Two benefit New England Contra Dances for Island resident and musician Kerry Elkin are coming up off-Island: one is on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m. at the Greenfield Grange in Greenfield. Mass.; the other is Friday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Scout House in Concord. All proceeds will go to Kerry for his medical needs and to MS research. For more information, see online firstname.lastname@example.org.