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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

May 2016

New York, NY
May 3-29 - "NoFit State," contemporary circus company from Wales, will perform BIANCO at St. Ann's Warehouse, Brooklyn Bridge Park, 45 Water St. Tickets from $35. Tickets and info: stannswarehouse.org, 718-254-8779 or 866-811-4111.

Pittsburgh, PA
NOTE: Change in time, now 6:00 pm.
May 24 - Welsh Book Club of the St. David's Society of Pittsburgh, 6:00 pm, Panera in Bakery Square, 136 Bakery Square Blvd. Book: A Haven from Hitler by Heini Gruffudd. Info: www.facebook.com/welshsociety.pittsburgh/

Glastonbury, CT
May 28 - 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

Richmond, BC
May 28 - "In the Key of Eh! Songs of Canada", concert of Canadian music by the Vancouver Welsh Men's Choir and the Richmond Singers, Bethany Baptist Church, 22680 Westminster Hwy. $24/adult; $20/senior; $12/student; children 10 & under free. Info: 604-878-1190; www.vwmc.ca

Toronto, Ont.
May 28 - "A Patagonian Evening", 5:30 pm, Dewi Sant Welsh United Church, 33 Melrose Ave. Featuring a talk by Prof. Hefina Phillips on "The Welsh Settlement in Patagonia," followed by a reception featuring food from the region, a tango demonstration from Bulent and Lina Tango, and a performance by Merched Dewi Choir. Tickets $20. Sponsored by The St. David's Society of Toronto. Info: Meryl Davies, 416-483-3138 or www.facebook.com/St-Davids-Society-of-Toronto-906695059404006

Burnaby, BC
May 28-29 - European Festival, Swangard Stadium. Music, food, arts, and more. Vancouver Welsh Society will be participating. Weekend pass $10 at door; $9 in advance online. Info and tickets: www.europeanfestival.ca

Brantford, Ont
May 29 - Burlington Welsh Male Choir Concert with Brantford Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 pm, New Covenant Christian Fellowship, 22 Holiday Dr. Info: www.burlingtonwelsh.com

Edmonton, Alberta
May 29 - Saint David's Welsh Male Voice Choir Annual Spring Concert, 2:00 pm, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10014 81 Avenue. Info: stdavidswelshmalevoicechoir.ca

Ottawa, Ont
May 31 - Ottawa Welsh Society Annual General Meeting, Kristy's Restaurant, 809 Richmond Rd. Supper at 5:30 pm, followed by meeting at 7:00 pm. Info: ottawawelsh.com/events

June 2016

Black Diamond, WA
June 4 - Welsh Day, noon, Black Diamond Museum. Program begins at 1:00 pm. Info: blackdiamondmuseum.org

Portland, OR
June 4 - Meeting of the Welsh Society of Oregon, 12:30-3:00 pm, Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 4028 SE 34th Ave. Program: A Family History Detective and potluck lunch. Info: www.portlandwelsh.org

Wauwatosa, WI
June 4 - Welsh Club of the Milwaukee Area Lunch & Progam, 11:30am-2:30pm, Luther Manor, 4545 N. 92nd St. Program: Scholarship winner Anne Daley, flute and piccolo; annual meeting. Info & lunch RSVP (by May 30): Beryl Sekaran 262-389-4428, welshclubmilwaukee-com.webs.com

Minneapolis, MN
June 4 - St. David's Society of Minnesota Well-Read Dragons book group, 11:30 am, Davanni's, 3673 Lexington Ave. N, Arden Hills. Discussing: Contact!: A Book of Encounters, by Jan Morris. Info: Mary Morris Mergenthal, mary.mergenthal@gmail.com or morelearning4morestudents.com/2016/01/31/well-read-dragons-book-group-st-davids-society-of-minnesota/

Southern CT
June 6 - Welsh Society of Western New England day trip to visit the Irish Hunger Museum and possibly Yale's British Art Museum, followed by dinner at a pub in New Haven, 8:00am - 5:00pm. Info: welshwne.org/events or WelshWNE@gmail.com

New York, NY
June 6 - (tentative) Monthly Meeting of the Women's Welsh Club of New York, 1:30 pm, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, 236 West 73rd St. Info: www.nycwelsh.com/welsh-womens-club.

Wilkes-Barre, PA
June 8 - Monthly meeting of the St. David's Society of the Wyoming Valley, noon, Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market St.

Albany, NY
June 8-11 - 2016 NAACLT (North American Association of Celtic Language Teachers) annual conference. Info: www.naaclt.org

Slate Valley, VT/NY
June 10-12 - Welsh Heritage Weekend in the Vermont/New York Slate Valley, organized by Poultney Area St. David's Society. Also tour Slate Valley and Slate Valley Musuem.
June 10: Gathering of the Clans Pub Night Dinner, 5:30 pm, details TBA, prepaid registration required.
June 11: "Researching your Welsh Family Tree," 9:30 am-noon, presented by genealogist Susan Davies Sit, includes seminar, lunch, and 15 minute personal session, $25 prepaid registration required, hosted by Welsh Genealogical Society.
Evening Service, 4:00 pm, St. John's Episcopal Church, East Main St., Poultney, VT, service in English with Welsh hymns and special music, tea in the garden following.
Gathering of the Clans Dinner, 6:00 pm, Iron Lantern Restaurant, 272 Route 4a, West Castleton, VT, $28, prepaid registration required.
June 12: Flashmob Worship Together, 10:00 am, location TBA.
Gymanfa Ganu and Te Bach, 2:00 pm, Peniel Presbyterian Church, Quaker St., Granville, NY, officiated by the Rev. R. Raymond Lloyd and the Rev. Jerry McKinney, Crystal Everdyke conducting, Lois Warner organ accompanist.
Details, payment, and registration info: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtpasds/, pasds88@yahoo.com or call 802-287-5744.

