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Oregon Federation News
April 2020

A publication of the Oregon Federation of Square and Round Dance Clubs

Printed 6 April 2020
President's Corner

Welcome to April.

As we move through situations around us and across the country, please take a moment and check on people you haven’t seen or heard from in a while especially those who you know live alone or don’t have relatives in the area. It doesn’t matter where you know them from: long time friend, church, square dancing or other activity, another family member – just check on them and make sure they are ok. If you yourself live alone, please make sure that you have made arrangements to check in with someone regularly too.

There are several reasons for checking in with people – it is comforting to know that there is someone who will call for help if they don’t hear from you (or the other way around); you or someone else will know that you or they are not forgotten; and it will give someone actual human contact if they are currently self-isolating. We all need this reassurance even if we won’t admit it.

A check in can be by phone call, email or text. Just reach out. Your contact may be the only one they get that day.

Let us continue to use good sense – if you aren’t feeling well, please stay home if you can and take care of yourself. But on the other hand – don’t panic and do a year’s worth of stocking up on supplies.

Have someone from your club keep the “Where and When” updated so others know if you are dancing for a particular night. If you are looking at going out – check the “Where and When” first and then, if you still aren’t sure – call the contact number to double check.

Keep safe and hopefully see you out and about again soon.

Karyn Buchheit

Editor's Note

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the square dancing world particularly hard. Unfortunately, our world is like the worst case: it is a very physical activity, necessarily involving a lot of personal contact, and our population is demographically way older than average, thereby making us more vulnerable.

It can be difficult to see the justification for all of these cancellations. After all, you are in charge of your own health, and ought to be able to make your own choices. However, with a virus like this, the stakes are substantially higher. It's true that, statistically, you will be just fine if you contract the virus. The problem is that you are contagious before you see symptoms, and in some case the virus runs its course without causing any symptoms at all, while you remain dangerously contagious. During that time, you are spreading the virus to others, and a percentage of those people will die. That's the result we're trying to avoid.

The CDC has now asked that all gatherings of 50 or more be canceled, and any gathering with more than 10 "vulnerable" people (meaning those over 60 and those with existing health conditions) be canceled. Unfortunately, that means virtually every square dance event.

Hang on tight, and we'll all get through this.


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Federation Events

Coronavirus Update

Many of our square dance organizations are canceling dances, classes, meetings, and special events in response to the rapid spread of the coronavirus. We've compiled a list of the cancelations we know about on the Federation's web page here.

Federation Meetings

The next Federation meeting, scheduled for Klamath Falls, on April 26, 2020, has been postponed until May 17. If the coronavirus limitations have not been listed by then, the meeting will be held as a videoconference.


Summer Festival

We hope you are planning to attend the 2020 Summer Festival, to be held at the Seaside Convention Center in Seaside on August 21-23, 2020. This festival is sponsored by the Eager Beavers and the Hoedowners.


Mid-Winter

Oregon's Mid-Winter Festival 2020 will be held January 22, 23 and 24, 2021, at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Albany.


Youth Scholarship

The OFSRDC Youth Activity Coordinator is accepting applications for this year’s OFSRDC Scholarship. There are two $500 scholarships available to graduating high school seniors or college freshmen. The completed applications are due in to the Youth Coordinator by May 1, 2020. Rules and applications are available on the Federation website or by clicking here or by contacting Thomas Buchheit at buchheitfarmkm@gmail.com If you know a square dancing youth who might be eligible, please encourage them to check this out.

Thomas Buchheit
OFSRDC Youth Activity Coordinator


Other National Events

The 73rd Silver State Festival in Sparks, NV, scheduled for May 8 to 10, has been canceled.

The 69th National Square Dance Convention® in nearby Spokane, Washington, has been canceled. Refunds will be issued.

The 70th National Square Dance Convention® will be held in Jackson, Mississippi, June 23-26, 2021.


Corporation Renewal Status

All clubs in the Oregon Federation are required to maintain their status as non-profit corporations with the State of Oregon. The Secretary of State's office mails out a renewal notice about a month before your registration expires every year. The following clubs expire this month:

April 1 -- Interstate Highlanders
April 7 -- ReVuN'Q
April 23 -- Oak Hills Squares
April 23 -- Salem Swingin' Stars
April 25 -- Valley Squares
April 26 -- Independence Wagon Wheelers
April 27 -- Single Trees
April 29 -- Tri Squares
April 30 -- Chaps & Petticoats

When & Where

Download a complete list of the Federation club dances this month, all sorted by date and city.

Everything in the When & Where is extracted from the state directory information. If you find that your club information is wrong, you can fix that by going to the directory information area and fixing your data.

Letters and Articles

Click on the title to see the article.

Obituaries

Available Callers & Cuers

You can download this list of callers and cuers who are available and ready to call or cue a dance for you.

Callers:

Daryl Clendenin
14421 SE Jupiter Ct
Milwakie, OR 97267
503-285-7431
daryl@clendenin.net
Cece & Sarge Glidewell
PO Box 1928
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
541-892-6646
541-892-2383
sargenceceg@outlook.com
Mark Wheeler
6728 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97206
503-709-9651
wheeler4mj@gmail.com
Ian Craig
6100 NE 138th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98682
360-931-9134
ian@doplanner.com
Sandy Harris
3008 Del Rio SE
Albany, OR 97322
541-974-4978
sandy.harris@comcast.net
Henna Yauger
14915 SE Brookfield Dr
Oregon City, OR 97045
503-780-1912
doglady2001@rocketmail.com

Cuers:

Cece & Sarge Glidewell
PO Box 1928
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
541-892-6646
541-892-2383
sargenceceg@outlook.com
Joyce Hooper

Beaverton, OR 97005
503-891-0587
ptldrose01@yahoo.com
Sandy Harris
3008 Del Rio SE
Albany, OR 97322
541-974-4978
sandy.harris@comcast.net
Rikki Lobato
2230 SW Webster Rd
Grants Pass, OR 97526
541-295-5270
rikkisrounds73@gmail.com
Federation Links
Oregon Round of the Month

The Rogue-Sis-Q Council has chosen the April Oregon Round of the Month: "Alligator Stroll", Phase II+2 Two-Step (strolling vine & slow rock the boat), choreographed by Ruth & Lloyd McKenrick, music by Josh Turner. Download your cue sheet here.

For more information on the Round of the Month, please contact .

Lessons starting in April and May

Everything in this section is taken from the state directory information. If you find that your class information is wrong, you can fix that by going to the directory information area and picking to the "Lessons" tab.


