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NINNAU & Y Drych provides a comprehensive calendar of Welsh events in the United States and Canada, as well as special events in Wales and elsewhere which are of interest to the North American Welsh. To list your event, see Submit an Event.

NOTE: Although every effort is made to ensure accuracy, NINNAU & Y Drych is not responsible for errors or omissions. Please confirm all information before acting upon it. Please send corrections to ninnaupublications@gmail.com

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2019

April 2019

Oak Hill, OH
Through April 11 - Weekly Welsh language class, every Thursday, 6:00-8:00 pm, Welsh-American Heritage Museum, 412 East Main St. $30 for 10 classes. Sponsored by the Museum and the Madog Center for Welsh Studies at the University of Rio Grande. Info: 740-245-7112 or drowbotham@rio.edu

Arden Hills, MN
April 6 - St. David's Society of Minnesota Well-Read Dragons Book Club, 11:30 am, Davanni's Restaurant, 3673 Lexington Ave. N. Lunch off the menu followed by book discussion: "Aberfan" by Gaynor Madgwick. Info: stdavidsofmn.org

Milwaukee, WI
April 6 - Welsh Club of the Milwaukee Area Meeting, 11:00 am, Milwaukee Catholic Home, 2462 N. Prospect Ave. Program: Members' Memories of Wales including video "Hidden Gems of Wales." Lunch RSVP: Carol Jensen 262-524-8075. Info: milwaukeewelshclub.org

Phoenix, AZ
April 6 - Welsh League of Arizona meeting, 1:00-3:00 pm, Irish Cultural Center, 1106 North Central Ave. Meet downstairs in the Norton Room of the McClelland Library Building. Program: Lynn Mascarelli presents “The Botanicals of Wales and Celtic Rainforest." Plus planning for May 19th fundraiser concert. www.welshleagueofarizona.org

Washington, DC
April 6 - Welsh Conversation Group monthly gathering, 10:30 am-noon, Teaism Penn Quarter, 8th & D Streets NW. Buy food/drink, then join us downstairs. Info: www.washingtondcwelsh.org

Kingston, ON
April 7 - Welsh harpist Claire Jones in concert, 2:30 pm, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Info: www.queensu.ca/theisabel/content/claire-jones

North Fond du Lac, WI
April 7 - Lenten Hymn Sing, 2:30 pm, Community United Methodist Church, 701 Minnesota Ave. Directed by Joshua Giese, Christopher Guy and Devin Scherck; Rev. Tom White will accompany on his 126 year old reed organ with Sarah Conrad on the piano. Special music by the Peniel Quartet and a combined choir from Community United Methodist and Covenant United Methodist in Fond du Lac. Te Bach will follow. Free will offering to the historic Peniel Welsh Chapel renovation project.

Oak Park, IL
April 7 - Chicago Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church, 744 Fair Oaks Ave. Danny Proud, conductor. Te bach following Sponsored by the Cambrian Benevolent Society of Chicago. Info: www.chicagowelshcambrian.org

Toronto, ON
April 7 - Blended Welsh/English Worship Service, 11:00 am, Dewi Sant Welsh United Church, 33 Melrose Ave. Info: www.dewisant.com

Enfield, CT
April 10 - Welsh Society of Western New England Red Dragons at a Trivia Night at the Yarde Tavern, 1658 King St. Dinner from menu at 6:00 pm; trivia at 7:00 pm. Wear red! Info: welshwne.org or InfoWelshWNE@gmail.com

Rio Grande, OH
April 10 - 15th Madog Faculty Fellow Presentation: Dr. Vicki Crooks on "Creative Agents in the Schools: A Lesson from Wales," 4:00 pm, Wood Hall 115, University o Rio Grande. Info: www.facebook.com/events/344776076146625/ or InfoWelshWNE@gmail.com

Glastonbury, CT
April 13 - The Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Workshop meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. Meets 10:15am-5:00pm. Come for the day or part thereof. RSVP to InfoWelshWNE@gmail.com, location provided at that time.

