Week of 4/13/14 through 4/19/14

Here's what's happening at a venue near you...

Monday, 4/14/14 - JH/S plays at Seasons, SE corner of Dublin and Saginaw Rds. in Midland at 10am.

Tuesday, 4/15/14 - JH/S practices at Zion Beaver at 1pm.

Wednesday, 4/16/14 - SUGAR practices at Midland Free Methodist, 5821 Eastman at 10am.

Thursday, 4/17/14 - SUGAR plays at Bickford Assisted Living in Saginaw at 10:30am.

Saturday, 4/19/14 - Our friends at OTSMA are playing all afternoon at Saginaw on Stage, and if you'd like to participate or get more info, please contact Katherine Machul at katzmakl@ymail.com

In a sad note, last week, Ken Smith of the Dreamland Trio passed away unexpectedly and suddenly, and his funeral will be Monday, 4/14/14 at Hopevale Church in Saginaw at 11am.


Folk Music Sundays at Dow Gardens

FMSM Musicians,
Photo Courtesy Kristine D. Goodwin
It's beginning to feel a lot like spring!  And that means it's almost time for Folk Music Sundays at Dow Gardens!  
We are currently seeking interested musicians to play on the following dates:
July 6th and August 3rd, with a make-up date of September 7th. 
Contact me:
or by phone to 989-513-3246

Kris Goodwin
Folk Music Sunday Coordinator, Concert Committee

Volunteer Opportunities

Ever wanted to help out but didn't know how?  Opportunities now include:
  • Folk Music Sundays Host/Hostess
  • Midland's Memorial Day Parade FMSM Float Coordinator
  • Sanford's Founders Day Parade FMSM Float Coordinator
  • Community Event Volunteers
  • Community Relations Chair
  • Publicity Chair
  • Membership Perks Coordinator
  • Festival Program Ad Coordinator
Visit the Volunteer page for detailed descriptions of some of the ways we could use a helping hand now.
OR contact Kris Goodwin for more details at 989-513-3246 or communityfmsm@gmail.com

Spring Concert with Hoolie

The Folk Music Society proudly presents Hoolie, an eclectic band from Bay City that plays sea-songs, Irish, and songs of the Great Lakes. Their exuberance will make you want to hoist anchor and follow them to their next port of call!

S.U.G.A.R. (Saginaw Ukulele Gurus And Rookies) opens the concert.

Admission: Free (Suggested donation of $5/person graciously accepted)

Download the event flyer here.

Second Week of April, 2014

Just about everyone is in action for the upcoming week of April 6-12, 2014!

Tuesday, April 8 - SUGAR plays from 6-7 pm at Edgewood Assisted Living Center, 4850 Gratiot (M-46) in Saginaw.  Edgewood is about 1/2 mile east of Sullivan's on the opposite side of the road.  Bring Set X along.

Wednesday, April 9 - FMSM board meeting downstairs at the Grace Dow Memorial Library.  Come and find out what your leaders have planned.

Thursday, April 10 - Jolly Hammers & Strings plays Gladwin Senior Center at 10:30 and then at Gladwin Pines at 3:15, which leaves plenty of time for everyone to have lunch and take a nap in between plays.  :-)

Friday, April 11 - Second Jam at Midland Free Methodist Church, 5821 Eastman Rd., Midland from 7-10pm.  Donations cheerfully accepted to help offset costs.  Also, PEANUT (free uke lessons) meets from 7-8pm, and SUGAR rehearsal is at 8pm in the north fellowship hall area.

Saturday, April 12 - Traditional Dancing at the Midland Community Center from 7:30 until 10pm.  Additional training is available at 6:30, and the cost is $7, payable at the front desk.  Dress comfortably, and come on out and have a good time!


First week of April 2014

SUGAR meets at Sullivan's Restaurant, 5235 Gratiot in Saginaw, on Saturday morning, 4/5/14, from 10:30 until noon.  Bring along Set X, which will be receiving necessary refinements that day, and will be rehearsed either until made perfect or else it's time for lunch, whichever comes first!

Last week of March 2014

Somebody tell the weather forecasters that spring is here now!  In the meanwhile, here's what's happening:

Friday, 3/28/14, is the Mt. Haley Jamboree, held at the Mt. Haley Twp. Hall.  Click on the "Jams" tab, and you will learn everything you need to know about it!

Saturday, 3/29/14, JH/S has its monthly session at 1pm at the Chippewa Nature Center. You can glean the details by selecting the "Jolly Hammers & Strings" tab.