The Cabot Old Time Family Contra and Square Dance will host a dance, Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Willey Building in downtown Cabot, celebrating the birthday of Snowflake Bentley. The caller for the evening will be Karen Mueller-Harder with live music provided by David Carpenter, Franklin Heyburn and the Hull’s Union Victory String Band.

Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley was born on Feb. 7, 1865 in Jericho, Vt. He was the first person to photograph snowflakes and discovered no two were alike.

The dances are taught and are easily learned by young and old. The contra and square dances are traditional Vermont and New England social dances that have been danced for many generations in the town halls, barns and kitchens around Vermont.

The music is provided by piano and an assortment of fiddles, mandolins, guitars and the occasional surprise instrument. Musicians are always invited to sit in and join with the fun of playing traditional dance tunes.

The Cabot Old Time Family Contra and Square Dance is held on the second Saturday of the month, September to May. The dance series is sponsored by the Cabot Library and Cabot Arts.

Everyone is invited to attend. There is a small donation requested to defray costs. For more information contact David Carpenter at 802-426-3225 or email


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