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2016
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May 2016

Fri-Sun, May 13-15
Boston (MA) 60th Anniversary Highland Ball Weekend at various locations. Fri: Welcome Dance 8-11pm; Sat: Dinner 5:30, Ball 7:45pm; Sun: Brunch Dance 11am. Sponsored by RSCDS Boston Branch. Music by Tullochgorum. Formal black-and-white themed ball attire. US$85. Friday Welcome Dance at First Parish Church Hall, 349 Boston Post Rd, Weston MA, 8pm. Saturday dinner and Black-and-White Ball at Memorial Hall, 590 Main St, Melrose MA. Sunday brunch dance at a private home, directions on request. Home hospitality available for out-of-town guests. Contact Emily Peterson highlandball@rscdsboston.org. [www.rscdsboston.org/events-HighlandBall.html]

Sat, May 14
Ottawa (ON) AGM, Pot Luck Dinner & Dance at Parkdale United Church Hall, 429 Parkdale Ave. Pot Luck Dinner 6pm; Dancing 8pm-11pm. Sponsored by Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa. $6. Contact Elaine Hoag elaine.hoag@gmail.com or Barbara Anglin anglin7576@rogers.com. [www.ardbrae.org]

Fri-Sun, May 20-22
Hopewell Junction (NY) Pawling Weekend at Circle Lodge, 335 Sylvan Lake Rd. Fri: Buffet supper 6pm, Dance 8pm, Sat: Classes, Dinner 6:30pm, Ball 8pm, Ceilidh 11:30pm,. Sponsored by RSCDS New York Branch. Teachers are Pat Houghton (UK), Tim Wilson (California) and Robert McOwen (Mass.). Music by Scotch Mist and guests. More details to follow. Contact Sally Clayton pawlingweekend@gmail.com. [www.rscdsnewyork.org]

Fri, May 20
Ottawa (ON) Dancing on Parliament Hill to the Carilloneur at Parliament Hill Peace Tower - on the Lawn, 111 Wellington St. Noon. Sponsored by RSCDS Ottawa Branch. Music by Dr. McCrady. Scottish attire. Come & join us for some Scottish Country Dancing to the Carillon and CD music in celebration of the RSCDS Ottawa's 50th Anniversary. Contact Bill Low 613-834-7510 lowbdott@yahoo.com. [rscdsottawa.ca]

Sun, May 22
Alexandria (VA) Basic Tea Dance at St Stephen's and St Agnes Lower School, 400 Fontaine St. 2pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Northern Virginia Branch. Music by Waverley Station: David Knight (fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (piano). Tea dance attire. Refreshment contributions gratefully accepted. $20. Contact Elizabeth Holtan info@rscds-greaterdc.org. [rscds-greaterdc.org]

Sat-Sun, May 28-29
Belfast (ME) Memorial Day Weekend Party at American Legion Hall, 143 High Street. Sat: 3:30pm Tricky Dance Walk-through, 5:45pm Potluck Supper, 7:00pm Party, Sun: 10am-2pm Brunch & Ceilidh. Sponsored by Penobscot Bay Scottish Country Dancers. Music by Terpsichore: Elke Baker (Fiddle), Liz Donaldson (Piano). Casual to dressy attire. Potluck supper $1 + pot. 7:00pm Dance $10 RSCDS, $12 non-members. Brunch hosted by Carolyn & Peter Maruhnic, 45 Haystack Mountain Rd, Montville, ME. Contact (Party Info) Donna Griffith 207-785-2216 dwados@hotmail.com or Kim Jacobs (Hospitality) 207-722-3139 belfastclass@rscdsboston.org. [www.rscdsboston.org/events-calendar.html]

June 2016

Sat, June 4
Aptos (CA) Monthly Party at Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista Dr. 3-7pm. Sponsored by The Santa Cruz and Monterey classes. Attire: dresses for women, kilts for men, but many dancers wear Hawaiian or tie-dye themed outfits to this dance. Finger foods at evening's end. Great live music, popular dances, social, and fun. Everyone welcome! Walk-through of dances on the program is held in the hall before the party 2:15-2:45pm. Contact Mary Larson 831-427-1921 or Kim Jorgensen 831-663-3227. [www.rscds-sf.org/events/#Monthly]

Tue, June 7
Toronto (ON) Dancing in the Park at Edwards Gardens, Leslie St & Lawrence Ave E. 7pm to dusk. Tuesdays: June 7, 14, 21 & 28. Sponsored by RSCDS Toronto Branch. Music by Scotch Mist. Casual attire. $donate. Contact Dave Drewette drewette@aol.com. [dancescottish.ca/The_Park.html]

