Hi, July...

Happy 4th of July to all of you Americans involved with FMSM.  Don't blow your fingers off with those silly firecrackers, because you may need them during the upcoming weekend, or at least for Evart!

Saturday, July 5th, is the monthly SUGAR at Sullivan's date.  Sullivan's Restaurant is on Gratiot (M-46) in Saginaw, and the group will meet from 10:30 until noon and work on some Hawaiian and patriotic songs, and if you wish, you may stay for lunch as well.

Sunday, July 6, is the third installment of Folk Music Sundays at Dow Gardens, and from 4-6 pm, there will be musical groups throughout the grounds, and dancing in the barn for you to enjoy.  Admission to DG is $5 by the day, and $10 for an annual pass.

I know that some of our folks will be heading up to Evart this week, so, have safe travels.  There is more info about the ODPC Funfest in Evart at www.dulcimers.com/festival.html , so if you're wondering what this is all about, take a look this week so you'll have time to make plans to attend!


Summertime is here! June 22-28, 2014 events

On Wedesday, June 23rd, JH/S will be playing at Haithco Park in Saginaw at 7pm.  If you're playing, show up at 6:31 so you won't be charged admission to the park.

Jolly Hammers camping and picnic is the weekend of June 28.  You can come in anytime before that.  Friday evening we will make pizza  on the grill again. Bring your favorite toppings.  Potluck on Saturday.  Maybe we will find some time to play music too.

The Mt. Haley Jamboree is Friday, 6/25/14.  If you want more details, click on the "Jams" tab.

That's all I have...


Happy Fathers' Day

The only thing on my FMSM calendar this week is happening shortly, and probably after you read this (sorry!)...

Bill and Jane Kuhlman are celebrating their 75th anniversary today (Sunday, 6/15/14) at Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland, and JH/S is playing Amazing Grace during the service, and possibly a few more songs at a reception in their honor.  Congratulations to the blushing bride and her beau!

Other than that, I do believe this week is clear, but check with your group supervisor for further information...


Picnic and Board Meeting

We had our annual picnic at Whiting Forest for a change, a lovely facility with plenty of room. Two of life's essentials, food and music, plus we also worked in a short business meeting.

It's Annual Picnic Time!

Hey, if I told you it was time for the annual business meeting, you'd probably stay home and mow your lawn, right?  This way, you get to come to a picnic and play some music afterward.  :-)

On Wednesday, 6/11/14, the FMSM annual picnic and business meeting will be held at a new venue, Whiting Forest, which is at 2303 Eastman Road in Midland, maybe 1/4 mile north of Dow Gardens.  Bring a dish to pass and your own place setting.  The dinner is at 6:30, with a brief business meeting to follow, and then music until 8:30, so bring your musical instrument (or dancing shoes?) along.

On Thursday, 6/12/14, SUGAR plays at Bickford Assisted Living on Mackinaw in Saginaw from 10:30 until 11:30.  Bring along Sets A-G and Set X if you're coming.  Thanks to Joan H. for filling in at Sullivan's last Saturday!

Also, please take note that the 2nd Jam and PEANUT are in recess for the summer and will NOT be held this week.  These activities will resume on the 2nd Friday of September.

That's all I know...


First week of June

Here's what to expect...

Sunday, 6/1/14, is the Dow Gardens experience.  From 4-6pm, there will be groups scattered about the grounds,  playin', singin', and dancin'.  Come out for a stroll around the place and check it all out.  Admission is $5, or an annual pass can be had for $10.

Saturday, 6/7/14, SUGAR meets at Sullivan's on M-46 in Saginaw from 10:30 until noon.  The same options exist as at Dow Gardens, but, you may want to substitute listenin' for dancin'.  No cover charge, but having a meal or something to drink helps keep the hosts happy.