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Thursday, March 03, 2005

03/03/05 - Scottish Country Dancing & More

To receive these postings via email, click HERE No Message is necessary. Back to Irish Aires Table of Contents ---- March 2, 2005 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM): WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER OR ******* REMINDER: SMITHFIELD FAIR at ANDERSON FAIR this Saturday - a group I like a lot - and they don't make it to Houston very often! Hope to see you there - Dianna ******* IN THIS ISSUE: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM) CALENDAR PAGE current month: for upcoming months: SMITHFIELD FAIR AT ANDERSON FAIR THIS SATURDAY JEWELERY SALE FROM ROBERTLEY SCOTTISH FESTIVAL SPECTACULAR- 11 Mar 2005 ODESSA, TX: CELTFEST 2005 April 16-17 HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE: CALL FOR WORLD DANCE COMPANIES DANCE DAY: APRIL 29 ST. DAVID'S DAY SALE (MARCH 1) DIANNA'S MISCELLANY * SPRING, TX: MISSING CHILD: ELIZABETH BOSTON * FOR MILITARY FAMILIES INFO ON DANCING WITH SCDM ON WEDNESDAYS ******** SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE: TONIGHT: We focused on San Antonio ball dances: Dunnatar Honours, Argyll Strathspey, Elinor of Briarlea, Bees of Maggieknocketar (twice), Garry Strathspey (1 1/2 times), Black Mountain Reel, Sauchie Haugh and Lady Home's Jig. Looks like we'll have at least a full set going to the San Antonio Ball April 2. Reminder SCOTTISH MAYHEM will be at the San Antonio Highland Games the same weekend (with LARS SLOAN) - they'll also be at the Sam Houston Folk Festival in Huntsville April 23 & 24. We had a great time at Sunday's Gathering of the Celts! Many thanks to our dancers (besides yours truly, BUD NORTON, ED FULLER, MITCH PHILPOT, SUSAN KELM, REBECCA ROBERTS, MARILYN JOHNSON, CAROLYN MADDOX, VALERYE BULL & RAFAEL ENRIQUEZ) and a special thanks to our musicians: HUGH MORRISON & LARS SLOAN! HUGH MORRISON'S new CD is out! I'll have copies for sale at Wednesday dancing - look for a future review. PHOTO on the website: neon dancers :-) click for larger image dancing music notes - click for animation 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: current month: for upcoming months: THE COMING WEEK: 3 THURSDAY * ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY Houston and District Branch Central General Class * Houston Highland Games Association MEETING * CONTRA DANCE Oxford Hall, 1135 Oxford in the Heights March 4-6 North Texas Irish Festival 4 FRIDAY * Swingin' in the Cafe Houston Swing Out 8:00 PM BORDERS Houston - Kirby 5 SATURDAY * Smithfield Fair at Anderson Fair 8 pm door, 9 pm show (smoke free) (see article below) * ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY Houston and District Branch YOUTH WORKSHOP & SOCIAL TEACHER: BILL ZOBEL COST: $20.00 Includes the workshop and admission to the social that evening. $5 for just the social LOCATION: St. Luke's Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 3471 Westheimer, Houston, Texas 77027. SOCIAL: 7:00pm - 9:00pm For additional infomation contact: For additional infomation contact: Moon Weiss mailto:Mland121@aolcom or visit SCD Youth Website * CHILI COOK-OFF KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, COUNCIL 803 2616 Louisiana, Houston, Texas * MALTESE FALCON WEEKEND 7:00 p.m.1941 John Huston film classic, The Maltese Falcon, starring Humphrey Bogart. Museum of Fine Arts March 5 - April 17, 2005 GAVLESTON, TEXAS; FIRST-EVER TEXAS JURIED GLASS EXHIBITION 6 SUNDAY * Men of Houston Morris Dancers followed by Irish Session (Rudyard's Pub) * MALTESE FALCON WEEKEND 3:00 p.m. Book Signing & Interview: Robert Parker at Murder By The Book followed by: 5:00 p.m. Marathon Reading of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon Brazos Bookstore 2421 Bissonnett St. * YOUTH ACTIVITIES: St. Andrews Youth Venturing Group 7 MONDAY * ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY Houston and District Branch LEAGUE CITY, TX: Class WOODLANDS: Class * International Folk Dancing for beginners. HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS 8 TUESDAY * ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY Houston and District Branch Central Beginner Class Teacher and Info contact Judi Hallenbeck 713-721-6743 Location: St. Lukes Presbyterian Church 8915 Timberside Drive Houston, Texas 77025 7:30 to 9:30 * Celtic Chorus of Houston * Strings n' Things * BRYAN, TX: Constant Billy, the duo,7-9pm at Carney's Pub, 3410 S. College Ave, Bryan, TX. 9 WEDNESDAY * SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE! * Lloyd Ernstes' Wednesday Night Open Mike ************* SMITHFIELD FAIR AT ANDERSON FAIR THIS SATURDAY The acoustic trio Smithfield Fair performs at Houston's premier acoustic music venue - the legendary Anderson Fair (2007 Grant Street), on Saturday, March 5th, 2005. Doors open at 8 p.m. with the show beginning at 9:00 p.m. For tickets, reservations and information, please call 1-713-528-8576. Best to you all and come enjoy the music and a great show! Dudley-Brian Smith Smithfield Fair/Stevenson Productions ************* JEWELERY SALE FROM ROBERTLEY From: "Robertley" <> Robertley are having a Spring Clean and have reduced many of their Jewelry items to make way for the new inventory that will be coming soon. Now is the time to buy at deeply