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Participation is easy! There are two ways to sign-up your entire family for any of these events at the August Wilson Center: CALL: 412.258.2700

EMAIL: cultivation@ AugustWilsonCenter.org

School is o u home. Creat t. The kids are iv words, art ity is alive, with , dance. Be a movement and t All, as the The Center of It Center for August Wilson Afr Culture welc ican American ome with a famil s summer y flair!

son Center More information about the August Wil or by calling is available at AugustWilsonCenter.org 412.258.2700. GALLERY HOURS

am to 6 pm Tuesday through Saturday: 11 e Days anc Additional Hours on Perform ys: Closed ida Hol Mondays, Sundays & Major Admission: FREE

VOLUNTEER

as an intern, To join the AWCorps and serve ter, contact volunteer or docent at The Cen .org or call AWCorps@AugustWilsonCenter 412.338.8730.

The August Wilson Center extends grateful appreciation to the following contributors of major support during the 2011 winter/spring season:

980 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Familyng Readi Series June ays in m Saturd p 0 3 : –1 Noon

The August Wilson Center is offering a summer reading series for the entire family to enjoy. Every Saturday in June, come explore a different children’s book with us, followed by arts and cultural activities that are sure to inspire family fun and memories that will last a lifetime. June 4 Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman

by Kathleen Krull and David Diaz. Reading level: Ages 9-12

Before Wilma was five years old, polio had paralyzed her left leg. Doubters said she would never walk again. But Wilma refused to believe it. She was determined to not only walk, but also run! Despite the odds, she fulfilled her dreams, and ran all the way to the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, where she became the first American woman to earn three gold medals in a single Olympiad. Come learn Wilma’s story of glory, victory and triumph. Activity: Enjoy an afternoon of fun and games while making your own Olympic medal. June 11 Dancing in the Wings by Debbie Allen and Kadir Nelson. Reading level: Ages 4-8 Sassy is a long-legged girl with opinions and a proud voice to deliver them. Sassy dreams of becoming a ballerina, but she worries that her too-large feet, too-long legs, and even her “big mouth” will keep her from her dream. When a famous director visits her dance class, Sassy uses her high jumps and bright leotard to gain his attention. Though her first attempts fail to impress, Sassy’s persistence just might win him over, and jumpstart her ballerina dream. Activity: Join the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre during an afternoon of dance, expression and creative exploration. Learn the history of ballet and participate in an interactive presentation, Ballet FUNdamentals. June 18 Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome. Reading level: Ages 4-8 As a boy, Major Taylor could ride his bike forward, backward, even perched on the handlebars. When his stunts landed him a job at a famous Indiana bike shop folks were amazed that a thirteen-year-old black boy was a cycling phenomenon. Major Taylor is the true story of a kid who turned pro at age 13, went on to win the world championship title just three years later and battled racial discrimination to become a great American cyclist, long before Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France. Come learn about an American hero who deserves his place as one of the greatest athletes in sports history. Activity: Learn about bike safety and maintenance with The Pittsburgh Major Taylor Cycling Club. The first 15 children win a FREE bicycle*, courtesy of Free Ride! *Bicycles are for children only and are available in limited sizes.

June 25 John Henry by Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney. Reading level: Ages 4-8 The legend of John Henry is given a new twist in this brilliantly illustrated tale. With his two sledgehammers pulverizing boulders, John Henry uses his strength to race against a steam drill tunneling through a mountain. It’s a deadly contest of man-vs-machine, with John Henry’s determination taking center stage. This event is part of the year-long Continuum focused on Affrilachia. Activity: Explore African American folklore and discover what it takes to be a real-life super hero.

