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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: Due to concerns related to COVID-19, many events have been cancelled or moved online. Although every effort is made to ensure accuracy, we have not been able to confirm all events, so please check with local organizers for latest status. For your health and safety, please follow recommendations from local authorities and the CDC (US) or PHA (Canada) when deciding whether or not to attend an event. Please send corrections to ninnaupublications@gmail.com

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2020

May 2020

Belton, MO
May 1 - CANCELLED - St. David's Society of Greater Kansas City Calan Mai Celebration, 6:00 pm, "Camp Mag," at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, 16808 Holmes Rd. Celebration of Beltane in Welsh fashion with mock fight between winter and summer, hanging of the straw man, Welsh treats, elderberry wine, bonfire and singing of Welsh folk music. Free admission. Info: kcwelsh.com

Fond du Lac, WI
May 2-3 – CANCELLED - Welsh Weekend for All, Cathedral of St. Paul the Apostle, 51 West Division St. Saturday, 2:00 pm: Seminars, musical performances, Eisteddfod; Dinner and folk singing off site. Sunday, 2:30pm: 88th Annual State Gymanfa Ganu, with Rev. Thomas White, director, and Steve Jensen, organist. Info: wggaw.org

Newmarket, ON
May 2 - CANCELLED - Toronto Male Voice Choir in concert, 7:30 pm, GranAurora, Bethel Community Church. Info: welshchoir.ca

Vancouver, BC
May 2 – CANCELLED - Vancouver Orpheus Choir Concert, Shaughnessy Heights United Church, 1550 West 33rd Ave. With British Columbia Boys Choir. Info: vancouverorpheus.org

Washington, DC
May 2 – CANCELLED - Washington DC Welsh Conversation Group, 10:30am-noon, Teaism Penn Quarter. Buy your food & drink upstairs and find us downstairs, usually at the long table. Info: www.washingtondcwelsh.org

Western New England
May 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 - ONLINE - Welsh Society of Western New England’s Welsh Conversation Meet-up, every Tuesday at 7:30 pm and every Saturday at 2:00 pm. Info on how to participate: www.WelshWNE.org

Delta, PA
May 3 – CANCELLED - Rehoboth Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Rehoboth Welsh Church, 1029 Atom Rd. Te bach following. Info: rehobothwelshchurch.weebly.com

Fond du Lac, WI
May 3 – CANCELLED - Wisconsin State Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30pm, Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 51 W. Division St. Director Rev. Tom White; Organist Steve Jensen; Special music by Golden Tones and Peniel Quartet. Info: wggaw.org

Swansea, Wales
May 3 – CANCELLED - S4C Welsh TV presents "Songs of Praise," from the Calon Lân Centre. Info: calonlancentre.info

Utica, NY
May 3 – POSTPONED - St. David's Society of Utica Gymanfa Ganu, 3:00-4:30 pm, New Hartford Presbyterian Church, 45 Genesee St., New Hartford. Host Rev. Dr. Susan Riggle, Conductor Jay Williams, Organist Sue Bartholomew, Soloist Kelsey Brush. Te bach following. Info: saintdavidssociety.org

Western New England
May 4, 11, 18, 25 - ONLINE - Welsh Society of Western New England’s Welsh Genealogy Chat, every Monday, 11:00am-12:30 pm. Info on how to participate: www.WelshWNE.org

Oshkosh, WI
May 9 – CANCELLED - Concert by New Generation Singers of Central Wisconsin Christian School, 6:00pm, Peniel Welsh Chapel, W9644 Zoar Rd. Refreshments following. Info: wggaw.org/peniel-saturdays-2

Vancouver, BC
May 9 – CANCELLED - Vancouver Welsh Men's Choir 40th Anniversary Concert, Shaughnessy Heights United Church, 1550 W 33rd Ave. Info: vancouverchoir.ca

New York, NY
May 10 – ONLINE - Welsh Congregation of New York City Mothering Sunday Service, 3:00-4:30 pm. Rev. Dr. Matthew P. Harrington presiding. Info on how to participate: www.welshchurch.nyc

Swansea, Wales
May 15 - CANCELLED - First Annual Calon Lan Festival and Concert, Calon Lan Centre, Mynyddbach Chapel. Featuring Bristol Male Voice Choir. Info: calonlancentre.info/events/ Info: calonlancentre.info

Seattle, WA
May 15-16 - CANCELLED - Puget Sound Welsh Association and Seattle Storytellers Guild Mabinogion Storytelling Event, Haller Lake United Methodist Church, 13055 First Ave. NE. Friday 7:00 pm; Saturday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm. Featuring international storytellers Peter Stevenson from Wales and Hugh Lupton from England. Info: www.facebook.com/events/2626466764250100

