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Ongoing & Upcoming EFS Events

EFS Annual Membership Meeting

Sunday May 18, 2014, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 2760 University St. Eugene
Stay for the potluck!

Members! This is your meeting so mark your calendars. We will count the board election ballots. Then the board will report on the past year's activities and finances and open the floor to questions and discussions. Potluck follows the meeting.

Enjoy live Celtic and Scandinavian music by Linda Danielson (fiddle), Janet Naylor (harp) and Carol Skarstad (cello).

Sweet Life cake, too. Sweeeet!

Ballots were sent with your April newsletter. Ballots will also be available at the contra dances on April 26 and May 10. To be eligible to vote, you must be a current member. Your membership status appears on the mailing label on this newsletter. Lapsed members should renew their memberships by May 10, 2013.

For questions or directions, contact Rich Klopfer at or 541-521-0596.

Note that this meeting is not on the same day as our May contra dance.

First Wednesday Song Circle

The April EFS Song Circle was Wednesday, April 2nd from 7:00 - 9:00 at Melanie's house.

Bring a copy of the songbook Rise Up Singing, and enjoy an evening of song with good friendly folk.

Feel free to bring a guitar, banjo, uke, or mandolin to gently accompany the singers.

Musicians of any skill level are very welcome to join us. A song circle is really a great place to play that sweet old dusty guitar in the corner, or ukulele, or that mandolin you've been plinking on.

For the singers as well as the musicians, it's not a performance, but is more a revelry, a warm gathering of friendly fun people who like to join together in singing favorite songs. We go around the circle and everybody gets a chance to pick a song to sing, or you can pass... no pressure. It's a sweet and welcoming bunch!

You can bring a snack to share at the break if you wish, but it's not required.

For more information about the EFS Song Circle, call Carol at 541-556-8241

EFS Contra Dances

EFS hosts contradances usually on 2nd and 4th Saturdays through the school year. (Sept thru June). In the fall of 2012, we will continue to dance in the Gym of the Dunn School, 3411 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR 97405 (Google Map). (Directions). Please bring your own water bottle to the dances at Dunn School. We do not have access to a convenient water fountain or sink.
All dances are open to the public.
No Partner or experience needed!
Families are Welcome!
Please bring soft soled shoes that won't mark the floor.
Cost: $6 for members, $8 general. Arrive by 7:30 PM and get $1 off admission. Students with ID get another $1 off. First time dancers can get a coupon for free admission to their next dance. When they turn in that coupon, they can receive a 50% off coupon for their next dance.
Potluck dinners usually held at 6PM prior to most dances. Get in touch with the Potluck Coordinator or check the dance schedule for more info.
For more information and references, check out the Eugene Folklore Society Contra dance page. Or, go directly to the the Dance Schedule on the dance page.

Morris Dancing

We invite you to join Lane County's first Morris side on Thursdays evenings from 6:30 to 7:30. When the weather is nice we practice at the gazebo in the Owens Memorial Rose Garden in Eugene. When the weather is not so nice we practice indoors at the Atrium Building at 99 W. 10th Ave, Eugene. Contact us at, call Patricia at 541-686-6117 or more information, or check out the Two Rivers Morris web site.

Register-Guard Article

The Eugene Register-Guard posted a very nice article about the Eugene contra dance in their paper (Tuesday, 4 February 2014).

You can now find Eugene Folklore Society on Facebook!

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