Come to our next wonderful dinner on September 23 from 4 – 7 PM. There will be clog dancing at 5 PM See below.
The distinctive culture of the rural South will be celebrated on Sunday evening, September 23rd at Holy Myrrh-bearers Orthodox Church, 601 Seventh Ave. South. The public is invited to an outdoor supper highlighting sustainable farming with the traditional food, music and dance of Appalachia and the Deep South from 4 – 7 PM
Sustainable agriculture is a way of raising food that is healthy for people and animals, and supports and enhances rural communities. The majority of sustainable farms are run by family farmers who work all hours of the day and night to produce the freshest, tastiest best quality food available. The menu for the evening will include some of the bounty of a local sustainable farm: a choice between organic, humanely raised whole hog or lamb, roasted on a spit, and served on a homemade bun. The sandwich can be purchased a la carte for $6, or as a meal for $10 with sides of baked beans and cabbage slaw and a choice between Southern sweet tea, a non-alcoholic mint julep, or vanilla lemonade. Dessert lovers will not be disappointed; coffee and several traditional Southern desserts will be available as well.
At 5:00 p.m. there will be an Appalachian clog dancing show. Appalachian clogging is an authentic American folk dance that reflects the diverse influences that rolled through the hills of Appalachia. In the 1700s Irish, Scottish and English settlers moved into the area, bringing their traditional Celtic folk music and dance forms with them. These dance forms combined with influences of the new world including Native American dance and a form of African dance called "buck dancing" to create an impromptu foot-tapping style of dance called clogging.
After the dance show, guests will have the opportunity to chat with a local sustainable farmer and gardener, take a tour of the Gothic Revival style church building and browse the marketplace for books and gifts for sale, or just sit outside with friends and family enjoy food, music, and dancing on a crisp fall evening. Be sure to bring a sweatshirt!
Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Church, a parish of the Orthodox Church in America, was established 12 years ago. The regular service schedule is Great Vespers on Saturday nights at 5:00 p.m. and Divine Liturgy on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM. Visitors are always welcome.
Holy Myrrhbearers is located off 9th Ave S, between Lake George and the SCSU campus, on the corner of 6 St S and 7 Ave S. (Please check out the driving directions if you aren't sure.) (Unfortunately, our building is not handicap-accessible. There are stairs up from the sidewalk to the front door and then down to the dining room or up into the nave.)