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Events Calendar

Choose any month from the tabs to view events for that month.  Be sure to check back often, as events are updated on a regular basis.

January...

St. Dwynwen's Noson Lawen (Merry Evening)
Join us in 2013 and see what surprises are in store.
St. Dwynwyn is the Welsh patron Saint of Lovers.  Every year we celebrate St Dwynwen with a Welsh Noson Lawen or Merry Evening.  This mini-festival of Welsh Culture starts with a potluck dinner features a program that in previous years has included poetry, music, stories, a mummer’s play, folk dancing and a visit from the Mari Lwyd.

February...

No events are scheduled at this time.

March...

St. David's Day
March 3rd, 2013 - 2:30 PM

St. David’s Day is the national festival day of Wales, and is celebrated world-wide, from Cardiff to Patgonia.

Here in Colorado, you can join with the Colorado Welsh Society in celebrating Welsh music and culture on Sunday, March 3, at 2:30 pm, at the Kirk of Bonnie Brae Church, 1201 South Steele St., Denver, 80210.

The program will feature sacred and patriotic music and poetry in English and Welsh. Members of the Colorado Welsh Choir will perform, and the audience is invited to join in singing favorite Welsh hymns.

A potluck dinner follows, please bring something to share. The event is free and open to the public, donations appreciated.

April...

No events are scheduled at this time.

May...

No events are scheduled at this time.

June...

Annual Meeting & Society Picnic
Dates and additional information to follow

July...

Welsh Heritage Week
July 22nd through July 29th, 2012
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

Welsh Heritage Week (translation by Sian Frick)
Our language is our pleasure;
In our festival is the bond of love;
In the enjoyment is our continuation,
Our history in our joining.

Welsh Heritage Week is a week-long course on everything Welsh, including: language lessons, folk dancing, clogging, hymn singing, harp lessons, Welsh literature, and so much more.

Are you curious about attending WHW, but wondering if it’s for you?  Read this (fabulous!) article written by a first-time attendee to see just how wonderful it really is!!
For more information please contact Kate Merkling kate.merkling@gmail.com or visit http://www.welshheritageweek.org/

ELIZABETH CELTIC FESTIVAL
July 21st and 22nd, Casey Jones Park, Elizabeth CO
Colorado Welsh Society will be at the Elizabeth Celtic Festival again this year, and the CWS Folk Dancers will be performing onSaturday.
The Elizabeth Celtic Festival blends a traditional Scottish Highland Games with a Medieval and Renaissance Fest, a British Dog Show, and a community fair to create a great weekend of fun for the entire family.

Events and activities range from the serious to the silly, from centuries-old traditions to things that are new. There are: Activities for children; Lots of Merchants, Artisans, Food, Drink; Great music and a bit of Rugby.  http://www.elizabethcelticfestival.com/

Cymdeithas Madog Presents
Cwrs Cymraeg 2012,
July 22-29, 2012,
University of Utah,
Salt Lake City, Utah


Cymdeithas Madog is pleased to announce it's 36th annual Cwrs Cymraeg Welsh language week. Cwrs Cymraeg 2012 will be held July 22 - 29 2012 on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt lake City.

Cwrs Cymraeg (which simply means "Welsh Course") emphasizes the spoken language, with classroom instruction at various levels ranging from absolute beginners to quite advanced. The teaching staff of experienced Welsh-speaking instructors is brought from Wales and North America . There are approximately 5 hours of language class each day, supplemented by further language and culture-related activities in the afternoon. Evening events such as singing, folk dancing, Welsh-language films, and a Noson Lawen (talent night) provide additional opportunities to relax while enjoying a Welsh-language atmosphere.

August...

Rocky Mountain Scottish Festival and Highland Games
August 4th and 5th, Highlands Heritage Park, Highlands Ranch
Colorado Welsh Society will be at the Rocky Mountain Scottish Festival again this year, and the CWS Folk Dancers will be performing on Saturday.

Visit the Scottish Festival Web site

Highland Heritage Park, 9651 S. Quebec St, Highlands Ranch, Colorado

September...

Longs Peak Scottish - Irish Festival
Estes Park, Colorado, September 6th - 9th, 2011

This spectacular festival held in Estes Park is a weekend full of family entertainment.  Stop by the CWS booth in the Clan tent to say hello and learn more about the Colorado Welsh Society.  The Colorado Welsh Folk Dancers will be performing on Saturday.  Web site...

 

October...

Welsh Language Classes

A new session of the CWS Welsh language classes begins October 4th 2011.  For more information on the language classes please visit the Welsh Language page or the language class blog.

November...

No events are scheduled at this time.

December...

December 2011
Come celebrate the season with members of the Colorado Welsh Society at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 13th & Poplar. We will have Christmas songs, Welsh hymns, and Christmas Customs, followed by te bach (refreshments) and entertainment. Everyone is welcome.