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July 2019

Coffee with the Curator

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

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:30am-11:30am   Click here to register!    Do you enjoy local history? Join us for this fun and casual monthly event in the Great Hall. Our curator, Meredith Nichter, will present an item from the Cleveland County collection and facilitate discussion about the history of the object. Come have a cup of coffee, join the conversation or just sit back and learn.   Pre-registration is encouraged.   Click here to register!

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July Pickin’ on the Square

July 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

Join us Saturday, July 13th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm for our 6th Annual Pickin' on the Square Series! Pickers, come jam informally around the square! All playing levels welcome. Secure instrument check is available. Not a picker? Come and bring your family and friends and sit back and enjoy as we celebrate the tradition of bluegrass music. Take part in complimentary kids crafts, yard games, and more! In case of inclement weather, we will move indoors.  

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Lunch N Learn: Behind ‘Comic Stripped’ with Dr. Tom Hanchett

July 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

LUNCH N LEARN: BEHIND ‘COMIC STRIPPED’ WITH DR. TOM HANCHETT   WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 12:00PM – 1:00PM   Join curator Tom Hanchett for a walk through the Comic Stripped exhibit. Explore the origins of Pogo, Snuffy Smith, Li'l  Abner and more. Consider how the funny pages may have shaped your own mental image of the South.   Click here to reserve your seat!   Bring a lunch or pre-order $10 boxed lunch and we will have it waiting for you!…

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Introduction to String Instruments and Instrument Petting Zoo

July 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE

Saturday, July 20, 10:30 am – 11:30 am This program is for children ages 3 – 12. Cost: Free Maximum capacity of 30   Click here to register!   Hey kids, have you ever heard a classical cello or tried to play bluegrass music on a guitar? Children are invited to join instructors from Wild Roots Fine Arts for a performance and demonstration featuring various string instruments and many musical styles. After the demonstration, children can touch and try these…

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Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth

July 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$15

LAURA BOOSINGER AND JOSH GOFORTH   SATURDAY, JULY 20 4:00PM-5:00PM DOORS OPEN AT 3:30PM Click here to purchase tickets!   Two exceptional musicians and entertainers, Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth are no strangers to the Earl Scruggs Center. This duo will light up the Great Hall with a fun set of old-time favorites, originals, a little swing and duet harmonies. Boosinger possesses an “essence of the mountains” spirit that takes you back to the old days when folks huddled around…

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August 2019

Hiroya Tsukamoto

August 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$5

HIROYA TSUKAMOTO   AUGUST 3, 2019 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM COST: $5   Join us as internationally acclaimed guitarist and singer-songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto leads the audience on an innovative and impressionistic musical journey in the Great Hall.   Click here to register!     About the Artist:   Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one-of-a-kind guitarist and composer based in NYC. Born in a small town outside of Kyoto, Japan, Tsukamoto began playing the five string banjo at age thirteen and…

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Mimosas with Meredith

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

Saturday, August 17, 2019 10:30am-11:30am   Click here to register!   Do you enjoy local history? Join us Saturday, August 17th, from 10:30am-11:30am for this special “Mimosas with Meredith” edition of our regular Coffee with the Curator program in the Great Hall. This month, Curator Meredith Nichter, will present items about Holly Oak Park from the Cleveland County historical collection and facilitate discussion about the history of the park. Come have a cup of coffee or a mimosa, join the…

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August Pickin’ on the Square

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

Join us Saturday, August 17th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm for our 6th Annual Pickin' on the Square Series!   Pickers, come jam informally around the square! All playing levels welcome. Secure instrument check is available . Not a picker? Come and bring your family and friends and sit back and enjoy as we celebrate the tradition of bluegrass music. Take part in complimentary kids crafts, yard games, and more!   In case of inclement weather, we will move indoors.  

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September 2019

UNC-TV Presents – Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FREE

  UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina and the Earl Scruggs Center invite you and a guest to join us on Thursday, September 12, at 7 PM, at the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, for a special preview screening of Country Music, a film by Ken Burns, followed by a discussion, Q&A and dessert reception.   You will be treated to clips from Ken Burns’ upcoming 16-hour documentary series .The film, which chronicles the history of this uniquely American art form,…

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Musical Explorations: Drum Circle for Kids

September 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE

Instructor: Justin Harper   Kids are invited to join instructor Justin Harper as he leads a drum circle at the Earl Scruggs Center! Learn about rhythm, creativity, and improvisation during this interactive program. Rhythm instruments will be provided.   Click here to register!   Ages 6+ Maximum capacity of 36 Cost: Free   Musical Explorations programs are made possible by the Dover Foundation.   *Instructor is trained in American Sign Language and uses inclusive differentiation for students with disabilities

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