Contradance in Norwich

Contradance at Tracy Hall

200 Main Street, Norwich, VT – (we enter through the back doors by the White Church)
We’ve got light physical activity, LIVE MUSIC and a chance to meet and mingle with your friends and neighbors
7:45 pm – walk-through for new dancers  – come early if you’re new to this, the first dances are the simplest
Bring a clean change of shoes for the dance floor, and dress in layers for changing activity levels
bring a water bottle, and, if you are able,  potluck snacks for the break.
Simple, easy, and fun for everyone,
beginners and singles always welcome,
all dances taught and called.
Folks typically change partners after each dance, so there’s a variety of dancing experiences awaiting you.
Our two callers for May – David Millstone and Nils Fredland are both in HIGH DEMAND across the nation~!
that’s right – these two local callers travel about this great country of ours, sharing their fabulous calling skills.
Check out caller David Millstone’s website – plenty of info, and a calendar of local traditional dances – https://davidmillstonedance.com/
May and June Contradances in Norwich:
5/11 – Gypsy Minor with David Millstone calling
5/25 – Birl with Nils Fredland calling
6/8 – SuperTrio with McLane, Langford, & McDonald with Dave Eisenstadter calling
Admission is $12, $8 for students and under 16 are FREE!
(…and here’s a secret – no one is turned away…)
More dance info here:  http://uvdm.org  and on Facebook under “Norwich Community Dances”.
By |2019-05-09T10:44:00-04:00May 26th, 2019||0 Comments

Full Circle Concert – Lyme

It’s our annual Spring concert, this year with the theme of Nature. A beautiful mix of music, including a special commissioned piece, songs that will be new to you and some familiar gems. As always, you’ll have the chance to sing along! See you there.

Friday the 17th is at the Bradford Congregational Church in Bradford, VT.
Saturday the 18th is at the Lyme Congregational Church in Lyme, NH.

Full Circle is directed by Jennifer Yocom and accompanied by Patricia Norton.

Donations are welcomed at the door.

 

By |2019-05-02T10:40:47-04:00May 18th, 2019||0 Comments

Full Circle Concert – Bradford

It’s our annual Spring concert, this year with the theme of Nature. A beautiful mix of music, including a special commissioned piece, songs that will be new to you and some familiar gems. As always, you’ll have the chance to sing along! See you there.

Friday the 17th is at the Bradford Congregational Church in Bradford, VT.
Saturday the 18th is at the Lyme Congregational Church in Lyme, NH.

Full Circle is directed by Jennifer Yocom and accompanied by Patricia Norton.

Donations are welcomed at the door.

 

By |2019-05-02T10:37:26-04:00May 17th, 2019||0 Comments

Contradance in Norwich

Second Saturday Contradance at Tracy Hall

200 Main Street, Norwich, VT – (we enter through the back doors by the White Church)
We’ve got light physical activity, LIVE MUSIC and a chance to meet and mingle with your friends and neighbors.
7:45 pm – walk-through for new dancers  – come early if you’re new to this, the first dances are the simplest.
Bring a clean change of shoes for the dance floor, and dress in layers for changing activity levels.
Bring a water bottle, and, if you are able, potluck snacks for the break.
Simple, easy, and fun for everyone, beginners and singles always welcome, all dances taught and called.
Folks typically change partners after each dance, so there’s a variety of dancing experiences awaiting you.
Our two callers for May – David Millstone and Nils Fredland are both in HIGH DEMAND across the nation~!
That’s right – these two local callers travel about this great country of ours, sharing their fabulous calling skills.
Check out caller David Millstone’s website – plenty of info, and a calendar of local traditional dances – https://davidmillstonedance.com/
May and June Norwich Contradances at Tracy Hall:
5/11 – Gypsy Minor with David Millstone calling
5/25 – Birl with Nils Fredland calling
6/8 – SuperTrio with McLane, Langford, & McDonald with Dave Eisenstadter calling
Admission is $12, $8 for students and under 16 are FREE!
(…and here’s a secret – no one is turned away…)
More dance info here:  http://uvdm.org  and on Facebook under “Norwich Community Dances”.
By |2019-05-09T10:48:16-04:00May 12th, 2019||0 Comments

Bev Strout Memorial Variety Show

Bev Strout Memorial Variety Show, with lots of local talent (!) at 7pm, with a potluck dinner starting at 5:30.

