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July 2014

Sun-Sun, July 20-August 3
Greeley (CO) TAC Teacher Candidate Classes at University of Northern Colorado. Sponsored by TAC. Tutors: Ron Wallace & Elaine Brunken. All meals included. Cdn$1800. Deadline for Unit 5 is January 31, 2014. Unit 4 has to be submitted to the RSCDS 6 months before sitting Unit 5 exam. Unit 2/3 deadline is April 1, 2014. Contact Nora Sutherland tcc@tac-rscds.org or Jody Williams ssDirector@tac-rscds.org. [www.tac-rscds.org]

Sun-Sun, July 27-August 3
Greeley (CO) T.A.C. Summer School at University of Northern Colorado, 2253 11th Ave. Starts 3:00pm Sun 27th, finishes Sun 3rd 11:00am. Sponsored by Teachers' Association Canada (T.A.C.). Teachers are Graham Donald, Helen Russell, Tim Wilson, Marjorie McLaughlin, Keith Bark. Music by Marian Anderson - Music Director. 3 meals daily. US$890. Other Musicians: Keith Smith, Judi Nicolson, Isobelle Hodgson, Max Ketchin, Graham Bell, Steve Carcary. Full time music course will be offered. Candidate courses will run from July 20th to Aug 3 for Units 2/3 and 5. Medal Test Assessors Training Course will be taught by Anne Smyth. Contact Jody Williams 613-869-4296 ssDirector@tac-rscds.org. [www.tac-rscds.org]

August 2014

Sat-Sun, August 2-3
Monterey (CA) Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival at Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Rd. 9am-5pm. Music by Seamus Kennedy, Stand Easy and more. Casual attire. Food for sale. Contact Wendy Brickman 831-633-4444 wendyBrickman@gmail.com. [www.montereyScotGame.com]

Mon-Fri, August 18-22
Wolfville (NS) Scotch on the Rocks at Old Orchard Inn. Morning Classes; Afternoon Excursions; Evening dances. Sponsored by RSCDS Nova Scotia. Teachers are Duncan and Maggie Keppie. Music by The Macadians. Meals and accommodation not included. $200. The PDF file has the registration form and further details. Contact Duncan Keppie 902-542-5320 keppie@eastlink.ca. [www.rscdsNovaScotia.ca/2014_SCD_week.pdf]

Sat, August 23
§ Alexandria (VA) Carol Porter Celebration Dance at St Stephen's & St Agnes Lower School, 400 Fontaine St. 8pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Northern Virginia Branch. Music by Elke Baker (fiddle) and Jim Stevenson-Mathews (piano). Tea dance attire. Ready-to-serve contributions for the refreshment table are gratefully accepted. US$25. Student admission price: $15. Contact Elizabeth Holtan info@rscds-DC.org. [www.rscds-greaterDC.org/flyers/nova_carolporter2014.html]

September 2014

Fri-Sun, September 12-14
Round Top (TX) Houston Ball @ Round Top - Retreat Weekend at Henkel Hall, Henkel Square Market 201 N Live Oak. Friday night Ceilidh, Saturday night Ball. Sponsored by Houston & District Branch of the RSCDS. Music by Judi Nicolson & Andy Imbrie. Formal/Semi-formal for Ball attire. Contact Judi Hallenbeck dancingCatsDesign@yahoo.com. [www.HoustonRSCDS.org]
Port Townsend (WA) Fort Worden Weekend Workshop (40th Anniversary) at Fort Worden State Park & Conference Center, Fort Worden. Fri: Welcome dance 8pm-11pm, Sat: classes 9-noon, 1:15-2:30pm, Ball 8-11:30pm. Sponsored by Seattle Branch RSCDS. Teachers are Avril and David Quarrie, Tim Wilson, Lin Pettengill. Music by Calum MacKinnon, Laura Risk, Lisa Scott, Ginny Snowe. Ball: semi-formal/formal attire. Contact Elizabeth Miller 206-782-8345 3martlet@gmail.com or Kathi Ploeger (registrar) 206-499-7717 fwreg@rscds-seattle.org. [www.rscds-seattle.org]
High View (WV) Scottish Weekend at Timber Ridge Camp. Sponsored by Scottish Weekend. Teachers are Bill Zobel, Terry Harvey & Marjorie McLaughlin. Music by Muriel Johnstone, Mara Shea, Elke Baker, David Knight, Liz Donaldson & Dave Wiesler. Classes, Welcome Dance: semi-formal attire; Ball: formal attire. 6 main meals; snacks. Full information available at our website. Full adult registration: $275; Teens 13-18: $140; Children 6-12: $90; Children under 6: free. Contact 2013@scottishweekend.org. [www.ScottishWeekend.org]

