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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.

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February 2016

Various locations
February - Cory Band, an award-winning brass band from Wales, will perform concerts in Virginia, Delaware, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. See details below for February 13-20. Info: www.coryband.com

Princeton, NJ
Through April 24 - Art Exhibit from National Museum Wales, at Princeton University Art Museum. "Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape," explores British landscape art over four centuries. Info: artmuseum.princeton.edu

Harrisburg, PA
February 3 - Monthly meeting of the Welsh Society of the Greater Harrisburg Area, 11:30 am, Hoss's Steak and Sea House, 61 Gettyburg Pike, Upper Allen Twp. Entertainment: The Sentimentalist directed by Merle Millhimes. Info: Faynelle Evans 717-766-7312, Shirley Longnaker 717-545-2604 or www.facebook.com/The-Welsh-Society-of-the-Greater-Harrisburg-Area-330080557201234/

Edmonton, Alberta
February 6 - Celtic Harp Competition for Children and Youth, 12:30-4:00 pm, with Harp Concert at 7:00 pm, Grant MacEwan Alberta College, 10050 MacDonald Drive. Deborah Nyack, adjudicator. Sponsored by St. David's Welsh Society of Edmonton. Info or entry form: www.edmontonwelsh.ca or edmontonwelshsociety@gmail.com

Milwaukee, WI
February 6 - Welsh Club of Milwaukee Lunch & Program, 11:30am-2:30pm, Milwaukee Catholic Home, 2462 N. Prospect Avenue. Program: "Welsh Music" presented by Trefor Williams and friends, Memorial Service. $12/person. Info & lunch RSVP (by Feb 1): Beryl Sekaran 262-389-4428 or welshclubmilwaukee-com.webs.com

Minneapolis, MN
February 6 - St. David's Society of Minnesota Well-Read Dragons book group, 11:30 am, Davanni's, 3673 Lexington Ave. N, Arden Hills. Book: I Saw a Man, by Owen Sheers.

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

Phoenix, AZ
February 6 - Welsh League of Arizona February Meeting, 1:00-3:00 pm, McClelland Library Building, Irish Cultural Center, 1106 North Central Ave. Program: reading of “A Child’s Christmas In Wales.” Info: www.facebook.com/groups/100594076265/

Portland, OR
February 6 - Annual Meeting of the Welsh Society of Oregon, 12:30 pm, Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 4028 SE 34th Ave. Business meeting, refreshments and program. Info: www.portlandwelsh.org

Tacoma, WA
February 7 - Puget Sound Welsh Association South Sound "Night of Hwyl," CANCELLED.

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

Bellevue, WA
February 12 - Seattle Welsh Women's Club meeting, 11:30 am, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. NE. Bring a sack lunch. Info: WelshWomen@PugetSoundWelsh.org

Harrisonburg, VA
February 13 - Cory Band, award-winning brass band from Wales, will perform, 2:00 pm, Forbes Centre for the Performing Arts, James Madison University, 147 Warsaw Avenue. Program: "Best of British." Info and tickets: coryband.com/2015/james-madison-university

New York, NY
February 14 - Monthly Worship Service of the Welsh Congregation of New York City, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd Street (West of Broadway). The Rev. Marcel A. Welty will preach and offer prayers; Mary Nelson will direct the musical program. Reading of Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood" and te bach following to benefit Rutgers Church Homeless Shelter. Info: nycwelsh.org or email: info@nycwelsh.org

Newark, DE
February 14 - Cory Band, award-winning brass band from Wales, will perform, 3:00 pm, Mitchell Hall, University of Delaware. Program: "A Space Odyssey." Info and tickets: coryband.com/2015/university-of-delaware

Omaha, NE
February 14 - Celebration of St. Dwynwen, Welsh patron saint of lovers, 2:00-4:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 34th and Farnham Streets. Program: Vocalist Jesse Black and Violinist James Wilson perform music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, refreshments and crafts. Free; donations received. Sponsored by St. Dvaids Welsh Society of Nebraska. Info: 402-742-04770www.facebook.com/events/1692309777658335/

Poultney, VT
February 15 - WVNR-AM / WNYV-FM, Lakes Region Radio, will honor Slate Valley’s Welsh heritage, 9:15-10:00 am, during “Coffee Break” program. Historian Tom Hughes on Welsh traditions, plus Welsh choral and folk music by late Cyril Lloyd.

