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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Russell B
 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday November 4, 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 with live music. New location: the Atlantic Ballroom. Ceili Flyer
Date: Saturday November 4, 2017
Time: 7 - 11 pm
Location:Atlantic Ballroom 8819 Orchard Tree Lane, Towson, MD 21286. Free parking, near Gardiner-Wolf Furniture.
Details:Admission: $20 non-member adults ($15 for adult members). Admission includes soda, beer and snacks. Bring a baked good or dessert to share. Dances: Waltz, Siege of Ennis, Harvest Time Jig, Connemara Set, Stack of Barley, Break: Ni Riann School of Irish Dance, Haymakers’ Jig/Ballyvourney Jig, Gay Gordon, North Kerry Set, Clare Lancers Set, Mazurka Set, Waltz, Cashel Set, Clare Plain.
Contact: EIC website. Dance location

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IONA-Barnaby Productions: The Irish Inn Mates
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue Winter 2017, presents The Irish Inn Mates are Tina Eck, Jesse Winch, Mitch Fanning and Zan McLeod.
Date: Sunday November 5, 2017
Time: Seatings: 5-6:30 pm or 7-8:30 pm
Location:Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, VA
Details:Individual tickets for $18 (Adult), $12 (Children under 12).
Contact: Purchase Tickets

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to David D
RKIDs: Fall Semester Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Fall 2017 semester class.
Date: Tuesday November 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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Irish Charities of Maryland: Maryland Irish Festival (3 days)
Sponsor/Host:Irish Charities of Maryland
What: 2017 Maryland Irish Festival. Lots of great entertainment, vendors, and exhibits.
Dates From and To: Friday November 10, 2017 to Sunday November 12, 2017
Time: varies, see the web link
Location:Maryland State Fair Grounds in Timonium
Details:Schedule and Entertainment
Contact: tickets

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IONA-Barnaby Productions: Charlie Zahm
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue Winter 2017, presents Charlie Zahm and Tad Marks
Date: Sunday November 12, 2017
Time: Seatings: 5-6:30 pm or 7-8:30 pm
Location:Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, VA
Details:Individual tickets for $18 (Adult), $12 (Children under 12).
Brilliant baritone Zahm with his guitar and bodhrán joined by top notch, old-timey fiddler Marks returns to the Brogue.
Contact: Purchase Tickets

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RKIDs: Fall Semester Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Fall 2017 semester class.
Date: Tuesday November 14, 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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 Social Group: Irish Identity - Pt. 6
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: The 6th 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 November 15, 2017
Time: 7:15 pm
Location:Jerry and Emma's house
Details:
No admission cost, but BYOB and note-taking items. Sonja will facilitate. Topics: 11. J.M. Synge and the Aran Islands: There, the playwright Synge found a fleeting sense of beauty and wonder, of life lived to the fullest; and
12. James Joyce: Emerging Genius of Dublin: Joyce in the context of turn-of-the-century Dublin and his role as an artist in exile. Examine his technique in Dubliners.
Contact: For those who have reservations, let Marilyn know by Nov. 13 if you can't attend. More information at the Great Courses website

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Jerry M
GWCC: Mini-Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Mini-Ceili with live music
Date: Thursday November 16, 2017
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 donation for the band.
Contact: GWCC web site

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Evan D

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IONA-Barnaby Productions: Burning Bridget Cleary
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue Winter 2017, presents Burning Bridget Cleary. Band-leader Rose Baldino and Amy Beshara front the band with Lou Baldino and Peter Trezzi.
Date: Sunday November 19, 2017
Time: Seatings: 5-6:30 pm or 7-8:30 pm
Location:Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, VA
Details:Individual tickets for $18 (Adult), $12 (Children under 12).
Burning Bridget Cleary's fifth CD, These Are the Days, has just been released.
Contact: Purchase Tickets

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RKIDs: Fall Semester Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Fall 2017 semester class.
Date: Tuesday November 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 Gina B

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Joe W

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House Concert: Nathan Gourley
Sponsor/Host:House Concert
What: House concert featuring fiddler Nathan Gourley and uilleann piper Joey Abarta
Date: Saturday November 25, 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. Gourley and Abarta are housemates and linchpins of the thriving Irish music scene in Boston. They are now sharing their tight duet playing with the larger world in their new CD Copley Street. Concert clip
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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GWCC: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Ceili.
Date: Sunday November 26, 2017
Time: Workshop: 3pm; Dance: 4 - 8 pm
Location:New place: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, Anastasi Room, 5020 Battery Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814
Details:Flyer Admission: $20 for non-members. Dances: North Kerry Set, Termonfechin Lancers Set, Ballyvourney Jig Bonfire Dance, Clare Plain Set, Monaghan Set, Walls of Limerick, Cashel Set Waltz / Waltz Cotillion, Clare Lancers Set
Contact: GWCC web site
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Additional Event IONA
Sponsor/Host:IONA-Barnaby Productions
What: Celtic Concerts at the Old Brogue Winter 2017, presents IONA. Barbara Tresidder Ryan, Bernard Argent, Chuck Lawhorn, and Jim Queen.
Date: Sunday November 26, 2017
Time: Seatings: 5-6:30 pm or 7-8:30 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 to Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Mann, Brittany, Asturies and Galicia, and explores those cultures transplanted in the New World.
Contact: Purchase Tickets

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RKIDs: Fall Semester Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Fall 2017 semester class.
Date: Tuesday November 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.
Contact:

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