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Shakori Hills

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1439 Henderson Tanyard Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
919-542-1746www.shakorihills.org

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March 2017

Finding Your Voice! FREE Class

March 23 ~ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until April 20, 2017

Six Week Session: Every Thursday, March 16 - April 20, from 6 to 7:30pm All experience levels welcome in this FREE class open to the public (donations appreciated). Marie Vanderbeck will cover songs from Folk, Country, Blues, Appalachian, A Cappella and Gospel. Class is for adults only. Please note this class needs a minimum of FIVE participants to happen!  Let us know you’re interested by sending an email to info@shakorihills.org or calling 919-542-1746. You can also register HERE. Each class will start with vocal exercises. It is…

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Exploring the Visual Arts: Youth Series

March 29 ~ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until March 29, 2017

Exploring the Visual Arts: Youth Series Wednesdays at 2:30pm These classes are for ages 6-12. Attend one class, some or all — we meet each Wednesday at 2:30 – 4pm, ongoing throughout 2016. All classes are taught by Greensboro artist, Jaime Coggins. You can register your child by clicking HERE, sending an email to info@shakorihills.org or calling the office at 919-542-1746.       Some class topics are highlighted below: Learning to Draw from Nature This class gets started with the basics, but still leaves…

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Finding Your Voice! FREE Class

March 30 ~ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until April 20, 2017

Six Week Session: Every Thursday, March 16 - April 20, from 6 to 7:30pm All experience levels welcome in this FREE class open to the public (donations appreciated). Marie Vanderbeck will cover songs from Folk, Country, Blues, Appalachian, A Cappella and Gospel. Class is for adults only. Please note this class needs a minimum of FIVE participants to happen!  Let us know you’re interested by sending an email to info@shakorihills.org or calling 919-542-1746. You can also register HERE. Each class will start with vocal exercises. It is…

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April 2017

Piedmont Earthskills Gathering

April 5 - April 9

April 5th – 9th, 2017 Shakori Hills Community Arts Center is proud to host the Piedmont Earthskills Gathering (PEG), now in its 5th year. PEG is a 5-day, 4-night  hands on workshop event in the heart of the Piedmont where people come together to learn the skills and traditions of our ancestors. Together, we will recreate an ancient village reminiscent  of our ancestors, gather around the fires in the evening for community and experience the power of a deeper connection with…

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Finding Your Voice! FREE Class

April 6 ~ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until April 20, 2017

Six Week Session: Every Thursday, March 16 - April 20, from 6 to 7:30pm All experience levels welcome in this FREE class open to the public (donations appreciated). Marie Vanderbeck will cover songs from Folk, Country, Blues, Appalachian, A Cappella and Gospel. Class is for adults only. Please note this class needs a minimum of FIVE participants to happen!  Let us know you’re interested by sending an email to info@shakorihills.org or calling 919-542-1746. You can also register HERE. Each class will start with vocal exercises. It is…

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Finding Your Voice! FREE Class

April 13 ~ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until April 20, 2017

Six Week Session: Every Thursday, March 16 - April 20, from 6 to 7:30pm All experience levels welcome in this FREE class open to the public (donations appreciated). Marie Vanderbeck will cover songs from Folk, Country, Blues, Appalachian, A Cappella and Gospel. Class is for adults only. Please note this class needs a minimum of FIVE participants to happen!  Let us know you’re interested by sending an email to info@shakorihills.org or calling 919-542-1746. You can also register HERE. Each class will start with vocal exercises. It is…

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Acrylic Painting Class

April 15 ~ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Constructing Cherry Trees in Bloom: April 15th, 11am Come away with your own beautiful work of art! Join local artist, John Vanderheyden for this Acrylic painting class for beginners to intermediate level, ages 10 and older. In honor of springtime, we will paint a scene of cherry trees in bloom on the Tidal Basin in Washington DC.  We will discuss one-point perspective and color combinations for making light and shade of blossoms with reflection.  Instruction will be on composition, color theory…

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Finding Your Voice! FREE Class

April 20 ~ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until April 20, 2017

Six Week Session: Every Thursday, March 16 - April 20, from 6 to 7:30pm All experience levels welcome in this FREE class open to the public (donations appreciated). Marie Vanderbeck will cover songs from Folk, Country, Blues, Appalachian, A Cappella and Gospel. Class is for adults only. Please note this class needs a minimum of FIVE participants to happen!  Let us know you’re interested by sending an email to info@shakorihills.org or calling 919-542-1746. You can also register HERE. Each class will start with vocal exercises. It is…

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Geodesic Bamboo Dome Construction

April 22 - April 23

Instructors: Jeff Dotson & Francisco Plaza This workshop will stretch your mind, satisfy your creative urges, and develop your bamboo and knot skills. It will work you, make you laugh, and put you in direct contact with mysteries of the universe. We’ll build a 22 foot diameter dome that will be used as an activity center during the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance, as well as throughout the year. On the first day we’ll prepare the bamboo parts and…

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May 2017

Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance

May 4 - May 7

May 4th - 7th, 2017! Click the logo for more information and to purchase tickets!

