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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: 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 when deciding whether or not to attend an event. Please send corrections to ninnaupublications@gmail.com

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2021

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2020

August 2020

Tregaron, WALES
August 1-8 - POSTPONED - The National Eisteddfod in Tregaron postponed to 2021. Info: eisteddfod.wales

ONLINE
August 1-8 - Eisteddfod AmGen - Alternative Eisteddfod. Program of activities, lectures, perormances, workshops and more delivered over various media. Weekly program listing: eisteddfod.wales/amgen

Minneapolis, MN
August 1 – ONLINE - St. David's Society of Minnesota Well-Read Dragons Book Group, via Zoom. Book discussion: "New Welsh Short Stories," editd by Francesca Rhydderch and Penny Thomas. Info, including how to sign in: stdavidsofmn.org/whats-on and Additional Details & Resources.

Oshkosh, WI
August 1 – Elvis Gospel Hymn Sing, 7:00pm, Outside at 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

Portland, OR
August 1 – Welsh Society of Oregon Monthly Meeting, 12:30-3:00pm, Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 4028 SE 34th Ave. Info: www.portlandwelsh.org or oregonwelsh@gmail.com

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

Owego, NY
August 5 – CANCELLED - Welsh Society of the Southern Tier Annual Picnic, 5:00pm, Hickories Park, 359 Hickories Park Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/WelshSocietyoftheSouthernTier

NAFOW EISTEDDFOD
August 12 – Deadline to enter NAFOW Eisteddfod Poetry Competitions in Welsh and English. Theme is Hope/Gobaith. Details: festivalofwales.org/eisteddfod-2020.html

Cedarburg, WI
August 15 – Welsh Club of the Milwaukee Area Annual Picnic, 11:00am, location provided with RSVP. Bring your own meat to grill or a sandwich, a dish to share, beverage, and chair. Ice cream provided. 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, plus the Peniel Quartet at 6:00pm, Outside at 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, Outside at Peniel Welsh Chapel, W9644 Zoar Road. Directors: Dean Scherck and Joshua Giese; Reed organist Rev. Tom White; Pianist Sarah Corad; te bach following. Info: wggaw.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

NAFOW ONLINE
September 4-30 - Virtual North American Festival of Wales on-demand all month. Featuring Welsh music artists, mini lecture series sponsored by the Welsh government, poetry recitation of Eisteddfod winners, preview of 2021 NAFOW in Ottawa. Info: www.nafow.org

Philadelphia, PA
September 3-6 - CANCELLED - Philadelphia North American Festival of Wales. The next NAFOW will take place in 2021 in Ottawa, Ontario. Info: www.nafow.org

Waukesha, WI
September 4-6 – CANCELLED - 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 8, 15, 22,29 - ONLINE - Welsh Society of Western New England's Welsh Conversation, 6:30pm. All levels welcome. Info: www.WelshWNE.org; RSVP: InfoWelshWNE@gmail.com to be added to Zoom meeting.

Western New England
September 8, 22 - ONLINE - Welsh Society of Western New England's Welsh Genealogy Workshop, 11:00am-12:30 pm. Info: www.WelshWNE.org; RSVP: InfoWelshWNE@gmail.com to be added to Zoom meeting.

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

Portland, OR
September 12 – Welsh Society of Oregon Monthly Meeting, 12:30-3:00pm, Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 4028 SE 34th Ave. Info: www.portlandwelsh.org or oregonwelsh@gmail.com

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. Te bach to follow. Info: www.welshchurch.nyc

Western New England
September 19 - ONLINE - Welsh Society of Western New England Noson Lawen 3:00-5:00pm, via Zoom. Share Welsh fables, stories, poetry, readings, singing and music, in Welsh or English, or simply listen and enjoy. Info & RSVP to be added to program and to be on Zoom invite: 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 25-28 – ONLINE - Remsen Barn Festival. Info: www.remsenbarnfestival.org

Shawnee Mission, KS
September 26 – Saint David's Society of Greater Kansas City Meeting & Film Night, 2:00 pm, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 5325 Nieman Road. Film: "The Wishing Well" (1954). Info: kcwelsh.com

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 – TENTATIVE - 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

Portland, OR
October 3 – Welsh Society of Oregon Monthly Meeting, 12:30-3:00pm, Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 4028 SE 34th Ave. Info: www.portlandwelsh.org or oregonwelsh@gmail.com

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

Western New England
October 6, 13, 20, 27 - ONLINE - Welsh Society of Western New England's Welsh Conversation, 6:30pm. All levels welcome. Info: www.WelshWNE.org; RSVP: InfoWelshWNE@gmail.com to be added to Zoom meeting.

Western New England
October 6, 20 - ONLINE - Welsh Society of Western New England's Welsh Genealogy Workshop, 11:00am-12:30 pm. Info: www.WelshWNE.org; RSVP: InfoWelshWNE@gmail.com to be added to Zoom meeting.

