DIRT: The Secret Life of Soil
Aug
25
to Aug 26

DIRT: The Secret Life of Soil

Arm-of-the-Sea Theater presents DIRT: THE SECRET LIFE OF SOIL - 

$12 adults / $5 kids

Where does food "come from" and from what is it made? Here's a lively primer for urban bumpkins and upcountry gardeners alike. Fusing cutting-edge science and age-old puppetry, DIRT takes audiences on an extravagant journey of discovery into the Great Underneath---opening the curtain on the epic alchemy of plants, the fungi's dance of mutual delight, and the microbes' herculean labors. Featuring great live music and a myriad of puppet figures ranging from 12" to 12' tall, the show will entertain and delight earthly residents of all ages.  View video clip here

 

Arm-of-the-Sea is an award-winning arts ensemble based in NY's Hudson River Valley. The company is currently celebrating 35 years of hand-made hope-filled theater.   https://www.armofthesea.org/

 

 

 

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Wolfox Academy - Warrior Training for Kids Ages 9-13
Aug
15
to Aug 17

Wolfox Academy - Warrior Training for Kids Ages 9-13

WOLFOX ACADEMY is a warrior training Academy for kids and teens of the Hudson Valley.  Along with Samuel Kent Combs of "Good.Clean.Fun." we will be working with the kids to hone in on their Warrior selves.
We will be offering a three day workshop that involves Arts and Crafts, Magic, Fitness, Re-Wilding, Outdoor skills, Cooking, Nutrition, and what we like to call "Honor Training."

Cost: $50/day

 

Stella Fay Metzner is a Certified Reiki Master direct lineage from Usui. As well as a Certified Eating Psychology Coach graduated from The Institute for the Psychology of Eating. She has studied with mentors and healers and friends to learn several other healing modalities and ways to bring light into the world. Her goal is to help to bring you to your highest good and to help to save the world. www.stellafay.com

 

Samuel Kent Combs has spent much of his life cultivating his guide energy both in the wilderness and the city.  He believes in the power of people to make great changes in themselves, their communities and in the universe... Ever inspired by our magical world, Sam has faith that by utilizing kindness, creative critical thinking, honest dialogue, and open mindedness we can be the changes we want to see in our lives... he invites you to come and get your Carpe On!!

Sam works as an outdoor guide for DISCOVER OUTDOORS www.discoveroutdoors.com/about, and is the co-founder of GOOD.CLEAN.FUN. www.letshavegoodcleanfun.com

 

WOLFOX ACADEMY aims to be a lighthouse on the land. A Beacon out in the darkness. A soft place to land. A home for those who are lost and found.

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Circus Arts Camp
Aug
7
to Aug 11

Circus Arts Camp

Campers learn the basics of balance board, rolling globe, unicycle, tight wire, stilts, tumbling, juggling and theatrical clowning. Returning campers will be assisted in gaining new skills at advanced levels. Each day begins with a group game and a fun circus warm-up followed by an intro to a new skill. Campers then rotate in groups through a series of circus learning “stations” to discover and practice skills in a fun, individualized and supportive environment. Our lunch hour is outside in the sunshine and often involves water play. Towards the end of the week, campers may focus on skills of their choosing. Families are invited to a creatively themed showcase on the last day. For ages 8–13, all levels. Cost: $300. Trained instructors. Fully insured. Registration required. Space is limited. 

Contact Laura Geilen @ laura@nosetonose.info or 518-929-5392

Laura Geilen is a movement educator/therapist, circus arts instructor and clown. She is drawn to teaching circus arts as they naturally and playfully provide a variety of challenges necessary for healthy child development. Seeing children grow in skill, self-confidence and social and spatial awareness is what has motivated her to offer camps and classes continually over the last 15 years. Contact Laura @ laura@nosetonose.info

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Village Harmony Singing Workshop
Aug
5
10:00am10:00am

Village Harmony Singing Workshop

Come Sing with Village Harmony!
$15 - $50 Suggested
All Ages Welcome!
Children under 12must come with an adult and must
be able to focus on the singing and not interrupt the group.

Join the Village Harmony kids and teachers for a morning of beautiful four part harmony singing. All songs will be taught and there will be no reading music. Anyone who likes to sing is welcome and no experience is needed!

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Village Harmony Concert
Aug
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Village Harmony Concert

A Concert of Talented & Inspired Youth

$10 - $20 Suggested

Join us for a truly inspired evening of music! Village Harmony will be emphasizingsongs that are “socially alive” and performed for a particular purpose: work songs, political resistance songs, traditional lullabies and healing songs, and celebratory songs from across the centuries and the globe. Come feel enlivened by the harmonies as you travel through time and emotion listening to this performance!!

