Memorial Dance for Cal Howard

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 2–5 pm

followed by an open jam session, 5–6 pm

Payson Park Congregational Church parish hall, 365 Belmont Street, Belmont, Massachusetts

Admission is free

Please join us for a special event celebrating the life of musician and dancer Cal Howard. Throughout the afternoon there will be a variety of participatory dancing and music provided by our community’s musicians, teachers, and callers.

Contributions to the refreshment table are much appreciated. If you have photos of Cal to share, please bring them along. For more information, contact the event coordinator, Janet Yeracaris, by phone at 617-244-5927 or by email.

Cal’s family suggests that donations in his memory be made to the Alzheimer’s Association MA Chapter (309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452), to the Folk Arts Center of New England (10 Franklin Street, Stoneham, MA 02180), or to any organization of your choice that promotes folk music and dance.

The afternoon’s program features:
English country dancing with leaders Christine Robb and Rich Jackson, and music by Mary Lea, Barbara Pixton, and Vince O’Donnell
Scottish country dancing with leader Howard Lasnik, and music by White Cockade and friends (Sylvia Miskoe, Ralph Jones, Allan Chertok, Vince O’Donnell, David Arnold, and others)
International dancing with music by the Cambridge Folk Orchestra (David Skidmore, John Chambers, Dean Brown, Aubrey Jaffer, Jonathan Finger, Carol Kycia, Jack Martin, Ralph Iverson, Patrick Yacono, Colin Ferguson, and Heather Lee)
New England contras and squares with callers Dudley Laufman and Tod Whittemore, and music by Donna Hébert, Robin Kynoch, Dave Titus, Debby Knight, and others
• An open jam session at the end, 5–6 pm!

It is NOT necessary to attend with a partner. Beginning dancers may find that many dances can be followed by watching the leaders. Please help protect the hall’s wooden floor by changing from street shoes to clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Payson Park Church is accessible by public transportation (MBTA Route 73 from Harvard Square to Waverley Square); free parking is available on nearby streets.

Download the Cal Howard Memorial Dance flier.

Photo of Cal Howard by Ted Crane ©1999