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Calendar of Events

NINNAU & Y Drych strives to provide a comprehensive calendar of Welsh events in the United States and Canada, as well as special events in Wales and elsewhere which are of interest to the North American Welsh. If your event is not listed, see Submit an Event for details on how to ensure that your events are listed in the future.

NOTE: Although every effort is made to ensure accuracy, NINNAU & Y Drych is not responsible for errors or omissions. Please confirm all information before acting upon it. Please send corrections to ninnaupublications@gmail.com

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2016

July 2016

U.S. and Canada Tour
July 14-24 - Welsh rock band Super Furry Animals touring US and Canada. Performances planned for Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Michigan, Toronto, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Boston. Info: www.superfurry.com

Huntsville, AL
July 17-24 - Cwrs Cymraeg Dinas y Roced/The Rocket City Course, Cymdeithas Madog's annual week-long Welsh language course, at University of Alabama, in Huntsville. Featuring 5 hours of daily language instruction from experienced Welsh teachers, plus singing, dancing, pub quiz night, Welsh film, cwrs eisteddfod, noson lawen (talent night), and mid-week field trip. All learners welcome, from complete beginner to advanced. Info: www.madog.org or secretary@madog.org

Ottawa, Ont
July 17-24 - Welsh Heritage Week 2016, annual week of immersion in Welsh language and culture, at Algonquin College in Ottawa. Week-long course on everything Welsh, including: language lessons, folk dancing, clogging, hymn singing, harp lessons, Welsh literature, and so much more. Sponsored by the Welsh Harp & Heritage Society of North America, Inc. Info: Contact Beth Landmesser, hwyl@ptd.net or 570-814-7689.

Cambridge, MA
July 20-22 - International Conference on Welsh Studies 2016 (NAASWCH), Harvard University. Info: www.naaswch.org, Dr Melinda Gray: mgray@post.harvard.edu or Professor Daniel Williams: Daniel.G.Williams@swansea.ac.uk

Pittsburgh, PA
July 20 - Welsh Gathering of the St. David's Society of Pittsburgh, 7:00 pm, Industry Public House, 4305 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Info: gallery.mailchimp.com/834d926e420b331aacf114de0/files/St_Davids_July_2016_newsletter.pdf

Calgary, ALBERTA
July 24 - Annual Picnic & BBQ, 2:00 pm, Lake Bonavista. Sponsored by the Calgary Welsh Society. Free for members.

Sarasota, FL
July 24 - Gulf Coast St. David's Welsh Society Summer Brunch, Turtles Restaurant on Little Sarasota Bay, 8875 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key. Brunch available for $9.99 including a drink. Info & RSVP (by July 22): sarasotawelsh@yahoo.com or Bill Fell, 941-914-6665.

Pittsburgh, PA
July 25 - St. David's Society of Pittsburgh Welsh Book Club meeting, 6:30 pm at Panera, 136 Bakery Square Blvd. Book selection: "I Saw a Man" by Owen Sheers. New members welcome. Info: Liz Williams, 315-292-2969.

Seattle, WA
July 29-31 - 70th Annual Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Gamesand Clan Gathering, Expo Center (former fairgrounds), 45224 284th Ave SE, Enumclaw, WA. July 29, 5:30-11:00pm; July 30, 8am-11pm; July 31, 8:00am-5:30pm. Puget Sound Welsh Association will participate with a tent at the corner of Brigadoon Blvd and Avenue of the Clans. Contact the society if you are able to help: southsound@pugetsoundwelsh.org. Info: www.sshga.org

Abergavenny, WALES
July 29-August 6 - 2016 Monmouthshire and District National Eisteddfod of Wales. Annual celebration of Welsh culture, music, language, literature, poetry, art, and more. Concerts, exhibits, competitions in all the fine arts highlighted by chairing of the bard. Info: www.eisteddfod.wales

Glastonbury, CT
July 30 - Welsh Society of Western New England's Genealogy Group meeting, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Bring Welsh family tree and a lunch dish to share. Info and RSVP: WelshWNE@gmail.com Could we please have the following event included for July.

