March, 2014

Saturday, March 1, 6:30-9:30 PM. 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 H.G. 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, April 5, with Perfect Harmony 4 performing. Rosalie is going so if you are interested in going give her a call.

Saturday, March 8 at 8:00 AM. Walk with a Doc- Bible Park. This park is located off of Yale be-tween Monaco and Quebec in Denver. They meet near the Baseball Dia-mond. Rosalie plans to be there if the weather is not very cold or snowy. Sometimes we have a few SNC mem-bers attending. This month’s health topic is Smoking Cessation. Every month during these walks we walk, talk, and exercise our way to a healthi-er 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, wa-ter, 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 with-out 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 exer-cise as medicine to improve your life! FREE. If you want to register, please go to Walk with a Doc on MeetUp groups. Call Rosalie if you are interested in going.

Saturday, March 8, 2–3 p.m. Free Concert. Bemis Library. The Celtic vocal/instrumental duo, Gobs O’ Phun, will entertain with traditional Irish melodies and hu-mor. Featured instruments will include the Irish drum, harmonicas and guitars. Gobs O’ Phun has produced six CDs and has sung on TV and radio. Their strong harmonies and hand-clappin’, foot-stompin’ repertoire will be fun for all.

Saturday, March 8, 8pm. Swallow Hill Concert. Please join Tom, Gina and Jennifer this Saturday night, March 8, for a kick off of the St. Patrick’s Season. This “pub band” is very talented and has great stories and humor mixed into their music. We plan to meet at the Colore restaurant (Yale and Broadway, Denver) at 6:00 pm and get to Swallow Hill for the concert by 7:30 (8:00 start). You may join us for both the dinner and concert or come for either. Please call Gina to let us know to save you a seat or to arrange carpooling from Heather Gardens area. Call the theatre at 303 -777-1003 x 2 to register or apply on line at Advanced tickets are $16, $14 members.

Tuesday, March 11, 7-8:30 p.m. Ward Lucas – A career in investigative journalism. Bemis Library. Local television journalist Ward Lucas will share stories of his exciting career. Lucas has spent 40 years in investigative journalism and has won more than 70 journalism and civic awards for his reporting and writing. He was the first reporter on the D.B. Cooper hijacking and the Ted Bundy murders. His interviews have ranged from Presidents to nursing home residents and Secretaries of State to street people. Lucas began his broadcasting career at the age of 16 hosting radio talk shows in Seattle. In 1973, he made the move into television broadcasting, first at KIRO-TV in Seattle and then at KUSA-TV in Denver. His investigative reporting has often stirred national controversy and has earned him numerous Emmy Awards. In his new book, Neighbors At War, Lucas presents startling information about how the modern Homeowners Association Movement is impacting Americans. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the program.

Sunday, March 16, 5:30pm. St. Patrick’s Day Game Night & Dinner at Cherri’s Clubhouse.
Our next SNC Meeting will be on Sunday, March 16 at 5:30 PM at Cherri’s Woodside Village Clubhouse. Below are complete instructions to the Clubhouse in case you forgot where Cherri lives. Cherri & Yvonne are hosting this event with fun games for us to play as well as supplying the food. There will be a slight charge for the food of $5.00 or less. Remember to wear your “green” as it is St. Patrick’s weekend. If you have any spe-cial games you enjoy playing, please bring them along. You will need to RSVP to Cherri or Yvonne by Friday, March 14 as they need to buy food and need to have an idea how many people will be coming to this meeting. Please remember to park in the Guest Parking or on the street. Please do not park in Mail Parking or Reserved Parking.  If you have any questions feel free to call Cherri.

Tuesday, March 18, 7–8 p.m. Jonathan Edwards and the American Revolution we forget. Bemis Library. Visit with one of America’s greatest intellectuals, Jonathan Edwards, portrayed by Jack Van Ens, Edwards was a well-known theologian during the early 18th century and a leading force in several spiritual revivals that took place during this time period. The revivals, known as the Great Awakening, swept through the Ameri-can colonies. By promoting religious independence, the revivals pre-pared colonists for the American Revolution. Edwards also was the au-thor of numerous books, some of which are considered classics of early American literature. Van Ens holds two Master’s degrees (one in U.S. Colonial History) and a Doctorate in Communications from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Monday, March 24, 2–3 p.m. From Birth to Burial. Bemis Library. Hear a fascinating presentation on life-cycle customs from fourteen Asian, Middle East-ern and European cultures, represented by various types of hats and headwear, Dr. Bev-erly Chico, who will be speaking and showing photographs, is one of the world’s leading authorities on headwear. Chico will bring many actual examples of the headwear for audience members to view. Weddings, baby-namings / dedications, funerals and other rites of passage will be discussed. Chico is a mem-ber of the History/Humanities Department at Regis University and is a history professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

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