Out & About Ohio February Events

Akron – Akron Hurling Info Sessions
The Akron Celtic Guards GAA  Hurling Club will soon start indoor training for the 2010 Spring start. Call Mark Agner, 330-571-7884.   Celebrating our 10th year with Ireland’s National Sport, come out enjoy the fastest field sport on earth, played by Kings and peasants for 3000 years!

Cincinnati – Irish American Heritage Center (IAHC) Premiers MOLL
26th, 27th & 28th -The Tri-Sate Premier of MOLL, A delightful comedy play by John B. Keane, Ireland’s premier storyteller, in an hilarious look at life in a rural Irish parochial house.  3906 Eastern Avenue (formerly McKinley Elementary School) Cincinnati.  Tickets: $17.00. $14.00 seniors (62), all active-duty military, and students under 22 (bring IDs). 513-225-6915 irishamericantheaterco@fuse.net
Cincinnati – Molly Malone’s
5th – Paul Otten, 6th  – Unlucky Charms, 12th – Lo Heat, Benefit and Art Show for District A w/  a Barbershop Quartet, 13th – Knott Fibb’n, 19th – Dex, 20th – FinTan, 26th – Fabulous Cheap Suits, 27th – Wooodchuck Wooleries.  6111 Montgomery Road, 45213 513.531.0700

Cleveland / Willoughby – Mullarkey’s
6th – Kevin McCarthy, 13th – One More Pint, 20th – Dan McCoy, 27th – Pat Shepherd. 4110 Erie St. 44094 www.mullarkeys.com
Cleveland / Medina – Sully’s
5th  – The Island Doctor, 6th  – Mossy Moran, 12th  – Michael Crawley, 13th  – Music Men, 19th  – The New Barleycorn, 20th  – To Be Announced,  26th  – The GeezCats, 27th  – Jim Gill. 117 West Liberty Medina, 44256 www.sullysmedina.com
Cleveland / Olmsted Twp – West Side Irish American Club
Best Fish Fry’s in Ohio – Every Friday 5 to 7:30! Then Entertainment 7:30 to ?  5th –  Folktic, 12th – Terry McKnight, 19th – Bald Paul, 26th – The Terriers.  7th – SUPERBOWL Party,  14th, 21st & 28th – Parade Marching practice, 18th – Monthly Meeting – New members, potential members welcome, 20th – Wine Party. WSIA Club 8559 Jennings Rd. 44138 www.wsia-club.org. 440-235-5868.
Cleveland – Flanagan’s Wake is BACK!
The Frankie Kong Players proudly present “Flanagan’s Wake,” the hilarious, interacive Irish wake. Come join the villagers of the mythical town of Grapplin, County Sligo, Ireland, as they tell tales, sing songs, and dance a jig as they remember their dear, departed friend, Flanagan.  Kennedy’s Theatre @ Playhouse Square every Friday & Saturday, 8 PM. Playhouse Square Box Office (216) 241-6000 playhousesquare.org.  Flanagan’s Wake…….we put the ‘fun’ in funeral!
Cleveland -The Harp
3rd – Lonesome Stars, 6th – Porter Sharks, 10th – $100.00 Trio, 13th – Chris Allen, 17th – Lonesome Star, 19th – Kristine Jackson, 20th – Pitch the Peat, 24th – $100.00 Trio, 26th – Brent Kirby, 27th – Walking Cane.  4408 Detroit Road, Cleveland www.the-harp.com
Cleveland – PJ McIntyre’s
3rd – WKNR BROADCAST TV GIVEAWAY. 3- 6PM.  3rd – Monthly Pub Quiz- Hosted by Mike D:  Starts at 7pm.  5th – Cruisin, 6th – Charlie in the Box, 12th – Wayne’s World, 13th – Spazmatics, 19th -Disco Inferno, 20th – Outlaw I+I ( Reggae), 26th – 400 Pieces, 27th – Almost Famous. Traditional Irish music sessiùns every Thursday. NEW! Adult Irish Dance Step Dancing, email jcrawford77@msn.com.  PJ’s is a Local 10 Union establishment.  Book all your parties/ events here!  17119 Lorain Avenue, 44111.  www.pjmcintyres.com
Cleveland – Flat Iron Café
5th – Becky Boyd 7-11, 12th — Flat Iron Disciples present: Open Mic Night 8-12, 19th – Donal O’Shaughnessy, 26th – Cats on Holiday.  Flat Iron has extended happy hour, shot specials and food specials every Friday night, check it out! 1114 Center Street, Cleveland, 44113 216-696-6968 www.flatironcafe.com
Cleveland – Sullivan’s
5th – New Barleycorn.  13368 Madison Ave. Lakewood, 44107 www.sullivansirishpub.net
Cleveland / Avon Lake – Irish Heritage Center now Ahern Banquet Center
The Ahern Banquet Center is now open.  Owned and operated by trusted caterer and Cleveland Irish area fixture Tony Ahern, the former Irish Heritage Center is booking weddings and special events at the newly remodeled and gorgeous center located 726 Avon Belden Rd, Avon Lake, OH  44012.  Call Tony Ahern or Lucy Balser at 440-933-9500.
Cleveland – Beck Center for the Arts
4th – Kids Club at Westfield Great Northern, 5th – 28th  – Is He Dead?, 11th  – Hear & Touch the Music, 19th -28th  – Teen Theater production of Twelve Angry Jurors, 20  – Student Music Recital, 25th  – Early Childhood ABC.
Cleveland – Irish American Club East Side
5th  – Kevin McCarthy, 12th  – The Terriers, 19th  – Michael Crawley, 26th  – Wally Franz, (Music in PUB is 7:30 – 10:30).  ALSO: 27th – The Elders – Upper Hall – Doors open 7:30, Music 8:30, $20 admission.  22770 Lake Shore Blvd. Euclid, 44123. (216) 731-4003 www.irishamericanclubeastside.com
Cleveland / Mentor – Hooley House
2nd  – Hooley with Richie, 3rd  – Trivia Night, 5th  – DJ, 6th  – DJ, 9th  – Hooley with Richie, 10th  – Trivia Night, 12th  – DJ, 13th  – DJ, 16th  – Hooley with Richie, 17th  – Trivia Night, 19th  – DJ, 20th  – UFC Fight PPV (Free event!), 23rd  – Hooley with Richie, 24th  – Trivia Night, 26th  – DJ, 27th  – DJ.  7861 Reynolds Rd., Mentor  www.1funpub.com (440) 942-6611

