Old Farmers Ball

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

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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

Mar
22
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Mar 22 2020 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 28 2021 @ 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.  
Apr
26
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Apr 26 2020 @ 4:00 pm – May 2 2021 @ 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.

 

May
24
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
May 24 2020 @ 4:00 pm – May 30 2021 @ 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.

 

Jun
28
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Jun 28 2020 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 4 2021 @ 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
26
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Jul 26 2020 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 1 2021 @ 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
23
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Aug 23 2020 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 29 2021 @ 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
27
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Sep 27 2020 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 3 2021 @ 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
25
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Oct 25 2020 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 31 2021 @ 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
22
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Nov 22 2020 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 28 2021 @ 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
6
Sun
ECD Cancelled until further notice.
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Dec
20
Sun
ECD Cancelled until further notice
Dec 20 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Jan
9
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Jan 9 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

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

Jan
16
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

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

Jan
24
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ ZOOM
Jan 24 2021 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 30 2022 @ 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.

 

Feb
6
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

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

Feb
13
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

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

Feb
20
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

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

Mar
6
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

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

Mar
13
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

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

Mar
20
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

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