2016 Scheduled:

Friday, April 22 - Spring Break Up Celebration and Fundraiser in Anchorage: 6:30 pm at Resolution Brewing in Anchorage (3024 Mountain View Dr). Join us to kick off the season with food, drink, and a silent auction.

Saturday, May 28 Memorial Day Weekend Community Work Party: The Wrangell Mountains Center invites neighbors, alumni, and other volunteers to join us anytime during our facility and garden workparty. Open to anyone and everyone looking for a good time at the Old Hardware Store and Porphyry Place! Swing by for a few minutes or a few hours between 12 am and 6 pm. There will be plenty of opportunities for some laughs, meals, and old fashioned manual labor directed toward a good cause.

June 7-17 - International Summer School in Glaciology, UAF Geophysical Institute: WMC is proud to once again host the UAF Geophysical Institute's graduate summer school in glaciology.

July 9 - Sew Fun! A Stitching Workshop with Maria Shell: Any and all sewing projects are welcome. Make new curtains for your cabin, learn how to make pillows or pajama bottoms, or learn the basics of quilting making by using patterns or creating your own designs. If it involves thread, cloth, and stitch it will be a great project for this workshop. You pick the project, and Maria will help you make it a reality.  

July 10 - Introduction to Local Plant Medicine and Botany with Amy Seifert: This course covers the basics about medicinal plants in the Wrangells as well as gain a deeper understanding of how to use and prepare common plants. We will move beyond the “this plant is for digestion” paradigm, and explain why and how to use specific herbs.  The day-long workshop will include both classroom and field time. 

July 14-17 - Family Music Camp with Mary Schallert, Brian DeMarcus, and Ian Wahl: Summer camp is not just for kids. At the McCarthy Family Music Camp, all family members get to enjoy learning and playing music with others, accompanied by the melodies of some of Alaska’s biggest glaciers and most inspiring mountain scenery. During our tune-filled, action-packed folk music camp, families will engage in multiple instructor-led group sessions and classes. Family members will have opportunities to play together, as well as with individualized peer sessions. Craft activities for youth and exploration of the Wrangells environs will round out the fun.

August 14 - Tall Tales Storytelling Contest and Silent Auction, at the New Golden Saloon: Our annual fall contest returns for 2016. Bring your best story (or most compelling lies) and join us for this entertaining evening showcasing the creativity of local residents and visitors. This delightful and sometimes raucous annual summer fundraiser is co-sponsored by the McCarthy Lodge and features a silent and live auction.

August 25-28 - Landscape Painting with Color and Light with Rita Pfenninger:  Enjoy the fall colors! Fall in the Wrangell Mountains offers a spectacular and visually rich environment to study landscape painting. This course will involve both studio painting with field excursions to gather inspiration. Instructor, Rita Pfenninger, will share the process of building a two-dimensional landscape painting by layering vibrant colors. Students will explore the technique of layering oil paint on top of acrylic under layers. Students have the opportunity to critique work in a friendly, intimate group and share work with a small art show on the final day of class.

Saturday, September 3 - McCarthy Half Marathon and 5 Mile Runs: Race starts at 2 pm at Glacier View Campground (Mile 59 of the McCarthy Road). Followed by Spaghetti dinner and awards ceremony at the Old Hardware Store at 6 pm. $30 per person registration; $15 under 16. Proceeds benefit the WMC. Register online or at the starting line from 12-1:45 pm.

 

2015 Schedule:

Friday, April 24 - Spring Break Up Celebration and Fundraiser in Anchorage: 6:30 pm at 11101 Magnolia Street in Anchorage. Join us to kick off the season with food, drink, music by the Pilot Cracker Playboys, and a silent auction. $15 suggested donation.

Saturday, May 23 Memorial Day Weekend Community Work Party: The Wrangell Mountains Center invites neighbors, alumni, and other volunteers to join us anytime during our facility and garden workparty. Open to anyone and everyone looking for a good time at the Old Hardware Store and Porphyry Place! Swing by for a few minutes or a few hours between 12 am and 6 pm. There will be plenty of opportunities for some laughs, meals, and old fashioned manual labor directed toward a good cause.

