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Potluck @The Priory


Dominican University hosts potluck, acoustic jam February 9

RIVER FOREST IL - The Dominican University Performing Arts Center and Music & Potlucks will present “Potluck @The Priory” on Sunday, February 9 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Priory Campus Auditorium, 7200 W. Division Street.

The event supports the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry, Housing Forward and the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation.

“This will be our seventeenth event,” said Music & Potlucks co-director Stephanie Schrodt or River Forest. “We want to continue to present programs that gather our community together, and at the same time provide some assistance to our neighbors in need. …

Warrenville IL


Pete Seeger’s river of song flows into Warrenville January 19

WARRENVILLE IL - The Warrenville Public Library, , 28W751 Stafford Place, will present “A Tribute to Pete Seeger” on Sunday, January 19 at 2:00 pm. 

“Thousands upon thousands of people over the years have taken up the banjo, the guitar and began opening their ears to the world of music because of Pete,” said Chicago folk artist Mark Dvorak who will lead the audience through a program of Seeger’s most enduring songs.

“Pete taught us how to use music to grow our communities and celebrate our heritage,” said Dvorak. …

Second Sunday Dances Series


CANCELLED • MD performs in the UP Sunday, January 12

CRYSTAL FALLS MI - The Second Sunday Folk Dance series celebrates its 35th season of music and dance. One of the Midwest’s most popular venues, the Second Sunday series is the largest, longest running event of its kind, presenting folk and acoustic musicians and singer songwriters in the main hall at Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp, just west of Crystal Falls.

“The ninety year-old camp was founded during the Great Depression,” said Bette Premo, who is music director of the series and performs with her husband Dean as Whitewater. 

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