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4th Annual Palo Alto All-day Singing

Here’s a photo from the singing:

PAAD 2015, Linda leading

More about the singing here.

Publicity material for the singing, now out of date:

Please join us for the 4th annual Palo Alto All Day Singing, the Saturday before the 4th Sunday in August (August 22, 2015)! A full day of singing from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Denson edition! Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and singing at 9:30. Covered dish dinner on the grounds around noon.

There will be an informal dinner Friday night: meet at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 7:15, we’ll walk to the Green Elephant for inexpensive Chinese food ($12-18), and stop at Rick’s Rather Rich Ice Cream for dessert.

Social after the singing Saturday evening, directions available at the singing. As usual, we’ll have a half day of singing Sunday afternoon.

No experience necessary! Free and open to the public! Loaner books available!

Location: in the Fireside Room, Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, 505 E. Charleston Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94306. (See map below.)

Directions: Highway 101 to exit 400C San Antonio Rd. headed south. Take first right onto Charleston Rd. Go 0.6 miles and the church will be on the right, just after the intersection with Middlefield Rd.

If you need a flyer, click here.

7:15 — Friday night social: Meet at the Unitarian Universalist Church. We’ll park there and walk across the street to Green Elephant for Chinese food ($10-15), then to Rick’s Rather Rich Ice Cream for dessert.
12:00-1:00—Dinner on the grounds
5:00-7:00 — Saturday night social
2:00-5:00 p.m. — Fourth Sunday Palo Alto singing, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, in Room 1. Singing starts promptly at 2, there will be time for socializing and potluck snacks later on.
7:30-9:30 — Weekly Berkeley singing, All Saints Chapel, 2451 Ridge Rd., Berkeley.

For more information, contact the chair, Leigh Cooper — leighadactyl gmail com