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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Scottish Country Dancing & More

September 7, 2005 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM): WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER ****** NOTE: This is my first time to send the newsletter from my new computer - so hopefully I've imported the address book correctly and all 481 subscribers will receive this issue on Thursday as usual :-) -Dianna ****** IN THIS ISSUE: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM) * Tonight * Member News * Photos on the website * Come dance with us! CALENDAR PAGE: Current month: for upcoming months: JAZZ CONCERT TO BENEFIT VICTIMS OF HURRICANE KATRINA (this Friday) IRISH AMERICAN CELEBRATION: KATY TEXAS (THIS SATURDAY) RED CROSS FUNDRAISER AT SAINT ARNOLD'S ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 BOOK DONATIONS FOR KATRINA VICTIMS EMERALD SOCIETY RELIEF FUND FOR NEW ORLEANS OFFICERS ******** SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE: TONIGHT: 10 dancers attended and we danced: review of steps and phrasing of reels of three and reels of four and various formations from Houston ball dances; Glasgow Country Dance, Follow Me Home, Cadgers in the Canongate, Mrs. Stewart's Jig (twice), Neidpath Castle, and Jennifer's Jig. MEMBER NEWS: ED YOUNG writes in part: Announcing a New Profession I am happy to announce that I will still be involved in the insurance industry as I have for the last 26 years, but I am semi-retiring so I can try something new. I will be a Relationship Manager for Heartland Payment Systems, working . . . with business firms that do significant credit card processing, such as Restaurants, Auto Repair shops, Doctors, . . . and with companies needing to outsource their payroll processing. Heartland is the 7th fastest growing company on the Inc 500 list, & just went public last month. Since I am keeping my insurance licenses, I can still help businesses & individuals with their insurance needs. Your Hometown Payments Provider Heartland Payment Systems (832) 457-5001 (713) 975-9353 (fax) PHOTOs on the website: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ED YOUNG! (Sept. 11) & Henrietta Cavanaugh's painting "Twin Towers" * 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: 8 THURSDAY * BURNS CLUB * NOTORIOUS (Eden MacAdam-Somer fiddle, vocal and Larry Unger guitar, banjo) Houston, TX fiddling workshop for all string musicians 9 FRIDAY * Murder the Stout, Beverly Pub * NOTORIOUS Hempstead, TX Concert * JAZZ CONCERT TO BENEFIT VICTIMS OF HURRICANE KATRINA (see article below) 10 SATURDAY * IRISH AMERICAN CELEBRATION: KATY TEXAS (see article below) * DENTON, TX: Ceili (Scottish Country Dances and Irish Set Dances) * CONTRA DANCE: HOUSTON AREA TRADITIONAL DANCE SOCIETY; SWAMP STOMP with NOTORIOUS * BLAGGARDS at Brian O'Neill's, 10pm * HOUSTON FOLKLORE & FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY Second Saturday Concert 11SUNDAY * OXFORD HALL: 1135 Oxford in the Heights "Mostly Waltz" & Concert with NOTORIOUS * Modern Square Dance * Society for Creative Anachronism Dancing Fall Costume Ball * Men of Houston Morris Dancers 12MONDAY * International Folk Dancing for beginners. HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS 13TUESDAY * Strings n' Things * RED CROSS FUNDRAISER AT SAINT ARNOLD'S BREWERY (see article below) WEDNESDAY: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE! ************* JAZZ CONCERT TO BENEFIT VICTIMS OF HURRICANE KATRINA Friday, Sept 9, 7:00 pm at Houston Community College, Town and Country (Northeast Corner of Beltway 8 & I10) Featured Guest is the great New Orleans drummer Johnny Vidacovich also featured are Aubrey Tucker: Trombone Dennis Dotson: Trumpet Woody Witt: Saxophone Joe LoCascio: Piano Bill Miller: Bass The concert is free, but donations of money, non-perishable foods, clothes are gladly accepted. A selection of cd's by local artists will be available for sale with all proceeds going to the victims of Katrina. ************* IRISH AMERICAN CELEBRATION: KATY TEXAS (THIS SATURDAY) 'Tis Great to Be An Irish American Celebration 1:00-6:00pm VFW Club in Spring Branch, 1560 Foley St. (near Long Point and Campbell). sponsored by the Irish American Heritage Association (IAHA) ENTERTAINMENT: Cass Academy of Irish Dance. Celtic Chorus local artist Jerry Waxman will be doing caricatures. door prizes Tickets $5 at the door. Snacks and soft drinks will be provided at no charge, and the VFW club cash bar will be available. Call (713) 271-0784 for more information or e-mail ***************** RED CROSS FUNDRAISER AT SAINT ARNOLD'S ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 The only way to celebrate New Orleans is to have some good drink, good food and good music. We're going to supply two of the three: drink and music. You are welcome to bring your own tasty food. Music will be courtesy of the Zydeco Dots. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Admission will be $12 per person in advance, $15 at the d oor. 100% of the proceeds from this evening will go to the Red Cross. We will also be donating all the profits from any glass and shirt sales that night. So be charitable and have a good time! Here are the details: Red Cross Benefit at Saint Arnold Brewery Tuesday, September 13 6 PM to 9 PM Admission: $12 in advance, $15 at the door For advance reservations, call or email Ann ( or 713-686-9494). She will accept cash, credit cards, checks and flattery (while appreciated, the flattery will not go towards the admission). Advance reservations must be made by noon on Tuesday. Cheers! Brock Wagner The Brew Crew Ann, Brock, Darrin, Dave, Frank, James, Jesse, Juan, Juan, Kendra, Mary, Pedro, Red, Tovias and Vince -- Saint Arnold Brewing Company 2522 Fairway Park Drive Houston, TX 77092 713-686-9494 ************ BOOK DONATIONS FOR KATRINA VICTIMS Murder By The Book is accepting book donations for those Hurricane Katrina victims stranded at the Astrodome. Please donate good, clean, used books at Murder By The Book during business hours. There is particular demand for paperbacks and children's books! Thank you! Murder By The Book Celebrating 25 years in Houston! (1980-2005) Winner of the 2005 Raven Award! 2342 Bissonnet St. Houston, TX 77005 (713) 524-8597 / (888) 4-AGATHA *********** EMERALD SOCIETY RELIEF FUND FOR NEW ORLEANS OFFICERS (The Emerald Societies are fraternal organizations for police, firefighters, and other professions. If you ever saw a piper on TV after 9/11, that was an Emerald Society piper. Members of the Law Enforcement Emerald Society of Metropolitan New Orleans are in the fight of their lives right now in their destroyed city. Donations to this National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies (NCLEES) fund will get to them directly to help them and their families.) - Brian Leighton A fund has been established by the National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies (NCLEES), in conjunction with the New York Police Department Emerald Society for Emerald Society members devastated by Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath. 1st Vice-President National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies Past President Emerald Society of Wisconsin *************************** Dianna Dianna L. Shipman Scottish Country Dancing and More Houston, Texas web page: phone: 713-522-1212 --
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