A local band called the Old Grey Cats will make its Big Scioty debut on April Fools’ Day. Consisting of Dave Notman on fiddle, Harold Cheyney on keyboard and Margaret Goodman on flute and whistle, the trio plays a variety of old-time, Irish and French Canadian tunes. Add the dances of Athens caller Kim Thompson, and you get an evening guaranteed to put a spring in your step and a smile on your face. No fooling!

COVID protocols followed. See below for details.

WHEN: Saturday, April 1, 8-10:30 p.m. If you’re new to contra or feel a bit rusty, plan to arrive at 7:30 p.m. for a quick and easy lesson.

WHERE: Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, 15 Clinton Heights Ave., Columbus (on the southeast corner of High Street one block south of North Broadway). Parking is available behind the church and on nearby streets.

ADMISSION: $10 ($7 for members), $5 for ages 12-26 ($3 for members), free for children under 12. Memberships are $12/year.

COVID health protocols: All dancers must wear an effective mask such as an N95, KN95, KF94 or a blue disposable mask. (To ask about other acceptable masks, email bigsciotycontra@gmail.com.) If needed, masks will be provided for free (first mask) or $1 (subsequent masks).

SNACKS, etc.: Treats are welcome and may be left on our snack table to share. Please bring a reusable water bottle for your own use.

For more information, email bigsciotycontra@gmail.com