Cambridge, MA
October 8-11 - POSTPONED to 2021 - 17th John V. Kelleher Memorial Lecture and 40th Annual Harvard Celtic Colloquium, Harvard University. Info: www.facebook.com/HarvardCeltic

Cambria, WI
October 11 – 76th Annual Cambria Gymanfa Ganu, Cambria First Presbyterian Church, 121 West Florence St. Sessions at 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. Te bach to follow. Info: www.welshchurch.nyc

ONLINE
October 12-14 – Virtual British Institute for family history research, online. Courses include: "Tracing Your Irish Family History" presented by Chris Paton, "Hidden Treasures in Welsh Family History" with Darris Williams, and "English Research: The Fundamentals and Beyond" by Paul Milner. Presented by the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History. Info: www.isbgfh.com/Virtual-British-Institute

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/

Sarasota, FL
October 18 – Gulf Coast St. David's Welsh Society Annual Picnic, Turtle Beach, Siesta Key. Info: www.sarasotawelsh.com

Peterboro, NY
October 24-25 - TENTATIVE - Induction Weekend Ceremonies for Welsh-American Robert Everett's induction into the Abolitionist Hall of Fame. Info: www.nationalabolitionhalloffameandmuseum.org

South Windsor, CT
October 24 - TENTATIVE - Welsh Society of Western New England’s Welsh Conversation Meet-up, 10:30am-12 noon, Panera Bread, Evergreen Walk. Learners and speakers, chat in Welsh in a casual, friendly setting. Info: www.WelshWNE.org or InfoWelshWNE@gmail.com

Belton, MO
October 31 – Saint David's Society of Greater Kansas City Nos Calan Gaeaf/Celtic New Year, 6:00 pm, Saint Mary Magdalene's Episcopal Church, 16808 Holmes Rd. Enjoy Welsh folk music, folk dancing, treats, children's activities, and bonfire. Info: kcwelsh.com

November 2020

Kansas City, MO
November - Date TBA – ONLINE - Saint David's Society of Greater Kansas City Whiskey/Tea Tasting Event, held in association with The Celtic Ranch in Weston, MO. Info: kcwelsh.com

Glastonbury, CT
November 7 - TENTATIVE - Welsh Society of Western New England's Welsh Genealogy Workshop, 10:30am-5:00 pm. Research Welsh roots. Info: www.WelshWNE.org; RSVP: InfoWelshWNE@gmail.com, location provided at that time.

Portland, OR
November 7 – Welsh Society of Oregon Monthly Meeting, 12:30-3:00pm, Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 4028 SE 34th Ave. Info: www.portlandwelsh.org or oregonwelsh@gmail.com

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. Te bach to follow. Info: www.welshchurch.nyc

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

Western New England
November 10, 17, 24 - ONLINE - Welsh Society of Western New England's Welsh Conversation, 6:30pm. All levels welcome. Info: www.WelshWNE.org; RSVP: InfoWelshWNE@gmail.com to be added to Zoom meeting.

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

Overland Park, KS
November 14 - CANCELLED - Daughters of the British Empire Faire, 10:00am-4:00pm, Abdulla Shrine, 5300 Metcalf Ave. British craft and dance fair. Info: kcwelsh.com

Fredericksburg, VA
November 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

Western New England
November 17, 24 - ONLINE - Welsh Society of Western New England's Welsh Genealogy Workshop, 11:00am-12:30 pm. Info: www.WelshWNE.org; RSVP: InfoWelshWNE@gmail.com to be added to Zoom meeting.

West Allis, WI
November 20-22 - ONLINE - Holiday Folk Fair International. Info: folkfair.org

South Windsor, CT
November 28 - TENTATIVE - Welsh Society of Western New England’s Welsh Conversation Meet-up, 10:30am-12 noon, Panera Bread, Evergreen Walk. Learners and speakers, chat in Welsh in a casual, friendly setting. Info: www.WelshWNE.org or InfoWelshWNE@gmail.com

December 2020

Shawnee Mission, KS
December - Date TBA – Saint David's Society of Greater Kansas City Meeting, Christmas Caroling & AGM, 2:00 pm, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 5325 Nieman Road. Info: kcwelsh.com

Western New England
December 1, 8, 15 - ONLINE - Welsh Society of Western New England's Welsh Conversation, 6:30pm. All levels welcome. Info: www.WelshWNE.org; RSVP: InfoWelshWNE@gmail.com to be added to Zoom meeting.

Western New England
December 1, 15 - ONLINE - Welsh Society of Western New England's Welsh Genealogy Workshop, 11:00am-12:30 pm. Info: www.WelshWNE.org; RSVP: InfoWelshWNE@gmail.com to be added to Zoom meeting.

Dousman, WI
December 5 – TENTATIVE- 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

Portland, OR
December 5 – Welsh Society of Oregon Christmas Tea, 12:30-3:00pm, Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 4028 SE 34th Ave. Info: www.portlandwelsh.org or oregonwelsh@gmail.com

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

West Springfield, MA
December 5 - Welsh Society of Western New England's Christmas Holiday Luncheon, 11:00am-3:00pm, Storrowton Tavern. Presenter: John Bollard, "Dafydd ap Gwilym's Wales," reading of translated poems and photographs by Anthony Griffiths. Info & tickets (available Nov 15): www.WelshWNE.org or InfoWelshWNE@gmail.com.

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. 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/

2021

Calgary, AB
July 27 - The North American Welsh Choir/Cor Cymry Gogledd America in concert. Hosted by the Calgary Welsh Society. Details TBA. Info: www.facebook.com/Calgary-WELSH-Society-1575363109414214/

Minnesota
September 26 - Minnesota Welsh Hymn Festival. Hosted by the Minnesota Welsh Association. Details TBA. Info: www.facebook.com/MinnesotaWelshAssociation/

Oak Hill, OH
September 26 - 148th Gymanfa of the Central Southeast Ohio Association of Welsh Congregational Churches at the Welsh-American Heritage Museum. Details TBA.

 



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