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14th April 12:00 to :4:00pm
Village FairHouse-of-England.jpg Beatles tribute band concert combined in one very British day- on the International cottages lawn.  Food, fun, and entertainment. The House of England cottage is also open every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Please drop in for a spot of tea and a chance to learn a bit about the history and traditions of England.
President HPR Delegate Jocelyn Manson jeclectic1@gmail.com

House of England, Balboa Park Hall of Nations, House of Pacific Relations

14th April 11:30am
House of Scotland
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The House of Scotland is a cultural organization whose purpose is to keep before the general public the music, traditions, history, and culture of Scotland. While most people join because either they, their spouse or their ancestors were born in Scotland, membership application is open to any person who wishes to learn about Scotland or Scottish culture. The House of Scotland is one of the International Cottages organized within the House of Pacific Relations to further the pursuit of "pacific" or peaceful relations among nations.House of Scotland.Meetings are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 11.30 am at the House of Scotland, International Cottages, Balboa Park, San Diego. Information: Dianne Schultz (dschultz@cox.net) Club President. www.houseofscotland.org


15th April 8:00 pm
An Claidheamh

The Celtic Arts Center Monday Happenings Irish Dance Free Workshop Every Monday 8:00-9:00 p.m. (Donated Food & ’Nibbles’ welcomed by all!) No-Host Bar, "Ar scáth a chéile a mhairimid" (We all exist in each other's shadow) Tuilleadh eolais/Further information: www.celticartscenter.com
The office at (818) 769-9805 The Mayflower Club. http://www.mayflowerclub.com
11110 Victory Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91606

 

15th April 6:30 pm
Trivia Night

At O'Brien's Irish Pub every Monday night The Sports Pub with the Irish Heart 2226 Wilshire Blvd. (At 23rd/Across from Whole Foods)
Santa Monica, CA  310 829-5303 www.obriensla.com

15th April 7:00 pm
Trivia Night @ Robin Hood Pub

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Come visit this watering hole for a fun night with Brit beers on tap, dining area serving pub food, games & British shop next door.
13640 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California
818 994-6045

15th April 8:00 pm
MG Club @ The Olde Ship

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The MG Club is dedicated to the enjoyment of these classic British sports cars
Membership is open to anyone, whether or not an MG owner
So please join us at The Olde Ship. 1120 W. 17th Street. Santa Ana, Ca 92706
tel: 714 550-6700 Website: www.theoldeship.com 


 

16th April
Weekly Breakfast Club

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Every Tuesday They host a Breakfast Club at Cecconi’s Restaurant in West Hollywood.  This is a great place to meet  the group, make new friends and build on that sense of community.No need to make a reservation just stop in, pay the hostess and join a table. Breakfast is only  $15* (full English) including the tax and tip – (please bring cash) This includes Free bottomless tea and coffee and free valet. Last orders 11am. There is HP Sauce and Marmite knocking around on the tables. If Craig and Eileen aren't in attendance ask for Bernard (The mayor of breakfast club and the friendliest man in the world) For more details contact Eileen Lee: britsinla@gmail.com Cecconi’s Restaurant. 8764 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood,CA 90048  Tel: 310 432 2000 http://www.britsin.la Tuesday.


16th April 6:30 pm
Brits In LA Quiz

Join the Brits in LA  for their Pub Quiz at The Pikey Every Tuesday!
Not all questions are British themed and everyone gets a chance to win a raffle prize for a gift voucher to spend at the Pikey as well as the cash prize which goes to the winner team. The Team that comes second gets to go in the lucky dip! As usual brush up on both British and American subjects, popular culture, current affairs, entertainment - 6 max on a team. Feel free to show up alone and they will find one for you to join.Friends welcome - non Brits too! No phones.
The Pikey. 7617 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone:(323) 850-5400


16th April 6:30 pm
Mayflower Day Time Club

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Every Tuesday the members of the Mayflower club meet to play Bingo, Canasta. If you would like to play Bridge please call the office so. That they can set the right numbers for a table. Lunch is served at noon and the menu is always a delight.
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All are Welcome For more details and directions please call The office at (818) 769-9805 The Mayflower Club. http://www.mayflowerclub.com 
11110 Victory Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91606