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Mettabee Farm Explorers Week 2 Ages 8-10
Jul
24
to Jul 28

Mettabee Farm Explorers Week 2 Ages 8-10

Week 2 Monday July 24 - Friday July 28 

9:00am – 3:00pm

Age 8-10

Cost: $200 - $350 (Sliding Scale) Each Week 

Join us for a week or two of exploring aspects of Mettabee Farm! The weeks will include daily experiences with the sheep, planting and harvesting veggies, baking bread, gathering herbs for tea, crafting, singing, dancing, playing games and wandering in the stream and woods. This camp is designed to be a relaxed, fun, educational and community building experience. On Friday afternoon, family is invited for snack and a sharing from the weeks adventures. Please pack a lunch. More info on what to bring when registered.

Leaders: Safina Alssandra: has worked with children in many capacities for years. It is her great joy to share her love for growing veggies, music, crafts and cooking with kids!

Elizabeth Coe: Director of Mettabee, Elizabeth loves spending time with children on the farm and in the woods! 

Application: Please email info@mettabeefarm.com for more information! Space is limited.

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Cirque Us! Workshop
Jul
19
1:00pm 1:00pm

Cirque Us! Workshop

Run away with the circus, at least for a couple of hours!  This Workshop from 1-3 pm is for ages 8 and up.  You’ll get specialized instruction from the Cirque Us experts, and amaze your friends! 

Cost: $15/per person

Workshop capacity: 25 participants

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Cirque Us! DreamCycle Performance
Jul
18
to Jul 19

Cirque Us! DreamCycle Performance

reamCycle reimagines traditional circus, leading you on an adventure through a new, yet strangely familiar world. You'll find yourself immersed in a realm where shadow and light intertwine. Acrobats, jugglers and aerialists are woven into the fabric of a dream as fears tiptoe across the narrowest wire. Come join us this summer for DreamCycle, and let your imagination run free!

Two performances July 18th and July 19th at 6:00pm

Tickets available HERE

http://www.thecirqueus.com

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Mettabee Farm Explorers Week 1 Ages 8-10
Jul
10
to Jul 14

Mettabee Farm Explorers Week 1 Ages 8-10

Week 1 Monday July 10 - Friday July 14  

9:00am – 3:00pm

Age 8-10

Cost: $200 - $350 (Sliding Scale)

Join us for a week or two of exploring aspects of Mettabee Farm! The weeks will include daily experiences with the sheep, planting and harvesting veggies, baking bread, gathering herbs for tea, crafting, singing, dancing, playing games and wandering in the stream and woods. This camp is designed to be a relaxed, fun, educational and community building experience. On Friday afternoon, family is invited for snack and a sharing from the weeks adventures. Please pack a lunch. More info on what to bring when registered.

Leaders: Safina Alssandra: has worked with children in many capacities for years. It is her great joy to share her love for growing veggies, music, crafts and cooking with kids!

Elizabeth Coe: Director of Mettabee, Elizabeth loves spending time with children on the farm and in the woods! 

Application: Please email info@mettabeefarm.com for more information! Space is limited.

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Mettabee Wonder Days Days Ages 3-5
Jul
10
to Jul 14

Mettabee Wonder Days Days Ages 3-5

Monday July 17 – Thursday July 20 

9:00am – 1:00pm

$150 - $225 (Sliding Scale)

Ages 3-5

Join us for a week of wonder while we spend our mornings visiting with the sheep, singing, having tea parties, building fairy houses, harvest herbs & veggies and dabbling our toes in the stream. Please pack a lunch. More info on what to bring when registered.

Leaders: Lyla Coe: Known locally as the “little kids whisperer,” one of Lyla's greatest joys and gifts is creating a nurturing, safe and exciting environment for very young children to play and explore! 

Elizabeth Coe: Director of Mettabee, Elizabeth loves spending time with children on the farm and in the woods! 

Application: Please email info@mettabeefarm.com for more information! Space is very limited.

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Drama Explorations with Laurie Portocarraro
Jun
26
to Jun 30

Drama Explorations with Laurie Portocarraro

For high school students with a hunger for more and a desire to create some art that will speak to many kinds of people – A week of intensive work on a delightful short play adapted by Melania Levitsky from a folk tale from the Middle East, all about conflict, compassion, and the miracles that can can emerge when human beings truly meet one another.

We will meet from 9:00am to 1:00pm June 12-16th, perform our piece at Mettabee on Friday evening, and on Saturday also bring it to the folks at Pine Haven. Creative musicians needed!

