On Saturday, January 24, 2015, The Robert Burns Society of Annapolis will honor the life and legacy of Scotland’s most famous poet with its 38th annual “Burns Supper.” The event will take place at 6 pm at the Annapolis Elks Lodge No. 622, at 2 Pythian Drive, Edgewater, MD 21037.
The evening will feature traditional Scottish cuisine, a silent auction, raffle, and entertainment including music and poetry that honors Burns’ legacy. In his short life (1759 – 1796), Burns wrote hundreds of poems, including the well-loved New Year’s favorite “Auld Lang Syne.”
The menu will include a choice of entree, green salad, twice-baked potatoes, vegetables, rolls and assorted desserts. In true Scottish tradition, guests can also nosh on haggis and “neeps and tatties” (turnips and potatoes). The “Immortal Memory“, a talk in honor of Burns’ poetry and life, will be delivered by Sam Kistler of New Windsor, MD. He is a long-time scholar of Burns’ work and a member of many Scottish groups.
Additional entertainment will include Burns’ songs sung by opera-trained Aaron Helvey of Baltimore; two teenage girls reading selections from the poem “Twa Dugs” written by Burns – a dog living with a rich family ponders what life must be like for the other dog, who lives with a poor family; and there will be the traditional recitation of “Address the Haggis” in a Scottish dialect.
The cost is $42 for RBSA members and $47 for nonmembers. Dress is semi-formal. The wearing of kilts and tartan is encouraged, but not required. Web site for the Burns Society is www.robertburnssocietyofannapolis.org and photos of previous Suppers can be seen there.
For tickets or information contact Karolyn St. Clair at 410-721-7550 or email@example.com or send a check payable to Robert Burns Society of Annapolis to Karolyn St. Clair, 1754 Swinburne Ave., Crofton, MD 21114. Deadline for reservations is Monday, January 19, 2015.