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April 2015

Wed, April 1
Winnipeg (MB) April Social at Silver Heights United Church, 199 Garrioch Ave. 7:30pm. Music by Scotch Measure. Casual attire. Light refreshments. $10. Contact David Kroeker 204-284-4667

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 []

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) []
Picton (ON) Tartan Tea Workshop Weekend at Prince Edward Yacht Club, 30 Fairfield St. Fri: Social Sat: Workshop, Dinner, informal Dance & Ceilidh Sun: Tea Dance. Sponsored by Picton Scottish Country Dancers. Teachers are Christine Basnet and Lorraine Sutton. Music by Fred Moyes. Fri: Finger Buffet Sat: Lunch & Dinner Sun: Tea & Refreshments. Contact Sheila Keller 613-393-2915 or Odessa Fraser 613-549-6818

Sat-Sun, April 18-19
Ottawa (ON) 49th Annual Ottawa Branch Ball at Ottawa Conference & Events Centre (formerly Hampton Inn) 200 Coventry Rd. Reception 5:30 pm, Dinner-6:15; Dancing-8:15. Sponsored by RSCDS Ottawa Branch. Music by The Scotch Mist. Formal attire. Sunday Brunch at McNabb Community Centre at 180 Percy St Ottawa ON at 10 am April 19th. Contact Karen Moxley 613-232-6451

Sat, April 25
Hamilton (ON) John Middleton Ball at The Scottish Rite, 4 Queen St S. Welcome 6pm, Dinner 6:30pm, Grand March 8:30pm. Sponsored by Hamilton RSCDS. Music by Scotch Mist. Cdn$75 . Hamilton Ontario branch is the oldest branch in Canada. We hope you will join us as we celebrate our 60th Spring Ball.Contact Annette Sabourin 519-647-3055 or Elaine Lawrence 905-319-2227 []

May 2015

Fri-Sun, May 1-3
Winnipeg (MB) RSCDS Winnipeg Branch Workshop 2015 at 17 Wing Air Force Base, Bldg #76, Whytewold Road north of Ness Avenue. Fri: Ceilidh 7:30pm; Sat: Classes 9am-2:30pm, includes lunch; Reception ,Dinner, Ball 5:45pm. Sponsored by Winnipeg Manitoba Branch of RSCDS. Teachers are Bob Anderson (Victoria BC) & Sharon Barker (Calgary AB). Class music by Ron Krug (piano) and Ken Nattrass (accordion); Ball music by Scotch Measure. Ceilidh snacks, cash bar; Saturday lunch, Ball Dinner, Sunday Brunch. Cdn$150. Because the event is being held at the Air Force Base, security is of the utmost importance. Everyone will need a Photo ID at the gate to be admitted, absolutely no exceptions. We will also need a list of every attendee ahead of time. Deadline to register is April 22, 2015. Contact Sharon Plaitin 201-661-1257 or Jane Nattrass 204-661-0814

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 or Elizabeth Woodbury []

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 []

Fri-Mon, May 22-25
Copenhagen (Denmark) RSCDS International Branch Dance Weekend at Go Hotel (Lanes and Lounges). Fri: dance 7:30-10:30; Sat/Sun/Mon: classes 9:30-12:30; Sat eve: ceilidh; Sun eve: Ball. Sponsored by RSCDS International Branch. Teachers are Ron Wallace (USA), Jessie Stuart (SCO), Gary Coull (SCO). Music by Ian Muir and the Craigellachie Band. attire. May 26-31: Six-day holiday of Denmark is also available immediately following the dance weekend. Contact Fred DeMarse or Chris Harris []

Sat-Sun, May 23-24
Belfast (ME) Memorial Day Weekend Party at American Legion Hall, Church St & Market St. Sat: Tricky dances 3:30pm, Potluck 6pm, Dance 7:30pm; Sun: brunch/ceilidh 10am-2pm. Music by Lyle Ramshaw (piano) & Susan Worland Bentley (fiddle). Casual to dressy attire. Potluck ($1 + pot), desserts at break. Sat dance $10 RSCDS members, $12 non-members. Contact Donna Griffith (party info) 207-785-2216 or Kim Jacobs (hospitality) 207-722-3139 []

