The Folklore Society of Greater Washington

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

FSGW Publications April 2015 Newsletter Now Online
The April 2015 Newsletter is here. In addition, the one-page Calendar is here.
Volume 51, Number 8!
FSGW Elections Save FSGW a dollar -- and go green
Elections are coming up soon. Did you know that each paper ballot FSGW prints and mails costs the Society more than a dollar? You can help reduce this cost and go green by choosing to receive your ballot electronically. Log in, click on My Profile (at the top), then click on Contact (at the bottom). Checkmark the box just to the left of the words "Ballots vs. paper." By doing your part, you can help FSGW cut expenses.
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Welcome!

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington sponsors more than 200 events a year. Coming Events, below, lists scheduled activities and is updated daily. You can find more information on a particular event by clicking on the "Details" button on the right.

The nine annual Free-to-members programs are linked from Monthly Programs under Concerts on the list. Member discounts apply to most FSGW events. We invite you to visit the Join Us!, page if you are not yet an FSGW member. Your satisfaction from supporting this wonderful organization is just one of the many benefits of membership. Come join the fun!


Coming Events
2015
April
01 WednesdayFSGW Board April 2015 Board Meeting (NOTE date changed)
8:00 PM at Glen Echo Park Room 201 (Glen Echo, MD)
01 WednesdayFSGW Wednesday English Country Dances Caller: Stephanie Smith and Ann Fallon
8:00 PM at Glen Echo Town Hall Upstairs (Glen Echo, MD)
03 FridayFSGW Open Sings April Open Sing
7:00 PM at Anne McCabe's (Fulton, MD)
04 SaturdayFSGW Square Dance SPECIAL EVENT! Hot Squares Spring Edition Dance Party!
1:00 PM at Ballroom Blum (Hyattsville, MD)
04 SaturdayFSGW Co-Sponsored Dances April Blum calling to music by Transatlantic Cross
7:00 PM at Greenbelt Community Center gym (Greenbelt, MD)
05 SundayFSGW Sunday Contra Perry Shafran with Atlantic Crossing
7:30 PM at Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom (Glen Echo, MD)
08 WednesdayFSGW Wednesday English Country Dances Caller: Rich Galloway
8:00 PM at Glen Echo Town Hall Upstairs (Glen Echo, MD)
09 ThursdayFSGW Co-Sponsored Dances Silver Spring Contra Dance
Anna Rain calls with Genticorum from Quebec

7:00 PM at Silver Spring Civic Building - Great Hall (Silver Spring , MD)
11 SaturdayPotomac River Sacred Harp Singing Convention All-Day Sacred Harp Singing
10:00 AM at Great Falls Grange (Great Falls, VA)
12 SundayPotomac River Sacred Harp Singing Convention All-Day Shenandoah Harmony Singing
10:00 AM at Great Falls Grange (Great Falls, VA)
12 SundayFSGW Special Events Martin Grosswendt and Suzanne Salem-Schatz
3:00 PM at Mount Lubentia (The Wallace's) (Upper Marlboro, MD)
12 SundayFSGW Family Dance Little Dust Ups String Band
3:00 PM at Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex (Glen Echo, MD)
12 SundayFSGW Gospel Sings GOSPEL SING
4:00 PM at Larry Cope's (Bethesda, MD)
12 SundayFSGW Sunday Contra Adina Gordon and Great Bear Trio
7:30 PM at Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom (Glen Echo, MD)
15 WednesdayFSGW Wednesday English Country Dances Caller: Adina Gordon
8:00 PM at Glen Echo Town Hall Upstairs (Glen Echo, MD)
18 SaturdayFSGW Monthly Programs FREE TO MEMBERS! Andrea Beaton, Troy MacGillivray & Dick Hensold
8:00 PM at Washington Ethical Society (Washington, DC)
18 SaturdayFSGW Square Dance The Great American Square Dance Revival - Part XXXVII
8:30 PM at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (Washington, DC)
19 SundayFSGW Sunday Contra Susan Taylor with Narrowminded Naysayers
7:30 PM at Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom (Glen Echo, MD)
22 WednesdayFSGW Special Events Matthew Byrne
8:00 PM at Church of the Ascension Parish Hall (Silver Spring, MD)
22 WednesdayFSGW Wednesday English Country Dances Caller: Tom Spilsbury
8:00 PM at Glen Echo Town Hall Upstairs (Glen Echo, MD)

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2014-2015 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 deductible contributions are most welcome.
Please contact any Board member to get involved. Contributions can be mailed to:

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