Leaptrott Trio Concert Sept. 15

Concert flyerEnjoy a delightful afternoon of classical chamber music presented by the Leaptrott Trio at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15,  at Gainesville First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville.

The trio includes Ben Leaptrott, Brenau affiliate assistant professor of music, Kenn Wagner, first violinist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Charae Krueger, principal cello with the Atlanta Opera Orchestra.

Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance or $15 at the door. Students with ID are admitted for free. To purchase tickets, go to gfumc.com/events.

Family Day: Past Times, Pastimes Sept. 8

The Northeast Georgia History Center presents its next Family Day, “Past Times, Pastimes,” from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Enjoy this look at entertainment in Georgia from the 18th to 20th centuries with hands-on activities, living history interpretation and demonstrations, and audience participation in games, song and dance that will make the past come alive with fun. Free and open to the public.

For more information: 770.297.5900 or negahc.org

Northeast Georgia History Center forum Sept. 10

The Northeast Georgia History Center will host its next Tuesday forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10. This month’s forum will discuss the life of Dr. Crawford Long of Jefferson, Georgia.

Long became the first physician who used ether for surgical anesthesia in 1842. Vicki Starnes, director of the Crawford Long Museum, will share this remarkable story of a country doctor who created a cutting-edge procedure right here in Northeast Georgia.

Admission is $3 for non-members and free for members. For more information: 770.297.5900 or ude.uanerb@retnecyrotsih.

Support the Dance Department fundraiser

Student dancingThe Dance Department at Brenau University is refined by fire and blazing trails for young artists to thrive, be creative and be great citizens of the world.

We are excited to announce our fundraiser campaign to assist the department with various needs and student scholarships for conference presentations, intensive attendance and travel. In addition, the funds raised will be added to a scholarship fund named and in honor of the late professor of dance Jolie Long Carlton.

We would love your support!

To make a contribution, visit supporting.brenau.edu/campaigns/dance-matters-campaign

Four-Hand Duet Piano Concert Aug. 29

Keith and Priscilla Jefcoat invite you to an evening of beautiful four-hand piano music at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, in Pearce Auditorium.

Come listen to classical pieces by Mozart, Fauré, Mendelsshon, MacDowell and more.

Free and open to the public. For more information, call 770-538-4764.

New Gainesville Chautauqua: Andrew Jackson Aug. 13

The Northeast Georgia History Center presents its next New Gainesville Chautauqua series performance at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13. This presentation will follow the life of President Andrew Jackson, portrayed by Ken Johnston.

Andrew Jackson, the man perceived in the popular imagination as being almost single-handedly responsible for the Indian Removal Act and the resultant Trail of Tears. Jackson could be ambivalent regarding Native Americans, treating the Red Stick Creek as enemies at Horseshoe Bend, while the Cherokee and Choctaw as allies at Horseshoe Bend and New Orleans, respectively. Whether Jackson viewed Indian Nations as enemies or allies, though, his first and overriding priority was white settlement and expansion; and as Jackson saw it the Nations had best accommodate Removal for their own good – regardless of how the Native American Nations themselves saw it.

Tickets are $6 for non-members, free for members, and may be purchased at the door with cash or card. For more information, call 770-297-5900 or visit www.negahc.org.

Free Office Items to Good Home

If anyone would like free filing items and equipment, Dean of Fine Arts & Humanities Andrea Birch’s office is giving away office supplies to a good home! Items include:

  • multicolored folders
  • hanging organizer folders
  • metal file dividers
  • three-hole binder dividers
  • folder labels
  • a drawer organizer

Contact Alison Reeger Cook at ude.uanerb@kooc-regeera if any items interest you.

Brenau Summer Dance Intensive Showcase June 22

Dancers in studio

The 2019 Brenau Summer Dance Intensive is going strong! Over 90 high school dance students from all over the U.S. are taking classes in ballet, modern, jazz, West African, hip-hop classes and more. Classes are taught by Brenau’s faculty and guest artists from Atlanta, Chicago, Virginia and New York. The students are having a wonderful time taking classes, enjoying local attractions and making new friends.

Join us at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 22, for a public performance of new dance works showcasing Brenau Summer Intensive students in the Hosch Theatre of the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a glorious conclusion of the intensive. Tickets will be $5 at the door.

New Gainesville Chautauqua: Cherokee Leader John Ross June 11

The Northeast Georgia History Center presents the first of a three-part New Gainesville Chautauqua series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11.

This year’s Chautauqua series explores the decade of the 1830s.

The first figure to take the Chautauqua stage is Cherokee leader John Ross, portrayed by actor Alex Morse. In his youth, Chief Ross fought with Andrew Jackson against the Red Stick Creek and later caused Jackson considerable trouble by fighting Indian removal vigorously and vehemently.

Price of admission is $6 or free for history center members. Tickets may be purchased at the door with cash or card. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

28th Annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee Tuesday, May 14

The 28th Annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee presented by the Alliance for Literacy will take place 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts’ Hosch Theatre. Adult teams try to out-spell each other to raise funds to support literacy programs in Hall County. Open to the public. Tickets at the door: $10 for adults and $5 for children. There will be family fun and great door prizes.

For more Information: 770.531.3358 or allianceforliteracy.org.