Saturday, May 23 Classical Guitar Concert with Jurgen Ogrodnik: 7 pm at Porphyry Place

Saturday, May 30 - Spring Migrations, Bird Habits, and Habitats Walk with Mark Vail: Meet at 7 am in front of the Old Hardware Store. Coffee, tea, and coffeecake will be served. Free to members, $5 suggested donation for non-members

June 17-20 - Natural History Field Sketching with Kristin Link: This course combines science and art in a unique approach to learning about the natural world. Participants will explore the environment surrounding McCarthy, Alaska within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park while experimenting with different field sketching techniques. By learning new ways to study their surroundings, and sharing and building on working methods, workshop participants will come away better equipped to appreciate and experience natural environments.

June 24-26 - Revealing the Mesozoic World (the Age of the Dinosaurs) with Patrick Druckenmiller:  Step back into time all the way before the Wrangell Volcanoes were created—back when dinosaurs walked through polar forests! Through investigations of fossils, rocks, and landforms, we’ll learn how to interpret ancient environments and reveal the fascinating animals that lived during this time. 

July 3 - Kids Making History with Maria Shell: Meet at 1 pm at the McCarthy-Kennicott Historical Museum. For the fifth year running, The WMC will partner with the McCarthy-Kennicott Historical Museum for this afternoon event. We’ll start at the Museum for a look at what kids did back when McCarthy was an active mining town. From there, a guest historian  Patt Garrett will lead the group on a walking tour of downtown with an emphasis on what it was like to be a kid in McCarthy years ago. Back at the WMC, the group will then document their own stories. This information will be archived at the museum--helping to create a living document oftoday’s Kennecott Kids.  All ages of children are welcome to join us in learning about McCarthy while also documenting their own moments in history! $5 per participant. Learn more about youth programs.

July 8-9 - Capitol Tree Ornaments with Maria Shell and Kristin Link: It may be the middle of the summer but we have the exciting opportunity to create artistic ornaments for the holiday tree that will be in Washington D.C. this winter. Join local ornament artists Maria Shell and Kristin Link to create two different ornaments. The Capitol Tree Project is a collaboration with Alaska Geographic, The Chugach National Forest, and Alaska State Council on the Arts. Come by Porphyry Place between 1 and 5 pm either day. Expect to spend a couple of hours making an ornament. All materials will be provided and all ages are welcome.

July 16-19 - Family Music Camp with Mary Schallert, Brian DeMarcus, Ian Wahl, and Jason Norris: Summer camp is not just for kids. At the McCarthy Family Music Camp, all family members get to enjoy learning and playing music with others, accompanied by the melodies of some of Alaska’s biggest glaciers and most inspiring mountain scenery. During our tune-filled, action-packed folk music camp, families will engage in multiple instructor-led group sessions and classes. Family members will have opportunities to play together, as well as with individualized peer sessions. Craft activities for youth and exploration of the Wrangells environs will round out the fun.

July 17 - Family Music Camp Barn Dance: Join us for this family friendly, fun event, open to the public. $5 suggested donation to support the Family Music Camp. 7:30 pm on the front deck of McCarthy Center, meet at the Old Hardware Store in case of rain.

July 18 - Family Music Camp Open Jam Night: Community members and visitors are invited to join the instructors and participants of the 2nd Annual Family Music Camp for this fun evening of sharing music. 7:30 pm at the Old Hardware Store.

July 22-27 - The Wrangell Mountains Writing Workshop presents RiverSong with Frank Soos, Michelle McAfee, Robin Child, David Grimes, and Nancy Cook:  The Wrangell Mountains Writing Workshop is pleased to partner with McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters to host a six-day, five-night adventure in the fabulous Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. This year’s workshop will feature poet and essayist, Frank Soos, who is currently serving as Alaska’s writer laureate, joined by accomplished singer-songwriter Michelle McAfee, backcountry banjo-diva Robin Child, and workshop director Nancy Cook. Together we will explore the ways wilderness can help inspire songs, stories, poems, and essays. Activities include an opening reading/performance and craft sessions in the comfort of the Wrangell Mountains Center’s facility in McCarthy, followed by three nights and four days of creative inquiry along the Kennicott, Nizina, Chitina, and Copper Rivers. Space is limited to eight student writers/ songwriters.

