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Thursday, December 23, 2004

Scottish Country Dancing & More

December 22, 2004 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM): WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER ****** REMINDERS: NO DANCING NEXT WEDNESDAY DEC. 29 BUT JOIN US FRIDAY, DEC. 31 FOR A NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY! ******* IN THIS ISSUE: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM) CALENDAR PAGE MYSTERY CHRISTMAS STORY ONLINE! THISTLE & SHAMROCK RADIO SHOW HARRY POTTER BOOK 6 - TO BE RELEASED JULY 16, 2005 WHAT CLASSIC MOVIE ARE YOU? WHAT FAMOUS LEADER ARE YOU? INFO ON DANCING WITH SCDM ON WEDNESDAYS ******** SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE: TONIGHT: We had a delightful Christmas Party tonight with 18 in attendance, including Jenna Parshall's grandfather; the Secret Santa gift exchange was fun and we danced: Bobby Brown's Canadian Breakdown, The Abram Circle (for the Winter Solstice), Butterscotch & Honey, On the Wings of the Morning, Machine Without Horses (to Christmas bagpipe music), J. B. Milne, The Saint John River (twice), The Sailor, St. Andrew's Fair, John of Bon Accord and Circle Waltz. PHOTO on the website: Christmas composite We dance on Wednesdays in the Heights and always welcome new dancers and musicians. For more details see the end of this newsletter. ************* CALENDAR PAGE (details on all items listed below can be found on the webpage at: ) THE COMING WEEK: 24 FRIDAY * CHRISTMAS EVE CONCERT! Noon to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Murder By The Book employee McKenna Jordan, who has a Master's in Violin Performance 25 SATURDAY CHRISTMAS! * Irish Aires Christmas Party for listeners & friends. 6:00PM - 8:00PM at KPFT-FM 419 Lovett Blvd, Houston, Texas 77006 – map Phone: 713-526-5738 Saint Arnolds Brewing Company has volunteered some liquid refreshments. There will big hams there AND, if you can, bring a covered dish Contact: Jay Dooling 26 SUNDAY * Men of Houston Morris Dancers * Society for Creative Anachronism Dancing POST CHRISTMAS BALL * YOUTH ACTIVITIES: St. Andrews Youth Venturing Group * IRISH SESSION 6.15pm. Rudyards Pub 27 MONDAY * International Folk Dancing for beginners. 28 TUESDAY * Celtic Chorus of Houston at Knights of Columbus * Strings n' Things 29 WEDNESDAY * SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE NO DANCING TONIGHT!! - INSTEAD NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY, FRIDAY, DEC. 31 * Lloyd Ernstes' Wednesday Night Open Mike ************* MYSTERY CHRISTMAS STORY ONLINE! Murder By The Book manager Dean James [is] an award-winning mystery novelist and the author of three Simon Kirby-Jones whodunits -- Posted to Death ($5.99), Faked to Death ($5.99), and Decorated to Death (Kensington; $22). Simon made an early appearance in the short story, “The Village Vampire and the Yuletide Yorkie.” Check out that holiday tale here: And to order signed/inscribed copies of Dean’s books, please contact the store or just come on by! Murder By The Book 2342 Bissonnet St. Houston, TX 77005 (713) 524-8597 / (888) 4-AGATHA ************ THISTLE & SHAMROCK RADIO SHOW KUHF 88.7FM - NPR and Public Radio International Saturdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. An hour-long program of music in and inspired by the Celtic tradition, from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, North America and beyond. Host Fiona Ritchie fills each show with music from established and emerging artists, traditional and contemporary recordings, and in-studio guests. *********** HARRY POTTER BOOK 6 - TO BE RELEASED JULY 16, 2005 The sixth title in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series -- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince -- has been scheduled for release on July 16, 2005, in the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia, it was announced today by Scholastic and Bloomsbury, her publishers. Rowling announced on her Web site ( on Monday, December 20, that she had delivered the manuscript to her publishers. . . The title's suggested retail price will be $29.99, and it will again feature cover art by Mary Grand Pre . . . In making the joint announcement, Barbara Marcus, president of Scholastic Children's Books in the United States, and Nigel Newton, chief executive of Bloomsbury Publishing in Britain, said, "We are delighted to announce the publication date. J.K. Rowling has written a brilliant story that will dazzle her fans in a marvelous book that takes the series to yet greater heights." American Booksellers Assn ********** WHAT CLASSIC MOVIE ARE YOU? WHAT FAMOUS LEADER ARE YOU? from Susan Kelm ********* COME JOIN US: Wednesdays, 7-10 pm SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE website: NEW DANCERS WELCOME - Families welcome (children must be accompanied by parent / guardian). $5 for those 14 and over; $2.50 those under 14 ($15 maximum per family) - fourth consecutive Wednesday free. Location: Oddfellows Hall, 115 E. 14th St. (Heights), Houston, Texas (3rd building on left traveling east from Heights Blvd. - 2 story red brick - entrance recessed about 15 feet from street - dancing upstairs). LINKS ON WEBSITE with map & photo MAP: PHOTO OF HALL: *************************** Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays, Dianna Dianna L. Shipman Scottish Country Dancing and More Houston, Texas web page: phone: 713-522-1212
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