Minneapolis, MN
July 30 - St. David's Society of Minnesota Annual Picnic, a Welsh County Fair, 11:30am-2:30pm, Rosebrook Park building/shelter, Rosebrook Park, 2590 Fry St., Roseville. Please bring a main, side, or dessert to share. Society will provide lemonade, iced tea, plates and silverware. Friends and family invited. Enjoy lunch and Welsh Country Fair activities including games, photo contest, raffle etc. Submit photos to stdavidsofmn@gmail.com by July 25. Annual meeting will also be held with election of officers. Info: morelearning4morestudents.com

August 2016

North Hollywood, CA
August TBA - Noson Lawn, The Mayflower Club, 11110 Victory Blvd. Date and time to be announced. Sponsored by the Welsh League of Southern California. Info: www.welshleagueofsocal.com

Toronto, Ont.
August 5 - St. David's Society of Toronto Sip & Sail Cruise of Toronto , 6:45-8:45 pm. Includes cruise, views, dj. Cash bar and appetizers for purchase Tickets $23. Limited to 20 people only. Cut off Date: July 17, 2016. Info: www.facebook.com/St-Davids-Society-of-Toronto-906695059404006

Lucas, IA
August 6 - Iowa Welsh Society Summer Meeting, John L. Lewis Memorial Museum of Mining and Labor, 102 Division St. Info: iowawelshsociety.org or Nancy Evans at non@mchsi.com or Richard Phillips at phillipsr911@gmail.com

Minneapolis, MN
August 6 - St. David's Society of Minnesota Well-Read Dragons book group, 11:30 am, Davanni's, 3673 Lexington Ave. N, Arden Hills. Book: Wales on the Western Front, by John Richards. Info: Info: Mary Morris Mergenthal, mary.mergenthal@gmail.com or morelearning4morestudents.com/2016/01/31/well-read-dragons-book-group-st-davids-society-of-minnesota/

Washington, DC
August 6 - Welsh Conversation Group meets 10:30 am-noon, at Teaism Penn Quarter, 400 8th Street NW (a block from the Archives-Navy Memorial Metro Station). All levels welcome. Get your food & drink upstairs & meet downstairs. Sponsored by the St. David's Welsh-American Society of Washington DC. Info: www.washingtondcwelsh.org

Ebensburg, PA
August 7 - Salem Church Annual Homecoming Worship, Picnic, and Gymanfa Ganu, 11:00am-4:00pm, Old Salem Church, Lute Road, Colver. Featuring Rehoboth Welsh Choir; Rev. Randy Bush; Carol Ellis. Plus pig roast picnic. This yearís theme is Hiraeth. Info: salemhomecoming.org
Van will be leaving from Pittsburgh at 8:30 am. Info on van: John Rhoades, johnrhoades@mac.com, 412-580-8451.

Three Lakes, WI
August 7 - Gymanfa Ganu CANCELLED.

Wilkes-Barre, PA
August 10 - Monthly meeting of the St. David's Society of the Wyoming Valley, noon, Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market St.

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
August 13-14 - Annual Irish Fair of Minnesota, Harriett Island Park, 200 Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd., St. Paul. St. David's Society of Minnesota will have a Welsh booth. Info: morelearning4morestudents.com and www.irishfair.com

U.S. and Canada Tour
August 17-October 9 - CALAN, folk band from Wales, will perform concerts in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Maryland, New York, New Hampshire, Maine, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Massachusetts and Ontario. For complete calendar and ticket details, see Ninnau facebook page: www.facebook.com/ninnau.drych/posts/10155077756457942

Vancouver, BC
August 20 - Annual Garden Party of the Vancouver Welsh Society, 2:00 pm, Owens-Whalen residence. Bring appetizer, cold cuts, salad or dessert to share. BYOB. Info: www.welshsociety.com. RSVP by AUgust 6: Gillian Rogers, 604-742-1378, Gillian.Rogers@shaw.ca or Gaynor Evans, 604 271-3134, fgevans@telus.net

