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.
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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 email@example.com
July 2 - 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
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
New York, NY
July 9 - Welsh Congregation of NYC third annual summer picnic, noon to 2:00 pm, in Strawberry Fields, Central Park (no rain date). It'll be potluck so bring food, drink, and friends. Bring your instruments to share music as well. For Strawberry Fields, enter Central Park at W 72nd St. Picnic will be just North of the "Imagine" mosaic. Look out for red, green and white balloons.
July 9 - Pittsburgh Bicentennial Parade and Celebration, 1:00 pm, starting on Liberty Avenue at 11th St, downtown. St. David's Society of Pittsburgh will participate. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com or 920-787-0803.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com or 570-814-7689.
July 20-22 - International Conference on Welsh Studies 2016 (NAASWCH), Harvard University. Info: www.naaswch.org, Dr Melinda Gray: firstname.lastname@example.org or Professor Daniel Williams: Daniel.G.Williams@swansea.ac.uk
July 24 - Annual Picnic & BBQ, 2:00 pm, Lake Bonavista. Sponsored by the Calgary Welsh Society. Free for members.
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.
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
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
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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 email@example.com by July 25. Info: morelearning4morestudents.com
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Richard Phillips at email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or morelearning4morestudents.com/2016/01/31/well-read-dragons-book-group-st-davids-society-of-minnesota/
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
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
Three Lakes, WI
August 7 - Gymanfa Ganu CANCELLED.
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
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, email@example.com
August 21 - Welsh Society of Fredericksburg annual picnic. Info: www.welshfred.com
August 26 - Burlington Welsh Male Choir Concert, 7:30 pm, Benaras Historic House Museum, 1507 Clarkson Rd. N. Info: www.burlingtonwelsh.com
August 26 - Colwyn Bay Male Choir reception, Cambrian Hall, 215 East 17th Ave. Info: www.welshsociety.com
August 27 - Peniel Saturday Event, 6:00 pm, Peniel Chapel, near Pickett. Featuring Peniel Menís Quartet with refreshments following. Info: wggaw.org
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
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
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
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
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
September 17 - Fredericksburg Welsh Festival, 11:00 am-5:00 pm, near James Monroe Museum, 908 Charles St. Info: www.welshfred.com
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
September 19 - Vancouver Welsh Society Welsh speaking group, 10:30 am, Cambrian Hall, 215 East 17th Ave. Info: www.welshsociety.com
September 20 - Vancouver Welsh Society Genealogy group, noon, Cambrian Hall, 215 East 17th Ave. Info: www.welshsociety.com
September 25 - 2016 Minnesota Welsh Hymn Festival, 1:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 220 E. Hickory St. 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 TBA - Gymanfa Ganu. Date, time and location to be announced. Sponsored by the Welsh League of Southern California. Info: www.welshleagueofsocal.com
October TBA - Welsh Society of Western New England first Welsh Cheese and USA Wine Evening. Date, time, and location to be decided. Selection of Welsh cheeses. Welsh door prizes. Info: WelshWNE.org or WelshWNE@gmail.com
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
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.
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
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
October 16 - Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Central College Church, 975 Sunbury Rd. Sponsored by Welsh Society of Central Ohio. Info: www.welshsocietyofcentralohio.org
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 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
November 13 - Christmas Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 525 W. Main St. Director Rev. Thomas White; Organist Ann Lemmenes.
November 25 - Burlington Welsh Male Choir Concert, 7:30 pm, St. Augustine's Parish Church, 58 Sydenham St. Info: www.burlingtonwelsh.com
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
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
December 9 - Burlington Welsh Male Choir Christmas Concert, 7:30 pm, St. Christopher's Anglican Church, 662 Guelph Line. Info: www.burlingtonwelsh.com
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