Update November 20th:
I will send out the exact address to the event on Saturday (before 2 pm), and you do have the postal code above for the area. I have had a few emails asking why the max attendance is lower than at past events? The reason is less clean up, less room (people cannot be outside playing games, having drinks on the back deck...).
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Potluck and Games Night!!
Ok, I have had just a few calls and emails, asking if this event is happening next month? Sorry, I just needed to confirm my availability and figure out some personal plans and it looks like everything is good to go... Too bad that others events can't be happening as well :(
Well this will be the sixth Potluck and Games nights for 2013 and well looking at the numbers (from past events and comments), they all were all pretty much a huge success!
As this is now a winter event, sorry I am going to lower the numbers for this event. It is not as easy to widen the home area and have some people enjoying the outside decks, playing games in the back yard...
Thank you to everyone for their support and helping to clean up the house :)
Some Past Potluck/Games Meet-ups:http://www.meetup.com/CalgaryDoSomethingNew/events/138152522
This event will be held at Mike's house in the S.E. (Lake Chaparral - Sun Valley / Hwy 22X area). Far South Calgary! If you are looking for the area, use the postal code in the details above.
Some of the past events games may/might have included:
- Pool table (the Runaround is one of the most fun pool games you'll ever play!) *No Alex on this one, so you might have a chance to with the title!
- 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)
-Weather permitting, campfire (bring the items for smores)
-Beaver slap (not what you are thinking!!!!!)
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 some 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! If you have Guesstures game, please bring it!!
Note: This is a TEAM EVENT, so please feel free to assist and help organize the games or even make suggestions... There are some great people in this group and we will always welcome new members, at the same time it is up to you to socialize and have fun :)
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/or desserts home with you.
***At some last events, we ended up with way too many desserts and could have used some more dinner foods... Need ideas?? Call me...
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 and then add in what you will be bringing to the potluck.
To be careful and to help those with allergies, please make a label for your dish - if you feel that it will help others!
Note: There is a small dog (he's about 4 1/2 pound long haired Chihuahua) in this home and will be kept upstairs for most of the night. Please do not feed the dog!
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 a spot opens, the meetup website will send out an automatic email letting you know that there is a space available, and it is up to you to change your RSVP to yes, and I am attending. For those who do not understand waitlists and how they can work with meetup events, please read the information in the details below.
If you have a question or a comment about the waitlist, please contact one of the DSN organizers. Do not post comments about this issue on the event! Thank you.
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 people do not understand the hidden costs or forget the expenses..... These expenses include the non alcoholic punch provided, ice, paper plates, cutlery, pop, napkins, some extra dinner meats, plastic cups, some new spoons for the game, new playing cards, new games, bottled water, fire wood, cleaning supplies, lunch items the next day for the volunteers, carpet cleaner supplies, replacing the tips on the pool cues (to have the 5 pool cue tips replaced professionally cost $84.00), chalk… You would be surprised how fast it all adds up! Also, appreciation to those who help clean up the next day, this helps to subsidize the costs (out of my pocket) for the fun that everyone had the night before.
**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 are 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, carpet cleaning/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.
For some competitive people (not to mention any names)... lol. If the window gets broken playing the Run-A-Round game, you are responsible for the bill!!
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). Volunteers would be appreciated to help organize, warm up foods...
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 2013
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 and thank you to those who volunteered.
I do request volunteers for Sunday and it should not be the same people having to volunteer each time. 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… ).
I will be making brunch for the volunteers as well.Thank you again to all of the DSN members for their support.