Kansas City, MO
May 16 - POSTPONED - British Gala KC, 10:00am-4:00pm, Ararat Event Centre, 5100 Ararat Dr. British food, entertainment, and more. St. David's Society of Greater Kansas City will have a display booth. $5/person; free for children 10 and under. Info: www.britishgalakc.com

Fredericksburg, VA
May 17 – CANCELLED - Welsh Society of Fredericksburg, VA, meeting, 7:30 pm, Faulkner Hall, St. George's Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St. Info: www.welshfred.com/

Remsen, NY
May 17 – UNABLE TO CONFIRM - Enlli Song Fest, 3:00-4:30 pm, Enlli Church, 11492 Fairchild Rd. Te bach following. Info: saintdavidssociety.org

Oak Park, IL
May 24 - UNABLE TO CONFIRM - Cambrian Benevolent Society of Chicago Spring Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30pm, Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church, 744 Fair Oaks Ave. Te bach following. Info: chicagowelshcambrian.org or dilyswr@gmail.com

Delta, BC
May 26 – CANCELLED - Vancouver Welsh Men's Choir Spring Concert, South Delta Secondary School, 750 53 St. Info: vancouverchoir.ca

June 2020

Western New England
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - ONLINE - Welsh Society of Western New England’s Welsh Genealogy Chat, every Monday, 11:00am-12:30 pm. Info on how to participate: www.WelshWNE.org

Arden Hills, MN
June 6 – St. David's Society of Minnesota Well-Read Dragons Book Group, 11:30-1:30 pm, Davanni's Restaurant, 3673 Lexington Ave. N. Order lunch off menu followed by book discussion: "New Welsh Short Stories," edited by Francesca Rhydderch & Penny Thomas. Info: stdavidsofmn.org or mary.mergenthal@gmail.com

Washington, DC
June 6 – Washington DC Welsh Conversation Group, 10:30am-noon, Teaism Penn Quarter. Buy your food & drink upstairs and find us downstairs, usually at the long table. Info: www.washingtondcwelsh.org

Wauwatosa, WI
June 6 - CANCELLED - Welsh Club of the Milwaukee Area booth at the Milwaukee Highland Games, 9:00 am-9:00 pm, Hart Park, 7300 W Chestnut St. Entry: $10/person. Info: milwaukeehighlandgames.org

Grafton, WI
June 13 - Welsh Club of the Milwaukee Area meeting, 11:00 am, Providence Place Senior Community, 815 Washington St. Robert Humphries presents "Wisconsin: A Crossroads of Welsh America." Contact Carole Jensen, 262-524-8075 for luncheon reservations ($12). Info: MilwaukeeWelshClub.org

Kansas City, MO to Wymore, NE
June 13-14 - St. David's Society of Greater Kansas City trip to the Great Plains Welsh Heritage Center in Wymore, NE. Lunch with Gwenith Closs Colgrove, GPWHC President, tour of center, and visit to restored Welsh school. Info: Evan Ash, FrEvanAsh@gmail.com

Oshkosh, WI
June 13 – Concert by Golden Tones, 6:00pm, Peniel Welsh Chapel, W9644 Zoar Rd. Refreshments following. Info: wggaw.org/peniel-saturdays-2

Mineral Point, WI
June 14 – Peniel/Rewey Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Peniel Presbyterian Church, 1449 Peniel Rd. Rev. Joe Corbin, director; te bach following. Info: wggaw.org

New York, NY
June 14 – ONLINE - Welsh Congregation of New York City Worship Whitsunday Service, 3:00-4:30 pm. Rev. Dr. Matthew P. Harrington presiding, organist Bernadette Hoke. Info on how to participate: www.welshchurch.nyc

St. Paul, MN
June 20 – St. David's Society of Minnesota Well-Read Dragons Book Group, 11:30-1:30 pm, St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, 2323 Como Ave. Book discussion with noted Mpls composer David Evan Thomas: "Flame in the Mountains, Williams Pantycelyn, Ann Griffith and the Welsh Hymns," by H.A. Hodges, ed. E. Wyn James. Info & lunch details: stdavidsofmn.org or mary.mergenthal@gmail.com

Fredericksburg, VA
June 21 – Welsh Society of Fredericksburg, VA, meeting, 7:30 pm, Faulkner Hall, St. George's Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St. Info: www.welshfred.com/

Malad City, IA
June 26-28 – CANCELLED - Malad Valley Welsh Festival. Features presentations about Welsh heroes, poetry competitions, art displays, choral and harp concerts, Celtic musicians, wagon rides to historic sites, kids’ activities, Taste of Wales booth, and more. Info: welshfestival.com or www.facebook.com/welshfestival

