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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Maura S
and Ann-Marie K
RKIDs: Labor Day Party
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: It's the annual RKIDs Labor Day potluck party! Eat, drink and dance - you know how this goes!
Date: Monday September 2, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm -
Location:The O'Brien's
Details:
Bring drinks, a dish or dessert to share, and a chair(s). There will be hot dogs provided. Party Flyer - please RSVP by August 28.
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 September 3, 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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City of Gaithersburg: IONA
Sponsor/Host:City of Gaithersburg
What: The ever-popular Pan-Celtic band IONA performs for the Evenings in Olde Towne series.
Date: Thursday September 5, 2019
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location:City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD
Details:
Free admission. The show's in a casual, outdoor setting at the City Hall Concert Pavilion. Grab some local carryout to enjoy during the concert, or enjoy the music before dining in Olde Towne afterwards. Bring a blanket or low-back chair for lawn seating.
Contact: More info at IONA music

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National Folk Festival: National Folk Fest (3 days)
Sponsor/Host:National Folk Festival
What: The National Folk Festival celebrates the roots, richness and variety of American culture. It features over 350 of the nation’s finest traditional musicians, dancers, craftspeople and others in performances, workshops, and demonstrations.
Dates From and To: Friday September 6, 2019 to Sunday September 8, 2019
Time: various
Location:downtown Salisbury, MD
Details:
Free admission.
Contact: More info at Website

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 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday September 7, 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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Takoma Park Folk Festival: Takoma Park Folk Fest
Sponsor/Host:Takoma Park Folk Festival
What: The 40th edition of the TPFF! 6 stages, 60 and more musicians, over 30 crafters, games, food. Lilt (Tina Eck and Keith Carr) will perform. There's a huge variety of musical styles to sample.
Date: Sunday September 8, 2019
Time: 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Location:Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Road, Takoma Park, MD
Details:
Free admission.
Contact: More info at Website

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RKIDs: Dance Classes Begin
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: FIRST Fall semester class. Please bring your $20 annual membership and (if enrolling) $50 Fall class registration payments.
Date: Tuesday September 10, 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. We take major credit cards for payment. 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 September 10, 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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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 September 12, 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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Additional Event Music and Dance Festival
Sponsor/Host:Philadelphia Ceili Group
What: The Philadelphia Ceili Group’s 45th Annual Irish Music and Dance Festival includes a night of Irish song featuring local favorites and hosted by hosted by Terry Kane; a special Ceili dance with live music by the McGillians & Friends and more.
Dates From and To: Thursday September 12, 2019 to Saturday September 14, 2019
Time: various
Location: Commodore Barry Club 6815 Emlen St, Philadelphia, PA 19119.
Details:Tickets in advance range from $15 - $50 for non-members.
Contact: website

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Monica H

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Ligonier Highland Games: Ligonier Highland Games (2 days)
Sponsor/Host:Ligonier Highland Games
What: 60th annual highland games
Dates From and To: Saturday September 14, 2019 to Sunday September 15, 2019
Time: various
Location:At IDLEWILD PARK, Ligonier, PA 18018
Details:
$18 - $25 in advance, Saturday ceili is extra. From the website: "SATURDAY WILL BE OUR TRADITIONAL HIGHLAND GAMES EVENT WHILE SUNDAY WILL BE OUR CELTIC MUSIC AND AMATEUR ATHLETIC EVENT! WE ARE FEATURING AN EXTENDED LINE UP OF PERFORMERS, AND COMPETITIVE TUG OF WAR EVENTS FOR GROUPS AND TEAMS TOO"
Contact: Games website

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RKIDs: RKIDs Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Fall semester class. Please bring your $20 annual membership and (if enrolling) $50 Fall class registration payments.
Date: Tuesday September 17, 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. We take major credit cards for payment. 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 September 17, 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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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 September 19, 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: REELaxing at the Beach (3 days)
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: Time for the RKIDs' annual journey to the beach. Happy hours, food, a walk on the boardwalk, a historical tour, dancing and more. All rooms are now filled, but you could still join us and stay at a hotel nearby, see flyer (link is below) for details.
Dates From and To: Friday September 20, 2019 to Sunday September 22, 2019
Time: various
Location:Bethany Beach, Delaware
Details:
Registration forms were due by August 23. Registration Form and Flyer
Contact: Marilyn O

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Diane M
and Elizabeth W

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GWCC: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Ceili and potluck, please bring a dish to share. Live music by Rambling House: Tina Eck/flute, Patrick Cavanagh/banjo, Joe DeZarn/fiddle, Marc Glickman/piano.
Date: Sunday September 22, 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: Rinkinstown Set. Dances: Rinkinstown Set, North Kerry Set, Merchant Set, Haymaker’s Jig, Clare Plain Set, Siege of Ennis, Connemara Reel Set, Cashel Set, Waltz, Clare Lancers Set.
Flyer
Contact: GWCC web site

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RKIDs: Annual Meeting and Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' 4th annual membership meeting with election of Directors. Class follows the meeting. Bylaw amendment proposals must be submitted to the secretary not later than twenty days prior to the meeting, i.e., by September 4.
Date: Tuesday September 24, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School Cafeteria
Details:
Members are those RKIDs who are current through August 2019. Please read the bylaws. More about our organization is here.
Contact: Maura or Bill
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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 September 24, 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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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 September 26, 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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Celtic Cultural Alliance: Celtic Classic (3 days)
Sponsor/Host:Celtic Cultural Alliance
What: Expect lots of music, dance, highland games (caber, stone and hammer tossing), food, drink and more in Bethlehem, PA at the 2019 festival.
Dates From and To: Friday September 27, 2019 to Sunday September 29, 2019
Time: various
Location:532 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Shuttle Address - 1525 Valley Center Parkway, Bethlehem, PA
Details:
Free admission. Festival grounds map Musicians include Blackwater, Coig, Emish and the Glengarry Bhoys.
Contact: CCA website

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Jean Wd


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