Thursday : July 4   Schedule refined closer to the dance weekend          


7:30pm - 8:00pm          Beginner lesson with  
8:00pm - 9:30pm         Contra Dance with Toss The Possum  and caller  Gaye Fifer  

9:30pm- 10:00pm        ****Fireworks*****

10:00pm- 11:00pm      Contra dance with Toss The Possum and caller Gaye Fifer

Friday :   July 5
  8:30am - 2:00pm        Hike to McAfee Knob - Appalachian Trail - meet at Railroader banner

  9:30am - 1:00pm        Cycling trip -  meet at Railroader banner

10:30am - 11:45am      Trip to Mill Mountain Star - meet at Railroader banner

1:30pm  -  2:45pm        English country dance  with  Gaye Fifer
3:00pm - 4:30pm          Contra Dance with  Toss The Possum  and caller    
5:00pm - 6:55pm          Supper break
6:55pm - 7:00pm          Opening Ceremony -  Remembering Kim Yerton
7:00pm -  8:50pm         Contra Dance with  Latter Day Lizards  and caller Will Mentor  

8:50 pm                        Drawings for  free CD's and other prizes

9:00pm  -  9:30pm        Contra Dance  with  Toss the Possum  and caller  Gaye Fifer

9:30pm  - 10:00pm         *****FIREWORKS ******  !!!!!!!  

10:00pm - 11:00pm      Contra Dance with Toss The Possum and caller Gaye Fifer
11:00pm - ????             Rushfest with Emily Rush     


Saturday : July 6
 7:30am - 9:30am          Continental Breakfast in Dance Hall (campers only)  (coffee earlier)
 9:30am - 10:30am        Dutch Crossing workshop with  Gaye Fifer
10:30am - 12:00pm       Contra dance      with  

12:00pm - 12:45pm        Lunch Break                                  
12:45pm - 1:30pm         Salty Dog Rag with Terry Doyle  

1:30pm - 3:15pm          Challenging contra dances  w/   and     
3:25pm - 3:30pm          Group photos  AT BANNER OUT FRONT  

3:30pm - 5:00pm          Contra dance  with Toss The Possum  and caller  Will Mentor
5:00pm - 7:30pm          Cookout - Pot Luck

7:15pm - 7:50pm           Waltzing Toss The Possum
7:50pm - 7:55pm          Drawing for free CD's and other prizes

8:00pm  - 9:30pm         Contra dance  with Toss The Possum  and caller   Will Mentor
9:40pm  - 11:15pm        Contra Dance with  Latter Day Lizards  and caller  Gaye Fifer               

Sunday:   July 7
 7:30am - 10:00am       Continental Breakfast (at Moose and at rink)

 NOTE >>> NO activities will be at Moose Lodge from 9 - 1pm - ALL will be at the skating rink

 9:30am  -                     Drive, carpool or ride shuttles to Skate Center of Roanoke (see map)
 9:30am  - 12:15pm       Skating Rink Contra Dancing  -  4121 Brandon Ave., Rke.

 9:30am  - 11:00am       Contra Dance Latter Day Lizards and caller  Will Mentor

 11:00am - 11:15am       Circle Dance w/  

11:15am - 12:15pm       Rushfest and caller Emily Rush

10:00am - 12:15pm       Lazer Tag (12 at a time)

10:00am - 12:15pm       Open Roller Skating

12:15  pm                     Drive or ride back to Moose lodge (or to lunch)

12:15pm - 1:15pm         Lunch break  
 1:15pm  - 2:15pm         Contra Dance Toss The Possum  and  

 2:20pm  - 3:20pm         Contra Dance Latter Day Lizards   and caller 

 3:20pm - 3:30pm         Both bands farewell contra dance     
   Drive home safely !


Roanoke RailRoader Contra Dance Weekend

Directions to the skating rink.  8.6 miles from Moose Lodge


 Roanoke Railroader dates are July 4, 5, 6, 7,  2024 !



Railroader will lead a bike ride from the Moose Lodge on   Friday morning, July 7th. Meet at 9:30am, near the Railroader banner, and begin riding at 9:45 am. We'll be on paved lower traffic roads near Carvins Cove. The pace will be slow enough to allow us to socialize and stay together. You can do the first 10 mile loop and call it quits. Or, you can add the out-n-back bonus option near the end for an extra 17.5 miles for a total of 27.5 miles. The first 10 miles is relatively flat. The bonus is a moderate uphill grade to the turnaround and then downhill all the way back. You can see the routes and elevation profile here:

Click here for routes:  ​ Bike Run