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Event: Doc’s Town Line Dance

Event: Doc's Town Line Dance

Come down to Doc’s Town to enjoy all of the summer events we are offering this year!
Take a stroll through our heritage buildings to learn more about Saskatchewan’s past and don’t forget to grab a piece of delicious pie from the tea room!

Keep an eye out on our Facebook page @DocsTownHeritageVillage for more information about this and other events happening in Doc’s Town this year!

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Editors’ Picks: 11 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From a Midsummer Dance Party to Cindy Sherman’s Debut at Hauser and Wirth | Artnet News

Editors’ Picks: 11 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From a Midsummer Dance Party to Cindy Sherman's Debut at Hauser and Wirth | Artnet News

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events, both digitally and in-person in the New York area. See our picks from around the world below. (Times are all ET unless otherwise noted.)


Wednesday, July 6–Thursday, August 18

Liu Shiming, right with the clay maquette for Cutting Through Mountains to Bring in Water” (1958). Photo courtesy of the Godwin-Ternbach Museum.

Liu Shiming, right with the clay maquette for Cutting Through Mountains to Bring in Water (1958). Photo courtesy of the Godwin-Ternbach Museum.

1. “Passages: Sculpture by Liu Shiming” at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College

Liu Shiming was one of the China’s first Modern sculptors, marrying the influence of ancient Chinese art and Western artists such as Auguste Rodin. Shiming, who lived from 1926 to 2010, gets a retrospective of 62 ceramic, wood, and bronze sculptures, as well as 12 drawings.

Location: Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Klapper Hall at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, Queens
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, July 21, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; email to visit

—Sarah Cascone


Thursday, July 7

The Morris Jumel Mansion. Photo courtesy of the Morris Jumel Mansion.

The Morris Jumel Mansion. Photo courtesy of the Morris Jumel Mansion.

2. “Á La Mode: Revolutionary Rum and Rye” at the Morris Jumel Mansion, New York

The Morris Jumel Mansion’s annual fundraising event is titled “Hercules Mulligan” this year, after the American Revolution spy (and character in Hamilton, which premiered at the mansion). The interactive event will feature a rum tasting and a DIY ice cream-making lesson. It’s also a chance to view the new exhibition “At Ease: Photographs by Military Veterans in New York” (through September 11), which includes photos taken by 23 veterans as part of free workshops with the Josephine Herrick Project.

Location: Morris Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace, New York
Price: $60
Time: 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


Thursday, July 7–Saturday, August 20

Shara Hughes, <em>Truth Search</em>. Courtesy of Nichola Vassell Gallery, New York.

Shara Hughes, Truth Search. Courtesy of Nichola Vassell Gallery, New York.

3. “Uncanny Interiors” at Nicola Vassell Gallery, New York

Summer group shows can be hit or miss, but Nicola Vassell has a strong line-up for her entry into the field. The exhibition of paintings of interiors features a wide-ranging list of artists including David Hockney, Kerry James Marshall, Henri Matisse, Tschabalala Self, Shara Hughes, and Toyin Ojih Odutola.

Location: Nicola Vassell Gallery, 138 Tenth Avenue, New York
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 5 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


Friday, July 8

Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Party 2014. Courtesy of photographer Joe Schildhorn/BFA.

Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Party 2014. Courtesy of photographer Joe Schildhorn/BFA.

4. “Midsummer Dance” at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York

The Parrish has wisely split its annual gala festivities into two events: Saturday’s dinner, where a table can run $100,000, and a fun Friday night dance party for the rest of us mere mortals. There will be music on the terrace thanks to Oscar Nñ of Papi Juice; Larry Milstein and Destinee Ross-Sutton are chairing the event. It’s also the last chance to catch the touring exhibition “An Art of Changes: Jasper Johns Prints, 1960–2018” (through July 10), which originated at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art in 2019.

Location: The Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, New York
 $250 and up
Time: 8 p.m.–11 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


Saturday, July 9

Michele Oka Doner. Photo by Jordan Doner, courtesy of LongHouse Reserve.

Michele Oka Doner. Photo by Jordan Doner, courtesy of LongHouse Reserve.

5. “LongHouse Talks: Michele Oka Doner in conversation with Carrie Rebora Barratt” at the LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton

Artist Michele Oka Doner’s wide-ranging work includes sculpture, furniture, jewelry, books, and design—all inspired by nature. At this East End sculpture garden, she’ll talk about growing up in Miami Beach surrounded by banyan trees, and maintaining her connection with the natural world even while living in the urban jungle that is New York City. “I feel embedded,” she has said, “in the veins of leaves. I looked at those and I looked at my hands as a child—I knew it was the same as us.”