April

Vancouver
Columbia River Dancers
Hazel Dell Grange
7509 NE Hazel Dell Ave.
Basic
Tuesdays: 7:00-8:00 pm YEAR ROUND
Contact: 360-263-2312 or 360-606-8849
Vancouver
Columbia River Dancers
Hazel Dell Grange
7509 NE Hazel Dell Ave.
Mainstream
Tuesdays: 8:00pm-9:00pm YEAR ROUND
Contact: 360-606-8849

May

Vancouver, WA
Happy Hoppers
Washington Grange #82
7701 NE Ward Rd
Basic
Mondays, starting May 4 at 7:30 pm
Contact: 360-450-7029 Gil Shoemaker
Vancouver, WA
Happy Hoppers
Washington Grange #82
7701 NE Ward Rd
Plus
Mondays, starting May 4 at 6:30 PM
Contact: 360-450-7029 Gil Shoemaker

New Dancer Jamborees
April 10 (2nd Fri)
Single Trees
Spring Fling Dance
7:30 plus; 8-10:00 MS squares
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Jim Hattrick (2nd Fridays only)
Cuer: Jackie Gale

Special Dances
April 19 (3rd Sun)
Eager Beavers
Cancelled - 45th Anniversary Dance
1:00 - 1:45 Plus/rds 1:45 - 3:30 MAINSTREAM/rds
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: M.C. - Daryl Clendenin - Caller/Cuer
Cuer: Featuring Kalmbach, Hattrick, & Hooper
View Flyer
May 22 (4th Fri)
Charlie Brown Squares
Boatnik Square Dance Festival
3 Days of Dancing & Fun!!! 5/22 to 5/24 plus Jet Boat Ride
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Bronc Wise
Cuer: Peter Gomez
View Flyer
June 6 (1st Sat)
Lebanon Square Circlers
ALLIANCE Strawberry Festival Dance
6:30 PM
Lebanon Senior Center, Lebanon
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Cuer: Jackie Gale
View Flyer
June 7 (1st Sun)
Tualatin Valley Council
Alzheimer's Association Benefit Dance
2:00 to 5:00 pm
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: MC Dan Nordbye
Cuer: MC Julie Stiers
View Flyer
July 22 (4th Wed)
Star Promenaders
Diamond Lake Square Dance Festival
Great Festival July 22-25 - See Flyer
Diamond Lake, Diamond Lake
Caller: Mike Sikorsky/Michael Kellogg & Mike Haw
Cuer: Rikki Lobato
View Flyer
August 7 (1st Fri)
Central Oregon Council
Central Oregon Round Up - Aug 6-8, 2020
2-4pm Regional Callers, 4-5pm Advanced, 7-10pm MS w/Plus Tip
Sisters High School, Sisters
Caller: Jet Roberts
Cuer: Mary Ann Callahan
View Flyer
August 21 (3rd Fri)
Eager Beavers
Oregon Summer Festival Weekend
Summer Beach Party Seaside
Caller: Daryl Clendenin - Jim Hattrick - Randy D
Cuer: Dave Cooper - cuer
View Flyer

All the Flyers

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Pictures

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Independence Wagon Wheelers at their 60th anniversary dance, March 8


Sue Trautwein is presenting the lovely handmade quilt to raffle winner Teresa O'Neill. The quilt was donated by Virginia Weir, who created it in 1994 in honor of the National Square Dance Convention in Portland that year. The drawing was held at Corvallis Squares’ birthday dance in February.

River City Dancers 2020 Mainstream Class Graduation

Four squares at the Single Trees birthday dance Feb 14

Larry Reetz showing off the Single Trees' birthday cake, Feb 14
Councils & Clubs

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Blue Mountains Council
No council news received.
Elkhorn Swingers
No club news received.
LaGrande Star Promenaders
No club news received.

April 23 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
Not holding regularly scheduled dances
Fort Union Grange, Island City
Cuer: Guest Cuers
Muddy Frogs
No club news received.

April 19 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
Dark

Central Oregon Council - Link
No council news received.

April 13 (2nd Mon)
Meeting
meet every 2-3 months--time and place vary
High Desert Dancers
No club news received.

April 4 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

April 18 (3rd Sat)
Double Down/Triple Up Weekend Mainstream
7pm Rounds cue to the floor/7:30-9:30 MS&Rounds/9:30-10 Plus
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Caller: Adam Christman
Cuer: Adam Christman
Red Rock Squares - Link
No club news received.

April 3 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

April 17 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM
Redmond Grange, Redmond
Caller: Guest Callers
Cuer: Guest Cuers
Sagebrush Shufflers - Link
No club news received.

April 11 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

April 25 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00 PM
Ochoco School Crossing Gym, Prineville
Caller: JIM STEELE
Sundown Round Dance Club - Link
No club news received.

April 13 (2nd Mon)
Regular Dance
6:30-9:00 pm
Pine Forest Grange, Bend
Cuer: Mark McDonald

Emerald Empire Council - Link
No council news received.

April 20 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
every two months-call for details
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Boots & Sandals - Link
No club news received.

April 4 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Travelling; contact us
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Lennie Ludiker 4th Saturday
Cuer: Christina Corelli

April 25 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Travelling; contact us
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Lennie Ludiker 4th Saturday
Cuer: Christina Corelli
Cascade Callers & Cuers Assoc
We had a nice Fifth Saturday dance February 29, leap year. It was one of our dancers "17th" birthday so he got in free and had a cake and ice cream to celebrate too. Rosco Isbell is 68. That was fun!

On a sad note, Gail Jackson, one of our newer callers, lost her partner and best friend, Richard Kinkle. Richard suffered a heart attack unexpectedly. Gail is also our treasurer. Gail always felt so blessed to have Richard in her life, and we all are so sad for her. We will have a fifth Saturday Amateur Dance August 29. We encourage anybody who wishes to call and/or cue for fun to let one of us know.

Our next Fifth Saturday Dance is also the Area's Benefit Dance for Food for Lane County which will be May 30, 2020.

7The format will be the same as usual with 7:30- Pre-Rounds and 8:00 Squares and Rounds.

Calling and Cueing for fun,

Christina Corelli, Secretary CCCA

Cast A Shadow - Link
We continue to dance two Sundays a month as long as we can muster a square or two. On February 9th we were treated to the calling of Dan Preedy who was passing through our area. He is such a fine caller and we enjoyed dancing to him a lot. He even called a C-1 star tip for those of us who know C-1. We hope he’ll come by our way again soon. But in April we will have Dan Nordbye back in the state and hope he’ll call for us once a month like he did last year.

On Saturday Feb. 29 a whole square of Cast A Shadows members danced to Randy Dibble in Woodburn. Everyone had a great time and look forward to doing it again on the next 5th Saturday.