If you’d like to perform, contact Bill Murphy at 795-2287.

Admission is by donations, and all of the money that is raised goes to the ACTS program in Honduras. Since 1986, teams of volunteers have been going to El Rosario in Honduras “to promote peace and justice through community development.”  Today many of the active ACTS members come from The Upper Valley, and about five times a year teams go for stays of about two weeks.  Without having to go to Honduras, the greater Lyme community can show its support for these volunteers through its donations at the potluck dinner and show.  A fun evening and a good cause.

By |2019-04-24T21:32:31-04:00April 27th, 2019|, |0 Comments

Cabin Fever Music ~ The Dinosaurs

Join The Dinosaurs for a warm and wonderful evening of great music provided by this fabulous group of musicians-including 2 local Lyme guys-Gary Hutchins & Dan Friehofer.

Enjoy the fellowship of fun and friends at the Lyme Center Academy Building.  If you like, bring your favorite, easy to share dessert. Beverages will be provided by CommunityCare of Lyme.

Donations gratefully accepted and go toward CommunityCare of Lyme programming and events. Thanks to the Dinos!!

Everyone welcome!

By |2019-02-25T09:20:59-05:00March 3rd, 2019||0 Comments

ONE! Inspired Weekend – Welcome Tent

Welcome Tent on Lyme Common — Come register for events or learn more about this ONE! Inspired Weekend!

Community Baptist Church of Englewood, NJ, is visiting the Upper Valley for a weekend of spiritual and cultural exchange, celebrating our shared mission in the world: One Body, One Spirit, One Hope. Lyme Congregational Church is teaming up with neighboring churches, The First Baptist Church of Lyme, Church of Christ of Dartmouth College, Norwich Congregational Church, and the Thetford Hill Congregational Church to host a full weekend of events, including shared music, meals, and worship. All are welcome!

Check out the full event listing. For more information, contact The Lyme Congregational Church at 603-795-2850.

By |2018-08-30T15:14:06-04:00September 14th, 2018||0 Comments

Hunker Down & Cozy Up

Upper Valley Music Center and Juneberry Community Chorus present their seasonal concert, “Hunker Down & Cozy Up…”

Join them on January 21, 2018 at 4:00 PM at the First Congregational Church on Thetford Hill.

Hunker Down and Cozy Up…

By |2017-12-04T22:24:13-05:00January 21st, 2018||0 Comments

Contradance with Live Music from Cuckoo’s Nest

Continue the tradition, and come dance with us at Tracy Hall in Norwich, VT on New Year’s Eve –
It’s not about technique, it’s about being out, and active, and having some collective fun with your friends and neighbors.
(…says one caller – “why do we call it ‘dancing’? – It’s really more like walking around with smile on your face…”)
Sunday, Dec. 31st – 8:00 pm
Contradance with LIVE MUSIC from Cuckoo’s Nest (fiddles, guitar, mandolin), Tony Parkes calling
walk-through for new dancers at 7:45 pm, all dances taught and called.
Admission – $15 / students $9 / under sixteen are FREE!
This is a smoke-free and alcohol-free event.
Tony Parkes, coming up from Boston, is a living legend in the world of dance calling, and he’ll have a wonderful program mixing contras, squares, mixers, and a few waltzes.
Beginners and singles always welcome, and it is fun for all ages.
Please bring a clean pair of shoes for the dance floor, and wear clothing in layers for changing activity levels,
Potluck finger-food snacks at the break, and singing at midnight!
Norwich contradances continue on the Second and Fourth Saturday of January…
More dance info here:  http://uvdm.org
and on Facebook under “Norwich Community Dances”.
By |2017-12-18T13:57:20-05:00January 1st, 2018||0 Comments

Tabor Valley Singers Final 2017 Performance

Don’t miss this world renowned chorus’ final performance of the year, Saturday, November 4 at 3 p.m.  Musical Director, Linda Duxbury has selected a wonderful eclectic mix that includes Broadway show tunes and Christmas favorites.
The Topsham United Presbyterian Church, in beautiful East Topsham, will host this talented group of singers.  The church is on Harts Road which is just off of East Topsham Road.
Everyone is welcome; admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted.
For further information, please contact Linda Duxbury via email (see link).
By |2017-11-01T15:29:41-04:00November 4th, 2017||0 Comments