P.O. Box 16, Flat Rock, NC 28731
© 2021 Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara, Inc.
Our 2021 Glassy Mountain Celebration is underway and we are excited to invite you to join in the celebration with us! Our central theme celebrates the natural beauty of Connemara’s landscape and views. Each day, local residents and visitors from all over the world enjoy this special glimpse of Western North Carolina. The Friends of Carl Sandburg could think of no better way to honor the Sandburg legacy than to dedicate our celebration to a trail they loved and traveled often- Big Glassy. We have many events planned and hope that you will check back here, or on our Facebook and Instagram pages, frequently for updates
BENEFIT CONCERT WITH THE HENDERSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, AUGUST 28, 2021
We are thrilled to announce our very first Friends benefit concert to be performed by the Brass Quintet of the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra – “Take Me To The Water”. The HSO Brass Quintet will be performing in the amphitheater at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site on Saturday, August 28th at 6:00 pm. Due to COVID19 restrictions, the audience size will be limited to 100 attendees. Tickets for this performance may be purchased by clicking here. Ice cream refreshments will be available for purchase before the performance – our friends at Breedlove Deli will have an ice cream truck on site. While attending the concert, please maintain social distancing from people not in your group. Please plan to join us for what promises to be a lovely evening with The Friends.
QUILT RAFFLE, MAY 26 TO SEPTEMBER 26
How much do you love cozying up under a beautiful, warm quilt? The Friends of Carl Sandburg are pleased to offer you a chance to win a quilt (pictured) that was produced by Beth Berglin, a local Flat Rock quilter, and finished at the Sheridan Kay Quilting Studio. All materials, time and equipment usage were donated, and we extend a very special thanks to them for turning this project into reality.. The pieced quilt top was inspired by a vintage quilt that was acquired from a small antique shop in Southern Illinois and is believed to be circa 1930’s/1940’s. The finished quilt measures 81″ by 81″ and will be on display at the quilting studio, located at 1680F Spartanburg Highway in Hendersonville. To purchase tickets, click here and select “Events”, and enter your information. Tickets will also be available at FOCS events, or from any board member. Tickets are $6.00 each or three for $15. The lucky winner will be drawn at the conclusion of the Hendersonville “Art on Main” event, September 25 and 26. Be sure to stop at our booth at this event to say hello and purchase your tickets!
BIG GLASSY- THE BEAR!
Our 2021 Glassy Mountain Celebration kicked off with the reveal of our entry in the 19th Annual Hendersonville Bearfootin’ Art Walk, created and named after a trail loved and traveled by the Sandburg family- Big Glassy. Isn’t he handsome? You can find Big Glassy standing on the corner of 6th Avenue E. and Main St. in Downtown Hendersonville until October, when all of the bears will be auctioned to support local non-profit organizations like Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara. Learn more about the Bearfootin’ Art Walk by clicking here including how you can bid on Big Glassy and take him home or to your place of business. This year we are fortunate to have the sponsorship or our bear underwritten by a group of local residents honoring former mayor of Flat Rock, Bob Staton, for his 19 years of service to the community. Hats off to Bob and we thank his supporters for their generous donations.
SHOW US YOUR BIG GLASSY PHOTOS!
We know you have them, and we and the world want to see them! If you enjoy hiking the Big Glassy Trail at Connemara as much as we do, and if you can’t resist that “selfie” at the top or along the trail, head over to our Facebook page and post your pictures with the tag #BigGlassy. We’d love to see you, your family, and pets, and please tell us what it is that makes the Big Glassy trail special for you.
Or… post your pictures with our Big Glassy Bear in downtown Hendersonville! He promises to be good and stay very still while you take your photos. He’s on the corner of 6th Avenue E. and Main St.- you can’t miss him. We look forward to seeing your photos, and don’t forget to tag them with #BigGlassy.
HENDERSONVILLE FARMERS MARKET: AUGUST 14, 2021
We’ll have a booth set up at the Hendersonville Farmers Market at the Historic Train Depot, 650 Maple St. on August 14. Stop by and learn more about our organization, the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, and how you can participate in or support our programs. Plus, you’ll find an array of amazing local produce and products available from local farmers and artisans at the market! More information on the Hendersonville Farmers Market by clicking here.
OTHER FRIENDS OF CARL SANDBURG EVENTS, KEEP WATCHING FOR MORE DETAILS
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Dear Friends, We are so pleased to announce our exclusive CARL oval car sticker. Show your support for the Friends of Carl Sandburg and tell the world you support Carl Sandburg Home NHS by displaying CARL on your car window or bumper. This is a fun, easy way to show your support
We are delighted to announce the winner of the Name The Goat Raffle. Our winning entry was submitted by Jay Levey of Hendersonville. Jay suggested the wonderful name Capricorn, which is perfect for our young Nubian Buck. The symbol for the astrological sign Capricorn is the goat! As always, we
As announced by the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, the park will begin reopening access to some trails, park grounds, and parking lots beginning today, June 1st! With public health in mind, the house, barn, barnyard, restrooms and other structures, shuttle service, water fountains, Sandburg Home tours, volunteer shifts,