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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.”
– SPIN MAGAZINE –

“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.”
– THE WASHINGTON POST –

“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.”
-HARTFORD COURANT-

“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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Jen Chapin – in concert at Oxford Friends Meeting

The Friends Folk Club is proud to announce a return performance by singer Jen Chapin, on Saturday, October 29th at 7:30 pm.

Jen Chapin’s music is urban folk soul – story songs that search for community and shared meaning, powered by the funk and improvisation of the city. Critics have hailed her work as “brilliant.. soulfully poetic” (NPR), “thoughtful … worth-savoring” (People), “addictive” (Boston Globe), “smart, observant, lyrically deft, politically aware and emotionally intuitive” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel). JazzTimes has called her “a first-rate storyteller” while Relix regards her as “one of the freshest voices singing today.” Jen has been featured on “Late Nite with Conan O’Brien”, NPR’s Mountain S tage and WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, Sirius Satellite’s The Loft with Mike Marrone and Mary Sue Twohy’s The Village, been honored by the USA Songwriting Competition, has performed on stage with Bruce Springsteen, and has opened up for Bruce Hornsby, Smokey Robinson, and the Neville Brothers. Jen’s cover of Van Morrison’s “Into the Mystic” was prominently featured in a recent episode of the new SyFy series “Defiance”.

Opening for Jen Chapin, will be Steve Hobson and Scott Birney. Scott Birney founded The Sin City Band and along with guitarist Steve Hobson (also of the The Sin City Band) for the past 30 years, both Steve and Scott have been making some of the finest music you’ll hear anywhere. Scott is the author of the classic song “Way Out in Chester County.

This wonderful performance is on Saturday, October 29th. Doors open at 7:00pm and starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, Children 12 and under are free. Refreshments are available at a reasonable price.

Proceeds from this concert will benefit the Oxford Friends Meetinghouse.

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. For more information: Call (610) 869-8076. The Friends Folk Club is an all volunteer-community run concert series.

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Yard Sale Fundraiser

Multifamily Yard Sale, Saturday April, 30th, 8 AM to 2 PM rain or
shine.

All proceeds to benefit Syrian refugees, by donation to the Mennonite
Central Committee which has an active presence in Lebanon and Jordan
and is assisting refugees. To contribute to MCC directly, go to
http://mcc.org/learn/more/syria-iraq-crisis-response and reference
“Wilmington Fundraiser”.

Event sponsored by the Mourtada family, LifePath Church and Centre
Friends Meeting of Quakers.

For more information or to donate merchandise, contact Scott Martin at
shiatsuway _at_ comcast _dot_ net .

Flyer (pdf) here: SyrianFlyer Yard sale 4-16

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An Evening with Jen Chapin

Jen Chapin
The Friends Folk Club is proud to announce a rare area performance by singer-songwriter Jen Chapin, on Saturday, April 9th at 7:30 pm.
Jen Chapin’s music is urban folk soul-story songs that search for community and shared meaning, powered by the funk and improvisation of the city.
“As the daughter of late folk legend Harry Chapin, it’s not surprising that Jen Chapin has taken so naturally to intricate storytelling through song.” ASCAP Playback
This is one event that is fun for all ages. Doors open at 7:00pm and starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults, Children 12 and under are free. Refreshments are available at a reasonable price.
Proceeds from this concert will benefit the Oxford Friends Meetinghouse.
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.
For more information: Call (610) 869-8076. The Friends Folk Club is an all volunteer-community run concert series.
www.jenchapin.com

 

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FDS Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser- 2/27

Hockessin Meeting’s First day School Presents:

A Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser!

Saturday, Feb 27th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Suggested donations: adults $7, children $4

The children will be raising funds to renovate their FDS classrooms. Join us at the Meeting House — all welcome!

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Empty Bowls Event – Fight Hunger on 2/25

5th Annual Empty Bowls Event

The Empty Bowls Event is designed to raise awareness of hunger and food insecurity in our community while raising funds to support the Kennett Food Cupboard.  A simple meal of soup is served.  Attendees learn about services available through KACS, enjoy a silent auction, and receive a handmade bowl as a reminder of the families in need living in our community.

Attendees can come for lunch (11:30 – 1:30pm) or dinner (6:00 to 8:30pm). This year’s event is held at the Red Clay Room, 423 Dalmatian Street, Kennett Square, PA. 

Tickets are $25.  Sponsor tickets are also available. To buy tickets online, visit here: http://www.kacsonline.net/empty-bowls/ or call 610-925-3556

Proceeds will help KACS eliminate hunger in our community, assisting the growing number of families that need support.  The Kennett Food Cupboard currently provides nutritional food to over 1,200 individuals each month.

Event site: https://www.kacsonline.net/2016-empty-bowls/

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Dining for Women, West Grove Friends – 11/15

The West Grove Chapter of Dining for Women encourages men and women to participate. It is through the larger dialogue that change comes about. We meet on the third Sunday of each month @ 5:30 p.m. The Chapter provides place settings and beverages and participants are asked to bring a ‘lite fare’ dish to share.

Please join us and invite a friend (or two!).

The mission of “Dining for Women” is… “Through collective giving circles, Dining for Women inspires, educates and engages people to invest in grassroots programs that make a meaningful difference for women and girls living in extreme poverty in developing countries.” (read this post for more information)

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Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser – Hockessin MM

Hockessin First Day School Presents: A Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

When: Sunday, November 8th at 9:30am-10:30am

Where: Social Room, Hockessin Friends Meeting (1501 Old Wilmington Rd, Hockessin, DE)

Come and join us for a delicious pancake breakfast as we help to raise funds for our classroom renovations!

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Dining for Women, West Grove Friends — 9/20

The West Grove Chapter of Dining for Women encourages men and women to participate. It is through the larger dialogue that change comes about. We meet on the third Sunday of each month @ 5:30 p.m. This gathering will be on September 20. The Chapter provides place settings and beverages and participants are asked to bring a ‘lite fare’ dish to share. This month’s project is the Peter C. Alderman Foundation (PCAF) and their work in Uganda, which has experienced violence the past twenty years. More information here: http://www.pcaf.org Donations will be collected to support their Community-Based Maternal Mental Health Center, with areas of impact being Health, Safety and Security.

Please join us and invite a friend (or two!).

The mission of “Dining for Women” is… “Through collective giving circles, Dining for Women inspires, educates and engages people to invest in grassroots programs that make a meaningful difference for women and girls living in extreme poverty in developing countries.” (read this post for more information)

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