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Thursday, February 11 2016 @ 02:06 PM MST
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2016 ARIZONA COLLEEN ROSE SELECTION - FEBRUARY 20TH

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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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ST. PATRICK EXHIBIT IN THE COTTAGE




For more information on the Friends of St. Patrick Arizona Chapter, please click here
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IRISH WISH LIST... CAN ANYONE HELP?

We could use a USED Flat Screen Color TV 35-50", in good working order. The TV will be used in the Cottage for video tours.
Please call Mary 602-258-0109
Thank you!
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IRISH FOUNDATION OF ARIZONA NEWS

FEBRUARY MEETING
The Irish Foundation of Arizona will meet on Wednesday, 3 February 2016, at the Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ.  We have moved our Board meeting to 6:30 p.m.  An episode of "New Tricks.” will begin at 7:00 p.m.  We hope to see you there

SUNDAY PUB BRUNCH

24 January 2016            Rula Bula, 401 S Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ, 480-929-9500 from 1:00 p.m. until…

Membership is $20.00 per family.
REMINDER
It is time to renew our IFA memberships, they expired on 31 December 15.  Memberships are $20.00 per
family per year.  You can send your check and any contact information changes to:
Kevin O’Neill, P.O. Box 7878, Surprise, AZ 85374

For more information on The Irish Foundation of Arizona, please click here.

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FRIENDS OF THE ST. PATRICK CENTRE ARIZONA CHAPTER

The nonprofit organization was formed in 2011 to promote positive relationships between Arizona and Northern Ireland. Through education,  cultural exchanges and charitable events,  the Chapter nurtures St.  Patrick's legacy.  Meetings held quarterly at the ICC. Contact: Glenda Wakker at 602 277 1376,

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WELSH LEAGUE OF ARIZONA NEWS

Phoenix Welsh Classes Going Strong – now online – no traffic!

The Phoenix Welsh class meets Tuesday evenings via Google Hangouts! For more details check with John Good at 623-939-0209.

All Are Welcome

Welsh League of Arizona is an inclusive group.  If you are interested in the culture of Wales and enjoy a good time relaxing and mingling with lively people you are welcome.  You do not have to be of Welsh ancestry or speak Welsh – but you might be surprised at how many are learning in Arizona.

To Join

If you are not yet a member we would welcome you to join our active group.  Annual dues are $15 for an individual and $25 for a family.  You can pay on our web site through PayPal, send a check to the address above or bring it to a meeting.

Contact Information For Welsh League

Our Mailing Address: 4326 N. 57th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Our E-Mail Address: azwelshleague@gmail.com

Web:  www.welshleagueofarizona.org
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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!
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JOIN IRISH NETWORK PHOENIX


"Be 'in' with the IN crowd!"
Join the Irish Network Phoenix for
Breakfast  - every 2nd Friday at the ICC 7am
Lunch - every 4th Friday at an Irish pub in the Valley
Please RSVP on meet up or email theboard@irishnetworkphoenix.com

INPHX is part of the National Org, IN USA.

For more details visit our meet up site or our FB page!
www.irishnetworkphoenix.com

SIGN UP FOR THE NEW NEWSLETTER FROM IRISH NETWORK PHOENIX!!
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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/