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St. David's Day in Canada and the USA - 2013


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Friday March 1st


British Columbia

Friday, March 1st
St. David's Day Open House
Cambrian Hall
215 East 17th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
We will hold an Open House and Celebration for St David’s Day in the Red Dragon. The bar will open at 7pm and the program will begin at 7.30pm. Cawl Cenin will be served followed of course by Welsh Cakes. Come along and join in the fun. 



Friday March 1, 6:00pm

Annual St. David's Day Banquet

Heritage Oaks Country

4800 Chase Oaks Drive

Sarasota, FL 34241




Friday March 1st, 8:00pm

St. David’s Day Pub Night

Elephant & Castle

185 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago

Chicago’s Wrigley Building will be lit up White, Red & Green for the night, so why not come out and join us for a pint or 3 at the pub closest to this Chicago landmark. At 10:15pm we will be making our annual walk to the ABC 7 studios on State Street to get a few Welsh flags and a mention of St. David’s day on the nightly news! For further info visit:


March 1st to March 31

Wales Display @ Homewood Public Library

Homewood Public Library

17917 Dixie Highway

Homewood, Illinois

Wales display and feature on Welsh authors & musicians to run through March thanks to our friends at Homewood Public Library!




March 1-3

Welsh events honoring 125 years of St. David's Concerts: March 1 & 2-Tours of Welsh stonemason Richard Howe's historic 1860's farmstead and Welsh display at Lyon County Museum. Info: 620-340-6310. March 3-St. David's Concert, 2:30 p.m., Emporia Presbyterian Church West Campus, 1702 W. 15th. Geraint Wiltees, director and soloist. Te Bach following. Sponsored by the St. David's Society or the State of Kansas. Info: Paula Evans 620-256-6687.



Friday March 1st, All Day
St. David's Day in the Pub
Merlins Rest
3601 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN
Twitter @merlinsrest


Friday March 1st - All Day
St. David's Day in the Pub
4747 McPherson Ave
St Louis, MO
Twitter @LlywelynsPubs

New York

Friday March 1st - All Day
St. David's Day in the Pub
Longbow Pub & Pantry
7316 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, New York
Twitter @LongbowPub

Friday March 1

Annual St. David's Day Banquet of the St. David's Society of New York

Yale Club of New York.

Music by Iris Williams. $175 pre-register

Info: James Thomas,



Friday, March 1st, 11:40AM

Welsh Flag Raising at the Ohio Statehouse

Corner of Broad & High Streets, Downtown Columbus.

We kick off our 2013 St. David's Day celebrations with the Welsh FLAG raising at the Ohio Statehouse. Meet at 11:40am on the West Plaza or just inside the West doors. We will raise the Welsh flag just before noon and sing the Welsh and U.S. national anthems and a few Welsh hymns. More details at or email:




Friday March 1, 6:30pm

"Lucky 13th" St. David's Day Hash

Alexion's Bar and Grill

141 Hawthorne Street Carnegie, PA The St. David’s Society of Pittsburgh has long been proud to accept the invitation of the Pittsburgh Hash House Harriers to celebrate St. David's Day with the hash runners' own unique twist... following a "trail" and running from place to place across varying urban or wild terrain, only to end up where they first started !  Please join us for a bit of running, celebrating, or both... always a fun and special occasion, and runners and non-runners alike are all very welcome to take part! Gather at 6:30pm; "on-out" (runners leave) around 7pm.  (Non-runners, of course, can stay put while waiting for the runners to return!) Contact Dave Williams at with any questions.


Rhode Island


Friday March 1

Annual St. David’s Day Dinner

Plum Point Bistro, Sauderstown

Info and RSVP (by Feb. 22): Mark Williams, or 401-368-4326


Saturday March 2



Saturday, March 2, 12pm
Welsh League of Arizona Celebrates St. David's Day
Irish Cultural Center
1106 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix
Our March meeting will be a special presentation of the 3rd Branch of the Mabinogion: Manawydan fab (Manawydan, Son of Llyr) by Mythic crew (Liz Warren and John Good) This is good storytelling with music entwined. All are welcome to enjoy and to share our Welsh (and other) treats.

