Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

preserving the cultural tradition of Irish ceili and set dancing since 1991

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Here's the calendar of events sponsored by the RKIDs, other area Irish social dance organizations, and cool things our members are doing or suggesting. Deadline for submittals: give changes to the website coordinator by Saturday for posting by the next Tuesday. All content must meet RKIDs' editorial acceptability rules. Hairy Eyeball

RKIDs classes: If Montgomery County Public Schools are closed for the day or for the afternoon, we will NOT have class (even if the schools re-open in the evening).

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Dan O'C
Goderich Celtic Roots Festival: Celtic Roots Festival (3 days)
Sponsor/Host:Goderich Celtic Roots Festival
What: Goderich Celtic Roots festival. A two-day outdoor festival with 5 stages showcasing the best of Celtic music, dance, and art, all in the beautiful setting of Goderich, Ontario.
Dates From and To: Friday August 5, 2022 to Sunday August 7, 2022
Time: various
Location:Goderich, Ontario
Details:
Contact: Website
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Additional Event Dublin Irish Festival
Sponsor/Host:Dublin Ohio Irish Festival
What: Return of the full Festival in Coffman Park this summer.
Dates From and To: Friday August 5, 2022 to Sunday August 7, 2022
Time: various
Location:Coffman Park 5200 Emerald Parkway Dublin, Ohio 43017
Details:
Contact: Website

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 Social Group: First Saturday Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid.
Date: Saturday August 6, 2022
Time: 10 am - noon
Location:Woodside Deli at 13048 Middlebrook Rd, Germantown, MD 20874
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Brunch and chat at the Woodside Deli restaurant.
Contact: Sonja

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RKIDs: Directors Meeting
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Board of Directors meeting. To be held via Zoom remote conferencing.
Date: Tuesday August 9, 2022
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Location:Videoconference
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This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Topics include preparing for the annual meeting, election of the Board of Directors, and classes for Fall.
Contact: Kate (meeting agenda) or Bill (meeting URL)

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 Social Group: Book Discussion Club
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: title: The Celtic World (video) by: Jennifer Paxton
Date: Wednesday August 10, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Zoom - Online
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This is a video from the Great Courses series, and is in the RKIDs library. We will show it via Zoom. The series covers events from the warriors who nearly defeated Julius Caesar to Irish saints who took on the traits of Celtic deities, get to know the real Celts. This session covers "Brittany and Galicia: Fringe of the Fringe" and "Celtic Churches."
Contact: Sonja (for content info), Tom (for Zoom setup help)

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Kathryn G

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Larisa B

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Happy Birthday to Madelyn A

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Bill A
 Social Group: Brunch at the Green
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: Brunch at the Village Green. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid.
Date: Saturday August 20, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - noon
Location:Village Green Restaurant, 120 N. Frederick Ave (Rt. 355), Gaithersburg MD 20877, just north of the Fr. Cuddy Bridge (which goes over the railroad tracks in Gaithersburg).
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Meet other RKIDs at this casual, local restaurant. There is parking in front (2 spaces), along the side, and in the rear. For easier in and out, park at the nearby IHOP and walk a few steps to the restaurant. No RSVP is necessary.
Contact: Jack C (see your membership directory)

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Marie V

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 Social Group: Book Discussion Club
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: title: The Celtic World (video) by: Jennifer Paxton
Date: Wednesday August 24, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Zoom - Online
Details:
This is a video from the Great Courses series, and is in the RKIDs library. We will show it via Zoom. The series covers events from the warriors who nearly defeated Julius Caesar to Irish saints who took on the traits of Celtic deities, get to know the real Celts. Topics: "Celtic Art and Insular Art" and "Medieval Irish Literature."
Contact: Sonja (for content info), Tom (for Zoom setup help)

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Lisa B

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 Social Group: Dinner Out Group
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' dinner social at Villa Maya Mexican Restaurant. To sit at the reserved RKIDs table, members must be fully vaccinated against Covid per RKIDs policy.
Date: Friday August 26, 2022
Time: 6 pm -
Location:Villa Maya Restaurant, Rock Creek Village Center, 5532 Norbeck Rd, Rockville 20853
Details:
Reservations are necessary. Contact Marie V at her email address or call her, as listed in your copy of the members directory, by Wednesday, August 24 to reserve your spot.
Contact: Marie V. for reservations
Villa Maya

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Willie C
IONA-Barnaby Productions: Matt and Shannon Heaton
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic House Concerts at the Swift Run Lodge, presenting Matt and Shannon Heaton. Their combination of flute, bouzouki and vocals brings a lively take on Irish music and continues to charm the audience wherever they perform.
Date: Saturday August 27, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm
Location:Fairfax Station, VA (call for directions)
Details:
Bring a lawn chair and picnic with your beverage of choice. They provide desserts and soft drinks. The suggested donation is $20.
Matt and Shannon Heaton's website.
Contact: Reservations & directions call (703) 426-1450 or send an email to ionavoice@pobox.com. More info at Swift Run Concerts

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