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November 2021

Old Time Holiday Crafts

November 30 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Liston B. Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies, 147 Bailey St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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Do you need a break from studying, working, or grading? Drop by the Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies (in the Renfro Library building, but enter from the Bailey Street parking lot) for a relaxing time creating an old-timey holiday craft. We are going to decorate our tree and we’d love for you to join us and make a craft either for our tree or to take home! Admission is free and the event is open to all on the Mars…

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December 2021

Museum Open House

December 03 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rural Heritage Museum, 80 Cascade St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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The museum will be holding extra evening hours on Friday December 3rd. Stop in for some holiday cheer on the same evening as Mars Hill's downtown First Friday, MHU's Christmas tree lighting and MHU's holiday concert. (This will also be the last chance to see the "Educating Rural Appalachia" exhibit. Admission is free.

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April 2022

An Evening with Jake Blount and Nic Gareiss

April 02 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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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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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