I've been made aware that there is a bit of confusion concerning the upcoming Harvest Moon Hoedown. Some reckon, erroneously, that "social dancing" involves the stale prejudices of Stag vs. Drag or "boy asks girl to dance". In fact, our Hoedown recognizes the myriad questions associated with the eternal Who's-With-Whom Conundrum and has the perfect antidote: John Luna, our masterful, out-of-town, dance caller, has the uncanny ability to fill a dance floor, square after square, with individuals, couples, triplets, quintets, etc. who are often perfect strangers! Think of it, People! What a marvel to see John coax, cajole, and convince a slew of would be wall-flowers to get off their collective duff and fill in squares lacking a full complement of 8 eager dancers.
My friends, Confucius is correct: Like Life Itself, a Hoedown is a "...no experience or partner necessary" event. This is an All-Comers event and, since you clearly fall into the "All" category, your attendance is more or less mandatory. Be sure to invite your friends and relations to join us in the fun!
Kent Fisher, IRVAC
PS Wear comfortable shoes.
IRVAC Presents its
3rd Annual HARVEST MOON HOEDOWN
Barn Dance & Variety Show
5 – 10 PM, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
Selma Community & Education Center
18255 Redwood Hwy. Selma, Oregon
Featuring From Corvallis:
John Luna, Caller
John Will Teach All Dances!
No Host Vittles by “Off the Hook”
No Host Wine, Beer, Coffee or Tea
Quilt Show * 50-50 Raffle * Pie Auction
Admission $10, $5 for Ages 8 to 18
Cobra Lily, a new online arts and literary review has debuted in Southwest Oregon. Created and edited by I.V. poet Michael Spring and local freelance writer Ryan Forsythe, the first issue went live around the summer solstice. Forsythe and Spring plan to produce a new issue quarterly. The review can be found at www.cobralilyreview.wordpress.com. Submissions of art or writing for the second issue will be accepted for consideration through September 28.
A special guest will reside on the Josephine Community Library lawn in Cave Junction over the next 6 months. Dan Beal’s welded sculpture titled “The Last Irish Elk” required 10
months to go from concept to completion and is composed of sheet metal and Schedule 40 iron pipe. Beal, a retired engineer, is the Second Friday ArtWalk Featured Artist for May.
Slide Show of the Illinois Valley from our Webmaster, Bruce Stone
I have added a slide show of our beautiful Illinois Valley showing the rich and diverse nature of the valley we call home. Feel free to contact webmaster to add your photo. I have set up on separate page so as to not slow down loading of this page.-Slide Show Here.
We have added a section "Special & Ongoing Events" to highlight in more detail events and programs put on or sponsored by IRVAC. Special & Ongoing Events covers all reoccurring events such as ArtWalk and the Artisan's Faire and special events such as dinners and concerts, please click on links below or to the left to find out more.
Below are some quick links to pages:
Harvest Moon Hoedown
June 13, July 11, August 8 2014.
Harvest Moon Hoedown @Selma Community & Education Center 18255 Redwood Hwy. Selma, Oregon
We have added Community Events Calendar and links to post your event