OPS Presents! A full evening of entertainment for all who love the music of the bagpipes:
Saturday, January 18, February 15, March 22 and April 26.
New venue this year: Odd Fellows Hall, 10282 SE Main Street, Milwaukie, Oregon 97222
Doors open at 4:00 with food and drink available all evening.
Competitions starts at 4:30 and the evening program at 7:30.
Introduce your family to bagpipes and drums, meet local instructors, and hear world-class professional pipers. The new venue allows the audience to enjoy food and drink while being entertained by competitors and performers.
Pipers and drummers of all ages and levels have an opportunity to participate in competitions, which are held in the late afternoon. The evening program includes a recital by a featured top-level professional piper as well performances by a pipe bands, Celtic musical groups or Highland dancers.
The Portland Highland Dance Association fosters and preserves the art of Scottish Highland and National Dancing with three competitions each season:
Winter Competition - February 8, 2014
Spring competition - April 12, 2014
The competitions are held at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 NE Hancock Street Portland, Oregon 97212. Dancers range in ages and dance levels. Competitions are a great place to meet local teachers and introduce your child to the sport.
Burns Suppers - our tradition in January
January is the month of celebrating Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland. There are several area Burns Suppers, organized by a variety of groups and associations:
Saturday, January 18th, 5:30 p.m. The Tacoma Scots presents its 19th Annual Robert Burns Dinner and Dance. For further information contact: (360) 446-5772, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, January 23rd, 6:30 p.m. The Highland Stillhouse Burns Supper with whisky tasting.
Friday, January 24th, 5:30 p.m. Heather Clan's 6th Annual Robert Burns Supper features The Portland Police Highland Guard Pipe Band. Odd Fellows Hall, 10282 SE Main Street, Milwaukie, Oregon 97222. For tickets and information, contact Robert Keller, email@example.com, 503 669-1584/808 258-3489 or Chief Lawrence Weaver, 503 380-4717. Traditional Scottish Family Fare, wine, beer and whiskies.
Attire is formal - kilt, tuxedo, or suit and tie.
Saturday, January 25th, 6:00 p.m. The Portland Metro Pipe Band's 5th Annual Burns Night Supper at the Governor Hotel – Downtown Portland. No-host cocktail hour, silent auction, entertainment by Portland Metro Pipe Band. For tickets, contact Julie Piper Finley, 503-318-1362 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proceeds benefit Portland Metro Pipe Band, a 501(c)(3) organization.
Saturday, January 25th, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Portland State University will have its 8th Annual Robert Burns Supper. For more information, please contact Donna Harris, at 503-725-4949 or email@example.com, or call Brandon Harris at 971-246-1841. Proceeds from this event will provide scholarships and supplies for PSU students traveling to Nicaragua as part of a service learning team.
Saturday, January 25th, 7:00 p.m. Robert Burns Dinner at McMenamins Edgefield is hosted by whiskey aficionado Stuart Ramsay, who will weave classic tales from Robert Burns. This night offers a selection of Scotches paired with an elegant meal from Black Rabbit Executive Chef Kenny Giambalvo.
Saturday, January 25th, 6:00 p.m. Eugene Masonic Lodge presents its 1st Annual Burns Night Eugene. It is a fundraiser for the Highland Spring Pipers Challenge & Celtic Gathering.
Saturday, January 25th. Newport Celtic Festival's Robert Burns Supper; an evening of celebration, honor and frivolity. Details and advanced tickets are available here.
These are fun events with pipe bands, whisky, poetry and other entertainment in the spirit of Robbie Burns and for "Auld lang syne." Contact each group for more details and for tickets.