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Sunday, February 14 2016 @ 02:54 AM MST
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2016 ARIZONA COLLEEN ROSE SELECTION - FEBRUARY 20TH

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ROTARY GRAPE ARIZONA WINE EVENT 2016 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST

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SMILIN' IRISHMAN HAS BEEN CANCELLED

EventsThe 4th Annual Smilin' Irishman originally scheduled for February 27th has been cancelled
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ANNUAL 1916 EASTER RISING REMEMBRANCE

Events

On Saturday, March 26, 2016, The Irish Cultural Center located at 1106 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004 will be presenting: Ireland: The 1916 Easter Monday Rising, A Historical Perspective.: Causes and Outcomes.

In this year of Centennial Remembrances, this is a don't miss presentation.

An annual work of love. Presented by Michael Littwin, Coleen Van Slyke and Jim Daugherty
Easter Saturday, March 26, 2016 starting at 9:00 am
Admission: Free, donations of course accepted. Tea, Soda Bread and Cash Bar

A moving multimedia journey featuring live ballads, music, readings and poetry presented in historical context . Part 1 starts in ancient Ireland and is focused on the causes and events leading up to the 1916 Easter Monday Rising/Rebellion. Part 2 begins with a reading of Poblacht na H Eireann, the proclamation of the Irish Republic, follows the rising through Dublin and the rest of Ireland as it unfolded, and ends by examining the legacy of the Rising.

For further information, please call (602) 258-0109
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33RD ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE AND FAIRE - SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016

     
 



33nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Irish Faire

Saturday, March 12th 2016
This Year's Theme
"2016 - An Irish Centennial"

33rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Faire Saturday, March 12, 2016. Location for the Parade 3rd Street from Sheridan south to McDowell. Starts at 10 am. The Faire starts at 10 am at Hance Park West side of Central at the Irish Cultural Center. Admission $10.00 Adults 13 & older. Kids 12 & under FREE. Senior (55 & over) and Military $8.00. 3 Stages of Irish Music and Dancers, Kids Area, Food and Beverages, and Crafters. Catch a glimpse of the "1916 Commemorative Exhibit" during guided tours of the McClelland Library. Free Shuttle from 1850 North Central Avenue (West side of Central Ave & Palm Lane) to the Faire. TAKE THE LIGHT RAIL TO THE ROOSEVELT STREET STATION. Free parking at the garage at 1850 North Central Ave, when buying your Faire admission tickets.
The Phoenix St. Patrick's Day Parade began in 1984. Its purpose is to preserve and enhance the heritage and traditions of the Irish Culture as well as share that culture with the citizens of Arizona. The Parade has marching bands, Irish step dancers, bagpipers, police and fire vehicles, government dignitaries, floats, the 2016 Arizona Colleen / Rose with her Court and a whole lot more.
This year's Grand Marshal is Michael Bidwill, President of the Arizona Cardinals. The Irish Person of the Year is ICLF President, Paul Ahern, Architect of the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library. For further information call (602) 280-9221 or visit www.stpatricksdayphoenix.org
 
"FROM ARIZONA TO IRELAND" IRISH CULTURAL AND LEARNING FOUNDATION RAFFLE
Tickets will be available at the Faire & at www.azirishlibrary.org
(Drawing to be Held Just After St. Patrick’s Day)
Help Friends Help Greater Phoenix
At the Phoenix St. Patrick’s Day Faire 2016, The Friends of Saint Patrick Arizona Chapter will honor Saint Patrick’s legacy for compassion by sponsoring both a food drive and book drive for Arizona’s needy. Those attending the Faire can donate their non-perishable food items and books at the Faire entrances. Books will also be accepted in the Saint Patrick exhibit in the Irish Cottage. In exchange for donations at the Faire, donors will receive a raffle ticket to be entered in for an hourly drawing of $100. Raffle tickets will only be given out at the Faire entrance. Donated food items will be delivered to St.Vincent de Paul, and books to Mesa charity Kids Need To Read. The Friends of Saint Patrick Arizona Chapter is a non-denominational 501(c)(3) non-profit established to honor Saint Patrick’s legacy.  The Saint Patrick Centre in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, is the only center in the world dedicated to Saint Patrick. Website: http://www.saintpatrickcentre.com/http://www.saintpatrickcentre.com. Learn more about the Arizona chapter at http://www.facebook.com/friendsofsaintpatrickazwww.facebook.com/friendsofsaintpatrickaz
For additional information, contact Glenda Walker at 602-277-1376.
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE & FAIRE ON MARCH 12, 2016


The St. Patrick's Day Parade and Faire is in need of volunteers to help us make this great event a success. If you would like to help, please click on one of the following links to sign up for a spot.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e49aeae23a7f49-stpatricks for Adult Volunteer opportunities

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e49aeae23a7f49-calling for Student Volunteer opportunities

If you have any questions, please email Sean Sweeney, Volunteer Chair at
pats.parade.faire@gmail.com

Or call 602-280-9221

Phoenix St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee and Irish Society of Arizona

www.stpatricksdayphoenix.org

602-280-9221

2016 Parade & Faire on Saturday, March 12, 2016

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6TH ANNUAL JIMMY O"CONNOR MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT - APRIL 2, 2016

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BECOME A PERMANENT PART OF THE IRISH CULTURAL CENTER BY PURCHASING AN ENGRAVED BRICK IN OUR HERITAGE CLOS

Your donation of $100.00 for a brick helps the Irish Cultural Center continue it's endeavors of spreading Irish and Celtic culture with the Valley of the Sun through it's many programs and events.  Each brick has 2 lines and 14 spaces per line.  We will then place it in the County of your choice.  This is a great way to honor your loved ones past and present!  Please contact the ICC at 602-258-0109 for information and orders.
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1916 COMMEMORATION SERIES OPENS IN OCTOBER AT THE MCCLELLAND LIBRARY



Join us for a year of remembrance as we approach the Centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, a key moment on Ireland's path to Independence.  The Commemoration Series programming will examine the causes and aftermath of the Easter Rising through: nationally respected guest lectures examining the history and cultural legacy, book discussions encouraging close examination of the causes, a multi-media presentation, film series, and a world class exhibit providing a visual history of the Rising and its role in the development of modern Ireland. The Series is being co-sponsored by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the Consulate General of Ireland, San Francisco.

For more information on the 1916 Commemoration Series please visit  http://www.azirishlibrary.org/1916-commemoration-series

To support the 1916 Commemoration Series and become a part of the Rising’s legacy in Arizona visit and share: http://www.gofundme.com/1916az
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ST. PATRICK EXHIBIT IN THE COTTAGE




For more information on the Friends of St. Patrick Arizona Chapter, please click here