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Folktoberfest

When: Fri., Oct. 5, 1-4:30 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 2018

On Fri. Oct. 5 and Sat. Oct. 6 folk lovers of all stripes will want to make their way to Mt. Pleasant Regional Library to celebrate the music of the 1960s Folk Era. Folktoberfest, which stuck to screening folk documentaries last year, expands this year to include additional activities like a folk sing-along and folk music trivia. Each event is free and family-friendly. Folktoberfest kicks off with a welcome party on Fri. Oct. 5 at 1 p.m., moving into a discussion of New York musician Richard Barone’s current project, which works to keep the music of 1960s Greenwich Village alive. Folktoberfest founder Greg Frohnsdorff says, “My daughter and I attended a concert in Central Park which came about because of Barone’s work, and I will definitely be talking about that and showing some photos.” Frohnsdorff’s discussion is followed by a screening of Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, an Emmy-award winning film about one of the founding fathers of Folk. Head back on Saturday for even more.

Price: Free

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