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Calendar Highlights:


MS/PL:
13-DEC-2014

NYE - MS/PL:
31-DEC-2014 

MS/PL:
17-JAN-2015

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Sq Dnc CLASS:
Thursdays 7:30 PM
New Class Starts on 17-SEP-2015

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Learn to Round Dance: A new beginners class starts on Monday 12-JAN-2015 at 7:00 PM in Scott Hall. See our Flyer.
Learn to Square Dance Class on Thursdays at 7:30 PM. The next beginners class starts 17-SEP-2015 in Scott Hall.

We host one or two Mainstream & Plus dances each month on a Saturday night from October to May. We alternate Squares and Rounds (2+2). Check out our current year calendar for details. All our dances run from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM (unless others noted).

Upcoming Dance Events:

The next dance will be an alternating MS/PLUS level dance in Scott Hall on Saturday, Dec-13 with Charlie Trapp calling and Harriett Clarke cueing.

Get ready for our gala New Years Eve Dinner and Dance on Wednesday, Dec-31. Join us for the dance only (9:30 PM to 12:30 AM - pay at the door) or also join us for a catered Dinner (send us your dinner reservation and payment by 20-DEC). This NYE dance will be an alternating MS/PLUS level dance in Scott Hall  with Jay Silva calling and Harriett Clarke cueing.

The following dance will be an alternating MS/PLUS level dance in Scott Hall on Saturday, Jan-17 with John Hendron calling and Birgit Maguire cueing. 

NOTE: ALL our home dances are located in Scott Hall at 24 Vernon Street, Framingham. This is located just off of Edgell Road, 1/4 mile North of Route 9 in Framingham Centre (adjacent to the Unitarian-Universalist First Parish Church). See our maps page

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SQUARE DANCE CLASSES

Thursdays - 7:30 to 9:00 PM
New class begins September 17, 2015
Scott Hall - 24 Vernon Street, Framingham, MA

The Fairs 'n Squares invites interested newcomers to join our square dances for new beginners on Thursdays, (7:30 to 9:00 PM). This class will introduce you to the Basic and Mainstream level of dancing. Dancers ready for higher level dancing can stay for a Mainstream/Plus workshop from 9 PM to 9:30 PM. Find out more at our   Join the Fun   webpage or click here for a printable Flyer. Contact us for information on the best time to join our next class.  

SQUARE DANCE - TRY IT

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ROUND DANCE CLASSES

Mondays - 7:00 to 10:00 PM  -  for beginners and non-beginners
Class begins Monday, January 12, 2015
Scott Hall - 24 Vernon Street, Framingham, MA

The Fairs 'n Squares is sponsoring a new beginner's Round Dance class starting on Monday, 12-JAN-2015. This class will introduce you to the fundamentals of round dancing (aka choreographed ballroom dancing). BEGINNERS: 7:00 - 8:30 PM (learn the CHA-CHA rhythm - no prior experience needed). NON_BEGINNERS: 8:30-10:00 PM (Learn many rhythms - for dancers with some experience). This class will be taught by one of the best Cuer/Instructors in our area: Birgit Maguire. Only $72.00 per dancer per 8 week session. There will be two 8 week sessions.

A few reasons to join this class: Learn something new; Get more exercise; Meet new friends; You don’t have to start on January 1; HAVE FUN!

If you are interested in joining this class, please contact us soon for more details and to let us know of your interest: rounds@fairsnsquares.com. Register by December 31st for the first session - see the registration form on this Flyer.


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SPECIAL EVENTS



Weekend at East Hill Farm

Fri 24-OCT to Sun 26-OCT, 2014
Bruce McCue/Jack O'Leary Calling - Roy & Janet Williams Cueing
DANCES (MS/PL) - WORKSHOPS - FOOD
East Hill Farm, 460 Monadnock Street, Troy, NH 03465

The Fairs 'n Squares will be enjoying a dance weekend at East Hill Farms. We invite all our square dance friends to join us there. Six delicious home style meals will be served, Varied accommodations are available to satisfy all tastes. There will be both Square and Round Dance workshops in addition to plenty of dances. Plus, full use of all the Inn facilities (rec room, pool, ...). See the flyer for additional details and contact information.
Make your reservations in advance by contacting Cindy McCue at 860-529-0937. For directions, see Map.


New Years Eve Dinner and Dance

Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014
Social Hour 7:00 PM; Dinner 8:00 PM; Dance 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM;
Scott Hall, 24 Vernon Street, Framingham, MA Map

Secure your dinner reservation before December 20 by sending a note to NYE@fairsnsquares.com or mail your check to Fairs 'n Squares, c/o Anita and Bob Ouellette, 8 Simpson Road Wayland, MA 01778. Use the coupon on this flyer to mail in your dinner reservation.

Our dinner is served to you by our friendly FNS helpers. Dinner includes a salad, an entree with potatoes and vegetables, bread, coffee, and dessert. This is a great deal for a catered NYE dinner AND dance for only $35 per person. You have a choice of either a Chicken or a Vegetarian entree.

You can skip the dinner and just come for the dance for only $10 per person (pay at the door - no advance reservation needed). Ring in the New Year with friends at our MS/PL dance with Jay Silva calling and Harriett Clarke cueing. Snacks will be available for grazing all evening. This is a wonderful way to welcome in the New Year, especially if you bring friends and loved ones with you.

If you don't want to drive home late at night on NYE, or if you just want to use NYE as an excuse for additional time to relax, pick one of our nearby local hotels and extend your celebration into New Years Day. There are many hotels, with a wide choice of price and quality, within a few minutes of our dance hall. See the Hotel List for a selection of hotels near to our dance hall.


