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Creative 360 will host a Yes We Can! Tuesday Tribute featuring Virginia Florey and Leona Seamster and their book “Midland: Her Continuing Story” on Tuesday, April 30, 2-3:30 p.m. Enjoy lively conversation, tea and treats. Admission is $5.

Midlanders Virginia Florey and Leona Seamster shared their book “Midland: The Way We Were,” during the 2018 Yes We Can! season. This year, they return to present “Midland: Her Continuing Story.” They will share their fascinating research and slides on the history of Midland and its neighboring towns – Averill, Sanford, Coleman, Hope and Edenville.

These best friends have great-grandfathers who came to Midland County in 1869 from Chemung County, New York. Their fathers worked together at Dow Chemical and were best friends. It wasn’t until their 45th high school reunion, however, that Virginia and Leona became friends.

Creative 360’s Tuesday Tributes offer an opportunity to hear from and about an array of fascinating seniors – their lives, their creative process, and their adventures. Always on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m., they offer lively conversation, tea, treats, and time for Q&A. There were ten Tuesday Tributes in the Yes We Can! schedule this year. This is the final one until 2020. We hope you have enjoyed them all.

About Yes We Can!

Six years ago, Creative 360 developed an innovative program designed to recognize and honor the contributions of people who are 80 and over in a way that respects their knowledge and taps into their legacy of creativity. This amazing segment of our population has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share. The Yes We Can! program gives people of all ages ongoing opportunities to engage with, and learn from, this dynamic group of senior presenters.


Since the program began in the winter of 2014, Creative 360 has celebrated more than 300 Great Lakes Bay artists, scholars, scientists, and community leaders. These octogenarians inspire everyone to be more active and to realize we can all be contributing community members at any age!


Thanks to The Barstow Foundation, NADA Northwood University, and Space Studios for their generous sponsorship of this year’s Yes We Can! program. For more information about Yes We Can!, go to Creative 360’s website at or call 989-837-1885.

If you know of someone who is (or soon will be) 80 or above and should be considered as part of future Yes We Can! programs, please contact Creative 360 at 989-837-1885 or by email at

About Creative 360
Creative 360 is a not-for-profit community arts and wellness organization founded in 1994. Its mission is to create environments that allow people of all ages and abilities to experience the creative process, and to enhance physical, mental and spiritual wellness through the arts and humanities. The organization’s core values of inclusiveness, creativity, respect and community drive the culture at Creative 360. Activities at Creative 360 are supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Midland Area Community Foundation and the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.

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