Contra Dance Feb. 1 to be held in Rock Island


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Press release submitted by Illowafolkdance


Illowa Community Dance Series

Contras, Squares & Circles

7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Singing Bird Nature Center, Black Hawk State Historic Site
15th St. Off of Black Hawk Rd., Rock Island, IL

February 1, 2013
"Fiddlers of the Apocalypse"
Michael Romkey, Amy Klutho, Matthew Manweiler, Joanie Mercy all on fiddle.
There may be some changes in those playing.
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We do American Social Folk dancing mixed thoroughly with its Celtic-British roots - contras and squares and circle dances in the tradition of a community dance in a barn, grange hall, social hall or someone's home where all gathered for good music, to dance and to enjoy each other's company.
All dances taught: no partners necessary (the dances are usually danced in couples, but we change partners frequently); children welcome with adult participation; come once, come often.
Cost: Donation to cover costs for Bands, hall and publicity
For information: Drew & Maura McGrath Nagle, dance leaders at 788-8986 or 788-5143 on the web at http://illowafolkdance.tripod.com/index.html E-mail illowafolkdance@lycos.com

Dances for the rest of the season;
March 1, 2013 – "Band Ynys Craig Twmpath Dawns" - Cornish/Welsh Barn Dance
April1 5, 2013 "Yet to Be Named"
May 3, 2013 – "Fire in the Belly" Festival of May with May Pole Dance - British & American Dances
June 7, 2013 "Lost in the Weeds"

















 




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
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