January 27th: Benefit dance event--dance, dinner and more dance!

Join us for an enjoyable afternoon and evening of music and dancing at the Grange Hall

Kicking things off, Crowfoot will present a special workshop for musicians and bands, from noon to 2:00. Presented by the Summit School and Young Traditions VT, make reservations by calling (802) 917-1186, or at www.summit-school.org. This will be "an exploration of band dynamics and arrangement ideas for concerts and contra dances", by one of the most popular contra dance bands, who will also be playing for the evening benefit dance!

A family dance with music by the Irregulars and calling by Nancy Turner will kick off the benefit events on Sunday, Jan. 27th. From 3:00 to 4:30, Nancy will call dances suitable for all ages and abilities. The Irregulars are an exciting group of young musicians who have played at the Champlain Valley Festival, as well as for contra dances. Bring your kids, your dancing friends--and your friends who are not yet dancing!

At 4:30, dinner will be served in the cafeteria on the lower floor, cooked up by Gail England and Alison Forrest. The menu features a first course of spring rolls with dipping sauces, then "diners' choice" of brown rice, tofu, chicken and vegetables, with a mild curry-spiced sauce. Bread by Red Hen Bakery, apple cider from Champlain Orchards, coffee or tea will also be included. Dessert will be home-made tiramisu, a luxurious Italian dessert made by Kathy Gruber. All of this will give you strength for the evening dance:

Music by Crowfoot Calling by Adina Gordon for contra dances from 5:30 to 8:00. Adina and Crowfoot have brought hordes of dancers out on the floor at the Grange, at the Ooh La La festival and many other places; they will bring you the best in interesting contras, with some waltzes thrown in.

Ticket costs for the benefit event:
Dancing: $10 per adult, $5 per child (either or both events)
Dinner: $10 per adult, $5 per child

The performers and chefs are donating their valuable services for this event, so your donation will be contributed to the mission of the Friends of the Capital City Grange. This non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation was set up in 2012, and has already funded the replacement of the flooring in the Hall. In 2013, planned projects include new windows, insulating windows in the upstairs Hall and the east side of the lower, cafeteria level, gratings in the porch floors in front of both entrances to help clean footwear, and more. For more information on the Friends or FCCGH, see the tab on the website, or contact Friends' Chair, Patty Giavara: pattycopeatcomcast [dot] net
We hope to see you there!
Check out the article about the mandolin made out of old flooring by Grange member and FCCGH board member Mike Ziegler in the Times Argus, and posted on this website!
And check out the photo of the spoons made by Grange members Dave Cain and Nancy Turner from old flooring (yes, the same Nancy Turner who is calling the family dance, and the same Dave Cain who made the poster for us! Spoons can be had by making a donation of $25 or more to the Friends! Each one is unique.

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