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April 2017

Fri-Sun, April 21-23
Winnipeg (MB) RSCDS Winnipeg Branch 46th Annual Workshop & Ball at 17 Wing Airforce Base Bldg. #76, Whytewold Rd(north of Ness Ave). Fri: Ceilidh 7:30; Sat: classes 9:30-2:00, dinner/dance 5:45-11pm; Sun: classes 10am-1pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Winnipeg Branch. Teachers are Barbara Johnson (Edmonton) & David Booz (Toronto). Music by Ron Krug & Dennis Orr. Semi-formal attire. Muffins, coffee, etc. $125. Contact Jane Nattrass (Workshop Coordinator) janenattrass@shaw.ca or Agnes Brydon (Registrar) 204-837-7346 brydona@yahoo.com. [www.rscdswinnipeg.ca]

Fri-Sun, April 28-30
Ames (IA) 26th Annual Ball Weekend of the RSCDS Central Iowa Branch at Collegiate United Methodist Church-Wesley Foundation Annex, 130 S Sheldon Ave. Sat: Walk-Through 12:30-2:30pm, Dinner 6pm, Grand March & Ball 7:30pm, After-Party 11pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Central Iowa Branch. Music by Susie Petrov (piano) and Laura Risk (fiddle). Festive attire. Buffet-style supper with vegetarian and meat options. Food also at Friday concert, Ball After-Party, and Sunday Brunch. $30-55. There will be a Friday-night concert (8pm, April 28) with Laura Risk and Susie Petrov at St. Luke's Episcopal Church (3424 Forest Ave., Des Moines, Iowa). Tickets for the Friday concert will be sold at the door for $15. A Sunday potluck brunch (10:30 am, April 30) will be hosted at Brookside Park on 6th Street in Ames. The cost of the Ball alone is $30, the Dinner alone is $30, and the Ball plus Dinner is $55. Contact Linda Lieberman 515-292-8590 or Sue Meyer 515-267-1537. [www.rscdscentraliowa.org/events/spring-ball-2017]

Fri, April 28
Berkeley (CA) San Francisco Scottish Fiddler Spring Concert in Berkeley at Freight and Salvage Coffee House, 2020 Addison St. 8pm. Sponsored by San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers. Musical Director: Alasdair Fraser. Music by San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers. $25-27. Led by internationally acclaimed Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser, more than 100 musicians playing fiddles, piano, cellos, guitars, harps, flutes, and percussion will tickle your ears with traditional Scottish tunes! From reflective ballads to the liveliest reels and jigs, enjoy Celtic traditions and music from Cape Breton, Quebec, and Scandinavia, as well as the sounds of Outlander! Contact Pat Gregory sfsfconcert@gmail.com or Christine Palmer-Persen 707-838-8587 pyrcreek@comcast.net. [www.sfscottishfiddlers.org]

Sat, April 29
Modesto (CA) San Francisco Scottish Fiddler Spring Concert in Modesto at Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St. 7:30pm. Sponsored by San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers. Musical Director: Alasdair Fraser. Music by San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers. $20-35. Enjoy traditional sounds of the Scottish highlands when internationally acclaimed fiddler Alasdair Fraser leads more than 100 musicians in a concert that will have you tapping your toes, if not dancing in the aisles. If you like the soundtracks of Outlander or Braveheart, you'll love these traditional tunes from Scotland, Cape Breton, Quebec, and Scandinavia. Contact Pat Gregory sfsfconcert@gmail.com or Christine Palmer-Persen 707-838-8587 pyrcreek@comcast.net. [www.sfscottishfiddlers.org]

Sat, April 29
Southbury (CT) Kilts & Ghillies Tea Dance date changed to Sunday, April 30.
Hamilton (ON) John Middleton Ball at The Scotch Rite, 4 Queen St S. Welcome 6pm, Dinner 6:30pm, Grand March 8:30pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Hamilton Branch. Music by Scotch Mist. Formal attire. Refreshments: Dinner. Dancers $75, Non-RSCDS Members $80, Non-Dancers $50. Hospitality available. Flyer and Registration Form on website. Contact J'ina Middleton 905-522-2151. [www.rscdshamilton.org/events.html]

