Festivals 'n Such

BOTMC Spring Fling May 15 - 16
Ashkenaz & Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA. Saturday, Square dance for all ages. Sunday FREE day: concerts, workshops, & family dance. Sunday night concert. Performers/Teachers/Callers include: Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin, The Canote Brothers with Brendan Doyle, Puncheon Floor (Paul Harnik, Maxine Gerber, Karen Heil), Evie Ladin, Amy Hofer, Jordan Ruyle, Crooked Jades Trio; Sheila Kay Adams & Willy Claflin; Ray Bierl; Eric Thompson & Alan Senauke; Haddassah Gospel Hour, and extraterrestrial visitors the Spoonoplians. info: www.BerkeleyOldTimeMusic.org

Bay Area Storytelling Festival May 22 - 23
Kennedy Grove Regional Rec. Area, El Sobrante, CA. Folk tales, family stories, fables, recollections, ghost stories, tall tales, fairy tales, & classic stories from many cultures. Workshops, Open Story Mic info: www.bayareastorytelling.org

Country Roads Folk May Weekend May 28 - 31
Mount Madonna Country Park, Watsonville, CA. A family camp for all ages. Children as well as adults join in sing-alongs, playing guitar & other instruments, crafts & recreation. Informal jams, camp-fire sing-along and open-mic. info: 408-379-4090, /a>, www.soundwestmusic.com

Vasona Vibrations Concert Series June - July
5 - 7 pm, Saturdays, on the Ranger Office Lawn, Vasona Lake County Park, Los Gatos, CA. FREE! Beautiful surroundings, local artists, wide variety of (mostly) acoustic genres: big band, jazz, traditional and contemporary folk and more. Picnic or enjoy concessions at the park info: 408-354-2608, www.southbayfolks.org/vasona

Kosmos World Music And Dance Camp June 9 - 13
Camp Cazadero, Cazadero CA. World music & dance workshops, great music and dance staff, beautiful setting. info: www.kosmoscamp.com

9th Annual CBA Music Camp June 13 - 16
Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA. For bluegrass and old-time musicians, all ages. Small group instructional classes, group practice and jams, elective classes, student concert, staff concert, dancing, camping or nearby lodging. info: 415-663-1342 (after 9 am), www.cbamusiccamp.org

Vancouver Folk Song Soc. Retreat July 10 - 11
Mission, BC, Canada. For singers, musicians, and people who like to sing with others. info: www.folksongsociety.org

33rd Annual SF Free Folk Festival June 12 - 13
Presidio Middle School, 30th Ave at Geary, SF, CA. Concerts, dancing, workshops, jamming, open mike & more. Details in folknik, enclosed flyer, and updated often online. info: sffff- www.sffolkfest.org

Kate Wolf Memorial Music Fest June 25 - 27
Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville, CA. Ani DiFranco, Steve Earl, David Grisman, Little Feat, Rosalie Sorrels & more. Jamming, workshops, storytelling, kids' area. info: 707-829-7067, www.cumuluspresents.com/kate/

Workshop of American Fiddle Tunes July 3 - 10
Fort Worden State Park Conf. Center, Port Townsend, WA. Regional styles of fiddle & accompaniment; Mexican, Irish, Bluegrass, Old Time, New England, Quebecois, Basque, Moose Cree, Swedish, PEI, Western Swing, Cajun, & more. info: 360-385-3102, www.centrum.org

California Coast Music Camp July 11 - 17, 18 - 24
Near Auburn, Placer County, CA. Two sessions. Classes, concerts, workshops, dances, jamming, sing-alongs. All acoustic instruments, all music styles. Instructors include: Tony Marcus, Sylvia Herold, Julian Smedley, Jere Canote, James Hill, Kathy Kallick, Marla Fibish, and Mike Stadler among many others. info: 650-306-0399 www.musiccamp.org

Lark In The Morning CampJuly 30 - Aug 7
Mendocino Woodlands Camp, Mendocino, CA. Music & dance from the world over. Workshops, jamming, camping, singing, hiking. The amazing instructors listed on the website. REGISTRATION STILL OPEN! info: 707-964-4826, www.larkcamp.com

Women's Hearts & Hands Guitar CampAug 20 - 23
Mendocino, CA. Guitar instruction for women by women in a supportive, beautiful environment. Beg - Adv Intermed. Blues, Jazz, Fingerstyle, Celtic, Brazilian, Chord Melody, Chord Theory, Alternate Tunings, Performance Opportunities. Delicious meals. info: 415-669-7447, www.WomensHeartsAndHands.com

Seattle Autoharp WeekOct 3 - 9
Sambica Camp, Lake Sammamish, near Seattle, WA. A fun filled week of intensive autoharp instruction for players at all levels. Bryan Bowers, Cathy Britell, Karen Mueller, and Richard Scholtz. July 1 reg. deadline. info: 206-660-9434, www.seattleautoharpweek.com