The Whiffletree duo will play a midsummer contra dance Saturday, July 23 starting at 8 p.m. at Simonton Corner Hall, corner of Park and Main streets.  Sarah Smith of Waldoboro and Salem, Mass., is the caller.

Whiffletree’s Seth and Tyler Yentes, brothers from Monroe, have been playing stringed instruments since childhood. A whiffletree is a horse-drawn farm term for the crossbar between harnesses of a team.

Dancers of all ages and abilities are welcome, and no partner or experience is necessary. Admission is $8. Children are admitted free, and free snacks are provided. All dances are taught.

For more information, call 832-5584; send email to; or visit Simonton Corners Contradancers on Facebook.

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