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Friends Folk Club Concert: Tish Hinojosa

The Friends Folk Club is very pleased to announce a rare area appearance by Tex-Mex musician Tish Hinojosa on Friday, October 13th.

Tish Hinojosa is a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas. Hinojosa’s blend of folk, country, Latino, and pop has an undeniable far reaching appeal, garnering her accolades such as a White House concert at the invitation of President and Mrs. Clinton and teaming up with artists such as Joan Baez, Booker T. Jones, Flaco Jimenez, Pete Seeger, and Dwight Yoakam.
She has recorded as an independent artist as well as for A&M, Warner Bros, and Rounder Records and has been a featured artist on Austin City Limits, A Prairie Home Companion and other NPR programs.

With sixteen CDs to her name , Tish’s distinct sound has gained her much critical acclaim. Her latest CD After The Fair, released in 2013, was recorded in Germany and is reflective of her 9 years spent in the Beatles old stomping grounds in Hamburg. Tish has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe and continues to draw a loyal and growing audience.
Tish’s song, Something in the Rain was included on the CD Songs for the Earth: A Tribute to Rachel Carson

The Oxford Friends Meeting is a century old Quaker Meetinghouse with great acoustics, no bad seats, and that” spiritual vibe” only a historic space provides.

Tickets are $15, and will be available at the door. Children 12 and under are free. Refreshments are available at a reasonable price. Doors will open at 7:00 PM, and concert will start at 7:30 PM. The Oxford Meetinghouse is located at 260 S. 3rd St, Oxford, PA. For more information call: 610-869-8076. Email: friendsfolkclub@aol.com orhttp://www.mundotish.com/

Come visit the best (and loved) little concert series in Southern Chester County for over 20 years.
The Friends Folk Club is an all volunteer-community run concert series. Proceeds benefit the Oxford Friends Meetinghouse

“Her songs are richly detailed with slices of life… Hinojosa is a strong, poetic, sensual, and conscious voice.”

“A talented songwriter with an understated but utterly unaffected delivery…vivid…touchin g…pointed…playful…en gaging. A rare gift for melody that’s perfect for Hinojosa’s lovely, relaxed soprano.”

“Hinojosa is an angel in cowboy boots with one of the sweetest purest songs to be heard in quite awhile. And when she sings in Spanish, her voice has more warmth than that of Linda Ronstadt. Tish Hinojosa delivers music like an angel.”

“The cultural diversity of Texas lends itself to fascinating music, a style characterized by the natural blending of strong American South flavors with influences from across the Mexican border. One of the finer artists to hail from that backround is Tish Hinojosa., who exhales earthy folk portraits as effortlessly as she moves from Spanish to English in the lyrics of her songs.” THOMAS KINTNER

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Chicken BBQ – Birmingham Friends MM

All are invited to a delicious meal accompanied by live bluegrass music!

Enjoy BBQ Chicken, local corn on the cob, homemade cole-slaw, local fresh tomatoes and cornbread along with a selection of beverages and desserts. A vegetarian entrée will be available.

Tickets prices: adults are $16 in advance and $18 at the door; children under 12 are $8. To purchase or reserve tickets, contact Marcia Cole-Quigley at Marcia.CQ@gmail.com or Birmingham Meeting at 610-793-1734.

Proceeds benefit charitable organizations.

See original event post (and flyer) here: https://www.fgcquaker.org/cloud/birmingham-friends-meeting/events/annual-chicken-barbecue-2017

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Family Movie Night at Hockessin Friends Meeting – 7/29

Family Movie Night at Hockessin Meeting

1501 Old Wilmington Road
Hockessin, DE 19707

FREE – Double Feature
Saturday, July 29

5 pm Chicken Run (G )
Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the chicken farm where they are held, Rocky the rooster and Ginger the chicken decide to rebel against the evil Mr. and Ms. Tweedy, the farm’s owners. Rocky and Ginger lead their fellow chickens in a great escape from the murderous farmers and their farm of doom.

6:30 pm Pizza & Salad

7:15 pm The Zookeeper’s Wife (PG-13)
The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

Save the date
September 30 Bonfire and Sing Along
(specific times will be announced later)

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Picnic & Tubing on the Brandywine – June 18

Members and attenders of monthly meetings in Concord and Western Quarters are invited to enjoy a pot luck picnic and tubing down the West Branch of the Brandywine Creek. This is a super-fun event for Friends of all ages! Meet at MaryEtta’s (location below)**, June 18th, 12:30 – 4:30

 What will be there:

* tubes, chairs, volleyball net, some life jackets  * hot dogs and buns, drinks, plates, napkins, utensils * shade, good friends, good times
 What to bring: 

* dish to share, favorite drinks, water bottles  * sunscreen, towels, swimsuits, tubes and life jackets if you have them (extras may be needed)  * more friends, games, instruments, Rise Up Singing!!

