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Augusta Heritage Center Pickin’ in the Park / Pickin’ Indoors
Every Wednesday
5 – 10 p.m.
October to May – D&E campus, Myles Center for the Arts
May to September – Elkins City Park
Old-time, bluegrass, country, & gospel jam sessions. Country jam typically begins at 5 p.m., and old-time jam begins around 6:30 p.m. All are welcome!

Augusta Heritage Center October Old-Time Week Workshops
Sunday, October 21 – Friday, October 26, 2018
Check-In 3 – 5 p.m. Sunday, workshops 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, and special events each evening.
D&E Campus, Various Locations
October Old-Time Week focuses on West Virginia’s rich traditions of old-time music. Workshops meet 9 a.m. to noon, with an afternoon cultural session each day and afternoon workshops. Presentations from master artists, evening jam sessions and much more fill out the week. Stay for the Old-Time Fiddlers’ Reunion, October 26 – 27, a celebration of West Virginia fiddlers. The Reunion kicks off Friday night with a square dance and continues Saturday with performances by West Virginia’s master fiddlers, a flatfoot dance contest, instrument vendors, and the Augusta Store. Visit augustaheritagecenter.org for details and to register.

Augusta Heritage Center October Square Dance
Friday, October 26, 2018
8 p.m. (Beginners’ Workshop at 7:45 p.m.)
D&E Campus, Augusta Dance Pavilion. Cold weather location: Myles Center for the Arts Creative Commons (former Pit Dance Studio)
Dance to live old-time music! All dances are beginner and family friendly, and participants don’t need to bring a dance partner.

Augusta Heritage Center WV Old-Time Fiddlers’ Reunion
Saturday, October 27, 2018
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
D&E Campus, Myles Center for the Arts Joni & Buck Smith Arts Forum
Performances all day by master West Virginia musicians, plus exhibitors, jam sessions, & the Augusta Store

Augusta Heritage Center Pickin’ in the Park / Pickin’ Indoors
Every Wednesday through September 26, 2018
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Elkins City Park / D&E Campus, Myles Center for the Arts
Free
Old-Time, Bluegrass, Country & Gospel jam sessions. Visit augustaheritagecenter.org and dewv.edu for additional information.

A Conversation with Kaia Kater
Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
D&E Campus, Robbins Memorial Chapel
Free
Join us for two events with recording artist and D&E Outstanding Young Alumna Kaia Kater ’16. 10:00 a.m. A conversation with Kaia Kater about life and work as a touring musician, stimulating creative growth in art, and the ins and outs of running a business as a self-employed artist. Robbins Memorial Chapel. This engagement of Kaia Kater is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Kaia Kater in Concert
Saturday, October 13, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
D&E Campus, Robbins Memorial Chapel
Free
Join us for two events with recording artist and D&E Outstanding Young Alumna Kaia Kater ’16. 4:00 p.m. Concert. Robbins Memorial Chapel. This engagement of Kaia Kater is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Augusta Heritage Center October Old-Time Week Workshops
Sunday, October 21 – Friday, October 26, 2018
Check-In 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, workshops begin 9:00 a.m. Monday and end 5:00 p.m. Friday
D&E Campus, Various Locations
Tuition $530, pre-registration at augustaheritagecenter.org encouraged
October Old-Time Week focuses on West Virginia’s rich traditions of old-time music. Workshops meet 9 a.m. to noon, with an afternoon cultural session each day and afternoon workshops. Presentations from master artists, evening jam sessions and much more fill out the week. Stay for the Old-Time Fiddlers’ Reunion, October 26-27, a celebration of West Virginia fiddlers. The Reunion kicks off Friday night with a square dance and continues Saturday with performances by West Virginia’s master fiddlers, a flatfoot dance contest, instrument vendors, and the Augusta Store. Visit augustaheritagecenter.org for details and to register.

Augusta Heritage Center October Old-Time Week Jam Sessions & Welcome Party
Sunday, October 21, 2018
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
D&E Campus, Halliehurst
Free
Meet October Old-Time Week participants and staff. All are welcome for tunes, socializing, and fall time snacks.

Augusta Heritage Center October Old-Time Week Mini-Course – Sing Like the Old Ones: From Ancient Ballads to West Virginia Songs of Work & Freedom (All Levels) with Michael & Carrie Kline
Monday, October 22 – Thursday, October 25, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. daily
D&E Campus, Halliehurst Parlor
Mini-Course Tuition $60, pre-registration at augustaheritagecenter.org encouraged
Augusta Mini-Courses add to participants’ daily learning experiences and allow busy local residents to be part of the Augusta experience. You DO NOT need to be enrolled as a full-time Augusta participant to sign up for Mini-Courses. A real bargain, Mini-Courses include four evenings of instruction by world-class artists. Visit augustaheritagecenter.org for details and to register.

