Join the Club – The 1849 Club

There’s a new group seeding creativity in the community – The 1849 Club. Come hear the club’s founder, Manasseh Durkin, talk about the “why” behind this idea and join in on a collaborative discussion of how we can take advantage of fine dining and engaging events in our beautiful, diverse community.

When:

6 – 7:30 p.m., March 23, 2017

Where:

Alchemy Music School

500 N. Coit Road, Suite 2085

Richardson, TX 75080

About the speaker:

Manasseh Durkin, founder and owner of Durkin Enterprises, LLC, is a second-generation general contractor who has worked in all aspects of commercial and residential construction projects since 2003. In 2013, Manasseh moved to Richardson and expanded his team and projects in and around the community – a culturally diverse and creative community about which he is very passionate.

Reconnect with Your Natural Rhythm at SEED

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Amplify your communication skills by reconnecting with your natural rhythm.

Communication is necessary, every day, so this free event is for EVERYONE, from the serial entrepreneur to the stay-at-home parent. Please join us at Alchemy Music for the January 2017 edition of SEED, a program of AIR (Arts Incubator of Richardson), where Kimberly Cain will share tools to help amplify your communication skills by reconnecting with your natural rhythm.

As a musical artist, performer, producer, high performance coach and broadcast talent, Kimberly has acquired a wealth of experience with the art of communication.

She will share the many ways we can:

  • Discover our own natural rhythm (Yes, we all have it)
  • Find our authenticity, create well-aligned perspectives and tap into creative problem solving
  • Bridge communication gaps, make stronger connections, and learn the art of building meaningful relationships.

When:

6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Jan. 19, 2017

Where:

Alchemy Music, 500 N. Coit Suite 208, Richardson, TX 75080

Questions: seed@seedcreativity.org

Join Us July 7at SEED: Creative Approach to Combat Bullying

According to the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Education, between 1 and 4 and 1 and 3 kids say they’ve been bullied at school. Only 20 to 30 percent of these kids report it to adults, and while 49 states have ant-bullying legislation, bullying is still not considered illegal in this country. But, one family driven by personal experience and their love for martial arts is on a mission to help children combat bullying.

Meet James and Michelle DeGrechie and their son Christopher Watkins, owners of the one-year-old Richardson Undaunted ATA Martial Arts. Not only have they made their dream of running a martial arts studio come true, they have also taken a creative approach to planting seeds of inspiration and courage through their book “Bullyproof.” Co-authored by a group of martial arts leaders, this book shares different strategies and tactics on facing the bullying problem that affects kids and teens all around the world.

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Please join us for an evening of informative and interactive conversation that just may inspire you to not only learn martial arts and how you can get involved with anti-bullying efforts, but also what it looks like to seed creative ideas and approaches to engaging our passions and gifts in our community.

6 – 7:30 p.m.

Thurs., July 7, 2016

Undaunted ATA Martial Arts Studios

819 W. Arapaho Rd., Suite 40  Richardson, TX 75080

Next door to Tom Thumb

 

About Undaunted ATA Martial Arts

We teach all our members to focus on and be present in the moment – and in this age of distractions and sensory overload, this is a skill which returns immediate results in all aspects one’s life.

About the Owners

Mrs. Michelle DeGrechie is a 3rd degree black belt ATA certified instructor.  She has been practicing martial arts for many years.  Mrs. D. is a 3 time world champion, 2 time district champion, and 4 time Texas state champion, as well as a level 3 certified tournament judge.  She is also recognized as a home educator by the Texas Home School Coalition.

Mr. James DeGrechie is a 3rd degree black belt, ATA certified instructor, and an Orthopedic-certified registered nurse. He has an extensive knowledge in martial arts and has experience in several different styles.  Mr. D. is a Level 3 certified tournament judge and is a 5 time Texas state champion.

Mr. Christopher Watkins is a 3rd degree black belt, ATA certified instructor, and is the chief instructor at Undaunted ATA.  He has earned 6 Texas state titles and is a Level 3 certified tournament judge.  Mr. Watkins has been studying and honing his martial arts skills since early childhood.  He is a fierce competitor, and a mainstay on the tournament circuit.

SEED Location Changed Tonight, May 26

Due to inclement weather, SEED will be held at The Taco Joint on 100 S. Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

We hope you can join us! Here’s a recap of our speaker and topic: SEED the Help Your Neighbor Movement

Little did Richardson resident and difference-maker Scott Rhoades know that a simple act of kindness during a winter storm in his community would start a Help Your Neighbor movement. In 2014, Scott led the first Help Your Neighbor Day through the Richardson Heights Neighborhood Association and local business sponsors. Join us May 26 to plants seeds of creative collaboration and hear Scott tell us how we can join in and keep the servanthood going.

