CARROLLTON – The popular Brown Bag Concerts continue Wednesday, December 14 at noon at the Carroll County Arts Center, 204 West Main Street, Carrollton. The featured group will be “The Carrollton Connection”, with Mike Doak, John Ledford, and George Payne. Vocalist Connie Clark and violinist/fiddle player, Denny Jones, will join them.

Take a lunch break and enjoy some fine jazz with this group. Coffee and tea will be provided. On December 21 the Carroll County Chorale will feature an Encore Concert and other Christmas music also at noon.

The “Art for Everyone” Third Thursday on December 15 will feature Tim Heestand of Minerva, a self-taught woodcarver. Tim had no previous art instruction but was always able to sketch and had done professional photography. His inspiration came from his first trip to the Southwest and being impressed with the carvings of Native Americans. His first carving was a sleeping bear and he went on to carve Kachina figures, which are part of Native American mythology.

Animal Spirit figures became his next project. These figures have the body of a human and the head of the animal that represents that spirit. He will show several other examples of his carvings in various stages of completion and will demonstrate his techniques. He has also carved a 1/2-scale great horned owl. Tim has taken many first place awards and won a best of show with his Mother Earth sculpture.

Several months ago Walt Shaver donated a carved eagle, “Lady Wahoo”, to the CCA for a benefit raffle. The drawing for this carving from the Wahoo tree will take place at 8 p.m. The reception and carving demonstration will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Arts Center. Art for Everyone is open to the public; no admission charge and refreshments will be served.