Imperial Centre Offers Free Educational Events, $5 Yoga

The Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, Rocky Mount NC. It is located on the former sites of the Imperial Tobacco Company and old city library. Source: imperialcentre.org.
The Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, Rocky Mount NC. It is located on the former sites of the Imperial Tobacco Company and old city library. Source: imperialcentre.org.

The Arts Center at Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences has scheduled free programs and inexpensive weekly Yoga classes for the early part of the year.

Yoga in the Galleries, is held on Thursdays at 5:30-6:30pm, from January through May 2018. Fee is $5 per person per Thursday.

  • January 18, 2018
  • January 25, 2018
  • February 1, 2018
  • February 8, 2018
  • February 15, 2018
  • February 22, 2018
  • March 1, 2018
  • March 8, 2018
  • March 15, 2018
  • March 22, 2018
  • March 29, 2018
  • April 5, 2018
  • April 12, 2018
  • April 19, 2018
  • April 26, 2018
  • May 3, 2018
  • May 10, 2018
  • May 17, 2018
  • May 24, 2018
  • May 31, 2018

First Friday happens once each month and is fun (and free) for the whole family. Join in for an evening (6-9pm) to celebrate the arts and sciences at the Imperial Centre. Dance to live music, perform your talent during No Shame Open Mic, create art, and enjoy activities in the Children’s Museum, or planetarium shows.  Snacks and wares are available for purchase from local shops and food trucks.

  • February 2, 2018
  • March 2, 2018
  • April 6, 2018
  • May 4, 2018

Open House: Art Education Studios is planned for February 20, 2018, 4-6pm. This free art event is open to all ages.

Make Art Drop-in Workshops are free for ages 6 and up, and are held every-other Saturday, 11am–1pm, Workshops run February 24 through May 19, 2018. There is a limit of 25 participants.

  • February 24, 2018
  • March 10, 2018
  • March 24, 2018
  • April 7, 2018
  • April 21, 2018
  • May 5, 2018
  • May 19, 2018

Family Sundays offer free fun, for kids age 3 and older and accompanying adult, every-other Sunday, 2-4pm. Held March 4 through May 27, 2018

  • March 4, 2018
  • March 18, 2018
  • April 1, 2018
  • April 15, 2018
  • April 29, 2018
  • May 13, 2018
  • May 27, 2018

Lunch and Learn educational events are held on Fridays, noon-1pm.

Bring a lunch and interact with artists! From playwrights, photographers, and all artists in between, learn about process, discuss projects, and ask questions during an hour-long interactive gallery talk and demonstration. Held in the Art Gallery at Imperial Centre, these lunches are open to all ages. Events are free; lunch is available for a fee.

  • March 16, 2018
  • April 20, 2018

 

In addition to these listed events, the Arts Center offers fee-based workshops for individuals and families.

The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences, a part of the City of Rocky Mount Parks & Recreation, is located at 270 Gay Street, Rocky Mount, North Carolina. For a full list of programs at the Arts Center, adjacent Science Center or Theatre, visit www.imperialcentre.org.

 

Source: Tracy Grosner, Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences

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