The Campbells of Canna: Humanities Lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Ford Dr. Elizabeth Ford, a native of Charleston who earned her PhD at Glasgow University, has lived in Scotland for four years before recently returning to Charleston. She has published several research papers and has recently submitted a piece on Kanawha Valley Pipes and Drums to the magazine "Piping Today." Dr. Ford will be speaking about the life and journey of Margaret Fay Shaw and the significance of her work to the preservation of Gaelic song.
March 7, 10:30 AM
Old Time/Scottish/Irish Music Workshop Did you learn the violin but now want to fiddle Scottish and Irish tunes? Local music teacher Cathy Grant, who came out of a classical background but now teaches traditional styles like Old Time, Scottish and Irish, will show you how to make your sound Celtic with a demonstration of a variety of techniques. Adults.
March 7, 12:30 PM
Children's Irish Dance Class Teacher Chantil McCormick will lead an interactive, fun, musical and movement experience for young children and their grown-ups. Bring along babies, toddlers and children up to 7 years old, to a 45-minute class including songs, movement, musical props, and of course lots of fun and silliness – all through Irish music! Parents and caregivers, get ready to participate! This activity is an informal, non-performance-oriented musical experience--developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers, regardless of their own musical ability.
March 7, 2:00 PM
Golden Years Fun-filled activities for seniors with games and crafts.
March 7, 10:30 AM
Sew Simple Do you want to learn to use a sewing machine? Or do you just need a refresher course? In this class you will learn the basics of machine sewing. Choose to make a table runner or a pillowcase. Limit 10. Registration starts February 15 and is required.
March 7, 1:00 PM
Highland Cow Petting Zoo Visit us to see a real, live highland cow! 'Heilan Coo's' originated in the Highlands and Outer Hebrides islands of Scotland and were first mentioned in the 6th century AD. Their skill in foraging for food allows them to survive in steep mountain areas where they both graze and eat plants that many other cattle avoid. They can dig through the snow with their horns to find buried plants. Available noon to 3 PM. Fun for all ages.
March 7, 12:00 PM
Beni Kedem Highlanders Bagpipe Band See the Beni Kedem Highlanders Bagpipe Band perform outside the library as part of the Celtic Calling Festival! The Beni Kedem Highlanders has been an active unit of the Beni Kedem Shrine since their first performance in 1993. With members from all over WV, the Highlanders regularly perform in parades, civic events, and private parties to the delight of all.
March 7, 4:00 PM
Kids' Kindness Club Elementary-aged children are welcome to join us for a monthly activity to spread kindness in our community. We are making a 'no sew' quilt for a local homeless shelter. The club meets the first Saturday of every month.
March 7, 11:00 AM
Family Mixed-Media Art Workshop What better way for families to spend a Saturday than by creating their own mixed-media art in celebration of the beloved picture book, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar?" Local artist Debi Ellis (https://www.debiellis.com/) will help your family create your own masterpiece using paint and collage materials. Work together and have fun! Limit of 20 participants with children being ages 5 & up. Registration is required. Registration opens February 15. Please allow approximately 2 hours per session.
March 7, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM