Calendar

Events in December 2021

  • Joyride 1st Wednesday - a concert of dance music

    Joyride 1st Wednesday - a concert of dance music


    Wed Dec 1, 2021

    Get the latest details on the Joyride web site or the Joyride Facebook page


    Joyride presents a concert of dance music

    We miss our lovely dancers and we miss playing music for people who enjoy hearing it. We’ll get back to dancing on First Wednesdays at some point, but for now this is what we can offer.

    When: December 1, 2021 7:30 p.m.
    Where: Polish Hall in Portland. 3832 N. Interstate Av.  The hall is 1-1/2 blocks North of Kaiser Medical Center and across the street from the Palms Motel (bright 50’s neon…).  Take MAX: Yellow line.  Exit at the Overlook Park station; walk 1 block North.

    Admission: No charge, although we will gladly accept donations. Our expenses consist of sound system and operator, hall rental, and insurance.
    Donations: We will have a donation bucket at the concert. Once your spot at the concert is confirmed, Sue Songer will provide Paypal / Venmo information for those who prefer that.

    Attendance:

    For Covid safety reasons, we will need to cap attendance and we’ll implement an initial first-come model followed by a lottery. The first 30 respondents will be confirmed to attend. After that, there will be a lottery to determine who can be admitted.
    You will receive an email with information about your attendance status and a reminder of Covid protocols.

    When and how to register:

    Registration is now open. It will close on Saturday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time and the lottery will commence if it is necessary.

    Your “registration” consists of an email to the Joyride email account (joyridecontra@gmail.com) indicating your intent to attend. (Please register for yourself and your immediate family only rather than registering a large group of friends. We want to do this as fairly as possible. If you want to register with people outside your family but in your Covid “pod”, keep that to just two or three people, please.)

    Covid protocols:

    • Masks are required indoors at all times (except for wind players on stage)
    • Proof of vaccination is required at the door (vaxx card or photo of vaxx card)*
    • Signed liability waiver is required and those will be available at the door*
    • he attendance cap will allow for spacing between individuals and between “pods”

    *If you know that your vaccination status and signed waiver was collected by PCDC at a prior event, then there’s no need to bring that information. We’ll have the PCDC database for reference although this is not a PCDC event. If you’re not sure, bring your vaxx card or a picture of your vaxx card.

    Fragrance free please!

    ~ the Joyriders

    3832 N. Interstate Av
    Portland, Oregon 97227
    503-281-7352
    Joyride 1st Wednesday - a concert or dance

    Joyride 1st Wednesday - a concert or dance


    Wed Dec 1, 2021

    Get the latest details on the Joyride web site or the Joyride Facebook page


    Joyride presents a concert of dance music (possibly a dance).

    We miss our lovely dancers and we miss playing music for people who enjoy hearing it. We’ll get back to dancing on First Wednesdays at some point, but for now this is what we can offer.

    When: February 2, 2022 7:30 p.m.
    Where: Polish Hall in Portland. 3832 N. Interstate Av.  The hall is 1-1/2 blocks North of Kaiser Medical Center and across the street from the Palms Motel (bright 50’s neon…).  Take MAX: Yellow line.  Exit at the Overlook Park station; walk 1 block North.

    Admission: For now, no charge, although we will gladly accept donations. Our expenses consist of sound system and operator, hall rental, and insurance.
    Donations: We will have a donation bucket at the concert. Once your spot at the concert is confirmed, Sue Songer will provide Paypal / Venmo information for those who prefer that.

    Attendance:

    For Covid safety reasons, we will need to cap attendance and we’ll implement an initial first-come model followed by a lottery. The first 30 respondents will be confirmed to attend. After that, there will be a lottery to determine who can be admitted.
    You will receive an email with information about your attendance status and a reminder of Covid protocols.

    When and how to register:

    Registration is now open. It will close on Saturday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time and the lottery will commence if it is necessary.

    Your “registration” consists of an email to the Joyride email account (joyridecontra@gmail.com) indicating your intent to attend. (Please register for yourself and your immediate family only rather than registering a large group of friends. We want to do this as fairly as possible. If you want to register with people outside your family but in your Covid “pod”, keep that to just two or three people, please.)

    Covid protocols:

    • Masks are required indoors at all times (except for wind players on stage)
    • Proof of vaccination is required at the door (vaxx card or photo of vaxx card)*
    • Signed liability waiver is required and those will be available at the door*
    • he attendance cap will allow for spacing between individuals and between “pods”

    *If you know that your vaccination status and signed waiver was collected by PCDC at a prior event, then there’s no need to bring that information. We’ll have the PCDC database for reference although this is not a PCDC event. If you’re not sure, bring your vaxx card or a picture of your vaxx card.

    Fragrance free please!

    ~ the Joyriders

    3832 N. Interstate Av
    Portland, Oregon 97227
    503-281-7352
  • PCDC Northwest Passage Committee Meeting

    PCDC Northwest Passage Committee Meeting


    Fri Dec 3, 2021

    The Northwest Passage Dance Camp Commitee meets (usually) on the 2nd Tuesday of the month to organize PCDC's Northwest Passage Dance Camp held over the Labor Day weekend.

    Meeting locations vary.  Meetings are open to all PCDC members.  If interested in attending or volunteering to help out, email nwp-chair@portlandcountrydance.org.

    For more information about the camp, see our website at https://www.nwpdancecamp.org.

    Online - contact organizer for access
  • Pizza Jam

    Pizza Jam


    Tue Dec 7, 2021

    Come on by and make some music!

    Tuesday evenings, 7:30 - 9:30 pm.

    Vaccinated folks only, please

    Contact Rick Piel to find out where the next session is, which music books to bring and get on the announcement list.

    See you there!

    For more info, check out the Tunes, Jams, & Classes page.

    Disclaimer: Pizza Jam sessions are not actual PCDC events, but are informal gatherings run by members of the community.

    Contact Rick Piel for location info
  • PCDC Tune Sessions

    PCDC Tune Sessions


    Thu Dec 9, 2021

    Learn contra dance tunes and participate at  PCDC 5th Saturday open band contra dances.

    Do you play a melody instrument and want to learn some of those tunes you’ve been dancing to?  The Second Thursday PCDC Dance Tunes Sessions are for you.  Tunes are taught by ear in true folk music style, by local musicians who are masters of contra dance music and are great teachers.  All instruments and all levels are welcome!

    Check out our website for more details and recordings of past tunes.

    Meetings are in SW Portland.  Got questions or want to be on the email list for reminders?  Email Sharon

     

     

  • PCDC Concert with Campaign for Reel Time

    PCDC Concert with Campaign for Reel Time


    Sat Dec 11, 2021

    PCDC is excited to announce a concert featuring Campaign for Reel Time (Betsy Branch/fiddle, Bill Tomczak/clarinet/saxaphone/drum, Mark Douglass/piano)

    When: Saturday, December 11. Doors open at 7:15, show 8:00-9:00, building close 10:00
    Where: Fulton Park Community Center
    Cost: $6-20 sliding scale - cash only

    How do I sign up?
    While we’d love to host every single member of our community, attendance will have to be much more limited than what we’re used to. All attendance will be determined by individual lottery. Please go to our sign-up form today. On December 2nd, we will pull names and notify everyone that definitely has a spot. We’ll also let the top ten people on the waitlist know as much.

    This is indoors?
    Yes! All four sets of doors will be wide open for the duration to maximize outside airflow and we’re limiting capacity so we can all maintain distance.  See the PCDC Covid-19 information page more details.

    What other precautions?
    Please don’t attend if you feel ill or have recently been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. We encourage you to consider not attending if you are immune compromised, live with or care for those who are, or have unvaccinated household members.

    What kind of mask should I wear?
    There's a handy infographic on the PCDC Covid-19 information page. Please take a minute to review it. If you don’t have a good, properly fitted mask, that’s okay! We’ll give you one at the door.

    Are vaccinations required?
    YES!  Vaccinations are the most effective way to keep our community safe and show each other that we care. Before entering, you will need to sign a waiver and share proof of vaccination.  Boosters are recommend but not required.

    If you’ve already done both of these things with PCDC, you’re good to go! If you haven’t done one or both of these, you may do so at the door or avoid the bottleneck by starting the process online.

    We’ll send more information to attendees closer to the date and are looking forward to December!

    ~ From you friends at the PCDC Portland Contra Committee

  • PCDC PDX Contra Committee meeting

    PCDC PDX Contra Committee meeting


    Mon Dec 13, 2021

    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.

    Online - contact organizer for access
  • Pizza Jam

    Pizza Jam


    Tue Dec 14, 2021

    Come on by and make some music!

    Tuesday evenings, 7:30 - 9:30 pm.

    Vaccinated folks only, please

    Contact Rick Piel to find out where the next session is, which music books to bring and get on the announcement list.

    See you there!

    For more info, check out the Tunes, Jams, & Classes page.

    Disclaimer: Pizza Jam sessions are not actual PCDC events, but are informal gatherings run by members of the community.

    Contact Rick Piel for location info
  • Holiday English Ball - preregistration required (not a PCDC event)

    Holiday English Ball - preregistration required (not a PCDC event)


    Sat Dec 18, 2021

    Event website: http://portlandenglishcountryball.com

    Time:  7:30pm - 10:45pm.

    Location:  St Barnabas Episcopal Church, 2201 SW Vermont St, Portland, OR 97219

    Maximum Attendance:  50 dancers, registration required

    Cost: Suggested contribution is $15-$30 per person.

    Caller: Laura Hatch

    Band: Fine Companions (Betsy Branch, Lisa Scott, Bill Tomczak, and Erik Weberg)

    Covid Restrictions:  Vaccination, mask, and signed waiver required

    REGISTRATION opens around November 20, 2021.

    NOTE: Holiday English Ball is not a PCDC event.

    St Barnabas Episcopal Church
    2201 SW Vermont St
    Portland, Oregon 97219
  • PCDC Board Meeting

    PCDC Board Meeting


    Tue Dec 21, 2021

    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, contact us or email board at portlandcountrydance dot org.

    Online - contact organizer for access
    Pizza Jam

    Pizza Jam


    Tue Dec 21, 2021

    Come on by and make some music!

    Tuesday evenings, 7:30 - 9:30 pm.

    Vaccinated folks only, please

    Contact Rick Piel to find out where the next session is, which music books to bring and get on the announcement list.

    See you there!

    For more info, check out the Tunes, Jams, & Classes page.

    Disclaimer: Pizza Jam sessions are not actual PCDC events, but are informal gatherings run by members of the community.

    Contact Rick Piel for location info
  • Pizza Jam

    Pizza Jam


    Tue Dec 28, 2021

    Come on by and make some music!

    Tuesday evenings, 7:30 - 9:30 pm.

    Vaccinated folks only, please

    Contact Rick Piel to find out where the next session is, which music books to bring and get on the announcement list.

    See you there!

    For more info, check out the Tunes, Jams, & Classes page.

    Disclaimer: Pizza Jam sessions are not actual PCDC events, but are informal gatherings run by members of the community.

    Contact Rick Piel for location info