The weekly jam sessions sponsored by the Surry Arts Council have moved to a new location.
The jam sessions, which are free and had been held at the Old Time Music Heritage Hall, will now be held at the Earle Theatre. The sessions are held on Thursday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. Despite the change in venue, the jam sessions are still open for people to listen to music, join in with the band or even dance. The first jam session in the new location was held last week and had what arts council officials considered a big crowd.
“We’re trying to consolidate the traditional music activities. There were some on the lower level of the Andy Griffith Museum and some in the downtown theater. When we changed the name of the theater to the Earle it seemed like a good time to consolidate all of the activities,” said Tanya Jones, executive director of the Surry Arts Council. “The first night was just incredible. Everybody just seemed to love it.”
For more information about the jam sessions, contact the Surry Arts Council at 786-7998 or at email@example.com.
New preschool program
The Surry Arts Council is introducing a new interactive story hour for preschool-age children.
The first storytime will take place today at 1 p.m. in the lower level of the Andy Griffith Museum. Storytime will continue on the first Thursday of each month throughout the school year. Peter and Christina Holland will lead theatrical adaptations of familiar classic tales and involve children as characters. These adventure storytimes are free of charge and registration is not necessary.