Location: LongHouse Reserve, 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton, New York
Price: $35
Time: 5 p.m.–7 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


Harold Granucci, <em>Nine Planets with Sun</em>. Photo courtesy of AS&R Gallery.

Harold Granucci, Nine Planets with Sun. Photo courtesy of AS&R Gallery.

6. “Harold Granucci: Geometry – Brunch Reception and Estate Talk” AS&R Gallery, Clinton Corners, New York

Outsider artist Harold Granucci, born in 1916, began making art at the age of 65, drawing eight hours a day until his death at age 90. The resulting geometrically-based artworks incorporate his unique view of the world in grids and sequences. His daughters will give a talk about his largely unseen body of work, which uses math-based ratios that occur in nature.

Location: AS&R Gallery, 99 Willow Lane, Clinton Corners, New York
Price: Free with RSVP
Time: 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


Through, Thursday, July 14

James Bidgood (1933-2022); James Bidgood's "Lobster, Water Colors (Jay Garvin)," early 1960s. Courtesy of ClampArt

James Bidgood’s “Lobster, Water Colors (Jay Garvin),” early 1960s. Courtesy of ClampArt.

7. “Provincetown Pop Up” at the Pillow Top, Provincetown

P-town is a quaint seaside New England vacation locale that is both a gay mecca and a destination for chowder-swilling straight people. New York’s ClampArt has assembled a knockout group show that caters to the former contingent. It leans heavily on the sensual male form. All of the work assembled from queer icons like Peter Berlin, George Platt Lynnes, and Will McBride is redolent of the summer season. Of particular note are the lovely and languid black and white PaJaMa photographs of painters Paul Cadmus and Jared French on the shore of rival homosexual beach destination Fire Island.

Location: The Pillow Top, 351 Commercial Street, 2nd, floor, Provincetown, Massachusetts
Price: Free
Time: 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; open late for Friday gallery strolls

—William Van Meter


Though Friday, July 29

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #21 (1978) © Cindy Sherman Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #21 (1978). Photo ©Cindy Sherman, courtesy the artist and Hauser and Wirth.

8. “Cindy Sherman 1977–1982” at Hauser and Wirth New York

In the artist’s first show at Hauser and Wirth since the closing of her longtime gallery, Metro Pictures, Cindy Sherman offers an overview of the early years of her groundbreaking photography career. The exhibition starts, naturally, with Sherman’s famous “Untitled Film Stills” (1977–80), and also includes the series “Rear Screen Projections” (1980), “Centerfolds” (1981), and “Color Studies” (1981–82).

Location: Hauser and Wirth New York, 69th Street
Price: Free
Time: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


Through Friday, August 12

Dana Sherwood, Inside the Belly of the Reindeer (2022). Courtesy of Denny Dimin Gallery, New York.

Dana Sherwood, Inside the Belly of the Reindeer (2022). Courtesy of Denny Dimin Gallery, New York.

9. “Dana Sherwood: The Cake Eaters” at Denny Dimin Gallery, New York

Bring your appetite to this fantastical visual feast from Dana Sherwood, inspired by her imaginings of life with a horse for a mother, and all the dessert she would have eaten in such a scenario. Each work shows a woman snug inside an animal’s stomach, sitting before an array of tasty baked goods—the foods we are instructed to deny ourselves. “We need to be nurtured inside of animals’ bodies, precisely because we are not nurtured otherwise in Western society,” Sherwood said in her artist’s statement.

Location: Denny Dimin Gallery, 39 Lispenard Street, New York
Price: Free
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


Through Saturday, September 4


10. “Two Centuries of Long Island Women Artists, 1800–2000” at the Long Island Museum, Stony Brook

This exhibition featuring more than 80 works by nearly 70 women artists who lived and works on Long Island in the 19th and 20 centuries is a celebration of women’s under-appreciated contributions to the island’s cultural and artistic legacy. The show, part of the off-site programming for East Hampton’s Guild Hall, will explore the obstacles that prevented women from achieving the professional success as their male counterparts, as well as highlighting the work of women who have been overshadowed despite their accomplishments in the field. Expect unfamiliar names as well as artists who have begun to be better recognized in recent years, such as Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, and Howardena Pindell.