When we don’t have a live caller, we dance to recorded tips by nationals callers. We dance at eh Emerald Square Dance Center at 2095 Yolanda Ave. in Springfield from 2-4PM in Hall B behind the center. If you are in the area, please come join us. We’d love to have you in one of our squares. To see a tentative schedule of our dances go to CAS-sd.yolasite.com. Be sure to call ahead of time if you are not on the email list so you know for sure we are dancing. Call Fred Beisse at 458-221-3564 or Gaynor Hintz at (541) 741-4149.

Gaynor Hintz

Club Reporter


April 5 (1st Sun)
Regular Dance
Irregular, please see website link
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

April 12 (2nd Sun)
Regular Dance
Irregular, please see website link
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

April 19 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
Irregular, please see website link
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield

April 26 (4th Sun)
Regular Dance
Irregular, please see website link
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Misty Valley Cloggers
No club news received.

April 17 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Cuer: Lauri Weidenhaft
Single Trees - Link
In February we held only one dance but it was a good one! It was our Sweetheart of a 56th Birthday Dance with quite a few visitors to swell our ranks. Jim Hattrick was his fantastic self and we welcomed him back along with his current protégée Melissa James and former protégée Mark Wheeler. We had six squares in the hall and lots of birthday cake to celebrate. A good time was had by all. Thank you all who came and made this so much fun.

We did not hold a dance at the end of February as the hall had been rented out to the Eugene Opera for rehearsals. Jim will be back calling our 2nd Friday dances and we look forward to having Darrell Kalmbach call our 4th Friday dance in April. I got to dance to his fine calling at the Independence Wagon Wheelers 60th birthday dance March 8. He is such a fine cller—he along with George Hermann and Bruce Lowther made it a special dance for sure.

Keep on dancing, everyone, and stay well.

Gaynor Hintz


April 10 (2nd Fri)
Spring Fling Dance
7:30 plus; 8-10:00 MS squares
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Jim Hattrick (2nd Fridays only)
Cuer: Jackie Gale

April 24 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
7:30 plus; 8-10:00 MS squares
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach - guest caller
Cuer: Jackie Gale
Spin Cycle Squares - Link
We were dark a couple of Sundays end of February and the beginning of March when the Eugene Opera was using the hall for their rehearsals.

We dance every Sunday with very few exceptions from 5:30 with Tim Matteson calling all levels mainstream to advanced. Tim is very good at adapting levels for whoever shows up.

Remember, our hall has a cushioned wood floor, air conditioning and even heat! We always seem to have a lot of food too!

Come one, come all and join us for FUN dancing and camaraderie.

Call Tim Matteson at 541-988-0399 or David at 541-520-7311 to make sure we are dancing. We'd hate to miss you!

Come and dance with us!

Christina Corelli


April 5 (1st Sun)
Regular Dance
5:30-8:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

April 12 (2nd Sun)
Regular Dance
5:30-8:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

April 19 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
5:30-8:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson

April 26 (4th Sun)
Regular Dance
5:30-8:00 p.m. MS Plus & Advanced Call for dates
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Tim Matteson
Sweet Home Squarenaders
No club news received.

April 11 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:30pm Plus; 8:00-10:30pm MS square dance
Oak Heights School, Sweet Home
Caller: Jim Voll
Cuer: Jackie Gale
Whirl-A-Ways - Link
No club news received.

April 11 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 plus 7:30-10:00 ms
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Mike Kious
Cuer: Christina Corelli

April 18 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 plus 7:30-10:00 ms
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Mike Kious
Cuer: Christina Corelli
Wolf Pack - Link
No club news received.

April 4 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

April 25 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

Interstate Highlanders
No council news received.

April 18 (3rd Sat)
Meeting
6pm before the club dance Quarterly
Triad School Student Union, Klamath Falls
Klamath Country Squares
No club news received.

April 18 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

April 24 (4th Fri)
KC's 49th Birthday
Birthday Party
IOOF Lodge #137, Klamath Falls
Caller: Cece Glidewell
Cuer: Sarge Glidewell
View Flyer

April 25 (4th Sat)
KC Birthday/State Meeting
See Flyer
IOOF Lodge #137, Klamath Falls
Caller: Cece Glidewell
Cuer: Sarge Glidewell
View Flyer

Mid-Willamette Council - Link
No council news received.

April 20 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
Sept, Nov., Jan., Mar., May
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Braids & Braves - Link
We had a wonderful Valentine's Dance! We had two squares of happy dancers including four visitors from the Summer Festival committee. Bruce Lowther called and Judy Russell cued the dance. You missed a fun evening on the newly-refinished floor that looks great and is wonderful to dance on! Carmen

April 18 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 - 9:30PM
McMinnville Grange, McMinnville
Caller: Leonard Snodgrass
Cuer: Sandra Pinion
Capitol Callers & Cuers Assoc - Link
No club news received.

April 19 (3rd Sun)
Regular Dance
Dark
Cherry City Cloggers - Link
No club news received.

April 7 (1st Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

April 14 (2nd Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

April 21 (3rd Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem

April 28 (4th Tue)
Regular Dance
4:00p - 8:00pm
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Corvallis Squares - Link
February held good times for our club. Our birthday dance was a fun evening and we’re grateful for all who came to share in the festivities! Our mainstream square dance graduation was at the end of February—quite a celebration! Many thanks to our class coordinators and angels who shared their enthusiasm for the fun activity and camaraderie that square dancing brings. New members add to the energy of the club!

By the time this OFN comes out, we will have had our annual Coast Retreat the weekend of March 13-15. Highlights include the dancing, of course, and the social time including the group potluck on Saturday at noon. It's not too early to save the 2nd weekend in March for next year's Coast Retreat! Karen


April 11 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

April 25 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Golden Squares
No club news received.

April 6 (1st Mon)
Regular Dance
7:00 P. M.
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Julie Stiers

April 20 (3rd Mon)
Regular Dance
7:00 P. M.
The Estates Auditorium, Woodburn
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Julie Stiers
Independence Wagon Wheelers - Link
No club news received.

April 4 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

April 11 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Lebanon Square Circlers - Link
No club news received.

April 4 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

April 4 (1st Sat)
Mystery Trip
Dark

April 18 (3rd Sat)
Girls Night Out Easter/Bunny Hop Dance
Dark
ORDTA - Link
No club news received.
ReVuN'Q
The month of February was a slow month for our club. We continue to work on Fox Trot and review other previously taught rhythms. The later class is working on dances taught at recent dance weekends. The cuers continue to work on adding more dances to their available listing so we as dancers have more variety.

