Pictures and brief stories about our recent big happenings.

Christmas Party 2019

Singing Along
57 RKIDs and friends packed the heavily decorated O'Brien house for the annual food, fellowship, singing and just all around fun Christmas party. Our photo album tells the tale. If that's not enough, here's a brief video:

Autumn 2019 Blackthorn Ceili

Joe, Billy and Matt
Billy McComiskey said it best, "This was magical," after a rollicking evening of Irish set and ceili dancing at McCathran Hall on a recent Saturday evening in October. The Fall Blackthorn Ceili, organized and managed by Obie, featured three great musicians, Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (accordion, including his classic Paolo Soprani instrument), Matt Mulqueen (keyboard), and the renowned caller, Marilyn Moore. Ceili Photos.

Tour of Guinness

Post-Tour Cheer
A goodly bunch of us toured the Guinness Open Gate Brewery near Baltimore. 'Twas a splendid time - a detailed tour of the operations, chance to taste some experimental brews and good eats in the restaurant. View our photo album.

REELaxing at the Beach

View photos from our recent REELaxing at the Beach event. It was a blast! Thanks especially go to Marilyn O., Obie and all the fine hosts.

Labor Day 2019

1991 to 2016: 25th Anniversary Wrap Up

Our final celebration of the 2016 anniversary year was "REELaxing at the Beach." Thirty-two of us congregated at Bethany Beach, DE from September 16 to 18. Among the convivial events were happy hours, surf fishing and lighthouse expeditions, games, lots to eat, and naturally, dancing. Pictures are on our Facebook facebook site.

The main 25th anniversary celebration at Shrine Mont in Orkney Springs, VA is in the books. What a weekend that was! Special thanks go to Marilyn O'Brien and the planning committee; Marilyn Moore, our expert dance caller; the great band of Jesse Winch, Graham DeZarn, Mitch Fanning and Tina Eck; the staff of Shrine Mont; and all the wonderful people who came to mingle and dance. See our facebook site for photos. Or, check out our gallery.

Celebration Events Schedule (PDF)