BIG GLASSY CELEBRATION II

On Saturday, October 8th from noon to 5pm, The Friends of Carl Sandburg are once again partnering with DRY FALLS BREWING CO. for a fundraising celebration of Carl SandBear and all the dedicated hikers who made it to the top of Glassy Mountain Trail at Connemara. There will be Music * Food * Prizes AND a new special brew – “Carl’s Big Glassy Ale”. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors and join us for a fun Fall afternoon at Dry Falls Brewing Co., 425 Kanuga Rd, Hendersonville, NC. Help celebrate with a Big Glassy t-shirt. $23 (including S&H) online or $15 at the event. Click here for instructions on how to order online.

FREE CHILDREN’S SUMMER PLAYS IN THE PARK AMPHITHEATER
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site will offer free children’s plays this summer! Apprentice actors from the Flat Rock Playhouse Vagabond School of Drama will perform Rootabaga Express! on Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:15AM, from June 16 to August 13. Rootabaga Express! is based on Carl Sandburg’s series of children’s fiction, called Rootabaga Stories.  The free 30-minute shows are appropriate for all ages and are held rain or shine. For young visitors who attend the program, there is a Rootabaga Junior Ranger program available. Activity sheets will be available at the amphitheater after the play and can be turned in at the Sandburg Home for a limited edition “Rootabaga Ranger” badge.
 

LINCOLN HIGHWAY BENEFIT CONCERT

On Sunday, August 21, at 5:00 PM, the Four Seasons Chamber Orchestra will perform a special concert at St. John in the Wilderness Church Parish Hall, 1895 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock, NC.  In honor of Sandburg and his Pulitzer Prize winning Lincoln biographies, the Four Seasons Chamber Orchestra will perform three musical selections highlighted with readings by Paige Posey in each interlude: Lincoln Highway Suite (Nolan Stolz), Travel’s End (Florence Price), and Music from “Lincoln” (John Williams). The Orchestra, founded in 2009, performs one concert each season in intimate settings in Western North Carolina to raise community awareness of local causes and organizations. The Lincoln Highway Benefit Concert, with Eric Scheider conducting, will benefit The Friends of Carl Sandburg Scholarship Fund, supporting local students in their educational pursuits. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at the Parish Hall on the evening of the concert or online. To purchase tickets online, click the yellow “DONATE NOW” button. 

SANDBURG SING-ALONGS IN THE PARK AMPHITHEATER: JUNE 14, JULY 12, AUGUST 9
A series of free monthly Sandburg Sing-Alongs will be offered on the second Tuesday of each month, at 5PM in the park amphitheater. On June 14 and August 9, Carol Rifkin will lead a sing and strum along. Bring a stringed instrument to play along, or just enjoy the music and singing. On July 12, Wayne Erbsen will present a fun evening of banjo-led singing. The sing-alongs are sponsored by the Friends of Carl Sandburg through your generous donations.
 

MONTHLY WRITERS WORKSHOPS (VIRTUAL)
 Join us for these fun and informative workshops, hosted by the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site and the Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara. Registration is required and links will be posted below in advance of each workshop along with the information on the presenter and subject. Poetry, prose, non-fiction and other genres are offered. www.nps.gov/carl/learn/news/wir.htm