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Bike_Works_Seattle_Folk_Festival_Benefit_Poster_2011.jpgSeattle Folk Festival 2011 benefit square dance for Bike Works
Hearth Music and the Seattle Folk Festival are hosting a huge "all-star square dance" in Columbia City on Friday, Dec 9th, and want you to join in the celebration!
Southeastern U.S. "old time string bands," such as The Tallboys from Seattle, will bring the sound, while callers Gabe Strand and Charmaine Slaven will bring the steps, and you bring the donation.
Seattle's old-time music and dance community is tightly woven with the City's bike community, so it makes sense to dedicate that old time charm to new world cycling initiatives. The proceeds from this event will go to Bike Works, an organization that promotes cycling by youth through workshops and a nonprofit bike shop.
Cycling is a sustainable means of transportation, but knowing how to maintain and repair a bike, makes it that much more liberating, affordable and environmentally sound. Youth who learn to refurbish donated bikes not only reap the benefits personally, but also become environmental stewards, but that's not all!
Bike Works also donates bikes to disadvantaged populations, such as those who are homeless, which tallies the benefits to include:
- Youth benefitting from skills and affordable means of transportation
- Environmental stewardship, and
- Social consciousness
the makings of an old-time community!
For more information, please visit the Seattle Folk Festival website. Can't wait to see you!
Friday December 9 from 7pm-11pm
3515 South Alaska Street
Suggested Donation $10-15 (at the door)