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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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April 2015

Glastonbury, CT
April 11 - Welsh Society of Western New England Genealogy Group meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. Meets 10:00am-5:00pm at the Sits, 22 Windwood Dr. 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. 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 - Nawfed Penwythnos Cymreig i Bawb / Ninth Welsh Weekend for Everyone. Two days of activities including workshops, te bach, Noson Lawen, eisteddfod chair presentation, Saturday from 3:00-7:00 pm, Peace Lutheran Church, 400 Hillcrest Drive. Saturday Pub Night, 8:30 pm, Quality Inn and Suites, 815 Park Ave. Gymanfa Ganu on Sunday. 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 titled "Hedd Wyn," an anti-war biopic. Hedd Wyn (born Ellis Humphrey Evans) was a Welsh language poet and pacifist who was killed during WWI. He was posthumously awarded the bard's chair at the 1917 Eisteddfod. Bring a tea item (Welsh cakes, scones, bara brith, etc.) to share. Info and RSVP, email: WelshWNE@gmail.com

Utica, NY
May 3 - Spring Gymanfa Ganu, in honor of Norman Williams, 3:00 PM, Westminster-Moriah-Olivet Presbyterian Church, 714 Washington St., Utica. Conductor Jay G. Williams III; organist Susan Bartholomew; Pianist Jeanne Jones; Soloist Jennie Larchar. Te bach to follow. Sponsored by St. David's Society of Utica, NY. Info: www.saintdavidssociety.org or 315-866-7578.

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 of Western New England's Genealogy Group meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. Meets 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Bring your Welsh family tree and a lunch dish to share. Info: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

Windsor, CT
May 31 - Welsh Society of Western New England Family Picnic and BBQ, 11:30 am-2:30 pm, Northwest Park, 145 Lang Rd. Welsh-themed games and fun for the family including the infamous "Wellie Wangle." We'll provide the burgers, sausages and veggie burgers, fixings and paper goods. Tickets: Adults $10, kids aged 6-17 $5, under 6 free. Shelters and bathrooms on site. Ticket info and RSVP: WelshWNE@gmail.com

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.

Glastonbury, CT
June 13 - Welsh Society of Western New England's Genealogy Group meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. Meets 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Bring your Welsh family tree and a lunch dish to share. Info: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

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 - Gymanfa Ganu 2:30 pm, Carmel-Peniel Presbyterian Church on Peniel Road. Geraint Wilkes, director, and Barbara Brown, pianist. Te bach follows the singing session. Info and directions: wggaw.org

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.

Malad City, ID
June 26-27 - Malad Valley Welsh Festival, all day, Malad City Park, 20 South 100 West. Presentations on Welsh culture and history, four concerts, all-day Celtic musical performances, community breakfast and lunch, pioneer games, family history displays, exhibits about Welsh food and dress, wagon rides to historic places, home craft and food booths. All events free except community meals. Info: Jean Thomas, Festival Chair, 208-766-4010, thomjea2@isu.edu; Susan Wittman, maladcity@hotmail.com; www.welshfestival.com.

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/United Church of Christ, 887 Bonnell Ave. Mr. Trefor Williams from Milwaukee will be conducting; Rev. Thomas White of North Fond du Lac will be the organist. Te bach follows the singing session. Info and directions: wggaw.org

August 2015

Three Lakes, WI
August 9 - Gymanfa Ganu, 7:00 pm, Union Congregational United Church of Christ, 6993 Forest St. Rev. Joe Corbin of Reedsburg, director, and Lori Hunter of Eagle River, organist. Info and directions: wggaw.org

Eldorado, WI
August 22-23 - Peniel Welsh Weekend at Peniel Welsh Chapel, W9644 Zoar Road, Oshkosh (7 miles north of Rosendale on Hwy 26 then 0.5 mile west on County Hwy FF). August 22 - Welsh cemetery walk, 2:00 pm; Welsh meal, 5:00 pm; Peniel Men's Quartet, 6:00 pm. August 23 - Annual Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm. Director: Diane Michaels, Rock Springs, WI. Reed Organist: Tom White, N. Fond du Lac. Pianist: Sarah Conrad, Eldorado. Te bach follows the singing session. Info: Rev. Tom White, 920-822-9424, tjwhite65@charter.net or wggaw.org

September 2015

Vermont / New York Slate Valley
September 1-2 - "Gathering of the Clans," hosted by Poultney Area St. David's Society. Info: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtpasds

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, contact Poultney Area St. David's Society, Inc. 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

Hartford, CT
September 19 - Welsh Society of Western New England's presentation and afternoon tea: "The Work of Dylan Thomas" presented by visiting Welsh poet Tony Curtis. Tony Curtis was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2001. He is Emeritus Professor of Poetry at the University of South Wales (Glamorgan). Info: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

Wild Rose, WI
September 20 - Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Wild Rose Presbyterian Church, 501 Jackson St. Director: Ann E. Lemmenes from Waupun. Reed Organist: Rev. Tom White, North Fond du Lac. Te bach follows the singing session. Info and directions: wggaw.org

Glastonbury, CT
September 26 - Welsh Society of Western New England's Genealogy Group meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. Meets 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Bring your Welsh family tree and a lunch dish to share. Info: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

Hartford, CT
September 26 - "Pipes in the Valley" Celtic Music Festival, 11:00 am to 10:30 pm, Mortensen's Riverfront Plaza, 300 Columbus Blvd. Celtic music, foods, entertainment. 5th annual Highlander Classic Games begin at 9:00 am. Free admission. Info: pipesinthevalley.com

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

October 2015

Cambria, WI
October 11 - 71st Annual Gymanfa Ganu at Cambria First Presbyterian Church, corner of Florence and Towyn streets (121 West Florence St.). Sessions at 2:30 and 6:00 p.m. with supper served between sessions. Director: Ann Lemmenes,, Waupun, WI . Organist: Marilyn Schrader, Milwaukee. Info: Neal Lloyd, 920-348-5657 or wggaw.org

Glastonbury, CT
October 17 - Welsh Society of Western New England's Genealogy Group meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. Meets 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Bring your Welsh family tree and a lunch dish to share. Info: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

New York, NY
October 19 - Iris Williams sings at famed Birdland Jazz Club. Info: www.birdlandjazz.com

November 2015

Racine, WI
November 8 - Christmas Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 40 Ohio Street. Director: Rev. Joe Corbin from Reedsburg. Info: wggaw.org

Glastonbury, CT
November 14 - Welsh Society of Western New England's Genealogy Group meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. Meets 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Bring your Welsh family tree and a lunch dish to share. Info: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

Glastonbury, CT
November 22 - Welsh Society of Western New England's film and afternoon tea with Portmeirion pottery, 3:00 pm. "Travel to Portmeirion," photos and film clips set in, or about, Portmeirion, the quaint Italianate village in north-west Wales. Bring a tea item (Welsh Cakes, scones, Bara brith etc) to share. Info and RSVP, email: WelshWNE@gmail.com

December 2015

 



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