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 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday March 2, 2019
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. Musicians: Peter Fitzgerald and the J. Patrick’s All Stars. Called by Linda McHale-Poggi.
Date: Saturday March 2, 2019
Time: 7 - 11 pm
Location:
nearby restaurants
An Poitin Stil at 2323 York Rd. Timonium MD 21093
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 for adult non-members, $15 for adult members. Admission includes soda, beer and snacks. Bring food to share. Dances include: Waltz, Walls of Limerick, Harvest Time Jig, Stack of Barley, Waves of Tory, Ceili Mor, Siege of Ennis, Rakes of Mallow, Haymaker’s/Ballyvourney Jigs, Antrim Reel, North Kerry.
Flyer
Contact: EIC website
Additional Event Celtic Storm
Sponsor/Host:Weinberg Arts Center
What: Teelin Irish Dance School performs this year's version of Celtic Storm.
Date: Saturday March 2, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Location:Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701
Details:
"Teelin Irish Dance Company is known for performances that accentuate the energy of Irish dance with cutting-edge choreography. From the graceful beauty of jigs and reels to the thundering beat of percussion." Admission: $25 - $35 per person plus online fees; senior discounts available. Preview
Contact: Teelin School
Additional Event St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sponsor/Host:Ballyshaners
What: Ba!lyshaners and Alexandria's annual St. Patrick's Day parade. This year, the RKIDs won't be in it.
Date: Saturday March 2, 2019
Time: 12:30 -
Location:The parade starts at King St. and Alfred St. then goes east on King St., finishing at the corner of King and Lee Streets. Closest Metro is the blue line, King St/Old Town stop.
Details:
Contact: Ballyshaners for general info

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Ancient Order of Hibernians: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Ancient Order of Hibernians
What: Music by the Shepherd's Pie Ceili Band, calling by Hugh Conway.
Date: Sunday March 3, 2019
Time: 3-6 pm
Location:Sherwood Community Center, located at 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax VA 22030
Details:$12 fee. Bring a dessert to share if you wish. All dances will be called. Dances: Siege of Ennis, Haymakers Jig, Glencar Reel, Moycullen Set, Waltz in the Round, North Kerry, Ballyvourney Jig, Waltz Cotillion, Clare Lancers.
Contact: Hugh Conway at ceiliset@yahoo.com
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Additional Event Al Petteway & Amy White
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue Winter 2019, presents Al Petteway & Amy White.
Date: Sunday March 3, 2019
Time: Seatings: 4-5:30 pm or 6-7:30 pm
Location:Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, VA
Details:
Individual tickets for $18 (Adult), $12 (Children under 12).
Al Petteway and Amy White, the Grammy-Winning Guitarist, Indie-Award Winning Duo, as heard on Ken Burns documentaries! This spectacularly talented duo and their orchestra of instruments sparkle in their Celtic & Appalachian acoustic groove.
Contact: Purchase Tickets
Al and Amy’s website

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RKIDs: Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2019 semester class & mini-ceili. Bring finger food, please.
Date: Tuesday March 5, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:
Dances: Bonfire, Clare Plain, Cashel, Four-Hand Reel, maybe High Cauled Cap
Contact:

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to John D
GWCC: GWCC Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Winter-Spring 2019 Season Set & Ceili Dance Class.
Date: Thursday March 7, 2019
Time: 7-8pm for basics/new dancers, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Argyle Park Activities Bldg, 1030 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901
Details:Teacher is Paul O'Donnell. $50/season. They will also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class with live music. View the flyer.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email

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Blackthorn: Blackthorn Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Blackthorn
What: Annual Spring Blackthorn ceili and potluck. Music by Rambling House: Joe DeZarn, Marc Glickman, Tina Eck and Pat Cavanagh. Caller: Larry Frank. Please bring a dish to share. Come dance on one of the best wooden floors in the area!
Date: Friday March 8, 2019
Time: 7 - 10:30 pm
Location:McCathran Hall, 300 Grove Ave., Washington Grove, MD, on the Corner of Center St. and Chestnut Rd.
Details:
$15 admission. Please bring a dish to share at the potluck. Dances: SET 1: Bonfire, Siege of Ennis, Merchant Set, Waltz/Waltz Cotillion, SET 2: Walls of Limerick, Haymakers’ Jig or Ballyvourney Jig Set, Clare Plain Set, SET 3: Cashel Set, High Cauled Cap, Four Hand Reel
Flyer
Contact: Obie

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Little Falls Library: Performance Group
Sponsor/Host:Little Falls Library
What: RKIDs charitable performance for the Little Falls Library.
Date: Saturday March 9, 2019
Time: 2 pm - 3 pm
Location:Little Falls Library  5501 Massachusetts Ave, Bethesda, MD 20816
Details:
Performance Group dancers are to arrive half an hour before the performance. PG dancers must wear the standard black costume.
Contact: Chuck and Maureen Little Falls Library Event Annoucement

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St. Patrick Celebrations, Inc.: Balt.St.Pat's Day Parade
Sponsor/Host:St. Patrick Celebrations, Inc.
What: The Baltimore St. Patrick's Day Parade has been marching for over 50 years. Over 100 marching bands, military units, dance schools, floats and a variety of other groups and organizations are participating.
Date: Sunday March 10, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm - ?
Location:Baltimore, MD
Details:
Contact: Parade website
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Additional Event Concert - Beth Patterson
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue Winter 2019, presents Beth Patterson
Date: Sunday March 10, 2019
Time: Seatings: 4-5:30 pm or 6-7:30 pm
Location:In the snuggery of the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760 Walker Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066
Details:
Individual tickets for $18 (Adult), $12 (Children under 12). $10 per person food/beverage minimum.
Come meet an award-winning musical misfit who crawled out of a Louisiana bayou and embarked on a journey paved by progressive rock. She headed for Istanbul and took a wrong turn somewhere around Ireland, creating delicious mayhem along the way.
Contact: Purchase Tickets
Beth Patterson website

