Contra dance fans will gather to shake off the winter blues Saturday, Jan. 23 at Simonton Corner Community Hall, Park and Main streets. The monthly dance begins 8 p.m., and admission will be $7 at the door.

Providing the tunes will be Rock the Boat featuring Jim Tolles on fiddle and Muriel Hendrix on keyboard. The night’s caller will be Richard Green.

For more information, call 832-5584, send e-mail to or find Simonton Corners Contradancers on Facebook.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at