Clatsop County Stringband Fort George Photo January 2017

The Clatsop County Stringband.

ASTORIA — Time to start dancing at the center with the first contra dance of the new year this Friday. Suggested donation is $5-$10. The AAMC is located at 342 10th St.

There will be live music from the Clatsop County Stringband.

Caller Dave Ambrose will teach a beginner’s lesson at 7 p.m. to start and have everyone ready to dance to music by 7:30 p.m.

Bringing a partner is not required and everyone is encouraged to dance with as many people as they are comfortable with.

It’s a dance for all ages and grown-ups are encouraged to bring the children along. Children under 12 admitted free.

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