Ever dream of dancing like a pro? Your chance is here! Come learn dance movements and craft under the tutelage of esteemed members of the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble. Whether you want to fly solo, bring your crew or family, these dance classes will get you moving, offer a healthy challenge and mightily improve your technique. All ages 0 – July 3 8 1 e n ys* | Ju nds. (and levels) welcome! Saturda y weeke

August Wilson Dance Centermy Acade e holida ing som d lu c x E *

First Creative Steps

Ages 3 – 5 9 – 9:45 am, 6 sessions, $75

Creative Movement

Ages 5 – 7 10 – 10:45 am, 6 sessions, $75

African Dance Workshop Ages 8 – 12 11 – 12 pm, 6 sessions, $80

Afro Modern

Ages 12 – Adult 12 – 1 pm, 6 sessions, $80

Hip Hop

Ages 12 – Adult 1 – 2 pm, 6 sessions, $80

Salsa

Ages 12 – Adult 2 – 3 pm, 6 sessions, $85 or $95/couple

Summer Yoga

Savage ust cia Lane li e F h 7 – Aug it w s | July y a d s e n Wed

Come take a load off this summer, while relaxing and easing into a state of calm. Begin by celebrating life with an upbeat music warm-up, and then transition into yoga poses that fully engage the mind and body while synchronizing movement to the smooth sounds of jazz. In this amazing 90-minute workshop, get centered and rejuvenate the body with restorative and gentle yoga poses, allowing you to take control of your fitness, health and wellbeing. Prepare to leave renewed and refreshed. Bring a friend, or come alone. $15 per 90-minute class | $80 for 8 weeks

WHAT DOES THE MEDIA HAVE TO SAY ABOUT YOU? Young African American men seek to answer this and more as they explore messages embedded in today’s media. * Mentored by hip hop artist Jasiri X and Tuesdays an d Thursdays June 28 – Dec Paradise Gray, participants are challenged ember 8 3 – 5 pm to critically analyze both positive and Free negative messages and develop the skills to proactively assess how the media perceives young African American men. Participants will also *Hosted by One learn the tools to combat erroneous representations. Upon Hood Media completion of the Media Liteacy Academy, young men will have learned the art of blogging, podcasting, video production and social media, as will have gained a renewed sense of self.

Media Literacy Academy


Familyng Readi Series June ays in m Saturd p 0 3 : –1 Noon

The August Wilson Center is offering a summer reading series for the entire family to enjoy. Every Saturday in June, come explore a different children’s book with us, followed by arts and cultural activities that are sure to inspire family fun and memories that will last a lifetime. June 4 Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman

by Kathleen Krull and David Diaz. Reading level: Ages 9-12

Before Wilma was five years old, polio had paralyzed her left leg. Doubters said she would never walk again. But Wilma refused to believe it. She was determined to not only walk, but also run! Despite the odds, she fulfilled her dreams, and ran all the way to the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, where she became the first American woman to earn three gold medals in a single Olympiad. Come learn Wilma’s story of glory, victory and triumph. Activity: Enjoy an afternoon of fun and games while making your own Olympic medal. June 11 Dancing in the Wings by Debbie Allen and Kadir Nelson. Reading level: Ages 4-8 Sassy is a long-legged girl with opinions and a proud voice to deliver them. Sassy dreams of becoming a ballerina, but she worries that her too-large feet, too-long legs, and even her “big mouth” will keep her from her dream. When a famous director visits her dance class, Sassy uses her high jumps and bright leotard to gain his attention. Though her first attempts fail to impress, Sassy’s persistence just might win him over, and jumpstart her ballerina dream. Activity: Join the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre during an afternoon of dance, expression and creative exploration. Learn the history of ballet and participate in an interactive presentation, Ballet FUNdamentals. June 18 Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome. Reading level: Ages 4-8 As a boy, Major Taylor could ride his bike forward, backward, even perched on the handlebars. When his stunts landed him a job at a famous Indiana bike shop folks were amazed that a thirteen-year-old black boy was a cycling phenomenon. Major Taylor is the true story of a kid who turned pro at age 13, went on to win the world championship title just three years later and battled racial discrimination to become a great American cyclist, long before Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France. Come learn about an American hero who deserves his place as one of the greatest athletes in sports history. Activity: Learn about bike safety and maintenance with The Pittsburgh Major Taylor Cycling Club. The first 15 children win a FREE bicycle*, courtesy of Free Ride! *Bicycles are for children only and are available in limited sizes.

June 25 John Henry by Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney. Reading level: Ages 4-8 The legend of John Henry is given a new twist in this brilliantly illustrated tale. With his two sledgehammers pulverizing boulders, John Henry uses his strength to race against a steam drill tunneling through a mountain. It’s a deadly contest of man-vs-machine, with John Henry’s determination taking center stage. This event is part of the year-long Continuum focused on Affrilachia. Activity: Explore African American folklore and discover what it takes to be a real-life super hero.

