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Thursday, June 22, 2006

New Irish Pics & Scottish Country Dancing & More

Check for new pics from Ireland uploaded on the 16th of June at: Check for New pics from Ireland uploaded on the 21st of June at: ***************************************** June 21, 2006 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM): WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER IN THIS ISSUE: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM) HOUSTON FACTS & FUN HARRY POTTER UPDATE CALENDAR PAGE SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE: TONIGHT: WELCOME HOME LISA SMITH! Lisa joined us last week and this week for dancing. Lisa has just returned from living in Korea for two years! WELCOME also new dancers this week: JILL JACK; HANNAH ESKELSON and STEPAN NAZARIAN. We danced: Just Enough to Dance, Angus Reel, Buttered Beans, Leap Year, Espie McNab, Sandy O'er the Lea, Virginia Reel and Crabbit Shona. THIS WEEK'S FEATURED DANCER: LISA SMITH (WELCOME HOME LISA!) THIS WEEK'S FEATURED MUSICIANS: SCOTTISH MAYHEM PHOTOs on the website: dancing tonight & last week MEMBER NEWS: LISA SMITH is organizing a group outing to attend a Sunday matinee for Gilbert & Sullivan: Trial by Jury & HMS Pinafore (either July 23 or July 30); if you're interested let Lisa know by email to: (for details on the show see website: Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston). COME DANCE WITH US! WEDNESDAYS SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE 7-10 pm NEW DANCERS WELCOME Families welcome (children must be accompanied by parent/guardian) Cost & Location: 1st Wednesdays: Churchill Room, Black Labrador Pub 4100 Montrose Blvd. Map (Montrose near Richmond) FREE (does not count toward free night) 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Wednesdays: 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 $5 for those 14 and over; $2.50 those under 14 ($15 maximum per family) fourth consecutive Wednesday free HOUSTON FACTS & FUN I've updated my "Houston Facts & Fun" page; This is a page which I stash links that I use from time to time. There are categories for Dancing & Recreation, Bookstores City of Houston; Neighborhoods Media Libraries, Museums & Theaters Guides to Houston Traffic, Travel & Transportation Parks & Nature Food, Wine, Parties & Restaurants Schools & Universities HARRY POTTER UPDATE MOVIE: July 13, 2007 - projected release date in the US for the next Harry Potter movie"Order of the Phoenix" director: David Yates to view confirmed cast members: BOOK 7 No word on book 7 although fan websites are projecting summer 2007 as earliest. The Leaky Cauldron speculates that 7/7/07 is a likely date. Also from the Leaky Cauldron page: Book 7 FAQ The following things will happen, according to the timeline and practices set by other books or things Jo Rowling has said: [excerpts]: The last chapter will contain details of what will happen to survivors. The last word is still "scar" (but may easily change). The locked Ministry room may resurface. We'll hear about Dumbledore's other letters to Petunia. Umbridge will return. There is yet more to come about Rita Skeeter We will discover what Dudley saw when the Dementor approached in book five. The two-way mirror from book five will likely resurface. We will find out what happened to Sirius's flying motorbike, Krum will appear. Sirius may appear again, though in which form is uncertain. We will find out a little bit more about Harry's grandparents. Harry's eye color (or something about his eyes resembling his mother's) is very important to this book. Wormtail's life-debt to Harry will come into play. James and Lily Potter's professions/more about their lives will be revealed. The gleam of triumph seen in Dumbledore's eyes at the end of book four is still enormously important. Harry may time-travel again. A non-magical character will perform magic in "desperate circumstances." Mr. Weasley's car will appear. There's an important kind of redemptive