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Dear friends:

Please check any events listed before you attend.
Please wear your face mask to protect others from COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

1st May
House of England

Canceled due to COVID-19.(Novel Coronavirus).
Members of the House of England will hold their monthly meetings on Saturday. 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.
Balboa Park. 2301 Pan American Rd West
San Diego CA. Phone: +1 619-234-0739


2nd May 1:00 pm
Irish Centers monthly get-together

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

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 songbook. 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.  the telephone is 818 845 0046

3rd May

Songs in the Irish Language on line

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Every Monday The Celtic Arts Center's Language Department presents songs in the Irish language online. Join us online as Tim Martin, member and choir leader lead 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 the 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.
The mailing address is An Claidheamh Soluis - The Celtic Arts Center. 5062 Lankershim Blvd. #3003. North Hollywood, CA 91601

3rd May

Mayflower Club To Close Due to Covid 19

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



3rd May 7:00-9:30 pm
OC Celtic Jam Zoom Session

Organized through their home at Peace Lutheran Church of Tustin
18542 Vanderlip Ave, Santa Ana, CA
It will be online for the duration of the Covid 19 pandemic.

3rd May 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 & a British shop next door.
At 13640 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California Phone: 818 994-6045

3rd May 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:


4th May 6:00 pm

The Friends of Ireland of Southern California

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

4th May

Weekly Breakfast Club

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

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 11:00 am. There are HP Sauce and Marmite knocking around on the tables. If Craig and Eileen aren't in attendance ask for Bernard (The mayor of the 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.


 4th May 6:30 pm

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 8:00 pm to get settled. If you need a team to join we will find you one, just get there around 7.50 pm - 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 from the menu. The 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 it! Street parking after 7:00 pm $7 Valet
The Cat and Fiddle Restaurant & Pub. 742 N Highland Ave. Los Angeles, CA 9003

5th May 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Belmont Shore British Car Night

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

Pre-1980 British car meets the 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


7th May 1945
VE Day

On Monday, May 7th at 02.41. German General Jodl signed the unconditional surrender document that formally ended the 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.!poppy-shop-usa/c11pg

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.

9th 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 1600s, and is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent, to honor 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. By any name or any date, it's a special day to honor a special person.
Mother's Day 2020 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.

9th May 11:30 am
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, a 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 ( Club President.


11th May 11:30am -1:00pm
Caledonian Club

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Canceled due to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus).
2nd Tuesday Lunch 11:30 - 1:00 pm, Streets of London Pub 18th and J, Sacramento. CA
Parking in the 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 works, 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 goodwill. Guests welcome. Events posted as they become available. Please wear your name badge.
More information at 916 539 8931 Sharon Young
There is parking on the street or in the back of the pub. Please join Callie and Shamrock clubs and guests for a jabberfest.
And maybe even some Scottish eggs.

11th May 7:00 am

Western Sierra Celtic Society

Canceled due to COVID-19(Novel Coronavirus).

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 or e-mail

13th May
British American Business Council Golf Tournament

British American Business Council Golf Tournament.
On Course Beverages provided | Box lunch provided | Heavy Hor oeuvres following golf | Awards and Raffle
This tournament sold out last year so, don't miss out on a perfect day of golf with friends and colleagues,
British beverages, fabulous raffles prizes, and the Pin-up Golf ladies!
Register Now!
British American Business Council, 2781 W MacArthur Blvd Ste B365, Santa Ana, CA 92704
Infomation: Jacquie Blair  Phone: 714-227-0317

18th May 8:00 pm
3rd 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, and 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.

19th May 7:00 pm
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! THE next DSCA meeting is The DixoScottish club's Robert Burns Supper on the first Saturday in February at the Davis Masonic Lodge Hall, 1655 Da Vinci Court, Davis, CA. For details,  visit or E-mail

21st May 6:00 pm

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 imminent 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 a 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

23rd May
LA Traditional Music Society
Canceled due to COVID-19.(Novel Coronavirus).
Dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of traditional Folk Music, dance, and related folk arts.
Group meets fourth Sunday of every month at 16953 Ventura Blvd, Encino, 91316 (San Fernando Valley)


23rd May 1:00 to 5:00 pm
The British Isles Family History Society USA
Canceled due to COVID-19. (Novel Coronavirus).

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



25th May 4:30 pm
Austin Healeys gathering

Brits at Fuddrucker's

For the past several month's AHA, Austin Healeys have been meeting with other classics and muscle 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.


27th May11:30-2:00 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 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.



31st May 1916

Battle of Jutland Centenary

A Remembrance Service will be held in Plymouth to mark 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.


5th June 11:00am - 2:15pm

The British Home in California