Sat, May 23
Palmyra (VA) Spring Dance and Cookout at Camp Friendship, 573 Friendship Way. Dance 2pm, Cookout follows dance. Sponsored by Charlottesville Scottish Country Dancers. Casual attire. Refreshments: Intermission: finger buffet; Cookout: burgers and other picnic fare. Contact Kelly Dryden 434-982-0598; or Zanne Macdonald 434-979-1964 []

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 []

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 or Sue Wartell []

Sat-Sun, June 27-28
Truckee (CA) 25th Almost-Annual Truckee Workshop and Dance at Truckee-Donner Recreation Centre, 10046 Church St. Workshop 1-5pm, Dance party 7-11pm. Sponsored by Silver State Scottish Country Dancers, Reno, Nevada. Teacher is Rebecca Blackhall-Peters. Music by Lyle Ramshaw, Janet Kurnick, Patricia Van Winkle. It's a party! Probably more than you can eat. US$45. Come and celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Jacobite Uprising in this spectacular setting high in the Sierra Nevada. Great dancing, wonderful hiking, breathtaking scenery, good company, Lake Tahoe, the Donner Pass (bring food!), wine country, deserts, mountains, worth the trip even without the dancing! See you in June! [!truckee-workshop/cee5]

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 []

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 []

September 2015

Fri-Sun, September 11-13
Port Townsend (WA) Fort Worden Dance Workshop Weekend at Fort Worden State Park & Conference Centre. 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 Patricia Houghton, Rebecca Blackhall Peters, Sandy Gallamore, Gordon Robinson. Music by Deby Benton Grosjean, Calum MacKinnon, Ralph Gordon, Andy Imbrie. Ball is semi-formal/formal attire. There will be a music workshop on Friday afternoon this year. Contact Elizabeth Miller 206-7828345 or Kathi Ploeger (Registrar) []
Sebring (FL) Sebring Florida SCD Weekend at Kenilworth Lodge, 1610 Lakeview Dr. Fri: dance 8pm; Sat: class 8:45am-12:30pm, dinner and dance 6pm; Sun: class 9-10:30am. Teachers are Norma Wilson and James Kutzner. Recorded music. Florida casual attire. Saturday Lunch / Dinner. US$128. Price includes accommodation, t-shirt, 2 evening dances, Sat lunch & dinner. Contact Mary Baird 407-862-4248. []

Fri-Sun, September 18-20
High View (WV) Scottish Weekend at Timber Ridge Camp. Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. Sponsored by Scottish Weekend. Teachers are Antoine Rousseau, Janet Walker, and Ellie Briscoe. Music by Jim Lindsay, featured musician. Casual, semiformal, formal attire. All meals and refreshments/snacks. US$275. Weekend includes Welcome Dance, classes Saturday morning, evening dress Ball followed by a ceilidh; Sunday morning classes. Friday dinner, all meals Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday, along with snacks, included. Camp located in beautiful West Virginia mountains. Contact Scottish Weekend []

October 2015

Sat, October 17
Halifax (NS) Fall Workshop 2015 at All Nations Christian Reformed Church, Charles and Robie Sts. Class 9-12, Social 1-4. Sponsored by RSCDS NS Branch. Teachers are Charlie Inglis (Ottawa, ON). Casual attire. Breaks and Lunch included. A Challenge Class on Sunday (18 Oct) will be taught by Charlie as well. See Branch Calendar on our website. Contact Lydia Hedge 902-827-2033 []

November 2015

Fri-Sun, November 13-15
§ Pacific Grove (CA) Asilomar Weekend & Workshop at Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave. Fri: Social Dance & Ceilidh; Sat: classes & Formal Ball; Sun: Class. Sponsored by RSCDS San Francisco Branch. Teachers are Jimmie Hill, Elaine Brunken, Ruth Jappy, Alan Twhigg, Jeff Corrigan. Sat Ball music by Fiddlesticks & Ivory, Fri Night Music by Judi Nicolson & Andy Imbrie. Formal attire for Sat Ball attire. Full meals provided: Fri dinner - Sun lunch with additonal refreshments during Friday night's Ceilidh. US$415/db. 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, celebrate San Francisco Branch's 50th Anniversary at Asilomar. Contact Patti Cobb (Chair) 510-858-7588 or Julee Montes (Registrar) 650-722-0473 []

December 2015



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