16th April 6:30 pm
Cat and Fiddle

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Pub Quiz Night & The Cat and Fiddle Restaurant & Pub
“Every Tuesday at The Cat and Fiddle Restaurant & Pub at their location on Highland Ave. just introduce yourself to Sandro Monetti your quizmaster! Arrive before 8pm to get settled. If you need a team to join we will find you one, just get there around 7.50pm - no need to be clever and not all questions are British so it pays to have a diverse team. Free to play but we do ask that you make a purchase from the bar of menu. First prize is $75 and there are lots of other prizes to be had including a round of drinks and a gift voucher to spend at The Cat & Fiddle  Visit https://www.thecatandfiddle.com/ to peruse their menu - lots of British dishes including Sausage Rolls, Scotch Eggs, Pies and Crumble & Custard!  The Cat and Fiddle Restaurant & Pub. 742 N Highland Ave. Los Angeles, CA 9003 www.TheCatandFiddle.com Street parking after 7pm $7 Valet 
Email us at BritsinLA@gmail.com if you have any questions”



17th April 7:00pm
Dixon Scottish Cultural Ass in Dixon CA.


Dixon Scottish is a non-profit community organization dedicated to promoting the culture, education and entertainment of Scotland. Meetings are 7 p.m., on the third Wednesday of each month, at the American Legion Hall, 1305 North First Street, Dixon, CA Its annual Scottish Highland games are on the last Saturday in September at the Dixon Fairgrounds, 655 South First Street, Dixon, CA.   All are welcome to attend! Next DSCA meetings are: The DixoScottish club's Robert Burns Supper in on the first Saturday in February at the Davis Masonic Lodge Hall, 1655 Da Vinci Court, Davis, CA.
For details, visit www.scotsindixon.org. or E-mail kiltguy@aol.com

 

18th April 2019
Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy Thursday) is a movable feast in the Christian calendar.
It falls during Holy Week, three days before Easter and commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles as described in the Canonical gospels.
In Britain today, the Queen follows a very traditional role of giving Maundy Money which is specially made for the occasion to a group of pensioners.
The tradition of the Sovereign giving money to the poor dates from the 13th century, from the reign of Edward I.
At one time recipients were required to be of the same sex as the Sovereign, but since the eighteenth century they have numbered as many men and women. The coins are given in special white and red leather purses. The white purse contains silver Maundy coins matching the Queen's age in pence, while the red purse contains ordinary money. Yeomen of the Guards carry the Maundy Money on golden alms trays on their heads. The service takes place at a different cathedral or abbey each year and people are chosen to receive the money because of good work they have done in their community.
 


19th April
Primrose Day

Primrose Day is a special day in memory of British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli (Lord Beaconsfield), who died on 19 April 1881. He was Britain's first, and to-date only, Jewish Prime Minister. He was a close friend of Queen Victoria, and shared her love of the English country side.  Queen Victoria sent a wreath of primroses to Disraeli's funeral. Today people pay tribute to the statesman by wearing primroses. There is a bronze statue of Lord Beaconsfield in Parliament Square, which is decorated with primroses every year on the anniversary of his death.


19th April 6:00pm

British United Service Club of Los Angeles

A club of British, former Commonwealth and Allied forces observing formal British Officers Mess protocol. The BUSC meets at the Altadena Town & Country Club normally on the third Friday of each month, except for August - dark. For attendance and membership questions, please go towww.BUSCLA.org



20th April 1:00pm
Easter Tea at the Mayflower Club


There will be a choir, and the tuck shop will be open.
Easter tea will be served at 3:00pm sharp reservations are a must, Tickets $15:00

All are Welcome For more details and directions please call The office at (818) 769-9805 The Mayflower Club. 11110 Victory Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91606

http://www.mayflowerclub.com



21st April 1:00 to 5:00pm
British Isles Family History Society USAt


Family History Society – U.S.A. meetings are free, open to the public, and typically held on the fourth Sunday of the each month (except December).at the Los Angeles Family History, Library, 10741 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025.  More information atwww.bifhsusa.org  or contact president@bifhsusa.org

21st April

LA Traditional Music Society


Dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of traditional Folk Music, dance and the related folk arts. Group meets fourth Sunday of every month at 16953 Ventura Blvd, Encino, 91316 (San Fernando Valley)
www.ctmsfolkmusic.org

23rd April
Saint George Day


St George is the Patron Saint of England.
His emblem, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England, and part of the British flag.
St George's emblem was adopted by Richard The Lion Heart and brought to England in the 12th century.
The king's soldiers wore it on their tunics to avoid confusion in battle


23rd April
William Shakespeare’s Official Birthday
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The most famous of all English playwrights was born (officialy) and died on St Georges Day
His birthday is (usually!) celebrated on 23rd April in Stratford-upon-Avon


24th April 6:30pm
Caledonion Club Business meeting

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Business meeting fourth Wednesday of the month
6:30 refreshments and program 7:00 Business meeting More information at 916 539 8931 Sharon Young  rsharonyoung@gmail.com Location:  Odd Fellows Lodge,1831 Howe Avenue, Sacramento Ca.



