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RKIDs: RKIDs Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Fall semester class
Date: Tuesday October 1, 2019
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. New students: the first class is free!
Contact: Our Website
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Additional Event Set and Ceili Class
Sponsor/Host:Tuesday Night Ceili Club
What: Hugh Conway leads the classes. The classes cover popular set and ceili dances that are danced at regular ceilis throughout the Washington, D.C. area.
Date: Tuesday October 1, 2019
Time: 7:15 - 8:45 pm
Location:Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030
Details:The classes are offered through the City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department. You can register online through their web site, or at the Green Acres Center. Each Tuesday night session of five weeks is $36. A walk-in is $8.50.
Contact: Contact Hugh Conway at ceiliset@yahoo.com , visit website or Fairfax Parks and Rec

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Gerry M

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GWCC: Fall Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from September 12 to December 19, 2019.
Date: Thursday October 3, 2019
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. They will also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10pm) 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).
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Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

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 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday October 5, 2019
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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Additional Event Ceili
Sponsor/Host:EIC
What: Monthly Emerald Isle Club Ceili with live music. Musicians: Peter Fitzgerald and the J. Patrick’s All Stars. All dances will be called by Linda McHale-Poggi.
Date: Saturday October 5, 2019
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, Harvest Time Jig, Fairy Reel, Siege of Carrick, Siege of Ennis, Rakes of Mallow, Haymakers'/Ballyvourney Jigs, Waves of Tory, North Kerry Set, Shoe the Donkey, Sweets of May.
Contact: EIC website
Additional Event Irish Folk Festival
Sponsor/Host:CCE
What: 24th Annual CCÉ Irish Folk Festival
Date: Saturday October 5, 2019
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 Sophie & Fiachra, Eileen Gannon & Eimear Arkins, Sean Heeley Celtic Trio, Winch Family Band. Flyer
Contact: CCE

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Carl W
RKIDs: RKIDs Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Fall semester class
Date: Tuesday October 8, 2019
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. New students: the first class is free!
Contact: Our Website
MORE EVENTS + 
Additional Event Set and Ceili Class
Sponsor/Host:Tuesday Night Ceili Club
What: Hugh Conway leads the classes. The classes cover popular set and ceili dances that are danced at regular ceilis throughout the Washington, D.C. area.
Date: Tuesday October 8, 2019
Time: 7:15 - 8:45 pm
Location:Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030
Details:The classes are offered through the City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department. You can register online through their web site, or at the Green Acres Center. Each Tuesday night session of five weeks is $36. A walk-in is $8.50.
Contact: Contact Hugh Conway at ceiliset@yahoo.com , visit website or Fairfax Parks and Rec

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Ann Marie R
and Christine M

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GWCC: Fall Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from September 12 to December 19, 2019.
Date: Thursday October 10, 2019
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. They will also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10pm) 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).
Flyer
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

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 Social Group: Guinness Brewery Tour
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: Members only event! It's a tour of the new Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House.
Date: Saturday October 12, 2019
Time: 4 pm - 7 pm
Location:5001 Washington Blvd, Halethorpe, MD 21227
Details:
Tour, Tasting and Dinner at the Brewery. Tour is free, optional beer tasting is $15, dinner is extra (menu). This event is limited to RKIDs members who've registered for it.
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Contact: Obie

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Ancient Order of Hibernians: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Ancient Order of Hibernians
What: Ceili, with calling as needed by Hugh Conway. Music by Shepherds Pie.
Date: Sunday October 13, 2019
Time: 4-6 pm
Location:Ireland's Four Courts, 2051 Wilson Blvd, Arlington VA 22201.
Details:The dances will include: Six Hand Reel, Haymakers, Black Valley Square Jig Set, Plain Set, Antrim Square and Ballyvourney Jig.
Contact: Hugh Conway at ceiliset@yahoo.com. Please contact him for more information and to reply if coming.

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RKIDs: RKIDs Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Fall semester class
Date: Tuesday October 15, 2019
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. New students: the first class is free!. No class next Tuesday, so soak this one up.
Contact: Our Website

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RKIDs: Directors Meeting
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' Board of Directors Meeting, with election of officers
Date: Wednesday October 16, 2019
Time: 7:15 - 9:15 pm
Location:Maddy and Bill's
Details:
This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Maura

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GWCC: Fall Fling (3 days)
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: GWCC Fall Fling (formerly, Cape May Dance Weekend)
Dates From and To: Friday October 18, 2019 to Sunday October 20, 2019
Time: day and night
Location:Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, Rehoboth Beach, MD. $140/night/double occupancy if reserved by August 31. Address: 101 North Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971
Details:
Non-member cost: $215/person. Includes three set dance workshops, two ceilis, and more. Lodging is extra. Discounted paid registration for the event package must be received by Sept. 20th
Contact: Fall Fling Weekend
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RKIDs: RKIDs Dance Class - GHS
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What:
Fall semester class. Note the different meeting location.
Date: Tuesday October 22, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Different place! Gaithersburg High School cafeteria, 101 Education Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Details:
Core/Beginners class (fundamentals learning and skills polishing): 7:00 - 7:50 pm; Experienced/Advanced: 8:05 - 9:00 pm. Class at Gaithersburg High School ends at 9 pm sharp. We will review the dances for the Saturday, Oct. 26 Blackthorn ceili.
Contact: Our Website

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Kate M

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GWCC: Fall Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from September 12 to December 19, 2019.
Date: Thursday October 24, 2019
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. They will also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10pm) 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).
Flyer
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

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Blackthorn: Blackthorn Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Blackthorn
What: Annual Autumn Blackthorn ceili and potluck. Music by Joe DeZarn, Matt Mulqueen, and Billy McComiskey. Caller: Marilyn Moore. Please bring a dish to share. Come dance on one of the best wooden floors in the area!
Date: Saturday October 26, 2019
Time: 7 - 10:30 pm
Location:McCathran Hall, 300 Grove Ave., Washington Grove, MD
Details:
$15 admission. Dances: Bonfire, Siege of Ennis, Merchant Set, Haymakers’ Jig or Ballyvourney Jig, Walls of Limerick, Waltz/Waltz Cotillion, North Kerry, Four-Hand Reel, Siege of Carrick, Moycullen, Clare Lancers Set.
Flyer
Contact: Obie

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 Social Group: African Safari Video
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: Bill and Maddy's video on their African safari earlier this year will be shown. Roarin' lions, leapin' leopards, annoying impalas and hippos, insightful observations by villagers, Victoria Falls and more are in it.
Date: Sunday October 27, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm - ?
Location:O'Brien's house
Details:
You must make a reservation. There is space for 20 members. The video will be followed by a question and answer period. Light refreshments will be served.
Contact: Sign up in class or contact Marilyn O.
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Additional Event Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Ceili and potluck, please bring a dish to share. Live music by The Inn Mates: Zan McLeod, Tina Eck, Mitch Fanning, Jesse Winch.
Date: Sunday October 27, 2019
Time: Workshop: 3pm; Dance: 4 - 8 pm
Location:Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814
Details:
Admission: $20 for non-members, $15 members. Workshop Dance: Claddagh Set. Dances: Claddagh Set, Corofin Plain, Rakes of Mallow, Antrim Square, more.
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Contact: GWCC web site

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RKIDs: RKIDs Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Fall semester class
Date: Tuesday October 29, 2019
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. New students: the first class is free!. No class next Tuesday, so soak this one up.
Contact: Our Website

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GWCC: Fall Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from September 12 to December 19, 2019.
Date: Thursday October 31, 2019
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. They will also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10pm) 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).
Flyer
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website


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