Beach BBQ & POTLUCK - CROSS POSTED WITH TACOMA WINE DINE HAPPY HOUR!

BYO item for the BBQ and you are encouraged to share a side dish.

You can bring an outdoor yard game (croquet, ladder golf, etc.)

Bring a beach chair if you can.

This is at the Browns Point Lighthouse Park which also has parking outside the gate to the Browns Point Improvement Club.
Mapquest either one for directions. Directly west of south Federal Way. One minute northwest of the Cliff House restaurant.

We will have a BBQ, paper plates, and plastic forks.

Since it is a park, adult beverage consumption should be
discreet.

If you have a side dish, wine or cheese or to share, or yard game
to contribute, just mention it here on the message board.

I have never seen a problem with beach fires, but probably
won't go there this time, since...well, it is a work day on Thursday.

Bring sunglasses.  The sunsets can be blinding here.

This is also posted in Tacoma Wine Dine  and Happy Hour meetup group.

 

7/4 Update...working on getting a band to entertain us as well as a parking lot gate code.

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  • Marcia

    Wow, what great cooks! Cheers to the planning group.

    July 13, 2013

  • Shane

    ?? Did anyone leave a pair or tan "reef" sandals or a black Las Vegas shirt at the beach last night? i left them there on separate logs where they were, in case they were not from our groups. i can ask the lighthouse keepers to set aside or go get them if they belong to the group. i posted in the Tacoma wine & dine group as well. email me here or [masked]

    THANK YOU! i met some great people, but didn't get to meet everyone. please feel free to email me, especially if you are planning future trips and maybe i or my blogs can be of help. I have been many places and have contacts. travel agent friends in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, etc.. see you all another time maybe :)

    SPECIAL THANKS to Gail, for remembering what i like & taking the time to email me about the event :) I HAD A GREAT TIME!

    July 11, 2013

    • Shane

      anyone, anyone? bueller, bueller

      July 12, 2013

  • Johnny C

    If someone brings a generator I will supply a band . Let me know.

    1 · July 7, 2013

    • Johnny C

      If you could toss it in your car as a backup power source that will be great. We will likely get power from the community center but can't solely count on that and may be too far from it tomorrow.

      1 · July 9, 2013

    • Shane

      the music was a nice touch. hopefully enough was gathered to make the effort worth his time.

      1 · July 12, 2013

  • Patricia N.

    Great job John E Cat and Jodi D

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Patricia N.

    The BBQ & Potluck was great. Had a great turn out.

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Johnny C

    Thanks for all the help Joni and Cathy! I have a few serving utensils and beach mats that were left behind. A great evening shared with everyone!

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Tobin

    A really good turn out and lots of fun! Great food too!

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Gail

    Perfect evening for a picnic. Thank you to John and Joni for making it all possible. I love this park and walk down to it frequently. it was nice to see so many people out enjoying "my special place" LOL
    Thank you to the two gentlemen who were so very thoughtful---you know who you are!

    July 11, 2013

  • Cathy M

    Had a great time! Thank you Joni and John!

    2 · July 11, 2013

  • Mark O

    Thanks John & Joni! Such a pleasant way to spend a Wednesday evening. It was good see & visit with everyone.

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Rose

    John - sorry I missed this event but something came up. Looks like you all are having a great time! Catch ya next time.

    July 10, 2013

  • Eddie C

    Dang didn't want to miss this one... Last minute out of towner's have arrived... Sounds like a Pemco commercial... LoL yes ur one of us...!

    July 10, 2013

  • joy

    I will bring baked beans.

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • marnie

    would like to go - no offers of a ride there yet. have a delightful little Shihzu who would love to join the party - very low maintenance - both of us.

    July 10, 2013

    • marnie

      I need a ride to and from this event -live in Tacoma

      July 10, 2013

    • marnie

      I'm not feeling well, trying to find a job, so will forgo this event - have an awesome time!

      July 10, 2013

  • Shane

    TIPS & THOUGHTS -
    please notice there are a couple people trying to find rides, i can not help with that but [masked] if you want to swap numbers though me if not comfortable posting yours on here.

