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Pirates in the Pool Party

  • Jun 29, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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Arrr! Let's Get Wet in the Name of Pastafarian Pleasure!

Come ready to dive into cool, clear water, drink umbrella drinks, and picnic in the Great Outdoors of Anne's back yard!

Water wings, water pistols, and waterbabies are all welcome, as are (for sure!) ALL KIDS who want to make a splash. In fact, there will be a special treat for children of all ages, because they will get a hands-on (and breathers-on) SCUBA diving exposition with Dave and Joe, who dive in exotic locations all over the world. Joe's a certified Master Scuba Diver, and Dave's a certified PADI Scuba Instructor. Following an interesting poolside demonstration of the scuba gear and diving safety, each kid (of all ages) will get to strap-on the equipment and explore the deep, exotic wonders of Anne's pool drain, under the close supervision of Dave or Joe. Each kid will also get his picture taken with an underwater camera!

The first dunking will happen about 4 p.m., and we'll feed everyone around six-ish.

Please leave your food offerings in the comments so we can coordinate grub and grog for all piratical pool partiers, young and old. We will need burger patties, hot dogs, buns, chips, dip, lemonade, other cold drinks (both adult and kid-friendly ones), watermelon, etc. Vegans and those with gluten issues, please plan or suggest something that is friendly to your dietary needs.

If you bring water-friendly weapons, the pool itself is a munitions dump. We can practice smiting each other for the secular cause. Bring a mask, snorkel and/or fins if you have them, and any other favorite pool toys.

Also, bring a collapsible lawn chair or two if you have them. Don't forget your beach towels and your sunscreen! (Yes, this is just like a trip to the beach, but without the bother of sand in your shoes!)

If we are still having fun as the sun sets, we can help the children catch fireflies, which will then be set free unharmed. Because we're scientifically-inclined humanists and it's summer!

Parking instructions:

Parking can be a challenge in Hillcrest, especially where the old streets are narrow and stone walls line them. There is no parking on Oak St, and parking on Oakwood is very limited. If cars are parked on both sides of Oakwood, no one can get through. If you do not find a spot on Oakwood, we suggest parking on H street east of Oak and walking a block to Anne's house.

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  • Laynette Stiles C.

    The party was wonderful. The group was very welcoming and the food was tasty!

    June 30, 2013

  • Susan K.

    Fun food and and more food and fun!

    June 30, 2013

  • Sherri Emmerling A.

    What a great party. Thanks go out to Anne and everyone else who helped this happen.

    2 · June 30, 2013

  • Kirsten

    Thanks again, Anne! We had another great time ans I really enjoyed talking to everone I had the chance to chat up. Good night all. RAWMEN

    1 · June 29, 2013

  • Laney

    On my wizzy to the hizzy.

    June 29, 2013

  • Susan K.

    Is this over at 5pm

    June 29, 2013

  • Kirsten

    We will be late too. We are ALWAYS late. O thought our way though.

    June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to be a little late. But bringing spicy, sweet goodness.

    1 · June 29, 2013

  • Anne O.

    Is anyone planning to bring buns?

    June 28, 2013

    • Lisa O.

      I have 10 packs of hot dog buns, but did not get hamburger buns.

      June 29, 2013

    • Kirsten

      We can get hamburger buns instead if chips. Enough for 40 or more?

      June 29, 2013

  • Kirsten

    Sorry just saw this. We will bring chips and capri suns for the kids. :)I Yay!

    June 29, 2013

  • Clyde S.

    Do you need Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite? How about ice?

    1 · June 29, 2013

    • Clyde S.

      I'll bring a chest of ice, bottles of drink and cups

      June 29, 2013

    • Clyde S.

      Okay! I'm bringing 3 2-liter bottles each of Coke, Diet Coke and Sprite. One Medium sized Chest of ice and 100 18oz plastic cups. Anyone want anything else they'll need to bring it.

      June 29, 2013

  • Roger H.

    Dave, we are likely 11 now. I'll have to stop inviting people 'cause some website had a feature </snark>. <3

    1 · June 28, 2013

    • Leonida

      Will someone cook, or we bring done stuff...I have about 24 burgers, 40 hot dogs, but they need to be thrown on a gril...

      June 29, 2013

    • Leonida

      grill...

      June 29, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    We haven't decided whether or not to drive in for this. Will there be any kids age 12 and up?

    2 · June 28, 2013

    • Laynette Stiles C.

      Jayla is 7.

      June 29, 2013

    • Elizabeth

      Okay, Grace and I are in. Emma will probably stay home. We will eat dinner before we come, but I'm making oatmeal cookies to share.

      June 29, 2013

  • Anne O.

    TOYS: I have 4 noodles, a big ball, 2 floats, a couple of water pistols, a child's size snorkel set, and bubble wands. IF you have other toys, feel free to bring them.

    June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have more fresh cucumbers from the garden then I can eat, so I'll be bringing salad.

    2 · June 28, 2013

  • Roger H.

    +7 Really DAMMIT.
    90 DAYS @ UAMS ALL GOOD SUMMER @ ANNE's WOOT! <3

    June 27, 2013

    • Dave B.

      I just saw your comment, Roger, and figured out the problem. For some reason Meetup had a default attendee guest limit of 2 max. I upped it to 10, and changed your RSVP to you + 7.

      1 · June 28, 2013

    • Dave B.

      Anyone else bringing more than 2 guests, please update your RSVP. Thanks!

      June 28, 2013

  • Dave B.

    Parents - Please bring a kid-size mask & snorkel set if you have one. There will only be one kid at a time on scuba underwater with me or Joe, but it's good to have a selection of different masks for different face sizes.

    June 28, 2013

  • Laynette Stiles C.

    I also got mustard, relish and ketchup for the dogs and brats.

    1 · June 28, 2013

  • Anne O.

    We need to coordinate food! What grub will ye be bringing to this shindig?

    June 25, 2013

    • Roger H.

      Veggies and beer FTW!

      June 28, 2013

    • Dave B.

      4 Lb of Macaroni Salad - The finest the WalMart deli has to offer.

      1 · June 28, 2013

  • Sherri Emmerling A.

    Hope to swing by after work. Sounds like loads of fun.

    2 · June 28, 2013

  • Joe S.

    I'll bring a potato salad.

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Laynette Stiles C.

    We will bring hot dogs and juice. Sounds fun!

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Olivia P.

    Rubber cutlasses! Just a thought...

    2 · June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bummerooski. Out of town.

    June 19, 2013

  • Dan T.

    Arrr... be plunderin the east coast that week

    June 14, 2013

    • Susan K.

      Be sure to return with the booty! :)

      1 · June 15, 2013

    • Dan T.

      Shiver me timbers - be leavin me booty behind :/

      3 · June 16, 2013

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