Category Archives: Fundraisers

Studio Fundraising Appeal

Friends of the Studio,

We have come so far in improving the Studio! It is a beautiful space that is getting more and more use from the community. In the next couple of weeks, we are getting a donation of most of a kitchenette! Some of the events going on at the Studio include:

  • Yoga
  • Belly Dancing
  • Vipassana book store
  • Hoedown (country dance)
  • AA Meetings
  • Free tax advisory (next month)
  • Live jazz and other musical events
  • Movie/game nights
  • and more…

We are taking in more money in rental fees but it is still not enough to cover all of the bills. The mortgage payment is $400/month, insurance is $150, telephone and electric are around $110, water and sewer is around $90, plus a few other miscellaneous monthly bills. That means we need around $800 per month to keep the Studio alive. We have enough on hand to get us through February but at the current rate of donations, rental income and expenses we will not be able to pay all of our bills in March.

We have a few generous “sponsors” who donate $15 to $25 per month. Thank you!! 

Donations to the Studio are tax deductible. Would you please make a donation now? Click the Donation link to donate online with PayPal or a credit card. You can also mail a check to the Studio at the following address.

North Fork Studio
PO Box 127
North Fork, CA 93643

Donation Link – On this page, you can make a one-time or recurring monthly donation. You can use PayPal, or, to the left of the PayPal box, you can click the link to donate with a credit card or bank account.

Thanks for your support!


PS: Having fundraisers periodically helps a lot to fund the Studio. We need volunteers to take on some leadership in organizing fundraisers. Let’s have another Hoedown! How about the Valentine’s dance? 

If you want to see the Studio continue to be a valuable community center, please help!

Studio Rental Rates Posted

The rental rates for the Studio have now been posted to the site. Click this link to view.

The rentals are divided into separate categories. One is for regular, weekly classes or events. The other is one-time rentals such as for a party, concert or lecture. If the event is not for profit and community serving, the Studio Board might choose to help sponsor the event with a reduced rental fee. Fill out the form at the bottom of the Rentals page to inquire or book a time.

Jazz Night a Great Success

A Splendid Time was had by All, at the Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam Fundraiser at The North Fork Studio. Thank you Friends, Family and Community for helping raise $250.

One person who attended the event wrote, “This was such a wonderful concert! Amazing to see we have so many accomplished musicians, in North Fork. A wonderful gathering.”

Thanks to John Kilburn for organizing the event and for all the musicians who participated.jazz show 5

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Reignite Lifework Purpose and Passion (Workshop)

Long-time North Fork resident, Rik Hansen, has decades of experience assisting people find the next step on their lifework path. He is going to hold a workshop at the Studio on June 15 at NO CHARGE! Donations will be accepted to benefit the Studio. Download the flyer here.

This generous offering is valuable for those seeking a new job, considering a career change or seeking more fulfillment in their work.

Imagine… feeling on-track and hopeful again. With a clear sense of what you can do now to discover and live a passionate next lifework that fully taps into your gifts, and is more alive, fulfilling, and successful than ever.

May Newsletter

If you didn’t get it, the May newsletter just shipped (er, emailed). You can see it by clicking this link. If you aren’t receiving it, you can sign up for the newsletter mailing list here. This list is different from the Studio listserv (group email list).

Hoedown Photos!

Not only did everyone have a whooping good time at the hoedown, the Studio raised over $700! Thanks to Jenny Pearson for organizing the raffle, all of the prize donors, and our wonderful community!

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Live human chess match

Hi Everyone,

After 5 years we are at last having the human chess match! It will be held in North Fork at the Mill Site on May 24th (9 am to 11 am).


We are looking for people who might donate used carpet squares for the chess board. Thity-two 3’x3′ sections are needed.

I will be playing Dale Livesey. You do not need to know how to play if you want to be one of the pieces.
Feel free to copy and put up the poster too (especially in Oakhurst)

Thanks very much,

Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance!

The Second Annual

Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance

will be held on Valentine’s Day at Town Hall! 


This event is a special fundraiser for Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. & the North Fork STUDIO

$20 per person & tickets are pre-sell only

A sit down plated 3 course dinner that includes green salad, tri-tip (a vegetarian offering too), baked potato, vegetable, roll and cheesecake for dessert. Coffee or tea also included. Desserts will be available for purchase and the North Fork Boosters will have a no-host bar.

Dance only price is $10 at the door after 7:00 pm

Tickets are available at:

  • Solstice Salon – Oakhurst (Junction Shopping Center – HWY 41 at Rd. 426)
  • North Fork Hardware or by calling Sue Novell at 877-2129
  • Most Squirrel Cage members have tickets as well.

Download the event poster here