SKANDIA SPECIAL EVENTS
2013 Northwest Spelmänsstämma
Musicians and dancers, come one, come all to the Northwest Spelmans’ Stämma, Saturday, September 7, at the lovely home of Jim and Margaret Noyes in Clearview.
This year’s stämma features the wonderful talents of nyckelharpist Ben Teitelbaum from Colorado. Those of you who participated in this year’s Vinterdans festivities surely remember Ben as an incredible teacher, as well as a fabulous dance musician. Ben will be teaching exciting tunes from Värmland and the borderlands, focusing on Finnskogspols. If you are looking to dance, we have a treat in store for you—Jerry Walsh and Judy Patterson will be teaching a two-hour Finnskogspols workshop! We ask a donation of $15 for participation in the festivities, which kick off at 1 p.m. This goes to pay our wonderful guest.
Workshops are followed by a potluck supper; please plan to bring a dish to share that will serve 10–12 people. Open dancing with live music will begin around 7 p.m. If you are willing to volunteer with a short and simple task, such as setting up snacks for a break, please contact Emma Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bud Johnson memorial service
On March 15, the Skandia community lost Bud (C. Alan) Johnson. A memorial service to celebrate the many aspects of his remarkable life will be held at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island on July 20 at 1:30 p.m. After the service and refreshments, music will be provided for an hour of dancing, so feel free to bring your dance shoes and your best smile and kick up your heels for Bud. An RSVP to Leslie Foley at email@example.com would be greatly appreciated by both the family and the venue, if you plan to come. Please note that carpooling is strongly encouraged. IslandWood is located at 4450 Blakely Ave NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. For directions, go to islandwood.org/ about/directions.