Community Notes

From The Folknik May/June 1998

Memorial Day Campout - Reminder and Correction

Be sure to register for the Memorial Day weekend at Bort Meadows, Oakland. The registration coupon and information were in last issue's folknik. The correct dates: Friday, May 22 to Monday, May 25.Many apologies for misprinting the phone number of Neil Young's studio in the last issue! The correct number is 510-376-6135.

1998-1999 Camp Harmony Dates

Our intrepid and hard-working Harmony Committee has informed us that the next Camp Harmony will be from 2:00 pm Tuesday December 29, 1998 to 2:00 pm Sunday, January 3, 1999. So hold these dates open.

Erik Hoffman has sent more information on The Big Mistake (the Slow Swing Jam he hosts on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month) . Erik has been running the session as a jam/class. "If you feel like you got something out of it in the class-like sense, please feel free to contribute $5. If you come and for you it's just a jam, a chance to stretch out a bit, it's free." They are still open to new participants (and apparently getting new ones each time they meet), so contact Erik at <> or (510) 444-4397 if you'd like to participate. Bringing 5 to 10 lead sheets or transcripts of songs you'd like to work on would be much appreciated.

The Circle Folk Club is meeting on the FOURTH (not last) Sunday of the month, at 7 PM. All interested comers are welcome to share acoustic music from the oral tradition. The venue is the home of Julie Bidou, 1553 Posen, in Berkeley. Phone Julie at 510-526-4228 for directions. Jan Seifert is the hostess, and she can be reached at 510-528-9112.

The Martinez Music Society is still going strong after 5 years! They meet on the third Saturday of the month at 7:00 PM at the Cafe Romano for 4 hours of "fun and frivolity punctuated by random and unpredictable acts of art (and feedback too)," as they have been for the past 5 years. The Cafe Romano is at 533 Main Street, Martinez 94553.

Dexter Mast now needs round-the-clock nursing care and has relocated up to Oregon to live with his son. He is still able to read cards, and would like to hear from you. His address is c/o Gareth Mast, 540 Blue Heron Lane, Reedsport, Oregon 97467. His wife, Minu, misses him greatly, and also would like to hear from you. She is still here in the Bay Area, and can be reached at Creekside Manor, 13956 San Pablo Avenue, No. 205, San Pablo CA 94806.

Come Ye All to a Musical Pot-Luck Party!

Rosemary Chambers cordially invites all her musical friends to a Pot-Luck and Music Party she will be hosting on May 17, starting at 1:00 PM. The party will be at the brand-new Pacheco Town Hall and Community Center in the "tiny but historical metropolis" of Pacheco! Directions for getting there are:: Heading north on 680 (toward Sacramento), take the Pacheco exit onto Burnett Avenue, turn left on Diamond Blvd., then left again on Concord Avenue, then right on Pacheco Boulevard. The town hall is on the left. There's plenty of parking! For more information, call Rosemary at 510-935-5626, and for more directions, call the Town Hall at 510-676-8877. Also, FYI, Rosemary's postal address has changed from Walnut Creek to Alamo (same house!), so change her directory entry to read 64 Crest Avenue, Alama, CA 94507.

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