Fredericksburg, VA
August 21 - Welsh Society of Fredericksburg annual picnic, Duff McDuff Green Memorial Park, Stafford, VA. Info: www.welshfred.com

Mississauga, Ont
August 26 - Burlington Welsh Male Choir Concert, 7:30 pm, Benaras Historic House Museum, 1507 Clarkson Rd. N. Info: www.burlingtonwelsh.com

Vancouver, BC
August 26 - Colwyn Bay Male Choir reception, Cambrian Hall, 215 East 17th Ave. Info: www.welshsociety.com

Eldorado, WI
August 27 - Peniel Saturday Event, 6:00 pm, Peniel Chapel, near Pickett. Featuring Peniel Menís Quartet with refreshments following. Info: wggaw.org

Glastonbury, CT
August 27 - Welsh Society of Western New England's Genealogy Group meeting, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Bring Welsh family tree and a lunch dish to share. Info and RSVP: WelshWNE@gmail.com

Eldorado, WI
August 28 - 94th Annual Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Peniel Chapel-Pickett, W9644 Zoar Road, Town of Eldorado, near Pickett. Director Karen Jones Wojahn; Organist Rev. Thomas White; Pianist Sarah Conrad. Te bach following. Info: wggaw.org

Sarasota, FL
August 28 - Gulf Coast St. David's Welsh Society Summer Gathering. Details to be announced.

Vancouver, BC
August 28 - Joint Concert featuring Colwyn Male Choir and Vancouver Orpheus Male Voice Choir, 7:00 pm, Ryerson United Church, 2195 W. 45th Ave. Tickets: $22; $20 seniors; $12 atudents. Info and tickets: vancouverorpheus.org, 604-515-5686.

September 2016

Calgary, Alberta
September 1-4 - North American Festival of Wales. Featuring Iona, soloist Edith Pritchard, Côr Meibion Colwyn and the 85th National Gymanfa Ganu. Plus eisteddfod, seminars, marketplace, tea room, informal singing, tours, and more. Info: IHG@theWNAA.org, 607-279-7402, nafow.org

Washington, DC
September 3 - Welsh Conversation Group meets 10:30 am-noon, at Teaism Penn Quarter, 400 8th Street NW (a block from the Archives-Navy Memorial Metro Station). All levels welcome. Get your food & drink upstairs & meet downstairs. Sponsored by the St. David's Welsh-American Society of Washington DC. Info: www.washingtondcwelsh.org

Pittsburgh, PA
September 10 - St. David's Society of Pittsburgh Owain Glyndwr Pub Crawl, 6:15 pm, Southside, locations TBD. Toast to Owain Glyndwr at 7:00 pm sharp, raffle, and singing. Info: gallery.mailchimp.com/834d926e420b331aacf114de0/files/St_Davids_July_2016_newsletter.pdf

Fredericksburg, VA
September 17 - Fredericksburg Welsh Festival, 11:00 am-5:00 pm, near James Monroe Museum, 908 Charles St. Info: www.welshfred.com

Pittsburgh, PA
September 17 - St. David's Society of Pittsburgh Family and Friends Picnic, 3:00 pm, Finley Pavilion, Pine Community Park, 230 Pearce Mill Road, Wexford. Hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages provided; please bring salad, side dish or dessert to share. Info and RSVP (by Sept. 10): Jan Kowalski, 724-991-3851. gallery.mailchimp.com/834d926e420b331aacf114de0/files/St_Davids_July_2016_newsletter.pdf

Lincoln, NE
September 18 - Annual Cymanfa Ganu sponsored by the St. David's Welsh Society of Nebraska, 3:00-5:00 pm, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2325 S 24th St. Joe Corbin conducting. Donation. Info: www.facebook.com/SaintDavidsWelshSocietyofNebraska or Lori McAlister, 402-742-0477, NebraskaWelsh@gmail.com

Sarasota, FL
September 18 - Gulf Coast St. David's Welsh Society Summer Gathering. Details to be announced.