July 24, 25 & 26  - Sew Fun with Maria Shell: Any and all sewing projects are welcome. Make new curtains for your cabin, learn how to make pillows or pajama bottoms, or learn the basics of quilting making by using patterns or creating your own designs. If it involves thread, cloth, and stitch it will be a great project for this workshop. You pick the project, and Maria will help you make it a reality. Sign up is by the day - come for one or all three. A sewing machine and basic sewing skills and tools are recommended but not required. A small materials fee for use of sewing machines, tools, and fabric will be applied to those who use them.

July 31-August 2 - Exploring Handmade Books with Susan Joy Share: Join us for this fun introduction to bookbinding techniques, tools and materials. We will learn a variety of folding, gluing and sewing methods while exploring book content and structure. Book forms include the codex, accordion books, and pop-ups. We will also paint decorative papers, make, and keep a sketchbook. Experimentation and personal direction will be encouraged as we draw inspiration from the unique natural setting of the Wrangell Mountain Center. All levels of experience are welcome. 

Thursdays, August 6 and 13 - Jams and Jellies, Pickles and Relishes: 2 Workshops on Putting Up the Productive Garden with Mark Vail. 6-8 pm at Porphyry Place, $12/class, bring home a jar from class as well as recipes for the things we make.

August 14-16 - Introduction to Mushroom Identification with Dr. Gary Laursen: Explore the natural environment in the Wrangell-St. Elias from this unique perspective with mycologist Dr. Gary Laursen. We will collect, identify, prepare and/or preserve wild mushrooms of the Wrangells, covering information on Interior Alaskan wild and/or edible mushrooms, their eco-physiological roles and associated laboratory activities directed toward their identification. Participants will gain experience using field guides and learn how making spore prints assists in mushroom identification. Participants will learn about myriad roles mushrooms play in Wrangell's vastly different environments and gain an appreciation for wild mushrooms and how they influence our lives. 

Saturday, August 29 - Tall Tales Storytelling Contest and Silent Auction, at the New Golden Saloon: Bring your best story (or most compelling lies) and join us for this entertaining evening showcasing the creativity of local residents and visitors. This delightful and sometimes raucous annual summer fundraiser is co-sponsored by the McCarthy Lodge and features a silent and live auction. $20 entry fee for storytellers. Winner receives a $500 cash prize, courtesy of the McCarthy Lodge. 14 story tellers max, sign ups on site at 7:30 pm, event starts at 8 pm.

Friday, September 4 - Need For Seed: Native seed collection with the National Park Service

Saturday, September 5 - McCarthy Half Marathon and 5 Mile Runs: Race starts at 2 pm at Glacier View Campground (Mile 59 of the McCarthy Road). Followed by Spaghetti dinner and awards ceremony at the Old Hardware Store at 6 pm. $30 per person registration; $15 under 16. Proceeds benefit the WMC. Register online or at the starting line from 12-1:45 pm. 

 

2014 Schedule:

Friday, April 25, 2014 - Spring Break Up Celebration and Fundraiser in Anchorage: 6:30 pm at 11101 Magnolia Street in Anchorage. Join us to kick off the season with food, drink, music by the Pilot Cracker Playboys, and a silent auction. $15 suggested donation.

Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Spring Migrations, Bird Habits, and Habitats Walk with Mark Vail: Meet at 7 am in front of the Old Hardware Store. Coffee, tea, and coffeecake will be served. Free to members, $5 suggested donation for non-members

Saturday, May 24, 2014 Memorial Day Weekend Community Work Party: The Wrangell Mountains Center invites neighbors, alumni, and other volunteers to join us anytime during our facility and garden workparty. Open to anyone and everyone looking for a good time at the Old Hardware Store and Porphyry Place! Swing by for a few minutes or a few hours between 10 am and 5 pm. There will be plenty of opportunities for some laughs, meals, and old fashioned manual labor directed toward a good cause.

May 30-June 2, 2014 - Birds of the Mentasta Mountains with Dr. Carol McIntyreThis course offers an amazing opportunity to learn more about Alaska’s birds in one of the most beautiful places in interior Alaska. We will start at Huck's Hobbit Hostel in Slana and then travel down the Nabesna Road for two nights of camping. This area offers unlimited opportunities for observing and learning about Alaska’s birds while enjoying spectacular scenery. We will spend our days exploring nearby areas and learning about the ecology of the species that live in these areas. The goal of the course is to introduce participants to the many species of birds that live in this area, their ecology, and their conservation issues.

