From FAR-West Just For You (Monday, March 29th)

Topics in this post: Lockdown Lemonade #23 / Submission Request Lockdown Lemonade / Election Update / FAR-West Teaches / Upcoming Program Alert / FAR-West Discussion Listserv / Submission Request for Positive Jukebox

JUST PUBLISHED! Monday, March 29th
Lockdown Lemonade #23-Choosing Joy with the Help of Music, Wildlife, and Cakes
during the Pandemic by Maria Borges

You can read all Previous Lockdown Lemonade posts at

Shoutout to the music community! Let us hear from you! Lockdown Lemonade has been honored to be posting stories of survival, tips for getting through these challenging times and ALL kinds of ways to make lemonade out of the lemons we’ve been handed during the pandemic.  We are always on the lookout for more material to share with the community.
Type up your thoughts & feelings, share some laughs you’ve had, some tears you’ve shed, but most of all, let your community know how YOU’VE learned to make your very special brand of lemonade.
Submissions should be 300 words and will be posted based on approval from the Lockdown Lemonade Committee, who might also do a little editing and/or tweaking to help your work to look its best.
For guidelines, questions and other submission details, please contact Julie Zipperer at juliez@far-west.org or Marlynn Block at marlynn@far-west.org

Important note for the 2021 Board elections: Ballots for the FAR-West board elections were sent from Folk Alliance International to current members of FAI in our region last Tuesday, March 23rd.  FAI members who live in the FAR-West Region, please make sure to check your email for the ballot which came from Folk Alliance at invitations@mail.electionbuddy.com!
Voting opened on Tuesday, March 23rd and continues until April 20th. Election results will be announced on May 1st.


You can watch the archive of FAR-West Teaches:
Polishing Your Live Streaming Act:
A Music Performance Master Class
with Vicki Green on the FAR-West YouTube channel at

If you missed our first FAR-West Teaches,
“Stream Now, No Waiting” Parts 1, 2 & 3,
with Dan Navarro, they are now streaming on YouTube!
Part I: https://youtu.be/FmmE56288FI 
Part II: https://youtu.be/C82B8fnDsEU
Part III: https://youtu.be/xh4mBjGsOIM

Make sure to subscribe to the FAR-West YouTube Channel, so you don’t miss any future programming: https://www.youtube.com/user/farwestconference/



We’ve got lots of programming info coming … including a workshop with Laura Zucker, the April 6th Campfire, a new program called Communities Curated Showcases, and lots more.  So please stay tuned to the FAR-West listserv or our mailing list or your favorite social media account where you regularly get FAR-West news….
A Request for Positive Music and Stories
We have been adding positive songs and stories to our jukebox since late last year and we want to include you too! The Positive Jukebox is on-going! So if you don’t already have a song or story there, here are the instructions on what to send and where: https://far-west.org/positive-jukebox/
It would be great if you joined our mailing list. 
The FAR-West Mailman listserv / discussion list will be going away soon.
So the best place to get your up-to-date news from us is from our mailing list.  
It’s easy.  Just click here: 
Every Monday you’ll get an update with graphics and music!
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