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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 March 1, 2020
Time: 3-6 pm
Location:Stacey Sherwood Center at 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax VA
Details:
Contact: Hugh Conway at ceiliset@yahoo.com
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Additional Event Al Petteway & Amy White
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue Winter 2020, presents Al Petteway & Amy White.
Date: Sunday March 1, 2020
Time: Seatings: 5-6:30 pm or 7:15-8:45 pm
Location:In the snuggery of the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760 Walker Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066
Details:
Individual tickets for $20 (Adult), $15 (Children under 12). $10 per person food/beverage minimum. Al & Amy have long been a favorite, with their eclectic repertoire that includes original, traditional, contemporary Celtic- and Appalachian-influenced music with occasional nods to Blues, New Age, and Jazz.
Contact: Purchase Tickets

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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 March 3, 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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GWCC: Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from January 23 to May 21, 2020. They also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10 pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 2/20, 3/19, 4/16 and 5/21 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Date: Thursday March 5, 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.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

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Blackthorn: Blackthorn Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Blackthorn
What: Annual Spring Blackthorn ceili and potluck. Music by Rambling House: Joe DeZarn, Marc Glickman and Tina Eck. Caller: Larry Frank. Please bring a dish to share.
Reviving the tradition of a Blackthorn Stick door prize!
Date: Friday March 6, 2020
Time: 7 - 10:30 pm
Location:McCathran Hall, 300 Grove Ave., Washington Grove, MD, on the Corner of Center St. and Chestnut Rd.
Details:
$15 admission. Dances: SET 1: Bonfire, Siege of Ennis, Haymakers’ Jig or Ballyvourney Jig Set, Clare Plain Set, SET 2: Walls of Limerick, Waltz/Waltz Cotillion, Clare Lancers Set, Four Hand Reel, SET 3: Siege of Carrick, North Kerry Set, High Cauled Cap
Flyer
Contact: Obie

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to John D
 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday March 7, 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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Additional Event Ceili
Sponsor/Host:EIC
What: Monthly Emerald Isle Club Ceili with live music: Peter Fitzgerald and the J. Patrick’s All Stars. Calling by Casey O'Connor from the O'Connor School of Dance.
Date: Saturday March 7, 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.
Contact: EIC website
Additional Event St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sponsor/Host:Ballyshaners
What: Ba!lyshaners and Alexandria's annual St. Patrick's Day parade.
Date: Saturday March 7, 2020
Time: 12:30 -
Location:The parade starts at King St. and Alfred St. then goes east on King St., finishing at the corner of King and Lee Streets. Closest Metro is the blue line, King St/Old Town stop.
Details:
Contact: Ballyshaners

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IONA-Barnaby Productions: Concert - IONA
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue, Winter 2020, presents the pan-Celtic favorite, IONA. Barbara Tresidder Ryan (vocals, bouzouki, bodhran), Bernard Argent (flute, whistles, more), Chuck Lawhorn (bass), Jim Queen (fiddle, banjo) and dancer Joe Duffey.
Date: Sunday March 8, 2020
Time: Seatings: 5-6:30 pm or 7:15-8:45 pm
Location:In the snuggery of the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760 Walker Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066
Details:
Individual tickets for $20 (Adult), $15 (Children under 12). $10 per person food/beverage minimum. IONA's music is a unique, acoustic weave of the traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, the Isle of Man, Asturias and Galicia, as well as their transplants in America.
Contact: Purchase Tickets

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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 March 10, 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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GWCC: Concert
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Téada in concert. Admission: $20 plus ticketing fee.
Recipients of GWCC's Frankie Kennedy Memorial Scholarship will open for Teada.
Date: Wednesday March 11, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm -
Location:Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, Georgia Ave. and East West Highway in Silver Spring
Details:
Tickets
Contact: GWCC
Flyer

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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. They also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10 pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 2/20, 3/19, 4/16 and 5/21 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Date: Thursday March 12, 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.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

