The Traditional Dance and Music Society of the Ozarks has a busy October. The next regular Contra Dance is Saturday Oct.16 at the regular location, the Franciscan Villa, 620 W. Scott in Springfield, with music by Bill Matthews and Friends, with dance caller Debra Harpe. And the annual Solefest Dance Weekend takes place October 22-24 at the Franciscan Villa with dance caller Nils Fredland and his band, The Figments of Elixer. Cost for the entire Weekend: $70. Single dance: $20, Workshops $10. Friday evening the 22nd there's a contra dance from 7:30 to 11:30pm followed by a party. Then Saturday morning and afternoon the 23rd there are various traditional dance and music workshops, then another contra dance & after-dance party starting at 7:30pm. The weekend concludes with the traditional Sunday Brunch at 10:15am on the 24th, then a final concert by the Figments at 11:30am. For all the details visit www.springfieldcontra.org or call Vickie Strohm at 862-8681.