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from COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)


2nd August 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


3rd August 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 area serving pub food, games & British shop next door. At 13640 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California Phone: 818 994-6045.

 

3rd August 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: www.theoldeship.com 

 

 

4th August

 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: britsinla@gmail.com Cecconi’s Restaurant. 8764 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood,CA 90048  Tel: 310 432 2000 http://www.britsin.la Tuesday.

4th August 6:30pm
Cat and Fiddle Brits In LA Quiz

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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!
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!
The Cat and Fiddle Restaurant & Pub. 742 N Highland Ave. Los Angeles, CA 9003
www.TheCatandFiddle.com Street parking after 7pm $7 Valet 



4th August 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
pbeireanua@att.net  714-200-7365 or Allene  allene7@verizon.net
See you there.


5th August 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
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9th August 11:30am
House of Scotland


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

11th August
11:30am -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  break haggis (or something else this restaurant actually serves) 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.

11th August 7:00am

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


16th August.1888
Lawrence of Arabia

Thomas Edward (T.E.) Lawrence was born at Tremadoc in North Wales.
He was the second of five sons of Sir Thomas Chapman and Sarah Junner.Popularly known as Lawrence of Arabia, Lawrence became famous for his exploits as British Military liaison to the Arab Revolt during the First World War. When war broke out with Germany in 1914, Lawrence spent a brief period in the Geographical Section of the General Staff in London, and was then posted to the Military Intelligence Department in Cairo. In 1916, the Arabs rebelled against the Turkish empire. Lawrence was sent to Mecca on a fact-finding mission,ultimately becoming the British liaison officer to the Arabs. His account of the revolt is chronicled in his classic books, “Seven Pillars of Wisdom, A Triumph” and “Revolt in the Desert.

19th August 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

19th Aug 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.

21st August

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.

21 August 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,
Due to the Altadena Town and Country Club being closed
The British United Services Club does  not have any immanent live meetings planned
They hope to re start their Mess Night- Dining in the Fall if pandemic conditions improve !.
At the moment they are holding  monthly Zoom gathering with some 30-40 members joining in,
usually on the traditional 3rd Friday of each month.
For attendance and membership questions, please go to
www.BUSCLA.org

23rd August
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 August 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 atwww.bifhsusa.org  or contact president@bifhsusa.org.

25th August 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

27th August 11:30-2:00 pm
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 information, contact President: Vanessa A. Caldwell, Telephone: 760-598-2602 or 208-871-9644. E-Mail: pinkbeemk@yahoo.com Treasurer: Susannah Levicki. Telephone: 951-691-2048. E-Mail: susannahsellsrealestate@gmail.com Where: Golf Club of California.  3742 Flowerwood Lane. Fallbrook, CA 92028.
 

27th August

Games kick off night


Grab your kilt or tartan and join PBFSCO on Thursday evening August 29th at Main Street Brewery in downtown Pleasanton for our annual kick off to The Caledonian Club of San Francisco’s Scottish Highland Gathering and Games weekend. It is a Scottish evening of music, dance, fun and merriment to put you in the Games groove! No host food and beverage available for purchase from Main Street Brewery. Hope to see you on the 27th!
Yours aye,
Steve Lind
President, Pleasanton-Blairgowrie-Fergus Sister City Organization (PBFSCO)
The purpose of PBFSCO is to promote understanding and friendship between the citizens of Pleasanton, Blairgowrie, and Fergus and their respective regions, and to encourage and facilitate the exchange of people and culture between the communities.

 

27th August to 29th August

Annual North American Festival of Wales

The North American Festival of Wales is held in a different location each year, in either the US or Canada on the shared Labor Day holiday weekend. This year prepare yourself for four full days of song, merriment and camaraderie with old and new friends, celebrating the life, heritage and culture of Wales in Rochester, New York. To open the event on Thursday: A musical performance by Sera Owen, bilingual folk singer-songwriter from North Wales and whose music is featured in the BAFTA Cymru winning film, Dancing in Circles. Friday the National Welsh American Foundation Gala Awards Banquet will honor Catrin Brace, Member of the Welsh Assembly Government and outstanding bass-baritone Steffan Lloyd Owen who is also performing with the 2020 Welsh Opera. At the Saturday evening Grand Concert we are privileged to have the award winning Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir with soloist John Owen Jones, record-breaking West End andBroadway actor and singer.  Day activities include presenters from Wales and North America on Welsh language, music, dance, films, customs, historic and contemporary issues including "Time and Tide: Lady Rhondda and the Lusitania" presented by David Evan Thomas, an Eisteddfod competition, a children’s program, a silent auction and marketplace offering Welsh cakes, tea,books and gifts. Local tours will include the Eastman house, historic Erie Canal, Rockwell Museum and Keuka Winery. Every evening will close singing old Welsh favorites. Sunday concludes with a bi-lingual service followed by the 87th Gymanfa Ganu (rousing song fest).We promise a Welsh experience that will not be forgotten. The North American Festival of Wales is sponsored by the Welsh North American Association.

