Organizers of the Creative Age Festival of Edmonds were delighted with both the turnout and the response to the first-ever event, and they promise it will be back again next year.
“I’m thrilled,” said co-founder Dick Van Hollebeke as the day-long program of classes got underway at both Frances Anderson Center and the Library Plaza Room Saturday morning.
Hundreds of participants spent the day attending their choice of 30 workshops. While the classes were aimed at promoting a vibrant lifestyle for seniors, or those nearing retirement, those in younger age groups also enjoyed the day’s events.
Attendees tried their hand at memoir writing and visual journaling, kicked up their heels with folk dancing, sang Negro spirituals and learned about volunteer opportunities in the community. They also enjoyed plant art, poetry, improv and song writing. And many took advantage of introductory fitness classes taught by Harbor Square Athletic Club instructors.
You can see our complete photo gallery of the day’s events here.