Wild Rose, WI
September 18 - Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Wild Rose Presbyterian Church, 501 Jackson St. Director Ann E. Lemmenes; Reed Organist Rev. Tom White. Info: wggaw.org

Vancouver, BC
September 19 - Vancouver Welsh Society Welsh speaking group, 10:30 am, Cambrian Hall, 215 East 17th Ave. Info: www.welshsociety.com

Vancouver, BC
September 20 - Vancouver Welsh Society Genealogy group, noon, Cambrian Hall, 215 East 17th Ave. Info: www.welshsociety.com

Glastonbury,CT
September 24 - Welsh Society of Western New England Genealogy Group monthly meeting, 10:00am-5:00pm. Bring your Welsh family tree and a lunch dish to share. Info & RSVP: WelshWNE@gmail.com. Directions will be forwarded.

Mankato, MN
September 25 - 2016 Minnesota Welsh Hymn Festival, 1:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 220 E. Hickory St. Dr. James Casssarino, conductor; Riverblenders of Mankato, performing choir. Te bach following. Sponsored by the Minnesota Welsh Association. Info: mnwelshassociation.weebly.com

Rio Grande, OH
September 25 - 144th Gymanfa of the Central Southeast Ohio Association of Welsh Congregational Churches, 10:30am to 1:00pm, Nebo Church. Moderator is Evan E. Davis. Nebo Church is located near the intersection of Nebo Road and Wolfe Run Road, off of Rt. 325 South outside of Rio Grande. Info: Madog Center for Welsh Studies, 740-245-7186.

October 2016

Southern CA
October TBA - Gymanfa Ganu. Date, time and location to be announced. Sponsored by the Welsh League of Southern California. Info: www.welshleagueofsocal.com

Washington, DC
October 1 - Welsh Conversation Group meets 10:30 am-noon, at Teaism Penn Quarter, 400 8th Street NW (a block from the Archives-Navy Memorial Metro Station). All levels welcome. Get your food & drink upstairs & meet downstairs. Sponsored by the St. David's Welsh-American Society of Washington DC. Info: www.washingtondcwelsh.org

Connecticut
October 8 - Welsh Society of Western New England Welsh Cheese and USA Wine Evening, 4:00 - 7:00PM. Presenting a selection of Welsh cheeses paired with American wines, & sample Welsh Rarebit. Harp music will be provided by Kasha Breau. Guests $20. Info and RSVP: WelshWNE@gmail.com. Directions will be forwarded.

Cambria, WI
October 9 - 72nd Annual Gymanfa Ganu, Cambria First Presbyterian Church, 121 West Florence St. Sessions at 2:30 and 6:00 pm with supper served between sessions. Director Sheryl Clay-Newell of Toronto; Organist Steven J. Jensen of Milwaukee. Donation. Info: wggaw.org or Neal Lloyd, 920-348-5657.

Delta, PA
October 9 - Fall Gymanfa Ganu, 2:00-5:00 pm, Rehoboth Welsh Church, 1029 Atom Road. Featuring Rehoboth Welsh Choir. Info: rehobothwelshchurch.weebly.com or www.welshchoir.org

Pittsburgh, PA
October 9 - Fall Gymanfa Ganu, 3:00 pm, St. David's Episcopal Church, 905 East McMurray Road, Venetia. Jay G. Williams III, conductor; Jan Kowalski, organist; harp music. Te Bach following with a puppet show of Welsh Folk Tales during the Te Bach. Info: Bob Dayton, dewi58dewi@yahoo.com Info: or gallery.mailchimp.com/834d926e420b331aacf114de0/files/St_Davids_July_2016_newsletter.pdf

Fredericksburg, VA
October 16 - Welsh Society of Fredericksburg monthly meeting & program, 7:30 pm, Faulkner Hall, St. George's Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St. Info: www.welshfred.com

Pittsburgh, PA
October 16 - Celtic Culture Event-Welsh/Irish/Scottish, 3:00-5:00 pm, Frick Fine Arts Center, Oakland area of Pittsburgh. Bagpipes, solos and folk dancing. Info: jennielynn.knox@gmail.com

Westerville, OH
October 16 - Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Central College Church, 975 Sunbury Rd. Sponsored by Welsh Society of Central Ohio. Info: www.welshsocietyofcentralohio.org

Glastonbury,CT
October 22 - Welsh Society of Western New England Genealogy Group monthly meeting, 10:00am-5:00pm. Bring your Welsh family tree and a lunch dish to share. Info & RSVP: WelshWNE@gmail.com. Directions will be forwarded.

