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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)


16th October noon to 4:00 pm
Fall Ceilidh

Presented by the St. Andrew's Society of Sacramento
Greetings and salutations!
Back from several years of dissolution, the St. Andrew's Society invites you to the 2021 Fall Ceilidh. Come out to enjoy music (including the Sac City Pipe Band), dance, possible athletic demonstrations, food, and drink at the Fair Oaks VFW Park. The VFW Bar will be open and we hope to have one or more food trucks.
Cost: Nothing!
Bring yourself, family, and friends. Tartans & Kilts are encouraged to be worn.
We must ask that no alcohol be brought onto the grounds.
Questions? Wish to be involved as a volunteer or vendor? Contact The SASS VP Travis Chatters at
(Registration is not required for this event)
Location: Fair Oaks VFW - Jim David Park
8990 Kruitof Way, Fair Oaks CA
Le meas coibhneil,
Saint Andrew's Society of Sacramento 

18th October 6:00-8:00 pm

Trivia Night @ The 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

18th October 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Celtic Arts Center

Lúnasa Music Session & Good Cheer
Táimid Ar Ais! – Tha Sinn Air Ais! – Rydyn ni'n Ôl!
Please join us at The Mayflower Club to celebrate the summer season with an informal Celtic music jam session and some fellowship. Please remember, the pandemic is not over yet, so we are doing everything possible to obey Los Angeles County Public Health office mandates in order to keep everyone safe. Masking indoors is required of everyone (regardless of their vaccination status). Please wear a mask when not eating, drinking, or playing a mouth instrument. (We will have free disposable masks and hand sanitizer available.) Tables and chairs will be set up socially distanced for your comfort and safety. We appreciate your cooperation in maintaining six feet of social distance apart throughout the night. The dart room, the green room, the upstairs, and other small spaces are off-limits at this time. Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments to play in our open Celtic music jam session which will be held in the lounge area in front of the bar.
Our Introduction to Irish Language class is on summer break but has plans to return in the fall.
Unfortunately, we will not be offering Irish Céilí dance classes at this time. It's just too hard to dance with masks on.
Feel free to purchase some bottled water, a soda, or maybe an adult beverage from the bar. At this time, there will be no potluck, no open bowls of snacks. You may bring your own personal snacks, but we ask that you share them only with the people you arrived with. Looking forward to celebrating together once again!
The Celtic Arts Center / An Claidheamh Soluis stands by our members and friends who have kept us company through these rough times by continuing our special COVID-19 Membership Discount! You can support the programs and the mission of The Celtic Arts Center through your donations or by joining our organization or renewing your membership today.  Act now and get a special COVID-19 discount of 20% off your annual membership fee!
A Claidheamh Soluis / The Celtic Arts Center is a federally recognized 501.c3 cultural arts organization, so all donations are tax-deductible.
Thank you for your support and see you Monday at The Mayflower Club N.Hollywood. 11110 Victory Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91606
Call for Directions and Info 818-769-9805.

18th October

6:00-8:00 pm 

M.G. 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:

19th October 8:00 - 9:30 pm

Brits in LA Pub Quiz

This Pub Quiz is every Tuesday evening and hosted by Sandro Monetti at the Market Tavern. Come early and enjoy the great British food and a pint, then join a team at 7:30 pm - to have a chit-chat before the quiz starts promptly at 8:00 pm. Sandro will go over the rules at the start of the game. The winning team gets a certificate for a round of drinks for all team members. Although we are on the patio, please be respectful of the current COVID-19 protocols stated by the LA Health Dept. Please wear your mask when not eating or drinking or when moving around the restaurant. Wash or sanitize your hands frequently and be mindful of your distance to others who are not living in the same household, vaccinated or not! Good luck, have fun and remember the most important thing - enjoy yourself.
Please consider tipping our host on Venmo @sandro-monetti as he’s doing an awful lot of work to entertain us.
Market Tavern. in the Farmer's Market, 3rd and Fairfax. Los Angeles. CA


19th October 8:00 - 9:30 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. Free to play but we do ask that you make a purchase from the bar from the menu. Visit 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

19th 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 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


20th October 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 October

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 forthcoming battle the French and Spanish Fleets were annihilated Although it cost Nelson his life, in his final letter Nelson asked that the Nation looks after his mistress, Lady Emma Hamilton, and their daughter, Horatia, nothing was done and she died in poverty in Calais in 1815. You can trace any member of the British Fleet by searching on this website:


21st October 3:00 to 7:00 pm

BABC OC Couples Nine, Wine, and Golf Outing

Strawberry Farms Golf Club
11 Strawberry Farm Road
Irvine, CA 92612
Get more information Jacquie Blair
British American Business Council Orange County
Phone:  714-227-0317

23rd October
St Andrew's Society Los Angeles

Members meet up.
23rd October All Hallows Eve “Samhain” Members Film Meetup-Forest Lawn (TBD) 
October: Kirkin’ of the Tartans (Beverly Hills Presbyterian)  Members meet up (TBD)
November St. Andrew’s Day Dinner  Members meet up (TBD)
18th December Members Holiday Event (TBD)
22nd January Robert Burns Supper  Members meet up
26th February 26, SASLA AGM  Members meet up (TBD) 
6th-10th April TARTAN Film Festival
St. Andrew's Society Los Angeles
Connect with us.

