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Free Family Concert with New 5 Cents
This Sunday, at 4pm FENCE welcomes the local band New 5 Cents to the great room to perform a free, family concert. New 5 Cents plays a combination of old and new bluegrass songs, and a few barely bluegrass songs. They present a high energy show and have received positive response wherever they have performed. Be sure not to miss out on this great concert. Refreshments will be served after the performance. Thank you to the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation for making this event possible.
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Star Gazing
The Foothills Astronomical Society and FENCE invite you to star gaze, and learn about astronomy. These programs are set to begin at sunset. You are encouraged to stay as long as you’d like! Don’t have much knowledge about astronomy? No problem, we have astronomers that are very informative and eager to help you learn more about space!!
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Armchair Traveler with Jack Henderson
"Seeing, Smelling and Hearing the United States on Two Wheels - Stories and photos from cross-country bike ride across the United States" Jack Henderson will speak about his 2000 plus mile bike ride from the coast of Virginia to Utah and Colorado’s border. Crossing through seven states, he will speak about his journey across the landscape. This presentation is made possible by the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation.
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Free Family Concert with Tom Fisch
To describe Tom’s music is a bit like describing a favorite recipe---the first ingredient is tasteful acoustic guitar playing. Second, add Tom’s rich vocal style. Sprinkle in a dash of humor. Combine with the heart and soul of an eclectic mix of songs from the great American songbook in the folk/country style, and you’ve cooked up some enjoyable entertainment.” This program is made possible by the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation.
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Giving Tuesday
This holiday season, FENCE asks that you consider donating to local non-profit organizations in Polk County. Small non-profit organizations thrive on generous donations from community members in both the form of monetary donations and donations of their time through volunteer work. Call or email for more information.
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Wicker Birdhouse Workshop
Carla Filippelli will return to FENCE to teach a Birdhouse basket making workshop. Students will create a distinctive birdhouse and learn the twined method of weaving. Each participant will work with hand dyed colorful reeds and will learn an easy to master technique.
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Go Fly A Kite
This long running event is always a family favorite in the community. Get outside and enjoy springtime at FENCE on this fun day. It’s always a great time flying kites up on Hawk’s ridge and enjoying the wonderful view of community members flying kites and having fun together. FENCE will provide kites to the first 200 children who arrive and there will be drinks and snacks for all who attend the event. This event is made possible by the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation.
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Wine and Paint with Christine Mariotti
Come out to FENCE for a night of painting and drinking wine! On Thursday, April 20th FENCE will be hosting a wine and paint night from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm. Local artist Christine Mariotti will be present throughout the night to demonstrate a painting for the group and help guests with their paintings. Beginners as well as painters of all skill levels welcome for this event.
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Free Family Concert with Tina and Her Pony
Tina & Her Pony are an Indie Appalachian Folk Duo from Asheville, NC. Tina Collins (tenor banjo, tenor ukulele, guitar, vocals) and Quetzal Jordan (cello, guitar, vocals) met in Asheville in 2009. They spent two years holed up in the high desert mountain town of Taos, New Mexico, making music and friends, and becoming one of the iconic artist colony’s most beloved performing acts.
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Water Colors with Christine Mariotti
Local Artist, Christine Mariotti, will be teaching a watercolor class at FENCE 'En Plein Air'. This class will be held outdoors near the gardens and focus on painting flowers. All supplies will be provided for attendees. This class is free but pre-registration is required. This class is made possible by the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation.
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