Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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

GWCC
What: Summer Set & Ceili Dance Classes on Thursdays from June 8 to Aug 17, 2017.
Date: Thursday June 8, 2017
Time: 7-8pm for basics/new dancers, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Argyle Park Activities Bldg, 1030 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901
Details:Flyer. Teacher is Paul O'Donnell, $40/season. They will also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 6/15 and 8/17 ($5 donation requested for musicians).
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email

Dublin Ohio Irish Festival
What: Annual Dublin Ohio Irish festival. Said to be the largest three-day Irish festival on Earth.
Dates From and To: Friday August 4, 2017 to Sunday August 6, 2017
Time: various
Location:Coffman Park 5200 Emerald Parkway Dublin, Ohio 43017
Details:Tickets; advance prices range from $10 - $25
Contact: Website

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday August 5, 2017
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

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Directors Meeting
Date: Wednesday August 23, 2017
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location:TBA
Details:This meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Sonja

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday September 2, 2017
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

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: It's the annual Labor Day potluck party!
Date: Monday September 4, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm
Location:The O'Brien's
Details:Bring a side dish or dessert dish to share. - please RSVP.
Contact: Marilyn O

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: FIRST Fall semester class. Please bring your annual membership and (if enrolling) Fall class registration payment.
Date: Tuesday September 12, 2017
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.
Contact:

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs take a weekend off and go to the beach ... again! This is our 2nd annual trip. There'll be happy hours, food, videos, a walk on the boardwalk, and of course, dancing.
Dates From and To: Friday September 15, 2017 to Sunday September 17, 2017
Time: all weekend
Location:Bethany Beach, Delaware
Details:
Registration is full for available rooms, but contact Marilyn if you are interested and she may be able to squeeze in a few people. It's always time to REELax.
Contact: Marilyn O.

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: This is the 4th of 18 sessions where we show two half-hour documentary videos from The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature series of The Great Courses. It covers Irish political and cultural events of the 1800s - 1900s.
Date: Wednesday September 20, 2017
Time: 7:15 pm
Location:TBA
Details:
No admission cost, but BYOB and note-taking items. Emma and Jerry will facilitate. Topics: 7. Shaw and Wilde: Irish Wit, London Stage: Irish playwrights could write in Irish and remain relatively obscure, or they could find success by adopting English, the language of the conqueror; and
8. W.B. Yeats and the Irish Renaissance: If one person is at the heart of the Irish Revival, it is Yeats.
Contact: Contact Marilyn O. to make a reservation. More information at the Great Courses website

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' 2nd annual membership meeting. There will be no class tonight. Twenty days of advance notice relative to the meeting are required for amendment proposals.
Date: Tuesday September 26, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School (tentative)
Details:
Members are those RKIDs who are current through September 2017. Please read the bylaws. More about our organization is here.
Contact: Sonja

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday October 7, 2017
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

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: The 5th of 18 sessions where we show two half-hour documentary videos from The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature series of The Great Courses. It covers Irish political and cultural events of the 1800s - 1900s.
Date: Wednesday October 18, 2017
Time: 7:15 pm
Location:O’Brien’s
Details:
No admission cost, but BYOB and note-taking items. Marilyn will facilitate. Topics: 9. Yeats in the 1890s Continue your study of Yeats, who became fascinated with the occult and sought the society of fellow searchers; and
10. Lady Gregory: The Woman Behind the Revival: review her major works and her influence on Yeats.
Contact: Contact Marilyn O. to make a reservation. More information at the Great Courses website

GWCC
What: GWCC Cape May Dance Weekend
Dates From and To: Friday October 20, 2017 to Sunday October 22, 2017
Time: day and night
Location:Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, Rehoboth Beach, MD. $135/night/double occupancy if reserved by August 31. Address: 101 North Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971
Details:Non-member cost: $195/person. Includes three set dance workshops, Saturday afternoon social hour and session with the Band, two ceilis (Friday & Saturday evenings), two breakfasts (Saturday & Sunday mornings) and a gift item selected for the weekend. Lodging is extra. Paid registration for the event package must be received by Oct. 5th
Contact: Cape May Dance Weekend

BlackRock Center for the Arts
What: Julie Fowlis is a multi-award winning Gaelic singer. "Her ‘crystalline’ and ‘intoxicating’ vocals have enchanted audiences around the wor
Date: Saturday October 21, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm
Location:BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown MD
Details:Admission: $29-43, with discounts for seniors and others. This is one of two Black Rock concerts for the Fall 2017 season that RKIDs will be attending en masse. Sign up with Marilyn.
Contact: Marilyn O for signup, but purchase tickets on your own using Black Rock's website or call 301-528-2260 during business hours.

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Directors Meeting
Date: Sunday October 22, 2017
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location:To Be Announced
Details:This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Sonja

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday November 4, 2017
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

 RKIDs Social Group 
What: The 6th of 18 sessions where we show two half-hour documentary videos from The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature series of The Great Courses. It covers Irish political and cultural events of the 1800s - 1900s.
Date: Wednesday November 15, 2017
Time: 7:15 pm
Location:TBA
Details:
No admission cost, but BYOB and note-taking items. Topics: 11. J.M. Synge and the Aran Islands: There, the playwright Synge found a fleeting sense of beauty and wonder, of life lived to the fullest; and
10. 12. James Joyce: Emerging Genius of Dublin: Joyce in the context of turn-of-the-century Dublin and his role as an artist in exile.
Contact: Contact Marilyn O. to make a reservation. More information at the Great Courses website

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Directors Meeting
Date: Saturday November 25, 2017
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location:To Be Announced
Details:This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Sonja

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday December 2, 2017
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

BlackRock Center for the Arts
What: Cherish the Ladies is well-known to the RKIDs and will perform a Christmas concert.
Date: Sunday December 3, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm
Location:BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown MD
Details:Admission: $29-$51, with discounts for seniors, military, DOD, Mont Co employees, and those under 25. This is the second of two Black Rock concerts for the Fall 2017 season that RKIDs will be attending en masse. An optional dinner will be set up. Sign up with Marilyn.
Contact: Marilyn O for signup, but purchase tickets on your own using their website or call 301-528-2260 during business hours.

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: 2016 RKIDs' Christmas Party. Singing — Eating — Gift Exchanging.
Date: Friday December 15, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - ?
Location:O'Brien's
Details:
Sign up at class or call Marilyn and Obie. Bring a dish to share, also BYOB and bring a wrapped $5 or so gift for sharing.
Contact: Marilyn and Obie

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday January 6, 2018
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

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: FIRST Winter-Spring 2017 class. Please bring your $50 per person enrollment fee. New members: also bring your $20 annual dues (not applicable if you're already a member).
Date: Tuesday January 9, 2018
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.
Contact:

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday February 3, 2018
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

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Directors Meeting
Date: Wednesday February 7, 2018
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location:To Be Announced
Details:This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Sonja

Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Directors Meeting
Date: Saturday April 14, 2018
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location:To Be Announced
Details:This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Sonja