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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.

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 ninnau@hotmail.com

2015
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February 2015

Lebo, KS
February 26 - Free informal Welsh Tea, 2:00-4:00 pm, Lebo United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 201 W 4th. Info: Paula Evans, (620) 256-6687.

Columbus, OH
February 27 - Annual Welsh Flag-raising, Ohio Statehouse, downtown Columbus, 11:45am. Info: Welsh Society of Central Ohio, info@welshsocietyofcentralohio.org, 614-500-7998, www.welshsocietyofcentralohio.org.

Chicago, IL
February 28 - St David's Day Dinner of the Cambrian Benevolent Society of Chicago, noon-4:00 pm, Carleton Hotel, 1110 Pleasant St, Oak Park. Featuring hree course meal, cash bar, musical entertainment, and raffle. Trefor Williams, Milwaukee will entertain us and lead us in singing some favorite Welsh songs. Song sheets will be provided. $30 for adults; $15 for children 6 -12 yrs. Info: Ellen Roberts, 847-803-0807 or chicagowelshcambrian.org

Columbus, OH
February 28 - Welsh Society of Central Ohio St. David's Day luncheon, with annual membership meeting and other activities. Reservations and pre-payment required. Info: info@welshsocietyofcentralohio.org, 614-500-7998, www.welshsocietyofcentralohio.org.

Gaiman, Chubut, Argentina
February 28 - 123rd Anniversary Luncheon of the St. David's Association of Trelew, 12:30 pm, at Escuela Num. 61-Abraham Mathews de Bryn Gywn.

Minneapolis, MN
February 28 - St. David's Day Banquet of the St. David's Society of Minnesota, 11:30 am, Ramada Plaza hotel, 1330 Industrial Blvd NW. $25/person; $12/children 10 and under. Info and registration (by Feb 23): www.stdavidsofmn.org

Washington, DC
February 28 - St. David's Banquet of the St. David's Welsh American Society of Washington DC, Cosmos Club. We will host distinguished guests. Entertainment by mezzo-soprano Catrin Rowenna Davies, accompanied by James Harp, Artistic Director of the Lyric Opera of Baltimore. Info: Gareth Howell, gareth.howell@verizon.net, 513-240-2631, www.washingtondcwelsh.org.

Youngstown, OH
February 28 - 124th annual St. David's Day Banquet sponsored by St. David's Society of Youngstown, 2:00 pm, Saxon Club Pavilion. Food, musical entertainment, speakers, and group singing, all in the Welsh tradition. $19.50 per person. Info and reservations (before Feb 20): 330-792-2000. Info on joining the Society: 724-981-3071 or welshman1828@yahoo.com

March 2015

Albany, NY
March 1 - St. David's Welsh Society of the Capital District Annual St. David's Dinner, at the Turf Tavern, 40 Mohawk Avenue (Route 5), Scotia, NY. Bleeker Consort will be presenting a program of Welsh-inspired early music. Social hour at 2:00 pm followed by dinner at 2:30 pm. All are welcome. Choice of entree. Advance reservations and payment required. Contact Robert Jones (518) 355-3201 by February 15 for reservations and harpwoman@nycap.rr.com for details.

Emporia, KS
March 1 - 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 the St. David's Society of the State of Kansas. Info: Paula Evans, (620) 256-6687.

Glastonbury, CT
March 1 - St. David's Day Afternoon Tea. Celebrate St. David's Day with a Welsh Film and Afternoon Tea. 3:00 pm tea, 3:30 pm movie. Bring a tea item (Welsh cakes, scones, jam, cream) to share. Info and film details: email WelshWNE@gmail.com

Lafayette, CA
March 1 - St. David's Day Gymanfa Ganu, 2:00-4:00 pm, Lafayette United Methodist Church, 955 Moraga Road. Sponsored by the Welsh American Society of Northern California. Eryl Aynsley, conductor; Donna Llewellyn Swanson, organist. Te bach following. Coffee and tea provided; donations of Welsh cakes and finger food appreciated. Info: Howard Thomas, 408-866-5448, howard@thomaslosgatos.com, or www.facebook.com/WASNC

Madison, WI
March 1 - Cambrian Heritage Society of Madison will hold its annual Celebration of St. David beginning at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2126 North Sherman Ave. All who attend are asked to bring a donation of money or a non-perishable food item for St. Paul's food pantry, as well as a snack or treat to share at the te bach, and a song, story, joke, etc. to present at the informal prynhawn llawen. Sponsored by the Cambrian Heritage Society of Madison. Info: madisoncambrian.org

