Gemma Whelan’s newest play, “Quietly” will be having an Irish night on Friday, April 27, 2018. The All-Ireland Cultural Society will supply refreshments including Owen Roe wine.
Quietly will run on Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through May 6. The venue for this play is the New Expressive Works, 810 SE Belmont Street in Portland. Gemma Whelan is the director and the actors are Murri Lazaroff-Babin, Tim Blough, and Ted Rooney.
Quiety is a powerful story of violence and forgiveness in the aftermath of the Troubles. Two middle-aged men meet in the very Belfast bar where a horrific event transformed their lives over 30 years before. They share a few pints, a football match between Northern Ireland and Poland playing on tv, as the Polish bartender experiences these men unload their disparate stories of a day ever etched in their psyches.
Tickets are available on www.brownpapertickets.com.
The Annual Appreciation Dinner will be Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Old Spaghetti Factory, 0715 SW Bancroft Street in Portland. Since this is a private party, reservations are necessary.
Food choices are:
Spaghetti with meat sauce Spaghetti marinara sauce (veggie option) Lasagna Chicken Marsala
Cost to AICS Members: $20 Cost to Non-Members: $24
Make check payable to AICS and mail to AICS, P. O. Box 3411, Portland, OR 97208-3444 by May 14, 2018. Questions, phone 503-254-1377 or e-mail email@example.com. Thank you.
The January Pub Social will be held on Sunday afternoon, January 28, 2018, from 4 p.m. at Whelan’s Irish Pub. The address is 11709 SE Division in Portland. Whelan’s Irish Pub has a reputation for excellent food and they have a full bar. Plenty of street parking.
This informal get together is “no host” so food is available for purchase from the menu. Drinks are on you too!
The owner opened this business in the last year. He is from west Cork, so let’s come together and support his business.
Please join us for the High Tea at 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 20th. The place to be is the Oregon Stamp Society Building, 4828 NE 33rd Avenue in Portland. You will be able to taste various teas and enjoy sandwiches, sweets and savories.
Following the tea, and a short business meeting, Mr. Don Anderson will speak not only about his use of DNA to find his “biological” parents but update us on his experiences as an author of Paper and Spit.
Please note that the event starts at 6 p.m.
All are welcome.
Click on the following link to download the PDF version of the November-2017 November Seanachai
THE ANNUAL PICNIC.
The picnic on the 27th will be from noon until 4 p.m. at St. Birgitta’s grove, 11820 NW St. Helen’s Road. Patrick Seed, chair, and friends are planning a fun time with games, music, prizes and great food. Hamburgers, hotdogs and fixings and beverages will be provided by the AICS. Please bring your favorite salad, dessert or bread to share.
March 17, 2018 may seem far into the future, but to have a successful St. Patrick’s Day celebration means the hard work start now.
Mark your calendar for July 20 at 7 p.m. to be at the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Fire Station #65 Conference room at 3425 SW 103rd in Beaverton. Please consider joining the team and helping make important decisions for March 17, 2018. We will be laying the groundwork for bringing another great St. Patrick’s Day event to the metro area. Decisions will be made about the event’s hours, admission fees, entertainment, food, bar, decorations, advertising, raffle, sponsors and donors, and more. If you are unable to attend the meeting, would you please send your input to the chair, Brendan Kerg, at Brendankerg@yahoo.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
August 2017 AICS Board Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, August 5 at 10 a.m. Location to be decided. Mary Rose will send board members the location and the agenda in plenty of time.
The AICS Annual Picnic will be Saturday, August 20 from noon until 4 p.m. at St. Birgitta’s grove, 11820 NW St. Helen’s Road. Bring your favorite salads, desserts and breads and the AICS will provide hot dogs and hamburgers and beverages. By August 15, call the AICS phone (503-286-4812) with your preference of hot dogs or hamburgers so we can have a general idea of how much to order. Many thanks to Patrick Seed for chairing this event. Let us all step up and help Patrick made this a fun event.