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Spokane Folklore Society
Even though winter doesn't officially begin for a few more weeks, it sure feels like winter. The early dark-ness makes me want to snuggle in a comfy throw and read a good book with a nice hot cup of tea. But I've found something much better to do on a chilly December evening: dance! It's such great fun to get together with friends and dance to live music.
If you're feeling left out during the family-oriented holiday season, come make some new friends on the dance floor. If you think all of this holiday hubbub is too commercialized, get away from it all at a contra dance. Enjoy the traditional music and the sense of community as we all move to the direction of the caller. And the gen-tle exercise will make you feel better after indulging in too many sweets.
We will have only three of our regular Wednesday Night contra dances this month (we will miss Christmas Day and New Year's Day). To make up for those we will have a Christmas dance on Saturday, December 14 and a New Year's Eve Dance on Tuesday, December 31. Look for details on the front page.
I hope to see you on the dance floor.
2013 Fall Contra Dance Series
Dance Instruction 7:00PM
Dance 7:30-9:30 PM
12/4 Ray Polhemus Out of the Wood/Nowhere Hey for Four
12/11 Larry Simmons Bridgewater Boys Tips for Helping Beginners
12/18 Emily Faulkner (H) Jam Band
12/25 No Dance
The Teaching Syllabus was requested by some contra dancers as a way to improve the quality of dancing on Wednesday nights. The “teaching moment” will be no longer than five minutes, and the theme for the night will be reflected in the dances chosen by the caller. The "teaching moment" is a guide, not a requirement, for callers.
Mark your calendar’s for these upcoming Crossroads Concert Series Concert’s!
January 23rd: Kim Richey http://www.kimrichey.com/
February (Date – To Be Announced): Dave Fox http://www.davefoxmusic.com/
June 12th: Eric Taylor http://www.bluerubymusic.com
October 20th: Sarah McQuaid http://www.sarahmcquaid.com/
*Thank you for supporting “live” music in Spokane
Coming up on December 14th 2013
Please join us for the Saturday Dance at the East Spokane Grange. Satur-day, December 14th. Come and dance to the tunes of Dog Paw.
Penn Fix will be calling. 7-10 pm with a lesson for beginners at 6:45. Bring an ornament and help decorate the tree for the annual ornament exchange. There will be a potluck. Your favorite snack will be there if you bring it!
Admission is $8 for Folklore Society members and students, $10 for non-members.
East Spokane Grange
1621 N. Park Road
Coming from Spokane
Exit I-90 at Broadway
Turn right (east) on Broadway at end of exit
Turn left (north) on Park Rd. cross over I 90.
First building on the left after crossing Mission
Coming from Coeur d'Alene or Spokane Valley
Exit I-90 at Argonne
Turn right (north) on Argonne at end of exit
Turn left (west) on Trent
Turn left onto Park Rd.
Last building on right before Mission
For more information www.spokanefolkore.org or call the Spokane Folklore Society answer phone 747-2640
Fall Folk Festival Thanks and Planning for 2014
Many thanks to everyone who supported the Fall Folk Festi-val.
The festival could not happen without the volunteers, the Friends of the Festival, the audience and of course the performers who all donate their time. Most of all a big thanks to the Festival Steering Committee: Sylvia Gobel, Ken Glastre, Milhea Hall, Linnell Hinchey, Eric Johnson, Mary Naber and Nora Scott.
The committee needs help with the planning and organization of the festival next year. You can take on a specific project or join the committee. We will start meeting in February to organize and assign tasks. Please join us and share your ideas and expertise to make sure the festival continues and improves.
If you are interested in joining the team please talk to any committee member or contact us at
email@example.com or 828-3683.
Upcoming events for the Palouse Folklore Society:
Dec 21: Contra Dance with music by the Katzenjammers and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 pm.
Dec 31: New Years Eve Contra Dance with music by Captian Ludd’s Rant and calling by somebody cool TBA, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 pm
Jan 18: Contra Dance with music by Turning Tide and calling by somebody cool TBA, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 pm.
Feb 15: Contra Dance with music by Arvid Lundin and Friends and calling by Morna Leonard, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 pm.
March 15: Contra Dance with music by Bridgewater Boys and calling by Nora Scott, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 pm.
April 19: Contra Dance with music by Crooked Kilt and Sandi Klinger at the 1912 Centar, 7:30 pm.
May 2: Contra Dance with music by a goovy band and calling (tentatively) Mitchell Frey at the 1912 Center, 7:30 pm.
May 17: Contra Dance with music by Out of the Wood and calling by somebody cool TBA, at the old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30, dancing at 7:30 pm.
Has Your Membership Expired?
At the end of August all memberships in the Spokane Folklore Society expired.
You will continue to receive the newsletter until November, including information
about upcoming events and copies of the membership form. When you renew, you will not
only get discounts at dances, but you will be helping to support the mission of the Spokane