Wildacres Retreat Wildacres Lodge

Workshops at the Conference Center, April 2017

Groups marked with an * are open to the public. Contact those groups if you are interested and would like to participate in their program at Wildacres Retreat.

Carolina Clay Connection Sculpture Retreat*
APRIL 7 - 9

A clay sculpture workshop led by Chase Winfield and Jinny Hargrave. Explore your ideas and create a clay sculpture during this weekend workshop. This class is open to the public but priority will be given to returning students. For more information, please contact Jinny Hargrave.

email: carolinaclay@aol.com

Masonry Heater Association*
Brick oven.April 10 - 16

MHA is an association of builders, manufacturers and retailers of masonry heaters whose purpose is to promote the industry, sponsor research and development, shape regulations, standards and codes, inform and educate the public, and further the expertise and professionalism of its membership. During their week at Wildacres the MHA conducts its annual business meetings, hold seminars, certification, and builds wood fired heaters, ovens, and a pizza oven.

website: mha-net.org

Spring Gathering*
April 17 - 23

Firing ceramics.Started in 2000, the annual gathering is a time for artists, writers, photographers, quilters, potters, jewelers, musicians, and others to come to Wildacres to work. There is no instruction during the gatherings but a great amount of sharing, and we ask that everyone attending come with a project. We will have readings, music and other sharing in the evenings.

We will take participants in the order that we receive your payment. The cost for 6 nights lodging and 17 meals is $360 per person. This year we added a partial week option to accommodate a group scheduled for the weekend. You can come for 3 nights, Monday through Thursday, for $235 per person. Go to the link below for more information.

website: spring gathering

email: wildacres@wildacres.org

Senior Scholars
View of mountains from Wildacresapril 24 - 27

Senior Scholars, founded in 1973, is an organization for seniors and retirees whose members meet weekly to hear a prominent speaker on interesting and diverse topics. Don’t let the “Scholars” title scare you. An academic degree is not required, only an interest in future learning. We offer a four-day, three-night retreat to Wildacres each spring for an extended review of one topic. For more information, see our website.


Southern Star Astronomical Convention*
Setting up telescopes.April 27 - 30

The Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club will host the 31st annual Southern Star Astronomical Convention at Wildacres. We invite those interested in astronomy to join with us. It is an opportunity for Southeastern Astronomical Societies to share their interests and club activities with each other and enjoy a variety of speakers and associated events in a secluded mountain setting.

website: charlotteastronomers.org

email: jgriggsbee@hotmail.com

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