Thursday, November 21, 2019

Dec 22: A Carol Festival!

Did you know that Carol is the French word for Dance?  

That means those Carols we sing during Christmastide are intended to be danced!

Join us in dancing the carols!

When:  Sunday, December 22, 2019, 4-5:30 p.m.
Where:  Edina Morningside Church, 
              4201 Morningside Road, Edina

Bring yourself and a nosh to share if you'd like.  

We'll teach you all the dances.  And have lyrics and hymnals for those who wish to sing.  And have hot apple cider!


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Nov 14: Support "Biracial & Rural" on Give to the Max Day!

Thursday, November 14, 2019 is Give to the Max Day in Minnesota! 

It's the Great MN Give Together! 

I have a personal storytelling project that I've been wanting to share for a few years now. It's called Biracial & Rural. And it's time to bring it to the fore. 




More details about what it is and why I feel so compelled to do it are at
https://www.givemn.org/story/Biracialandrural

We hope you are excited to support Biracial & Rural on Give to the Max Day.  

Please give generously on Nov 14! 

You can contribute to the project at the GiveMN.org link or the giving widget on the right side of this page.  

Points Of Light Music (PLM) is a fiscally sponsored project of Springboard for the Arts. What that means is that Springboard for the Arts has a legal contract with PLM to allow us to use their non-profit status to do fundraising.  When you make a contribution to Biracial and Rural, technically you're donating to Springboard for the Arts and then they regrant the funds to us (after taking a 5-7% administration fee*).  

On Give to the Max Day, Springboard is waiving their 5% administration fee on GiveMN.org transactions to encourage giving.  Translation:  Thu, Nov 14, 2019** is the best day to contribute to Biracial and Rural.

Isn't that awesome?!?  If you'd like to support Springboard and their mission for supporting artists (and communities) with resources to make a living and a life, go to https://givemn.org/organization/Springboard-For-The-Arts

Thank you for supporting Biracial & Rural on Nov. 14!
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* Why the 5-7% fee?  Springboard takes 5% for GiveMN.org transactions and 7% for all other contributions via cash or check***.  GiveMN.org charges 6.9% per transaction and so Springboard lowers their admin fee to 5% for GiveMN.org donations to help artists retain more of your contribution.  On Give to the Max Day (11/14/19), Springboard is waiving their admin fee all together, so this is the best day to give!

** Unfortunately, this does not apply to donations placed in the preceding days where GiveMN.org allows folks to schedule their giving.

*** If you'd like to contribute by check, make it out to "Springboard for the Arts" with "Points of Light Music" in the memo line, then mail it to "Points of Light Music, P.O. Box 11791, St. Paul, MN 55111."