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Spoon Carving

May 20
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Once on June 10, 2017

Saturday, May 20th, 11am - 2pm & Saturday, June 17th, 3pm-6pm Instructor: Cara O'Connell Learn the enjoyment of making your own wooden spoons from fresh cherry. Expect to learn safe techniques to split and shape the spoons with hatchets, chisels and knives. During the first class, we will make small spoons called eaters or pocket spoons. In the second class, we will be making serving spoons and/or spatulas. Some knives will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own…

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Appalachian Bark Berry Basket Making

May 27 ~ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

May 27th: Appalachian Bark Berry Basket Making Class “How did you make that?” is what people say when they see them. The traditional Appalachian Bark Berry Basket is a beautiful and functional craft item made from tulip tree bark when the sap flows in the spring. In this hands-on class, you will make your own bark basket to take home and use. We’ll go through the process of harvesting the bark and lacing up the basket, with option for further…

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West African Drumming

May 30 ~ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 21, 2017

Four Week Session:  7pm, Tuesdays, May 30th - June 20th, 2017 Instructor: Will Ridenour of Kaira Ba Even if you’ve never touched a djembe or hand drum before… even if you think you’ve got no rhythm, YOU CAN learn to drum! A drumming class is a great way to reduce stress, have fun, relax and re-energize all at the same time! Will Ridenour teaches technique, musical phrasing and breathing, and encourages you to express yourself in a safe and comfortable environment.Students will learn basic hand-drumming techniques with…

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June 2017

West African Drumming

June 6 ~ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 21, 2017

Four Week Session:  7pm, Tuesdays, May 30th - June 20th, 2017 Instructor: Will Ridenour of Kaira Ba Even if you’ve never touched a djembe or hand drum before… even if you think you’ve got no rhythm, YOU CAN learn to drum! A drumming class is a great way to reduce stress, have fun, relax and re-energize all at the same time! Will Ridenour teaches technique, musical phrasing and breathing, and encourages you to express yourself in a safe and comfortable environment.Students will learn basic hand-drumming techniques with…

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Spoon Carving

June 10
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Once on June 10, 2017

Saturday, May 20th, 11am - 2pm & Saturday, June 17th, 3pm-6pm Instructor: Cara O'Connell Learn the enjoyment of making your own wooden spoons from fresh cherry. Expect to learn safe techniques to split and shape the spoons with hatchets, chisels and knives. During the first class, we will make small spoons called eaters or pocket spoons. In the second class, we will be making serving spoons and/or spatulas. Some knives will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own…

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West African Drumming

June 13 ~ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 21, 2017

Four Week Session:  7pm, Tuesdays, May 30th - June 20th, 2017 Instructor: Will Ridenour of Kaira Ba Even if you’ve never touched a djembe or hand drum before… even if you think you’ve got no rhythm, YOU CAN learn to drum! A drumming class is a great way to reduce stress, have fun, relax and re-energize all at the same time! Will Ridenour teaches technique, musical phrasing and breathing, and encourages you to express yourself in a safe and comfortable environment.Students will learn basic hand-drumming techniques with…

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West African Drumming

June 20 ~ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 21, 2017

Four Week Session:  7pm, Tuesdays, May 30th - June 20th, 2017 Instructor: Will Ridenour of Kaira Ba Even if you’ve never touched a djembe or hand drum before… even if you think you’ve got no rhythm, YOU CAN learn to drum! A drumming class is a great way to reduce stress, have fun, relax and re-energize all at the same time! Will Ridenour teaches technique, musical phrasing and breathing, and encourages you to express yourself in a safe and comfortable environment.Students will learn basic hand-drumming techniques with…

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Didgeridoo Construction & Technique

June 24 ~ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Make your own didgeridoo, and then stick around learn how to play it! Class taught by Fuz Sanderson of Piedmont Earthskills Gathering. This fun and unique workshop will touch on the  cultural history of Australian original peoples and other uses of bamboo. The class will finish with playing techniques and circular breathing.   The workshop is free and open to the public, ages 13 and older. There is a $15 materials fee. Some scholarships are available for materials for those who…

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Chatham County Girl Scouts Camp

June 26 - June 30

Day camp for all Girl Scouts in Chatham County! More information coming soon; but you do have to be a registered Girl Scout to participate...

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July 2017

Blues Recess

July 20 - July 24

More information coming soon! http://www.recess.dance  

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August 2017

Farm to Table Cooking on the Farm

August 12 ~ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

...at Shakori Hills! with Emily Wilhelm Info coming soon!

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The Big What?

August 17 - August 20

Shakori Hills is delighted to partner with The Big What in holding their event here this year! Click HERE to visit their site for more information and to purchase tickets!

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$10 - $17.00

NC Stars in the Round

August 26 ~ 4:00 pm - 11:55 pm

The 8th Annual NC Stars in the Round is happening August 26th, 2017! Stay tuned for more information! Click here to find out more information about the event!   Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save

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September 2017
$12.00 - $25.00

11th Annual Hoppin’ John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers’ Convention

September 14 - September 16

Shakori Hills' take on the traditional fiddlers' convention! Three days of music, friends and fun: band & instrument contests, square dances, cajun dance, musician showcases, workshops, hayrides and crafts for the kids, food, camping and a hoppin' john cook-off! Tickets on sale June 1st!

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Sylvan Esso, Tune-Yards, Wye Oak & Helado Negro

September 30 ~ 5:30 pm - October 1 ~ 1:00 am

Shakori Hills is pleased to partner with Cats Cradle and AC Entertainment to present this show! Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets!

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October 2017

Private Event

October 28
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