Tuition $200

Contact: 518 567-6766 or laurieportostories@gmail.com

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Meet the Quaker Community of Chatham
Jun
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

Meet the Quaker Community of Chatham

Come learn what life is like on a working Intentional Community! Members of a Quaker Intentional Village in Canaan (QIVC) will talk about living on 135 acres of shared woods and farmland, where they practice green building, organic farming, and raising livestock. Members of QIVC strive to live spirit-focused lives that are simple, sustainable, and joyful, benefitting from and enjoying close connections with each other and the land.

 

 

The evening begins with a potluck dinner at 6:30pm, followed by a presentation by QIVC members and a Q&A session. Participants are asked to bring a dish to contribute to the potluck dinner.

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ANDEAN FLUTE-MAKING WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN
Jun
24
to Jun 28

ANDEAN FLUTE-MAKING WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN

Inti Cachimuel, musician and songwriter, father of Katary, third grader at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, will offer a bamboo Andean flute-making workshop for children 8-12 years old at Mettabee.  Children will construct their own small panpipe, called "palla"  and will learn to play various songs from the Andes Mountains of Ecuador on it.

 

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Shakespeare Verse and Text Workshop: Form and Freedom
Jun
19
to Jun 23

Shakespeare Verse and Text Workshop: Form and Freedom

In this class we will examine fundamental verse structure in Shakespeare's writing. We will examine clues in the text -- structure, word choice, spelling, meter -- and experience, in practice, how they guide the actor to meaning, sense, pace, character, and to liberation. We will warm up with Spacial Dynamic exercises and improvisation games. Please come prepared with a memorized Sonnet and a monologue of no less than 12 lines. The class is open to everyone.

Melania Levitsky is a director, actor, singer, teacher, writer of one children's book.  She is the Artistic Director of Nikita Productions, and Associate Artistic Director of Walking the dog theater.  She is the director of the annual Shakespeare in the Village productions in Harlemville. Melania is certified in Level 1 Spacial Dynamics and Bothmer Gymnastics.  She teaches at the Michael Chekhov Acting Studio in NYC. 

Cost $200

For more information contact Melania at Melania Levitsky melan27@gmail.com

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Woodland Ways for Younger Kids 
Jun
19
to Jul 14

Woodland Ways for Younger Kids 

Woodland Ways will be offering four, one week day camps for ages 6-9 beginning June 19th and running for the following four weeks. Activities include arts and crafts, exploring, stream-walks, crayfishing, fire-making and generally having a good time in the woods.
Campers will meet at Mettabee Farm, 551 Harlemville Rd, Hillsdale, NY 12529, Monday through Friday at 9:00 with swimwear and appropriate clothing for the day’s weather as well as a bag lunch, snacks and water. Pick up is at 3:00 sharp.

The fee for this program is $250.

To sign up or for more information please go to woodlandways.com, and fill out an application or call Mike Pewtherer @518-542-9081.

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Movie for our Times “Land of Songs
Jun
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Movie for our Times “Land of Songs

"Inspired by their grandmother’s vivid accounts of her WWII-era childhood, filmmakers Aldona (director) and Julian Watts (cinematographer) travel to Dainava, Lithuania, a region known as the “Land of Songs,” where they meet a sprightly group of women who have kept their village’s ancient folk-singing tradition vibrant and essential through decades of war, occupation, and youth flight. Land of Songs is a tender, poetic record of the lives of these remarkable women and an eloquent testament to heritage—and to the universal language of folk music."

Watch trailer here

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Acupuncture Sound Bath
Jun
1
7:30pm 7:30pm

Acupuncture Sound Bath

$35.00 Pre-register | $45.00 at the door

" Sound and acupuncture together is just the right combo. I recommend this offering to everyone and anyone, even pets!  I find that this treatment breaks up the stagnant, often negative energy that gets trapped in my body.  After a session, I walk out in a state of bliss and realignment.  Positive physical and emotional changes are evident."
Allan Hirsch, Science Teacher & College Adjust

Lev Natan utilizes sound healing to create a fertile environment for his clients to access their deeper intelligence and creative imagination to effectively navigate life, relationships, career, and health in this time of accelerated complexity. Lev is the author of the forthcoming book Return of the Medicine Trees: A Vision of Sound Leadership for Global Healing, and he is certified as an Integrative Sound and Music Practitioner through The New York Open Center's Sound & Music Institute and an Empowerment Life Coach through the Empowerment Institute.