Peterborough, ON
April 13 - Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir Concert, 2:30 pm, Selwyn Outreach Centre. Details tba. Info: welshchoir.ca

Pittsburgh, PA
April 13 - St. David's Society of Pittsburgh Welsh Chat Group, 10:30 am-noon, Panera Waterfront, 210 West Bridge St, Homestead. Info: www.stdavidssociety.org

Fredericksburg, VA
April 14 - Welsh Society of Fredericksburg meeting, 7:30-9:00 pm, Faulkner Hall, St. George's Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St. Info & RSVP: www.facebook.com/events/340251803256676/ or southsound@pugetsoundwelsh.org

Lakewood, WA
April 14 - South Sound Night Out of Hwyl, 6:00-8:00 pm, Black Bear Diner, 10115 S Tacoma Way. Info & RSVP: www.facebook.com/events/340251803256676/ or southsound@pugetsoundwelsh.org

New York, NY
April 14 - Gymanfa Ganu, 3:00-4:30 pm, Welsh Congregation of New York City, Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St. Rev. Dr. Matthew P. Harrington presiding, with James Balmer directing the singing and choir, and with Mary Nelson at the organ. Te bach following. Info: www.welshchurch.nyc340251803256676/

St. Paul, MN
April 14 - St. David's Society of Minnesota Welsh Language Conversation, 2:00 pm, 2393 Bourne Ave. Info: a href="https://stdavidsofmn.org/whats-on">stdavidsofmn.org or llawryf@yahoo.com

Largo, FL
April 16 - St. David's Welsh Society of the Suncoast meeting, noon, St. Dunstan's Anglican Church, 2790 Sunny Breeze Ave. Potluck luncheon and program. Info: welshsocietyofthesuncoast.org

Toronto, ON
April 19 - Good Friday Service and Gymanfa Ganu, Dewi Sant Welsh United Church, 33 Melrose Ave. Service at 3:30 pm, Rev. Liz Mackenzie presiding; Buffet dinner at 5:00 pm; Gymanfa Ganu at 7:00 pm, William Woloschuk conducting, Matthew Coons accompanist. Dinner is $15/person, RSVP by April 11. Info: www.dewisant.com

North Riverside, IL
April 20 – Welsh Women’s Club of Chicago, 11:30 am, Scottish Home – Caledonia, 2800 Des Plaines Ave. Info & luncheon RSVP: Sue Stealey, sestealey@juno.com

St. Paul, MN
April 25 - "King Arthur, Tales from Wales and More," by Gareth Williams, 7:00-9:00 pm, Celtic Junction Arts Center, 836 Prior Ave. N. Sponsored by the St. David's Society of Minnesota and Wild Wales Tours. Info: a href="https://stdavidsofmn.org/whats-on">stdavidsofmn.org or wildwalestours@gmail.com

London, ON
April 26-28 - Ontario Welsh Festival 2019, DoubleTree by Hilton, 300 King St. Weekend of Welsh events including concert and cymanfa featuring Cor Machynlleth. Info: ontariowelshfestival.ca

Ashville, OH
April 27-28 - Ashville Viking Festival, Ashville Park. The Welsh Society of Central Ohio will participate. Info: www.facebook.com/Ashville-Viking-Festival-165051990188608/

Edwardsville, PA
April 27 - 130th "Cynonfardd" Eisteddfod, Dr. Edwards Memorial Congregational, Church & Main Streets. Afternoon Session for children ages Under 5 to 18 at 1:00 pm; Evening Session for Adults at 6:30 pm. Details available early March. To be put on the mailing list, contact Sally Morgan DiRico, 85 Nuangola Ave., Nuangola, PA 18707 or email sjbythelake@aol.com.

Utica, NY
April 27 - St David’s Society of Utica Annual Welsh Heritage Day, Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee St. Free admission. Displays, Welsh music, Welsh quilts, cooking demonstrations and more. Info: saintdavidssociety.org or 315-338-3538.

