July 2014 Singings

Updated July 14, 2014

Update: added Northlake Church of Christ singing on July 27.

Note (): Decatur monthly singing will be on the SECOND Thursday (July 10), not the first, to avoid conflicts with July 4th vacations, etc. Also note () the brand new Coweta singing at Newnan on the 20th, and come help make it a success.

June 30, Mon., Independence Day Singing, Lakeview Lodge, Camp Lee, Choccolocco Road, east of Anniston AL. Dutch Treat (lunch is $8.00 each). Info: David Ivey (256) 922-8090 david –at- davidivey –dot- com . Directions: From I-20, exit 188, turn north to Choccolocco Rd., turn right, go 2.2 miles, sign for camp on the right. http://campfasola.org/directions/ This is also the beginning of the Camp Fasola Youth Camp which runs from June 30 – July 4. http://campfasola.org/

July 5 and 6, 1st Sun. and Sat. before, Henagar-Union Convention, Liberty Church, 2 miles north of Henagar AL on Liberty Road. 9:00 a.m. Central Time Sat., 9:30 on Sun. From Henagar Crossing, take Hwy 40 west to the Farmers Telephone Cooperative. Turn right and go to dead end. Turn right, take first left past Henagar Methodist Church (Liberty Rd.). Church is on right, approximately 1.5 miles. Info: David Ivey (256) 922-8090 david -at- davidivey -dot- com .

July 6, 1st Sun., Cross Roads Baptist Church, near Tallapoosa Ga. 10:00 a.m. Eastern time. Take Hwy 100 (exit 5 from I-20) north to Tallapoosa GA, continue on 8.6 miles, turn left onto Cross Roads Church Road (just past mile marker #15), go 2.6 miles, church is on right at the intersection of Cross Roads Church Rd. and Steadman Rd.

July 9, 2nd Wed, Biweekly singing at Trinity Anglican Mission at 7pm. Trinity Anglican Mission is off of Collier Rd on the Westside of Atlanta - 2270 Defoor Hills Road Northwest Atlanta, GA 30318. Contact: Matt Hinton 404-918-4914, mattandericahinton -at- yahoo -dot- com, or John Kelso 678-668-5766

July 10, Thurs., Decatur monthly singing, 7:30-9:30, Emory Presbyterian Church, 1886 North Decatur Rd., Atlanta. Directions: Church is 1/2 mile west of the intersection of North Decatur Rd. and Clairmont Rd., at the corner of North Decatur and Westminster Way. Experienced and new singers, all are welcome. Contact: Malinda Snow, (404) 892-6836, msnow -at- gsu -dot- edu .

July 12, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Flat Shoals Primitive Baptist Church, 2052 Fairview Road, Stockbridge, Georgia. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. with dinner on the grounds. Directions: --- From I-20 East, one exit past I-285 east of Atlanta (we think this is exit 69), exit on Wesley Chapel Road. Turn right. Travel 0.3 miles. Turn left on Snapfinger Road. Travel for 7.8 miles Enter turnabout, and take first right on Fairview Road. Meeting house is 0.7 miles on left. --- Or, from I-75 southbound or northbound, take Exit 228, GA-138. (Or, From I-675 southbound or northbound, take Exit 1, GA-138.) Turn east for approximately 1.5 miles to North Henry Boulevard/US23. Turn right. Travel for approximately 2.5 miles to Pinehurst Road. Turn left. Travel on Pinehurst Road until dead-end (approximately 1.2 miles). Turn right on Old Conyers Road. Go approximately 2.7 miles to Flat Shoals Church Road. Turn left on Flat Shoals Church Road. Travel approximately 1 mile to fork in road. Take right fork. Meetinghouse is on left. Information: Jesse Roberts, (678) 432-6175 jroberjr -at- bellsouth -dot- net .

July 12, Sat., John C. Campbell Folk Art School singing - 21st session, Brasstown NC. Singing mostly from the 2010 Christian Harmony. 10:30-3:00 p.m. Info: Annie Fain Barralon, (828) 837-2775 ext 110, anniefain -at- folkschool -dot- org. Directions: https://www.folkschool.org/index.php?section=articles&article_cat_id=5&article_id=25

July 13, 2nd Sun., Hardeman Primitive Baptist Church, , 3965 Glenwood Rd., Decatur Ga. Singing from the 1911 J. L. White edition of the Sacred Harp. Preaching at 10:30 a.m., lunch at 12:15, singing 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Contact: Sandra Wilkinson, sandylou03 -at- comcast -dot- net .