Location: Long Island Museum, 1200 NY-25A, Stony Brook
Price: $10 general admission
Time: Thursday–Sunday, 12 p.m.–5 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone



Pierre Jean David d'Angers, <em>Thomas Jefferson</em> (1833). Collection of the Public Design Commission of the City of New York. Photo courtesy of the New-York Historical Society.

Pierre Jean David d’Angers, Thomas Jefferson (1833). Collection of the Public Design Commission of the City of New York. Photo courtesy of the New-York Historical Society.

11. “The Thomas Jefferson Statue in Context” at the New-York Historical Society

In November, the New York City Council Chamber arranged to move its controversial sculpture of Thomas Jefferson by French artist Pierre-Jean David d’Angers to the New-York Historical Society. There, it could be shown in a historical context, allowing viewers to learn about the Founding Father’s complicated legacy as an owner of hundreds of enslaved people.

Location: New-York Historical Society, 1st floor, Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), New York
Price: Free
Time: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Friday–, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

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A week of events in Cambridge and Somerville, from Frederick Douglass to ‘Men of Steel’ dance – Cambridge Day

A week of events in Cambridge and Somerville, from Frederick Douglass to ‘Men of Steel’ dance - Cambridge Day


Harvard Art Museums are free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 32 Quincy St., near Harvard Square. A reminder that all galleries and collections are free to visit Sundays. Current shows include “Clay – Modeling African Design”; “White Shadows: Anneliese Hager and the Camera-less Photograph”; “Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives: Creative Communities”; “Crossroads: Drawing the Dutch Landscape”; “Earthly Delights: 6,000 Years of Asian Ceramics”; and – brace yourself – “Curatorial A(i)gents | Living by Protocol: metaLAB in the Lightbox.” Information is here.

The band Scottish Fish is on the schedule for the Summer Boston Celtic Music Festival at Club Passim. (Photo: Scottish Fish via Facebook)

Summer Boston Celtic Music Festival starting at 2 p.m. at Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Harvard Square. Outdoor shows are free; indoor shows are $25; the livestream is $5. This summer offshoot of a larger January event begins with Glenville, brings on Scottish Fish an hour later and moves inside in the evening to bring on Copley Street, with Uilleann piper Joey Abarta and fiddler Nathan Gourley; Louise Bichan & Ethan Setiawan; and Jenna Moynihan, who has performed with The Milk Carton Kids, Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards, Darol Anger & The Furies, and as a soloist at Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops. Information is here.

Anabel Gil Trio at 3 p.m. at Longfellow House and the Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, 105 Brattle St., West Cambridge. Free. Cuban multi-instrumentalist and composer Anabel Gil Díaz performs classical and jazz repertoire throughout the United States and Europe, has studied with artists such as James Galway, Paquito de Rivera, Dave Santoro and Marquis Hill and recently recorded with Terri Lyne Carrington for a jazz standards album scheduled to be released in September 2022. Information is here.


Frederick Douglass, circa 1879. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Frederick Douglass Community Reading from 6 to 9 p.m. at Starlight Square, 84 Bishop Allen Drive, Central Square. Free. The holiday tradition of reading Frederick Douglass’ speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July” is hosted by the Central Square Business Improvement District. Information is here.

Smut Slam from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. There’s $10 suggested donation at the door for this 18-plus show. Real-life, first-person sex stories from eight to 10 tellers drawn at random, competing for the best five-minute tale of debauchery before a panel of local celebrities. They can’t use notes, props or hate speech – although pretty much anything else goes. “Stories are often funny and/or epic wins, but we want to encourage people to consider sharing their sad, disturbing, poignant, serious, simple and/or ’fail’ experiences too,” organizers say. Lucas Brooks hosts. Information is here.


Family Game Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Library O’Neill Branch, 70 Rindge Ave., North Cambridge. Free. Play your family or meet new friends over boardgames and puzzles supplied by the library at this all-ages event. Information is here.

Patrick Radden Keefe reads from “Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks” at 6 p.m. at The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $30 including a copy of the book, or $6 without. Bringing together a dozen of Keefe’s most celebrated articles from The New Yorker, “Rogues” explores such areas as the forging $150,000 vintage wines and the quest to bring down a cheerful international black market arms merchant. Rachel Maddow calls the author “a national treasure.” Well-fitting masks are required. Information is here.

Screen on the Green showing of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. at Hoyt Field (Gilmore and Montague streets off Western Avenue), Riverside. Free. This city-sponsored event travels from park to park over the summer. Reviewer Tom Meek gave this first film in the series a thumbs-up in 2018: “If you’re a Spider-Man fan, there’s lots packed in here for you as insider nuggets, while it all also shoots off in a new direction. It’s packaged to cut smartly across cultural and generational lines, with animation that’s similarly something new and something old.” Information is here.


