Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Maura S
 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday September 2, 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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RKIDs: Labor Day Party
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: It's the annual RKIDs Labor Day potluck party! Eat, drink dance - you know how this goes!
Date: Monday September 4, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm
Location:The O'Brien's
Details:
Bring drinks, a side dish or dessert dish to share, and a chair(s). There will be hot dogs and Italian sausages provided. Party flyer - please RSVP.
Contact: Marilyn O

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RKIDs: Dance Classes Begin
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: FIRST Fall semester class. Please bring your $20 annual membership and (if enrolling) $50 Fall class registration payments.
Date: Tuesday September 12, 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: Maura or Sonja

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 Social Group: REELaxing at the Beach (3 days)
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs take a weekend off and go to the beach ... again! This is our 2nd annual trip. There'll be happy hours, food, videos, a walk on the boardwalk, and of course, dancing.
Dates From and To: Friday September 15, 2017 to Sunday September 17, 2017
Time: all weekend
Location:Bethany Beach, Delaware
Details:
Registration is full for available rooms, but contact Marilyn if you are interested and she may be able to squeeze in a few people. It's always time to REELax.
Contact: Marilyn O.
MORE EVENTS + 
Additional Event Lilt
Sponsor/Host:333 Coffeehouse
What: Lilt, the duo of Tina Eck (flute and whistle) and Keith Carr (bouzouki, and tenor banjo), bring their stellar renditions of Irish traditional music, joined by Jim Stickley on bodhrán and step dancer Agi Kovacs.
Date: Friday September 15, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Location:Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall. 351 DuBois Rd, 21401
Details:Free parking, $12 general admission, $10 for 65+ and students.
Contact: 333 Concerts or 333’s Facebook page

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RKIDs: Fall Semester Class
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: Fall 2017 semester class. Please bring your annual membership and (if enrolling) Fall class registration payment.
Date: Tuesday September 19, 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. 4
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: This is the 4th 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 September 20, 2017
Time: 7:15 pm
Location:O’Brien’s
Details:
No admission cost, but BYOB and note-taking items. Marilyn will facilitate. Topics: 7. Shaw and Wilde: Irish Wit, London Stage: Irish playwrights could write in Irish and remain relatively obscure, or they could find success by adopting English, the language of the conqueror; and
8. W.B. Yeats and the Irish Renaissance: If one person is at the heart of the Irish Revival, it is Yeats.
Contact: Contact Marilyn O. to make a reservation. More information at the Great Courses website

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Diane M
and Elizabeth W
GWCC: Mini-Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Mini-Ceili with live music
Date: Thursday September 21, 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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CCE: Irish Folk Festival
Sponsor/Host:CCE
What: 22nd Annual CCÉ Irish Folk Festival
Date: Saturday September 23, 2017
Time: Noon to 7:30
Location:Sherwood Center at Van Dyck Park at 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030 & The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub at 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030
Details:Free parking, $10 admission. Four stages, featuring Billy McComiskey, Kieran O’Hare, Liz Knowles & Pat Broaders, Sean Clohessy, Sean McComiskey, Matt Mulqueen, Josh Dukes, & Kieran Jordan, Aoife Scott & Band. Flyer
Contact: CCE

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GWCC: Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Monthly Ceili. Live music by Keith Carr & Friends
Date: Sunday September 24, 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:Admission: $20 for non-members. Some dances are called. Dances generally occur on the fourth Sunday of the month. Dances: North Kerry Set, Labasheeda Reel Set, Haymaker’s Jig, Merchant Set, Ballyvourney Jig Set, Clare Plain Set, Walls of Limerick, Cashel Set, Waltz, Clare Lancers Set.
Contact: GWCC web site

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RKIDs: Annual Meeting
Sponsor/Host:Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
What: RKIDs' 2nd annual membership meeting. There will be no class tonight. Twenty days of advance notice relative to the meeting are required for amendment proposals.
Date: Tuesday September 26, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Ridgeview Middle School
Details:
Members are those RKIDs who are current through September 2017. Please read the bylaws. More about our organization is here.
Contact: Sonja

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Jean Wd
 Social Group: Northern MD Outing
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: Head north with the Social Group to explore our great state of Maryland along the Route 15 corridor from Frederick to the PA line. Please note it is important to reply by Friday, September 22 if you plan to go.
Date: Saturday September 30, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - after 4 pm
Location:Ann Marie's Farm, Shamrock Restaurant, Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes, Nat’l Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and Callahan's in Frederick. The Shamrock is at 7701 Fitzgerald Rd, Thurmont MD 21788, on Rt. 15. Callahan's is at 1808 Rosemont Ave, Frederick, MD 21702.
Details:
See the flyer for the many details. Briefly, the schedule is:
10:00 am Visit Ann Marie's farm
11:30 am Lunch at the Shamrock Restaurant
1 - 4 pm Explore separately: Cunningham Falls, Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, Lady of Lourdes Grotto, Seton Shrine
4:00 pm Group Happy Hour at Callahan's
Contact: Contact Marilyn O. to make a reservation by September 22.


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