Current events

 

Felting Workshop by BJ Radell

Saturday, October 27, 2018

9am - noon

The EHAHC invites you to a day of felting fun!

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Create the snowperson of your wildest imagination or the Frosty we all know!

Create a stick horse portrait of your own pony or horse ornament as a gift for that special horse person in your life!

Perhaps your snowperson may be a cowboy or cowgirl in need of a trusty steed!! And the stick horse would be the perfect accessory.

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BJ Radell was born and grew up in upstate NY along the Hudson River. She received a BFA degree in 2-dimensional design from the College of New Rochelle and spent several years living and teaching in Maine.

Back in NY she and her husband owned a commercial construction company and BJ had a small fiber farm that kept her busy with llamas and a sheep. She began felting about 10 years ago and has since studied with artists at the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina and the Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne, New York. She has shown and sold her work at the New York State Sheep and Wool Show as well as in other juried and non-juried shows in the Hudson Valley area.

$35 per person + $8 for materials ($43 total)

This class is open to all skill levels – even beginners and first-timers. Participants will make both the snowperson and stick horse.

Class size is limited to 10 people.
Please RSVP to Toni at 406-843-5454 or ranksmerc@yahoo.com

Please find the required supply list here.


Ornament Making Workshop

Saturday, NOVEMBER 10, 2018

10am-2pm

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The Elling House invites all to assist the Elling Elves in creating our unique handmade ornaments. These ornaments are given to the guests at the Splendid Feast. Each participant is provided lunch and is also able to take one of the wonderful ornaments home to adorn their own tree.

Please RSVP to info@ellinghouse.org


Baroque Music Montana concert

Montana Chamber Music Society presents

The Mystical Violin and Courteous Lute: 17th Century Sonatas

Saturday, NOVEMBER 10, 2018

7pm

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  In an age of extravagant opulence abreast a constant threat of disease and war appear stained-glass visions, of shadow and light.

In an age of extravagant opulence abreast a constant threat of disease and war appear stained-glass visions, of shadow and light.

This program spins historic tales and sublime tunes including Greensleeves, the metric shifting Pandolfi Romanesca, and the Brade Chorale Variations - the earliest piece written for violin in England. 

Baroque Music Montana specializes in chamber music inspired by history. The musician roster rotates based on desired instrumentation for repertoire. Concerts are in intimate spaces, for which the music was originally intended, and often on period instruments. Using historical instruments and referencing original manuscripts, iconography, and historical writing fuels our commitment to the music and inspires fresh interpretation. Rather than recreating something old, our aim is to make each performance of this day, of this space, existing because of these musicians and this audience.

Baroque Music Montana performs works by celebrated composers of the Baroque, as well as many pieces rarely or not heard since the eighteenth century. Some manuscripts are readily available in digital archives, and some require a great deal of sleuthing to unearth.

The Baroque Period in music was from 1600-1750, beginning with the dawn of opera in northern Italy and concluding with the death of Bach. The purpose of the music was to move the passions, an idea known as Affeckt. Stylistic conventions of musical forms, ornamentation, and pitch, to name a few, varied greatly from region to region and decade to decade throughout Europe.

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The concert at the EHAHC will feature Carrie Krause on baroque violin and John Lenti on theorbo.

www.carriekrause.com www.johnlenti.com

admission is by donation


Splendid Feast

Friday and Saturday, december 14 & 15, 2018

6:30-7pm - wassail social hour

7pm - Four-course feast

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The historic Virginia City home is beautifully decorated, inside and out, presenting a warm and comfortable venue for the capacity gathering to enjoy an evening of delicious food, splendid music, and wonderful fellowship.  

Tickets $50 

Call to make your reservation 406-843-5454

Credit cards accepted


EHAHC Annual Meeting

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

6pm

The Board of the Elling House Arts & Humanities Center invites all EHAHC members to our annual meeting.


Chautauqua

Saturday, January 19, 2019

6:30pm - potluck

7:30pm - performances

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First popularized in the 19th and 20th centuries, the Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture for the whole community with speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers and specialists of the day.  The Chautauqua is hailed as a sharing of entertainment and intellectual knowledge – Teddy Roosevelt claimed it was “the most American thing in America ”.  Today the tradition continues with a variety of writers, musicians and special topic speakers taking center stage at the EHAHC.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

The Chautauqua is open to all seeking entertainment, intellectual or spiritual growth and local culture.  Each participant performs 1-2 songs or a 5-minute reading.  Nightly performances highlight 10 reserved spots with two swing spots available for impromptu appearances.  Those wishing to be on stage are encouraged to contact Toni James to make reservations at (406) 843-5454 or email ranksmerc@yahoo.com

Admission is by donation


Montana Raptor Conservation Center program

Saturday, February 2, 2019

1:30pm

 The MRCC’s Great horned owl, Bu

The MRCC’s Great horned owl, Bu

This program provides an overview of what makes raptors unique in the bird world, the raptors of Montana, and the importance of raptors to our ecosystem. Join us for a hands-on opportunity to explore and experience raptor characteristics and adaptations though bio-facts (animal artifacts). Two or three of the MRCC avian ambassadors will be in attendance for an up close look at these amazing birds.

Admission is by donation


Chautauqua

Saturday, february 16, 2019

6:30pm - potluck

7:30pm - performances

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First popularized in the 19th and 20th centuries, the Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture for the whole community with speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers and specialists of the day.  The Chautauqua is hailed as a sharing of entertainment and intellectual knowledge – Teddy Roosevelt claimed it was “the most American thing in America ”.  Today the tradition continues with a variety of writers, musicians and special topic speakers taking center stage at the EHAHC.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

The Chautauqua is open to all seeking entertainment, intellectual or spiritual growth and local culture.  Each participant performs 1-2 songs or a 5-minute reading.  Nightly performances highlight 10 reserved spots with two swing spots available for impromptu appearances.  Those wishing to be on stage are encouraged to contact Toni James to make reservations at (406) 843-5454 or email ranksmerc@yahoo.com

Admission is by donation