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Free Family Concert - Blue Haze
Like the haze on the mountains after a spring rain, wood smoke from a mountain cabin or the deep glow of sunlight through ice crystals on the mountain hemlocks,” Blue Haze” will wrap you in an emotional blanket of song. Jim Walker (Mandolin/Vocals), Phil Jenkins (Banjo/ Vocals), Lance Smith (Guitar/ vocals) Robert Hall (Bass/vocals) deliver renditions of contemporary and traditional bluegrass that will bring images of mountain life to mind. Three part harmonies with mandolin and banjo leads will dance your mind through memories of Lost Love, Family, Hard Times, and Mountain Beauty. Come experience the “Blue Haze” sound.
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Free Family Concert - Lake and Moore
Two guitars, two voices. Lake and Moore will be performing both original music and covers.
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Free Family Concert - Bassoon Duo
FENCE is delighted to present a unique afternoon of music provided by duo bassoonists Karen Molnar and Rosalind Buda. Join us in the Great Room The bassoon is a woodwind instrument that is seldom heard in a solo or chamber setting, but has a beautiful and extensive repertoire. Bassoonists Karen and Rosalind seek to introduce you to this charming, sonorous instrument in an afternoon of music that will take you on a journey around the world. Solo and duo pieces by French, German, Brazilian, and American composers will be featured on the program. Karen and Rosalind also delight in sharing tidbits and tales about their instrument, and will share these throughout the program. Be sure to stick around after the performance to mingle and snack on light refreshments. This event has been made possible by the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation.
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Armchair Traveler - Food Around the World
Join us in the Great room at 4pm for a wonderful armchair traveler presentation, Food around the World, focusing on France. Ansley Roberts will be talking about her recent travels abroad where she spent six months in France. If there is one theme prevalent throughout that entire country it would be the great food. She spent a semester abroad in Paris, France studying European history and culture at Institut Catholique de Paris. During her semester in Paris she was able to taste all France had to offer from Normandy to Nice. In her Armchair Traveler presentation, Ansley will discuss all the delectable delights France has to offer. After the presentation stick around to enjoy some cheeses, breads, and desserts in French style. Thank you to the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation for making this event possible.
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Chamber of Commerce - Shucking n Shagging
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Wine and Paint Night with Christine Mariotti
Be sure not to miss out on this Valentine’s Day themed wine and paint night. All supplies for the evening will be included in the price. We will be working in Acrylic paint. Beginner painters always welcome! Please reserve a seat in advance, space is limited for this event. Cost: $35
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Animals We Love to Hate with Carlton Burke
There are certain species of animals that many people fear and hate, largely due to prejudice and misinformation. Far from being the pests or villains however, many of these creatures are actually beneficial to man and play very important roles in the natural world. Assembled in this presentation are many of these animals that we love to… hate!
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FREE Mushroom walk/talk with Charlotte Caplan
Join local mycologist, Charlotte Caplan for a mushroom hike on the FENCE property. This hike will begin at the main FENCE building. It is free and open to the public. Whether you are an experienced mushroom hunter or you are just interested in learning more about the mushroom world, this should be a fun and educational hike for all who attend! Following the hike Charlotte will lead an informal talk about mushrooms with time for Identifying mushrooms found on the hike and questions.
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FREE Family concert with Doug Elliott
Join us for this one of a kind family concert at FENCE. Doug Elliott is a well known naturalist, herbalist, humorist, basket maker, and storyteller.
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FREE Didgeridoo program with Steve O’Neil
Steve O’Neil will be joining us again in the great room to present a very special program about the Didgeridoo. This is a unique program about the ancient Australian Aboriginal musical instrument the Didgeridoo.
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