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Wednesday, December 17 2014 @ 04:00 PM MST
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2014 ARIZONA COLLEEN/ROSE LEAVES FOR IRELAND

Sarah Hines, a 27 year old young professional working at the Arizona State Senate. She is an active member of CROFT, a reenactment group that exhibits the way of life during the Renaissance. She has been a representative in Ireland for the Friends of St. Patrick Center in Down Patrick, Ireland. She is an avid volunteer with her church and friends. She loves dancing. She is very excited to represent Arizona this year as the 2014 Arizona Colleen & Arizona Rose!
Sarah will be heading to Portlaoise, Ireland on May 26th to compete in the Regionals for 2014 Rose of Tralee International Festival.
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FRIENDS OF ST. PATRICK NAME YOUNG AMBASSADOR

Audrey Sullivan has been named the 2014 Young Ambassador by the Friends of Saint Patrick- Arizona
Chapter.  The 23 year old will graduate from the University of Northern Colorado in May with a major in Theater Education and a minor in Dance. She will spend the first 2 weeks in June doing an internship at the St. Patrick Centre in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland.
Audrey said she would love to intern at a theater or dance company where she can learn about their educational outreach. She wants to be a high school dance or theater teacher to advocate for the Arts because she thinks they teach children many important lessons like how to listen and empathize with others.
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IRISH FOUNDATION OF ARIZONA NEWS

JUNE MEETING
The Irish Foundation of Arizona will meet on Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014, 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
 

REMINDER
It is time to renew our IFA memberships, they expire on 31 Dec 13.  

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CHANDLER TULLAMORE SISTER CITIES NEWS

Good afternoon, Members and Friends of Chandler-Tullamore Sister Cities (CTSC),
We're pleased to announce the upcoming exhibit, "The Chandler Portraits," by artist Tad Smith.  Among the community leaders represented will be portraits of CTSC Members Victor Hardy and Laurie Fagan (also a former CTSC Board Member). The Exhibit runs from January 24 to March 8, 2014; please consult Vision Gallery's website, www.visiongallery.org, for operating hours. Hope to see you there!
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FLAGSTAFF NEWS

Come join the Party!
Living Traditions Presentations is excited to announce our first annual fundraising event. Come down to Uptown Pubhouse  between 3-6pm on June 7 for music, dancing, silent auction, a pub quiz and more! No host drinks will be available with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Living Traditions Presentations. Food will be provided.
Come enjoy performances from NAU Community Music and Dance Academy fiddle classes, McTeggart Irish Dancers, and the Flagstaff Session group. There will be a Silent Auction and a Pub Quiz.  We will have many wonderful items available in the silent auction and for prizes.  Items from Starbucks, Aveda Red 115, Bookman’s, Campus Coffee Bean, NiMarco’s, Busters, Olives Wild, and Taverna have been donated, just to name a few. Thank you to these businesses for their support!
Living Traditions Presentations is a 501c-3 organization that presents world-class Celtic music in Flagstaff, Arizona. For the past 10 years, we have brought Flagstaff audiences artists like Old Blind Dogs, Dervish, Solas, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, Celtic Fiddle Festival and many more. We’ve offered dozens of Celtic music workshops for our local musicians and have hosted the Flagstaff Irish music session for the past 10 years. Come join the party and support Living Traditions Presentations, which will help us continue to bring in artists from around the world.  Please RSVP by emailing Kari@LivingTraditionsPresentations.com
 
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CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S WITH THE IRISH AMERICAN CLUB - ANDY COONEY’S IRISH CABARET

The Irish American Club has a terrific opportunity to present Andy Cooney’s Irish Cabaret on March 18th at Mountain View Rec Center in Sun City at 7:00 p.m. Andy Cooney is well known in Irish Circles - check andycooney.com for information and to view the fliers. Tickets are $20.00 and seats will be assigned in the order in which the reservations come in. Reserve EARLY - call Maura McConnell 623-933-3698; Ski Matelski 623-979-9447; Mike Coyne 623-937-1031 or Patrick O’Leary 623-322-3572.   Tickets and directions will be mailed.
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FLAGSTAFF NEWS

Save the Dates!

April 16 - Celtic Fiddle Festival in Concert - Coconino Center for the Arts
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TUCSON CELTIC NEWS

Peter Foley, Director of The Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture, is teaching Celtic Spirituality at the University of Arizona Religious Studies Department.
http://religious.arizona.edu/files/RELI361.pdf enrollment is closed, but nice to know these offerings are right here in our Tucson community.

Flanagan's Celtic Corner
2719 E. Broadway
regular business hours at 10-6, Tuesday through Saturday 623-9922
Please be sure to stop by and see all the new inventory of Irish, Scottish and Welsh items, as well as their new venue.
Best of luck Flano, with Arizona's only Celtic store

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CASCADIA IRISH MUSIC WEEK - AUGUST 10 - 16 2014

Cascadia Irish Music Week
Aug. 10-16, 2014
Camp Casey Conference Center
Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washington
www.cascadiairish.org
Contact: Diane Murphy 206-851-4658 diane@cascadiairish.org
Cascadia Irish Music Week offers classes, concerts and sessions with some of the world's finest Irish
traditional musicians, August 10-16, 2014 at Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island,
Washington. Students receive beginning through advanced instruction in fiddle, flute, tinwhistle,
concertina, button accordion, guitar, song and dance, in one of the Pacific Northwest's most beautiful
seaside locations. The week closes with a grand farewell concert and dance (open to the public)
featuring all the teachers, Friday, Aug. 15 at 8pm. More information online at www.cascadiairish.org
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ARIZONA JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY FREE FILM SCREENING

Join us for a FREE Documentary Film Screening
Operation Thunderbolt:
The Israeli Rescue at Entebbe
Tuesday,
June 10th
at 7PM
FREE
RSVP to:
lbell@azjhs.org or call 602-241-7870
People of all faiths welcome
Originally produced in 2000 as a television documentary, Operation Thunderbolt tells the gripping story of the hijacking of Air France Flight AF139 on June 27, 1976 from Athens and the subsequent Israeli mission to rescue the hostages from the airport terminal at Entebbe, Uganda.
The movie contains original
footage and photographs, along with interviews with former hostages as well those who planned and executed the rescue mission.
This film is shown free thanks to a generous donation by Jewish War Veterans Post 210.
Do you enjoy our film series and other programs?