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Singtime Frolics 2024

Welcome to Singtime 2024

Singtime has been the annual music retreat of Portland FolkMusic Society for nearly forty years. It will take place this year at the beautiful, peaceful, quiet Menucha Conference Center from March 8-10, 2024. Whether you like to sing, play, listen, harmonize, relax, see old friends or meet new ones, we think you will have a good time at Singtime.

We will post a full program later. For now, you should know that you can arrive at Menucha at 4:00 PM on Friday March 8, and we will all have to pack out by 1:00 PM on Sunday March 10. Your tuition includes dinner on Friday, three meals on Saturday, and a brunch on Sunday morning.


This section has important information. Please read it carefully before proceeding. This information is also available on our website, at PortlandFolkMusic.org/Singtime.


Guest Artist - Tim Griffin

We are delighted that Tim Griffin will be with us this year. He is an amazing singer songwriter whose songs always have a purpose - to inspire, to educate, or to inform. You may already know Tim's song Lucy on the Line, which tells a true story about helping others about as well as a song can do. Check out his nonprofit Griffin Education Solutions. Tim thinks Music and Education go hand and hand. If you agree, you will enjoy spending time with him! 
Menucha

We are again at the lovely, quiet, peaceful Menucha Conference Center. It's about as beautiful in the Spring as you can get, overlooking the Columbia Gorge. In addition to the Great Hall, where our big group events occur, there are breakout rooms for workshops and song circles, and lots of paths for walks in the woods. We will eat good food family style together, but please note: If you have special dietary needs, go tohttps://menucha.org/dining/alternatediet and let Menucha's kitchen staff know. You don't need to inform PFS, and we won't be able to help you. 

 

Tuition

Traditionally, some people have paid more, others less, to attend Singtime, according to their means. This year, we have moved to a sliding scale from "It's all I can do" to "I'm blessed and happy to share". Please note that we need to balance out with as much extra donations as underpayments, and we are very grateful for those who are able to pay extra. See the list of donation categories at the bottom of this page, and choose the one that works for you when you register. Thank you!
Housing

When you register, you will see a number of short questions about your housing needs and preferences. After you register, we will assign you a room, based on your answers. We hope that everyone will have a sleeping arrangement that makes them happy, but if there have to be compromises, preference will be given to the earliest registrations.


DSC 0023Leading events

While we have a wonderful guest artist, the participants who lead song circles and workshops are at the heart of Singtime. When you register, we will ask you if you would like to lead an event. If you do, we will help you prepare an event which is well organized and entertaining for the participants (that is, if you want help). So, if you have something that excites you that you would like to share, let us know when you register. If you are not sure about this at this time, or if you have questions about leading an event, you can let us know later by writing to David Ingerson at ingerson9@gmail.com.

Covid policy

We want you to be safe, and we want to be safe ourselves, and we don't want to ask people to sing through masks all weekend (unless they choose to), so we have established the following policy: 

We require participants to be vaccinated so please provide a copy of your COVID vaccination record (a photo of your card is easiest). Bring it with you, or send a photo to hrippey@gmail.com.

We also require that you test before coming, and again on Saturday morning. We will have a team to check, and help you test if needed.  You have several testing options:

1. You can have a PCR test done on Thursday if you can ensure the results are ready and available for us to check before Singtime starts on Friday March 8. (Free drive through tests are available at some pharmacies or test centers.)
2. You can do a home rapid COVID test on Friday before you come to Singtime and send or bring us a photo of your result, or bring in the actual test showing the result.
3. You can test when you arrive - if so, please bring your own test kit and be prepared to wait for results before you unpack your car and mingle. 

To keep everyone safe, we will require an additional test on Saturday. We really don't want anyone to get Covid. 

If you feel sick prior to coming to Singtime, please stay home.  If you have any questions you can call Helene Rippey at 206-304-2188.

We will have a few extra test kits, but only a few. Please test yourself with your own test kit, and bring another one for testing on Saturday. We would greatly appreciate extras if you have them. If you have not already availed yourself of the free test kits offered by the US Government, write to www.covid.gov/tests (http://www.covid.gov/tests) right away and order yours.
Registration

If you are a PFS member, you will need to log in to the website to register. Go to the upper right hand corner of the home page of PortlandFolkMusic.org. If you see your name, you are logged in. If you see Member Login please follow the instructions to log in. If your browser asks if you want it to remember your password, say yes to make it easy to log in in the future.

If you get stuck, quit everything and try again. If you are still stuck, write to PaulRippeyPDX@gmail.org, describe your problem, include your phone number, and we'll get back to you.

 

When:
Friday, March 8, 2024 to Friday, March 22, 2024
Where:
Menucha Conference Center
Menucha Site
38711 E. Historic Columbia River Hwy.
Corbett, OR  97019

503-695-2243
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Cecilia A Eng
All things bright and beautiful
Category:
Participatory
Registration is required before Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 12:00 PM
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