Thursday, June 25, 2009

Final Details for Mary's B-Day Party

The Northern California Flute Circle and LOPING WOLF presents
The 2009 2-DAY Birthday Celebration for

Two-time GRAMMY Winner
MARY YOUNGBLOOD
"First Lady of the Flute"

SATURDAY JUNE 27, 2009
Mary's all -day Birthday Bash
Fair Oaks CA 95628 (near Sacramento)

and

SUNDAY JUNE 28, 2009
Afternoon After-Party Kayak Paddle on the American River
Gold River, CA (about 3 miles from Mary's)

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This annual event takes place in Mary's backyard on Saturday June 27 and along the American River on Sunday June 28, 2009.
Families and children are invited.
Please RSVP for this event!
Location and directions will be sent with your RSVP confirmation -
LOCATION & DIRECTIONS WILL BE SENT WITH YOUR RSVP CONFIRMATION
E-mail your RSVP or questions to: dandi@lopingwolf.com and include
. Number of people attending
. Workshop requests (payment on day of event directly to instructor)
. Vendor requests
. Open mic performance request

All are invited to participate. Please bring a drum or small hand percussion instrument to this event. If you do not have a hand percussion instrument, many other hand percussion instruments will be available for you to use.

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SCHEDULED VENDORS & WORKSHOPS -

MARY YOUNGBLOOD "First Lady of the Flute" - MUSIC VENDOR & FLUTE WORKSHOP.

BRENT HAINES - FLUTE VENDOR & WORKSHOP
Ogden UT Flute Maker BRENT HAINES will be both a vendor and do a workshop on "How to Pick a flute" and "How to Care for Your Flutes".
http://www.woodsounds.com

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RUSS VENABLE - FLUTE VENDOR
Santa Fe NM Flute Maker RUSS VENABLE will be a vendor and a hugger! Get in line! http://www.rvflutes.com/
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DON SHULTZ - DRUM VENDOR & DRUM MAKING WORKSHOP
http://www.TheDifferentDrum.net

FAIRY RING MUSHROOM COMPANY - FLUTE & OCARINAS VENDOR
http://www.fairyringmushroom.com/

ED EASTER - FLUTE VENDOR
zrabbit@surewest.net

STEVE BRANCO - JEWELRY VENDOR

JAN PAPARARO - VENDOR
Mary Youngblood Bookmarks/cards

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LISA HALPIN - WORKSHOP
"Basic Composition for Native American Flute"
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FRANKIE SIERRA - WORKSHOP
Rim-Blown flute techniques: Anasazi, Shakuhachi, Ney and others.
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LOPING WOLF - WORKSHOP
"Absolute Beginners"

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WHAT TO BRING -
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Caution - temperatures over 100 degrees are forecast.
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Bottled drinking water will be provided, but you may wish to bring other drinks.
NO ALCOHOL will be allowed during the flute circle (10 am - 5 pm).
Bring your own lunch if you plan to come early.
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Please bring a potluck dish to share for the dinner 5-7 pm (if you're staying).
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(A BBQer will be available.)
Donations for Mary's birthday present will be accepted.
Donations to defer costs of event productions (like water & toilet paper)
will be accepted.
Please bring flutes, drums or other acoustic musical instruments.
Please consider bringing sunscreen, a hat, beach or folding chair, and a
flashlight.

We have some room for more vendors, if you'd like to bring your wares.
Please e-mail your intent to dandi@lopingwolf.com and plan to bring a table and possibly a canopy. We may be able to help you share a canopy with somebody....

Flute, drum and other instrument makers are welcomed, as are other craft (jewelry, gourds, cards) and service (massage) vendors. We ask that you limit your inventory or service to a (maximum) 3'x6' table or under a 10 x 10 canopy. Setup will start after 8 am on Saturday morning. Break down
around 5 pm.

For all workshops, please arrive at least 15 minutes before class starts. Also please be ready to pay the instructor if required, with cash or check.

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FIRST DAY - SATURDAY JUNE 27, 2009
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Time: 9:30 am to 7:00pm
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Where: Fair Oaks , CA (near Sacramento)

MORNING SCHEDULE -

8:00 am - Vendor Arrival and quiet setup (certain people will still be sleeping....)

9:30 am - Guests begin arriving (BYO Snacks/Lunch & chair)
Vendors open all day until 5:00 pm

9:50 am - OPENING CEREMONY

10:00 - DON SHULTZ - DRUM VENDOR & DRUM-MAKING WORKSHOP
http://www.TheDifferentDrum.net
Drum making Workshop cost $160.00.
All materials provided.
Take home the drum YOU make!
My "Make Your Own Drum" class allows the individual to impart his/her own spirit and energy into a finished drum. You don't merely purchase the drum, you take part in the creative process.
Class Highlights:
-You get a finished (though still wet) 18" "Ancient Style" drum (a variation on a Southwest "four directions" design) and stick to take home and enjoy for decades.
- It starts with a prepped kit (cut and punched head, finished hoop and pre-cut lacing) to work with. This way you're not working all day and have time to enjoy the rest of the festivities.
- Unlimited questions (though I don't guarantee the answers!)
- A fun working environment.
Note: Registration begins as soon as you arrive and closes at 1:00 or whenever the materials run out. At this time, I'm bringing only enough stuff for 10 people. If you want to pre-register, contact me by Tuesday at the latest so I can order more if needed. If there's not enough or you'd rather to it another time, find me at the party and we can see what kind of other arrangements we can make.