British Columbia


Saturday March 2nd, 12:00pm

Victoria Welsh Society St David’s Day Lunch

Gorge Vale Golf Club

1005 Craigflower Rd, Victoria BC

Enjoy a meal of roast lamb, salmon, soup, salads and dessert along with wonderful entertainment hosted by our very own David Lintern. Contact- Victoria Welsh Society at


Saturday, March 2nd, 6:00pm

Welsh Society of Vancouver St. David's Day Dinner

Cambrian Hall

215 East 17th Avenue

Vancouver, British Columbia

Entertainment will be provided by Katie Proctor, soprano, who originates from Newport in Monmouthshire and who sang for us at the November concert.Cost is $40. Contact: Gaynor Evans at 604 271 3134



Saturday March 2, 4:00pm

Welsh Society of Western New England

St. David's Day Gathering, Luncheon & Program

Nutmeg Restaurant

297 S Main St  East Windsor, Connecticut

Info: or 413-562-3990




Saturday March 2nd, 7:00pm

“Cawl & Cocktails” St. David’s Day – Chicago Style!

The Red Lion Lincoln Square

4749 North Rockwell Street, Chicago

It’s The Chicago Tafia’s annual St. David’s Day party, $15 gets you some rather damn fine Cawl and some whiskey trifle. All the usual raffles and silent auctions for quality Welsh items, entertainment TBA. Do us a favour though, can you email us at WelshChicago(at) by February 28th if you are planning on coming down so I can give the pub a bit of notice on how much food to get in. For further info visit:


Saturday, March 2nd, 2013, noon until 4pm.

The Cambrian Benevolent Society of Chicago St David's Day luncheon

Carleton Hotel

1100 Pleasant St., Oak Park, IL 60302

Join us for a sumptuous 3 course luncheon. Local Welsh actor Winston Evans will present a dramatic reenactment of our first St David's Day celebration in 1853. Raffle, with great prizes. Come and join the fun! Reservation required.




Saturday March 2nd, 6:00pm

St David's Day Dinner and Concert

St George's Anglican Church

Wilton at Grosvenor, Winnipeg, Manitoba




Saturday, March 2, 11:45am

St. David's Society of Minnesota Banquet

Ramada Plaza Hotel

1330 Industrial Blvd. (via I-35W)

Minneapolis, MN 55413

(612) 331-1900.

Cost is $25 (choose one of 3 entrees)

Registration form at click on newsletters, then January newsletter. There is a separate banquet form that needs to be printed, filled out, and sent with payment by Feb. 22.




Saturday March 2, 4:00pm

122nd Annual St. David's Day Banquet of the St. David’s Society of Youngstown

Saxon Club

710 South Meridian Rd. Youngstown, Ohio

Cocktail hour, 4:00 pm; Banquet, 5:00 pm. Featuring musical entertainment by “The Wade Reardon Singers,” speakers, and group singing. $18.50 per person. Info and reservations: 330-792-2000 prior to February 22, 2013. Membership info:


Saturday, March 2

Welsh Society of Central Ohio's St David's Day Luncheon and Celebration

Registration 9:30am, Seminar 10:00am, Annual Meeting 11:15am, Luncheon 12:00noon;

Worthington Hills Country Club

920 Clubview Blvd. South, Columbus, Ohio

Join us to continue celebrating St David's Day with a Seminar ($5): “Growing up Welsh, then the Welsh Lady moves to Shandon, Ohio” by Sian Stow, followed by our Annual meeting (all WSCO members welcome), then Luncheon ($24 adults, $8 children 10 & under) with musical entertainment by Lisa Jones, of Aberystwyth, Wales. Pre-registration must be received by 25 Feb 2013. For more information, please visit our website at or email




Saturday March 2, 12:30PM

St. David's Tea and Auction

Kenilworth Presbyterian Church

4028 SE 34th, Portland, Oregon

Our traditional soup (potato leek), sandwiches, and Welsh goodies will be preceded by our first ever fund raising auction.  During luncheon we will honor St. David as the Patron Saint of Wales and also our past members. Contact: or  




Saturday, March 2,6:00pm

285th Annual Banquet of the Welsh Society of Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Cricket Club

