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April, 2013

Saturday, April 6, 8:00am. Walk with a Doc. Bible Park. 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 Allergies. 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, April 6, 6:30-9:30pm. Heather Gardens Dance. Terry Norona will be performing. This dance is for residents and non-residents. They will have a special table for singles. The cost is $5.00 for residents if they prepay and $7.00 for residents and guests the day of the dance. Perhaps a few SNC members are planning to attend. This month it will be in Blossom’s Restaurant as the Auditorium floor is being refinished. This month only there is no BYOB but Blossoms Restaurant has a cash bar available. The attire is classy casual. They will also have Dance Hosts and Mixer Dances. The next dance will be Saturday, May 4 with Perfect Harmony performing.

Tuesday, April 9, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Bemis Library. Littleton’s Lamb Spring Archaeological Sites. Learn about the discoveries at the Lamb Spring Archaeological Preserve. The Lamb Spring site was uncovered by Charles Lamb in 1960 while digging a stock pond at the site of a natural spring. Lamb found several large bones that were later identified as the remains of a mammoth, horse, camel and bison. The site was then excavated in 1961-62 and more bones were found, dating back 13,000 years, near the end of the last Ice Age. Recent excavations have indicated that people may have hunted Ice Age mammoths in the area. Author Jack C. Warner, who leads tours at the site, will speak and show photographs of findings at the historic area.

Saturday, April 13, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Bemis Library. Free Amber Waves Concert.  The family band Amber Waves will entertain with a mixture of bluegrass and folk music. The band consists of identical twins, Alexandra on guitar, Kaitlin on banjo, younger brother Sean on fiddle, and little sister Mary, with a voice that charms any audience. Parents join in too, with Michael on the bass, and Cheryl on mandolin and fife. Though instrumental skill has certainly gained them attention, the family is best known for their stunning vocals.

Tuesday, April 16, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Bemis Library. Thomas Jefferson and His Literary Children. Visit with Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by Jack Van Ens, as he talks about his love of books. Jefferson was a person of immense talents and multiple interests. He accumulated a library of nearly 7,000 books, which he eventually donated to the government. What is not commonly known is that Jefferson went into great debt from collecting books which he prized as his “children.” He battled with Congress over the donation of his collection to the Library of Congress because some members of Congress did not approve of certain titles in his library. Van Ens, a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, also will discuss the Jefferson Bible which will be on display at the Colorado History Museum through May 27. Using a razor, Jefferson cut and pasted his arrangement of selected verses from the New Testament. The book is notable for its exclusion of all miracles and most…

Friday, April 19th between 5-8 PM. he Proof for a Retro Happy Hour. Join Phyllis for this event. You buy one drink, and get a free drink and free buffet with no cover charge. Please RSVP to Phyllis by Wed., April 17th if you would like to attend. We have said we would like to have an FAC so here is your opportunity to join Phyllis for this one. She hopes to see you there!

Sunday, April 21, 5:30pm SNC 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 Laura Daily, owner of MileHighOnTheCheap.com, who will be sharing tips on how to get the most bang for your hard-earned buck. The Mile High Cheapskate will talk about ways to save on groceries (wait until you see Laura’s coupon system), eating out, shopping, entertainment and more. We’ll set aside time for questions, so don’t hesitate to bring them. Plus, in true MHOTC style, there will be a giveaway. Mile High on the Cheap is a resource for deals, discounts and freebies along the Front Range. The site publishes 10 to 14 new posts daily and includes features such as Daily Deals, Kids Eat Free, Cheap Gas and Always Free. Denver-based journalist Laura Daily is a contributing editor to AARP the Magazine and writes regularly about trends, saving money and consumer travel strategies for The Denver Post, Miami Herald, Shop Smart, and AAA World. Laura is also Executive Editor of  LivingOnTheCheap.com, a national personal finance and lifestyle web site. If you like to save money, and who doesn’t, this will be a program you won’t want to miss. Check out Laura’s web site ahead of time and sign up and see her daily deals. 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).

Monday, April 22, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Bemis Library. Vintage and Artistic Homes of Boulder. Take a photographic tour of classic and artistic homes of Boulder, Speaker Gayl Gray is a photographer, author and a journalist for Boulder Women’s Magazine. Over twenty unique Boulder dwellings, grand and cozy, will be featured in the presentation. Gray says, “In a city of unlimited creativity, there’s so much to discover.” Copies of Gayl Gray’s book, Vintage & Artistic Homes of Boulder, will be available for purchase and signing.

Sunday, April 28, 5 p.m. Discussion/Book Signing with Actor Andrew McCarthy. McCarthy has been an actor since the 1980’s. He is well known for Pretty In Pink, Weekend at Bernie’s, St. Elmo’s Fire, to name a few. He was an original member of the 1980’s Brat Pack, if you remember that! He is also a travel writer and director. If you are interested in attending this program, you must pre-register as seating is limited. It is free; however, if you want to attend the 4 p.m. meet and greet reception, there is a $20 charge. To sign up, go to www.arapahoelibraries.org. Look for and click on the rectangle which says Meet Andrew McCarthy. You can register there. *Call Dee for information to let her know if you plan to attend.

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