Looking forward to a fabulous 2015!

Happy New Year! We are excited to be expanding our music and community offerings this year.  Check out some things that are already in the works…

Piedmont Earthskills Gathering: March 25th-29th,

gourds-2sharing the knowledge of native and traditional primitive skills. Brought to you by the Piedmont Wildlife Center, the mission of the Piedmont Earthskills Gathering is to provide a learning experience which empowers people through the development of skills and inspires a deep appreciation of inter-connectedness, cultural heritage, and ecological respect.

Learn the arts of matchless fire making, edible and medicinal plant identification, hide tanning, knife honing, stone tool creation and use, ancient weaponry, basket making, hand drum heading, gourd craft and much more! Visit their site for more information and to purchase tickets.

Spring Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance, April 16th–19th

A music lovers’ paradise, Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival is a family-friendly celebration of music, dance, art, & education. 4 days, 4 stages, & over 60 bands in beautiful, Shakori Hills!

The Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival is put on by the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance Organization as a fundraiser for the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center. Visit the site for more information and ticket purchases.

Summer Concert Series:

Southern Culture on the Skids, June 6th

NC Stars in the Round, August 29th

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You are cordially invited to enjoy musical evenings under the stars this summer. Southern Culture on the Skids will be playing June 6th, and NC Stars in the Round will be happening August 29th.

We’re busy working on shows for May and July and will have them posted soon.

Free Workshops and Classes this Summeryoga

Stay tuned for more information on yoga classes, garden workshops, square dances and much more! We’ll post information as it becomes available on these free-to-the-public offerings.

Hoppin’ John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers’ Convention, September 17th–19th

ggc3The Piedmont’s own traditional fiddlers’ convention, Hoppin’ John has band and instrument contests, workshops, showcases, camping, food, square dances, kids activities and a hoppin’ john cook-off!

Roots in the Schools

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We’ll be continuing and expanding this program of bringing musicians, artists and dancers into local schools to help supplement the curriculum. If you are a teacher, parent or school administrator interested in bringing this program to your school, get in touch at info@shakorihills.org

  Community Garden

Want to grow your own food but don’t have the space or time commitment for your own garden? Community garden workers get a share of everything harvested and excess is donated to the CORA Food Pantry. You can contribute as much or as little as meets your schedule and energy level. Everyone is welcome to participate in the garden, from the early planning stages like deciding what crops to grow, ordering seeds and tilling the ground to planting, weeding, mulching and harvesting. No previous gardening experience is necessary.

The garden occupies approximately 8800 square feet, with three crop rotation areas to keep the harvest on a year-round cycle. The project is coordinated by Cheryl McNeill, an instructor with CCCC’s Sustainable Agriculture program. We also offer garden tours and workshops at no cost to local schools and community groups. If you’d like to get involved, or are interested in a garden workshop, drop us a line at info@shakorihills.org or call the office at 919-542-1746.

Thank you for all your support! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Our Mission . .

Shakori Hills Community Arts Center’s mission is to provide culturally significant arts, music and environmental-sustainability education and outreach to our local community and schools.

Slideshow Photo Credits: Kevin James, Paul Kerr, Matthew Coburn, Allison Springer, Sara Waters, Dwayne Ritchie

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