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March, 2013

Saturday, March 2nd, 8:00am. Walk with a Doc at DeKoevend Park. This group will be meeting at DeKoevend Park which is off of Arapahoe Road and north on University in Centennial. They meet in Shelter C near the Recreation Center. We have been having a few SNC members join us every month. This month’s health topic is Coronary Artery Stents. 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 not be walking this month.

Saturday, March 2, 6:30-9:30pm. Dance at Heather Gardens. Perfect Harmony 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. Perhaps a few SNC members are planning to attend. 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. The next dance will be Saturday, April 6.

Tuesday, March 5, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Exploring Mars: Future Colonization. Bemis Library 6014 So. Datura St. in Littleton. The enigmatic Red Planet will be the focus of a presentation by Dr. Robert Zubrin, chairman of the National Space Society. Zubrin will talk about how we can send human explorers to Mars in the next decade and why we should. He also will discuss the possibility of establishing a Martian settlement and a plan to build life on a new world. Dr. Zubrin is the author of The Case for Mars.

Sunday, March 10. Game Night. Come join us for a pot luck and games at Jennifer’s on March 10th from 6:00 to 9:00. She lives at Heather Gardens. It is west of the Club House two streets. Call to RSVP and let Jennifer know what you will be bringing preferably by Friday the 8th. Please also bring games to play and we will have a relaxing fun time.

Tuesday, March 12, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Life in the Wrong Lane – Experiences of a World  Correspondent. Veteran television journalist Greg Dobbs will share stories of his exciting career. Dobbs worked as an international correspondent for ABC News and covered many major stories, including the Iranian revolution and the Iran-Iraq War, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the civil war in Lebanon and Zimbabwe, the assassination of Anwar Sadat in Egypt and the Watergate scandal. Dobbs is the winner of two Emmy Awards for news coverage. In recent years, Dobbs has worked for the television network HDNet as a world correspondent and producer of documentaries on such topics as politics in Russia, wealth in Dubai and assisted suicide in Switzerland. Dobbs will talk about all the funny, dangerous and unbelievable things that journalists experience in reporting a story. He is the author of the book, Life in the Wrong Lane: Why Journalists Go In When Everyone Else Wants Out.

Saturday, March 16, 2:00-3:00pm. Free Celtic Concert. Bemis Library 6014 So. Datura St. in Littleton. Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day by spending a musical hour with the Celtic singing group, Tradition, Tartans, and Tears. Listen to traditional Irish and Scottish songs, accompanied by dulcimer, guitar and viola. The group features popular singer Tamra Hayden.

Saturday, March 16, Avenue Theater. Please join Gina at the Avenue Theater’s production of “Motherhood Out Loud”. This production may be especially appreciated by all of the mothers among us, or those who have mothers, or appreciate mothers or were married to mothers. Gina will help car pool from the Aurora area. A meal plan has not yet been made, so your suggestions are welcome. Please RSVP to Gina.

According to the Avenue Theater: Utterly unpredictable, Motherhood Out Loud shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations.This is a joyous, moving, hilarious and altogether thrilling theatrical play. Authored by a dazzling array of writers from journalism, fiction, television, and the theater, Motherhood provides genuine entertainment for the parent in your life. As part of Avenue Theater’s 6th Annual Women’s Perormance Series, the talents of women actors from the Denver metro area drive this remarkable regional premier. To get more information and purchase tickets, go to http://www.avenuetheater.com/season/motherhood/index.html

Tuesday, March 19, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Exploring Colorado Wineries. The Colorado wine industry is booming. There are now over 120 wineries throughout the state. Join author Paula Mitchell who will show photographs and talk about visiting local wineries. Mitchell notes that Colorado wineries are starting to compete with wineries on the West Coast and have won both national and international awards. Mitchell not only will provide a tour of Colorado wineries, but she also will give tips on selecting wine and pairing it with food. Free wine tasting, with four different wines provided by Spero Winery in Colorado, will take place following the presentation. Copies of Paula Mitchell’s book, Exploring Colorado Wineries, will be available.