Raleigh, NC
February 16 - Cory Band, award-winning brass band from Wales, will perform, 7:30 pm, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Meymandi Hall, 2 East South St. Program: "A Space Odyssey." Info and tickets: www.trianglebrass.org/the-cory-band---special-concert-february-16-2016.html

Seminole, FL
February 16 - Monthly meeting of the St. David Welsh Society of St. Petersburg and the Suncoast, noon, Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, 8600 113th St. Potluck luncheon and program: Celtic poetry with Barbara Giraldi and History of Welsh hymnology with Jack Jacobson. Please bring a dish to share. Info: Nancy Mellican, 727-726-3125, or www.welshsocietyofthesuncoast.org.

Vancouver, BC
February 16 - Vancouver Welsh Society's new genealogy group, Genealogy at the Cambrian, will hold its first meeting, at noon, Cambrian Hall, 215 East 17th Ave. Bring a bagged lunch and ideas, questions and concerns. We will focus mainly on Welsh and United Kingdom family history, but not exclusively. Membership in the Society is not mandatory. Info and RSVP: Pat Morris, Druidsgreen"at"gmail.com

Mansfield, PA
February 18 - Cory Band, award-winning brass band from Wales, will perform, 8:00 pm, Mansfield University, 5 Swan St. Program: "A Space Odyssey." Info and tickets: coryband.com/2015/mansfield-university

Glenside, PA
February 19 - Cory Band, award-winning brass band from Wales, will perform, 7:00 pm, Stiteler Auditorium at Murphy Hall, Arcadia University, 450 S. Easton Rd. Program: "Best of British." Reception following at 8:30 pm. Info and tickets: www.philadelphiawelsh.org Remaining tickets (if available) at the door.

Glassboro, NJ
February 20 - Cory Band, award-winning brass band from Wales, will perform, 2:00 pm, Pfleeger Concert Hall at Wilson Music Building, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd. Program: "Best of British." Info and tickets: rowan.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=826893

Des Moines, WA
February 20 - Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Grace Lutheran Church, 22975 24th Avenue South. Directed by Nerys Jones. Te bach following. Bring Welsh Hymnals and tea-time treats to share. Info: bratsche52@yahoo.com or www.facebook.com/events/1533010363693326/

Vancouver, BC
February 20 - Vancouver Orpheus Male Choir 24th Annual Talent Show, fundraiser of songs, skits, and humour, at the Pig 'n' Whistle, Cambrian Hall, 215 East 17th Ave. Admission $20. Info and tickets: Alcwyn Rogers, 604-742-1378, or Alcwyn@shaw.ca

Columbus, OH
February 26 - St. David's Day Flag Raising, noon, Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square. Meet on the West Plaza or, in the event of bad weather, just inside the East doors. Info: www.facebook.com/events/537553443087424/

Glastonbury, CT
February 26 - Watch the 6 NATIONS Rugby game Wales v. France at 3:00-4:30 pm. $5 donation. Email WelshWNE@gmail.com for details.

Pittsburgh, PA
February 26 - Annual St. David's Day Pub Crawl, 6:00 pm Olive or Twist, 140 6th St. Info: Dave Williams, peggie@consolidated.net

Calgary, Alberta
February 27 - Calgary Welsh Society St. David's Day Dinner, 5:30 pm, Calgary Winter Club, 4611 14 St NW. $50/member; $60/nonmember; $25/child (under 12 yrs.) RSVP by Feb 15. Info: m.freedman@shaw.ca or www.chicagowelshcambrian.org

Columbus, OH
February 27 - Welsh Society of Central Ohio Annual St. David's Day Luncheon and Annual Meeting, Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd S. Registration 9:30 am; activites and social hour 10:00 am; annual meeting 11:00 am; lunch 12:15 pm. RSVP by Feb 17. Info: info@welshsocietyofcentralohio.org or 614-500-7998 or www.welshsocietyofcentralohio.org

Columbus Junction, IA
February 27 - 3rd Annual St David’s Day Parade and Celebration. Parade at 1:00 pm, starting under the Viaduct and ending at American Legion where we will celebrate the Feast of St David with Lobsgows. Carry banners with your Welsh surname and Welsh flags. Info: Troy Pugh, 563-299-2472 or troypugh@machlink.com

