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Come on down to Dahlonega, GA this weekend, April 22 & 23, 2017, for Bear on the Square  Mountain Festival.

 

Bear on the Square, held in and around Dahlonega’s Historic Public Square, is an authentic Appalachian Festival featuring bluegrass and old-time music, a juried Artists Market Place featuring traditional mountain crafts, storytelling, free music workshops and demonstrations, dance team performances, an old-time mountain dance, an open mic event, and more.

 

The Folk School is a Primary Sponsor of the Bear on the Square Festival in Dahlonega, GA. We’ll feature craft demonstrations and live music all weekend. Come stop by our booth and say hello.

 

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Empty Bowls Raises Money for Local Food Banks

by Cory Marie Podielski on April 20, 2017

in Clay, Community Events

We are grateful for all the love and good energy our staff, volunteers, local potters, and attendees brought to this year’s Empty Bowls event. We were fortunate to raise over $7000 during this annual benefit, which enables us to donate to the Cherokee and Clay County Food Banks.

Photo (L): Robert Merrill (center), President of Cherokee County Sharing Center accepts the $3629.53 check from Interim Director Phil Mattox. Photo (R): Clay Co photo: Fred Sickel (center), President of Clay County Food Pantry accepts the $3629.53 check from Interim Director Phil Mattox

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Children of all ages gathered on Saturday, April 15 at the Folk School for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt. A big thanks to David Brose and his volunteers for making the event happen. We love seeing all the smiling faces and families frolicking out in the sunshine. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day.

Enjoy our photo albums on Facebook and on Flickr or check out our slideshow below.
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Back to Summer Camp

by Cory Marie Podielski on April 14, 2017

in Class Picks


Do you miss those carefree summer camp days? Discover why many of our students fondly call the Folk School their “summer camp for adults.” Come immerse yourself in an intriguing craft or learn to play a new instrument. Stroll along our peaceful wooded trails and winding streams, or relax on our roomy porches and decks. Socialize with new friends while you savor tasty Dining Hall meals. This year, treat yourself to a Folk School summer camp experience!

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Isn’t this recent photo above of a double rainbow captured by Brasstown resident Charlotte Bristow from the Keith House porch just spectacular?

The rainbow occurred during the Brasstown Morris Dance practice on Wednesday April 12. Dancers interrupted Garland Dance practice catch a peek of this intense double rainbow from the deck at Keith House. We are so glad Charlotte caught the moment with her camera. Apparently, the Brasstown Morris Band broke into “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the occasion.

We love moments like this at the Folk School. Come experience our magical springtime beauty, and you might find your own pot of gold at the end of a rainbow!

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