AFMDS Hoot for August *** Rescheduled for August 24 ****

Due to a tree falling on the power lines, our Aug 10 Hoot was postponed!  It is happening this coming Monday and I wonder if you might take a moment and help us get the word out, as this is not our regular Hoot time….  It’s going to be a really good show too!  Post it & Pass it on!!  

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The Athens Folk Music & Dance Society Present:

The Hoot

Monday Aug. 24

@ The Foundry

8-10pm admission is FREE

Our monthly music variety show had to be postponed because of power loss, but everyone has agreed to come back and we will continue with a great toe tapping line up!  Athens area’s newest old time band The Ale Raisers will do traditional tunes featuring fiddle & banjo.  Also Hog-eyed Roosters, a blend of two bands, Hog-eyed Man and Hawkproof Rooster, will do fiddle tunes and quirky songs.  And The Dixieland 5 will do a traditional set of dixieland jazz!  Maggie Hunter is guest hosting.  For more info:  facebook.com/groups/athensfolk/

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Join us for our August Contra Dance !!!

Next Dance:  Saturday August 15

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Contraplicity

Caller: Stuart Whipple

Admission: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;

UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…

No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Join us for our July 18 contra dance !!!

Dance:  Saturday July 18

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Evan Kinney & friends

Caller: Rachel McCandliss

Admission: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;

UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…

No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Join us for our June contra dance !!!

Next Dance:  Saturday June 20

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Whistlin’ Rufus

Caller: Doug Singleton

Admission: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;

UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…

No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Join us for our May contra dance !

Next Dance:  Saturday May 16

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Reel Play

Caller: Deanna Palumbo

Admission: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;

UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…

No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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With your taxes filed, come celebrate spring at our April 18 contra dance !

Next Dance:  Saturday April 18

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: String Theory

Caller: George Snyder

Admission: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;

UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…

No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Come dance in the spring at our March contra dance !

Next Dance:  Saturday March 21

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Cross Town Traffic

Caller: Walter Daves

Admission: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;

UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…

No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Join us for our February Contra Dance !

Next Dance:  Saturday Februry 21

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: String Theory

Caller: Janet Shepherd

Admission: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;

UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…

No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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North Georgia Folk Festival – Oct 10, 2015 – Save the Date!

Hey Folks -
Save Saturday, October 10, 2015 on your calendar for the 31st Annual North Georgia Folk Festival to be held at Sandy Creek Park, 400 Bob Holman Road, Athens, GA.
We have the park and all of the infrastructure reserved.  Now it’s time to start working on the festival itself.
If you would like to participate in the planning work or have any ideas for musicians/bands/artists you would like to see at the festival, shoot me an email at festival@athensfolk.org
You can also Join the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society group on Facebook for updates
Tommy
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Happy Contra Dance Year…Join us for the first dance of 2015 !

Next Dance:  Saturday January 17

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Joe Willey & the Aleraisers

Caller: Stuart Whipple

Admission: $8.00 Adults;      Under 18 – Free

Remember…

No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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