Let your experimental side cavort across the dance floor at the
The Mad Scientists Ball
About the Evening
Reception with Tea and Scones
The evening will begin with a reception and refreshments including John Burrows famous Victorian tea and scones. We will be serving fresh scones, with home-made jam and fresh whipped cream, finger sandwiches, and iced lemonade. 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.
Mad Scientists Ball
The Reception will be followed by dancing for all at a multi-era vintage ball the “Mad Scientists 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!
About Roger Kautz
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.
Last updated: 10apr2018/csb