On Saturday November[masked] (five days before Thanksgiving) we're having a delicious, fun and friendly potluck in the backyard at the 30' long single slab of redwood table. We can warm up our casseroles and chill salads and desserts and carve a bird in the Hemingway Clubhouse and make a fire in the huge outdoor fireplace.Rusty and Julie, the owners of this fabulous mansion, have been so kind to allow us to gather here for a great event and they will join us if they aren't obligated somewhere else.
This will be on the Saturday before Thanksgiving - not on Thanksgiving Day. If you like the idea of eating under the redwood trees in your warm clothes with fun friends come join us.
Jazz musicians are highly encouraged to come enjoy the feast and please bring your instruments for a casual jam in this awesome place. The music will not be restricted purely to jazz, but we'll mix it up taking turns with different musicians leading different tunes.
We will have several artists from my other two meetup groups of painters and sketchers joining us (so far about 20 have RSVP'd yes).
You may bring a guest or two along - please ask them to bring something to add to the potluck table and BYOB.
Musicians carrying instruments or amplifiers, microphones, drums or a PA will be treated with extra kindness and you are not expected to also bring a food dish. Just bring your instruments and your talent and we will be most grateful and will serve you heaping servings of your favorite Thanksgiving items.
All other artists and guests, please bring enough to serve 8 of...
If your last name begins with A thru K bring a salad or stuffing.
If your last name begins with L thru S bring a vegetable, meat or pasta casserole.
T thru Z bring a dessert. (Pumpkin pie strongly encouraged.)
If you don't like where your name fits in the above suggestion, bring whatever you'd like.
Real plates, utensils and glasses are there. We should wash the dishes and leave the place tidy when done.
I'll bring paper napkins. Ed from our painter's group has volunteered to cook us a real turkey.
Call me if you have any questions. Thanks. [masked]