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 Social Group: Movie
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: Six of the RKIDs took a little trip out west last May. They made a video of it you may find interesting.
Date: Tuesday November 2, 2021
Time: 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:Virtual via Zoom. The link will be emailed to all members. Sign in at 7:15 pm so we can iron out connection wrinkles. The video starts at 7:30.
Details:
The video touches on Yellowstone National Park, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Devil's Tower, Custer State Park, the Badlands and a few other places. Lots of geysers, goopy mud pots, bison, bears, rocks, hot air ballooning and a very interesting museum in Cody, Wyoming.
Contact: Bill A. will send the 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 November 2, 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 Russell B

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NYU: Where Do We Go from Here
Sponsor/Host:NYU
What: Discussion entitled "Where Do We Go from Here?" The aim of this conference and programing is to examine the constellations of Blackness and Irishness in the history of the United States and beyond and use their example to ponder present conundrums.
Date: Friday November 5, 2021
Time: 9:00 am - 5 pm
Location:Register Online
Details:Admission: free. Attendees are required to register for each day they plan to attend. The link will work for the entire day. More details: People of Irish and African descent have lived in the US for more than four centuries. Their trajectories have been shaped conceptions of identity, hierarchies of belonging, and more.
Contact: Glucksman Ireland House of New York University
Recommended by Kathryn G.

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 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid. Masks may be required per Montgomery County mandate.
Date: Saturday November 6, 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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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to David D
IONA-Barnaby Productions: MacFarlane & Surrick
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Ronn Macfarlane & Carolyn Surrick are internationally acclaimed virtuosi performing tunes ancient and modern on the viola da Gamba and the lute. Neither of them is a stranger to the Brogue, but this will be their first time together here.
Date: Sunday November 7, 2021
Time: Seatings: 4:30-6:00 & 6:30-8:00 pm
Location:In the snuggery of the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760 Walker Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066
Details:
$10 per person food/beverage minimum.
Because of the intimate nature of the venue and health concerns for some of our patrons, the artists are all insisting that everyone present be required to have either a Vaccination Certificate or a Clear Covid Test within the prior 48 hours. The maximum number of available seats is 48.
Contact: Purchase Tickets

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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 November 9, 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: Belfast movie
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: This award winning film portrays the life of one family in Belfast during the "troubles" in the late 1960's.
Date: Friday November 12, 2021
Time: 1:45 pm -
Location:AMC Rio Center movie theater, Gaithersburg
Details:Tickets are $12.30 for seniors, for that matinee. The RKIDs who have purchased tickets mostly have reserved seats in the middle of the theater. Movie description on IMDB.
Contact: Recommended by Roger A.
Purchase Tickets  
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Additional Event Maryland Irish Festival
Sponsor/Host:Irish Charities of Maryland
What: 2021 Maryland Irish Festival. Lots of great entertainment, vendors, and exhibits.
Dates From and To: Friday November 12, 2021 to Sunday November 14, 2021
Time: varies, see the web link
Location:Maryland State Fair Grounds in Timonium
Details:
Adult Admisssion: $10 - $25
Schedule and Entertainment
Contact: tickets

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IONA-Barnaby Productions: Robin Bullock
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue, Fall 2021, presents Robin Bullock. Probably the foremost Celtic bouzouki/guitar and mandolin exponent in the nation!
Date: Sunday November 14, 2021
Time: Seatings: 4:30-6:00 & 6:30-8:00 pm
Location:Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, VA
Details:
Because of the intimate nature of the venue and health concerns for some of our patrons, the artists are all insisting that everyone present be required to have either a Vaccination Certificate or a Clear Covid Test within the prior 48 hours. Also, the maximum number of seats will be 48.
Contact: Purchase Tickets

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Jerry M
 Social Group: Dinner Out
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: First RKIDs' dinner social, let's celebrate Autumn! To sit at the reserved RKIDs table, members must be fully vaccinated against Covid per RKIDs policy, masks may be required per County mandate.
Date: Tuesday November 16, 2021
Time: 6 pm -
Location:Dogfish Head Alehouse, 800 W. Diamond Ave in Gaithersburg 20878
Details:
Reservations are necessary. Contact Marie V at her email address or call her, as listed in your copy of the members directory, by Sunday, Nov 14, 2021 to reserve your spot.
Contact: Marie V. for reservations
Dogfish Head Alehouse  