Ever dream of dancing like a pro? Your chance is here! Come learn dance movements and craft under the tutelage of esteemed members of the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble. Whether you want to fly solo, bring your crew or family, these dance classes will get you moving, offer a healthy challenge and mightily improve your technique. All ages 0 – July 3 8 1 e n ys* | Ju nds. (and levels) welcome! Saturda y weeke

August Wilson Dance Centermy Acade e holida ing som d lu c x E *

First Creative Steps

Ages 3 – 5 9 – 9:45 am, 6 sessions, $75

Creative Movement

Ages 5 – 7 10 – 10:45 am, 6 sessions, $75

African Dance Workshop Ages 8 – 12 11 – 12 pm, 6 sessions, $80

Afro Modern

Ages 12 – Adult 12 – 1 pm, 6 sessions, $80

Hip Hop

Ages 12 – Adult 1 – 2 pm, 6 sessions, $80

Salsa

Ages 12 – Adult 2 – 3 pm, 6 sessions, $85 or $95/couple

Summer Yoga

Savage ust cia Lane li e F h 7 – Aug it w s | July y a d s e n Wed

Come take a load off this summer, while relaxing and easing into a state of calm. Begin by celebrating life with an upbeat music warm-up, and then transition into yoga poses that fully engage the mind and body while synchronizing movement to the smooth sounds of jazz. In this amazing 90-minute workshop, get centered and rejuvenate the body with restorative and gentle yoga poses, allowing you to take control of your fitness, health and wellbeing. Prepare to leave renewed and refreshed. Bring a friend, or come alone. $15 per 90-minute class | $80 for 8 weeks

WHAT DOES THE MEDIA HAVE TO SAY ABOUT YOU? Young African American men seek to answer this and more as they explore messages embedded in today’s media. * Mentored by hip hop artist Jasiri X and Tuesdays an d Thursdays June 28 – Dec Paradise Gray, participants are challenged ember 8 3 – 5 pm to critically analyze both positive and Free negative messages and develop the skills to proactively assess how the media perceives young African American men. Participants will also *Hosted by One learn the tools to combat erroneous representations. Upon Hood Media completion of the Media Liteacy Academy, young men will have learned the art of blogging, podcasting, video production and social media, as will have gained a renewed sense of self.

Media Literacy Academy


Familyng Readi Series June ays in m Saturd p 0 3 : –1 Noon

The August Wilson Center is offering a summer reading series for the entire family to enjoy. Every Saturday in June, come explore a different children’s book with us, followed by arts and cultural activities that are sure to inspire family fun and memories that will last a lifetime. June 4 Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman

by Kathleen Krull and David Diaz. Reading level: Ages 9-12

Before Wilma was five years old, polio had paralyzed her left leg. Doubters said she would never walk again. But Wilma refused to believe it. She was determined to not only walk, but also run! Despite the odds, she fulfilled her dreams, and ran all the way to the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, where she became the first American woman to earn three gold medals in a single Olympiad. Come learn Wilma’s story of glory, victory and triumph. Activity: Enjoy an afternoon of fun and games while making your own Olympic medal. June 11 Dancing in the Wings by Debbie Allen and Kadir Nelson. Reading level: Ages 4-8 Sassy is a long-legged girl with opinions and a proud voice to deliver them. Sassy dreams of becoming a ballerina, but she worries that her too-large feet, too-long legs, and even her “big mouth” will keep her from her dream. When a famous director visits her dance class, Sassy uses her high jumps and bright leotard to gain his attention. Though her first attempts fail to impress, Sassy’s persistence just might win him over, and jumpstart her ballerina dream. Activity: Join the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre during an afternoon of dance, expression and creative exploration. Learn the history of ballet and participate in an interactive presentation, Ballet FUNdamentals. June 18 Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome. Reading level: Ages 4-8 As a boy, Major Taylor could ride his bike forward, backward, even perched on the handlebars. When his stunts landed him a job at a famous Indiana bike shop folks were amazed that a thirteen-year-old black boy was a cycling phenomenon. Major Taylor is the true story of a kid who turned pro at age 13, went on to win the world championship title just three years later and battled racial discrimination to become a great American cyclist, long before Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France. Come learn about an American hero who deserves his place as one of the greatest athletes in sports history. Activity: Learn about bike safety and maintenance with The Pittsburgh Major Taylor Cycling Club. The first 15 children win a FREE bicycle*, courtesy of Free Ride! *Bicycles are for children only and are available in limited sizes.

