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Scottish American Society

March 10, 2018
6:00 PM
Five Oaks: Massillon Woman’s Club
THE McCLYMONDS LEGACY is the second event in the MASSILLON HERITAGE FOUNDATION series showcasing the history of Massillon and the far-reaching contributions members of the community made to its development. J.Walter McClymonds, a successful businessman and community leader, built a home in the late 19th century at Fourth and North Streets that he named FiveOaks. In 1907 McClymonds celebrated his 65th birthday. Guests are invited to join the McClymonds family and friends at their home to re-create the experience of outstanding entertainment and dining in the enchanting ambience of FIVE OAKS. Honoring McClymonds Scottish heritage, the evening will feature authentic Scottish fare, entertainment by bagpipers, dancers and Scottish songs. Throughout the evening, the many facets of his life -the Civil War years, businesses and philanthropy, contributions to sports and community activities will be introduced and celebrated. In keeping with the spirit of the evening, guests are invited to dress in Scottish attire.
The Massillon Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit organization with the mission of preserving, restoring and maintaining Five Oaks and other historic buildings in the area. All funds raised will go for restoration of the nearly 125 year old mansion.
This event will take place at Five Oaks, 210 Fourth St. NE. Massillon
MARCH 10TH, AT 6:00 PM
Tickets are $75 per person.
For tickets, call Mary Ann Poling at 330-837-9508.

We do not want to destroy unnecessarily what men spent so much time and care and skill in making...
for these examples of craftsmanship tell us so much about our ancestors... If these things are lost or broken or
destroyed, we lose a valuable part of our knowledge about our forefathers. No age lives entirely alone; every
civilization is formed not merely by its own achievements but by what it has inherited from the past. If these
things are destroyed, we have lost a part of our past, and we shall be the poorer for it.
Ronald Balfour British Monuments Man

Sunday April 8th –1:00 - Alex Murray emcee
New Era Restaurant (thenewerarestaurant.com), 10 Massillon Road, Akron OH 44312
Reservations to: margaretfrost63@gmail.com - this is order from the menu - and it is a very interesting menu.


BURNS DINNER WAS GREAT FUN!!! Sorry if you missed it. Next year's event is scheduled for the 25th of January 2019 - the actual birthday of the bard. Pencil it in now - it will be another super event!


Brian McElhinney, Scottish American Society piper

(Birthday Celebration)

Friday, January 26th
6:00 to 10:00 pm
4157 Hudson Drive
Stow, Ohio 44240

$35 per person
$30 SAS Members (If paid before December 15th)
$20 (12 & under)

$40 if paid at the door.

Neeps & Tatties
Highland Dancers
Silent Auction
Cash Bar
And so much more!

Checks should be made out to the Scottish American Society
Please send no later than January 12th to:

Liz Belvin
3165 East Waterloo Rd.
Akron, Ohio 44312

Dress: Scottish formal or black tie preferred, but business casual is acceptable. (Try for something tartan)

Assigned seating - 8 per table.
(Please let us know if you wish to reserve a table.)

Directions to SYB Hall.
Take Route 8 (North of Akron)
Exit at Steels Corners Rd Exit
Turn East from exit - you will be on Steels Corners Road which becomes Hudson Drive. Curves a bit to the left. SYB Hall is on the right. 4157 Hudson Drive, Stow OH 44240.


It's over - and it was GREAT FUN !!! Be there for next year's event.
The Scottish American Society and the Tigh na Creige Dancers
presented a
St. Andrews Dinner and Ceilidh.
Friday, December 1st.
6:30 doors open to guests. 7:00 potluck dinner served. Ceilidh* follows dinner.
Northwest Family Recreation Center
1730 Shatto Ave, Akron, OH 44313.

(set up from 5-6:30 pm, clean up from 10-11pm. VOLUNTEER CLEAN UP & KITCHEN HELP NEEDED)

Scottish dancers will dance at various times throughout the evening. Jesse Tucker and Brian McElhinney will be piping. Since it is a Ceilidh - audience participation is very much encouraged. Please let Christie know if you can contribute a song, tell a joke, or play an instrument. (Juggling? Acrobatics?) Her email addresses are: tighnacreige@yahoo.com or akronscottishdancers@yahoo.com. You may also reach Christie at: 330-375-2849, 330-867-1030 or (330)612-1845

If you would like a guideline for the potluck, suggestion is: Last name beginning with A-G, bring salads/sides. H-M desserts. N-Z entrees or the like. Water, iced tea, and coffee will be provided. But bring anything you wish to share.
(No alcoholic beverages, please.)

