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Augusta Folks Art for Kids “Exploring Art Through Times”

Augusta Folks Art for Kids “Exploring Art Through Times” will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Aug. 7-11 on the Davis & Elkins College campus. Instructed by artist Kylie Proudfoot-Payne children will explore visual art and heritage crafts through the creation of a variety of art projects. Students will paint, print, weave, bind, mold, sew, experiment, square dance and much more as they learn about how the heritage crafts are connected to the world today. They will have the opportunity to experience the wider Augusta program through coordination with other Augusta instructors. Registration is open at www.augustaheritagecenter.org. For additional information, call the Augusta Heritage Center at 304-637-1209.

Augusta Folk Arts for Kids “Augusta Explorers”

Augusta Folk Arts for Kids “Augusta Explorers” will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. July 31-Aug. 4 on the Davis & Elkins College campus. Artist Emily Prentice will instruct the class focusing on Appalachian culture and the great outdoors. Class activities will include nature walks, plant identification, weaving, party games, ghost stories, square dancing, printmaking, singing and much more. Augusta Explorers will earn merit badges as they take in all that Augusta has to offer. Registration is open at www.augustaheritagecenter.org. For additional information, call the Augusta Heritage Center at 304-637-1209.

Augusta Dance

The Mountain Dance Trail, a heritage tourism project of the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, will host its monthly square dance on Friday, February 10, in Myles Center for the Arts Pit Dance Studio on the College campus. The event will feature music by Gerry Milnes and friends, with Mary Alice Milnes calling square dances. A beginners’ workshop is set for 7:45 p.m. and the dance starts at 8 p.m. All dances are beginner and family friendly and participants don’t need to come with a dance partner. Admission is $6 for general public, $4 for students and AmeriCorps members, and free to Davis & Elkins College students, faculty and staff. Those attending should bring an extra pair of shoes for dancing. For additional information, visit www.augustaheritagecenter.org, email brittany@augustaheritagecenter.org or call 304-637-1209.

Square Dance

The Mountain Dance Trail, a heritage tourism project of the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, will host its monthly square dance on Friday, January 13 in Myles Center for the Arts Pit Dance Studio on the College campus. The event will feature music by Ben Townsend and friends, with Nevada Tribble and other local residents calling square dances. A beginners’ workshop is set for 7:45 p.m. and the dance starts at 8 p.m. All dances are beginner and family friendly and participants don’t need to come with a dance partner. Admission is $6 for general public, $4 for students and AmeriCorps members, and free to Davis & Elkins College students, faculty and staff. Those attending should bring an extra pair of shoes for dancing. For additional information, visit www.augustaheritagecenter.org, email brittany@augustaheritagecenter.org or call 304-637-1209.

Gospel Sing

Gospel sing will take place at 10 a.m. Sunday, October 23 in Robbins Memorial Chapel on the Davis & Elkins College campus. The sing is part of Augusta’s October Old-Time Week, October 16-21, featuring West Virginia musicians. For additional information, visit augustaheritagecenter.org, call 304-637-1209 or email augusta@AugustaHeritageCenter.org.

Augusta Heritage Center’s Annual Fiddlers’ Reunion

Augusta Heritage Center’s Annual Fiddlers’ Reunion will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 22 in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in Myles Center for the Arts on the Davis & Elkins College campus. West Virginia master fiddlers will present 20-minute sets all day. There is no admission fee. The reunion is part of Augusta’s October Old-Time Week, October 16-21, featuring West Virginia musicians. For additional information, visit augustaheritagecenter.org, call 304-637-1209 or email augusta@AugustaHeritageCenter.org.

Augusta Heritage Center’s Halloween Square Dance

Augusta Heritage Center’s Halloween Square Dance, presented by the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, October 21 in the Pit Dance Studio in Myles Center for the Arts on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. A beginners workshop starts at 7:45 p.m. Music will be provided by the Old-Time Week Staff Band with calling by Lou Maiuri. General admission is $6 or $4 for students. Those who come in costume will receive a $1 admission discount. The dance is part of Augusta’s October Old-Time Week, October 16-21, featuring West Virginia musicians. For additional information, visit augustaheritagecenter.org, call 304-637-1209 or email augusta@AugustaHeritageCenter.org.