415 West Willow Grove Ave., Philadelphia

The WSOP is the oldest ethnic society in the United States.  This is our 285th

Annual Banquet.  It is black-tie optional and always a fun evening.  There will be

singing lead by Master of Ceremonies Trefor Williams. Contact:  Marcia Steinhart at 215-561-6247 or Wyn Coghlan at 610-525-6431




Saturday March 2

Ottawa Welsh Society St. David’s Day Banquet

The Royal Ottawa Golf Club

1405 Aylmer Road, Gatineau, Quebec

Reception 11:30am -12:20pm; Lunch Banquet 12:30pm

Address by Corin Robertson, Acting British High Commissioner to Canada, followed by a short recital by tenor Chris Oliveira, accompanied by Alan Thomas. Menu choices of chicken or vegetarian meal. Early bird tickets $49 each, deadline February 16th, $55 each thereafter. Dress code: Business casual; no jeans or cargo pants please. Info & reservations: Marilyn Jenkins, 613-820-6687 or


Washington DC


Saturday March 2, 6:00 pm

The St. David's Society of Washington DC

Annual St. David's Day Banquet

Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.

Music will be provided by Moch Pryderi, Welsh folk band, playing traditional Welsh tunes on traditional Welsh instruments such as the rare Triple Harp and the Welsh Pigborn. $100 per person includes dinner with wine and desserts and entertainment. Info and reservations (by Feb 22):  


Sunday March 3rd




Sunday March 3, 10:00am

Los Angeles St. David's Day Festival

Barnsdall Art Park

4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Featuring free Celtic Marketplace, Welsh language classes, Celtic workshops, Welsh Corgi demonstrations, Kids Crafts at the Ogden Nash Children's Area, and the LA Eisteddfod featuring poetry, storytelling, readings and performance at the Harold Lloyd Outdoor Stage, Welsh food, and much more. Grand Concert begins at 1:30 pm, Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, featuring a Druid blessing, screening of 1962 short film 'Dylan Thomas' starring Richard Burton, followed by the Welsh Choir of Southern California and a special performance by Paul Child and Welsh soprano and harpist Siobhan Owen. Also, book release party on Welsh Nursery Rhymes written by Peter Anthony Freeman; and Joe Praml will read classic and modern Welsh poetry. Info:




Sunday March 3, 4:00pm

St. David's Welsh Society of the Suncoast Banquet

Banquet Masters

8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, FL

$30.00  gets you some fine Welsh camaraderie, a delicious meal, and a silent auction.  Wonderful entertainment by Dave Thomas (the Suncoast Tom Jones) follows dinner.  For further information email or  




Sunday, March 3, 12:30pm

Annual St. David’s Day Luncheon

Dressel’s Public House

419 N. Euclid Ave

St. Louis, Missouri

Sign-in, cash bar, finger foods, and casual talk will start the event, followed by our annual meeting at 1:00 pm, then lunch and entertainment! Jon Dressel will present the poetry and life of Welsh poet R.S. Thomas and Harpist Christine Owens will grace us with Welsh songs. Authentic Welsh cakes made by our members are most welcome. For further info visit:  


New Jersey


Sunday March 3, 12:00pm

St. David’s Day Celebration sponsored by the Central New Jersey Welsh Society

St John on the Mountain

379 Mount Harmony Rd., Bernardsville, NJ

Luncheon and Crafters, $10 per person. Followed by Welsh and English Hymn Sing with Organ, Free will donation. Info and tickets:


Sunday March 3, 3:00pm

The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville Gymanfa Ganu

Church Meetinghouse

2688 Main St  Lawrenceville, NJ

Featuring the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville Concert Singers, the Pennsbury High School (PA) Chamber Choir, and organist David Hogue. James D. Moyer, Director of Music at PCoL will lead the hymn sing. Music will include traditional Welsh Hymns as well as anthems by Arwel Hughes, Meuryn Hughes, Hillary Tann and William Mathias. A Te Bach will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Event open to the public. Free will offering. Info: or 609-896-1212.


New York


Sunday March 3, 2:00pm

The St. David’s Welsh Society of the Capital District

Annual St. David's Dinner

Turf Tavern, 40 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, NY.

