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SMALL PLEASURES TO PLAY AT DANCE SATURDAY

We have a very special lineup for our Saturday Contra Dance on November 18. Small Pleasures featuring Vivian Williams on fiddle will be our band, and Michael Karcher will be our caller. “Contra dancing has been around since the 1700s. … Continue reading

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3RD SATURDAY CONTRA DANCE MAY 20

Come dance with us on Saturday at the Grange Hall. Don’t know how to contra dance? Neither did any of us before we tried it. Besides, each dance is taught before the music starts.  And you don’t need a partner … Continue reading

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3RD SATURDAY CONTRA DANCE JANUARY 21

We are starting the year off with a bang, hosting a big contra dance on Saturday January 21. The caller will be Marlin Prowell from Bellingham, and a bi-coastal band comprised of Eric Anderson from Upstate New York on piano … Continue reading

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MICHAEL J. COHEN TURNS 85! PARTY AT GRANGE HALL

This week our own legendary outdoor nature educator, musician, contra dance host, and 25 year full time island resident turns 85 years old. In order to honor this epic event, there will be a special open house held at the … Continue reading

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ORGANIC CONTRADANCE FUNDRAISER

Here’s a treat! Saturday November 22nd at 7:30PM, Mike Cohen and the Organic Contraband will host a special fundraiser dance to benefit San Juan Island Grange #966. Mike will call, the band will play, refreshments will be served! Our Grange … Continue reading

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DECK THE HALL

You are at the Grange Hall. The band is hot, the contra dance is humming like a well-oiled machine. As the music ends, you bow to your partner, throw the doors wide, and WALK OUT ONTO THE NEW DECK! You … Continue reading

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3rd SATURDAY CONTRA DANCE JANUARY 18

Come to the San Juan Island Grange Hall this coming Saturday, January 18th for the 2014 opening of the 3rd Saturday Contra Dance.  Thanks to Liz Francis we’ll be treated to music by The Guys, a dynamic fiddle and guitar … Continue reading

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