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2018


Fall Festival Sunday, October 21, 2018
FALL FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY: Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.
     Thursday Club in Somis
     5380 Bell St., Somis, CA 93066
TIME: 1:00 to 5:30 p.m.
INFORMATION: Hosted by the Ventura International Folk Dancers. Located on the corner of Lewis Rd. (also known as Somis Rd. or CA-34) and Bell St., north of Interstate 101 but south of CA-118.
COST: $8.00
CONTACT: Valerie Daley – Email

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Narodni Thursday, October 25, 2018
HALLOWEEN PARTY AT NARODNI
SPONSORED BY: Narodni International Folkdancers
     Woman's Club of Bellflower
     9402 Oak St., Bellflower, CA 90706
TIME: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
INFORMATION: Singles, couples, and familys welcome! Bring a finger food or non-alcoholic beverage to share. Beautiful wooden Floor and lots of free parking
CONTACT: Narodni International Folkdancers

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Caltech Tuesday, October 30, 2018
HALLOWEEN PARTY WITH BULGARIKA AT CALTECH
SPONSORED BY: Caltech Folkdancers
     Dabney Lounge
     Caltech Bldg. 40, across from Fairchild Library, near California Blvd. & Arden Rd., Pasadena, CA
TIME: 7:30 p.m.; band starts at 8:30 p.m.
INFORMATION: Bulgarika performeres are Donka Koleva, Nikolay Kolev, Stoyan Kostov and Michael Ginsberg. Wear a costume – ethnic or scary – win a prize! All kids get prizes! To get on the Caltech email list, send a blank email to Caltechfolkdance-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. Free parking on campus after 5:00 p.m. or street parking. Campus map: https://www.parking.caltech.edu/documents/35-interactive_parking_map.pdf
COST: As always, there is no admission charge, but all contributions to support the club will be received with gratitude.
CONTACT: Nancy Milligan – 626-797-5157 -or- John Hertz – 213-384-6622 – Fran Prevas Email

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Laguna Thursday, November 1, 2018
BULGARIKA AT NARODNI
SPONSORED BY: Narodni International Folkdancers
     Woman's Club of Bellflower
     9402 Oak St., Bellflower, CA 90706
TIME: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
INFORMATION: Singles, couples, and familys welcome! Bring a finger food or non-alcoholic beverage to share. Beautiful wooden Floor and lots of free parking
CONTACT: Narodni International Folkdancers

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L.I.F.E. Friday, November 2, 2018
BULGARIKA AT L.I.F.E. BALKAN DANCERS
SPONSORED BY: Friday Night L.I.F.E. Balkan Dancers
     LA DanceFit Studio
     10936 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles, CA 90025 (One block east of Veteran Ave.)
TIME: 8:00 p.m.
INFORMATION: A Balkan dance workshop with Michael Ginsberg is a part of this great event.
COST: $15.00

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Veselo Saturday, November 3, 2018
DANCE FOR LIFE PARTY: HENRIETTA BEMIS
     Woman's Club of Bellflower
     9402 Oak St., Bellflower,CA 90706
TIME: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
INFORMATION: Celebrating the life of Henrietta Bemis. Dancing, live music by Veselba, performances! Use the parking lot on Clark Ave. No parking on Oak St. is allowed. Ethnic dress and finger foods encouraged.
COST: Free admission.

