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July, 2013

Saturday, July 6, 6:30-9:30. 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. Rosalie is not going this month. The next dance will be Saturday, August 3.

Wednesday, July 10, 6:30pm. Free Concert – Forever Fab. This is a Beatles Tribute Band. The Streets of Southglenn mall is on the southwest corner of University Blvd. and Arapahoe Rd. in Centennial. It is on the street south of Whole Foods, a block or so west. Bring a chair, umbrella (sun or rain protection), food and drink if you wish. To get a good place to sit, we will plan to be there around 6:00 p.m. Give Dee a call if you plan to attend.

Saturday, July 13, 8:00am. Walk with a Doc. This group will be meeting at Crestmoor Park which is off of Locust and Cedar near Alameda and Monaco. They meet near the Tennis Courts. Sometimes we have a few SNC members attending. This month’s health topic is Improving Your Balance. 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 be going this month.

Tuesday, July 16, 7-8:30pm. Coloroddities with Tom Noel. Bemis Library. Well-known Colorado historian Tom Noel will give a photo presentation on strange things about our state. Featured in the talk will be entertaining stories on bizarre people throughout the history of Colorado, weird vehicles, exotic animals and hungry cannibals. Copies of Noel’s recent books will be available for purchase and signing at the program.
Monday, July 22, 2-3pm. Those Amazing Tabors. Bemis Library. Hear the story of Colorado’s millionaire silver family, the Tabors. Speaker Eldon Halingstad will start with tales of Horace Tabor as a young man meeting Augusta in Maine and homesteading in Kansas. The story continues with the Tabors’ trip to Colorado and their quest for fame and fortune. Their lives take a strange and intriguing twist when Baby Doe enters the picture and becomes involved with Horace. Halingstad has been a professional speaker and storyteller for over thirty years. He is internationally known for his educational programs.

Tuesday, July 23, 7-8:30pm. Crimes Against Women in Pakistan. Bemis Library. Author Jacqueline St. Joan will speak about the realities of the culturally and socially accepted honor crimes against women in Pakistan. St. Joan visited Pakistan to research this topic. While there, she met with human-rights activists, visited women’s shelters and lived with Pakistani families. As a result of her research, she published a novel, My Sisters Made of Light, which focuses on three women who suffer the type of violence directed against real Pakistani women who are viewed as bringing shame on their families. Since the publication of her novel two years ago, St. Joan has raised $19,000 to build a shelter in Pakistan for abused women with children. Copies of her novel will be available for signing and purchase.

Wednesday, July 24, 6:30pm. Free Concert – Juke Box Boys. This group specializes in ’50’s music. The Streets of Southglenn mall is on the southwest corner of University Blvd. and Arapahoe Rd. in Centennial. It is on the street south of Whole Foods, a block or so west. Bring a chair, umbrella (sun or rain protection), food and drink if you wish. To get a good place to sit, we will plan to be there around 6:00 p.m. Give Dee a call if you plan to attend.

Saturday, July 27. Senior Law Day. Senior Law Day will take place on July 27 at the Denver Mart. It starts early in the morning. They ask for a $10.00 contribution to help pay for books and refreshments. You will need to pre-register ASAP. To register you can visit them on line at www.seniorlawday.org or call 303-860-0608. This annual educational seminar will provide attendees with important and useful information on many issues facing our growing senior citizen population. Every participant will receive a free copy of the 2013 Edition Senior Law Handbook. Rosalie is planning to attend and you can let her know if you will be there.

Sunday, July 28, 5:00pm SNC Meeting, Miniature Golf and Dinner Out. For our July 28 meeting we will be playing Miniature Golf at Kennedy Golf Course, which is located at 10500 E. Hampden Avenue, Aurora, CO 80014. Their phone number is 720-865-0720. We will form teams of four and start playing around 5:15 PM. The cost to play is $5.00 for a group rate for seniors. They have three miniature golf courses and we can decide what course we would like to play on or play on all of them if time permits. After mini golf around 6:30 PM we will probably head over to Citron Bistro located at 3535 S. Yosemite Street in Denver. They have a reasonable Happy Hour special menu from $4.00-$7.50 with the purchase of a beverage. If you have a recommendation on another restaurant, please let Rosalie know. Please call Phyllis or Rosalie by Saturday, July 27 and let either one of them know if you are playing mini golf with us on Sunday, July 28 as we want to get an idea of how many will be there. If you want to just go to dinner let us know that too. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and be a little cooler. 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).

Friday, Dance at Heather Gardens. Every Friday from 5:30-8:30PM in Blossoms. There is an $8.50 buffet available on Fridays earlier.

June, 2013

Saturday, June 1, 6:30pm-9:30pm. Heather Gardens Dance. Tom Allen 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 will be there. The attire is classy casual. There will be dance hosts, mixer dances and light refreshments. No alcoholic beverages are allowed at the dance anymore. The next dance will be Saturday, July 6 with the Terry Norona band.

Tuesday, June 4, 7pm-8pm. Bemis Library. See a living history performance on the amazing life of Buffalo Bill Cody. Actor Jeff Norman will take you on a journey through all the highlights of Buffalo Bill’s colorful career as a frontiersman, buffalo hunter, scout, Pony Express rider, Indian fighter, and international showman. Buffalo Bill was a Medal of Honor recipient as well as an advocate for Indian culture and equal pay for women. Norman has performed for over 40 years throughout the country.

Saturday, June 8, 8am. Walk with a Doc. This group will be meeting at Bible Park which is off of Yale between Monaco and Quebec. They meet near the Baseball diamond. Sometimes we have a few SNC members attend every month. This month’s health topic is Allergic Rhinitis: The Runny Nose. 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 going this month as she is going to the Heather Gardens event.

Saturday, June 8, 8:30am-12:30pm. You have a choice between the walk around the perimeter of HG or a shorter walk learning about the landscape and plants of H.G. The Auto Show will be in a parking lot near the Picnic Pavilion and a lunch of hot dogs, chips and soda will be served. The cost is $5.00 and that includes breakfast, lunch, water and a give-away. Rosalie is planning to go so give her a call if this interests you. It would be best if you make an RSVP and pay ahead of time.

