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Potluck/Games Night - The second for 2013

Potluck and Games Night!!    

Well the first Potluck and Games night for 2013 was a huge success.  Thank you to everyone for their support and helping to clean up the house :)

http://www.meetup.com/CalgaryDoSomethingNew/events/112993152/

 

This event will be held at Mike's house in the S.E. (Lake Chaparral - Sun Valley / Hwy 22X area). Far South Calgary!

Some of the past events games include:

- Pool table (the Runaround is one of the most fun pool games you'll ever play!)
- Wii & several other games - take the Wii Challenge!!

- Texas Hold ‘em (a friendly beginner game and not a high stakes game)

- Spoons (should we start supplying band aids? lol)

- Twister – enough said!  lol

- Pool 8 Ball and Snooker (usually played later in the evening)

These games nights are lots of fun and if you have another game that you feel others would like to play, please bring it with you!  From past events, the games are kept shorter in length and that will take less concentration work better (there are lots of people and laughing going on, which can hinder some people’s concentration).  Games with less thinking, rules to learn... are much easier on this night!

Note: This is a TEAM EVENT, so please feel free to assist and help organize games or even make suggestions – Thank you.

 

Potluck – Food Items to Bring:

It is great to sample all of the different food items at every event and there are lots of options. Some people bring homemade dishes, some purchase ready made trays from the grocery/deli departments, others bring desserts or late night snacks…  Feel free to bring a plastic container to take some food and desserts home with you. 

To help make it easier for the new members and also to give others ideas on what to bring for their contribution (this will help for a wide range of food items), I would ask that you post in the comment section under your name (How to change???? Pretend that you are changing your RSVP) and then add in what you will be bringing to the potluck. 

 

Allergies:

To be careful and to help those with allergies, please make a label for your dish - if you feel that it will help others!

No George – you do not need to label your shrimp tray – “Seafood be careful” Kidding! 

Note:  There is a small dog in this home and will be kept upstairs for most of the night.  Please do not feed the dog!

 

Alcoholic Beverages: 

Alcohol beverages are BYOB, if you are having some (and have too many) it is your responsibility to call a cab or make other arrangements to get home. 

Please Do Not Drink and Drive!!!!

 

 

**This event is set up with a manual wait list. 

If you are on the waitlist and there are spots available, it is up to you to change your RSVP.

 

The cost for the event will be $4.00

The $4.00 will cover expenses and includes DSN Fee and will be collected by one of the volunteers on this night.   

Please understand.... I am sure some peoople forget hidden costs or forget the expenses.....   These expenses include the non alcoholic punch provided, ice, paper plates, cutlery, napkins, plastic cups, some new spoons for the game, new playing cards, new games, cleaning supplies, carpet cleaner, replacing the tips on the pool cues, chalk… 

 

**As a gentle reminder (not to offend anyone), this is someone’s home and we all need to be respectful in the home (please clean up after yourselves and others, be responsible for any damages etc). 

The DSN group is GREAT and I hope that it lasts for many years.  Most people are respectful and come out to laugh and have fun.  At the same time, only some need to understand that this is someone’s home, not a bar or restaurant (we not making profits off the customers spending lots of money on drinks). We all take things for granted, remember that no one is getting paid to clean up, damages (i.e. nicks in walls, stains), laundry, tablecloths, dishwasher tabs…. can become costly and that some might not realize these costly expenses or just assume or maybe just take things for granted.

 

What time will the event start?

The potluck/games night will start at 6:00 pm and we usually start eating somewhere between 7:15 – 7:45 pm (giving time for the late arrivers and also for those who need time to prep or warm up their food items).

 

Extra help:

If there are 2 volunteers that can come an hour early to help set up would be great (i.e. setting up tables, chairs, making the punch, last minute details…).  I will post the volunteers names, just so we do not have too many people showing up early. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mike or any of the organizers directly. 

Hope to see everyone there. 

Mike (assistant organizer)

 

PS – New for this event

In the past I have had many DSN members volunteer to come over the next day to help clean up and I did take up on this offer after the last event and thank you to those who volunteered.

This will be the second time that I will be asking/setting up a DSN meet up to help clean up… This will only be on the main house level where the event was held and just to help with any clean up from the event! (i.e. helping to put away tables, dishes, chairs, vacuuming, washing the hardwood floors… ).  

For the volunteers, after supporting the DSN clean up event.  Maybe we should start a new meet up?  i.e. Relax with a glass of wine and a movie or a soak in the hottub. 

Thank you again to all of the DSN members for their support.

 

 

 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Nikki, you are on the meet-up for May 25th... Not sure why, but I will add you to the August meet up :)

    August 13, 2013

  • nikki

    I am still waitlisted?

    August 13, 2013

  • Graham

    Had a great time whether eating, drinking, playing games or using the comfy couch :) thanks Mike

    May 29, 2013

  • Belinda

    Had a great time as always ty Mike.

    May 28, 2013

  • Anne L

    Had a great time! thanks again.

    May 27, 2013

  • Marcella

    I had great fun even though I did not do well at any game I played that day, including Wallyball!! Loved the visiting, the mojitos, and the dancing!! Thank you Mike!!

    May 26, 2013

  • Tom

    I had a great time ... thanks Mike for hosting so many people! I learned a few new games and faces.

    May 26, 2013

  • Blake H.

    Great time with some great peeps.

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • ~*Steen*~

    Thank you Mike for another great party!

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As usual, another great night. This is my favorite event. Thanks again for opening up your home Mike :-)

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Kevin

    We love Mike and his great activities! Love his sense of humor

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Seanna

    Always a great time. Thank you Mike.

