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PLUS Workshop: 7:30 PM

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  Learn to Square Dance   Class on Thursdays at 7:30 PM.

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, APR-12 with Jay Silva calling and Lee Fremault cueing.

The following dance will be an alternating MS/PLUS level dance in Scott Hall on Saturday, MAY-17 with Jim Schell calling and Harriett Clarke cueing.

NOTE: ALL our home dances are located at 24 Vernon Street, Framingham, in Scott Hall. 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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Thursdays - 7:30 to 9:00 PM
New class begins September 25, 2014
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. Contact us and/or attend the introductory beginner event on Thursday, 25-SEP-2014.  

Come see us in a square dance demonstration at the Framingham Public Library at 7 PM on Wednesday 17-SEP-2014.


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Weekend at East Hill Farm

Fri 25-OCT to Sun 27-OCT, 2013
Bruce McCue/Jack O'Leary Calling - Roy & Janet Williams Cueing
East Hill Farm, 460 Monadnock Street, Troy, NH 03465

The Fairs 'n Squares will be enjoying a 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, ...).
Make your reservations in advance by contacting Cindy McCue at 860-529-0937. For directions, see Map.

New Years Eve Dinner and Dance

Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013
Social Hour 7:00PM; 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 Ann Fogarty, 1 New Castle Road, Ashland, MA 01721. Use the coupon on the attached 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 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 Bruce McCue calling and Birgit Maguire 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, close to our dance hall. See the Hotel List for a selection of hotels near to our dance hall.

Class Level Dance

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014
Dance 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM;
Scott Hall, 24 Vernon Street, Framingham, MA

Class Level dance with fun tips for class level dancers. Lori Morin calling, Pat Anthony cueing

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. Click here to send an e-mail note to the FNS Class-Advisor and let us know approximately how many club and class members might attend.

Note: This dance has been rescheduled to 01-MAR from 22-FEB-2014.

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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, - Bretton Woods, NH - April 25 & 26, 2014. Flyer & Registration
NESRDC Kick Off Dance: YMCA, 24 Stadium Drive, Nashua, NH - September 29, 2013 - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

63rd National Square Dance Convention - Little Rock, Arkansas - June 25 - 28, 2014
64rd National Square Dance Convention - Springfield, Massachusetts - June 24 - 27, 2015

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FNS Scholarship for Framingham area student

The FnS provides a $1,000 per year for up to four years to a worthy area student. In spring-2010, the Fairs 'n Squares selected a new student to receive this honor. Our next student will be selected in spring-2014. Interested applicants should review our Scholarship webpage and submit an application by 15-MAR-2014.

All dancers are welcome to support this scholarship. Our annual raffle drawing for 2014 will be conducted at our dance on Saturday 12-APR-2014. 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 2013, over 35 gift certificates or prizes were awarded for many restaurants, grocery stores, retail stores, sporting events, and other wonderful items.

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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