September 30th, 2014 by Staff
The Big Raffle Drawing
This year marked the 35th anniversary of the Kelley House Annual Silent Auction and Raffle. The Board of Directors decided to hold the event at “home” here at the Museum. It was a beautiful day and we had a lot of visitors! Many of our offerings sold, including a magnificent redwood “sinker wood” table and benches generously donated by Steve Crowningshield of the Mendocino Heritage Furniture Company. The wines sold out, and lots of raffle tickets sold. Three lucky raffle winners will be enjoying fine dining in support of the Kelley House Museum. Our thanks to all the members, volunteers and supporters who helped make the event a success!
The Barajas Family of Sacramento with their Heirloom Table Set
September 25th, 2014 by Staff
Camille Parsons with Former Students
35 Years of Dancing on the Coast
On September 28 the “Sunday Afternoon With” lecture series at the Kelley House Museum continues with career dance teacher Camille Parsons. Parsons will present “35 years of Dancing on the Coast.” Her talk will be filled with memories of dance instruction and Spring Concerts where hundreds danced across the stage of Cotton Auditorium. Come to the Kelley House at 4 p.m. to hear and see highlights from this respected and well-loved teacher’s career and learn about the dedicated people who taught and supported generations of dancers.
Parsons began teaching dance at City Center Studio in 1979. Five years later that became Second Story Studio where Parsons taught with Nancy Harris until 1998. Parsons now teaches along with Serafina Andrews, Heather Eccarius and others. Every year, hundreds of children and adults learn the basics of ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and contemporary dance from these teachers. Camille will relate stories of her 35 year career and show a short video. Other teachers and former students are also expected to share their recollections of Second Story studio.
So put on your dancing shoes (if they still fit) and come to the Kelley House 4 p.m. Sunday August 28 for Parsons’ special presentation. Donations are requested. Call 937-5791 for more info.