Movie Night at The Studio – Every 3rd Friday @ 6:30pm
Donations Make It Happen!
Following Is The Movie Schedule Through July 15, 2016
April 15th: Steel Yard Blues – Hosted by Paul Henry Abram
Watch as a group of misfits decide to refurbish a plane and use it to fly to a deserted island where they can live free of societal judgments and rules. But first, Sutherland has a Studebaker to mangle…. And friends to bust him out of jail.
Watch the trailer @ http://ow.ly/ZuVMq
(Peter Boyle says you better DONATE – the Movie is Free!)
May 20th: Nothing Like Chocolate – Hosted by Dan Rosenberg
This is a documentary film about a close friend of mine, David “Mott” Friedman. He started a chocolate factory on the island of Grenada, in the Caribean. He became aware that the local cocoa growers were paid very little for their beans, which were exported and made into gourmet chocolate. He established a cooperative that paid the cocoa growers a fair price for their beans, and then began making the chocolate locally. The factory is owned and run by Grenadian locals. The chocolate has twice been awarded coveted Silver Medals at the top international chocolate festival. At Movie Night, everyone will have a chance to sample the company’s delicious chocolate!
(Requested donation: $5 to support the studio and for chocolate tasting – theMovie is Free!)
June 17th – Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time – Hosted by Lisa Gatz
Andy Goldsworthy is a sculptor who works with nature’s environment to create magical, mostly temporal works with natural objects found around his chosen site for his work. The film is mesmerizing and gives one a sense of wonder at the hidden treasure found on the earth and in Goldsworthy’s imaginative mind.
(The Movie is FREE – Donations Make it Happen!)
July 15th – Finding Vivian Maier – Hosted by Angel Neville
Who is Vivian Maier? This is a documentary about the brilliant photographer Vivian Maier, whose genius went undiscovered for years as she worked as a nanny. How Maier lived in obscurity, and how thousands of her photographs were discovered in storage after her death is explored in this meditation on art, fame, and recognition. Now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious person who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.
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Thanks to Dave Ciccoletti who organized an African drumming event at the Studio. More than 20 people turned out to listen, learn and play!
The studio received this lovely thank you note from the North Fork library after the Studio provided the space for the summer reading program.
The studio provided free space for the summer reading program, put on by the North Fork Library earlier this summer.
The event’s flyers can be seen at the links below.
Free income tax return preparation and electronic filing, for both state and federal returns, will be available again this year for mountain-area residents, offered by the AARP Tax-Aide program. Services are provided free of all costs and charges.
Tax returns are prepared by specially trained and certified volunteers. The returns are prepared on site, and then electronically filed the same day. Tax help is offered to persons of all ages – you don’t have to be a senior citizen, or a member of AARP. Indeed, last year, Tax Aide prepared first tax returns for several 17 and 18 year old students who had their first jobs.
This year the program is moving from the Sierra Senior Center, where it has always been hosted, to the community room at the Oakhurst Library. Services will be available Tuesdays between February 10 and April 7. Three Saturdays are also available, February 28, March 21 and April 11, to make the services more accessible for families and working adults.
For the first time, there will also be a day of services offered in North Fork, at the Studio, on February 21. Appointments for all of these dates and locations can be made by calling Brian at 559-285-1494.
Tax Aide services are also offered at the main library in the City of Madera. Services are provided there every Friday beginning February 13 and continuing through April 10. Appointments are available there, and also for two Mondays in the City of Chowchilla, by calling Jeannie at 559-673-4115. The program has been headed locally by Jerry Ephraim for over 25 years.
Ephraim is presently serving as regional coordinator for California district 3, a large area which extends from Modesto in the north to Bakersfield in the south, and from San Jose and Monterey in the west to Sonora and Barstow in the east. Although he has handed the day to day duties in Oakhurst and Madera to Darlene Kelly, Ephraim will still be present on most return preparation days in Oakhurst to lend a hand and to meet and greet his long-time clients.
AARP Tax-Aide is the nation=s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service available to taxpayers with low- and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older. Over 33,000 AARP Tax-Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), now help over 2 million taxpayers file their federal, state, and local tax returns each year at nearly 7,000 AARP Tax-Aide sites nationwide.
The rental rates for the Studio have now been posted to the site. Click this link to view.
The rentals are divided into separate categories. One is for regular, weekly classes or events. The other is one-time rentals such as for a party, concert or lecture. If the event is not for profit and community serving, the Studio Board might choose to help sponsor the event with a reduced rental fee. Fill out the form at the bottom of the Rentals page to inquire or book a time.