Help Your Neighbor is an event to help those in need in our neighborhoods. We do this by recruiting people within the community, typically neighbors, to help with small projects on houses of those in need.  More importantly, we hope that relationships are made between the homeowner and those who are serving. Help Your Neighbor is a great way to influence your community and help those in need.

srhoadesScott Rhoades lives in Richardson and is on the board of the Richardson Heights Neighborhood Association. For his day job, he serves as the Director of Edification and Philanthropy for Edify, a non-profit organization dedicated to making quality, Christ-centered education available in third-world countries. Prior to Edify, Scott served on Young Life staff in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area for twelve years in various roles from area director to development director. He helped spearhead the growth of various ministries, specifically Latino and special needs ministries in the DFW area.

Scott attended Oklahoma University and graduated with a BA in MIS and Finance. He also graduated from Westminster Seminary in 2010 with a Masters of Arts and Religion with a focus on biblical studies. Scott is married to Kiley and they have two daughters, Emilie Kate and Olivia.

When:

6 – 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2016

  • 6-6:30 – mix and mingle
  • 6:30-7:30 – speaker presentation, Q&A

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SEED the Help Your Neighbor Movement

Little did Richardson resident and difference-maker Scott Rhoades know that a simple act of kindness during a winter storm in his community would start a Help Your Neighbor movement. In 2014, Scott led the first Help Your Neighbor Day through the Richardson Heights Neighborhood Association and local business sponsors. Join us May 26 to plants seeds of creative collaboration and hear Scott tell us how we can join in and keep the servanthood going.

Help Your Neighbor is an event to help those in need in our neighborhoods. We do this by recruiting people within the community, typically neighbors, to help with small projects on houses of those in need.  More importantly, we hope that relationships are made between the homeowner and those who are serving. Help Your Neighbor is a great way to influence your community and help those in need.

srhoadesScott Rhoades lives in Richardson and is on the board of the Richardson Heights Neighborhood Association. For his day job, he serves as the Director of Edification and Philanthropy for Edify, a non-profit organization dedicated to making quality, Christ-centered education available in third-world countries. Prior to Edify, Scott served on Young Life staff in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area for twelve years in various roles from area director to development director. He helped spearhead the growth of various ministries, specifically Latino and special needs ministries in the DFW area.

Scott attended Oklahoma University and graduated with a BA in MIS and Finance. He also graduated from Westminster Seminary in 2010 with a Masters of Arts and Religion with a focus on biblical studies. Scott is married to Kiley and they have two daughters, Emilie Kate and Olivia.

When:

6 – 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2016

  • 6-6:30 – mix and mingle with lite bites and beverages
  • 6:30-7:30 – speaker presentation, Q&A

Where:

Durham Park on Weathered Dr. between Downing and Scottsdale in the

Richardson Heights Neighborhood.

If it rains, we will meet at The Taco Joint, 100 S. Central Expressway Richardson, TX 75080.

Becoming a Suburban Pioneer

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Join us at our next SEED session where we’ll hear from Richardson Food Truck Park founder and owner, Michelle Chesney, share her thoughts on becoming an Suburban Pioneer and how she believes anyone has the ability to turn a “city without a soul” to Perfecttown, USA.

The details:

6 – 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28, 2016

522 Bishop Avenue

Richardson, TX 75081

Food trucks and cash bar will be open.

 

 

Free Art Event March 26 at Richardson West Junior High

Looking for creative, family-friendly opportunities in Richardson this weekend? Check out the 6th Annual Art Phenomenon of  7th and 8th grade Art Magnet students Sat., March 26. They will host a live auction of artworks created that day by the students.  There will be light refreshments, a live jazz band, designer pins to purchase, and an opportunity to learn more about Richardson’s Creative Reuse Center Chartreuse http://www.chartreusecrc.org/.  Bring cash or check to purchase these collectable artworks.  All funds go to support these young artists in the form of field trips, innovative art materials and technology.

For more information, contact Christina van Hamersveld  and Laura Lester.
http://rwjhartmagnet.weebly.com/
Art Educators
469-593-3735
Richardson West Junior High Art and Technology Magnet
1309 Holly Dr.
Richardson, TX 75080

Pathways to an Artful Career

We invite the community to join us March 24 at SEED to hear young professionals Carrie Fox and Edwin Chavez share their experiences and perspectives on choosing the path to a career in art. Whether you are a soon-to-be high school or college graduate who is studying art or perhaps you’re looking to shift your career to art, this will be a good time to ask questions and hear first-hand from these bright, talented minds who are creating their paths to an artful career.

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6 – 7:30 p.m.

Thurs., March 24, 2016

Half Price Books, 100 S. Central Expwy, Richardson, TX 75080

Lite bites and beverages will be served.

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Gather with other creative minds to listen and partake in an evening of guitar playing. What is that you say? You don’t know how to play? Join us and you just might learn a chord or two. And if you do know how to play, bring your guitar and strum along.

Starting at 6 p.m., stop by, unwind from your work day and be inspired while mixing and mingling with other creative types from your community. At 6:30, music enthusiasts Carol Casmus and Lisa Dunne will capture our attention as chords strike your soul.

Details:

6-7:30 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 11, 2016

Alchemy Music Academyhttp://www.alchemymusictx.com/music-registration-contact/

500 N. Coit #2085

Free event. Light bites and beverages will be served.