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  • COVID-19 NOTE

ALL EVENTS ARE CURRENTLY FOR FULLY VAXED/BOOSTED members and guests ONLY!

As of 1/06/22 Austin-Travis County moved to Stage 5 COVID19 risk-based guidelines.

PrimeTime will continue to hold events WITHIN THE GUIDELINES of city
and county public health recommendations as follows:

  • ALL EVENTS WILL CONTINUE TO BE FOR FULLY VAXED/BOOSTED ONLY members and guests until further notice.

  • It will be up to each individual to determine whether or not he/she is of high or low risk; NOTE: Public Health considers high-risk individuals to include those with pre-existing conditions and members who are considered high risk just because they are 65 or older!

  • APH recommends that masks be worn at all times in public or private even if vaccinated, except when eating or drinking. Hosts or venues may determine whether masks are required. Of course, individual choice to mask is always an appropriate option.

For more information go to:
https://www.austintexas.gov/news/austin-travis-county-returns-stage-5-amidst-omicron-outbreak

OUR INTENTION
Do you want to belong to a community of active people ages 50 and up who are open-minded and value inclusion and diversity? If so, PrimeTime may be the group for you! Our intention is to provide a wide range of activities from live music to dancing, hiking, intimate dinners and game nights to more esoteric events like book clubs or discussions about political, spiritual, or lifestyle topics, or giving back to the world with community service. We welcome you to join us as we explore the great city of Austin (and beyond) together to make this chapter of our lives PrimeTime!
PRIMETIME MISSION STATEMENT
PrimeTime is dedicated to building an active, inclusive, harmonious and supportive community of diverse people aged 50 and up. PrimeTime intends to provide numerous opportunities for our members to come together to nurture their minds, bodies, and spirits through service, education, and fun**.** Our hope is that this investment of time and energy will make it possible for our members to participate in events that foster new connections leading to lasting and meaningful friendships.
PRIMETIME CODE OF CONDUCT
When participating in any event sanctioned as a PrimeTime Meetup, all PrimeTime members will represent themselves in concert with the stated mission and spirit of our community. All members will be expected to demonstrate courteous, cordial behavior in action and speech at all times. Whether engaged in online dialogue, or at a private or public venue at which a PrimeTime meetup is held, members are expected to be accepting, respectful, and inclusive of everyone present including the venue staff.
In addition to general policy expectations, event hosts shall continuously endeavor to create and maintain a welcoming, harmonious, safe, and otherwise supportive environment at their events. Every member deserves to feel comfortable and warmly integrated into the PrimeTime community. Offensive behaviors will not be tolerated and will be addressed. If you believe someone is in violation of the code of conduct, we ask that you report it in person to your event host, then make a written complaint by email to a member of the leadership team. The leadership team will consider and investigate the complaint and provide the accused party with an opportunity to review and respond to the written and signed complaint.
NOTICE OF ASSUMED RISK
Meetup, Inc. and PrimeTime do NOT maintain health, auto, home, life, accident, or other insurance policies applicable to members of PrimeTime This is a notice to you that risks associated with your participation in PrimeTime events, and participation of your guests in PrimeTime events, are solely your responsibility. Attendance at a PrimeTime event is your acknowledgment that you understand that you assume all risk, and that you release PrimeTime and members of PrimeTime from any and all liability for personal injury, property damage, or death. PrimeTime urges members to obtain insurance BEFORE participating in PrimeTime events if you feel it necessary to have insurance applicable to such participation.

EVENT HOST AND EVENT ORGANIZER OPPORTUNITIES
We are always looking for people who might be interested in being an Event Host or Event Organizer . This is the way we ensure the continued success of this group. Hosting events is one of the best ways to get to know people! If you have a special activity you love to do or have discovered a really cool restaurant chances are there are people in the group that would enjoy the same things! The Leadership team or any Event Host is happy to help you.
ANNUAL FEE
There is a one-time fee of $10 to join our group after the 14 day free trial. Meetup says that it is an annual fee, but it is not. If the link on Meetup is not working you can go to: 
https://www.meetup.com/dues/primetimeatx/checkout/
CONTRIBUTIONS 
Contributions are always appreciated. They can be made to paypal.me/@loubrew2u@gmail.com. If you make a contribution of $10 or more, your "annual fee" will also be changed to waived. All monies are reinvested in PrimeTime.