    I also saw John mention below the need for another grill, etc.

    The closest large grocery store will be the North Shore QFC about 5 minutes east of the park. it is 1 complex south of the Walgreens that you will see if you are coming from Federal Way. this will be inconvenient for anyone coming on 509 from tacoma as that takes you along the water to the park and the stores are up the hill. there is also other stores near to that(fred meyers, safeway). there is a small shop near the park, but its not big(basic groceries). I think fife has a small grocery store ?? on the south side or pacific highway if coming from that way(across from poodle dog and bank of America(not sure if still there)

    I will try to go early to help, call me at the number above if you need help once arrive.

    July 10, 2013

  • Johnny C

    We are looking good for tomorrow. With 130 potential BBQ'ers, don't be hoggin' mine with your slow cooking brisket. Seriously, a couple additional camping BBQs would greatly help the cause. If I am able to open the entrance gate, drive in and enjoy a shorter walk. Come by car or boat. See ya tomorrow!

    1 · July 9, 2013

    • Shane

      john , call me if need help. i am staying 5 minutes from there and can come early. [masked] will bring a cooler but other stuff is not accessible(just learned about this event 1 hour ago:)

      July 10, 2013

  • Shirl Cantu : )

    May not be able to make it. I may need to go help a friend. Is it ok to join in if I'm not needed?? I really hope I can attend this event but went ahead and RSVP'd NO. Let me know. Thanks, Shirl :)

    July 10, 2013

    • Grace

      Shirl, if you can't make it, maybe u can pass along plates you wanted to bring to someone that's attending, but hope u can make it!!!

      July 10, 2013

    • Shane

      if you show up, feel free to give me a call and i will meet you where you park if need be. good luck to your friend. shane [masked]

      1 · July 10, 2013

  • Johnny C

    Just confirmed some musical entertainment. Please bring a few bucks to throw in the tip jar. This will be cool so I want to keep the interest high for playing for us in the future. Thanks

    2 · July 10, 2013

  • Veronica

    Anyone going from the South Tacoma area that I could carpool with?

    July 6, 2013

    • Patricia N.

      Did you get anyone to carpool

      July 9, 2013

    • Veronica

      Not yet, I will pay for gas.

      July 10, 2013

  • marnie

    would love to go -anyone interested in carpooling - will help with gas cost. thank you. have not been to a bonfire since lived in CA years ago.

    July 5, 2013

    • Patricia N.

      did you get anyone to carpool

      July 9, 2013

    • Johnny C

      Come & enjoy but will likely have a fire on a future weekend instead.

      July 9, 2013

  • Patricia N.

    Thank you John E Cat and Joni D, great turn out

    2 · July 9, 2013

  • Joni D

    We are so excited this is coming together so well... Thank you everyone !

    It is wonderful to see our numbers grow ..... So we are putting out a request for another BBQ ... Please let us know if someone can bring one .

    3 · July 9, 2013

  • Patricia N.

    I will bring dessert and garage bags

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • Allen G.

    fraid I have to work, sounds like this will be a blast, wear sunscreen with those shades, 'k?

    July 9, 2013

  • Michele

    Bringing a layered dip and chips to go with the margaritas.

    2 · July 9, 2013

  • Gail

    Yeah Alan!

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring vege tray

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • Nancy V

    I'll bring brownies and garbage bags

    2 · July 8, 2013

  • Cathy M

    I'll bring a badminton set, as well as some sort of side dish. Thank you John E Cat and Joni D for working so hard to put this together! It will be great fun!! : )

    2 · July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can bring ladder ball and some fruit.

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Mark O

    I can bring potato salad.

