*Community Cookout #2 – Saturday, August 18, 12 – 2PM*
Location: Victory Park – in Front of the Bandshell, Albion, MI, 49224
This free event will have lunch, activities for children, and live performances from the students of Albion’s own 4-H Creative and Expressive Arts Program. Meet us in the front of the Victory Park bandshell between 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. to learn more about how you can be a part of The Common Thread that unites us all. Also, please feel free to bring a dish to pass and share your favorite recipe for a community cookbook to collect the best dishes from the two cities.
The Common Thread is exited to partner with Albion’s 4-H program, which began over 20 years ago to provide character building activities for youth in grades 6th through 12th centering around the performing arts. Since their founding, the unique initiative led by Sherry Grice and later assisted by Marquetta Frost, has positively impacted hundreds of young Albionites, many of whom attribute their involvement in the program to their success as adults.
To support this great program, The Common Thread asks you to consider giving a suggested donation of $5 – $10. Each dollar raised will go to cover the costs for transportation, snacks, water, and to ensuring the next generation of youth is able to continue the great tradition of creative expression and personal discovery.
This free event is all about having some fun as one greater community, and creating another great opportunity to find new connections within and between our communities!
While the food line-up and activities are yet to be announced, please know that we welcome additional dishes to pass – so if you feel like showing off a famous family recipe, please do! We’d love to have a rich variety of food for everyone to enjoy.
Please mark your calendars, invite your neighbors, the person standing next to you pumping gas, etc. to attend, and keep creating new ways to get to know your community at large!
Cultivating Oral Histories to Uncover New Meaning in Our Stories
Monday, September 24, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and
Tuesday, September 25, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Facilitated by Judy Tate, author of Days Of Our Lives and founder of the American Slavery Project
- Location: Starr Commonwealth’s Mawby Center
Saturday, September 29, 7 p.m. “Uncovering Our Stories”
- Local actors and actresses will showcase the oral histories of our region in a performance orchestrated by Judy Tate.
Early November, 2018
- Debut screening of ‘A Common Thread,’ a documentary that humanizes our neighbors at a time of extreme divisiveness. Also, enjoy entertainment from local musicians and storytellers.