A Friday the Thirteenth contra dance will be held at 7:30 PM on November 13 at the Monadnock Quaker Meeting House in Jaffrey (Route 202 on the Jaffrey/Peterborough town line), NH. This intergenerational dance is to benefit Monadnock Meeting’s sister relationship with a Quaker Church in Gibara, Cuba.
Caller Cindy Green from Northampton, MA brings humor and an inviting spirit. She will call a mix of traditional dances, plus a few with a Latino flavor. The Noname Band from Ashburnham, MA will play fiddles, flutes/whistles, keyboard, percussion, mandolin, and guitar.
All dances are taught, and no partners are necessary. Children and new dancers welcome. We do ask that you bring clean soft-soled shoes, or plan to dance in bare feet. Refreshments will be served.
Ticket Prices – Adults: $10, 13-18 year olds: $5, children 12 & under: free
Monadnock Quaker Meeting is part of the Religious Society of Friends. Our group is presently about fifty in number. We meet for worship every Sunday at 10:30 AM, and welcome everyone to join us.
For ten years our meeting has been paired in a sister relationship with Gibara Friends Church, a Quaker Meeting in Cuba. Established in 1902, Gibara was the first Quaker congregation in Cuba, making it more than fifty years older than Monadnock Meeting. When Quakers in New England are able to sponsor Cuban visitors, we look forward to welcoming them into our Meeting family in Jaffrey. Monadnock has sent two groups, in 2000 and in 2007. Individuals from our meeting have had other opportunities to travel there as well. Both Meetings have been enriched – spiritually and culturally – by this precious sister relationship.
For more information about our Friday the 13th contra dance, please call 603-930-6780.
Check our website: monadnockfriends.org