Drop-in art project crafting sessions from 4 to 6 p.m. at the powder magazine of Magazine Beach, at the river end of Magazine Street in the Cambridgeport neighborhood. Free, but an RSVP is requested. Fiber artist Michelle Lougee and arts organizer Cecily Miller – Cambridgeport residents – invite help creating a Magazine Beach Tapestry warning of the environmental dangers of single-use plastic that will go in the newly opened Mass Audubon Nature Center in the beach’s powder magazine building. Volunteers of all ages are invited to participate, looping small plastic trash items such as bottle tops, packaging and discarded toys (all cleaned and safe to handle) to a mesh background. The work will be outside under a shady tree if the weather is good, inside the powder magazine if it is too hot or rainy. Information is here. 

Old Powder House tours from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nathan Tufts/Powderhouse Park, College Avenue and Broadway, Somerville. You may have passed by the powder house hundreds of times over the years, but the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission offers a chance to get inside and hear a historic narrative of the site. Information is here.

Boston University Poetry MFA Cohort reading from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Grolier Poetry Book Shop on 6 Plympton St., Harvard Square. Admission is $5, but the store will accept donations of more. This Black Box Reading Series event may well hold the greatness among its writers – you’ll have to attend to find out. Information is here.


SocaFusion. (Via YouTube)

Friday Fete from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Centanni Park, Third and Otis streets, East Cambridge,  outside the Multicultural Arts Center. The Cambridge Youth Steel Orchestra and Tempo International perform Caribbean-Afro rhythms with messages of peace and unity. The musicians are joined by SocaFusion dancers, who’ll teach some moves before things really get going. This is a Multicultural Arts Center event with sponsors that include BioMed Realty and East Cambridge Saving Bank. Information is here.

SubDrift Mela: Celebrating South Asian Creative Community from 7 to 9 p.m. at Starlight Square, 84 Bishop Allen Drive, Central Square. Free. Music, poetry, storytelling, dance and more celebrates the talent and creativity of the local South Asian diaspora. Information is here.

Poets Darcie Dennigan, Mikko Harvey and Shelley Wong read from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Grolier Poetry Book Shop on 6 Plympton St., Harvard Square. Admission is $5, but the store will accept donations of more. Information is here.

Men of Steel dance revue at 8 p.m. at The Cantab Underground, 738 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Tickets are $15. If you miss Cambridge’s old Paradise club or are wearing out your copy of “Magic Mike” on DVD, this traveling show of choreographed male dancers may be for you. Information is here.


Family Fun Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at Longfellow House and the Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, 105 Brattle St., West Cambridge. Free. This kid- and family-focused event (which takes place every week) starts with story time with a ranger, includes a tour of the historic house and always has some kind of interactive activity toward the end. Information is here.

CVV.vino. (Via Instagram)

Chandler Ward and CVV.vino perform from 7 to 9 p.m. at Starlight Square, 84 Bishop Allen Drive, Central Square. Free. Cambridge Rindge and Latin School graduates take the stage for a hip-hop and production showcase. Information is here.


Valente Summer Sundays launch party from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Cambridge Library Valente Branch, 826 Cambridge St., Wellington-Harrington. Free. A performance by folk artist Grace Givertz for good listeners, bubbles and chalk art for the distracted and refreshments for all are at this start to a summer-fun series. Information is here.

Poet and translator Martha Collins. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Poetry reading from 3 to 4 p.m. at Longfellow House and the Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, 105 Brattle St., West Cambridge. Free. Local poets Martha Collins (“Because What Else Could I Do”) and Russo-American Philip Nikolayev (the translator behind “The Star of Dazzling Ecstasy: 79 Poems by Alexander Pushkin”) perform in the open air at this historic site. Information is here. 

Conner Habib reads from “Hawk Mountain” in conversation with Paul Tremblay at 6 p.m. at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Porter Square. Free. The host of the podcast “Against Everyone with Conner Habib” – which features conversations with artists, intellectuals and countercultural figures and covers topics as wide-ranging as punk rock, philosophy, pornography and occultism – has plenty of nonfiction writing out there; this is a first novel, and follows an English teacher’s reluctant reintroduction to his high school bully. Interviewer Paul Tremblay is the author of horror such as “Disappearance at Devil’s Rock” and crime novel “The Little Sleep.” Information is here.

