Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday December 1, 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
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Additional Event Ceili
Sponsor/Host:EIC
What: Special Emerald Isle Club Christmas Ceili. Musicians: Peter Fitzgerald and the J. Patrick’s All Stars. All dances called. Santa will be stopping by.
Date: Saturday December 1, 2018
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 Gardiner-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 snack or dessert to share. r dessert to share. Waltz, Walls of Limerick, Everyman's Chance, Stack of Barley, Six-Hand Reel, Siege of Ennis, Haymakers/Ballyvourney Jigs, Rakes of Mallow, North Kerry Set, Clare Plain, Waltz Cotillion, Clare Lancers.
Contact: EIC website
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Additional Event Unveiling
Sponsor/Host:Ancient Order of Hibernians
What: The Washington, DC AOH has created a granite stone to preserve the words of the Thomas Devin Reilly marker. You are cordially invited to attend the unveiling. 11:00 a.m. Dedication (Mt. Olivet Cemetery); 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Reception (The Dubliner)
Date: Saturday December 1, 2018
Time: 11 am dedication, 12-2 pm reception
Location:Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, 1300 Bladensburg Rd, NE, Washington, DC
Details:
Thomas D. Reilly was a "Young Irelander" prominent in the Rebellion of 1848. He rests in Mount Olivet Cemetery. The memorial erected in 1881 was severely damaged and now has now been restored. There will be speakers at the dedication. Flyer; More
Contact: Jack O'Brien 301-758-0738

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Brian M

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RKIDs: Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Fall semester class.
Date: Tuesday December 4, 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: Maura

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GWCC: GWCC Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Fall 2018 Season Set & Ceili Dance Classes are held on Thursdays.
Date: Thursday December 6, 2018
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: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 with live music. View the flyer.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Monica R

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RKIDs: Christmas Party
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' Christmas party. Singing — Eating — Gift Exchanging.
Date: Saturday December 8, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - ?
Location:O'Brien's
Details:
Sign up at class or call Marilyn and Obie. Bring a dish to share and a wrapped $5 or so gift for sharing. BYOB
Party flyer.
Contact: Marilyn and Obie
 

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GWCC: Mini-Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Mini-Ceili with live music
Date: Thursday December 13, 2018
Time: 8 - 10 pm
Location:
nearby restaurants
Limerick Pub at 11301 Elkin St, Wheaton, MD 20902
Argyle Park Activities Blg., 1030 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Details:
Admission: $5 suggested donation for the band.
Contact: GWCC web site
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Additional Event GWCC Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Fall 2018 Season Set & Ceili Dance Classes are held on Thursdays.
Date: Thursday December 13, 2018
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: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 with live music. View the flyer.
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email

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Rockville Chorus: Concert
Sponsor/Host:Rockville Chorus
What: "A Holiday Patchwork" concert, with our Jean Woods in the chorus. Music by Mendelssohn, Handel, Vaughan-Williams, and many more.
Date: Sunday December 16, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Location:F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, MD
Details:
Free admission, cookies and punch served afterward, donations accepted. Sponsored by the Rockville Recreation and Parks Dept.
Contact: Theatre box office: 240-314-8690. Rockville Chorus

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Nancy M

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RKIDs: Mini-Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Last Fall 2018 semester class and Mini-Ceili
Date: Tuesday December 18, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:
Dances: Haymakers, Clare Lancers, Six-Hand reel, Paris Set, Sweets of May, North Kerry. Please bring finger-food and soft drinks.
Contact: Maura

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Mary B
 Social Group: Irish Identity
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: Last showing of half-hour documentary videos from The Irish Identity series.
Date: Wednesday December 19, 2018
Time: 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Sonja and Tom's
Details:
No admission cost, but BYOB and note-taking items. Topic is Éamon de Valera, a political leader in 20th-century Ireland.
Contact: More information at the Great Courses website. Please email Marilyn O if you plan to attend.

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Kevin W

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 Social Group: Cherish the Ladies
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: In their Celtic Christmas program, the Ladies put their signature mark on classic carols such as “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “Silent Night.”
Date: Sunday December 23, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm
Location:Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701
Details:
Admission: $31.75 - $36.75 plus fees, with discounts for seniors, military, students and children.
Contact: Weinberg Arts Center website for tickets, or Marilyn O.

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Marilyn O

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Tom O


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