Augusta Heritage Center October Old-Time Week Onion Jam
Monday, October 22, 2018
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
D&E Campus, Halliehurst Great Hall or Porch
Musicians of all levels are welcome in this October Old-Time Week jam. Workshop leaders and advanced players will form the center of the jam circle, with intermediate and then beginning players joining them in concentric circles. This event allows players of all levels to participate together.

Augusta Heritage Center October Old-Time Week Staff Concert featuring D&E Appalachian Ensemble
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (doors open 7:00 p.m.)
D&E Campus, Myles Center for the Arts, Harper-McNeeley Auditorium
Admission $12
Enjoy performances by October Old-Time Week workshop leaders and master artists, along with music and dance performances from the Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble.

Augusta Heritage Center Wednesday Night Pickin’ during October Old-Time Week
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
D&E Campus, Halliehurst & Icehouse
Free
Join October Old-Time Week staff and participants, as well as local community members for Old-Time, Bluegrass, Country & Gospel jam sessions. Visit augustaheritagecenter.org and dewv.edu for additional information.

October Old-Time Week Cultural Session: A Visit with Master Artist Doug Van Gundy
Thursday, October 25, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
D&E Campus, Halliehurst Dining Room
Free
This October Old-Time Week cultural session is free and open to the public. Old-Time Week coordinator Ben Townsend will interview guest master artist Doug Van Gundy, a West Virginia poet and old-time musician, sharing stories and tunes.

October Old-Time Week Film Screening: Signs, Cures, & Witchery
Thursday, October 25, 2018
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
D&E Campus, Halliehurst Dining Room
Free
All are welcome to attend this free film screening about German Appalachian folklore. A Q&A with filmmaker Gerry Milnes will follow the screening.

October Old-Time Week Cultural Session: A Visit with Master Artist Keith McManus
Friday, October 26, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
D&E Campus, Halliehurst Dining Room
Free
This October Old-Time Week cultural session is free and open to the public. Coordinator Ben Townsend will interview guest master artist Keith McManus, sharing stories and tunes from his experiences in old-time music of West Virginia and beyond.

October Old-Time Week Participant Showcase
Friday, October 26, 2018
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
D&E Campus, Halliehurst Dining Room
Free
October Old-Time Week participants will showcase their talents. Participant ensembles and workshop groups will perform material they have prepared during their week together.

Augusta Heritage Center October Square Dance & Cake Walk
Friday, October 26, 2018
8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (Beginners’ Workshop at 7:45pm)
D&E Campus, Augusta Dance Pavilion. Cold weather location: Myles Center for the Arts, Creative Commons (former Pit Dance Studio)
$7 general, $5 students & AmeriCorps, free to Augusta participants and D&E students, faculty, & staff
Dance to live old-time music by October Old-Time Week instructors with calling by Lou Maiuri. All dances are beginner and family friendly, and participants don’t need to bring a dance partner. Bring an extra dollar or two for a chance to win a cake in the cake walk! Costumes are welcome!

Augusta Heritage Center W.Va. Old-Time Fiddlers’ Reunion
Saturday, October 27, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
D&E Campus, Myles Center for the Arts, Joni & Buck Smith Arts Forum
Free
Performances all day by master West Virginia musicians, plus exhibitors, jam sessions, & the Augusta Store

Augusta Heritage Center December Square Dance
Friday, December 7, 2018
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Beginners’ Workshop at 7:45pm)
D&E Campus, Myles Center for the Arts, Creative Commons (former Pit Dance Studio)
$7 general, $5 students & AmeriCorps, free to Augusta participants and D&E students, faculty, & staff
Dance to live old-time music by Josh Wanstreet & Friends with calling by Taylor Runner! All dances are beginner and family friendly, and participants don’t need to bring a dance partner.

Augusta Heritage Center January Square Dance
Friday, January 18, 2019
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Beginners’ Workshop at 7:45pm)
D&E Campus, Myles Center for the Arts, Creative Commons (former Pit Dance Studio)
$7 general, $5 students & AmeriCorps, free to Augusta participants and D&E students, faculty, & staff
Dance to live old-time music by Emily Miller & Friends with calling by Mike Miller! All dances are beginner and family friendly, and participants don’t need to bring a dance partner.

