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April 15-18, 2004
(Silk Hope, NC) 2nd Annual Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival Of Music
April 17, 2004
(Brevard, NC) Free Workshop on Growing A Great Garden
April 24 - May
9, 2004 (Durham, NC) The Junior League of Durham and Orange
Counties Presents its Inaugural Designer Showhouse:
May 8, 2004 (Whitsett,
NC) WATER OF LIFE - An Evening of Celtic Music with Peter Berry, Celtic
harpist, and Sarah Keith Chowning, vocalist. A Benefit Concert in Honor
of Thomas Berry.
Join us for a benefit concert with Peter Berry, Celtic harpist, and Sarah Keith, vocalist. Sarah Keith sings in Gaelic and Peter Berry plays the Gaelic harp. Together, they make music that weaves a magic spell for listeners. They will each perform a number of solos and do some duets together, presenting an evening of Celtic music that promises to be entrancing and inspiring. Peter Berry, nephew of Thomas Berry, is a native of Greensboro who has been living in Seattle for 15 years. Peter plays the Celtic harp in response to a deep spiritual affinity for the instrument. He has two harps, one of which was made in Seattle, and is a unique prototype design by Dusty Strings. It has the serial number 001, making this harp of special historical significance, since Dusty Strings has now made a few thousand harps which have been sent far and wide. The other harp is a replica of a medieval Irish harp which was made for Peter by Ogham Harps in Kenmare, Ireland. Strung with brass strings under high tension, it features a soundbox carved from a single block of willow, and a soundboard of 2,000-year-old bog pine. The resulting clear, resonant sound is amazing!
Specializing in traditional slow airs of Ireland, Peter combines harp music with storytelling and poetry in the ancient bardic tradition of the Celtic countries. Peter has played his harps for a number of gatherings at conferences and retreats focused on the spiritual dimensions of the ecological crisis. The contemplative music of the Celtic harp has contributed significantly to these meetings.
Sarah Keith studied traditional Irish singing in Ireland. She has given numerous performances as a singer, both solo and with other musicians. This is the second duo concert she and Peter have given in the Greensboro area, but these concerts are not the first time they have made music together, as over 20 years ago they were together as student and teacher at A Child's Garden Preschool of New Garden Friends School.
May 22, 2004 (Brevard,
NC) 10am-5pm, Big Wheels Roundup Festival
This is our annual fundraiser for The Family Place of Transylvania County-a non-profit organization that is a family resource center, family training center and family support link for the county. Everyone is welcomed here and at the festival! Don't miss this grand event of fun, and in turn, help build strong and healthy children in Transylvania County. Blue Ridge Community College (Brevard Campus). For more information, call The Family Place at 828-883-4857.
July 22-25, 2004
(Union Grove, NC) 10th Annual Smilefest
The event will feature
over 40 total acts, early confirmations include the Derek Trucks Band,
Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams, Burning Spear, Steve Kimock,
Umphrey's McGee, Tony Rice Unit, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Sanjay
Mishra/Rob Wasserman Duo, Motet, Garaj Mahal, The Waybacks, Perpetual
Groove, Barefoot Manner, Zen Tricksters, Lotus, Raisinhill, Cadillac Jones,
G-13 and many, many more. In addition to top-notch musical performances,
the weekend will also feature an expanded educational and recreational
children's area, free primitive camping, a swimming pool, interactive
music workshops, hiking trails, and a variety of food and craft vendors.
New to this year's event is Smilefest's "Festi-VOL Village."
Early bird Smilefest discount tickets, priced at $70, which can include a free subscription to Relix magazine, are available on-line (or at 1-800-594-TIXX), March 1 until April 1. $85 tickets will be sold from April 1 until July 21. Tickets purchased at the gate will be $100. For detailed ticketing, campsite, artist, contact, and non-profit exhibitor info, as well as discussion boards and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.smilefest.com. Contact: Walt Reis, [email protected], (828) 295-9530
October 9, 2004
(Nashville, NC) NC Women's JamFest
October 9-10, 2004
- (New Bern, NC) MUMfest '04, New Bern, NC, Historic Downtown and
October 23, 2004
- (Andrews-Murphy, NC) Celebration of Flight Airshow
Airshow admission is $5 for adults and free for children age 12 and under. The gates will open at 9:00 a.m., with airshow performances concluding by 4:00 p.m. Limited on-site parking and off-site park and shuttle services are free. Produced in cooperation with David Schultz Airshows, the airshow program will continue to develop between now and October. For more information, visit the airshow at "www.schultzairshows.com/andrewsnc2004.htm" and check back often for the latest updates and Celebration of Flight details.
North Carolina Attractions Join TripKid Souvenir Stamp Program
North Carolinians have a new reason to visit museums, welcome centers and attractions in their own state. More than a dozen such businesses and locations have recently joined the TripKid Souvenir Stamp Program, agreeing to mark visitor's souvenir passports with a keepsake stamp or sticker. The nationwide program, developed by Game Technologies, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: GTKN), has more than fifty member attractions in eight states.
The souvenir stickers and stamps are free to visitors, who collect them in special passports or ordinary notebooks as reminders of past adventures. Souvenir passports are available for purchase at the Greensboro Children's Museum gift shop, the Linville Caverns gift shop, and on-line at www.tripkids.com.
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