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Hello! I was introduced to "Meet Up" in July 2015 and as I looked around I noticed there were some great meet up groups available in Saskatoon. The 20, 30 and 50 year age categories were covered but nothing for the 40 year olds. Hence, the creation of this particular group.

I post activities that might be of interest to a broad group of people. I find it’s often easier to meet people when you’re doing something rather than being thrown into a room full of strangers and being forced to make conversation so we do a lot of things where we're "doing" things (yes, I'm an introvert). As the group continues to grow and the interests of others become known, as well as dates/times and activities that work for/interest people, events can expand. If you have an idea of something you’d like to do, send me a proposal!

I’m hoping the group will attract both men and women and will look for activities that will be of interest to both. I seek out activities that will support local business and community/special events so we can expand our horizons, possibly step outside our comfort zone, and see what this city had to offer and meet some people we might not meet otherwise. Geared towards Adults in the 40-something crowd (+/- a few years).

Please note - this is NOT a "dating" group so be advised that romantic advances may not be welcomed.

In 2018, I am kindly requesting you bring $5 to your first meet up (annual fee for 40s Fun-Loving group) to assist in covering the admin costs of the group. If you don't think you'll attend more than a couple of events, you're welcome to, as an alternative, bring $2 to each event that you attend.

Cheers!

NOTE: due to a rising number of "fake profiles" that are appearing on Meet Up, you must request to join the group. Please allow 48 hours for your request to be responded to.

Upcoming events (5+)

Naughty Bingo Fundraiser @ Free Flow Dance Centre

Free Flow Dance Centre

I typically only post events that I can attend/host but this is such a fun one - don't want people to miss out. You will need to self-organize so please only RSVP if you plan to attend so people know who to watch for. We've attended this event a couple o times and always have a great evening. It's a fundraiser. Think Bingo and Burlesque. Get out your bingo dabbers and lucky troll dolls! Bingo dabbers can be purchased at the dollar store or they sell them on site for $2 each. Or bring a highlighter. Date: Saturday March 23 Time: meet at 630pm - Bingo starts at 7pm - the hall fills up every time up so please arrive on time - it gets difficult to save seats when others would like them. Location: Free Flow Dance Centre (224 - 25th St W - sort of by the Holiday Express on Idylwyld) Admission: $10. Bingo games at $2/card. This is a licensed event (beverages - maybe snacks?). Half time show is a burlesque performance. Stay for 20 minutes or stay all night. There is NO ATM on site - BRING CAHS! All proceeds go to Free Flow Dance Theatre Charitable Org - home of Free Flow Dance Theatre and the Rosebud Burlesque Club! Guests welcome.

Saskatoon Symphony Masters #5 @ TCU Place

TCU Place

This is the fifth Masters series event. From their website: Heinz Moehn was a noted editor for the German publisher Barenreiter. He was best known for his editions of Mozart’s works including the great Requiem. And, while every major orchestra in the world has played his edition of the Requiem, none knew he was also a remarkable composer—until now. Here in Saskatoon, Heinz Moehn’s grandson unearthed his grandfather’s compositions in a box of family heirlooms. The SSO collaborated with Saskatoon-based composer Paul Suchan to take Moehn’s hand-written score for his Violin Concerto and create parts for the SSO to perform—marking the first performance of the concerto in 80 years. We’ve called up rising-star Timothy Chooi to lend his artistry to this unveiling of a new, old concerto. We’re pairing this debut of Moehn’s concerto with his edition of the beloved Mozart Requiem, featuring a thrilling cast of singers including Prince Albert-born soprano Andrea Lett and tenor Michael Harris. Date: Saturday March 23, 2019 Time: 7:30PM Location: TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre A couple of us have season tickets row D seats 14 and 16 - (main floor front - 4 rows back from the stage) - feel free to buy a seat near us. And, if anyone is interested, we can meet at the Holiday Inn for dinner before hand. Tickets: click here for information and tickets: http://saskatoonsymphony.org/event/masters-5-finding-heinz-moehn/ Guests welcome. If this is your first meet up with the Fun-Lovers in 2019, please kindly bring $5 (annual fee) to offset the admin costs of the group. Thanks in advance. :)

Sunday night movie @ Roxy Theatre

Magic Lantern Roxy Theatre

Date: Sunday March 24 Time: meet at 630pm show starts at 645pm. Location: Roxy Theatre (on 20th St between Aves C and D) Admission: $11 - purchase your ticket at the door Movie: Thall Shall Not Grow Old (war documentary - runtime: 1 hour 39 min) The acclaimed documentary is an extraordinary look at the soldiers and events of the Great War, using film footage captured at the time, now presented as the world has never seen. By utilizing state-of-the-art restoration, colorization and 3D technologies, and pulling from 600 hours of BBC archival interviews, Jackson puts forth an intensely gripping, immersive and authentic experience through the eyes and voices of the British soldiers who lived it. Guests welcome. If this is your first meet up in 2019 with the Fun-Lovers, please kindly bring $5 (annual member fee) to offset the admin costs of the group. Thanks in advance. :)

Read and Chat @ Botte Chai Bar

Botté Chai Bar

Date: Wednesday March 27 Time: 7pm Location: Botte Chai Bar (corner of Ave B and 21st ST - in the BLOCK Building - walking though the courtyard area of Ave B - down to the end, it's on your right) Read the book then come and discuss. Members only. Book: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins Reid (391 pages) Synopsis From Good Reads: Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career. Summoned to Evelyn's luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the '80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn's story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique's own in tragic and irreversible ways. Written with Reid's signature talent for creating "complex, likable characters" (Real Simple), this is a mesmerizing journey through the splendor of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means—and what it costs—to face the truth. ** If this is your first meet up with the fun-loving group in 2019, please kindly bring me $5 (annual fee). Thanks in advance. :) Upcoming books: April: One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriela Garcia Marquez (405 pages - lots, only books) May: The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom (368 pages - books, lots) June: The Alice Network - Kate Quinn (503 pages - put on hold in advance July: She Rides Shotgun - Jordan Harper (257 pages - 5 books in province) August: I am the Messenger - Markus Zusak (357 pages - lots copies, all formats) September: The Ensember - Aja Gabel - (339 Pages - 8 books in province, different formats) This order is not set in stone and can be changed (if people read ahead and it's bad, if you're on vacation the month of a book you choose, etc). We didn't choose a lot of short ones... might need to change up in summer. (how about The Tattooist of Auschwitz ?) Happy reading!

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