EVENT Friday Night SpiralSong, Full Moon
Women's Circle, Sarasota
Friday, May 24, 7pm (no admittance after doors close)
There's a circle of women, singing in the light!
Led by Jo Mooy and Patricia Cockerill, with a different guest presenter each time, this well-known and well-attended open group meets on the Friday evenings closest to the new and full moons. Barbara will be the guest presenter this full moon evening, the last meeting until the group resumes in October.
Barbara invites all women to SpiralSong, an opportunity to experience positivity through the art of SongChant. In SpiralSong, we'll connect, empower, and lift our voices and spirits on the wings of SongChant, and make a joyful noise! No singing experience needed. Bring your water bottle.
This is an open group, and all women are welcome. Suggested donation $5.
NOTE Door closes promptly at 7pm, no one admitted after.
Held at Rising Tide, 5102 Swift Rd., Sarasota.
"As Kirtan is for the Yoga Community, SongChants are for the
Contemporary Women's Spirituality Community." ~ Barbara Gail.
EVENT Drummers Welcome
at this Saturday's Happening in Venice
This is turning out to be a green, festive, community event! Here we go, Venice, finally our own, cool festival! (Cyclovia was cool, too.... Maybe this will help bring it back!)
Are you coming on Saturday? Please stop by our table and say hello! Drumming at 2pm!
Are you a fan of The Rhythm Inlet? Please wear your t-shirt and represent!
Choices Natural Market has requested
The Rhythm Inlet's presence!
Check out the Event on Facebook.
WORKSHOPS Saturday Afternoons,
May and early June
All Workshops with Jeff Hanna at The Rhythm Inlet, Saturdays, 3-4:30pm.
Instruments provided, available for purchase, or BYO.
$25; or $20 postmarked one week in advance.
All levels welcome, adults, motivated teens, youth ages 10 and up, no experience needed.
May 25, Learn to Play the Celtic Bodhran
Get your Irish groove on! Learn how to swing the double-knobbed stick, called a tipper, and play exciting "jiggity jig" rhythms on the flat, round frame drum of the British Isles.
June 1, Brasilian Samba Rhythms for Everyone! Part 1
This is our favorite kind of percussion music! We've been to Salvador, de Bahia, Brasil -- the heart of Afro-Brasilian drum and percussion -- twice! Come learn and play all the elements of this exciting style.
June 8, Ukulele Made Simple for Beginners
A fun, super accessible experience for beginners, promise! Jeff will share 2 easy and familiar popular songs for you to learn to strum and sing along to. By workshop's end, you'll be making music with your classmates, humming a happy tune on your ride home.
NEWS From The Ukulele Place
News from The Ukulele Place
at The RHYTHM INLET
The Wednesday afternoon weekly class continues learning new tunes and reviewing favorites. Haven't been in a while? We welcome your return!
A new Beginner Class is forming; please take our survey (see below) to let us know your day and time preferences.
New Ukes and accessories continue to be added to the collection.
Join us for some singin' 'n' strummin'!
See you here,
"I love the ukulele. It's held near your heart, and you carry in your hands
the cheerful, sunny sounds of a beach-side fair wherever you go."
~ Barbara Gail
SURVEY Summer Programs
for Adults and for Children
We've created our first ever survey, to help guide our summer programming and better meet your needs.
Since there will be no offerings in August and September, we'd like to get it right in June and July!
If you haven't taken this very short survey yet, please do. We'd love to hear your 2 cents!
Please take our oh-so-short survey!
TESTIMONIALS What They're Saying...
...in this week's survey comment box:
"You and Jeff have opened a whole new world of sound to me. I find the workshops challenging to my mind and soul, and enjoyable at the same time. We can always learn, perhaps at a different pace than we could earlier in our lives; your patience and skill enables me to continue growing nevertheless. Thank you." ~ J.F., Nokomis
"You guys are doing a great job! Such a blessing to the community." ~ Anonymous
Thanks so much, folks, you made our day!
CHANGED: Beach Party and Recital
We've totally changed the date,
and yeah, we've also changed the flavor!
Drum and Dance in the Summer-time:
a Jammin' Circle Grande Finale Drum 'n' Strum 'n' Dance End of the Season Party
on the Beach Open to the Public Fun for Everyone FREE Event!
(Done saying the title?! Now breathe!)
Feel like drumming? Join on in the Drumsongs whether you know them or not!
Feel like dancing? Experience how everyone does it to the drums in the streets of Salvador, de Bahia, Brasil, following the moves of our fun rhythmic dance instructors as they lead easy steps to follow!
Feel like strummin'? Bring your uke for an easy strum-along-to-the-drums! (Have you caught that newish Nissan ad on TV -- the background music is joyful samba drumming and ukulele combined!)
Held on Nokomis Public Beach, Casey Key.
Exact date TBA. Stay tuned for details!!!
SEEKING: Tax Deductible Sponsorship
for Children's Summer Programs
Let's Drum Up Some Support!
A new, creative and special nature and art camp for kids is forming in Englewood at Lemon Bay Park, called Earth TASK Crew. TASK stands for their themes: Teamwork, Accountability, Service, and Kindness.
They've already scheduled Miss Barbara for Drumming, Yoga, and Movement in July!
"Contributions from The Englewood Farmer's Market, The Englewood Center for Sustainability, The Charlotte Harbor Estuaries Program, and others, are helping to keep E.T.C. affordable. Please make a tax deductible donation to further help with scholarships, guest speakers, additional programming, materials and other needs. We also accept direct donations of supplies (see list provided on the site)."
FMI about making a tax deductible donation to support Earth TASK Crew's program, or to send your child to this cool camp, please visit The Open Studio's link for details.
Check out Earth TASK Crew's Facebook Page for details.
Help make this a wonderful summer for kids!
EVENTS: The Rhythm Inlet at your Local Library
Selby Library: July 15
World Drum Tour for Families with Kids
With Jeff and Barbara.
Venice Library, July 24
Mini Boom Booms: Toddler and Family Drum Circle
With Miss Barbara.
Photo was taken after we performed our edu-taining show, among the stacks in the Waterville, ME Children's Library Room, sometime around 1999. These girls were participating in the Fresh Air Fund's "Spend the Summer in the Country"!
These presentations are free and open to the public.
Please see our Calendar for all details.
WIN The Rhythm Inlet T-shirt Contest
Here's me with my mom, sporting her Rhythm Inlet tee!
It's t-shirt weather, and if you don't already have one of our cool tees, we'd love for you to be wearing one. How about showing your support for The Rhythm Inlet here, there, and everywhere, up, down, and all around the town!
Send us a photo of where you're wearing yours (and permission to use it). Then we'll draw a name out of a hat (better yet, a drum!), and drum roll please.... The winner will receive a free t-shirt!
Don't have one yet? Men's and women's sizes and styles available at our store.
Price reduced to $15 plus tax.
Our cool design is composed of a circle of djembes, congas, and maracas,
created by Max Kelly.
CONNECT to The Rhythm Inlet