Ukiah Promenaders need Square Dancers!!
(No experience necessary)
Contact me to sign up — see below

12-week class will be on Thursdays 7-8:30pm
Starting September 20
Bartlett Hall at Ukiah Senior Center, 495 Leslie
Host a Square Dance Party
No Experience Necessary!

Lawrence Johnstone's Home Page
( www.loj.name)

Broken Computer CALLERLAB Logo Lawrence O. Johnstone
801 Lake Mendocino Dr. #11
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 462-0239
Email: loj@pacific.net
Email: loj@loj.name

I am a computer technician and square dance caller living in the somewhat small (population approximately 15,000) town of Ukiah, CA. I say somewhat small because I've spent most of my life living just outside towns even smaller than Ukiah, so it seems pretty big to me! (And, don't get me started about people calling Davis, CA a "small town" at 30,000 while I was attending UC Davis there in the mid-eighties!)

Square dancing has been my favorite activity for almost my entire life, and you'll notice that most of the pages on this website are related to square dancing in one way or another.  I keep a list here of Northern California dances outside of the major metropolitan areas, because I feel that the majority of Northern California doesn't receive much attention.  (I've lived in Northern California all my life, and tend not to think of Sacramento and the Bay Area as part of it — just like the 1990s-era Stan Statham proposal to divide California into three states with Chico as the capital of Northern California!)

Since most of my living comes from computers, there are also a number of computer-related pages here.  I operate my own outcall computer service business part time, and also have posted information on software that I have found useful and that I recommend.  (Including the software I use to build and maintain this website.)

A few of my upcoming calling events
Click to see my full schedule!
October 6, 2018Overalls All About Autumn Dance, Roseville, CA
October 26-28, 2018Gone to ASDSC Harvest Hoedown, Yuba City, CA
November 10, 2018Oasis Squares Veterans' Day Dance, Fallon, NV
November 30, 2018
(Friday)
Rogue Sis-Q Council, Medford, OR
December 8, 2018Red Ribbon Squares, Santa Monica, CA
January 18, 2019
(Friday)
Heels and Souls, West Los Angeles, CA
My schedule for the USAwest Convention in Reno, NV
Thu 8:30pm Plus (Ballroom A)
Thu 9:30pm ? (Ballroom C)
Fri 9:45am Record Company Open MS (Mandalay A)
(Time in that session TBA)
Fri 8:50pm Live Band (Mandalay AB)
Sat 4:00pm MS (Mandalay A) (MC 4-5pm)
Sat 8:15pm Plus (Ballroom A)
Sat 9:20pm Live Band (Mandalay AB)
Square Shooters Banner (1962)
Ukiah Square Shooters' banner
Circa 1962
Courtesy Alice Eby-Bettini
States I've called in
Blue: States in which I've called
Yellow: States I've visited (mostly as a child)
Pink: All the others