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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off cover school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

July 20, Bham: Free! ARTPLAY Garden Art Workshop


Susan Werner - Hayseed Project
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Susan Werner presents a collection of original songs that celebrate the language, livelihood, characters, and concerns of American farmers and the people who love them. The Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska commissioned Werner to write this concept album about farming and food sustainability. She has a deep connection to the issue, having grown up on a family farm in eastern Iowa, where her parents still farm. The result is a recording of beautiful, meaningful songs about the American food experience. Edwin Marty, EAT South executive director and Alabama Sustainable Agricultural Network (ASAN) board president, will open the event with comments about what's developing with Alabama farms and sustainability today. Leading up to Susan's performance we will also screen the documentary CUD and hear from White Oak Pastures' Will Harris.

Free! ARTPLAY Garden Art Workshop with Teaching Artist Michelle Reynolds, 1:00pm »

Fun for all ages - families welcome! (At ArtPlay 1006 19th Street South) Please RSVP by emailing jenny3@uab.edu or calling 205-975-4769 Create these neat activities below:

Found Object Windchimes
Go through your drawers, cupboards, cabinets, tool chests, and tackle boxes. Find those old keys, toy parts, bent flatware, nuts and bolts, wires and chains, colanders and cookie cutters, fishing line and lures, hooks and rings, junk and spare parts of the small sorts. Gather them up and bring them to ArtPlay on Saturday to make a special one-of-a-kind found object wind chime for your garden. We will have a hammer, a hole punch and a drill to assist but pre-punched pieces would be great too!

Paper Collage Seed Packets
Get creative. Recycle, reuse, and repurpose pages from old books and magazines to make pretty paper collage envelopes for your wildflower seeds. Store them in style or give away to your friends. We will provide book pages, magazines, and bits of paper to snip, glue, and decorate. Fill the packets with our wildflower seed mix and take them home for a fall planting.

Free! ArtPlay Clinic with Susan Werner, 3:30pm »
Get up close and personal with Werner as she discusses the Hayseed Project and her songwriting style. This is great for all lovers of music and singer/songwriters (At the Alys Stephens Center’s Sirote Theatre). Please RSVP by emailing jenny3@uab.edu or calling 205-975-4769

Market Time!, 4:00pm » 
Before The show, join us beginning at 4pm at the Alys Stephens Center. You can browse tents and buy produce from local farmers markets including Pepper Place Saturday Market, Jones Valley Teaching Farm, and the UAB Wellness Veggie Cart; enjoy live music by the Jason Bailey Trio; and attend “seed planting” talks by local craft brew makers, coffee roasters, innovative growers, and others pushing the field forward. Kids can create garden collages, edible sculptures, and learn about plant and animal species in their watershed in the ArtPlay Kids’ Courtyard! Get a bite to eat from a local company leading the way in sustainable practices, Jim ’N Nick’s Bar-B-Q. Plus, sample craft brews from Good People Brewing Co., taste delicious foods with demos and help us celebrate our state’s farmers and farming community. Play bocce ball or croquet, compliments of Green Central Station.
The Concert
Saturday, July 20, 2013 · 7:30 PM
A: $32.50 · tickets
Sirote Theatre
J. Heath Mixon
Associate Director