25th April
Anzac Day
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Remembering Gallipoli, 1916
The date itself marks the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian soldiers – the Anzacs – on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. The aim was to capture the Dardanelles, the gateway to the Bosporus and the Black Sea. At the end of the campaign, Gallipoli was still held by its Turkish defenders.Anzac Day commemorates not only all the Thousands of Australian and New Zealanders who lost their lives in the Gallipoli campaign: 87,000 Turks, 44,000 men from France and the British Empire, including 8500 Australians and 2721 New Zealanders, but also Honour’s returned servicemen and women



25th April11:00am - 2:00pm
The Britannia Connection

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Hold monthly meetings on the last Thursday of each month, they are a nonprofit local service club, founded in 2013. Who engage in charitable fundraising, while also promoting fellowship among ladies of British and Commonwealth heritage, and anyone with an an interest in British culture living in Southern California.
For further information, contact  President: Vanessa A. Caldwell, Telephone: 760-598-2602 or 208-871-9644. E-Mail: pinkbeemk@yahoo.com
Treasurer: Susannah E. Levicki.  Telephone: 951-691-2048. E-Mail: susannahsellsrealestate@gmail.com
Where: Golf Club of California.  3742 Flowerwood Lane. Fallbrook, CA 92028

 

30th April 4:30 pm
Austin Healeys gathering

Brits at Fuddrucker's

For the past several months AHA Austin Healeys have been meeting with other classics and muscles cars on the last Tuesday of the month.They meet at 4:30 PM at the entrance to Fuddrucker's on El Toro in Lake Forest in order to park together.Other Healey's and Brits are encouraged to join us. Check our website calendar for other events. Note that not all events on our calendar feature Brit cars. Membership in our club ( Austin Healey Association) does not require car ownership. for more details please contact George McHarris. gmcharris@hotmail.com www.austin-healey.org



5th May.
Combined Cavalry Old Comrades Parade

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On Hyde Park this Sunday May 5th, 2019 in London.
Around 1,000 veterans and serving officers of the Household Cavalry will take part in this annual parade, to pay tribute to fallen comrades. Accompanied by the Household Cavalry Lifeguards Regiment and Blues and Royals Regiment military band. The tradition is for Officers to dress in the so-called “City suit”, carrying umbrellas, wearing black bowler hats and dark suits rather than ceremonial uniforms, this is intended to reflect pre-World War I “proper order of dress”.
Whenever they are in London on duty.
On parade, however, their rolled-up brollies must remain unfurled, regardles of the weather


5th May

Irish Centers's monthly get-to-gether


On the first Sunday of each month  the Irish Center holds an informal “get together luncheon”At Hill Street Café, 3301 N. Glenoaks Blvd, Easy to find, between Hollywood Way and Buena Vista on Glenoaks. (Right next to St Leon’s Cathedral).A separate dining room for 40-50 people. Park beside the building. Order what you want—a cup of coffee to full lunch—and pay yourself. Please do make reservations by calling Bridget Hana at 818 249 7911. Bring your musical instrument or song book. Always fun, good food, good company+ singing etc. Remember, the brunch starts at 1 pm at Hill street Café, 3301 N. Glenoaks Blvd. Burbank. CA. Hill Street telephone is 818 845 0046



7th May 1945
VE Day


On Monday May 7th at 02.41. German General Jodl signed the unconditional surrender document that formally ended war in Europe.Winston Churchill was informed of this event at 07.00. While no public announcements had been made, large crowds gathered outside of Buckingham Palace and shouted: “We want the King”. The Home Office issued a circular (before any official announcement) instructing the nation on how they could celebrate “Bonfires will be allowed, but the government trusts that only material with no salvage value will be used.”:British Legion has  a short supply of V E Day pins for sale at the Poppy shop online.
http://www.britishlegionusa.com/#!poppy-shop-usa/c11pg

7th May 900 to 11:00am

The Friends of Ireland of Southern California

This great bunch of people  who meet for breakfast on the first Tuesday of every month.
If you would like to join them from 9.00am to 11.00am at the Katella Deli, 4470 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
RSVP  Pete
pbeireanua@att.net  714-200-7365 or Allene  allene7@verizon.net
See you there


