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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Scottish American Society

3 February 2023

Hi Folks!

Sasy Burns Dinner - The Burns Dinner sold out. It was an enjoyable evening for all who participated. Many thanks to Alex Murray, Bill Kennedy, Alec Brown, Christie Walsh and everyone who pitched in to make the event a success. Bill has put photos on the Facebook group page: Scottish American Society - Public group

Carol Leslies concert made it on the 2nd try. It was charming, as you might imagine. When she is not doing a Burns presentation, she is riding the wave of the resurgence of Jazz. Try her Facebook Page, Carol Leslie Jazz, for more information.

OPPORTUNITIES
PBS' "Antiques Roadshow" has announced that Akron will be among five stops this summer for the show's 28th season. They will be in our area on Tuesday, June 6.
About 2,000 Akron-area residents who sign up online will win free tickets to the show through a sweepstakes drawing, PBS said in a release.
Now through March 13, 2023, you can submit your entry online for a chance to win two free tickets to one of the 2023 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Production Tour events. Those wishing to attend to bring an item or two for appraisal will have until 3 a.m. Monday, March 13 to submit an entry, PBS said. Past shows have had up to 17,000 people applying. The location of the show wont be disclosed until those receiving tickets are notified, producers said.
The show brings antique appraisers to cities where tapings are held and allows residents to bring their treasures in to be evaluated.
Some of the lucky and more unusual finds will be included on the show that will air next year.
Genealogy Resources. Alex would like to remind those of you engaged in genealogical research that we have excellent resources listed on our website. Look on the Genealogy Page put together by Nancy Davis.
New Scottish census records now available online
ScotlandsPeople released the 1921 Scottish census records, comprising 200,000 images recording the details of 4.8 million people. Recorded on the night of 19 July 1921, the census details accommodation, residents’ relationships to each other, their ages and occupations, and for the first time, information on orphanhood, dependent children and workplace. It reflects the societal changes in Scotland in the aftermath of the Great War as well as the Great Influenza Pandemic. Learn more on the ScotlandsPeople website!
Scottish Country Dance Lessons, Christie Walsh will offer classes for those who are interested. This is a pleasant way to celebrate your heritage and visit with others of like mind. If this includes you, let her know at cwalsh345@yahoo.com.
Sasy Fiddle Orchestra is recruiting members, all ages and levels of talent are welcome! Contact Julie at jkkenney2@kent.edu - if you are interested.
The Scottish Banner https://www.scottishbanner.com Keep up with what is happening across the Scottish community, with the worlds leading international Scottish event listings, at: www.scottishbanner.com/events/
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The American-Scottish Foundation is embracing new communications platforms - delivering programming and events for members and community via Zoom, Facebook Live events, podcasts and increased bulletins. Find them at: https://americanscottishfoundation.com
Scotland Tours Scotland trips 2023 - For information, check www.edpearlman.net/scotland . Those who have taken Ed Pearlman's tours give them rave reviews, but they are limited. That is the beauty and the problem!
Pearlman Book - Ed has a new book "MusicScapes of Scotland: Vignettes from Prehistory to Pandemic" which is drawn from 24 years of music columns in Scottish Life magazine.
Highland Dance: If anyone is interested in signing up for classes, please contact Christie Walsh. Adults interested in Scottish Country Dancing? Christie may add a regular Adult Scottish Country Dance Class in future. Let her know if you want more information. Questions? Contact Christie Urquhart Walsh at: cwalsh345@yahoo.com or akronscottishdancers@yahoo.com
April 16, 2023 - Scottish American Society Annual Tartan Day Celebration. Details later.