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Workshops at the Conference Center, April 2019

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.

Southern Star Astronomical Convention*
Setting up telescopes.APRIL 4 - 7

The Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club will host the 33rd 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

Masonry Heater Association*
Brick oven.APRIL 8 - 14

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 15 - 21

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 $425 per person. We've also added a partial week option. You can come for 3 nights, Monday through Thursday, for $265 per person. Go to the link below for more information.

website: spring gathering

email: wildacres@wildacres.org

Carolina Clay Connection Clay/Sculpture Retreat*
April 25 - 28

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

Tao of Dulcimer Retreat*
APRIL 25 - 28

Don Pedi sits with dulcimers.Don Pedi has been playing the dulcimer since 1969. He's been practicing T'ai Chi Ch'uan and related healing and meditation arts since 1971. A gifted player and teacher, Don shares his knowledge in a relaxed, friendly, and non-competitive manner, creating an atmosphere conducive to everyone learning at their own pace. All levels of experience are welcomed. Bruce Greene will be joining Don for the Saturday night concert. Visit Don's website for details and a complete workshop schedule.

website: Don Pedi

phone: Don Pedi at (828) 689-9126

Greenville Modern Quilt Guild Retreat
April 25 - 28

The Greenville Modern Quilt Guild is an official chapter of The Modern Quilt Guild. We have regular meetings and "sew-ins" -- informal gatherings where we meet to visit and work on our own projects -- as well as an annual retreat at Wildacres. We look forward to meeting new quilters, young or old, new or advanced, so please join us!

website: http://www.greenvillemodernquiltguild.com/

Storytelling near fire pit.North Carolina Storytelling Guild*
April 26 - 28

Program details TBA.

Registration and more info:
email dianne@diannehackworth.com.

APRIL 29 – MAY 1

A dozen Greenville, S.C. couples produce six education sessions on a wide range of contemporary topics.
Please email for more information.

email: sarahfletcher@gmail.com

Senior Scholars
View of mountains from WildacresAPRIL 29 - MAY 2

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.


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