July 15, “Teenth Tuesday” Athens Area Sacred Harp Singing at the home of Shannon Primm - 6:30pm - beginners instruction; 7:00 - 9:00pm - singing. Contact Shannon Primm at sprimm at yahoo dot com for directions. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/22285031545/

July 17, Thurs., Capitol City Shape Note Singing, Loeb Reception Center (near Kiwanis Park), 310 Columbus Ave., Montgomery, AL. 10:00 a.m. (Central Time). Singing from four different books: The Sacred Harp, The Sacred Harp (Cooper Revision), The Christian Harmony and The Colored Sacred Harp. Bring a sack lunch or plan to go to the Farmers Market Café across the street. Sponsored by the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture. Information: (334) 242-4076 ext 225, Emily Creel, 205-435-3314, email: emleepc -at- yahoo -dot- com or Tim Cook, timcook -at- uab -dot- edu .

July 17, 3rd Thurs. evening, St. Elmo Fire Hall, 4501 St. Elmo Avenue, Chattanooga, TN. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Call Judy Mincey 770-773-0818 or email mincey -dot- judy -at- yahoo -dot- com for more info.

July 18 and 19, Fri. and Sat. Sacred Harp Singing School and Community Singing/Potluck Luncheon at Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, Ga.. Singing School Friday, 10AM – 4PM; advance registration requested. Singing Saturday, 10AM – 4PM with potluck lunch. Free, or $35 for PLU credit. Information: Malinda Snow, msnow -at- gsu _dot- edu, (404) 892-6836 or Melanie Darby, MelanieDarby -at- clayton -dot- edu, 678-466-4481.

July 20, Sun., First Coweta Sacred Harp Convention, Historic Court House, 200 Court Square, Newnan, Ga. 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with dinner on the ground (outside on the wall) at noon. Directions: Take I-85 S to Exit 47; go right to Bullsboro Dr., 4 miles into Historic Downtown Newnan. *GPS coordinates: N 33 37.440, W 84 79.998 . Info: John Plunkett, bildad12 -at- hotmail -dot- com, 770-356-7523, or Mark Puckett, 770-251-4951 (H), mspjmp -at- dishmail -dot- net for local information.

July 23, 4th Wed., Biweekly singing at Trinity Anglican Mission at 7pm. Trinity Anglican Mission is off of Collier Rd on the Westside of Atlanta- 2270 Defoor Hills Road Northwest Atlanta, GA 30318. Contact: Matt Hinton 404-918-4914, mattandericahinton -at- yahoo -dot- com, or John Kelso 678-668-5766.

July 26, Sat. before 4th Sun., The Swannanoa Gathering Shape Note Singing, in the Morris Pavilion at Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa North Carolina, near Asheville. 10:00-3:00 with dinner on the grounds. Note that Morris Pavilion is an 'open air' pavilion, but is shaded and used for classes taught during the summer. Dress to stay cool and bring your hand fans! Singing from The 1991 Sacred Harp, The Christian Harmony (2010 edition) and The Southern Harmony. Directions: http://buncombe.main.nc.us/~mbbweb/harmony/directions/WWC.html . Information: Jane Spencer, jcspencer59 -at- gmail -dot- com, Home:(706) 769-8782, Cell: (706) 410-0982 .

July 26 and 27, 4th Sun. and Sat. before, Mount Zion Memorial, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Mt. Zion, Ga. 10:00 a.m.. 8.5 miles west of Carrollton on Hwy. 16. In Mt Zion, turn north on N. Prospect. The church is on the right, just after the school.

July 27, 4th Sun., 6–7 p.m.—Northlake Church of Christ— 1625 Cooledge Rd, Tucker, GA 30084—Short singing school followed by singing. Contact Jim Neal, Lauren Bock, or Jesse P. Karlsberg for information.


Aug. 2 and 3, Sat. and Sun., 162nd Chattahoochee Sacred Harp Convention, Wilson's Chapel near Carrollton, Ga.

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