Fwd: P.O.R.K. in Dexter again, 10/4/09
- This was great last time Its beautiful at the farm and room to dance
Hope to see you there
Hey can someone put this on facebook?
>>> Christopher Smith <cdsmith68@...> 9/25/2009 11:03 AM >>>Say, Folks-
On September 13th, we played a dance at the Warner-Welford barn in
Dexter. You may remember a note about this. Well, the evening was a
SPECTACULAR success. It was one of those occasions where "a good time
was definitely had by all."
So, due to popular demand, and to keep ourselves musically active while
we are in this Period of Uncertainty, we have agreed to play the barn
again- on October 4th!
BAND: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings (P.O.R.K.)
WHEN: Sunday, October 4, 5:00-8:00--our regular day and time.
WHERE: Robin Warner-Helen Welford Ballroom Barn, 4222 Dexter Townhall
Road, Dexter, MI 48103 (Directions and parking instructions below)--
not so regular place.
Those of you who have been to the Warner-Welford barn on an occasion
when the Rhythm Kings have played know that the band sounds great
there and that the hosts have floored it for dancing. So calling it
"the ballroom" is not much of a stretch.
There are enough chairs for about 40 people, and we will see about
borrowing more. But it would be helpful if attendees could bring
folding chairs just so we know we'll have enough. There will also be
several card tables arranged to approximate the elegant Waldorf
Astoria-type horseshoe-surrounding-the-dance-floor seating we see in
the old movies. There will also be blankets for floor sitting for the
younger set if need be. But please: no roughhousing except at
ADMISSION, sort of: There'll be a bucket/bin/trough/kitty/vat/urn
into which you can put a donation. Whatever is raised will go to the
band, as does the admission at the door of the club.
PROGRAM: Still a bit malleable at this time, so if you have faves in
the Rhythm Kings repertoire, let Jim-- jdapogny@... --know what
you'd like to hear and he'll try to work them in. But he will be
making out a program with frequent requests in it so he may hit 75% of
RESERVATIONS: Not necessary, but it would be helpful if those planning
to come, with or without others tagging along, would let Jim--
jdapogny@...-- know about how many to expect.
Yes, RSVP---- just to help us be ready for you!
Last time we had WAY more people show up than had RSVP'd.......
REFRESHMENTS: People should bring their own food and drink, crockery,
napery and cutlery. The Rhythm Kings, as usual, will supply the
We hope to see everyone within the sound of this email message. And
please let Jim know if you plan to come.
P.O.R.K. Bus Driver
DIRECTIONS: to 4222 Dexter Townhall Rd., Dexter, MI 48130 (Home of
Helen Welford and Robin Warner, 734-426-0241. Almost 14 miles from
>>>PLEASE NOTE THE PARKING AREA<<<From Ann Arbor: Take Huron St. west to the Jackson - Dexter fork.
Take Dexter Rd. approx 9 miles to Dexter. Go through Dexter, under
the railroad bridge and to the traffic light. Take the lefthand fork
which is Island Lake Rd. (Jenny's Farm Market will be on your right as
you go by). Continue almost three miles to Dexter Townhall Rd., which
deadends into Island Lake. Turn right onto Dexter Townhall. The huge
barn one field from the corner is THE BARN; turn into the field at the
“park here” sign on the near (south) side of the barn to reach the
parking area in the field you've just gone by. Walk back across the
drive and through the hedge to follow the path to the back and the
stairs going to the second floor “ballroom”. Or look for a sign
indicating a cut through from the parking field through the orchard to
the stairs at the back of the barn which lead up to the "ballroom".
From points south and east: Take I-94 west to the Baker Rd. (and
Dexter) exit. Turn right and continue until Baker Rd. deadends into
Main St. in Dexter. Turn left onto Main St. and follow the above
directions (beginning with going under the railroad bridge).
From points north: Take US 23 to the North Territorial Rd. exit.
Turn right from the exit and go about 12 miles to Dexter Townhall Rd.
(it has a blinking light and is the first main road a couple of miles
after the light at Pinckney Rd). Turn left onto Dexter Townhall and
keep going, past Fleming Rd, until you see the barn (if you get to
Island Lake, you've gone too far). Turn into the driveway on the far
side of the barn and up to the parking area (see above).
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