For full details of the Festival visit www.nafow.org

1st September 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.
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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


5th September
House of England
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Members of House of England will hold their monthly meetings on Saturday, September (5th), and November (7th). and on Tuesday October (6th). For a light English meal followed by a lively business meeting. You don't have to be a member of the House of England to attend our meetings (membership is only $15 a year). Check out what we do and learn about the many events you too can take part in to celebrate being English or being associated with and interested in things and people who are English. Note that the meetings are held at the Hall of Nations, not at the cottage. • What to bring We ask for a small donation--$4–to cover the cost of the meal. Tea, water, and lemonade will be served. Sorry, no coffee. We're British, after all. • Important to know. Members of the House of England take turns serving as hosts in the HOE cottage of the International cottages every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. In addition to being open every weekend, the House holds a lawn program each spring and takes part in the annual December Nights.
Balboa Park. 2301 Pan American Rd West
San Diego CA. Phone: +1 619-234-0739


7th September 2020



7th September 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.

 

12th September 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The 11th Annual Orange County Brew Ha Ha

For British & Irish real  beer drinkers + US friends.
 Off-Duty Firefighters will pour beer for you and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Fallen Fire Fighters Relief Fund.
* 175+ Craft & Import Beers from over 80 Top Breweries * Commemorative Festival Glass
* Ten 4 oz Tastes * Park Setting with Lots of Shaded Seating * Homebrew Exhibitors
Free soda and water * Exclusive VIP Session * Live Entertainment, lots of Food Trucks Will Be Selling Their Best !
 Admission 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. $40 Includes: Commemorative Festival Glass and Tastes
VIP – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. $55 Includes: Commemorative Festival Glass & Tastes + -One hour Early Entry, -
VIP Exclusive Beer Appreciation Seminar by renowned beer experts with specially selected beer designated driver– $15 – Must accompany a paid participant The event will be held at Oak Canyon Park near Irvine Lake is one of Orange County’s premier private event facilities.Centrally located at 5305 Santiago Canyon Road, Silverado, CA 926

 

15th September (1984)
Prince Harry (B/D)
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Formally Prince Henry of Wales, 2nd son of Charles, Princeof Wales, and currently fifth in line to the throne of the United Kingdom Attended Eaton excelled in sports, particularly polo and rugby union,graduated from Sandhurst as a Cornet (second lieutenant) in the Blues and Royals of the Household Cavalry. Earned his wings as a pilot and flew Apache helicopters in Afghanistan. Harry enjoys many sporting activities, polo, skiing, and motocross and is a supporter of Arsenal Football Club.
Polls in the United Kingdom showed Harry to be the third most popular member of the Royal Family, after William and the Queen.

22nd September
Putting out the hare
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It is also the first day of Autumn in the Celtic Calendar
In the northern hemisphere, the fall equinox marks the first day of fall (autumn)
Small animals retreated from advancing harvesters by hiding in the remaining crop,
and in times gone by, every farmer went to great lengths to ensure that his last field
would be harvested before a next door neighbor or other man in the village.
Thus the call..."Have you put the hare out yet?"
Today is also Lúghnasa; in the old days this was the Feast of the god Lúgh

25th September

Scotcon Conference


A one day educational conference where attendees can Q & A with top cultural & industry experts as they give informational and inspirational talks
about their chosen fields.  Meet, greet and mingle with Scottish art, film, government, whisky and environmental professionals.
In conjunction with ScotWeek, Los Angeles.
Information: www.scotweek.org
ScotWeek: 1625 W Glenoaks Blvd. Glendale, CA 91201-1826

 

25th September-2nd October

ScotWeek Los Angeles


The first ever ScotWeek Festival is a celebration of the relationship between Scotland and Los Angeles, and the US as a whole, and is officially backed
by the Scottish Government. The festival includes informative panels covering Entertainment, Business, Technology and more, along with a red carpet opening Gala, a celebrity
performance of Shakespeare’s MacBeth also known as the Scottish play, music concerts and more events uniting the cultural hubs of Scotland and Los Angeles.
Information: www.scotweek.org
ScotWeek: 1625 W Glenoaks Blvd. Glendale, CA 91201-1826

21st October 1805
The Battle of Trafalgar

“England expects every man will do his duty”
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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 anhilatedAlthough 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:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/trafalgarancestors/results.asp

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   jacquie@babcoc.org

25th October
Saint Crispin's Day
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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

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 am - 4 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 (dschultz@cox.net) Club President. www.houseofscotland.org

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 dbeinnj@gmail.com

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.