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GWCC: New Year's Day Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: New Year's Day ceili. Live music by Ellis Island: Dave Abe, Myron Bretholz, Peter Fitzgerald, Martin McCann & Andy Thurston. Potluck.
Date: Wednesday January 1, 2020
Time: 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: $25 for non-members.
Easy dances & crowd favorites door prizes/raffle (1 ticket w/admission), potluck dinner during first break. NEW THIS YEAR: Special raffle costing $10/ticket for a chance at one Fall Fling Events Package (worth ~$200)!
Flyer
Contact: GWCC web site or call 301-512-4480.

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Daniel M
 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday January 4, 2020
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 Evelyn R
RKIDs: Dance Classes Begin
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: FIRST Winter/Spring semester class. Please bring your $50 semester enrollment and (if you're a new member) $20 annual membership payments.
Date: Tuesday January 7, 2020
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. We take major credit cards for payment. New students: the first class is free!
Contact: Our Website

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EIC: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:EIC
What: Monthly Emerald Isle Club ceili with live music. Musicians: Peter Fitzgerald and the J. Patrick’s All Stars. Casey O’Connor will call the ceili dances & Don Kaliher the set dances.
Date: Saturday January 11, 2020
Time: 7 - 11 pm
Location:
nearby restaurants
An Poitin Stil at 2323 York Rd. Timonium MD 21093
Mo's Seafood at 1528 East Joppa Road, Towson, MD 21234
Atlantic Ballroom 8819 Orchard Tree Lane, Towson, MD 21286. Free parking, near Wolf Furniture.
Details:
Admission: $20 for adult non-members, $15 for adult members; $9 ages 7 - 17. Admission includes soda, beer and snacks. Bring a baked good or dessert to share. Dances: Waltz, Walls of Limerick, Waves of Tory, North Kerry, Haymaker’s Jig & Ballyvourney Jig, Sweets of May, Stack of Barley, Fairy Reel, Clare Lancers, Rakes of Mallow, Connemara.
Contact: EIC website

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Sandy D

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RKIDs: RKIDs Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring semester class. Please bring your $20 annual membership and (if enrolling) $50 semester class registration payments.
Date: Tuesday January 14, 2020
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. We take major credit cards for payment. New students: the first class is free!
Contact: Our Website

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 Social Group: Say Nothing Discussions
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: At these sessions we'll discuss the book Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe. Session One: Introduction to important vocabulary; view Rick Steve’s “Northern Ireland” show; explore what we already know.
Date: Wednesday January 15, 2020
Time: 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Marilyn and Obie's
Details:
No admission cost. Sign up at class.
This non-fiction book explains what the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland were all about. Using a unique structure, Keefe describes many people who have played a huge role in the unfolding of events starting in 1969. The Washington Post has declared it one of the top ten books of 2019. For anyone interested in Irish affairs, this is a must read.
Contact: Marilyn O.

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Obie O
RKIDs: Directors Meeting
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Thursday January 16, 2020
Time: 7:15 - 9:15 pm
Location:Asbury Methodist Village at 201 Russell Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, in the Wallace Building Community Room.
Details:
This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Kate

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DC Saint Patrick’s Parade Committee: Parade Fundraiser
Sponsor/Host:DC Saint Patrick’s Parade Committee
What: Shannon Tide's 40th Anniversary Concert, to benefit the 50th anniversary DC St. Patrick's Day parade being held this year.
Date: Saturday January 18, 2020
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Location:McGinty's Public House
911 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Details:
$25+ donation. Features Martin O'Malley, Jimmy Nalls, Danny Costello and more.
Contact: Facebook events page

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GWCC: Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from January 23 to May 21, 2020.
Date: Thursday January 23, 2020
Time: 7-8pm for new dancers/basics, 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 for 18 classes. They will also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10 pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 9/19, 10/24, 11/21 and 12/19 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

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GWCC: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Ceili and potluck, please bring a dish to share. Live music by Laura Byrne and Friends.
Date: Sunday January 26, 2020
Time: Workshop: 3pm; Dance: 4 - 8 pm
Location:Cherry Hill Ballroom, 9800 Cherry Hill Rd, College Park, MD 20740
Details:
Admission: $20 for non-members, $15 members. Workshop Dance: Morris Reel. Dances: Claddagh Set, Cashel Set, Morris Reel, Old Mill Lancers Set, Haymakers' Jig, West Kerry Set, Corofin Plain Set, Waltz, Paris Set.
Flyer
Contact: GWCC web site

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RKIDs: RKIDs Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter/Spring semester class. Sign-up info.
Date: Tuesday January 28, 2020
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. We take major credit cards for payment. New students: the first class is free!
Contact: Our Website

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 Social Group: Say Nothing Discussions
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: At these sessions we'll discuss the book Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe. Session Two: Discussion of Part I of the book, pages 1 – 110. This discussion session will be open to RKIDs who have read this section.
Date: Wednesday January 29, 2020
Time: 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Marilyn and Obie's
Details:
No admission cost. Sign up at class.
This non-fiction book explains what the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland were all about. Using a unique structure, Keefe describes many people who have played a huge role in the unfolding of events starting in 1969. The Washington Post has declared it one of the top ten books of 2019. For anyone interested in Irish affairs, this is a must read.
Contact: Marilyn O.

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GWCC: Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from January 23 to May 21, 2020.
Date: Thursday January 30, 2020
Time: 7-8pm for new dancers/basics, 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 for 18 classes. They will also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10 pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 9/19, 10/24, 11/21 and 12/19 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

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