Special Events, Society Meetings & Diary

SOCIETY MEETINGS

All events and dancing are held in the Scottish Hall
80-82 Shelbourne Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8QZ. Please note: We have a special floor for dancing and to protect it we must ask ladies not to wear high heels or stiletto shoes. Thank You’
Thursday Evenings 7.45pm -10pm and Thursday Mornings 10.30am to 12noon

Entrance Fees for Society Mornings/Evenings:
Members and Associate Members: £4.00
Non Members: £4.50 Including Light Refreshments
The exceptions are:- Entrance to Hogmanay Buffet Ceilidh is £7 and
the Burns Dinner Dance is £22 (Black Tie event)
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DIARY – Sept 2022 to May 2023

SEPTEMBER 2022
Monday 5th – Weekly Dance Classes reconvened at 7.30pm

Gathering of the Clans, 2022. See below & News Page.
Thursday 22nd – Martin – Music Quiz Part 2 -Early 60’s at 10.30am
Thursday 29th – SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING at 10.30am

OCTOBER 2022
Thursday 6th – Wendy – Poetry Morning at 10.30am *** change from printed programme
Thursday 13th – Nicola – Fitness and Fun for all abilities at 10.30am *** change from printed programme
Thursday 20th – GATHERING OF THE CLANS CEILIDH at 7.45pm, change from printed programme.
Thursday 27th – Halloween Story Morning at 10.30am

NOVEMBER 2022
Thursday 3rd – Nicola – Fitness and Fun for all abilities at 10.30am
Thursday 10th – Paul – Past pictures at the Caledonian Society at 10.30am
Thursday 17th – Marion – Crafts including Christmas Cards at 10.30am
Thursday 24th – St ANDREW’S BUFFET CEILIDH at 7.45pm till 10pm
(Please bring plated ‘finger food’ to share or for yourself)
Sunday 27th – St Andrew’s Church Service
at 10.30am at Richmond Hill St Andrew’s Church,
8 St Stephen’s Road, Bournemouth BH2 6JJ
*** change of time from printed programme

DECEMBER 2022
Thursday 1st – Nicola – Fitness and Fun for all abilities at 10.30am
Saturday 3rd Christmas Coffee Morning – Carols, Gifts and Tombola from 10am (£1.50 per head)
Thursday 8th – Christmas Party – Come and join the Christmas FUN at 7.45pm till 10pm
Saturday 31st – HOGMANAY BUFFET CEILIDH – 7.45pm till 1am
(£7 per head at the door)
(Please bring plated ‘finger food’ to share or for yourself)

A GUID NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ‘A – 2023

JANUARY 2023
Monday 9th – Dance Classes reconvene – 7.30pm

Thursday 12th – Hattie Miles – Talk on James Bond and his link to Bournemouth and Dorset – 10.30am
Thursday 19th – Martin – Talk on Bridie Gallagher and Music – 10.30am
Thursday 26th – BURNS NIGHT – 6.30pm for 7pm Black Tie Event (Tickets £22 in advance only)
To Book and for more information CLICK HERE

FEBRUARY 2023

Thursday 2nd – Nicola – Fitness and Fun for all abilities at 10.30am
Thursday 9th – VALENTINE’S CEILIDH at 7.45pm
(Please bring plated food to share or for yourself)
Thursday 16th – Robin – DVD of Scotland at 10.30am
Thursday 23rd – Jacqui – Racing Turtles at 10.30am

MARCH 2023
Thursday 2nd – Nicola – Fitness and Fun for all abilities at 10.30am
Thursday 9th – Veronica – DVD at 10.30am
Thursday 16th – Marion – Crafts at 10.30am
Thursday 23rd – Irene – Quiz with Chocolates at 10.30am
Thursday 30th – Skittles at 10.30am

APRIL 2023
Thursday 6th – Nicola – Fitness and Fun for all abilities at 10.30am
Thursday 13th – CLOSED FOR EASTER
Thursday 20th — Martin – Music Quiz Part 3 – Late 60s at 10.30am
Thursday 27th – PRESIDENT’S NIGHT at 7.15pm
NB change of start time from that on the printed Programme
Please obtain a ticket from Maisie prior to the night to reserve your place.

