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Story Telling Night at TR Library

Thursday, Mar 12th 7:00—8:00 pm

In the meeting room at the

Travelers Rest Sargent Library

(17 Center Street, downtown Travelers Rest).

Theme for March
“Health & Healing:
Home Remedies & Family Doctors”

*Please note: Our canceled February Meeting ‘Life of Jim’ will occur during regular scheduled May meeting.
Come and bring a friend!  We look forward to seeing you there.

Hagood Mill KidsFest

Saturday, March 21st, at the Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center

 Come join us at the mill as “Music in the Mountains 2015” continues with Hagood Mill hosting the 8th annual“Kids Fest” concert and YAMS Talent Show on Saturday, March 21st Starting at 10:00 am and continuing until 4:00 pm on the outdoor stage.  The event’s emcees and hosts, Gregg “Buffalo” Barfield, Michele Barfield, and Steve McGaha – the “Wizards of Odd” – will present a wide variety of instrument workshops and musical performances for “kids of all ages!”

All kids are invited to participate in a “Found Instrument Workshop,” from 11:00 – 11:45 am, where they will learn to build and play a host of homemade folk instruments like kazoo, spoons, the jug, and tub bass. Then everyone can join the band and play with their instruments during “Buffalo Barfield’s – Jug Band Jam” at1:00 p.m.!!!

Lucy Allen and Marshall Goers will perform a set of traditional children’s folk music from their latest CD,“Won’t see Tadpoles covered in Fur,” from 12:00 – 12:30 pm!

Students in the Young Appalachian Musicians (YAM) program representing many of the area’s schools will be performing throughout the day beginning at 10:45 am and will also include special performances by theSweet Potato Pie Kids (featuring YAM students).

At 2:30 p.m. there will be a “Traditional Bluegrass and Old-Time Talent Show” sponsored by the co-host group “Preserving Our Southern Appalachian Music” (POSAM). The show is open to all youth, high school age and under.  Registration will be at YAM schools, or from 10:00-12:30 pm onsite the day of the festival.

Kids and adults alike will enjoy the opportunity to hand paint Colonial Spanish Horses.  This is the small yet mighty horse that carried the Pony Express rider, the mountain man, the cowboy, and the Native Americans on their journey through American history.

Throughout the day there will be other events to take part in as well.  Volunteers from various Pickens County Fire Departments will be on hand with their “Safety House” demonstration.  This interactive mobile device will teach children the proper techniques and safety strategies which are crucial to survival when dealing with a home fire situation.

The Pickens County Rescue Squad will be performing a “Vehicle Extraction Demonstration” showcasing the essential tools utilized in freeing trapped victims involved in serious automobile accidents.  They are going to actually demolish a vehicle using these tools.  The kids are going to love it.

The old gristmill and other demonstrations will be running from 10:00 until 4:00. The water-powered 1845 gristmill is one of the finest examples of nineteenth century technology in the Upstate and operates just as it has for the last century-and-a-half…the mill will be running throughout the day. In the old mill, fresh stone-ground corn meal, grits and wheat flour will be available, as well as Hagood Mill cookbooks and a variety of other mill related items.

The Hagood Mill hosts a variety of folklife and traditional arts demonstrations each month, includingblacksmithing, bowl-diggingflintknapping, chair-caning, moonshining, broom-making, basket-making, pottery, quilting, spinning, knitting, weaving, woodcarving, open-hearth cooking, metal-smithing, leather-working, bee keeping and more!

This should be a great event.  So, head on out, enjoy some good old southern cooking prepared by theGatehouse Restaurant and enjoy a day at the Mill. Show your support for Hagood Mill and Pickens County by joining them at this monthly Third Saturday event.  Hagood Mill operates, rain or shine, the third Saturday of every month and is located just 3 miles north of Pickens or 5 ½ miles south of Cherokee Foothills Scenic Hwy 11 off SC Hwy 178 at 138 Hagood Mill Road. Hagood Mill is open Wednesday throughSaturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.

 “Music in the Mountains 2015 is sponsored by a private benefactor and the kind donations of our visitors”

For additional information, please contact Hagood Mill at (864) 898-2936 or check out our website .

ACM – Hollywood Comes to Anderson County

Tuesday, March 10 –  5:30 – 6:30  p.m.

Join Vic Aviles and Kevin Woods on March 10th at 5:30 p.m. tolearn about the four major Hollywood movies and many documentaries that were filmed in Anderson County. Both Vick and Kevin are award winning independent film makers based in Anderson. Remember when George Clooney was in Anderson filming “Leatherheads?” “Radio,” starring Cuba Gooding Jr., also   filmed scenes in Anderson. Vic and Kevin have many “behind the scenes” stories to share.

ACM – Kelly and Friends: Storytelling with Jack McIntosh

Tuesday, March 17 – 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 

To get you in the mood for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration, plan to drop by the Anderson County Museum on Tuesday, March 17th at 5:30 p.m. for “Kelly & Friends,” an hour of story-telling by Jack McIntosh. The retired lawyer and famed storyteller will introduce a range of characters from his new book “Ain’t Mad at Nobody.” The book’s title relates to a story about the proprietor of an Irish bar in Charleston. McIntosh will also sign copies of his book, which is available at the museum store.

Those looking for the unvarnished truth, however, should pay attention to Jack’s disclaimer:  “Some people think that if you tell the story differently when you repeat it you are lacking in credibility. They don’t understand the art of storytelling where the embellishment is expected. Embellishment is a true art form, and very different from lying. You lie to protect your own skin…you embellish to entertain your friends.”

Living History Day and Lantern Tours at Walnut Grove Plantation!

Are you looking for a fun and educational activity for the whole family this weekend? Help us usher in warm weather and the beginning of the visiting season at Walnut Grove Plantation on Saturday, March 7 at our Living History Day and Lantern Tour event!

The day’s activities will begin at 11 a.m. with colonial toys and games, militia drills, farm animals and craft demonstrations. Bubba’s BBQ will be on hand to serve up some tasty victuals and historical sutlers Dragonfly Traders will offer handmade curios and necessities for the discerning back country pioneer.

Learn about the history of Walnut Grove on guided house tours given on the hour 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and on lantern tours starting at 6 p.m. and running every 30 minutes until 9 p.m.

Admission, which includes all day access and lantern tour, is $6 ages 18 and up, $3 ages 5 to 17, and free to Spartanburg County History Association Members.

Walnut Grove Plantation is located at 1200 Otts Shoals Rd, Roebuck, SC.

For more information, contact Julius Dargan at (864) 591-5596

Artists Invited To Submit Work For The Thirty-Sixth Annual Juried South Carolina Artists Competition

GCLS – African American Genealogy Workshop

African American Genealogy Workshop

Date: Feb 28, 2015
Location: GCLS Main Library Meeting Rooms
Time: 10-12:30pm

Call 242-500 ext 2169 to register.



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