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Monday, November 24 2014 @ 08:48 AM MST
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CHANDLER TULLAMORE DESERT FARE COOKBOOK ON SALE

We are pleased to announce the release of our "Desert Fare Cookbook" - a wonderful gift suggestion for family and friends - and one for yourself  Students from Seton Catholic Preparatory High School in Chandler and Sacred Heart School in Tullamore, Ireland have created a cross-cultural cookbook as part of a Sister Cities relationship between Chandler, AZ and Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland.  Make popular Irish dishes from recipes straight from the Emerald Isle along with Southwestern flavored family favorites from Chandler!  Chandler's rich history is reflected in the culinary contributions and stories from our residents, both present and past.  Tullamore students photographed their authentic dishes and supplied a history of Tullamore.  Over 100 recipes have been published - definitely a cookbook of diverse culinary delights!
The Cookbooks are priced at $20, with a discounted price for 6 or more.  Orders are accepted on our website, www.chandlerirish.org, either paid with a credit card or by downloading a form and mail the payment.  The form is also attached.  The book(s) will be promptly shipped directly to you.  Our cookbook will also be available at designated locations in Chandler and at any of our events.
The mission of the Chandler-Tullamore Sister Cities group is to cultivate and maintain a strong reciprocal relationship between the cities of Chandler, AZ and Tullamore, Ireland; to encourage cultural understanding, community involvement, and economic development.  Our collaborative cookbook represents the first of our student-based activities.
For further information, please contact Chairperson and Board Member, Jill Johnson, at chandler.tullamore@gmail.com, or President, Ellen Harrington, at (480) 600-8509, or chan.to.tull@gmail.com.
So, on behalf of the Chandler-Tullamore Sister Cities, thank you for considering purchasing this Cookbook, and we hope you will enjoy the history and tastes of Chandler and Tullamore!
 
ellen
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WELCOME TO PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS

The purpose of PIFD is to promote folk dancing within the community and to welcome new folks who would like to learn folk dancing.
All ages and dance levels are welcome. No partners are needed. Circle, line, couple and solo dances include dances from Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania, Macedonia, Armenia, Israel, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Russia, United States and more.
Tuesday Night Folk Dancing at Irish Cultural Center at 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Instruction is provided by local and visiting teachers. Dances are open to the public. A $3 or  $5  donation per person is requested to help cover expenses. Come dance with us at 7:30 PM when easy and intermediate dances will be taught. At 8:15 enjoy and join in a program of international folk dances. From 9:00 to 10:30 PM, request your favorite dances! 
For additional information,  see our website for schedule, map, special events, and more: http://www.phxfolkdancers.org/ or email: phxfolkdancer@cox.net  or call
(480) 968-0573.

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CONTRA DANCE MOVES TO FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

Phoenix Friends of Old Time Music are now called Phoenix Traditional Music and Dance and they host the fourth Friday,  7:30 - 10:00 pm Contra dance at the Center.  All figures will be taught during the evening; no formal workshop. Non-dancing children must be attended by their parents at all times. Snacks are potluck provided by the participants; water fountain available.  Please bring your soft soled non scuffing dance shoes!  For more information join them on the web at http://www.PHXtmd.org.

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Arizona Emerald Society Pipes and Drums

“The bagpipe is much used by the Irish: to its sound this unconquered fierce and warlike people march their armies and encourage each other to deeds of valor. With it they also accompany the dead to the grave making such sorrowful sounds as to invite, nay to compel the bystander to weep.”
Vincenzo Galilei – 1581
A group of like minded individuals from the Arizona Law Enforcement Emerald Society and the Phoenix Fire Fighters Emerald Society are interested in forming a joint Police and Fire Emerald Society pipe and drum band.  Band membership will be open to all active, associate, and honorary members of the societies.  The Band’s mission will be to support fraternity and brotherhood between the Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters Emerald Societies, to support all community police and fire departments throughout the valley, to support the activities of the Phoenix Irish Cultural Center, and to support our community as a whole. The Band will be a non-competition band, wear the Irish solid green kilt, and play predominately Irish pipe tunes.
To learn more about this exciting opportunity please contact Ed Collins, 480-216-7748, or email edcollins@live.com
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PHOENIX GAELS NEWS

EventsIf you know anybody especially those born in Ireland who want to play either Hurling or Gaelic Football with the Gaels this year its important we have them all registered so Please notify Denis at denis.b.kelly@intel.com.
Jason
If your interested in playing please drop me a email jasonryan31@hotmail.com  or contact me through our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=53110445534.

