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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Gerry M
 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social - planning our first live, in-person brunch since the pandemic made us into shut-ins. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid. Please notify Sonja in advance if you are coming so she can make proper table arrangements.
Date: Saturday October 2, 2021
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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Tuesday Night Ceili Club: 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 5, 2021
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 $38. A walk-in is $8.50.
Contact: Contact Hugh Conway at ceiliset@yahoo.com

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Celtic Colours: Music Festival (9 days)
Sponsor/Host:Celtic Colours
What: Live-streamed from Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, the nine-nights long annual Celtic Colours festival. Concerts usually start at 6:30 pm EDT (7:30 pm ADT).
Dates From and To: Friday October 8, 2021 to Saturday October 16, 2021
Time: 6:30 pm EDT
Location:Online
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Free and virtual. Many performers, mostly from Nova Scotia, including members of the Beaton and MacDonald musical families, J.P. Cormier and many more.
Contact: Celtic Colours Festival

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Christine M
 Social Group: Irish of Dupont Circle
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: The RKIDs are sponsoring a walking tour of the Dupont Circle area in Washington, DC. The tour guide will introduce us to the famous Irish people who have lived or visited in the neighborhood. The walk is a little more than a mile with stops.
Date: Saturday October 9, 2021
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Location:St. Matthew's Cathedral near Dupont Circle to Sheridan Circle, along Massachusetts Avenue, and nearby locations.
Details:
Admission: $15 per RKIDs member, $20 per non-member, nonrefundable, lunch price not included. All Attendees Must be Fully Vaccinated. We'll mix the walking tour with a lunch break. Send names of attendees and payment to Marilyn O. with payment made out to RKIDs. Payment due October 4.
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Contact: Marilyn O.

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Tuesday Night Ceili Club: 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 12, 2021
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 $38. A walk-in is $8.50.
Contact: Contact Hugh Conway at ceiliset@yahoo.com

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GWCC: Fall Fling Weekend (3 days)
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: The Fall Fling returns in 2021. Note that proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to participate. Register by September 17 for the best rates. Three dance workshops, two ceilis.
Dates From and To: Friday October 15, 2021 to Sunday October 17, 2021
Time: various
Location:Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center; right on the beach in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Details:
Flyer
Contact: Website

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RKIDs: Directors Meeting
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' Board of Directors Meeting will be held via Zoom remote conferencing.
Date: Tuesday October 19, 2021
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Location:Videoconference
Details:
This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Kate (meeting agenda) or Bill (meeting URL)
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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 19, 2021
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 $38. A walk-in is $8.50.
Contact: Contact Hugh Conway at ceiliset@yahoo.com

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Kate M

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Elery Ca

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Tuesday Night Ceili Club: 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 26, 2021
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 $38. A walk-in is $8.50.
Contact: Contact Hugh Conway at ceiliset@yahoo.com

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 Social Group: Book Discussion Club
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: title: How the Irish Saved Civilization by: Thomas Cahill
Date: Wednesday October 27, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Zoom-Online
Details:
In this entertaining and compelling narrative, Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Europe evolved from the classical age of Rome to the medieval era. Without Ireland, the transition could not have taken place. Not only did Irish monks and scribes maintain the very record of Western civilization - copying manuscripts of Greek and Latin writers, both pagan and Christian, while libraries and learning on the continent were forever lost - they brought their uniquely Irish world-view to the task. (From the publisher, Random House)
Study Guide
Contact: Sonja

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NYU: Book Discussion
Sponsor/Host:NYU
What: The Slave Ship and The Coffin Ship: historians Cian McMahon and Marcus Rediker reconstruct in detail the lives deaths, and terrors of enslaved peoples and immigrants at sea.
Date: Thursday October 28, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm -
Location:Register Online
Details:Admission: free. Cian McMahon published the first full-length scholarly study of the Atlantic and Pacific crossings, The Coffin Ship: Life and Death at Sea during the Great Irish Famine. That book was inspired in part by Marcus Rediker’s tour de force, The Slave Ship: A Human History.
Contact: Glucksman Ireland House of New York University
Recommended by Kathryn G.

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Lawrence S


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