Once the Federation ballots are received, we will hold a meeting to vote on them and to work on club officers and thoughts for what we want to do in the future. Our club is small but steady. Come and join us soon. Marilyn Schmit


April 2 (1st Thu)
Regular Dance
Ph 3 6:30pm;floor time 7:15; Phase 3-4 7:45; Ph 4 8:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano

April 9 (2nd Thu)
Regular Dance
Ph 3 6:30pm;floor time 7:15; Phase 3-4 7:45; Ph 4 8:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano

April 16 (3rd Thu)
Regular Dance
Ph 3 6:30pm;floor time 7:15; Phase 3-4 7:45; Ph 4 8:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano

April 23 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
Ph 3 6:30pm;floor time 7:15; Phase 3-4 7:45; Ph 4 8:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano

April 30 (5th Thu)
Regular Dance
Ph 3 6:30pm;floor time 7:15; Phase 3-4 7:45; Ph 4 8:30
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Stephanie Lozano
Salem Swingin' Stars
No club news received.

April 3 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

April 17 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Silver City Squares
This has been an interesting year for us so far and it looks like that it will continue to be so for a while.

Leonard Snodgrass is resigning as our club caller as he has decided to accept a position as club cuer for Valley River Dancers. We wish him luck. His last dance as our caller will be our May dance. Since this is also usually one of our dinner dances, please come out and join us in sending Leonard off with a smile and as full a dance floor as we can manage. Please watch for our flyer for our May dance for more information.

We are taking advantage of the dances we have left with Leonard to have prospective club callers come in to share the stage and "audition".

The Knights and Dragons are practicing hard and we are still fundraising since our competition is May 1st and 2nd. Mom (Karyn) has had to do a lot of rearranging with practice schedules for us this year so that we can have as much time as possible together as teams. Petrina Buchheit


April 10 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Timber Twirlers - Link
No club news received.

April 3 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

April 17 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark
Willamette Squares
The Willamette Squares had a great time at their regular monthly dance. Everyone seemed to be in a jovial mood as we twirled and boxed and promenaded! There were a variety of refreshments and a number of announcements plus split the pot! As we prepared to say good night in our large circle, Sandy, our caller, ran around the inside of the circle giving everyone a hearty high five! It was a fun night! Jodee

April 25 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

Portland Area Council - Link
No council news received.

April 20 (3rd Mon)
Meeting
7:30 PM
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Bachelor N Bachelorettes - Link
Dark until our 55th Anniversary Dance April 8th.

April 1 (1st Wed)
Regular Dance
Dark

April 8 (2nd Wed)
Anniversary Dance
Dark

April 15 (3rd Wed)
Regular Dance
Dark

April 22 (4th Wed)
Regular Dance
Dark

April 29 (5th Wed)
Regular Dance
Dark
Buzzin Bees
The Buzzin' Bees are continuing with our mainstream lesson. We are still excited about our students and all the support from our Angels.

April 18th is the Buzzin' Bee anniversary Dance. The Theme is Honey Time! This will be our 62nd anniversary and we will have KC Curtis calling and Lonnie Sycks cueing. We start dancing with pre plus at 7pm and Mainstream with rounds at 7:30 pm. Come and join us!

The Bee


April 4 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 pre rounds 7:30 squares
Hazel Dell Grange, Vancouver
Caller: K.C. Curtis
Cuer: Lonnie Sycks

April 18 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 pre rounds 7:30 squares
Hazel Dell Grange, Vancouver
Caller: K.C. Curtis
Cuer: Lonnie Sycks
View Flyer
Chaps & Petticoats - Link
No club news received.

April 3 (1st Fri)
Hippie Dance
Dark

April 17 (3rd Fri)
Go HogWild Dance
Roasted Pig Dinner at 6:45 before dance
Maplewood Grange, Aurora
Caller: Tim Kane & Sue Harrel
Cuer: Tom Klug
Country Cut-Ups - Link
As of this writing, we have not canceled any of our dances due to the threat of the novel coronavirus. We have bathrooms right off the dance floor to make hand washing easier and always have hand sanitizer out and ready to use. We will pay close attention to wiping down commonly touched surfaces like door knobs and drinking fountains. Remember to be considerate and stay home if you have any fever or respiratory symptoms. We understand the dances may be smaller, but many of us need the exercise and social contact. Our dances are never over 250 persons, which is the size cut off set by our governor. If we do need to cancel an event, it will be on our Facebook page, our website, and on the OFN. You can also call Marc De La Bruere at (503) 502-8478 for the latest.

At this time, we are looking forward to our Murder Mystery Play and Dance on April 19th, performed by the Crazy 8 Players. Patricia Neils has a broken ankle and may be playing her character in a wheelchair. Pray for her speedy healing! It is another original play, so come and be part of the fun. Tickets are on sale now! If you have not gotten yours, contact Bev, Marc, Young, Patricia, or Carol.

Beverly De La Bruere


April 4 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

April 11 (2nd Sat)
Annual Barn Sale
Dark

April 19 (3rd Sun)
Murder Mystery Play/Dance
Dark

April 25 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00pm Plus, 7:30-10:30 Mainstream (3rd Tip Plus)
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Julie Stiers
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Happy Hoppers - Link
As this report is being written the Happy Hoppers along with many other square dance friends and clubs are struggling with decisions relating to continuing club activities in light of the concerns about the coronavirus impact. Although we have a number of activities planned for the month of April, we realize that to protect the health of our members, guests, and caller it may be necessary to cancel them.

Currently we are looking forward to a pizza night and club meeting on April 4th before our dance starts at 7:30. Election of officers for the next dance year will occur during that meeting. Given that it is sometimes difficult to get people to step up and offer to take board positions, we are delighted to have candidates for all elected officer positions. It is especially rewarding that we have a mix of new and returning volunteers. Since we believe that these officers will bring fresh ideas for our club activities, we are looking forward to another great year of dancing.

On April 13th we will have a gently used clothing resale during our regular Monday night lesson. Throughout the years we have been blessed with a large amount of very nice square dance attire being donated for the sale. Our new dancers as well as club members and guests have a great time finding just the right outfit or addition to their wardrobe. It is sometimes hard to get the students back on the dance floor for their lesson. The true reward is to see how much fun the students seem to have when they show up at the next lesson wearing their new clothes.

We are hopeful that we will be able to celebrate our 61st anniversary at our May 2nd dance. The theme for this year is “April Showers Bring May Flowers.” We hope to have a large number of our square dance friends join us that night to help us celebrate.

The Hoppers are sending their best wishes to all our square dance friends hoping you will stay healthy and well and we will see you in a square somewhere soon.

