Camp Alexandra, near White Rock, BC, Canada.
Join us for a weekend of: Sharing songs from many lands and traditions,
socializing and fine food, workshops, jamming, presentations, song circles, concert.
Children welcome! Register by Nov. 11. info: 604-522-6046, Leona Axbey,
San Mateo Masonic Temple, San Mateo, CA.
An evening of elegance and English Country Dance.
Program: Ric Goldman. Music: Danny Carnahan, Charlie Hancock,
Shira Kammen, and Jim Oakden. Practice workshop 2:30-5 p.m.
(with Lise Dyckman; music by Bill Jensen and Stan & Susan Kramer).
Singing at 7:30 : rounds, catches, bawdy songs. Dancing 8-11 p.m.
Dances briefly talked through but usually not prompted.
Bring a contribution for potluck buffet after Ball. info: 510-653-7507,
Croatian-American Center, 60 Onondaga Ave,
SF—3 blocks from Balboa Park BART. Weekend (Fri and Sat)
of Balkan and Greek dance and music classes, jam sessions, sing-alongs,
and specialty food.
Dance teachers: Yuliyan Yordanov, Bulgarian dance; John Filcic, Kolos;
Ahmet Lüaut;leci, Turkish; Agapi mou, Greek. Singing teachers:
Eva Salina Primack and Radka & Tanya Varimezovi.
info: Volunteer and work exchange: Jan Raines,
925-682-3727; Band and kafana: Bill Cope,
general: Jerry Duke,
6:00-10:00 p.m. Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension,
Oakland. A great Contradance tradition. Callers: Santa Claus and Robin “the Calling Bird” Steen.
Music: The Hillbillies from Mars (Ray Bierl, Kevin Carr, Paul Kotapish, Daniel Steinberg)
plus Cathie Whitesides. Newcomers Welcome at 5:30 p.m. Festive dress encouraged.
Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA. Performers include:
Dennis Agajanian, Cowbop, R.W. Hampton, Sidesaddle & Co., Ian Tyson,
Dave Stamey and more! Poets include: Jerry Brooks, Andy Nelson, Randy Rieman,
Jessie Smith and Diane Tribitt. info: 800-722-9652
Sequoia Retreat Center, Ben Lomond, CA.
Intimate, intensive week of co-writing, networking and development of craft.
Daily workshop sessions, assigned co-writing partnerships,
and evening song sharing circles. Open to writers at all levels of development.
Limited to 20 participants. info:
Colorado River Fairgrounds, Blythe CA.
Featuring: Ralph Stanley II, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers,
Dave Peterson & 1946, IIIrd Generation Bluegrass, Silverado,
Copper River and more. Ideal weather, camping, crafts,
Bluegrass Quilter's Quilt Show, and more. info: 760-922-8166,
Mendocino, CA. Guitar instruction for
women by women in a supportive,
beautiful environment. Beginner-Advanced.
Blues, Jazz, Fingerstyle, Celtic, Brazilian, Chord Theory,
Alternate Tunings. Performance opportunities.
Delicious, nutritious catered meals. info: 707-869-9642,
Camp Ocean Pines, Cambria, CA. A full weekend of songwriting,
singing, performance, guitar and harmony classes with Paul Zollo, Jill Knight,
Rebecca Troon, Dale Laduke, Severin Browne, and Penny Nichols. info: 845-247-7049,