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Past Events

  • Sep 09, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Annandale FamilySearch Center, 3900 Howard St, Annandale, VA 22003, USA
    Come learn about the genealogy resources available at the Annandale FamilySearch Center in Annandale, VA and how to use them to explore more about your family tree.
  • RSVP Closed
    Aug 12, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Join us online for an afternoon of conversation and catching up on all things Scottish. Dames & Drams events are open to everyone! This is a perfect event for those interested to find out more about SAWS and meet some incredible Dames! Zoom link will be sent to those on the RSVP list.
  • Jun 10, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    The Irish Inn at Glen Echo, 6119 Tulane Ave, Glen Echo, MD 20812, USA
    Join us for an afternoon at The Irish Inn at Glen Echo catching up with old friends and meeting new members and visiting friends.
  • May 13, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Fairfax, VA, USA
    Come together with your fellow SAWS members to reflect on a wonderful year together! Catch up with old friends and meet the newest Dames over afternoon tea. Bring your favorite cookies to share! RSVP Required More details to come!
  • Apr 15, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    New York, New York, NY, USA
    SAWS is headed for New York City to march in the New York City 25th Annual Tartan Day Parade. We'd love to see you along the parade route. To learn more about New York City Tartan Week and the NYC Tartan Day Parade, click here:
  • Dames & Drams
    Dames & Drams
    Sat 08 Apr
    RSVP Closed
    Apr 08, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    via Zoom
    Grab your favorite afternoon refreshment and join us for a Zoom social hour! Hosted by SAWS founding member Maria Ward, let's catch up on all things Scottish that you've been into recently and share plans for upcoming events! Zoom link will be sent out to those who RSVP.
  • Mar 11, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
    Virtual Zoom Event
    Make sure to tune in as SAWS member (and former Board Chair) Stephanie Loden shares her experiences and photographs from her 9-day, more than 100-mile trek along Scotland's beloved West Highland Way. RSVPs required to receive Zoom link.
  • Mar 04, 12:00 PM – Mar 05, 1:30 PM
    Alexandria, Old Town, Alexandria, VA, USA
    Don't miss the 40th Ballyshaners St. Patrick's Day Parade taking place in Old Towne Alexandria on 4 March. SAWS members will be marching along with members of the Virginia Scottish Games. Make sure to give us a wave when we pass by. No RSVP required to attend.
  • Feb 11, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
    City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
    Chris Barbuschak, Archivist and Librarian of the City of Fairfax Regional Library will share the library's resources for researching Scottish and Scots-Irish genealogy. This will be offered simultaneously as a virtual event. RSVPs are required.
  • Jan 21, 1:00 PM – Jan 22, 3:00 PM
    Green Spring Gardens & Historic House, 4603 Green Spring Rd, Alexandria, VA 22312, USA
    This member's only event will feature a lecture on the life and times of Robert Burns by the Green Springs historian Deborah Waugh, followed by High Tea in their 1784 historic house.
  • Dec 10, 2022, 2:00 PM EST – Dec 11, 2022, 4:00 PM EST
    Member's Home & Zoom Online, Herndon, VA 20170, USA
    It's time again for the SAWS annual Christmas Ceilidh! Song, dance, instrumentals, poetry, festive recipes, and more! This is when we feature all the hidden (and not so hidden) talents of our members. RSVP required to receive in-person meet-up location.
  • Dec 03, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST
    Alexandria, Alexandria, VA, USA
    Every year we look forward to participating in the Alexandria Scottish Walk to help celebrate the town's Scottish heritage. As always, SAWS members, their families and friends are invited to march with us. RSVPs are required.
  • Nov 12, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
    G34.3 Brewing Company, 8532 Terminal Rd, Lorton, VA 22079, USA
    Make plans to join us for our next, in-person Dames & Drams networking event themed "Books, Bites & Beer." This is your chance to share your favorite reads (fiction or non-fiction) featuring Scotland and/or its people and culture. RSVPs are required to make sure we have enough room for everyone.
  • Dames & Drams
    Dames & Drams
    Sat 08 Oct
    RSVP Closed
    Oct 08, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
    Gather a dram, your firewood, and your stones, and join us for this Dames & Drams when friends of SAWS will share a brief history of Samhain and how it is celebrated today. Use the RSVP below to receive a Zoom invite and to learn more about this informative event.
  • Multiple Dates
    Sep 10, 2022, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
    The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
    We’re excited to announce we are meeting IN PERSON for our next Dames & Drams event at The Auld Shebeen in Fairfax, VA. We’ll be gathering in The Yeats Library immediately following their weekly traditional Irish music session. Come on out and join us for some great food, drink and craic!
  • Dames & Drams
    Dames & Drams
    Sat 13 Aug
    Multiple Dates
    Aug 13, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
    Do you know the difference between a Braemer Stone and an Open Stone? How about the Caber Toss and the Sheaf Toss? Join Dames & Drams to learn these answers and more from SAWS members that regularly participate in Highland Athletics. Details available under RSVP below.
  • Dames & Drams
    Dames & Drams
    Sat 09 Jul
    Multiple Dates
    Jul 09, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
    Fresh back from her trip to Scotland, SAWS Chair Meaghan Sniegowski will share highlights from her whisky tour of Islay-one of the five whisky regions of Scotland. She'll also share photos of the beautiful scenery, and information on how you, too, can enjoy the same adventure. RSVP below.
  • Dames & Drams
    Dames & Drams
    Sat 11 Jun
    Multiple Dates
    Jun 11, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
    Dames & Drams is a networking event scheduled for this Saturday, June 11 from 2:00-4:00 PM. It is open to anyone interested in learning more about their Scottish heritage or SAWS. Considering membership? Join us for a Dames & Drams! See details under RSVP below.
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