Jean Tolstrup


April 4 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

April 18 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Heads to the Center - Link
No club news received.

April 2 (1st Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

April 9 (2nd Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

April 16 (3rd Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

April 23 (4th Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club

April 30 (5th Thu)
Regular Dance
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Milwaukie Grange, Milwaukie
Caller: tape club
Oaky Doaks - Link
No club news received.

April 4 (1st Sat)
Fiesta Dance!
7:00 Pre-Rounds, 7:30- 9:30 Mainstream
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Caller: Don Hart
Cuer: Julie Stiers
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April 18 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 Pre-Rounds, 7:30- 9:30 Mainstream
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Caller: Don Hart
Cuer: Julie Stiers
River City Dancers - Link
Due to the rapid spread of the Corona virus , River City Dancers has decided to cancel both of our dances in March. We are still hoping to be dancing in April. Everyone’s health and safety is our main concern. Stay healthy and keep washing your hands. Hope to be dancing again soon.

Carol Mendenhall


April 11 (2nd Sat)
70s Dance
Dark

April 18 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Rosetown Ramblers - Link
The Ramblers already planned to be dark in March to support the Puddletown Squares dance weekend in Seattle on March 14. Then, the darkness of the coronavirus descended, and the Seattle weekend was canceled—as were most square dance events for the month of March, including our club’s lessons. Our fervent hope is that things will be back to normal by the time this news is published.

If we’re able to resume dancing, we have a real lulu teed up for April 11. This will be the Rosetown Ramblers Spring Formal* (*formal attire optional), a mash-up of Easter bonnets and prom and cotillion and however else you interpret “spring” and “formal.” Creative attire admired! The caller will be international phenom Gary Monday, from Seattle. We will alternate Mainstream and Plus dancing from 7 to 9:30. The second tip will be an Advanced star tip.

Our graduation dance is scheduled for May 9—stay tuned for more info, as that date could change depending on when we resume lessons.

Wishing good health to all and much dancing delight!

Jeff Knapp, President


April 11 (2nd Sat)
Spring!
Alternating Mainstream and Plus, 7:30 to 9:30
Oak Grove Community Club, Oak Grove
Caller: Gary Monday (Seattle)
Tumbleweeds
No club news received.

April 3 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

April 10 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

April 17 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

April 24 (4th Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

Rogue-Sis-Q Council
With these times of concern, possible isolation, fear, and panic, we need to look at resources other than taking face to face contact. WE have a great social networking resource with our Square and Round dance communities.

Rogue Sis Q Council and clubs are dark for the month of April, maybe longer. The COVID-19 has played havoc on the activities. Pear Blossom is not cancelled, but postponed until the first weekend in May.

Rogue SisQ council hopes everyone remains safe, stay healthy, and continue to enjoy life.


April 7 (1st Tue)
Meeting
4:30pm on even numbered months
Round Table Pizza, Medford
Charlie Brown Squares - Link
We hope everyone is staying healthy during all of this chaos!! March started out well with a fun dance on March 7th w/Phil Ramey & Sarge Glidewell. We had a great visitation from the Star Promenaders and they stole another of our banners - so when things settle down - we will need reciprocate!!! Our classes & workshops are going well; unfortunately as with most, if not all other clubs in Oregon; we've had to shut down thru at least April 8th. We remain optimistic that we can pick things back up after that. We have the April 18th Rainbows & Roses dance still scheduled at this time with Chuck & Elaine. 6pm A1 w/Chuck & PreRounds @ 7pm followed by Alternating Plus & Mainstream. We hope that our dancing will return to normal soon!! Of course we have the Boatnik Festival; and that is still on schedule and will be a fabulous & fun weekend w/Bronc Wise & Peter(Chama) Gomez - what a way to celebrate!!

Please watch the website or the Facebook Pages for updates & more info -or contact a board member.

Stay Healthy & We Will See You Soon!!!

Charlie's Website: www.charliebrownsquares.com

Charlie's Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/charliebrownsquares


April 4 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

April 18 (3rd Sat)
Rainbows & Roses
6pm A-1 7pm Pre Rounds 730 Alt MS/Plus
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Chuck Simpkins
Cuer: Elaine Funk
Circle-N-Square
Greeting s from Yreka

Once again I begin with sad news. Long time member Linda Hayes passed away due to the many complications of Muscular Dystrophy. She and Ron dedicated countless hours helping our club, volunteering as officers and board members, along with heading and running our "Pepsi Booth" over the past several years. She will certainly be missed.

Thank thank you to everyone who attended our Valentine's dance we had three squares. we danced Advanced, Basic, M/S and Plus A big thank you to our Oregon dancers, as well as many of our Monday night dancers. They really had a great time showing off their new clothes that Peggy got off of the Stars clothes racks. A very special thanks to Elaine for doing our rounds, we look forward to having her do our future dances.

We hope you will join us for our St. Patrick's Dance with a splash of Mardi Gras thrown in. We are planning our Easter Bonnet Dance in April. We had great fun last year modeling Bonnets and Hats. So be sure to dig out your best Bonnet or Hat and plan to attend. There will be a special prize for the best Bonnet and hat.

We are working on something special for our 52nd Gold Diggers Dance. We plan on raffling off another custom locket. Even with the conflict of the Nationals we hope to hold the dance but are shooting for the 4th weekend. Who knows this year it may be a two day event :-0 :-)

We hope to see you on the floor

Dean


April 17 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
ADV/MS/PL
Evergreen Elementary School, Yreka
Caller: Dean Black
Cuer: Elaine Funk
Star Promenaders - Link
Again, I can't remind you all enough. Don't forget July at Diamond Lake in 2020. We will have a real "TRIFECTA" and a Bonus with 3 callers of National status. We will have Mike Sikorsky, Michael Kellogg and Mike Haworth, with the bonus of Rikki Lobato as the featured cuer.

Our March "Game Night" was a lot of fun. Attendance was a little thin, but we all had a great time anyway. The next Game Night is May 8th and the potluck theme is "Hillybilly Fixins'."

That is something like beans and cornbread, or some such, I think.

The "Teddy Bear" Dance originally schedule for March 28th, is going to be postponed. There is not a new date available yet, but we will advise everyone when it will be. This is such an important event for the kids in Jackson County. The Stars are once again collecting stuffed animals for the Jackson County Sheriff's Department to give to children in distress. Las year we collected and donated 200+ animals. I think we can do better. There is a tote on the stage at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center to put the animals in. PLEASE HELP!