Vancouver, BC
April 27 - Vancouver Welsh Society Grand Spring Sale, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Cambrian Hall, 215 East 17th Ave. Info: www.welshsociety.com

Winnipeg, MB
April 27 - Welsh Society of Manitoba Pub Quiz Night. Details tba. Info: www.manitobawelshsociety.ca or info@manitobawelshsociety.ca

May 2019

Jackson, WI
May 4-5 - Welsh Weekend for All, Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, N1688 W20152 Main St. Saturday: seminars, tea, dinner, and eisteddfod including visual arts, literary arts and musical competitions (see: wggaw.org/eisteddfod< /a>). Sunday: 87th Annual Wisconsin State Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, with Rev. Joe Corbin, director, and Dennis Wolfgang, organist. Info: wggaw.org

North Bay, ON
May 4 - Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir Concert, 7:30 pm. Details tba. Info: welshchoir.ca/

Washington, DC
May 4 - Welsh Conversation Group monthly gathering, 10:30 am-noon, Teaism Penn Quarter, 8th & D Streets NW. Buy food/drink, then join us downstairs. Info: www.washingtondcwelsh.org

Bracebridge, ON
May 5 - Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir Concert, 2:00 pm, Bracebridge United Church. Details tba. Info: welshchoir.ca/

Toronto, ON
May 5 - Blended Welsh/English Worship Service, 11:00 am, Dewi Sant Welsh United Church, 33 Melrose Ave. Info: www.dewisant.com

Westernville, NY
May 5 - Utica St David’s Society Spring Gymanfa Ganu, 3:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 7696 Stokes Westernville Road. Tristan Jones, conductor; special guest vocalists Gene and Joseph Falvo with accompanist Jeanne Jones; Susan Bartholomew, organist. Te Bach to follow. Info: www.saintdavidssociety.org or 315-768-7115.

Enfield, CT
May 8 - Welsh Society of Western New England’s Red Dragons’ Trivia Night at the Yarde Tavern, 1658 King St. Order dinner from menu at 6:00 pm; Trivia at 7:00 pm. Wear red if you can!

Billings, MT
May 10-12, 17-19 - "Blodwen" Welsh opera, NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave. This is the first staged performance in America of Joseph Parry's "Blodwen" (the first Welsh opera) yn Gymraeg! Tickets: $10-$21. Info & tickets: www.novabillings.org/event/blodwen

Glastonbury, CT
May 11 - Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Workshop meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. RSVP to InfoWelshWNE@gmail.com, location provided at that time.

Port Hope, ON
May 11 - Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir Concert, 2:00 pm, St. Mark's Heritage Foundation. Details tba. Info: welshchoir.ca/

Oshkosh, WI
May 11 - Peniel Saturday, 6:00 pm, Peniel Chapel, W9644 Zoar Road. New Generation Singers from Central WI Christian School, Waupun. Refreshments following program. Info: wggaw.org

Largo, FL
May 18 - St. David's Welsh Society of the Suncoast Saturday Luncheon. Details TBA. Info: welshsocietyofthesuncoast.org

North Riverside, IL
May 18 – Welsh Women’s Club of Chicago, 11:30 am; Spring luncheon; Scottish Home – Caledonia, 2800 Des Plaines Ave. Info & luncheon RSVP: Sue Stealey, sestealey@juno.com

Phoenix, AZ
May 19 - Welsh League of Arizona Concert. Celtic music group. Details TBA. Info: www.welshleagueofarizona.org

West Springfield, MA
May 19 - Welsh Society of Western New England 2nd Annual Noson Lawen for Dylan Thomas Day, 5:00-8:00 pm, Tap House Grille, Riverdale Rd. Share and contribute stories, poetry, singing, music and more in Welsh and English while enjoying a meal/drinks together. Info: welshwne.org or InfoWelshWNE@gmail.com

South Windsor, CT
May 25 - Welsh Society of Western New England’s Welsh Conversation Meet-up, 10:30 am-noon, Panera Bread, Evergreen Walk, 100 Hemlock Ave. Learners and speakers, chat in Welsh in a casual, friendly setting. All levels welcome. Info: InfoWelshWNE@gmail.com.

