Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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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 August 2, 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
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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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Dublin Ohio Irish Festival: Dublin Irish Festival (3 days)
Sponsor/Host:Dublin Ohio Irish Festival
What: Annual Dublin Ohio Irish festival. Said to be the largest three-day Irish festival on Earth.
Dates From and To: Friday August 3, 2018 to Sunday August 5, 2018
Time: various
Location:Coffman Park 5200 Emerald Parkway Dublin, Ohio 43017
Details:Tickets; advance prices range from $10 - $25
Contact: Website

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 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday August 4, 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 Dan O'C

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Sharon P
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 August 9, 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 August 16, 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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 Social Group: Ann Marie's Farm
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: "Back on the Farm" Ann Marie R and her family invite all members of the RKIDs, their families, and kids and grandkids to the second annual visit to their farm on the Maryland/Pennsylvania border and potluck.
Date: Saturday August 18, 2018
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Location:2807 Pumping Station Rd, Fairfield, PA 17320
Details:
Please RSVP to Marilyn O by MONDAY, AUGUST 13 and tell her what you'll bring to the potluck. Bring your own drinks. Iced Tea provided. Bring games. Eggs for sale. flyer
Contact: Marilyn O.

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Madelyn A

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Bill A

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Marie V

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IONA-Barnaby Productions: Isla!
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic House Concerts at the Swift Run Lodge, presenting Deborah Packard and Peter Cairney of Isla!.
Date: Saturday August 25, 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. Isla! weaves Appalachian and Scottish spells with sweet vocals, fine whistle, world class guitar, lap dulcimer and harmonica accompaniment.
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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Tuesday Night Ceili Club: Hickey-Kourtz’s Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Tuesday Night Ceili Club
What: The annual end of summer ceili, now the Hickey-Kourtz’s Memorial Ceili, now in its 15th year. Live music by the Shepherds Pie Ceili Band. Bring a dessert if you wish to share and non-alcoholic beverages.
Date: Sunday August 26, 2018
Time: 3 - 6 pm
Location:Old St. Marys Church, Ox Road (Rte 123) and Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Details:Free admission. The floor is among the best for dancing. Count on the Siege of Ennis, Haymakers, a waltz or two. The sets will include the Valentia, Black Valley, Clare Plain, North Kerry and Ballyvourney. Afterwards we join up again at Espositos Restaurant in Fairfax City for outdoor dining.
Contact: Hugh Conway

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Larry F

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RKIDs: Directors Meeting
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Thursday August 30, 2018
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location:Kate and Dan O'C's
Details:This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Sonja

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