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Dear friends:
Please enjoy your new found freedom.
Please check any events listed before you attend.
Please wear your face mask to protect others from COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

19th October 7:30-8:30pm
Songs in Irish Language on line

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Every monday the The Celtic Arts Center's Language Department presents songs in the Irish language on line.
Join us online as Tim Martin, a longtime Celtic Arts Center member and choir leader, leads a 4-week participatory Songs in Irish Language Workshop online.
Let's get together safely and sing, using the Zoom Online Video Conferencing application and a virtual classroom.
This workshop is open to all levels of Irish learners — all ages welcome! and it is free
[This will be in lieu of our regular Intro to Irish workshop]
Email Tim Martin to register for workshop   At; ‎
The Irish Revolution & Its Literature, with Delaney Reddell
An 8-week online course presented by the Celtic Arts Center
Folklore and literature scholar Delaney Reddell returns to the Celtic Arts Center (virtually) with a fascinating online offering.
In this 8-week ONLINE course, we will read and discuss the literature of the Irish Revolution. We will cover Irishmen who took up arms and those who kept their distance from the battleground. With the combination of historical and fictional stories, we will explore Ireland's most defining period. In light of recent and current events, we wish to remind everyone that the Celtic Arts Center, a federally-recognized 501(c)3 cultural arts organization partially funded by  the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, remains committed to access, equity, inclusion and diversity.
Learn more about our organization's Code of Ethics & Conduct on our website.
Mailing address is: An Claidheamh Soluis - The Celtic Arts Center. 5062 Lankershim Blvd. #3003. North Hollywood, CA 91601


19th October 6:00 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 serving pub food, games & British shop next door.
At 13640 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California Phone: 818 994-6045.

19th October 6:00 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:


 20th October

Weekly Breakfast Club

Weekly Breakfast Club
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: Cecconi’s Restaurant. 8764 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood,CA 90048  Tel: 310 432 2000 Tuesday.


20th October 6:30pm
Cat and Fiddle Brits In LA Quiz

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 to peruse their menu - lots of British dishes including Sausage Rolls, Scotch Eggs, Pies and Crumble & Custard!
We're teaming up with your favorite beers for the month of July and August. Get a $7 rebate when you purchase a pint
of Guinness or Harp with any Cat & Fiddle menu item for patio dining, takeaway, & delivery. Ask for it and you shall receive! Street parking after 7pm $7 Valet
The Cat and Fiddle Restaurant & Pub. 742 N Highland Ave. Los Angeles, CA 9003

21st October 1805
The Battle of Trafalgar

“England expects every man will do his duty”
Admiral Nelson's crushing defeat of the French and Spanish Navies, establishing Britain as the dominant world naval power for a century. As the British Fleet bore down on the Franco-Spanish line Nelson directed Lieutenant Pascoe, the signal officer of Victory, to send the signal to the Fleet “Nelson confides every man will do his duty.” Captain Hardy and Pascoe suggested this be changed to “England expects every man will do his duty”. Nelson agreed. As the signal ran up Victory’s halyard the Fleet burst into cheers. Nelson followed this with his standard battle signal “Engage the enemy more closely”. An American captain sailing into Cadiz assured the French admiral that Nelson was still in London. How wrong he was, in the forth comming battle the French and Spanish Fleets were anhilated Although it cost Nelson his life, in his final letter Nelson asked that the Nation look after his mistress, Lady Emma Hamilton, and their daughter, Horatia, but nothing was done and she died in povity in Calais in 1815.
You can trace any member of the British Fleet by searching on this web site:

21st October 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 or E-mail


22nd October
The BABC-OC Annual Charity Golf Tourament

At Strawberry Farms Golf Club.
Enjoy a day of golf with friends and colleagues, British beverages, fabulous raffles prizes and the Pin-up Golf girls.
We will be participating in a virtual food drive to support Second Harvest Food Bank's mission to end hunger in Orange County.
British American Business Council Orange County,  2781 W MacArthur Blvd Ste B365, Santa Ana, CA 92704
From all of us at the BABC Orange County, we hope you are staying healthy and well.
We miss you and hope to see you all soon.
If you should need something specific, have ideas, or just want to chat, please feel free to reach out
Contact: Jacquie Blair for any questions

25th October
Saint Crispin's Day

The Battle of Agincourt 1415

King Henry V's Welsh and English archers using a 6 ft. 6 in yew longbow in very large numbers against a numerically superior French army in Agincourt France, crippling its forces before they could engage in hand-to-hand fighting causing France to capitulate and Henry V to marry the French king's daughter


25th October 2:00pm
House of Scotland

Canceled due to OVID-19.(Novel Coronavirus).

Lawn program

Annual Lawn Program. At the International Cottages in Balboa Park, San Diego.
This even takes place every year on the last sunday in October. So come and enjoy the sound of bagpipes played by The House of Scotland Pipe Band! Highland Dancers and Scottish music performed by the House Of Scotland Ceilidh Band. Meat Pies, Bangers, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Lots of great Desserts.Served from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. 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 culturehe 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 ( Club President.