7th May 6:30 pm
First Tuesday Monthly Meeting
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Monthly Meeting first Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at the Hall of Nations.This week good food, fun and auction of white elephant items! The House of England cottage is also open every Sunday from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.Please drop in for a spot of tea and a chance to learn a bit about the history and traditions of England. President HPR Delegate Fran Weekley  fweekle@cox.net House of England, Balboa Park Hall of Nations, House of Pacific Relations



8th May 1945
V-E Day is celebrated


On this day in 1945, both Great Britain and its Allies celebrate Victory in Europe Day.
Cities in both nations, as well as formerly occupied cities in Western Europe, put out flags and banners, rejoicing in the defeat of the Nazi war machine.


8th May 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Belmont Shore British Car Night

Pre-1980 British car meet first Wednesday of every month. Come out for the evening, bring a friend and a British car. Cars meet near the pier in the parking lot adjacent to the Belmont shore Brewing Company.  Taste real Microbrews, dinners and great burgers for those who are hungry. Turn on Termino off Livingston to Allin St at the parking lot Details: Tim Clark: babula@peoplepc.com www.austin-healey.
For other event details please go to the Healey website calendar


9th May
BABC's 29th Annual Charity Golf Tournament


Benefiting the BABC Scholarship Program  &  the Mickie's Miracles programe that  creates global Pediatric Epilepsy awareness, education, and advocacy in order to help families stop fighting a ghost.
10:00 AM Registration & Driving Range, 10:30 AM Putting Contest. NOON Shotgun Start          
•    Scramble Format
•    Longest Drive
•    Straightest Drive
•    Closest to the Pin
•    Ugly Ball Contest          
•    Helicopter Ball Drop $1000
•    Raffle & Silent Auction     
Beer & Spirits on Course Boxed Lunch Amazing dinner following Golf.
Where: Tustin Ranch Golf Club. 12442 Tustin Ranch Rd. Tustin, CA 92782
British American Business Council, 2781 W MacArthur Blvd Ste B365, Santa Ana, CA 92704
For more deatails contact alison@babcoc.org

10th May
British Ex-Pats of Garden Grove Pub Quiz


Home of the British Ex-Pats of Garden Grove Pub Quiz
Their will be an assortment of questions on sports, science, math, music, current affairs, TV soap and general knowledge. Also national history both British and American will be quite tricky, adding to the fun and excitement. Cash prizes are available to those with brilliant minds or smart friends! It is suggested, that you have at least one southern English person on your team, to assist in the sometimes difficult English translations. (North of the Watford Gap does not count as Southern England). Bring your own team and beat the odds, or just be flabbergasted at your friend's Knowledge. The evening will be hosted by Tim Bentley at My Place Sport s Bar & Grill
5452 Commercial Dr, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
So please if you intend to come this month call cestrian49@yahoo.com Thank You and looking forward to seeing you here


13th May.

Mothers Day USA

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The earliest Mother's Day celebrations were the ancient Greek's spring celebrations in honor of Rhea, the mother of the gods. England's "Mothering Sunday," begun in the 1600's, and is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent, to honour the mothers of England. In 1907, Anna Jarvis started a drive to establish a national Mother's Day in America, when she passed out 500 white carnations at her mother's church in West Virginia--one for each mother in the congregation. In 1908 on May 10th (the second Sunday in May, her church held the first Mother's Day service. By 1909, churches in 46 states, Canada and Mexico were holding Mother's Day services. In 1912, West Virginia was the first state to designate an official Mother's Day. By 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed the resolution, establishing an official national Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May. Many countries of the world now have their own Mother's Day at different times of the year, Britain celebrates Mothering Day on the fourth Sunday of Lent--and call it Mother's Day. By any name or any date, it's a special day to honor a special person.  NOTE
Mother's Day 2019 Will Be a $23 Billion Cash Cow. Mother's Day spending this year will top $23 billion, according to the National Retail Federation's annual Mother's Day spending survey. Americans will spend an average of $186.39 on mom this year. Seventy-seven percent plan to send a greeting card, according to the survey, and Hallmark reports that Mother's Day is the third most popular card-sending holiday behind Christmas and Valentine's Day. About 69% of Americans will send mom flowers. And 36% plan to buy mom jewelry. The National Restaurant Association, reports that Mother's Day is the most popular holiday of the entire year to dine out, with nearly half of all Americans hitting a restaurant