MAY 2023
Thursday 4th – Fitness and Fun for all abilities at 10.30am
Thursday 11thANNUAL GENERAL MEETING at 10.30am.
including opportunity to pay our annual subscriptions (£15) for May 2022- Sept 2023 to our Treasurer.

This AGM is a vitally important meeting for the future of our Caledonian Society: The business of the Special General Meeting last September will be discussed and voted upon, along with the other items on the AGM agenda.

Thursday 18th – Jacqui with Baggo at 10.30am
Thursday 25th – ROSE BUFFET CEILIDH at 7.45pm till 10pm
(Please bring plated ‘finger food’ to share or for yourself)

updated 23/11/22

SPECIAL EVENTS
As well as regular society mornings, we normally hold special functions throughout the year. The special events are listed below. Social dancing and Scottish Country dancing are both enjoyed at most of the Special Events. Special Events are individually priced. All the Special Events take place in The Scottish Hall.

AUTUMN BUFFET CEILIDH
Thursday, 20 October 2022Gathering of the Clans Ceilidh at 7.45pm. postponed from 8th Sept see News Page
(Please bring plated ‘finger food’ to share or for yourself)

ST. ANDREW’S BUFFET CEILIDH
Thursday, 24 November 2022 at 7.45pm to 10pm
(Please bring plated ‘finger food’ to share or for yourself)

HOGMANAY BUFFET CEILIDH
Saturday, 31 December 2022 from 7.45pm – 1am
(£7 per head at the door)
Come and experience a truly Scottish end of year!
(Please bring plated ‘finger food’ to share or for yourself)

BURNS NIGHT DINNER DANCE
Thursday, 26 January 2023 – 6.30pm for 7pm. Black Tie Event
Tickets £22 in advance only. To Book and for more information CLICK HERE

VALENTINE’S BUFFET CEILIDH
Thursday, 9 February 2023 – 7.45pm to 10pm
(Please bring plated ‘finger food’ to share or for yourself)

ROSE BUFFET CEILIDH 
Thursday, 25 May 2023 – 7.45pm – 10pm
(Please bring plated ‘finger food’ to share or for yourself)

SCOTTISH HERITAGE

SCOTTISH HERITAGE MEETINGS
Fourth Saturday in the month at 2.30pm
A light and interesting Scottish Heritage Discussion.
Contact Robin or Marion Searle for next meeting
T: 01425 477813 or E: robin.marion@btinternet.com

CEILIDHS

CEILIDH NIGHTS
Party time with singing, dancing, fun and much much more!
Thursday, 20 October 2022 – Gathering of the Clans *** postponed from 8th Sept. see News Page
Thursday, 24 November 2022 – St Andrew’s Buffet Ceilidh
(Please bring plated ‘finger food‘ to share or for yourself)
Saturday, 31 December 2022 – Hogmanay (Buffet Ceilidh)
Thursday, 9 February 2023 – Valentine’s Buffet Ceilidh
Thursday, 25 May 2023 – Rose Buffet Ceilidh (last of the season!)

A ‘Ceilidh’ is simply a Scottish Party. — Music, dancing, singing and a great deal of FUN are enjoyed. We often invite special guests from other Societies. But all are welcome to come and enjoy the entertainment. We usually have four Ceilidhs every year – they are all different!
All the Ceilidhs take place in The Scottish Hall
Here’s the song about them:
“Let’s have a Ceilidh
Come with me
Dance to the music

The merry, merry music
Come let us make the rafters ring
Let’s have a good old Highland Fling”

DANCING

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING

Monday Evenings
5th Sept 2022 – May 2023, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Scottish and Social Dancing for ALL
It’s FUN!
Beginners welcome
Partners not needed, Tea/coffee provided
Give it a try and keep fit at the same time
Entry:- £4.50 per evening

updated 23/11/22


The President and Council wish everybody some very Happy Meetings

‘Ceud Mile Failte’ – A Hundred Thousand Welcomes