2019 Calendar of  Events

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JAN 05 Society Annual Meeting  5pm (FLYER)
Dinner to follow
The Back Stage Evenet Center
Cincinnati, OH

JAN 26 Burns Night Celebration (FLYER)
Receptions West
Western Hills, OH
FEB 01 Dine for Dancers: Support the OVSS dance scholarship fund  and indoor competition (FLYER) Grand Finale
Glendale, OH
Caledonian Society scholarship fundraiser
MAR 16 St. Patrick's Day Parade
12 Noon
Cincinnati, OH
MAR 16 OVSS Indoor Highland Dance Competition
Waldorf School
Cincinnati, OH
APR 06
National Tartan Day
APR 13 Caledonian Pipes & Drums
Tartan Ceilidh

Clarion Hotel
3855 Hauck Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45241
MAY 11 Society Spring Meeting  7:30-8pm
Lecture 8-8:30pm  Social 8:30-9:30pm (FLYER)
Cincinnati Observatory Center WWW
TBA Celtic Beltane Festival Columbia Woods Park
Norton, OH
MAY 18-19 Smokey Mountain Scottish Festival & Games Maryville College 
Maryville, TN
MAY 25-26 Alma Highland Festival & Gathering of the Clans  Bahlke Field, Alma College; Alma , MI WWW
Glasgow, Kentucky Highland Games
Glasgow, KY WWW
JUN 01 - JUL 14 Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival
(Weekends Only)
Eminence, KY WWW
JUN 14-16 Celtic Fest Ohio
Waynesville, OH WWW
JUN 22 Ohio Scottish Games Lorain County Fairgrounds 
Wellington, OH
JUN 22-28 Ohio Scottish Arts School Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH
JUL 11-14 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games  MacRae Meadows 
Linville , NC
AUG 09 Cincinnati Celtic Festival Summit Park
Blue Ash, OH
AUG TBA Annual Founders' Day Corn Roast

SEP 14-15 Columbus (Indiana) Scottish Festival  Bartholomew County Fairgrounds 
Columbus , IN
OCT 18-20 Stone Mountain Highland Games & Scottish Festival Stone Mountain Park 
Stone Mountain , GA
Society Fall Meeting  
NOV 30 Saint Andrew's Tartan Ball

Netherland Plaza
Cincinnati, OH
NOV 30 Saint Andrew's Day
Weekly Events
WED Evenings Scottish Country Dancing Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church
5950 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 

  • Burns Night - Author of "Auld Lang Syne" and many other songs commonly sung even today, coiner of the phrase "Wad some power the giftie gie us tae see oursel's as ithers see us", Robert Burns is the National Poet of the Scottish culture. Born January 25th, 1759, his birthday is celebrated annually by Scots all over the world in various forms from the very formal to the more casual. The Society follows the latter tradition each January on the Friday closest to his birthday with food and drink, song, poetry, dancing and the ubiquitous (for Scots) bagpipes. Come join us.
  • Corn Roast - Every August, just for fun, members and friends gather for a day of burgers, hot dogs, sausages, and corn, piping, country dancing and summertime companionship. We provide the grillables, corn, and soft drinks, tea and coffee.
  • St. Andrew's Day - St. Andrew is the patron Saint of many countries, including Scotland. He is perhaps more personal to Scots since tradition has it that late in the Roman era of Britain, (according to Catholic tradition), an angel appeared to St. Regulus, or Rule, and directed him to disperse the bones of Andrew "in the four corners of the earth". In the course of this mission, St. Regulus and St. Theneva arrived in Scotland where a miraculously revived St. Andrew appeared. The three saints then erected the church of St. Andrew. His bones were kept there until the Reformation, at which time they disappeared.
  • St. Andrew's Night - St. Andrew's Night is celebrated with much pomp and circumstance. The setting is reminiscent of a castle "great hall", with Clan Banners and Crests suspended over colorful kilted gentlemen and beautifully gowned ladies. The evening begins after a cocktail hour, with entry of the officers, each accompanied by a piper, banner bearer and armed escort. Dinner follows, after which the annual Caledonian Scholarship and a Scholastic Excellence Award is presented to local students, and contributors to the Society and the community are recognized. Guests spend the remainder of the evening in modern and Scottish country dancing and enjoying performances of The Caledonian Pipes, Drums and Dancers, and the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. Formal kilted attire and dresses are preferred, but coat and tie is acceptable.
  • Society Meetings
    • Annual Meeting - The purpose of this meeting is solely to elect trustees and officers and to conduct the business of the Society.  
    • Spring and Fall Meetings - These are primarily social gatherings and members may bring guests. The format is usually a cocktail hour followed by dinner, after which a short program of entertainment or piping is usually offered. As a rule business is restricted to election of new members.