Sun, April 30
Southbury (CT) Kilts & Ghillies Tea Dance at South Britain Congregational Church Parish House, 693 S Britain Rd. 3-7pm. Sponsored by RSCDS New Haven Branch. Music by Dave Wiesler plus fiddler Light refreshments. $30. Contact Ingrid Davis 203-263-3578 ingrid20@sbcglobal.net. [nhrscds.com]

May 2017

Sat, May 6
Hayward (CA) Monthly Party - Tea Dance at Hill and Valley Club, 1808 B St. 3-6pm. Sponsored by Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - San Francisco Branch. Kilts for men, skirts or dresses for women. Finger foods following the dance. $12. Walk-throughs of program dances held at the hall before the party from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. Everyone welcome! $12 RSCDS members, $18 non-members, $6 youth members (18 and under), or limited income members, $2 new dancers (with coupon). Free for spectators. Contact George Nesbitt 510-655-8532 or Mark Burt 510-760-7595 m5burt@yahoo.com. [www.rscds-sf.org]
London (ON) Spring Ball at The Great Hall Somerville House, Western University. Reception 5:30pm, Dinner 6pm Dancing 8pm. Sponsored by RSCDS London Canada. Music by Laird Brown and The Scotch Mist. Formal attire. Buffet dinner. $75. Non- dancing price $50. Dance program and briefs on Branch website. Contact Alasdair and Anne Campbell 519-641-3550 atcampbell119@hotmail.com. [rscdslondoncanada.org]

Sun, May 7
Truro (NS) A Royal Tea Party at St Andrews Church Hall, 55 King St. Dancing at 2pm. Afternoon Tea follows. Sponsored by RSCDS Nova Scotia Branch. Music by The Mini-Macs. informal. Hats requested. $20. 35th Anniversary Royal Tea party with prizes for the best hat (men and women). Discounts available for RSCDS members and groups of 8 (registered as a block). We expect to have available our Branch book of dances and CD (recorded by Muriel Johnstone and Keith Smith). Contact Kathy Warren 902-406-6568 kathyerniew3@gmail.com. [www.rscdsnovascotia.ca]

Thu-Sat, May 12-14
Melrose (MA) Boston Highland Ball at Melrose Memorial Hall, 590 Main Street. Fri: Welcome Dance (at Weston First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Rd, Weston, MA) 8pm; Sat: Ball reception 5:30pm, dance 8pm; Sun: Brunch 11am. Sponsored by RSCDS Boston Branch. Music by Saucy Bess. Formal attire. Saturday night ball includes reception and dinner. $85. Saturday Ball attendees may elect to attend the dinner or dance only on Saturday with a discount. Contact Katarina Dutton highlandball@rscdsboston.org. [rscdsboston.org/event-highland-ball.html]

Sat, May 13
Ottawa (ON) Ardbrae AGM, pot-luck and dance at Parkdale United Church Hall, 429 Parkdale Ave. 6-10:30pm. Sponsored by Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa. Pot-luck buffet. $6. Contact Elaine Hoag elaine.hoag@gmail.com or Barbara Anglin anglin7576@rogers.com. [www.ardbrae.org]
Alexandria (VA) Basic Tea Dance at St Stephen's & St Agnes Lower School, 400 Fontaine St. 2-5pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Northern Virginia. Music by David Knight (fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (piano). Tea dance attire. Contributions to the tea table are welcome. $20, student $10. An easy, simple springtime dance. Beginners welcome! Contact Elizabeth Holtan info@rscds-greaterdc.org. [www.rscds-greaterdc.org]

Fri, May 12
Little Rock (AR) An Evening with Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas at CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Avenue. 7:30-11pm. Sponsored by Arkansas Scottish Country Dance Society. Music by Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas. $20 . Doors open at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased through the Eventbrite website. Contact Macy Purtle 501-758-9910 macypurtle@gmail.com. [www.arkansasscottishcountrydancing.com]

