Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mary Youngbloods B-Day Bash this weekend

When: Saturday, June 23, 2012

Held at Mary’s home
Fair Oaks CA 
RSVP with Dan to get directions:

Food - Vendors - Workshops - Food 
10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Set-up at 9:00 am) 


The weather forecast is Partly Sunny high 73 degrees!!!!! 

Please bring some Potluck food to share. 
Mary has NO ROOM in her refrigerator - please bring your cold items in your cooler.
Water, juice, tea, or soda will be on you - no alcohol, please. 
Don't forget to bring your flutes, drumming stuff, and other instruments. 
A sound system will hopefully be available, as will some outlets. 
Remember sunscreen and bug spray. 
Please no 4-leggeds, as requested by Miss Olivia, the Queen Kitty. 
Please bring a lawn chair, a blanket or mat and a canopy. 
Mary's yard is not huge, but you can follow the shade around as the day progresses. 

VENDORS & WORKSHOPS- If you want to be a vendor or give a workshop, please let Mary know at (916) 536-1331.  Thank you. Vendors and Workshops info will be posted below as it is received and updated on this blog site. 

GIFTS & SENTIMENTS - Of course a gift is not required.  But if you'd like to gift Mary something, cash is the operative suggestion this year.  And yes, pennies, other coins, and paper with photos of Past Presidents are accepted.  LOPING WOLF will have a Donations jar on our table if you want to contribute.  Thank you. 

If you would like to offer Mary a sentiment (see ), there will be paper at the LOPING WOLF table, or you can bring something with you or e-mail one to Sheree at .  Thank you. 

CAKE - Jean is providing the "cake".  YEA Jean, thank you.   

9:00 am Quiet Arrival and set up for vendors 
10:00 Welcome and Opening 
10:30 Open Mic all day (sign-ups encouraged at LOPING WOLF table) 
NOON Food 
1:30 "The Song" & Cake 
2:00 pm Mary's workshop "Embellishments" - $45 or 2 for $80 (checks accepted) 
5:00 Wrap-up, clean-up and Close 

MARY'S "EMBELLISHMENTS" WORKSHOP - $45 per person, or 2 for $80 (checks accepted) 
In this special workshop conducted by the Birthday Girl herself, Mary will demonstrate basic Native American flute embellishments and techniques - such as how to pick out the right flute, breath control, and beginning embellishment exercises which will encourage new players to become familiar and comfortable with their flutes. 

Mary will also demonstrate more advanced embellishments and techniques such as playing with accompaniment, letting the notes 'fall', bending notes, tonguing, scales and vibrato.  Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to ask Mary questions and see up close and personal, the techniques that she uses in her performances and recordings.  Mary will further discuss how she uses visualization to obtain her musical goals. 

Workshop attendees will also have an opportunity to 'pick Mary's brain' about how to further advance their own flute journey.  Following the workshop Open Mic priority will be granted to Mary’s workshop attendees. 

DON SCHULTZ AND HIS DRUM-MAKING WORKSHOP – He’s back and ready to help you make a drum to take home with you. 
$130 for a 13 inch hand drum 
$230 for a 20 inch hand drum 
More info is pending and will be posted here as it is received…. 


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