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 Social Group: St. Patrick's Day Party
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: Obie and Marilyn are hosting the RKIDs and their families and friends for their annual pre-St. Patrick's Day party. The party begins after the St. Patrick's Day parade at the Washingtonian Center.
Date: Saturday March 14, 2020
Time: 11 am - 4 pm
Location:the O'Brien's
Details:
$10 per adult is the suggested donation; $13 for non-members; kids are free. Corned beef, Sloppy Joes, potato salad, cole slaw, egg salad, fruit, dessert, soda, water. Please bring your own beer and wine. Dancing, Singing, Entertainment. Performance by Willie Cisin.
Party flyer
Contact: Sign up at class or contact Marilyn O or Obie
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Additional Event St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sponsor/Host:City of Gaithersburg
What: The 20th annual parade steps through the Rio/Washingtonian Center and the RKIDs are in it! Brunch and party at the O'Brien's afterward.
Date: Saturday March 14, 2020
Time: 10 am -11 am
Location:209 Boardwalk Pl, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Parade Map
Details:
Sign up at class or send a message to Tom if you want to participate.
RKIDs practice at 9 am; Parade 10 am. If you are in the RKIDs unit, park by Kohl's and wear a black t-neck, black pants, black shoes; green RKID jacket. Lineup information to follow.
Contact: Tom
Gaithersburg Parade Website

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St. Patrick Celebrations, Inc.: Balt.St.Pat's Day Parade
Sponsor/Host:St. Patrick Celebrations, Inc.
What: The Baltimore St. Patrick's Day Parade has been marching for over 50 years. Over 100 marching bands, military units, dance schools, floats and a variety of other groups and organizations are participating.
Date: Sunday March 15, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm -
Location:Baltimore, MD
Details:
Contact: Parade website
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Additional Event St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sponsor/Host:DC St Patricks Parade Committee
What: 50th annual Washington D.C. St. Patrick's Day parade
Date: Sunday March 15, 2020
Time: noon - 3 pm
Location:National Mall, 7th St to 17th St on Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Details:
The St. Patrick’s Parade Committee of Washington, D.C., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in the District of Columbia, founded for the sole and express purpose of organizing and producing the St. Patrick’s Parade of Washington, D.C.
Contact: DC St. Patrick's Parade

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RKIDs: RKIDs Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Mini-ceili on St. Patrick's Day! All are invited, there's no charge. Please bring a non-alcoholic beverage and a snack. Larry Frank will call.
Date: Tuesday March 17, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School cafeteria, at 16600 Raven Rock Dr, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Details:
Flyer
Contact: Our Website

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Carol G
GWCC: Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from January 23 to May 21, 2020. They also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10 pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 2/20, 3/19, 4/16 and 5/21 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Date: Thursday March 19, 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.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Bobbie M

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GWCC: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Ceili and potluck, please bring a dish to share.
Date: Sunday March 22, 2020
Time: Workshop: 3pm; Dance: 4 - 9 pm
Location:Cherry Hill Ballroom, 9800 Cherry Hill Rd, College Park, MD 20740
Details:
Admission: $20 for non-members, $15 members.
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 March 24, 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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GWCC: Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: GWCC teaches Irish Set and Ceili dancing on Thursdays from January 23 to May 21, 2020. They also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10 pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 2/20, 3/19, 4/16 and 5/21 ($5 donation suggested for musicians).
Date: Thursday March 26, 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.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email or website

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GWCC: Spring Fling Weekend (2 days)
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: 15th Annual Spring Fling Weekend — 2020
Flyer
Dates From and To: Friday March 27, 2020 to Saturday March 28, 2020
Time: Friday evening to Sunday morning
Location:Shepherdstown Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 233 Lowe Dr, Shepherdstown, WV 25443, with workshops and ceilis at the War Memorial Building.
Details:
Event package: $65/person non-members, $60 members (lodging not included). Hotel registration deadline is February 27.
Ceilis: Friday & Saturday 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm; Saturday workshops: 10 - 12 am and 2 - 4 pm. Instructor is Ann Marie Breheny.
Contact: Spring Fling website or email

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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 March 31, 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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