Updated February 28, 2018
March yourself out to some of these fine singings! Note the new location for the Teenth Tuesday (March. 13) singing in Athens Ga., the ***NEW SINGING*** in Temple Ga. on March 10, and the shape-note camps registration info at the end.
Mar. 1, 1st Thursday monthly singing, 7:30-9:30, in the Robinson Fellowship Hall, behind Emory Presbyterian Church, 1886 North Decatur Rd, Atlanta GA 30307. Directions: Half-mile west of the intersection of North Decatur Rd and Clairmont Rd, at the corner of North Decatur Rd and Westminster Way. Parking behind the church, off Westminster Way. Experienced and new singers, all are welcome. Contact: David Brodeur, david .at. davidbrodeur .dot. com.
Mar. 3, Sat. before 1st Sun., Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church, Thomaston, Ga. Directions: From the square in Thomaston, turn west on Georgia Alternate Hwy. 74; go 0.7 miles and turn right on Hannah Mill Rd., at the stop sign, go left, church is on the right.
Mar. 4, 1st Sun., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers Memorial, Ephesus School Auditorium, Ephesus, Ga. 9:30 a.m. Directions: From I-20, take exit 5, Ga. 100, south through Bowdon to Ephesus (about 20 miles). The school is right on Georgia Highway 100 in Ephesus.
Mar. 4, 1st Sun., United Note Singing (7 shape, gospel); Mt. Hope Baptist Church, Highway 19 South, Zebulon, GA. 30295, 1:30 p.m. Info: (770) 567-3880 ; Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com
March 10, Sat. before the 2nd Sunday, a new annual singing, 10:00 AM-2:30 PM. Union Primitive Baptist Church, 204 GA-101, Temple GA 30179. 1991 edition. Dinner on the grounds at noon. Directions: This is 9.2 miles north of I-20 exit 24, behind Union Elementary School, south of the junction of GA101 and GA113. Turn west on "Union Church Road", just north of the school. https://goo.gl/maps/QnZAKQtXyTG2 GPS: 33.840306, -84.982289 Info: Chairman Daniel Williams, danwilliamswk22 -at- gmail.com.
Mar. 10, Sat. before 2nd Sun., Savannah monthly singing, Savannah monthly singing, 2-4 p.m., Fellowship Hall, Ferguson Avenue Baptist Church, 10050 Ferguson Avenue. Info: Dawn Stanford (912) 484-5868, dawnipawni -at- gmail -dot- com.
Mar. 11, 2nd Sun., United Note Singing (7 shape gospel), Mt. Prospect Baptist Church, 133 Thomas Dorsey Drive, Villa Rica, GA 30180. Info: Joyce Hammock, jvhammock -at- yahoo -dot- com
Mar. 13, Second Tuesday Monthly Singing, Holy Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, 515 East Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur GA 30030, three blocks east of the Decatur MARTA station. 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Info: David Brodeur, David Brodeur, david -at- davidbrodeur -dot- com, or Lisa Bennett, ltb1014 -at- gmail -dot- com.
Mar. 13, Tues. evening, Athens, Ga. monthly "teenth Tuesday" singing from the 1991 revision Sacred Harp, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Party Room at Showtime Bowl, 555 Macon Hwy, Athens.. Optional beginners' introduction, 6:30 p.m. Info: Shannon Primm, sprimm -at- yahoo dot com. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/22285031545/.
Mar. 15, 3rd Thurs. evening, Chattanooga monthly singing, 7PM-9PM, The Well,1800 Rossville Avenue, Chattanooga Tennessee. Info: Judy Mincey at 770-773-0818, or email mincey.judy -at- yahoo dot com . Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaSacredHarp .
Mar. 15, 3rd Thurs. evening, Bremen monthly practice singing at Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church. 7:00 p.m. Directions: Take exit #11 from I-20, turn south on Hwy. 27, go to top of hill at service station, turn left on Holly Springs Rd., go to dead end and turn left, church is on left. Info: Daniel Williams, danwilliamswk22 -at- gmail.com.
Mar. 17, Sat. before 3rd Sun., 21st annual William Walker Memorial singing, Second Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg, S.C. 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Singing from The Christian Harmony and The Sacred Harp. Church is located across Church Street from Wofford College in Spartanburg; singing is in the Fellowship Hall. Lunch on your own. Free parking available across College Street from the church. Enter the Fellowship Hall from College Street at the wrought iron gate and up the steps. Info: Robert Kelley, 864-513-1593, composer -at- mykeyboard -dot- com .
Mar. 17, Sat. before 3rd Sun., Hoboken singing (Cooper Revision), Hoboken Elementary School, 224 Church Street, Hoboken, GA 31542. 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. with dinner on the grounds at noon. --On Friday evening, David and Kathy Lee invite singers to visit at their home, starting around 6:30 or 7:00 p.m. They will not have supper, but will have refreshments. Call 912-670-0519 (David) or 912-670-0091 (Kathy) before leaving Waycross, for directions. --There will be a Lloyd Hymnbook sing the evening after the sing from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Mars Hill Primitive Baptist Church. Refreshments will be served. For all those coming from out of town there are a number of hotels in Waycross, GA which is 14 miles west of Hoboken and there is also a hotel in Blackshear, GA which is about 11 miles north of Hoboken. Info: Riley Lee, (912) 614-1681, rc -dot- lee -at- hotmail -dot- com.
March 18th, 3rd Sun., 2:00 p.m.- 4/4:30pm, Singing from the Georgian Harmony (a collection of Raymond Hamrick's music). Hardeman Primitive Baptist Church, 1965 Glenwood Rd., Decatur, GA. Directions: From I-20 in Atlanta, drive east to Georgia Highway 155 (aka Candler Rd.). Go north on Candler Rd. and turn right on Glenwood Rd. (aka Georgia Highway 260). Or from I-285 exit west onto Glenwood Rd. The church is on the southwest corner of Glenwood Rd and S. Columbia Place, 3965 Glenwood Rd, just a bit west of Columbia Drive. Info: John Plunkett 470-230-5757, bildad12 -at- hotmail -dot- com
Mar. 18, 3rd Sun evening, 6:00p-8:30pm, Church of our Saviour in Virginia-Highlands. 6:00 Singing School, 6:30 Singing. Church of our Saviour, Garrison Hall (building across from main church entrance) 1068 North Highland Ave. Atlanta, GA 30306. Parking along N. Highland or Los Angeles. Metered spaces are free on Sunday. Contact Amy Wells at 404-436-4522 or amyarmstrongmidwife at gmail dot com for additional information.
Mar. 24 and 25, 4th Sun. and Sat. before, Georgia State Convention, Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church, Carrollton, Ga. 9:30 a.m. Directions: Take I-20 west to Exit 11, U.S. Hwy 27 south for about 13.5 miles, turn right on Oak Grove Road, go about 1/2 mile, turn left on Oak Grove Church Road, go about 1/2 miles, church is on the left. Info: Phillip Denney, 770-367-2628. Pdenney -at- yahoo - dot- com
Registration is open for:
Camp Fasola https://campfasola.org/, -- Adult June 10-14 Camp McDowell, Double Springs, Alabama; -- Youth July 2-6 Camp Lee, Anniston, Alabama; -- Europe Sept. 17-21 Wichrowe Wzgórza, Chmielno, Poland
Camp Doremi - http://doremicamp.org/ August 16 - 19, 2018, Wildacres Retreat, Little Switzerland, North Carolina,
Camp DoReMi Europe, dates not announced yet.
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