Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center.
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 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.
June 10: Gardening demonstrations, cooking fresh meat over an open fire, old-time music and a community jam session.
June 24: Canning and preserving foods, cooking breads over an open fire, old-time music and a community jam session.
July 8: Old-time traditional dance, outdoor games for kids, soap making, cooking greens and foraged foods over an open fire, old-time music and a community jam session.
July 15: Dutch oven cooking stews over an open fire, soap making, quilting, oldtime music and a community jam session.
Aug. 5: Quilting, cooking seasonal vegetables over an open fire, old-time music and a community jam session.
Aug. 26: Woodworking, Dutch oven bread cooking over an open fire, old-time music and a community jam session.
Sep. 16: Blacksmithing, old-time music and a community jam session.
Sept. 30: Therewill be a grand finale to close out the summer with all the above representatives invited back to participate for questions and answers; there will be a community dinner with old-time 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-EGrant 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: The young talk about what they are doing; the old about what they have done; fools about what they plan to do. French Proverb
Schedule of events:
Friday Nite Pickin’ on May 26, at 7:30 p.m., The Right Fork Ramblers will return for their monthly gig at our place. We enjoy them very much. There is no finer group to be found. They are progressive but play the old tunes so well as to please the elderly music lover and the young budding music enthusiast too. Come on out and sample this delectable fare to satisfy any music lover. We promise you will have a great time.
May 30: The Senior Fellowship 10 a.m.
May 28, 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!
June 2: Will Caudill and RT 7.
June 9: The Country Troubadours.
June 16: Cross Country Bluegrass.
June 18, from 12 to 2 p.m., Father’s Day dinner. $12 for adults, $8 for children. Menu smoked pulled pork barbeque, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, dessert, and drinks. Advance tickets being sold. Call to purchase from board members. Call Richard (606) 821-8723, Mable (606)855-7316.
June 23: The Right Fork Ramblers
June 30: Sunrise Ridge
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 2 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