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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
June 26-29 - 10th annual Malad Valley Welsh Festival, celebrating 150 years of Malad history. Presentations on Welsh culture and history, displays on Malad pioneers, music concerts, heritage games, Celtic dancers and musicians, original musical for Malad's sesquicentennial, community meals, wagon rides to historic sites, home craft and food vendors. Info: www.welshfestival.com or call 208-766-4010.
July 12 - Welsh Genealogy Group meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. Meets 10:00am-5:00pm. Research your Welsh family and bring a lunch dish to share. Info: WelshWNE.org
July 18-19 - Homespun Festival featuring artisans and non-profit groups. Enjoy music, races, pageants, car shows, and more. WELSHfest 2015 and the St. David's Welsh Society will share a booth. The Rockmart Historical Museum will also be open during the festival. Info: www.polkgeorgia.com/visit/httpsitesgooglecomsitehomespunfestival
July 19 - Welsh Society of Central Ohio Potluck Picnic. Blendon Woods Metro Park, 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd./Old State Rte. 161, Westerville, 11:30am-4pm. Info: 614-500-7998, email@example.com or www.welshsocietyofcentralohio.org
July 20 - Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 887 Bonnell Ave., just south of Highway 21. Mr. Trefor Williams, conducting. Church is fully accessible and air conditioned. Info: wggaw.org
St. Catharines, ON
July 20-27 - Cwrs y Rhaeadrau (Course at the Waterfalls) - 38th annual Cwrs Cymraeg, or Welsh-language course, sponsored by Cymdeithas Madog, the Welsh Studies Institute of North America, Inc. Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. All levels are welcome - complete beginner to advanced. Experienced Welsh teachers from Wales and North America, 5 hours of daily language instruction, plus singing, dancing, Welsh films and games, a Noson Lawen and Niagara Falls! Deadline for registration is June 15. Info and registration: www.madog.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 23-25 - International Conference on Welsh Studies 2014 (NAASWCH), Royal Military College of Canada. Info: www.naaswch.org
Nant Gwrtheyrn, Wales
July 27-August 10 - Welsh Heritage Week is going to Wales for two weeks. Itinerary includes a week of Welsh immersion classes at Nant Gwrtheyrn Language Center with lessons in language, music, harp, and dance. Followed by a week touring North and South Wales. Highlights include Bardsley Island, Harlech, and the National Eisteddfod. Info and registration: www.welshheritageweek.org
August 2-4 - Heritage Festival at William Hawrelak Park. Info: www.heritage-festival.com
Three Lakes, WI
August 10 - Gymanfa Ganu, 6:00 pm, Union Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, corner of Forest St. and Highway 45. Rev. Joe Corbin directing. (Please note that the date for the event was changed from July 27 to August 10 after publication of the July/August issue.) Info: wggaw.org
August 20 - Welsh Genealogy Group meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. Meets 10:00am-5:00pm. Bring your Welsh family research and a lunch dish to share. Info: WelshWNE.org
August 23 - St. David's Society Picnic (catered), 4:30 pm, Stacey Pavilion (air-conditioned), Austintown Twp. Park, 6000 Kirk Road, Austintown, OH. Info: email@example.com or 724-981-3071.
August 23-24 Peniel Summer Event: Welsh Days. Info: wggaw.org
Saturday, August 23 - Beginning at 2:00 pm: displays, food, and music. Zoar Cemetery walk, 3:00 pm. Meal ($8 donation), 4:00 pm. Service, 5:00 pm with worship by The Peniel Quartet at Peniel Chapel. Info: Carolee Schultz, 920-748-3080, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, August 24 - Peniel/ Pickett 92nd Annual Gymanfa Ganu at 2:30 pm, Peniel Welsh Chapel. Director: Rev. Joe Corbin of Reedsburg; Reed Organist: Tom White; Pianist: Sarah Conrad. Te bach follows. Info: Rev. Tom White, 920-922-9424 or email@example.com
Location and GPS Directions: W9644 Zoar Road, Oshkosh (0.5 mile west of Hwy 26 on Hwy FF 7 miles north of Rosendale, WI).
