Irish American<br> Home Society


Come down for some Pub Grub starting at 4:00 p.m. and great music by the Brennan Brothers.

Please be safe and have a Happy Thanksgiving.



DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME GOT YOU DOWN?

Well we have some good news for you! THE CLUB IS CHANGING OUR HOURS in an effort to help you combat those wintertime blues! We now open at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday (weekend hours remain the same) so you can enjoy your club for a few hours before darkness falls! Stop in, enjoy a cuppa or a pint…buy a few of your favorite Irish jams and teas in our buth bheag (little shop) and enjoy a chat with friends old and new! Come spring, if these extended hours prove popular enough, we might just make them permanent! Some come on down and enjoy your club!


HOLIDAY FAIR

Join us on Sunday, December 7th for our Holiday Fair (formerly known as Christmas Shopping Day). We begin the day with a traditional Irish Breakfast served downstairs from 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The doors open for shopping at 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. with a variety of unique Irish and holiday goods…along with crafts, etc. Lunch will be served from 12:00 noon to 2:30 p.m. Visit the Club Booth where we will be selling all your favorite Irish foods including holiday candy and cookies. We also have club apparel available for order. The Club will also have holiday wreaths, swags, table centerpieces, etc., for sale. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season! Hope to see you there!



Upcoming events

11/29/2014 7:00 PM • UP STAIRS HALL
11/29/2014 7:00 PM • Upstairs Hall
12/05/2014 8:00 PM • Downstairs Lounge
12/07/2014 • IAHS
12/12/2014 8:00 PM • Downstairs Lounge

Pub Quiz is Back!

The next Pub Quiz will be held on Saturday, November 29th at 7:00 p.m. in the Upstairs Hall! Gather your family and friends and get your team together. We will have an evening of trivia competition hosted by Quizmaster Theresa Doyle. Theresa will put your brains to the test with several rounds of trivia covering all manner of useless knowledge! Players pay $5 to get into the game and there is a limit of 6 people per team. If you don’t have a full team of six, that is ok. Reservations are highly recommended….tables book up fast! Please contact Theresa Doyle at (860)568-7685 and leave a message with your name, phone number and the number of tables you would like to reserve. Cash bar…bring snacks to share with your team!!!


LIGHTS OF LOVE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING AND CAROL SING

Please join us on the day after Thanksgiving as we welcome in the Christmas Season at the Irish American Home. Join your fellow members for an old fashioned carol sing with songs for folks of every age to enjoy, followed by the lighting of our Christmas Tree. Once the tree is lit, we will recite the names submitted to our Lights of Love Scroll of Honor. There will also be luminaries lit in honor of each memorial. The club opens at 4:00 p.m. and our program will begin at 5:30 p.m. Pub Grub will be available. Evening entertainment provided by the Brennan Brothers. Any child interested in lighting the tree during the ceremony, please drop their name and contact information into the Suggestion Box at the club. We will pull a name on Friday, November 22nd and call the lucky winner.



HOLIDAY CEILI

A Thanksgiving/Christmas Ceili will be held in the Upstairs Hall on Sunday, November 30th. Dancing from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with music provided by “Music in the Glen” Ceili Band with guest musicians John Whelan (accordion) and Jeanne Freeman (fiddle). Come join us on November 30th and enjoy the finest traditional Irish music anywhere. Refreshments will be served. Cash bar. Admission: $10.00.


MEMBER’S CHRISTMAS PARTY

Please join your fellow members at our annual Member’s Christmas Party, on Friday, December 5th at 6:00 p.m. in the downstairs lounge. Enjoy a ham dinner with all the trimmings plus dessert. Reservations are required…no walk-ins will be accepted. Tickets are $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-member guests (limit of one guest per member). You may make reservations and purchase your tickets at the bar or by contacting Cathy Barry (860)798-2731. Adults only, please!


Holiday Fair

Join us on Sunday, December 7th for our Holiday Fair (formerly known as Christmas Shopping Day). We begin the day with a traditional Irish Breakfast served downstairs from 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The doors open for shopping at 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be served from 12:00 noon to 2:30 p.m. Visit the Club Booth where we will be selling all your favorite Irish foods including holiday candy and cookies. The Club will also have holiday wreaths, swags, table centerpieces, etc., for sale. Vendors and crafters are welcome. Space rentals are $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Contact Kathy Saimininkas at dumpladykat@netscape.net to rent a space or for more information.


CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY BREAKFAST WITH SANTA!

Our annual Breakfast with Santa will be held on Sunday, December 14th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. We ask each child to bring a new, unwrapped toy for admission (please consider toys or gift cards for older children). There is a $5.00 charge for adults that wish to dine with their children (pancakes and sausage breakfast). A photographer will be on hand to capture your child’s moment with Santa. RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST (we want to ensure we have enough crafts and food on hand). Reservations can be made by contacting Sarah Moran at sarahmoran71@gmail.com or by calling the club at (860)633-9691. Please include the number of children attending, along with the number of adults attending that plan to dine with their children. If you need to reserve a table for your group, please note that, too.



Electronic Notification

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Send us an e-mail at membernews@irishamericanhome.com with your full name, town of residence (we have a few members with the same name) and e-mail address and we will make sure to add you to our distribution lists.

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