Edmonton, Alberta
February 27 - St. David’s Banquet of the St. David's Welsh Society of Edmonton, University of Alberta Faculty Club, 11435 Saskatchewan Dr NW. Info: www.audienceofnoneforum.com or email: edmontonwelshsociety@gmail.com

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

Oakville, ONT
February 27 - St. David's Day Concert featuring Burlington Welsh Male Chorus and Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir, 7:30 pm, St. Andrew's Church, 47 Reynolds St. Tickets $30/person; $10/student. Info and tickets: www.standrew-refugees.com

Pittsburgh, PA
February 27 - St. David's Society of Pittsburgh Daffodil Luncheon, 11:30 am, Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Avenue, Oakland. Lunch and musical program. $35/person. Info and RSVP (by Feb 22): Betsy Teti, betsyteti@gmail.com

Scranton, PA
February 27 - St. David's Day Banquet of the St. David's Society of Lackawanna County, 5:00 pm, Genetti Manor, 1505 Main Ave, Dickson City. Musical entertainment by Valley View High School Chorus. $30/person. Info and RSVP (by Feb 13): Warren Watkins, 570-587-4131, gscout628@webt.net or www.facebook.com/saintdavidlackawannacounty/

Toronto, Ont.
February 27 - St. David's Society of Toronto St. David's Day Luncheon, noon, The Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Rd. $60/person. Info: juliewenz@yahoo.ca

Washington, DC
February 27 - St. David’s Day Banquet of the St. David's Welsh American Society of Washington, DC, 6:00 pm, Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Ave NW. Musical entertainment by singer-songwriter Jodee James. $120/person. RSVP by Feb 17. Info: www.washingtondcwelsh.org

Winnipeg, Manitoba
February 27 - Welsh Society of Manitoba St. David's Day Dinner & Concert, 6:00 pm, Masons Grand Lodge of Manitoba, 420 Corydon. $45 (includes dues). Info: www.winnipegwelsh.org.

Atlanta, GA
February 28 - St. David's Day Banquet, 2:00 pm, sponsored by St. David's Welsh Society of Georgia. Email: cymruga@gmail.com

Cincinnati, OH
February 28 - Welsh Society of Greater Cincinnati St. David's Day Dinner, 5:00 pm, Original Montgomery Inn, 9440 Montgomery Road, in Montgomery. Program: Sian and Jon Stow on their recent tour of Patagonia, Argentina. Order dinner off standard menu. Info and RSVP (by Feb 21): Kevin L. Sigward 513-351-2603 or klsigward.pe@fuse.net.

Cranston, RI
February 28 - St. David's Day Dinner sponsored by the Rhode Island Welsh Society, Twin Oaks Restaurant, 100 Sabra St. Info: www.facebook.com/RhodeIslandWelshSociety/

Granville, NY
February 28 - 28th Annual St. David's Day Dinner, 12:30 pm, AJ's Restaurant, 72 Quaker St. Sponsored by Poultney Area St. David's Society. $20/person. Pre-paid registration (US$) required. Info and RSVP (by Feb 21): 802-287-5744 or email: pasds88@yahoo.com. Society website: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtpasds/

Lafayette, CA
February 28 - Gymanfa Ganu 2016, Lafayette United Methodist Church, 955 Moraga Road, 2:00-4:00 pm. Eryl Aynsley conducting; Donna Llewellyn Swanson organist; te bach to follow. Info: Howard Thomas, 408-866-5448, howard@thomaslosgatos.com or www.wasnc.com

Milwaukee, WI
February 28 - Welsh Club of the Milwaukee Area St. David's Day Banquet, 11:30 am, Panos Banquet Center, Crystal Room, 20290 W. Bluemound Road, Brookfield. Social hour, luncheon, silent auction and musical entertainment by Garlic Mustard Pickers. $30/member; $35/nonmember; $15/child (12 and under). Info and RSVP (by Feb 17): Scott Lange, 262-549-6908. Web: welshclubmilwaukee-com.webs.com

Racine, WI
February 28 - Racine St. David's Society, St. David's Day Celebration, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 40 Ohio Street. Info: Dick Myers 414-228-7466

