Whitesburg KY

Student volunteers dance at Hemphill

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

Weekly quote: A friend is a gift you give yourself. Robert Louis Stevenson


Last week’s Fri Nite Pickin’ was a delight. We had a packed house and were joined by groups from Pittsburgh, Penn., and Milwaukee, Wisc. They were students who instead of having spring break had volunteered to come to these parts as part of an Appalachian service project. We want to thank them for their service and for their visit to our place. The home folks had a great time extending hospitality and dancing among them. We sincerely hope these high-energy new friends come back real soon as it was sure a pleasure having them with us.

Schedule of events:

Friday Nite Pickin’ March 24 at 7:30 p.m., The Right Fork Ramblers will be on hand to pick us some harddriving tunes and some high sweet lonesome tunes. These guys are just plain fabulous! They are multi-talented and their harmonies are close and tight. They are a marvel when it comes to showmanship and musicianship.

Jeff Kennedy is a guitar picker of great skill and John Moore picks the banjo wonderfully. Both John and Jeff are talented with the fiddle also and they change out on some songs. Anthony O’Quinne and Marcus Riley are favorites around our place as they are both a part of Cross Country Bluegrass as well. They have both been around for a while and are much beloved by all who are regular patrons of Friday Nite Pickin’. If you have not attended one of the fourth Friday of the month shows yet, you are missing out. We are loving them.

March 26, 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!

March 28: The Senior Fellowship.

March 31: Sunrise Ridge.

April 7: Will Caudill and Rt. 7.

April 8: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunt. The Easter Bunny will be there. You can take all the pictures you want. This is a huge all-you-can-eat country coal camp breakfast followed by an Easter egg hunt. $6 adults, $3 children.

April 14: The Country Troubadours.

April 21: Cross Country Bluegrass.

April 28: The Right Fork Ramblers.

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.

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