Spotlight Program / Fall 2013
September 13 African Dance and Music
Learn about (as well as participate in) African art and culture with UMass Dartmouth Music Professor Royal Hartigan, master dancer Kwabena Boateng, and the Kekeli African drum and dance ensemble.
September 20 Field Trip to Boston, featuring the historic Duck Boat tour
Visit the Holocaust Memorial and Faneuil Hall, have lunch at Quincy Market, and cruise Boston Harbor on a Duck Boat. There is a non-refundable trip fee of $25.
September 27 Field Trip to the Narrows Center for the Arts
The buses will take you to the Narrows Center in Fall River this afternoon instead of UMass, where we’ll see an art exhibit and hear some local performers.
Saturday, September 29 Field Trip to New York City
Sightsee, shop, sample international cuisine in the Big Apple. There is a nonrefundable bus fee of $30.
October 4 First round of Spotlight mini-classes begins
Choose one three-week course: typical offerings include cooking (Teen Cuisine), Comic Books and Graphic Novels, Magic, Self-Defense, African Dance and Drumming, and Beginning Arabic.
October 11 mini-courses continue
October 18 mini-courses end
October 25 From Hartford to Hollywood
Hollywood filmographer Kenell Turner will discuss his two main interests: his work filming movies and live music videos, and his involvement with students at a middle school in Hartford where inner city kids have a 100% graduation rate.
November 1 Second round of Spotlight mini-classes begins
Choose another three-week course: we’ll normally try to offer some courses we weren’t able to run in the first session (like Art, Genealogy, and Zumba) and repeat a few of our more popular courses for those who couldn’t get them in the first round.
November 8 mini-courses continue
November 15 mini-courses end