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September 2013

Saturday, September 7, 8:00am. Walk with a Doc. This group will be meeting at deKoevend Park which is on University north of Arapahoe Road in Shelter C near the Rec. Center. Rosalie will not be able to go this month. Sometimes we have a few SNC members attending. This month’s health topic is Angiograms & Catheterizations. 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.

Saturday, September 7, 6:30pm. Dance at Heather Gardens. 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. Some SNC members may be there.The attire is classy casual. There will be dance hosts, mixer dances and light refreshments. The next dance will be Saturday, October 5 with Perfect Harmony 4 performing. Rosalie is planning to go so if you are interested in going give her a call.

Thursday, September 12, 2:00pm. Buell Theatre at DCPA. A matinee at 2:00 PM where you can get half price tickets as a senior to see the musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert. It is adapted from Elliott’s 1994 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical tells the story of two drag queens and a transsexual, who contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. As they head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla, the three friends come to the forefront of a comedy of errors, encountering a number of strange characters, as well as incidents of homophobia, while widening comfort zones and finding new horizons. The half price tickets will be available starting at 1:00 PM. If you are interested in going let Rosalie know as she is planning to see this show that ends on September 15. She will either take the Light Rail or drive downtown to the show. It would be nice if they have matinee performances for all the 2013-2014 shows this year.

Friday, September 13, Karla Bonoff at Swallow Hill. Since her start as a sister duo at the age of 16, to her appearances at the famous Troubadour “hoot” in the 60s, Karla Bonoff has had an esteemed career as a singer & songwriter, with her songs delivering hits for artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, and Wynonna Judd, and landing major tour spots opening for the likes of James Taylor, John Prine, and Jackson Browne in her own right. Her song “All My Life” was ranked as one of the top 5 most popular wedding songs by People Magazine and won the Grammy for Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville as the Best Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. Karla’s album “All My Life” produced a Billboard Magazine review that sums up Karla’s legacy as a performer and writer: “Long before Alanis and Jewel, there was a breed of singer/songwriters whose earthly anthems of soul-searching, heartache and joy touched souls in a way few can muster today”. Please contact Tom if you are interested in going.

Sunday, September 15, 6:00pm. Game Night. Please join Gina Abegg and other friends for our first quarterly game night on Sunday, September 15 from 6 – 9 p.m. Gina will provide the dinner. Please bring $5 to contribute to cost. Also bring your favorite games to play. Because space is limited to ten people, do confirm your attendance by Friday, September 13. Your favorite games are, of course, welcome. Please contact her for directions and to RSVP. Hosts are still needed for December, March, and June’s game nights.

Tuesday, September 17, 7:00pm. Civil War. Bemis Library. See a dramatic presentation of how a Union President and a Confederate deserter fought against slavery and racism in pre-and post-Civil War days. Dave Ehlert portrays Lincoln and Twain in this live theatrical production that will entertain you with ninety minutes of historical drama and humor. Ehlert has performed these roles throughout the country to rave reviews.

Monday, September 23, 2:00pm Unknown Soldier. Bemis Library. Hear the fascinating history of Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from a member of the tomb’s honor guard, Speaker Tom Tudor served as an Honor Guard Sentinel and he will share his experiences as a guard, including memorable and often emotional encounters with visitors. He will describe the transformation of Robert E. Lee’s private land holding to a place of honor authorized by President Woodrow Wilson in 1921.

Saturday, September 28, 9:00am. Aging Denver Expo at Marriott Tech Center. Free event called Amazing Expo Aging Denver. It is an all day event starting at 9:00 AM and going till 4:00 PM. They will be having Free Seminars, Prize Giveaways, 100+ Exhibitors and there is Free Parking. The topics include Financial & Legal Advice, Health & Wellness, Home Improvement, Technology and Travel & Leisure. Almost daily since the beginning of the year the Denver Post has been having a listing of the seminars and other info on this fun day. Pre-register and see the event schedule by going to http://www.amazingagingdenver.com/ Rosalie is already registered and is planning to attend this event. If you are going, let her know.

Sunday, September 29, 5:30pm SNC Meeting. For our September meeting we will be going to Citron Bistro which is located at 3535 S. Yosemite St., Denver, CO 80237. We went to this restaurant after our Miniature Golf in July and everyone enjoyed their food. They have a meeting room that we will use. They have a reasonable Happy Hour special menu priced from $4.00-$7.50 with the purchase of a beverage. There will be no additional fees for members or non-members tonight. Everyone enjoyed the program we had last year called “Show and Tell” so we decided to make it an annual event and do it again this year. where members share their hobbies, interests, collections, their work, their travels, etc. with other SNC members. You may have a special collection of stamps, coins, dolls, stuffed animals, baseball cards or even post cards. You may enjoy Karaoke, dancing, running, hiking, walking, biking, photography, playing an instrument and may want to tell us how you got involved in these interests. Maybe you enjoy taking classes in school and are going for a particular degree or you are taking adult educational classes, dance lessons, etc. We will need you to call Phyllis or Rosalie by Friday, September 27 and let us know if you would like to participate so we can figure out how much time to allow all our members. We will start at five minutes and may increase your time. You can bring samples of your collections and hobbies with you to share or just talk about them. It is your choice. Perhaps members can be encouraged to start new hobbies and find out some things about our members that you didn’t know previously. Please remember to invite other single people you know to this event and our meetings and 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).

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