Events in February 2024

  • PCDC FREE Community Jam Session

    PCDC FREE Community Jam Session

    Thu Feb 8, 2024

    Leader: TBA

    Time: 7-9pm

    Location: TBA (email

    No cost to participants! All instruments, all levels welcome!

    Once per quarter we'll gather for a community jam session.  Tunes will be played by ear from the common contra dance repertoire.  For recordings of tunes taught at past 2nd Thursday Tune Teaching sessions, see:

    PCDC Sessions (

    If you are interested in learning more tunes by ear, the Contra Tune Teaching Sessions are FREE and meet the 2nd Thursday of the month.  Tunes are taught by George Penk or Betsy Branch, alternating between SW and SE Portland.  The focus is on developing a common repertoire to play by ear at 5th Saturday Open Band and at community jam sessions. The repeated monthly schedule through Spring is:

    ||: George | Betsy | jam :||

    For more information and to get on the email announcement list:

    Contact organizer
  • PCDC PDX Contra Committee meeting

    PCDC PDX Contra Committee meeting

    Mon Feb 12, 2024

    The Portland Contra Committee meets (usually) on 2nd Monday's to support the needs of Contra dance events and dancers.

    Meeting locations vary and may be online.  Meetings are open to all PCDC members.  If interested in attending, volunteering, or would like a Zoom link, please email

    Online - contact organizer for access
  • PCDC Board Meeting

    PCDC Board Meeting

    Tue Feb 20, 2024

    The PCDC Board meets (usually) on the 3rd Tuesday of the month to address tactical and strategic issues facing the organization.

    Meeting locations vary.  Meetings are open to all PCDC members.

    If interested in attending email

    Contact organizer