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RKIDs: Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2019 semester class
Date: Tuesday March 12, 2019
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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GWCC: GWCC Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Winter-Spring 2019 Season Set & Ceili Dance Class.
Date: Thursday March 14, 2019
Time: 7-8pm for basics/new dancers, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Argyle Park Activities Bldg, 1030 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901
Details:Teacher is Paul O'Donnell. $50/season. They will also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class with live music. View the flyer.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email

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City of Gaithersburg: Irish Arts Celebration
Sponsor/Host:City of Gaithersburg
What: The RKIDs will demonstrate a few set or ceili dances as part of an Irish Arts Celebration in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
Date: Friday March 15, 2019
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location:Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Details:
7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Concert/Performance
8:15 – 8:40 Reception in Parlor/Dining Room/Lobby
8:45 - 9:30 Dance Class led by RKIDs in the Yellow Room.
Admission $12
Local musicians present a Irish-infused new music and old. The poetry of Irish masters comes to life through dramatic interpretation. Then, enjoy an Irish beer and an instructional Ceili (group dancing) class.
Contact: Maureen
Event Website

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 Social Group: St. Patrick's Day Party
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: Obie and Marilyn are hosting the RKIDs and their families and friends for their annual pre-St. Patrick's Day party. Party begins after the St. Patrick's Day parade at the Washingtonian Center.
Date: Saturday March 16, 2019
Time: 11 am - 4 pm
Location:the O'Brien's
Details:
$10 per adult is the donation cost; kids are free. Corned beef, Sloppy Joes, potato salad, cole slaw, egg salad, fruit, dessert, soda, water. Please bring your own beer and wine. Dancing, Singing, Entertainment. Performance by Willie Cisin.
Party flyer
Contact: Sign up or contact Marilyn O or Obie
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Additional Event St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sponsor/Host:City of Gaithersburg
What: The 19th annual parade steps through the Washingtonian Center and the RKIDs are in it! Brunch and party at the O'Brien's afterward.
Date: Saturday March 16, 2019
Time: 10 am -11 am
Location:209 Boardwalk Pl, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Parade Map
Details:
RKIDs practice at 9 am; Parade 10 am. If you are in the RKIDs unit, park by Kohl's and wear a black t-neck, black pants, black shoes; green RKID jacket (see Maddy if you don't have one). We are in lineup #20, in the white zone. See the flyer for rules and the white zone map (page 5).
Contact: Tom
Gaithersburg Parade Website

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 Social Group: St. Patrick's Day Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: What better way to start off St. Patrick's Day than at an old fashioned Irish breakfast! Reservations were necessary and this one filled up to our maximum of 25.
Date: Sunday March 17, 2019
Time: 10 am -
Location:Lahinch Tavern and Grill, 7747 Tuckerman Ln, Potomac, MD 20854
Details:
A full Irish Breakfast Buffet (eggs, bangers, rashers, tomatoes, beans, blood pudding, scones) followed by music and dancing. $20 plus drinks, tax, and tip. Please be prompt. Let's wear our RKID polo shirts or new jackets!
Flyer.
Contact: Sorry, this one is sold out, no more reservations can be accepted.
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Additional Event Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Ceili.
Date: Sunday March 17, 2019
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:Admission: $20 for non-members, $15 members. Music by Danny Flynn and the Pride of Patuxent - Pond Scum Ceili Band. Workshop Set Dance: Sliabh Luachra - Don Kaliher
Flyer
Contact: GWCC web site

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RKIDs: Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2019 semester class
Date: Tuesday March 19, 2019
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 Performance Group
Sponsor/Host:American Automobile Association
What: This is an RKIDs charitable performance for the AAA Mid-Atlantic.
Date: Tuesday March 19, 2019
Time: 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Location:The Hilton Garden Inn at 14975 Shady Grove Rd, Rockville, MD 20850, Falls Grove rooms
Details:
Performance Group dancers are to arrive at 7:00 pm, performance starts at 7:30. AAA makes a presentation from about 7:45 - 8pm then the PG dances again for 15 minutes. PG dancers must wear the standard black costume.
Contact: Chuck and Maureen

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Bobbie M
GWCC: GWCC Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Winter-Spring 2019 Season Set & Ceili Dance Class.
Date: Thursday March 21, 2019
Time: 7-8pm for basics/new dancers, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Argyle Park Activities Bldg, 1030 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901
Details:Teacher is Paul O'Donnell. $50/season. They will also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class with live music. View the flyer.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email

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Village at Rockville: Performance Group
Sponsor/Host:Village at Rockville
What: This is an RKIDs charitable performance for The Village at Rockville - a National Lutheran Community.
Date: Saturday March 23, 2019
Time: 11 am - 11:45 am
Location:Village at Rockville,  9701 Veirs Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
Details:
Performance Group dancers are to arrive at 10:30 am. PG dancers must wear the standard black costume.
Contact: Chuck and Maureen

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RKIDs: Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2019 semester class
Date: Tuesday March 26, 2019
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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GWCC: GWCC Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Winter-Spring 2019 Season Set & Ceili Dance Class.
Date: Thursday March 28, 2019
Time: 7-8pm for basics/new dancers, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Argyle Park Activities Bldg, 1030 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901
Details:Teacher is Paul O'Donnell. $50/season. They will also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class with live music. View the flyer.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email

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