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May, 2013

Saturday, May 4, 8am. Walk with a Doc. Crestmoor Park is off of S. Locust and Cedar, near Alameda.. They meet They meet near the Tennis Courts. We have been having a few SNC members join us every month. This month’s health topic is Dysphagia: Trouble Swallowing. 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. Give Rosalie a call if you are planning of going.

Saturday, May 4, 6:30-9:30pm. Heather Gardens Dance. Perfect Harmony 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. The attire is classy casual. They will also have Dance Hosts and Mixer Dances. The next dance will be Saturday, June 1.

Sunday, May 12, Game Night. Potluck at 6:30, followed by any board or card game you
would like to play. It’s at Andrea Antico’s at Candlewyck in SE Denver.  Come at 5:30 if you’d
like to walk for an hour on the Highline Canal Trail. Please RSVP by Sat. May 11. When you call, Andrea will give you the gate password. It’s Mother’s Day, so if you’re lucky enough to have your mother still with you, bring her!

Tuesday, May 14, 7-8pm. Bemis Library, Serengeti. Renowned documentary and nature photographer Boyd Norton will show photographs and videos of East Africa’s Serengeti, one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world. The region is home to over 70 mammal species and
is known for its large lion population. Norton also will discuss some major threats to the
Serengeti and the elephant and rhino poaching that has become rampant across Africa in the
past few years. Enjoy a lively presentation on this magnificent ecosystem. Norton is the author and photographer of over 16 books ranging in topics from African Elephants to Siberia’s Lake Baikal. His recent Serengeti book has received acclaim from such notables as Jane Goodall. He has played a key role in establishing numerous wilderness areas in the Rocky Mountains, new national parks in Alaska, and in the designation of Siberia’s Lake Baikal as a World Heritage Site. Copies of Norton’s books will be available for purchase and signing.

Wednesday, May 15, Salute to Seniors at Colorado Convention Center. Jerry Mathers, the iconic actor behind Beaver Cleaver, is the featured guest at this year’s Salute to Seniors, on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. Denver, CO. The Salute to Seniors is Colorado’s largest senior focused event, and this year features 6 themed rooms, showcasing TV Classics of the 50s and 60s, with themed rooms for Westerns, Comedies, Game Shows, Science Fiction, and Variety Shows. Bingo games run all day long, small stage shows reenact your favorite TV moments, and dozens of prizes, giveaways and freebies are up for grabs! To top it off, over one hundred senior focused exhibits feature the best Colorado has to offer. Best of all, buddy tickets are only half price and there are discounts for groups. RTD stops are on-site and free parking is available. It is $9.00 for the first ticket and $4.50 for the second ticket. You can pick up tickets at the door or order ahead of time at 303-333-3482. Check out further info at their web site www.senioranswers.org. Rosalie plans to go and if you are going let her know.

Someday, May 17?, 7pm. Riviera Royale at Heather Gardens. The Heather Gardens Frolics Club presents “Riviera Royale” for six performances this year. We have gone the past few year’s as a group and everyone has enjoyed their performance. We usually go on a Friday and Rosalie is planning to go on Friday, May 17th to the 7:00 PM show. If you are interested in going let Rosalie know ASAP and get your money to her for $10.00. They will start selling tickets later in April. If the May 17 performance doesn’t work for you and you would like to go to a different performance, let Rosalie know and she can pick up tickets for you. The other performances are May 16th, Saturday, May 18th (2:00 PM Matinee), Sunday May 19, Thursday May 23rd and Friday, May 24th. In the past we have eaten at Blossoms prior to the show at their Friday Buffet.

Sunday, May 19 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 South-western 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. We are looking forward to hearing our speaker, James Anderson , tonight who is currently writing his first book, titled, “Creating Your Own Happiness.” James will be sharing important information on how our happiness is a choice and by choosing to instill a set of habits anyone can create their own happiness. The ideas you will learn will benefit your personal and professional life. These ideas do not cost any money and you can start using them immediately. It’s a personal journey on how he raised his level of happiness by following a new set of habits. 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).

Tuesday, May 21, Bemis Library, A Visit with Africa’s Mountain Gorillas. Did you know there are approximately only 880 mountain gorillas remaining in the wild? The gorillas that you visit in the zoo are lowland gorillas — mountain gorillas do not survive in captivity. Local resident and travel agent Valerie Sewell recently led a small group to Rwanda to see these incredible creatures. She was joined by South Suburban Parks and Recreation manager Dave Lorenz. Dave and Valerie will share their photos from Rwanda and some of their experiences while visiting the mountain gorillas.

Friday-Sunday, May 24-26, 15th Annual Downtown Denver Arts Festival. The event will be held over Memorial Day Weekend and has moved it’s location to the Denver Performing Arts  Complex this year. In the past more than 150 artists participate in this festival and are usually from Colorado. We usually go to this event one of the days of this holiday. Rosalie plans to sponsor it and if you are interested in attending let her know. The day we go may depend on the weather and other activities going on.

Saturday, May 25, Annual Waterton Canyou Hike. Take C470 to the Wadsworth exit. Drive south about 4 miles. Watch for the Waterton Canyon sign and turn left there. If you end up at Lockheed Martin, you have missed the turn. We will meet at the entrance to the main parking lot (probably by the rocks) at 9:45 a.m. Bring water for sure and a snack if you wish. We plan to walk up the canyon for an hour or so and then start back. There is always the possibility of seeing the big horn sheep as well as other wildlife. Call Dee to let her know if you will be there, for carpooling possibilities, and further information. If the weather is bad, we will reschedule the hike.

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