Saturday, June 8, 2pm-3pm. Bemis Library. Hear Bill Barwick, one of America’s premier Western and cowboy music entertainers, sing songs and tell stories of the Old West. In 2009, Barwick won the coveted Western Music Association’s Male Performer of the Year award.

Saturday, June 8, 6pm-11pm. Littleton Block Party. Join us in Downtown Littleton for this fun event: 5 entertainment stages, food booths, specialty car show, individual booths highlighting Downtown Littleton’s Finest Boutiques and Restaurants, and two fireworks shows! We haven’t yet decided exactly where we will meet or at what time, so if you want to join us call Dee for those details a couple of days before the event.

Sunday, June 9, 6:30pm. Game Night. Potluck at 6:30 PM, followed by any board or card game you would like to play. It’s at Andrea Antico’s.  Come at 5:30 PM if you’d like to walk for an hour on the Highline Canal Trail. Please RSVP by Friday, June 7. When you call, Andrea will give you the gate password.

Tuesday, June 11, 7pm-8:30pm. Bemis Library. Jim Saccomano, director of public relations for the Denver Broncos for over 30 years, will share stories of great moments in the franchise’s history. He also will talk about the future of the Broncos and answer questions from the audience. Saccomano is the author of two popular books on the Denver Broncos, Game of My Life and Denver Broncos: The Complete.

Saturday, June 15, 2pm-3pm. Bemis Library. Enjoy a dramatic presentation by seven actresses portraying unconventional women in the history of the West. The historical characters performed will include Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean; Mother Cabrini, famous for her missionary work; Maude Nelson, baseball pitcher and owner; Mary Elitch, one of the original owners of Elitch Gardens; “Unsinkable” Molly Brown; author Helen Hunt Jackson; and labor organizer Mother Jones. Each actress has researched the character that she is portraying, written her own script and created a costume. This program will be produced by The Legendary Ladies, a group that exists to promote the role of women in the settling of the West.

Wednesday, June 19, 6:30pm to 8pm. Free Concert at Streets of SouthGlenn. The ‘70s with Dr. Kool and the Disco Fever Divas – It’s all about platform shoes, big hair, and the dance floor mirror ball. All the hottest hits of the disco era are covered by The Doctor, but watch out, boogie fever can be highly contagious. The mall is on the southwest corner of University Blvd. and Arapahoe Rd. in Centennial. It is on the street south of Whole Foods, a block or so west. Bring a chair, umbrella (sun or rain protection), food and drink if you wish. To get a good place to sit, we will plan to be there around 6:00 p.m. Give Dee a call if you plan to attend.

Sunday, June 25 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.

Our speaker tonight will be Martha Karnopp who has been practicing law for 38 years, with emphasis on estate planning and probate for 26 years as well as elder law, wills, trusts, living wills and power of attorney. She is an honors graduate of the University of Wyoming. Martha meets with her clients in their homes, giving very personalized service. Her goal is to meet her clients’ estate planning goals in a way that is complete, flexible, and as simple and cost-effective as possible. She and her husband are volunteers with RESULTS, a citizens’ advocacy group whose goal is to build the political will to end hunger and poverty. 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.

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.

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.

March, 2013

Saturday, March 2nd, 8:00am. Walk with a Doc at DeKoevend Park. This group will be meeting at DeKoevend Park which is off of Arapahoe Road and north on University in Centennial. They meet in Shelter C near the Recreation Center. We have been having a few SNC members join us every month. This month’s health topic is Coronary Artery Stents. 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, March 2, 6:30-9:30pm. Dance at Heather Gardens. Perfect Harmony will be performing. This is for residents and non-residents. They will have a special table for singles. The cost is $5.00 for residents and $7.00 for non-residents and the day of the dance. Perhaps a few SNC members are planning to attend. They will have light refreshments and punch and you may bring a beverage of your choice along too. The attire is classy casual. They will also have Dance Hosts and Mixer Dances. The next dance will be Saturday, April 6.

Tuesday, March 5, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Exploring Mars: Future Colonization. Bemis Library 6014 So. Datura St. in Littleton. The enigmatic Red Planet will be the focus of a presentation by Dr. Robert Zubrin, chairman of the National Space Society. Zubrin will talk about how we can send human explorers to Mars in the next decade and why we should. He also will discuss the possibility of establishing a Martian settlement and a plan to build life on a new world. Dr. Zubrin is the author of The Case for Mars.

Sunday, March 10. Game Night. Come join us for a pot luck and games at Jennifer’s on March 10th from 6:00 to 9:00. She lives at Heather Gardens. It is west of the Club House two streets. Call to RSVP and let Jennifer know what you will be bringing preferably by Friday the 8th. Please also bring games to play and we will have a relaxing fun time.

Tuesday, March 12, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Life in the Wrong Lane – Experiences of a World  Correspondent. Veteran television journalist Greg Dobbs will share stories of his exciting career. Dobbs worked as an international correspondent for ABC News and covered many major stories, including the Iranian revolution and the Iran-Iraq War, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the civil war in Lebanon and Zimbabwe, the assassination of Anwar Sadat in Egypt and the Watergate scandal. Dobbs is the winner of two Emmy Awards for news coverage. In recent years, Dobbs has worked for the television network HDNet as a world correspondent and producer of documentaries on such topics as politics in Russia, wealth in Dubai and assisted suicide in Switzerland. Dobbs will talk about all the funny, dangerous and unbelievable things that journalists experience in reporting a story. He is the author of the book, Life in the Wrong Lane: Why Journalists Go In When Everyone Else Wants Out.

Saturday, March 16, 2:00-3:00pm. Free Celtic Concert. Bemis Library 6014 So. Datura St. in Littleton. Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day by spending a musical hour with the Celtic singing group, Tradition, Tartans, and Tears. Listen to traditional Irish and Scottish songs, accompanied by dulcimer, guitar and viola. The group features popular singer Tamra Hayden.

