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Community Events
March 21, 2020


4-7 p.m.
Tickets: $35 (cash or check only)
Tickets go on sale February 25 at the Craft Shop, Cherokee County Chamber and United Community Bank of Hayesville.

Location:  Olive Dame Campbell Dining Hall

Empty Bowls 2020

Help alleviate hunger in our community by joining us for our annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for Cherokee and Clay County food banks on Saturday, March 21.

Beginning at 4 p.m. in the Keith House, ticket holders will select a handcrafted bowl from an assortment made by local potters. The selections are first come, first served. A Brown Bag Raffle, from 4-7 p.m. will feature finely crafted ceramic items donated by local and regional potters. Students from the Junior Appalachian Musicians will play traditional old-time music.

At 5 p.m., guests will gather in the Olive Dame Campbell Dining Hall for a delicious meal of soup, bread, salad, and dessert prepared by the Folk School's dining hall staff.

Additional bowls will be available for purchase at the event.

Admission is $35 and includes a handmade bowl of your choice and a hearty meal of soup, bread, salad, and dessert. Tickets go on sale February 25 at the Folk School's Craft Shop, Cherokee County Chamber in Murphy, and United Community Bank in Hayesville. Cash or check only.

All proceeds will go to the Clay County Food Bank and the Sharing Center Food Bank in Cherokee County.

Special thanks to all the local potters for making and donating bowls for this important event!

Marcia Bugg
Paula Davis
Denise DerGarabedian
Josh Floyd
Rex and Carolyn Garrison
Mya Hamilton
Carol Merenda
Susan Paullin
Lisa Proper
Eva Singleton Quamme
Kathy Ross
Els Vingerling
Rob Withrow

May 9, 2020


10 am - 4 pm
Location:  Keith House

Friends and Family Day

Join us for a fun day at the Folk School!
Participate in hands-on craft, music, and dance activities. Tour our campus and learn more about the Folk School's programs. All activities will be free.

All ages welcome!

Details and schedule for 2020 Friends and Family Day will be coming soon!


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John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

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