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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 ninnaupublications@gmail.com

2016
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2016

July 2016

Washington, DC
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

Llangollen, WALES
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.

Pittsburgh, PA
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: lizcwilliams@msn.com

Portland, OR
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.

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.

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

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

Ottawa, Ont
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, hwyl@ptd.net or 570-814-7689.

Cambridge, MA
July 20-22 - International Conference on Welsh Studies 2016 (NAASWCH), Harvard University. Info: www.naaswch.org, Dr Melinda Gray: mgray@post.harvard.edu or Professor Daniel Williams: Daniel.G.Williams@swansea.ac.uk

Calgary, ALBERTA
July 24 - Annual Picnic & BBQ, 2:00 pm, Lake Bonavista. Sponsored by the Calgary Welsh Society. Free for members.

Pittsburgh, PA
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.

Abergavenny, WALES
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

Glastonbury, CT
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 Could we please have the following event included for July.

Minneapolis, MN
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 stdavidsofmn@gmail.com by July 25. Info: morelearning4morestudents.com

August 2016

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

Toronto, Ont.
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

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 at 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. Info: Info: Mary Morris Mergenthal, mary.mergenthal@gmail.com or morelearning4morestudents.com/2016/01/31/well-read-dragons-book-group-st-davids-society-of-minnesota/

Washington, DC
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

Ebensburg, PA
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.

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.

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

Vancouver, BC
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, fgevans@telus.net

Fredericksburg, VA
August 21 - Welsh Society of Fredericksburg annual picnic. Info: www.welshfred.com

Mississauga, Ont
August 26 - Burlington Welsh Male Choir Concert, 7:30 pm, Benaras Historic House Museum, 1507 Clarkson Rd. N. Info: www.burlingtonwelsh.com

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

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 atudents. Info and tickets: vancouverorpheus.org

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

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

Fredericksburg, VA
September 17 - Fredericksburg Welsh Festival, 11:00 am-5:00 pm, near James Monroe Museum, 908 Charles St. Info: www.welshfred.com

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

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

Mankato, MN
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 2016

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

Southern CT
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Massachusetts
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

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

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

 



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