Calendar

         

   June 3, 2015 - Lad's Luncheon
   
       12:00 Noon - NRA Headquarters cafeteria
      
    11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax
          Visits to the Museum, gift store and shooting range
   
       http://home.nra.org/

   June 3, 2015 - Cool McFinn Concert
   
       7:30pm to 8:30pm - Mason District Park Amphitheater
          6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale
          Free Admission; Celtic Music Combo Band; folk rock to jazz
   
       https://www.facebook.com/coolmcfinn/info"tab=page_info
      
    http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/

   June 6, 2015 - D-Day (WWII) 

   June 7, 2015 - Corpus Christi Procession
   
       2:00pm - Procession from St. Mary of Sorrows Parish Center to Historic Church Grotto
      
    Meet at 5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax
          Information: Receptionist 703-978-4141

   June 7, 2015 - NO MONTHLY MEETING (see Brunch below)

   June 7, 2015 - 6th Annual Appreciation Champagne Brunch
   
       10:30am - Fort Myer Officer's Club
      
    Cost for current dues paid Fr. Corby Division members: $16/person
          Cost for non-members (spouse or friend only of paid member): $33/person
   
       Limited to the first 50 people; please pay in advance at our May 3rd meeting or
          mail check to Bill Baker before May 29th

          Dress appropriately (no shorts, no jeans); men required to
   
       wear a sports coat, preferably green (no tie required)

   June 7-8, 2015 - Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show
           10:00am to 6:00pm (5:00pm on the 8th) - Downtown Historic Occoquan
           http://www.occoquanva.gov/arts-and-crafts-show.html

   June 10, 2015 - Lad's Luncheon

   
        12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant 
      
     3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax 
       
   http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

  
June 13, 2015 - Virginia AOH State Quarterly Meeting
             10:00am - Father Nicholas J. Habets Knights of Columbus Hall
             1236 Prosperity Road, Virginia Beach
             Hosted by the St. Patrick’s Division Major Degree Exemplification follows

   June 14, 2015 - Flag Day

   June 14, 2015 - Ceili at Sherwood Hall >>More Info<<
   
       3:30 to 6:00pm - Stacy Sherwood Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax
              (adjacent to Van Dyck Park)
  
        Sponsored by AOH Corby Division and the Tuesday Night Ceili Club
    
      Live Music by Shepherd's Pie Ceili Band
      
    No Charge; bring a snack to share
      
   Information contact: Hugh Conway ceiliset@yahoo.com or (703) 273-6869

   June 16, 2015 - Bloomsday

   June 17, 2015 - Lad's Luncheon
  
        12:00 Noon - Main Street Pub 7141 Main Street, Clifton
           http://www.themainstreetpub.net/

   June 20, 2015 - Swift Run Celtic House Concert Series
  
        7:30pm - 7116 Swift Run Trails Drive, Fairfax Station
  
        Alan Reid & Rob van Sant - old and new music, featuring Alan's compositions,
  
        Battlefield Band favorites and songs from Rob BYOB and deck chairs
           Suggested donation: $25 includes soft drinks, water and desserts
           http://swiftruncelticconcerts.com

   June 20, 2015 - Celtic Woman 10th Anniversary World Tour Concert
          8:00pm - Filene Center at Wolf Trap
 
        Breathtaking renditions of contemporary ballads alongside traditional music from the Emerald Isle
 
        Tickets: $30 to $65/person
 
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RUn7eUfGwY8
 
        http://www.wolftrap.org/tickets/calendar/performance/15filene/0620show15.aspx

   June 21 - Summer Solstice (first day  of Summer)

   June 21, 2015 - HAPPY FATHER's DAY

   June 24, 2015 - Solas Shamrock City Concert
          7:30pm to 8:30pm - Lee District Park and RE Center
   
       6601 Telegraph Road, Alexandria
      
    Free Admission; Quintessential Irish-American band; Solas is Gaelic for light
 
         http://www.solasmusic.com
    
      http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/

   June 24, 2015 - Lad's Luncheon
           12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant
           3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax
           http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

   June 26, 2015 - Take Your Dog to Work Day

   June 27, 2015 - Swift Run Celtic House Concert Series
           7:30pm - 7116 Swift Run Trails Drive, Fairfax Station
   
       IONA - pan-Celtic tour with Barbara Ryan
                    (lead vocals bouzouki, bodhrán, pieds),
           Bernard Argent (flute, whistles, vocals, percussion), Chuck Lawhorn
                    (bass guitars, vocals),
   
       Jim Queen (fiddle, banjo, vocals) and Kathleen Larrick
                    (dance, vocals, percussion).
           BYOB and deck chairs Suggested donation: $25 includes soft drinks,
                    water and desserts
           http://swiftruncelticconcerts.com

July 1, 2015 - Lad's Luncheon

       12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant 
       3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax 
      
http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

 

July 4, 2105 - Happy Independence Day!!

