Hello Dancers,
        Apologies to all for my summer hiatus. The Kalispell International Folk Dancers
        have been dancing pretty much every Saturday throughout the summer, but I have
        had to miss quite a few sessions and so have been out of the loop as to what was
        going on. Will try to correct that for the fall-winter-spring.

        For anyone who has not already gotten the word, tonight there will be a Contra
        Dance at the Salvation Army gym in Kalispell. Here are the details from Kathy & Joe:

        Are you ready to start dancing again? (or maybe you never stopped)

        Saturday September 19
        Salvation Army Church Gym in Kalispell
        7:00 to 10:00 PM
        Low cost of $3 per adult or teen (kids 12 and under are free).

        We'll have an evening of easy to intermediate contradances, circle mixers,
        and maybe some international dances to spice things up.  The first half hour
        will be structured to be very beginner and kid-friendly.

        No partners or experience needed.

        If you want to bring an instrument, we may have an informal contra band playing a
        few of the dances, otherwise we have a great selection of recorded music to dance
        to (made possible from Bev Young of Missoula).

        Bring a snack to share if you wish.

        If you can't make it this week, mark your calendar for the first Kalispell
        Contradance of the season on October 10 with live music and caller, 7:30 PM
        at Salvation Army Church.

        Salvation Army Church, 100 Bountiful (near the hospital)
        -Turn east off of Hwy 93 onto Conway Drive, north of the Golf Course
        -Take the first right, in front of the Alert Helicopter pad
        -Take the left onto Bountiful, go straight. The Gym is straight ahead.
        See you soon!
              Kathy Neff, 
               (president - Kalispell Contradancers)

        Next Saturday Sept. 26 we should resume international dancing at the Salvation
        Army, from 7 to 10 p.m.
        There is also a fall gathering near Bozeman next weekend that is of special
        interest. Cecelia has sent the following information:

        A Celebration!   SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH 2009

        Dancing and Live Music - Rain or Shine
        Come enjoy a Day in the Country in the beautiful Shields Valley and dancing till
        late evening
        Plan to have dancing and music comin' at ya' from 1:00 p.m. till 9:30 ------>
        *Orientation and snack food at 12:30 p.m. for early arrivals to Weather Rock.
        *Scottish Country Dance Party starting at 1:00 - Susan Hinkins teaching
        Live music by Fiddle and Piano - Tom Robison and Hallie Rugheimer
        * International Folk Dancing (from around the world) easy dances for everyone
        and advanced dances from about 3:00 on - Cecelia Notess will be program hostess.

        * Break for pot luck supper - please bring your favorite dish/snacks to share.

        * Contra Dance starting at 6:30 p.m. David Stringfield, Caller
        The Pretty Good String Band has been contacted or TBA
        Breaks will feature food, snacks and drinks.

        There is space for outdoor camping Saturday evening. And for late nighters, new
        this year a restored bunk house for indoor campers. An additional building newly
        converted into the "best little outhouse in the west" was added this summer.
        Indoor facilities and kitchen are in the barn with lots of room for indoor and
        outdoor eating space. The Barn has a wood burning and stove and heaters if the
        weather turns very cold. But dress for outdoor type weather - of course soft soled
        clean shoes for the dance floor.

        Families and children are also welcome to enjoy a day in the country where options are:
        > Sandhill cranes have been sighted all summer in the valley
        > Bird watch for hawks and eagles and late season song birds
        > Easy hikes along farm access roads
        > Explore the riparian areas for frogs, fish, vegetation along streams
        > View the landscape from pond water level in the blue row boat
        > Open space field for games: bring frisbees, soccer, kites, bubble blowing . . .
        > Fire pit conversation area in the evening.
        > Book reading/a small library in the barn
        Added this year, the Weather Rock Barn has a telephone, but no cell phone service,
        no video, no walmarts, no McDonalds. Please no dogs. My mouser doesn't appreciate them.
        Contact for info./comments/questions? Hallie email: hallie AT imt DOT net

        Stella di maggio                Swiss-Italian
        Chilili                         Bolivia
        Hambo  from  tape 5             Blues
        Zemer Atik                      Israel
        Dance from Plav                 Montenegro
        Ma Navu (Mana avu)              Israel
        Mayim                           Israel
        Gori More                       Macedonia
        Djado mitjovata                 Bulgaria
        Siriul                          Romania

	Happy dancing!