Saturday, March 16, Avenue Theater. Please join Gina at the Avenue Theater’s production of “Motherhood Out Loud”. This production may be especially appreciated by all of the mothers among us, or those who have mothers, or appreciate mothers or were married to mothers. Gina will help car pool from the Aurora area. A meal plan has not yet been made, so your suggestions are welcome. Please RSVP to Gina.

According to the Avenue Theater: Utterly unpredictable, Motherhood Out Loud shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations.This is a joyous, moving, hilarious and altogether thrilling theatrical play. Authored by a dazzling array of writers from journalism, fiction, television, and the theater, Motherhood provides genuine entertainment for the parent in your life. As part of Avenue Theater’s 6th Annual Women’s Perormance Series, the talents of women actors from the Denver metro area drive this remarkable regional premier. To get more information and purchase tickets, go to http://www.avenuetheater.com/season/motherhood/index.html

Tuesday, March 19, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Exploring Colorado Wineries. The Colorado wine industry is booming. There are now over 120 wineries throughout the state. Join author Paula Mitchell who will show photographs and talk about visiting local wineries. Mitchell notes that Colorado wineries are starting to compete with wineries on the West Coast and have won both national and international awards. Mitchell not only will provide a tour of Colorado wineries, but she also will give tips on selecting wine and pairing it with food. Free wine tasting, with four different wines provided by Spero Winery in Colorado, will take place following the presentation. Copies of Paula Mitchell’s book, Exploring Colorado Wineries, will be available.

Friday, March 22. Godspell at Pace Center. Please join Gina for the exciting production of “GodSpell”, playing at the Pace Center in Parker. I have chosen March 22 because they will be offering a talk back with the performers afterward. Tickets are reasonable, from $16-$22, but need to be preordered for seating together, so please let Gina know by March 5th if you want to attend and I will buy tickets together. The Pace Center is at 20000 Pikes Peak Ave, Parker, CO 80138. phone: 303-805-6800. www.parkeronline.org/PACE. If peole want to also have dinner, there is a lovely restaurant called the War Horse on Main Street.

Fresh from Broadway, the PACE Center in partnership with Aurora Fox Arts Center is thrilled to present the incredible new 2012 revised version of the Steven Schwartz musical, Godspell. From the composer of Wicked, this audience favorite includes fresh and energized arrangements of all of the music that has made this show a hit since the early 70’s. Popular songs, such as “Day by Day,” “O, Bless the Lord, My Soul,” and “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord” stay true to the timelessness of their original versions but are brought to life with a modern twist. As relevant today as it was in the 70’s, Godspell, which is based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, demonstrates the power we find when we come together as a community. Set in the present day, this musical uses humor and song to tell the story of Jesus and his followers as they come together as strangers, learn from each other, and form into a powerful community that can survive even the most difficult of trials. This joyous show will stir your soul, raise your spirit and lift you right out of your seat.

Sunday, March 24, 5:30pm. SNC Monthly 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 Richard Strong, a Certified JSJ Practitioner, be our speaker. Richard will be giving us an introduction to Jin Shin Jyutsu. Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) is a gift from Japan to America . JSJ is an energetic healing practice, which shares its ancient roots with acupuncture and acupressure, but does not use needling or pressure. This will be a very interesting program and one you don’t want to miss. In this introduction to JSJ you will learn: That JSJ is not something strange, but something all of us have been using, intuitively, since birth – The connections between emotions/attitudes and health – How the University of Kentucky is employing JSJ in their cancer treatment center – How you can help yourself, family and friends with JSJ – How you can experience deep relaxation, clearer thinking, reduced anxiety and depression, pain relief, and restful sleep at night through JSJ sessions and, that Built into each of us is a wondrous healing system. 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).

Saturday, March 30, Matt Morris at Swallow Hill. Please join Tom Keeton and Gina Abegg for a wonderful concert by a very creative musician and song writer that Tom really likes, Matt Morris (and he’s never been wrong yet). This will be on Saturday, March 30 at Swallow Hill Concert Center, 71 E. Lincoln, Denver, 80210 (Lincoln and Yale). The concert begins at 8 p.m. and we plan to have dinner together at 6:00 at Colore Restaurant, Yale and Broadway, and walk to the concert by 7:30. You are welcome to join us for either or both the dinner or concert.Tickets can be obtained through Swallow Hill at www.swallowhill.org or 303 377-1003. Please let Gina or Tom know if you can come.

Here is how the concert is described on the Swallow Hill website: Songwriter and recording artist, Matt Morris’ music is filled with diverse moods, styles and topics that reflect Matt’s devotion to living and writing about a meaningful life. Matt’s award-winning musical career has been shaped by his many unique collaborations, from singing nationally and internationally with his father, Gary Morris, to performing “Hallelujah” with pop sensation Justin Timberlake on the Hope For Haiti Now Telethon in 2010. His songs have been recorded by Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Reba McIntyre and Mary J Blige. Presently, he is writing for/with Gwen Stefani, Michael Franti, Keith Urban, Lady Gaga, Sara Mclachlan, Mary J Blige, Cher and many others. Want to hear him singing? Check out his web site, quite lovely: www.mattmorris.net.

February 2013

Saturday, February 2,  6:30-9:30 PM. Dance at Heather Gardens .  Perfect Harmony will be performing. This is for residents and non-residents.  They will have a special table for singles.  The cost is $5.00 for residents and $7.00 for non-residents and the day of the dance.  Rosalie and a few other SNC members are planning to attend.  Give Rosalie a call at 303-751-1226 if you are planning to go.  They will have light refreshments and punch and you may bring a beverage of your choice along too. The attire is classy casual.  They will also have Dance Hosts and Mixer Dances.  The next dance will be Saturday, March 2.

Sunday, February 3 at 4:00 PM Super Bowl Party at Blossoms in Heather Gardens. Even though the Broncos are not playing you still may be interested in watch the big football game or the fun commercials. For $6.95 (does not include tax, tip and drinks) you can purchase their buffet.  It includes chicken wings, Brats, Jalapeno Poppers, chips, Guacamole and salsa, etc. It starts at 4:00 pm.  A few SNC members are going so call Rosalie at 303-751-1236 if you would like to join her. Gina and Rosalie have prior plans and will be getting to Blossoms between 4:30 and 5:00 PM.  There may be other SNC members there earlier than this.  They have a huge TV to watch the game on.