Sarah Chase Natan (founder of the Brooklyn Acupuncture Project) has been working side-by-side with Lev since 2014 in their unique Acupuncture Sound Bath events for health and wellbeing. Acupuncture has been shown to shift the nervous system into a "rest and recover" state.  From here a range of imbalances can be righted: muscle pain, digestive difficulty, insomnia, mental and emotional stress, fatigue and more. Sarah began her exploration of Chinese Medicine at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2002 and graduated with a masters degree in 2006 after spending over one year living and studying in southern China. She is a nationally certified herbalist and shiatsu practitioner as well as NY state licensed acupuncturist. Serving through community acupuncture in Brooklyn for over seven years and treating in South and Central America for the past four years, Sarah has assisted thousands of people with many different needs and confidently treats everything from body pain to babesiosis to a broken heart. She started the Brooklyn Acupuncture Project in 2007 and is grateful to the community for making it the amazing place it is!  She will be beginning a new private practice in Stockbridge, MA in August of 2017.

For more information and to REGISTER, please contact

Lev Natan

 

 

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N Indian Bansuri Flute Raga Concert
May
27
7:30pm 7:30pm

N Indian Bansuri Flute Raga Concert

Eric Fraser (Bansuri Flute) - Founder of SoundandNature and the Brooklyn Raga Massive. Eric Fraser is a Fulbright Senior Research scholar for Indian music and is one of the worlds leading exponents of the Gayaki (Vocal) style of Indian bansuri flute.

Ehren Hanson (Tabla) - A renowned tabla player and recipient of the prestigious American Institute for Indian Studies grant. Ehren Hanson is one of the most sought after tabla artists in the USA, and has performed with several of the great legends of Indian classical music. Founder of the Anindo Chaterjee School of Tabla and the Brooklyn Raga Massive.

$15-25 Suggested Donation

 

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International Folk Dancing
May
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

International Folk Dancing

Join us for an evening of dances from around the world! The unique qualities of international cultures come beautifully to expression through their dance forms. Come and explore the world through gesture, rhythm, and movement!

Its also a wonderful way to meet with friends, new and old.

Suggested Donation
$5 - $10 Individual
$10 - $15 Family

 

MAGGIE PAHOLAK has worked in the beautiful Triform Camphill Community since moving to Columbia County in 1996. Since graduating from the Level lll training at the Spacial Dynamics Institute, she has pursued her great interest in bringing movement to folks of all ages and abilities. International folk dancing brings a social, spatial, and harmonious offering to the practice of making human encounter meaningful and fun.

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Ari & Mia Concert
May
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Ari & Mia Concert

Strikingly beautiful, distinctive and exhilarating, with lyrical wizardry and expressive vocals that will find a way into hearts and minds. Ari & Mia are not creating a new music; they are taking it to another level and exploring areas that have not been attempted in decades. Their all-acoustic, pure and honest approach has significance. Treading the edges of traditional folk in a more faithful manner, they share the lyrical wizardry of 70’s bands Steely-Eye Span, Tir-na-Nog, and the Incredible String Band, with searing harmony as good as The Beach Boys. The sisters sing in unison like two violins."

Adults $10-$20
Kids $5-$15


Plenty of Seats so no need to reserve tickets!
Come early and bring a picnic!


Ariel Friedman is a multi-genre cellist, composer, and educator. A winner of ASTA’s Alternative Styles Award, she is steeped both in the music of American roots traditions and a broad range of classical repertoire. She has performed with many folk-based groups including Scottish National Fiddle champion Hanneke Cassel, the Sail Away Ladies, Childsplay, and the BSO’s Classical Tangent. An advocate of new music and a composer herself, she is the founding cellist of Cardamom Quartet and performs with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Ariel graduated from Northwestern University in 2008 and received a Masters of Music from New England Conservatory in 2011. In high demand as an educator, Ariel teaches at Brookline Music School and has her own private studio. She has taught at music camps and workshops from New England to New Zealand. Visit

Mia Friedman is a virtuosic fiddler and singer as well as a composer, performer, and educator. Her song “Across the Water” won the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the folk category, and she was the 2006 New Hampshire Highland Games Scottish Fiddle Champion. She is largely influenced by American roots music and old-time Appalachian traditions, and blends this with contemporary music in her compositions. Besides touring with Ari, she plays with Hollow Deck—a duo of tape collage, vocals, and woodwinds—and avant-garde chamber folk duo, Lichen. Mia graduated from New England Conservatory in 2012 where she studied with Anthony Coleman, Carla Kihlstedt, and Hankus Netsky. She teaches at the Community Music School of Springfield, and leads elementary and high school string programs in five Springfield public schools. She also has a private studio and teaches at traditional fiddle music camps during the summer. 

