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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Gerry M

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RKIDs: Fall Semester Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Fall 2017 semester class.
Date: Tuesday October 3, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Core (skills polishing and good for beginners): 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm.
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 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday October 7, 2017
Time: 10 am - noon
Location:Woodside Deli at 13048 Middlebrook Rd, Germantown, MD 20874
Details:
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 October 7, 2017
Time: 7 - 11 pm
Location: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. Set 1: Waltz,Walls of Limerick,Every Man's Chance, North Kerry Set
Teelin School of Irish Dance
Siege of Ennis, Haymakers' Jig / Ballyvourney Jig Set, Stack of Barley/Corn Ricks, Set 3: Six Hand Fairy Reel, Clare Lancers
Contact: EIC website. Dance location
Additional Event Claude Martin Memorial
Sponsor/Host:BlackRock Center for the Arts
What: The Institute for Musical Traditions, the BlackRock Center for the Arts, the Martin Family String Band and FSGW host a stellar lineup to pay tribute to Claude Martin (1987-2016) and celebrate the release of his posthumous CD.
Date: Saturday October 7, 2017
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Location:BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown MD
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Details:Performers include Matt Kinman of Old Crow Medicine Show and the Sons of Freedom; Nick Blanton; Robbie Caruthers; Ralph Gordon; Zan MacLeod; artists from the Damascus Old Time Jam; and the Martin Family String Band. Hosted by Walt Michael. $15 suggested donation.
Contact: Blackrock website or call 301-528-2260 during business hours.

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Carl W
Unitarian Universalist Congregation: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Unitarian Universalist Congregation
What: Irish Set Dance Ceili. Ann Marie Breheny Pitner Calling. Music by Sean McComiskey and Matt Mulqueen.
Date: Sunday October 8, 2017
Time: Workshop: 3 - 4 pm; Dance: 4 - 8 pm
Location:Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, 4880 Elmer Derr Rd, Frederick, MD 21703
Details:Admission: $15. 3-4 pm Beginners’ Workshop, 5 pm Potluck Dinner, 4-8 pm Ceili.
Contact: Cheryl O’Brien for more information: 301-473-2024

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Ann Marie R
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RKIDs: Fall Semester Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Fall 2017 semester class.
Date: Tuesday October 10, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Core (skills polishing and good for beginners): 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm.
Contact:

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Washington National Cathedral: Poet-Patriots Concert
Sponsor/Host:Washington National Cathedral
What: A concert based on the writings of 12 of Ireland’s great poets and patriots set to original crossover and Irish Traditional music – a musical history.
Date: Thursday October 12, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Location:Washington National Cathedral 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
Details:Admission: $40-$175. Celebrate Ireland in Concert! Original classical crossover and Irish traditional tunes bring to life the words of Ireland’s great Poets and Patriots as they illuminate 140 years of Ireland's history in the grand setting of the National Cathedral. Virtuosic Soloists from Ireland and DC, – 60 musicians and narrators. Includes Billy McComiskey, Martin O'Malley, Chris Matthew
Contact: IRELAND'S POET-PATRIOTS website

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RKIDs: Fall Semester Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Fall 2017 semester class.
Date: Tuesday October 17, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Core (skills polishing and good for beginners): 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm.
Contact:

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 Social Group: Irish Identity - Pt. 5
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: The 5th of 18 sessions where we show two half-hour documentary videos from The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature series of The Great Courses. It covers Irish political and cultural events of the 1800s - 1900s.
Date: Wednesday October 18, 2017
Time: 7:15 pm
Location:O’Brien’s
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No admission cost, but BYOB and note-taking items. Marilyn will facilitate. Topics: 9. Yeats in the 1890s Continue your study of Yeats, who became fascinated with the occult and sought the society of fellow searchers; and
10. Lady Gregory: The Woman Behind the Revival: review her major works and her influence on Yeats.
Contact: Contact Marilyn O. to make a reservation. More information at the Great Courses website