Saturday,  February 9th at 8:00 AM – Walk with a Doc.  This group will be meeting at Crestmoor Park which is off of S. Locust and Cedar, near Alameda.  They meet near the Tennis Courts.  We have been having a few SNC members join us every month. This month’s health topic is Getting More from Your Dr. Visit. 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 be walking this month and if you want to let her know you are walking call her.  In case it is very cold or snowy Rosalie may not be going on the walk, as we have had some cold Saturday mornings in the past.

February 9 at 6:00 PM. Dakota Blonde Concert. Join Gina Abegg and Tom Keeton on Saturday, Feb. 9 to see the wonderful group Dakota Blonde at Swallow Hill Music  Center. According to the Swallow Hill Website, Dakota Blonde is one of the most unique acoustic sounds around. Their combination of original tunes and carefully selected covers, along with their endearing stage presence and humor is out of this world. They are a unique blend of heart, authenticity and contagious spirit. This marks the 10th consecutive year that Dakota Blonde have performed their February Valentine’s concert with Swallow Hill Music. We plan to meet at Colore Restaurant, on the corner of Yale and Broadway for dinner at 6:00, going to the concert at Yale and Lincoln by 7:30. Please let Gina or Tom know if you will join us for the dinner, concert, or both. Tickets can be obtained at www.swallowhillmusic.org. Saturday, February 16, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Bemis Library: 6014 So. Datura St. in Littleton. The kilted Scotsman, Matthew Gurnsey, will entertain you with Celtic love songs. Gurnsey has appeared on hundreds of stages nationally and internationally, delighting audiences with his Scottish charm and melodic voice.

Saturday, February 16, 6-9pm Game Night at Gina’s. Have you been missing game night? Join Gina and friends on Feb. 10 from 6 – 9 for a chance to play some of our old favorite games or try a new one you bring. This time we will not be having a potluck. Gina will provide pizza, salad, drinks and dessert. Please pitch in $5 to help with the cost.  This is just to the east of the clubhouse and tennis courts in the Heather Gardens complex. Please contact her to rsvp and for directions.  Jennifer and Andrea will be hosting game nights in March and April, but we still need a generous host for May.

Sunday, February 24, 5:00 PM – Monthly Meeting. Annual Academy Awards Party at Rosalie’s House. This will be the 85th year of the Academy Awards and the host this year will be Seth MacFarlane. The best films of 2012 will be chosen tonight at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. There are nine films up for awards this year and that alone will make it a terrific show.  Many of the movies are up for more than one award so if you have time between now and February 24 check out “Amour,” “Argo,”  “Beast of the Southern Wild,” “Django Unchained,” “Les Miserables,” “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,”  “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”  This year they will also have a 50th Anniversary Tribute to the James Bond Film Series and I am sure many of us have seen most of those movies.

This year to make it easier for members Rosalie is charging $6.00 for SNC members and we will get pizza, salad, fruit, dessert, etc. She will have water, soda and tea for drinks and if you want something else, please BYOB.  You will need to RSVP to Rosalie  by Friday, February 22 if you will be able to attend and will be responsible to pay the $6.00 if you cancel after February 22 as she has to order the food.   We sent a list around at the January meeting and already have a large group of members attending.  Please call Rosalie and make sure you get your name on her list and leave your phone number.  If you would like to bring a guest there will be an $8.00 charge but if they decide to join SNC that night we will charge them the $6.00 price for the food.  Let’s hope it doesn’t snow but if that is the case Rosalie will call everyone and have to cancel as it may be hard for members to get to her house and you will get your $6.00 back should you pay in advance.
We will have our usual ballot for the Academy Awards to fill out and see who comes the closest in guessing the winners. Ballots will be $1.00 a piece and you can fill in multiple ballots if you like with the person getting the most correct choices winning the money collected or sharing in case of a tie.  To see the Oscar Ballot ahead of time you can find it at various web sites on the Internet.  Another place to check out information on the Oscar Awards can be found at  www.oscar.com.  You have less than  a month until February 24 to see all the movies up for awards before the big night and pick your own choices or otherwise you can make some good guesses.

Again, remember to call Rosalie to RSVP  by Friday, February 22 or if you have any questions on the above or on the directions. You can also reach her on her cell phone on Sunday night . See you there!

Monday, February 25, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Bemis Library: 6014 So. Datura St. in Littleton. A Journey Through Afghanistan. Explore Afghanistan through the photography and watercolors of Londoner Brian Serff, . Serff, a photographer, traveled with the Royal Geographic Society from England to Afghanistan to go on an expedition in the Hindu Kush mountains. The trip occurred in 1965 when Afghanistan was a much different country than it is today. It was a lifechanging experience for Serff, who captured in his photographs the life and faces of the people as well as the country’s landscape. Serff has painted numerous watercolors based on these photos. Serff will show both the photographs and the art that he has created. Serff also will talk about the people he met on his journey.

Tuesday, February 26, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Bemis Library: 6014 So. Datura St. in Littleton. Exploring Mars – The Curiosity Rover and Future Colonization. The enigmatic Red Planet will be the focus of two presentations. This is the first one when Dr. Steven Lee, Curator of Planetary Science at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, will discuss the ongoing exploration of Mars and show spectacular recent images of Mars taken by the newly-arrived Curiosity Rover. Learn about the latest findings from the Red  Planet! Then, on Tuesday, March 5, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Dr. Robert Zubrin, chairman of the National Space Society, will talk about how we can send human explorers to Mars in the next decade and Exploring Mars – The Curiosity Rover and Future Colonization. The enigmatic Red Planet will be the focus of two presentations. This is the first one when Dr. Steven Lee, Curator of Planetary Science at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, will discuss the ongoing exploration of Mars and show spectacular recent why we should. He also will discuss the possibility of establishing a Martian settlement and a plan to build life on a new world. Dr. Zubrin is the author of The Case for Mars.
Additional Fun Things to do Now That it is Winter – Can you sponsor one of these events?

