Annual All-Day + Singing

On the Saturday before the Fourth Sunday in July, every year, we host the "Marilou and Don Jolly Memorial All-Day Singing", at the Porter House in Old Poway Park.  The date for 2011 is Saturday July 23.   Registration starts at 9am, singing 10am to 4pm, with a pot-luck Dinner-on-the-Ground at 12:30pm.  

Locals are encouraged to bring a dish to share.   (Kitchen facilities are very limited.   If possible, bring your contribution in a cooler if it needs to be kept refrigerated before the meal.   Also, it is helpful to bring appropriate serving pieces, marked with your name so you get them back.   There will be an opportunity before the meal for you to set your contribution out on the tables provided.)

On Sunday morning, we will also host a 2-hour singing at the Adobe Chapel in on Conde Street in Old Town San Diego.   This venue is a wonderful "singing room", and well worth visiting (and still have time to get home, Old Town being quite close to San Diego Airport and the train station).   After the singing, we'll go across the street to Cafe Coyote for lunch.


If you make it to San Diego on Friday evening, please come to the home of Jerry Schreiber and Carla Smith, 1536 Felton Street, for snacks and fellowship.   We'll probably be putting the finishing touches on our dinner contributions, but we'll be happy to see you.   You can relax after traveling, and meet other singers.

Social activities on Saturday evening are TBD.   There is usually a contra dance at the Trinity United Methodist Church, at 3030 Thorn Street in North Park, starts at 8pm (with a learner's session at 7:30pm).  

Local Hotels 

The  Poway Country Inn (now a Best Western) has been a favorite with singers coming to Old Poway Park.   At 13845 Poway Road in Poway, it is only 1.3 miles from the park itself, about a 25 minute walk.  

Other hotels in Poway:

Hampton Inn and Suites San Diego - Poway, 14069 Stowe Drive, Poway.   Room rate starts at $126/night.

Ramada Poway San Diego North, 12448 Poway Road, Poway.  Room rate starts at $72/night.

San Diego is, of course, a popular tourist destination, even for non-Sacred Harp singers.  There is a wide selection of hotels and motels throughout the area.   If you have a car at your disposal, you may wish to stay closer to other attractions (e.g. Old Town San Diego, where our Sunday morning singing will take place). 

Housing with Singers

There are a limited number of rooms available with local singers.   Please contact Jerry at (619) 544-0432 or, and we will try to make suitable arrangements for you.