25th October
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)

25th October 1:00 to 5:00pm
British Isles Family History Society USA

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  or contact

26th October 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.

29th October 11:30-2:00 pm
The Britannia Connection

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 information, contact President: Vanessa A. Caldwell, Telephone: 760-598-2602 or 208-871-9644. E-Mail: Treasurer: Susannah Levicki. Telephone: 951-691-2048. E-Mail: Where: Golf Club of California.  3742 Flowerwood Lane. Fallbrook, CA 92028.

30th October 10:30 a.m.

Annual Bazaar and Luncheon
Presented by the N.J. Daughters of the British Empire
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Daughters of the British Empire in New Jersey will be holding their Annual Friday Bazaar at 10:30 a.m. followed by Lunch at 12 noon, at the lovely Basking Ridge Country Club.  If you are in the area please show your support for this very worthy cause.
Basking Ridge Country Club, 185 Madisonville Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Cost $45.00.  For tickets contact Patrica @ 973-903-1918 or e-mail

31st  October 1940
Battle of Britain

This day its is generally considered to be the end of the Battle of Britain,
after the RAF caused considerable damage to the Luftwaffe it gave them supremacy in the air,
and caused Hitler to abandon his plans to invade Britain.


31st Oct 11:00 hours.
The Field of Rememberance Poppy Planting Ceremony.

The Royal Lancers Regimental Association ,Field of Rememberance Poppy Planting Ceremony.
Will be held at Westminster Abbey. 20 Deans Yard - London
It is hoped that as many Old Comrades as possible, who are able will attend.
For further information on how to join the Old Boys’ Association and receive details of reunion, visit the website at or write to:
The Secretary, JLR RAC OBA, Centurion House, Park Road, West, Huddersfield HD4 5RX.

31st October 6:00pm

58th Annual Caledonian Club Tartan Ball

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The Caledonian Club of Sacramento presents thier annual Tartan Ball. With Entertainment by  Arbroath and Catered by Indulge Gourmet, Chef Laura. 6:00pm Social Hour | 7:00pm Dinner | 8:00pm Dancing do come and enjoy a fun evening
Appetizers: ham and gruyere thumbprint tarts & spinach and white cheddar balls drizzled with Creme fraiche
Salad Course: Mixed greens wit roasted pears,cranberries, Castellano blue cheese, glazed pecans & maple apple vinaigrette.
Main course: Roasted chicken  with white wine butter sauce, breadcrumb crusted tilapia with basil, capers and sundried tomatoes, garlic mashed potatoes with gruyere and chives; garlic french green beans with Dijon Sauce. Cost: $50/person  Deadline for Reservations: 10/25/18 Mail reservations  & check payable to "The Caledonian Club of Sacramento" to: The Caledonian Club, c/o Marcelle Bowden, P.O. Box 162967, Sacramento, CA 95816-2967.
for information, contact Marcelle Bowden - 916-208-3560.  No tickets will be mailed. Please check in at the reception table.
The Caledonian Club of Sacramento, Heritage Park Clubhouse. 2481 Heritage Park, Sacramento, CA


1st November 4:00pm

Veterans Rememberance Service

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, is once again presenting a traditional Anglican evensong commemorating the service of American and British veterans. with Reception to follow in the Parish Hall.  Last year's 100th anniversary Remembrance Day service was attended by members of Daughters of the British Empire in CA, United Services' Club, United Scottish Society, American Legion, British Legion, Royal Canadian Legion and reps from the British Consulate in Los  Angeles.Poppies will be available at the church door.  Contact Edwina Clark, 626-919-5500 for information or  State President, DBE in CA Inc. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 N Third St, Covina, CA

1st November 1:00 pm
Irish Centers 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.  telephone is 818 845 0046

2nd November 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:

The office at (818) 769-9805 The Mayflower Club.
11110 Victory Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91606.


3rd November 6:30am
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.

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

3rd November 6:00 pm

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  714-200-7365 or Allene
See you there.

4th November 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: www.austin-healey.
For other event details please go to the Healey website calendar


5th November
Guy Fawkes Night.

Traditionally known as Bonfire Night is an annual celebration on the evening of the 5th November primarily in the United Kingdom. It celebrates the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot in which a group of Catholic conspirators, led by one Robert Catesby, and including Guy Fawkes, attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in Westminster on the evening of 5th November 1605, when the Protestant king James VI of Scotland, his eldest sons, and the English Parliament were within its walls. The conspirators were later tortured and executed. The celebrations, which take place across the country, involve fireworks displays and the building of bonfires, on which "guys", or dummies, representing Guy Fawkes the most infamous of the conspirators, are traditionally burnt. Before the fifth, children traditionally used the "guys" to beg for money with the chant "Penny for the guy", although this is now rarely seen

7th November 6:00pm-11:00pm

72nd Annual Tartan Ball and Ceilidh