Let your experimental side cavort across the dance floor at the
The Mad Scientists Ball
a Multi-era Vintage Ball
Saturday May 19, 2018
Live Music by Spare Parts
in memory of our
Reception 6:00 - 7:30
Ball 7:30 - 10:00
Nahant Town Hall, 334 Nahant Rd, Nahant MA
We are also accepting donations on behalf of the Roger Kautz Prize.
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Proceeds from the ball & donations will go to
Roger Kautz prize in the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology at Northeastern University.
If you have photos of Roger from past events, please email them to us or bring a copy to the ball for our memorial board.
Can’t make it to the ball but want to leave a message, email us and your message will be shared.
Our email is
You can register and/or make a donation (in any amount) online through PayPal using the links to the left, or email us
at . If you don’t wish to pay online, payment can be made by
check or cash through the mail or at the door. Please make checks payable to
“Vintage Victorian” and mail to
P.O. Box 9, Nahant, MA 01908
About the Evening
The evening will begin with a reception and refreshments including John Burrows Victorian tea and scones. Guests
are invited to mingle and enjoy the ambiance of the historic Nahant Town Hall, and anyone who wishes may sign the guestbook
and share memories or photographs of Roger. Recorded music will be provided.
This will be followed by dancing for all at a multi-era vintage ball with live music by Spare Parts. Come
dressed in your favorite finery, whether it be Regency, Victorian, Ragtime, Steampunk, or just your favorite lab coat,
all will be welcome! Dances will be called and walked through. Enjoy a festive night of historic music and dance.
Roger Kautz, a longtime Nahant resident who loved vintage dance, passed away in 2017 from brain cancer. Roger
also loved croquet, hiking, robotics, hammocks in the woods, making ice cream with liquid nitrogen, and his
family. He enjoyed inventing in the basement, performing at the Ig Nobel Awards, and meetings with NMR and
spectroscopy groups throughout Boston where he was Director of the NMR Facility at Northeastern University. When
he wasn’t chasing electrically charged particles, he loved waltzes and tangoes with his wife Karen and
passing on his wisdom and adventures to his son Arthur and daughter Julia.
You can see his full obituary online.