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Events and Featured Classes

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Dec

Tea with Clara - A special event!

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Tea with Clara, Saturday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m.

Join us for the tea party of your little one's dreams! Dress your best and dine on delicious sweet treats.  Mingle with Clara and her friends from the ballet. Bring your camera for photos and autographs. Purchase your tickets early as there are a limited number available.

Tickets:
$15 per person. $10 when purchased with Nutcracker performance ticket.

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Tickets: $15 General Admissions, $0 for members

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December 01 (01:00 pm-02:00 pm)

01

Dec

The Nutcracker - Dancing Arts Center (3pm)

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The Dancing Arts Center of Holliston brings a beloved classic to the HCA this Holiday Season with a special 1-hour presentation of The Nutcracker (Act 2). This show is great for all ages. Patrons will get the opportunity to meet and take pictures with featured dancers after the performance. 

Buy your tickets now (this will sell out!) and join Clara on her adventure as she journeys through the Kingdom of Sweets!

Two show times: 3pm and 5:30pm

Tickets are $20, $15 students & seniors. 
HCA member rate applies.
 

At 1 pm the same day join us for Clara's Tea! Dress your best and enjoy tea, photos, and treats with Clara from The Nutcracker.
Add $10 Tea with Clara Tickets to your order by clicking here.

Tickets: $20 General Admissions, $18 for members

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December 01 (03:00 pm-04:00 pm)

01

Dec

The Nutcracker - Dancing Arts Center (5:30pm)

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The Dancing Arts Center of Holliston brings a beloved classic to the HCA this Holiday Season with a special 1-hour presentation of The Nutcracker (Act 2). This show is great for all ages. Patrons will get the opportunity to meet and take pictures with featured dancers after the performance. 

Buy your tickets now (this will sell out!) and join Clara on her adventure as she journeys through the Kingdom of Sweets!

Two show times: 3pm and 5:30pm

Tickets are $20, $15 students & seniors. 
HCA member rate discount applies.

At 1 pm the same day join us for Clara's Tea! Dress your best and enjoy tea, photos, and treats with Clara from The Nutcracker.

Add $10 Clara's Tea tickets to your order by clicking here.

Tickets: $20 General Admissions, $18 for members

Buy Tickets

December 01 (05:30 pm-06:30 pm)

06

Dec

Free Workshop - Becoming a Children's Author

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Free Workshop 
Pre-Registration Required

Becoming a Children’s Author – How to Move from Idea, to Manuscript, to Published Author

Have you always wanted to be a children’s writer? Do you have a great story idea? But how do you start? 

In this informative chat, published children’s author Kelly Carey will kick start your writing journey by sharing the first steps every aspiring author can take as they move from thinking about being a writer to becoming a writer. Kelly will offer practical and realistic advice, an introduction to the online resources and supportive groups available to emerging writers, and an overview of the children’s publishing industry.  Come learn how to get started on your path to publication and make your writing dreams a reality. 

Kelly will be offering a Writer’s course for Middle School aged children starting in January at the HCA. Parents and students are encouraged to attend this free workshop to learn more and meet Kelly!

Kelly Carey is a published children’s fiction author. Her fiction stories have been published for over a decade in Clubhouse Jr., Highlights for Children, and Girls’ World. Her debut picture book will be released by Charlesbridge in the spring of 2020.

Kelly’s writing received the Higher Goals Award from the Evangelical Press Association in 2008, 2009 and 2015. She is a graduate of The Institute of Children’s Literature and an active member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She belongs to The Writers’ Loft in Sherborn, MA and is the proud co-founder of the blog 24 Carrot Writing (www.24carrotwriting.com).  She has participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month), ReFoReMo (Reading for Research Month) and Julie Hedlund’s 12x12 Picture Book Challenge. 

She has attended the New England SCBWI Spring Conference on many occasions, participated in SCBWI’s Agent/Editor Day, SCBWI Encore, and the Whispering Pines Writing Retreat. 

Kelly holds a BA from Fairfield University in English and Communication. She worked for The Travelers Insurance Company and Tufts Health Plan before becoming a full-time writer. She recently spent five years working as a substitute teacher at Memorial Elementary School in Upton. 

Kelly lives in Upton, MA with her husband and three children.

December 06 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)

07

Dec

First Friday Open Mic with Three at Home

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Join us at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts for First Friday Open Mic with host and singer-songwriter Jack Byrne. Singers, players, songwriters, poets, and storytellers of all ages are invited to perform. Sign-ups will now be available online. Feature for December 7 is Three at Home.

Songwriters Dann Russo and Mary Casiello have been writing and playing music for more than 10 years each and in 2017 decided to combine their forces. Their harmony-driven pop-rock incorporates intelligent and honest lyrics, that is infectious in their live performances. Their EP "Perfectly Unclear", released in June of 2018, runs deep into the rock and roll territory of bands like The Black Keys, while still maintaining a focus on the tight harmonies that they are known for in their acoustic performances.

All are welcome to come and enjoy the music. $5 at the door. Free to HCA members.

Sign-ups 7:00pm, Music 7:30pm

Online sign-ups will be available in October.

December 07 (07:00 pm-10:00 pm)

HCA members have access to the galleries, exhibits, programs, and events at discounted prices to keep them engaged throughout the year -- all the while supporting the center.