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Circus, dance battles, and graffiti jam all part of Vancouver Mural Festival line up

Circus, dance battles, and graffiti jam all part of Vancouver Mural Festival line up

While the focus of the Vancouver Mural Festival is still on walls covered with paint, the 2022 edition will see a wide variety of shows and activities, ranging from acrobats to drag queens.

The festival released its full list of events on June 22 with 11 days of programming, much of which is based around the City Centre Artist Lodge, formerly the City Centre Motel in Mount Pleasant.

“Vancouver Mural Festival will host daily mural tours, public talks, daily live performances at the all-new City Centre Festival Hub, plus a spectacular all-ages festival-closing street party in downtown Vancouver,” say organizers.

Among the highlights is the free Circus and Flow Show, on day one (Aug. 4). The variety show will feature acrobats and circus performers of all sorts, with performers like Erotikclown and Flowin Owen. It’ll in fact be two shows, with one at 6 p.m. and a second at 8 p.m.

Over the following days there’ll be at least one in-person event per day at the City Centre site, with dance battles on Aug. 6, a drag brunch on Aug. 7, and a live art battle and art market on Aug. 9.

Things will wrap up with a street party on Granville Street in the city’s core, between Smithe and Helmcken streets on Aug. 14.

“The free street party features a full day of live music, DJs, drag, dancers, kids’ activities, live painters, market and more,” say organizers online.

Along with the events, there’ll be plenty for fans of the visual arts. Along with more than 30 murals that’ll be unveiled over the event, created by 50 artists, there will be tours to see the new artwork, along with pieces that were created previously.

“Guided walking tours in Mount Pleasant and Strathcona will be led by DeTours, while five new tours in Downtown, West End, Cambie Village, Marpole and River District will be offered by Curated Tastes,” say organizers.

There’s also an app you can download to tour around on your own time.

Among this year’s art projects are some unique works. In one case, Musqueam artist Debra Sparrow will be working with Squamish and Tsleil-Watuth weavers to create a mural; it’s part of Sparrow and the VMF’s Blanketing The City series, which sees local indigenous weaving designs applied to city walls.

This year also sees the VMF working to increase accessibility to the festival’s art. 

“This year, the focus is on supporting access and removing barriers for folks experiencing Low-Vision and Blindness, Neurodiverse folks and those living with disabilities,” state organizers.

To that end, they’re working to create crowd-sourced description event with VocalEYE, a local organization that works to provide descriptions of art around the city for people who find it difficult to see.

There are also going to be four temporary mural installations made by artists with disabilities who’ve gone through a workshop process.


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Two events mark International Dance Day in Nelson – Nelson Star

Two events mark International Dance Day in Nelson - Nelson Star

Friday, April 29, is International Dance Day and Nelson will be celebrating with back-to-back community dance gatherings open to all on the 29th and 30th at the North Shore Hall. The gatherings are hosted by Ecstatic Dance Nelson and The Greater Groove with music provided by Nelson’s Apukuna. Both dances embrace the values of inclusivity, respect, consent, and free expression. Events are substance-free, phone-free, and the dance portion is talking-free.

The two events will culminate on Saturday, April 30 with the afternoon dance acting as a fundraiser for the newly-formed Reach Out in the Kootenays — a website that hosts a community of 40 therapists who are providing no-cost and low-cost counselling and therapy. The website is one of three services created in response to the passing of West Kootenay resident Mike Cole who took his life in January of this year.

The other two services on the website are a friend’s helpline and an education program for people to learn how to better support struggling friends. Reach Out is entirely supported by local donations and is a volunteer-run project in service to supporting a healthy and safe community ( The April 30 event is hosted by The Greater Groove and its Dance4Change series that raises money each time for a different organization or cause that is doing good in the world. Dance4Change events have raised over $5,191 to date.

The Friday event hosted by Ecstatic Dance Nelson will carry the theme of Reaching In, inviting participants to explore and support their own inner health and wellness by using movement and dance to strengthen our individual capacity to care for ourselves.

The Saturday event on the other hand will carry the theme of Reaching Out — inviting participants to come together as a community to dance, to express, and to embody what it means to hold and celebrate each other as a community. Having fun, dancing with joy, exercising our smiles and expressing laughter are strongly encouraged!

Both events will be held at North Shore Hall, 675 Whitmore Road. Parking is limited.

April 29:

Doors open at 7:15 p.m.; Opening circle and dance at 7:30 to 9:15 p.m.; closing circle at 9:15 p.m. Tickets are $12 plus tax online at, or $15 at the door.

