Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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RKIDs: Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Class in the cafeteria (room 214) of Quince Orchard High School
Date: Tuesday May 1, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: NOTE TEMPORARY LOCATION: Quince Orchard High School, 15800 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg, MD, US 20878
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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Emma K

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 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday May 5, 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. Caller: Meghan Downes. Musicians: Peter Fitzgerald and the J. Patrick’s All Stars
Date: Saturday May 5, 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. Dances: Waltz, An Rince Mor, Waves of Tory, Siege of Ennis, Connemara Reel Set, Break: Shannon Dunne Dance School, Bridge of Athlone, Ballyvourney Jig, Waltz, North Kerry, Sweets of May, Cashel Set, Clare Lancers, Plain Set, Waltz.
Contact: EIC website. Dance location

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Tuesday Night Ceili Club: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Tuesday Night Ceili Club
What: The Shepherds Pie Ceili Band and the Tuesday Night Ceili Club will host a Ceili. Hugh Conway calls the familiar dances that everyone has done before.
Date: Sunday May 6, 2018
Time: 4 - 6 pm
Location:Ireland's Four Courts, 2051 Wilson Blvd, Arlington VA 22201. It's across from the Arlington Metro station. If you drive, there's plenty of street parking on Sundays.
Details:Dinner afterward. No admission charge.
Contact: Contact Hugh Conway at ceiliset@yahoo.com

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RKIDs: Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring 2018 semester class in our temporary location: Quince Orchard High School Cafeteria.
Date: Tuesday May 8, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:NOTE TEMPORARY LOCATION: Quince Orchard High School, 15800 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg, MD, US 20878
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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.
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Montgomery County Recreation: Move More Montgomery
Sponsor/Host:Montgomery County Recreation
What: The Performance Group shows our style of dancing at the Move More Montgomery event, interacting with the public. The event encourages better health and wellness. Come out and support our dancers!
Date: Saturday May 12, 2018
Time: noon - 4:00 pm
Location:Bohrer Park, at Summit Hall Farm 506 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Details:RKIDs performance times will be throughout the afternoon.
Contact: Maureen and Chuck, and the Event Call for Exhibitors

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RKIDs: Last Class!
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Final Winter/Spring 2018 semester class and mini-ceili at our usual location.
Date: Tuesday May 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:We're back at our normal location, Ridgeview Middle School
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 Social Group: Irish Identity - Pt. 9
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: The 9th of 11 sessions where we show two half-hour documentary videos from The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature series of The Great Courses. Facilitated by Maura.
Date: Wednesday May 16, 2018
Time: 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Overeems
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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 May 17, 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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GWCC: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Ceili.
Date: Sunday May 20, 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: Admission: $20 for non-members, $15 members. Featured set: Ballycommon Set.
Contact: GWCC web site
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Additional Event Performance Group
Sponsor/Host:St. Hugh of Grenoble Catholic Church
What: This is an RKIDs charitable performance at St. Hugh of Grenoble's Catholic Church in Greenbelt, at a Sodality tea. It is in honor of a recently-deceased parishioner who was Irish.
Date: Sunday May 20, 2018
Time: 3 pm - 3:45 pm
Location:St. Hugh's Catholic Church,  135 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770
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Contact: Chuck and Maureen.   St. Hugh of Grenoble
Additional Event Ocean Orchestra
Sponsor/Host:Focus Music
What: OCEAN is the one of the East Coast's premiere Celtic fusion bands, with over 20 Washington area music awards. It's powered by the soaring vocals of Lisa Moscatiello, the creative genius of composer/arranger Jennifer Cutting, and more musicians.
Date: Sunday May 20, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Location:George Washington Masonic Memorial at 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA 22301
Details:$18, general admission. Purchase tickets, pick up tickets at will-call.
Contact: Focus Music supports folk & acoustic music in the Washington, DC Area.
Jennifer Cutting's OCEAN Orchestra

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Sonja O

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Toni D

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