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November 2013

Saturday, November 2, 8am. Walk with a Doc. Walk with a Doc will be meeting at Crestmoor Park which is off of S. Locust and Cedar (Near Alameda) in Denver. They meet near the tennis courts. Rosalie will be able to go this month. Sometimes we have a few SNC members attending. This month’s health topic is Smart Holiday Eating. 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.

Tuesday, November 12, 7-8:30pm. Bemis Library, Hell on Wheels. Author and journalist, Dick Kreck, will tell the story of wild and wicked towns along the Union Pacific Railroad line. With the building of the Union Pacific Railroad in the 1860s, a new era of travel was born. Journeys that had once taken several perilous months now took only days. As the railroad made its way west, overnight settlements, known as “hell on wheels,” sprang up. These instant cities brought opportunity to legitimate businessmen, but also opened the door to gamblers, prostitutes, and thugs. In addition to tales of these towns, Dick Kreck will high-light the heroic individuals who finally established perma-nent towns in the interior West. Kreck retired from The Denver Post after 38 years as an editor and columnist. He previously worked at the San Francisco Examiner and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of five other books, including several local best sellers. Copies of his books will be available for purchase and signing.

Saturday, November 16, 2-3pm. Bemis Library, Celtic Music Concert. Acclaimed Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow will combine music and sto-rytelling to tell the story of the Potato Famine in Ireland, the immi-gration of the Irish to New York City and Hell’s Kitchen, and then the migration West via the railroads and military. Barlow’s music has been played on NPR and in a PBS documentary. His latest CD, Fields and Fences, was one of five nominees for Instrumental Album of the Year by the Independent Music Association.

Friday, November 22, Swallow Hill Concert. Please join Gina Abegg and Tom Keaton to see John McCutcheon . We will have dinner at Colore restaurant (Yale and Broadway) at 6:00. The concert begins at 8:00. If you can’t join us for dinner but want to hear the music, please meet us at Swallow Hill (Yale and Lincoln) at 7:30. Tickets are $20, $22 night of show. Please call Gina or Tom. John McCutcheon has emerged as one of our most respected and loved folk singers. As
an instrumentalist, he is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably
the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer. His songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe. His thirty recordings have garnered every imaginable honor including seven Grammy nominations. He has produced over twenty albums of other artists, from traditional fiddlers to contemporary singer-songwriters to educational and documentary works. His books and instructional materials have introduced budding players to the joys of their own musicality. And his commitment to grassroots political organizations has put him on the front lines of many of the issues important to communities and workers. He also has a storytelling style that has been compared to Will Rogers and Garrison Keillor. Swallow Hill’s web site is www.swallowhill.org . Tickets may be bought here or by calling 303 777-1003. Swallow Hill fans, plan ahead, as we are also planning to go to the Acoustic Eidolon concert on 12/13. You might as well get both tickets at once as both will sell out.

Saturday, November 23, 5:30pm SNC Thanksgiving and Game Night. This meeting will be our annual potluck Thanksgiving Dinner at Cherri Cassio’s Clubhouse at the Woodside Village Condos from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Please bring a dish to share for 6-8 people. There will be an $8.00 fee for members and non-members tonight who don’t bring food. Hopefully everyone will bring food so we will have plenty for everyone to eat. Don’t forget to invite a guest to join us, if you like, as visitors are always welcomed. Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 19 to Cherri as we have to see what size Turkey we may need and if the club needs to purchase items that were not assigned for the dinner. By the way, Cherri has volunteered to be our Chef this year for our Turkey. Tonight will also be our game night and we will play games, if time permits, so bring your favorite games along. Cherri is coordinating the items for the dinner and you can call Cherri and let her know what you are bringing or have her assign an item for you to bring. Cherri had a listing of items needed for our Thanksgiving Feast at our October 27 Appreciation Dinner. If you didn’t get on the list, please contact Cherri ASAP. Separately you will find a listing of items that may be still needed for the pre-Thanksgiving feast. Please bring extra chairs in case we need them and leave them in your car. Also remember to park in the Guest Parking or on the street. Please do not park in Mail Parking or Reserved Parking.

Monday, November 25, 2-3pm. Bemis Library. Lord Dunraven. Actor Kurtis Kelly will portray Lord Dunraven, who was one of Colorado’s most intriguing land-owners, and one of the most controversial. Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin, the 4th Earl of Dunraven, left a tremendous legacy in the American West. His name embellishes Mount Dunrav-en in Rocky Mountain National Park and Dunraven Pass in Yellowstone. Discovering Colorado as a hunter in the 1870s, Dunraven eventually settled in Estes Park where through questionable means, he would soon claim dominion over nearly 10,000 acres—stirring accusations of driving out American settlers. His name became associated, perhaps unfairly, with the first murder in Estes Park. And yet, he was popular throughout the U.S.—as a writer, yachtsman, and well-traveled journalist. Was Dunraven a scoundrel? Or perhaps one of Colorado’s earliest conservationists? Join the “jury” at this fascinating first-person re-enactment of the life of the “Colorado Earl”—and share in the exciting stories of Colorado’s early days—when tourism was at its dawn. Performer Kurtis Kelly is a stage actor who has been portraying historic characters for over fif-teen years. During the summer, he appears in Estes Park’s downtown outdoor storyteller series.

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