The Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Furthering the understanding, investigation, appreciation, and performance of the traditional folk music and folklore of the American people.

Folklore Society of Greater Washington

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Web Volunteers Needed
Are you proficient with PHP? Are you colossal at CSS? Are you marvelous with MySQL? Would you love to help your friendly local Folklore Society tackle some of its website wish list?
If you said "yes" to any of our intriguing inquiries, we want to talk to you!
Please email a note to ryan.e.holman@gmail.com and tell us about your skills!
FSGW Publications
April 2014 Edition Now Online
Past issues are available in the Newsletter Archives below
FSGW Elections
2014 Election
Did you know that paper ballots cost FSGW more than Two Thousand Dollars annually to print and mail? You can help us lower this cost by choosing to vote electronically. Here's how:
1. Log in -- your last name goes in the first box, your Member number (on your membership card or Newsletter label) goes in the second box.
2. Pick "My Profile"
3. Pick "Contact"
4. Checkmark the second box ("Ballots") to receive an electronic ballot.
Please verify all information (especially your email address!). If you have trouble logging in, email president@fsgw.org for assistance. Please act soon -- electronic ballots will be sent out on May 1!!

Welcome!

For you, our fellow lovers of the folk arts, we are pleased to sponsor more than 200 events a year. Coming Events, below, list everything for a month and is updated daily. You'll find more information on pages linked from the list at the side. The events shown on those pages are focused on your selection.

Free-to-members concerts, nine of them every year, are linked from Monthly Programs under Concerts on the list. Member discounts apply to almost everything else. We invite you to visit the Join Us!, page if you're not a member yet. Your satisfaction from supporting this wonderful organization is just one of the many benefits of membership. Member or not, come join the fun!


Coming Events
2014
April
16 WednesdayFSGW Wednesday English Country Dances Caller: Carol Marsh
8:00 PM at Glen Echo Town Hall Upstairs (Glen Echo, MD)
17 ThursdayFSGW Contra Sonic Springtime Sonic - Janine Smith with Brian Hamshar
8:00 PM at Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom (Glen Echo, MD)
19 SaturdayFSGW Special Events Steve Cormier
8:00 PM at Kathie Mack's (Takoma Park, MD)
20 SundayFSGW Sunday Contra Janine Smith with Anadama
7:30 PM at Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom (Glen Echo, MD)
23 WednesdayFSGW Wednesday English Country Dances Caller: Martha Siegel
8:00 PM at Glen Echo Town Hall Upstairs (Glen Echo, MD)
24 ThursdayFSGW Special Events Jane Voss & Hoyle Osborne
8:00 PM at Glen Echo Town Hall Upstairs (Glen Echo, MD)
26 SaturdayFSGW Foodways Taste and Tell
1:00 PM at Kathie Mack's (Takoma Park, MD)
26 SaturdayFSGW Square Dance The Great American Square Dance Revival - Part XXVIII
8:30 PM at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (Washington, DC)
27 SundayFSGW Foodways ChocolateóMorning, Noon and Night
1:00 PM at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital (Washington, DC)
27 SundayFSGW Special Events Alice Gerrard & Beverly Smith
3:00 PM at Mount Lubentia (The Wallace's) (Upper Marlboro, MD)
27 SundayFSGW Shape Note Singing
4:00 PM at First Christian Church of Alexandria (Alexandria, VA)
27 SundayFSGW Sunday Contra Ann Fallon with Triple Helix
7:30 PM at Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom (Glen Echo, MD)
30 WednesdayFSGW Wednesday English Country Dances Caller: Tom Spilsbury
8:00 PM at Glen Echo Town Hall Upstairs (Glen Echo, MD)
May
02 FridayFSGW Open Sings May Open Sing
8:30 PM at Anne McCabe's (Silver Spring, MD)
03 SaturdayFSGW Special Events Alix Dobkin
8:00 PM at Ballroom Blum (Hyattsville, MD)
04 SundayFSGW Special Dances Challenging Contras and Squares
2:30 PM at Glen Echo Park Bumper Car Pavilion (Glen Echo, MD)
04 SundayFSGW Sunday Contra Will Mentor and Stringrays
7:30 PM at Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom (Glen Echo, MD)
06 TuesdayFSGW Board FSGW Board Meeting
8:00 PM at Glen Echo Park Room 201 (Glen Echo, MD)
07 WednesdayFSGW Wednesday English Country Dances Caller: Joseph Pimentel
8:00 PM at Glen Echo Town Hall Upstairs (Glen Echo, MD)
10 SaturdayFSGW Doo-Wop Sings Doo Wop Sing
5:30 PM at Doo Wop Sings in Bethesda (Bethesda, MD)

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2013-2014 FSGW Board

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For More Information Please Contact
FSGW President, April Blum
8300 Osage Terrace
Adelphi,MD 20783
Home 301-422-0292

FSGW is an all volunteer, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

The main purpose of the Society is to further the understanding, investigation, appreciation, and performance of the traditional folk music and folklore of the American people.

Your participation and tax deductable contributions are most welcome.
Please contact anyone on the board to get involved. Contributions can be mailed to:

Folklore Society of Greater Washington
PO Box 323
Cabin John, MD 20818