Monday, December 15, 2014

All the News That's Fit to Print

As always, more information about events and locations can be found at
Special note!
Photographer and videographer Doug Plummer is making a documentary about South Coast Folk Week, and he's visiting our contra dance and sing-along this weekend to shoot footage of these two monthly events. We'll introduce Doug, so if you don't want to be filmed, let him know and he'll keep you out of the footage. This documentary will be distributed to a wide audience, so if you have the slightest interest in contra dancing or singing, please come to the contra dance and sing-along this weekend and help the world learn how fabulous those things are!
Contra Dance this Saturday, Dec. 13
At Greenacres Grange at 7 p.m. Caller: Woody Lane of Roseburg. Band: The Eugene Barnstormers. 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. 
Second Sunday Sing-Along
Sunday, Dec. 14, 4-6 p.m., at the North Bend Library. We've got the Rise Up Singing songbooks, but I have a feeling there'll be some Christmas caroling too.
Celtic Session
First and third Wednesdays (Dec. 17, Jan. 7) 7-9 p.m. at Liberty Pub, 2047 Sherman Ave, North Bend. Play or listen!
International Folk Dance Friday, Dec. 26
Starts at 7 p.m., Greenacres Grange. Teaching, followed by requests. Admission is $4, or $3 for members of SCFS. Got out-of-town guests for Christmas? Wouldn't this be a great place to bring them?
"But I don't know how to folk dance!"
Stacy Rose's international folk dance lessons resume 7-9 p.m., in the multipurpose room at Harding Learning Center, 755 S. 7th St. Coos Bay. Learn fun dances to interesting music from all around the world. Make a New Year's resolution to try something new or to reconnect with folk dance if you used to do it. If you've always wanted to come to our Fourth Friday International Folk Dances at Greenacres Grange but have been intimidated because you don't think you know enough dances, here's an opportunity to add to your repertoire. For more information, contact Stacy or 541.808.1002 or visit P.S.: A punch card for dance lessons makes a great Christmas or Hanukkah gift!
Folk Week update from coordinator Stacy Rose
As you know, South Coast Folk Society is one of six stops across the US and Canada for the Country Dance & Song Society centennial tour. (map attached)
From October 4 – 10, we’ll host a week of activities for singers, dancers, musicians…. We’ll go into the schools, work with after-school youth organizations and have outreach activities in libraries… we’ll hold workshops and dances. Our goals include skill-building, community development, and outreach.
Helping us the facilitate this week of event will be a group of musicians and dance leader that CDSS is bringing here from North Carolina – Firefly Family Band and Bob Dalsemer.
 How can you help?
1. We’re looking for groups in the community who would be interested in hearing more about this project – are you a member of a club, church or organization that would like a guest speaker? Reply to this email and let us know. We’ll call you back soon!
 2. We will be looking for financial support from local businesses – business sponsors will have a business card-sized ad in our program, be included in our poster and all publicity announcements. If you would like to help sponsor South Coast Folk Week, reply to this email and let us know. We’ll call you back soon!
 3. We’re looking for volunteers to help organize and facilitate activities. If you want to be a volunteer, reply to this email and let us know. We’ll call you back soon!
Find out up-to-date details about tour staff, schedules of activities and other announcements here
If you have questions about Folk Week, ask any of the steering committee members – Gail Elber, Jennifer Sordyl, Karen Sweetman, Lynn Danner or Stacy Rose.
It’s going to be a week to remember!

Stacy Rose

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