Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Jim C
and Emmett M
GWCC: Summer Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Summer Set & Ceili Dance Classes on Thursdays from June 7 to Aug 16, 2018. Featuring the Clare Plain, Dublin & Black Hill sets
Date: Thursday July 5, 2018
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:
Flyer. 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 on 6/21, 7/19 and 8/16 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email

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Smithsonian: Folklife Festival
Sponsor/Host:Smithsonian
What: Green Fields of America at the 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The festival itself runs June 27 - July 1 and July 4 - 8, featuring Catalonia and Armenia
Date: Friday July 6, 2018
Time: 6:30 - ?
Location:Capitol Mall, Ralph Rinzler Stage
Details:FREE admission.
Contact: Folklife Festival website and Green Fields of America

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 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday July 7, 2018
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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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Kathleen O
Catskills Irish Arts Week: Irish Arts Week (7 days)
Sponsor/Host:Catskills Irish Arts Week
What: The annual Irish Arts Week festival in the "Irish Catskills."
Dates From and To: Sunday July 8, 2018 to Saturday July 14, 2018
Time: various
Location:2267 Route 145 East Durham, NY 12423.
Details:Irish concerts, dances, workshops, singing and crafts galore.
Contact: Irish Arts Week website.

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Jean Wi

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GWCC: Summer Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Summer Set & Ceili Dance Classes on Thursdays from June 7 to Aug 16, 2018. Featuring the Clare Plain, Dublin & Black Hill sets
Date: Thursday July 12, 2018
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:
Flyer. 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 on 6/21, 7/19 and 8/16 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email

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IONA-Barnaby Productions: Ashbrook & Oorts
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic House Concerts at the Swift Run Lodge, presenting Scottish/Celtic Fiddle and Cello Duo Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts.
Date: Saturday July 14, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Location:Fairfax Station, VA (call for directions)
Details:
Bring a lawn chair and picnic with your beverage of choice. They provide desserts and soft drinks. The suggested donation is $20.
Contact: Reservations & directions call (703) 426-1450 or send an email to ionavoice@pobox.com. More info at Swift Run Concerts

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CCE: CCE Mad Week (6 days)
Sponsor/Host:CCE
What: Annual CCE Music, Arts, and Dance (MAD) Week. More information TBA
Dates From and To: Sunday July 15, 2018 to Friday July 20, 2018
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Location:Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD
Details:TBA
Contact: website

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 Social Group: Irish Identity - Pt. 11
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: Two more half-hour documentary videos from The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature series of The Great Courses. Facilitator is TBA.
Date: Wednesday July 18, 2018
Time: 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:TBA
Details:
No admission cost, but BYOB and note-taking items. Topics: 21. Joyce’s Portrait as Modernist Narrative (second lecture on Portrait of the Artist) and 22. Yeats as the Great 20th Century Poet (making his own transition from a mystic and romantic dreamer to a modernist poet, with a little guidance from Ezra Pound).
Contact: More information at the Great Courses website

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Marie G
CCE: CCE Mad Week Ceili
Sponsor/Host:CCE
What: Annual CCE Music, Arts, and Dance (MAD) Week ceili. The band is made up of MAD Week faculty.
Date: Thursday July 19, 2018
Time: 7 - 10 pm
Location:Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran's Place, Silver Spring
Details:
Contact: website
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Additional Event Summer Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Summer Set & Ceili Dance Classes on Thursdays from June 7 to Aug 16, 2018. Featuring the Clare Plain, Dublin & Black Hill sets
Date: Thursday July 19, 2018
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:
Flyer. 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 on 6/21, 7/19 and 8/16 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email

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GWCC: Summer Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Summer Set & Ceili Dance Classes on Thursdays from June 7 to Aug 16, 2018. Featuring the Clare Plain, Dublin & Black Hill sets
Date: Thursday July 26, 2018
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:
Flyer. 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 on 6/21, 7/19 and 8/16 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Marieke G
BlackRock Center for the Arts: O’Malley’s March
Sponsor/Host:BlackRock Center for the Arts
What: Led by the former Maryland governor, O’Malley's March performs Celtic Rock- but it is so much more. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, snacks and something to drink for this outdoors concert at Black Rock.
Date: Saturday July 28, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Location:BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown MD
Details:Free admission. Martin O’Malley has brought together six musicians: some born and raised in the traditions of Irish music, some classically trained, some life-long students of blues, rock, jazz. Jared Denhard, Jim Eagan, Sean McComiskey, Pete Miller, Mac Walter, Jamie Wilson and Martin O’Malley are O’Malley’s March. Culkin School performs at 5 pm.
Contact: website

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Judy A


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