June 6 - First Friday Sculpture Viewing with Artist in Residence Joe Barrington: 5:30 pm at the Old Hardware Store. Refreshments will be served. Free to members, $5 suggested donation for non-members.

June 13-15, 2014 - Permaculture with Cindee Karns:  Permaculture is a branch of ecological and environmental design and engineering that develops sustainable architecture and self-maintained agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems. Over the course of the weekend, we will hold an intensive permaculture retreat to give you the tools and understanding to live with the land, not from it. We will focus on the ethics, values, and skills to teach us how to take care of the ecosystem, the human communities, and to return the excess back to the system. Topics will include: water, soil, plants, natural building, appropriate technology and social permaculture.

June 26, 2014 - Hydrology and Motion of the Kennicott Glacier with Billy Armstrong. 7:30 pm at Porphyry Place in McCarthy. Billy will share his research monitoring ice velocity, surface melt, and side glacier lake labels on the Kennicott Glacier. Free for members, $5 suggested donation for non-members.

June 20-22, 2014 - Natural History Field Sketching with Kristin LinkThis course combines science and art in a unique approach to learning about the natural world. Participants will explore the environment surrounding McCarthy, Alaska within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park while experimenting with different field sketching techniques. By learning new ways to study their surroundings, and sharing and building on working methods, workshop participants will come away better equipped to appreciate and experience natural environments.

June 28, 29 & 30, 2014 - Sew Fun with Maria Shell: Any and all sewing projects are welcome. Make new curtains for your cabin, learn how to make pillows or pajama bottoms, or learn the basics of quilting making by using patterns or creating your own designs. If it involves thread, cloth, and stitch it will be a great project for this workshop. You pick the project, and Maria will help you make it a reality. Sign up is by the day - come for one or all three. A sewing machine and basic sewing skills and tools are recommended but not required. A small materials fee for use of sewing machines, tools, and fabric will be applied to those who use them.

July 2 - Which Comes First? Artist Talk with Ann Johnston: Using images of her quilts over the years, Ann will discuss making design decisions and how her approach has evolved. She will describe the different kinds of starting places she has used in her recent work and explain in detail how the work changed during its creation-from inspiration to results. Kennecott Recreation Hall at 7:30 pm. Free to members, $5 suggested donation for non-members.

July 3, 2014 Kids Making History with Maria Shell: Meet at 1 pm at the McCarthy-Kennicott Historical Museum. For the fourth year running, The WMC will partner with the McCarthy-Kennicott Historical Museum for this afternoon event. We’ll start at the Museum for a look at what kids did back when McCarthy was an active mining town. From there, a guest historian Kenny Smith will lead the group on a walking tour of downtown with an emphasis on what it was like to be a kid in McCarthy years ago. Back at the WMC, the group will then document their own stories. This information will be archived at the museum--helping to create a living document oftoday’s Kennecott Kids.  All ages of children are welcome to join us in learning about McCarthy while also documenting their own moments in history! $5 per participant. Learn more about youth programs.

July 13, 2014 - Musical Collaboration Day with Michelle McAffee and Robin Child: All levels are welcome to attend this afternoon open workshop! If you play an instrument, have ever wanted to play an instrument, or would like to collaborate musically with others, come join this fun group. Meet at 1 pm at the Old Hardware Store. Tuition is on a sliding scale.

July 13, 2014 - Acoustic Living Room Show with Michelle McAfee, Robin Child, and Friends: 9 pm at Porphyry Place. An intimate musical evening with songs, stories, improv harmonies and musical wanderings will wrap up the Songwriting Workshop. Free to members, $5 suggested donation for non-members.

