Maple Valley Creative Arts Council updates Jan. 21

Upcoming events include Open Mic Night, Third Word Wednesday and Tahoma music faculty concert.

Open Mic Night

The next Open Mic will be held on Jan. 24 at The Maple Valley Creative Art Center. Check-in at 6:30 p.m., performances begin at 7 p.m. EJ’s Catering will be on hand with a tasty buffet menu!


Third Word Wednesday

Join us for the new story telling evening at the Maple Valley Creative Art Council. If you have a story to share, written or from memory, fiction or nonfiction, come tell it on the third Wednesday of every month! The next night will be Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. with each storyteller having between 5 and 10 minutes depending on participation. Coffee and cookies will be provided. If you have a book to promote, please bring it with you!


Creative Collaboration Critique Group

Beginning Feb. 13 we’ll be starting a critique group for artists in the area. We’ll be meeting at the Maple Valley Creative Arts building on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. This critique group is your chance to ask for feedback from fellow artists in a supportive environment and to give encouraging feedback. This group is unique in that we are inviting all different types of artists to come together. Please feel free to invite other artist you think would be interested. Please bring in any work that you feel represents where you are currently as an artist.


Tahoma Music Faculty Concert Scheduled for Jan. 25

The Mary Lou Harting Memorial Concert is an annual opportunity for students, parents, staff and the public to witness the amazing talents of the Tahoma School District’s music faculty.  Each music teacher will sing or play instruments as solo or ensemble performers.  Students will especially enjoy seeing their own teachers perform! The concert is scheduled for Jan. 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tahoma Middle School Theatre located at 24425 SE 216th Street in Maple Valley. Admission is a suggested $5 donation, $3 for students and seniors, $10 families. All donations will be collected for the Mary Lou Harting scholarship fund to be awarded to two graduating Tahoma High School seniors in May. Mary Lou Harting was a beloved Tahoma School District music teacher. Her last assignment was at Rock Creek Elementary School. Donations to the Mary Lou Harting scholarship fund may also be mailed to the Maple Valley Creative Arts Council at 23220 Maple Valley Hwy. Southeast, Suite 15, Maple Valley, WA 98038.