Class Level Square Dance

Thursday, Dec 11, 2015
Dance 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM;
Scott Hall, 24 Vernon Street, Framingham, MA

Class Level dance for class level dancers and Angels. Steve Park calling (no rounds). All area clubs are invited to bring their class to join us. Only $5/dancer.


Saturday, Feb 14, 2015
Dance 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM;
Scott Hall, 24 Vernon Street, Framingham, MA

This is the annual FnS Red & White Class Ball. It is a Class Level square dance including fun tips for class level dancers. Don Bachelder calling, David Goss cueing. All area clubs are invited to bring their class. Only $7/dancer.

Although it is not required, our Class Advisor would appreciate hearing from any club planning on bringing some of their class to the class level events. Please send an e-mail to the FNS Class-Advisor and let us know approximately how many club and class members might attend.


New England Square and Round Dance Kick-off Dance

Sunday, September 28, 2014 2:00-4:30 PM,
Circle 9 Ranch 39 Windymere Drive Epsom, NH

Committee Callers & Cuers.  Click for additional Info

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REGIONAL EVENTS

The Fairs 'n Squares encourages all square and round dancers to attend upcoming national and regional and area events:

New England Square and Round Dance Convention, - Concord, NH - April 24 & 25, 2015. See the Registration Form.

64th National Square Dance Convention - Springfield, Massachusetts - June 24 - 27, 2015
65th National Square Dance Convention - Des Moines, Iowa - June 22- 25, 2016
66th National Square Dance Convention - Cincinnati, Ohio - June 21 - 24, 2017

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FNS Scholarship for Framingham area student

The FnS provides a $1,000 per year scholarship for up to four years to a worthy area student. In spring-2014, the Fairs 'n Squares selected a new student to receive this honor.

All dancers are welcome to support this scholarship. Our annual raffle drawing for 2015 will be conducted at our dance on Saturday 18-APR-2015. The Fairs 'n Squares also accepts tax deductible donations to the scholarship fund. To support the scholarship just send your donation check made out to: Fairs 'n Squares. Send it to: FnS Scholarship Fund, PO Box 177, Framingham, MA 01704-0177. For additional details on the scholarship fund e-mail our current Scholarship Fund chairpersons. Click here to see a flyer for the 2014 raffle. Raffle tickets for our many prizes may be bought at our dances prior to and up until the raffle drawing. For 2014, over 50 gift certificates or prizes were awarded for many restaurants, grocery stores, retail stores, sporting events, and other wonderful items.

Judy (on left) with new student Julia
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The Fairs 'n Squares expresses its gratitude to the many local businesses that supported our scholarship fund by donating items or services that we used as prizes at our 2013 raffle. Prizes include: Pair of Red Sox tickets (provided by Gianni's Pizza), $30 Gift Certificate for Royal Cleaners, $50 CASH, Dinner for Two at Longfellows Wayside Inn, $50 Value: Seat at Bulfinchs Restaurant Cooking school, $45 Gift Certificate to Outback Steak House, $30 Gift Certificate to Lotus Flower Chinese Restaurant, $25 Gift Certificate to Bella Costa, $25 Cash from Honey Dew Donuts, $25 Gift Certificate to Agostino's Italian restaurant, $25 Gift Certificate to Bertucci's, $25 Gift Certificate to Bistro 20, $25 Gift Certificate to British Beer Company, $25 Gift Certificates (two) to CJ's Northside Grille, $25 Gift Certificates (two) to Cheesecake Factory, $25 Gift Certificate to Dolphin Seafood Too, $25 Gift Certificate to Honey Dew Donuts, $25 Gift Certificate to LaCantina Restaurant, $25 Gift Certificates (two) to Longhorn Steak House, $25 Gift Certificate to Mel's Commonwealth Cafe, $25 Gift Certificate to O'Connells Pub, $25 Gift Certificate to Panera Bread, $25 Gift Certificate to Wildwood Restaurant, $20 Gift Certificate to the Villa, $100 Gift Certificate to Roche Bros., $50 Gift Certificate from Edible Arrangements, $50 Gift Certificate to Whole Foods Market, $40 Gift Bag from Trader Joe's $25 Gift Certificate to Anton's Cleaners, $25 Gift Certificate to Bernie & Phyl's, $25 Gift Certificate to The Container Store, AMC Framingham 16-4 Community passes, Garden in the Woods-4 Tickets, Old Tyme Candy Shoppe-gift basket, Mahoney's Garden Center-Orchid Plant, Project Onipa A-Necklace and earing, Russel Garden Center-Hanging Plant.

The Fairs 'n Squares also expresses its gratitude to the many local businesses that supported our scholarship fund by donating many items in prior years including sports tickets, restaurant meals, shopping gift certificates, tax preparation services, and weekend accommodations. We would like to give recognition to the organizations that provided generous support in 2012. The 2012 donors included: CJ's Northside Grill, Bella Costa Restaurant, Firefly's BBQ Restaurant, Ken's Steak House, Lotus Flower Chinese Restaurant, LaCantina Restaurant, Longhorn Restaurant, Longfellow's Wayside Inn Restaurant, Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, Mel's Commonwealth Cafe, Panera Bread Restaurant, Stephen Anthony's Restaurant, Villa Restaurant, Wildwood Restaurant, Roche Bros Groceries, Whole Foods Groceries, Anton's Cleaners, Royal Cleaners, Garden In The Woods, Mahoney's Garden Center, Russell's Garden Center. We would like to especially thank Gianni's Pizza for their donation of Red Sox tickets.


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