Harrisburg, PA
June 11 - Meeting and lunch of the Welsh Society of the Greater Harrisburg Area, 11:30 am, Boiling Springs. Info: www.facebook.com/The-Welsh-Society-of-the-Greater-Harrisburg-Area-330080557201234/

New York, NY
June 12 - Monthly Worship Service and Annual Meeting of the Welsh Congregation of New York City, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St. Rev. Matthew Harrington will preach. Te bach following. Info: nycwelsh.org or email: info@nycwelsh.org

Rewey, WI
June 12 Ė Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Peniel Presbyterian Church, 1449 Peniel Road, Mineral Point, WI 53565. Geraint Wilkes, director; Barbara Brown, pianist. Info & directions: wggaw.org

Eldorado, WI
June 18 - Peniel Saturday Event, 6:00 pm, Peniel Chapel, Town of Eldorado, near Pickett. Featuring Fond du Lac Womenís Chorus, refreshments. Info: wggaw.org/peniel-saturdays-2

Malad City, ID
June 24-26 - Malad Valley Welsh Festival, Malad City Park. Details TBA. Info: welshfestival.com

Glastonbury, CT
June 25 - 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

Beavercreek, OR
June 26 - 81st Annual Gymanfa Ganu, Bryn Seion Welsh Church, 22132 S. Kamrath Rd. 11:00 am Church service; 2:00 pm First session; 6:00 pm Second session. Welsh Tea between sessions, 4:00 pm, Beavercreek Grange, donation $10, kids $5. Info: www.brynseionwelshchurch.org

July 2016

Llangollen, WALES
July 5-10 - Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, annual gathering of 4,000 performers and 50,000 visitors for six days of competition, performance, and international peace and friendship. Music, folk dance, costumes, and the "Choir of the World" competition. Info: international-eisteddfod.co.uk

Portland, OR
July 9 - Summer Picnic of the Welsh Society of Oregon, Bryn Seion Welsh Church. Info: www.portlandwelsh.org

Johnson County, IA
July 10 - Gymanfa Ganu and Welsh Tea, 10:00 am, First Welsh Congregational Church on Old Man's Creek (Welsh United Church of Christ). Worship service, Welsh tea, followed by Gymanfa Ganu. This will be the first gymanfa ganu in many years for the "Little Welsh Church on the Hill" so please come support them. Info and to volunteer: Conni Lynch 319-631-0171, Kelli Rozinek 319-321-7924.

Redgranite, WI
July 10 - Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, First Congregational Church / United Church of Christ, 887 Bonnell Avenue. Trefor Williams conducting; Rev. Thomas White, organist. Info: wggaw.org or email Marge Williams argusmarge@wausharaargus.com or 920-787-0803.

Wilkes-Barre, PA
July 13 - Monthly meeting of the St. David's Society of the Wyoming Valley, noon, Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market St.

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

Westerville, OH
July 16 - Welsh Society of Central Ohio Family Picnic, 4:00-8:00 pm, Dogwood Shelter, Blendon Woods Metro Park, 4265 East Dublin-Granville Road. Potluck-bring table service, beverage, and dish to share. Info: www.welshsocietyofcentralohio.org

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. Call for Papers for the NAASWCH conference in 2016 is now available. Call for papers. Info: www.naaswch.org, Dr Melinda Gray: mgray@post.harvard.edu or Professor Daniel Williams: Daniel.G.Williams@swansea.ac.uk

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

August 2016

North Hollywood, CA
August (date to be announced) - 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

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 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/

Ebensburg, PA
August 7 - Salem Church Annual Homecoming Worship, Picnic, and Gymanfa Ganu, 3:00-5:00 pm, Old Salem Church, Lute Road, Colver. Featuring Rehoboth Welsh Choir. Info: salemhomecoming.org

Three Lakes, WI
August 7 - Gymanfa Ganu, 7:00 pm, Union Congregational Church/ United Church of Christ, corner of Forest St. and Highway 45. Rev. Joe Corbin directing; Lori Hunter organist. Info: wggaw.org or email June McDuffie mcduferj@frontier.com or 715-546-2772.

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.

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

September-December 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

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

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

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

Mankato, MN
September 25 - 2016 Minnesota Welsh Hymn Festival, 1:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 220 E. Hickory St. Info: mnwelshassociation.weebly.com

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

Southern CT
October (Date to be decided) - Welsh Society of Western New England first Welsh Cheese and USA Wine Evening. Selection of Welsh cheeses. Welsh door prizes. Info: WelshWNE.org or WelshWNE@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

Massachusetts
December 3 - Welsh Society of Western New England Annual Christmas Holiday Luncheon with Christmas crackers, a presenter 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

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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