Old Time Dances at the Active Living Centre

The Carman Active Living Centre is hosting Old Time Dances Friday afternoons in Carman. (file photo)

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Weekly Old Time Dances are being held at the Carman Active Living Centre and the organization is hoping to bring in larger crowds to extend the life of the Friday afternoon get-togethers.

“We just started the dances November 23rd and we were hoping to get more people out to our next few coming up,” said Executive Director of the Active Living Centre, Linda Maslow. “We have different groups of people out playing their instruments all the time and it makes for a great afternoon of fun.”

The band is called the “Scratchy Fiddle Band” and made up of many local musicians such as Rob Bruce, Bill Bunka, Myrtle Young, Carole Anderson, Walter Neufeld, Marj Lehmann and Carm Colvin. Everyone is welcome to come out. Admission is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. All the proceeds are going towards the Active Living Centre –a non-profit charitable organization supported by memberships and activity fees.

“We need people to support events like this to continue offering things for people to do,” said Maslow. “We have coffee and tea, and maybe getting some cookies and sweets too if we can get some bigger crowds out.”

You don’t have to be a senior to come out and enjoy the music and it is great exercise and cheap entertainment. The centre is open to all ages and is completely compliant with accessibility standards.

“If you love to Dance and want this program to continue in the New Year we need people to come out and support it,” she added. “The Handi-van is available for transportation so there is no need to find parking.”

The dances go Friday afternoons from 1-3:30 p.m. and the proceeds all go to the Active Living Centre.