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", then "Click to Save Changes." 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
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)
25 SaturdayFSGW Doo-Wop Sings Doo Wop Sing
5:30 PM at Doo Wop Sings in Bethesda (Bethesda, MD)
26 SundayFSGW Shape Note Singing
4:00 PM at First Christian Church of Alexandria (Alexandria, VA)
26 SundayFSGW Sunday Contra Laura Brown calls with The Percolators
7:30 PM at Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom (Glen Echo, MD)
29 WednesdayFSGW Wednesday English Country Dances Caller: Anna Rain
8:00 PM at Glen Echo Town Hall Upstairs (Glen Echo, MD)
30 ThursdayFSGW Contra Sonic Spring Sonic
8:00 PM at Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom (Glen Echo, MD)
May
01 FridayFSGW Open Sings May Open Sing
8:30 PM at Al Kehs and Lynne Blei (Potomac, MD)
02 SaturdayFSGW Monthly Programs RESCHEDULED! Alex Caton & Pat Egan
8:00 PM at Washington Ethical Society (Washington, DC)
03 SundayFSGW Sunday Contra Yoyo Zhou with AP and the Banty Roosters
7:30 PM at Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom (Glen Echo, MD)
06 WednesdayFSGW Board May 2015 Board Meeting
8:00 PM at Glen Echo Park Room 301 (Glen Echo, MD)
06 WednesdayFSGW Wednesday English Country Dances Caller: Melissa Running
8:00 PM at Glen Echo Town Hall Upstairs (Glen Echo, MD)
09 SaturdayFSGW Washington Spring Ball 29th Annual Washington Spring Ball
7:30 PM at Cherry Hill RV Park Conference Center (College Park, MD)
10 SundayFSGW Family Dance Dave Eisenstadter with Lumber Jacksons
3:00 PM at Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex (Glen Echo, MD)
10 SundayFSGW Gospel Sings GOSPEL SING
4:00 PM at Debby Churchman's (Arlington, VA)
10 SundayFSGW Sunday Contra Dave Eisenstadter with the Lumber Jackson 5
7:30 PM at Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom (Glen Echo, MD)
13 WednesdayFSGW Wednesday English Country Dances Caller: Stephanie Smith
8:00 PM at Glen Echo Town Hall Upstairs (Glen Echo, MD)
14 ThursdayFSGW Co-Sponsored Dances Silver Spring Contra Dance
7:00 PM at Silver Spring Civic Building - Great Hall (Silver Spring , MD)
16 SaturdayFSGW Square Dance The Great American Square Dance Revival - Part XXXVIII
8:30 PM at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (Washington, DC)
17 SundayFSGW Monthly Programs Jon Brooks (with Lou Dominguez)
3:00 PM at Seekers Church (Washington, DC)

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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