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  Lady of the Lake
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Support our Business Members:

Kit "KayCee"Brennick, State Farm Insurance
4407 N Division St, Suite 610
Spokane, WA 99207
Bus: 509-483-5540 Fax: 509-592-2098

CHallanger Coaching   Specializing in “Helping Women Get Out of Their Heads and into Action” since 2001.

 Kay Rowley, Rowley Rentals, LLC

Spokane Folklore Society
Answer Phone: (509) 598-9111.
P.O. Box 141
Spokane, WA 99210-0141 

Questions about the folklore society? email  spokanefolklore@gmail.com 

Webmaster: Brad Sondahl
Email the webmaster with additions, corrections, and kind words

Time to Renew All SFS Memberships

It’s time to renew your Spokane Folklore Society membership for 2016-17, since they all expire at the end of August. Help keep the “folk” in folklore and renew your membership online today!

New Fee Structure

The Board of Directors has changed the membership fee structure to better reflect the cost of print newsletters. The basic fees remain the same, but you will be asked to add $10 if you wish to receive a paper copy of the newsletters. That’s still 11 issues for less than $1 each.

Spokane Folklore Society Annual Meeting

Wednesday, October 12 at 7 pm we will hold our annual meeting at the Woman’s Club. The board will present the 2016-2017 budget for final approval. Then we can all dance!

Become a Friend of the Fall Folk Festival

from Sylvia Gobel, Festival Director

Thanks so much to everyone who has already sent a donation to support the Fall Folk Festival. Donation forms were included in the last newsletter mailing and our phone-a-thon reminder calls will be happening soon. If you have already sent in a donation we won’t be calling to remind you.

Please consider us if your employer has a matching fund donation program. If you have misplaced your form–one can be printed from the website at www.spokanefolkfestival.org.

Donations can be mailed to Fall Folk Festival, PO Box 9768, Spokane, WA 99209 and must be received by Oct 1 to be listed in the program.

There are many ways to support the festival—by becoming a volunteer, making a donation, or simply coming to the festival. So plan on attending Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13 at Spokane Community College.

Business Sponsors

Local businesses can be Friends of the Festival as well. You will be:

* Listed in the newsletter and festival program

* Listed on our website with a description and contact information for your business

* Thanked at the festival in front of enthusiastic audiences

* Major donors will have signs prominently displayed at the festival site

The 2016 FFF Committee Members are: Dan and Donna Burt, Ken Glastre, Sylvia Gobel, Margaret Herron, Linnell Hinchey, Nora Scott, and Carolyn Wright. Thank you all!

Lady of the Lake Fall Weekend

Registration is open now!

Join old friends and new for a contra, square, English country dance, hambo, and waltz party with Joyride, Susan Petrick, Dog Paw, and Susan Dankovich, at Camp N-Sid-Sen near Harrison, ID.

We’ll have morning and evening dances, dance and music workshops, family-style meals, and frequent and abundant snacks. Stay in heated cedar cabins or camp. Explore 257 acres of pine and fir forest and nearly a mile of lakeshore.

For information and to register go to:


e-mail: fallweekend@ladyofthelake.org,

or call Emily at

(208) 263-6751.

August 14-20 Lady of the Lake Family Camp  see www.ladyofthelake.org for info


Fall Arts Preview

Labor Day...Comstock Park...booths...fun...FREE Spokane Symphony Concert in the park..

Instrument Petting Zoo opens at 4 pm...Concert from 6—7:30 pm (very kid-friendly!)

Mark your calendar for September 5 and plan to bid farewell to summer in glorious fashion.

English Country Dance

Sunday, August 21, Betty’s Bodkins (Liz Dreizbach, Eugene Jablonsky, Margie Heller, and Emily Faulkner) will be performing for an English Country Dance outdoors at the Bonner County Fair Grounds, with dancing led by Mitchell Frey, Dancing Master. We’ll be dancing around 2 or 3 pm (TBD) as part of all-afternoon festivities leading up to a Montana Shakespeare in the Parks production of Richard III at 6 pm. Come early, bring your picnic supper, blanket, sand chairs, and enjoy! It’s FREE!

Directions to the fairgrounds from Spokane: Take I-90 to Exit 12 in Idaho, US 95N. Take 95 N about 46 miles. Turn left onto Schweitzer Cutoff Rd., then take the first left onto N. Boyer Rd. The fair grounds are on your right.

Art on the Green Festival at N. Idaho College

Fine arts, crafts, food and music—August 5,6,7, 2016

Friday: noon to 7:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 7:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Friday and Saturday the North Stage music and Beer & Wine Garden go to 9:00pm. Some acts you'll recognize from the Fall Folk Festival:

Friday Noon - Musha Marimba

Friday 430 - Bridges Home (Tami and Dave Gunter)

Saturday 12:30 - Sidhe - Keleren and Michael Miham

For the complete schedule go to artonthegreencda.com/entertainment/.

Webmaster for FFF

The Fall Folk Festival is looking for a new webmaster. We are currently using Weebly, and training is available from the current webmaster. If you are interested, please contact us with some information about yourself and your experience with websites.

Please contact Sylvia Gobel at dancer@moxxee.com,

Carolyn Wright at
theothercarolyn@yahoo.com, or call 509-828-3683.

Please help us if you know someone who you think would be a great webmaster for the Fall Folk Festival.

Thank you!