Sarasota, FL
October 23 - Gulf Coast St. David's Welsh Society Annual Picnic, 1:30-3:30 pm, Turtle Beach Picnic Pavilion, Turtle Beach, 8918 Midnight Pass Rd. Food, games, singing, and more. Burgers and hot dogs provided; bring a dish to share. Picnic free for members and children under 16, $5 for guests. Info: www.sarasotawelsh.com

Lincoln, NE
October 30 - Contemporary Welsh Forum sponsored by the St. David's Welsh Society of Nebraska, 3:00-5:00 pm, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2325 S 24th St. Artist Todd Williams, the official painter for Nebraska's 150th Celebration in 2017. Donation. Info: www.facebook.com/SaintDavidsWelshSocietyofNebraska or Lori McAlister, 402-742-0477, NebraskaWelsh@gmail.com

November 2016

Oakville, Ont
November 5 - Burlington Welsh Male Choir Rememberance Day Concert for Royal Canadian Legion, 7:30 pm, Glen Abbey United Church, 1469 Nottinghill Gate. Info: www.burlingtonwelsh.com

Waupan, WI
November 13 - Christmas Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 525 W. Main St. Director Rev. Thomas White; Organist Ann Lemmenes. Info: wggaw.org

Glastonbury,CT
November 19 - Welsh Society of Western New England Genealogy Group monthly meeting, 10:00am-5:00pm. Bring your Welsh family tree and a lunch dish to share. Info & RSVP: WelshWNE@gmail.com. Directions will be forwarded.

Dundas, Ont
November 25 - Burlington Welsh Male Choir Concert, 7:30 pm, St. Augustine's Parish Church, 58 Sydenham St. Info: www.burlingtonwelsh.com

December 2016

Omaha, NE
December 2 - Ethnic Holiday Festival, interactive booth by Nebraska Welsh, 4:00-9:00 pm, Durham Museum, 801 S 10th St. 20+ culture displays, shopping, performance. Museum admission. Info: www.facebook.com/SaintDavidsWelshSocietyofNebraska or Lori McAlister, 402-742-0477, NebraskaWelsh@gmail.com

East Windsor, CT
December 3 - Welsh Society of Western New England Annual Christmas Holiday Luncheon, Nutmeg Restaurant, 297 South Main St. Enjoy Christmas crackers, program, and Welsh holiday music. Info: WelshWNE.org or WelshWNE@gmail.com

Stoney Creek, Ont
December 3 - Burlington Welsh Male Choir Concert, 7:30 pm, St. Francis Xavier Parish Church, 304 Highway 8. Info: www.burlingtonwelsh.com

Burlington, Ont
December 9 - Burlington Welsh Male Choir Christmas Concert, 7:30 pm, St. Christopher's Anglican Church, 662 Guelph Line. Info: www.burlingtonwelsh.com

Glastonbury,CT
December 17 - Welsh Society of Western New England Genealogy Group monthly meeting, 10:00am-5:00pm. Bring your Welsh family tree and a lunch dish to share. Info & RSVP: WelshWNE@gmail.com. Directions will be forwarded.

2017

Lincoln, NE
January 8 - 12th Night Revel sponsored by the St. David's Welsh Society of Nebraska, 3:00-5:00 pm, Grace Lutheran Chapel, 2225 Washington St. Mid-winter traditions, mummers' play, live music. Donation. Info: www.facebook.com/SaintDavidsWelshSocietyofNebraska or Lori McAlister, 402-742-0477, NebraskaWelsh@gmail.com

 



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