Four days of workshops for all - students, seniors and community residents - will be conducted by We Are the Willows during their Red Wing residency.

Band members, who have experience as educators, have developed activities that promote participation in music and the arts and encourage self-expression and exploration.

Although the album that inspired the residency evokes nostalgia, songwriter Peter Miller stressed the importance of "reflecting on the past to shed light on the present or the future."

Sessions area aimed at "connecting the dots," he said. "We are all connected."

Monday, April 1 - 3 p.m. storytelling workshop with Red Wing High School Speech Team members.

Tuesday, April 2 - 11:30 a.m. at Pier 55, 1:30 p.m. at Downtown Plaza, 3 p.m. at Deer Crest; public workshops with seniors to explore family histories, songwriting and storytelling.

Wednesday, April 3 - 5-6:30 p.m. at Red Wing Public Library, public workshop.

Thursday, April 4 - 9:45 a.m. at Tower View Alternative School; 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Universal Music Center at the Anderson Center, public workshop on the music industry and songwriting.