FNS GRADUATION 2013
The FNS held a graduation event on 16-MAY-2013. The
event included dancing, a Fun Tip (dancing with a shoe box
on one foot), the game of Jeopardy (with square dance
questions), introduction of the Board, awarding diplomas
and new badges, refreshments, presentations by the class,
more dancing, and a roller coaster ride. In addition to
the twelve new graduates (named in the picture below) two
experienced dancers recieved their badges for joining our
club: Denise Duffee and Linda Fowler.
Here are pictures of the class and of all the club members
at this event
Click on the picture for the full size image.
Graduates from left to right: Mike Stolicny, Eadie and
Dick Adams, Anita Ouellette, Maria Lesser, Bob Ouellette,
Sheldon Lesser, Steve Park (class caller) Angela Clark,
Pat and Mike Beeler, Karen Maloney, and Jean Kentfield.
Club members, including graduates, in the photo
approximately located from left to right: Mike Powers,
Kappy Kaplow, Claire Morin, Glenn (behind Claire) & Jo
Ickler, Rich & Chris Serwetman (kneeling), Doris &
Gene Saltsgaver (in back row), Judy Powers (behind Chris),
Cricket Port, Denise Duffee (behind Cricket), Phil &
Lynn Sa (kneeling), Sheldon (behind Lynn) and Maria
Lesser, Eddie and Dick Adams, Linda Fowler (in yellow),
Marcia & Donn Soldan (kneeling), Anita Ouellette (in
back row), Angela Clark (in front of Anita), Mike Stolicny
(behind Donn), Sue Sullivan (in white), Ann Fogarty (also
behind Donn), Bob Ouellette (behind Sue), Pat & Mike
Beeler, Noreen Lilja (in front of Mike B.), Sheryl Roberts
(kneeling in front of Noreen), Lucky Lilja (in back row),
Karen Moloney (behind the two ladies in red), Carol &
Bill Myers (standing in back), Jean Kentfield (in front of
Carol), Gerda Chaflin (kneeling, between Karen &
Jean), Bob Banks (rightmost kneeling person), Stu &
Fran Cooper (with white tops), Jon Roberts (behind Fran),
Bob Rykbost, Alma (behind Bob R) and Bob Gould.
Click here to see a few more pictures from the event:
The FNS held a dinner and dance to welcome in the New
Year. About 70 people joined us for the dinner, including
Caller Jay Silva, Cuer Harriett Clarke, and their spouses.
The dinner was catered by TJs Food and Spirits of Ashland,
MA, and was served by our club volunteers.
Many more dancers joined us for the dance. Many of the
dancers came from the Baldwin Apples, Silva Swingers,
Single Squares, Great Plain Squares, and other clubs.
Dancing continued into the beginning of the new year.
Here are a few pictures from the event:
07-NOV-2012 FNS Demo at Oak Knoll
The FNS conducted a Square Dance Demo at the Oak Knoll
nursing facility. Our thanks to Jane Carlson for calling.
Club members included: Gerda Chalfin, Stu & Fran
Cooper, Ray & Rena Greenup, Kappy Kaplow, Bill &
Carol Myers, Mike Powers, Bob & Marcia Rykbost, Ed
& Barbara Uftring Here are a few pictures from the
at Oak Knoll 2012
26 to 28 OCT 2012 FnS Club Weekend at East Hill Farm
Over two dozen club members gathered for the annual club
weekend at the Inn at East Hill Farm near Troy, NH. Here
are a few pictures from the gathering:
at East Hill Farm 2012
Here is a picture of the club members at this event
Click on the picture for the full size image.
11-AUG-2012 FnS Club Picnic
Our club members gathered for the annual club picnic at
the Kaplow Kottage near Onset, MA. Here are a few pictures
from the gathering:
Club Picnic 2012
18-MAY-2012 Demo at AK Foster High School
One square of FNS dancers attended the Cultural
Enlightenment Celebration at the Abby Kelly Foster High
School in Worcester. One of the many events that day was a
square dance demo. The FNS was represented by:
- Steve Park, Caller
- Mike & Judy Powers
- Phil & Lynn Sa
- Donn & Marcia Soldan
- Sue Sullivan
- John Magoun (of Northboro)
Attached here is one video of the FNS square (without
any students) demonstating a hash tip and a singing call.
A second video shows many students participating in a
Click to play a video:
demo (without any students) [MPEG-4 - 8 minutes]
demo (with students) [MPEG-4 - 7 minutes]
Here are a dozen still pictures from the demo:
22-APR-2012 FnS 50th Anniversary Dance
Our club celebrated its 50th Anniversary on Sunday
22-APR-2012 at the Plymouth Church Hall in Framingham.
Here are a few dozen still pictures from the evening:
50th Anniversary Dance
New Year's Eve 2009
Our New Year's Eve celebration began with a delicious
Dozens of dancers came for the evenings events. Here a
just a few:
We danced through the night and into the New Year
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Oak Knoll Demo
A group of us entertained the patients and staff at the
Oak Knoll Health Care Center.
Halloween class party on 2009-10-29.
1) Jim, Sally, Shirley, OOFPP, Gerda, Donn.
2) Also, just the OOFPP (One-eyed, One-eared, Purple
Club Weekend 2008
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Each year the Fairs 'n Squares selects and attends a
Square Dance Weekend. For 2008 we selected (for about the
twelve year in a row) a weekend run by Bruce McCue and
held at the Inn at East Hill Farm. Here are a few pictures
we took on this weekend.
The first dance of the weekend occured on Halloween (Fri
31-OCT-2008). Many of the dancers appeared in costume
Sherlock Columbo described the awful death that had
occured last night.
On the next day, 19 of our club members piled into a half
dozen cars and meandered through Southern New Hampshire,
following the Ashuelot River we stopped at seven beautiful
covered bridges. We square danced on or near each bridge
with the help of caller Jane Carlson. We had perfect
weather and passed gorgous scenary along the way.
2008_11_01_EastHill_SatAft (pix by Rich Serwetman)
2008_11_01_EastHill_SatAft (pix by Doreen O'Conner)
We had a formal dance on Saturday night (Sat
01-NOV-2008). Everyone turned out in full square dance
Every year, all the FNS members present for this weekend,
sit for a club picture. This is the 2008 club picture.
The McCues hosted a party after the dance on Saturday
Night. One of the featured events was a continuation of
the Murder Mystery. Sherlock Columbo interviewed three
The FNS also enjoyed an afterparty after the party. We
had three new members of the club join us. We also
celebrated Stu Cooper's birthday and Bill Smalley's 80th
The final Square Dance workshop was held on Sunday
Morning. During the workshop, Sherlock Columbo revealed
the amazing but true sequence of events, and solved the
murder mystery, and received a standing ovation.
- Sun_Morn - Sherlock_Columbo