The 17th Denver Jewish Film Festival is going on from February 6-17.  They have some very wonderful films  both in English, French with English subtitles, Hebrew with English subtitles, German with English subtitles.  You can see a listing of all the movies at www.maccjcc.org/film and you can purchase tickets at the box office during open hours or on line.  Call 303-316-6360 for more information.  Rosalie and Phyllis are planning to be at many of the movies.

How about meeting for breakfast on a Saturday or Sunday?  How about going to a movie on a Saturday night or another night plus dinner out? How about setting up a Happy Hour during the week or on the weekend.

Remember you can call the DCPA on Tuesday at 10:00 AM and find out which plays they have tickets for $10.00 for that week.  The DCPA number is 303-893-4100.

February, 2013

Saturday, February 2,  6:30-9:30 PM. Dance at Heather Gardens .  Perfect Harmony will be performing. This is for residents and non-residents.  They will have a special table for singles.  The cost is $5.00 for residents and $7.00 for non-residents and the day of the dance.  Rosalie and a few other SNC members are planning to attend.  Give Rosalie a call at 303-751-1226 if you are planning to go.  They will have light refreshments and punch and you may bring a beverage of your choice along too. The attire is classy casual.  They will also have Dance Hosts and Mixer Dances.  The next dance will be Saturday, March 2.

Sunday, February 3 at 4:00 PM Super Bowl Party at Blossoms in Heather Gardens. Even though the Broncos are not playing you still may be interested in watch the big football game or the fun commercials. For $6.95 (does not include tax, tip and drinks) you can purchase their buffet.  It includes chicken wings, Brats, Jalapeno Poppers, chips, Guacamole and salsa, etc. It starts at 4:00 pm.  A few SNC members are going so call Rosalie at 303-751-1236 if you would like to join her. Gina and Rosalie have prior plans and will be getting to Blossoms between 4:30 and 5:00 PM.  There may be other SNC members there earlier than this.  They have a huge TV to watch the game on.

Saturday,  February 9th at 8:00 AM – Walk with a Doc.  This group will be meeting at Crestmoor Park which is off of S. Locust and Cedar, near Alameda.  They meet near the Tennis Courts.  We have been having a few SNC members join us every month. This month’s health topic is Getting More from Your Dr. Visit. 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 be walking this month and if you want to let her know you are walking call her.  In case it is very cold or snowy Rosalie may not be going on the walk, as we have had some cold Saturday mornings in the past.

February 9 at 6:00 PM. Dakota Blonde Concert. Join Gina Abegg and Tom Keeton on Saturday, Feb. 9 to see the wonderful group Dakota Blonde at Swallow Hill Music  Center. According to the Swallow Hill Website, Dakota Blonde is one of the most unique acoustic sounds around. Their combination of original tunes and carefully selected covers, along with their endearing stage presence and humor is out of this world. They are a unique blend of heart, authenticity and contagious spirit. This marks the 10th consecutive year that Dakota Blonde have performed their February Valentine’s concert with Swallow Hill Music. We plan to meet at Colore Restaurant, on the corner of Yale and Broadway for dinner at 6:00, going to the concert at Yale and Lincoln by 7:30. Please let Gina or Tom know if you will join us for the dinner, concert, or both. Tickets can be obtained at www.swallowhillmusic.org. Saturday, February 16, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Bemis Library: 6014 So. Datura St. in Littleton. The kilted Scotsman, Matthew Gurnsey, will entertain you with Celtic love songs. Gurnsey has appeared on hundreds of stages nationally and internationally, delighting audiences with his Scottish charm and melodic voice.

Saturday, February 16, 6-9pm Game Night at Gina’s. Have you been missing game night? Join Gina and friends on Feb. 10 from 6 – 9 for a chance to play some of our old favorite games or try a new one you bring. This time we will not be having a potluck. Gina will provide pizza, salad, drinks and dessert. Please pitch in $5 to help with the cost.  This is just to the east of the clubhouse and tennis courts in the Heather Gardens complex. Please contact her to rsvp and for directions.  Jennifer and Andrea will be hosting game nights in March and April, but we still need a generous host for May.

Sunday, February 24, 5:00 PM – Monthly Meeting. Annual Academy Awards Party at Rosalie’s House. This will be the 85th year of the Academy Awards and the host this year will be Seth MacFarlane. The best films of 2012 will be chosen tonight at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. There are nine films up for awards this year and that alone will make it a terrific show.  Many of the movies are up for more than one award so if you have time between now and February 24 check out “Amour,” “Argo,”  “Beast of the Southern Wild,” “Django Unchained,” “Les Miserables,” “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,”  “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”  This year they will also have a 50th Anniversary Tribute to the James Bond Film Series and I am sure many of us have seen most of those movies.

This year to make it easier for members Rosalie is charging $6.00 for SNC members and we will get pizza, salad, fruit, dessert, etc. She will have water, soda and tea for drinks and if you want something else, please BYOB.  You will need to RSVP to Rosalie  by Friday, February 22 if you will be able to attend and will be responsible to pay the $6.00 if you cancel after February 22 as she has to order the food.   We sent a list around at the January meeting and already have a large group of members attending.  Please call Rosalie and make sure you get your name on her list and leave your phone number.  If you would like to bring a guest there will be an $8.00 charge but if they decide to join SNC that night we will charge them the $6.00 price for the food.  Let’s hope it doesn’t snow but if that is the case Rosalie will call everyone and have to cancel as it may be hard for members to get to her house and you will get your $6.00 back should you pay in advance.
We will have our usual ballot for the Academy Awards to fill out and see who comes the closest in guessing the winners. Ballots will be $1.00 a piece and you can fill in multiple ballots if you like with the person getting the most correct choices winning the money collected or sharing in case of a tie.  To see the Oscar Ballot ahead of time you can find it at various web sites on the Internet.  Another place to check out information on the Oscar Awards can be found at  www.oscar.com.  You have less than  a month until February 24 to see all the movies up for awards before the big night and pick your own choices or otherwise you can make some good guesses.

