Song Circle

  • 12 Jul 2024
  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Schweinhaut Senior Center or Online via Zoom

The monthly Song Circle provides a daytime opportunity to enjoy delightful songs, old or new, humorous or serious, timeless or topical. Free!

Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience. Come for informal group singing or just to listen, in person or via Zoom.

In observance of Independence Day, bring or request your favorite American traditional songs (Appalachian, blues, bluegrass, chanteys, etc.), or any other songs--maybe a few in French for Bastille Day! To keep the singing going, it's helpful if you send your requests in advance using the form in the registration link below.

Susan McNelis will lead songs with guitar accompaniment, and any participant may lead any song, a cappella or self-accompanied.

The Song Circle will be held in person at the Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901. Plenty of free parking!

Participants should read and follow FSGW’s revised Policy Regarding Respiratory Viruses and In-Person Event Participation.

If you can't come in person, you can join us on Zoom with any Internet-connected device--computer, tablet, or smartphone--or you can join by dialing a phone number.

The Zoom link and phone number will be sent Friday morning to those who have attended the Schweinhaut Song Circle using Zoom and to others who register at by Thursday, July 11.

If this will be your first use of Zoom, go to, click on " Sign Up Free " and follow the prompts. Do this ahead of time so that you'll be all set to "join the meeting" when it's time to do so. Information about getting started with Zoom meetings is at

Before you join a Zoom session, if you installed Zoom on your computer before June 17, go to to download and install the current version (6.1.0). For a smartphone or tablet, update the Zoom Workplace app from your App Store or equivalent source.

Join us on July 12 in person or via Zoom. Especially if you're just getting started with Zoom, please try to join the Zoom session 5 or 10 minutes before 1:30 p.m. so we can help with any technical issues before the singing begins.

For more information see the Song Circles page.

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