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December 2014

Sat, December 20
London (ON) London RSCDS Christmas Dance at Polish Combatants Hall, 80 Ann St. 6-11pm. Sponsored by London Canada RSCDS. Music by Scotch Mist. Semi-formal or formal attire. Full Christmas meal. $60. Contact Alasdair or Anne 519-641-3550. [www.rscdsLondonCanada.org]

Sun, December 28
§ Vancouver (WA) Betwixt and Between Dance and Ceilidh at Columbia Dance Center, 1700 Broadway. 2-4pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Southwest Washington State Branch. Music by Best of the Bands. Casual attire. Tea and cookies. US$3. Contact Linda Mae Dennis 360-609-0623. [www.rscds-swws.org]

Wed, December 31
London (ON) Hogmanay at St Michael and All Saints Church, 397 Springbank Dr. 8pm. Sponsored by RSCDS London Canada. Semi-formal attire. Buffet. Contact Marg Boss 519-453-1737. [www.rscdsLondonCanada.org]

2015

January 2015

Sat, January 3
Kensington (CA) Monthly Party at Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Ave. 7:30-11:30pm. Sponsored by RSCDS - San Francisco Branch. Kilts for men, and skirts or dresses for women. Finger buffet following the dance. If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, please come and join us! Contact Mindy Brown-Lechner 510-237-1412 or Kate Fletcher 510-548-2324.

Sat-Sun, January 17-18
§ St Charles (IL) Chicago New Year's Ball Weekend at Baker Community Center, 101 S 2nd St. Sat: Ball 7-11pm, Sun: Brunch dance 10am-1pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Chicago Branch. Music by Earl Gaddis (fiddle) and Karen Axelrod (piano). Formal ball, casual brunch attire. US$45. The weekend also includes an English Country Dance Ball Friday evening, and English Tea Dance Saturday afternoon. Full weekend discounted pricing is available. Further info on the English part at www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english. Contact Mady Newfield 630-5840825 folkdance@fnal.gov. [www.rscds-chicago.org/chi_branch/events.php]

Sun, January 18
§ Mechanicsburg (PA) Twelfth Night Tea Dance at Silver Spring Presbyterian Church, 444 Silver Spring Rd. 2-6pm. Sponsored by Harrisburg Scottish Country Dance Society. Music by Liz Donaldson, Elke Baker & Dan Emery (pipes). Informal attire. Awesome dinner included in price! US$20. Contact Sue Zuke 717-569-0668 petronella77@hotmail.com or Tine MacKay 717-725-0842 tine.mackay@gmail.com. [hscds.webs.com/events.htm]

Sat-Sun, January 24-25
§ Charlottesville (VA) Burns Birthday Celebration at Odd Fellows Hall, 116 4th St NE, and Michie Tavern, 683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway. Sat: Tea Dance 1 pm, Dinner & Ceilidh 6-10pm; Sun Brunch 10:30am-12:30pm. Sponsored by Charlottesville Scottish Country Dancers. Music by Thistle House: David Knight (fiddle), Dan Emery (flute & pipes), Dave Wiesler (piano). Dance: afternoon wear; Ceilidh: semi-formal attire. Dance: $20, Dinner: $40. Finger buffet, dinner. Reservations required for dinner at Michie Tavern. Contact Kelly Dryden 434-295-5733 kdryden7w@gmail.com or Patricia Ruggiero 434-589-6264 ruggierop@earthlink.net. [cscd.avenue.org/Burns%20brochure%2015.pdf]

Sat, January 24
§ St Jacobs (ON) 34th Annual Burns Supper and Dance at St Jacobs Community Centre, 31 Parkside Dr. 5:30pm-midnight. Sponsored by RSCDS Kitchener-Waterloo Branch. Music by Fred Moyes. Semi-formal attire. Traditional dinner of steak pie, chappit tatties, bashed neeps, haggis, dessert etc (vegetarian option available) with refreshments (tea and shortbread) served during the dance. Cdn$45. Contact Susan McTavish 519-743-4143 smctavish@sympatico.ca or Sylvia Dugan 519-885-5454 rayandsylvia@sympatico.ca. [www.rscds.kitchener.on.ca]