Oshkosh, WI
June 27 – Elvis Gospel Music, 7:00pm, Peniel Welsh Chapel, W9644 Zoar Rd. Oldie's Diner open at 5:30pm. Info: wggaw.org/peniel-saturdays-2

Portland, OR
June 27 – Welsh Society of Oregon Noson Lawen, 7:00-9:00 pm. Details TBA. Info: www.portlandwelsh.org

South Windsor, CT
June 27 - Welsh Society of Western New England’s Welsh Conversation Meet-up, 10:30am-noon, Panera Bread, 100 Hemlock Ave. All levels welcome. Info: www.WelshWNE.org

Oregon City, OR
June 28 – Bryn Seion Gymanfa Ganu, Bryn Seion Welsh Church, 22077 S. Kamrath Rd. Nerys Jones, director and Geneva Cook, organist. Church service at 11:00am; First session at 2:00pm with special music by THree Pound Note; Welsh Tea at 4:00pm; Ysgol Gan (singing school) and second session at 6:00pm with special music by Annette Pritchard and Amanda Burke. Info: www.portlandwelsh.org

July 2020

Washington, DC
July 4 – Washington DC Welsh Conversation Group, 10:30am-noon, Teaism Penn Quarter. Buy your food & drink upstairs and find us downstairs, usually at the long table. Info: www.washingtondcwelsh.org

Western New England
July 6, 13, 20, 27 - ONLINE - Welsh Society of Western New England’s Welsh Genealogy Chat, every Monday, 11:00am-12:30 pm. Info on how to participate: www.WelshWNE.org

Oshkosh, WI
July 11 – Cowboy Church with Rev. Joe Corbin and Monty Berger, 6:00pm, Peniel Welsh Chapel, W9644 Zoar Rd. Wear your cowboy duds; chuckwagon following. Info: wggaw.org/peniel-saturdays-2

Keuka Park, NY
July 12-19 – CANCELLED - Welsh Heritage Week, Keuka College. Full week immersion in Welsh language and culture. Info: welshheritageweek.org

Remsen, NY
July 19 – French Rd. Church Gymanfa Ganu, 2:00-3:30pm, French Rd. Church (old Welsh Chapel), 9782 East Steuben Rd.. Te bach following. Info: saintdavidssociety.org

Austin, TX
July 22-24 - International Conference on Welsh Studies, The University of Texas at Austin & Harry Ransom Center. Presented by the North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History (NAASWCH). Info: Dr. Melinda Gray, mgray@post.harvard.edu or www.naaswch.org

Wild Rose, WI
July 26 – CANCELLED - Wild Rose Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30pm, Wild Rose Presbyterian Church, 501 Jackson St. Rev. Joe Corbin, director; te bach following. Info: wggaw.org

August 2020

Arden Hills, MN
August 1 – St. David's Society of Minnesota Well-Read Dragons Book Group, 11:30-1:30 pm, Davanni's Restaurant, 3673 Lexington Ave. N. Order lunch off menu followed by book discussion: "A Simple Scale," by David Llewellyn. Info: stdavidsofmn.org or mary.mergenthal@gmail.com

Oshkosh, WI
August 1 – Gospel Sing, 6:00pm, Peniel Welsh Chapel, W9644 Zoar Rd. Song leader Larry Conrad, Pianist Sarah Conrad, Reed Organist Rev. Tom White, refreshments following. Info: wggaw.org/peniel-saturdays-2

Washington, DC
August 1 – Washington DC Welsh Conversation Group, 10:30am-noon, Teaism Penn Quarter. Buy your food & drink upstairs and find us downstairs, usually at the long table. Info: www.washingtondcwelsh.org

Western New England
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - ONLINE - Welsh Society of Western New England’s Welsh Genealogy Chat, every Monday, 11:00am-12:30 pm. Info on how to participate: www.WelshWNE.org

Cedarburg, WI
August 15 – Welsh Club of the Milwaukee Area Annual Picnic, 11:00am, location provided with RSVP. Info & RSVP: rbatty@wi.rr.com or MilwaukeeWelshClub.org

Fredericksburg, VA
August 16 – Welsh Society of Fredericksburg, VA, meeting, 7:30 pm, Faulkner Hall, St. George's Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St. Info: www.welshfred.com/

Oshkosh, WI
August 22 – Welsh Day Events, time TBA, Peniel Welsh Chapel, W9644 Zoar Rd. Refreshments. Info: wggaw.org/peniel-saturdays-2