discounted prices and enjoy savings that will not be seen again. This is a first come first served sale as the stock is limited to what we have on hand Remember Mothers Day, Easter and Birthdays..... Click below to view Jewelry made in the Orkney Islands of Scotland on sale Rings made in Scotland on sale Rebecca L B Roberts Robertley USA Ltd Co HAVE YOU GOT ONE? A KILTED KOOZIE ************* SCOTTISH FESTIVAL SPECTACULAR- 11 Mar 2005 Toyota Center on Friday, March 11, 2005, at 8 p.m. features the 2004 Juvenile World Champion St. Thomas' Pipe Band, the only United States Pipe Band to have won FOUR world championships. You'll also see some of the world's finest Highland Dancers including the 2004 U.S. and British Overseas Champion. ************** ODESSA, TX: CELTFEST 2005 April 16-17 From: "Faith Vedder" <> at Odessa College in Odessa, Texas. We'd really like to have some SCD perform and/or try a workshop, so I'd like to invite anyone who happens to be free that weekend. This is our second year of Celtfest and we had a grand time last year. Visit us at Keep dancing, Faith Vedder, Volunteer Coordinator Celtfest 2005 Midland, TX ********* HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE: CALL FOR WORLD DANCE COMPANIES This year HCC's World Dance Institute is taking a different approach to it's annual summer salute to the global traditions of dance. We plan to host a one day World Dance Festival on Sunday, June 26, 2005. The Festival is intended to showcase the talent and diversity of the cultural dance companies in Houston. We're looking for new faces, old friends, fusion and traditional dance styles. Groups from public and private schools, community organizations, and dance companies are encouraged to apply. Performers will be chosen according to programming needs, and number of applicants. There is no fee to apply, and no fees will be paid for performing. The performances will begin at 2 pm in Central's Heinen Theatre, and run continuously throughout the afternoon. The amount of time allotted to each group will depend on the number of groups chosen. In addition to the dancing, the Festival will feature an outdoor bazaar, with vendors offering wares from around the world. Vendors will begin setting up at noon, and will stay open throughout the Festival. We're working on an application process for vendors, and hope you'll be able to suggest vendors who might like to participate. Questions? Call Deborah Quanaim at 713-718-6600 ******************************** DANCE DAY: APRIL 29 On the 29th of April, as every year since 1982, Dance Day will be celebrated all over the world. The Council of International Dance has prepared the . . . guidelines as a useful checklist .. . Object The main purpose of Dance Day events is to attract the attention of the wider public to the art of dance. Special emphasis should be given to addressing a "new" public, people who do not follow dance events during the course of the year. . . Make sure that you include general information on the art of dance, its history, its importance to society, its universal character. This can be done in a short speech, a note in the program, a text distributed to those present. By adding this dimension you make the event different from dance activities taking place any other day. . . Location At best, events should take place in "new" places, such as streets, parcs, squares, shops, factories, villages, discotheques, schools, stadiums etc. Prof. Alkis Raftis, President of the CID, President's Office International Dance Council - CID - Conseil International de la Danse ************* ST. DAVID'S DAY SALE (MARCH 1) From: Joyce Ryder Thought I'd offer another wee sale for March 1st, St David's day. To celebrate St David, I'm offering 20% off all our Welsh Stamps (there are just a few but we'll be increasing them within the next few months). Here is the link: ....and here is some information on St David. St David's Day is celebrated in Wales on 1 March, in honour of Dewi Sant or St David, the patron saint of Wales. . . , Dewi died in the year 589. . . it is said that he founded religious centres such as Glastonbury and Croyland. He even went on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, where he was made archbishop. He eventually settled at Glyn Rhosyn (St David's), in south-west Wales, where he established a very strict ascetic religious community. . . St David's Cathedral became a popular centre of pilgrimage, particularly after Dewi was officially recognised as a Catholic saint in 1120. . . Now March 1 is celebrated by schools and cultural societies throughout Wales. It is the custom on that day to wear either a leek or a daffodil - two of our national emblems - and for young girls to wear the national costume. ********** DIANNA'S MISCELLANY SPRING, TX: MISSING CHILD: ELIZABETH BOSTON from subscriber "Kristen Jensen" details at: FOR MILITARY FAMILIES From: "Melody Gillett" Get a tissue box ready. The photos and music are beautiful ! ********* 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: *************************** Dianna Dianna L. Shipman Scottish Country Dancing and More Houston, Texas web page: phone: 713-522-1212 ---- Back to Irish Aires Table of Contents To receive these postings via email, click HERE No Message is necessary.
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