Festivals 'n Such


22nd Jewish Music Festival March 8 - 25
Various locations in the East Bay, San Francisco and Marin. Concerts include Jewish and Romani-inspired work, the early music Ensemble Lucidarium, Klezmer Buenos Aires - a fusion of klezmer, tango and jazz, a Poetry Slam, Community Music Day and more. INFO: 510-848-0237, www.jewishmusicfestival.org

Dance Awakening April 6 - 8
Harbin Hot Springs, outside Calistoga, CA. Contra dancing, great music and calling, workshops, hot springs. Caller Linda Leslie, band Moving Violations. INFO: 805-649-5189, www.danceawakening.com

CBA Annual Spring Camp Out April 13 - 15
Stanislaus Fairgrounds, Turlock, CA. Jam 'til your fingers turn to mush. Camping. INFO: www.cbaontheweb.org

San Francisco Festival of the MandolinsApril 16 - 22
Various venues, San Francisco. Three theme- based concerts and one full-day event, with performers in the bluegrass, Neapolitan, Irish and American folk traditions. www.CroatianAmericanWeb.org

Two Day Town April 27 - 29
Lake Del Valle, Ohlone Wilderness, Livermore, CA. Camping, live music, kids' activities, nature walks, yoga, massage, Fretted Friends Camp Music Store, Bobby's Bike Tour and more. INFO: 510-287-9095, www.twodaytown.com

California Autoharp Gathering May 18 - 20
St. Nicholas Ranch, Dunlap CA. Incredible instructors including special guest Peggy Seeger, Workshops, concerts, dance, open mike, jams, camping, etc. INFO: www.calautoharp.com

Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Contest & Festival May 20
Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills, CA. Singing, playing, dancing, crafts, jamming! INFO: 818-382-4819, www.topangabanjofiddle.org

Strawberry Music Festival May 24 - 27
amp Mather, near Yosemite, CA. All kinds of acoustic music-jamming, concerts, workshops, kids activities, camping. Register early extremely†popular. INFO: 209-984-8630, www.strawberrymusic.com

Annual CBA Music Camp June 10 - 13
For all who love to play Old-Timey or Bluegrass, want to improve their instrumental or vocal skills and work on jamming. Workshops, staff and student concerts. Fills up fast. INFO: Ingrid Noyes, 415-663-1342 www.cbamusiccamp.org

CBA Father's Day Bluegrass Festival June 14 - 17
Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA. Del McCoury, Rhonda Vincent, John Reischman & the Jaybirds, Clair Lynch, The Greencards, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass & more. INFO: www.cbaontheweb.org

Mendocino Folklore Camp June 16 - 23
Mendocino Woodlands Camp, CA. Balkan Dance, French-Canadian, Tango, Bulgarian Singing, Doumbeck, & more. INFO: 707-795-6926, www.mendocinofolklorecamp.com

Fiddlekids June 18 - 22
Tehiya Day School, El Cerrito. Fun-filled fiddle camp, for children 7-13 years of age, with a minimum of one year of violin/fiddle lessons. Also includes art and dance. Performance on final day. Fills early. INFO: 415-665-0370, www.fiddlekids.com

Balkan Music and Dance Workshop June 23 - 30
Mendocino Woodlands, CA. Balkan Dance & Singing, Kids Activities, Evening Ethnic Parties & more in the beautiful redwoods. Camp can fill up by mid-April. INFO: 510-547-1118, www.eefc.org

BACDS English Week June 30 - July 7
endocino Woodlands Camp, Mendocino, CA. English Country Dance with Andrew Shaw, Gene Murrow, and Brooke Friendly. Display Dance with Judy Erickson & Jane Hecht. Musicians: Tricky Brits, Jim Oakden, Noel Cragg, Eden MacAdam-Somer, Larry Unger, Rebecca King. Workshops for all dance levels. INFO: 510-233-5065 (before 9:00 pm), www.bacds.org/camps/eweek2007/

BACDS American Week July 7 - 14
Mendocino Woodlands Camp, CA. Contras and Squares with Becky Hill & Erik Weberg, Couple Dancing with Valerie Williams, Clogging with Kalia Kliban, Choreography with Bob Isaacs, Singing with Seth Houston, Music by Airdance, Lift Ticket, Notorious. INFO: 415-456-4602, 408-858-4812, www.bacds.org/amweek

Willamette Valley Autoharp Gathering July 26 - 29
Thousand Trails South Jetty Preserve, Florence, Oregon. Cathy Britell, John & Kathie Hollandsworth, Harvey Reid, Tom Schroeder and more. Hands-on Workshops, Open Stages, Jamming, Singing, Evening Concerts, Wonderful Food, Excellent Camping, Good Fun, Nice Folks. Some April 1 registration deadlines; check website. INFO: www.wvag.com