerns of each student, working in a variety of media, including watercolor, acrylic, water soluble oil paints, pastels, and colored pencil. Subject matter will comprise still life, landscape, figure, and architectural space.

    Additional Information:

    Students are welcome to attend one free class.

    Ages: 18+

    What to wear/bring:

    • bring a sketchbook and pencil for the first class
    • additional materials can be acquired, with instructor guidance, based on the interests of individual students

    About the Instructor:

    Wayne Carl Huber, MFA, nationally recognized artist and educator, has been teaching all age levels for over 50 years. He has taught at colleges and universities in the St. Louis area. Since moving to the Las Cruces area in 2000, Mr. Huber has taught at many venues in Las Cruces, including the public schools. 



    • 2019-08-06
    • 2019-08-27
    • 4 sessions
    • Multipurpose Room
    • 7
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    In this class, we will focus on the unique concerns of each student, working in a variety of media, including watercolor, acrylic, water soluble oil paints, pastels, and colored pencil. Subject matter will comprise still life, landscape, figure, and architectural space. Basic assignments for beginning drawing and painting will also be included. 

    Additional Information:

    To save a seat, register online and complete payment within 15 minutes.

    Students are welcome to attend one free class.

    Ages: 18+

    What to wear/bring:

    • bring a sketchbook and pencil for the first class
    • additional materials can be acquired, with instructor guidance, based on the interests of individual students

    About the Instructor:

    Wayne Carl Huber, MFA, nationally recognized artist and educator, has been teaching all age levels for over 50 years. He has taught at colleges and universities in the St. Louis area. Since moving to the Las Cruces area in 2000, Mr. Huber has taught at many venues in Las Cruces, including the public schools. 

    • 2019-08-07
    • 2019-08-28
    • 4 sessions
    • Multipurpose Room
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    In this class, designed especially for homeschool students, we will practice a wide range of art, including collage, painting, printmaking, and sculpture.

    Additional Information:

    Students are welcome to attend one free class.

    Ages: 8-12

    What to wear/bring:

    • bring a sketchbook and pencil for the first class
    • additional materials can be acquired, with instructor guidance, based on the interests of individual students

    About the Instructor:

    Wayne Carl Huber, MFA, nationally recognized artist and educator, has been teaching all age levels for over 50 years. He has taught at colleges and universities in the St. Louis area. Since moving to the Las Cruces area in 2000, Mr. Huber has taught at many venues in Las Cruces, including the public schools. 


    • 2019-08-07
    • 2019-08-28
    • 4 sessions
    • Multipurpose Room
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    In this class, designed especially for homeschool students, we will practice a wide range of art, including collage, painting, printmaking, and sculpture.

    Additional Information:

    Students are welcome to attend one free class.

    Ages: 13-18

    What to wear/bring:

    • bring a sketchbook and pencil for the first class
    • additional materials can be acquired, with instructor guidance, based on the interests of individual students

    About the Instructor:

    Wayne Carl Huber, MFA, nationally recognized artist and educator, has been teaching all age levels for over 50 years. He has taught at colleges and universities in the St. Louis area. Since moving to the Las Cruces area in 2000, Mr. Huber has taught at many venues in Las Cruces, including the public schools. 


    • 2019-08-17
    • 2019-10-19
    • 5:00 PM
    • Cruces Creatives
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    Two fully decorated “artful” holiday trees will be auctioned at Cruces Creatives on November 1, in conjunction with our first Friday ramble night in Las Cruces. We are reaching out to local and regional artists. Cruces Creatives continues to provide more and more opportunities for artistic endeavors.

    Be a part of this fundraiser to support our maker space. Art submitted may be holiday themed or may reflect the signature subject matter of the artists. We’re hoping to have up to 50 originals on each tree.

    TREES WANTED!   We are searching for two quality, pre-owned artificial trees (yes, we’ll take your white flocked, your silvered, your bottle brush trees!) as donations and to promote recycling. 

    Tree #1: Original Paintings Holiday Tree

    Artists will create and donate small paintings to be displayed as ornaments in 3” x 3” frames hand-crafted at CC by Cash Olsen (make your image 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” to fit). More details below.

    Tree #2: Original Fiber Art Holiday Tree

    Artists will create and donate small fiber-based works of art to be displayed as ornaments. More details below.


    Submission Guidelines for Paintings

    • Each painting should be made to show approximately 3” x 3” and the overall dimensions should be 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” to fit nicely in the frame.

    • Painting should be original work of the artist in the medium of your choice, and signed.

    • Since there will be no glass in the frame, please seal your work appropriately with archival varnish or other protective sealant. 

    • Depth of painting substrate should be no more than ½”. 

    • Please include a business card (or that size ID card) so we may attach it to the back of the ornament. 


