Join us for the 260th Robert Burns Anniversary Dinner and Dance
Saturday January 19, 2019 Doors Open at 5:30 PM and Dinner at 6:00 PM
Villa Croatia Party Center 34900 Lake Shore Boulevard in Eastlake, Ohio 44095
The celebration of the birth of Robert Burns, the poet laureate of Scotland, has been an ongoing tradition around the world for 260 years. These celebrations generally include the poetry, music and songs written by Burns along with some great food, good friends and of course beverages to warm the heart.
Here in Cleveland the Scottish Heritage Association of Northeastern Ohio has been hosting the Robert Burns event for many years. The evening is filled with food, music, dancing and fun. Many families have made it an annual family event and have passed this tradition down over the generations. Others join us for the first time and enjoy the evening so much they want to come back year after year. This year we are happy to announce that Clan Donald is our Honor Clan. We are looking forward to having their members join us this year.
Through the years we have supported the Scottish Community through a number of activities and sponsorships. This year we are so happy to announce that we have selected a NEO community Charitable Partner that will also benefit from this years dinner. We have selected Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation - Fighting Childhood Cancer as our charitable partner. We selected this partner because this organization has and is helping one of our own. A portion of the proceeds from the Burns this year will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
We also have many of the Burns favorites and we have added some new things that we are hoping you will enjoy. This year we have:
Meal: The meal is served family style and this year we have: Beef Burgundy, Baked Chicken, Hot Buttered Noodles, Green Beans, Salad and rolls, Haggis and Scottish desserts with coffee and tea. There are vegetarian meals available upon request.
Music: There is no shortage of music and this year we are happy to announce our musicians Plaid Sabbath to kick off the evening. A great local Celtic band Marys Lane is our dance band and will continue to play until just before midnight for our After Burns Party. Their home is here in Cleveland and we are so glad they are able to join us. Our Pipe Bands this year are The 87th Cleveland Pipe Band and the Red Hackle Pipes and Drums.
Dancing: You can’t have great music without dancing. The Heather Belles for the Jenny May School of Highland Dance will be with us again with both Traditional and Contemporary dances. This year David Leifer and Michelle Cameron Bozeman will again lead the traditional Scottish Ceilidh dancing. Check out the free dance practice events.
Libations: There is a full evening cash bar. This year we are looking forward to featuring Willoughby Brewing Company's 90 Shilling Wee Heavy Ale.
Attire: This is a time to dress up. Wear you Highland attire or cocktail and evening attire.