Fri-Sun, May 19-21
Copake (NY) NEW Pawling Weekend at Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp, 159 Empire Fri: Buffet Supper 6pm, Welcome dance 8-10:30pm, party; Sat: Classes 9:30am-12:15pm, Teachers' workshop or Ball walk-thru 2-3:30pm, Ball 8-11:30pm, Ceilidh midnight-1am, party 1am-?; Sun: Classes 10:30am-noon, Champagne dance 2-3:15pm. Sponsored by RSCDS New York Branch. Teachers are Antoine Rousseau (Paris, France), Rebecca Roman (Buffalo, NY) & Arthur McNair (Pittsburgh). Welcome dance - casual attire; Ball - formal attire. Refreshments: All meals provided from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch. Prices: Entire weekend: $300 before March 31/$350 after, Welcome Dance and Dinner: $100, Sat Classes, Meals and Highland Ball: $150, Highland Ball and Dinner: $120, Highland Ball only (no meals): $100, Sat or Sun Classes and Meals: $100. Contact (Public Contact) contact@rscdsnewyork.org. [rscdsnewyork.org]

Sat-Sun, May 27-28
Belfast (ME) Memorial Day Weekend Party at American Legion Hall, 43 Church St. Sat: Fiddle Workshop 12:30-2:30pm, Dance review 3:30pm, Potluck 5:45-7pm, Dance 7pm, Sun: Brunch/Ceilidh 10am-2pm. Sponsored by Penobscot Bay Scottish Country Dancers. Fiddle Workshop teachers are Judi Nicolson (fiddle), Kathy Fraser-Collins (piano), Fred Collins (drums). Dance music by Judi Nicolson (fiddle), Kathy Fraser-Collins (piano), Fred Collins (drums). Fiddle Workshop: $25, Potluck ($1 + pot), Dance: $10 member/$12 non-member. Briefs & Dance Diagrams posted to Boston Branch calendar.Sunday Brunch/Ceilidh at 794 Shore Rd, Bayside (Northport), ME. Contact Gayle Koyanagi (Party Info) 207-322-7727 gkoyanagi20@gmail.com or Kim Jacobs (Hospitality) 207-722-3139 zephyrhill@fairpoint.net. [rscdsboston.org/event-calendar.html]

June 2017

Sat, June 3
Aptos (CA) Monthly Party at Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista Dr. 3-6pm. Sponsored by Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - San Francisco Branch. Kilts for men, skirts or dresses for women. Finger foods following the dance. $12. Please note that the attire for this dance is a wee bit unusual. Since this is Santa Cruz, Hawaiian prints and tie-dyed shirts and dresses are not only welcome but encouraged! Walk-throughs of program dances held at the hall before the party from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. Everyone welcome! $12 RSCDS members, $18 non-members, $6 youth members (18 and under), or limited income members, $2 new dancers (with coupon). Free for spectators. Contact Mark Burt 510-760-7595 m5burt@yahoo.com. [www.rscds-sf.org]

Fri-Sun, June 9-11
Beaver Dam (WI) Midwest Scottish Weekend at Wayland Academy, 101 N University Ave. Fri: dance & after-party evening; Sat: classes am&pm, banquet, ball & ceilidh evening; Sun: classes am, brunch noon. Sponsored by Chicago, Madison, and Milwaukee Branches. Teachers are Stella Fogg and Chandi McCracken. Music by Terpsichore: Elke Baker & Liz Donaldson. Ball is semi-formal attire. 3 meals per day, including ball banquet & evening parties. Lodging provided in dorm rooms. Madison, Milwaukee & Chicago (O'Hare) airports are all options, with Madison being the nearest. Contact Nancy McClements 608-358-4478 nancymcclements@gmail.com or Diana Hankes 414-828-0570 dianahankes@gmail.com. [sites.google.com/site/midwestscottishweekend]