August 28-31 - North American Festival of Wales. Watch for details over the coming months. 83rd Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu on Sunday with sessions at 2:00 and 7:00 pm, Westminster Presbyterian Church. Conductor Meirwyn Walters; Accompanist Steve Jensen. Info: The Welsh North American Association www.wngga.org
August 31 - Gymanfa Ganu, 5:00 pm, Salem Presbyterian Church, 15240 Main St. Trefor Williams directing. Info: 419-667-4142, 419-238-9378 or 877-989-2282.
Plymouth Township, PA
September 6 - Avondale Mine Disaster Memorial Service held by Plymouth Historical Society, 3:00 pm, Avondale Mine Site. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held at the Plymouth Historical Society, 115 Gaylord Avenue, Plymouth. Visitors going to the mine site are encouraged to meet at the Avondale Mine Disaster Historic Marker along Route 11 in Plymouth Township. Info: Stephen Kondrad, 570-779-5840; firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 6 - Avondale Remembrance Ceremony, 11:00 am, Washburn Street Cemetery. Avondale Remembrance Group will conduct ceremonies at the gravesites of 61 of the mostly Welsh anthracite miners who were killed in the 1869 disaster, the single worst loss of life in the American anthracite industry. Info: Linda Scott, 570-586-9507; email@example.com.
September 7 - Welsh Film and Afternoon Tea. Check WelshWNE.org for film details. 3:00PM tea, 3:30PM movie. Bring a tea item (Welsh Cakes, scones, Jam, cream) to share. Info: WelshWNE.org
Wild Rose, WI
September 7 - Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Wild Rose Presbyterian Church, 501 Jackson St. Ann Lemmenes of Waupun, WI, will be the director and Rev. Thomas White of North Fond du Lac, WI, the organist. Te bach will follow. Info: wggaw.org
September 14 - 114th Annual Gymanfa Ganu hosted by St. David's Welsh Society of Nebraska, 3:00-4:30 pm, St Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2325 S. 24th St. Rev. Joe Corbin, song leader; C. Richard Morris, organist; Gwenith Closs Colgrove, soloist; Heidi Beran, harpist. Te bach reception. Donation. Info: www.mathiaslink.com/welsh or Lori McAlister, 402-742-0477, firstname.lastname@example.org
September 14 - Annual Gymanfa Ganu, 7:00 pm, Peniel Congregational Church. Conductor retired Madison County Judge Hugh Humphreys. Info: Tom Davies, 315-655-2667, email@example.com, www.nelsonunioncemeterywelshchurch.org
Owain Glyndwr Day
September 16 - Anniversary of the crowning of Owain Glyndwr as Prince of Wales in 1400. Glyndwr was the last native Welshman to hold the title. He also created the first Welsh parliament at Machynlleth in 1404.
September 20 - Welsh Genealogy Group meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. Meets 10:00am-5:00pm. Bring your Welsh family tree and a lunch dish to share. Info: WelshWNE.org
September 28 - Minnesota State Welsh Hymn Festival. Rev Joe Corbin, directing; Karen Jones Wojahn, organist.
Oak Hill, OH
September 28 - 142nd Annual Gymanfa, Welsh-American Heritage Museum (former Welsh Congregational Church). Morning session at 10:30 am; afternoon session at 1:00 pm.
Sponsored by the Central Southeast Ohio Association of Welsh Congregational Churches. Info: Madog Center for Welsh Studies, 800-282-7201 ext 7186.
October 4 - Fall Gathering of the Welsh Society of Western New England with Welsh themed presentation. Info: WelshWNE.org.