For those of you interested in learning or dusting off the cobwebs we will have a few pre-league sessions at Palo Verde Park in Mesa, I will forward details to those that are interested. They will begin just after christmas.  If you still know people interested its not too late to join.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEAbWrdB9XU just an overview of Gaelic Football
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ICLF BOARD MEETING MINUTES

ICLF Board meeting minutes are available at the office of the ICC
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COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND JOB CORPS SERVING YOUTH TOGETHER

The Phoenix Job Corps Center located in central downtown Phoenix has proudly served   thousands of disadvantaged youth in our community for 43 years. Since its inception in 1970 Phoenix Job Corps  student’s have   increased their educational, career and technical training needed to become successful in careers .Many graduates have been placed in  the military, higher education and working good paying jobs.
Phoenix Job Corps students have acquired much success due to the meaningful partnerships that we have engaged within our communities. The true meaning of partnerships is exemplified by The Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation which has extended their friendship, support and opportunities to the students of Phoenix Job Corps. The Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation has engaged with Job Corps students providing them opportunities to participate in activities, projects and community events. These events have benefited the community and provided positive public image as well as contributed to our youth’s self confidence and the experience necessary to enter into meaningful careers.
Phoenix Job Corps extends their thanks to The Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation for their commitment and partnership to serve the youth in our communities.

Fred Rivera
Business Community Liaison
Phoenix Job Corps
602.322.2801
rivera.fred@jobcorps.org
Educational Management Corporation
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IRISH SPEAKER NEEDED IN TUCSON

A fluent Irish speaker is urgently needed in the Tucson area.  Need not be from the Gaeltacht or have prior language teaching experience.  Please contact Shirley McDowell, Administrator, Critical Languages Department, University of Arizona in Tucson at (520) 621-3387.
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MEET THE ACADEMY TEACHERS

Academy of Irish & Cultural StudiesPat McCrossan (Director of Studies) Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, 5 string Banjo, Music theory.  Jane Hilton - Fiddle. John Good - Whistle, Flute and Welsh language.  Vicki Champion - Irish language.  Steve Colby - Clawhammer banjo, Bouzouki, DADGAD guitar. Heidi Will - Step dancing. Shay Veno - Bodhran. Mike Von Seigel - Buntas (Irish book club).  Sandy Voris - Bagpipes.
There are 78 students presently studying with the above mentioned teachers.  The music students love to perform, and have done so at, FIDDLER'S GREEN, BLOOMSDAY FESTIVAL, AZ IRISH FESTIVAL, BEERFEST 2008, ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE AND FAIRE, and at various functions at the Center.  For information contact Pat at iccacademy@cox.net phone 602-254-6094.  Visit the students website at www.iccacademy.com
Picture of some of the students in performance at the 7th Arizona Irish Festival, October 2007.
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THE IRISH CULTURAL CENTER

The Courtyard and the Cottage

Available for Rent - seven days a week - Parties, Weddings, Meetings.  Fully licensed Bar Hall capacity up to 200.  Courtyard capacity approximately 300.  Hall has a large screen for power-point presentations and computer WI-FI. Contact the office at 602-258-0109 or email mary@azirish.org for availability.  Regular hours of operation: Tuesday through Saturday 10 - 3PM.  Gift shop hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 - 6PM and Saturday 10 - 3PM and open during all functions at the Center.

Two views inside The Great Hall