LANCASTER – To thank the Lancaster Elks Lodge for lending its hall for weekly dances, the 40 and Up Singles Dance Club’s dance this Sunday will benefit the Elks-supported charity Children with Disabilities. Children with Disabilities has been a perennial major project sponsored by the California/Hawaii Elks organization. “We think this is the least we can do to repay the Elks Club for all the perks we enjoy at our dances in the lodge facilities,” said Deanna Hunter, executive director of the singles club. “Like everybody, they need to know they’re appreciated.” DeeJay Ralph Bartoli from “Route 66” will provide music for the 1950s theme dance beginning at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 10:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2There will be snacks and an open bar. Cost to members is $10; nonrmembers $12. A contra dance, a craze similar to square dancing, will be held June 17 in Lancaster, a dance preceded by lessons. Callers Ginger Alberti and her husband, Mike Sabo, will call the dance, which starts at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at the Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Avenue J. Music will be provided by Danance, a seven-piece band of local musicians – Dan McMahon, a founding member of the Nuns for Fun, on piano, keyboard, guitar and electric bass; Lorena Mackey and the Hi-Lites; Frank Javorsek, on fiddle and mandolin; Marsha Trochim, also a former member of the Nuns for Fun, on fiddle; Nancy Sell, flute; Dan Baumgartner, lead guitar for Nuns for Fun and electric guitar; and Paul and Robert Schwerdt, bass. Cost is $8; children 14 and under are free. For information, call McMahon at (661) 272-5648. This column disseminates news of interest to seniors of all ages. Bettie Rencoret may be contacted at (661) 943-2998 or messages may be left at the Antelope Valley Bureau Daily News offices, 661-267-5740.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!