July 16, 2014 - Artist Talk and Discussion with Nina Elder: 7:30 pm at the Kennecott Recreation Hall.  New Mexico artist Nina Elder is in McCarthy and Kennecott for three weeks as a Polar Lab artist in residence with the Anchorage Museum. Combining visual and conceptual research at Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark, she observes and will creatively respond to the ways that the detritus of mining has both defined and been denied in Alaska’s identity. Nina grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and New Mexico where she cultivated a curiosity about holes in the ground and piles of rocks. Her paintings and drawings examine the visual evidence of industrial land use in the American West and its cycles of production, consumption, and waste. Nina’s work is exhibited and collected nationally, and has been included in publications such as Art in America, VICE, and New American Paintings. Free to members, $5 suggested donation for non-members.

July 17-20, 2014 - Family Music Camp with Mary Schallert and Brian DeMarcusSummer camp is not just for kids. At the McCarthy Family Music Camp, all family members get to enjoy learning and playing music with others, accompanied by the melodies of some of Alaska’s biggest glaciers and most inspiring mountain scenery. During our tune-filled, action-packed folk music camp, families will engage in multiple instructor-led group sessions and classes. Family members will have opportunities to play together, as well as with individualized peer sessions. Craft activities for youth and exploration of the Wrangells environs will round out the fun.

July 18 - Family Music Camp Barn Dance: Join us for this family friendly, fun event, open to the public. $5 suggested donation to support the Family Music Camp. 7:30 pm on the front deck of McCarthy Center, meet at the Old Hardware Store in case of rain.

July 19 - Family Music Camp Open Jam Night: Community members and visitors are invited to join the instructors and participants of the 2nd Annual Family Music Camp for this fun evening of sharing music. 7:30 pm at the Old Hardware Store.

July 22-28, 2014 - Wrangell Mountains Writing Workshop presents True Story with Tom Kizzia, Frank Soosand Nancy Cook: Tom Kizzia's stunning, disturbing, but true story of the Pilgrim family's trials in the Wrangell Mountains reminds readers that truth is often more fantastic than fiction.  And truth (especially in a small town) is also a challenging terrain for writers to navigate. During this five day workshop, writers will explore the craft of creative nonfiction: drafting compelling narratives that tell true stories. How can writers craft a meaningful, readable page-turner while working in the confines of the frequently controversial truth of “what actually happened”? 

July 24, 2014 - Community Word Jam, 7 pm at the Old Hardware Store. A literary open mic of original poems, stories, songs, and performance art. Come early to sign up for a 5 minute performance slot, or just come listen.

July 25, 2014 - Wrangell Mountains Writing Workshop Reading by Tom Kizzia, Frank Soos, and Nancy Cook at 6:00 pm at the Kennecott Recreation Hall. Free to members, $5 suggested donation for non-members.

July 30, 2014 - Renewable Energies, A Poetry Workshop with Megan Grumbling: In this poetry workshop, we will generate visceral and high-energy raw material for poems, and work on honing our poetics so as to best hold and heighten that energy. In a morning and an afternoon session, we’ll spend time in a variety of writing exercises, as well as in discussion about model poems, principles for enhancing energy in and over lines, and ideas about how to generally sustain dynamism in our writing lives. The workshop will conclude with a public group reading. Come for the morning 9:00-noon, the afternoon 1:00-4:00, or both sessions. 

This workshop and the Meg Hunt Residency Program are supported in part by the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tuesdays, Aug. 5, 19, & 26 - Jamming, Pickling, Drying & Root Cellaring, 3 Workshops on Putting Up the Productive Garden with Mark Vail: Meet at 3 pm at Porphyry Place. Class size is limited to 12 so sign up early. $12/class or $30/ all three classes.

August 6-16, 2014 - International Summer School in Glaciology, UAF Geophysical Institute: WMC is proud to host the UAF Geophysical Institute's graduate summer school in glaciology.

August 8, 2014 - Alaska Wild Lands and ANILCA two lectures with Dick Mylius and Sally Gibert: An evening overview in two parts covering key events in the creation of today’s land ownership map of Alaska beginning in territorial days and leading up to passage of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 (ANILCA).  ANILCA created the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, among others.  Also covers key issues leading to passage of ANILCA, the compromises, and the challenges of implementation for both land and resource managers and the public.  Two consecutive presentations of 45 minutes, each followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion.

