Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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 RKIDs Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday April 1, 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
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Additional Event Ceili
Sponsor/Host:EIC
What: Monthly Emerald Isle Club Ceili.
Date: Saturday April 1, 2017
Time: 7 - 11 pm
Location:
nearby restaurants
Bowman Restaurant at 9306 Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 21234
Pappas Restaurant at 1725 Taylor Ave, Baltimore, MD 21234
Heritage Parkville Gardens Parkville Shopping Center, 7631 Harford Rd Parkville, MD 21234
[1.5 mi south, I-695 exit 31]. Look for the "Ceili" sign in the center of the shopping center.
Details:Admission: $18 non-members, non-member senior (65+): $13. Admission includes Soda, Beer, and Snacks. Caller: Marilyn Moore. Dances: Waltz, Every Man’s Chance, Stack of Barley, Siege of Ennis, North Kerry Set, Siege of Carrick, Walls of Limerick, Haymakers’ Jig/Ballyvourney Jig Set, Clare Lancers, Break: Four-Hand Reel workshop, Four-Hand Reel, Antrim Square Set, Clare Mazurka Set.
Contact: 410-821-1568 (Judy) or EIC website

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RKIDs: Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter-Spring 2017 semester class.
Date: Tuesday April 4, 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:

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GWCC: Spring Fling Weekend (3 days)
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Spring Fling Weekend - 2017
Dates From and To: Friday April 7, 2017 to Sunday April 9, 2017
Time: Friday evening to Sunday morning
Location:Shepherdstown Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 233 Lowe Dr, Shepherdstown, WV 25443, with workshops and ceilis at the War Memorial Building.
Details:
Contact: GWCC
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Additional Event Baltimore Irish Trad Fst
Sponsor/Host:Baltimore Irish Arts Center
What: The sixth annual Baltimore Irish Trad Fest will again feature some of the world's finest traditional Irish traditional musicians and dancers to teach workshops, perform and lead sessions. Saturday night Irish Music Masters Concert
Dates From and To: Friday April 7, 2017 to Sunday April 9, 2017
Time: various
Location:various; Saturday 8pm Concert at The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD
Details:Visit their website to register and for details including ticket prices. $25 for Irish Music Masters Concert.
Contact: website

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City of Fairfax, VA: Northern Virginia Ceili
Sponsor/Host:City of Fairfax, VA
What: Second Saturday ceili. Sets are called by Marilyn Moore. Music by Shepherd's Pie
Date: Saturday April 8, 2017
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location:Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
Details:Adults $15. Free coffee, tea and Irish soda bread. Flyer
Contact: Fairfax Cultural Arts or call Mike Torrey 571-332-4739

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Dan C

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RKIDs: Performance Group
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Performance group practice/rehearsal
Date: Monday April 10, 2017
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Location:Chuck and Maureen's place
Details:
for the April 22 and April 26 shows
Contact: Chuck and Maureen.

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RKIDs: Directors' Meeting
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Directors' Meeting
Date: Tuesday April 11, 2017
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location:Kate and Dan O'C's place
Details:This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Kate or Dan

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Colleen K

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RKIDs: Performance Group
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Performance group practice/rehearsal
Date: Monday April 17, 2017
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Location:Chuck and Maureen's place
Details:
for the April 22 and April 26 shows
Contact: Chuck and Maureen

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RKIDs: Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter-Spring 2017 semester class.
Date: Tuesday April 18, 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:

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Carrie Jean R
Montgomery County Recreation: Her Time to Shine
Sponsor/Host:Montgomery County Recreation
What: Our performance group demonstrates our style of dancing at the HERtime2shine event. The event empowers girls to get involved in sports and live healthy, active lifestyles. The RKIDs are on from 11:00 to 11:15 am.
Date: Saturday April 22, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location:Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Details:Event flyer. 10:00AM – Kickoff, 10:05AM – Hula Fit by Jeanne Lieder, 10:20AM – SoldierFit Warm-Up, 10:40AM – Studio Fiesta Dance and Fitness, 11:00AM – Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers, 11:15AM – County Executive Ike Leggett, 11:25AM – Maryland Exiles Girls Rugby, 11:45AM – Maryland State Wrestling Association, and more.
Contact: Maureen and Chuck and the HERtime2shine website

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RKIDs: Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter-Spring 2017 semester class.
Date: Tuesday April 25, 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:

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RKIDs: Performance Group
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Performance group practice/rehearsal
Date: Wednesday April 26, 2017
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Location:Chuck and Maureen's place
Details:
for the April 26 Southern MD Celtic Festival show
Contact: Chuck and Maureen

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House Concert: House Concert
Sponsor/Host:House Concert
What: House concert featuring Open the Door for Three, a road-tested, audience-approved, high-octane, fist-in-glove, laughing-out-loud trio of Irish musicians: Kieran O’Hare (uilleann pipes), Liz Knowles (fiddle) and Pat Broaders (vocals and bouzouki).
Date: Thursday April 27, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm
Location:Merrifield VA, near the intersection of Arlington Blvd (Rt 50) and the Capital Beltway (I-495). The contact for specific directions is listed below .
Details:ADMISSION: $20 at the door. Band's website. The trio's members are veterans and mainstays of the Irish music scene around the world, having played with Riverdance, Cherish the Ladies, Secret Garden, Anúna, Liz Carroll, and The New York Pops, as well as with artists like Don Henley, Paula Cole, Bonnie Raitt, and Josh Groban.
Contact: Space is limited to a maximum of 30 attendees. For reservations and directions, contact John Kerr at johnvkerr@cox.net or 703-849-8714. Recommended by Kathryn.

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Celtic Society of Southern MD: Performance and Festival
Sponsor/Host:Celtic Society of Southern MD
What: Southern MD Celtic Festival
Date: Saturday April 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location:Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, St. Leonard, MD
Details:
The RKIDs will perform from 1:45 to 2:30 pm at the Performance Dance Stage.
Contact: Maureen and Chuck

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GWCC: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Ceili.
Date: Sunday April 30, 2017
Time: Workshop: 3pm; Dance: 4 - 8 pm
Location:
nearby restaurants
Azteca at 9505 Baltimore Ave (Rt. 1, south of Beltway) College Park, MD 20740
Cherry Hill Park conference center ballroom, 9800 Cherry Hill Rd in College Park, MD
Details:Admission: $20 for non-members. Some dances are called. Dances generally occur on the fourth Sunday of the month.
Contact: GWCC web site


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