June 25 John Henry by Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney. Reading level: Ages 4-8 The legend of John Henry is given a new twist in this brilliantly illustrated tale. With his two sledgehammers pulverizing boulders, John Henry uses his strength to race against a steam drill tunneling through a mountain. It’s a deadly contest of man-vs-machine, with John Henry’s determination taking center stage. This event is part of the year-long Continuum focused on Affrilachia. Activity: Explore African American folklore and discover what it takes to be a real-life super hero.

Ever dream of dancing like a pro? Your chance is here! Come learn dance movements and craft under the tutelage of esteemed members of the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble. Whether you want to fly solo, bring your crew or family, these dance classes will get you moving, offer a healthy challenge and mightily improve your technique. All ages 0 – July 3 8 1 e n ys* | Ju nds. (and levels) welcome! Saturda y weeke

August Wilson Dance Centermy Acade e holida ing som d lu c x E *

First Creative Steps

Ages 3 – 5 9 – 9:45 am, 6 sessions, $75

Creative Movement

Ages 5 – 7 10 – 10:45 am, 6 sessions, $75

African Dance Workshop Ages 8 – 12 11 – 12 pm, 6 sessions, $80

Afro Modern

Ages 12 – Adult 12 – 1 pm, 6 sessions, $80

Hip Hop

Ages 12 – Adult 1 – 2 pm, 6 sessions, $80

Salsa

Ages 12 – Adult 2 – 3 pm, 6 sessions, $85 or $95/couple

Summer Yoga

Savage ust cia Lane li e F h 7 – Aug it w s | July y a d s e n Wed

Come take a load off this summer, while relaxing and easing into a state of calm. Begin by celebrating life with an upbeat music warm-up, and then transition into yoga poses that fully engage the mind and body while synchronizing movement to the smooth sounds of jazz. In this amazing 90-minute workshop, get centered and rejuvenate the body with restorative and gentle yoga poses, allowing you to take control of your fitness, health and wellbeing. Prepare to leave renewed and refreshed. Bring a friend, or come alone. $15 per 90-minute class | $80 for 8 weeks

WHAT DOES THE MEDIA HAVE TO SAY ABOUT YOU? Young African American men seek to answer this and more as they explore messages embedded in today’s media. * Mentored by hip hop artist Jasiri X and Tuesdays an d Thursdays June 28 – Dec Paradise Gray, participants are challenged ember 8 3 – 5 pm to critically analyze both positive and Free negative messages and develop the skills to proactively assess how the media perceives young African American men. Participants will also *Hosted by One learn the tools to combat erroneous representations. Upon Hood Media completion of the Media Liteacy Academy, young men will have learned the art of blogging, podcasting, video production and social media, as will have gained a renewed sense of self.

Media Literacy Academy


REGISTER TODAY!

r e m m u S s i h T at The Center

n o i t a v i Cult s m a r g o Pr

Participation is easy! There are two ways to sign-up your entire family for any of these events at the August Wilson Center: CALL: 412.258.2700

EMAIL: cultivation@ AugustWilsonCenter.org

School is o u home. Creat t. The kids are iv words, art ity is alive, with , dance. Be a movement and t All, as the The Center of It Center for August Wilson Afr Culture welc ican American ome with a famil s summer y flair!

son Center More information about the August Wil or by calling is available at AugustWilsonCenter.org 412.258.2700. GALLERY HOURS

am to 6 pm Tuesday through Saturday: 11 e Days anc Additional Hours on Perform ys: Closed ida Hol Mondays, Sundays & Major Admission: FREE

VOLUNTEER

as an intern, To join the AWCorps and serve ter, contact volunteer or docent at The Cen .org or call AWCorps@AugustWilsonCenter 412.338.8730.

The August Wilson Center extends grateful appreciation to the following contributors of major support during the 2011 winter/spring season:

980 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222

50 for to 779 ation � C W m Text “A nt infor nd eve ilson Center a s w e n August W from the


Summer Programs at the August Wilson Center