Gaeilge Mor Irish Language Study Group
In January 2003, ACM is, under the leadership of Mik Thompson, beginning it's long anticipated Irish language study group. Weekly meetings will be held every Thursday evening at Mrs. Thompson's 27 West Fifth Avenue in Downtown Eugene, from 7 to 8:30pm - starting January 9th. These meetings made possible by special ACM grant, and are free of charge to those wishing to attend. No experience is necessary. Bring a note pad, writing tools and any study materials that you may have to share. Some study aids will be provided. The style of the group will be as a shared practice and experience of Irish Gaeilge, focusing on everyday practical language, pronunciation and usage. Some esoteric materials may be introduced further on. We are hoping that this study group leads participants to be able to travel with a full experience in Gaeltacht districts of Ireland, read literature in Irish and be able to speak to our Elders.

Celtic Society Meeting Schedule
ACM's Celtic monthly community get- together
Starts in January 2003, the last Sunday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm at Mrs. Thompson's 27 West Fifth Avenue Downtown Eugene. this Celtic interest group will delve into the meaning of "What is Celtic?" We will experience Celtic culture from the practical to the esoteric.  Guest presenters will lecture on topics of Celtic interest followed by an open discussion. These meetings are made possible by special grant from ACM and are free of charge to any wishing to attend. Bring your enthusiam and willingness to learn.

First Friday
 Irish Ceili is Back!
We are pleased to announce the return of the First Friday Ceili. Doors will open at 8 p.m., Friday, Jan.3rd at St. Mary's Episcopal Church on  13th and Pearl in Eugene.
Linda Danielson, Chico Schwall, and Sharon Rogers will be providing live music, and Bruce Kenny will be calling the dances. We hope to see you there!
Also mark your calendar for Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 4, and May 2.

 Sharon Rogers


Robert Burns Celebration
The Robert Burns Festival Held yearly at Willamette High School in Eugene is coming up January 18. Doors open 12:30. General admission $6. More information phone: 689-0731 ex.4018

New Season Of Scottish & English Country Dancing Begins!

Heather & Rose dancers will meet every Thursday from January to July 7:30 to 10pm at the Friends Meeting House 2274 Onyx Street in Eugene. Cost is $2 and no partners or experience is necessary. Contact: Chuck Ryer at (541) 342-1663 or

Academy of Scottish Herbalism Begins a new season of courses and classes in traditional Scottish Herbalism January 18th in Downtown Eugene. The Academy's Director; Heather Nic an Fhleisdeir Thompson will be a presenter at the Green Arts Herbal Conference on Saturday January 11th at the Westmoreland Community Center. For more information on the Academy, courses, classes and the conference:

Celtic Connections Festival Scotland
This year's Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland, as usual, takes place in the various wonderful venues throughout downtown Glasgow from 15 - 22 January,with plenty of artists from all Celtic music styles and countries featured. Tickets for all events are available by calling 0141 353 8000.

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