Toronto, Ont
February 28 - St. David's Day Celebration and Service in English, 11:00 am. St. David's Day Evening Service in Welsh, 7:00 pm, featuring Rev. Meriel Simpson and Rev. Milton Jenkins, guest preacher. Both services at Dewi Sant Welsh United Church, 33 Melrose Ave. Info: www.dewisant.com or info@dewisant.com

Whitesboro, NY
February 28 - St. David’s Society of Utica St. David’s Day Banquet, 3:00 pm, Hart's Hill Inn, 135 Clinton St. Dinner, meeting and entertainment. $25/person. Info and RSVP by Feb 16): www.saintdavidssociety.org or 315-866-7578.

March 2016

Princeton, NJ
Through April 24 - Art Exhibit from National Museum Wales, at Princeton University Art Museum. "Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape," explores British landscape art over four centuries. Info: artmuseum.princeton.edu

Wales
March 1 - Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant, St. David's Day, celebrates the patron saint of Wales.

Chicago, IL
March 1 - Wrigley Building illuminated white, red & green for St. David's Day, 7:00pm.

Lebo, KS
March 1 - Informal Welsh Tea, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm, Lebo United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 201 W 4th St. Free. Info: Paula Evans, 620-256-6687.

Pittsburgh, PA
March 1 - St. David’s Day Run with the Pittsburgh Hash House Harriers, 6:30 pm, location TBD. Follow a cryptic "trail" marked by a "hare" leading to fun! Non-runners welcome. Info: Dave Williams, peggie@consolidated.net

Sarasota, FL
March 1 - The Gulf Coast St. David's Welsh Society 32nd Annual St. David’s Day Celebration, 6:00 pm, at Heritage Oaks Golf & Country Club, 4800 Chase Oaks Dr. Dinner, entertainment, singing, and fun. Raffle to benefit Scholarship fund. Info and RSVP: Amy Ferrell, 941-349-6069, or www.sarasotawelsh.com

Utica, NY
March 1 - St. David's Day Flag Raising, 10:00 am, Utica City Hall, 1 Kennedy Plaza. With Mayor Robert Palmieri and St. David’s Society of Utica. Info: www.saintdavidssociety.org or 315-768-7115.

Vancouver, BC
March 1 - Vancouver Welsh Society Open House, 7:00 pm, Cambrian Hall, 215 East 17th Ave. Info: www.welshsociety.com

Harrisburg, PA
March 2 - Monthly meeting of the Welsh Society of the Greater Harrisburg Area, 11:30 am, Hoss's Steak and Sea House, 61 Gettyburg Pike, Upper Allen Twp. Info: Faynelle Evans 717-766-7312, Shirley Longnaker 717-545-2604 or www.facebook.com/The-Welsh-Society-of-the-Greater-Harrisburg-Area-330080557201234/

New York, NY
March 4 - 181st Annual Dinner Dance in Celebration of St. David's Day, 6:30 pm, Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue. Presentation of William R. Hopkins Bronze Medal. Black tie suggested. Sponsored by the St. David's Society of the State of New York. $175/person. Info and RSVP (by Feb 24): stdavidsny.org

East Windsor, CT
March 5 - Welsh Society of Western New England's St. David's Day Luncheon and Celebration, 11:00 am, Nutmeg Restaurant, 297 South Main St. Program: Leslie Spencer on “Wales, Land of Song," including tribute to St. David, musical traditions, photos, and more. Welsh "Tea Cup” Auction and Welsh items for sale. Info and RSVP: WelshWNE@gmail.com

Minneapolis, MN
March 5 - St. David's Society of Minnesota St. David's Day Celebration, 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Ramada Plaza Hotel, 1330 Industrial Blvd NE. $27.50/adult; $10/child (under 13 yrs.) Luncheon, entertainment by Crosstown Community Band. RSVP by Feb 26. Info: www.stdavidsofmn.org

New York, NY
March 5 - Monthly Meeting of the Women's Welsh Club of New York, 1:30 pm, Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St. Info: www.nycwelsh.com/welsh-womens-club.

Oak Hill, OH
March 5 - St David's Day Luncheon, noon, Oak Hill Presbyterian Church. Speaker Megan Malone, curator of Lillian Jones Museum, on Welsh influence in Jackson County, Ohio. Info: Madog Center, 740-245-7186.