 

July 5, 2015 - NO MONTHLY MEETING (Summer Break)

 

July 8, 2015 - Lad's Luncheon

       12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant 
       3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax 
      
http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

 

July 9, 2015 - Scythian Concert

       7:30pm to 8:30pm - Frying Pan Farm Park

       2709 West Ox Road, Herndon

       Free Admission; Irish Folk Rock

       http://www.scythianmusic.com/

       http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/

 

July 11, 2015 - Swift Run Celtic House Concert Series

       7:30pm - 7116 Swift Run Trails Drive, Fairfax Station
       Jody Marshall -
Hammered dulcimer virtuoso with Andrea Hoag on fiddle
       and multi-instrumentalis Paul Oorts evening of songs and dances from
       various lands
BYOB and deck chairs

       Suggested donation: $25 includes soft drinks, water and desserts

       http://swiftruncelticconcerts.com.

 

July 15, 2015 - Lad's Luncheon

       12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant 
       3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax 
      
http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

 

July 22, 2015 - Lad's Luncheon

       12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant 
       3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax 
      
http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

 

July 25, 2015 - Swift Run Celtic House Concert Series

       7:30pm - 7116 Swift Run Trails Drive, Fairfax Station

       Hickory Grove - Bev & Jack Osburn, Dave Sargent on Bass
       and Larry Tapper on Harmonica with an evening of Bluegrass -
            one of the American threads in the Celtic tapestry 

       BYOB and deckchairs

       Suggested donation: $25 includes soft drinks, water and desserts

       http://www.swiftruncelticconcerts.com
 

   July 29, 2015 - Lad's Luncheon
          12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant
          3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax
          http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

 


August 2, 2015 - NO MONTHLY MEETING (Summer Break)

 

August 8, 2015 - Alexandria Irish Festival

      11:00am to 7:00pm - Waterfront Park, King and Prince Streets

      Music featuring the City of Alexandria Pipes & Drums, more musical groups

      and Irish dancing schools. Vendors will have a variety of Irish items,

      arts & crafts, and traditional festival foods.

      http://www.ballyshaners.org/festival/index.htm

 

August 9, 2015 - Corby Division Annual Picnic

      1:00pm to 5:00pm - Historic St. Mary's Hall

 
 

August 14-16, 2015 - AOH Virginia Biennial State Convention

      Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 625 First Street, Alexandria 703-548-6300

      Discounted hotel rooms for $79 nightly rate for the AOH;
            Parking $20/night may apply
      More information to follow

 

August 16, 2015 - AOH Major Degree Exemplification  
      11:00am to 2:00pm  - Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites,
      625 First Street, Alexandria

      Open to current dues paid AOH Lad's members;    

            no prerequisite degree required

      Please email to confirm wbaker15@cox.net

 

August 22, 2015 - The United States Air Force “Celtic Aire”
            THIS IS EXCELLENT!

      7:30pm to 8:30pm - Workhouse Arts Center at Lorton
      9601 Ox Road, Lorton

      Free Admission; classic Irish melodies with foot-stomping tunes
            and heart-warming ballads

      http://www.usafband.af.mil

      http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/

 

August 29, 2015 - Swift Run Celtic House Concert Series

      7:30pm - 7116 Swift Run Trails Drive, Fairfax Station

      Isla - Appalachian and Scottish spells with heartbreakingly sweet vocals
           and fine whistle playing with world class guitar, lap dulcimer
           and harmonica accompaniment

      BYOB and deckchairs

      Suggested donation: $25 includes soft drinks, water and desserts

      http://www.swiftruncelticconcerts.com


    September 7, 2015 - St. Mary of Sorrows 140th Labor Day Picnic
            Historic Church Grounds, Fairfax Station
            10:20am - Flag Raising Ceremony
            10:30am - Mass with Blessing of the Tools
            5:00pm - Raffle Drawing 5:30pm - Closing
            Corby Division Welcome Tent
            Free Admission; moon bounce, laser tag, rides, games, bingo, crafts, entertainment,
            and the best chicken dinners ever

    October 17, 2015 - *COMEDY NIGHT* >>More Information>>

               6:00p to 11:00p - St. Mary's Parish Center, Farrell Hall

               Headlining Professional Comedians

               Pizza, beer, soft drinks, coffee, dessert

               Silent Auction, Prize Give-Aways, 50-50 Raffle

               More information, contact wbaker15@cox.net

Additional Activities

Monday's 5:00pm from Kerry: two hour radio music program, "A Trip to the Cottage", featuring traditional Irish music and song, presented by Danny O'Mahony
http://www.radiokerry.ie/podcast_series/trip-to-the-cottage/ or listen anytime to their podcasts.

               

Every Saturday 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, Kevin Donleavy's Traditional Irish Music Radio Show "Atlantic Weekly, Part II."  Hear harps and bagpipes, slow airs and quick jigs, new songs and old ballads.


City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation gives Irish Dance Classes every Tuesday night at 7:30 PM.  The classes are given by Hugh Conway at the  Green Acres Center in Fairfax City. Call 703-273-6869 for information or email ceiliset@yahoo.com.To register for classes call the Parks and Recreation staff at 703-385-7858.

  

The Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (CCE) Ceili, Irish Dancing is fun for the whole family. Contact Hugh Conway (703) 273-6869.