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Tuesday, August 04 2015 @ 09:18 PM MST
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SAVE THE DATE: 8TH ANNUAL ANAM CARA GALA ON OCTOBER 10TH

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The 8th Annual Anam Cara Gala is set for Saturday, Oct. 10th.

During the event, we sponsor a Silent and Live Auction.  The auction helps us raise additional funds which go toward sustaining our programs.

If you or someone you know can donate to the auction, please contact us at 602-258-0109 or email helene.mcghee@azirish.org

We are asking that the donation be a value of at least $30 or more.  Gift Certificates, sports memorabilia or tickets to events would be appreciated. 
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UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE ICC & MIL FOR 2015

EventsAugust 7th First Friday in The Great Hall
August 21st  Ceili
August 28th Contra Dance
August 29th Irish Female Pirates
September 1st Irish Cultural Center & McClelland Library resume regular hours
September 4th First Friday in The Great Hall
September 18th
Ceili

September 27th  Ennis Sister Cities Book Festival
October 
Remembering the 1916 Easter Rising Exhibit opens in the McClelland Library
October 4th Annual Fall Tea
October 10th  Annual Anam Cara Gala

For more information on Library events, please go to www.azirishlibrary.org

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THIRD FRIDAY CEILIS ONLY

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The Center will be presenting Ceilis on the third Friday of the month only. Enjoy Irish social dancing in a relaxed atmosphere with live music and dance lessons.
Admission is $6.00 with children under 12 Free (2 with each paid admission) Ceilis start at 7:00 pm. 

Starting with the Third Friday Ceili in August we will be having a "Beginners/Orientation session" starting at 6:30 and going until 7:15 when the Ceili will officially start. We will be including the basic steps, and the basic movements, "such as round the house", "advance and retire" and "Wheels, stars and hands across", and pertinent terminology during the Orientation session. Our hope is to give new folk a chance to get comfortable with the dancing, and then have to do much less instruction during the Ceili itself. In turn we hope to be able to increase the number of dances we can do during the Ceili. All, including experienced dancers, first-timers and everyone in between, are welcome at the Orientation sessions.

Ceili dance workshops at the Center are on the third Saturday of most months from 1:00-3:00 PM. These are two hour dance intensive for beginning and advanced dancers. Beginners will focus on basic footwork and simpler Ceili dances (Fairy Reel, Siege of Ennis, etc). Advanced dancers will learn more difficult figure dances (Cross Reel, Trip To The Cottage, etc).

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ANNUAL FALL TEA ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4TH

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FEARLESS FEMALES - AUDACIOUS AND FEISTY WOMEN OF THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE

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"A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDS" CANCELLED

EventsDue to unforeseen circumstances, the September 26th performance of "A Couple of Blaguards" has been cancelled.   We hope to re-schedule for later in the year.
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THE IRISH CURRACH TEAM OF PHOENIX NOW FORMING

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Currach Team Phoenix is looking for rowers! No rowing experience is necessary. We have just started offering opportunities to row the Teams’ two 18’ authentic three-seat currachs. If you are interested, contact me and I will add your email to the Currach Team Phoenix list.  You will then receive an automated invitation to choose rowing slots on Saturdays and Thursdays.  Members of Currach Team Phoenix will have the choice of competitive rowing, recreational rowing, planning and promoting events, learning about the history and culture of the Irish currach, constructing a currach, and helping with the administration of the group.Thank you for your interest in this new ICC program.  Paul
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PHOENIX GAELS NEWS

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If 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
Gaelic football combines the suspense of soccer, the skills and scoring of basketball, and the speed of the fastest sports in the world in a free-flowing action-packed sport. It originated in Ireland centuries ago, but it's taking off in North America. Try it!