If you're a
photographer looking for a new adventure, then consider Madeline Island. One
amazing part of our workshops, is the opportunity for a sunset photo shoot of
the world famous Apostle Island sea caves. Centuries of freezing, thawing and
wave action have sculpted these vaulted chambers and honeycombed passageways.
Our unique Island
destination with its nature scenes and quality of light, draws some of the most
experienced instructors from major photography schools like Maine Media
Photography Workshops and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.
Once you're back on campus,
correct and enhance your photos in our photo lab which we keep open 24/7 for
your use, and our private lodging is only steps away.
VALENTINE CONTRA DANCE AT GREENACRES GRANGE FEB. 14 (PSA)
Here is our Public Service Announcement for our special
Valentine Contra Dance on Saturday, February 14, at the Greenacres Grange Hall.
We have a fantastic caller for this dance, Stacy Rose, who
loves to call interesting and lively dances, and the Mad Robin Band from Eugene
is incredibly danceable. It should be a wonderful evening for dancers of
Thank you for informing the public of this special
Valentine's Day dance opportunity.
Paul Poresky for the South
Coast Folk Society.
Please note that a PDF copy of our PSA
From: South Coast Folk Society
Subject: Coos County CONTRA DANCE
When: Saturday Evening, February 14, from 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Where: Greenacres Grange Hall, 93393 Greenacres Lane, Coos Bay, OR
Live Music by: MAD ROBIN from Eugene
Guest Caller: Stacy Rose from Coos Bay
Valentine Contra Dance in Greenacres February 14
Experience the fun of a Valentine Contra Dance at the Greenacres Grange Hall on
Saturday evening, February 14. There will be live music and a caller for three
hours of dancing pleasure starting at 7PM.
Dancers of all ages are welcome at this public event sponsored by the South
Coast Folk Society. New dancers can learn the easy steps and figures of
Contra Dancing at 7PM when
instruction will be given by our guest caller Stacy Rose of Coos
Bay. The dances are so easy
to learn that all levels of experience will enjoy dancing together. Stacy
will call a variety of interesting dances throughout the evening.
Music for our February dance will be provided by the Mad Robin Band from
Eugene, Mad Robin consists of Victor Fiore on fiddle, Cecily Morris on
piano, and Art Morris on upright bass. They have been providing lively
and eclectic contra dance music in Oregon
since 2011, and have performed to enthusiastic audiences throughout Oregon
Contra dancing is appropriate for singles couples and families. The evening’s
program includes contras, circle mixers, and a waltz or two. First
timers who arrive for the 7PM lesson
will receive a ticket for free admission to their next dance. This event
is alcohol and fragrance free. Put on your dancing shoes and a smile and
join us. Refreshments are available during the dance. Doors open at
General $7, Students w/ID and Seniors over 60 $6, Members $5, and Supervised
Children under 6 are free. For more information call 541-572-5370 or visit http://southcoastfolksociety.wordpress.com
The South Coast Folk Society is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization
dedicated to the preservation, study, teaching, enjoyment, and continuing
evolution of traditional and historical dance, music, and song
Maude Kerns Art Center invites Oregon artists to submit to the 15th biennial
“Oregon Made for Interiors” exhibit,” featuring high quality, handmade
furniture, light fixtures, wall hangings, and other artistic furnishings.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 3,
are invited to submit up to five pieces for consideration. Those interested in
applying are requested to supply (1) digital image per piece at 300 dpi on CD
in jpeg format. There is a $15 submission fee. For an application, visit the ArtCenter’s website at www.mkartcenter.org
or contact the ArtCenter at 541-345-1571.
I know you saw an old man in a big boat
taking two of everything in and then the dreaded rodent saw his
shadow and you knew that winter was going to be hanging around for a
whole lot longer and then your fuzzy slippers called your name and
you checked the fridge and there was plenty of beer and wine and
there were half a dozen new programs you didn't get to see because of
the Stupid Bowl game and you said “I'm not moving again until that
delayed spring gets here.”
