Chagrin Falls Contra Dance
Tuesday, January 17th and Tuesday, February 21st at 7:30pm to 10:30pm
(CHAGRIN FALLS, OH) - Third Tuesday's Chagrin Falls Contra Dance is held at Chagrin Falls Township Hall (83 N. Main St.; Chagrin Falls, OH 44022). This is a lovely and lively dance that you will not want to miss. Live folk music played by Paul Kovac (fiddle and banjo), Kevin Johnson (bass), Anthony Papaleo (guitar), and Will Craig (percussion).
No need for prior dance experience. Each Contra Dance is taught through simple instruction by dance caller Kenny Wilson. Introductory dance lesson starts at 7:30 p.m. and the Contra Dance is from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $8.00 for those 17 years and under, $10.00 per adult and $25.00 per family.
For further information contact Will Craig (216) 316-0068 / firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jim Newell (440) 247-5751. Investigate North Eastern Ohio’s Contra Dance culture, history and dance schedule by visiting www.neohiocontradance.org.
Harlem Legends to bring Hope
Former Globetrotters Show to Benefit Project Hope for the Homeless
(PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP, OH) - For more than 50 years, the Harlem Globetrotters have brought
joy and entertainment to audiences around the world. Professional basketball players delight
children and adults, and on Jan. 28, former Globetrotters team members will bring their
high-energy show to Mentor High School.
The Harlem Legends, made up of former Globetrotters and other professional basketball
players, will be joining forces with Joseph A. Zingales of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to
raise funds for Project Hope for the Homeless, the only emergency homeless shelter in Lake
“We are so blessed that they have chosen to support Project Hope and work with us to restore
hope and renew lives for our neighbors experiencing homelessness,” said Project Hope
Executive Director Judy Burr. “Last year, we served more than 400 adults and children, the
highest number of guests we’ve ever had in 12 months -- but through the community’s support,
more than 85 percent of our guests transitioned into a better quality of life, also a record high.”
Zingales said he was excited to find a way to raise funds for Project Hope in the winter; he held
his first annual golf outing for Project Hope in the spring, raising more than $10,000 for the only
emergency homeless shelter in Lake County. His team raised an additional $4,000 through
deed preparation from home sales. The interest in supporting the shelter stemmed from a tour
of the shelter he took a few years ago.
“While Judy was giving me a tour of her facility, we came upon a room where a mother and her
two-year-old daughter were staying and the daughter had her tiny pink robe hanging from the
top bunk bed,” he said. “It was hanging with such dignity and I thought, ‘Wow, this little girl is
living here.’ The mother and daughter had nowhere to go and fortunately there is a place like
Project Hope to help them get back on their feet.”
Project Hope offers all guests a comprehensive, goal-based program that helps guests address
the root cause of their homelessness while providing service referrals and guidance to help
them change their lives. Since the program began in 1993, more than half of the 5,000 people
who have been through Project Hope’s doors transitioned to a better quality of life. Through
three years of growth, Project Hope has added a weekday afternoon family center, 5,200
square feet to the facility, and increased the overnight capacity from 35 to 50 individuals each
“We’ve passed through three years filled with exciting growth for the shelter to help the
increasing number of guests in need,” Burr said. “Despite all of this, though, we’ve been able to
provide such quality attention and care at a cost of only $39.11 per person, per night. Guests
receive all of their basic needs, along with a goal-oriented program that helps them find a better
In his experience, Zingales said the money is well spent.
“Judy works extremely hard to keep her doors open and works tirelessly to get the funds to
achieve this,” he said. “When we do fundraisers for Project Hope, I have confidence that the
money will go towards the homeless.”
The program will be begin at 5:45 p.m. Jan 28 at Mentor High School, with a free three-on-three
clinic. The game will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for the program are available online for $10, or for
$12 at the door. For more information, call 440-354-6417 x109 or visit
Troy Township Contra Dance
Saturday, February 4th and Saturday, March 4th at 6:30pm to 10:30pm
(WELSHFIELD, OH) Troy Township Contra Dance is held at the Troy Community House (13950 Main Market Road aka Route 422; Burton, Ohio 44021) every first Saturday of the month (October through June). This dance is lively and friendly. Try it, you will like it.
No need for prior dance experience. Each Contra Dance, throughout the evening, is taught through simple instruction by dance caller Kenny Wilson. With LIVE MUSIC by the band "Mr. Haney"! This is a great family friendly event that you will look forward to every first Saturday of the month (October through June).
Introductory dance lesson, by Will Craig, starts at 6:30 p.m. and the Contra Dance is from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $10 per adult, $5 per youth, $25 per family and children under six years are free. For more information contact Will Craig by calling (216) 316-0068 or E-mailing email@example.com. Investigate North Eastern Ohio’s Contra Dance culture, history and schedule by visiting www.neohiocontradance.org.
Bainbridge Swing Dance and Blue Lunch
Friday, February 3rd at 8:00pm to 11:30pm
(BAINBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, OH) Blue Lunch plays live at Bainbridge Swing Dance at Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road (Route 306); Chagrin Falls, OH 44023) on Friday, February 3rd.
Blue Lunch is a late 1940’s and early 1950’s band featuring a three piece horn section, upright bass, drums, keyboards, guitar, and harmonica, along with multiple singers and harmonies. For nearly 30 years, their combination of outstanding musicianship, showmanship, and humor, has kept dance floors filled and audiences entertained. Find out more at www.BlueLunch.com
The Swing Dance, with live performance, begins at 9:00 p.m. Preceded by a one hour swing dance lesson at 8:00 p.m. Experienced and non-experienced dancers are welcome. This public, family-friendly event is open to all ages. No partner is required for the lesson or the dance. Admission is $10 per adult, $8 per youth or $25 per family. Admission includes the 8:00 p.m. lesson and 9:00 p.m. live performance and dance. A different live band performs the first Friday of every month. For additional information, please contact Will Craig by calling (216) 316-0068 or E-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.