Event:      Yet to be Named (Illowa Community Folk Dance)

Date:  Friday, December 7, 2012; Friday, April 5, 2013
Yet to be Named will play for an Illowa Community Folk Dance from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Singing Bird Nature Center, Black Hawk State Historic Site, 1510 46th Ave., Rock Island. Contras, squares, and circle dances are taught; no partners are necessary. Children are welcome with adult participation. Donations accepted. Call (309) 788-8986 or (309) 788-5143 or email for details.

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