October 2014

Sun, October 12
Worthington (OH) Scottish Tea Dance (Columbus Country Dance Weekend) at Worthington Community Center, 345 E Wilson Bridge Rd. 2-5pm. Sponsored by Heather N Thistle, Columbus RSCDS (Cincinnati Branch RSCDS). Music by Earl Gaddis & Jacqueline Schwab. Casual attire. Potluck at dancers home afterward; light snacks during. $22. This is a very informal dance as part of the larger Columbus Country Dance Weekend. Very beginner-friendly (dances will be walked if needed). Its goal is to encourage dancers familiar with other country dance traditions (English and Contra) to cross-over into Scottish. Contact Laura Russell 614-270-9160 LRussell942@gmail.com or Sue Wartell 614-371-2512 SWartell@gmail.com.

Fri-Sun, October 17-19
§ Ottawa (ON) Ardbrae 50th Anniversary Workshop Weekend, Ottawa at Ashbury College, 362 Mariposa Ave. Fri evening & Sat morning: classes; Sat evening: dinner & dance; Sun afternoon: concert. Sponsored by Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa. Teachers are Sandy Gallamore (Richmond, VA) & Linda Henderson (San Francisco, CA). Music by Ian Robertson (Aston Clinton, UK) & Peter Shand (Edinburgh). Catered dinner (Sat evening; vegetarian options); Light refreshments at reception (Sun afternoon). Cdn$130 US$130. Classes are offered at both the intermediate & advanced levels. For prices of individual parts of the weekend see the brochure on our website. Hospitality available.Contact Elaine Hoag elaine.hoag@gmail.com or Elizabeth Woodbury 613-746-5466 ewoodbury@sympatico.ca. [www.ardbrae.org]
§ St Catharines (ON) Hamilton Ontario, 60th Anniversary Week End at Ukrainian Black Sea Hall, 455 Welland Ave. Fri: Registration 7:30-9:30 Welcome Dance 8:30-9:30 Ceilidh 9:30. Sponsored by Hamilton Branch of the RSCDS. Teachers are Linda Gaul (Scotland) Ralph Stoddard (USA). Music by Scotch Mist. Semi-formal attire. Cdn$180. We have an early bird price of $170.00 until Sept 14th. Also a special price at the hotel $109 a night. Contact J'ina Middleton 905-522-2151 jjCeilidh@sympatico.ca or Kathleen Noble kNoble2@cogeco.ca.

Sat, October 18
Halifax (NS) Fall Workshop at All Nations Christian Reformed Church, 2535 Robie St (at Charles St). Morning Classes; Afternoon Social. Sponsored by RSCDS Nova Scotia. Teachers are Marjorie McLaughlin (San Diego, CA) and Maggie Keppie (Wolfville, NS). Casual attire. Lunch and Breaks included. $30. Partial attendance prices detailed on the website. Contact Lydia Hedge 902-827-2033 lydiaHedge@accesswave.ca. [www.rscdsNovaScotia.ca/Oct_2014_Ad.html]

Sun, October 19
Dartmouth (NS) Challenge Class at North Woodside Community Center, 230 Pleasant St. 1:30-3:30pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Nova Scotia. Teacher is Marjorie McLaughlin (San Diego, CA). Casual attire. $7. RSCDS members price $5. Contact Lydia Hedge 902-827-2033 lydiaHedge@accesswave.ca. [www.rscdsNovaScotia.ca/Calendar.html]

Fri-Sat, October 24-25
Charlotte (NC) A Reel Scottish Weekend at British American School Gymnasium, 7000 Endhaven Ln. Fri: Concert 7pm, Dance 8pm; Sat: Classes 9:30am-3:30pm, Dance 7pm-11pm. Sponsored by Charlotte Scottish Country Dance Society. Teachers are Margo Priestley (Edinburgh) & Jim Stott (Aberdeenshire). Music by Marian Anderson's Scottish Dance Band. Semi-Formal attire. Lunch, dinner & finger buffet at dances. US$115. Contact Jack Pressley 704-8149647 Jpres79334@aol.com charlotteScottishDance@wordpress.com.