Sat, June 11
Kitchener (ON) 40th Anniversary KW Ball at Grand Ballroom Crowne Plaza KW, 105 King St E. Reception 5:30pm, Dinner 6:30pm, Dance 8:30pm-midnight. Sponsored by RSCDS KW Branch. Music by Scotch Mist. Formal attire. Delicious 3 course meal. Cdn$80. Please come join us for a wonderful evening of dancing on our 40th Anniversary. Contact Susan McTavish 519-743-4143 kwball2016@rscds.kitchener.on.ca or David Murison 519-576-4262. [www.rscds.kitchener.on.ca]

Tue, June 14
Toronto (ON) Dancing in the Park at Edwards Gardens, Leslie St & Lawrence Ave E. 7pm to dusk. Tuesdays: June 7, 14, 21 & 28. Sponsored by RSCDS Toronto Branch. Music by Scotch Mist. Casual attire. $donate. Rain Location: Church of the Ascension, 33 Overland Dr (just south of Donway West). Contact Dave Drewette drewette@aol.com. [dancescottish.ca/The_Park.html]

Tue, June 21
Toronto (ON) Dancing in the Park at Edwards Gardens, Leslie St & Lawrence Ave E. 7pm to dusk. Tuesdays: June 7, 14, 21 & 28. Sponsored by RSCDS Toronto Branch. Music by Scotch Mist. Casual attire. $donate. Rain Location: Church of the Ascension, 33 Overland Dr (just south of Donway West). Contact Dave Drewette drewette@aol.com. [dancescottish.ca/The_Park.html]

Fri-Sun, June 24-26
Beloit (WI) Midwest Scottish Weekend at Beloit College. 8pm Friday - 1pm Sunday. Sponsored by Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison RSCDS groups. Teacher is Sandy Gallamore. Music by Mara Shea and Dave Wiesler. $240. Contact Diana Hankes 262-679-8522 midwestscottishweekend@gmail.com or Mady Newfield 630-584-0825 folkdance@fnal.gov. [sites.google.com/site/midwestscottishweekend]

Sat, June 25
Austin (TX) Midsummer Ball at Ben Hur Shriners' Temple, 7811 Rockwood Ln. Reception 6pm; Grand March & Ball 6:30-10:30pm. Sponsored by Scottish Country Dance Alliance. Music by Judi Nicolson & Kathy Fraser-Collins. Semi-formal attire. Finger Buffet. $35. Special room rates available at Courtyard by Marriott until May 27th. Links for reservations, ball registration and dance cribnotes on website. Contact Arthur McLean artair@scda.us or Pat Thomas tresaurer@scda.us. [scda.us/midsummer-ball]

Tue, June 28
Toronto (ON) Dancing in the Park at Edwards Gardens, Leslie St & Lawrence Ave E. 7pm to dusk. Tuesdays: June 7, 14, 21 & 28. Sponsored by RSCDS Toronto Branch. Music by Scotch Mist. Casual attire. $donate. Rain Location: Church of the Ascension, 33 Overland Dr (just south of Donway West). Contact Dave Drewette drewette@aol.com. [dancescottish.ca/The_Park.html]

July 2016

Fri-Sat, July 8-16
Plymouth (MA) Pinewoods Scottish Sessions I and II at Pinewoods Camp, 80 Cornish Field Rd. One 3-day session and one 5-day session. Sponsored by RSCDS Boston Branch. Teachers are Antoine Rousseau, Elaine Brunken, Tim Wilson, & Jen Schoonover. Music by Barbara McOwen, James MacQueen, Laird Brown, Peter Barnes, Catherine Miller, & others. Various attire. All meals included. $315-685. Please note that our application deadline has changed. Applications postmarked by March 1 (not April 1) will receive equal treatment. Late applications will be considered in order of the date of mailing. All levels of experience are welcome; $25 discount for RSCDS members. Hope to see many of you this summer! Contact Linda McJannet 617-492-8180 scdpinewoods2016@gmail.com or Beth Birdsall 802-989-3147 scdpinewoods2016@gmail.com. [rscdsboston.org/events-pinewoods-scottish.html]

August 2016

September 2016

Fri-Sun, September 9-11
Port Townsend (WA) Fort Worden Workshop Weekend at Fort Worden State Park & Conference Centre, Fort Worden. Fri: Welcome dance 8-11pm, Sat: classes 9-noon, 1:15-2:30pm, Ball 8-11:30pm, Sun: am class. Sponsored by Seattle Branch RSCDS. Teachers are Sharon Osborne Barker, Linda Henderson, Andrew Smith, Ron Wallace. Music by Muriel Johnstone, Keith Smith. Ball: semi formal-formal attire. Contact Elizabeth Miller 206-782-8345 3martlet@gmail.com or Sarah Manchanda (Registrar) fwreg@rscds-seattle.org. [www.rscds-seattle.org/fort-worden-workshop.html]