Sarasota, FL
March 1 - The Gulf Coast St. David's Welsh Society will hold its 31st annual St. David's Day Celebration beginning with social hour at 6:00 pm, dinner with music and program beginning at 7:00 pm, at Heritage Oaks Golf and Country Club, 4800 Chase Oaks Drive. Info: www.sarasotawelsh.com

Vancouver, BC
March 1 - Vancouver Welsh Society's St. David's Day Dinner, Cambrian Hall, 17th and Main St. Cocktails: 6:00 pm; Dinner 7:00 pm. Catering by Jordan's International Food Designs. Entertainment by folk trio Tramor led by John Good, President of the Arizona Welsh Society. Tickets $40 from Gaynor Evans, fgevans@telus.net

Wales, WI
March 1 - Welsh Club of the Milwaukee Area St. David's Day Celebration, Noon, at 18 West Dining and Banquets, W325 S1767 Mickle Road. Info and reservations: Scott and Allison Lange, 262-549-6908.

East Windsor, CT
March 7 - Annual St. David's Day Luncheon & Celebration. The Welsh Society of Western New England's St. David's Day Luncheon at the Nutmeg Restaurant. Lunch, a video message from the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, followed by a presentation by member Shirley Gilmartin on The Welsh National Party. Welsh logo clothing and Welsh photo note cards for sale, and a "Tea Cup" auction of Welsh goodies. Two members will be in traditional Welsh National costume. Info and tickets: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

Oak Hill, OH
March 7 - Annual St. David's Day luncheon, 1:00 pm, at the Presbyterian Church. Info: Madog Center for Welsh Studies, 740-245-7186 or welsh@rio.edu.

New York, NY
March 8 - Gwyl Dewi/St. David's Worship Service and Dinner, 3:00 pm, Welsh Congregation of NYC, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, 236 West 73rd St. (just west of Broadway). Dinner following service. Info: info@nycwelsh.org or www.nycwelsh.org

Philadelphia, PA
March 8 - 287th Annual Divine Service of The Welsh Society of Philadelphia, 3:30 PM, Arch Street Presbyterian Church, 1724 Arch St. Preaching the Rev. Jerry Fortunato. Conducting Trefor Williams. Te bach to follow. Info: 215-561-6247, www.philadelphiawelsh.org.

Gaiman, Chubut, Argentina
March 13 - Deadline for submission of proposals for the First Argentine-Welsh Literature Festival (in Spanish and Welsh) celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Welsh in Chubut. Writers of all genres, researchers, critics, and the general public are invited to participate in this Literature Festival to be held April 17-18. Potential presenters are invited to submit their proposal(s) for presentations, conferences, or other activities such as readings of literary works, workshops, etc. The topic must relate to some aspect of the Welsh presence in Chubut, Argentina. All proposals must be received by March 13, 2015. Deadline for registration is April 1, 2015. Info: literatura150.wix.com/festival150

Glastonbury, CT
March 14 - Welsh Society's 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 or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

Rockmart, GA
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

Chicago, IL
March 21 - The Women's Welsh Club of Illinois meeting and luncheon, The British Home, 8700 W. 31st St., Brookfield. Come at noon; lunch will be served at 12:30 ($5/person). Bring gently-used books for our spring book sale. Details about program, and menu choices, will be announced later. Lunch reservations will be required. Info: chicagowelshcambrian.org Click on link for Welsh Club.

Pella, IA
March 28 - St. David's Day noon luncheon celebration and program at Monarch's Restaurant, Royal Amsterdam Hotel, 705 East 1st St. Special dietary needs accommodated. Reservations required by March 24. Info: 515-232-0608.

April 2015

Glastonbury, CT
April 11 - Welsh Society's 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 or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

Wauwatosa, WI
April 11 - Welsh Club of the Milwaukee Area Luncheon and Program "Living the Life - Laboring in Bay View" by Milwaukee Metropolitan Voices, conducted by Trefor Williams. Get-together 11:30AM; lunch 12:30PM, at Luther Manor. Info and reservations: Beryl Sekaran, 262-389-4428.

