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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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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