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February 2020

Coffee with the Curator

February 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 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 director, Mary Beth Martin,  will facilitate a discussion on a topic relating to our county’s history and present items from the Cleveland County collection. Come have a cup of coffee, join the conversation or just sit back and learn.   During this program, we will discuss the beginnings of Cleveland…

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You Gave Me A Song: Documentary Screening and Q&A with Alice Gerrard and filmmaker Kenny Dalsheimer

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FREE

You Gave Me A Song Documentary Screening and Q&A with Alice Gerrard and filmmaker Kenny Dalsheimer Thursday, February 20 6:00 pm   Cost: Free   Click here to reserve your seat!   At 84, old time music pioneer Alice Gerrard performs, teaches, and inspires the next generation while safeguarding memories from her groundbreaking past. This is one woman's story of being traditional, never conventional. This is a film about getting older, but never giving up. You Gave Me A Song…

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March 2020

CANCELED: Musical Explorations: Global Instruments and Cultures

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

Instructor: Justin Harper   Kids are invited to explore a world of music as instructor Justin Harper demonstrates instruments and musical styles from various cultures around the globe. Sing, dance, and move to multicultural music while learning about the cultures where these instruments originated.     Ages 8+ Maximum capacity of 25 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…

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POSTPONED: Strings of Spring with Mark & Maggie O’Connor

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy a night out at the Earl Scruggs Center with dinner and a show!  Join us for a concert with Mark & Maggie O'Connor and a three-course dinner by the chefs at Jackson's Kitchen. Each ticket for the evening includes: One specialty cocktail Three-course dinner with your choice of entree One drink ticket to use at dinner (cash bar will be available for additional beverages) Intimate concert with Mark & Maggie O'Connor       About the artist: Mark and…

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POSTPONED: If Instruments Could Talk with Darin Aldridge and Presley Barker

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$20

Thursday, March 26 7:00 pm Tickets - $20   You're invited to join award-winning musician Darin Aldridge as he shares the captivating stories behind a number of beautifully hand-crafted stringed instruments from the personal collection he has amassed over 25 years of playing professionally. Darin will be joined by guitar virtuoso Presley Barker and the two will perform songs displaying the resonance of the instruments and their expertise as musicians.  

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April 2020

CANCELED: Musical Explorations: Beginner Guitar/Ukulele Experience

April 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE

April 4, 10:30 - 11:30 am Beginner Guitar/Ukulele Experience   The first guitar/ukulele experience class is an introductory group lesson for young beginners who are interested in getting a taste of the guitar player’s world. We will learn about the differences between guitars as well as how to read chord chards and melodies using tablature. Instructor Justin Harper has taught guitar lessons for 17 years and this is your chance to get a FREE LESSON!     All ages—limited to…

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Facebook Live Coffee with the Curator

April 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE

Grab your coffee and tune in Wednesday, April 22, at 10:30 AM for a Facebook Live Coffee with the Curator!   Historical Crossroads: A look at the Story of Major Henry F. Schenck and Blowing Rock, NC   This Coffee With the Curator will take an in-depth look at the story of Major Henry F. Schenck and his settling in Blowing Rock by examining the way in which two parallel histories met a crossroads in the summer of 1886. Follow…

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May 2020

POSTPONED: Carley Arrowood and Daniel Thrailkill in Concert

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

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CANCELED: Musical Explorations: Drum Circle for Kids

May 9 @ 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.   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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POSTPONED: Joe Collins Mountain Dulcimer Concert

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday, May 15, 6:00 pm Cost - $5   A folk musician and mountain dulcimer player since the late 70s, Joe combines mountain dulcimer wizardry with good, solid vocals. He is a songwriter and vocalist, inspired by artists like Simon & Garfunkle, Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan, and Kris Kristofferson. His performances are sprinkled with a lot of humor and some excellent mountain dulcimer playing - sure to bring a smile to audiences of all ages.   Joe is a National…

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