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Family Day at Spruce Forest Artisan Village
Saturday, June 11, 10:00 to 2:00 Cost: Free
Everyone is invited to Family Day at the Village, Saturday, June 11, 10:00 to 2:00. Crafts and activities for children of all ages, along with hands-on experience with Village artisans. The Village's historic buildings will be open, offering a step back into the rich heritage of the Little Crossings area.
A little bit of history, a lot of fun, and a great outing for everyone. Free and open to the public. For information, call Diane Daniels, 814-703-8182.
Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing at Spruce Forest
June 17, 18, and 19th
Front and Center Stage Productions will be putting on William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing on June 17, 18, and 19th this summer. It is the first time that SFAV has hosted a theater program, however, with support through the Arts & Entertainment designation, the local Arts Councils, and a successful event we hope to be able to offer more entertainment based events in the future.
Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's most imaginative and exuberant comedies, contrasting two pairs of lovers in a witty and suspenseful battle of the sexes. Love is in the air when Don Pedro's army, drunk with victory from the war, descends upon Leonato's country estate in Messina. Traveling with him is Claudio, who wants to marry Leonato's daughter Hero. Meanwhile, Claudio's friend Benedick and Leonato's lively niece, Beatrice, hide their mutual attraction behind a volley of witty insults. But their world is shattered when Claudio, influenced by a scheming malcontent, levels a shocking accusation at Hero. A linguistically challenged guard and his sidekicks uncover the plot, casting a beam of hopefulness in this tempestuous landscape of love. Front and Center Stage Productions was formed in early 2006 by a group of local actors, directors, writers, and arts patrons in order to establish a permanent outlet for performing arts in Allegany County, Maryland and its surrounding communities. They will be producing the same show the following weekend at Constitution Park in nearby Cumberland, MD. The show will be lawn seating - please bring a chair or blanket and picnic if you like. Rain location will be the Village's Church. Times, sponsor ships, and additional information to be updated via our Facebook page and website as details become available. If you would like to get involved with this event please contact April Hershberger at 814-279-8640.
Outdoor Quick Painting/ Plein Air
Saturday, September 24th 8 AM - 4 PM
Registration starts at 8 AM at the Village Church
Completed works to be turned in by 3 PM, Awards at 4 PM
Several Prize Categories, All Abilities & Ages WELCOME
Bring your own easel and materials. No canvas size requirements, all mediums are welcome.
Sponsored in part by Allegheny Area Art Alliance and Garrett Country Arts Council
For more info. contact Kathy Delany at 814-233-3262
32nd Annual Christmas in the Village
Friday Dec. 2nd, 2016 4-8 PM & Saturday Dec. 3rd 12-8 PM Cost: Free
The 32nd Annual Christmas in the Village. Friday from 4-8 pm and Saturday from noon till 8 pm. Come enjoy live music in the Village Church, and activities throughout the Village buildings, and luminaries throughout the Village and over the Casselman River Bridge.
Rotary Sponsored Eater Egg Hunt
Saturday April 4th, 2015 Cost: Free
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Easter Egg Hunt in the Village, hosted by the Grantsville Rotary Club. Details to be announced.
OUTDOOR QUICK PAINTING (Plein Air)
Saturday September 26
Spruce Forest Artisan Village
Outdoor Quick Painting will be held at Spruce Forest Artisan Village on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Registration will be at the Village Church from 8 am until 10 am. There is no fee to register.
Artists are to bring their own drawing material and an easel to display their work for judging and exhibit. Artists are to complete their work by 3 pm and reception and awards will be at 5 pm.
will be five awards, one for first-time outdoor painter who is a student under 25 years of age and one for a first-time outdoor painter who is an adult painter over 25. These awards are donated by Allegany Area Art Alliance. There will also be awards for the Most Original Perspective, Most unusual subject and Best of Show.
To pre-register call Spruce Forest at 301-722-9997 and leave a message. You may also register on the morning of the 26th.
Sponsored in part by Spruce Forest Artisan Village, Garrett County Arts Council and Allegany Area Art Alliance
NEW QUILLING CLASS
Wednesday October 7 10 AM
Cost: $45 (1st quilling class); $20 (2nd+ class)
Spruce Forest Artisan Village
New Quilling Class. A quilling class featuring a cardinal on pine branches (4 by 6 wooden frame) will be held on Wednesday, October 7th. The class begins at 10 a.m. at Spruce Forest Artisan Village in Grantsville, md. Fee for the class is $45.00 if this is the first quilling class for you in 2015. If you have already taken a quilling class in 2015 the cost will be $20.00. The class is limited to six peopole and to register call Reita Marks at 724-504-8130. Information and times will be given at this number.