Exhibits and Events
Dorchester Drama Guild welcomes award-winning actress and
Smithsonian scholar Mary Ann Jung and her “History Alive!” Presentation:
“Rosie the Riveter”
Sunday, March 19th
2 p.m. in the Gallery
During World War II, women joined the U.S. workforce by the
millions to replace the men who had gone off to fight.
Learn the fascinating story of
Rosie the Riveter through Rose Leigh Monroe, who
worked at the largest factory in the world: Willow Run in Michigan.
The 2017 theme for National Women’s History Month honors women who have successfully challenged the role of women in both business and the paid labor force. DCA joins in the celebration with a Women’s History Month dramatic presentation by award-winning actress and Smithsonian scholar Mary Ann Jung.
A fun show with audience participation as well as a tribute to our WWII folks.
Admission: $8 for DCA members, and $10 for non-members. Students 12 years old or above $4 with ID.
Introduction to Songwriting
Instructor: Paul Harrison
Paul is an experienced, performing songwriter who has recorded
five CDs of original music in genres from
folk/pop/blues to instrumental music to spiritual songs.
Paul holds a Bachelors Degree in English Literature.
His goal at DCA is to help others
achieve their goals in an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere, and to promote music activities and
community in Dorchester and throughout the mid-shore area.
This class is designed for individuals who may never have written a song but would like to do so. You don’t have to play an instrument and no experience needed…just an interest in exploring songwriting in a supportive environment.
Activities include: discuss songs we like and why they appeal to us, using various exercises to explore topics to write about, considering what makes effective lyrics and start writing them, and learning other helpful tips for writing effective songs.
Bring something to write with ( pen, pencil, crayons….anything you like) and paper. Yes, some songs have been started on napkins!
One 6 week session: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. January 18th through February 22nd. $75 for DCA members, and $105 for non-members. Call: 410-228-7782 to register for this class.
In March, Paul will have “Songwriting Adventures.” See our new catalog or website for details.
Spoken Word, Story, and Song
January 27th, February 24th, & March 31st
7 – 9 p.m. in the Gallery Room
DCA offers a friendly, supportive atmosphere for acoustic musicians, poets, storytellers, and other folkies.
Interested in sharing your talent? Just give us a call: 410-228-7782.
Slots are usually 10 minutes, depending on the size of the crowd. Order of appearance will be randomly
assigned with the first performer going on by 7:15. Piano available on site.
Admission is free.
Coffee, tea, sodas, and wine for purchase.
January in the Galleries at DCA
DCA is presenting in the galleries in January its Annual Members’ Show and Sale.
The exhibit will run January
6th through 29th.
An Artists’ Reception and Awards Presentation will take place on
Second Saturday, January 14th from 5:00 to
7:30 p.m. with live music and light refreshments.
DCA extends its appreciation to 1880 Bank for sponsoring the January exhibit.
We are going to have an exciting new year.
The new catalog of classes and programs has been mailed out and is
also on this website.
Beginning January 3, 2017 you can call to register for the new classes.
Beat the winter blues by joining a class and learning a new skill or bring life to
an old skill or talent.
Class sign up begins January 3, 2017.
Call 410-228-7782 to sign up.
Artful Interest Group
Join some of our members on Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
No instruction, just bring your own materials and enjoy the
opportunity to gather with
FREE, members only.
This is an ongoing class.
Information call 410-228-7782
“Knitting for Everyone”
Instructor: Windy Karpavage
Beginners as well as more experienced knitters will create projects using patterns purchased in the class.
Supply fee varies depending upon project selection, $50 – $200/ project, which are payable to the instructor.
Students can work on one project until completion or select an array of projects.
No experience is necessary to enroll, and more experienced knitters are also welcome.
Participation is open to ages 16 through adult.
All supplies are purchased through the instructor to ensure student success.
This is an ongoing class with a new session beginning November 2nd.
Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Fees are $75 for DCA members, and $125 for non-members. Drop-in fees are $15 for DCA members, and $22 for non-members. Call to register, 410-228-7782
Instructor: Mary Romans
Notice – New Date
Help your furry friend face winter’s wrath with a festive new sweater crocheted with love!
Choose from an assortment
of patterns to make a simple sweater that will fit most small to medium sized pets.
Chunky cream wool yarn will be provided, and you will need to bring a size N crochet hook.
You may also bring yarn and hook of your choice.
Some crochet or needle art experience necessary.
Open to ages 16 to adult.
Saturday, February 4, 2017 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
DCA members $25, and non-members $35
Please call to register, 410-228-7782.