Old Farmers Ball

These cows are smiling for a reason – Come dance with us!

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When we start dancing (Contra, English, and Roots) will be up to the venues we use. Stay Tuned.

October 31, 2020 NEW: OFB Spread the Joy Fundraiser

Holiday Helping Hand Edition

Please share this message with all your friends, including non-dancers, in emails, on FaceBook, Instagram or Zoom or Morse code 😊 .  Together, we give; together, we will dance again.

Holiday Helping Hand:  We’re on our way to our goal of raising $8,000 for our local musicians, callers and technicians in need.  We have already received and distributed $3,000 and send out a big THANK YOU for your generous, compassionate support.  Please help us reach that $8K summit by the end of 2020 by donating to our OFB Spread the Joy Holiday Helping Hand Edition. Please donate early and often for those artists who enrich our lives and the lives of those around them.  COVID-19 continues to decimate their income because of pandemic closures.  You can spread the joy and help them keep their homes warm this winter with your donation.

We implore you to open your heart and give generously.

Who will benefit: All donations will be paid directly and equally to our local talent*.  These artists live locally, but their joyful impact is felt nationwide as their music led them coast to coast, prior to COVID. We ask that you spread the word to all your friends across the USA and give them the opportunity to donate.

How you can help:  Click the link below to donate via Paypal and please add the note: “Spread the Joy fundraiser”.  Whether you can donate $10 or $100 or more, all pennies are appreciated.

Make your tax-deductible donation** conveniently via your credit card, debit card or your Paypal account.

You can also mail a check to:

Old Farmers Ball
PO Box 2852
Weaverville NC 28787

Questions?  Email Suzanne Hosch at suzhosch@gmail.com

*Your contributions will support local callers, musicians, and technicians who participated, a minimum of 4 times, either in the past year (March 2019 – March 2020) or were scheduled in the near future (March – June 2020) for OFB events and who indicated a financial need to the OFB Board.

**Please note that all donations are tax deductible because the Old Farmers Ball (OFB) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Please remember to share this message with all your friends.

We and our local talent thank you for your generosity.  Stay safe.

OFB Board

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Official COVID-19 contra dance update – May 17, 2020

Once again, I must pass along disappointing news.  Our weekly Thursday night contra dances at Warren Wilson College are canceled through the end of 2020 to safeguard our community from the COVID-19 virus.  While the college plans to reopen in the fall for classes, it was also decided that Warren Wilson will not be open to outside groups and will not be able to accommodate the dances this fall.

Enjoy our gorgeous mountains, your families, and your friends in a safe, social distancing way until we can, once again, join hands in joyous dance.

Cathy and the entire OFB Board

OFFICIAL – March 13, 2020: English Country Dances are canceled until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns.

Thanks for your understanding during this challenging time.

All event community calendar: Please check the menu for specific dance events and locations. We list regional dance events as a service to the community. Only those events with an OFB tag are our events and are sponsored by us.

We all want our events to feel safe and welcoming for everyone.  Click here for info on cultural norms, guidelines, and expectations for etiquette and behavior, and complaint procedures

Would you like to play or call at the Old Farmers Ball? Email Booking

Jan
22
Sat
ContraForce with Deanna Palumbo – River Falls Lodge
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
ContraForce with Deanna Palumbo - River Falls Lodge
TBA with TBA Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!
Jan
23
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Members are always welcome to observe at OFB Board meetings.
Please check the calendar before coming, as we may not meet every month.

 

Feb
5
Sat
The Blue Ridge Rounders – River Falls Lodge
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Blue Ridge Rounders - River Falls Lodge

The Blue Ridge Rounders with Laurie Fisher

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

Feb
19
Sat
ContraForce and Kenny Greer – River Falls Lodge
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
ContraForce and Kenny Greer - River Falls Lodge

ContraForce with Kenny Greer

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

Feb
27
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Members are always welcome to observe at OFB Board meetings.
Please check the calendar before coming, as we may not meet every month.

 

Mar
5
Sat
Unbalanced – River Falls Lodge
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Unbalanced - River Falls Lodge

Unbalanced with TBA

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

Mar
19
Sat
Big Eyed Rabbit – River Falls Lodge
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Big Eyed Rabbit - River Falls Lodge

Big Eyed Rabbit with Deanna Palumbo

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

Mar
27
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Members are always welcome to observe at OFB Board meetings.
Please check the calendar before coming, as we may not meet every month.

 

Apr
2
Sat
The Blue Ridge Rounders – River Falls Lodge
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Blue Ridge Rounders - River Falls Lodge

The Blue Ridge Rounders with Terry Doyle

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

Apr
16
Sat
The Riley’s with Warren Doyle – River Falls Lodge
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Riley's with Warren Doyle - River Falls Lodge

Ryn & River Riley with Warren Doyle calling.

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

Apr
24
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Members are always welcome to observe at OFB Board meetings.
Please check the calendar before coming, as we may not meet every month.

 

Apr
30
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

May
7
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
May 7 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

May
21
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
May 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

May
22
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Members are always welcome to observe at OFB Board meetings.
Please check the calendar before coming, as we may not meet every month.

 

May
28
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
May 28 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

Jun
4
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

Jun
18
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

Jun
25
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

Jun
26
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Members are always welcome to observe at OFB Board meetings.
Please check the calendar before coming, as we may not meet every month.