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Ballyshaners: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sponsor/Host:Ballyshaners
What: 36th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, and the RKIDS will be in the line-up. The post-parade celebration will be at the Fish Market on 105 King St. Route
Date: Saturday March 4, 2017
Time: Marchers assemble at 11 am
Location:The parade starts at King St. and Alfred St. then goes east on King St., finishing at the corner of King and Lee Streets. Closest Metro is the blue line, King St/Old Town stop.
Details:
RKIDS' line-up information is TBA, but historically we look for parade marshals to guide us to our starting position near Alfred and King Streets. Wear your cold-weather parade costume, which consists of a black t-neck under the green RKIDs sweatshirt, black pants, black socks and black shoes. If you don't have the sweatshirt, substitute a long-sleeved black turtleneck.
Contact: Roger or Emmett for the RKIDs parade info
Ballyshaners for general info
Post-Parade gathering at the Fish Market Restaurant

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IONA-Barnaby Productions: IONA
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue Winter 2017, presents IONA.
Date: Sunday March 5, 2017
Time: Seatings: 4-5:30 pm or 6-7:30 pm
Location:Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, VA
Details:
Individual tickets for $18 (Adult), $12 (Children under 12).
Together for 30 years, local Celtic mainstay IONA transports its audience with virtuosity and humor to Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Brittany, and beyond, and explores those cultures transplanted in the New World. Join Barbara Tresidder Ryan, Bernard Argent, Jim Queen and Chuck Lawson. Riverdance dancer Joe Duffey may also be there!
Contact: Purchase Tickets

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RKIDs: Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter-Spring 2017 semester class.
Date: Tuesday March 7, 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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Blackthorn: Blackthorn Ceili
Sponsor/Host:Blackthorn
What: Spring Blackthorn Ceili and potluck. Come dance on one of the best wooden floors around!
Date: Friday March 10, 2017
Time: 7 - 10:30 pm
Location:McCathran Hall, 300 Grove Ave., Washington Grove, MD, on the Corner of Center St. and Chestnut Rd.
Details:
$15 admission. Please bring a dish to share at the potluck. Philippe Varlet, Tina Eck, and Marc Glickman will be the musicians and Larry Frank will be calling the dances. Dance flyer
Contact: Obie

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RKIDs: St. Patrick's Day Party
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Obie and Marilyn once again generously host the RKIDs and their friends for their annual pre-St. Patrick's Day party. Party begins after the St. Patrick's Day parade at the Washingtonian Center.
Date: Saturday March 11, 2017
Time: starts at 11 am
Location:the O'Brien's
Details:
$10 per adult is the donation cost, BYOB; kids are free.  Party flyer
Contact: Sign up by contacting Marilyn O or Obie
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Additional Event Ceili
Sponsor/Host:EIC
What: Monthly Emerald Isle Club Ceili. Music by Danny Flynn and the Pride of the Patuxent Pond Scum Ceili Band
Date: Saturday March 11, 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. Marilyn Moore will call: Waltz, An Rince Mor, Stack of Barley, Siege of Ennis, North Kerry Set, Break: O’Toole School of Irish Dance, Rakes of Mallow, Walls of Limerick, Haymakers’ Jig & Ballyvourney Jig Set, Clare Lancers Set, Workshop: Antrim Square Set, Six-Hand Reel, Clare Plain Set.
Contact: 410-821-1568 (Judy) or EIC website
Additional Event 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 March 11, 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
Additional Event St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sponsor/Host:Harp and Shamrock Society
What: 2017 Gaithersburg St. Patrick’s Parade with the RKIDs. We assemble at space #31.
Parade Map
Date: Saturday March 11, 2017
Time: 9 am practice; parade 10 am - about 11 am
Location:Washingtonian Center RKIDs paraders: park at Kohls in the Washingtonian Center before 9 am to get a space. The fastest walk to the assembly area is via the east side of that lot.
Details:
The City of Gaithersburg, in partnership with Rio Washingtonian Center and Harp & Shamrock Society, hosts the 17th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade from 10 a.m. to noon. Wear your parade costume, which is a black t-neck under the RKIDs (or any matching green) sweatshirt, black pants, black shoes. If you don't have the sweatshirt, substitute a long-sleeved black turtleneck.
Contact: Tom

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St. Patrick Celebrations, Inc.: Balt.St.Pat's Day Parade
Sponsor/Host:St. Patrick Celebrations, Inc.
What: The Baltimore St. Patrick's Day Parade has been marching for over 50 years. Over 100 marching bands, military units, dance schools, floats and a variety of other groups and organizations are participating.
Date: Sunday March 12, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm - ?
Location:It steps off at the Washington Monument, proceeds down Charles Street and continues to Pratt Street and Market Place
Details:
Marilyn Moore will serve as the Emerald Isle Club's deputy parade marshall.
Contact: Parade website
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Additional Event Robin Bullock
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue Winter 2017, presents Robin Bullock.
Date: Sunday March 12, 2017
Time: Seatings: 4-5:30 pm or 6-7:30 pm
Location:Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, VA
Details:
Individual tickets for $18 (Adult), $12 (Children under 12).
Probably the foremost Celtic bouzouki/guitar and mandolin exponent in the nation! This award-winning Celtic/American string wizard is a prolific composer and multi-instrumentalist, whose virtuosity blends the ancient melodies of the Celtic lands and their Appalachian descendants into one powerful vision.
Contact: Purchase Tickets
Additional Event St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sponsor/Host:DC Saint Patrick’s Parade Committee
What: 46th annual Washington DC National Capital St. Patrick's Day Parade. Over 100 marching bands, military units, dance schools, floats and a variety of other groups and organizations are participating.
Date: Sunday March 12, 2017
Time: 12 noon - ?
Location:Parade route is from Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Streets, N.W.
Transportation: the parade route is easily accessible from the Federal Triangle, Archives-Navy Memorial and Smithsonian metro stations.
Details:
The grandstands are located between 15th and 16th streets next to the judges reviewing stand.
Contact: Parade website

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RKIDs: No Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: No class tonight - weather cancellation.
Date: Tuesday March 14, 2017
Time: CANCELLED
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:
Contact:

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BlackRock Center for the Arts: Lúnasa
Sponsor/Host:BlackRock Center for the Arts
What: Lúnasa performs in the Studio Theater.
Date: Friday March 17, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm
Location:Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown MD
Details:Lúnasa is internationally acknowledged as being the finest Irish instrumental band of recent times. Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lúnasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland.
Contact: Black Rock Center for the Arts

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Friends House Retirement Community: Performance Group
Sponsor/Host:Friends House Retirement Community
What: Charitable performance for the residents of Friends House. Postponed from March 13.
Date: Monday March 20, 2017
Time: 7:30 - 8:15 pm
Location:Friends House Retirement Community 17340 Quaker Ln, Sandy Spring, MD 20860
Details:
Performance Group dancers arrive at 6:45 pm. North Kerry mashup, Four Hand Reel, Sweets of May, Merchant 4th, Everyman's Chance, Siege of Ennis.
Contact: Chuck and Maureen.   Friends House of Sandy Spring

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Bobbie M
RKIDs: Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter-Spring 2017 semester class.
Date: Tuesday March 21, 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 Joan O

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GWCC: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Ceili.
Date: Sunday March 26, 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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RKIDs: Dance Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Winter-Spring 2017 semester class.
Date: Tuesday March 28, 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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