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 December 2015
New York, NY - Robert Burns on Film
Presented by The New York Caledonian Club in association with The Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York at the Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York, 150 East 55th Street, 3rd Floor (between Lexington & Third Aves.). Info: www.nycaledonian.org
4 - 6 Alexandria, VA - 45th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend & Parade
Warm your heart with holiday cheer and join a full lineup of festivities that celebrates the rich Scottish heritage of Old Town Alexandria. Info: Tel.(703) 549 0111 or www.campagnacenter.org/scottishwalkweekend
Tallahassee, FL - St Andrews Supper
Presented by the St. Andrew Society of Tallahassee at the Maguire Center. Info: www.saintandrewtallahassee.org
11 Richmond, VA - Annual Church Hill Candlelight Christmas Walk
At St. John's Church, E Broad St Between 24th and 25th Sts. The church congregation files in behind the Greater Richmond Pipes & Drums with candles, and follows the band through historic Church Hill, stopping at various monuments to Christmas Carol and hear music. Info: www.historicstjohnschurch.org
12 Volcano, CA - Mother Lode Scots Christmas Walk
Volcano Armory Hall, Rams Horn Grade. Info: (209) 304-3821 or www.motherlodescots.com
18 - 19 Austin, TX - Celtic Christmas at the Cathedral
Produced by Celtic Cultural Center of Texas at Schola Cantorum of St. Mary's Cathedral with Irish and Scottish traditional music played. Info: www.celticchristmasaustin.com
19 - 20 New York, NY - The Pipes of Christmas
Hosted by Clan Currie, NYC's favorite Celtic Christmas event. From the bold sounds of the bagpipes and the harmonious blending of brass, strings and percussion, to the poetic and lyrical words that complement them. Info: www.pipesofchristmas.com
25 Nationwide - Happy Christmas
The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends and very Happy Christmas!

31 El Segundo, CA - Hogmanay Party
Presented by the Los Angeles Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society at El Segundo Woman's Club, 541 Standard St at Mariposa Info: www.rscds-losangeles.org
31 Nationwide - Happy Hogmanay
Wishing all our readers and friends a very happy and healthy 2016!

31 Portsmouth, VA - Olde Town Scottish Walk
Modeled after Scotland’s Hogmanay Festival, a day when townspeople honor their community and merchants and offer blessings. Info: www.oldetowneportsmouth.com
 January 2016
9 - 10 Marathon, FL - Florida Keys Celtic Festival
At Marathon Community Park, 9805 Overseas Highway. Live Celtic bands, Irish and Scottish Dancing, Highland athletics, pipes bands and more. Info: www.celticheritageproductions.com
16 - 17 Winter Springs, FL - Central Florida Scottish Highland Games
Presented by The Scottish-American Society of Central Florida, full weekend of pipe bands, Scottish dancers, music, vendors and more at Central Winds Park, 1000 E. SR 434. Info: www.flascot.com
16 New York, NY - The 20th Burns Night Gala Celebration
Presented by The American-Scottish Foundation and held in association with the University Club, a wonderful evening in true Scottish style and tradition. Info: www.americanscottishfoundation.com
23 Dunedin, FL - Robby Burns Supper and Award of the Robert Burns Scholarship
Presented by the Scottish American Society of Dunedin for a Burns Supper and present the Robert Burns Scholarship. Info: Stewart 727-584-4963.
23 Hollywood, FL - Robert Burns Celebration
Presented by The Scottish American Society of South Florida with dinner, music and dance to celebrate Burns at the Orangebrook Golf and Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr. Info: (954) 894-0555 or www.sassf.org
23 Sarasota, FL - Robert Burns Supper
Presented by The Saint Andrew Society of Sarasota and the Burns Club of St. Andrew at the Laurel Oak Country Club. Info: www.standrewsocietysarasota.com
23 Dallas, TX - Robert Burns Dinner
The Dallas Knights of St. Andrew invite you to help celebrate the birthday of the national bard of bonnie Scotland, Robert Burns at the Crystal Dining Room of the Dallas Scottish Rite Cathedral, 500 S. Harwood St. Info: www.knightsofstandrew-dallas.org
25 Nationwide - Burns Night
January 25th marks the annual celebration of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns. Celebrate his life and poetry and be part of Burns Night celebrations around the world.
30 Roanoke, VA - Burns Nicht
Presented by the Scottish Foundation of the Virginia Highlands at Tanglewood Holiday Inn, 4468 Starkey Rd. Info: www.scottishfoundation.org
30 San Pedro, CA - Burns Dinner & Ball
Presented by the Los Angeles Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society to celebrate the bard at Ports O' Call Restaurant, Berth 76. Info: www.rscds-losangeles.org
 February 2016
8 - 12 Seabeck, WA - Celtic Arts Foundation Winter School 2016 Session 1 Highland Pipes & Drums
For Great Highland Bagpipers and side, tenor and bass drummers. Hone your band skills and meet folks from bands across the country at Seabeck Conference Center, 13395 Lagoon Drive NW. Info: www.celticarts.org
12 - 14 Valley Forge, PA - Mid-Winter Scottish & Irish Music Festival
Valley Forge Convention Center/Casino Resort. Info: 610-825-7268 or www.eastofthehebrides.com

13 - 17 Seabeck, WA - Celtic Arts Foundation Winter School 2016 Session 2 Smallpipes & Fiddle
Offering fiddlers the opportunity to improve their musical skills at Seabeck Conference Center, 13395 Lagoon Drive NW. Info: www.celticarts.org
 April 2016
Elkins Park, PA - Spring Highland Fling 2016
At Elkins High School, celebrate Tartan Day the right way! Join the West Virginia Highland Dancers for a lively performance of traditional Scottish dances and new choreographies. Info: www.wvhd.com
21 - 24 Norfolk, VA - Virginia International Tattoo
At Scope Arena and thrills audiences year after year with an awe-inspiring spectacle of music and might. Info: 1-877-741-2787 or www.vafest.org

 May 2016
21 - 22 Maryville, TN - Smoky Mountain Highland Games
At Maryville College, 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy.A weekend of authentic Scottish Highland festivities in the East Tennessee Highlands. Info: www.smokymountaingames.org
 July 2016
Eagan, MN - Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games
980 Discovery Rd with pipe bands, Scottish dancers, Clans and more. Info: (952) 470-6300 or www.mnscottishfair.org.
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