Presentation on the estates and gardens of Wales by Robert Jones, society member and Associate Professor at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. Social hour starts at 2:00 pm followed by dinner at 2:30 pm. Choice of entrée. Advance reservations and payment are required. Open to members and those interested in Welsh language and culture. Contact Robert Jones, 518-355-3201 or no later than February 20 for reservations and details.




Sunday March 3rd, 6:30pm

St. David’s Society of Toronto St. David’s Dinner and Comedy Night

Thornhill Golf and Country Club

7994 Yonge St  Thornhill, ON

Cocktails 6:30 pm; Dinner 7:00 pm. $75 per person. Menu choices: Salmon or Beef. Info:

Myfanwy 905-737-4399; Harold Woodey 416-221-9178; Betty Stroud 416-465-1814; MabelHastings 416-730-8658; or




Sunday, March 3, 3:30pm

285th Annual Divine Service of the Welsh Society of Philadelphia and Te Bach

Arch Street Presbyterian Church

1724 Arch Street, Philadelphia

This is like a small Gymanfa Ganu with Trefor Williams conducting.  Soprano Soloist Kathy Crusi, Organist Jack Williams. Contact:  Marcia Steinhart at 215-561-6247


Sunday  March 3, 2:30 pm

St. David’s' Day Service and Mini-Gymanfa Ganu

Rehoboth Welsh Church

1029 Atom Rd., Delta PA

An afternoon church service in honor of David, Patron Saint of Wales, featuring a shortened version of our well-known gymanfa ganu. Te bach to follow at 3:30.



Sunday March 3rd, 3:30pm

Philadelphia, PA

285th Divine Service for Saint David

Saint David's Chapel of Arch Street Presbyterian Church

1724 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA

Te Bach will follow. Info: Marcia Steinhart, 215-561-6247.




Sunday March 3rd, 10:00am 

Sunday worship service honoring St. David

Welsh Presbyterian Church

56 Wheeler Ave., Poultney, VT

Communion Sunday officiated by The Reverend Donald Pepper. Info: Benita Mead, 802-287-5264 or




Sunday March 3, 12:30pm

Cambrian Heritage Society Dathlu Dewi Sant / Celebrating Saint David

St. Paul Lutheran Church

2126 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, WI

Luncheon, Wales Trivia Quiz (Are you smarter than a student from Ysgol Gynradd Henllan?) with prizes, presentation by Robert Humphries about his research in Celtic Studies. Please to bring one or more non-perishable food items and/or a monetary contribution for St. Paul’s food pantry. Info and RSVP: Mary Williams-Norton,


Sunday, March 3, 12:00pm

The Eighty-First Annual St. David’s Banquet

Saxe’s Restaurant – Banquet Hall

W325 S1767 Mickle Road, Wales, WI

Social Hour followed by sit down dinner at 1:00 PM. Batterman Ensemble from the Wisconsin

Conservatory of Music will provide the program. Activities throughout the afternoon include a Welsh Marketplace, silent auction, and Welsh Club displays. Contact: Scott and Allison Lange, or 262-549-6908


Sunday March 3rd, 8:00am & 10:00am

The St. David’s Society of Racine & Vicinity 124th St. David’s Day Observance

Covenant Presbyterian Church

40 Ohio St. Racine, WI

Special morning worship services at 8 am and 10 am in recognition of Covenant’s Welsh heritage. Te Bach, 11:00 am. St. David's Society annual meeting, 11:30 am, including a Gymanfa Ganu and performances by the 2013 winners of the St. David’s Society music scholarships, which encourage and reward the pursuit of excellence in music by local high school students. Catered luncheon buffet, 12:30 pm in the church’s Welsh Hall. Luncheon costs $10/person and reservations are required. Info or RSVP: Sue Evans, 262-633-7819 by Feb. 25.


March 9th




Saturday, March 9, 1:00PM

Southeastern Ohio St. David’s Day Luncheon

Oak Hill Presbyterian Church

205 S. Cross Street

Oak Hill, Ohio 45656

Luncheon ($16) and program “Celtic Influences in Early Welsh/American Tombstone Design by Professor Kevin Lyles; Welsh recitation by Lisa Jones along with Welsh hymn singing.

Contact the Madog Center for Welsh Studies at 800-282-7201 ext 7186 or

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