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A Spirited Evening of Great American Roots Music!


Washboard Slim and the Blue Lights have been performing their blues, jugband, early jazz, and rockabilly mix throughout the United States for 26 years. Recently they have added an Appalachian and Cajun twixt to their music.

Washboard Slim and the Blue Lights

Donald L. Oat Theater
May 2, 2014
show at 8 PM / doors at 7:30 PM

General Admission $20 / NAC Members $17
Seniors $18 / Military and Students $15

Join us as NAC continues its 2013-2014 season of FIRST FRIDAY LIVE SOUNDS!!!

On Exhibit...


Printed and Framed

new work by Carol Dunn

NAC Gallery
reception: Friday, March 7 at 6 PM
runs through March 29

gallery hours: Wed - Sat 12 - 4 PM


in April

new work from Lindsay Aromin

in May

Photo 9: Annual Juried Show

more details here!

Take Center Stage!

mic in the spotlight

calling all musicians, poets and performers!

Open Mic Night!
NAC Gallery Too!
Thursday, May 8 at 6:30 PM

Featured Guest

Mary Elizabeth Lang - Poet

Author of Under Red Cedars


Donald L. Oat Theater Productions

Steel Magnolias a play by Robert Harling

by Ghetto Girl Productions

April 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 PM

April 27 matinee at 1:00 PM

Make Art, Drink Wine!

Zentangle® Wine Down
Friday, April 18th from 6:30 - 8:30 PM

$35 (includes $10 starter kit)

A relaxing end to your work week and snow shovelling!

BYOB! No drawing experience necessary!

Taught by Certified Zentangle® Teacher Carol Dunn

zentangle design


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Jim Carpenter & the Hoolios
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A fusion of Rock, Americana and Latin sounds, the Hoolios return to thrill audiences at the Oat!

Eight to the Bar
April 12, 2013

The masters of Swing electrify the room with their irresistibly danceable jump-and-jive tunes! A sold out show every year!

Cool Cat Jazz
May 12, 2013

This ensemble charms audiences with their enthusiatic performances and vibrant jazz sound!

All performances start at 8 PM at the Oat!

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