Toronto, ON
May 31 - "An Evening with Arthur Ozolins," 7:30 pm, Dewi Sant Welsh United Church, 33 Melrose Ave. Pianist Arthur Ozolins joins organist Matthew Coons for a classical music program. $20/person. Info: www.dewisant.com

June 2019

Arden Hills, MN
June 1 - St. David's Society of Minnesota Well-Read Dragons Book Club, 11:30 am, Davanni's Restaurant, 3673 Lexington Ave. N. Lunch off the menu followed by book discussion: "Rice Paper Diaries" by Francesca Rhydderch. Info: stdavidsofmn.org

Washington, DC
June 1 - Welsh Conversation Group monthly gathering, 10:30 am-noon, Teaism Penn Quarter, 8th & D Streets NW. Buy food/drink, then join us downstairs. Info: www.washingtondcwelsh.org

Wauwatosa, WI
June 1 - Welsh Club of the Milwaukee Area at the Scottish Highland Games, 9:00 am-10:00 pm, Hart Park, 7300 Chestnut St. Featuring a 5-a-side Wales vs. Scotland Rugby Match, talks, exhibition, craft work and videos. Rain or Shine. Info: milwaukeewelshclub.org and www.milwaukeehighlandgames.com

Toronto, ON
June 2 - Blended Welsh/English Worship Service, 11:00 am, Dewi Sant Welsh United Church, 33 Melrose Ave. Info: www.dewisant.com

Glastonbury, CT
June 8 - Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Workshop meets to research Welsh roots. Digital Day: Learn how to scan photos and documents into your family tree. RSVP to InfoWelshWNE@gmail.com, location provided at that time.

Mineral Point, WI
June 9 - Peniel/Rewey Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Peniel Presbyterian Church, 1449 Peniel Road. Rev. Joe Corbin, director. Te bach following. Info: wggaw.org

Largo, FL
June 15 - St. David's Welsh Society of the Suncoast Saturday Luncheon. Details TBA. Info: welshsocietyofthesuncoast.org

Oshkosh, WI
June 15 - Peniel Saturday, 6:00 pm, Peniel Chapel, W9644 Zoar Road. Music by The Golden Tones from Oshkosh. Refreshments following program. Info: wggaw.org

South Windsor, CT
June 22 - Welsh Society of Western New England’s Welsh Conversation Meet-up, 10:30 am-noon, Panera Bread, Evergreen Walk, 100 Hemlock Ave. Learners and speakers, chat in Welsh in a casual, friendly setting. All levels welcome. Info: InfoWelshWNE@gmail.com.

Malad City, ID
June 28-30 - 15th Annual Malad Valley Welsh Festival. Food, crafts, children's activities, music, tours, and more. Poetry competition with chairing of the bard. Info: welshfestival.com

July 2019

Washington, DC
July 6 - Welsh Conversation Group monthly gathering, 10:30 am-noon, Teaism Penn Quarter, 8th & D Streets NW. Buy food/drink, then join us downstairs. Info: www.washingtondcwelsh.org

Iowa City, IA
July 7 - Gymanfa Ganu, Welsh Congregational Church of Old Man's Creek, 4401 Sharon Center Road SW. Worship service at 10:00 am, lunch at 11:30, gymanfa ganu at 2:00 pm. Info: www.facebook.com/omcwelshchurch/

Calgary, AL
July 14-21 - Cwrs Cymraeg 2019. Week-long immersion in Welsh language and culture. All levels welcome, beginner to advanced. Sponsored by Cymdeithas Madog, the Welsh Studies Institute of N.A. Info, registration, and scholarship info: www.madog.org, facebook.com/cymdeithasmadog or secretary@madog.org