We are once again going to sponsor the Alzheimer's Benefit Dance. It will be Sunday, June 7, 2020 from 2pm to 5pm. This is a very worthy cause and hits home to a lot of us in the square dance world. All proceeds will go to Alzheimer Research. The Callers & Cuers are donating their time and the Stars are donating the hall. A challenge has been issued. Last year we raised $520+ and the challenge is to double that, at the very least.

See you in a Square!


April 11 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
pre-rounds 7:30
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Phil Ramey
Cuer: Bob Dingman

April 25 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
pre-rounds 7:30
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Phil Ramey
Cuer: Bob Dingman

South Coast Council
No council news received.
Beachcombers - Link
No club news received.

April 25 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
3 PM to 6 PM Oct-June DarkJuly & August
Beachcombers Cove, Port Orford
Caller: Guest Callers
Cuer: Cathy Houston
Crook County Mavericks
No club news received.

April 10 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
7:00-9:00 PM Phase II-IV
Beachcombers Cove, Port Orford
Cuer: Dave Cooper
Saints-N-Aints - Link
No club news received.

April 4 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

April 18 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00-10:00
Harmony Methodist Church, Coos Bay
Caller: Sherm Welch
Cuer: Cherie Cox and Cathy Houston
Sets In Order - Link
No club news received.

April 11 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 PM
Coquille Community Building, Coquille
Caller: Coleeta Quigley
Cuer: Denise Harris

Tualatin Valley Council - Link
The TVC fifth Saturday Dance on Leap Day, February 29th, "Celebrate Winter Ending" at the Aloha Grange was well attended with over 100 dancers. Adam Christman and Joyce Hooper made the evening special. The dance was co-hosted by the M 'n M's who did a very good job! The club with the highest percentage of their members present, the Oak Hills Squares, took home the TVC banner. Well done!

The Council encourages all dancers to attend the anniversary dances of member clubs and you still have time to plan on attending the R Square D's 67th anniversary on the 28th of March at the Kelso Senior Center in Kelso.

Coming in April will be two more anniversaries, the Valley Squares will have their 71st Anniversary on the 18th of April at the Aloha Grange. The dance begins at 7pm with mainstream and then plus from around 8:30 to 9:30 or so. This dance features Scott Zinser calling and Connie Clark cueing.

The very next day on Sunday April 19th, the Eager Beavers will be celebrating their 45th anniversary at the IOOF Hall in Hillsboro. This year the Caller/MC will be Daryl Clendenin who will be assisted by Jim Hattrick and Darrell Kalmbach. Cueing will be Daryl, Jim, and Joyce Hooper. The dance begins at 1:00pm with Pre-Plus and Ph III rounds followed by Mainstream and Ph II at about 1:45 to 3:30. Open break from 1:45 to 3:30.

Ferrous Steinka


April 27 (4th Mon)
Meeting
7:00
Old Spaghetti Factory, Hillsboro
Columbia River Dancers - Link
No club news received.

April 11 (2nd Sat)
Regular Dance
7 PM plus, 8 PM Mainstream
Hazel Dell Grange, Vancouver
Caller: Jim Hattrick 4th Saturdays
Cuer: Jim Hattrick 4th Saturdays

April 25 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7 PM plus, 8 PM Mainstream
Hazel Dell Grange, Vancouver
Caller: Jim Hattrick 4th Saturdays
Cuer: Jim Hattrick 4th Saturdays
Eager Beavers - Link
Reigning King of Hearts Chet Wolter and Queen of Hearts Carolyn Hindman graciously crowned our new King and Queen of Hearts John Semm and Nancy Clark who will serve until next year. Before he left office King Chet knighted our caller Sir Hattrick of the Square Dance Realm. The crowd responded with a loud cheer.

Supporting square dancing is easy when it is lot of fun. Some of us are on a mission to give you more opportunity for fun by recruiting dancers for Seaside Summer Festival, August 21 - 23. We have ribbons for sale. For more information see our flyer at EagerBeavers.info. Look for us. We will be wearing green vests looking like crossing guards.

Set a goal of visiting at least one other club once a month. You will be warmly welcomed, which feels good, and you may find you have visitors to your club which makes both of you winners. The days are longer and the weather better so you have no excuse. However, do check for closures in case of Covid-19 virus spread to our area.

It was exciting to see such a great crowd at the TVC dance at the Aloha Grange. The dancing was fast and furious with a lot of laughter at the silly goofs even seasoned dancers had. We may not be perfect but we have more fun than anybody.

Plus Lessons are moving along quickly with a small but enthusiastic class. Sometimes it is difficult to see who is student and who is member and it is all good fun. Remember we are now dancing at the Aloha Grange as of March 2nd with lessons and brush up at noon.

What is the most important dance in April? If you said, “Eager Beaver Anniversary Dance” you are correct. Join us for a great dance and great refreshments and most important, fantastic callers and cuers. Save the date and join us at the IOOF Hall, Sunday, April 19, 1:00 pm, for a mix of Mainstream, Plus, and Round dancing.

We dance on most holidays. Even if you have a job, you can join us once in a while. Our three callers keep us on our toes as each week one seems to have some new twist to keep our minds sharp. During lessons our regular Plus dance is at 1:15 - 3:00 pm immediately following the noon class. Come enjoy our three great callers. We dance "Every Monday Afternoon" at the Aloha Grange, 185th Ave & TV Highway, Aloha. Please check for up to date information at www.EagerBeavers.info.

Rachel Nettleton


April 6 (1st Mon)
Cancelled thru April
1:15 - 3:00 pm Plus & Ph II & III Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Daryl Clendenin - Caller/Cuer
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April 13 (2nd Mon)
Cancelled thru April
1:15 - 3:00 pm Plus & Ph II & III Rounds
Sunset Presbyterian Church, Beaverton
Caller: Jim Hattrick Caller/Cuer
Cuer: Daryl Clendenin - Caller/Cuer

April 19 (3rd Sun)
Cancelled - 45th Anniversary Dance
1:00 - 1:45 Plus/rds 1:45 - 3:30 MAINSTREAM/rds
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: M.C. - Daryl Clendenin - Caller/Cuer
Cuer: Featuring Kalmbach, Hattrick, & Hooper
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April 20 (3rd Mon)
Cancelled thru April
1:15 - 3:00 pm Plus & Ph II & III Rounds
Sunset Presbyterian Church, Beaverton
Caller: Jim Hattrick Caller/Cuer

April 27 (4th Mon)
Cancelled thru April
1:15 - 3:00 pm Plus & Ph II & III Rounds
Sunset Presbyterian Church, Beaverton
Caller: Jim Hattrick Caller/Cuer
Cuer: Daryl Clendenin - Caller/Cuer
Hayshakers - Link
The Hayshakers will hold its 68th Anniversary Dance on Friday May 15th from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Mark Wheeler and Jim Hattrick will call and cue throughout the night. Plus Squares will be danced from 7 until 8 p.m., then Mainstream from 8 until 10 with round dances alternating during both. Refreshments will be served at 10. The dance will be held in the Pacific Grange which is located at 90475 Highway 101 midway between Seaside and Astoria.