Omaha, NE
March 5 - St. David's Luncheon and Program of St. David's Welsh Society of Nebraska, Grace Lutheran Church, 2225 Washington St. Welsh Marketplace and tea time 10:00 am; Annual Meeting 11:00 am; Lunch at noon (RSVP); Welsh 7x7 (7 speakers with 7 stories in 7 minutes each) 1:00 pm. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1528267764156168/

Ottawa, ONT / Gatineau, QUE
March 5 - Ottawa Welsh Society St. David's Day Banquet, 11:30 am, Royal Ottawa Golf Club, 1405 Aylmer Road, Gatineau, Quebec. Guest speaker: Pawl Birt, Professor of Celtic Studies at the University of Ottawa and expert on Y Wladfa, on "The Welsh Language: A Passport to the World." Musical program: Merched Dewi ("St. David's Ladies") directed by Betty Cullingworth, of Toronto. $49/person by Feb. 19; $55 thereafter. Info and RSVP: www.ottawawelsh.com

Pella, IA
March 5 - Iowa Welsh Society Celebration Luncheon of St David’s Day, Maytag Student Center, Central College. Board meeting at 10:30 am; Luncheon at 11:30 am. Program: Tammy & Kevin Morgan on their trip to Wales. $19.50/person. Info and RSVP (by March 2): iowawelshsociety.org/images/March2016.pdf or Nancy Evans at non@mchsi.com or Richard Phillips phillipsr911@gmail.com

Philadelphia, PA
March 5 - 288th Annual Reception and Banquet of the Welsh Society of Philadelphia, 6:00 pm, Philadelphia Cricket Club. Dinner, music, and singing. Honoring Trefor Williams, musician and Welsh partriot. Tickets and info: Wynrhys Coghlan, 610-525-6431, www.philadelphiawelsh.org

Portland, OR
March 5 - St. David's Day Celebration of the Welsh Society of Oregon, 12:30 pm, Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 4028 SE 34th Ave. Business meeting, refreshments and program. Info: www.portlandwelsh.org

Seattle, WA
March 5 - St. David’s Day Celebration of the Puget Sound Welsh Association, 2:00-4:00 pm, Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841 NE 123rd Street. Program: Bronn and Katherine Journey, harp and voice; third annual limerick contest (deadline Feb 19); te bach. Info: president@PugetSoundWelsh.org

Vancouver, BC
March 5 - Vancouver Welsh Society St. David's Day Dinner, 6:00 pm, Cambrian Hall, 215 East 17th Ave. Info: www.welshsociety.com

Dunedin, FL
March 6 - St. David's Day Banquet of the St. David Welsh Society of St. Petersburg and the Suncoast, 4:00 pm, Kally K's Steakery & Fishery, 1600 Main St. Musical entertainment. $27/person. Info: Nancy Mellican, 727-726-3125, or www.welshsocietyofthesuncoast.org

Emporia, KS
March 6 - St. David's Concert, 2:30 pm, Emporia Presbyterian Church West Campus, 1702 W 15th. Eluned Jones, director and soloist. Te Bach following. Sponsored by St. David's Society of the State of Kansas. Info: Paula Evans, (620) 256-6687.

Madison, WI
March 6 - St. David's Day Celebration, 1:30 pm, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2126 North Sherman Ave. Program: Performance by Cambrian Singers, Welsh trivia, and singing. Please bring refreshments to share and donations for food pantry. Info: madisoncambrian.org

Ottawa, ONT
March 6 - Ottawa Welsh Society St. David's Day Gymanfa Ganu, 3:00 pm, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 470 Roosevelt Ave. Betty Cullingworth, director of Merched Dewi choir, will conduct with Alan Thomas, organist. Te bach following. Please bring hymnals and goodies to share. Info: www.ottawawelsh.com

Philadelphia, PA
March 6 - 288th Annual Divine Service for Saint David and Gymanfa Ganu, Welsh Chapel of the Arch Street Presbyterian Church, 1724 Arch St. Owen Griffiths preaching; Trefor Williams conducting. Te Bach to follow. Sponsoredy by the Welsh Guild and the Welsh Society of Philadelphia. Info: Marcia Steinhart, 215-561-6247, www.philadelphiawelsh.org

Scotia, NY
March 6 - Annual St. David's Day Dinner, 2:00-5:00 pm, The Turf Tavern, Mohawk Ave. Cocktail hour, dinner and performance by Welsh folk singer Jodee James. Sponsored by the St. David's Welsh Society of the Capital District. Info and RSVP: www.facebook.com/capitaldistrictwelsh

Wilkes-Barre, PA
March 9 - Monthly meeting of the St. David's Society of the Wyoming Valley, noon, Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market St.