24th October 8:00 pm

Tribute to Frank Sinatra

The Mayflower will be having a Frank Sinatra Tribute with a band called Speakeasy
So come and show your support.
The Mayflower Club N.Hollywood. 11110 Victory Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91606
Call for Directions and Info 818-769-9805.


24th October 1:00 to 5:00 pm

The 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 each month (except December).at the Los Angeles Family History, Library, 10741 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025.  More information  or contact

24th October 7:00 pm
LA Traditional Music Society

Dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of traditional Folk Music, dance, and related folk arts.
Group meets fourth Sunday of every month at 16953 Venture Blvd CA


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
The Charge of the Light Brigade

This was a failed military action involving the British light cavalry led by Lord Cardigan

against Russian forces during the Battle of Balaclava on 25 October 1854 in the Crimean War.


26th October 7:00 pm

Saint Andrews Society of Modesto

Saint. Andrews Society of Modesto holds its meetings on the Fourth Tuesday of each month except December.
You don't have to be a Scotsman, Irishman, or Welshman to participate, and your interest is in the "swing of the kilt," the drone of the bagpipe or the eating of scones, shortbread, bangers, or soda bread, you'll find it encouraged by this Society. The only requirement is an interest in this colorful and unique bit of living history.
We would be glad to see you at our gatherings and will welcome you as a member.
Come early if you wish to join us for dinner before the meeting.
At Denny's restaurant (Between Granger and Coolidge)
1525 McHenry Avenue, Modesto, CA, 95350
Please call: For more information (209) 529-9430 ~ (209) 526-8812 ~ (209) 622-0740
If you would like to join the Saint Andrew's Society, please visit
for a Membership Application.
Hope to see you there!
St. Andrews Society of Modesto. P. O. Box 578653. Modesto, CA 95357-8653


26th October 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.


28th October 11:30 am-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.

30th October 6:00 pm

59th Annual Caledonian Club Tartan Ball

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The Caledonian Club of Sacramento presents its annual Tartan Ball. With Entertainment by  Arbroath and Catered by Indulge Gourmet, Chef Laura. 6:00 pm Social Hour | 7:00 pm Dinner | 8:00 pm 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 with 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: 10/24/21 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.

30th October 8:00 pm

Soul O'Ween Halloween Dance Party

After over a year and a half since our last Soul night, we are happy to bring it back with a very special Halloween edition at The Mayflower Club! Come for a fun night of dancing to the best 50s and 60s Soul, R&B, and Halloween music! Monster Mash dance lesson, cheap drinks, costume contest, and lots of great music and dancing.
8:15 pm Monster Mash line dance with Steve and Chanzie
9 pm-1 am Social Dancing
10:30 pm Costume Contest (prizes for Best Overall Costume and Most Creative Costume)
21 and over, costumes are optional but masks are mandatory. Proof of vaccination or negative Covid test within the last 72 hours is required*.
*Covid safety protocols are subject to change depending on local LA County mandates
For more information contact the Club.
The Mayflower Club N.Hollywood.
11110 Victory Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91606
Tickets: 818-769-9805 or 818-618-1188
Call for Directions and Info 818-769-9805

31st  October 1940
Battle of Britain

This day 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 October 2:00 pm
House of Scotland

Lawn program

Annual Lawn Program. At the International Cottages in Balboa Park, San Diego.
This event 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, a membership application is open to any person who wishes to learn about Scotland or Scottish culture 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.

3rd November 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Belmont Shore British Car Night

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

4th November 5:00 to 7:00 pm
BABC OC First Thursday

Join the BABC-OC for the first in a new series of monthly business networking events.
We'll gather at various locations throughout Orange County on the FIRST THURSDAY of each month.
This Month's sponsor is.
British American Business Council <>; on behalf of; British American Business Council <>

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

6th November 6:00-11:00 pm

73rd Annual Tartan Ball and Ceilidh

The Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band of San Diego will be hosting their 73rd Annual Tartan Ball and Ceilidh and fundraising raffle. No Host Cocktails at 6:00 P.M., Dinner at 7:00 P.M. ends at 11:00 P.M. Highland Floor Show and dancing, Tickets $55 for adults and $25 for children and are available online at   Tickets: 1-619-248-3179 also available by mail. Ticket prices go up by $10 on October 1.
It will be held at the Scottish Rite Events Center,  1895 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108.

6th November