What we're about

This is a group for singles over the age of 50 looking to enjoy life. Our group is to make new friends, have new adventures and do fun things together. I am looking forward to doing many activities that are available in the Washington DC area. Making new friends to last a life time. Going to dinner, movies, coffee, concerts, baseball games, museums, the list is endless. All we need to do is get off the couch and put the remote down.

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National Cheesecake Day Happy Hour

Cheesecake factory

************************************************ Oops got the 2020 date wrong: It's Thursday, July 30 for National Cheesecake Day. The Cheesecake Factory is offering 50% off a slice if you have it there (though they sometimes box it to go; Pineapple Upside down had little cheesecake as well as Very Cherry Ghiradelli, more of a chiffon). Let's start with happy hour and wash it down with a slice of decadent cheesecake. However, there happy hour only runs 4-6PM so I'm suggesting we meet in the bar area and start at 5:15 to take advantage of some drink and food specials. I've chosen the Tysons Galleria location as it has easy parking. Last year, I spoke with the restaurant and happy hour was first come, first served, no reservations. Therefore, I will put an RSVP limit so we do not overwhelm the restaurant nor oversize ourselves out. (Of course, this is also a public place so I cannot prevent anyone from showing up.) If anyone wants to get there a bit early to grab some space, please indicate that in the comments. Thanks. Hope to see you there.

Birchmere Concert: 1964: THE (Beatles) TRIBUTE!

The Birchmere

Birchmere re-opens July 10 at 5PM! C-19 adaptations until further notice: * there will be a $5.00 Covid fee * masks must be worn when you are not seated (when in the bathroom, in the store and when entering and exiting the building) * box office will open at 5pm for ticket transactions only. * doors will be open at 6:00 PM, at which time you will be escorted directly to your seat. No line numbers will be used. * food and beverage will be available as soon as you are seated * show will begin at 7:30. I will likely make a ticket run on the 10th so let me know if you want me to pick up tickets for you. ***************** THE BEATLES?! Close. 1964: The Tribute - cover band. We had a great time the last few years! They put on an awesome show! (I know they also appear in Feb at The Barns, but I think their show is better suited to The Birchmere.) This is the #1 Beatles tribute band. They've played in NYC, Red Rocks, etc. This area has history with The (real) Beatles as their first U.S concert was right here in DC at the old Washington Coliseum. Trivia: Al Gore, who was 15 years old attended the concert. “The acoustics in the arena combined with the absolute frenzy of enthusiasm made it virtually impossible to understand a single word that they sang,” he told the Washington Post. In the 35-minute set, the Beatles played 12 songs. (http://www.wamadc.com/wama/beatles.html) 1964: The Tribute only plays early Beatles songs so no White Album or Yellow Submarine songs. They also try to only use equipment of that era for authenticity. THERE ARE COSTS FOR THIS EVENT. Tickets are still $35.00 plus The Birchmere's $5.50 (last year) service fee and available via their box office or Ticketmaster, which has its own fees, but I think the Birchmere fee is a bit less. I will swing by the box office directly as I have done for past concerts so if you want to avoid some Ticketmaster fees (though Birchmere fee is lower via Ticketmaster), I can buy you ticket(s), but would require the funds in advance (e.g. Paypal). Shows DO SELL OUT so securing tickets sooner rather than later is a good idea. Curtain is 7:30PM. Music Hall seating begins at 6PM. While there are restaurants nearby, in order for us to sit together, one or two of us (volunteers) will have to arrive early (before 5PM # handout) and get early Line Numbers. We'll go with whoever gets the lowest number as our GROUP CAN ENTER VIA ONE ENTRY TICKET. It's simpler to eat at The Birchmere. They have a decent dinner and drink menu. from the website FAQs: "The Birchmere is general admission, with all seating done on a first come, first served basis. To keep the process orderly, we use Line Numbers, which are picked up at the box office upon arrival. The Music Hall is all seated with tables. The Flex Stage is all standing unless otherwise stated, and then it would have limited seating. At 5pm, when the Box Office opens, we begin handing out Line Numbers to customers as they come to the Box Office. At 6pm when the Music Hall doors open, we begin seating by Line Number (i.e. the first person in at 5pm will be the first person in the Music Hall at 6pm). *Line Numbers are NOT used for Flex Stage shows. Reserved seats are NOT available, except for artists’ guests and VIPs." If you have never parked at The Birchmere, the venue is not visible from Mt Vernon Ave, but rather behind the businesses along the avenue so the driveway is easy to miss despite GPS and the big sign for The Birchmere. Check it out on satellite.

Let's enjoy Bowling in Woodbridge

Bowl America

it's only 2.22 per game and same for the shoes. This is a children friendly event!

Birchmere Concert: LEONID & FRIENDS (Excellent Cover Band)

**DATE CHANGE** Currently moved to Tuesday, August 11. Please update your RSVPs. ***************************** Who are LEONID & FRIENDS? A fantastic cover band of Russians! They've got horns so perfectly cover groups such as Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire, and the like. I'm a huge Chicago fan, which is how I "discovered" them on YouTube! If you've never heard of them, please check them out on YouTube or vi their website. I think you'll like what you hear if you like the groups mentioned above. THERE ARE COSTS FOR THIS EVENT. Tickets are still $49.50 plus The Birchmere's $5.50 (last year) service fee and available via their box office or Ticketmaster, which has its own fees, but I think the Birchmere fee is a bit less. I will swing by the box office directly as I have done for past concerts so if you want to avoid some Ticketmaster fees (though Birchmere fee is lower via Ticketmaster), I can buy you ticket(s), but would require the funds in advance (e.g. Paypal). Shows DO SELL OUT so securing tickets sooner rather than later is a good idea. Curtain is 7:30PM. Music Hall seating begins at 6PM. While there are restaurants nearby, in order for us to sit together, one or two of us (volunteers) will have to arrive early (before 5PM # handout) and get early Line Numbers. We'll go with whoever gets the lowest number as our GROUP CAN ENTER VIA ONE ENTRY TICKET. It's simpler to eat at The Birchmere. They have a decent dinner and drink menu. from the website FAQs: "The Birchmere is general admission, with all seating done on a first come, first served basis. To keep the process orderly, we use Line Numbers, which are picked up at the box office upon arrival. The Music Hall is all seated with tables. The Flex Stage is all standing unless otherwise stated, and then it would have limited seating. At 5pm, when the Box Office opens, we begin handing out Line Numbers to customers as they come to the Box Office. At 6pm when the Music Hall doors open, we begin seating by Line Number (i.e. the first person in at 5pm will be the first person in the Music Hall at 6pm). *Line Numbers are NOT used for Flex Stage shows. Reserved seats are NOT available, except for artists’ guests and VIPs." If you have never parked at The Birchmere, the venue is not visible from Mt Vernon Ave, but rather behind the businesses along the avenue so the driveway is easy to miss despite GPS and the big sign for The Birchmere. Check it out on satellite.

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