Bellevue, WA
March 11 - Seattle Welsh Women's Club meeting, 11:30 am, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. NE. Bring a sack lunch. Info: WelshWomen@PugetSoundWelsh.org

Vancouver, WA
March 11 - CelticFest presents The Vancouver Welsh Men's Choir and the De Danaan School of Irish Dance, plus Piper Tim Fanning and Ballyhooley, 7:30 pm, St. Andrew's-Wesley Church, 1022 Nelson St. Tickets: $27-$40. Info and tickets: www.vwmc.ca/events

Glastonbury, CT
March 12 - Watch the 6 NATIONS Rugby game Wales v. England at 11:00 am. $5 donation. Info: WelshWNE@gmail.com for location/details.

New York, NY
March 13 - St. David's Day Worship Service & Dinner of the Welsh Congregation of New York City, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St. Guest preacher: Rev. Laura Jervis. Traditional Lamb & Leeks dinner and sing-along following the service. $39/adult; $16/child. Info and RSVP (by March 1): nycwelsh.org or Don Farrow 212-580-6636 donaldfarrow@yahoo.com

Tacoma, WA
March 13 - Puget Sound Welsh Association South Sound "Night of Hwyl," 6:00 pm, Elmer's Restaurant, 7427 S. Hosmer St. Info and RSVP: SouthSound@PugetSoundWelsh.org

Rockmart, GA
March 18-19 - WELSHfest 2016. March 18: Candle Light Gymanfa Ganu, 7:00 pm, Van Wert Church. Ron Chalker, conductor. Free will offering. March 19: Welsh and local entertainment including David Llewellyn and Scarlett Wool, tearoom, vendors, educational events, bike race, and more, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, in and around Museum Square, 133 South Marble St., Downtown Rockmart. Info: welshfest.vpweb.com

Glastonbury, CT
March 19 - 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: WelshWNE.org or WelshWNE@gmail.com

Glastonbury, CT
March 19 - Watch 6 NATIONS Rugby game Wales v. Italy at 11:30 am. $5 donation. Info: WelshWNE@gmail.com

Granville, OH
March 19 - Granville Historical Society celebrates Granville’s Welsh heritage with Welsh Banquet, 5:30 pm, Amelia Room of Kendal, 2158 Columbus Road SW. Program: Laura Jenkins Gorun, lovespoon carver, on "History of Welsh Love Spoons." $30/person. Info and RSVP: 740-587-3951.

State College, PA
March 20 - St. David's Day Tea, 1:00-4:00 pm, Mountain View Country Club, 100 Elks Club Road, Boalsburg. Speakers: Jaclyn S. Kaschak and Laurie Cave on "Costume Culture." Sponsored by Welsh Society of Central Pennsylvania. $18/person Info and RSVP (by March 13): coykoz@gmail.com or 814-571-0883.

Dallas, PA
March 26 – "(Welsh) King Arthur in America," presented by Dr. Lee Pennington, 2:00-4:00 pm, Irem Temple Country Club, 70 Ridge Drive. $30 in advance, includes dinner buffet. Presented by The Welsh Cultural Endeavor of NE PA. Info: welshculturenepa.org or ghorwatt@gmail.com

Pittsburgh, PA
March 29 - St. David's Society of Pittsburgh Welsh Book Club meeting, 6:30 pm, Panera, Bakery Square. Book: "Here Be Dragons" by Sharon Kay Penman. Info: www.facebook.com/welshsociety.pittsburgh

April 2016

Princeton, NJ
Through April 24 - Art Exhibit from National Museum Wales, at Princeton University Art Museum. "Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape," explores British landscape art over four centuries. Info: artmuseum.princeton.edu

Milwaukee, WI
April 2 - Welsh Club of the Milwaukee Area Lunch & Progam, 11:30am-2:30pm, Luther Manor, 4545 N. 92nd St. Program: "Y Ddraig Goch Welsh Dancers" from Fermilab International Folk Dance Group, plus election of officers. Info and RSVP (by March 28): Beryl Sekaran 262-389-4428 welshclubmilwaukee-com.webs.com

Minneapolis, MN
April 2 - St. David's Society of Minnesota Well-Read Dragons book group, 11:30 am, Davanni's, 3673 Lexington Ave. N, Arden Hills. Book: The Dig, by Cynan Jones.

