Calendar

Events in June 2024

  • PCDC 1st Monday Free Contra Slow Jam

    PCDC 1st Monday Free Contra Slow Jam


    Mon Jun 3, 2024

     

    PCDC sponsors a contra slow jam on the 1st and 3rd Mondays from 7-9 PM in the community room at McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211.

    The events are free and open to all acoustic musicians, whether you play by dots or by ear.

    The contra jam plays tunes from the Portland Collection and the waltz books edited by Bill Matthiesen.

    If you don’t have the books, we’re happy to share. Come make music with us!!

    Questions:  Email Kathy Story, PCDC President

    McMenamins Kennedy School
    5736 NE 33rd Ave
    Portland, Oregon 97211
  • PCDC 2nd Monday Free ECD Slow Jam

    PCDC 2nd Monday Free ECD Slow Jam


    Mon Jun 10, 2024

    PCDC sponsors an ECD slow jam on the 2nd and 4th Mondays from 7-9 PM in the community room at McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211.

    The events are free and open to all acoustic musicians, whether you play by dots or by ear.

    The ECD jam plays tunes from the Barnes Collection. If you don’t have the books, we’re happy to share. Come make music with us!!

    Questions:  Email Kathy Story, PCDC President 

     

     

    McMenamins Kennedy School
    5736 NE 33rd Ave
    Portland, Oregon 97211
    PCDC PDX Contra Committee meeting

    PCDC PDX Contra Committee meeting


    Mon Jun 10, 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 contra-chair@portlandcountrydance.org.

    Contact organizer
  • PCDC FREE Contra Tunes Taught by George Penk

    PCDC FREE Contra Tunes Taught by George Penk


    Thu Jun 13, 2024

    Contra dance tunes taught by ear.  All melody instruments, all levels welcome!

    Teacher: George Penk

    Time: 7-9pm (arrive in time to be tuned and ready to learn at 7:00)

    Location: Private residence in SW Portland (email sharonjeanallen@yahoo.com for the address)

    No cost to participants!

    We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month to learn tunes 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 Sat. Open Band and at community jam sessions. Repeated monthly schedule through Spring:

    ||: George | Betsy | jam :||

    For location details and to get on the email announcement list:

    sharonjeanallen@yahoo.com

    For more info and an archive of tunes:

    PCDC Sessions (google.com)

    Contact organizer
  • PCDC 3rd Monday Free Contra Slow Jam

    PCDC 3rd Monday Free Contra Slow Jam


    Mon Jun 17, 2024

     

    PCDC sponsors a contra slow jam on the 1st and 3rd Mondays from 7-9 PM in the community room at McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211.

    The events are free and open to all acoustic musicians, whether you play by dots or by ear.

    The contra jam plays tunes from the Portland Collection and the waltz books edited by Bill Matthiesen.

    If you don’t have the books, we’re happy to share. Come make music with us!!

    Questions:  Email Kathy Story, PCDC President

     

    McMenamins Kennedy School
    5736 NE 33rd Ave
    Portland, Oregon 97211
  • PCDC 4th Monday Free ECD Slow Jam

    PCDC 4th Monday Free ECD Slow Jam


    Mon Jun 24, 2024

    PCDC sponsors an ECD slow jam on the 2nd and 4th Mondays from 7-9 PM in the community room at McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211.

    The events are free and open to all acoustic musicians, whether you play by dots or by ear.

    The ECD jam plays tunes from the Barnes Collection. If you don’t have the books, we’re happy to share. Come make music with us!!

    Questions:  Email Kathy Story, PCDC President

    McMenamins Kennedy School
    5736 NE 33rd Ave
    Portland, Oregon 97211
  • PCDC Board Meeting

    PCDC Board Meeting


    Tue Jun 25, 2024

    The PCDC Board will meet June 25th to address tactical and strategic issues facing the organization.

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

    If interested in attending email board-chair@portlandcountrydance.org

    Contact organizer
  • PCDC Annual Members' Picnic

    PCDC Annual Members' Picnic


    Sat Jun 29, 2024

    What: PCDC Annual Members' Picnic
    When: Saturday, June 29, 3:00-6:00
    Where: Fulton Park
    Bring: Potluck dish, a chair, your instrument, dance clothes to exchange, lawn game toys

    Join us for the annual PCDC Members' Picnic. PCDC will provide falafel, hummus, pita bread and drinks. Potluck dishes will round out the meal.

    We will have a musical jam session, English dance sampler, button making, games, and clothing exchange. This is a great event to get to know your fellow dancers and musicians off the dance floor.

    For questions, suggestions or offers to volunteer, contact Lindsey Grayzel.

    To participate in the clothing exchange, contact Libby Wentz.

    (L’Etoile French Immersion School)
    68 SW Miles St
    Portland, Oregon 97219
    503-823-3180