October 5 - Gymanfa Ganu, 7:00 pm, Gomer Congregational Church. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gomercc.org
October 11 - a casual lunch at a beautiful park. Bring a WELSH dish to share. Suggestions & Welsh recipes will be posted soon at WelshWNE.org such as : Cawl, Welsh Cakes, Blackberry pudding, Monmouth Pudding, Potato Cheese Cakes, Anglesey Eggs, Roast Potatoes and Bacon, Leek Soup, Bara Brith, Angelsey Cake or your choice. Info: WelshWNE.org
October 12 - 70th Annual Gymanfa Ganu at Cambria First Presbyterian Church, 121 West Florence St. (corner of Florence and Towyn). Sessions at 2:30 and 6:00 pm with supper served between sessions. Director: Betty Cullingworth, Toronto, Ontario. Organist: Steve Jensen, Milwaukee. Church is fully accessible. Contact: Neal Lloyd at 920-348-5657.
October 12 - Fall Cymanfa, 2:30 pm, Rehoboth Welsh Church, 1029 Atom Road. Edward Morus Jones from Llandegfan, Anglesey, Wales will be Director.
October 19 - Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Central College Church, 975 South Sunbury Road. Te Bach following. Sponsored by the Welsh Society of Central Ohio. Info: email@example.com or welshsocietyofcentralohio.org.
Salt Lake City UT
October 20-24 - 14th annual British Institute sponsored by the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History. "Welsh Family History Made Simple" is a five day course with classroom instruction each morning and afternoon research with the instructor at the world's largest family history library in Salt Lake City. Info and reservations: www.isbgfh.org
October 26 - All Hallow's Noson Lawen hosted by St. David's Welsh Society of Nebraska, 3:00-4:30 pm, St Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2325 S. 24th St. Music by Butch and Lucy Krause; soloist Gwenith Closs Colgrove; spoken word by Kathy Disney and Lori McAlister. Seasonal fare reception. Donation. Info: www.mathiaslink.com/welsh or Lori McAlister, 402-742-0477, firstname.lastname@example.org
October 29 - Welsh Genealogy Group meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. Meets 10:00am-5:00pm. Bring your Welsh family tree and a lunch dish to share. Info: WelshWNE.org
November 2 - Welsh Film and Afternoon Tea. Check WelshWNE.org for film details. 3:00PM tea, 3:30PM movie. Bring a tea item (Welsh Cakes, scones, Jam, cream) to share. Info: WelshWNE.org
November 9 - Christmas Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Peace Lutheran Church, 124 S. Main St. Mr. Christopher Guy, conducting and Rev. Thomas White, organist. Info: wggaw.org
November 22 - Welsh Genealogy Group meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. Meets 10:00am-5:00pm. Bring your Welsh family tree and a lunch dish to share. Info: WelshWNE.org
November 23 - The 2014 Annual Thanksgiving Gymanfa Ganu, 3:30 pm, Arch Street Presbyterian Church, 1724 Arch Street. Conductor: Trefor Williams; Organist: Jack Williams. Special Music to be announced. Te Bach to follow. Info: Marcia Steinhart, 215-561-6247.
December 6 - A Christmas luncheon at the Yankee Pedlar Inn complete with decorations and Christmas crackers to be pulled. Info: WelshWNE.org
January 4 - 12th Night Revel "Welsh Fables & Fairies" hosted by St. David's Welsh Society of Nebraska, 3:00-4:30 pm, St Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2325 S. 24th St. Mummer's play by the Weinert Family. Organist C. Richard Morris; soloist Gwenith Closs Colgrove; spoken word by Kathy Disney and Lori McAlister. Seasonal fare reception. Donation. Info: www.mathiaslink.com/welsh or Lori McAlister, 402-742-0477, email@example.com
March 14 - Save the date for WELSHfest 2015. The annual festival features Welsh and local entertainment, fun and educational events, a vendors' village and is fun for the whole family. Info: welshfest.vpweb.com