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 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday July 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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House Concert: Damien Connolly
Sponsor/Host:House Concert
What: House concert featuring Damien Connolly with Colman Connolly and Sally Connolly.
Date: Sunday July 2, 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. Fiddler and accordion player Damien Connolly comes from a rich Irish musical heritage. His father is Martin Connolly, accordion player and maker in Ennis, County Clare. His uncle is the National Heritage Fellowship winning fiddler Seamus Connolly. Colman Connolly at twelve years old is the current Under-15 Champion in Accompaniment in the Mid-Atlantic CCE region.
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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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Jim C
and Emmett M

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Smithsonian: Folklife Festival
Sponsor/Host:Smithsonian
What: Mick Moloney and Billy McComiskey with the Green Fields of America at the 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Date: Thursday July 6, 2017
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Location:Capitol Mall, Ralph Rinzler Stage
Details:FREE admission. From the Festival site: "Get ready to put on your jigging shoes with NEA National Heritage Fellows Mick Moloney and Billy McComiskey! The Green Fields of America has been led by Moloney since its founding in 1978, and has consistently exposed audiences to the lively tunes and beautiful melodies of Irish music and dance from the Mid-Atlantic region."
Contact: Folklife Festival website

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 Social Group: Happy Hour
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: Happy Hour at LaHinch Tavern and Grill. Please RSVP by July 6 if you plan to attend.
Date: Friday July 7, 2017
Time: 4 pm - closing
Location:7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, MD
Details:
If you plan to attend the Happy Hour, please RSVP at marilynsworld47@gmail.com. Include your name, how many people in your group, and what time you plan to arrive.
Reasonable prices on drinks until 6:30; small plates $5; sandwiches $10. FYI a traditional Celtic band, Celtic Rose, will begin playing at 8:00.
Contact: Contact Marilyn O. to make a reservation. LaHinch website for menus, etc.

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Kathleen O

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Jean Wi
Catskills Irish Arts Week: Irish Arts Week (8 days)
Sponsor/Host:Catskills Irish Arts Week
What: The 23rd annual Irish Arts Week festival in the "Irish Catskills."
Dates From and To: Sunday July 9, 2017 to Sunday July 16, 2017
Time: various
Location:2267 Route 145 East Durham, NY 12423.
Details:Irish concerts, dances, workshops, singing and crafts galore. Our local Billy McComiskey and family will perform, among many other notable people. Trad Fest finale on July 16.
Contact: Register. More information is at the Irish Arts Week website.

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Patricia G

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 Social Group: Irish Identity - Pt. 3
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: This is the third 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 July 12, 2017
Time: 7:15 pm
Location:O'Brien's
Details:
No admission cost, but BYOB and note-taking items. Jean and Joe will facilitate.
Contact: Contact Marilyn O. to make a reservation. More information at the Great Courses website

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Adams County PA Irish Festival: Annual Festival
Sponsor/Host:Adams County PA Irish Festival
What: Adams County Irish Festival. Featuring John Whelan (seven time All-Ireland button box champion), the Kilmaine Saints, Irishtown Road and many more. Craft and food vendors onsite.
Date: Saturday July 15, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location:100 Moose Road, Gettysburg, PA 
Details:Tickets: $10. Bring lawn chairs. With a full day of Irish music, dancers, food, merchandise, and more, the 17th annual Irish Festival offers family fun while benefiting charitable community organizations in Adams County. The Festival is produced and presented by Adams County Division 1 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians as a Hibernian Hunger Project to support local hunger-relief efforts.
Contact: ACIF website

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CCE: CCE Mad Week (6 days)
Sponsor/Host:CCE
What: Annual CCE Music, Arts, and Dance (MAD) Week, including a Thursday night ceili.
Dates From and To: Sunday July 16, 2017 to Friday July 21, 2017
Time: 9 am - 4 pm each day
Location:Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda MD
Details:YouTube Teaser. Donations accepted. Two public faculty concerts:
Sunday, 7/16, 7:30 p.m. @ Cedar Lane Unitarian Church
Wednesday, 7/19, 7:30 p.m., also @ Cedar Lane Unitarian
Contact: website

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Marie G

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CCE: CCE Mad Week Ceili
Sponsor/Host:CCE
What: Annual CCE Music, Arts, and Dance (MAD) Week ceili. The band is made up of MAD Week faculty, including Tina Eck, Tony Demarco, Jesse Winch and Billy McComiskey. Pádraig McEneaney, from Ireland will be calling dances for all skill levels.
Date: Thursday July 20, 2017
Time: 7 - 10 pm
Location:Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran's Place, Silver Spring
Details:Tickets are $10 adult; $5 children; $25 per family cap, payable at the door. Free parking nearby.
Contact: website

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Susan W

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Marieke

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Judy A


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