American River Folk Society Seeks Public Input on Developing a Community Educational Program

The American River Folk Society (ARFS) will hold meetings on the first three Tuesdays in March — March 5, 12 and 19 — to invite community input in developing a folk-culture educational program for local schools and the community. The meetings will be held at the Georgetown Community Center on Lower Main Street in Georgetown, starting at 6:30 pm. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.

These meetings are the first step in fulfilling ARFS’s mission to support and promote education activities relevant to contemporary, traditional, and multicultural folk music, lore and dance. Over the three meetings, a two-year strategic plan will be developed and committees formed to carry out the plan.

Folks interested in helping develop this plan are encouraged to come to the first meeting, on March 5, where we will brainstorm to develop a vision of the program and the projects we want to accomplish in the near-term and long-term future. At the second meeting, on March 12, we will prioritize projects and rough out a timeline for their completion. The final meeting, on March 19, will focus on selecting the projects we will pursue over the next two years and on forming committees to see them through.

If you are an educator, a musician, a storyteller or a dancer, take advantage of this opportunity to have a direct impact on boosting performing arts in our schools and our community. If you are a film buff or a folk historian, or you are simply interested in folk culture, this is a chance for you to come forward with projects to benefit our kids and neighbors. The more input we have, the better the program will be. Everyone is welcome — don’t be shy!

Contact: Mark Nichol (650) 678-2527 or

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