New York, NY
April 2 - Monthly Meeting of the Women's Welsh Club of New York, 1:30 pm, Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St. Info: www.nycwelsh.com/welsh-womens-club.

Vancouver, BC
April 2 - Vancouver Orpheus Male Choir and Harmony Women's Vocal Ensemble present "The Joint is Jumpin'," 7:00 pm, Vancouver Alpen Club, 4875 Victoria Dr. Tickets $30. Info: www.facebook.com/events/733747566756631/

Seattle, WA
April 3 - Puget Sound Welsh Association Special Meeting, 2:00-4:00 pm, Williams' residence. Bring finger food to share. For location check newsletter or email: president@PugetSoundWelsh.org

Bellevue, WA
April 8 - Seattle Welsh Women's Club meeting, 11:30 am, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. NE. Bring a sack lunch. Info: WelshWomen@PugetSoundWelsh.org

Glastonbury, CT
April 10 - Let's make Welsh cakes! The Welsh Society of Western New England will be making Welsh cakes from scratch. Arrive 2:30 pm to bake, then taste with tea. Members $5; guests $8, taking home about 18 Welsh cakes. RSVP: WelshWNE@gmail.com

New York, NY
April 12 - Annual Cymanfa Ganu of the Welsh Congregation of New York City, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St. Featuring Rehoboth Choir from Delta, PA; accompanist Mary Nelson. Te bach following. Info: nycwelsh.org or email: info@nycwelsh.org

Edwardsville, PA
April 13 - "Cynonfardd" Eisteddfod, Dr. Edwards Memorial Congregational Church, Church and Main Sts. Afternoon children's session at 1:00 pm with competitions for under 5 to 18 years. Church supper 4:30-5:00 pm, mini Gymanfa Ganu 6:30 pm, followed by evening adult competitions at 7:00 pm. Info and entry details: www.dredwardschurch.com or Sally Morgan DiRico, 570-868-5928, sjbythelake@aol.com

Hollywood, CA
April 13 - "I Wish You Love," Iris Williams, Welsh singer, in concert, 8:30 pm, Catalina Jazz Club, 6725 West Sunset Blvd. Info: 323-466-2210.

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

Calgary, Alberta
April 16 - Annual General Meeting of the Calgary Welsh Society, Christ Church, 3602 8 St. SW. Details TBA. Info: calgarywelshsociety.com

Lakewood, WA
April 17 - Puget Sound Welsh Association South Sound "Night of Hwyl," 6:00 pm, Ram Restaurant & Brewery, 10019 59th Ave SW. Info and RSVP: SouthSound@PugetSoundWelsh.org

Seminole, FL
April 20 - Monthly meeting of the St. David Welsh Society of St. Petersburg and the Suncoast, noon, Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, 8600 113th St. Potluck luncheon and program: "Walking in Wales," with Dr. Lewis. Please bring a dish to share. Info: Nancy Mellican, 727-726-3125, or www.welshsocietyofthesuncoast.org

Edmonton, Alberta
April 22 - Annual General Meeting of the St. David's Welsh Society of Edmonton, 7:00 pm at Park Towers. Info: www.edmontonwelsh.ca or email: edmontonwelshsociety@gmail.com

Ottawa, ONT
April 22-24 - Ontario Welsh Festival in Ottawa. Weekend celebrating Welsh heritage, music and culture, featuring special guest artists, Côrdydd choir from Cardiff and The Three Welsh Tenors. Also enjoy Welsh tea with harp entertainment, noson lawen, children's activities, seminars, banquet with a presentation of the annual Gold Award, grand concert by guest artists, concert afterglow and two glorious hymn singing sessions on Sunday. Info: www.ontariowelshfestival.ca, www.facebook.com/ontario.welsh.festival or contact Donna Morris, 416-756 1249, president@ontariowelshfestival.ca