7:00pm:  Part 1 – Events that led up to ANILCA, including Alaska Statehood and Native land claims. Presenter Dick Mylius, Retired, with 29 years experience at the Alaska Department of Natural Resources

8:00pm:  Part 2 – Passage of ANILCA and implementation issues, with some Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve examples. Presenter Sally Gibert, Retired, following 27 years as ANILCA Coordinator for the State of Alaska

At the Kennecott Recreation Hall. Free to members, $5 suggested donation for non-members. 

August 9, 2014 - When Ice Meets Water with Professor Martin Truffer: In this talk, Martin Truffer from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will show some of the interesting things that can happen when solid ice meets its liquid phase. Water can drain the base of the glacier and make it flow much faster. When a glacier flows into a lake or the ocean, it can change much  more rapidly than its land-terminating cousins, and sometimes these changes occur in very unexpected ways. 8:30 pm at the Kennecott Recreation Hall. Free to members, $5 suggested donation for non-members. This lecture is sponsored in part by the International Summer School in Glaciology. 

August 12, 2014 -  Rock, Water, Wild: A Reading and Talk by Nancy Lord: Nancy Lord, Wrangell Mountains Center artist-in-residence and a former Alaska Writer Laureate, will share excerpts from several of her books and talk about her goals as a writer with interests in Alaskan history, natural history, and conservation. Lord’s books include Fishcamp, Beluga Days, Green Alaska, and Early Warming.

August 23, 2014 - Tall Tales Storytelling Contest and Silent Auction, at the New Golden SaloonBring your best story (or most compelling lies) and join us for this entertaining evening showcasing the creativity of local residents and visitors. This delightful and sometimes raucous annual summer fundraiser is co-sponsored by the McCarthy Lodge and features a silent and live auction. $20 entry fee for storytellers. Winner receives a $500 cash prize, courtesy of the McCarthy Lodge. 14 story tellers max, sign ups on site at 7:30 pm, event starts at 8 pm.

August 30, 2014 - McCarthy Half Marathon and 5K:  Races start at 2 pm at Glacier View Campground at mile 59 of the McCarthy Road. $30 Entry Fee; $15 under 16. Proceeds benefit the WMC.

August 31, 2014 Letterboxing Workshop with Elizabeth Eero Irving: Letterboxing is a craft oriented, treasure-hunt style activity that takes you to beautiful and interesting places and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Using clues, letterboxers hunt for and find waterproof boxes hidden in the landscape which contain a small journal and rubber stamp. Exchanging stamp marks with this hidden journal using your own unique symbol, you record the find in your own logbook. This workshop will teach the history of letterboxing since its start in 1854, how to create and “plant” your own letterbox, basic rubber stamp carving, easy, small bookmaking, and resources to find letterboxes hidden all over the world. Each participant will make and hide their own letterbox and create clues for others to find. Clues can be very simple and direct or fiendishly clever, mysterious and difficult! Bring your own sketchbook or notebook to collect stamps. All other materials will be provided! Meet at 1 pm at Porphyry Place.

September 5-10, 2014 - The Photographic Landscape of the Wrangells with David Shaw: Outdoor photography is an artistic pursuit that celebrates the world's wild places. This program will utilize the WMC's summer base in McCarthy to explore the mountains and historic sites of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. In early September, the autumn colors should be at their peak, making this an ideal time of year for photography. This course is designed for those who want to take their photography to a new level. While we will cover the technical aspects of image-making, the emphasis will be on creativity, and making unique and beautiful images in wild places.


June & July - Mountain Arts and Sciences for Youth programs invite youth (and enthusiastic parents or caregivers) to join artists, naturalists, and scientists for a series of  workshops for kids designed to connect them with the natural world around them. Program Director Lara Applebaum.

June-August Summer Arts & Lectures Series promotes the arts and sciences as integral and necessary components of an educated and enlightened existence. This program is organized to inspire personal discovery, creativity, and intellectual inquiry and to sustain an inclusive community by presenting relevant, unique, entertaining, and diverse events including performances, films, and lectures in the Kennicott Valley. Most of our lectures and arts presentations are free to members and highlight the incredible talent housed in or drawn to this small mountain community. This series is sponsored in part by the National Park Service. Many of the events are held in the Kennecott Recreation Hall and others occur at our McCarthy campus. Please check back for an expanding list of specific dates and times. FREE to current members. $5 suggested donation for non-members unless noted otherwise.