    Submission Guidelines for Fiber Art

    Fiber Art for the holiday tree comprises a wide variety of materials. In general, words like sewn, woven, tied, braided, knitted, crocheted, knotted, tatted and wrapped describe what fiber artists do. They use fabric of all kinds: natural and synthetic material fabric, yarn, plant material, leather, and even plastics. Fill this tree with one or more of your designs. 


    Deadline for Entries

    Artwork of any kind should be submitted no later than Saturday, October 19, 2019, 4 pm to give us time to frame and decorate the trees. 


    For more information, please email events@crucescreatives.com or Mary Diesel at spottedslinky55@gmail.com.







    • 2019-08-24
    • 2020-04-25
    • 30 sessions
    • Cruces Creatives Kids Room
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    4th and 5th grade Saturday education focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) project based learning. 


     

    Topics include: coding, electronics, sculpting, hydraulics, measuring, working in wood, using a drill, learning to iron, conductivity, using vinyl, and much more. 


    This is a year-long program located in Cruces Creatives' Kids Room, held from 9:30am - 12:30pm on Saturday mornings throughout the school year.


    Students must be 4th or 5th grade LCPS students. Please bring proof to first class. 



    This is a free program sponsored by NMSU's STEM Outreach Center


    • 2019-08-27
    • 2020-05-05
    • 31 sessions
    • Multi-Purpose Room
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    Appropriate for children in grades 3-6.

    This class is loosely based on Pandia Press Life Sciences (a secular science) but modified for the upper grade levels. The biology section is presented within the context of evolution and adaptations and the entire class consists of hands-on projects (such as building model planet earths), videos, readings, and weekly presentations by the students.

    Classes are taught based on the level of the kids and by input from parents; parents of younger kids may need to guide their children though some of the projects. This is not a drop-off class and homework is assigned.

    Class size is limited to 4 additional kids (6 total). Costs for projects average less than $5 per week, depending on what materials parents have available.

    Non-members of Cruces Creatives are asked to make a donation to the space.


    Jill Silver has been teaching homeschool for the past 12 years. As of this fall is a part-time instructor at Doña Ana Community College. Degree in mathematics.

    Philosophy – believes that kids learn best when they are active in learning so her classes focus on hands on projects.



    • 2019-08-27
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Cruces Creatives Parking Lot
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    Letter press pop-up event with Power and Light Press! Come check out the truck and learn how to print the old fashioned way!

      


    About Power and Light Press: 

    Power and Light Press is a ship-shape print shop that’s built to handle all of life’s messy emotions. Ever since we flipped the switch on in 2009, our cards have been designed, printed, and packaged in-house, meaning each and every piece has come straight from our own blood, sweat, and tears. Metaphorically. For the most part. Our company is fueled by a fleet of all-female letterpress printers with clean hands and filthy mouths - a bunch of real class acts who like making real things.

    Because at Power and Light Press, we aren’t afraid to get a little dirty now and then.

    • 2019-08-28
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 1
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    Basic Wood Shop Safety Training


    This is the basic required safety course for using the Wood Shop. After completing this course you will be able to use the small table saw, the sliding compound miter saw, the battery powered hand drills and circular saw, the jigsaw, powered sander, and scroll saw.

    Instructor: David Clark

    - To register for this class you must be a current member of Cruces Creatives. - 

    • 2019-08-28
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Cruces Creatives
    • 0
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    We're experimenting with learning how to weave on small travel looms. The looms are made on a 3D printer, about 6x8" (150x200mm). These looms are highly portable and easily held and suitable for making mug rugs or other small tapestries in a finished size approximately 5x5" (130x130mm).

    We will learn how to warp the looms and then play with making stripes and changing yarn colors. We will use our fingers and a tapestry needle to weave.  All materials are provided and students will keep their travel loom.

    This class is limited to two students and thus fills up quickly. Class already full? Please add your name to the waiting list or email loom@stevertheweaver.com if you would like to attend a future class or would like to request a class on a specific date or time.

    • 2019-08-29
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Bike Shop
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    Hub Community Bike Shop

    Led by Velo Cruces

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    Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

    Children welcome with adult supervision.


    Come in any time between 9am and 12pm on Thursdays or 9am and 1pm on Saturdays.


    Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

    Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


    • 2019-08-29
    • 2020-05-07
    • 30 sessions
    • Conference Room
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    For children in grade levels 3-6

    Based on History Odyssey (a secular history course). This class is consistently rated by kids as a favorite and consists of hands on projects (such as making a barbie doll mummy), videos, readings, and weekly presentations by the students. This year, we will start with the ancient Persians and move into the middle ages.

    Classes are taught based on the level of the kids and by input from parents. Parents of younger kids may need to guide their children though some of the projects. This is not a drop-off class and homework is assigned.

