Community Contra Dance with Fiddling Thomsons & Don Heinold

The Community Contra Dance Series hosted by Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.) continues on Saturday, September 22nd, at the Wolfeboro Town Hall’s “Great Hall”. Dances run from 7:00 to 10:00pm, with the first half hour dedicated to a brief overview of the basic steps of New England contra dance. Dances are a fun and energizing night out for all ages and abilities, even if you simply prefer to cheer the dancers on from the sidelines.

This upcoming dance will feature The Fiddling Thomsons, including father and son Ryan and Brennish Thomson, joined by Damaris Rohsenow and Paul Mangion. This award-winning band has taught workshops and played for dances and fiddle competitions throughout the region. Although they will be playing traditional New England contra tunes, the Thomsons have worked with a variety of musical styles and unusual instruments. Ryan is a respected contra enthusiast and music researcher and has even attended dances internationally!

Don Heinold will be calling the dance. Don is based out of Rhode Island and has been calling all over New England for over 8 years. Don is well known as a caller, waltz instructor and dancer in the greater RI, Central MA, Central & Eastern CT, and Southern NH areas, sought out for regular dances, parties, and weddings. He is known for the interesting and fun dances he calls. For her several years he was the organizer of Mostly Waltz RI and is frequently asked for lessons.

Dance admission fees are as follows: $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for 6yr-18yr olds, and 5yr and under free. Anyone experiencing financial hardship is invited to pay what they can and no one will be turned away for financial reasons. In an effort to protect the newly refinished wood floor in the Great Hall participants are encouraged to bring an extra pair of shoes for dancing that do not have a black sole. If you are unable to bring extra shoes there will be a brush at the door for you to remove dirt and snow before entering. G.A.L.A. is also looking to fill a few volunteer shifts for the dances this year if you are interested. For more information about this event or to sign up to volunteer visit their website at www.galacommunity.org, call the office at 603-5569-1500, or email josh@galacommunity.org.

 

East of Suez Benefit Night for G.A.L.A., Sept. 5th, 2018

Benefit Dinner at East of Suez
to support G.A.L.A.!
Wednesday, September 5th, 6-8pm

RESERVE YOUR SEATS BY CLICKING HERE

OR BY CALLING 603-569-1500

Join G.A.L.A. in celebrating sustainable community building while helping to raise funds to establish the area’s first Community Makerspace & Incubator!

The Benefit Dinner at East of Suez will take place on Wednesday, September 5th, 6-8pm at East of Suez Restaurant, where guests can enjoy the unique dining experience and delicious Southeast Asian fare, knowing that this year’s proceeds will go directly toward supporting G.A.L.A. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the vision and plan for establishing the Makerspace and receive a project update.

Enjoy a night out with family and friends while supporting a great cause, celebrating ten years of G.A.L.A.’s work, and hearing what may be in store for the next ten years!

What’s on the menu you ask? There will be table tidbits of Kroepek Chips, Wasabi Peas, Suez Kettle Corn, passed Appetizers of Chicken Satay, Goat Cheese Rangoon, Sushi Rolls, and Indian Samosa pastries, followed by a full buffet with Green Salad, Seafood Red Curry, Philippine BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Noodles, Roasted Local Vegetables & Yellow Rice Pilaf, plus a surprise dessert you will have to attend to find out!

[Gluten-Free/Vegan items by request]

G.A.L.A. and East of Suez will be working together by reaching out to area farms to source as many organic and local ingredients as feasible. As usual at East of Suez, it is a BYO beverage event.

Tickets are $45 and can be reserved by registering by clicking HERE or payment can be made over the phone by calling the office at 603-569-1500. G.A.L.A. does expect this event to fill up fast, so reserve your seats today!

Community Contra Dance, Sat. August 25th

The Community Contra Dance Series hosted by Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.) is excited to announce a very special dance featuring The Moving Violations accompanied by renowned caller Dereck Kalish. This event is free and open to the public, made possible by the Cate Memorial Fund.

The dance takes place on Saturday, August 25th at the Wolfeboro Town Hall’s “Great Hall” from 7:00 to 10:00pm, with the first half hour dedicated to a brief overview of the basic steps of New England contra dance. Dances are a fun and energizing night out for all ages and abilities, even if you simply prefer to cheer the dancers on from the sidelines and enjoy the live musical performance.

The Moving Violations have a playful energy that transcends borders of countries and encourages spontaneity and improvisation. Driving double fiddle harmonies, strong rhythm, affectionate abandon and occasional silliness prevail. Original compositions as well as Celtic, Eastern European, Swedish, Klezmer, and Classical are all fair game for The Moving Violations. Band members are Ron Grosslein on fiddle and mandolin, Eric Eid-Reiner on piano, and Van Kaynor on fiddle.

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