Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Emma K
and Jaqie K

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Matthew K
 RKIDs Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday May 6, 2017
Time: 10 am - noon
Location:Woodside Deli at 13048 Middlebrook Rd, Germantown, MD 20874
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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. This is the final ceili that Marilyn Moore will call for the EIC, at least regularly. She's retiring!
Date: Saturday May 6, 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. Dances: Waltz, Every Man’s Chance, Stack of Barley, Waves of Tory, North Kerry Set, Break: O’Connor School of Irish Dance, Walls of Limerick, Haymakers’ Jig/Ballyvourney Jig Set, Four-Hand Reel, Clare Lancers, Break: Sweets of May workshop, Sweets of May, Antrim Square Set, West Kerry 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 May 9, 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.
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 RKIDs Social Group: Irish Identity - Pt. 1
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: We are showing two half-hour Great Courses documentary videos from The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature series. We're showing the entire series in a set of 18 sessions.
Date: Wednesday May 10, 2017
Time: 7:15 pm
Location:Marilyn and Obie's
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These are two of the 36 lectures in the series. The series focuses on political and cultural events occurring in Ireland in the 19th and 20th centuries. Bring paper and pen for notes and questions. Discussion leader is Maura. No admission cost, but BYOB.
Contact: Contact Marilyn O. to make a reservation. More information at the Great Courses 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 May 13, 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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Additional Event Mid-Maryland Celtic Fest
Sponsor/Host:St. Andrew’s Society of mid-Maryland
What: Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival, featuring concerts by The American Rogues, Kilmaine Saints, and more. Dance performances by Tir na nOg Irish Dance Troupe, Hurley, and Teelin Schools, and others. This formerly was the Frederick Celtic Festival
Date: Saturday May 13, 2017
Time: 9am – 6pm
Location:Mt. Airy Fire Department Carnival Grounds on 1003 Twin Arch Road in Mt. Airy, MD.
Details:Tickets in advance $15. Bring your own chairs and blankets, but no coolers.
Contact: Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival

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RKIDs: Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Last Winter-Spring 2017 semester class.
Date: Tuesday May 16, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:
We'll have a mini-ceili and a farewell for Marilyn Moore. Dances: Waltz, Sweets of May, Clare Mazurka, Cashel Set, Kilfenora, and the Antrim Square.
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RKIDs: Year End Party
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What:

RKIDs' End of Year Friday Night Ceili!

Marilyn Moore calls for us for the last time! Music by Philippe Varlet, Tina Eck and Marc Glickman.
Date: Friday May 19, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location:St. Mary’s Pavilion at 18230 Barnesville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838; Text directions (PDF)
Details:
$15 donation suggested. It's a potluck, so bring your own non-alcoholic drinks; we'll supply water, coffee and tea. Dances: Every Man’s Chance, Antrim Square, Walls Of Limerick, 7:45 - 8:15 pm Potluck Break; Waltz Cotillion, Clare Lancers Set, Sweets Of May, Four-Hand Reel, 9:15 - 9:30 pm Second Break; Cashel Set, Kilfenora, Waltz. Flyer
Contact: Sonja

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GWCC: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Ceili.
Date: Sunday May 21, 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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Additional Event Concert
Sponsor/Host:Rockville Chorus
What: Concert: Classical Chords
Date: Sunday May 21, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Location:F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, MD
Details:
Featuring Faure's Requiem, Mozart's MIssa Brevis. Free admission, cookies and punch served afterward in the lobby. Sponsored by the Rockville Recreation and Parks Dept.
Contact: Theatre box office: 240-314-8690. Rockville Chorus

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RKIDs: Directors Meeting
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Directors Meeting
Date: Tuesday May 23, 2017
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location:Jean and Joe's home
Details:This directors' meeting is open to current RKIDs members. Organization
Contact: Jean or Joe W

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Sonja O
House Concert: House Concert
Sponsor/Host:House Concert
What: House concert featuring Dave Curley, Joanna Hyde and Tadhg O Meachair. Dave has played with Moya Brennan of Clannad, and SLIDE and RUNA.
Date: Wednesday May 24, 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. Dave Curley, a multi-instrumentalist, singer and dancer from Corofin, Co. Galway, has been making big waves in the Irish music scene in Ireland, Europe and the USA in the last number of years. He's joined by fiddler/singer Joanna Hyde and accordionist Tadhg O Meachair.
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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