Craig Holt


April 17 (3rd Fri)
Regular Dance
All year around starting at 7:00 p.m.
Pacific Grange, Warrenton
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Guest
Hoedowners - Link
No club news received.

April 11 (2nd Sat)
Easter Parade
7:00-8:00 Plus/Interm. Round;8:00-10:00 Mainstream
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Randy Lewis
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April 25 (4th Sat)
Renaissance Faire
7:00-8:00 Plus/Interm. Round;8:00-10:00 Mainstream
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Randy Lewis
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Mix N Mingle - Link
Well, we are back in swing with 2 dances this month: April 4th & 18th. This is a special month, too, as it was in April that Randy and Jeanine did their first dance with us! Of course back then they were hired as a guest caller and guest cuer but it was very soon after that they became our permanent caller and cuer and a great team. That was 20 & 21 years ago; they just get better and better. Here's a heads up, M&M’s are dancing May 2nd but,. . . . . M&M’s WILL BE DARK ON MAY 16. We will keep you updated on calendar changes thru this OFN report as well as our website: mixandminglesquares.org

Lindie Noonan


April 4 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Pre-Rounds 7:30; Squares 8-10:30
Winona Grange, Tualatin
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jeanine Norden

April 18 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Pre-Rounds 7:30; Squares 8-10:30
Winona Grange, Tualatin
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Jeanine Norden
Oak Hills Squares - Link
Oak Hills Squares first anniversary dance now has a definite time and venue! Sunday, June 28th at Hillsboro IOOF Hall. 2:00 pre-rounds and 2:30 to 4:30 mainstream. Cake and finger food snacks will be available after the dance. Lane Clem and Renee Ruud calling, and Connie Clark cueing. There will be two oak tree saplings, to be awarded to the club with the highest percentage in attendance, and the club with the highest number in attendance. The clubs will be recognized, and the trees planted in the Oak Hills greenway, with a plaque designating the club as the donor.

Our April theme dance will be a Peanut Butter and Jelly dance on April 6th. Lesson from 6:30 to 7:30 (angels welcome) and the dance follows from 7:30 to 9:00, with all singing calls and phase 2 rounds. Refreshments are available during open break. Please bring a jar of peanut butter or jelly to donate to the Westview HS food bank.

Please join TVC’s newest club any Monday night for mainstream lesson at 6:30 and regular dance at 7:30.

Marie Clem


April 6 (1st Mon)
Regular Dance
If no classes, then from 6:30
Oak Hills Community Center, Beaverton
Caller: Lane Clem

April 13 (2nd Mon)
Regular Dance
If no classes, then from 6:30
Oak Hills Community Center, Beaverton
Caller: Lane Clem

April 20 (3rd Mon)
Regular Dance
If no classes, then from 6:30
Oak Hills Community Center, Beaverton
Caller: Renee Ruud

April 27 (4th Mon)
Regular Dance
If no classes, then from 6:30
Oak Hills Community Center, Beaverton
Caller: Lane Clem
R Square D - Link
Thank you for all you lovers of dance joining us for our February Valentine dance which fell on Valentine's Day this year. February 22nd, we had 2 visitations: Columbia River Dancers and a bus load from Independence, Oregon Wagon Wheelers so we had a total of 71 dancers, 5 and 6 squares on the floor all night long. Guest caller Mark Wheeler brought in nostalgic music for our 50/60 theme dance. You should have seen all the poodle skirts.

April 1st through May 20th Craig will be offering a new set of Plus workshop/lessons on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm-7:30pm. April 10th is "Spring Celebration" theme dance.

April 25 we will be dark for the Yakima Sashay.

It is not too soon to remind you of our OCTOBERFEST weekend, October 9th and 10th. Please note the location will be Catlin Grange in Kelso! You can start checking GPS now, it is a closer location for most. RV parking is available, but dry camping.

Come loosen up those gardening muscles and join us at a dance. See you, Annie

Dance info: 7pm - 8pm Plus with advanced rounds, 8pm - 9:30pm Mainstream with rounds. 106 NW 8th Ave, Kelso, WA 98626 by the Rotary spray park at the intersection of Hwy 4 and W Main, Kelso/Longview. Our dances are $6 donation.

Annie Tietze


April 10 (2nd Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

April 25 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Sunset Promenaders - Link
Lessons are going well with about 20-students and we are thankful for the angels that are helping.

This month our Thursday Plus Dance nights are on April 2nd, 16th and 30th featuring Darrell Kalmbach calling, and Tami Helms cueing. The dancing starts with Intermediate Rounds from 7:00 and the Plus dancing starting at 7:30 until 9:30 with a break after.

Our Saturday Mainstream dance is April 4th with a theme of “’50 Sox Hop”.

Mike and Julie Stout are our Mainstream Club caller and cuer.

On April 18th the Club dance is DARK as we are going to visit the Valley Squares Anniversary Dance at Aloha Grange.

All our Mainstream Dances start with Intermediate Rounds at 7:00 until 7:30. Then our Square Dances start at 7:30 until 9:30 with a Plus every third tip.

Tom & Janice Sminia


April 18 (3rd Sat)
Mainstream Dance every third tip Plus
Dark

April 30 (5th Thu)
Plus Dance
Dark
Toe Draggers - Link
The Toe Draggers are having fun with new dance themes this year. In January we all danced with masks on during our Masquerade Ball. In February, we danced among the Cherry Blossoms and served foods featuring cherries during our break. In March, we were planning on another new dance theme featuring the March Hare and Alice in Wonderlands, but due to concerns for our dancers and our guests, the Toe Draggers will be rescheduling our Alice in Wonderland theme for April 17 (hopefully). Theme clothing or costumes are encouraged as you join us for our tea party after a great dance. During our break, we will have different kinds of tea for you to enjoy along with all of the yummy finger foods that you might find at tea parties. After our Alice in Wonderland Dance, we will have a Raining Cats and Dogs Donation Dance for the furbabies in local shelters. More fun themes will be coming your way so stay tuned for more details.

The Toe Draggers decided to cancel our March 20th and our April 3rd dances due to the COVID-19 Virus concerns. We hope and pray that all of our square dance friends and family will stay healthy and safe. We are looking forward to dancing with you again when all of our clubs resume dancing.