But then you'd miss the
reception for Art by the Sea's Eye on Photography Saturday,
February 7, from 2-4 PM at the beautiful Art by the Sea gallery in
Old Town Bandon, where the Ole Trawler and the Long Sufferin' will be
putting in an appearance and will be waiting for you to arrive and if
you don't arrive then we will have to wait and then Art by the Sea
will start charging us rent because we have stayed so long and we
won't have the money to pay our income taxes and the FBI will come or
the United States Marshals will issue a warrant for our arrest and
the the black helicopters will circle Art by the Sea gallery and you
don't want that to happen so you will just have to get dressed and
get in the car and come to Old Town Bandon, you were going to stop at
the Creamery anyway and then you will be in Bandon already so you
might just as well stay until Sunday or even if you do weasel out and
want to sleep in your own bed you can still come back on Sunday for
the opening of Paula Reis' show at the Bandon Library.
show is from 11-1 on Sunday, Sunday, Sunday at beautiful Green Valley
Raceway...no that was a flashback but it is Sunday from 11-1 at the
Bandon library where you will get to see what a real photography can
do with something you have lurking around your house all of the time
but don't take a moment to stop and really look and that is why Paula
get her own show and you have nothing to do on a Sunday cause
football season is over and you never really got into soccer or
hockey and over-tall men in boxer shorts running up and down is kinda
silly so you have no excuse not to go to the opening and that's why
you will be in Bandon two days this weekend in spite of the
rodent who takes a bite out of a politician is a rodent for me, but I
hope they got him immediate treatment. Biting a politician is toxic
to living things.
p.m., at the North Bend Library. We've got the Rise Up Singing songbooks.
Contra Dance Saturday, Feb. 14
Greenacres Grange at 7 p.m.
Caller: Stacy Rose of CoosBay. Band: Mad Robin (they're hot!). Admission: General
$7, students w/ID and seniors over 60 $6, members $5, and supervised children
under 6 free. First-timers who arrive in time for the 7 p.m. lesson will receive a ticket for free admission to
their second dance. The dances are alcohol- and fragrance-free. Bring your
Valentine, find a new one or just have fun being your own Valentine.
and third Wednesdays (Feb. 18, March 4) 7-9 p.m. at Liberty Pub, 2047 Sherman Ave, NorthBend. Play or listen!
Feb. 27. Starts at 7 p.m.,
Greenacres Grange. Teaching, followed by requests. Admission is $4, or $3 for
members of SCFS.
fifth South Coast Celtic Fest is coming May 2. It's growing into a multi-day
event -- check out the growing list of "fringe events" before and
after at southcoastfolksociety.wordpress.com/south-coast-celtic-fest/.
But the main event is still Saturday May 2 at SWOCC. There will be workshops
all day; free entertainment on the Hales Center Stage all day; and an evening
concert with The Stomptowners (Maldon Meehan, Andrea Wild, Sean Earnest and
Preston Howard) and Hanneke Cassel with Mike Block and Chris Lewis. Visit our
website for ticket locations, or get them on Eventbrite.
Celtic Fest because it's the Folk Society's biggest fundraiser of the year. It
subsidizes the contra dance. So bring your friends and make a day and a night
Share your talent
workshops have been popular at Celtic Fest, and we still have a couple of slots
to fill in the daytime workshop schedule. If you think you could teach a
45-minute craft workshop, check out the attached flyer.
Week update from coordinator Stacy Rose
to take shape for South Coast Folk Week – a week-long series of activities
scheduled for October 4-10. Mark your calendars – you don’t want to miss any of
the wonderful activities we are planning for musicians, singers, and dancers in
We’ll kick off
the opening evening, Sunday, October 4, with a concert featuring Firefly Family
Band. Coming to us from North Carolina, members of Firefly have been making music together for
20 years. Firefly specializes in reinterpreting older music of the rural
and urban south: Appalachian fiddle tunes, gospel, blues, swing, and old time
country. In addition all four members are accomplished percussive dancers
and often incorporate traditional step-dancing at live shows. A short
sound clip (Ragtime Annie/Greasy Coat) to whet your appetite is attached. Plan
to come out and welcome our band to CoosBay!
following a short concert, renowned dance caller Bob Dalsemer will join the
band and call an opening night contra/square dance. Here’s a short video of Bob
calling a dance at an event last year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpI-fC9Dofo
As plans continue to develop, the entire
schedule of activities will continue to unfold. Thank you to the many friends
of SCFS who have already volunteered to
participate in South Coast Folk Week! More help is needed. Reply to this email
to let us know we can call on you for help! For more information about South
Coast Folk Week, “like” and follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/southcoastfolkweek
or ask any of the members of the steering committee: Gail Elber, Jennifer
Sordyl, Karen Olsen, Lynn Danner or Stacy Rose.