Friday, March 6, 2015

Southcoast Folk Society Newsletter

As always, more information about events and locations can be found at www.southcoastfolksociety.wordpre
Second Sunday Sing-Along
Sunday, March 8, 4-6 p.m., at the North Bend Library. We've got the Rise Up Singing songbooks. Acoustic musicians welcome!
International Folk Dancing at Liberty Pub Thursday, March 12
Enjoy one of our popular folk dance demonstrations March 12 at Liberty Pub. It's a fundraiser for South Coast Folk Week -- visit our website if you don't know what that is! There'll be live music by Cultural Ecology, demonstrations of folk dancing and opportunities for audience participation. Admission is free, but donations will be collected to benefit Folk Week. Did we mention South Coast Folk Week is coming up October 4-10? There'll be an article about it in The World on Monday.
Contra Dance Saturday, March 14
At Greenacres Grange at 7 p.m. Caller: Karen Olsen of Myrtle Point and some guest callers. Band: Willow Creek. 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. 
Celtic Session is Different This Month
Instead of the normal third Wednesday, the Celtic session will take place 7-9 p.m. on St. Patrick's Day, Tuesday, March 17, at Liberty Pub, 2047 Sherman Ave, North Bend. Play, listen or sing along! The next session will be Wednesday, April 1. No fooling!
South Coast Folk Society Board Meeting 
The board will meet Friday, March 27 at the Greenacres Grange at 5 p.m. Folk Society members (or anyone else, really) are welcome to attend. Come learn what's happening and see if you'd like to be a board member. Elections are coming up in May!
International Folk Dance 
Friday, March 27. Starts at 7 p.m., Greenacres Grange. Teaching, followed by requests. Admission is $4, or $3 for members of SCFS
Want more folk dancing? Take lessons with Stacy Rose on Tuesday nights: visit
Celtic Fest is coming!
The fifth South Coast Celtic Fest is coming May 2. It's growing into a multi-day event, with a Chef's Table dinner at OCCI April 24, a whisky tasting at 7 Devils April 25, performances at the Coos Bay Public Library and Liberty Pub May 1, and a movie at the Egyptian Theatre May 3. Get all the deets at 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, buy a ticket from your favorite Soroptimist, or get them on Eventbrite. To work you up into a frenzy of anticipation, the May 2 schedule is attached.
We love Celtic Fest because it's the Folk Society's biggest fundraiser of the year. In fact, it subsidizes the contra dance. So bring your friends and make a day and a night of it!
Not a Folk Society event but fun anyway
The Coastal Celtic Society will present the movie "Waking Ned Devine" at the Egyptian Theatre Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m. Admission is $5, and proceeds benefit the Egyptian. 

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