Contra Dance/Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser March 10

The time has come again for another contra dance–Hooray!  This Saturday, we will be holding our annual fundraiser and community-building dinner.
Please join us for a spaghetti dinner with all the fixings: meatballs, Caesar salad, garlic bread.  Gluten-free and vegetarian options available to keep this an everyone-friendly event. Dinner will be prepared by The Root Cellar, and served by some of our contra dance community.
The dance portion of our evening will be called by local favorites, David Stewart and Ron Bell-Roemer.  Grandview Ceili Band will we carrying us through the night with their sweet tunes.
Help make this event a success by coming, and maybe bring along someone who’s never attended one of our dances.  It’s as easy as forwarding this email.
Some details:
Where: The Pine Forest Grange 63214 Boyd Acres Road, Bend   MAP
When: Dinner service will begin at 6pm.  Instruction and warm-up at 7:00 pm. Dance ends at 9:30.
Cost: $20 dinner+dancing; $8/person for just dancing. We have sliding-scale options for families, students, and children as well.
Soft-soled, non-marking shoes are recommended.
We will have a tip jar where you can say thanks to our out-of-town musicians and callers. This helps with travel costs.
Please respect the mandate of the Pine Forest Grange to keep the property free from alcohol and other drugs, this helps to keep our dances a safe and supportive community gathering.
See you Saturday on the dance floor!
Anna Witham

-Ron

February Pre-Valentine’s Dance

Our next dance is Saturday, February 10th, time to dust off your dancing shoes and dig your swirly skirts out of the closet! This month’s dance will be called by David Stewart and Ron Bell-Roemer, accompanied by the “Trees and Delbar”. Won’t you invite a friend or two, and join us this Saturday?

Some details:
Where: The Pine Forest Grange 63214 Boyd Acres Road, Bend MAP
When: Instruction and warm-up at 7:00 pm, come a little early. Dance ends at 9:30.
Cost: $8/person; $6/students. Children 10 and under are free with a paying supervising adult.
Soft-soled, non-marking shoes are recommended.
We will have a tip jar where you can say thanks to our musicians and callers. This helps with costs.

Please respect the mandate of the Pine Forest Grange to keep the property free from alcohol and other drugs, this helps to keep our dances a safe and supportive community gathering.

See you Saturday on the dance floor!

P.S. On March 10th we will be having a dinner fundraiser put on by our own Anna Witham at 6pm at the dance hall right before the dance, so save the date!

Dance Lessons Coming

I often get asked if there are lessons available for contra dance besides the first half hour of the dance. I will be offering square dance lessons starting February 12th. Modern Western Square Dance includes a larger variety of figures than contra and will help with the styling and timing of your dancing. If interested let me know at ron.bellroemer@gmail or use the contact information on the attached flyer. Thanks -Ron

January Contra

Warm New Year’s Greetings, Dancers!

Our next dance is tonight Saturday, January 13th, time to dust off your dancing shoes and dig your swirly skirts out of the closet! This month’s dance will be called by two familiar faces: David Stewart and Ron Bell-Roemer, accompanied by the Grandview Ceili Bend. Won’t you invite a friend or two, and join us this Saturday?

Some details:
Where: The Pine Forest Grange 63214 Boyd Acres Road, Bend MAP
When: Instruction and warm-up at 7:00 pm, come a little early. Dance ends at 9:30.
Cost: $8/person; $6/students. Children 10 and under are free with a paying supervising adult.
Soft-soled, non-marking shoes are recommended.
We will have a tip jar where you can say thanks to our musicians and callers. This helps with costs.

Please respect the mandate of the Pine Forest Grange to keep the property free from alcohol and other drugs, this helps to keep our dances a safe and supportive community gathering.

See you Saturday on the dance floor!
Anna Witham

PS there will be a Contra Board meeting before the dance at 6pm at the hall, anyone interested in attending is welcome.

Dance this Saturday, December 9

Warm greetings, friends!
Another months has quickly passed and it’s time again to gather and dance. Our next dance is this Saturday, December 9 at the Pine Forest Grange Hall. The exemplary Rich Goss will be calling, accompanied by the High Country Dance Band.
Invite a friend and come join the fun.

Some details:
Where: The Pine Forest Grange 63214 Boyd Acres Road, Bend
When: Instruction and warm-up at 7:00 pm, come a little early. Dance ends at 9:30.
Cost: $8/person; $6/students. Children 10 and under are free with a paying supervising adult.
Soft-soled, non-marking shoes are recommended.
We will have a tip jar where you can say thanks to our out-of-town musicians and callers. This helps with travel costs.

Please respect the mandate of the Pine Forest Grange to keep the property free from alcohol and other drugs, this helps to keep our dances a safe and supportive community gathering.

See you Saturday on the dance floor!
Anna Witham

Decorating our dance hall!

All dancers who are Sundown Round Dancers, Swinging Mountaineers, Bachelor Beauts, or Contra Dancers or you have danced at the Pine Forest Grange . . . . . . . .

Now we need to think about our Christmas festivities:

Starting with decorating the Grange for the holidays!

We will be decorating the Grange on Friday, December 1st, we will start at 4 PM. This is light work but fun and creative, then we go out to dinner together.

What: Decorating the Grange

Where: 63214 Boyd Acres, Bend, Oregon

When: Friday, December 1st, 4pm

See you there!