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October 2017

Bird Walk

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 28, 2017
Sycamore Shoals State Park, 1651 W Elk Ave
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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FREE

Bird Walks with the Lee & Lois Herndon TOS Chapter             Saturdays, October 7, 14, 21, & 28                                        8:00 am Meet other birders and naturalists at Sycamore Shoals for a morning of birding during the migratory season.

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Traditional Workshop: Water Media

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Once on October 22, 2017
Sycamore Shoals State Park, 1651 W Elk Ave
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park Traditional Arts Workshops 2017 Our 16th year of offering unique learning opportunities taught by regional artists! Whether it be baskets, fibers, music, finely-crafted arrow points or just a better understanding of days gone by, we hope you will find something to learn and keep with you forever. A Traditional Art is a skill worth preserving! To hold your place in a workshop, pre-registration and payment is required. Please register early by calling 423-543-5808 to ensure…

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Sycamore Shoals Fall Watermedia Painting Workshop

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Park, 1651 W Elk Ave
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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$40

Sycamore Shoals Fall Watermedia Painting Workshop Instructor: Barbara Jernigan Saturday, October 21                                                                 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Sunday, October 22                                                                   1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cost:  $40 (bring your own supplies) or $50 (supplies furnished)  Min:  5      Max: 15 All Students bring a sketch book or plain paper, pencil, eraser, & digital camera, if available. On Saturday we will be planning the painting by taking a photo of the subject (weather permitting) or choosing from some printed ones, preparing a…

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Sycamore Shoals Fall Watermedia Painting Workshop

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Park, 1651 W Elk Ave
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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$40

Sycamore Shoals Fall Watermedia Painting Workshop Instructor: Barbara Jernigan Saturday, October 21                                                                 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Sunday, October 22                                                                   1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cost:  $40 (bring your own supplies) or $50 (supplies furnished)  Min:  5      Max: 15 All Students bring a sketch book or plain paper, pencil, eraser, & digital camera, if available. On Saturday we will be planning the painting by taking a photo of the subject (weather permitting) or choosing from some printed ones, preparing a…

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Scary Stories at Fort Watauga

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Park, 1651 W Elk Ave
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Thursday, October 26                                                             7:30 pm Strange things happen around All Hallows Eve, especially at an old fort by the river. Bring the family and join us for tales of woe and terror, the weird and macabre, with a touch of wit thrown in for good measure. Don’t be afraid, Fort Watauga at Sycamore Shoals isn’t haunted… we think!  

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Traditional Workshop: Indian Corn Basket

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Park, 1651 W Elk Ave
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park Traditional Arts Workshops 2017 Our 16th year of offering unique learning opportunities taught by regional artists! Whether it be baskets, fibers, music, finely-crafted arrow points or just a better understanding of days gone by, we hope you will find something to learn and keep with you forever. A Traditional Art is a skill worth preserving! To hold your place in a workshop, pre-registration and payment is required. Please register early by calling 423-543-5808 to ensure…

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Indian Corn Basket Class

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Park, 1651 W Elk Ave
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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$30

Indian Corn Basket                                                   Instructor: Jane Doan Sunday, October 29, 2017                                                      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cost:  $30                                                                                Min: 3          Max: 6 Create three beautiful ears of corn from basket reed.  Please bring the following supplies: Sharp Scissors, 8 to 12 small clips or clothes pins.  

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Old Time Music Jam

October 29 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 17, 2017
Sycamore Shoals State Park, 1651 W Elk Ave
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month.  Old time musicians of all levels are welcome.  Don’t play and instrument?  Come on over, kick back, and enjoy the tunes!

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November 2017

Traditional Workshop: Handmade Journals

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Park, 1651 W Elk Ave
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park Traditional Arts Workshops 2017 Our 16th year of offering unique learning opportunities taught by regional artists! Whether it be baskets, fibers, music, finely-crafted arrow points or just a better understanding of days gone by, we hope you will find something to learn and keep with you forever. A Traditional Art is a skill worth preserving! To hold your place in a workshop, pre-registration and payment is required. Please register early by calling 423-543-5808 to ensure…

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Handmade Journals

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Park, 1651 W Elk Ave
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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$25

Handmade Journals                                      Instructor: Margaret Crouch Saturday, November 4                                                                        1 – 4 pm Cost:  $25.00 includes materials                                                        Min. 2             Max: 8 Make your own book!  These little journals can be anything you like – a unique sketchbook, a special diary, a baby shower keepsake.  We’ll use professional book-board and a variety of cover papers.  The finished book is 5” by 6½” and has 20 pages.  The Coptic stitch binding means the book lies flat when open. Cost $25 covers all…

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Colonial Harvest Celebration

November 11 @ 10:00 am - November 12 @ 3:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Park, 1651 W Elk Ave
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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FREE

Colonial Harvest Celebration Saturday, November 11                                                                      10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday, November 12                                                                        10:00 am – 3:00 pm While visiting the Military Timeline, join the festivities at Fort Watauga as the Washington County Militia gather to celebrate recent victories in the War for Independence and give thanks for a bountiful harvest. Enjoy demonstrations of 18th century life and living history presentations.

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Fall Fibers Show

November 11 @ 10:00 am - November 12 @ 3:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Park, 1651 W Elk Ave
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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FREE

Fall Fibers Show Saturday, November 11                                                                      10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday, November 12                                                                        10:00 am – 3:00 pm Fall is the time we plan our winter projects and our handmade holiday gifts!  Spend a day visiting our regions’ finest fiber producers and artists! The day will include workshops, vendors with handmade items for sale, raw fibers, and demonstrations of spinning, weaving, and more!  

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The Liberty Spinners

November 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 14, 2017
Sycamore Shoals State Park, 1651 W Elk Ave
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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This gathering of spinners and fiber artists is open to anyone interested in the art of spinning.  Join us at 9:30 am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

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Winterfest Art Show

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until January 7, 2018
Sycamore Shoals State Park, 1651 W Elk Ave
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Winterfest Art Show November 19th until January 7th , 2018 Opening Reception:  Sunday, December 3                            1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Kick off the holidays at Sycamore Shoals!  The Watauga Valley Art League exhibition and sale begins with a reception on December 3 with great opportunities for holiday shopping! Artwork from the Watauga Valley Art League will remain on display during regular park hours throughout the month of December until January 7th, 2018.   Visitors Center Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:00…

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Lamplight Christmas Wreath Exhibit

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until January 7, 2018
Sycamore Shoals State Park, 1651 W Elk Ave
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Lamplight Christmas Wreath Exhibit November 19th  until January 7th, 2018 Tuesday - Saturday                                                                 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday                                                                                    1:00 pm – 4:30 pm A visit to the park Visitors Center is sure to inspire as the rooms will be graced with wreaths of all designs and colors hung from old time lampposts.  Please contact the park to request a place in this show.  Wreaths will be made by community members, civic groups and schools to bring to life the…

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Walking in Frontier Footsteps – After Thanksgiving Day Hike

November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Park, 1651 W Elk Ave
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Walking in Frontier Footsteps - After Thanksgiving Day Hike Friday, November 24                                                                          4:00 pm Join Ranger Davis for a special guided interpretive walk through the grounds of Sycamore Shoals and along portions of the walking path on Friday, November 24. Discover the historical events that took place surrounding Sycamore Shoals and their significance to the formation of our State and Country.  Dress appropriately for the weather as we will be taking a casual stroll on the walking path and through…

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