Sat, October 25
Bellingham (WA) Masquerade Ball at The Majestic Ballroom, 1027 N Forest St. 6:30-11pm. Sponsored by Bellingham Scottish Country Dancers. Music by Callum MacKinnon; Deby Benton Grosjean, Andy Imbrie and Ginny Snow. Formal / Masquerade attire. Buffet. We encourage historic dress and vintage costumes &ndash or simply adorn your formal ball attire with a mask for the Grand March! Contact Mary Anderson 360-933-1779 andersonMary41@comcast.net or Helen Packer 360-738-9788 bellinghamSCD@gmail.com. [www.BellinghamSCD.org]

November 2014

Fri-Sun, November 7-9
Pacific Grove (CA) Asilomar Weekend Workhop and Ball at Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave. Fri: Dance 8pm-11pm, Ceilidh 11pm-midnight; Sat: Class 9am-4, Ball 7:45-11:30pm; Sun: class. Sponsored by San Francisco Branch of the RSCDS. Teachers are Sandy Gallamore, Jeanne Moody, Margo Priestley, Greg Reznick, Janet Walker. Fri: Music by Waverley Station; Sat: Music by Reel of Seven. Ball: Formal attire. Fri dinner through Sun lunch, snacks at ceilidh. $470. Contact Julee Montes 650-722-0473 julm-hcs@pacbell.net or Margaret Mitchell 805-610-8474 mMitchel@msn.com.

Fri-Sun, November 14-16
§ Alexandria (VA) Argyle XXXI at St Stephens/St Agnes Episcopal School, 400 Fontaine St. Fri: dance 8:30pm; Sat: classes 9:15am-12:30pm, Ball 8pm; Sun: class 11am. Sponsored by Northern VA Branch, RSCDS. Teachers are Linda Gaul (Pitlochry, Scotland) & Sandy Gallamore (Richmond, VA). Music by Terpsichore: Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass) & Anne Hooper. Ball: fomal attire, comfortable-semi-formal attire otherwise. Finger buffets at classes and evening dances. Price for full package approx $90; actual price may be lower depending on specific events and options selected. Hospitality available. Contact Argyle Committee argyle@rscds-greaterdc.org. [www.argyle-weekend.org]

Sat, November 29
Toronto (ON) St Andrew's Night Celebration at Grace Church-on-the-Hill (gym), 300 Lonsdale Rd. Dance 8pm-midnight. Sponsored by Shiftin' Bobbins Social Group. Music by Laird Brown and Don Wood. Semi-Formal attire. Bring and Share refreshments. $15. Visit website for more information.. [shiftinbobbins.webs.com/standrewsnight.htm]

December 2014

Sat, December 6
§ Ottawa (ON) Ardbrae Christmas Pot-luck Dinner & Dance at Parkdale Church Hall, 429 Parkdale Ave. 6pm (pot-luck), 8pm-11pm (dancing). Sponsored by Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa. Pot luck dinner. Cdn$6. Contact Elaine Hoag elaine.hoag@gmail.com or Elizabeth Woodbury 613-746-5466 eWoodbury@sympatico.ca. [www.ardbrae.org]

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January 2015

February 2015

Fri-Sun, February 6-8
§ Ottawa (ON) Ardbrae Ball Weekend, Ottawa at Glebe Community Centre Heritage Ballroom, 175 Third Ave. Fri Welcome Dance, Sat Dinner & Ball, Sun Brunch. Sponsored by Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa. Music by Torridon Scottish Country Dance Band. Catered buffet dinner. Cdn$90 US$90. Slow jam for musicians Sat morning. Non-dancing tickets: $60. Dancing at the ball only, followed by dessert & coffee: $60. Hospitality available. Contact Elaine Hoag elaine.hoag@gmail.com or Elizabeth Woodbury eWoodbury@sympatico.ca. [www.ardbrae.org]

Fri-Sun, February 13-15
§ Honolulu (HI) Aloha Winter Weekend at Ala Wai Golf Club Ballroom and others, 404 Kapahulu Ave. Fri: eve social; Sat: classes, eve ball; Sun: am classes, eve ceilidh. Sponsored by Hawaii, RSCDS Branch. Teacher is Linda Henderson. Music by Humuhumunukunuku & Strathspey Society Band. Casual / semi-formal attire. Fri: finger buffet; Sat: 3 meals; Sun: breakfast & dinner. US$160. Contact Melissa Lindsay 808-256-3347 MLindsay@hawaii.rr.com or Bruce McEwan 808-538-7707 mcewanb001@hawaii.rr.com. [www.RSCDSHawaii.org]

March 2015

Sun, March 15
§ Ottawa (ON) Ardbrae Spring Tea Dance at Churchill Recreation Centre, 345 Richmond Rd. 2pm-4:30pm. Sponsored by Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa. Cdn$6. Contact Elaine Hoag elaine.hoag@gmail.com or Elizabeth Woodbury 613-746-5466 eWoodbury@sympatico.ca. [ www.ardbrae.org]

April 2015

May 2015

Sat, May 9
§ Ottawa (ON) Ardbrae Pot-luck, AGM & Dance at Parkdale Church Hall, 429 Parkdale Ave. 6pm (pot-luck dinner), 8pm (dancing). Sponsored by Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa. Pot-luck dinner. Cdn$6. Contact Elaine Hoag elaine.hoag@gmail.com or Elizabeth Woodbury eWoodbury@sympatico.ca. [www.ardbrae.org]

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