February 2018- Special Events and Workshops

Come Share in the Glorious Cause of Liberty!


Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps


10:00 am – 12 pm

The Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications, and parades. This group is open to anyone ages 13 & up. Musical experience is welcome but not necessary; just come with a willingness to learn. Lessons are free of charge, just call and let us know you’re coming!


Raised Bed Gardening                                                         

Instructor: Ben Hunter

Saturday, February 3

9 am – Noon

Cost:    No Charge – Registration is NOT necessary for this session

It’s not too early to be planning & building your spring garden. Gardener extraordinaire, Ben Hunter, will be joining us to share his experiences & techniques for growing the garden of your dreams!  Sponsored by the Northeast Tennessee Master Gardeners


An Afternoon of early 19th century Dance with the Sabine Hill Social Society

Sunday, February 4

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Beginners and seasoned dancers alike are all welcome!  The afternoon will include English Country Dance and early Appalachian dance techniques. Coffee & hot cocoa provided.


The Liberty Spinners

Join us again in April 2018!

This gathering of spinners and fiber artists is open to anyone interested in the art of spinning. Join us at 9:30 am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (April to November).


Workshop: Watermedia Painting Class

Instructor: Barbara Jernigan

Saturday, February 10

9:00 am – Noon

Cost:  $12 (student brings supplies) or $20 (supplies provided)

Come and paint with watercolors and acrylics on paper! The possibilities are endless.  It may be a snowy landscape, spring flowers, a mountain vista, or maybe even a selfie.  Photo references or tracings will be provided.  Paint your own composition or follow along with the instructor. Students with supplies may use watercolors, acrylics or fluid acrylics on paper.


Watauga Valley Art League Meeting and Program

Sunday, February 11

1:30 pm

This monthly meeting is open to all!  Each month a unique program is planned that ranges from talks, to demos, to hands on projects.


An Early 19th Century Formal Sweetheart Tea!

Sunday, February 18

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Cost: Adults: $12.00 per person or $20.00 per couple

6 to 12 years: $8.00 per person

February is a month for sweethearts, so the Sabine Hill Social Society has planned a fun afternoon of refreshments and entertainment.  Our historically inspired event will have an early 19th century flavor in keeping with the history of recently opened Sabine Hill.  Our featured entertainment will be professional harpist, Frieda Winter. Menu includes coffee, tea, finger foods, appetizers, and pastries served by interpreters in period attire. Space is limited so please call 423-543-5808 to pre-register.


Audition for Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

2:00 pm

Passionate about our heritage?  Interested in performing in Tennessee’s official outdoor drama? Audition for this fun and unique interpretation of the American Revolution as told by the Overmountain Men: colonists who defied British law and settled on Cherokee lands. This performance takes place here at Sycamore Shoals, the last three weekends of July.


Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang

Sunday, February 25

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play and instrument? Come on over, kick back, and enjoy the tunes!


Traditional Arts Workshops

To join one or more classes, you must register in advance by

calling 423-543-5808 and pre-pay.