The Greek Ball as my parents use to call it has been going on for years complete with Greek line dancing, lots of Greek food and I am pretty sure some ouzo.

The official name is “Dancing with the Greeks” and this annual fundraising dance is held the first Saturday of November each year at Wellman Commons, Bangor Masonic Center, 294 Union Street.

This Saturday November 2, from 7 – 11 PM, attendees will feast on Greek specialty dishes, including a Gyro bar and desserts, enjoy beer & wine, and Greek line dance to their hearts’ content accompanied by authentic live Greek music. A silent auction also provides the opportunity to take home gift certificates for entertainment, travel, and a host of fun items from local merchants.

“Dancing with the Greeks”  gives everyone a chance to enjoy the great food and spirit of our Maine Greek community, while supporting our church’s mission of service.

Tickets for the dance are $30 in advance, available at Angelo’s Pizzeria on Hammond Street in Bangor, or $35 at the door. Youth 17 and under are $10 (must be accompanied by an adult)

Free Greek line dancing lessons are part of the St. George “Dancing with the Greeks” tradition, held at St. George Church on Sanford Street in Bangor, this Wednesday the 30th, from 7 - 8 PM if you want to get more familiar with shaking your groove thing Greek style before the event on Saturday.

Here is a little of what it looks like.