Festivals and Camps

From The Folknik Mar/Apr 2000

Campouts: July 4 and Labor Day

We are going to the Boulder Creek Scout Reservation for the 4th of July and the Labor Day campouts. Details will follow in future issues of the folknik.

Lifeguards are needed at both camps. If any members have an up-to-date Red Cross Lifesaving certificate and are willing to work a shift as lifeguard for a duty, please contact SFFMC c/o FaithPet@aol.com or (415) 661-2217 ASAP and bring the certificate to camp.

Memorial Day Campout at Bort Meadows May 26-29

We return to Bort Meadows in Anthony Chabot Regional Park, Oakland.

The facilities here are basic-portable toilets, water faucets, no showers, a few picnic tables. We will have the usual concerts, jams, and campfire sings. For the campfires, please bring wood; none is provided.

Send a Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope (SASE) with your check to: SFFMC-Memorial Day, 885 Clayton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117. Use the coupon below for registration. Confirmation and directions to camp will be mailed back to you.


BORT MEADOWS, ANTHONY CHABOT PARK Memorial Day weekend,2000 Friday May 26, 2:00 p.m.-Monday May 29, noon

Name: ______________________________________________Home Phone: ( ) ____________________________

Address: ____________________________________________Work Phone: ( ) ____________________________

City, State, Zip: _______________________________________________E-mail____________________________

Fri.: ___ Adults x $3 = $ ________ + _____ Kids under 12 x $2 = $ ______ = $ ________
Sat.: ___ Adults x $3 = $ ________ + ______Kids under 12 x $2 = $ ______ = $ ________
Sun.: ___ Adults x $3 = $ ________ + _____ Kids under 12 x $2= $ ______ = $ ________
"Babes in arms" free

Mail reservations to MEMORIAL DAY, SFFMC, 885 Clayton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

If you're sending dues, send a SEPARATE CHECK: $7.00/year or multiples of $7.00 for more years.)
NO pets, NO radios, NO TVs, and NO (beeping) watches. RVs are OK. Please bring wood for campfires.

Calif. Folk Heritage Weekend

For the past seven years, the California Folk Heritage Weekend has taken place at the Nichelini Winery, usually on the first weekend in May. At press time, no information was available on this year's event. For information, contact Dick Holdstock (530) 756-8331, e-mail dholdstock@aol.com

Berkeley Folk Festival Postponed

The Berkeley Free Folk Festival has been postponed until fall, probably November, and will be organized by and held at Ashkenaz. No further details are available at present. Watch the folknik.

April Fold-in and Folk Sing

The folknik fold-in will be on Sunday, April 30 at noon at the home of Kathryn LaMar, 21295 Birch Street, Hayward, (510) 733-0425. As usual, the more, the merrier-to help with the folknik, to enjoy a late lunch afterwards, and to make music. Bring potluck food and instruments.

More Festivals and Camps

March 10-12 Mariposa Storytelling Festival, sponsored by the Mariposa Arts Council, presents some of our best storytellers in performance and workshops. For information contact the Council at 800-903-9936 or 209-966-3155. E-mail arts@yosemite.net

March 11-12 Celtic Music and Arts Festival, Fort Mason, San Francisco. Art and music from Ireland and her Celtic sisters. For information: (415) 252-9992, iaf@iaf.org or www.iaf.org/Festival.html

March 17, 18, 19 Monte Toyon Spring Dance Weekend, Aptos. Dance parties, classes. Phone: (650) 326-3665, e-mail timelord01@sprynet.com, website http://home.sprynet. com/~timelord01/spring

April 9-15 Augusta Heritage Center Spring Dulcimer Week. Week-long workshops on hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer and autoharp. 100 Campus Drive, Elkins, WV, 26241; 304-637-1209, e-mail augusta@augustaheritage.com, website www.augustaheritage.com

April 14-17 Women Making Music Retreat (Wo-Ma-Mu), Bishop's Ranch near Healdsburg. Sliding Scale $260-$400. On staff this spring retreat are Faith Petric, Ellen Robinson, Harmony Grisman, Deborah Liv Johnson, and Judy Fjell. Special emphasis on songwriting classes this time.
For info call Lynne at (541)245-9540 or e-mail Sue at Sudolf@aol.com

May 13 Annual San Diego Folk Heritage Festival Info 858-566-4040 or visit www.windbourne.com/sdfh/, e-mail sdfh@tgs.com

May 19-20 Mariposa Bluegrass Festival, Mariposa Co. Fairgrounds, Mariposa. Acoustic, bluegrass, country, folk music. (800) 903-9936, e-mail concertmaster@musical.com, web site http://www.musi-cal.com

May 20-21 Willits Celtic Renaissance Faire, Recreation Grove, corner of East Commercial and South Lenore, Willits, CA (707) 459-3263

May 21 Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival, Agoura Hills, CA Bluegrass, old-time music and folk songs. 818-382-4819, e-mail info@topangabanjofiddle.org, web site www.topangabanjofiddle.org

Planning vacations? Consider these:

June 24-July 2 The East European Folklife Center presents their Mendocino Balkan Music and Dance Workshop of "sublime music and ecstatic dancing." They are in Ramblewood, Maryland July 22-30 and in Oregon August 24-27. Information from P.O. Box 12488, Berkeley, CA 94712-3488. E-mail office@eefc.org; website www.eefc.org

Swannanoa Gatherings at Warren Wilson college, P.O. Box 9000, Asheville, NC 28851-9000 for 2000 are: Celtic Week, July 9-15; Dulcimer July 16-22; Sing Swing & String July 16-22; Old-Time Music and Dance July 23-29; Performance Lab July 23-29; Contemporary Folk July 30-Aug.5; Guitar July 30-Aug. 5. Phone (828) 298 3434; fax (828) 299 3326, E-mail gathering@warren-wilson.edu. Web www.swangathering.org

Going to Europe this year? BALKANFOLK 2000 August 5-18 in Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria. Learn traditional instruments, dancing and singing. Or, just go for the holiday to this small mountain town about 80 km from Sofia. Registrations due no later than June 15. A brochure on the event and registration form are available at 885 Clayton, SF or write SC "Zornitsa", 74 Opalchenska Str., 1303 Sofia, Bulgaria; fax (+359 2) 33 32 84, Web www.balkanfolk.com

House Concerts

Meryle Korn brings her autoharps and unique songs from Portland to the Bay Area for a concert Saturday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m. She is known in the Portland area for her original songs, parodies and her extensive repertoire of fiddle tunes and Carter Family favorites. For info: John Martin (415) 861-0152.

Hedgehog House Concerts in Palo Alto, Laurel, (650) 326-9531, laurelr@apple.com

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