Joe Saltel Joe is coming...August 13
for Sundae Sunday in Ukiah!
Pass it on! (92KB PDF)
Host a Square Dance Party
No Experience Necessary!

Lawrence Johnstone's Home Page

Broken Computer CALLERLAB Logo Lawrence O. Johnstone
801 Lake Mendocino Dr. #11
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 462-0239

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!
August 4, 2017
Capitol Cutups 48th Anniversary Dance, Carson City, NV
August 17-20, 2017Gone to USAwest Convention, Rock Springs, WY
August 26, 2017Swingin' Squares Campout, Hat Creek, CA
September 1-2, 2017Tentatively reserved (PCF)
September 24, 2017
Bootjack Stompers, Mariposa, CA
October 7, 2017Paradise Ridge Runners, Paradise, CA
My schedule for the 66th NSDC in Cincinnati, OH
Thu 8:40pm Plus, Duke Energy Ctr Exhibit Hall A
Fri 10:00am Mainstream, Duke Energy Ctr Jouinor Ballrm A&B
Fri 2:50pm Mainstream, Duke Energy Ctr Exhibit Hall B
(MC 2pm-3pm)
Fri 8:20pm Youth MS, Duke Energy Ctr 263-264
Sat 7:25pm MS w/Ghost Riders, Duke Energy Ctr Exhibit Hall B
Sat 8:20pm Youth MS, Duke Energy Ctr 263-264
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