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Hand signals make stories live

Margaret Tyrrell helps Jackson Lewis follow hand signsMargaret Tyrrell helps Jackson Lewis follow hand signs in telling the story of Three Billy Goats Gruff  and Sody Saleratus (baking soda) at the Twice Upon a Time Storytellers afternoon segment.

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Art workshops

Rhonda Cross works with Taylor Copeland during an Art 101 workshopRhonda Cross works with Taylor Copeland during an Art 101 workshop sponsored by the Franklin County Arts Alliance. Another free workshop, Acting 101, will be Saturday, Aug. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the arts center at 100 Rusk St.

Black Tie, Boots and Buckaroos film fest and art demonstration event successful

The contemporary poetry of Michael Whatley, left,  and recorded metal band music served as inspiration for artist Terry McCullough, rightThe Franklin County Arts Alliance’s Black Tie, Boots and Buckaroos event was declared a success with 60 people attending. Approximately $500 was netted for the local alliance programs.

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Touring storytellers plan visit to town

Peggy and Gene Helmick-RichardsonTwice Upon a Time Storytellers, Gene and Peggy Helmick-Richardson, will be sharing tales twice at the Cultural Arts Center, at 100 Rusk St. in Mount Vernon, on Friday, Aug. 9.

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Boots and Buckaroos Film Fest Saturday, June 29

Shine your boots and starch your tie for the Franklin County Arts Alliance’s Black Tie, Boots and Buckaroo Fest. The free Franklin County Arts Alliance Black Tie, Boots, and Buckaroo event

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Quilting classes to be offered

The Franklin County Arts Alliance (FCAA) will be the host for a monthly quilting class at the Cultural Arts Center. Michele Chitsey will be instructing these classes on the first Thursday of each month.

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Kids’ concert

Children from the audience were selected to participate in the concluding “concert in the swamp” for the Kids Concert at Mount Vernon Music HallChildren from the audience were selected to participate in the concluding “concert in the swamp” for the Kids Concert at Mount Vernon Music Hall Monday afternoon, June 17. The musical story of Leopoldo the Frog captured the attention

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Guitar lessons

Jim Cleveland, at left, gives Keaton Decker a few pointers during a recent guitar lessonJim Cleveland, at left, gives Keaton Decker a few pointers during a recent guitar lesson at the Franklin County Arts Alliance. Approximately 20 people have taken advantage of the free lessons. For more information, see the July 11 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Guitar, quilting classes at Cultural Arts Center

Guitar and quilting classes are being offered at the Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, June 22. The guitar classes are being taught by Jim Cleveland. Quilting classes will be

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