Fri-Sat, June 23-24
Kensington (MD) Capital Weekend at Academy of the Holy Cross, 4920 Strathmore Ave. Fri: Welcome Dance 8pm; Sat: Ball 6:30pm. Sponsored by Washington DC Branch, RSCDS. Music by Thistle House. Contact Sally Beth Buckner 301-564-0097 buck_leigh@comcast.net. [www.capitalweekend.org]

July 2017

Sun-Sun, July 23-30
Vancouver (BC) TAC Summer School Week 2017 at University of British Columbia. Week of morning SCD classes, evening dances, optional afternoon classes. Sponsored by Teachers' Association Canada (TAC). Teachers are Tracey Applebee, Gary Coull, Jean Noble, Andrew Smith. Music by Lisa Scott, Ian Muir, Judi Nicolson, Deby Benton Grosjean, Mary Ross, Don Wood. Classes casual attire, dances semi-formal/formal attire. Accommodation and breakfast, lunch, dinner all week. $1430. Four levels of dance classes to accommodate all dancers from basic to advanced and beginner to experienced. Contact (Summer School Registrar) ssregistrar@tac-rscds.org or (Summer School Director) ssdirector@tac-rscds.org. [www.tac-rscds.org/index.php/tac-summer-school]

August 2017

September 2017

Fri-Sun, Sep 15-17
§ High View (WV) Scottish Weekend 2017 at Timber Ridge Camp, 759 Timber Ridge Camp Rd. Fri: Welcome Dance 8pm; Sat: Classes am&pm, Ball 8pm; Sun: Classes. Sponsored by Scottish Weekend. Teachers are David Queen, Robert McOwen, Margaret Grenadine. Music by SW Ensemble. Casual and semi-formal attire. All meals and refreshments. $275. Contact Sandy Gallamore 804-678-8927 2017@scottishweekend.org. [www.scottishweekend.org/index.html]

October 2017

Fri-Sun, October 6-8
Dartmouth (NS) 35th Anniversary Fall Workshop at Christchurch Parish Hall, 61 Dundas St. Fri: ceilidh 7pm; Sat: classes am&pm, Banquet & Ball evening; Sun: Teachers' and Combined Classes. Sponsored by RSCDS Nova Scotia Branch. Teachers are Ron Wallace (USA), Jim Stott (Scotland). Music by Dean Herington and Mara Shea (USA). Semi-formal attire. Sat: lunch, banquet, Sun: lunch. $100. Accommodation in local hotels, motels, B&Bs. Partial attendance prices available. Please inquire. Contact Lydia Hedge 902-482-6577 lydiahedge@accesswave.ca or Kathy Warren 902-406-6568 kathyerniew3@gmail.com. [www.rscdsnovascotia.ca]

November 2017

Fri-Sun, November 17-19
Pacific Grove (CA) Asilomar Weekend & Workshop at Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave. Friday 3pm through Sunday 1pm. Sponsored by RSCDS San Francisco Branch. Teachers are Sue Porter, Fred DeMarse, Mary Murray and TBA. Sat Ball Music by Hood, Wink & Swagger. Fri Music TBA. Semi-formal or formal attire for Saturday Ball. Full meals Fri night-Sun lunch, Fri Ceilidh & Sat Ball include additional refreshments. Discover the Asilomar experience firsthand. Imagine yourself at a spectacular Fall Dance weekend in a unique location. Asilomar is located right in the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, only 120 miles south of San Francisco. Weekend activities include an informal Welcome Dance on Friday evening, Friday night Ceilidh, Saturday classes with live music, optional Ball review, teacher's choice classes, the Kim McGarrity Memorial Ball on Saturday evening, and a combined Sunday morning class. Accepting applications & registrations after April 1, 2017. More info and pricing will be available mid March 2017 on the website. Contact Patti Cobb 510-858-7588 pkcobb@pacbell.net or Julee Montes 650-722-0473 julm-hcs@pacbell.net. [asilomar.rscds-sf.org]

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