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RKIDs: Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2018 semester class
Date: Tuesday April 3, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:
Membership and registration details.   Classes meet every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Beginner: 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm.  Class descriptions and syllabus.
Contact:
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Additional Event Irish Social Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Fairfax City Parks & Rec
What: Irish social dance class for ages 18+. Discover simple social and set dances, such as the Haymakers Jig, North Kerry and Lancers set. No experience necessary.
Date: Tuesday April 3, 2018
Time: 7:15 - 8:45 pm
Location:Green Acres Center: 4401 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
Details:Admission: $35, &8 drop-in. Taught by Hugh Conway. First five-week session runs from Jan 30 - Feb 27, 2018.
Contact: Parks & Rec Course Catalog - flip page to Irish Social Dance, or email ceiliset@yahoo.com

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 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday April 7, 2018
Time: 10 am - noon
Location:Woodside Deli at 13048 Middlebrook Rd, Germantown, MD 20874
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Brunch and chat at the Woodside Deli restaurant.
Contact: Sonja
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Additional Event Ceili
Sponsor/Host:EIC
What: Monthly Emerald Isle Club Ceili with live music. Note the new location: the Atlantic Ballroom, which has hardwood floors.
Date: Saturday April 7, 2018
Time: 7 - 11 pm
Location:
nearby restaurants
Mo's Seafood at 1528 East Joppa Road, Towson, MD 21234
Atlantic Ballroom 8819 Orchard Tree Lane, Towson, MD 21286. Free parking, near Gardiner-Wolf Furniture.
Details:Admission: $20 non-member adults ($15 for adult members); $9 ages 7 - 17. Admission includes soda, beer and snacks. Bring a baked good or dessert to share. Waltz, Walls of Limerick, Harvest Time Jig, Stack of Barley, 6 Hand Fairy Reel, Siege of Ennis, Waltz Cotillion, Rakes of Mallow, Haymaker’s Jig-Ballyvourney Jig Set, Antrim Reel, Siege of Carrick, North Kerry Set Sweets of May, more.
Contact: EIC website. Dance location

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Dan C

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RKIDs: No Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: No class tonight
Date: Tuesday April 10, 2018
Time: none
Location:
Details:
Class is NOT in session. We're taking a night off.
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GWCC: Spring Fling Weekend (2 days)
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Spring Fling Weekend - 2018.
Musicians: Friday is Philippe Varlet and friends, Saturday: Dave Abe, Peter Fitzgerald, Andy Thurston, Martin McCann & Myron Bretholz
Dates From and To: Friday April 13, 2018 to Saturday April 14, 2018
Time: Friday evening to Sunday morning
Location:Shepherdstown Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 233 Lowe Dr, Shepherdstown, WV 25443, with workshops and ceilis at the War Memorial Building.
Details:Event package: $65/person non-members, $60 members (lodging is not included). Event registration deadline is March 13.
Ceilis: Friday & Saturday 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm; Saturday workshops: 10 - 12 am and 2 - 4 pm.
Contact: GWCC website
Event Flyer
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Additional Event Baltimore Irish Trad Fst
Sponsor/Host:Baltimore Irish Arts Center
What: The seventh annual Baltimore Irish Trad Fest will again feature some of the world's finest traditional Irish traditional musicians and dancers to teach workshops, perform and lead sessions. Saturday night Irish Music Masters Concert
Dates From and To: Friday April 13, 2018 to Sunday April 15, 2018
Time: various
Location:various; Saturday 8pm Concert at The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD
Details:Visit their website to register and for details including ticket prices. $28 for Irish Music Masters Concert. Performers include Billy McComiskey, Myron Bretholz, Megan Downes, Liz Carroll, Shannon Dunne.
Contact: website

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Fairfax City Parks & Rec: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Fairfax City Parks & Rec
What: Monthly Ceili
Date: Saturday April 14, 2018
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Location:Green Acres Center: 4401 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
Details:Ceilis are on the second Saturday of the month.
Contact: Parks & Rec Course Catalog - flip page to Irish Social Dance

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World Folk Music Association: David Mallett
Sponsor/Host:World Folk Music Association
What: Singer-songwriter, David Mallett is one of America’s true original troubadours. In a career spanning four decades, he has recorded 14 albums, had several hundred covers of his songs, including the American folk classic "Garden Song."
Date: Sunday April 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Location:Positano Ristorante Italiano at 4948 Fairmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Details:$31.50 online admission, general admission Tickets
Contact: Concert information. Recommended by Kathryn.

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Marilyn W

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RKIDs: Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2018 semester class in the cafeteria (room 214) of Quince Orchard High School
Date: Tuesday April 17, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:NOTE OUR TEMPORARY LOCATION: cafeteria of Quince Orchard High School, 15800 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Map
Details:
Membership and registration details.   Classes meet every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Beginner: 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm.  Class descriptions and syllabus.
Contact:

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 Social Group: Irish Identity - Pt. 9
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: The 9th of 18 sessions where we show two half-hour documentary videos from The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature series of The Great Courses.
Date: Wednesday April 18, 2018
Time: 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Overeems
Details:
No admission cost, but BYOB and note-taking items. This session: 1) Synge’s Playboy of the Western World - see what made this play so controversial to its original audience---and why the play is a truly great work of art; 2) The Dublin Lockout and World War I, including the Bloody Sunday massacre.
Contact: More information at the Great Courses website

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GWCC: Mini-Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Mini-Ceili with live music
Date: Thursday April 19, 2018
Time: 8 - 10 pm
Location:
nearby restaurants
Limerick Pub at 11301 Elkin St, Wheaton, MD 20902
Argyle Park Activities Blg., 1030 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Details:Admission: $5 donation for the band. Flyer
Contact: GWCC web site

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Limerick Pub: Brendan Pelan
Sponsor/Host:Limerick Pub
What: Pop and Irish troubadour Brendan Pelan performs with rockin' guitarist Chick Hall.
Date: Saturday April 21, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm -
Location:The Limerick Pub, 11301 Elkin Street, Wheaton, MD 20902
Details:
Brendan Pelan's FB page 
Chick Hall
Contact: Limerick Pub. Recommended by several RKIDs.

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GWCC: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Ceili.
Date: Sunday April 22, 2018
Time: Workshop: 3pm; Dance: 4 - 8 pm
Location:
nearby restaurants
Azteca at 9505 Baltimore Ave (Rt. 1, south of Beltway) College Park, MD 20740
Cherry Hill Park conference center ballroom, 9800 Cherry Hill Rd in College Park, MD
Details:Ceili flyer.   Admission: $20 for non-members, $15 members. Dances: Camus Set, Caledonian Set, Siege of Ennis, Merchant Set, Duke Reel, West Kerry Set, Cashel Set, Waltz, Clare Mazurka Set.
Contact: GWCC web site

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RKIDs: Directors Meeting
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Directors Meeting
Date: Tuesday April 24, 2018
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location:Jean and Joe's
Details:This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Sonja

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Jack C
Celtic Society of Southern MD: Performance and Festival
Sponsor/Host:Celtic Society of Southern MD
What: Southern MD Celtic Festival. The RKIDs Performance Group will do a show.
Date: Saturday April 28, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location:Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, St. Leonard, MD
Details:
The RKIDs will perform from 2:15 to 3:00 pm at the Performance Dance Stage.
Contact: RKIDs performance group: Maureen and Chuck

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