January, 2013

Saturday, January 5, 6:30-9:30pm, Dance at Heather Gardens. Tom and Shirley Yook will be performing. This is for residents and non-residents. They will have a special table for singles. The cost is $5.00 for residents and $7.00 for non-residents and the day of the dance. Rosalie and a few other SNC members are planning to attend. Give Rosalie a call  if you are planning to go. They will have light refreshments and punch and you may bring a beverage of your choice along too. The attire is classy casual. They will also have Dance Hosts and Mixer Dances.

January 12 at 8:00 AM at Bible Park. 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 Chest Pain. 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 call her. In case it is very cold or snowy Rosalie may not be going on the walk, as we have had some cold Saturday mornings in the past.

Tuesday, January 15, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Railroading the Rockies. Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St. A Grand Tour with Tom Noel. Well-known Colorado historian Tom Noel will present historical stories and photos of Colorado’s surviving passenger railroads with stops at historic hotels and saloons. Travel with Noel along the scenic Cumbres and Toltec Railroad, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, the Leadville Colorado and Southern Railroad and other rail revivals. Noel also will talk about some of the grand hotel stops and saloons along the way including the Strater Hotel in Durango, Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, Denver’s own Brown Palace Hotel and its Ship Tavern, the Teddy Roosevelt Grille/Pub at Hotel Boulderado and Durango’s Diamond Bull Saloon. Copies of Noel’s recent books will be available for purchase and signing at the program. Tom Noel is a very popular speaker. I suggest you get there at least half an hour early.

Friday, January 18 at 8:00 PM. Wendy Woo’s energetic personality, musical skills, and spirited songwriting have made her a media and fan favorite in Colorado. On her brand new album, Think Twice, Nina Storey delivers honest and hypnotic songs steeped in classic soul pop. Ticket prices are $20.00 in advance and $22.00 the day of the show. Some SNC members are also Swallow Hill members and may be able to get you a discount. Call Rosalie if you are interested in going or Tom. The group may have dinner at Colore Italian Restaurant across the street from Swallow Hill before the concert.

Sunday, January 20, 5:30pm SNC Meeting at Apple Creek Restaurant and Grill. Happy New Years! I hope everyone will have a wonderful 2013 and join us for all our meetings this year. Many SNC members had an enjoyable New Year’s Eve at Blossoms in Heather Gardens. They had a delicious buffet dinner and dancing bringing in the New Year. I hope you also had something fun to do as we ended 2012 and started 2013. Please let Phyllis know if you have some  recommendations for our SNC meetings this year. Should you hear a speaker you think everyone in our group may enjoy please let her know. If you think of  something our group would enjoy doing on a Sunday night, make sure you let her know about that also. For our first meeting of the year we will be going to Apple Creek Restaurant and Grill which is located at 10600 E. Iliff Avenue. They have a meeting room that we will use. Their menu, which is reasonably priced, has lots of choices and includes sandwiches, burgers, specialty pastas and Southwestern favorites, prime rib, steaks, chicken, pot roast, appetizers, soups, salads, desserts, etc. Hopefully everyone will purchase something for dinner, as they are not charging us to use their meeting room. There will be no additional fees for members or non-members tonight. Tonight we will form two teams and play a fun game called Catch Phrase. It is a game that moves fast where we have an electronic machine that you grab, read a clue, guess it and pass it on. Should the Broncos be
playing in one of the play off games tonight we will ask Apple Creek to keep the TV on for us so we don’t miss any of the action. Please remember to invite other single people you know to this meeting and our activities, 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).

Saturday, January 26 2:00-3:00 p.m. Riders of the Orphan Train Concert. Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St. Will feature a multi-media musical presentation by Alison Moore and Phil Lancaster who will tell the story of the thousands of orphans who were placed on trains between 1854 and 1929 and sent to families all over the United States. The performance will include original songs from the era and showing of archival photographs and interviews with surviving orphan train riders. This program will be held in the library’s meeting room.

Monday, January 28 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Quilts in Slave Life. Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St. Hear about the role that quilts played in slave live during the Civil War era. Speaker Helen Kearney, an experienced quilter and quilt historian, will talk about how the slaves made the quilts and the importance of quilts in the everyday life of the slaves. Several quilts made after the Civil War will be displayed for the presentation. 2013 commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and freeing of American slaves.

Tuesday, January 29 7:00-8:30 p.m. One Woman’s Walk. Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St. Polly Letofsky left her home in Colorado and headed west across four continents and over 14,000 miles by foot to become the first woman to walk around the world. Hear this remarkable and inspirational story, . As an awareness campaign for breast cancer, survivors and well-wishers in all countries came out to walk with Letofsky. Strangers welcomed her into their homes and she had dinner conversations with poets, politicians, olive growers, pig farmers and country singers. The travel road was not always an easy one. She struggled with earthquakes, muggings, language barriers and religious riots. Letofsky’s global walk has been featured in over 2,000 newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations. Her recent book, 3MPH: The Adventures of One Woman’s Walk Around the World, has won numerous awards. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the program.

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