OAKHURST – Friends, romancers and dancers will have an extra spring in their steps, no doubt, as they celebrate Valentine’s Day in a special way on Friday, Feb. 14.
This sweet occasion for singles and couples is the monthly dinner and dance soiree, including live music, held at the Elks Club.
Raising the stakes in honor of the lovers’ holiday, Valentine’s dinner menu is filet mignon with all the trimmings, including dessert.
Following dinner, people can step out on the dance floor and move to a wide variety of music courtesy of Larkspur, featuring Kirk and Monica Moulin.
The cost for dinner and dancing is $25 per person. If you want to skip dinner and come just for the dance, the cost drops to $8 per person. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and dancing at 7 p.m. Reservations are requested.
Organizer and local realtor Ed Bailey says the number who come to the dances each month varies from as many as 60 or 70 people, to as few as 20, and it’s always a good time. He knows they get a big turnout when the meal is chicken fried steak; Bailey hopes people will appreciate the Valentine’s menu upgrade to filet mignon.
At one time, Bailey taught at Arthur Murray Dance Studios in Michigan and Ohio. Five years in that position was long enough to give him the dancing bug for life. He’s a firm believer in the healthy benefits of dancing and particularly enjoys the duo Larkspur, “because they can play anything” from the Argentine tango, to the Brazilian samba and every waltz, fox trot, swing, mambo, and cha cha in between.
For more information email Ed Bailey.
The Elks Lodge is located at 42484 Highway 41 in Oakhurst.