Learn to Crochet: Basic Stitches w/ Stephanie Stamm

 

Have you ever wanted to learn to crochet?  Crocheting is a portable stress-free hobby that is fun to do.  Join instructor Stephanie Stamm and learn to do the chain stitch and single crochet.  With this knowledge, you could make a pot holder, scarf or blanket.  Granny Squares and double crochet may be covered as well.

2 hours

Saturday 7/14/18 10am to 12

$40, no materials fee

Please register at least one week prior to workshop to ensure enrollment, but please inquire if you miss this deadline as space may be available.

 

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Too Hot For Cheese at the Half Moon Cafe

Rich Dodson has played guitar, banjo, fiddle, and mandolin with Mike & Paula every autumn at the Half Moon. This time, Rich is the headliner, bringing one of his bands, Too Hot for Cheese to play his first love – Irish music. Rich, with virtuoso Ken Gehret and fiddler extraordinaire Matt Burke will deliver a marvelous evening of fun and music.

Dining Room Pre show: Margaret Young – fiddle

 

Show time runs from 8-10pm.  Please park in the church parking lot, $10 suggested donation.  Pre-show dining room entertainment: 7:15pm.

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Open Mic @ the Half Moon

Meadowood is pleased to sponsor Clay on Main’s monthly open mic in the Half Moon Cafe – 313 Main Street, Oley, PA. From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on the first Monday of each month musicians are invited to perform up to three tunes (about 15 minutes). The Half Moon asks that performers bring instrumentation that doesn’t require significant set-up time and choose songs with lyrics that are appropriate for a family audience. Clay on Main asks each adult to donate $5 to help keep the lights on. Please park in the nearby church lot, not on the street.

2018 DATES: FEB 5, MAR 5, APR 2, MAY 7, JUN 4, JUL 2, AUG 6, SEP 3, OCT 1, NOV 5, DEC 3

Open Mic @ the Half Moon

Meadowood is pleased to sponsor Clay on Main’s monthly open mic in the Half Moon Cafe – 313 Main Street, Oley, PA. From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on the first Monday of each month musicians are invited to perform up to three tunes (about 15 minutes). The Half Moon asks that performers bring instrumentation that doesn’t require significant set-up time and choose songs with lyrics that are appropriate for a family audience. Clay on Main asks each adult to donate $5 to help keep the lights on. Please park in the nearby church lot, not on the street.

2018 DATES: FEB 5, MAR 5, APR 2, MAY 7, JUN 4, JUL 2, AUG 6, SEP 3, OCT 1, NOV 5, DEC 3

Strange & Wondrous Things Opening Exhibition

Clay on Main presents Bob Hakun and Stefan Benovsky: Strange and Wondrous Things

Bob Hakun’s found-object industrial assemblages will be exhibited in dialogue with the wearable fabric collages of Stefan Benovsky in the exhibit opening on Sunday, February 18 from 4-6pm.  Hakun describes his work as “Industrial Primitive,” and explains, “I collect old, discarded items: some natural like bones or wood; some man made, like wheels or gears. I look for old things that show the graphic effects of aging: the beauty and harshness of the breaking down over time of all things. I like things that are burned, broken, rusty, crushed, bent, and have acquired a warm patina.”  Benovsky aquires his materials in a similarly omnivorous way, bringing home anything from farm equipment to clothing and beads, then transforming them into one of a kind pieces of wearable art and iron garden ornaments that evoke strange insect and vegetative forms.

For this show, the artists worked with different types of materials, but they have even more in common than their commitment to re-use; both have professional experience in design. Hakun worked in the toy industry, designing Halloween costumes and masks, and designing graphics for silk-screen printing, and has also worked as a computer prepress specialist and a digital graphic designer.  Benovsky is semi retired from a long career as a pattern maker and technical designer in the garment industry.

The public is invited to the opening on Sunday February 18 from 4-6pm, and the show will be up until March 18.

Open Mic @ The Half Moon Cafe

Open Mic is open to any singer/songwriter and musicians. $5 suggested donation. Please park in the church lot.

Open Mic at the Half Moon Cafe is sponsored by Clay on Main and Meadowood Music. Sound by Vinny Rose.

Half Moon Cafe: Crow Hill

December 1, 2017

Crow Hill is known for its a high-energy, audience-engaging brand of music that excels in vocal harmonies. Based in the Bluegrass tradition, Crow Hill sings songs about old home places, leather gloves, and country churches. The band performs regularly at Bluegrass Festivals, picnics, private parties, Church events, and – lucky for us – the Half Moon Cafe.

Matt Wlasniewski, guitar and vocals

Steven Simpson, banjo, mandolin and vocals

Andy Wlasniewski, bass, ukulele, and vocals

Judy Terwilliger, fiddle, and vocals

Mark Strauss,bass, mandolin and vocals

 

Learn more about Crow Hill and The Half Moon Cafe.

Rhythm Road at the Half Moon Cafe

Join us for an evening of music from Rhythm Road!

Rhythm Road is a Berks County based quintet led by singer/songwriter JoAnn Morrell. Their enthusiastic delivery of JoAnns original well-crafted songs, combined with carefully selected jazz standards makes them a pleasure to hear. Ernie Morrell adds his talents on keyboard and harmonica; Don Consul adds his touches on guitar; and Henry Paterson keeps the beat on percussion; Mike Fleming plays spectacular saxophone.

Show times are 8-10PM, $10 donation.  Light refreshments served, please park in the church parking lot.

Learn more about Rhythm Road and the Half Moon Cafe!