Contra dance fans are invited to work off that Thanksgiving turkey dinner Saturday, Nov. 27 at Simonton Corner Community Hall, Park and Main streets. The monthly dance will begin 8 p.m.; admission is $8 at the door, free for children.

Providing the tunes this month will be North Star Sisters, with Chrissy Fowler calling. The North Star Sisters perform enthusiastic renditions of traditional fiddle tunes and old-time dance music. They play a wide range of music, but specialize in New England style jigs and reels suitable for contra dances. North Star Sisters features Gail Lipfert on guitar, flute and accordion; Elaine Malkin and Freddi LaPorte on fiddles; and Pam McKeen on mandolin and piano.

Beginners, singles and families are welcome. Bringing one’s own drinking water is recommended; free refreshments will be available. For more information, call 832-5584; send e-mail to; or see Simonton Corners Contradancers on Facebook.

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