10:30 - 11:00 am - LOPING WOLF - WORKSHOP "Absolute Beginners"
with MIKE ELY & DAN DICICCO
Ely has a natural gift for helping New Fluters get started.
Bring an Am flute, if you can, and "Get Your 'A' Up There!"
Flutes will be available to borrow.
Cost of this workshop is, like, $ None - as in "free".
Other sessions throughout the day will be provided as demand requests.

11:00 am - 12:00 NOON - BRENT HAINES - VENDOR & WORKSHOP
Ogden UT Flute Maker, Brent Haines will be both a vendor and do a workshop on "How to Pick a flute" and "How to Care for Your Flutes". $ ? (TBD)

NOON - 1:30 pm -
Lunch (bring your own lunch) and Open Mic

AFTERNOON SCHEDULE -

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12:30 - 1:30 pm - FRANKIE SIERRA - WORKSHOP - Cost $15.00
Rim-Blown flute techniques: Anasazi, Shakuhachi, Ney and others.

The Anasazi, or Kokopelli flute, is having a renaissance with new replicas being made by various crafters. However, it is one of the most challenging flutes to figure out, and yet one of the most beautiful sounding flutes, once you pass the initial first sounds stage. In this workshop we will first demonstrate rim-blown techniques on other world ethnic flutes which are easier to figure out. Then move onto ways to tackle the Anasazi challenge for those who are interested in starting out on these flutes. For those who have gone past their first sounds, we will offer additional techniques to add to your sound palette on rim blown flutes.
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1:30 - 2:30 pm - LISA HALPIN - FLUTE WORKSHOP -
"Basic Composition for Native American Flute" - cost $35.00
Have you ever wanted to quickly jot down a phrase you've just played or find yourself playing songs that sometimes sound "the same"? Do you want to play a song again later, or share it so another flute player could try it? Or maybe you'd like to learn the Nakai Tablature system.

In this class, learn a quick, easy way to record a song or phrase that you've just played "from your heart" - even without notation or Nakai Tab. You'll learn ways to spark your creativity to write songs associated with words or sentences and easily translate them to flute music to see how they sound. And, you'll also get an easy introduction to making Nakai Tab more easily understandable. No previous musical or notation training necessary. Just bring a pencil and a flute!
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2:30 - 4:00 pm - MARY YOUNGBLOOD - MUSIC VENDOR & FLUTE WORKSHOP
http://www.maryyoungblood.com
Mary's own "Fluting for the Journey" Workshop - cost $45.00
For Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Flute Players" - the " First Lady of the Flute " offers a rare workshop for all flute players. We will focus on performance readiness, such as mics, PA systems, performance anxiety, making CD's, recording, recording equipment, accompaniment, & improvisation. We will also touch on major embellishments. Watch "up-close-and-personal" as Mary demonstrates her unique and well known techniques. Watch her play, then discover and explore how to develop your own style and technique! Learn about tonal quality, what to look for in a flute, bending the notes, vibrato, fingering, barking, agility and strengthening exercises, and most importantly- breath control.
Don't miss this one!

EVENING SCHEDULE -

OPEN MIC scheduled throughout the day, as workshops permit.

5:00 - 7:00 pm Potluck dinner
Adults preferred (as alcohol will be served)
BYOB/ BYOFood (Barbecue will be available)
Birthday Cake and more!

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SECOND DAY - SUNDAY JUNE 28, 2009
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Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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Where: Gold River, CA 95670 (near Sacramento)

Join Mary & Steve Branco, and other "Dances With Ducks" (flute playin kayakers) on Lake Natoma (3 mi. from Mary's home in Fair Oaks) on Sunday, for this (Kayaking) After-Party-Paddle. Kayaks and water sports crafts are available for rent at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center.

If you don't have a park pass, day passes are $7 at the gate, where we'll caravan in. Bring your small flutes! Sign up today!
(No cost except for purchasing a day pass!)
E-mail your interest, and 'sign-up' with Mary at
sheflute@comcast.net
Title your e-mail in the "Subject:" line " Dances With Ducks"

To Rent Kayaks/water craft for Sun. 6/28
~The Sacramento State Aquatic Center~
http://www.sacstateaquaticcenter.com/
1901 Hazel Ave
Gold River, CA 95670
916-278-2842
(This is where we will 'put-in'.)

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Nearby Hotels -

Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova
11211 Point East Drive
Rancho Cordova, California 95742 USA
Phone: 1-916-638-1100
Fax: 1-916-638-5803

La Quinta Rancho Cordova (Sacramento)
11131 Folsom Blvd.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
916-635-3297

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriot
10745 Gold Center Drive
Rancho Cordova, 95670
916-858-8680

Holiday Inn Rancho Cordova
11269 Point East Dr.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
916-635-4040

Lake Natoma Inn
http://www.lakenatomainn.com/
(This hotel is high end.. but VERY nice- right on Lake Natoma in Folsom!
For attendees who are in the mood to SPLURGE! (Great romantic getaway!)
And about 6 miles from Mary's home.)

1 comment:

Andrew said...

That's great to see this..


Thank you very much...

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