October 2019


 Hello SMTMD membership!

Autumn weather is finally gaining a toehold, with temperatures dropping into the hallelujah zone, which of course creates ideal contra-dancing conditions. If you don’t believe me, put the theory to the test and come to Chaptico this Saturday, October 12, and shake your trotters to the sizzling beat of the Southern Maryland Open Band, playing all your favorite contra tunes, with caller Ann Fallon making it happen on the dance floor!! Don’t forget the beginner’s workshop that starts at 7:00 PM, which is recommended if you are initiating new folks to the joys of contra dancing. Otherwise, the dance will follow the normal time schedule, beginning at 7:30, and concluding at 10 PM. Just in case you missed it; September’s dance was a smashing success, with a packed hall and lots of extremely happy faces obviously enjoying the last summer sweat. Don’t miss this one!

Schedule curve ball

As the cognoscenti of SMTMD are well aware, we normally hold our contra dances on the 2nd Saturday of each month, and our Home spun coffee house events (which can be either an open mic, or a concert), on the 4th Friday of each month. Once in a while, events conspire against this tidy bit of organization, and we have to improvise a bit. So, this month we are moving the coffeehouse event one week ahead, from Saturday, October 25th , to Friday evening, which will be November 1st. The reason for this curve ball being that this was the only practical date that we could work out with the Ken and Brad Kolodner Trio for our fall concert. This promises to be a super concert with lots of traditional music on traditional instruments. See our Concert Page for the photo and more information. Then, check out their creds & some of their audio clips at http://www.kenandbrad.com.

The next open Mic date is November  22nd. Those wishing to perform or volunteer to help with hospitality can contact smtmdmike@gmail.com.

We will be holding elections in a few months for the board of directors for SMTMD. If you are interested in serving on the board, please contact any member to let them know of your interest.

Thanks for your continued support!

Until Next month,