Again, remember to call Rosalie to RSVP  by Friday, February 22 or if you have any questions on the above or on the directions. You can also reach her on her cell phone on Sunday night . See you there!

Monday, February 25, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Bemis Library: 6014 So. Datura St. in Littleton. A Journey Through Afghanistan. Explore Afghanistan through the photography and watercolors of Londoner Brian Serff, . Serff, a photographer, traveled with the Royal Geographic Society from England to Afghanistan to go on an expedition in the Hindu Kush mountains. The trip occurred in 1965 when Afghanistan was a much different country than it is today. It was a lifechanging experience for Serff, who captured in his photographs the life and faces of the people as well as the country’s landscape. Serff has painted numerous watercolors based on these photos. Serff will show both the photographs and the art that he has created. Serff also will talk about the people he met on his journey.

Tuesday, February 26, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Bemis Library: 6014 So. Datura St. in Littleton. Exploring Mars – The Curiosity Rover and Future Colonization. The enigmatic Red Planet will be the focus of two presentations. This is the first one when Dr. Steven Lee, Curator of Planetary Science at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, will discuss the ongoing exploration of Mars and show spectacular recent images of Mars taken by the newly-arrived Curiosity Rover. Learn about the latest findings from the Red  Planet! Then, on Tuesday, March 5, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Dr. Robert Zubrin, chairman of the National Space Society, will talk about how we can send human explorers to Mars in the next decade and Exploring Mars – The Curiosity Rover and Future Colonization. The enigmatic Red Planet will be the focus of two presentations. This is the first one when Dr. Steven Lee, Curator of Planetary Science at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, will discuss the ongoing exploration of Mars and show spectacular recent why we should. He also will discuss the possibility of establishing a Martian settlement and a plan to build life on a new world. Dr. Zubrin is the author of The Case for Mars.
Additional Fun Things to do Now That it is Winter – Can you sponsor one of these events?

The 17th Denver Jewish Film Festival is going on from February 6-17.  They have some very wonderful films  both in English, French with English subtitles, Hebrew with English subtitles, German with English subtitles.  You can see a listing of all the movies at www.maccjcc.org/film and you can purchase tickets at the box office during open hours or on line.  Call 303-316-6360 for more information.  Rosalie and Phyllis are planning to be at many of the movies.

How about meeting for breakfast on a Saturday or Sunday?  How about going to a movie on a Saturday night or another night plus dinner out? How about setting up a Happy Hour during the week or on the weekend.

Remember you can call the DCPA on Tuesday at 10:00 AM and find out which plays they have tickets for $10.00 for that week.  The DCPA number is 303-893-4100.

January, 2013

Saturday, January 5, 6:30-9:30pm, Dance at Heather Gardens. Tom and Shirley Yook will be performing. This is for residents and non-residents. They will have a special table for singles. The cost is $5.00 for residents and $7.00 for non-residents and the day of the dance. Rosalie and a few other SNC members are planning to attend. Give Rosalie a call  if you are planning to go. They will have light refreshments and punch and you may bring a beverage of your choice along too. The attire is classy casual. They will also have Dance Hosts and Mixer Dances.

January 12 at 8:00 AM at Bible Park. Walk with a Doc. 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 Chest Pain. 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 be walking this month and if you want to let her know you are walking call her. In case it is very cold or snowy Rosalie may not be going on the walk, as we have had some cold Saturday mornings in the past.

Tuesday, January 15, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Railroading the Rockies. Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St. A Grand Tour with Tom Noel. Well-known Colorado historian Tom Noel will present historical stories and photos of Colorado’s surviving passenger railroads with stops at historic hotels and saloons. Travel with Noel along the scenic Cumbres and Toltec Railroad, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, the Leadville Colorado and Southern Railroad and other rail revivals. Noel also will talk about some of the grand hotel stops and saloons along the way including the Strater Hotel in Durango, Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, Denver’s own Brown Palace Hotel and its Ship Tavern, the Teddy Roosevelt Grille/Pub at Hotel Boulderado and Durango’s Diamond Bull Saloon. Copies of Noel’s recent books will be available for purchase and signing at the program. Tom Noel is a very popular speaker. I suggest you get there at least half an hour early.

Friday, January 18 at 8:00 PM. Wendy Woo’s energetic personality, musical skills, and spirited songwriting have made her a media and fan favorite in Colorado. On her brand new album, Think Twice, Nina Storey delivers honest and hypnotic songs steeped in classic soul pop. Ticket prices are $20.00 in advance and $22.00 the day of the show. Some SNC members are also Swallow Hill members and may be able to get you a discount. Call Rosalie if you are interested in going or Tom. The group may have dinner at Colore Italian Restaurant across the street from Swallow Hill before the concert.

Sunday, January 20, 5:30pm SNC Meeting at Apple Creek Restaurant and Grill. Happy New Years! I hope everyone will have a wonderful 2013 and join us for all our meetings this year. Many SNC members had an enjoyable New Year’s Eve at Blossoms in Heather Gardens. They had a delicious buffet dinner and dancing bringing in the New Year. I hope you also had something fun to do as we ended 2012 and started 2013. Please let Phyllis know if you have some  recommendations for our SNC meetings this year. Should you hear a speaker you think everyone in our group may enjoy please let her know. If you think of  something our group would enjoy doing on a Sunday night, make sure you let her know about that also. For our first meeting of the year 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. Tonight we will form two teams and play a fun game called Catch Phrase. It is a game that moves fast where we have an electronic machine that you grab, read a clue, guess it and pass it on. Should the Broncos be
playing in one of the play off games tonight we will ask Apple Creek to keep the TV on for us so we don’t miss any of the action. 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).

Saturday, January 26 2:00-3:00 p.m. Riders of the Orphan Train Concert. Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St. Will feature a multi-media musical presentation by Alison Moore and Phil Lancaster who will tell the story of the thousands of orphans who were placed on trains between 1854 and 1929 and sent to families all over the United States. The performance will include original songs from the era and showing of archival photographs and interviews with surviving orphan train riders. This program will be held in the library’s meeting room.

