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Calendar of Events

NINNAU & Y Drych provides 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. To list your event, see Submit an Event.

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

August 2016

New York, NY
August 17-September 3 - Wales' Motherlode Theatre presents the North American premiere of "The Good Earth", The Flea Theater, 41 White St. Tickets: $15-35. Play about group of Welsh villagers fighting to stay in their homes when a new development comes to town. In English with Welsh language folk songs. Info and tickets: www.theflea.org/show_detail.php?page_type=0&show_id=176

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

Mississauga, Ont
August 26 - Burlington Welsh Male Choir Concert, 7:30 pm, Benares Historic House Museum, 1507 Clarkson Rd. $10 suggested donation. Sponsored by Friends of the Museums of Missisauga. Info: www.burlingtonwelsh.com or https://www7.mississauga.ca/documents/culture/museums/VerandahConcertSeries_flyer_web.pdf

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 Sunday Brunch, 1:00 pm, Turtles Restaurant, Little Sarasota Bay, 8875 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key. Brunch: $9.99 per person (includes Mimosa or Bloody Mary). RSVP by Aug 26: Meg Larrabbee, 941-923-2062 or sarasotawelsh@yahoo.com. Info: www.sarasotawelsh.com

St. Paul, MN
August 28 - St. David's Society of Minnesota Pub Gathering, 3:00-5:00 pm, O'Gara's Bar and Grill, 164 N. Snelling Ave. Informal gathering for conversation and fun.www.facebook.com/stdavidsofmn

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 students. 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

New York, NY
Through September 3 - Wales' Motherlode Theatre presents the North American premiere of "The Good Earth", The Flea Theater, 41 White St. Tickets: $15-35. Play about group of Welsh villagers fighting to stay in their homes when a new development comes to town. In English with Welsh language folk songs. Info and tickets: www.theflea.org/show_detail.php?page_type=0&show_id=176

U.S. and Canada Tour
Through 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

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, starting at 6:15 pm, Carmella's Plates & Pints, 1908 E. Carson. Toast to Owain Glyndwr at 7:00 pm sharp, then continuing to other local pubs. Raffle and singing. Info: https://www.facebook.com/welshsociety.pittsburgh

New York, NY
September 11 - Monthly service of the Welsh Congregation of New York City, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, 236 West 73rd St. Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrington preaching; music by Mary Nelson. Te bach following. Info: www.welshchurch.nyc

Toronto, ON
September 14 - Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir Open Rehearsal, 7:30 pm, Dewi Sant Welsh United Church, 33 Melrose Ave. Music lovers and potential choristers welcome. Info: welshchoir.ca

Wilkes-Barre, PA
September 14 - Monthly meeting of the St. David's Society of the Wyoming Valley, noon, Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market St.

U.S. & Canada Tour
September 17-October 13 - Tom Jones in concert, Windsor, ONT; Rama, ONT; Upper Darby, PA; NYC; Boston; Mashantucket, CT; Washington, DC; Montclair, NJ; Pittsburgh, PA; Northfield, OH; Louisville, KY; Chicago, IL; Kansas City, MO; Thackerville, OK; San Francisco, CA; Hollywood, CA. Details and tickets: www.ticketmaster.com/

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. www.facebook.com/welshsociety.pittsburgh

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 Sunday Brunch. 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

U.S. and Canada Tour
Through 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

U.S. & Canada Tour
Through October 13 - Tom Jones in concert. October concerts in Northfield, OH; Louisville, KY; Chicago, IL; Kansas City, MO; Thackerville, OK; San Francisco, CA; Hollywood, CA. Details and tickets: www.ticketmaster.com/

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

Los Angeles, CA
October 1 - Reading of selections from Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood, read by Joe Praml, 11:30 am, Palms-Rancho Park Branch Los Angeles Public Library, 2920 Overland Ave. Free. Info: www.lapl.org/branches/palms-rancho or www.joepraml.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

Mount Forest, ON
October 2 - Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir Concert, 2:30 pm, Woodland United Church 160th Anniversary, at Mount Forest United Church, 175 Queen Street East. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Info: www.mountforestunitedchurch.com/ or welshchoir.ca

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.

Wymore, NE
October 8 - John Good concert featuring Welsh folk music and more, 2:00 pm, Wymore Community Center. Tea following at Great Plains Welsh Heritage Centre, 307 South 7th St. Info: www.facebook.com/175920415778591

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

New York, NY
October 9 - Monthly service of the Welsh Congregation of New York City, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, 236 West 73rd St. Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrington preaching; music by Mary Nelson. Noson Lawen follows at 4:15 pm. To participate, contact Don Farrow, donaldfarrow@yahoo.com or 646-260-6390. Info: www.welshchurch.nyc

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

Wilkes-Barre, PA
October 12 - Monthly meeting of the St. David's Society of the Wyoming Valley, noon, Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market St.

