Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Just a reminder...

No class this week due to the holidays, but we start again on Tuesday, January 3rd!

Monday, December 19, 2011

December 20th update

Tuesday December 20th will be our last class meeting this year. Looks like we will luck out again on the weather. This will be our party night with everyone bringing treats who wants to.

Friday, December 2, 2011

December Update

Our good luck with the weather continues. Unless it changes, classes will meet as usual on December 6th, 13th, and 20th. (December 27 is our Christmas break.)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Weather update: 11/1/11

Currently we are planning to hold classes this evening, although as always everyone is urged to think of their own safety in deciding whether to come. Current weather forecast:

"... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 9 PM this evening to noon
MDT Wednesday...

The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a Winter Storm
Warning for snow and blowing snow... which is in effect from 9 PM
this evening to noon MDT Wednesday. The Winter Weather Advisory is
no longer in effect.

* Timing... a mix of rain and snow is expected to develop early
this evening... quickly changing over to snow by mid evening. The
snow will be heavy at times overnight with snowfall rates around 1
inch per hour.

* Accumulation/wind... total accumulations 5 to 10 inches can be
expected... with the highest amounts near the foothills and along
the southern suburbs of Denver. North winds of 15 to 25 mph will
occur... with stronger gusts east of Interstate 25 mph.

* Main impact... roads will become icy and snowpacked tonight with
hazardous travel conditions. Visibilities may also be reduced to
less than one quarter mile in areas of heavier snowfall and
blowing snow. Heavy snow may accumulate on trees resulting in
additional tree damage and scattered power outages."

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Calan Gaeaf Hapus i Pawb!


Monday, October 31, 2011

Weather Watch: 11/1/11

I may have spoken too soon...

"... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Tuesday evening
through Wednesday morning...

A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Tuesday evening
through Wednesday morning.

* Timing... a mix of rain and snow is expected to develop early
Tuesday evening and then change to snow by mid evening. The
snow may be heavy at times Tuesday night with snowfall rates
around 1 inch per hour."

Full forecast here. We'll see how this develops.

Weather Watch: 11/1/11

Looks like we're going to be lucky again this week, but as always check this site for updates before coming to class, and use your own discretion.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Weather Update

The current forecast for this evening is for "rain developing between 6 PM and 8 PM...changing to a mix of rain and snow between 8 PM and 10 PM and all snow by midnight." Trefor and I have conferred, and subject to any deterioration in the forecast weather, have decided to go ahead with class tonight. As I live 10 minutes from the Archdiocese, I will be there unless it is actually snowing at 6:30. However, anyone who is worried about the weather or has a long drive should feel free to skip the class - always consider your own safety first!


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Weather advisory

October 25th class - possible snow Tuesday night and / or Wednesday. Check this site before coming to class.

Monday, October 3, 2011

From Elis Owens: New Classes!

Diolch / Thank you to those who have already replied to express interest in joining this year’s language classes. We have a total of 4 new students ready to start this year, and there room for more if anyone else is interested.

As described below the classes start this Tuesday, October 4th. We will be meeting in rooms 107 and 109 in the main building on the campus of the Archdiocese of Denver (Louisiana and Steele streets). Please enter the campus on Louisiana street from either the east or the west. The road makes a loop to the south around the main building where there is abundant free parking. Enter the main building through the door in the middle of the south side, go past the desk in the lobby and down the main hall on the left. Our rooms are down this hallway on the left. We will all meet in room 109 for introductions before we get started.

For those of you who are returning from last year – we encourage you to select your own level where you feel you would be most comfortable.

As described below – classes run form 7 to 8:30 and are followed by a Te Bach social time. Typically we all take turns bringing treats for the group. Ginny will be bringing treats for the te bach after the first class and we will be starting a signup sheet.

If there are any other questions please email me – or call 303-427-7188.

Hwyl – Elis

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Colorado Welsh Society Language Classes Starting October 4th

The Colorado Welsh Society invites you to join us every week starting on Tuesday October 4th for the 2011 – 2012 session of our Welsh Language Classes. Classes are offered at two levels – for beginners and for intermediate/advanced students. Classes focus on a mix of grammar, vocabulary, and the spoken language and the over the last several years the intermediate/advanced students have progressed to reading Welsh Folk tales (in Welsh) and basic conversations. Although we are serious in our studies we do our best to keep them fun and best of all - NO FINALS.

Classes meet on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30pm, then come together between 8:30 and 9pm for a social time or Te Bach. Tea (perhaps the national drink of Wales) is provided and students takes turns in bringing a treat to share. Classes are held on the campus of the Archdiocese of Denver which is located on Louisiana Street between University and Colorado (just north of I-25).

Classes are offered at no cost to members of the society other than the cost of the text, which is typically $25.

For more information or to register please contact Elis at or 303-427-7188.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Classes will be starting soon!

We'll be starting up again soon at our usual location: the Archdiocese of Denver. First class will be Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm on October 4th. Elis and I will be adding more details soon.

In the meantime, here's a picture from our CWS booth at the Long's Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival yesterday:

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To see more, click on the picture and it'll take you to my Flickr account.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Summer break

Welsh classes are on summer hiatus now, although some of us are still planning to meet from time to time to practice conversation. For information, or to inquire about next year's classes, leave a comment on this post or call Elis Owens at (303) 427-7188. Classes will start again around the first of October, and are free to members of the Colorado Welsh Society.


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Spring Semester Ending Soon

Our last class of the spring semester will be May 31st. During the summer, however, some of us will still be meeting weekly for Welsh conversation at various venues. I'll post more about this when we get closer to June.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bad weather again...

I'll put up a notice later today when we decide whether to cancel for snow.


All classes for tonight are canceled. Classes will (we hope!) resume next Tuesday Feb. 15.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Winter weather...

At this time it appears probable that class will be canceled for tomorrow night (Tuesday night, Feb. 1, 2011) due to extreme cold and snow. Please check back tomorrow for more details.


Feb. 1 class is canceled due to weather. We will resume next week at the usual time.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Spring semester starts in the language class

After a one-week break (Welsh students are dedicated!), classes will resume at the usual time and location on Tuesday, January 4th.