Kathy Roberts


April 3 (1st Fri)
Regular Dance
Dark

April 17 (3rd Fri)
Alice in Wonderland -- March Hare
7:30 preplus, 8:00 MS
Kinton Grange, Beaverton
Caller: KC Curtis
Cuer: Bev Flint
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Tri Squares - Link
In February our classes in Mainstream and Two Step continued along well. We had a great turnout for our annual anchor dance, the “Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball” (which happened to fall on Valentine’s Day this year) and gave away beads and special prizes for best costumes and masks. We went dark for our second February dance just so that we could visit the Valley River Dancers in Newberg, to welcome them into the TVC because both our clubs will be dancing on the same Friday nights now. Fourteen of our members showed up for that visitation, which is half our club!

In April we plan to visit the double-anniversary dance for the Valley Squares on the 18th and Eager Beavers on the 19th. On the 26th we have our annual general meeting and election of officers, once again at Dundee’s La Sierra Mexican Restaurant which has a terrific side room and great food. Please join us at the Tigard Grange on the 10th for the “Spring Up and Pay It Forward” dance when we collect donated goods for the Tigard Good Neighbor Center, and on the 24th we dance to “Grace Notes” which is all Gospel and Singing Calls. Both dances are with our caller Terry Halley and cuer Sandra Pinion.

Gloria Davis


April 10 (2nd Fri)
Spring Up and Pay It Forward
Dark

April 24 (4th Fri)
Gospel Music - Grace Notes
Dark
Valley River Dancers - Link
Valley River Dancers celebrated our 21st anniversary on February 28th with more than 75 dancers from many different clubs! We were delighted with the turnout and would like to thank everyone who came out and supported us. We would especially like to thank the Tri-Squares for going dark, as well as the Sunset Promenaders who also attended in mass. We had a super time and hope that our guests also enjoyed the evening. The Valley River Dancers plan to go dark for the Tri-Squares anniversary dance in September.

Some of the Valley River Dancers attended the 5th Saturday TVC dance at Aloha grange, and had a great time. There were 102 in attendance for Adam Christman (calling) and Joyce Hooper (cueing). Meanwhile in Woodburn on the same night, Randy Dibble was on stage for Valley River Dancers’ 5th Saturday ‘A’ dance, and there were 3 squares in attendance for this successful Leap Day dance as well.

Valley River Dancers had recent club visitations to the memorial dance in honor of Ken Pratt, Salem Swinging Stars, Toe Draggers and the Chaps and Petticoats Flintstone dance.

Our 4th Friday March Mainstream dance (March 27th) is our Hippie Dance. There will be prizes for the grooviest fashions. Hop into a crowded flower power van with your far out square dancing brothers and sisters and come on out to Newberg particularly if we’ve taken your banner lately! We’d love to party-on with you. Peace man!

Our 4th Friday April Mainstream dance (April 24th) is our Wild, Wild West dance. Four of our ladies will be away, so we have an even greater need for female solo dancers to come pay us a visit so the guys don't have to dance together!

We start PLUS LESSONS on Tuesday, March 24th, 6:30 – 8 p.m. $6 each. Come on out for superb instruction by Randy Dibble and improve your PLUS dancing confidence. Lessons will be at the Chehalem Community Center kitchen area (2nd and Howard Streets).

Coming this summer, we have a new Cuer for our 2nd Friday Plus night. Leonard Snodgrass will be bringing to our dance a mix of intermediate and easy level rounds. Leonard has been involved with music and dance most of his life. He enjoys square dancing and loves round dancing. Cueing and teaching dance are new passions of Leonard’s, and we are delighted to welcome him to our stage. We will have guest cuers at our 2nd Friday dances in the meantime.

Save the Date – ‘Dancing Under the Stars’ Mainstream and Round Dance--part of the Newberg Old Fashioned Festival (located at the Tennis Courts on 6th and Howard Streets) - Friday, July 24th!

The Valley River Dancers dance Plus on 2nd Fridays. Randy Dibble Calling; Leonard Snodgrass Cueing (beginning in June); and Mainstream on 4th Fridays. Randy Dibble Calling, Sherri Clark Cueing, in Newberg at the Chehalem Community Center. Randy Dibble also calls our ‘A’ dances on 5th Saturdays at the Woodburn Senior Estates Community Club. https://www.valleyriverdancers.org. Check out our new Facebook page—Valley River Dancers – Newberg.

Josie Rosenbury


April 10 (2nd Fri)
Plus Dance - Check back to see if it is
7:30-10:30 PM
Chehalem Community Center, Newberg
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: TBD
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April 24 (4th Fri)
Wild, Wild West Mainstream Dance
7:30-10:30 PM
Chehalem Community Center, Newberg
Caller: Randy Dibble
Cuer: Sherri Clark
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Valley Squares - Link
Our February 15th "Valentines & Soup" dance was great. We had lots of soup for everyone and a great time visiting before we danced.

Our classes are coming along very well, everyone is having a great time learning and getting to know each other. Tuesday, April 14th will be our Jamboree, 7-9 pm.

Our April 18th dance is our "71st Anniversary" dance. Come join us for a great dance. Scott Zinser is calling , Connie Clark cueing. 7- 8:30 pm Mainstream, 8:30 to 9:30-ish pm Plus (we dance until we no longer can).

See you in a square,

Carolene Siebert


April 18 (3rd Sat)
71st Anniversary Dance
Dark
Wave Steppers - Link
No club news received.

April 11 (2nd Sat)
April Showers
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Garibaldi City Hall, Garibaldi
Caller: Don Hart
Cuer: Gwen Kiel
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Umpqua Area Council - Link
No council news received.
Buckeroo - Link
No club news received.

April 4 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark

April 18 (3rd Sat)
Regular Dance
Dark
Dancing Friends - Link
No club news received.

April 7 (1st Tue)
Regular Dance
Dancing & Instructions in phase 2-3 known rhythms.
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer

April 14 (2nd Tue)
Regular Dance
Dancing & Instructions in phase 2-3 known rhythms.
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer

April 21 (3rd Tue)
Regular Dance
Dancing & Instructions in phase 2-3 known rhythms.
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer

April 28 (4th Tue)
Regular Dance
Dancing & Instructions in phase 2-3 known rhythms.
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Cuer: Neil Koozer
Timber 8's - Link
No club news received.

April 4 (1st Sat)
Plus Dance
Dark

April 18 (3rd Sat)
Birthday Dance
7:30-10pm squares, pre-rounds 7pm
Buckeroo Barn, Roseburg
Caller: Richard Lane
Cuer: Neil Koozer


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