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Acupuncture Sound Bath
May
5
7:30pm 7:30pm

Acupuncture Sound Bath

Restorative Treatment & Mindfulness Meditation with Accupuncture
with Didgeridoo, Tuning Forks, and more...

Sound Baths are increasingly gaining popularity and recognition as an accessible way to meditate, dramatically reduce stress; and experience relief, joy and physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing.

"The combination of healing sounds with the acupuncture treatment elevated the experience to a higher level."  - Andie San Pietro, Psycho-Spiritual Intuitive Counselor Feng Shui Consultant, and author of two best selling books, Feng Shui: Harmony By Design and Feng Shui & Health: The Anatomy of A Home
Sound Healing Therapist, Lev Natan and his wife, Sarah Chase Natan recently moved to the Berkshires from Brooklyn, where they have been offering this unique combination for the last three years, with great results.
You will receive a nourishing acupuncture treatment while immersed in the pure sounds of didgeridoo, singing bowls, flute, tuning forks, vocal toning and wordless melodies, and learn sound exercises that are simple enough to practice at home. 

For more information contact: Lev Natan | Founder
TheMedicineTree.com

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Spring Contra Dance!!
Apr
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Spring Contra Dance!!

Come Celebrate SPRING by
"springing around" with your friends and neighbors!!



Contra Dance!


For All Ages & Ability!

Come Join George Wilson & Dave Kaynor with their Capitol District MegaBand for an evening of great sound and dance!!



$10-$15 Adults
& $5 Kids

 

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Mamalama
Apr
8
7:30pm 7:30pm

Mamalama

Mamalama!


"Enchanting & Brilliant!!"

Saturday April 8th


7:30pm

Suggested: $15 - $20 Adults & $10 - $15 Kids

Mamalama is an uncommon orchestration of harp and ethereal voice, cello, violin, hammered dulcimer, glockenspiel, melodica, tenor recorder, upright bass, piano, french horn, and choral voices. Listeners often recall the music of Philip Glass and Kate Bush, with undertones of Hildegard of Bingen and early polyphonic music.

 

Mamalama is comprised of Elizabeth Clark on Harp, Piano and Vocals; Henry Lowengard on Hammer Dulcimer, Glockenspiel, Tenor Recorder, Melodica, and Vocals; Rusty Boris on Bass and Vocals; Eric Ortner on Violin, French Horn, and Vocals; Annie Roland on Vocals and Octave Mandolin; Cornelia Logan on Cello and Vocals.

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Shearing Day!
Mar
30
8:00am 8:00am

Shearing Day!

SHEARING DAY!

Community Work Party

Food & Music!

Bring Friends!

RSVP Appreciated!

info@mettabeefarm.com


Please come and help us sheer our 100 plus sheep while getting to connect with the sheep, neighbors and have a great time! Your help is very appreciated! We need folks for any amount of time, but appreciate folks coming from either 8am - Noon or about Noon - 4:00pm or for the entire day, which helps with training. There are are many tasks that almost any age person can help with. Adults are asked to help gather sheep and trim hooves. Children can help collect fleeces after being clipped. Every person helping will receive training and will be supervised. Children need to come with and be supervised by adults.

We hope you can come!!

THANKS!

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International Folk Dancing
Mar
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

International Folk Dancing

Lead by: Maggie Paholak

All Ages & experiences are welcome!

Suggested:

$5-$10 Individual & $10-$15 Family
Regular classes to begin soon!!

International folk dance is a genre of dance where in selected folk dances from multiple ethnic groups are done by the same dancers, typically as part of a regular recreational group. The dances are typically considered the products of a national or culturaltraditions rather than part of an international tradition. International folk dancers need not be a member of any particular ethnicity.

Maggie moved to Columbia County, raised her family and worked in the beautiful Triform Camphill Community since 1996.  After graduating from the Level lll training at the Spacial Dynamics Institute, she has gained great interest in bringing movement to folks of all ages and abilities.  International folk dancing brings a social, spatial and harmonious offering to the practice of making human encounter meaningful and fun.  

 

For More Information Contact: Maggie maggie@triform.org

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Adult Singing & Family Pot-Luck
Mar
22
8:30pm 8:30pm

Adult Singing & Family Pot-Luck

Sunday April 9th

4:00pm Singing

5:00 Pot-Luck


Every 2nd Sunday of the Month

FREE!

This group is an "off-shoot" of the local "Monday Night Singers." We sing in four part harmony from sheet music. All voices and experiences are welcome! The inspiration for this group was to create a time when families from the Monday Night Singers could sing from the Monday Night repertoire while their young kids could be around and making noise comfortably. Folks without kids are very welcome as long as they do not mind children playing in the back-ground.

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