November, 2012

Friday, November 2. R. Carlos Nakai Trio at 8:00 PM. Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute. As an artist, he is an adventurer and risk taker, always giving his musical imagination free rein. Contact Tom Keeton.

Sunday, November 4. Please join game lovers this Sunday night at Gina’s to begin our series of game nights. Bring your favorite game to share. For simplicity, we will have pizza, salad, drinks, and dessert provided so please just bring $5 to help defray the costs.  Please e-mail or call her to rsvp and for directions by Saturday. Space is somewhat limited, so please rsvp. This month there will be two game nights as games will be included in the Thanksgiving Celebration at Cherri’s clubhouse. Because the October game night was unavoidably canceled, this evening has been included in the Nov. calendar as well. More hosts for game nights through the winter are needed. Please let Gina know if you would like to host an event.

Wednesday, November 7, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Bemis Library. Travels in Italy. Hear a fascinating account of a Littleton woman’s experiences exploring Italy. Diana Armstrong and her husband have lived in Italy for the past eleven years. During this time the Armstrongs have traveled extensively throughout the country and hosted groups at their home, a restored monastery, in Umbria. Diana will talk about and show photographs of her favorite Italian places, including Rome, Florence, Venice, Tuscany, Umbria, the Amalfi Coast, and the Cinque Terre. She also will give tips on the best time to visit Italy, customs that are unique to Italians, getting the best airfare prices to Italy, what to pack for a trip to Italy, and typical Italian foods. Armstrong is an award-winning food and travel writer. Copies of her book, Somewhere South of Tuscany, will be available for purchase and
signing. Contact Dee.

Saturday, November 10 at 8:00 AM. Walk with a Doc. This group will be meeting at Bible Park which is off of Yale between Monaco and Quebec in Denver. They meet near the Baseball Diamond.. We have been having a few SNC members join us every month. This month’s health topic is Health Care Reform in Colorado. Every month during these walks we walk, talk, and exercise our way to a healthier you! – Learn with a high yield health discussion given by a local expert healthcare provider – Exercise with new friends, doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals – Eat healthy with free refreshments, water, and a healthy breakfast. What’s better than free breakfast, healthy tips for smart living, and a way to talk to your doctors and nurses without any co pays!? Come… Walk with a Doc! Ask questions, get to know your doctors, and have a great time improving your life! Join us at the next one! We’ll check blood pressures, give away lots of free stuff, and get you to use exercise as medicine to improve your life! FREE. If you want to register, please go to Walk with a doc on MeetUp groups. Rosalie will be walking this month and if you want to let her know you are walking also call her.

Saturday, November 10, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Free Concert at Bemis Library. The Mile High Banjo Society will play toe-tapping Dixieland, ragtime, polka and bluegrass music. Contact Dee.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. Lone Tree Arts Center. “Let Me Be the Music Concert”. Gina Abegg invites you to join her for an amazing concert by locally famous musicians, Anne Achenback, Vicki Burrichter, Cheryl Hiraoka, Barb Pons, and Freddy Rodriguez Jr. Each one of these artists is donating this performance to support expansion of the charitable outreach projects of New Dawn Center for Spiritual Living, so this concert is doubly enriching.

Saturday, November 17, 5:30 PM Annual Potluck Thanksgiving Dinner (Plan to eat at 6:00 PM) at Cherri Cassio’s Clubhouse at the Woodside Village Condos from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Please bring a dish to share for 4-6 people. There will be an $8.00 fee for members and non-members tonight who don’t bring food. Hopefully everyone will bring food so we will have plenty for everyone to eat. Tonight will also be our monthly game night and we will play games, if time permits, so bring your favorite games along. Cherri is coordinating the items for the dinner and you can call Cherri and let her know what you are bringing or have her assign an item for you to bring. Cherri had a listing of items needed for our Thanksgiving Feast at our October 28 Appreciation Dinner. If you didn’t get on the list, please contact Cherri. Separately you will find a listing of items still needed for the pre-
Thanksgiving feast. David is not able to be our Chef this year so if you have an idea of a good place to purchase a prepared Turkey or if you would like to volunteer to make one we would reimburse you. Let Rosalie or another Board member know. Please bring extra chairs in case we need them and remember to park in the Guest Parking or on the street. Please do not park in Mail Parking or Reserved Parking, Remember this will also be the second game night for the month so bring some of your favorite games along if you like.

Please remember to invite other single people you know to this  Thanksgiving Dinner as we always like to increase the size of our club. Guests can come to a few events and then hopefully they will join our club. Hosts of events are encouraged to speak to guests that come on a regular basis to join our club as our dues are very reasonable (only $25.00 a year).

Monday, November 26, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Bemis Library. On Hitler’s Mountain, A Nazi Childhood. Irmgard Hunt grew up in the beautiful mountains of Berchtesgaden, Germany, just steps from Adolf Hitler’s alpine retreat. Hunt was photographed sitting on Hitler’s lap and her parents were loyal Nazis. On hear the compelling story of how her family came to realize the truth about Hitler, the occupation by American troops of Hitler’s retreat, and the current views of Germans regarding the era of the Third Reich. Speaker Irmgard Hunt immigrated to the United States in 1958. She holds a B.A. from Columbia University (which she earned at age fiftytwo) and an M.P.A. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Hunt has been an executive at a number of environmental organizations. She is the author of On Hitler’s Mountain: Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood.

Additional fun things to do: This weekend you can attend a free exhibit open to the public entitled “The Art of John Lennon” presented by Yoko Ono. This will be an exhibition and sale of Lithographs & Serigraphs for three days only November 2-4 at The Streets at SouthGlenn (adjacent to SouthGlenn Public Library) 6911 South University Avenue, Centennial, CO 80122. You can check out the art work at This is Denver Arts Week from November 2-10. For a complete schedule  go to Saturday night, November 4, from 5:00-10:00 PM all museums will be free. A few SNC members may be going to this. Let Rosalie know if you want to join her.

How about setting up a Happy Hour at the Beer Garden at Lowry? Some SNC members ate there and the food was very good and reasonably priced. They have a happy hour Monday-Friday from 3:00-6:00 PM with $1.00 off beer and wine and $3.00 well drinks.
How about meeting for breakfast on a Saturday or Sunday? How about going to a movie on a Saturday night and dinner out? How about setting up a Bronco watch at a bar or your home?

How about a walk, bike ride or hike for our group? At the DCPA new plays have started and we may be able to get $10.00 tickets at 10:00 AM on Tuesday morning’s for some of them and go as a group.

We can have an FAC and go to the Aurora Summit or Whispers or another local spot where they have dancing at night.

Jennifer brought to our attention a new play called “The Value of Names” by Jeffrey Sweet at the Theatre Or MACC at the JCC. This is the last weekend for it. Tickets are $20.00-$25.00 and some performances have talkbacks. It is about an actor blacklisted in the 1950’s who succeeds in television after years of un-employment. You can call 303-316-6360 for more information.

The choice is up to you so if you haven’t set an activity up this year here is your opportunity to think of something that you and the group may enjoy.

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