Toronto, ONT
April 22 - Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir Concert, Dewi Sant Welsh Church, 33 Melrose Ave. Special guest: Harpist Hannah Stone. Proceeds benefit Dewi Sant accessibility project. Info: www.dewisant.com or info@dewisant.com

Vancouver, BC
April 23 - Vancouver Welsh Society Grand Spring Sale, 10:00am-2:00pm, Cambrian Hall, 215 East 17th Ave. Society fundraiser includes booths, silent auction, and more. Info: www.welshsociety.com

Scranton, PA
April 27 - The Three Welsh Tenors in concert, 7:30 pm, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Presented by the Cambrian Society of Plymouth and the St. David's Society of Lackawanna County. Ticket info: Scranton Cultural Center, 570-346-7369.

Philadelphia, PA
April 29 - The Three Welsh Tenors in concert, German Society Ballroom, 611 Spring Garden St. Concert at 7:00 pm, reception at 8:30 pm. Tickets $20. Sponsored by The Welsh Society of Philadelphia and The German Society of Pennsylvania. Info and RSVP: www.philadelphiawelsh.org

Watertown, WI
April 29-May 1 - Tenth Welsh Weekend & State Gymanfa Ganu, Christ United Methodist Church, 112 Hall St. April 29: Concert by John Good, 7:30 pm, featuring singing, guitar, harp, Welsh bagpipe, and stories. April 30: Workshops, Noson Lawen, and awarding of the Eisteddfod chair, 1:30 pm. May 1: 84th Annual State Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, John Good, conducting; Steven Jensen, organist. Eisteddfod entries due by April 14. Info: wggaw.org

Glastonbury, CT
April 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: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

May 2016

Delta, PA
May 1 - Spring Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30-5:00 pm, Rehoboth Welsh Church, 1029 Atom Road. Featuring Rehoboth Welsh Choir. Info: rehobothwelshchurch.weebly.com or www.welshchoir.org

Utica, NY
May 1 - The St David's Society of Utica, NY, Spring Gamanfa Ganu and Memorial Service, 3:00 pm, Holland Patent Presbyterian Church in Holland Patent, NY. Rev. Sue Solomon, pastor; Jay Williams III, conductor; David Kolb, guest soloist. Te Bach following. Info: www.saintdavidssociety.org or 315-768-7115.

New York, NY
May 7 - Monthly Meeting of the Women's Welsh Club of New York, 1:30 pm, Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St. Info: www.nycwelsh.com/welsh-womens-club.

New York, NY
May 8 - Monthly Worship Service of the Welsh Congregation of New York City, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St. Te bach following. Info: nycwelsh.org or email: info@nycwelsh.org

Wilkes-Barre, PA
May 11 - Monthly meeting of the St. David's Society of the Wyoming Valley, noon, Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market St.

Calgary, Alberta
May 14 - Spring Is Singing Concert of the Calgary Welsh Society, Christ Church, 3602 8 St. SW. Details TBA. Info: calgarywelshsociety.com

Eldorado, WI
May 14 - Peniel Saturday Event, 6:00 pm, Peniel Chapel, near Pickett. Featuring Worship, Scott Street Puppeteers, refreshments. Info: wggaw.org

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

June 2016

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. This week's book: Contact!: A Book of Encounters, by Jan Morris.

New York, NY
June 6 - 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.

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. Te bach following. Info: nycwelsh.org or email: info@nycwelsh.org

Rewey, WI
June 12 – 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 (tentative) - Peniel Saturday Event, 6:00 pm, Peniel Chapel, Town of Eldorado, near Pickett. Featuring Fond du Lac Women’s Chorus, refreshments. Info: wggaw.org

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

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.

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

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

Eldorado, WI
July 30 - Peniel Saturday Event, 5:00 pm, Peniel Chapel, near Pickett. Cowboy Church Rev. Joe Corbin and his guitar. Sing along old gospel favorites followed by light meal. Info: wggaw.org

August 2016

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.

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.

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

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

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

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. Info: wggaw.org or Neal Lloyd, 920-348-5657.

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

 



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