Announcing Summer Drama Camp for kids ages 8-12! The camp takes place on June 4-8 and is led by Melodee Skiles. Drama is a wonderful opportunity to develop confidence, communication, creativity, teamwork, and an enjoyment of storytelling. Plus, it's FUN!
This week-long drama camp covers all aspects of dramatic production. We will prepare and perform a short play as we learn about voice projection, expression, character development, and “blocking” (technical term for stage choreography) using fun games and activities. Each student will also perform a short individual recitation.
The details are as follows:
The camp is limited to 10 participants, on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register soon!
>> Click here to register!
Melodee Skiles has lived in Absarokee for nearly 6 years. Originally from Billings, she has been involved in drama since the age of 11 and has been directing plays and teaching drama camps since 2004.
Join the talented Theresa Burkhart to learn acid-paint techniques to create a beautiful and vibrant custom coaster. Invite a friend and have a fun evening out at the Commons!
What: Crafting class for acid paint coasters. Wear an old shirt!
When: Thursday, April 19th at 7pm.
Who: Maximum of 8 participants: please register early.
Cost: $20 per person.
To register -- use our contact form with "craft night" in the subject line. Registration deadline is April 9.
Who's ready for spring? As you look forward to its eventual arrival you might feel like freshening up your home with some new-to-you decor. Here's how to do it for FREE!
On Tuesday, March 13 at 7pm, The Commons is hosting a Home Decor Swap. Bring 2 or 3 decor items (good condition, please), and "shop" your neighbors' things to find a few new pieces for your home. This will be a fun evening and a great way to make new friends and get a little home update. Hope to see you there!
The first step to staying safe is to be aware of your surroundings and be prepared for how to respond in different circumstances. What will you do, how will you react, should you find yourself in a dangerous situation? Join us on Thursday, February 22nd at 6:30pm as Stillwater Tactical presents a personal safety class, designed to help students with overall situational awareness and vigilance, whether at work, home, or recreating.
This class is free of charge, offered as a public service offered by Stillwater Tactical. No need to register--just show up!
We are blessed to live surrounded by natural beauty in this corner of the world. Make the most of it with this fun craft night opportunity: Nancy Roodell will lead a free workshop to make a beautiful piece of art using rocks, driftwood, textiles, etc. This is sure to be a fun evening of exercising creativity together.
When: Tuesday, February 6, 7-9pm
What: Crafting with natural materials: Nancy will provide materials, but you are also welcome to bring any special rocks you have collected, as well as some textiles to incorporate in a mixed-media piece of art.
Who: Space is limited to 8 participants. Please register using our contact form and put "craft night" in the subject line.
There will be an Angel Tree at the Commons from November 28 through December 5. On it will be cards with the names, ages, and needs of children in our community under age 5. This group of little ones bring so much joy, but often the cost of essentials such as diapers, formula, and clothing necessities place a burden on young parents: the hope is that through this tree the community can ease that burden during this time of giving.
Please take the time to choose a card off the tree and return the gifts to the Commons by December 5th.
If you know of any local families in need, please fill out the contact form and let us know.
Calling all creative members of our community! MainStreet Commons is hosting a community-wide wreath-making contest and silent auction. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to exercise your creativity, support a local nonprofit, and have a chance to win a prize.
Here are all the details:
Looking for something to do this Friday night? It's all fun and games at the Commons!
Mark your calendars for December 7th at 6:30pm - the Front Porch Studio is coming to Absarokee! The ladies of the Front Porch will guide you to make a beautiful Christmas project: you can choose between five great options. Invite a friend, leave the kids at home, and have a fun time getting in the Christmas spirit!
Space is limited and registration is required ahead of time. To get in on this fun event, you must register through the Front Porch's website: click here to see the five possible projects, then scroll down to click on the Absarokee party where you can choose which project you want, register, and pay. The registration deadline is November 19th.
Feel free to use our contact form if you have any additional questions.
Absarokee teens, do you miss trick-or-treating? Wish the little kids didn't get all the Halloween fun? This year, don your costume and go door-to-door for a great cause, asking the community for donations to the Absarokee Food Bank. Bring your haul to the MainStreet Commons -- there will be great prizes for the teens who collect the most food!
WHO: All junior high and high school teens
WHAT: Trick-or-Treat for the Food Bank: ask for canned and non-perishable food donations. Bring them to the Commons by 7pm.
WIN: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes for the most food collected. (1st prize is a $50 Rimrock Mall gift card!)
***Absarokee Community, when you buy your candy this year, please consider picking up a few food items to have on hand to donate to the Absarokee Food Bank***
Note that MainStreet Commons will be open till 7pm on Halloween. Candy and activities for younger kids starting at 3pm.
Keep up with what's going on at The Commons and in the Absarokee Community.
Location: 19 S Woodard Avenue
Summer Hours: 8am -2pm (Tues thru Fri) 9-12 pm (Saturday)
MainStreet Commons is a project of the Greater Absarokee Coalition, a non-profit 501(c)(3).