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

Sat-Sun, March 7-8
West Hartford (CT) New Haven Highland Ball and Brunch Weekend at West Hartford Town Hall Auditorium, 50 S Main St. Sat: Ball 5-11pm; Sun: Brunch 11am. Sponsored by New Haven RSCDS. Music by Tom Pixton with Saucy Bess. Catered dinner at the Ball, potluck at the brunch. Contact Karen Pestana 860-539-2944 kgpestana@yahoo.com. [www.rscdsNewHaven.org]

Sat, March 7
San Rafael (CA) Monthly Party at Unitarian Universalist Marin, 240 Channing Way. 7:30-11:30pm. Sponsored by RSCDS - San Francisco Branch. Kilts for men, and skirts or dresses for women. Finger buffet following the dance. If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, please come and join us! Contact Sharon Stewart 415-257-6322.

Sat, March 14
§ Lake Oswego (WA) Portland Branch Workshop and Ball at Christ Episcopal Church, 1060 Chandler Rd. Workshop classes 10am-4pm, Ball 7pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Portland, Oregon Branch. Teachers are Roberta Gotfried and Bob McMurtry. Music by Deby Benton Grosjean and Cynthia Soohoo. Semi-formal attire. Lunch provided to dancers, finger food at the Ball. US$65. Contact Linda Mae Dennis 360-609-0623 lmae@comcast.net. [www.PortlandScottishDancers.org]

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

Sat, April 4
Mountain View (CA) Monthly Party at Mountain View Masonic Temple, 890 Church St. 7:30-11:30pm. Sponsored by RSCDS - San Francisco Branch. Kilts for men, and skirts or dresses for women. Finger buffet following the dance. If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, please come and join us! Contact Rebecca Davis 408-378-3817 or Sue Anderson 650-327-0762.

Fri-Sun, April 10-12
Lethbridge (AB) Lethbridge Scottish Country Dance and Music Workshop and Ball at Lethbridge Lodge Hotel, 320 Scenic Dr S. Fri: Ceilidh and Registration 8:00; Sat: classes 9am-3pm lunch incl, Banquet and Ball 6pm. Sponsored by Lethbridge Scottish Country Dance Club. Teachers are Barbara Johnstone, Heather Graham, Blaine Peet, Lisa Scott. Music by Glen Morin, Ron Krug and Ken Nattrass. Ball is formal attire. Lunch, Banquet. $100. There will be a music class with Lisa Scott teaching. Contact Fiona Miller 403-329-3582 fionasmiller0404@yahoo.ca. [www.lethbridgescottishcountrydance.org]

Fri-Sun, April 17-19
Melrose (MA) RSCDS Boston Branch Highland Ball Weekend at Memorial Hall, 590 Main St. Fri: Welcome dance 8pm; Sat: Reception 5:30pm, Dinner 6:30pm, Grand March 8pm; Sun: Brunch 11am-3pm. Sponsored by Boston, RSCDS Branch. Welcome Dance music by Ed Pearlman (fiddle) and Neil Pearlman (keyboard). Ball music by Frost and Fire: Peter Macfarlane, fiddle, Viveka Fox (fiddle, Aaron Marcus (keyboard), Hollis Easter (flute and pipes). Sunday Brunch music by Dan Wheatley and the Gunns.
Welcome Dance will be held at First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Rd, Weston, MA. See website for application, dance program and directions. Contact Sara and Ed Pokrass (Co-chairs) spokrass230@comcast.net. [www.rscdsBoston.org/events-HighlandBall.html]

May 2015

Sat, May 2
Alameda (CA) Monthly Party at Alameda Masonic Temple, 2312 Alameda Ave. 7:30-11:30pm. Sponsored by RSCDS - San Francisco Branch. Kilts for men, and skirts or dresses for women. Finger buffet following the dance. If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, please come and join us! Contact Linnea Johnson 415-841-9456 or Greg Reznick 510-558-8075.