13th May11:30am - 1:00pm
Caledonian Club

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2nd Tuesday Lunch 11:30 - 1:00 pm, Streets of London Pub 18th and J, Sacramento. CA
Parking in restaurant lot. No host. No program. Wonderful people breaking pasta together and enjoying great company. Sponsored by the Caledonian Club and the Shamrock Club of Sacramento and invite interested people to join them for a no-host Informal lunch. There is no formal program, and the purpose is simply to get people together who have an interest in things Celtic, Many work, and this is one of the few events they attend. There is no charge for attending .Also, let's wear our kilts and test the rumor that that entitles us to a dollar off a beer. Over the years the Shamrocks and Caledonians have shared hosting this party, enjoying this season of fellowship and good will. Guests welcome.Events posted as they become available. Please wear your name badge. More information at 916 539 8931 Sharon Young  rsharonyoung@gmail.com
There is parking on the street or in back of the pub.
Please join Callie and Shamrock clubs and guests for a jabberfest.  And maybe even some Scottish eggs.



14th May 7:00pm
Western Sierra Celtic Society
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The Western Sierra Celtic Society meets monthly at 7 p.m., on the second Tuesday of each month, at Murphys Irish Pub, 415 Main Street, downtown Murphy,CA. about  60 miles east of Stockton. A free program on Irish or Scottish history will be presented at the end of each club membership meeting. For details, please visit www.SierraCelts.org or e-mail kiltguy@aol.com



19th May

1st Royal Wedding Anniversary


The
marriage of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle took place at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, and the cost of the whole event was paid for by the Royal family. The country enjoyed a day of national celebration. The service was conducted by the Dean of Windsor, The Rt Revd. David Conner, whilst the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, officiated. The Lord Chamberlain's Office managed the ceremonial parts of the day.  Members of the Household Cavalry line the St George's Chapel staircase, whilst outside, members from the Windsor Castle Guard from 1st Battalion Irish Guards, and Armed Forces personnel from the Royal Navy Small Ships and Diving, the Royal Marines, 3 Regiment Air Army Corps, The Royal Gurkha Rifles and RAF Honington line the streets within the precincts of Windsor Castle.

26th May
Daughters of the British Empire


Please visit our booth at the Scottish Games in Costa Mesa over the Memorial Day weekend.
All ladies with British Commonwealth heritage are eligible to join DBE in the USA.
For more information contact: State President   Carole Thomas Tel: 714-486-3246, DBE in California.


31st May
Battle of Jutland Centenary
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A Remembrance service will be held in Plymouth to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland.
The Battle of Jutland was the most significant naval engagement of the First World War, with more than 100,000 sailors involved on 250 ships.More than 6,000 Royal Navy and 2,500 German sailors lost their lives, in what was the biggest and most brutal naval battle of the First World War.


6th June May
Bloomsday Celebration


To celebrate the life of Irish writer James Joyce and relive the events in his novel Ulysses, all of which took place on the same day in Dublin in 1904. The name derives from Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of Ulysses.BLOOMSDAY (a term Joyce himself did not employ) was invented in 1954, the 50th anniversary, when John Ryan and the novelist Flann O'Brien organized, what was to be a daylong pilgrimage along the Ulysses route? They were joined by Patrick Kavanagh, Anthony Cronin, Tom Joyce and AJ Leventhal (Registrar of Trinity College). Ryan had engaged two horse drawn cabs, of the old-fashioned kind, which in Ulysses Mr. Bloom and his friends drive to poor Paddy Dignam's funeral. The party was assigned roles from the novel, planning to travel round the city through the day, visiting scenes of the novel, ending at night in what had once been the brothel quarter of the city, the area which Joyce had called Nightgown? unfortunately the pilgrimage was abandoned halfway through, when the weary Lestrygonians succumbed to inebriation at the Bailey pub in the city Centre, which Ryan then owned, and at where in 1967, he installed the door to No. 7 Eccles Street (Leopold Bloom’s front door) having rescued it from demolition.


14th June (1982)
End of Falkland War

The Falklands War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas), was a ten-week war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over two British overseas territories in the South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. It began on Friday, 2 April 1982, when Argentina invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands in an attempt to establish the sovereignty it had claimed over them. On 5 April, the British government dispatched a naval task force to engage the Argentine Navy and Air Force before making an amphibious assault on the islands. The conflict lasted 74 days and ended with the Argentine surrender on 14 June 1982, returning the islands to British control. In total, 649 Argentine military personnel, 255 British military personnel, and three Falkland Islanders died during the hostilities.


15th June 7:30pm
Bloomsday Celedration at The Hammer Museum