to Apr 15

Bluegrass Jam Camp

For: Bluegrass musicians of all levels
Workshop Through: Larry Kernagis (Wernick Method)

Info: The Pete Wernick Method is an inventive teaching method that focuses on the student's desire to play music in a social setting. 

  • Hands-on learning in large and small groups
  • Learn many bluegrass standards
  • Gentle tempos! Mistakes expected!
  • Full ground rules and etiquette of typical jams
  • How to lead songs and how to follow new songs
  • How to find melodies, fake solos, sing harmony
  • Ear skills taught and emphasized, as in real bluegrass
  • Reading skills not needed or used
  • Group and individualized instruction on backup skills
  • Understanding, low-pressure, time-tested teaching

Instructor Larry Kernagis was raised during the folk revival era of the 60's, cutting his chops on Flatt and Scruggs and the Kingston Trio. Eventually, he became a banjo instructor at the famed Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. Larry has led Bluegrass jams at festivals across the country for the past 30 years. He now employs his banjo, guitar and vocal skills entertaining with "greengrass" Celtic group Def Leprechaun.

MORE/SIGN UP: drbanjo.com/camps-larry-kernagis-monteagle-2018.php

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to May 10

Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry: The Work of the Transitional Leader

Hosted by: Interim Ministry Network (IMN) & The Beecken Center at the School of Theology at the University of the South

In this Workshop, the role of the interim leader is presented and discussed along with tools and resources that facilitate transitional leadership. The course is presented by the Rev. Dr. Molly Dale Smith, an Episcopal priest with nearly twenty years' experience in transitional ministry, and introduces foundational theories that are key to interim ministry. Class hours are devoted to providing opportunities for experiential learning through the use of case studies and sacred story.

Lay leaders are welcome to attend. While this course emphasizes the work of the transitional pastor, it is also helpful to judicatory and lay leaders to make informed and healthy choices about clergy leadership during times of transition.

Learn More/Find Out How To Register: beeckencenter.sewanee.edu/events/imn-2018

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to Jun 3

Empathy as a Way of Being: A Women’s Retreat for Learning to Live a More Compassionate Life

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A Woman's Retreat

Empathy As A Way of Being
Four Transformative Days of Learning to Live a More Compassionate Life

with Mary Mackenzie, CNVC Trainer and Cofounder of the NVC Academy

"In 2016, I attended the women's retreat in Nashville TN. During those 4 days, with the loving support and care of other women and the safety Mary provided in her facilitation, a long time fear of mine was transformed. Since the retreat, I've felt freer! I highly recommend this retreat that attends to the liberation of our souls." - A 2016 Retreat Participant

For More Details and To Register:
Click here! https://nvctraining.com/registration/signup/MM-nashville

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10:00 AM10:00

Composting Workshop - Cumberland Teaching Gardens (FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC)

Join Cumberland Teaching Gardens for their second Garden Educator Workshop at DuBose Conference Center

This Workshop Topic will be on Composting and will cover:

- kinds of composting
- kinds of compost containers
- what to compost
- how to use your compost

Bring a friend and any questions that you have!

This Workshop is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Learn More: http://bit.ly/cmpst2018

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to Mar 10

The Art of Teaching Spiritual Discernment: A Listening Hearts Lenten Retreat

For: Clergy & laypersons of all faiths are welcome. Spiritual directors, pastoral leaders, EfM mentors, and anyone interested in the practices of discernment and spiritual guidance will find this course invaluable.

Workshop Through: The Beecken Center of the School of Theology at the University of the South (beeckencenter.sewanee.edu), and Listening Hearts Ministries (listeninghearts.org)

Info: The Beecken Center of the School of Theology is partnering with Listening Hearts Ministries to offer an intensive, four-day retreat to train participants in the art of facilitating and mentoring spiritual discernment groups using the Listening Hearts approach. Held at the DuBose Conference Center, the retreat will include communal meditation activities; workshops that teach the practical aspects of teaching spiritual discernment; and a series of discernment sessions, each of which is followed by a reflective review to gain insight into the elements that bring forth fruitful discernment. The retreat is preceded by several at-home modules undertaken by registrants before the week of March 06.

This Listening Hearts retreat can count as Alternate Mentor Training for Education for Ministry (EfM) mentors.

MORE/SIGN UP: http://beeckencenter.sewanee.edu/events/listening-hearts-2018

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Faculty Concert: Viola da Gamba
7:30 PM19:30

Faculty Concert: Viola da Gamba


Join Viols: Music on the Mountain as they present an informal faculty concert of primarily Renaissance music.

What: Music on the Mountain - Faculty Concert
When: Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at 7:30pm
Where: DuBose Conference Center, 635 College Street, Monteagle

2018 Workshop Faculty Include: Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Gail Ann Schroeder, Martha Bishop, Brady Lanier

This concert is part of Music on the Mountain, an annual early music workshop for viola da gamba players. The concert will feature five internationally recognized performers and teachers. The event is open to the public and there is no charge for admission. RSVPs are not required. Seating begins at 7:00pm.

Please direct questions and inquiries to: stephanie@duboseconferencecenter.org


For more information on the Viols: Music on the Mountain Workshop: www.gritsandgambas.org

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