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February 2022

Quilting Bee

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on March 07 at 6:00 pm

Liston B. Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies, 147 Bailey St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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(Quilt image courtesy of sewcanshe.com) These workshops are an opportunity to visit in fellowship whilst doing a hands-on activity. Participants will be guided through piecing together a quilted pillow cover (or wall decoration or placemat) in a traditional pattern. Absolutely no experience needed – we’ll guide you every step of the way and we will provide all materials. You don’t need to come to both sessions, though you might find that helpful, and if you can’t come right at 6…

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March 2022

First Language: The Race to Save Cherokee

March 03 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ferguson Health Sciences Center Rm 306, 100 Athletic St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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Join the Indigenous Student Association and the Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies for a screening of First Language: The Race to Save Cherokee (2014, 56 mins, dir. Neal Hutcheson and Danica Cullinan). The film explores the extraordinary steps the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are taking to revitalize the Cherokee language. We will be joined by Rainy Brake, who is the head of the Cherokee Language Program at Western Carolina University. She was the first certified teacher in the New…

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Guest Speaker: Sarah Adams

March 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Belk Auditorium, 100 Athletic St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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“Jappalachia": Cross-Cultural Connections between the Appalachian Trail and Japan’s Shinetsu Trail Sarah Adams, Trail Researcher and Appalachian Trail Conservancy Regional Manager Bio (from appalachiantrail.org): Sarah grew up in Dahlonega, GA, where the A.T. has always been a presence in her life. During her undergrad at Yale, she was an Environmental Studies major and pursued learning environmental humanities approaches to research, policy, and community engagement. Her senior thesis examined cross-cultural connections between the A.T. and Japan’s Shinetsu Trail, which was heavily modeled…

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April 2022

An Evening with Jake Blount and Nic Gareiss

April 02 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moore Auditorium, 79 Cascade St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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Jake Blount is an award-winning banjoist, fiddler, singer and ethnomusicologist. He is the 2020 recipient of the Steve Martin Banjo Prize, and a two-time winner and many-time finalist at Clifftop. Blount specializes in the music of Black communities in the southeastern United States, and in the regional style of the Finger Lakes, and foregrounds the experiences of queer people and people of color in his work. His first full-length solo album, Spider Tales (Free Dirt Records & Service Co.) debuted…

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Friends of Bailey Mountain meeting

April 04 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Renfro Library, 147 Bailey St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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This community group convenes to support stewardship of Bailey Mountain including preservation, management and access. We meet quarterly and are open to all. The Chair reports any recommendations and concerns to the Town Manager of Mars Hill. Please fill out the form if you are interested in joining our group, and thanks for your love of Bailey Mountain. Facebook Event Contact BaileyMtn@mhu.edu for more info.

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An Afternoon of Foraging and Fun

April 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:45 pm
100 Athletic St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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(This event is for Mars Hill students only.) Join forager, fiddler (and chef!) Susi Gott Séguret for a walk in the spring woods of her family's 200+ acre farm in northern Madison County, overlooking the crest of the Appalachian Trail. We'll start with the walk, identifying edible (and non-edible) plants along the way, including ramps and an array of spring wildflowers, we'll visit the cabin studio of artist, painter Polly Gott, and we'll dance a step to the banjo of…

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Face Jug/Pottery Workshop

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Ceramics Studio, 100 Athletic St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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Come spend the day getting your hands dirty and creating! Renowned potter Jim McDowell will walk students through creating their very own face jugs. We’ll break in the middle of the day for a fabulous soul food lunch. The workshop is free, but space is limited, so please reserve a spot here. FOR MARS HILL STUDENTS ONLY. Learn more about McDowell here and here. Face jugs are a part of Southern African American artistic tradition (in Appalachia and elsewhere in…

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