I wanted to remind everyone that we're planning the annual NCFC Spring Gathering where we get together and celebrate spring along with the birthday of one of our favorite flute players (and co-founder of the NCFC): Mary Youngblood.
Every year, this event has grown in size and fun. Last year, it was really hot, but that didn't dampen the spirits of those who attended. Not sure what the weather will be like this year, but we do have some new and special things planned. This year, the Loping Wolf Clan is co-hosting the event, and we're going to expand the event to two days!!
We're still working out the details, but here's what we're looking at:
Saturday June 23 - Flute / Drum Circle at Mary Youngblood's house in Fair Oaks, CA. Similar to year's past, this will be a day of workshops, flutemakers and other vendors, open mic and lot's and lot's of flute playing.
Sunday, June 24 - A day of recreation, including the options of kayaking on the American River or biking or hiking with your fellow fluties. Mary loves the outdoors, and wants to ensure that we all have the chance experience the beauty of the Sierra foothills. The day will finish with a BBQ at a park in the Sacramento or Auburn area (and of course more flute playing...). If you would like to help organize the kayaking, rafting or hiking adventures (or you have an idea for another local excursion) please contact me at NCFC at NAFLUTE dot COM.
We'll be posting a list of local hotels on the NCFC website within the next week or so. If you can't wait, just search for something in the Fair Oaks area.