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Drum/Dance at Laurelhurst Park (with potluck)

5:00 -- 7:00 pm: picnic 'n potluck

7:00 -- 9:00 pm: regular drum/dance circle

PLEASE NOTE:- This is an OUTDOOR event at Laurelhurst Park in SE Portland. Here's the MAP. We'll be at the concert pad in picnic site B (south side of park, next to Oak st). Easy parking on SE 33rd between Pine and Ankeny. Look for drums (or just follow the sound of drums).

Greetings movers, shakers 'n all ye rhythm-makers!

Bring your drum
And your restless feet
As one we become
Hearts shall open and meet

Tap your fingers
And sway to the beat
As the rhythm rises and lingers
Together we feel more complete

Come alone or bring your friends. You don't have to be a drummer to come; come just to watch or listen. And if you're a drummer, all skill levels are welcome. And feel free to bring other acoustic instruments -- didjridoo, flute, guitar, harmonica, whatever.

Microphones and PA will be available for people who would like to sing or for use with other soft instruments.  We will also have a few 'Toyboxes' full of other percussive noise-toys and some extra drums for sharing.  If you have extra instruments to share, please bring them.

As for dancing, you DO NOT need to be a trained dancer (although we do have those from time to time) to get up and move to the beat. As long as YOU are having fun dancing, anything goes.

It's great to see the drummers, didj players, and dancers all playing off of each other.

Don't be a spectator, PARTICIPATE. YOU are the show!


Please support us with a suggested donation of $2.00.

POTLUCK: If you're joining us for potluck (at 5pm), please bring a dish that'll feed about 5 people. More is not necessary. Don't worry about the RSVP count.

(Photos courtesy of Al Stern)


Love and Light,

~ Sage (Becca, Doug, Eric, Jeff and Terry)

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  • Sage R.

    Loved the sweet, mellow rhythms on a very beautiful day at Laurelhurst. Thank you to all of you who made the potluck a very delicious event and to all who made it to the lovely jam afterwards.

    1 · June 17, 2013

  • Rebecca R.

    Great food great company. Even though I wasn't feeling well but I trust most enjoyed themselves! I felt free to just be.

    1 · June 17, 2013

  • Rich F

    I had a great time. Looking forward to the next. Gonna work on that Fungah beat..

    June 17, 2013

  • Rain B.

    Thanks, everyone. This location is beautiful and great for me since I live close by. Hope to see you all again soon.

    June 17, 2013

  • rick b.

    Great circle ! thanks

    June 16, 2013

  • Kimber

    I really enjoyed jamming with you all!

    June 16, 2013

  • Mark

    Fun times !

    June 16, 2013

  • Corinne

    My daughter and I had a great time tonight. I can't wait for the next one. I was wondering if anyone knows of any drum teachers that they like.

    June 15, 2013

  • chad

    This was a amazingly great time, great venue, and wonderful spirits. My whole family enjoyed and drummed away all cares on a gorgeous Saturday. Thanks to all who came, played and ate and left with smiles and enriched souls.

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • gary L.


    June 15, 2013

  • Kevin Everett F.

    Perfect day for it. Have a great one. Unfortunately, will not be attending this one. Do enjoy it!

    June 15, 2013

  • Natasha

    Looking forward to this event :)

    June 15, 2013

  • Alan B.

    drum circle only!

    June 15, 2013

    • Rebecca R.

      Glad you will get to join us this eve Alan. See ya then:)

      June 15, 2013

  • Marsheene j.

    I can't come it sounds like a lot of fun.

    June 14, 2013

    • Rebecca R.

      Thanks for letting us know. Hope to see you next time!

      June 15, 2013

  • Sage R.

    Hello folks!
    We are striving to keep our circles environmentally friendly. So we ask you to NOT bring disposable paper/plastic plates/bowls to our pre-jam potluck 'morrow. Please bring reusable dish ware if you can. We'll furnish plenty of stainless steel bowls for your use. Our sincere hope is that we not create any garbage at our events. Thanks in advance.
    Cheers ~ Sage

    1 · June 14, 2013

  • gina f.

    I was so sorry I missed the last gathering, due to illness. Looking forward to the laurelhurst Park meeting. I have my drum at my house now!, so it's ready. Thank you, Gina

    1 · June 7, 2013

    • Sage R.

      Glad you're feeling better, Gina.

      June 12, 2013

  • Buddy Bee A.

    apparently I get this alert message because I signed up under two e-mail addresses on linkedin. So disregard my other request to be a member of drum and dance. I am not a nut job, just, a hopeless ditz with computers

    June 11, 2013

  • Rebecca R.

    I'm looking forward to jam with ya'll in one of my favorite parks! Meet me there!

    1 · June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring something sweet.

    1 · June 11, 2013

  • dawn

    I like drumming

    1 · June 11, 2013

  • Rain B.

    Sounds like fun!

    1 · June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    lets jam!

    1 · June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sounds great

    1 · June 3, 2013

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