2022 Events

2022 Events

September 3, 7:00 PM at Robin Hood Barn Summer Series.
Owen Grooms & Friends: An Evening of Old-Time Mountain Music
Acoustic musician, Owen Grooms has been playing Mandolin since childhood and Banjo since 2008. Since then, he has enjoyed playing clawhammer banjo and mandolin in several groups in Western NC and teaching both instruments to children through the Junior Appalachian Musician program and private lessons. He will be joined by guitarist Mark Queen and special guest, Jenn Linville, for an evening of foot stomping music. As a bonus, dance teacher Linda Block will give a group clogging lesson starting at 6:30PM.
August 27, 7:00 PM at Robin Hood Barn Summer Series.
Textile Traditions: Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia
Cassie Dickson specializes in the weaving of coverlets using traditional patterns handed down for generations. Like the Scots-Irish settlers, she grows her own flax and processes it into linen cloth. She has been spinning, weaving, and natural dyeing for over 40 years and has raised silk worms to make silk fabric for the past 32 years.
August 20, 7:00 PM at Robin Hood Barn Summer Series.
Influence of Scots-Irish Immigrants on the Music of Appalachia
Doug Orr and his wife, Darcy, will be telling stories and performing the songs that came across the “carrying stream” from Ulster to Appalachia. Orr is President Emeritus of Warren Wilson College and co-author, with Fiona Ritchie, of the book, Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia.
August 13, 7:00 PM at Robin Hood Barn Summer Series.
Finding Your Way Home: Stories of True-Life Adventures & Mountain Roots
Connie Regan-Blake is one of America’s most celebrated storytellers. She has captivated the hearts and imaginations of people around the globe with her powerful performances and workshops. Entertaining audiences in 47 states, 18 countries, and 6 continents she brings the wisdom, humor, and drama of stories to main stage concert halls, libraries, and into the corporate world.
July 2, 6-9pm at Robin Hood Barn Shoofly Summers Square Dance Friends and neighbors will gather from for this family-friendly event.  Dances will be called by Susan Brown.  Admission is $5 at the door.
April 21-22 Earth Day Celebration CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH SHERWOOD FOREST FRIENDS
Earth Day, on April 22nd each year, marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The day was created to demonstrate support for our planet in a variety of ways. It has been estimated that Earth Day is celebrated by over a billion people worldwide.Sherwood Forest’s celebration of Earth Day will open on Thursday, April 21 with a Nature Nuts presentation featuring Dr.
Dave Ellum of Warren Wilson College. Discover Forest Understory Ecology at 7 p.m. at the Robin Hood Centre.Join fellow Nature Nuts and naturalist/educator, Eric Young, for a leisurely stroll through Sherwood Forest’s woodlands. Enjoy the wonders of the season in a unique way. Old and young alike will use their senses to celebrate the natural world. There will be a tea party, a picnic, a concert, and more, but nothing is what it seems. Meet at the Barn at 10:00 a.m.
February 25, 3 p.m. at the Barn Chimney Swift Nesting Tower Dedication. Discover what chimney swifts do for you and your environment and why they need our help. Visit our second tower!