Ramblers Update–August 8, 2016

The refrigerator was patented on this date in 1899. The Ramblers have been chilling out for the past few weeks, but things will be heating up shortly.

1. August 20 Dance. All things are ready for our community dance at the Q Center on Saturday, August 20. This is an open dance for the entire community–admission is free, and no prior dance experience is required. We’ll use this opportunity to publicize our Mainstream lessons starting in September. This is a great opportunity for newer dances to scrape off some rust and show off their new skills. The veterans are also encouraged to attend to talk up the joys of square dancing. The Q Center is located at 4115 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland. We will dance from 7-8:30 pm and enjoy refreshments from 8:30-9. Ian Craig will be calling.

2. August 26-27 Yard Sale. The Ramblers’ prodigious yard sale will take place Friday August 26 and Saturday August 27 at 1911 SE 26th Ave., Portland. The hours for the sale will be 10-6 on Friday and 9-4 on Saturday. If you have something to donate, you can bring it to the August 20 dance at the Q Center or drop it off at the sale location starting on Thursday, August 25.

3. Lessons Start September 14. We will start our September series of Mainstream lessons on Wednesday, September 14, from 7-9 pm at the Ankeny Studio, 975 SE Sandy Blvd. As in the past, our first two lessons will be free tastes of square dancing. Encourage your friends, relatives, in-laws, and random strangers to give square dancing a try!

4. Scares and Squares–September 1 Deadline. The September 1 deadline to purchase discounted registration for the 2016 Scares and Squares dance extravaganza is rapidly approaching. On or before September 1, the cost for the full weekend of dancing, dining, and diversion is $85; after that date, the price increases to $95. This is a bargain for the opportunity to dance with three celebrity callers: Gary Monday, Bronc Wise, and Mike Kellogg. You can register on the Ramblers page or the IAGSDC website.

The silent auction is an integral part of Squares and Squares. In addition to being a fun way to shop, the proceeds are an important source of funds to help balance the books on the weekend. If you are able to donate goods or services for inclusion in the auction, please contact Jan Thompson, or check out the auction page, or send an email to info@rosetownramblers.com.

5. He Glitters and He Shines. Long-time Rambler and all around great guy Myron Boyer was featured in an article in the Oregonian. It is well worth the read. Myron brings his generous, welcoming spirit to all of the Ramblers’ events. We are very fortunate to count him among our members!

On that happy note, let’s all plan to make someone smile today!