Columbus – Shamrock Club Events
4th – Bardic Circle Sessions; 5th – Halfway Home; 6th – Two Too Many; 7th – General Meeting 2 pm; 9th – Euchre; 13th – Sirens; 14th – Red Cross Blood Drive; 16th – Fat Tuesday Party; 18th – Bardic Circle; Sessions; 19th – Kirby Sessions; 20th – Clann na nGael Dinner; 21st – General Meeting 2 pm; 23rd – E-Board Meeting-6 pm; 27th – Quiz Night. 60 W. Castle Rd. Columbus 43207 614-491-4449 www.shamrockclubofcolumbus.com
Columbus Byrne’s Pub
5th – North & South, 10th -The Bloody Tinth, 12th – Katy Whomp Us, 13th – Yankee Celtic Consort, 19th – Slate Ridge, 20th – Nine Castle Close, 25th – The Elders, 26th – Grassahol, 27th – Mossy Moran, 28th – Derek Warfield & the Young Wolf Tones
1248 West Third Avenue, 43212 (614) 486-4722 www.byrnespub.com.

Dayton – AOH & LAOH Events
13th  – An Irish Music Hall Session. 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.  AOH Hall. Kevin Graham 937-864-264. 19th  – AOH Social Hour, 8:00 p.m., AOH Hall.  John Hickey 937-253-4329 / irishlawserve@yahoo.com. 27th  – Dinner w/ the Dancers, 2:00 – 7:00 p.m., American Czech Club, 922 Valley Street, Dayton.  Shelagh McGovern 937-321-6687 / mcgoverndance@live.com.  JFK Division #1 / Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Mary of the Gael, Division # 1 & Member Organizations www.aoh-dayton.org.
Dayton – The Dublin Pub
300 Wayne Ave, 45410-1116 www.dubpub.com.  (937) 224-7822

Highlands of Ohio features Pitch the Peat
11th –  Pitch the Peat, in concert at Pumpkin Hollow, 24 Bell St., Bellville, OH 44813  7:30pm  Tickets $12.  Presented by Highlands of Ohio 419-522-5058. highlands@neo.rr.com , www.highlandsofohio.com

Marietta – 29th Annual Gathering of the Irish
March 14th – Boys of the Hock” and the Athens Irish Dancers, food fun and More!  Lafayette Hotel. http://www.lafayettehotel.com

Pittsburgh – Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle
412-642-6622   www.harpandfiddle.com
Ongoing Traditional Irish Sessiúns – Bring your instruments and play along!
Akron Hibernian’s Ceili Band Sessions, Wednesdays 7:30 pm.  The Akron AOH Mark Heffernan  Div 2 Hall 2000 Brown St , Akron , Ohio 330-724-2083. Bbeginner to intermediate
Croagh Patrick’s – 2nd Tuesday of every month from 8 to 10pm
Great Lakes Brewing Co – First Monday of Every month in the Beer Cellar, 6-9 PM.  (Tends to be intermediate to advanced players)
PJ McIntyre’s – Every Thursday, 8 p.m., hosted by Brian Holleran & Dominic Kilroy
Bardic Circle at The Shamrock Club of Columbus  Beginner-friendly, intermediate-level Irish session meeting every other Thursdays from 8:00 pm -11:00 pm
Claddagh Irish Pub, Legacy Village, Lyndhurst Every 2nd Sunday, 6 – 9 pm.
Bowling Green Common Space* – 437 South Main, Bowling Green. SLOW SESSIONS – so folks can learn tunes.  2nd & 4th Monday, 7:00 to 8:00
Blarney Pub* – Toledo, 1st  Saturday of the month 5-8 pm.

Tribute website established for Andrew Grene – Please visit

A website has been set up for folks to learn about Andrew Grene & share stories.
Andrew is a special assistant to the head of the UN stabilization mission / peacekeeping operations, based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He is survived by his wife Jennifer & 3 children, twin brother Gregory Grene, founder & lead singer for The Prodigals, his brother Nicholas, and his mother.


Please visit, read and share stories, pass on to your lists, friends and others who may be interested, so that others may learn too. 
Thank you,

Fr. Jim O’Donnel Fundraiser Friday the 15th – GREAT Event

Fr. Jim O’Donnel Fundraiser Friday the 15th – GREAT Event
Body: Little Brothers & Sisters of the Eucharist Visitation Home Fundraiser Friday, the 15th 8:00pm St. Clarence Hall, North Olmsted to support Fr. Jim O’Donnell’s ministry of presence in the Central neighborhood of Cleveland. $25.00 Donation includes: OPEN BAR & LIGHT SUPPER Music by Andy Cooney. For tickets or more inform…ation please contact Helen Malloy @ 216.251-4075 Tickets are also available at Casey’s Irish Imports