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Bicycle Square Dance for Bike Works

From the Seattle Folk Festival Page:

Benefit Square Dance for Bike Works
feat. Riley Baugus & Kirk Sutphin, Anna & Elizabeth, The Tallboys
with callers Charmaine Slaven and Gabe Strand

Presented by the Seattle Subversive Square Dance Society

Rainier Valley Cultural Center (downstairs)
3515 South Alaska Street
Suggested Donation $10-15 (pay at the door)
Dance from 7pm-11pm

Join us for an all-star square dance to benefit Columbia City non-profit Bike Works. Our featured old-time musicians from North Carolina and Virginia will lead the dancing, along with local heroes The Tallboys. All profits go to Bike Works, an organization that provides workshops on bicycle repair and a variety of innovative bicycling camps to underserved youth in South Seattle. They’ve been around for over a decade in Columbia City, and have seen a generation of youth come up through their programs. Sometimes these programs have served as family, or a support system for the youth, and some kids have gone on to careers in bicycle repair or returned to the shop.

In their own words: “We’ve learned that all young people thrive when they are valued, when they value themselves, and when they feel a sense of belonging to a community. Through time-intensive mentoring programs during the school year, and innovative summer bike touring and riding opportunities, Bike Works reaches youth who are not usually attracted to traditional enrichment activities, and helps them realize their own self-worth in an environment that will support, encourage, and strengthen them.”

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