Cultural Series

Presentation by Dr. Nico Pronk, '86

Friday, October 12; 9 a.m.
The McDonnell Center
FREE
 
Dr. Pronk is president of HealthPartners Institute and chief science office of HealthPartners, Inc. in Bloomington, Minn. He also serves as an adjunct instructor in social and behavioral sciences at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University. Presented by the Sport Science Department.

 

"One Loop at a Time" Hooked Rug Exhibit

Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13; 12-4 p.m.
Paull Gallery, Myles Center for the Arts
FREE

 

Q&A with International Recording Artist and Outstanding Young Alumna Kaia Kater, '16

Saturday, October 13; 10 a.m.
Robbins Memorial Chapel
FREE

 

Poetry Reading with Dr. Bill King

Saturday, October 13; 1 p.m.
Halliehurst Parlor
FREE
 
A new book of poetry by Davis & Elkins College Professor of English Dr. Bill King, “The Letting Go” (Finishing Line Press) explores the deep connection between place and the individual. The poems, a combination of older and recent work, were thematically arranged into four sections and move from issues of youth and parenthood, to chronic illness, to Appalachia and the scourge of mountaintop removal. Despite the threats of cancer and big coal that give the book an elegiac tone, ultimately, these poems invite readers to celebrate family, the natural world and Appalachia.

 

Concert Featuring International Recording Artist and Outstanding Young Alumna Kaia Kater '16

Saturday, October 12; 4 p.m.
Robbins Memorial Chapel
FREE

 

Augusta October Old-Time Week

Sunday, October 21 - Friday, October 26
Davis & Elkins College
Early Bird Rate: $490; Regular Rate: $530
 
October Old-Time Week focuses on West Virginia’s rich traditions of old-time music. Workshops meet in the morning, with an afternoon cultural session each day and afternoon workshops. Presentations from master artists, evening jam sessions and much more fill out the week. Stay for the Old-Time Fiddlers’ Reunion, October 26-27, a celebration of West Virginia fiddlers. The Reunion kicks off Friday night with a square dance and continues Saturday with performances by West Virginia’s master fiddlers, a flatfoot dance contest, instrument vendors and the Augusta Store. For more information or to register online, visit www.augustaheritagecenter.org.

 

Augusta October Evening Mini-Courses

Monday, October 22 - Thursday, October 25
Davis & Elkins College
Tuition: $60
 
Augusta evening mini-courses add to students’ daily learning experiences and allow busy local residents to be part of the Augusta experience. You DO NOT need to be enrolled as a full-time Augusta student to sign up for mini-courses. (You DO need to be a full-time student to stay on-campus.) There is a wide array of subjects from which to choose. A real bargain, mini-courses cost only $60 for four evenings of instruction by world-class artists. All summer evening mini-courses meet Monday through Thursday from 6-7:15 p.m., unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register online, visit www.augustaheritagecenter.org.

 

Augusta Square Dance

Friday, October 26; 7:45 p.m. workshop, 8 p.m. dance
Augusta Dance Pavilion
General Admission: $7; Students and AmeriCorps: $5
 
Dance to live old-time music. Beginner and family-friendly. No dance partner required. Presented by the Mountain Dance Trail and Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College. For more information, visit www.AugustaHeritageCenter.org or call 304-637-1209.

 

Augusta WV Old-Time Fiddlers' Reunion

Saturday, October 27; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum, Myles Center for the Arts
FREE
 
This is the 29th year of this unique event –  a favorite of all who love old-time music. Scores of West Virginia’s master fiddlers, pickers and singers gather, along with hundreds of local folks and visitors for a weekend of fun, packed with jam sessions throughout the weekend, informal concerts and renewal of friendships. You will be able to enjoy the music of a series of performances by dozens of invited old-time musicians from all over West Virginia. And a freestyle clogging and flatfooting contest will be held on the stage with cash prizes awarded. Exhibits and sales by instrument vendors will be nearby, and food will be available for purchase. Throughout the day, tune and song swaps feature traditional singers from all over the region, and jam sessions happen all day. For more information, visit www.AugustaHeritageCenter.org or call 304-637-1209.

 

Augusta Square Dance

Friday, November 9; 7:45 p.m. workshop, 8 p.m. dance
Creative Commons, Myles Center for the Arts
General Admission: $7; Students and AmeriCorps: $5
 
Dance to live old-time music. Beginner and family-friendly. No dance partner required. Presented by the Mountain Dance Trail and Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College. For more information, visit www.AugustaHeritageCenter.org or call 304-637-1209.

 

Augusta Square Dance

Friday, December 7; 7:45 p.m. workshop, 8 p.m. dance
Creative Commons, Myles Center for the Arts
General Admission: $7; Students and AmeriCorps: $5
 
Dance to live old-time music. Beginner and family-friendly. No dance partner required. Presented by the Mountain Dance Trail and Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College. For more information, visit www.AugustaHeritageCenter.org or call 304-637-1209.