What tubers need to know: 

* you will be required to sign a hold harmless agreement at the site; children under 18 must have permission slips signed by parents (available online here, and will be there at the picnic. Note: if you completed this form for a prior event – such as the ropes course in April – you do not have to do it again.) 
* young children must wear a flotation device  * parents are responsible for their children and will be asked to help with “creek watching” to ensure everyone’s safety

To the Clendenin’s: Address is 1005 Brandywine Creek Rd., Coatesville PA 19320.
** Please note: MaryEtta’s street is closed in one direction (towards her house). Please see below:

“Directions to MaryEtta’s – 1005 Brandywine Creek Road, Coatesville, PA Brandywine Creek Road (BCR) is only one-way (it could also be closed by then – hard to tell)

Coming from Unionville:
Turn on 162 at rt 82/162 crossroads. Go past BCR, taking 162 all the way out to Stargazers Rd. (You will pass KOA campground.) At Stargazers take a left – go to the curve on Stargazers and make a left onto Young’s Road. Take Young’s Road to Harvey’s Bridge — cross the bridge, and the house is immediately on the right. (FYI – this is the bridge that marks the end of our tubing run)
Coming from West Chester:
Take 162 to Strasburg Rd. Turn left on Strasburg Rd. Then turn right onto Stargazers, then a left onto Young’s Road, to Harvey’s Bridge (as above).”

Map available below.

Contact Sarah Kastriner for more information at 610-444-1012 – or coordinator@westernquarterquakers.org


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Newlin Grist Mill – Intergenerational Field Trip

June 10th Event at Newlin Grist Mill

On June 10th Wilmington Friends Meeting will hold a daylong intergenerational event at Newlin
Grist Mill where we can learn about some of the building trades used to construct our 200 year old
Meeting House and tour Newlin’s grist mill, as well have a picnic, play games, and explore Newlin’s
many trails. Western Quarter Friends (young and old!) are invited to join our Concord Quarter Friends.

Newlin Grist Mill’s South Picnic Area (entrance located off Cheyney Road) will be our “home base” for
the day and this is where you can park. From here it is a short walk to the mill, where hands-on activities and grist mill tours will be held.

The South Picnic Area has a large ball field in one section, a pavilion with picnic tables in another, and a small field adjacent to the picnic area where we’ll have children’s games such as blob tag, wheelbarrow and three-legged races. Feel free to bring balls, bats, gloves, additional outdoor games, bubble-making items, picnic blankets, and portable chairs. Attendees need to bring their own lunches and beverages, with some to share with others if you are so moved. If anyone wants to bring musical instruments they would be welcome, though there won’t be any amplification system available.

Complete the registration form (linked here) and return it to Wilmington Friends Meeting as soon as possible, but no later than May 28th, to reserve a slot for the hands-on activities and tour of the grist mill. You can also register the day of the event if there are open slots available but note that there are
limited numbers of slots for each activity.
A $15/person fee will entitle you to participate in the hands-on activities and the mill tour.
There is no cost to picnic with us, to walk the grounds, or to watch blacksmithing demonstrations, which will be on-going from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Some of the trails on the Newlin Grist Mill property run along streams, and there is a pond on the
property, so children will need adult supervision.

Pond fishing (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Newlin has a pond stocked with trout. If anyone wants to fish they must register at the front desk before beginning to fish, and registration for pond fishing ends at 3:30 p.m. Please note that those signing up at 3:30 will only have half an hour to fish, so it’s recommended that you come early to get in enough time to catch something! You must keep what you catch or you can donate it to the Tri-County Bird Rescue.
Cost: $5.00 per person and $4.00 per fish caught. Bait is available for $1.00/slice.

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Family Movie Night at Hockessin Friends – 5/13

Family Movie Night at Hockessin Meeting
1501 Old Wilmington Road
Hockessin, DE 19707
FREE – Double Feature
Saturday, May 13

4:30 pm Moana (PG )
In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.


6:15 pm Pizza & Salad

7:00 pm Loving (PG-13)
The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court’s historic 1967 decision.


Save the date
July 29 Chicken Run / The Zookeeper’s Wife
(specific times will be announced later)

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Movie Night at Hockessin Meeting – January 28, 5 pm

FREE – Double Feature — Saturday, January 28

1501 Old Wilmington Road
Hockessin, DE 19707

5 pm Finding Dory (PG )
The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

6:45 pm Pizza & Salad

7:30 pm Belle (PG)
Based on a true story, the mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England.

Save the date:
March 25 Brother Bear / Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
(specific times will be announced later)

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Quarterly Meeting – January 15

Time to Wake Up & Stand Up
Fighting for Social Justice in the 21st Century

“In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Featured Speaker: Jerry Franklin Poe

Jerry Franklin Poe Jr. is the Vice President of the Martin Luther King Jr. CommUNITY of Greater Kennett Square and an active member of the MLK Advocates. He has been a leader in the struggle for social justice for many years. Jerry believes in confronting injustice by speaking the truth in love.
Jerry will speak to us about the MLK CommUNITY of GKA’s function in Southern Chester County. Their work and mission are directly aligned with Friends’ testimonies of community, equality and peace, and many Friends in our Quarter have been (and continue to be) involved.

9:00 – 9:25 – Registration and coffee
9:30 – 10:30 – Worship
10:45 – 11:45 – Program: Time to Wake Up & Stand Up
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch
1:00 –  3.:00  – WQM Business Meeting

After a few minutes of shared Worship the children will enjoy their own program centered in our community & equality testimonies.

Childcare for the very young can also be available. Contact: youth@westernquarterquakers.org

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