There are so many wonderful festivals in Galax throughout the year and we welcome folks to make CCSA part of their festival experience by visiting our facility at 100 N. Main St. Take a tour; learn about our programming; sign up for our email list to receive our seasonal online newsletter with exciting new classes, and shop from a wonderful variety of local handmade arts and crafts in our Dixon Vault Gift Galley. We often have exciting things going on at CCSA during festivals, including artisan demonstrations and hands-on activities for the whole family! CCSA also hosts yearly events for the general public as well as our wonderful volunteers and supporters. There’s always something going on in Galax and there’s always exciting stuff happening at CCSA! Check the links below for more information about all these events.
Crooked Road Concert with Decosimo, Stuart and McIntosh
March 25, 2017
Crooked Road Concert with Joseph Decosimo, Travis Stuart, and Meredith McIntosh
Saturday, March 25, 7:00-9:00pm
Tickets: $15.00 (available beginning March 18, or at the door)
Please join us for a great evening of old-time tunes, songs, and stories from stellar musicians Joseph Decosimo, Travis Stuart, and Meredith McIntosh.
With the feel of a house concert, these performances on CCSA's lobby stage are always entertaining. Refreshments will be served.
Concert with Kay Justice and Sam Gleaves
April 8, 2017
Concert with Kay Justice and Sam Gleaves
Saturday, April 8, 7:00pm
Tickets available beginning April 1, or at the door
Please join us for a concert with Kay Justice and Sam Gleaves.
Kay and Sam will be teaching a duet singing workshop earlier in the day. Students in that class will receive a $1.00 discount off of the admission price for the concert.
Sharpening and Tuning Hand Planes and Chisels Seminar
April 18, 2017
Every good woodworker needs to know how to use hand tools. There are lots of occasions while building a project that you need to make a minor adjustment to the fit of a piece, or square up a round hole. Chisels and hand planes are essential tools in the woodworker's kit. So knowing how sharpen them, and keep them working at their best is an essential skill. Dull chisels aren't just a bother to work with, they're also dangerous because they require much more force to cut, increasing the chances of an accident. The surface left by the cut of a dull chisel isn't exactly pretty either. Similarly, a dull hand plane just doesn't work well, and can be a real chore to push. On the other hand, when these tools are sharp and tuned up, they are a pure joy to use. In fact, once sharp, you'll look for more opportunities to use them.
In this free seminar, Bob will show you a simple method to get your chisels and hand plane blades sharp, and keep them that way. He'll also show you how to get that old hand plane you've had sitting up on the shelf into tip top shaving shape and put it to good use on your next project. Once you see the finish ready surface left behind by a sharpened and tuned hand plane, you'll never want to sand again. Bob has been woodworking only with hand tools for over 15 years and will show you how to get your edges sharp, serviceable, and back to woodworking with a minimum of fuss. If you're taking the April 21-23 class on building the Weekend Side Table, this seminar will give you the knowledge you need to get your tools ready for the class.
Bob Sima - Consciousness in Concert
June 17, 2017
Maryland based Independent Singer-Songwriter Bob Sima performs a genre of music all his own. Sometimes upbeat, sometimes quiet and soothing, and always unique with an inspirational quality.
Bob has an alternative, almost folk-rock style with a warm tone to his voice. He performs in musical meditations, retreats, corporate events, yoga festivals, listening rooms, holistic health centers, schools, and house concerts.
When Bob plays scheduled events he gives what he calls “Gratitude Concerts” in places where music isn’t typically performed. Places like homeless shelters, prisons, assisted living facilities, and mental health hospitals are often find their way to his list of appearances.
As a musician with no formal training and who doesn’t read music at all, Bob Sima plays from his heart in a style he calls Soul-full, and that it is.