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November 2018

Kolo Festival 2018

November 23 - November 24
Croatian Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94708 United States
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Free – $100

The 67th Kolo Festival with Dance Teachers Gergana Panova - Bulgarian Sonia Dion & Cristian Florescu- Romanian couple and non-couple John Morovich & John Filcich - Kolos Singing Teachers Maria Bebelekova, Michele Simon & John Morovich Bands 15+ bands on the main dance floor and in the Kafana, playing live music from: Albania, America, Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Macedonia, Norway, Romani, Romania, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden and Turkey!   Online Registration Mail-in Registration

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Romanian Dance Workshop

November 27 @ 6:10 pm - 8:00 pm
City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112 United States
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Free

Beloved master dance teachers, Sonia and Cristian, are known internationally for teaching Romanian Dance. They are in town to teach at the Kolo Festival, and we are delighted that they have added this workshop to their teaching schedule! Different dances will be taught at the Kolo Festival and this workshop, so try to make it to both events! The Kolo Festival is a celebration of Balkan culture, held not far from CCSF over Thanksgiving weekend. Free, but donations to help…

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December 2018

Christmas Folk Dance Party

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monroe Hall, 1400 W. College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 United States
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Razzmatazz's annual Christmas folk dance party. Includes a reading of A Night Before Christmas and a visit from Santa! Dancing to recorded and live music.

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Palomanians Pie Party

December 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
St. Bede’s Church Hall, 2650 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA United States
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$9

The annual Palomanians Pie Party featuring ice cream, refreshments, and of course pie! Come also for the all request dance party. Denise Heenan will be acting as MC for the dance party. Please send your requests to Denise. DOWNLOAD, print, and share a flier

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Holiday Celebration and Second Harvest Fundraiser

December 8
First Baptist Event Hall, 305 N. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301-4105 United States
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Holiday Celebration and Second Harvest Food Bank Donation 5:30-6:30pmHappy Holidays Potluck Reception - snacks appreciated. (refrigerator available, no oven) 6:30-10:30pmQuick teach of fun dances by Loui Tucker and Wendy Brown during party with dancers' requests. Donation: $15 and/or 10 cans of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank (checks payable to Second Harvest Food Bank). Goal is 300 cans and $300. No glass containers or expired cans. Among us, there are students to seniors on limited or fixed income who…

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Holiday Folk Dance Party

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue
Petaluma, CA 94952 United States
$12

The annual Petaluma holiday folk dance party with live music. The evening will include dancing to new and old recorded favorites, plus live Balkan music with Peter Bonos and Friends including members of Fanfare Zambaleta and Staro Vino. Everyone is welcome to come and dance and/or just listen to the fabulous music. Please bring drinks or snacks to share. DOWNLOAD, print, and share a flier. For more info contact: Carol Friedman, 415-663-9512,

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Year End Dance Party

December 19 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Holbrook Palmer Park, Carriage House, 150 Watkins Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027 United States
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$9

Help Suzanne Rocca-Butler and the Carriage House Folk Dancers celebrate a year end folk dance party. Help bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to share for the refreshments table.

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Winter Solstice Potluck and Party

December 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 1399 43rd Ave, at Judah St.
San Francisco, CA 94122 United States
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$5

Mandala's annual winter solstice party begins with a potluck meal followed by a bell ringing ceremony around 8:45pm. Request dancing to follow thereafter. Bring your favorite bell to ring in the holiday season!

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Christmas Night Gathering

December 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Garden House, 400 University Ave.
Los Altos, CA United States
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Free

Once upon a time, a family gathered with friends and relatives every Christmas Night to celebrate the day. They shared food and beverages, and danced away the evening. John Nicoara was there. It was from the stories of these warm memories that Jan and he, and Becky and Adony, were inspired to continue that tradition with a new family — YOU! Please join us Christmas for a FREE all request evening party with friends dancing on a great wood floor!…

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New Year’s Eve Potluck Dinner and Party

December 31 @ 6:30 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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$12

Enjoy a potluck and international dance party among friends and ring in the New Year! Bring a favorite dish to share.

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