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 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM. For those of you who don't know, Lorimer had been battling stage 4 lung cancer since June 2017. In addition to conventional treatment, he had 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!! There is no 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 email@example.com or 215-622-6394 to RSVP.
February 3 - Club meeting
February 3rd is our regular monthly club meeting. We meet at Annex building of First Baptist Church at the intersection of Hwy 271 & Jefferson St. Our normal schedule is for beginner & intermediate lessons for mountain dulcimers and hammer dulcimers. The lessons are from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. followed by a club jam. Afterwards, we go to the local Pizza Inn for food, fellowship and a short jam.
The hammered dulcimer workshop will work on one or two Carolan airs.
We hope you can come!
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.