December 21 (Saturday) Champagne Academy of Irish Dance Irish Christmas Céilí
at South Slope Community Center. A fabulous afternoon of Irish dance and music! Irish dance (beginners to champions from Champagne Academy of Irish Dance) & music performance with a social dance (Céilí, no experience needed!) and potluck to follow featuring Caller Tadhg Mac Aindriú and the Champagne Céilí Band of which I am a proud fiddler. Doors open at 1:30pm. $16 at the door, 4 and under free. Contact Trèa Champagne TCRG for more details. 2-5:30 pm.
January 18 (Saturday) H.A.G.G.I.S. Burns Dinner at St. Wenceslaus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Scottish food including haggis, ceremonial readings and toasts, bag-piping, and Scottish social dancing, raffle, dessert contest, and live music from Coppers & Brass. Reservations accepted no later than January 11. $20 for adults, $10 for kids 6-18, age 5 and under free. 4 pm.