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July 2018

Chess Workshop

Sunday, July 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 29, 2018

West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$10 - $35

Four Sundays, July 8-29, 3-4PM With James Caban The strategies of chess can be applied to many life situations...and it's fun! Learn the basics or improve your tactics. James Caban has been teaching chess to both children and adults since 2009. He is a certified chess trainer (with the Puerto Rico Chess Federation, an affiliate of the World Chess Federation.) This workshop is for all ages and levels; come for one class or all four. Pre-registration is encouraged but not…

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Introduction to Technical Theater

Monday, July 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$85 - $100

This workshop is will provide low-tech tech support (costumes, set elements, props, etc) to the Introduction to Acting workshop (and to Shakespeare, as needed).

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August 2018

Shakespeare in the Valley: Much Ado About Nothing

Saturday, August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until August 4, 2018

West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Join us to celebrate the talents of youth and William Shakespeare at the 31st Annual WKC Shakespeare in the Valley!
Performance & Picnic: Friday 8/3 & Saturday 8/4

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Fiction Writing Summer/Fall

Wednesday, August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Mermer Blakeslee’s popular workshop is now in its 42nd cycle!
8 Wednesdays, 6:30-9PM
August 8-September 26
All levels of experience welcome.

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(8/11) American Roots Harmony Singing with Val Mindel

Saturday, August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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In this 3-hour workshop, you’ll create chord-based country harmonies and the characteristic buzzy close-harmony blend that is so much a part of American roots music. The afternoon features non-stop American old-time, bluegrass, and country harmony singing, working knee-to-knee with other workshop participants.

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Science Around the House with The Dirtmeister

Thursday, August 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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As the name suggests, this show takes a wild and wacky look at some of the science that takes place in and around the home. Using some “Dirt Cheap” materials such as coffee cans, soda bottles, mixing bowls, and even a toilet plunger, The Dirtmeister leads the audience on an exploration of the science behind gravity, air pressure, and sound. All experiments are 100% safe and participants are encouraged to try them at home!
This event is a fundraiser for The WKC. Admission is by donation. (Suggested donation $5–$10+ per person)

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Vieux Farka Touré

Sunday, August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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One of Africa’s most dazzling guitarists plays a blend of Malian blues, praise song, funk, reggae, and rock.

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East Meets West Theater Workshop with Lanny Harrison

Thursday, August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 2018

Lanny’s Barn East Meredith, NY 13757 United States + Google Map
$45 - $60

In these playful & provoking sessions, participants will discover some of the myriad characters who dwell within. Through exercises that emphasize imagination, improvisation, and transformation, Lanny will lead the group on a voyage of theatrical exploration and contemplative practice.
Music, live or chosen from an eclectic sound library, will be an integral part of each evening.
No prior experience in theater or dance is required—just an open mind & a body wearing comfortable clothes.
Participants may take as many sessions as they wish.

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“Flight” Group Multi-Media Exhibit

Friday, August 31 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, October 28 @ 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Our annual fundraising exhibition features a collection of artworks created by local artists based on the theme of “flight.”
The works are available for purchase by silent bidding, ending at the Blake Fleming Trio concert on October 28.

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Opening Reception: “Flight” Multi-Media Benefit Exhibit

Friday, August 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Our annual fundraising exhibition features a collection of artworks created by local artists based on the theme of "flight." The works are available for purchase by silent bidding, ending at the Blake Fleming Trio concert on October 28.

The opening reception is on Friday, August 31, 5-7pm. Refreshments sponsored in part by Brewery Ommegang.
(This is also the sneak preview for the rummage sale & silent auction!)

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September 2018

West Kortright Fair 2018

Sunday, September 2 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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The Centre’s 13th annual family-friendly summer’s-end celebration of the region’s “agri-cultural” bounty includes a full afternoon of foot-stompin’ music and entertainment.

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Singing with your Heart, Soul, & Body with Sloan Wainwright

Saturday, September 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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In this 3-hour workshop, we will move our bodies, soften our hearts, open our mouths, and let our voices out to play. With an emphasis on vocal health and self-care, we’ll use a combination of vocal warm-ups and work-outs—traditional and non-traditional—to help relax, release, and strengthen the voice, making it more flexible and reliable. Individual attention is offered, as well as to the group as a whole; each student will be supported in developing their own personal vocal practice. 
This class is for singers AND non-singers alike. 

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The Seldom Scene (bluegrass)

Saturday, September 29 @ 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$14 - $38

The iconic Grammy nominated, Smithsonian Folkways and Rounder Records recording bluegrass band comes to The WKC valley!

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2018 Barn Tour

Sunday, September 30 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
NY United States

Our second annual Barn Tour features barns showcasing the variety of agricultural architecture in Delaware and Schoharie Counties (Jefferson, Gilboa, North Harpersfield). The self-guided tour includes a typical gambrel-roofed ramp barn with spectacular views of the Catskill High Peaks, one of the 13 octagon-shaped barns in New York State, an old mill that was converted into a poultry barn and then into a residence, and a barn assembled from a kit sold by Sears, Roebuck in the early 20th century. The tour will also take you by the imposing Decker-Starheim barn, with its enclosed ramp that crosses the road.

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October 2018

Eva Salina & Peter Stan (traditional Balkan Romani music)

Sunday, October 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Balkan Romani (gypsy) music.
“Poised, lustrous”—New York Times
"Darkly glorious”—Pop Matters

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Alexander String Quartet

Saturday, October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$14 - $17

“The Alexander Quartet is destined for greatness,” says the Guardian (U.K.); their concerts make you “live through the music and rejoice with the performers in risks successfully taken.”

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Blake Fleming Trio

Sunday, October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
NY United States

We'll close out our 2018 season with a trio of talented jazz players. In between songs, they'll share insights about their techniques and creative process and welcome questions at the end of the show. $10 ($13 day of), $7 WKC Member ($10 day of); $5 under 19 Tickets are available online (at the bottom of this page) until 3pm on Saturday, October 27, and at the ticket booth, starting at 2PM on Sunday. Blake Fleming is a percussionist known for…

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December 2018

WKC Fundraiser: Babette’s Feast-themed Tapas

Thursday, December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tulip and the Rose, 435 Main Street
Franklin, NY 12167 United States
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Enjoy a meal based on the classic Oscar-winning Danish film, with 10% of proceeds going to The WKC! This special tapas menu includes 7 dishes (vegetarian and vegan options available) Prix fixe: $55 (for 2 people ), or order a la carte Reservations recommended: http://thetulipandtherose.com/ (607) 829-4040 (Menu will be posted here soon) Thank you, Tulip and the Rose!!!

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