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Upcoming Events At The SHACK, April 6-20

The Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids (SHACK) is an arts center working to bringing healing through the arts to the children of Sandy Hook and Newtown through art therapy, music therapy, pet therapy, and other creative mediums such as music, art, theater, dance, and more.

The SHACK is at 100 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, in Suite 104 — the tan building that formerly housed the Life’s a Peach boutique.

The mission of The SHACK is to provide a safe haven for children and families to come to heal and explore various art forms while expressing themselves creatively in a nurturing, safe environment. Our educational and therapeutic programs are taught by board certified and licensed professional therapists.

Reservations are requested for workshops, and can be done by sending an email to sandyhookartscenter@gmail.com. For additional information call 203-304-9555 or visit SandyHookArtsCenter.org.

Upcoming workshops and special events include the following:

*Sunday, April 7, 3-5 pm, Ukulele Workshop & Jam Session With Michel Rae Driscoll.

Back by popular demand, Michel Rae Driscoll will return with six to eight 8 ukuleles on hand to entertain and teach participants the basics of playing the instrument.

Children and families of all ages are welcome to attend this fun-filled and uplifting event. Song sheets with chord charts will be available for convenience & ease to follow along in the basic song selections. Michel is sure to put a smile on your face & a song in your heart.

There is a $7 suggested donation per person, or $25 for a family of four.

*Through April 20, Guitar Raffle.

Win a complete electric guitar package, donated by Phil Forbes and Route 7 Music in Brookfield.

The guitar is electric guitar and comes with a starter amp, gig bag, cable, strap, picks and Korg tuner. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and can be purchased at the studio. One lucky prize winner will be chosen at The SHACK’s Awesome 80s Prom on Saturday, April 20.

*The Awesome 80s Prom, a fundraising event for The SHACK, will be at The Ethan Allen Inn in Danbury, from 6 to 11 pm. Tickets are $125 and include open bar, 90-minute cocktail hour, passed hors d’oeuvres, dinner (chicken francaise or pasta primavera), dancing, music including DJ Joe Miller (Genesis Events, NYC) and live entertainment, and photography for 80s prom shots.

The evening will also include a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, Madonna Look-a-Like Contest, Michael Jackson Look-a-Like Contest, Moon Walk Contest, and Ugliest Prom Dress & Tux Contest. Styles from the 80s are strongly suggested — break our the Aqua Net, gold lamé, teal taffeta dresses, and checkered Vans.

Special offers for hair and makeup the day of the event and prom dresses and tuxedos (though April 20) are being offered. Contact The SHACK for details.

*Saturday, April 20, 11 am-1 pm, Sing & Sign With Ms Janine/Earth Day Party & Crafts.

Singing and signing her way all over CT for the past two decades, Ms Janine’s  contagious smile and catchy tunes will have kids dancing, singing and signing with American Sign Language!

Children and families of all ages will enjoy an Earth Day themed music session followed by a puppet show, arts and crafts, and face painting.

There is a $7 suggested donation per person, or $25 for a family of four.

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