pattern to Snape. One of Harry's classmates will become a Hogwarts teacher. A huge piece of information is coming about Lily Potter. We will find out why some witches and wizards become ghosts and some do not. The "Godric" in "Godric's Hollow" is not insignificant. [Dianna's note: of course Harry will have a battle with Lord Voldemort; will visit the Dursleys and attend Bill & Fleur's wedding before he starts his search for the horcruxes.] CALENDAR PAGE details on all items listed below can be found on the webpage at: CURRENT MONTH UPCOMING MONTHS THE COMING WEEK: 22 THURSDAY Celtic Chorus of Houston note: change of location Churchill Room, Black Labrador Pub (Montrose near Richmond) 7:30-9:30 pm ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY: HOUSTON & DISTRICT BRANCH SOCIAL Dad's Club Studio A 1008 Voss Rd. (N. of I-10) 7:30 pm Cost $5.00 23 FRIDAY 4th Friday Houston Area Acoustic Music Society Acoustic Showcase at Hickory Hollow, 101 Heights Blvd MAP Peggy Carter, 281-370-9495; Music starts at 7:00. The jam is about 9:00 Highland Mist Scottish Country Dancers of St. Louis Missouri/Illinois USA Dance Weekend June 23-25 workshops by Lara Friedman-Shedlov, evening ball, and Sunday dance brunch. At the Highland Mist ball, all dances are walked-thru and talked thru Contact DOUG SCHNEIDER 24 SATURDAY 2nd & 4th Saturdays CONTRA DANCE: HOUSTON AREA TRADITIONAL DANCE SOCIETY, Schedule International Space School Fundation Fundraiser & GIANT Garage Sale Pete's Barn from noon til late Clan Ceili 1.00pm til 6.00pm Burgers, Dogs, & Soft Drinks will be on sale. BYOB. Contact Sandy Dawson if you have donations for the garage sale or just bring it along as early as you can. The garage sale will begin in the morning. Directions: To get to Pete's barn head South on 45, exit Calder Road, Pete's barn is on the left a mile or so down. MURDER THE STOUT McElroys Irish Pub starting at 10:00pm 25 SUNDAY Men of Houston Morris Dancers Society for Creative Anachronism Dancing 2nd & 4th Sundays Sunday, June 25, 2006 Royal Ascot Returns to the Ascot Racecourse and the British-American Business Council Houston!! Come Celebrate Royal Ascot and the Queen’s 80th Birthday! Place: Sam Houston Race Track Date: Sunday, June 25, 2006, 4 pm to 9 pm Cost: Members and Non-Members $60 pp Festivities include: Ø Cocktail hour honoring the Queen Ø Live Quarter Horse racing and betting Ø Buffet dinner Ø Music by the Bayou Big Band Jazz Trio Ø Ladies Hat Contest Ø Community Sing-a-long (after the races so as not to scare the horses!) Register at or call Becci Himes at 713.784.7710 or e-mail . Sponsorship opportunities available. MURDER THE STOUT Fitzgerald's starting at 8:30pm 26 MONDAY 4th Monday Heather and Thistle Society , 7:30 P.M. Auditorium, St.Thomas Episcopal School, 4900 Jackwood. International Folk Dancing for beginners. HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS 7:30 - 10:00 pm Oddfellows Hall, 115 E. 14th Street in the Heights. 27 TUESDAY 4th Tuesday Irish American Heritage Association of Katy, Texas Meeting 7:30pm Municipal Utility District Building on Cimmaron Pkwy at Hidden Canyon Rd (just west of S Mason Rd) in Katy, Texas For more information or directions, please call: Bridget Connelly 281-492-8780 Mike Long . . . . . . 281-395-3038 Dennis Donlan . . . 281-392-0894 OR E-mail us at: ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE 7:30 to 10:00 pm - admission $3.00 Open to all. All dances are taught. Good music and a lot of fun. Oxford Hall 1135 Oxford in the Heights For more info: Mike Head Oxford Hall is a nonsmoking venue Ceilidh jam Poor Michael's The Strand Galveston, TX 409-762-1967 9 PM - midnight All skill levels welcome. Strings n' Things contact Peggy Carter. 28 WEDNESDAY SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE 7-10 pm 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 Dianna Dianna L. Shipman Scottish Country Dancing and More Houston, Texas web page: phone: 713-522-1212
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