Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event. www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center.
A schedule of workshops for the “Back to our Appalachian Roots Project” will be published in this column each week and on our Facebook page. Please register for workshops. This will ensure there is a place for you and free materials for you to work with. Texting or calling is encouraged for registration for each session requiring materials. Presenters interested in helping may call or text also, (606)671-7023.
May 6, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., beekeeping, cooking vegetables over the open fire, and an ole time jam session.
June 10, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.:, gardening, cooking fresh meat on the open fire, and an ole time jam session.
Jam session participants should bring their instruments and learn to play traditional ballads and square dance tunes.
Weekly Quote: The trick is not how much pain you feel, but how much joy you feel. Any idiot can feel pain. Life is full of excuses to feel pain, excuses not to live, excuses, excuses, excuses. Erica Jong
Schedule of events:
Friday Nite Pickin’ on April 14 at 7: 30 p.m., The Country Troubadours will be back with us. We always look forward to their take on country and western music with a honky-tonk flair. There may be a little Southern rock and a little rockabilly too. No matter what they play they are phenomenal musicians. Come on out and dance, laugh, and sing along. That’s what we do at our place and you are always welcome. Hope to see you there!
April 21: Cross Country Bluegrass.
April 23, from 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! 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!
April 28: The Right Fork Ramblers
May 5: Will Caudill and RT 7
May 6, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Back to Our Appalachian Roots Project, beekeeping session, cooking on an open fire, ole time jam session. No admission. All are welcome. Please register for the beekeeping session, (606)671- 7023. What an opportunity!
May 12: The Country Troubadours
May 14, 2017 from 12 to 2: p.m., Mother’s Day dinner with a rose for mothers. Advance tickets being sold by board members. Call (606) 821-8723, (606)855-7316.
Friday Nite Pickin’: Children get in free when accompanied by an adult. Open mic at intermission. Family friendly environment.
Inclement weather policy: If the main roads are clear and our parking lot is clear we will generally have scheduled events. Check our Facebook page for cancellations. Cancellations will be posted at least two hours before any scheduled event.
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.