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News From the SFS Board of Directors
Recently, our esteemed board of directors spent over five hours together, going through all the By-laws, policies and procedures of the Spokane Folklore Society. They were able to refresh, update and streamline how we do things. For example, they updated the standing committees to be more in line with our current practices. And, of course, they had plenty of fun hanging out together in folky fellowship.
Keep your eyes open for an updated list of volunteer opportunities; dare to get more involved and see how rewarding it can be! For example:
Do you like to write fantastic prose on Facebook? Help keep up our page.
Do you like to go around town and meet lots of people to promote our events? Maybe publicity is for you.
Do you already come to the contra dances? Be a host: greet people as they come in and take their payments.
Concert and Dance—Larry Unger and Audrey Knuth
Larry Unger and Audrey Knuth are playing a house concert on Spokane’s South Hill on Tuesday, May 10. The following day, May 11, they will play for our regular contra dance at the Woman’s Club with Woody Lane calling.
Larry Unger has been a full-time musician for over 30 years, playing at dance camps, festivals, and concerts across the US and also in Canada, France, Scotland, Denmark, and Sweden.
Audrey Knuth studied at the Berklee College of Music and tours across the US playing dances, dance camps and concerts. She has been on the staff at the renowned Pinewoods Music Camp, among others.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see these national touring musicians on their stop in Spokane.
To get on the list for the house concert, contact Leonard Parks at email@example.com.
May 10 @ 7:30 pm
See below for info.
May 11 @ 7:30 pm
Caller: Woody Lane
Fall Folk Festival Performer Applications Available
By Sylvia Gobel
The Spokane Folklore Society Fall Folk Festival 2016 will take place on Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13 at Spokane Community College. Applications are due by July 1 and may be printed off our website at www.spokanefolkfestival.org. If you would like an application mailed to you, please leave a message on our voice mail at 509-828-3683.
The Festival is free to the public and includes 8 stages of traditional and ethnic dance and music along with workshops, special entertainment, crafts for children and jamming. Also featured are sales of traditional crafts and meals. The Saturday schedule presents a live KPBX Radio show and an evening New England Contra Dance.
The festival is designed to support our regional folk musicians. Many local folk artists are hidden gems well worth discovering. The festival will showcase nearly 100 performing groups representing Celtic, bluegrass, blues, African, Asian, Middle Eastern traditions and more. We estimate about 5,000 people attend the festival.
4 Contra Dance in Spokane 7:30—9:30 pm*
Band: Dawg Paw Caller: Emily Faulkner
6 Family Dance @ St. John Cathedral Potluck 6:30, Dance 7—8 pm
7 Andrea’s Birthday Contra Dance in Sandpoint, ID 7—10 pm public warmly invited
@ Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave.
Band: Northern Shore Caller: Emily Faulkner
8 Slow Jam 5 pm potluck, 6—8 pm music: firstname.lastname@example.org for info
11 Contra Dance in Spokane 7:30—9:30 pm*
Band: Larry Unger and Audrey Knuth Caller: Woody Lane
13 Contra Dance in Sandpoint, ID 7—10 pm Finger food potluck
Band: Out of Nowhere Caller: Nancy Staub
14 Contra Dance in Spokane 7—10 pm East Spokane Grange, 1621 N. Park Rd.
Band: Out of the Wood Caller: Ray Polhemus
18 Contra Dance in Spokane 7:30—9:30 pm*
Band: Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots Caller: Ray Polhemus
20 Contra Dance in Bonners Ferry, ID 7—10pm @ American Legion Hall
Band: Out of the Wood Caller: Emily Faulkner
21 Contra Dance in Moscow, ID 7:30 pm @ 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St.
Band: Out of the Wood Caller: TBD Potluck at 6:30 pm
25 Contra Dance in Spokane 7:30—9:30 pm*
Band: Out of Nowhere Caller: Karen Wilson-Bell
* Woman’s Club: 1428 W. 9th Ave, Spokane
TIME TO START GETTING READY
Sponsors and Fundraising and Volunteering
The Fall Folk Festival is supported through donations from business sponsors, individuals and button sales at the festival. We need to raise funds to produce the festival and pay for rent, sound equipment, craft supplies, publicity, printing, security and required building staff. All performers and festival organizers donate their time. We also need many volunteers to organize the festival and work during the festival.
Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a sponsor or volunteer at the festival.
Festival Committee and Contact information.
Thanks to Dan and Donna Burt, Sylvia Gobel, Ken Glastre, Margaret Herron, Linnell Hinchey, Amber McGuire, Nora Scott, and Carolyn Wright for organizing the festival.
If you would like to contact us please:
à Visit our website at www.spokanefolkfestival.org or
à Call the FFF Voicemail at 828-3683 or
à Email email@example.com