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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Scottish Country Dancing & More

August 10, 2005 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM): WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER ****** REMINDER - RANCH PARTY AUG 20 - STILL TIME TO RSVP! ******** IN THIS ISSUE: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM) * Tonight * Member News ** ALICE RHOADES performs at Fondren Library (Rice University) ** MEMORIAL SERVICE for ED YOUNG'S MOTHER * Come Dance With Us! CALENDAR PAGE: Current month: for upcoming months: UPDATE: FIDDLER BILL THURMAN ALASKA CRUISE 2006 DIANNA'S MISCELLANY * MARS CORRECTION ******** SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE: TONIGHT: We had 13 dancers and danced: St. Andrews' Fair (1x), Deil Amang the Tailors (1x), Blackadder House, Tribute to the Borders, Glasgow Country Dance, Mrs. Stewart's Jig, Sugar Candie, Highlandman's Umbrella, Neidpath Castle (twice), Cadgers in the Canongate and Jennifer's Jig. (all from the Houston Ball Program) MEMBER NEWS ALICE RHOADES writes: you are cordially invited to a recital featuring Staff Members of the Fondren Library Sunday, August 21, 2005 4:00 pm Lillian H. Duncan Recital Hall Alice Pratt Brown Hall at Rice University Featuring music by C. Debussy, G. Gershwin, A. Glazunov, F. Mendelssohn, A Tcherepnin, folk songs, and more. Reception to follow Funding provided by the Friends of Fondren Library 713-348-5157 Paid visitor parking is available in the Alice Pratt Brown Hall Lot and the Central Campus Garage. FYI--I will be performing folk songs (including one Scottish one) in this recital. - Alice MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO HAZEL YOUNG 2pm [Note: Hazel Young was the mother of Scottish Country Dancer Ed Young], who passed away July 7 2005. 2nd floor of Treemont Retirement Center, 2501 Westerland, Houston TX. This is not a formal service, so come casual and enjoy the refreshments & the opportunity to view some family photo albums & just visit with all those who were touched by Hazel's smile & her joy of living. Please RSVP to Ed Young * COME DANCE WITH US! WEDNESDAYS 7-10 pm website: NEW DANCERS WELCOME - Families welcome (children must be accompanied by parent / guardian). COST: $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). MAP: PHOTO OF HALL: ************* CALENDAR PAGE details on all items listed below can be found on the webpage at: current month: for upcoming months: THE COMING WEEK: 11 THURSDAY Celtic Chorus of Houston (Knights of Columbus, 7:30-9:30 pm) 13 SATURDAY * CONTRA DANCE: HOUSTON AREA TRADITIONAL DANCE SOCIETY * HOUSTON FOLKLORE & FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY Second Saturday Concert * Houston Highland Games Association Pub Crawl in Rice Village 14 SUNDAY * KPFT Fall Music Series Features CELTIC/IRISH MUSIC Produced by KPFT's Irish Aires Show at Miller Outdoor Theatre HEADLINERS: 3:00 pm Constant Billy 4:00 pm Paisley Close 5:00 pm Blaggards The event is Free and Open to the Public. * Society for Creative Anachronism Dancing * IRISH SESSION Brian O'Neill's Pub 4:30-7:00 p.m. * Men of Houston Morris Dancers 15 MONDAY * International Folk Dancing for beginners. HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS 16 TUESDAY Strings n' Things 17 WEDNESDAY SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE! ************* UPDATE: FIDDLER BILL THURMAN Bill Thurman <> Bill is presently playing in a band called "Cairde" (Little Rock, Arkansas); they will be playing for a Scottish Festival known as "Clanjamfry" in late September in Memphis, Tennessee. Bill has been a featured performer at the Acoustic Sounds Cafe in Little Rock, Arkansas. ************* ALASKA CRUISE 2006 I've booked an Alaska Cruise for 2006! I hope you can join us! The travel agent I'm working with who's putting a group together: Lillie Nalepa Lillie's Travel office: 936 291 2384 Cell 936 662 2437 Fax 936 293 8422 REFER TO GROUP NO. TP2X623 Lots more details on webpage at: If you'd like to receive updates about the cruise let me know; (note: Alaska cruises are booking up earlier all the time since the season is only May thru September and they continue to grow in popularity and ships are being booked up earlier and earlier.) Alaskan Explorer via Glacier Bay: 7 day Roundtrip Seattle, Washington SAILING DATE: May 5, 2006 Holland America Line SHIP: ms Zaandam ITINERARY Day Port Arrive Depart May 5 Seattle, Washington, USA 4:00 pm 1 - May 6 At Sea 2 - May 7 Juneau, Alaska Noon 11:00 pm 3 - May 8 Glacier Bay Cruising, United 1 7:00 am 4:00 pm (cruising only) 4 - May 9 Sitka, Alaska 7:00 am 5:00 pm 5 - May 10 Ketchikan, Alaska 7:00 am 1:00 pm 6 - May 11 Victoria, B.C. 8:00 pm Midnight 7 - May 12 Seattle, Washington, USA 7:00 am MS ZAANDAM: … in harmony; The musically themed ms Zaandam décor includes artifacts and memorabilia representing various musical genres - from a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ in the atrium to guitars signed by rock icons The Rolling Stones. *********** DIANNA'S MISCELLANY * MARS CORRECTION: Sorry, folks - my source was misinformed - the Mars event happened a couple of years back so I guess it'll be a couple thousand years before it comes around again :-) *************************** Dianna Dianna L. Shipman Scottish Country Dancing and More Houston, Texas web page: phone: 713-522-1212
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