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June 2024

Banjo Camp

June 17 @ 9:30 am - June 21 @ 12:00 pm

June 17-21  |  9:30 am - 12:00 pm Price Per Participant: $40 Ages 10-16 Skill Level - Beginner   Students will learn the basics of banjo including technique, chords, melody, and notation. Through group instruction and individual mentoring, students will have an opportunity to work at a pace that focuses on progress and musicality. On the final day, parents are invited to a mini-performance to experience the culmination of a week of hard work. Students are encouraged to bring an…

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Coffee with the Curator

June 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 502 W Sumter St
Shelby, NC 28150 United States
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WEDNESDAY,  JUNE 26 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM FREE   For Coffee with the Curator in June, join Earl Scruggs Center Assistant Director Zach Dressel and Guest Services Staff Sandy Smith on a whirlwind tour of the beautiful stained-glass windows at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Shelby.  Sandy and a team of other devoted church members have been working on a book that will document the stories behind the windows and the people they were donated in honor…

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Fiddle Tunes and Fish Camps: A Fish Fry at the Earl Scruggs Center

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fish Camps have played an important role in the community of Cleveland County dating back nearly 100 years when groups of hungry patrons would gather at the banks of the Broad River to enjoy fried fish and great music.  It was in this environment that a young Earl Scruggs first played in front of live audiences alongside of his brother and earliest musical partner Horace.  The two would walk home along the banks of the Broad River with stomachs full…

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July 2024

Pickin’ on the Square with Trakas, Moore, & Jenkins

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us in celebrating a decade of music and community at Pickin’ on the Square!   In honor of our 10-year anniversary, we’re shaking things up! Mark your calendars for the second Saturday of June, July, and August, from 11 am to 1 pm, for concerts and casual jam sessions on the court square of the Earl Scruggs Center.   Concert: 11 am - 12 pm Jam Session: 12 pm - 1 pm   June 8: PacJAM Ramblers and Muddy…

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Guitar Workshop with Award-Winning Instructor Allen Shadd

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, July 13  |  1:00pm - 3:00pm Ages 15-18: $15 Ages 18+: $25 Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced   In this two-hour-long workshop, students will learn about adding skills that build on their current playing level, how to start and build a solo, how to make the most of practice time, as well as cover some of the fundamentals often overlooked or forgotten by players as they progress.   Click here to register!       Instructor Bio:   Allen…

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Coffee with the Curator

July 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE

WEDNESDAY,  JULY 17 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM FREE   Do you enjoy local history? Grab your coffee and join us Wednesday, July 17, at 10:30 AM for Coffee with the Curator in our Great Hall! Our curator, Zach Dressel, will facilitate a discussion on a topic relating to our county’s history and present items from the Cleveland County Historical Collection.   Click here to register!

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August 2024

Pickin’ on the Square with Wiregrass

August 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us in celebrating a decade of music and community at Pickin’ on the Square!   In honor of our 10-year anniversary, we’re shaking things up! Mark your calendars for the second Saturday of June, July, and August, from 11 am to 1 pm, for concerts and casual jam sessions on the court square of the Earl Scruggs Center.   Concert: 11 am - 12 pm Jam Session: 12 pm - 1 pm   June 8: PacJAM Ramblers and Muddy…

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September 2024

Coffee with the Curator

September 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE

WEDNESDAY,  SEPTEMBER 18 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM FREE   Do you enjoy local history? Grab your coffee and join us Wednesday, September 18, at 10:30 AM for Coffee with the Curator in our Great Hall! Our curator, Zach Dressel, will facilitate a discussion on a topic relating to our county’s history and present items from the Cleveland County Historical Collection.   Click here to register!

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October 2024

Coffee with the Curator

October 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE

WEDNESDAY,  OCTOBER 16 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM FREE   Do you enjoy local history? Grab your coffee and join us Wednesday, October 16, at 10:30 AM for Coffee with the Curator in our Great Hall! Our curator, Zach Dressel, will facilitate a discussion on a topic relating to our county’s history and present items from the Cleveland County Historical Collection.   Click here to register!

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November 2024

Sacred Sounds of Western North Carolina: A Shaped Note Singing Workshop with Laura Boosinger

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Shaped Note singing is a sacred music tradition that traces its roots back to the 19th century when congregations that did not have access to pianos and organs sang acapella with the aid of specialized hymn books that used shapes instead of traditional notation in order to be more accessible to those who could not read music.  Today this form of singing is still in use and many gatherings are held throughout the country, bringing singers from far and wide…

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