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GWCC: Cape May Dance Weekend (3 days)
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: GWCC Cape May Dance Weekend
Dates From and To: Friday October 20, 2017 to Sunday October 22, 2017
Time: day and night
Location:Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, Rehoboth Beach, MD. $135/night/double occupancy if reserved by August 31. Address: 101 North Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971
Details:Non-member cost: $195/person. Includes three set dance workshops, Saturday afternoon social hour and session with the Band, two ceilis (Friday & Saturday evenings), two breakfasts (Saturday & Sunday mornings) and a gift item selected for the weekend. Lodging is extra. Paid registration for the event package must be received by Oct. 5th
Contact: Cape May Dance Weekend

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BlackRock Center for the Arts: Julie Fowlis
Sponsor/Host:BlackRock Center for the Arts
What: Julie Fowlis is a multi-award winning Gaelic singer. "Her ‘crystalline’ and ‘intoxicating’ vocals have enchanted audiences around the wor
Date: Saturday October 21, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm
Location:BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown MD
Details:Admission: $29-43, with discounts for seniors and others. This is one of two Black Rock concerts for the Fall 2017 season that RKIDs will be attending en masse. Sign up with Marilyn.
Contact: Marilyn O for signup, but purchase tickets on your own using Black Rock's website or call 301-528-2260 during business hours.

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GWCC: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Ceili. Live music.
Date: Sunday October 22, 2017
Time: Workshop: 3pm; Dance: 4 - 8 pm
Location:
New place: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, Anastasi Room, 5020 Battery Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814
Details:Admission: $20 for non-members. Some dances are called. Dances generally occur on the fourth Sunday of the month.
Contact: GWCC web site

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Kate M

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RKIDs: Fall Semester Mini-Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Fall 2017 semester class and first mini-ceili! Please bring finger food to share. The dances include (tentative): Waltz, Walls of Limerick, Siege of Ennis, Merchant, Clare Lancers, Ballyvourney Jig, High Cauled Cap and South Galway.
Date: Tuesday October 24, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:
Meets every Tuesday. Class sections and times are: Core (skills polishing and good for beginners): 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm.
Contact:
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Additional Event Evelyn's Farewell Dinner
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: We are saying 'goodbye' to Evelyn, who's been critical to the RKIDs' success these past few years. She and her husband, Tim, are pulling up stakes and moving closer to family. On Tuesday, October 24 there will be a farewell dinner for Evelyn.
Date: Tuesday October 24, 2017
Time: 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Location:Dogfish Alehouse at 800 W Diamond Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Schedule: 4:30 - 5:15 Happy Hour at the Dogfish Alehouse
5:15 - 6:30 Dinner (separate checks)
At the class/mini-ceili break, a farewell cake will be served.
Contact: RSVP by Sunday, Oct. 22 to Marilyn O.

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GWCC: Mini-Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Mini-Ceili with live music
Date: Thursday October 26, 2017
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.
Contact: GWCC web site

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Blackthorn: Blackthorn Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Blackthorn
What: Annual Halloween Blackthorn ceili and potluck. Music by Tina Eck, Marc Glickman and Philippe Varlet. Caller: Marilyn Moore. Costumes are optional. Please bring a dish to share. Come dance on one of the best wooden floors in the area!
Date: Friday October 27, 2017
Time: 7 - 10:30 pm
Location:McCathran Hall, 300 Grove Ave., Washington Grove, MD
Details:
$15 admission. Dances: Everyman’s Chance, Siege of Ennis, Waltz Cotillion, Merchant Set, Siege of Carrick, Walls of Limerick, Four Hand Reel, Antrim Square, Haymakers’ Jig/Ballyvourney Jig Set, South Galway Set, Six Hand Reel, Clare Lancers Set, Waltz, High Cauled Cap. Flyer
Contact: Obie

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RKIDs: Directors Meeting
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Directors Meeting
Date: Saturday October 28, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Location:Emma & Jerry's place
Details:This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Sonja

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