Fri-Sun, September 16-18
Highview (WV) Scottish Weekend at Timber Ridge Camp. Fri: Welcome dance 8pm; Sat: Classes 9am-noon, Ball 8pm; Sun: classes 9am-noon. Sponsored by Scottish Weekend. Teachers are Jamie Berg, Rebecca Blackhall-Peters, Sandy Gallamore. Music by James Gray, Elke Baker, Liz Donaldson, Dan Emery, Ralph Gordon, Katie McNally, Becky Ross. Casual; Ball - semi-formal attire. All meals and snacks. $275. 27th year for this event! Contact Eva Lanyi 703-922-1713 2016@scottishweekend.org or Fred Eustis 410-922-6369 registrar@scottishweekend.org. [www.scottishweekend.org]

Fri-Sat, September 30-October 1
Saskatoon (SK) Saskatchewan Branch Workshop, Banquet and Ball at Third Avenue United Church, 304 3rd Ave N. Fri: ceilidh evening; Sat: classes morning & afternoon, banquet & ball evening. Sponsored by Saskatoon Scottish Country Dancers. Teacher is Elinor Vandegrift. Music by Ron Krug & Dennis Orr. Workshop: casual attire; Banquet & ball: semi-formal attire. Saturday lunch and banquet. More details will be added as decisions are made. Contact Bob McNaughton saskatoon@rscdssask.org. [rscdssask.org]

October 2016

Sat, October 15
Halifax (NS) Fall Workshop 2016 at All Nations Christian Reformed Church Hall, Robie St and Charles St. Morning classes & Afternoon Social. Sponsored by RSCDS NS Branch. Teachers are Martin Mulligan (NF) and Colleen Putt (NS). Music by "Mini-Macs" for the afternoon Social. Informal attire. Lunch and break food provided. $30. Sunday-16 Oct - afternoon - Challenge Class also taught by Martin Mulligan. N Woodside Comm. Ctr. See website for details.Contact Kathy Warren 902-406-6568 kathyerniew3@gmail.com or Lydia Hedge 902-482-6577 lydiahedge@accesswave.ca.  [www.rscdsnovascotia.ca]

Fri-Sun, October 28-30
Pacific Grove (CA) Asilomar Weekend & Workshop at Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave. Friday afternoon through Sunday lunch. Sponsored by RSCDS San Francisco Branch. Teachers are Pat Coyle, Graham Donald, Sara Gratiot, Robert McOwen, Lin Pettengill, Andrew Smith. Sat Ball music by Tullochgorum. Fri Night Music by StringFire!. Formal attire for Sat Ball. Full meals provided: Fri dinner - Sun lunch with additonal refreshments during Friday night's Ceilidh. 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. The Asilomar Conference Grounds and State Beach are renowned as the Monterey Peninsula's "Refuge by the Sea". Whether you are from nearby or afar, join San Francisco Branch members for the Annual Asilomar Weekend! See our website for more info, pricing & to apply (from April 1, 2016). Contact Patti Cobb (Chair) 510-858-7588 pkcobb@pacbell.net or Julee Montes (Registrar) 650-722-0473 julm-hcs@pacbell.net. [asilomar.rscds-sf.org]

November 2016

Fri-Sun, November 4-6
Gainesville (FL) North Florida Fall Ball and Workshop at Ustler Hall, University of Florida, 162 Fletcher Dr. Fri: Welcome Dance 8-11pm; Sat: Class 9am-noon, Fall Ball 8-11pm. Sponsored by Gainesville Scottish Country Dancers. Music by MacRowdie Ceilidh Band. Friday night casual attire, Saturday night semi-formal attire. Friday night - light snacks, Saturday lunch, ball intermission - chocolate fondue. $85. Contact Norma Wilson 352-234-3773 gainesvillescd@yahoo.com. [www.rscdsorlandobranch.org]

Fri-Sun, November 11-13
Alexandria (VA) Argyle Weekend at St Stephen's and St Agnes Lower School, 400 Fontaine St. Fri: Welcome Dance 8:30pm; Sat: Classes 9:30am-noon, ball 8pm; Sun: Class 1pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Northern Virginia Branch. Teachers are Elaine Brunken (Kansas City, MO) and Terry Harvey (Newtown Square, PA). Music by Terpsichore: Elke Baker (fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (piano). Fri dance: Semi-formal attire; Sat. ball: Formal attire. Fri and Sat tea refreshments, Sun brunch provided; Sat lunch available for $10. US$80. Save $5 if registering before Oct 21. Student package price: $50. Contact Elizabeth Holtan info@rscds-greaterdc.org. [argyle-weekend.org]

December 2016

 

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