December 29-31 - North Harris County Dulcimer Society Annual Retreat
Location: First Baptist Church Kennard, Texas. See the November newsletter for details.
January 6 - Lorimer Arendse benefit concert in Grand Prairie
There will be a fund raiser for Lorimer Arendse (Mr. A.) at Grand Prairie High School, 101 Gopher Blvd., Grand Prairie, TX 75050 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. For those of you who don't know, Lorimer has been battling stage 4 lung cancer since June 2017. In addition to conventional treatment, he has undergone treatment in Mexico which is out of pocket. There will be a silent auction, so if you have an unique item you would like to donate for the auction, it would be greatly appreciated. There is also a concert featuring: The Vanderveer Brothers, David and Annette Lindsey, and the Saw Mill Vagrants! What a line-up!! Unknown if there is an admission price for the concert, however, this is a fund raiser, so PLEASE come with a giving heart and deep pockets! Plenty of advance notice so you can reserve some of that Christmas money for this very worthy cause.
January 13 - Joint meeting and potluck at David's Dulcimers
RRVDC along with the LSSDS will be having a potluck at David's Dulcimer's, 654 Acorn Lane, Bennington, OK 74723 from 10:00 AM until ?. This will be the meeting date for both clubs. Leftover BBQ from the festival will be provided. Everyone is asked to bring a side dish or dessert. The campground will be open for $10.00 per night. Please contact Lynda Bowers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-622-6394 to RSVP.
February 2-3 - Colorado Dulcimer Festival, Littleton, CO
This year's headliners are Ted Yoder for hammer dulcimer and Kim McKee on mountain dulcimer. Also teaching workshops will be Erin Mae, Steve Eulberg and many more great teachers. See their web site for more details.
February 15-17 - McSpadden mountain dulcimer building workshop at David's Dulcimers
The cost is $165.00 and there are 6 slots available. The campground will be open for $10.00 per night. Please contact Lynda Bowers for more information and reservations. There will be HD and MD workshops at the Chitwood Center on Saturday 2/17. These workshops are open to everyone. The fee will be $15.00 with the exception of RRVDC active members, there will be no charge. Instructors to be announced.
March 22-24 - Ole Pal music festival, Palestine, TX
Headliners include Cathy Barton and Dave Para, Stephen Seifert, Don Pedi, Charles Whitmer, and many more. Check out their website for more information.
May 8-10 - Mountain Dulcimer Three-Day Intensive with Lloyd Wright and Stephen Seifert
This will be held at Oakdale Park in Glen Rose, TX. See the November newsletter for details.
May 11-13 - Lone Star State Dulcimer Festival
This will be held at Oakdale Park in Glen Rose, TX, as usual. Stephen Seifert is one of our featured performers for the festival. More information forthcoming as it comes available.