Wrinkles: Local events bring pride

  • Posted: 4/20/2013 1:45 PM
    6/1/2013 5:52 PM

The Augusta area is blessed with talent, and one of those talents are the Henrys. Proud to be native North Augustans, the Henrys include Henry Wynn Jr., Henry Wynn III and Deveran Roof.

Henry earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Augusta College and plays his guitar “lefty,” but strung “rightly.” He fingerpicks using a lot of banjo rolls and incredible special “licks” not seen by any other musician.

A professional pen and ink artist, Mr. Wynn has done commission portraits of many bluegrassers like Bill Monroe and Merle Watson. In 2012, he was commissioned to draw the Imperial Theatre as part of a fundraising restoration campaign.

Henry Winn III is the most versatile musician of the group, playing classical pop, metal and hillbilly on a violin, guitar and bass. He started violin at age 4 and holds the record for performing regularly in about five or six different bands around Augusta.

Deveran Roof is the newest member of the group. Deveran plays upright acoustic bass and is an expert on this instrument. All three of these musicians offer private music lessons.

And, here’s the best news – this group will be performing on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the METTS (those 55 and up) in the Wesley Center of Grace United Methodist Church in North Augusta.

So, if you’re in the age group of 55 or older, come join us and listen to some of the finest talent this area has to offer. You can enjoy all this talent and a delicious lunch for the low price of $5.

Two other events you’ll want to know about is North Augusta’s Earth Day Fair to be held at the Arts and Heritage Center on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

And the Sno-Cap continues through April on Mondays with their CMONA fundraising effort from 4 to 9 p.m., with all purchases benefiting Community Ministries.

So get out and enjoy the events right here in your home town. We also welcome those from the entire area.

So you’ll know, Monday, April 22, is Earth Day and Wednesday, April 24, is the birthday of Robert B. Thomas, founder of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. On Thursday, April 25, you’ll see the full pink moon and the following day is National Arbor Day.

“Prayer is not a ‘spare wheel’ that you pull out when in trouble, it’s a ‘steering wheel’ that directs the right path throughout the journey.”

Email Mary Cashon Jones at MRADACJ@AOL.COM.