Oshkosh, WI
August 23 – 98th Annual Peniel/Town of Eldorado Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Peniel/Pickett Chapel, W9644 Zoar Road. Directors: Dean Scherck and Joshua Giese; Reed organist Rev. Tom White; Pianist Sarah Corad; te bach following. Info: wggaw.org

Waukesha, WI
August 27-30 - Welsh Club of the Milwaukee Area booth at the Wisconsin Highland Games, Waukesha Expo Center, 1000 Northview Rd. Info: MilwaukeeWelshClub.org or www.wisconsinscottish.org

West Hartford, CT
August 29 - CANCELLED - Côr y Penrhyn from Bethesda, Wales, in concert, 5:00-6:30 pm, St. John's Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Ave. Info: www.WelshWNE.org or InfoWelshWNE@gmail.com

September 2020

Philadelphia, PA
September 3-6 - CANCELLED - North American Festival of Wales, DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia City Center, 237 Broad St. The premier Welsh festival featuring a full schedule of seminars, film, dance, concerts, singing and recitation competitions, and much more. Info & registration: www.nafow.org

Waukesha, WI
September 4-6 – Wisconsin Highland Games, Waukesha Expo Center, 1000 Northview Rd. Welsh Club of the Milwuakee Area will have a booth. Info: MilwaukeeWelshClub.org or www.wisconsinscottish.org/info

Washington, DC
September 5 – Washington DC Welsh Conversation Group, 10:30am-noon, Teaism Penn Quarter. Buy your food & drink upstairs and find us downstairs, usually at the long table. Info: www.washingtondcwelsh.org

Western New England
September 7, 14, 21, 28 - ONLINE - Welsh Society of Western New England’s Welsh Genealogy Chat, every Monday, 11:00am-12:30 pm. Info on how to participate: www.WelshWNE.org

Oshkosh, WI
September 12 – Talent Night, 6:00pm, Peniel Welsh Chapel, W9644 Zoar Rd. Rrefreshments following. Info: wggaw.org/peniel-saturdays-2

Nelson, NY
September 13 – Nelson Gymanfa Ganu, 3:00-4:30 pm, Old Wels Church. Info & directions: saintdavidssociety.org

New York, NY
September 13 – Welsh Congregation of New York City Homecoming Service, 3:00-4:30 pm, Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St. Rev. Dr. Matthew P. Harrington presiding, organist Mary Nelson. Te bach to follow. Info: www.welshchurch.nyc

West Springfield, CT
September 17 or 18 (TBD) - Welsh Society of Western New England Noson Lawen 5:00-8:00pm, location TBD. Featuring visiting Welsh poet Tony Curtis. Share stories, poetry, singing, music, and more. Info & RSVP: InfoWelshWNE@gmailcom

Fredericksburg, VA
September 20 – Welsh Society of Fredericksburg, VA, meeting, 7:30 pm, Faulkner Hall, St. George's Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St. Info: www.welshfred.com/

Remsen, NY
September 26-27 – Remsen Barn Fest. St. David's Society of Utica, NY will share a booth with the Remsen Steuben Historical Society. Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm. Info: saintdavidssociety.org

Mineral Point, WI
September 27 – 3rd Annual Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, 403 High St. Rev. Joe Corbin, director. Held in conjunction with the Mineral Point Cornish/Celtic Festival (Sept. 25-27). Info: wggaw.org or www.cornishfest.org

Remsen, NY
September 27 – Remsen Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30-4:00 pm, Stone Meeting House, 9793 Prospect St. Te bach following. Info: saintdavidssociety.org

October 2020

Muskego, WI
October 3 – Welsh Club of the Milwaukee Area meeting, 11:00 am, Tudor Oaks Senior Community, S77 W12929 McShane Drive. Joe Whitmore presents "It Takes a Welshman to Make a Welshman: Lowell Thomas and Lawrence of Arabia." Contact Carole Jensen, 262-524-8075 for luncheon reservations ($12). Info: MilwaukeeWelshClub.org

Washington, DC
October 3 – Washington DC Welsh Conversation Group, 10:30am-noon, Teaism Penn Quarter. Buy your food & drink upstairs and find us downstairs, usually at the long table. Info: www.washingtondcwelsh.org

Ilion, NY
October 4 – Fall Gymanfa Ganu, 3:00-4:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 90 Morgan St. Host Rev. Rick Riggle. Te bach following. Info: saintdavidssociety.org

Glastonbury, CT
October 10 - Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Workshop, 10:15 am-5:00 pm. Learn to research Welsh roots. Info: www.welshwne.org/events. RSVP: InfoWelshWNE@gmail.com. Location provided at that time.

