In addition to our regularly scheduled events we also took part in the Champaign County Historical Museum's Annual Summer Social on Sunday June 23. We got quite a few new people to give English Country Dance a try and were mentioned in the write-up of the event in the News-Gazette. There was also a very nice picture of us doing the Cicassian Circle along with the story.
While the growth of the group has been very gratifying, the very generous donations that all of you have made haven't quite kept up with the costs of running our events. We are planning some fund raising events in the fall, but if anyone would be willing to make a small contribution to the group in the meantime, please let me know. Also please let me know that you wish to remain on the mailing list.
We have worked out a schedule of events for the rest of the summer and for the fall. I have listed them below. Anyone who needs further information can contact Jonathan Sivier at 217/359-8225.
Saturday, July 27: Pool party at Jane Hobgood's, 3 Illini Circle, Urbana. Swimming starts at 3 p.m., dancing (in the pool) starts at 4:00. A hearty-salad, potluck dinner will follow the dancing. In case of rain it will be postponed to Sunday, July 28.
Sunday, August 11: Dance and potluck at Larry and Susan's, 602 Normal Ave., Normal, IL. Dance starting at 3 p.m., dinner at 6 or so.
Saturday, September 21: Dance from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Springer Recreation Center, 301 N. Randolph in Champaign.
Sunday, October 27: Dance from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Springer Recreation Center.
Saturday, November 23: Dance from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Springer Recreation Center.
Sunday, December 8: Dance from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Springer Recreation Center.
Saturday, December 21: Christmas Ball at location TBA (hopefully the Union).
We are also trying to schedule some events in early October and November. Details will be announced as they become available.