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 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday September 1, 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 Maura S

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RKIDs: Labor Day Party
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: It's the annual RKIDs Labor Day potluck party! Eat, drink and dance - you know how this goes!
Date: Monday September 3, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm -
Location:The O'Brien's
Details:
Bring drinks, a dish or dessert to share, and a chair(s). There will be hot dogs provided. Party Flyer - please RSVP by August 29.
Contact: Marilyn O

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Philadelphia Ceili Group: Mid-Maryland Celtic Fest (3 days)
Sponsor/Host:Philadelphia Ceili Group
What: The Philadelphia Ceili Group’s 44th Annual Irish Music and Dance Festival includes a night of Irish song featuring local favorites and hosted by Courtney Malley and a special ceili dance with live music by the McGillians & Friends.
Dates From and To: Thursday September 6, 2018 to Saturday September 8, 2018
Time: various
Location: Commodore Barry Club 6815 Emlen St, Philadelphia, PA 19119.
Details:Tickets in advance range from $15 - $50 for non-members.
Contact: website

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RKIDs: Dance Classes Begin
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: FIRST Fall semester class. Please bring your $20 annual membership and (if enrolling) $50 Fall class registration payments.
Date: Tuesday September 11, 2018
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: Maura

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Monica H
GWCC: GWCC Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Fall 2018 Season Set & Ceili Dance Classes are held on Thursdays.
Date: Thursday September 13, 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: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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 Social Group: REELaxing at the Beach (3 days)
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: The event is cancelled. Boo on Hurricane Florence, but we must reckon with reality. We'll try again next year.
Dates From and To: Friday September 14, 2018 to Sunday September 16, 2018
Time: CANCELLED
Location:
Details:
Thank Marilyn O for all the work she exerted in setting this up.
Contact: Marilyn O will contact those who prepaid.
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Additional Event Gerry Timlin
Sponsor/Host:Ireland's Four Provinces
What: Gerry Timlin, singer/songwriter/troubadour, performs in the dining room. And he takes requests.
He's at the 4P's in Falls Church for two nights.
Date: Friday September 14, 2018
Time: 7:00
Location:105 W.Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046
Details:
Gerry is a Delaware-based singer who has enjoyed success all over the world. He was born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, where from the beginning, he displayed a musical talent, winning several singing competitions when he was still in his teens. He moved to the USA in the early seventies, and has been delighting audiences with his smooth baritone voice and irreverent humor.
Contact: 4 P's website
Gerry Timlin's website

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Ireland's Four Provinces: Gerry Timlin
Sponsor/Host:Ireland's Four Provinces
What: Gerry Timlin, singer/songwriter/troubadour, performs in the dining room. And he takes requests. Second of two nights.
Date: Saturday September 15, 2018
Time: 7:00
Location:105 W.Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046
Details:
Gerry is a Delaware-based singer who has enjoyed success all over the world. He was born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, where from the beginning, he displayed a musical talent, winning several singing competitions when he was still in his teens. He moved to the USA in the early seventies, and has been delighting audiences with his smooth baritone voice and irreverent humor.
Contact: 4 P's website
Gerry Timlin's website

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RKIDs: Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Fall semester class. Please bring your $20 annual membership and (if enrolling) $50 Fall class registration payments.
Date: Tuesday September 18, 2018
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: Maura

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 Social Group: Irish Identity - Pt. 10
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: At these sessions we show two half-hour documentary videos from The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature series of The Great Courses. This session will be facilitated by Judy Ashley.
Date: Wednesday September 19, 2018
Time: 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:O'Brien's
Details:
No admission cost, but BYOB and note-taking items. Topics: 1) Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as Modernist Narrative: In this second lecture on Joyce's novel, consider how the English language presents a great tension for Irish writers; 2) Yeats as the Great 20th Century Poet: Yeats makes his 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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GWCC: Mini-Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Mini-Ceili with live music
Date: Thursday September 20, 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 suggested donation for the band. Dances: Termonfechin Lancers, Sliabh Luachra, the Moate set, more.
Contact: GWCC web site
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Additional Event GWCC Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Fall 2018 Season Set & Ceili Dance Classes are held on Thursdays.
Date: Thursday September 20, 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: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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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Elizabeth W

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CCE: Irish Folk Festival
Sponsor/Host:CCE
What: 23nd Annual CCÉ Irish Folk Festival
Date: Saturday September 22, 2018
Time: Noon to 6:30
Location:Sherwood Center at Van Dyck Park at 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030 & The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub at 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030
Details:
Free parking, $10 admission. Four stages, featuring Billy Jackson, the band BUA, Ann Droney Kirrane, Gabriel Donohue. Flyer
Contact: CCE
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Additional Event Ligonier Highland Games
Sponsor/Host:Ligonier Highland Games
What: 60th annual highland games
Dates From and To: Saturday September 22, 2018 to Sunday September 23, 2018
Time: various
Location:At IDLEWILD PARK, Ligonier, PA 18018
Details:
$18 - $25 in advance, Saturday ceili is extra. From the website: SATURDAY WILL BE OUR TRADITIONAL HIGHLAND GAMES EVENT WHILE SUNDAY WILL BE OUR CELTIC MUSIC AND AMATEUR ATHLETIC EVENT! WE ARE FEATURING AN EXTENDED LINE UP OF PERFORMERS, AND COMPETITIVE TUG OF WAR EVENTS FOR GROUPS AND TEAMS TOO"
Contact: Games website

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RKIDs: Annual Meeting
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' 3rd annual membership meeting. Class follows the meeting. Bylaw amendment proposals must be submitted to the secretary not later than twenty days prior to the meeting, i.e., by September 5.
Date: Tuesday September 25, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School Cafeteria
Details:
Members are those RKIDs who are current through August 2018. Please read the bylaws. More about our organization is here.
Contact: Sonja

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GWCC: GWCC Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Fall 2018 Season Set & Ceili Dance Classes are held on Thursdays.
Date: Thursday September 27, 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: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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Celtic Cultural Alliance: 2018 CELTIC CLASSIC (3 days)
Sponsor/Host:Celtic Cultural Alliance
What: Expect lots of music, dance, highland games (caber, stone and hammer tossing), food, drink and more in Bethlehem, PA at the 2018 festival.
Dates From and To: Friday September 28, 2018 to Sunday September 30, 2018
Time: various
Location:532 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Shuttle Address - 1525 Valley Center Parkway, Bethlehem, PA
Details:
Free admission. Festival grounds map Musicians include Seamus Kennedy and Gerry Timlin.
Contact: CCA website

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RKIDs: Directors Meeting
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Saturday September 29, 2018
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location:Sonja and Tom's
Details:This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Sonja

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Jean Wd
GWCC: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Ceili. Live music by Shepherd's Pie Ceili Band.
Date: Sunday September 30, 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. Dances: Termonfechin Lancers Set, North Kerry Set, Merchant Set, Haymakers Jig, Connemara Reel Set, Siege of Ennis, Clare Plain Set, Cashel Set, waltz, Clare Lancers.
Flyer
Contact: GWCC web site


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