Upcoming Events

BELTANE: May 23, Pavillion #1, Duck Creek Park, Traditional Celtic holiday and bonfire marking the start of the Spring growing season. 5:30 pm. Bring a dish to share for potluck, cake will be available, courtesy of Ty. No  RSVP necessary. Come and welcome spring with us! 
 
CELTIC NIGHT OUT, 6 pm, July 15, informal summer gathering with musical entertainment, refreshments, haggis, and cash bar. Join the Scottish American Society for a night of music and fun with a Celtic Night Out. Party along the lovely Rock River with us at Riverfront Grille, Rock Island.
Ticket includes hors d'oeuvres buffet and HAGGIS. Bagpipe performance by with Black Hawk Pipe Band, Irish/Scottish tunes by Eastern Iowa's Blame Not the Bard. Cash bar. $25 if reserved and paid in advance by July 6, $30 at door. Kids 10 & under admitted free with adult. SAS membership not required! Checks payable to SASQC, sent to our PO Box 132, Moline, IL, 61266
 
SAMHAIN, traditional fall festitival and bonfire marking the harvest and turning of the year, October 14, Mary and Greg Bouljon's house. Bring a dish to pass.
  
PAST Events  (Look for new opportunities to join us in 2024!)
 
HAGGIS PREP February 25 9:30 a.m. at the Hawthorne home 4404 Royal Oaks Dr, Davenport Learn how the haggis, a historic and contemporary part of the Scottish cuisine,  is made!  Board meeting follows the haggis preparation.  All are welcome. 
 
ROBERT BURNS CELEBRATION & DINNER, 5:30 to 10:30 pm, Saturday, March 4 The Isle, Bettendorf: Full evening of traditional pageantry and fun with entertainment by the Blackhawk Pipes & Drums, Coppers & Brass traditional Celtic music trio, Colleen's Celtic Rhythm Dancers, and Scottish dance lessons. Get that reservation in by February 21 for the early bird discount. You don’t have to be a member or wear a kilt to attend so bring friends and family members for an evening you will enjoy! See the Robert Burns Dinner page of this newsletter for more information. 
 
GRAND PARADE, St. Patrick's Society of the Quad Cities - 11 am, Saturday, March 18 . Due to cold, we skipped this one. Maybe next year! 
 
SAS BOARD MEETING: Saturday, March 25, 10:30 am, Rock Island Public Library Downtown, 2nd Floor. Any SAS member is welcome to attend.  
 
TARTAN DAY, Wednesday, April 5, at 6 p.m. at Front Street Brewery, 421 River Dr, Davenport (in the basement meeting room) If you have a tartan sash or kilt or bowtie, this is your opportunity to flaunt it in recognition of this American tradition called Tartan Day! Dinner is off the menu. Dessert will be provided. Reservations are not required but it would be very helpful. Let Mary Bouljon know at marygbouljon@aol.com or 309-236-5328