    Class size is limited to 4 additional kids (8 total). Costs for projects average less than $5 per week, depending on what materials parents have available.

    Non-members of Cruces Creatives are asked to make a donation to the space.


    Jill Silver has been teaching homeschool for the past 12 years. As of this fall is a part-time instructor at Doña Ana Community College. Degree in mathematics.

    Philosophy – believes that kids learn best when they are active in learning so her classes focus on hands on projects.



    • 2019-08-30
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Calling all Fiber-artists

    Bring your current work-in-progress or unfinished object and join us in the Textile Lab every Friday for an open work session. The lab tools and equipment will be available or participants can bring their own. Socialize with like-minded members and advance your own work. All fiberarts welcome from applique to weaving and beyond.

    • 2019-08-31
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Bike Shop
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    Hub Community Bike Shop

    Led by Velo Cruces

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    Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

    Children welcome with adult supervision.


    Come in any time between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays or 9am and 12pm on Thursdays.


    Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

    Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


    • 2019-08-31
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Bike Shop
    • 5
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    Intro to Bikes and Bike Tools


    Learn the basic parts of a bike and some of the common tools used to fix them. 


    Velo Cruces, a Cruces Creatives partner that runs the Community Bike Shop, hosts this teaching session for free for the community. 


    • 2019-08-31
    • 2019-09-07
    • 2 sessions
    • Textile Lab
    • 7
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    Learn to crochet lacy snowflakes for decoration using supplies in the Textile Lab.  This advanced beginner level class will cover crocheting circles, making lacework, blocking and finishing techniques.

    Participants need to already know how to chain, single crochet and double crochet.



    • 2019-09-03
    • 2019-10-17
    • 10 sessions
    • Conference Room
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    Learn the knitting basics in ten two-hour sessions

    Part one is designed for beginners - individuals who have never knitted before.

    Part one: class is designed to teach the basics. Cost includes basic materials, handouts and expert instruction.

    After completion of Part 1, participants can move on to Part 2. 

    • 2019-09-04
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 2
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    Basic Wood Shop Safety Training

    This is the basic required safety course for using the Wood Shop. After completing this course you will be able to use the small table saw, the sliding compound miter saw, the battery powered hand drills and circular saw, the jigsaw, powered sander, and scroll saw.

    Instructor: David Clark

    - To register for this class you must be a current member of Cruces Creatives. - 

    • 2019-09-04
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Audio-Visual Room
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    The Crossroads Songcrafting Collaborative is a group where songwriters can support each other through the entire process of creating songs. The basic format is a mini-lesson (a 15- to 20-minute overview of an idea or technique) followed by song sharing and feedback. Mini-lessons are taught by members of the Crossroads Songcrafting Collaborative, and the mini-lessons can cover any aspect of crafting a song: songwriting guidelines, arrangement options, performance techniques, musicianship, recording and mastering techniques, and more. After the mini-lesson, participants who want to can share a song that’s in progress and get feedback from the group.

    More Information

    What to bring: Yourself and, if you’re sharing a song, at least six printed copies of your lyrics. If you play an instrument, bring that, too. An electronic keyboard is available for pianists.

    Cost: Free, with donations welcomed (all donations support Cruces Creatives, a non-profit charity)

    About the facilitator: Pat DeSimio is an award-winning Las Cruces songwriter who specializes in traditional-sounding folk music. His songs have been covered by folk musicians and religious groups around the country.


    • 2019-09-05
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Bike Shop
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    Hub Community Bike Shop

    Led by Velo Cruces

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    Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

    Children welcome with adult supervision.


    Come in any time between 9am and 12pm on Thursdays or 9am and 1pm on Saturdays.


    Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

    Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


    • 2019-09-06
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cruces Creatives
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    This month's First Friday will be a mighty special one: it’s an interactive art show on the intersections between agriculture and the environment, featuring

    • Gallery exhibits of multiple local artists and the Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks visiting artist Deborah Burian;
    • A paint-by-numbers style mural that attendees can help paint;
    • Free tapas, including vegetarian and vegan options, from Chala’s Wood Fired Grill;
    • For those of legal drinking age, beer and wine provided by a licensed server;
    • An all-original open mic from 6:45-8:00 p.m., with environmental themes especially encouraged; and
    • Live music from award-winning local roots duo, Old-Time Pharmaceuticals, 6:00-6:45 p.m. and 8:00-9:00 p.m.
    The event is hosted in partnership among Cruces Creatives, the Meetings for Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture (MESA) Project, Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks, and the Art Gallery at New Mexico State University. The evening is funded through a grant from ArtPlace America.
    • 2019-09-06
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Multipurpose Room
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    Come share your creativity and hear the great original material developed in Las Cruces! Songwriters, poets, storytellers, comics, and more welcome—plus listeners, of course! Signup at 6:30 p.m., start time at 6:45 p.m.

