Community Events

Community Events are grant funded and offered at no charge unless otherwise noted in the event listing.

June 

Tuesday, June 28
Introduction to Partner Dance: Waltz, Two-Step, Swing & More –
Artist in Residence Becky Hill
All Levels & All Ages Welcome.
Bring a picnic & stay for the community dance at 4:45.
*This event takes place at the Folk School in Open House.
4:45 p.m.- 5:45 p.m.

Tuesday, June 28
Community Square Dance –
Artist in Residence Becky Hill and Special Guest Ben Nelson & Friends
*This event takes place at the Folk School in Open House.
7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 29
North American Percussive Dance Sampler –
Artist in Residence Becky Hill
Clogging, Tap Flatfooting, Quebecois Stepdance, Waltz Clog & More!
Some dance experience is helpful.
*This event takes place at the Folk School in Open House.
7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.


July 

Friday, July 1
Murphy Art Walk: Musical Performance - Artist in Residence Becky Hill & Special Guest Ben Nelson
5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday, July 2
Little Olive's Folk Music & Dance
These music and movement programs invite infants through seven-year-olds—and their caregivers/siblings—to gather for an enriching and fun-filled musical morning. Songs and dances from traditional Appalachian culture and other folk traditions will get everyone singing & dancing along! Little Olive’s Folk Music and Dance program is facilitated by a small rotating group of performers.
*This event takes place at the Folk School in Open House.
9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Saturday, July 16
Little Olive's Folk Music & Dance
These music and movement programs invite infants through seven-year-olds—and their caregivers/siblings—to gather for an enriching and fun-filled musical morning. Songs and dances from traditional Appalachian culture and other folk traditions will get everyone singing & dancing along! Little Olive’s Folk Music and Dance program is facilitated by a small rotating group of performers.
*This event takes place at the Folk School in Open House.
9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Tuesday, July 19
Brasstown Carving Night: Community Carving Class - Brasstown Carver Richard Carter 
5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.


Saturday, July 23

August

Friday, August 5

Murphy Art Walk: Weaving Demonstration - Allie Dudley, JCCFS Textiles & Natural Fibers Coordinator
5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday, August 6
Little Olive's Folk Music & Dance
These music and movement programs invite infants through seven-year-olds—and their caregivers/siblings—to gather for an enriching and fun-filled musical morning. Songs and dances from traditional Appalachian culture and other folk traditions will get everyone singing & dancing along! Little Olive’s Folk Music and Dance program is facilitated by a small rotating group of performers.
*This event takes place at the Folk School in Open House.
9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Saturday, August 6
Blues & Folk Songs from North Carolina - Steve James
The grassroots musical history of the state is peopled by icons as diverse as Charlie Poole, Etta Baker, Bascom Lamar Lunsford and Tar Heel Slim. Steve will perform a song from and tell a story about each of these down-home legends. Q and A welcome.
1:00–2:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 20
Little Olive's Folk Music & Dance
music and movement programs invite infants through seven-year-olds—and their caregivers/siblings—to gather for an enriching and fun-filled musical morning. Songs and dances from traditional Appalachian culture and other folk traditions will get everyone singing & dancing along! Little Olive’s Folk Music and Dance program is facilitated by a small rotating group of performers.
*This event takes place at the Folk School in Open House.
9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

September

Friday, September 2

Murphy Art Walk
5 p.m.-8 p.m. 

October

Friday, October 7

Murphy Art Walk
5 p.m.-8 p.m. 

*Please note that all activities will be held at Olive’s Porch unless otherwise noted. Some events will take place on the Folk School campus in Brasstown as noted in the event description.