Augusta Heritage Center February Square Dance
Friday, February 8, 2019
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Beginners’ Workshop at 7:45pm)
D&E Campus, Myles Center for the Arts, Creative Commons (former Pit Dance Studio)
$7 general, $5 students & AmeriCorps, free to Augusta participants and D&E students, faculty, & staff
Dance to live old-time music by Tessa Dillon & Friends! All dances are beginner and family friendly, and participants don’t need to bring a dance partner.

Lift Me Up! Gospel Tour
Saturday, February 9 and 10, 2019
Time TBD
Location TBD
Cost TBD
This event is supported by the Folk and Traditional Arts Touring Network – Details coming soon!

Augusta Heritage Center March Square Dance
Friday, March 1, 2019
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Beginners’ Workshop at 7:45pm)
D&E Campus, Myles Center for the Arts, Creative Commons (former Pit Dance Studio)
$7 general, $5 students & AmeriCorps, free to Augusta participants and D&E students, faculty, & staff
Dance to live old-time music by Andy FitzGibbon & Friends with calling by Hannah Johnson! All dances are beginner and family friendly, and participants don’t need to bring a dance partner.

Augusta Heritage Center April Square Dance
Friday, April 12, 2019
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Beginners’ Workshop at 7:45pm)
D&E Campus, Augusta Dance Pavilion. Cold weather location: Myles Center for the Arts, Creative Commons (former Pit Dance Studio)
$7 general, $5 students & AmeriCorps, free to Augusta participants and D&E students, faculty, & staff
Dance to live old-time music by Red Run! All dances are beginner and family friendly, and participants don’t need to bring a dance partner.

Augusta Heritage Center May Square Dance
Friday, May 3, 2019
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Beginners’ Workshop at 7:45pm)
D&E Campus, Augusta Dance Pavilion. Cold weather location: Myles Center for the Arts, Creative Commons (former Pit Dance Studio)
$7 general, $5 students & AmeriCorps, free to Augusta participants and D&E students, faculty, & staff
Dance to live old-time music by Annie Stroud & Friends! All dances are beginner and family friendly, and participants don’t need to bring a dance partner.

Augusta Heritage Center Cajun & Creole Week 2019
Sunday, July 7 – Friday, July 12, 2019
Check-In 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, workshops begin Monday morning – Workshops end 5:00 p.m. Friday
D&E Campus, Various Locations
Rates TBD, pre-registration at www.augustaheritagecenter.org recommended
Details coming soon!

Augusta Heritage Center Classic Country Week 2019
Sunday, July 7 – Friday, July 12, 2019
Check-In 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, workshops begin Monday morning – Workshops end 5:00 p.m. Friday
D&E Campus, Various Locations
Rates TBD, pre-registration at www.augustaheritagecenter.org recommended
Details coming soon!

Augusta Heritage Center Blues & Swing Week 2019
Sunday, July 14 – Friday, July 19, 2019
Check-In 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, workshops begin Monday morning – Workshops end 5:00 p.m. Friday
D&E Campus, Various Locations
Rates TBD, pre-registration at www.augustaheritagecenter.org recommended
Details coming soon!

Augusta Heritage Center Old-Time Week 2019
Sunday, July 14 – Friday, July 19, 2019
Check-In 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, workshops begin Monday morning – Workshops end 5:00 p.m. Friday
D&E Campus, Various Locations
Rates TBD, pre-registration at www.augustaheritagecenter.org recommended
Details coming soon!

Augusta Heritage Center Bluegrass Week 2019
Sunday, July 21 – Friday, July 26, 2019
Check-In 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, workshops begin Monday morning – Workshops end 5:00 p.m. Friday
D&E Campus, Various Locations
Rates TBD, pre-registration at www.augustaheritagecenter.org recommended
Details coming soon!

Augusta Heritage Center Vocal Week 2019
Sunday, July 21 – Friday, July 26, 2019
Check-In 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, workshops begin Monday morning – Workshops end 5:00 p.m. Friday
D&E Campus, Various Locations
Rates TBD, pre-registration at www.augustaheritagecenter.org recommended
Details coming soon!

Augusta Heritage Center Festival & Juried Craft Fair 2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Elkins City Park
Free
Details coming soon!

Augusta Heritage Center October Old-Time Week 2019
Dates coming soon!
Check-In 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, workshops begin Monday morning – Workshops end 5:00 p.m. Friday
D&E Campus, Various Locations
Rates TBD, pre-registration at www.augustaheritagecenter.org recommended
Details coming soon!

Augusta Heritage Center W.Va. Old-Time Fiddlers’ Reunion 2019
Dates coming soon!
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
D&E Campus, Myles Center for the Arts
Free
Details coming soon!