Family Folk Day is scheduled for Nov. 5 from 1- 4 p.m. at the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
Hawk Proof Rooster, an old-time string duo who sings and plays fiddle, banjo, ukulele, guitar and mandolin, will provide the music for the event.
A variety of textile crafts including knit, crochet, spinning, and weaving will be demonstrated, along with woodturning and folk art by Tex Crawford.
The Athens- Clarke County Solid Waste recycling division will lead a no-sew craft, making tote bags out of recycled t-shirts. Attendees are encouraged to bring a favorite t-shirt for the activity.
Representatives from Community will demonstrate sustainable fashion through updating vintage clothing. Attendees can bring a favorite article of clothing and receive suggestions for how it can be updated. High school students from the Young Urban Farmers program will be on hand to talk about the success of the West Broad Framer’s Market.
Games selected from the Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games will be played on the front lawn, weather permitting. Coloring sheets drawn from Foxfire magazine covers/pages will also be available.
Family Folk Days is held in conjunction with the exhibit “50 Years of Foxfire,” up through Dec. 16, and is a part of the Spotlight on the Arts festival celebrating the visual, literary and performing arts at UGA. The event is free and open to the public, and adults and children of all ages are welcome.