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Friday, May 22 2015 @ 03:06 PM MST
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BON VOYAGE TEA FOR THE 2015 YOUNG AMBASSADOR ON SUNDAY, JUNE 7TH

The 2nd Annual Hats Off to the 2015 Young Ambassador Tea will be held at the ICC on Sunday, June 7, from 1 -5 PM. The Friends of the Saint Patrick Centre - Arizona Chapter is happy to announce that Ciara Archer has been selected as the 2015 Young Ambassador. Ciara will graduate from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University this month. She will travel to the Saint Patrick Center in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, in July for a two week internship.
Ciara has been involved with the Irish community in Phoenix and has participated in the Arizona Colleen and Rose Section. She has a lovely singing voice. She has visited relatives in Dublin several times and toured parts of Northern Ireland.  Ciara will use her education in mass communication and journalism to spread the word about her experiences as a Young Ambassador. Along with the dessert/cheese and crackers menu there will be a hat decoratng contest and a silent raffle.  Entertainment will be provided by former Young Ambassadors Audrey Sullivan,  Kelsey Keleher and Sarah Hines and others. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. They may be purchased at the door.  Men are welcome. Please email reservations to auntguck@gmail.com or call Glenda Walker at 602 277 1376 (After noon).
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ST. PATRICK EXHIBIT IN THE COTTAGE

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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. To 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

JUNE MEETING
The Irish Foundation of Arizona will meet on Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 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 BRUNCH

31 May       Irish Wolfhound Pub, 16811 North Litchfield Road, Surprise, AZ 85374,
623-214-1004, from 1:00 pm until………………

REMINDER

It is time to renew our IFA memberships, they expired on 31 December 14.  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

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ORDER YOUR CERTIFICATE OF IRISH HERITAGE AND HELP BENEFIT THE COLLEEN PROGRAMS




The Certificate of Irish Heritage makes a wonderful personalized gift for your family.  Anyone of Irish descent and born outside of Ireland is eligible.  Buy one Certificate for €40.
New E-Gift Card 
The Certificate of Irish Heritage e-gift card is a unique gift that can be e-mailed instantly to your loved ones. It costs €45 and entitles you to one unframed Certificate and includes shipping worldwide. All you need is:
•    Name of the Recipient
•    Gift message eg:’Happy Birthday Jane, Love from the O Reillys in New York'.
•    Your e-mail address
E-gift cards can be e-mailed immediately making it an easy but thoughtful gift.  The recipient can redeem the e-gift card on-line, once they have their ancestor’s details.   A unique gift for those proud of their Irish Heritage that will be passed onto future generations
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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.

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FLAGSTAFF NEWS

Living Traditions Presentations Presents 2014-2015 Concerts

GRAND CANYON CELTIC ARTS ACADEMY

Instructors for the 2015 Grand Canyon Celtic Arts Academy are Nova Scotia sisters Cassie & Maggie MacDonald and Tucson flute player, Gordon Gower. Classes will be offered in flute, whistle, singing, guitar, Cape Breton piano accompaniment, fiddle, dancing, and Irish music 101. Classes for children (age 8-15) will be held July 13-17 and adult classes will be July 14-16. All ability levels are welcome (depending on the class selection). Email Kari@GrandCanyonCelticArts.org for additional information.
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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.