Volunteers & Donations Needed


Volunteers

Regular Committees

These activities often need volunteers on a regular basis:

Newsletter--typing Type articles and email them to our newsletter editor.

Newsletter--mailing Learn how to do 1st class bulk mailings! Exciting! Well, the conversation at the monthly mailings can be exciting, anyway.

Page Layout-- Design & update flyers for BFMS special events, forms for regular business.

Printing-- Take flyers to printers, deliver finished items to committees.

Publicity-- Prepare press releases for mailing, distribute flyers & membership forms, help maintain press list.

Membership-- Prepare mailings of membership cards and renewal notices.

Baltimore Folk Festival-- Jobs too numerous to mention here!

Sound Reinforcement-- Set up and operate sound system at events, tear down & pack away at end.

Summer Concerts-- Transport equipment, help with setup and site security.

Special Events-- Special publicity, set up, clean up, etc.

Other-- Use your imagination. What other special skills do you have that the Society could use?

Contact: volunteerCoordinator at bfms.org - for more information.


Donations

Donations to the Baltimore Folk Music Society are 100% tax-deductible.

Make your donation securely with a credit card through PayPal.

Cash

Of course, cash donations are always welcome, and are 100% tax-deductible. BFMS is a non-profit, educational organization listed with the IRS as a 501-C-3 tax-exempt corporation. Make checks payable to "BFMS" or "Baltimore Folk Music Society" and mail to:

Baltimore Folk Music Society

P.O. Box 7134 Waverly Station

Baltimore, MD 21218-0134

U.S.A.

Enclose a note if you want a receipt (other than your cancelled check).

Our operations are very efficient. Donations, grants, and membership dues pay only about 40% of the cost of running the Society; the rest is made up in volunteer power and in-kind services. So, each dollar donated provides about $2.50 worth of services to support Baltimore area traditional music and dance.



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The Baltimore Folk Music Society is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

Coming up:

See our Events page for a complete listing of events and details.

October 01 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Anna Rain calls to Nor'easter - Max Newman (guitar, mandolin), Cedar Stanistreet (fiddle), and Julie Vallimont (piano, accordion).
 
October 04 2014 
Babcock Community Coffeehouse
Evie Ladin & Keith Terry

Please note new venue.
 
October 04 2014 (Member Sponsored) 
Evie Ladin and Keith Terry - House Concert
Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 8 pm. Catonsville, MD.
House Concert at the home of McGregor Yatsevitch and Barbara Svoboda.
Energetic and electrifying clawhammer banjo, bass, percussive dance, storytelling songs both old and new, with nuanced, emotive vocals. An intimate yet robust evening of old-time and blues inspired folk music, hilarious anecdotes, and virtuosic dance performances anchored by Keith's Body Music and Evie's step dancing.
Evie is the daughter of Jay Ladin, a mainstay of BFMS for a couple of decades!
$15 at the door. Reservations necessary. Barbara Svoboda, svob@comcast.net
 
October 06 2014 
English Country Dance
New Dancers Workshop (free) at 7:45 PM

Susan Taylor calls to Tina Chancey (violin), Robin Wilson(flute, concertina) and Francine Krasowska (piano)
 
October 08 2014 
FreeFall Baltimore
Once again, BFMS is participating in FreeFall Baltimore, thanks to a generous grant by the FreeFall folks. This is the first of 2 dances where all dancers will get to dance for FREE - members, non-members, students, everyone!
 
October 08 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
FreeFall Baltimore! Janine Smith calls to the Dead Sea Squirrels. All dancers admitted FREE tonight! New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
October 11 2014 
Family Dance
Caller: Anna Rain

Band: Some Assembly with Joe Klausner (Fiddle, Mandelin, Banjo), Mary Corletta Flora (Flute, Sax, Penny Whistles.... and all manner of wind instruments), Donna Boylan (Piano & Accordion), Adam Lee (Guitar) and Iain Sturrock (Piano, Guitar adn Cajon)
 
October 11 2014 
Playford Ball
This year's Playford Ball will again be held at the Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore, Maryland. On-Line registration is now open. Please visit the Playford Ball page for more information.