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Meet "Single Men and No Kids" at our Combo Potluck Picnic in the Park

  • May 25, 2014 · 2:00 PM
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How exciting!

This is our very first Meetup that combines both our SWaNK group (the ladies) and our newly formed SMaNK group (the gentlemen) together. Come on out to enjoy some time relaxing in the beautiful setting of Golden Gate Park in the company of other child-free, unmarried humans (Oh, heck, bring your dogs too if you like, especially if they are SCaNKs "Single Canines and No Kids"). Hopefully there will be lots of food and drink to enjoy amongst us. Please bring something to contribute to the SWaNK/SMaNK meal.

When: Sunday, May 25 from 2pm - 6pm
Rain date: Sunday, June 1

Where: Golden Gate Park in Speedway Meadow (a.k.a. Hellman Hollow)
(See map link here: http://goldengateparkbikeandskate.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/golden-gate-park-map.pdf)
It's approx. mid-way through the park at 25th St.

We will be set up somewhere in the meadow, likely close to the restrooms, but not THAT close to them. Perhaps 300 ft. or so away. There always seems to be plenty of parking in this area along John F. Kennedy Drive just above the meadow.

What to bring:

- Food for the barbecue or pre-cooked/prepared food
- Drinks - BYOB if you like (coolers if you have them would also be helpful)
- Beach chairs, blankets, pillows - whatever makes you comfortable
- Frisbees, footballs, etc.
- Your SWaNKy and SMaNKy selves
- Your partners, if you are in a relationship. They are welcome to join us for the fun at this particular event.
- Your SCaNK, if you like

Please RSVP so we have an idea of how many people to expect. Also, please indicate, in the discussion thread below, what you are bringing as a contribution to the potluck, so we don't double up on too many things. I will bring the plates, napkins, BBQ, utensils, and canopy. Oh yes, and the photo signs for anyone else wishing to join the SWaNK/SMaNK Hall of Fame.

Look for the white canopy with the SWaNK Meetup sign attached to it.

Hope to see you there for our first SWaNK and SMaNK combo Meetup!

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  • Maria

    Thanks Carolyn - will you be inviting the SManKs again?

    May 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Carolyn,
      My population group from The Sierra Club is looking for a space to host a speaker on population and water in The Sahel. Do you know any places?
      Thanks!
      Josh

      June 6, 2014

    • Carolyn Q.

      Hi Josh, I'll send you an email regarding a space I know of.

      June 8, 2014

  • Maria

    Drag! Very sorry to have missed you! Too long- winded to explain here but had every intention coming today- hope you all had fun!

    May 25, 2014

    • Carolyn Q.

      Hi Maria, Thanks so much for your thoughtful voice message. We did miss you! Hope that you had a good weekend despite the work : ) - Carolyn

      1 · May 26, 2014

  • Lois

    I regret that my salad, mineral water, & pistachios could not find you. Hope to meet you another time.

    May 25, 2014

    • Carolyn Q.

      Darn! So sorry that you couldn't find us Lois. You weren't the only one. We were the white tent/canopy in the meadow, as mentioned in the invite. Next time I will make a point of leaving my contact phone number for every member who RSVPs and be sure that they all have it. I hope it wasn't too frustrating and that you were able to enjoy the salad and goodies too. I hope you're not too discouraged and look forward to seeing you soon at our next event. Thanks and again my apologies, Carolyn

      May 26, 2014

  • Marylou

    I'll bring veggies and hummus. :)

    May 24, 2014

    • Carolyn Q.

      Perfect, thank you! See you soon!

      May 24, 2014

    • Marylou

      Unfortunately, I am not going to make it. :( I hate to pull out last minute but earlier today I was in a lot of pain and had to knock myself out with a nap and a strong Ibuprofen. It's a long story that I'll tell everyone next time... I feel lame but I wasn't sure if I'd be able to walk, and I needed to take care of myself. So until next time...

      May 25, 2014

  • Maria

    Whoops - just read description where you said you'd be bringing those - let me know if you need cups - thanks!

    May 25, 2014

  • Maria

    Hi Carolyn - is anyone bringing utensils, plates, cups?

    May 25, 2014

  • Maria

    Hi Carolyn - is anyone bringing utensils, plates, cups?

    May 25, 2014

  • Carolyn Q.

    For those who have not had a chance to see what other's are bringing, here is a list so we don't double up. Remember to BYOB and chairs too, thanks!

    - salmon burgers
    - chicken breast
    - bell peppers
    - potato side dish
    - potato salad
    - watermelon
    - a sweet dessert
    - chips
    - crackers
    - chips and salsa
    - wine
    - pasta salad

    Suggestions for other food might be sausages for the grill, green veggies, dips (hummos, etc.), another dessert, other meat for grill, other veggies for grill...

    Thanks and see you soon!

    May 24, 2014

  • Daphne

    How about someone bring some corn on the cob to grill and also for the vegetarians; vegi-cobobs to put on the grill

    May 21, 2014

  • Maria

    Hi Carolyn - I'm revising to potato salad and chips/ salsa or if you already have chips I can bring another type of salad. I just don't think veggie burgers will work very well given that I don't know if we have many vegetarians;)

    May 21, 2014

    • Carolyn Q.

      Hi Maria, We have some salmon burgers coming, so that'll help if we don't have the veggie burgers. We already have someone from the SMaNK group bringing chips and salsa, so maybe another salad if you want, but not necessary since you're bringing one salad already. Up to you! Bring something that you'll enjoy : ) Thanks, C

      May 21, 2014

  • Maria

    Hi Carolyn - I'm revising to potato salad and chips/ salsa or if you already have chips I can bring another type of salad. I just don't think veggie burgers will work very well given that I don't know if we have many vegetarians;)

    May 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    You beat me to the potato salad Maria. What else is REALLY easy, and something that we need?

    May 20, 2014

    • Carolyn Q.

      Hi Djoshl, how about a dessert of some sort? Cake, cookies, danishes, cupcakes...something easy. Fruit salad that is already prepared from the grocery store? Thank you!

      1 · May 20, 2014

  • Maria

    I'll bring potato salad and garden burgers.

    May 19, 2014

    • Carolyn Q.

      That sounds great Maria, thank you!

      May 19, 2014

  • Daphne

    Will anyone be carpooling from Marin ?

    May 3, 2014

    • Carolyn Q.

      Hi Daphne, I haven't heard back from anyone yet. Hoping that this week there will be some more communication going on since the picnic is coming up on Sunday. Do you still need a ride? We usually get last minute RSVPs also. Thanks, Carolyn

      May 19, 2014

    • Daphne

      I stil need a ride from Marin. Thanks Daphne

      May 19, 2014

  • Maria

    I'll bring potato salad and garden burgers.

    May 19, 2014

  • PJ

    I will bring a blanket and 2 sides, maybe crackers and chips. I am willing to bring anything else you think we might need :)

    May 3, 2014

  • Carolyn Q.

    We already have a number of SMaNKs ("Single Men and No Kids") who haved RSVP'd.

    April 26, 2014

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