Pegasus Presentation
Jim & Margaret Frost, Alex Murray, Carol Lichtenwalter

Presentation of funds raised at the 2016 Beltane Festival. 
Photo courtesy the Hartville News.




Hornpipe Dancers
Sydney Luyster & Kate Walsh

Instructor:  Christie Urquhart Walsh
Certified B.A.T.D. Dance Instructor
345 S. Rose Blvd.
Akron, Ohio 44313
Tel.:  330-867-1030
Interested in learning Scottish Gaelic?
Interested in possibly participating in a Mod?
Frances Acar is taking new students who are interested in learning Gaelic language and song. She uses several methods to teach.  She does have regular classes, plus tutorial materials.  But if you have Internet access, you can also learn from her via Skype, or even digital sound files sent by e-mail.  You do not need to physically attend class.
The tutorial materials are available for anyone who might be interested in competing as a beginner in the next mod. The materials include a CD of the songs to be learned and song sheets of the Gaelic words and translations.
Apart from teaching Gaelic, she runs tutorial sessions throughout the year teaching the songs for the following year's mod. Class times by arrangement.  Contact her at frances.acar@gmail.com or tel.: 330-673-6514. Again, beginners welcome.




Traditional Scottish or just dancing with your partner to familiar, well-loved tunes, contact the following:

Pepper Pike, Ohio
The Clansmen II

(216) 765-1064

Click here for the Akron Ceilidh Band web site.

Founded by Gordon Schaeffer, this grand group of musicians in Northeast Ohio (Akron, Canton & Cleveland areas) plays the lilting Celtic Music that finds a home in any of the seven Celtic Nations.  They have performed at our Beltane Festival and at our St. Andrews Dinner.  They love performing for the public and also at private events. Some of the members offer lessons, too. You will love hearing them as much as they enjoy performing.

The Celtic Croft


The Celtic Croft has one of the largest selections of kilts, tartans, accessories, Clan Crests, Coat of Arms, Celtic jewelry, kilted skirts and decor to compliment your Scottish, Irish, and Welsh heritage. Family owned and operated in the USA.

KILTS: We have a complete line of kilts to fit any period and budget. You have a choice of Acrylikilts, Canvas kilts, Economy Kilts, Formal kilts, Casual kilts, Great Kilts, Ancient Kilts, Phillabegs, Renaissance Kilts, Irish Kilts, Welsh CiltsLadies kilted skirts and Children's kilts.

TARTAN: Ties, Sashes, Fly Plaids, Hats, Shawls, Serapes, Swatches, Piper's Plaids, Scarves and Tartan by the yard.

ACCESSORIES: Sporrans, Kilt Shirts, Kilt Belts and Buckles, Plaid Brooches, Footwear, Kilt Pins, Jackets and Vests, Kilt Hose and Flashes and much more.

CLAN CRESTS: Badges and Brooches, Kilt Pins, Flasks, Sgian Dubhs, Buckles, Clothing and Clan Crest Jewelry.

COAT OF ARMS: Available in Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English names. Choose from a wide variety of Coat of Arms items.

CELTIC JEWELRY: Pendants, Rings, Earrings, Brooches, Wedding Rings, Torcs and Bracelets.

CELTIC DECORE: Tapetries, Boxes, Sarongs, Games, Blankets, Renaissance Tankards, Mugs and Goblets.

KILT RENTALS! Rent anything from individual accessories to full formal attire. We can ship your Kilt Rental Package to you anywhere in the US.

Come visit us at our new showroom! 8451 Xerxes Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444





5633 Pearl Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44129

Tel: (440) 845 0100





9097 Mentor Ave.
Mentor, Ohio  44060
John M. Luskin, Owner
Despite the Irish name, John has a super collection of Scottish and Welsh items in addition to the Irish.  It's well worth browsing his collection there.  If he doesn't have it, you very likely don't need it.  He has Luckenbrooth brooches and jewelry, soaps, perfumes, glassware, cups, beer mugs, tee shirts, wonderful warm jackets, sweatshirts, hoodies, kilts, accessories - he has them all.  Check with John before you hit the mail order catalogs.
Tel.:  440-255-2207