New York, NY
April 12 - Cymanfa Ganu and Worship Service of Welsh Congregation of NYC, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, 236 West 73rd St. (just west of Broadway). Conductor Trevor Williams of Philadelphia, with visiting choir Côr Rehoboth of Delta, PA. Info: info@nycwelsh.org or www.nycwelsh.org

Gaiman, Chubut, Argentina
April 17-18 - First Argentine-Welsh Literature Festival celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Welsh in Chubut. Writers of all genres, researchers, critics, and the general public are invited to participate in this Literature Festival to be held in Spanish and Welsh. Potential presenters are invited to submit their proposal(s) for presentations, conferences, or other activities such as readings of literary works, workshops, etc. The topic must relate to some aspect of the Welsh presence in Chubut, Argentina. All proposals must be received by March 13, 2015. Deadline for registration is April 1, 2015. Info: literatura150.wix.com/festival150

Granville, NY
April 17 - Welsh Society of Western New England's visit to the Slate Valley Museum in Granville. Car pooling is available by calling Sherry at 860-214-7045 or email: sawretired@earthlink.net. Depart CT about 9AM. Bagged lunch on the way. Enjoy museum tour, presentation on Welsh Slate Workers/Communities in the Valley, one-hour driving tour of the Slate Valley then return home, stopping for dinner on the way. Cost: about $30 per person, plus meals. Info and tickets: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

Chicago, IL
April 18 - The Women's Welsh Club of Illinois meeting and luncheon, The British Home, 8700 W. 31st St., Brookfield. Come at noon to visit with friends; luncheon at 12:30 ($5/person). Details about menu choices, and program, will be announced later. Lunch reservations will be required. Info: chicagowelshcambrian.org Click on link for Welsh Club.

Delta, PA/Cardiff, MD
April 18 - National Slate Association (NSA) tour of Delta, PA/Cardiff, MD area, home of "peach bottom slate," led by Rev. Richard Baskwill of the Rehoboth Welsh Chapel of Delta. Tour is part of the NSA Peach Bottom Conference being held April 17-19, in Baltimore, MD. Info: slateassociation.org

Oak Park, IL
April 19 - Spring Gymanfa Ganu, Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church, 744 Fair Oaks Ave. Doors open 1:30 pm; singing commences at 2:30 pm; te bach follows. Joe Corbin, conductor.

Edwardsville, PA
April 25 - The 126th Annual "Cynonfardd" Eisteddfod, Dr. Edwards Memorial Congregational Church, Church & Main Sts. Info: available March 2015 by contacting the secretary, Mrs. Sally Morgan DiRico, 85 Nuangola Ave., Nuangola, PA or 570-868-5928.

Vancouver, BC
April 26 - Vancouver Welsh Society's Grand Spring Sale, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Cambrian Hall, 17th and Main St. The sale has been the most successful fund raiser in recent years. Items for the sale and contributions of goods or services for the Silent Auction are welcome. Info: www.welshsociety.com

May 2015

Beaver Dam, WI
May 2-3 - Welsh Weekend for Everyone. Two days of activities including workshops, te bach, Noson Lawen, dinner, and pub sing on Saturday; followed by the Gymanfa Ganu on Sunday. Most events will take place at Peace Lutheran Church, 400 Hillcrest Drive. Eisteddfod Competition for an essay (max. 750 words) or poem (max. 50 lines) will be adjudicated and a chair awarded at the Noson Lawen. Submit entries via email by April 15 using a pen name to williamsnorton1858@centurytel.net. Eisteddfod theme is "Peacemakers/Heddychwyr." Info, registration, hotel and eisteddfod details: wggaw.org

Beaver Dam, WI
May 3 - Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Peace Lutheran Church, 400 Hillcrest Drive. Rev. Tom White, conducting; Steve Jensen, organist. Part of "Welsh Weekend for Everyone." Info: wggaw.org

Glastonbury, CT
May 3 - Welsh Society of Western New England's film and afternoon tea. 3:00 pm tea, 3:30 pm movie. Bring a tea item (Welsh cakes, scones, jam, cream) to share. Info and RSVP: email WelshWNE@gmail.com

New York, NY
May 10 - Monthly Worship Service of Welsh Congregation of NYC, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, 236 West 73rd St. (just west of Broadway). Dr. Philip R. Newell, pastor; Mary Nelson, director of music. Te bach follows. Info: info@nycwelsh.org or www.nycwelsh.org

Chicago, IL
May 16 - The Women's Welsh Club of Illinois annual Spring Luncheon, Stimac's Restaurant, 4843 Butterfield Rd., Hillside. Come at noon to visit with friends. Luncheon will be served at 12:30. Details about menu choices, cost, and program will be announced later. Luncheon reservations will be required. Info: chicagowelshcambrian.org Click on link for Welsh Club.

