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

Jun
27
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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.  
Jul
17
Sat
Dancing Bears with Barbara Groh calling @ River Falls Lodge Marietta SC 29661
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Dancing Bears with Barbara Groh calling @ River Falls Lodge Marietta SC 29661

Dancing Bears with Barbara Groh calling

Jul
25
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Jul 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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.

 

Aug
7
Sat
Laurie Fisher Contra – River Falls Lodge
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Laurie Fisher Contra - River Falls Lodge

Laurie Fisher Band with Terry Doyle calling. Maybe Alan with sound.

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

Aug
21
Sat
Blueridge Rounders – River Falls Lodge
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Blueridge Rounders - River Falls Lodge

Blueridge Rounders with Deanna Palumbo calling. Maybe Alan with sound.

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

Aug
22
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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.

 

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

Contra Force with Doug Singleton calling

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

Sep
18
Sat
Laurie Fisher Contra – River Falls Lodge
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Laurie Fisher Contra - River Falls Lodge

Laurie Fisher Band with TBA

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

Sep
26
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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.

 

Oct
16
Sat
Crooked Pine Contra – River Falls Lodge
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Crooked Pine Contra - River Falls Lodge

Crooked Pine with Doug Singleton calling

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

Oct
24
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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.

 

Nov
6
Sat
Laurie Fisher Band Contra – River Falls Lodge
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Laurie Fisher Band Contra - River Falls Lodge

Laurie Fisher Band with Doug Singleton

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

Nov
20
Sat
Blue Ridge Rounders Contra – River Falls Lodge
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Blue Ridge Rounders Contra - River Falls Lodge

Blue Ridge Rounders with TBA

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

Nov
28
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Nov 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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.

 

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

TBA with TBA

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

Contra force Contra – River Falls Lodge
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra force Contra - River Falls Lodge

Contra Force with Charlotte Crittenden calling

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

Dec
18
Sat
Stump House band Contra – River Falls Lodge
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Stump House band Contra - River Falls Lodge

StumpHouse Band with TBA

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

Dec
26
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Dec 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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.

 

Jan
1
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Jan 1 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

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

Jan
15
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Jan 15 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

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