2017-08-02 / Families & Friends

Quilting to be featured in Back to Roots


Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event at www.facebook.com/ pages/ Hemphill-Community- Center.

We continue with the Back to Our Appalachian Roots Project. The next one is Saturday morning, August 5, from 10 to 12 noon. We are all looking forward to it.

Thanks, as always, to the volunteers! Many hands make light work.

Hemphill Community Center presents The Back to Our Appalachian Roots Project, a series of events to be held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 12 noon throughout the summer.

There will be demonstrations, food, music and open jam sessions on each of the Saturdays. Bring the family and your instruments. There will be fun and activities for all.

Aug. 5: Quilting, cooking seasonal vegetables over an open fire, oldtime music and a com- munity jam session.

Aug. 26: Woodworking, Dutch oven bread cooking over an open fire, old-time music and a community jam session.


Sept. 16: Quilting, blacksmithing, cooking over the open fire, community jam session.

Sept. 30: There will be a grand finale to close out the summer with all the above representatives invited back to participate for questions and answers; there will a community dinner with oldtime traditional music and a square dance, to be held from noon until done. Free to all.

Every visitor participating in the events from 10 a.m. until noon will receive a ticket for a free meal sampling the open fire cooking of the day along with sides. Those that do not participate can stop by and have a meal for $5.

For more information, contact Gwen Johnson (606) 671-7023 or Mable Johnson (606) 855-7316.

This project is funded by an Appalachian Regional Commission ( ARC) Flex- E- Grant through the Kentucky Department for Local Government and administered by Brushy Fork Institute at Berea College. Flex-E-Grant funds are made available to economically distressed ARC counties in Kentucky for projects that build local capacity.

Weekly Quote: If you live in my heart, you live rent-free. Irish Proverb

Schedule of events:

Friday Nite Pickin’ Aug. 4: Will Caudill and RT 7 will return to tickle our ears with their fine bluegrass style and finesse. This band has a huge crowd appeal and stage presence. We look so forward to having them with us the first Friday of each month. You need to come and see them. You will not be disappointed. Will has some original tunes that are wonderful and the old standards they do are great too. Brodus will always raise some dust on the dance floor before they are through for the night too, so come join in the fun.

Saturday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m. to 12 noon: Back to Our Appalachian Roots Project will present quilting, cooking seasonal vegetables over an open fire, old-time music and a community jam session.

Friday Nite Pickin’ Aug. 11: The Country Troubadours

Sunday, Aug. 13, from 2 to 5 p.m.: A special shape note singing is scheduled as part of a whole weekend of shape note singing to in Letcher County. The first annual East Kentucky All Day Singing with dinner on the ground will take place on Saturday, Aug. 12, beginning at 10 a.m. at Calvary College in Letcher. Then on Sunday we will host an afternoon singing at our place. Come be a part of these lively gatherings.

Friday Nite Pickin’ Aug. 18: Cross Country Bluegrass

Friday Nite Pickin’ Aug. 25: The Right Fork Ramblers

Sunday, Aug. 27, 2 to 5 p.m.: The monthly shape note singing in the do re mi tradition. This is an ancient art form. It will feed your soul’s need for creative expression. No experience necessary, no talent necessary, no church affiliation necessary! This is a community singing in the general or universal sense. Come out and join us for this community effort to rebuild the singing culture in Hemphill, for which we were once well known. Please bring a snack to share and a dollar or two for a love offering for the facility. Coffee and water will be provided. All are welcome!

Saturday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon: The Back to Our Appalachian Roots Project presents: woodworking, Dutch oven bread cooking over an open fire, old-time music and a community jam session.

Important note: There will be no Friday Nite Pickin’ during September 2017 in observance of all the other Mountain Heritage activities in the county. We will start back again the first Friday in October.

Friday Nite Pickin’: Children get in free when accompanied by an adult. Open mic at intermission. Family friendly environment.

Inclement weather policy: Check our Facebook page for cancellations. Cancellations will be posted at least two hours before any scheduled events.

Hemphill Community Center is located at the old Hemphill Grade School building at 2514 Hwy 317 Jackhorn, KY 41825.

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:21-23

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