Gaming comes to downtown Brundidge

Published 11:00 pm Monday, August 12, 2013

Gaming will be going on at studio 116 in Brundidge Saturday night.

Not the kind of games where money is won or lost but the kind of games played for fun and fellowship.

The goal of studio 116 is to grow community through the arts. And, what better way to “grow” community than to bring folks together for a night of old-fashioned fun, said Sara Dismukes, studio 116 co-director.

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Even “new fashioned” fun will be allowed when studio 116 hosts “Game Night” from 5 p.m. until the games are all won and done.

Dismukes said Game Night at studio 116 is simply a time for people of ages to gather and play their favorite tabletop games. However, no one will be “bounced” if they play telephone games – if that’s their game.

“There’s no charge for this event and we’re inviting everyone to come and play checkers, dominoes, Rook, Scrabble, whatever games they enjoy,” Dismukes said. “We’ll have tables set up and we encourage people to bring take-outs, picnics, snacks or desserts to enjoy while they play. We want everyone to come and enjoy being together.”

Studio 116 has been “growing community” through the arts for more than a year and Game Night is just one more way to involve the community, Dismukes said. “It’s free; it’s fun; it’s fellowship at its finest.”

Studio 116 offers art classes for all ages, workshops of all kinds and live music most weekends.

The popular art classes for students will be extended to include both Monday and Thursday opportunities. And, Walter Black, professional ceramist, will be back at studio 116 on Saturday, Aug. 24.

“This will be a creative workshop where the participants will make a serving dish that will be fired and glazed,” Dismukes said. “The dish may be used for baking or serving so it will be functional as well as decorative.”

Henry and the Casuals will close out the live music for the summer months on Aug. 24.

“Henry Everette and his band play jazz and R&B,” Dismukes said. “They have played at studio 116 before and they are fantastic. Dorsey Fayson is the lead female singer and Alonzo Russell will be the featured male lead singer. His Sam Cooke performance here was extremely popular and we are happy to have him back.”

Studio 116 will host open house on Aug. 30 prior to the Pike County High School’s first home football game against Goshen.

“We’ll invite everyone to come early for the game and visit downtown Brundidge,” Dismukes said. “We’ll have an artist reception for Kat Larsen who is an outstanding visual artist. Her artwork is a lot of fun. She has paintings and multi-media and also writes poetry. So it will be a great show and a good way to kickoff the Bulldogs’ first home game of 2013.”