They embraced the club's social whirl of golf, lawn bowling, ballroom dancing, square-dancing
The gathering has been a square-dancing
mainstay in Eugene for 43 years.
The article brought back such wonderful memories of my square-dancing
experiences almost 50 years ago.
One typical station's TV commercials alternate grainy, black-and-white films of old folks square-dancing
and playing hillbilly instruments (words on screen: "old country") with color footage of groups that look like rock bands (words on screen: "young country").
As if Dale Evans were going to come walking into our bathroom, hat in hand, in one of her big, fringed, square-dancing
shirts with her kerchief knotted perfectly and bobbing around her neck, singing "Happy Trails to You"--to admire what we had done.
The annual event showcased the area's robust arts scene, with free shows from more than 30 different area theaters, as well as live musical and dance performances from groups ranging from Bolivian dancers to square-dancing
schoolchildren from Los Angeles Unified School District's afterschool enrichment program.
Current and former students, as well as teachers and administrators, remembered earthquakes, teacher strikes and a time when square-dancing
was a popular student activity.
Events will include a square-dancing
presentation by Tumbleweed Elementary ``pioneer'' students at 1 p.
The organizers, a small group of gays and lesbians who also put together a local square-dancing
club, chose Simi Valley both because of personal connections and because the city already is home to three gay groups.
The family-friendly event includes traditional Jewish music and dancing as well as the homespun country sounds and sights of bluegrass and square-dancing
Not long after they decided to take square-dancing
class, encouraged by the fact that Angie's parents had been active square dancers.
There also will be bluegrass bands and clog dancing, Scottish folk dancing and square-dancing
demonstrations, plus folk art booths featuring weaving, ceramics, metal and leather crafts, needlework and painting.