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Past Events

  • Feb 10, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
    Come join us virtually for a fun afternoon of fellowship and discussion.
  • Jan 13, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    National Archives, 701 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA
    Come and see some notable historical documents at the National Archives.
  • Dec 09, 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Old Presbyterian Meeting House, 323 S Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    A perfect way to start the holiday season, join us for this favorite SAWS annual event! Enjoy a festive time with friends sharing song, story, and nibbles. More details coming soon.
  • Dec 02, 2023, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Alexandria, Old Town, Alexandria, VA, USA
    Come walk with us in this fun annual parade as we celebrate Scottish culture and spread holiday cheer! RSVP by December 1st to receive details on meet-up time and location.
  • Nov 11, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST
    Get the lowdown on the exhibition ‘Scottish Women Artists: 250 Years of Challenging Perception’ with Dovecot Curator Ben Reiss through this exclusive online tour for SAWS.
  • Oct 14, 2023, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121, USA
    Members and friends of SAWS, join us for a delightful dinner as we come together to mark this momentous occasion! Tickets are $70 per person and must be purchased in advance by email only. Attire is formal/cocktail. For more information and to purchase tickets, email:
  • Sep 09, 2023, 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.
  • Aug 12, 2023, 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, 2023, 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, 2023, 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, 2023, 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:
  • Apr 08, 2023, 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, 2023, 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, 2023, 12:00 PM – Mar 05, 2023, 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, 2023, 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, 2023, 1:00 PM – Jan 22, 2023, 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.
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