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Drum/Dance at Mt Tabor Park (with potluck)

6:00 -- 7:00 pm: picnic 'n potluck

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

PLEASE NOTE:- This is an OUTDOOR event at the Mt Tabor Park in SE Portland. We will be meeting in the park's amphitheater near the basketball courts. Click for Park Map.

 

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!

KIDS ARE MOST WELCOME!!

Please support us with a suggested donation of $2.00.

POTLUCK: If you're joining us for potluck (at 6pm), 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,

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

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  • Lydia

    I don't really have anything to share food or drink wise.. Plus I'll be traveling on the bus with my baby. But next time I'll bring a yummy dish!

    June 29, 2013

    • Lydia

      Sorry Maria, didn't see this til today. Glad you made it eventually!

      1 · June 30, 2013

    • Rebecca R.

      We are glad you came anyway! We will love eating you yummy dish, but don't feel like you must.

      July 2, 2013

  • Rebecca R.

    I felt so wonderful expressing myself. Thanks everyone!!

    July 2, 2013

  • Sage R.

    This was one of my fondest gatherings. The drummers were in sync and the dancers set the circle on fire. Nice!

    2 · July 1, 2013

  • rick b.

    Sage thanks so much for the beats and chants for James. im sure he was blessed by them. looking down from above.

    3 · June 30, 2013

    • Sage R.

      You're welcome, Rick. James is blessed to have a friend like you. :)

      2 · July 1, 2013

    • Mariamarta L.

      That was very special.

      July 2, 2013

  • Jeff K.

    Because of hot weather, turnout for potluck was less but still people brought good food.

    1 · July 1, 2013

  • Mariamarta L.

    I have a nice little video but one of my teens shows up giving the bird. Sorry, will not be posting it. I did post it on Facebook.

    July 1, 2013

  • Mariamarta L.

    I was so tense and nervous. My neck hurts now. Taking ibus.

    July 1, 2013

  • Maureen Moss L.

    Very good: Lovely venue, friendly people, enough decent drummers to keep things interesting, well planned and executed. Downsides: heat & mosquitos, but hey, that's life in the summer.

    1 · June 30, 2013

  • Lydia

    There were lots of pictures taken. Will somebody post some please?

    1 · June 30, 2013

    • Lydia

      I signed nothing! Lol

      June 30, 2013

  • Mariamarta L.

    Delightful and energizing. Thank u so much!

    1 · June 30, 2013

  • Corinne

    things came up

    June 29, 2013

  • Eric

    have to come next time

    June 29, 2013

  • Billie S

    Sorry I will miss this. I get to spend family time with my beautiful granddaughter. I'll watch for the next one.

    June 27, 2013

    • Rebecca R.

      We'll catch you on the downbeat...

      June 29, 2013

  • Gail

    will be around 7p

    1 · June 29, 2013

  • David

    Great venue!

    2 · June 29, 2013

  • Dave

    maybe....

    1 · June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, something came up on Sat. Next time.

    June 25, 2013

  • Lady B.

    Woo Hoo, this sounds like so much fun :)

    June 24, 2013

    • Rebecca R.

      It is a lot of fun! Be thinking warm sunshiny thoughts:)

      June 24, 2013

  • Maureen Moss L.

    I haven't been in a drum circle for awhile but I've really been missing them! I will be bringing my boyfriend, and it will be his first ever. I'm hoping he'll get hooked, lol.

    June 23, 2013

    • Rebecca R.

      You should defiantly plan on getting up and dancing then;) Be seeing you soon!

      June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could join, but I will be in Yellowstone and hanging out on a dude ranch! See you at the next one!

    2 · June 17, 2013

    • Sage R.

      Have fun. Never stayed at a dude ranch, so wanna know more about it when you make it back.

      1 · June 18, 2013

    • Rebecca R.

      Wave hello to Old Faithful for me. Yellowstone is my neighboring backyard growing up. You'll have a wonderful time! We look forward to your return!

      1 · June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have serious allergies. Until I know y'all better, I'm going to bring my own food so I can at least eat with you and partially share in the ritual of food.

    2 · June 17, 2013

    • Sage R.

      No worries, Caedmon. We support that.

      June 18, 2013

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