Greenfield, WI
July 14 – Welsh Club of the Milwaukee Area 2nd Annual Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Christ United Methodist Church, 5200 S. 48th St. Trevor Williams, director. Info: milwaukeewelshclub.org and www.greenfieldchristumc.org

Largo, FL
July 20 - St. David's Welsh Society of the Suncoast Saturday Luncheon. Details TBA. Info: welshsocietyofthesuncoast.org

Oshkosh, WI
July 20 - Peniel Saturday, 6:00 pm, Peniel Chapel, W9644 Zoar Road. Cowboy Church under the leadership of Joe Corbin with old gospel songs in a cowboy setting. People are encouraged to dress cowboy style. Refreshments following program. Info: wggaw.org

Nant Gwrtheyrn, Wales
July 28-August 10 - Welsh Heritage Week 2019 in Wales! Week of full immersion classes followed by a week of travel through North Wales. Choose one week or both. All levels welcome, beginner to advanced. Details, registration, and scholarship info: www.welshheritageweek.org

August 2019

Llanrwst, WALES
August 2-10 - Welsh National Eisteddfod. Info: eisteddfod.wales

Arden Hills, MN
August 3 - St. David's Society of Minnesota Well-Read Dragons Book Club, 11:30 am, Davanni's Restaurant, 3673 Lexington Ave. N. Lunch off the menu followed by book discussion: "Remember No More...Bad Blood Runs in Families: A DS Kite Mystery" by Jan Newton. Info: stdavidsofmn.org

Oshkosh, WI
August 3 - Peniel Saturday, 6:00 pm, Peniel Chapel, W9644 Zoar Road. Gospel hymn sing led by Larry Conrad with Sarah Conrad, piano, and Tom White, reed organ. Refreshments following program. Info: wggaw.org

Winnepeg, MB
August 4-17 - Folklorama. Welsh Society of Manitoba will participate at the U.K. Pavilion. Info: www.folklorama.ca/festival

Cardigan, NB
August 10-11 - Cardigan 200: Celebrating 200 Years of Welsh Heritage. August 10: Welsh Festival, 1:00-5:00 pm, Welsh Chapel Heritage Site, 2900 Route 620 (Royal Rd). Featuring genealogy, music, crafts, Welsh language, food. August 11: 10:30 am, Worship Service, Brunswick Street Baptist Church, 161 York St, Fredericton. Info: www.facebook.com/pg/Central-New-Brunswick-Welsh-Society-681987221892817 or www.nbwelsh.ca

Largo, FL
August 12 - St. David's Welsh Society of the Suncoast Saturday Luncheon. Details TBA. Info: welshsocietyofthesuncoast.org

Hartland, WI
August 17 – Welsh Club of the Milwaukee Area 2nd Annual Picnic, 11:00 am–4:00 pm, Naga-Waukee Park, 651 Hwy 83, Pavilion #4. Bring a dish to share. Info: milwaukeewelshclub.org

Oshkosh, WI
August 24 - Peniel Saturday, 6:00 pm, Peniel Chapel, W9644 Zoar Road. The Peniel Quartet will present an evening of men’s quartet music including classical, gospel, hymns and contemporary music. Refreshments following program. Info: wggaw.org

Oshkosh, WI
August 25 - Peniel/Pickett 96th Annual Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Peniel Chapel, W9644 Zoar Road. Christopher Guy, director; Tom White, organist; and Sarah Conrad, pianist. Te bach following. Info: wggaw.org

Milwaukee, WI
August 29-September 1 - North American Festival of Wales. Four full days of song, merriment and camaraderie celebrating the heritage of Wales. Entertainment by Calennig, The Three Welsh Tenors, The North American Welsh Choir. Sunday Gymanfa Ganu Director Mari Morgan with accompanist Steven Jensen. Plus Eisteddfod, seminars, marketplace, movies, tours and more. Headquarters hotel: Hilton Milwaukee City Center. Registration opens March 2019. Info: www.nafow.org

