Calendar & Events

Calendar & Events

 2021 Calendar



Virtual workshops are on Sundays, starting at 2 p.m. (usually!) Contact Marcia Thumma at to save a spot and get the link!
Here’s the lineup:

Ryan McKasson  October 17

Brandon Vance  November 14

Kevin Henderson  December 12

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas- Would-be On Whidbey 2.2- January 14-16, 2022

Karen Steven- February  20th, 2022

In person sessions: Generally held one week before the above workshops. (November 7, December 5, and possibly January 7th…)  Currently maximum of 10 participants.

All meetings are held at Donna Varnau’s at this time. Sessions run from 2 -4:30 pm.

Attendees must be vaccinated.

Contact Donna at with questions.


Contact Marcia Thumma at to save a spot and get the link!


Recent Posts

Congratulations Flora!

Flora Cummings, high school senior!

Many of you no doubt remember Flora when she was just a wee little one, boldly playing with the youth band on stage at Folk Life. How she has grown up!  This past week, she won first place in the WA State solo competition for viola!   Congratulations Flora!!

Her mother, Judith says it seemed like they finally reached the end of a long road that started clear back in 2020- maybe even back in 2019, when she first competed in 9th grade… then the pandemic took care of the rest of the story, until this past weekend.

Flora plans to attend University of Washington next year. She will double major with a Bachelor of Music in voila performance and a bachelors in biology- prerequisite for veterinarian school!

On May 17th, Flora will be the soloist with the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra in the Vaughan Williams “The Lark Ascending” for violin and orchestra.  She and her sister, Elinor (on viola), are both members of this orchestra.  For more details and tickets go here.

Flora will also have her senior recital on Saturday May 28th, playing both violin and viola. This event will be at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA, from 3:30-4:30 pm.  There are no tickets, but masks are required for everyone attending.

Flora performing with the NW Scottish Fiddlers at the Everett Library, just a few years ago, or so it seems!


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