The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center staff and Board of Directors has opened the doors to welcome the community home again. The staff has been busy behind the scenes finding ways to comply with state mandates while continuing to make opportunities for our guests to explore cultural experiences. Hours are shortened through the end of August but still open to the public Tuesday through Friday from nine o’clock a.m. to five p.m. Saturdays and Sundays the center is open from one o’clock to five p.m. Although there is a limit of 20 guests without reservations, during this period, as always, guests are welcome to drop in and take a tour of the center or enjoy the lovely front porch or courtyard. Please follow state reopen guidelines and practice social distancing and mask wearing. There is no entry fee to explore this beautiful cultural landmark.
The Hayner house will open with an new exhibit beginning Friday, June 26 called “Fibers Alive! Celebrating 40 years with the Upper Valley Fiber Guild.” This guild was established in 1980 to promote fiber arts such as spinning, weaving, knitting, quilting and crocheting. The artists will be Ohio-based crafts-folk. Leona Sargent, the Exhibit Coordinator says there are some notable Troy artists in the group. “There are two Trojans among these 8 outstanding artists. Look for Lorraine Reibert’s weavings and Steve Lawrence’s knitted pieces.” A display of historic and antique tools such as pin looms and knitting needles will also be on display. Enjoy “Fiber Arts” through August 16, 2020. There is never a fee to visit the exhibits.
The Hayner hopes to receive the go-ahead from the state and county health departments to present the annual Lucky Lemonade courtyard concert series. There are four free Tuesdays in July planned. The first concert will be a prerecorded concert with The Barnhart Band. It is to be released on Tuesday, July 7 at 7:30 pm on the Hayner website at TroyHayner.org/music and their facebook page at facebook.com/HaynerCenter. The Barnhart Band is a folk/rock Miami Valley trio featuring harmonica, dobro and stand-up bass.
Three of the four Lucky Lemonade Concerts will be live and will require free reservations. They are July 14 with The Fairview Stringers, July 21 with Jimmy Felts and July 28 with The Nautical Theme. All are free concerts and will close with some refreshing home-made recipe lemonade. Visit the Hayner music page for reservations. Seating will be arranged in pairs and will observe social distancing. Masks will be requested to protect our staff and guests during this exceptional viral epidemic period.
The Fridays On Prouty concert series is also ready-to-go. This is a free, downtown outdoor Friday-night-on-the-square community concert series presented by the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center and Troy Main Street. There are four concerts planned on select Fridays in July and August. The first concert is a sister duo called Adelee and Gentry. They bring their own brand of pop with unique, uplifting vocal harmonies. This concert is planned for July 10 at 7:30 pm. Bring your lawn chairs and join your neighbors. The July 24th concert is scheduled with Cincinnati Transit Authority and is a tribute to the great band, Chicago. July 31 is everybody’s best friends, The Fries Band, with 60s, 70s and 80s covers.
MojoFlo is an exciting 6-piece “party band” with some great-big-fun danceable favorites. Please watch our website for the latest updates about these exciting outdoor events at www.TroyHayner.org/music. As Terrilynn Meece, the music manager at the Hayner says, “It has been a crazy year, anything can happen so let’s keep planning the good stuff!”
These programs are offered free to the public because of the support of its proud citizens. It is funded through a local tax levy of the Troy City School District and many generous gifts to the Friends of Hayner. For more information regarding these free events and to receive a complete listing of events taking place at the Hayner Center, please call 339-0457 or visit our website at www.TroyHayner.org for complete details.