Friday, March 22. Godspell at Pace Center. Please join Gina for the exciting production of “GodSpell”, playing at the Pace Center in Parker. I have chosen March 22 because they will be offering a talk back with the performers afterward. Tickets are reasonable, from $16-$22, but need to be preordered for seating together, so please let Gina know by March 5th if you want to attend and I will buy tickets together. The Pace Center is at 20000 Pikes Peak Ave, Parker, CO 80138. phone: 303-805-6800. www.parkeronline.org/PACE. If peole want to also have dinner, there is a lovely restaurant called the War Horse on Main Street.

Fresh from Broadway, the PACE Center in partnership with Aurora Fox Arts Center is thrilled to present the incredible new 2012 revised version of the Steven Schwartz musical, Godspell. From the composer of Wicked, this audience favorite includes fresh and energized arrangements of all of the music that has made this show a hit since the early 70’s. Popular songs, such as “Day by Day,” “O, Bless the Lord, My Soul,” and “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord” stay true to the timelessness of their original versions but are brought to life with a modern twist. As relevant today as it was in the 70’s, Godspell, which is based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, demonstrates the power we find when we come together as a community. Set in the present day, this musical uses humor and song to tell the story of Jesus and his followers as they come together as strangers, learn from each other, and form into a powerful community that can survive even the most difficult of trials. This joyous show will stir your soul, raise your spirit and lift you right out of your seat.

Sunday, March 24, 5:30pm. SNC Monthly Meeting. This month 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. Should you have any questions, please give Rosalie a call.

Tonight we are excited to have Richard Strong, a Certified JSJ Practitioner, be our speaker. Richard will be giving us an introduction to Jin Shin Jyutsu. Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) is a gift from Japan to America . JSJ is an energetic healing practice, which shares its ancient roots with acupuncture and acupressure, but does not use needling or pressure. This will be a very interesting program and one you don’t want to miss. In this introduction to JSJ you will learn: That JSJ is not something strange, but something all of us have been using, intuitively, since birth – The connections between emotions/attitudes and health – How the University of Kentucky is employing JSJ in their cancer treatment center – How you can help yourself, family and friends with JSJ – How you can experience deep relaxation, clearer thinking, reduced anxiety and depression, pain relief, and restful sleep at night through JSJ sessions and, that Built into each of us is a wondrous healing system. 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, March 30, Matt Morris at Swallow Hill. Please join Tom Keeton and Gina Abegg for a wonderful concert by a very creative musician and song writer that Tom really likes, Matt Morris (and he’s never been wrong yet). This will be on Saturday, March 30 at Swallow Hill Concert Center, 71 E. Lincoln, Denver, 80210 (Lincoln and Yale). The concert begins at 8 p.m. and we plan to have dinner together at 6:00 at Colore Restaurant, Yale and Broadway, and walk to the concert by 7:30. You are welcome to join us for either or both the dinner or concert.Tickets can be obtained through Swallow Hill at www.swallowhill.org or 303 377-1003. Please let Gina or Tom know if you can come.

Here is how the concert is described on the Swallow Hill website: Songwriter and recording artist, Matt Morris’ music is filled with diverse moods, styles and topics that reflect Matt’s devotion to living and writing about a meaningful life. Matt’s award-winning musical career has been shaped by his many unique collaborations, from singing nationally and internationally with his father, Gary Morris, to performing “Hallelujah” with pop sensation Justin Timberlake on the Hope For Haiti Now Telethon in 2010. His songs have been recorded by Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Reba McIntyre and Mary J Blige. Presently, he is writing for/with Gwen Stefani, Michael Franti, Keith Urban, Lady Gaga, Sara Mclachlan, Mary J Blige, Cher and many others. Want to hear him singing? Check out his web site, quite lovely: www.mattmorris.net.

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