Glastonbury, CT
May 16 - Welsh Society's 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 or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

Windsor, CT
May 31 - Family Picnic and Barbecue, 11:30 am-2:30 pm, Northwest Park. Everyone welcome. Bring a dish to share (side, salad, snack, drinks) and we'll provide the burgers, veggie burgers and sausages. Adults $10, kids 6-17 $5, under 6 free. Welsh-themed games and fun including the popular Wellie Wangle race. Shelters and bathrooms on site. Info and RSVP: WelshWNE.org

June 2015

Pewaukee, WI
June 6 - Welsh Club of the Milwaukee Area Luncheon and Program and Memorial Service. Get-together 11:30AM; lunch 12:30PM, at Kirkland Crossings. Info and reservations: Beryl Sekaran, 262-389-4428.

New York, NY
June 14 - Monthly Worship Service of Welsh Congregation of NYC, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, 236 West 73rd St. (just west of Broadway). Dr. Philip R. Newell, pastor; Mary Nelson, director of music. Te bach follows. Info: info@nycwelsh.org or www.nycwelsh.org

Rewey, WI
June 14 - Peniel Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Peniel Presbyterian Church.

Llansteffan, Wales
June 19-23 - Five-day Dylan Thomas event. Includes lodging in a Victorian villa, breakfasts, dinners, walks, discussions, readings, boat trip to Laugharne and recitals led by poets. Cost is £390. Info: Lance Burns, lanceburns2014@yahoo.co.uk, www.hillhouseretreats.co.uk

Kansas City, MO
June 21 - "Sounds of a Sacred Land: The Music of Paul Mealor," sponsored by the St. David's Welsh Society of Greater Kansas City, 2:00 pm, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral. Matthew Chistopher Shepard directing. Admission: $10. Info: www.kcwelsh.com or Evan Ash, 913-768-7006, evanash@mycci.net.

July 2015

Columbus, OH
July 18 - Potluck Picnic, 11:30am-4pm, Blendon Woods Metro Park, Westerville. Bring your own beverage and table service and a dish to share. Sponsored by the Welsh Society of Central Ohio. Info: info@welshsocietyofcentralohio.org, 614-500-7998, or www.welshsocietyofcentralohio.org.

Portland, OR
July 19-26 - Cwrs Cymraeg at Lewis & CLark College, 39th annual week-long Welsh course, presented by Cymdethas Madog, the Welsh Studies Institute of North America, Inc. Cwrs y Darganfod - the Course of Discovery - will feature 5 hours of daily language instruction taught by experienced Welsh teachers from Wales and North America. Also singing, dancing, a pub quiz night, Welsh films and games, an eisteddfod, noson lawen (talent night) and field trip to a place of local interest. All learners are welcome - complete beginner to advanced. Info, registration, and scholarship info: www.madog.org. Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/cymdeithasmadog or email secretary@madog.org.

Redgranite, WI
July 19 - Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, First Congregational Church/UCC, off Hwy. 21.

August 2015

Three Lakes, WI
August 9 - Gymanfa Ganu, 7:00 pm, Union Congregational Church/UCC, 6993 Superior.

September 2015

Queensbury, NY
September 2 - Concert by Côr y Penrhyn (from Bethesda, Wales), 7:00 pm, Queensbury Union High School, Aviation Rd. Hosted by the Poultney Area St. David's Society, Inc. Ticket prices: $35, $30, $25 and $15. To reserve tickets, remit check or money order, payable to PASDS and mail to: Poultney Area St. David's Society, Inc., 60 Norton Avenue, Poultney, VT 05764-1029 USA. Info: 802-287-5744, pasds88@yahoo.com, or www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtpasds

Columbus, OH
September 3-6 - North American Festival of Wales. Four days of Welsh events and activities including seminars, eisteddfod, films, children's activities, tours, marketplace, concerts, dinners, and more. Special appearances by Penrhyn Male Voice Choir, Calan fiddle band, and more. Capped off with the 84th Welsh National Gymanafa Ganu on Sunday. Sponsored by the Welsh North American Association. Info and registration: wngga.org

Wild Rose, WI
September 20 - Wild Rose Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Wild Rose Presbyterian Church.

Mankato, MN
September 27 - Minnesota State Gymanfa. Details forthcoming.

October 2015

Cambria, WI
October 11 - Cambria Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 and 6:00 pm, Cambria First Presbyterian, Florence and Towyn.

November 2015

Racine, WI
November 8 - Christmas Gymanfa, 2:30 pm, Covenant Presbyterian Church.

December 2015

 



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