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I ended the day yesterday with an absolutely *wonderful* waltz with someone young enough to be my child, to the music of Perpetual Emotion (a dance band from the fabulous State of Maine). I actually danced contra (!) at NEFFA, for the entire last Contra Party session. My only complaint about the dances was that they were *very* long, and had very few opposite swings. :-( I had very nice partners, and then again, there was that very lovely waltz at the end. :-)

Dance Performances on the Auditorium stage went well, although the two sessions yesterday were about half as long as they have been in the past, and there was a scheduling kerfuffle with one group that needs a fifteen minute costume change in between dances. I have a Co-Chair (who does not communicate well and has been described as a steamroller), and I am a bit unsettled about that. My tact-meter was OFF on both Friday and Saturday, and there are conversations I need to have with several people, but they will happen after the festival is over, but soon.

I bought some wooden spoons from a vendor in the Craft Hall, talked to several people about Arisia Tech (I may have myself a Video Area Head and several other general tech people), and put aside a pile of clothes from my favorite clothing vendor, Eagle Ray Traders, who design and make my flowey batik dresses.

So, today, the last performance block, and hopefully some more lovely dances. The music has certainly been good, and the dancing has done worlds of good for my sanity and well being. Shoulders aside (I wrenched the right one when I was out in LA), dancing is good.
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I am, once again, working as House Manager for the Sudbury Savoyards, on their production of Gondoliers, to be performed the last weekend of February and first weekend of March.

The Big Blue House household is performing in (Persis, Spencer and Talis) and doing lighting design (David) Antiphony with the North Cambridge Family Opera, with performances the third and fourth weekends of March.

And, NEFFA, which conflicts once more with FilKontario. I am the Dance Performance Co-Chair, sharing this year with Marcie Van Cleve, who works with the Folk Arts Center in the Boston area.

I am looking for people who want to come usher for Gondoliers, for any and all performances, bake things for our concessions table, and, for your time, see the show.

For NCFO, come see us perform in a classic tale of the Ants and the Grasshoppers.

And for NEFFA, I am in need of stage managers for the Saturday afternoon and evening and Sunday afternoon dance performance blocks. My usual go-to guy has a paying gig that weekend that takes precedent. And the usual media wranglers... to liaise between the performance groups and the stage tech. None of the time slots will conflict with the dance medlies (or so I am told).

I do like this sort of volunteer work, but this year has been a tough one for me. Mum dying in July, followed by my Dad becoming very forgetful... and not always seeing eye to eye with my sister (who is very different from me, as people who came to the Celebration of Mum's Life discovered).

So, if anyone wants more information on any of these organizations, or the jobs themselves, please let me know.

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