Happenings @ The Henderson
Welcome Fall! Think Christmas...
Come December you are going to WISH you had taken classes and MADE your own Christmas Gifts, I know this because I heard the laments last year. Many Artisans are offering extra kits, so you can take the workshop AND purchase kits to take home and make on your own. How great is that?! We have Ann Chamberlain from Ohio coming in to teach her unique (and VERY affordable) basket making techniques, we have a Fabric Pumpkin Wrap workshop, and pottery is always a great gift so check out Cheryl Bess Beginning Pottery classes. Also coming up is a Letterpress Workshop - Christmas cards or gift placards are another great idea! Our Christmas Market is scheduled for the first weekend in December, so mark that on your calendar too, Whew ! Catherine Schrenker, Executive Director
Join Ann Chamberlain for a UNIQUE Lazy Susan Fruit Basket:
Fri Oct 18th 3:00pm - 8:00pm

The workshop is $75 and all of the supplies are included. This basket incorporates a wooden lazy susan base, and teaches a match stick rim technique. Ann will have several colors for the students to choose from including purple, black, blue, brown, and red/burgundy.
For more information or to register, contact Ann at:
Advanced Basket Workshop with Ann Chamberlain:
Sat Oct 19th 10:00am - 6:00pm
The basket is called "Stacked" cost is $105 and supplies are included.

"Stacked" incorporates a wood base. Shaping is emphasized as well as incorporating overlays on spokes and attaching and using leather handles. This is a large basket and takes some weaving knowledge to get finished in one day. Colors are as shown.
For more information or to register, contact Ann at:
Fabric Pumpkin Workshop with Valerie:
Thu Oct 10th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Create a whimsical pumpkin that is PERFECT for the holidays, AND wonderful gifts. $25 per person, (1 large or 2 smaller) everything supplied.

Extra Kits available for purchase, cost of kits will depend on size of pumpkin: small $10 medium: $15 and large $20 Please RSVP!

Beginning Pottery with Cheryl Bess:

Oct 8-10 Tues-Thurs 4-6pm
Oct 22-24 Tues-Thurs 2-4pm
Classes will consist of 4 sessions. The first 3 consecutive sessions will consist of working on the potter’s wheel. Glazing will be scheduled for a Saturday after the sessions are completed.
Junior Appalachian Musicians Begins
Monday's After School

HendersonJAM is "JAM-Packed" (couldn't resist the pun) with close to 100 students- representing ALL 10 Smyth County elementary and middle schools. As a result, we are short on instruments. We would appreciate instrument donations or CASH donations (average instrument is $100 for "student grade")...Please help us out, so all our students can sign out an instrument for the semester.
Pick Your Passion!

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Dance The Salsa with Nellie
Join Nellie Hicks for this 4-week class and learn to "Salsa". Not only is it fun to learn, it is amazing exercise! Don't worry if you don't have a dance partner, come and have a great time learning to dance. Cost is $10 per lesson, please bring cash or check! Click here to RSVP
Chair or Foot Stool Weaving
Sun Oct 20th 2:00pm - 6:00pm Another Great Gift idea!!!!
Basket Chair Weaving (not caning), Bring your own chair to weave seat for $55.00. If you would like Barbara to provide a stool frame for you to weave cost of Foot Stool and Weaving is $68.00 Let us know if you would like to purchase extra kits to make on your own. RSVP Here
Christmas Market Weekend 
December 6-8 | Marion, VA
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Get ready for the holidays with arts and crafts, gifts, food trucks, and special events all around town! All Christmas Market Events take place at the Farmers Market, The Henderson School, Iron Street Mall and Main Street.
Are you interested in participating in our Christmas in Marion events?  Click Here for Vendor Opportunities   Please note deadlines for submission of form and payments. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Cyndi McCloskey in the Community & Economic Development Office at 276.378.5029 cmccloskey@marionva.org
Watercolor Saturdays
Join Catherine Schrenker on Saturdays from 10-1 for Open Studio Watercolor Class. Cost of the class is $10 and all supplies are included. There are also watercolor supplies for purchase in our Henderson Art Store.
Letterpress on Saturdays
Once you take a formal workshop you are free to sign up for "Open Studio" which is offered to those that are comfortable in the shop to work on their own projects on their own time.
Cost for "Open Studio" is $35 for all supplies and you can pay when you arrive. Check Calendar
The American Evolution,
The Henderson present:
A Guitar Summit
Celebrating 400 years of Guitar in Virginia's History

We will be dedicating The Gerald Anderson Lutherie this weekend AND a rare donation of Wayne's #35 Guitar, his first walnut guitar built in 1976. (Maybe get Wayne to pick on it a while?)

Also! A rare gathering of Guitarists, Luthiers and Music Historians. 8 rooms of music, performances, handmade instruments and more!

Saturday November 23 from 10am - 5pm and Sunday November 24 Brunch 10am at Holston Hills with Wayne Henderson & Friends
Sunday Sessions and Demonstrations 12:30-3pm
Including Inlay Demo with Jayne Henderson.
Save the DATE!!! More information to come!
The Morning Rotary Club
of Marion, Virginia
Invites Picker’s and Listeners to come and enjoy music and fellowship!

•Every Monday (no matter what)
•Pickin' starts at 6pm
•Coffee and drinks
by Marion Morning Rotary Club

Everyone is invited and it is free to all.

Letterpress Workshop 

$45, all supplies are included

Join Catherine Schrenker for a Letterpress Workshop that will give you an early start on Christmas cards or a unique gift for friends and family!

Taking a workshop with Catherine and learning shop etiquette allows you to sign up to use the shop on your own time/schedule or take advantage of "Open Studio" every Saturday Afternoon.
Call or email with any questions or comments
Catherine Schrenker 276-706-4010 cpoole@marionva.org