September 2019

Oshkosh, WI
September 14 - Peniel Saturday, 6:00 pm, Peniel Chapel, W9644 Zoar Road. Wrap Up Talent Night with The Kamp Family and other talent presentations. Refreshments following program. Info: wggaw.org

Wild Rose, WI
September 15 - Wild Rose Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Wild Rose Prsbyterian Church, 501 Jackson St. Christopher Guy, director; Tom White, organist; and Sarah Conrad, pianist. Te bach followingAnn Lemmenes, director; Tom White, reed organist. Info: wggaw.org

Shawnee Mission, KS
September 22 - St. David's Welsh Society of Greater Kansas Film Presentation, 2:00 pm, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 5325 Nieman Rd. Info: kcwelsh.com or frevanash@gmail.com.

Smiths Falls, ON
September 28 - Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir Concert, 7:30 pm, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Details tba. Info: welshchoir.ca

Remsen, NY
September 28-29 - Remsen Barn Festival. Info: www.remsenbarnfestival.org

October 2019

Fredericksburg, VA
October 5 – Fredericksburg Welsh Festival, 900 block of Charles St. in front of James Monroe Museum. Welsh music, fun, and dance. Info: www.facebook.com/FredericksburgWelshFestival/

Milwaukee, WI
October 5 – Welsh Club of the Milwaukee Area Meeting, 11:00 am, Milwaukee Catholic Home, 2462 N. Prospect Ave. Program: "Governing Wales in the 21st Century," a live presentation from Wales by video link. Lunch RSVP: Carol Jensen 262-524-8075. Info: milwaukeewelshclub.org

Cambria, WI
October 13 - Cambria Annual Gymanfa Ganu, Cambria First Presbyterian Church, 121 West Florence St. Sessions at 2:30 and 6:00 pm with supper served between sessions. Joshua Giese and Devin Scherck, directors; Steve Jensen, organist. Info: wggaw.org

Winnipeg, MB
October 19 - Welsh Society of Manitoba Noson Lawen. Details tba. Info: www.manitobawelshsociety.ca or info@manitobawelshsociety.ca

November 2019

Waunakee, WI
November 10 - WGGAW Christmas Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Crossroads United Methodist Church, 5901 Hogan Road. Hymn sing and string quartet. Te bach following. Info: wggaw.org

Fond du Lac, WI
November 18 - Christmas Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Historic Cathedral Church of St. Paul the Apostle, 51 W. Division St. Te bach following. Info: wggaw.org

West Allis, WI
November 22-24 - Welsh Club of the Milwaukee Area at the Holiday Folk Fair International, State Fair Park, 640 S 84th St. Exhibition, craft work, costumes. Info: milwaukeewelshclub.org and www.folkfair.org

December 2019

Toronto, ON
December 1 - Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir Concert, 3:00 pm, Martin Luther Lutheran Church. Details tba. Info: welshchoir.ca/

Muskego, WI
December 7 - Welsh Club of the Milwaukee Area Christmas Concert, 11:00 am, Three Pillars, The Village on the Square, 375 Highway 67, Dousman, WI. Music and performance by 2018 music scholarship winner Stephen Simuncak. Lunch RSVP: Carol Jensen 262-524-8075. Info: milwaukeewelshclub.org

Winnipeg, MB
December 7 - Welsh Society of Manitoba Noson Carolau. Details tba. Info: www.manitobawelshsociety.ca or info@manitobawelshsociety.ca

Toronto, ON
December 11 - Christmas Concert featuring the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir, 7:30 pm. Details tba. Info: welshchoir.ca/

Unionville, ON
December 14 - Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir Concert, 7:30 pm, St. Philip's on-the-hill Anglican Church. Details tba. Info: welshchoir.ca/

2020

Winnipeg, MB
February 29 - Welsh Society of Manitoba St. David's Day Celebration. Details tba. Info: www.manitobawelshsociety.ca or info@manitobawelshsociety.ca

 



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