News about the RKIDs
September 6, 2017
Despite pouring rain, the First Saturday Brunch at the Germantown Woodside Deli went on as planned on September 2. Maura, Michelle, Roger, Tom, Sonja, Emma, and Jerry gathered around the table for conversation and repast. This has become a wonderful tradition for the RKIDs. Join next month, on October 7th. No reservations necessary.
The Irish Identity course continues this month with a focus on George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, and W.B. Yeats. Our next class will be at the O’Brien’s on Wednesday, September 20 at 7:15, and Marilyn O will be the moderator. The current “students” in this group are: Maura, Kathryn, Judy, MaryAnn, Evan, Sandy, Emma, Jerry, Dan O’C, Kate, Michelle, Ann Marie, Sonja, Tom, Evelyn, Marie V, Joe, Jean, Marilyn O, Obie, Maddy, Dan M, and Nancy. If you are interested in joining this scholarly group, contact Marilyn.
Stay tuned for details about our trip to northern Maryland and the Shamrock Restaurant on Saturday, September 30th.
Have you ordered your tickets for Cherish the Ladies on Sunday, December 3 at the Blackrock Center for the Arts? The RKIDs will be attending the 4:00 show with dinner afterwards at Ruby Tuesday. Please let Marilyn know if you have your tickets. There is a also a group interested in seeing Julie Fowlis at the same location (but it happens to be the weekend of the Cape May event) on Friday, October 21. The Blackrock website says that she is “a multi-award winning Gaelic singer who is deeply influenced by her early upbringing in the Outer Hebridean Islands ...” If interested, contact Marilyn.
Maddy and Bill stepped into the 14th to 17th centuries at the Maryland Renaissance Festival's opening day. They also posted a brief video of the journey.
Roger reported that his trip to the west coast, including Alaska, was a huge success. He LOVED Alaska! And we are eagerly awaiting Larisa’s report from Paris. She will be home any day now. Maddy and Bill are busy packing for their Spanish adventure.
Judy, somewhat hampered by her broken arm, spent a week at Ocean Pines, Maryland. Mary Ann was spotted at the library in Bethany Beach. Toni is doing good deeds for the National Parks in Jakarta, Indonesia. Kathryn is finally home after a summer of learning at Chautauqua and Goderich. Marieke and Willem are (sadly) in the Netherlands with an ailing parent. Kevin and Liz hopped over to Ireland for a quick visit. No moss grows under the RKIDS!
Evan and Sandy celebrated the marriage of their daughter, Jenny to Juris in late August. The two lovebirds chose Jefferson Paterson Park in southern Maryland as the site of the ceremony, a venue they first saw while attending a performance by the RKIDs during the Southern Maryland Celtic Festival.