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Serbian Festival Saturday, November 10, 2018
SERBIAN / EUROPEAN FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY: Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos Serbian Orthodox Church
     Irvine Lake View Senior Center
     20 Lake Rd., Irvine, CA 92604
TIME: 12 noon to 10 p.m.
INFORMATION: Bring your family and friends to enjoy this unique dining experience – the bestin homemade Serbian and European food and pastries. While Serbian music plays in the background and the kids frolic in the jumpy house, you can dine in a hospitable atmosphere then browse through the dislplays of books, icons, and crafts. Ethnic dancing will further highlight the event bringing you even closer to the traditions of the "old country." All are welcome and will be made to feel right at home.
COST: $3.00; children 12 and under free
CONTACT: Fr. Blasko PKaraklis – 949-702-0706 – Email

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2019


xxxxxx Saturday, February 16, 2019
CERRITOS LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY: Cerritos Folk Dancers
     Cerritos Senior Center
     12340 South St., Cerritos, CA 90703
TIME: 1:00 to 5:40 p.m.
INFORMATION: East-West workshop by Amet Lüleci and Everen Soytopçu Kiyak. You are welcome to bring finger food or non-alcoholic beverage to share with others, but not necessary.
COST: $12.00 suggested donation per person at the door (non-refundable $10.00 if prpaid by February 9, 2019).
CONTACT: Sue Chen – 562-338-2298 – Email

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49th Annual Laguna Folk Dance Festival Friday to Sunday, March 1 to 3, 2019
49th ANNUAL LAGUNA FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY: Laguna International Dancers
     Clubhouse 2
     24112 Moulton Pkwy., Laguna Woods, CA 92637
INFORMATION: Teachers: Steve Kotansky (International Folk Dances), Bata Marcetić (Serbian dances). Live music by Maimon Miller & Friends. Singing classes and sing-alongs with Micharl Lawson. Informal jam sessions. Parties. Fine catered meals (optional).
CONTACT: Miriam for gate clearance – 949-770-7026

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Statewide 2019 Friday to Monday, May 31 to June 2, 2019
"ETHNIC TREASURES" STATEWIDE FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY: The Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.
     Edmunds Ballroom, Pomona College
     170 E. 6th St., Claremont, CA 91711
INFORMATION: The Host Hotel is the Doubletree Hilton in Claremont. <-- Click this link to reserve your room at the festival price! Guest teachers will be Sevi Bayraktar, Yoni Carr, Mihai David, Petur Iliev, and Israel Yakovee, plus Sunday Salsa Rueda with Cesar Garfiaz.
CONTACT: Statewide or call 949 675-2199.

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xxxxxx Saturday, June 8, 2019
CERRITOS TENTH ANNUAL FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY: Cerritos Folk Dancers
     Cerritos Senior Center
     12340 South St., Cerritos, CA 90703
TIME: 1:00 to 5:40 p.m.
INFORMATION: You are welcome to bring finger food or non-alcoholic beverage to share with others. YOUR traditijonal or special costume will add splendid color to the party. Each group is welcome, lead, and/or request one or more dances. Please let us know in avance to schedule your time.
COST: Sue Chen – $6.00 suggested donation at the door ($5.00 if prepaid by June 1, 2019)
CONTACT: Sue Chen – 562-338-2298 – Email

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Friday to Sunday, November 1 to 3, 2019
BEVERLY AND IRWIN BARR FOLK DANCE CAMP AT HESS KRAMER
SPONSORED BY: Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.
     Camp Hess Kramer
     11495 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, CA 90265
INFORMATION: Schedule and teaching to be announced.
CONTACT: DanceHessKramer@gmail.com

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Yearly Folk Dance Events

January, Pasadena Winter Festival, Pasadena – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South
January or February, Chinese New Year's Festival, Artesia – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South
March, Laguna Festival, Laguna Woods – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South
April, Westwood's Spring Festival, Culver City – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South
May or June, California Statewide Festival – sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South in alternate years, including 2019 in Claremont
June, Cerritos Folk Dance Festival, Cerritos – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South
September, International Harvest Festival, Balboa Park, San Diego
October, Beverly and Irwin Barr Folk Dance Camp at Hess-Kramer, Malibu – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South
October, Officer's Ball & Beginner's Festival, Somis – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South
October, Balkan Festival, Pomona
December, Pasadena Folk Dance Co-op New Year's Eve Party, Pasadena
December, Veselo Selo Folk Dancers New Year's Eve Party, Anaheim