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All-Day Singings

All-Day Singing doors generally open to attendees at 9:00 a.m., and singing starts promptly at 9:30 a.m. There is a potluck meal at noon, called "Dinner-on-the-Ground", (see under "Guides & Tutorials" for more) and singing resumes at 1:00 p.m. Things wrap up about 2:30 or 3:00 p.m. each day. There is no admission charged (though a freewill offering is collected to pay the rent for the venue and the miscellaneous expenses of putting on the event), and anyone may wander in off the street to join us. Songbooks are available for loan, and for sale. There are also usually singing-related items for sale. Travellers are invited to arrange for housing with local singers - email us (see below).

3rd Sunday and Saturday before in February:

The Pacific NW Convention-Washington will meet in 2017 at the Ballard Homestead, 6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle 98117. Incoming Chair is Clarissa Fetrow, and Rising Chair is Kate Coxon. This is a Denson Book convention. [explanation: the Pacific NW Convention has two sessions, one in the Fall and one in the Spring.] In 2017 for general questions send email to chair@PacificNWSacredHarpSingers.org and if you need to find housing with a local singer send email to conventionhousing@PacificNWSacredHarpSingers.org

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in April:

Bainbridge Island All-Day Singing at Seabold Hall, 14450 Komedal Rd NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110; doors open at 9:30 am and singing begins at 10:00 am. This is a Denson book singing. Organizers are not yet sure if this singing will repeat in 2018.

1st Sunday and Saturday before in May:

Portland Double-All-Day met in 2017 at The Little Church, 5138 NE 23rd Ave. On Saturday the Denson book is used, and on Sunday The Christian Harmony is used.

Saturday before 3rd Sunday in June:

The Mount Adams Sacred Harp Singing meets in 2017 at Trout Lake Grange No. 210, 2390 State Highway 141, Trout Lake, WA.  Registration will begin at 9:30 and singing from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. Camping is nearby and encouraged. This is a Denson Book singing. Details will be on Facebook; search there for "Mt. Adams All-Day Sacred Harp Singing at Trout Lake, WA". Questions can also be sent to pnwshs@pacificNWsacredharpsingers.org and they will be forwarded on to the organizers.

Saturday before 3rd Sunday in July:

The Wallowa Valley All-Day Singing will be held Saturday, July 15th, at the Hurricane Creek Grange Hall (63081 Hurricane Creek Rd, Joseph OR 97846) from 9:30-3:00; Denson Sacred Harp. Contact wallowa@pacificNWsacredharpsingers.org for information about housing and camping, and other area activities.

1st Saturday in August:

The all-day singing in Eugene used to bounce back and forth between a late Saturday in July and an early Saturday in August. The new formula fixes their singing on whenever the first Saturday of August occurs, which in 2017 will be August 5, a Denson Book singing. Held at Central Lutheran Church at 18th and Potter in Eugene. Register at 9, sing from 9:30 till after 3 PM, with potluck lunch from noon to 1 PM.

3rd Sunday and Saturday before in August:

The Mount Rainier Cooper Book Singing (on Saturday) and The Willard Birthday Singing (on Sunday) will meet in 2017 at the Buckley Hall, 127 N River Rd, Buckley, WA 98321. There is a Social on the Saturday evening at the Willard-Hallock home on the outskirts of Buckley. On Saturday and Sunday the Cooper book is used, and on Sunday is added the Willard Hymnary (available at the singing). Kathy Vlach and Karen Willard are co-chairs.

Saturday before 4th Sunday in August:

The Morton All-Day Singing will meet in 2017 at the Tiller Arts Center, 239 W. Main St., Morton, WA. Doors open at 9:00 am and singing goes til 3:00 pm. Dinner on the Grounds at noon; this is a Denson Book singing. Friday night camping and Saturday night social at the Fortin family home in Randle (maps at the singing).

Saturday before 1st Sunday in October:

The Vancouver B.C. All-Day Singing will meet in 2017 at Grandview Calvary Baptist Church, 1803 East 1st Ave, Vancouver BC Canada on October 1. Doors open at 9:00 am and the day ends at 3:00 pm. Freewill offering, Dinner on the Ground. This is a Denson Book singing.

3rd Sunday and Saturday before in October:

The Pacific NW Convention-Oregon will meet in 2017 at the Laurelhurst Club, 3721 SE Ankeny St, Portland OR on the 3rd Sunday and Saturday before in October. This is a Denson Book convention. [explanation: the Pacific NW Convention has two sessions, one in the Fall and one in the Spring.]

Friday and Saturday before the 4th Sunday in October:

The Alaska Sacred Harp Convention will meet in 2017 at Sitka, Alaska. There is often (but not always) a Singing School on the Friday early evening, with all-day Singing on Saturday and a Social on Saturday evening. This is a Denson Book convention. If you arrive in town on Thursday, singers are often interviewed that evening on the local radio station; Friday often has whale watching; and there are tons of hiking possibilities.

Annual Christmas Harp All-Day Singing:

The all-day singing using the shapenote tunebook, An American Christmas Harp, will be held in 2017 on December 30, at The Organic Farm at Evergreen, a farmhouse, 2712 Lewis Rd NW, Olympia WA 98505. Doors open at 9:00 am, singing commences at 9:30 and goes until about 3:00 pm, with Dinner-on-the-Ground at noon. The Denson Sacred Harp will also be sung from. Loaners will be available and also for sale.

Olympia's Moveable All-Day Singing:

The all-day singing in Olympia is tied to the academic calendar of Evergreen State College, and thus changes every year. In 2017 it was held on Saturday, March 11, at The Woman's Club, 1002 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA 98501. This is a Denson Book Singing.

Questions? Email us at PNWSHS@PacificNWsacredharpsingers.org