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • John

    I believe i am back in

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Rose

    I'll bring watermelons :)

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • Johnny C

    7/7 Potluck BBQ Update:

    Reminder to bring a chair, beverage, food to throw on the BBQ, and prepare to relax and enjoy a Browns Point sunset after dinner. Items we still need as of today:

    A 3rd BBQ
    Mixer and tequila to add to the bucket
    A 2nd lawn game or volleyball set. ?
    One watermelon or fruit salad
    (and any appetizer or side dish)

    We are now good on tables, canopies, plates, cups, forks, ice, water, propane, chips, and salads. Also, the parking lot on the north side is closer, but may be full and gets locked after dark. You can drop stuff off here, but may need to park a block away.

    July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring dessert and I have paper plates, cups, cutlery left over from another event I can bring.

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a blast. Want to get there by 3..never been to that park or know where you'll set up though. Can bring my new lawn game n more paper towels.(sm car or would bring tables etc)

    1 · July 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you ! ...gotta get there b4 rush hr is all hate driving in it..can tan while I wait :) lolol..if we got married Id be Cat Cat

      July 6, 2013

    • Grace

      Cat, I signed up thru another group. It will be nice to see you again! I'll get there early also, but don't have a time set, but will look for you. No worries, the park is a tiny open green spot on the waterfront. You'll see people arriving and looking around (lost) as they tend to do:)

      July 6, 2013

  • Johnny C

    We are over 100 people now. To make this successful, please message us here or me at [masked] if you can bring one of the following: 1. A 2nd and 3rd BBQ
    2. An ice chest and ice
    3. Mixer or tequila to add to the bucket
    4. More plates or plastic forks
    5. Potato, mac, or green salad
    6. A spare propane tank in case mine runs dry
    7. A lawn game, volleyball set, ...
    8. Cash to donate to those that bring more than their share.
    9. Canopy or tables
    10. Chips and dip
    11. Veggies
    12. A watermelon
    13. Dessert
    14. A case of bottled water C'mon, step up, contribute and make this a successful gathering. Next time we may pay to have this catered.

    July 6, 2013

    • Marcia

      Wow, what a crowd. I am bringing a salad but I will also bring paper plates, forks and napkins.

      2 · July 6, 2013

  • Shirl Cantu : )

    I will bring my ice chest (smaller rolling one), ice, paper plates (pkg 50), and a food item...not sure yet on the food item. See you then, Shirl :o)

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • John

    No go I'll be in oak harbor working

    July 6, 2013

  • Karen

    Sounds like fun .. will try and make it but may be a little late due to work.

    July 5, 2013

  • Joni D

    I will bring a bucket of Margaritas ... Anyone is welcome to add ingredients if they would like !

    1 · July 1, 2013

    • Michele

      I can bring cups and a sharpie!

      1 · July 5, 2013

  • Gail

    Having a band is an AWESOME idea!

    Good job John---this event is really shaping up---should be fun!

    July 5, 2013

  • Al

    Going to try and make this.

    1 · July 2, 2013

  • Joni D

    We will have an Easy-up cover there.... If anyone else has one, feel free to bring it .

    July 1, 2013

  • Marcia

    I plan to bring a salad to the bbq. Not sure what kind yet.

    July 1, 2013

  • John

    I might not make this not sure yet

    June 30, 2013

  • Johnny C

    Specifically, this is at the Browns Point Lighthouse Park which also has parking outside the gate to the Browns Point Improvement Club. Mapquest either one for directions. Directly west of south Federal Way. One minute northwest of the Cliff House restaurant.

    I have a bbq and paper plates, plastic forks, and paper towels for 30.

    Since it is a park, adult beverage consumption should be discreet.

    If you have a side dish, wine or cheese or to share, or game to contribute, just mention it here on the message board.

    I have never seen a problem with beach fires, but probably won't go there this time, since...well, it is a work day on Thursday.

    This also just got posted in Tacoma Wine Dine and Happy Hour's meetup group.

    1 · June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like fun. I will be a little late as i work in Olympia.

    June 30, 2013

  • Gail

    Are you thinking of having it at the Lighthouse Park? They have picnic tables and I think you can have a fire on the beach.

    June 28, 2013

  • Gail

    This is my "neck of the woods" too so see you there!

    June 26, 2013

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