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Calendar Highlights:


55th Anniv.

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Square Dance CLASS:
Thursdays 7:30 PM

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Round Dance CLASS:
Mondays 7:00 PM

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Learn to Round Dance:  Several new beginners 6 week sessions started on Monday 19-SEP-2016 at 7:00 PM in Scott Hall. See our Flyer. Contact us at rounds@fairsnsquares.com for information on the next class.

Learn to Square Dance Classes are on Thursdays at 7:30 PM. Contact us at dance@fairsnsquares.com for information on the next class.

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 otherwise noted).

The next dance will be an alternating MS/PLUS level dance in Scott Hall on Saturday, MAR-11 with Dave Eno calling and Marilyn Rivenburg cueing.

The following dance will be the FnS 55th Anniversary Dance. This will be an alternating MS/PLUS level dance in Scott Hall on Saturday, APR-08 with Ted Lizotte calling and Birgit Maguire cueing. Flyer

NOTE: The FnS will be offering several dance activities this summer including a summer PLUS Workshop, a MS/PL dance in July, and a MS/PL dance in August. The PLUS Workshop will be conducted on Tuesday evenings starting in early June. The June and July dances will each be on a Saturday night. Watch this webpage for more details on these events.

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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Thursdays - 7:30 to 9:00 PM
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 at dance@fairsnsquares.com for information on the best time to join our next class.  




Mondays - 7:00 to 10:00 PM  -  for beginners and non-beginners
Scott Hall - 24 Vernon Street, Framingham, MA

The Fairs 'n Squares is sponsoring a new beginner's Round Dance class starting on Mondays. This class will introduce you to the fundamentals of round dancing (aka choreographed ballroom dancing). BEGINNERS: 7:00 - 8:30 PM (learn Two-Step, EZ Waltz, or Waltz - no prior experience needed). NON_BEGINNERS: 8:30-10:00 PM (Learn advanced mixed rhythms - for dancers with some experience). This class will be taught by one of the best Cuer/Instructors in our area: Birgit Maguire. Only $54.00 per dancer per 6 week session. There will be several 6 week sessions from SEP through MAY. See Flyer for details and for a registration form.

A few reasons to join this class: Learn something new; Get more exercise; Meet new friends; HAVE FUN!

If you are interested in joining the next round dance class, please contact us for more details and to let us know of your interest by calling us at 508-651-7571 or e-mailing us at rounds@fairsnsquares.com before the next session begins.

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Weekend at East Hill Farm (2016)

Fri 21-OCT to Sun 23-OCT, 2016
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 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 or at cindy@mccuegardens.com. For directions, see Map.

Please note that a reduced rate is available for single occupancy rooms.

New for this year is a Trail-In Dance on Thu 20-OCT-2016 with meals and full use of the hotel facilities on Friday. Click here for pricing and details.

New Years Eve Dinner and Dance (2016)

Saturday, Dec 31, 2016
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 SDC, PO Box 177, Framingham, MA 01704-0177. 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 or $25 per couple (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

Saturday, Feb 11, 2017
Dance 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM;
Scott Hall, 24 Vernon Street, Framingham, MA

This is our Red & White Ball. It is a EZMS Level square dance including fun tips for class level dancers and recent graduates. Charlie Trapp calling, Bev McKay cueing. All area clubs are invited to bring their current class and recent graduates. Only $7/dancer. Flyer

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.

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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, - Warwick, RI - April 28 & 29, 2017. See the Registration Form.

66th National Square Dance Convention - Cincinnati, Ohio - June 21 - 24, 2017
67th National
Square Dance Convention - Kansas City, Missouri - June 27 - 30, 2018

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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 ongoing honor.

The drawing for our next raffle will be at our home dance on Saturday, 08-APR-2017.

All dancers are welcome to support this scholarship. Our annual raffle drawing for 2016 was conducted at our dance on Saturday 09-APR-2016. 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 2016 raffle. Raffle tickets for our many prizes may be bought at our dances prior to and up until the raffle drawing. For 2016, the raffle had over 95 prizes that included gift certificates for many restaurants, grocery stores, retail stores, sporting events, museums and other wonderful items. A high percentage of people who bought raffle tickets won at least one prize. The more tickets you purchase, the more prizes you could win. We are working to have our 2017 set of raffle prizes to exceed the list we had in the prior year. Most prizes have a value between $20 and $50, but some are worth over $100.

The list of prizes for 2017 is growing and is expected to resemble the list that was awarded in 2016. Some of the many prizes for 2016 included:
Restaurants and eateries: Arturo’s, Ashland Ale House, B Sisters Café, Bella Costa, Bertucci's, British Beer Company, Bullfinch’s, Cheesecake Factory, ChengDu, Deluxe Depot Diner, Dolphin, Firefly’s, Five Guys, Franco’s Trattoria, Fresh City, Joe’s American, Kelly’s, Kens Steakhouse, LaCantina, Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, Longhorn, Mel's Commonwealth Cafe, Met Bar & Grill, Mohegan Sun Seasons Buffet, Nick’s Seafood & Roast Beef, Ninety Nine, O'Connell's Pub & Sports Bar, O'Connor's, Olive Garden, Outback, Owen O’Leary’s, PF Chang’s, Pizza Wagon, Smashburgers, Sudbury Pizza Place, Tavolino’s, Ted’s Montana Grill, Tomasso Trattoria, Twisted Frozen Yogurt, Villa, Viriditas Café, Zaftigs.
Museums, Attractions, Activities -  Memberships or Passes: Belkin Family Lookout farm, Boston Duck Tours, Boston RED SOX prize, Butterfly Place, Ecotarium, Fun & Games and Golf on the village Green, Garden in the Woods, Glow Golf, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Jordan’s 3D IMAX Theatre, Kimball Farm mini golf, Larz Anderson Auto Museum, Lazer Craze, McAuliffe-Shepard Discover Center, Monster Mini Golf, New England Aquarium, Roller Kingdom, Sky Zone, Southwick Zoo, Trombetta’s Farm Indoor Mini-Golf, USS Constitution, Water Wizz.
Hotels: Double Tree Hotel (1 nt  w/ breakfast).
Gift certificates for other stores, services, and things: Anton's Cleaners, Duck Soup-Gourmet Cooking Class, Edible Fruit Arrangements, Jack’s Abbey & other Gifts, Learning Express of Sudbury, Lottery Ticket bouquet, Market Basket, Mohoney’s, Natick Outdoor, Roche Bros, Roller Kingdom-Deluxe Birthday Party Pkg for 10, Royal Cleaners, Russell’s Garden Center, Tatnuck Bookseller–stuffed rabbit, TJ’s Spirits, Trader Joe's, Wegman’s, Weston Nurseries, Whole Foods.

Judy (on left) with new student Julia

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