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

Washington, DC
October 29 - "How the Britons Became the English, the Welsh, and the Scottish: Creating a United Kingdom," 9:30 am-4:15 pm, S. Dillon Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. Daylong program with historian Jennifer Paxton. Tickets: $90 Member, 140 Non-Member. Info: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/reserve.aspx?ID=235541

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

San Mateo, CA
November 6 - Noson Lawen, 4:00-6:00 pm, O'Neill's Irish Pub, 34 S. B Street. Bring a song, poem, story, or joke to share. Appetizers provided by Welsh American Society of Northern California. Info: Laura Richardson, 408-316-1763 or www.facebook.com/WASNC

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

Toronto, ON
November 12 - Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir 'Remembrance Concert', 2:00 pm, Veterans K Wing, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre. Info: welshchoir.ca

New York, NY
November 13 - Monthly service of the Welsh Congregation of New York City, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, 236 West 73rd St. Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrington preaching; music by Mary Nelson. Te bach following. Info: www.welshchurch.nyc

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

Courtice, ON
November 19 - Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir Concert, 3:00 pm, Rotary Club of Courtice. Info: welshchoir.ca

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

Brampton, ON
December 4 - Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir Concert, 2:30 pm, St. Paulís United Church, 30 Main Street South. Benefits SHARE Agriculture Foundation. Info: www.shareagfoundation.org/ welshchoir.ca

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

Aurora, ON
December 10 - Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir Concert, 7:30 pm, Trinity Aurora Anglican Church, 79 Victoria St. Info: welshchoir.ca

New York, NY
December 11 - Christmas Service of Carols, Welsh Congregation of New York City, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, 236 West 73rd St. Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrington preaching; music by Mary Nelson. Te bach following. Info: www.welshchurch.nyc

Wilkes-Barre, PA
December 14 - Monthly meeting of the St. David's Society of the Wyoming Valley, noon, Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market St.

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

New York, NY
January 8 - Monthly service of the Welsh Congregation of New York City, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, 236 West 73rd St. Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrington preaching; music by Mary Nelson. Te bach following. Info: www.welshchurch.nyc

San Francisco, CA
January 21 - 12th Night/Nos Galan Dinner and Noson Lawen, Presidio Social Club, 563 Ruger St. Details TBA. Sponsored by Welsh American Society of Northern California. Info: www.facebook.com/WASNC

New York, NY
February 12 - Monthly service of the Welsh Congregation of New York City, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, 236 West 73rd St. Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrington preaching; music by Mary Nelson. Te bach following. Info: www.welshchurch.nyc

New York, NY
March 12 - St. David's Service and Dinner of the Welsh Congregation of New York City, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, 236 West 73rd St. Dinner following service. Info: www.welshchurch.nyc

New York, NY
April 9 - Cymanfa Ganu of the Welsh Congregation of New York City, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, 236 West 73rd St. Rev. Te bach following. Info: www.welshchurch.nyc

Dundalk, ON
April 30 - Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir Concert, 3:00 pm, Dundalk United Church, 200 Main Street East. Info: welshchoir.ca

Newmarket, ON
May 7 - Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir Concert, 2:00 pm, Visual & Performing Arts Newmarket, Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Crescent. Adults $30; seniors $25; students $10. Info: www.vpan.ca/event-2238789 or welshchoir.ca

New York, NY
May 14 - Monthly service of the Welsh Congregation of New York City, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, 236 West 73rd St. Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrington preaching; music by Mary Nelson. Te bach following. Info: www.welshchurch.nyc

New York, NY
June 11 - Monthly service of the Welsh Congregation of New York City, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, 236 West 73rd St. Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrington preaching; music by Mary Nelson. Te bach following. Info: www.welshchurch.nyc

Beavercreek, OR
June 25 - 82nd annual Gymanfa Ganu, Bryn Seion Welsh Church, 22132 S. Kamrath Rd. Service 11:00 am; Gymanfa Ganu sessions 2:00 and 4:00 pm; Welsh Tea 4:00 pm at Beavercreek Grange. Featuring Director Nerys Jones, organist Geneva Cook, guest performers Bronn Journey and harpist Annette Pritchard. Info: www.brynseionwelshchurch.org

Golden, CO
July (dates TBA) - Welsh Heritage Week 2017, Colorado School of Mines. Annual week of immersion in Welsh language and culture. Includes language lessons, folk dancing, clogging, hymn singing, harp lessons, Welsh literature, and much more. Sponsored by the Welsh Harp & Heritage Society of North America, Inc. Info: Contact Beth Landmesser hwyl@ptd.net or 570-814-7689.

Albany, NY
July 16-23 - Cwrs Cymraeg 2017, Siena College. Annual week of immersion in Welsh language and culture. Features five hours of daily language instruction, singing, dancing, a pub quiz night, Welsh films and games, an eisteddfod, noson lawen, etc. All levels welcome. Presented by Cymdethas Madog, the Welsh Studies Institute of North America, Inc. Info: www.madog.org, facebook.com/cymdeithasmadog or email secretary@madog.org

 



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