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]

Fri-Sun, May 15-17
Hopewell Junction (NY) Pawling Weekend at Circle Lodge, Sylvan Lake. Fri: 8pm Welcome dance, 11pm-?? After-party. Sponsored by RSCDS New York Branch. Teachers are Jim Stott (Aberdeen, UK), Marjorie Mclaughlin (San Diego) and Fred DeMarse (San Francisco). Music by Scotch Mist and Jim Stevenson-Mathews. Welcome dance: casual attire; Ball: formal attire. Sat: 9am-12:15pm Classes, 2pm Teacher workshop or Ball walk-through, 8pm Ball, midnight: Ceilidh, 1am After-party; Sun: 10.30am Classes, 2pm Champagne dance. All meals provided from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch. Prices: See website in January 2015. Contact Sally Clayton pawlingWeekend@gmail.com. [www.rscdsNewYork.org]

June 2015

Fri-Sat, June 5-7
§ Beloit (IL) Midwest Scottish Weekend at Beloit College, 700 College St. Fri welcome dance 8-11pm; Sat classes, Ball, ceilidh; Sun classes 9am-noon. Sponsored by Chicago, Madison and Milwaukee Scottish Country Dance Groups. Teacher is Linda Henderson. Music by Katie MacNally (fiddle) and Neil Pearlman (piano). US$240. Contact Mady Newfield 630-584-0825 MidwestScottishWeekend@gmail.com. [sites.google.com/site/midwestscottishweekend]

Sat, June 6
Aptos (CA) Monthly Party at Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista Dr. 3:00-7:00pm. Sponsored by RSCDS - San Francisco Branch. Kilts for men, and skirts or dresses for women. Finger buffet following the dance. Please note that the attire for this dance is a bit unusual. Since this is Santa Cruz, Hawaiian prints and tie-dyed shirts and dresses are encouraged. If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, please come and join us! Contact Colleen Brokaw 831-466-0503 or Kim Jorgensen 831-663-3227.

Sat, June 13
§ Columbus (OH) Columbus Workshop & Ball 2015 at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 West Weisheimer Rd. Workshops 9:30am-3pm; Sherry & Ball 7:30-11pm. Sponsored by Heather N Thistle, Columbus RSCDS (Cincinnati Branch RSCDS). Teacher is Melbourne Briscoe. Music by Dave Wiesler and Mara Shea. Casual daytime, formal evening attire. Box lunch from local gourmet store; sherry party & dessert buffet at ball. US$95. Contact Laura Russell 614-270-9160 lrussell942@gmail.com or Sue Wartell swartell@gmail.com. [www.rscdsCincinnati.org]

July 2015

August 2015

Mon-Fri, August 24-28
§ Wolfville (NS) Scotch on the Rocks at Old Orchard Inn - Heritage Barn, 153 Greenwich Rd S. Classes: 9:30am-12.30pm. Teachers are Duncan and Maggie Keppie. Music by MiniMacs. Cdn/US $200. Scottish country dance (Four day classes at Intermediate-Advanced level) & a dance with live music. Two one-half day excursions into the past 350 million years at beautiful shoreline localities. One 1-hour massage designed to help keep one dancing through the years. Accommodations not included. Special rates available at Old Orchard Inn. See flyer for further information. Contact Valley Scottish Country Dancers 902-542-5320 keppie@eastlink.ca. [www.vscd.info/2014_SCD_week.pdf]

Fri-Wed, August 28-September 2
Salzburg (Austria) SCD Workshop and Tourist Program at Turnhalle Maxlan, Maxglaner Hauptstrasse 29a, 5020 Salzburg, Austria. Fri: ceilidh 7pm; Sat classes morn&aft, ball; Sun morn class, optional tour of Salzburg, Mon-Wed optional tourist program. Teachers are Ron Wallace & Jim Cook. Ceilidh music by Liam Smith and his band, Ball music by Sarah-Jane Summers, Workshop music by Sue Bollans and Silke Groshoz. Meals, snacks, drinks provided. US$255. Contact Regina Freinbichler rfreinbichler@gmx.at. [www.turnverein-maxglan.at/workshop.htm]

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