10/25/2014

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Valerie Gillespie
Valerie Gillespie-Jazz
Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL

Valerie has been fortunate enough to have played with many of the great entertainers of our time, including; Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Rosemary Clooney, George Burns, Ben Vereen, Joan Rivers, Ray Charles, Jon Faddis, Steve Allen, Anthony Newley. And, she has traveled extensively with the Xavier Cugat Orchestra in the U.S. and Japan. Locally, you may have seen Valerie playing with Dan McMillion, Theo Valentin, JoAnn Samson, Belinda Womack and many other very talented musicians from the Tampa Bay area.

10/27/2014

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mindstorms
Introduction to Robotics
Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL

A hands-on introduction and exploration of robotics! Build and program LEGO Mindstorm vehicles and design and build a small underwater roving vehicle!! This Challenging and Creative course will get you going on making your own Hi-Tech gizmos and devices. No class November 24! Taught by Jim Reve, Director of the Robotics Club at Lennard High School.

10/28/2014

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
14 yrs.- Adult
Illustration of Dreams • Photo Workshop
Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL

6 Session class taught by Jim Reiman. Take Photoshop and photo processes into an arts direction of creative imagery and composition. Learn Photoshop Composition while compositing digital photos and images using Photoshop

10/29/2014

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Patel Conservatory
Theatre and Improv Classes
Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL

In partnership with the Straz Center Patel Conservatory, the Firehouse Cultural Center is holding an eight (8) week Theater & Improv Class, September 10 – October 29, 2014. This class is Free of charge! Classes are once per week each Wednesday from 4:15-5:15 PM.

10/30/2014

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Figure Drawing
Figure Drawing Group
Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL

Every other Thursday, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Open to all (18 and up). $10 per session. Bring your own materials. Monitored by Bruce Marsh.

11/01/2014

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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The Hamilton Harris Project
Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL

The Hamilton Harris Project was formed in 2003. The band, an offshoot from the successful Swinging Johnson’s band, was assembled by the co-leaders of the Johnsons – Tom “TBone” Hamilton and guitarist Dan Harris. They added Michael Johnn Aloia on keyboard and B3, drummer standout Ken Loomer, and songstress Marilyn Freemon.

11/03/2014

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mindstorms
Introduction to Robotics
Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL

A hands-on introduction and exploration of robotics! Build and program LEGO Mindstorm vehicles and design and build a small underwater roving vehicle!! This Challenging and Creative course will get you going on making your own Hi-Tech gizmos and devices. No class November 24! Taught by Jim Reve, Director of the Robotics Club at Lennard High School.

11/04/2014

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
14 yrs.- Adult
Illustration of Dreams • Photo Workshop
Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL

6 Session class taught by Jim Reiman. Take Photoshop and photo processes into an arts direction of creative imagery and composition. Learn Photoshop Composition while compositing digital photos and images using Photoshop

11/05/2014  – 11/06/2014

November 6, Class at FCC 6:30-8:30 PM
Laura Smith
Laura Smith — Short Story Writing Class
Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL

Laura Lee Smith’s first novel, Heart of Palm, was released by Grove Press in April 2013. Her short fiction was selected by guest editor Amy Hempel for inclusion in New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best, 2010. Her work has also appeared in The Florida Review, Natural Bridge, Bayou and other journals. She has taught creative writing at Flagler College and works as an advertising copywriter. This is a short story writing class taught by Laura Smith. November 5th, Laura Smith will be signing copies of her book, Heart of Palm, FREE for library card holders!

11/05/2014  – 11/06/2014

10:30 am – 11:15 am
Franzini Family Science Circus
Franzini Family Science Circus
Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL

Circus props and more are transformed into objects of scientific concern and fascination to stimulate thought, interest and a better understanding of science.

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