Film Screening of “George Rashid: The Leper of Pickens”

The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College will present a film screening of “George Rashid: The Leper of Pickens” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 20 in the Halliehurst Library. The event is free and open to the public. Producers Jason Harman and Peggy Proudfoot Harman will introduce the film and a question-and-answer session will follow. In her research, Peggy Harman discovered that “George Rashid of Pickens was diagnosed with leprosy, but probably didn’t actually have leprosy at all. His medical case is thought to have started the public health system in West Virginia.” The film follows Rashid’s life, including his journey across the United States and through Randolph County, and includes interviews with several Randolph County historians and residents. The screening is part of Augusta’s October Old-Time Week, October 16-21, featuring West Virginia musicians. For additional information, visit augustaheritagecenter.org, call 304-637-1209 or email augusta@AugustaHeritageCenter.org.

Film premiere of “The Crooked Tune, an Old-Time Fiddler in a Modern World”

Film premiere of “The Crooked Tune, an Old-Time Fiddler in a Modern World” will take place at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, October 19 in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. The work features the life story and music of West Virginia old-time musician Dave Bing. There is no admission fee. The screening is part of Augusta’s October Old-Time Week, October 16-21, featuring West Virginia musicians. For additional information, visit augustaheritagecenter.org, call 304-637-1209 or email augusta@AugustaHeritageCenter.org.

Pickin’ Indoors

Pickin’ Indoors, a local old-time, bluegrass and country jam sessions, will take place, from 6 p.m. -10 p.m., Wednesday, October 19 in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in Myles Center for the Arts on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. The sessions are hosted weekly by the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College. For additional information, visit augustaheritagecenter.org, call 304-637-1209 or email augusta@AugustaHeritageCenter.org.

Mountain Stage with Larry Groce ft Dan Tyminski & Ronnie Bowman, Sara Watkins, Mountain Heart, Eric Johnson and Elise Davis

For more than 30 years, Mountain Stage with Larry Groce has been the home of live music on public radio. Produced in West Virginia and distributed by NPR, each two-hour episode of Mountain Stage can be heard every week on more than 180 stations across America, and around the world via NPR Music and mountainstage.org. Recorded in front of a live audience, Mountain Stage features performances from seasoned legends and emerging stars in genres ranging from folk, blues, and country; to indie rock, synth pop, world music, alternative, and beyond.

An old-time square dance, sponsored by the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College and The Mountain Dance Trail, will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, September 9 in the Augusta Dance Pavilion on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. A dance workshop will precede the dance at 6:45 p.m. The evening will feature music by the Modock Rounders from Point Pleasant, W.Va., with Jesse Pearson on fiddle, Cody Jordan on guitar and Kim Johnson on banjo. Square dance calling will be by Ellen and Eugene Ratcliffe of Monterey, Va. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for students and AmeriCorps members, and free to Davis & Elkins students, faculty and staff. Participants don’t have to come with dance a partner and listeners are welcome. For more information, visit www.augustaheritagecenter.org, email augusta@AugustaHeritageCenter.org or call 304-637-1209.

Square Dance

A square dance called by Mack Samples of Nicholas County, W.Va., with music provided by Bluegrass Staff Inflictions, will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, August 5. Admission is $6 general or $4 for students and AmeriCorps members.

Presentation on the History of Bluegrass Music

A free presentation on the history of bluegrass music is planned for 7:30 p.m. Monday, August 1 in Madden Student Center. Bluegrass jam sessions will take place throughout campus afterward.

Ceili Dance and Square Dance

A Ceili dance and square dance will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, July 29 in the Augusta Dance Pavilion on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. The event will feature the Augusta Ceili Band with calling from Padraig McEeany and followed by a square dance with Dave Bing, Mark Payne and Andrew Dunlap playing old-time music with Mack Samples calling. Admission is $6 general or $4 for students and AmeriCorps members.