March is for Folklife




Northwest Folklife is feeling the love in March! This month we have not one, not two, but THREE benefits on our behalf, held by three dear organizational friends.

Please mark your calendars, open your checkbooks, and show up to these great events. Thanks to these organizations for all their support!

Thursday, March 8 / 8:00-11:00pm

Lake City Contra/Old-Time Country Dance

Get ready, here comes the big 7th Annual Contra Marathon – benefit for Northwest Folklife Festival! Three hours of non-stop music & dancing with 17 callers and dozens of wonderful musicians! No walk-throughs, no breaks…jump in & out at the ends of the contra lines to change partners, rest, rehydrate, & socialize…or bring your instrument & play along with the bands! Everyone is welcome; new dancers are encouraged to attend the introductory workshop at 7:30 pm.

This is the kickoff event for the Cascade Promenade weekend  http://www.cascadepromenade.org/

Lake City Contra/Old-Time Country Dance at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. NE, Seattle; free introductory workshop at 7:30 pmdance 8-11 pm; $8 (students & seniors $6, kids & first-time contradancers free); for more information go to http://seattledance.org/contra.lakecity or call (206)525-0932. Please respect the health needs of many dancers and come fragrance-free.

Sunday, March 11 / 11:00am-9:00pm

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Portland Road House Contra Dance Showcase
Benefit for Northwest Folklife Festival

at the Milwaukie Community Club
10666 SE 42nd Ave., Milwaukie, OR 97222

$15 In & Out All Day / $12 before 11:30am

Info (541)-440-1926

March 31 / 7:30-11:00pm

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NFDI International Folkdance to Benefit NW Folklife
Presented by Northwest Folkdancers Inc., in cooperation with Sno-King Folkdancers

Cedar Valley Grange
20526 52nd Ave W., Lynnwood, WA
Suggested donation $10, or become a Friend of Folklife

Please bring finger-foods or potluck snacks; Ethnic costumes encouraged