March 2018 – Special Events and Workshops

Come Share in the Glorious Cause of Liberty!

 

 

Watauga Valley Fife and Drum Corps

Saturdays

Senior Corps-10 am – noon

Junior Corps-Noon – 1 pm

The Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications,

and parades. The Junior Corps is open to new members and beginners. Musical

experience is welcome but not necessary, just come with a willingness to learn.

Junior Corps members have opportunities throughout the year to move into Senior

Corps as they progress.

 

Beginning Mountain Dulcimer                    Instructor: Jim Miller

Thursdays – March 1, 8 and 15

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Cost for 3 weeks: $45.00

Min: 5     Max: 10

An introduction to this traditional Appalachian instrument covers tuning, strum and pick techniques, as well as several simple tunes.

 

Gardening Series with Ben Hunter: Vegetable Gardening

Sponsored by the Northeast Tennessee Master Gardeners

March 3, 2018

9:00 am – noon Saturday
Gardener extraordinaire, Ben Hunter, will be joining us to share his experiences & techniques for growing the garden of your dreams!  Each program meets in the park Community Room.

 

Fire Starting Basics

Saturday, March 3

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cost: $10.00

Max: 10

Registration required –

www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/sycamore-shoals

Choose “Upcoming Events” in left hand menu

Interested in learning the art of building a fire? Develop your outdoor skills by joining Ranger Jason Davis for a hands-on tutorial about basic fire starting tips and techniques.  We will be using both colonial era flint and steel as well as modern tools.  Topics include: how to make char cloth, good and bad natural fuel sources, fire building strategies, and improvising with everyday items. Please dress appropriately for the weather.  Bring your own gloves and water, all other supplies will be provided.

 

Audition for Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals!

Saturday, March 3

5:00 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.

 

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

Sunday, March 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, March 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 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.    

 

Sabine Hill Guided Tour

Saturday, March 10

11:00 am

Adults – $7.00; Ages 7 to 17 years – $3.00; 6 and under free.

Registration required –

www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/sycamore-shoals

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Described as one of the finest examples of Federal architecture in the State of Tennessee, Sabine Hill is a must see! Restored by the Tennessee Historical Commission and operated by Tennessee State Parks, the house has been returned to its 1818 splendor.

Tour will meet at the site: 2328 West G Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643

 

Watauga Valley Art League Meeting and Program

Sunday, March 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.

 

Sabine Hill Guided Tour

Sunday, March 11

2:00 pm

Adults – $7.00; Ages 7 to 17 years – $3.00; 6 and under free.

Registration required –

www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/sycamore-shoals

Choose “Upcoming Events” in left hand menu

Described as one of the finest examples of Federal architecture in the State of Tennessee, Sabine Hill is a must see! Restored by the Tennessee Historical Commission and operated by Tennessee State Parks, the house has been returned to its 1818 splendor.

Tour will meet at the site: 2328 West G Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643

 

Overmountain Weavers Guild Fibers Show and Sale      

Saturday, March 17                                       

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Don’t miss this great opportunity to visit with some of the best fiber artists of our region! If you love fibers, this is the place for you! Demonstrations include weaving, spinning, knitting, natural dyeing, and more. A variety of handmade items will be offered for sale.

 

Songs and Tunes at Sabine Hill

Saturday, March 17

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Cost: Adults – $10.00

Ages 7 to 17 – $3.00

Registration required –

www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/sycamore-shoals

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Do you enjoy experiencing history as it would have been? Listen to melodies with roots in Europe and Appalachia ring through the halls of one of Tennessee’s finest examples of Federal architecture. Meet Ranger Corbin Hayslett at Sabine Hill to learn about the musical melting-pot that was frontier Tennessee and how people from around the world shared culture through song. Please plan accordingly as there are currently no restroom facilities at Sabine Hill.

Meet at 2328 West G. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643.

 

Learn to Play the Irish Pennywhistle               

Instructor: Martha Egan 

Saturday, March 24

10 am – Noon

Cost: $25(includes Clarke or Walton  pennywhistle in Key of D with instructions)

$15 if you bring your own instrument

Min: 1             Max: 12

Join Martha Egan, an experienced pennywhistle player and teacher for this fun class!

Popular in the British Isles in the 1800’s, this class includes the fundamentals of holding and sounding your pennywhistle, learning the first notes, and playing a song—or come and advance the skills you already possess. Music and other supplemental materials provided. All ages welcome!

 

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

Sunday, March 25

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.

 

Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang

Sunday, March 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.

If you would like to receive updated information throughout the year, please send your email address to jennifer.bauer@tn.gov

 

Visitors Center Hours:

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Sunday

Our Visitors Center is closed on most State holidays.

We will begin opening on Mondays on March 12th.

Park grounds are open from dawn until dusk.

 

In the event of extremely inclement winter weather, contact the park about program cancelations and park office closings.

 

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

 

1651 West Elk Avenue

Elizabethton, TN 37643

423) 543-5808

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