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Evan D

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misc: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:misc
What: Hugh Conway and the Shepherds Pie Celli Band host this dance.
Date: Sunday November 21, 2021
Time: 3 - 6 pm
Location:Blenheim Civil War Interpretive Center, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax 22030
Details:$12, half-price if under 18 years old.
Contact: Hugh Conway
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Additional Event Zahm and Marks
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue, Fall/Winter 2021, presents Charlie Zahm and Tad Marks. Brilliant baritone Zahm with his guitar and bodhrán will be joined by old-timey fiddler Marks.
Date: Sunday November 21, 2021
Time: Seatings: 4:30-6:00 & 6:30-8:00 pm
Location:Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, VA
Details:
Because of the intimate nature of the venue and health concerns for some of our patrons, the artists are all insisting that everyone present be required to have either a Vaccination Certificate or a Clear Covid Test within the prior 48 hours. Also, the maximum number of seats will be 48.
Contact: Purchase Tickets

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Gina B

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 Social Group: Book Discussion Club
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: title: From a Low and Quiet Sea by: Donal Ryan
Date: Wednesday November 24, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Zoom-Online
Details:
A moving novel of three men, each searching for something they have lost, from the award-winning and Man Booker nominated author, Donal Ryan. (Amazon)
Discussion Questions
Contact: Sonja

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The Dubliner: Pat Garvey
Sponsor/Host:The Dubliner
What: Pat Garvey in concert at The Dubliner
Date: Saturday November 27, 2021
Time:
Location:4 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Details:
Pat Garvey has been playing Irish folk music in the Washington D.C. area since 1978.
Contact: The Dubliner Live Music Calendar

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 Social Group: Brunch and Gardens Tour
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: Brunch at the Killarney House restaurant from 11:30 am - 1 pm, followed by a visit to Homestead Gardens will put you in the holiday spirit! Let Sonja know by Sunday, Nov. 21st if you plan to come so she can make a reservation.
Date: Sunday November 28, 2021
Time: 11:30 am -
Location:743 West Central Avenue Davidsonville, MD 21035
and 584 West Central Ave. Davidsonville, MD 21035 for the Killarney House Irish Restaurant
Details:
Please car pool if possible. Brunch is available from 11:30 to 1pm. Full Covid vaccination is required. Davidsonville is about a one hour drive from Gaithersburg. Homestead Gardens features wonderful holiday decorations, Santa's Workshop, an awesome train layout, Christmas decorations galore, lots of twinkling lights, a vast array of items for sale. and of course, a holiday shopping opportunity.
Contact: Sonja O.
Homestead Gardens
Killarney House Pub
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Additional Event Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: GWCC ceili, with Tina Eck (flute), Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Marc Glickman (piano) & Jesse Winch (drums). Everyone must show proof of full vaccination (2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna, 1 dose of J&J) to enter.
Date: Sunday November 28, 2021
Time: 4 - 8 pm
Location:
Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Lane, Bethesda MD 20814. Free parking.
Details:
$15 members, $20 non-members, less for kids. Masks must be worn, except while eating/drinking. Potluck supper during the first break, please bring a 'ready to eat' dish to share.
Contact: GWCC
Additional Event Concert - IONA
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Expect the full spectrum of Celtic music and song from this seminal band, founded in 1986. The band is renowned for its complex and fascinating arrangements featuring Barbara Tresidder Ryan, Bernard Argent, Jim Queen and Leigh Oben.
Date: Sunday November 28, 2021
Time:
Location:In the snuggery of the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760 Walker Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066
Details:
Because of the intimate nature of the venue and health concerns for some of our patrons, the artists are all insisting that everyone present be required to have either a Vaccination Certificate or a Clear Covid Test within the prior 48 hours. Also, the maximum number of seats will be 48.
Contact: Purchase Tickets

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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 November 30, 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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