Monday, January 28 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Quilts in Slave Life. Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St. Hear about the role that quilts played in slave live during the Civil War era. Speaker Helen Kearney, an experienced quilter and quilt historian, will talk about how the slaves made the quilts and the importance of quilts in the everyday life of the slaves. Several quilts made after the Civil War will be displayed for the presentation. 2013 commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and freeing of American slaves.

Tuesday, January 29 7:00-8:30 p.m. One Woman’s Walk. Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St. Polly Letofsky left her home in Colorado and headed west across four continents and over 14,000 miles by foot to become the first woman to walk around the world. Hear this remarkable and inspirational story, . As an awareness campaign for breast cancer, survivors and well-wishers in all countries came out to walk with Letofsky. Strangers welcomed her into their homes and she had dinner conversations with poets, politicians, olive growers, pig farmers and country singers. The travel road was not always an easy one. She struggled with earthquakes, muggings, language barriers and religious riots. Letofsky’s global walk has been featured in over 2,000 newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations. Her recent book, 3MPH: The Adventures of One Woman’s Walk Around the World, has won numerous awards. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the program.

November, 2012

Friday, November 2. R. Carlos Nakai Trio at 8:00 PM. Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute. As an artist, he is an adventurer and risk taker, always giving his musical imagination free rein. Contact Tom Keeton.

Sunday, November 4. Please join game lovers this Sunday night at Gina’s to begin our series of game nights. Bring your favorite game to share. For simplicity, we will have pizza, salad, drinks, and dessert provided so please just bring $5 to help defray the costs.  Please e-mail or call her to rsvp and for directions by Saturday. Space is somewhat limited, so please rsvp. This month there will be two game nights as games will be included in the Thanksgiving Celebration at Cherri’s clubhouse. Because the October game night was unavoidably canceled, this evening has been included in the Nov. calendar as well. More hosts for game nights through the winter are needed. Please let Gina know if you would like to host an event.

Wednesday, November 7, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Bemis Library. Travels in Italy. Hear a fascinating account of a Littleton woman’s experiences exploring Italy. Diana Armstrong and her husband have lived in Italy for the past eleven years. During this time the Armstrongs have traveled extensively throughout the country and hosted groups at their home, a restored monastery, in Umbria. Diana will talk about and show photographs of her favorite Italian places, including Rome, Florence, Venice, Tuscany, Umbria, the Amalfi Coast, and the Cinque Terre. She also will give tips on the best time to visit Italy, customs that are unique to Italians, getting the best airfare prices to Italy, what to pack for a trip to Italy, and typical Italian foods. Armstrong is an award-winning food and travel writer. Copies of her book, Somewhere South of Tuscany, will be available for purchase and
signing. Contact Dee.

Saturday, November 10 at 8:00 AM. Walk with a Doc. 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 Health Care Reform in Colorado. 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 be walking this month and if you want to let her know you are walking also call her.

Saturday, November 10, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Free Concert at Bemis Library. The Mile High Banjo Society will play toe-tapping Dixieland, ragtime, polka and bluegrass music. Contact Dee.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. Lone Tree Arts Center. “Let Me Be the Music Concert”. Gina Abegg invites you to join her for an amazing concert by locally famous musicians, Anne Achenback, Vicki Burrichter, Cheryl Hiraoka, Barb Pons, and Freddy Rodriguez Jr. Each one of these artists is donating this performance to support expansion of the charitable outreach projects of New Dawn Center for Spiritual Living, so this concert is doubly enriching.

Saturday, November 17, 5:30 PM Annual Potluck Thanksgiving Dinner (Plan to eat at 6:00 PM) 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 4-6 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. Tonight will also be our monthly 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 28 Appreciation Dinner. If you didn’t get on the list, please contact Cherri. Separately you will find a listing of items still needed for the pre-
Thanksgiving feast. David is not able to be our Chef this year so if you have an idea of a good place to purchase a prepared Turkey or if you would like to volunteer to make one we would reimburse you. Let Rosalie or another Board member know. Please bring extra chairs in case we need them and remember to park in the Guest Parking or on the street. Please do not park in Mail Parking or Reserved Parking, Remember this will also be the second game night for the month so bring some of your favorite games along if you like.

Please remember to invite other single people you know to this  Thanksgiving Dinner 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, November 26, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Bemis Library. On Hitler’s Mountain, A Nazi Childhood. Irmgard Hunt grew up in the beautiful mountains of Berchtesgaden, Germany, just steps from Adolf Hitler’s alpine retreat. Hunt was photographed sitting on Hitler’s lap and her parents were loyal Nazis. On hear the compelling story of how her family came to realize the truth about Hitler, the occupation by American troops of Hitler’s retreat, and the current views of Germans regarding the era of the Third Reich. Speaker Irmgard Hunt immigrated to the United States in 1958. She holds a B.A. from Columbia University (which she earned at age fiftytwo) and an M.P.A. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Hunt has been an executive at a number of environmental organizations. She is the author of On Hitler’s Mountain: Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood.

Additional fun things to do: This weekend you can attend a free exhibit open to the public entitled “The Art of John Lennon” presented by Yoko Ono. This will be an exhibition and sale of Lithographs & Serigraphs for three days only November 2-4 at The Streets at SouthGlenn (adjacent to SouthGlenn Public Library) 6911 South University Avenue, Centennial, CO 80122. You can check out the art work at http://www.lennonart.com/ This is Denver Arts Week from November 2-10. For a complete schedule  go to http://www.denverartsweek.com/ Saturday night, November 4, from 5:00-10:00 PM all museums will be free. A few SNC members may be going to this. Let Rosalie know if you want to join her.

How about setting up a Happy Hour at the Beer Garden at Lowry? Some SNC members ate there and the food was very good and reasonably priced. They have a happy hour Monday-Friday from 3:00-6:00 PM with $1.00 off beer and wine and $3.00 well drinks.
How about meeting for breakfast on a Saturday or Sunday? How about going to a movie on a Saturday night and dinner out? How about setting up a Bronco watch at a bar or your home?

How about a walk, bike ride or hike for our group? At the DCPA new plays have started and we may be able to get $10.00 tickets at 10:00 AM on Tuesday morning’s for some of them and go as a group.

