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 Social Group: Monthly Brunch
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: RKIDs' brunch social
Date: Saturday June 3, 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 Irish Catskills Video
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: Showing "The Irish Catskills: Dancing at the Crossroads," a documentary video.
Date: Saturday June 3, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location:Bill and Madelyn's house (see the RKIDs directory for the address)
Details:
WETA described this documentary as "Delve into the history and legacy of the Irish Catskills, an enclave of inns, hotels, and bungalows in New York’s famed vacation spot that was a summer getaway for many Irish Americans. Using archival photos, home movies, dozens of interviews and contemporary videography, the film tells the story of the Irish Catskills on a personal and anecdotal scale."
Contact: Marilyn for reservations - we have a limit of the number who can be accommodated.
Additional Event Washington Folk Festival
Sponsor/Host:Folklore Society of Gtr. Washington
What: The 37th Annual Washington Folk Festival showcases the diversity of traditional music in the Washington area. The festival runs from Noon to 7:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday at Glen Echo Park. Rain or Shine.
Dates From and To: Saturday June 3, 2017 to Sunday June 4, 2017
Time: noon - 7:00 pm
Location:Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD
Details:Admission is free.
Contact: Festival website

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Mary Ann B

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GWCC: Summer Dance Classes
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Summer Set & Ceili Dance Classes on Thursdays from June 8 to Aug 17, 2017.
Date: Thursday June 8, 2017
Time: 7-8pm for basics/new dancers, 8-9:30 for advanced
Location:
Argyle Park Activities Bldg, 1030 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901
Details:Flyer. Teacher is Paul O'Donnell, $40/season. They will also have a monthly mini-ceili (8-10pm) that is open to all in lieu of advanced class on 6/15 and 8/17 ($5 donation requested for musicians).
Contact: Paul O'Donnell 301-649-6410 or email

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Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Karen M

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 Social Group: Irish Identity - Pt. 2
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: This is the second 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 June 14, 2017
Time: 7:15 pm
Location:Marilyn and Obie's
Details:
There will be a discussion afterward, led by Kate and Dan. No admission cost, but BYOB and note-taking items. Session Topics: 1) Penal Laws and Protestant Ascendancy and the role of writers such as Jonathan Swift, 2) Ireland at the Turn of the 19th Century, including how figures such as Wolfe Tone founded the quest for Irish republicanism.
Contact: Contact Marilyn O. to make a reservation. More information at the Great Courses website

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GWCC: Mini-Ceili
Sponsor/Host:GWCC
What: Mini-ceili with live music by Tina Eck and Billy McComiskey
Date: Thursday June 15, 2017
Time: 8 - 10 pm
Location:
Argyle Park Activities Bldg, 1030 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901
Details:Suggested donation: $5. Beginners' class will still be held from 7 - 8 pm.
Contact: GWCC web site

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 Social Group: Frederick Keys Game
Sponsor/Host: RKIDs Social Group 
What: Let's go out to the ballgame - the Frederick Keys vs. Lynchburg! We need 25 baseball fans. Reserved seats (with arms and backs) are behind the screen. We will all be sitting together.
Date: Saturday June 17, 2017
Time: 6 pm
Location:Harry Grove Stadium, Frederick MD. Map
Details:
Tickets are $7 each. Wear your RKIDs polo shirt. Sign up at class or contact Marilyn. Money is due when you sign up.
Bill and Madelyn are organizing a pre-game dinner at the Mariachi Mexican Restaurant in Frederick if you're interested. Call or email them by June 15 so they can make reservations.
Contact: Marilyn or Keys website

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Washington Revels: Maritime Voices
Sponsor/Host:Washington Revels
What: The Washington Revels Maritime Voices group sings at a Big Train baseball game. They perform lively songs, instrumental music, dances, folk dramas, and other traditions of the 19th Century. Sea chanteys and more are sung.
Date: Saturday June 24, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Location:10600 Westlake Drive, Rockville, MD 20852
Details:Admission: $5. The Bethesda Big Train, named for Washington Senators pitching great Walter Johnson, is a summer collegiate wooden-bat team playing in the Cal Ripken Sr. Collegiate Baseball League.
Contact: Maritime Voices event Details and Tickets. Recommended by Kathryn.

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