    Cost: Free, with donations welcome

    [Parental alert: some performers may use adult language]

    BYOB


    • 2019-09-07
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Bike Shop
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    Hub Community Bike Shop

    Led by Velo Cruces

     .   


    Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

    Children welcome with adult supervision.


    Come in any time between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays or 9am and 12pm on Thursdays.


    Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

    Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


    • 2019-09-07
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Bike Shop
    • 5
    Register

    Intro to Bikes and Bike Tools


    Learn the basic parts of a bike and some of the common tools used to fix them. 


    Velo Cruces, a Cruces Creatives partner that runs the Community Bike Shop, hosts this teaching session for free for the community. 


    • 2019-09-07
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Conference Room
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    This workshop is inviting writers of any level of writing skill to come share a maximum of 4 double spaced pages of fiction or non-fiction  which they have written. Writers can choose any genre except poetry. The work can be stand alone or a chapter/segment of a larger piece of work.

    Participants are encouraged to bring multiple copies of their work to share with the class. Each writer will have the option to share background information of their work if desired. The group will also be encouraged to give positive criticism of the shared work rather than any negative feedback. 

    This is a class where writers should feel comfortable sharing and accepting positive feedback.

    *This workshop is to be held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.

    About the instructor: 

    Ross Winetsky is a novelist and songwriter who is in the process of publishing his first novel and writing a sequel. He is also a published songwriter and music producer who has worked with artists including Taj Mahal, Peter Tork, Johnny Lee, Pee Wee Ellis and Clay McClinton. He has been a member of the Nashville Writers Meet Up and has attended numerous writers conferences. He is also a public speaker who has presented in front of corporations, non profit groups, government agencies, and private groups.


      

    • 2019-09-11
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 2
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    Basic Wood Shop Safety Training


    This is the basic required safety course for using the Wood Shop. After completing this course you will be able to use the small table saw, the sliding compound miter saw, the battery powered hand drills and circular saw, the jigsaw, powered sander, and scroll saw.

    Instructor: David Clark

    - To register for this class you must be a current member of Cruces Creatives. - 

    • 2019-09-11
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Textile Room
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    The Charitable Crafting Project makes textiles for good causes: children's clothing to replenish the supplies at Gospel Rescue Mission; blankets, clothing, and holiday bags for Casa de Peregrinos; and other charitable projects proposed by participants.

    In a collaborative effort, participants work hands-on, going through the entire process of garment construction. Participants with higher levels of skills in a particular area can guide those with lower skill levels, and we'll make as many garments as we have the time, materials, and labor to make. 

    This is a free program using donated materials. If you’d like to be involved, you can

    • Help make clothing by sewing or assisting during the charitable crafting sessions
    • Donate fabric or other sewing supplies by dropping them off at Cruces Creatives during business hours. The project can use yarn, fabric pieces of ½ a yard or longer, inner facings and linings, and other sewing supplies and notions.

    More information about the program is below.

    Pre-requisites: 

    • Safety training for the Cruces Creatives textile room (provided free at the beginning of each Charitable Crafting session)
    • Previous sewing experience is helpful, but not required. If you don't sew, you can come to pin and cut, iron, and make information labels. If you can't stay to create, donate!

    What to bring:
    Multiple sewing machines and many supplies are available, so all you need to bring is yourself. More supplies and equipment would be welcome, though, so if you’re able, please bring sewing supplies like scissors, pins, and the like; sewing notions like buttons, elastic, zippers, lace and trim, and thread; and—if you’d like to use a familiar machine—your sewing machine.

    Ages: 
    18 and older, or 14-17 with a parent or guardian present

    About the facilitator:
    Dina Honeycutt has been sewing and practicing other textile crafts for about 45 years, making clothing and toys for friends, family, and charitable projects. She especially enjoys cooperative work for its opportunities to share knowledge and skills. 


    • 2019-09-12
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Bike Shop
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    Hub Community Bike Shop

    Led by Velo Cruces

     .   


    Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

    Children welcome with adult supervision.


    Come in any time between 9am and 12pm on Thursdays or 9am and 1pm on Saturdays.


    Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

    Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


    • 2019-09-14
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Bike Shop
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    Hub Community Bike Shop

    Led by Velo Cruces

     .   


    Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

    Children welcome with adult supervision.


    Come in any time between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays or 9am and 12pm on Thursdays.


    Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

    Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


    • 2019-09-14
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Bike Shop
    • 5
    Register

    Intro to Bikes and Bike Tools


    Learn the basic parts of a bike and some of the common tools used to fix them. 


    Velo Cruces, a Cruces Creatives partner that runs the Community Bike Shop, hosts this teaching session for free for the community. 


    • 2019-09-15
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Multipurpose Room
    Register