The first concert in the Strobilus Music Series at the Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, in the church sanctuary at 314 Great Ridge Parkway, Chapel Hill.
The program titled “A Bluegrass Family Tradition” by Jason & The G-Runs will feature classic bluegrass along with forays into progressive bluegrass or “new grass,” played on mandolin, guitar, string bass and banjo.
Based in Pittsboro, Jason Beverly and his father, Jesse, are continuing a musical tradition that extends back to Jason's grandfather. They will be joined by two other local bluegrass luminaries, Harris “Greenie” Marley and Tommy Edwards.
This concert will emphasize the intimacy and sense of community in bluegrass music, with the audience seated just feet away from the band.
“The tradition of bluegrass is more about being together than anything else,” Beverly said.
“We are excited to be launching the Strobilus Music Series with Jason & The G-Runs.,” said Nathan Kotecki, series coordinator. “The goal from the beginning has been to use the aesthetically and acoustically gorgeous Chapel in the Pines sanctuary as the foundation for shared experiences in acoustic music and fellowship. This bluegrass program should do that beautifully.”
Admission is free with a suggested $10 donation. Free child care will be provided down the hall from the sanctuary.
Faith & Arts concert
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Road, Hillsborough, has announced a concert by The Honey Dewdrops, a duo from Charlottesville, Va., at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18.
Dewdrops Kagey Parrish and his wife Laura Wortman are full of mountain soul and use only a handful of acoustic instruments and their two voices to strive for clarity over effects and ornamentation.
This concert is presented as part of St. Matthew's Faith & the Arts Series, now in its fifth year. The series grew out of the church’s desire to be more intentional in its support of the arts and artists, to challenge and deepen faith through exposure to the arts and to use sacred space as a setting for artistic expression.
Tickets are available through the church office 919-732-9308, at mailto:email@example.com and at Purple Crow Books, 109 W. King St., Hillsborough.
Women’s Exodus class
Discovery Bible Study at Chapel Hill Bible Church, 260 Erwin Road, will begin the study of Exodus on Thursday, Sept. 18. The class meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Kathy Russell, wife of the pastor, Randy Russell, has taught the class for 26 years, since the beginning of the weekly event.
Women of all ages attend these classes that are multi-generational and during which many new friendships are begun. Class time includes worship, teaching, prayer and group discussion.
Child care is available.
All women in the community are invited.
Fiesta Latina fundraiser
Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist will host Fiesta Latina from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, a fundraiser to help day laborers, domestic workers and other Hispanic workers find jobs, education and training.
El Centro Hispano is taking the lead in an innovative idea to help laborers by building a Workers Center at its Carrboro office where those seeking jobs can gather to find employment.
When the center is complete, job seekers will no longer have to wait outdoors, neighbors’ concerns about where workers wait will end and a safe place for workers to wait will be available.
Many individuals and groups in the community are involved in making the center a reality, including the Town of Carrboro, foundations and churches.
Community Church at 106 Purefoy Road is involved in this effort. Tickets for the Fiesta are $20 for what is expected to be a lively event with a night of music by Saludos Compay, a Mexican buffet, dancing, crafts and a raffle.
For ticket information, contact Marilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An exhibit featuring a multi-media collaboration between two artists, Barbara Tyroler and Sandy Milroy, will be open from Sunday, Sept. 14, through Sunday, Oct. 26, at The Community Church of Chapel Hill, 106 Purefoy Road.
Using original work from Barbara’s “Beijing Impressions” a portrait series, the two artists selected complementary work from Sandy’s collections as source material to create new work that reinterprets and recombines original imagery of both artists.
A reception for the artists is set from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, in association with the third annual Triangle Photo Festival.
The series of changing exhibitions in the church sanctuary is presented by the Art Team in keeping with the church's vision of how the space should be used. The statement reads: “We will be a congregation centered in Sunday worship, which takes place in a beautiful, bright, accessible sanctuary enhanced by all the arts.”
The Take and Wear Clothes Closet, located at Lystra Baptist Church, will be open from 9 to 10:30 a.m..on Saturday, Sept. 13.
Anyone who needs clothes is welcome.
The church is located at 686 Lystra Road, off 12-501. For further information call 919-933-6812.
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