We can have an FAC and go to the Aurora Summit or Whispers or another local spot where they have dancing at night.

Jennifer brought to our attention a new play called “The Value of Names” by Jeffrey Sweet at the Theatre Or MACC at the JCC. This is the last weekend for it. Tickets are $20.00-$25.00 and some performances have talkbacks. It is about an actor blacklisted in the 1950’s who succeeds in television after years of un-employment. You can call 303-316-6360 for more information.

The choice is up to you so if you haven’t set an activity up this year here is your opportunity to think of something that you and the group may enjoy.

October, 2012

Friday, October 5th. Every Friday 5:30 p.m.—8:30 p.m. Dance at Heather Gardens. Buffet available for $8.50.

Saturday, October 13 at 8:00 AM. Walk with a Doc. This group will be meeting at deKoevend Park which is north of Arapahoe Road off of University Boulevard. They meet close to the Recreation Center and you can look for their signs. We have been having a few SNC members join us every month. This month’s health topic is Aspirin: Saving Your Life. 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 won’t be here this month but there are always plenty of people to meet and if you would like to sponsor this, just send an email to everyone about it.

Wednesday, October 17, Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald, 6:45 at Comedy Works Landmark, $5 discount tickets, 2 drink minimum. Rsvp by Sunday, Oct. 15 to Gina.

Saturday, October 20, Noon to 4 pm. Bemis Library. International Craft Fair. A wide variety of handmade craft items from around the world will be available for purchase at Bemis. Proceeds will benefit the poor in foreign countries. Items for sale will include jewelry and crafts from Indonesia, India, Egypt, Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa, Asia, El Salvador, Bulgaria, Peru, Brazil, Madagascar, and other countries. Contact Dee.

Saturday, October 20, 2 to 4 p.m. Bemis Library. Musical Moments at Sophie’s Place. Nationally recognized mandolin player, Charlie Provenza, will entertain with gypsy mandolin and guitar music with a European flare. Take some extra time to visit the International Craft Fair at the library from noon until 4:00 p.m. Contact Dee.

Saturday, October 20, 6 – 9 p.m. Please join Gina and other game and food lovers for the game night. Gina will provide pizza, salad, and dessert. Please contribute $5. Bring your favorite game. To RSVP and get directions, please call or email Gina.

Monday, October 22, 2 to 3 p.m. Bemis Library. W.C. Fields – I’m Running for Office. Actor Bud Jenkyns will give an entertaining and amusing performance, portraying W.C. Fields as a  candidate running for public office who wants to present his platform and explain why you should cast your vote in his direction. You will get an idea about Fields’ political beliefs and his outlook on life in general. Contact Dee.

Sunday, October 28 at 5:30 PM. SNC Meeting and Appreciation Dinner at the Golden Corral. Please join fellow SNC members for a free dinner for all paid up SNC members at Golden Corral located at 15775 E. Arapahoe Road, Centennial, CO 80016. Their phone number is 303-865-4250. This new restaurant is opened almost a year now and is located at the Northwest corner of Arapahoe and Parker Roads. When heading east on Arapahoe Road after the South Chambers light stay in the left lane and turn left into the shopping center where the Golden Corral is located. When heading south on Parker Road exit at Arapahoe Road and turn right into the shopping center prior to getting on Arapahoe Road. We will be meeting in their banquet room at 5:30 PM and just ask for SNC when you arrive. This is a brightly lit restaurant with homestyle buffet favorites such as pot roast, roast beef, carved turkey, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and steamed vegetables. The Centennial Golden Corral will showcase exhibition food
preparation featuring cooked-to-order steak on the dinner buffet. You can also find various areas with Chinese, Mexican and Italian foods. In addition they have all sorts of delicious deserts and a beautiful salad bar. I am getting hungry just listing all the food they have to offer and I know you will walk away stuffed. Make sure your membership is up-to-date and if it is your dinner will be free. Call Dee to see if your dues are current. You can pay your dues on October 28 and if you are not renewing you will need to pay for your food that night. We will need you to RSVP to Dee by Friday, October 26 as we need to give the Golden Corral a head count prior to our dinner. Please do not call Rosalie as she will not be taking reservations. Please remember to invite other single people you know to this Appreciation Dinner 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). If a guest decides to join tonight and pay the $25.00 dues their meal will be free and they will be able to be a SNC member for an entire
year. What a deal!

Additional Fun Things to Do.

How about setting up a Happy Hour at the Beer Garden at Lowry? Some SNC members ate there and the food was very good and reasonably priced. They have a happy hour Monday-Friday from 3:00-6:00 PM with $1.00 off beer and wine and $3.00 well drinks.

How about meeting for breakfast on a Saturday or Sunday? How about going to a movie on a Saturday night and dinner out? How about setting up a Bronco watch at a bar or your home?

How about a walk, bike ride or hike for our group? At the DCPA new plays will be starting and we may be able to get $10.00 tickets at 10:00 AM on Tuesday morning’s for some of them and go as a group.

We can have an FAC and go to the Aurora Summit or Whispers or another local spot where they have dancing at night.

Jennifer brought to our attention a new play called “The Value of Names” by Jeffrey Sweet at the Theatre Or MACC at the JCC. It will be performed from September 8 till November 4. Tickets are $20.00-$25.00 and some performances have talkbacks. It is about an actor blacklisted in the 1950’s who succeeds in television after years of unemployment. You can call 303-316-6360 for more information.

Rosalie mentioned about The Money Museum at our September SNC meeting. It is located in the Federal Reserve Bank on 16th Street opposite Rock Bottom and she would like to set up a free tour sometime in November. If you are interested, please let her know.

The choice is up to you so if you haven’t set an activity up this year here is your opportunity to think of something that you and the group may enjoy.

November Turkey Day! Please put Saturday, November 17 around 5:30 PM on your calendar as this will be the date for our 2012 pre-Thanksgiving Dinner at Cherri’s Clubhouse. She will be organizing our usual Thanksgiving Dinner with everyone signing up and bringing a dish. This will also be a game night.