Cambria, WI
October 11 – 76th Annual Cambria Gymanfa Ganu, Cambria First Presbyterian Church, 121 West Florence St. Sessionsat 2:30 and 6:00 pm; supper between sessions. Sheryl Clay-Newell, director, and Ann Lemmenes,organist. Info: wggaw.org

New York, NY
October 11 – Welsh Congregation of New York City October Service, 3:00-4:30 pm, Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St. Rev. Dr. Matthew P. Harrington presiding, organist Mary Nelson. Te bach to follow. Info: www.welshchurch.nyc

Trenton, ON
October 17 - Toronto Male Voice Choir in concert, 3:00 pm, St. George's Anglican Church. Info: welshchoir.ca

Fredericksburg, VA
October 18 – Welsh Society of Fredericksburg, VA, meeting, 7:30 pm, Faulkner Hall, St. George's Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St. Info: www.welshfred.com/ Peterboro, NY October 24-25 - Induction Weekend Ceremonies for Welsh-American Robert Everett’s induction into the Abolitionist Hall of Fame. Info: www.nationalabolitionhalloffameandmuseum.org

November 2020

Glastonbury, CT
November 7 - Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Workshop, 10:15 am-5:00 pm. Learn to research Welsh roots. Info: www.welshwne.org/events. RSVP: InfoWelshWNE@gmail.com. Location provided at that time.

Washington, DC
November 7 – Washington DC Welsh Conversation Group, 10:30am-noon, Teaism Penn Quarter. Buy your food & drink upstairs and find us downstairs, usually at the long table. Info: www.washingtondcwelsh.org

New York, NY
November 8 – Welsh Congregation of New York City Remembrance Sunday Service, 3:00-4:30 pm, Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St. Rev. Dr. Matthew P. Harrington presiding, organist Mary Nelson. Te bach to follow. Info: www.welshchurch.nyc

Orangeville, OH
November 8 - Toronto Male Voice Choir in concert, 2:30 pm, Orangeville Opera Houses. Info: welshchoir.ca

Courtice, ON
November 14 - Toronto Male Voice Choir in concert, 7:30 pm, Faith United Church. Info: welshchoir.ca

Overland Park, KS
November 14 - Daughters of the British Empire Faire, 10:00am-4:00pm, Abdulla Chrine, 5300 Metcalf Ave. British craft and dance fair. St. David's Society of Greater Kansas City will have a display booth. $5/person; $1/child 12 and under. Info: kcwelsh.com

Fredericksburg, VA
Noember 15 – Welsh Society of Fredericksburg, VA, meeting, 7:30 pm, Faulkner Hall, St. George's Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St. Info: www.welshfred.com/

Wales, WI
November 15 – Christmas Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Jerusalem Presbyterian Church, 207 West Main St. Te bach following. Info: wggaw.org

West Allis, WI
November 20-22 - Welsh Club of the Milwaukee Area booth at the Holiday Folk Fair International, Wisconsin State Fair Park, 640 South 84th St. Info: MilwaukeeWelshClub.org or folkfair.org

December 2020

Dousman, WI
December 5 – Welsh Club of the Milwaukee Area meeting, 11:00 am, Three Pillars Senior Community, 410 N Main St. Scholarship Winner Stephen Simuncak. Contact Carole Jensen, 262-524-8075 for luncheon reservations ($12). Info: MilwaukeeWelshClub.org

Glendale, WI
December 5 – Welsh Club of the Milwaukee Area at Milwaukee Krampusnackt, 4:00-10:00pm, Bavarian Bierhaus, 700 W. Lexington Blve. Info: MilwaukeeWelshClub.org

Washington, DC
December 5 – Washington DC Welsh Conversation Group, 10:30am-noon, Teaism Penn Quarter. Buy your food & drink upstairs and find us downstairs, usually at the long table. Info: www.washingtondcwelsh.org

New York, NY
December 13 – Welsh Congregation of New York City Advent Service Lessons and Carols, 3:00-4:30 pm, Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St. Rev. Dr. Matthew P. Harrington presiding, organist Mary Nelson. Te bach to follow. Info: www.welshchurch.nyc

Toronto, ON
December 16 - Toronto Male Voice Choir Christmas Concert, 7:30 pm, Calvin Presbyterian Church. Info: welshchoir.ca

New Hartford, NY
December 19 – St. David's Society of Utica Christmas Party, 12:30-2:30 pm, First United Methodist Church of New Hartford, 105 Genesee St. Info: saintdavidssociety.org

Fredericksburg, VA
December 20 – Welsh Society of Fredericksburg, VA, meeting, 7:30 pm, Faulkner Hall, St. George's Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St. Info: www.welshfred.com/

 



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