Scots-Tober Fest and Outlander Day - Saturday, Oct 28
An all-day celebration at the Red Mountain Library
Listen for the plaintive skirl of the bagpipes! The Caledonian Society of Phoenix will be here with information on Scottish genealogy, dance, travel and culture.
Throw on your best plaid or dress up like your favorite Outlander character and join us for a day of celebration at the Red Mountain branch!
Events are planned throughout the day in the Program Room and THINKspot, including:
Outlander Photo Shoot and Editing Workshop
Sat | Oct 28 | 10:30am – 12:00pm | TS@RM
Transport yourself to 18th century Scotland through the magic of photo editing. Costumes encouraged.
Scottish Geneaology 101
Sat | Oct 28 | 11:00am – 12:00pm | RM
Robert M. Wilbanks IV, The Caledonian Society’s Chief Genealogist and Historian, presents an overview of genealogy.
Outlander Book Discussion and Trivia Game
Sat | Oct 28 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | TS@RM
Bring your favorite book in the Outlander series to discuss with other Heughligans or Caitriots and play our trivia game for a chance to win a DVD or book signed by Diana Gabaldon.
Outlander Tour Travelogue
Sat | Oct 28 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm |RM
Lois Wallace of Authentic Celtic Travels will take you to Scotland on a tour of the places featured in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander. With maps, pictures and videos, you'll feel as if you've been transported through the stones.
Personal Genealology 1-on-1 Sessions
Sat | Oct 28 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm | TS@RM
Curious about your Scottish (or other) ancestors? Drop in to discover your family history with a professional genealogist from the Caledonian Society.
Scots Who Left a Stain on American History
Sat | Oct 28 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm | TS@RM
Iain Lundy will discuss his book, Between Daylight and Hell: Scots Who Left a Stain on American History. Scotland rightly basks in the glory of the well-known achievements of other emigrant Scots but there is another side to the coin. A rollicking good read, comprehensively researched by one of Scotland’s most experienced and respected journalists.
It's Whisky, Not Whiskey
Sat | Oct 28 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm
If you happen to be Scottish instead of Irish, that is. It's also known as uisge or uisce beatha--"water of life"--in both languages. Don Finch, president of the Caledonian Society, will discuss how whisky is made, what the difference is between single malt and blended whisky, and other interesting facts about Scotland's most well-known export.
Make a Wee Scottie Dog Card
Sat | Oct 28 | 2:00pm – 4:00pm | TS@RM
Drop by and make your own stand-up card featuring an adorable little Scottish Terrier. Materials provided. Ages 8+.
Scottish Step-Dancing Lecture and Lesson
Sat | Oct 28 | 3:30pm – 4:30pm | RM
Learn the history of the dance and have fun “stepping” with The Caledonian Society. All ages welcome.