Thursday, September 11, 2014

On a Sunday Or a Monday ya can't do it right ain't ya glad we got Saturday night

Contra dance this Saturday, Sept. 13
At Greenacres Grange at 7 p.m. Caller: Ron Bell-Roemer of Bend. Band: The Outstanding Open Band. 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. For more information call 541-572-5370 or visit or find the South Coast Folk Society on Facebook. It'll be Rotary Night -- we distributed some discount passes to Rotary Club members, so make them feel welcome.

Second Sunday Sing-Along
Sunday, Aug. 14, 4-6 p.m., at the North Bend Library. We've got the Rise Up Singing songbooks. Singers, guitarists and pianists welcome!

Celtic Session
First and third Wednesdays (Sept. 17) at Liberty Pub, 2047 Sherman Ave, North Bend. Play or listen!

International Folk Dance Friday, Sept. 26
Starts at 7 p.m., Greenacres Grange. Teaching, followed by requests. Admission is $4, or $3 for members of SCFS. Is there a specific dance you’d like to learn? It’s great fun having a variety of people share in the teaching – is there a specific dance you’d like to teach?

For more information about any of the above events, such as directions to Greenacres Grange, visit

Learn to Folk Dance
A fall semester folk dance class started Tuesday, September 9 with dance instructor Stacy Rose. The class is held at Harding Learning Center, 755 S. 7th, St., Coos Bay, from 7-9 pm. It's a beginning level class, so no experience is needed. Most of the dances are circle or line dances, so no partners are needed. Learning dances from around the world - enjoy very cool music; meet really nice people; it's good for the body and mind. 10 week session is $50, or you can drop in. Looking for a fun, new exercise option? Give it a try - the first class for people new to folk dancing is free. For more information, call 541.808.1002.

South Coast Folk Week Needs Event Coordinators!
Our Country Dance and Song Society tour stop in October 2015 has been christened Folk Week, and it needs your help. Attached is the schedule of events. If an event appears in red, someone has already volunteered to coordinate it. Please pick out an event that appears in black and volunteer to coordinate it by emailing Remember, the events are led by visiting instructors -- you just have to coordinate the event (assigning tasks to volunteers, setting up the room, whatever). For more information about Folk Week, visit On that page, please check out the list of things we need, like ambassadors to speak to community groups, community groups to speak to, and testimonials about how much you like traditional music and dance. 

Other Things
- All acoustic musicians and listeners are welcome to the monthly First Friday Jam at 7 p.m. at the Farwest Hall on Hwy 42S in Bandon. It typically features a mix of old-time, bluegrass, and Celtic tunes. 
- Bandon's session is happening at a private home this Friday to avoid the Cranberry Festival. Find "The Local Session" on Facebook to see where.
- Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers, District 5 — Third Saturday of month: 1-3 p.m. with jam afterward, Winchester Bay Community Center. 541-759-3419.

Gail Elber, Secretary
South Coast Folk Society

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