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may have lost out and gave the trophy last night to Patrick, but I just opened the freezer to find 2 Haagen Dazs bars. I win!!!! lol

    3 · May 26, 2013

    • Roxanne

      Those were delicious! And well hidden! Thanks Patrick!

      1 · May 26, 2013

  • Roxanne

    Another great night!!! Thanks Mike! : )

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for being a great host yet again Mike. It was alot of fun. Great to see everyone again

    May 26, 2013

  • Wanda M.

    Thanks Mile for holding this event. Good times as always. The group of people were fun. Looking forward to your next event.

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great night, good times!!! :)

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Emma G

    Great! Always good to see so many nice faces! And have some good chats! Thanks again for opening up your home Mike!!!

    May 26, 2013

  • Patrick

    The precious is mine! Thanks Belinda!

    2 · May 26, 2013

    • Denise B.

      And you worked so hard to get it. Congrats.....Cheers

      1 · May 26, 2013

  • Glen H.

    It was a great potluck and games night the food was awesome and everyone by the looks of it was having a blast > Thanks Mike!

    May 26, 2013

  • Sharon

    Awesome time I had s blast

    May 26, 2013

  • Kat

    Thanks Mike for a great evening of entertainment and laughs..
    Have a great week DSN'ers

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Deanna

    Thanks for a great night everyone! Can't wait for the next one!!!!

    May 25, 2013

  • Denise B.

    Excellent.......thank you for a very fun night.

    May 25, 2013

  • Patrick

    Mojitos! and TBD

    3 · May 23, 2013

    • Jen

      I love Mojitos!

      1 · May 23, 2013

    • Emma G

      are you sharing Patrick?

      May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please, please.... check your junk email, if you have not seen an email from me. It does get very long when I get emails from people asking for the address!!! Cheers,

    Mike

    May 25, 2013

    • Emma G

      I feel the need to ask you for your address; just to annoy you!! Just kidding! I got your e-mail!!! Drinks for you tonight!

      2 · May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i'm sorry
    i cannot make it tks brian

    May 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Brian for cancelling early and giving others a chance to attend. Cheers, Mike

      May 25, 2013

  • Sharon

    Is address going to be sent out soon. ?? Thanks so much for this should be great time

    May 25, 2013

  • Tom

    This would be my first time but I don't have the address.

    May 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You are not invited, Kidding! lol. I just sent the address to the yes RSVP. Cheers. M

      May 25, 2013

  • Linda

    Sorry unexpected company - can't make it. Have fun!

    May 25, 2013

  • Jen

    I'll bring meatballs again

    May 23, 2013

    • Emma G

      Note to self...avoid the meatballs! LOL!

      May 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Are they fake meatballs? haha

      May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hmmm... Still figuring out what to bring! Something yummy

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • Kat

    Howdie ......I will bring a large Shrimp Ring with sauce...
    Look forward to seeing you all...

    May 23, 2013

  • Emma G

    PS - re bringing a tupperware dish to take stuff home, I forgot my tupperware dish there last time. I had my name taped to it with masking tape.If you came across it, maybe I can take it home this time. I'll be bringing. a bigger tupperware dish this time so will have to try harder to take it home with me!!!

    May 22, 2013

  • Emma G

    I'm making Chilly wraps!

    May 22, 2013

  • Sharon

    Veg tray

    May 22, 2013

  • Roxanne

    I will bring kuchen for dessert

    May 22, 2013

  • Seanna

    We'll bring either Portuguese roast or Chili. Something easy in a crockpot, since we're playing beach volleyball beforehand.

    May 22, 2013

  • Mariam

    I will be bringing a pie.

    May 22, 2013

  • Denise B.

    I'm still on the wait list, however if I get in, I'll bring a baked macaroni dish. I'll also bring my dust pan and broom on Sunday morning....Cheers

    May 22, 2013

  • Wayne

    We will be bringing garlic bread to go with the spicy penne dish and the cesar salad.

    May 22, 2013

  • ~*Steen*~

    I will bring a fruit tray. :)

    May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be making a spicy baked penne.
    Cheers,
    Mike

    May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Should we be getting a trophy for the most competitive person playing the run-a-round game? Patrick??????? lol

    April 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      NO it does not haha

      May 6, 2013

    • Belinda

      If I ever get in I'll supply the trophy.

      May 19, 2013

  • Denise B.

    I wanna go but keep missing the openings .... Grrrrr, I'm so slow.

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry - we've had a change of plans! Thanks Mike for opening your home for these evenings. The last one was great for meeting new people and catching up with old friends!

    May 11, 2013

  • Kat

    Hi.... Kat here....I will come early to help set up if I get off the wait list......and I will keep all balls on he table...... hehe

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • Emma G

    ok, now I get it; you rrsvp'ed me for this event! Originally when I got the confirmation for this event I thought it was for the games night you hosted last night and my thought was how useless it was to get a confirmation after the fact! But now I see this is a new date. cool!!!

    April 28, 2013

    • Belinda

      I thought the same thing Emma I thought it was something in reguards to the last one and when I notice what I did it was already full lol grrr

      May 2, 2013

    • ~*Steen*~

      My thoughts exactly.. lol

      May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi mike , ihave a service dog. somehow i did not make in the last group,but would to attend.brian

    April 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Brian, I see that you signed up for the event. When you have time, please contact me to discuss details. Thanks, Mike.

      April 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      mike call me[masked]

      May 3, 2013

  • ~*Steen*~

    I didnt event get the notice.. Good thing I checked when I did, I would have been 20th on the waiting list, I am second in line. :)

    May 2, 2013

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