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October 2020

Coffee with the Curator

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE

Do you enjoy local history? Join the Earl Scruggs Center as we present a "spooky" version of Coffee with the Curator. This month's event will take place at Sunset Cemetery and feature amazing stories told from the graves of some of Shelby's most interesting residents.   This fun and informative tour through Shelby's historic Sunset Cemetery will be led by local experts Joe DePriest and Dr. June Hobbs, authors of a forthcoming book about the history of the Cemetery.  …

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2020 Rhythm & Roots Virtual Race

Saturday, October 31, 2020 @ 12:00 am - Saturday, November 14, 2020 @ 11:30 pm

Virtually Run, Bike, Stroll, Walk or walk your dog and join us for the biggest year yet!   We are pleased that we are able to keep our tradition of our Rhythm & Roots Run moving forward. It will, however, just look a little different this year. This year we will be hosting a VIRTUAL 5k or 10K Run/Walk & 10-mile or 20-mile Bike Ride. What does that mean? It means you will be able to walk, run, or ride…

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Have a Skele-Fun Day at the Earl Scruggs Center!

Saturday, October 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for fun, family-oriented, COVID-19 friendly activities for all ages!    Bring the children to the Center for FREE ADMISSION! Halloween costumes are encouraged.             Bring your kids to TRICK-OR-TREAT at the Center! We will have candy bags available for the first 30 kids to visit.                     Can you guess how many candy corns are in the jar in Guest Services? From 10am on October…

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Jack Tales and Folk Tales with Storyteller Ron Gulledge

Saturday, October 31, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Saturday, October 31   11:00 am - Kid Oriented Stories Click here to register!   2:00 pm - All Ages Oriented Stories Click here to register!   Cost: Free for youth and with museum admission   Join us as storyteller Ron Gulledge brings local and regional folklore to life at the Earl Scruggs Center. Learn about how “Jack Tales,” passed down through many generations of storytelling families in the North Carolina mountains, played an important role in early Appalachian culture.  

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November 2020

SOLD OUT – Lunch N Learn: The Scottish & Irish Roots of our American Fiddle Tunes

Thursday, November 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:00pm-1:00pm $10 per person     Join us for The Scottish and Irish Roots of our American Fiddle Tunes, an interactive concert and lunch-n-learn program with Andrew (Finn) Magill.   Andrew Finn Magill learned old time, bluegrass, and Irish music from the best fiddlers in the world while growing up at The Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville. He has gone on to headline at festivals including Celtic Connections in Glasgow Scotland, Malawi's prestigious Lake of Stars Festival, and Milwaukee…

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Musical Explorations

Saturday, November 14, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE

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 charts and melodies using tablature. Instructor Justin Harper has taught guitar lessons for 17 years and this is your chance to get a FREE LESSON!   Ages 6+ Maximum capacity of 15   Click here to register!   For the…

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Coffee with the Curator

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE

Do you enjoy local history? Grab your coffee and join us virtually on Wednesday, November 18, at 10:30 AM for Coffee with the Curator on Facebook Live! 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.

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Southern and Appalachian Music and Culture Appreciation

Saturday, November 21, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
$10

Southern and Appalachian Music and Culture Appreciation Saturday, November 21 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Cost: $10   Join Joe Kendrick, producer of the podcast Southern Songs and Stories and director of programming at WNCW 88.7,  as he leads attendees through a discovery of the origins of music from the South and Appalachia,  which draws from European, African, and Native American traditions and instruments. This course covers periods in history from the 1800's to the present day. Learners will get…

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December 2020

There was a Time: Rock & Roll in the 1960s in Charlotte and North Carolina

Friday, December 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$10

Friday, December 4 6:00pm - 7:30pm Cost: $10   Daniel Coston is a photographer, writer, and documentarian of music from throughout the 20th century. In this presentation, he will discuss the people and places that make up his book, There Was A Time.  There was a Time, was the first-ever book on the Rock & Roll scene in North Carolina.  This presentation will discuss music throughout the state and highlight various musicians who helped to form a music scene which would have…

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Coffee with the Curator

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE

Do you enjoy local history? Grab your coffee and join us VIRTUALLY Wednesday, December 16, at 10:30 AM for Coffee with the Curator on Facebook Live! Our curator, Zach Dressel, will be at the Banker's House for a tour.

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