April 30:

Doors open at 3:15 p.m., followed by an introduction at 3:45. Dance begins at 4 p.m.; closing circle at 6 p.m.

Suggested donation of $10-$20 in support of Reach Out in the Kootenays. If you can’t donate, just show up and dance guilt-free.

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Event: Lions Spring Barn Dance featuring TC & Company

Event: Lions Spring Barn Dance featuring TC & Company

Get ready to kick up your heels at the Lions Spring Barn Dance! After a couple of years’ absence, the popular TC & Company is going to make it a night to remember.
It’s being held Saturday, Apr. 30 at the Cochrane Lions Events Centre. Tickets are a mere $20 and are now available for purchase at

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Vancouver dance workout class donates 100% of its proceeds towards Ukraine relief

Vancouver dance workout class donates 100% of its proceeds towards Ukraine relief

Getting fit for a good cause.

This Vancouver dance fitness class had participants getting fit for a good cause.

Pop Queen Cardio held a dance workout fundraiser March 31 which saw 100% of proceeds going towards the Canada-Ukraine Foundation. The event sold out and, according to fitness instructor Jared Byrne, raised over $1,000. 

“We had a full room, great energy, and lots of money raised,” Byrne adds.

When it comes to fundraisers and charity events, the dance fitness group gives 100%, literally, which means doing anything they can to absorb event costs.

“Community is such a huge pillar of what we do that we want to always try to extend that into the philanthropic-type aspects of what we do,” says Byrne. 

“When we do our fundraising and charity events we’ll absorb it and sort out costs or look for sponsorships so that we can really focus on every single donation going to the charity at hand. So in this case, exactly 100% of anything that people donated to enter went to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation,” he explains.

Though there are no plans for another fundraiser for Ukraine, Byrne says that they may revisit the idea for another event soon. 


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Top ballet performers ‘Dance for Ukraine’ in charity event

Top ballet performers 'Dance for Ukraine' in charity event

March 20 (Reuters) – Away from the fighting in Ukraine, Russian and Ukrainian ballet dancers rubbed shoulders in London on Saturday in a charity event that united some of the world’s leading dance performers for humanitarian relief in the war-torn eastern European nation.

About 20 dancers, with glistening bodies and graceful moves, received a thunderous applause from the packed auditorium at the London Coliseum theatre for the ‘Dance for Ukraine’ gala.

“We have so many loved ones back home. We couldn’t just sit idly at home and just watch news, we wanted to do something,” Ivan Putrov, who is from Ukraine and organised the event with Romanian Alina Cojocaru, told Reuters.

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Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, an attack Moscow calls a “special operation” to demilitarise its neighbour.

The U.N. human rights office has said at least 847 civilians had been killed and 1,399 wounded in Ukraine as of Friday. More than 3.3 million refugees have fled Ukraine through its western border, with around 2 million more displaced inside the country.

Some audience members were draped in the Ukrainian flag for the event, with dancers from many countries including Brazil, Italy and Britain providing glamour to the stage that was lit in shades of yellow and blue.

Katja Khaniukova from Ukraine and Natalia Osipova from Russia were among those who took part. There were also dancers from the United States, France, Japan and Argentina at the event, which the organisers said raised at least 140,000 pounds ($184,520.00) for the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine appeal.

“So many of the artists contacted us wanting to join so it is inspiring how overwhelming the support is from the people, but we need more support in Ukraine, more support from different governments around the world,” said Putrov.

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Father-Daughter dance kicks off series of family-building events in Princeton

Father-Daughter dance kicks off series of family-building events in Princeton

PRINCETON, Ind. (WFIE) – Oasis Assembly of God in Princeton held the town’s first Daddy-Daughter dance on Saturday.

Organizers say the idea was to try to regain a sense of family after the long stretch of many events getting canceled by COVID-19, which caused many people to miss out on getting together.

Community members made enough donations to make the dance free. Children from Kindergarten through fifth grade danced from 4-6 p.m. Sixth through eighth-graders then danced afterward from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

“We’ve got a bunch of giveaways for other businesses that have said they want to give a part to what we’re doing,” John Spencer, lead pastor at Oasis Assembly of God said. “Our hope is to let this be the kick-off, and then if we’re able to give someone a gift certificate to go to dinner, a dad will take his daughter to dinner and continue spending time together and building that relationship.”

Even though the event is called a Daddy-Daughter dance, organizers say that mothers, sons, uncles, nieces and other members of the family were welcome to attend. They say around 200 people were at the K-5 dance.

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