Upcoming events (4+)

[ONLINE] Morning Jolt

Online event

Chat with friends over coffee or tea or whatever jolts your morning. An opportunity to start your day with some good ol' fashioned connection! Drop in and drop off as your schedule requires or interest desires.

Greg is hosting on Zoom this week.

Dinner at Hank’s! (Northeast Austin) Vaccinated only

Hank's Austin

Let’s meet for dinner and lively conversation at Hank’s. Hank’s is a light and bright coffee shop, restaurant, and bar serving casual American fare all day. There is plenty of parking.

Check out their menu:
https://www.hanksaustin.com/

This is a re-occuring monthly event (every fourth Thursday) so if you don't get in this time, sign up for the following month! This event is limited to 6 people so we will get a chance to get to know one another.

Let's Read Blowout by Rachel Maddow

Needs a location

Let’s read and discuss Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue Russia, and the Richest Most Destructive Industry on Earth by Rachel Maddow (488 pages).

This will be a Zoom event;

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81066503865

With her trademark black humor, Maddow takes us on a switchback journey around the globe, revealing the greed and incompetence of Big Oil and Gas along the way, and drawing a surprising conclusion about why the Russian government hacked the 2016 U.S. election. She deftly shows how Russia’s rich reserves of crude have, paradoxically, stunted its growth, forcing Putin to maintain his power by spreading Russia’s rot into its rivals, its neighbors, the West’s most important alliances, and the United States. Chevron, BP, and a host of other industry players get their star turn, most notably ExxonMobil and the deceptively well-behaved Rex Tillerson.

We generally start the meeting with a 15 to 20 minute social hour.

Reading is a social activity. The actual reading may be done alone, but then it becomes social in a book club when your friends (and the friends you make) make suggestions that you had not thought of and therefore enrich your experience with the book. We combine reading with making connections with others.

Future books, dates, and locations (All meetups are from 7 pm to 9 pm CT). All meetings are Zoom until further notice (although we hope to return to the public library rooms and private residences soon.)

February 2022
Reading time for the March 2022 book.

March 2022
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (818 pages)

April 2022
Light of the Stars by Adam Frank (256 pages)

May 2022
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (304 pages)

June 2022
Topic: Founding Documents: Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and the Federalist Papers

Books and Subjects Read So Far
2018
Native Americans
Viet Nam war
Martin Luther King, Jr
Robert Kennedy
Poverty in America
Famous women
Real crime

2019
World War One
Black history
Hillbilly Elegy
Earning the Rockies
Sally Field memoir
The Sixth Extinction
Space Program
Woodstock and the Manson Murders
Soul of America
Demi Moore memoir

2020
Over the Edge of the World
LBJ: The Path to Power
Woman’s Suffrage
China
My Beloved World
God Save Texas
Slavery
The Big Sea
Houston

2021
Caste
Virginia Woolf
Gods of the Upper Air
Dreams of El Dorado
Roaring 1920’s
Unbroken
Lady Bird Johnson
Famous Black Americans
Fears of a Setting Sun
Devil in the White City

Barton Creek Hike

Twin Falls

This 6.5 mile out-and-back 3-hour exploring hike starts near Twin Falls Access Trailhead at the Pedestrian Bridge under Mopac and follows a less-used Barton Greenbelt trail to Twin and Sculpture Falls and beyond. This fast hike can be rigorous and difficult when we do hills.

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by. " This is one of my favorite hikes. It is challenging, but not dangerous; mysterious yet approachable.

Be on time. We will leave promptly at 8:05 am. This is for a small group of fun people (who like to hike). This is for experienced hikers who already have good conditioning and balance, and who enjoy trails with rocky, uneven terrain. Wear hiking shoes. Bring water, a snack, and your camera. No dogs or koalas please. RSVP only if you will definitely attend. Attendance will be tracked, and habitual no-shows will be removed from future events. Bring at least 2 liters of water to survive the summer heat.

Notes on how to find: This entrance is tricky. From Capital of Texas Highway, turn as if you’re heading south on Mopac. But instead of taking the on-ramp, remain on the frontage road. Just past the ramp, you’ll find the Barton Creek Greenbelt Twin Falls access point. Look for parked cars on the right side of the road, and you’ll find the entrance near the U-turn. There is no parking lot, which is why it’s tricky. Be careful of traffic when walking along the road. Don't leave visible valuables in your car, lock everything in you trunk.

Here is a map: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/texas/twin-falls-and-sculpture-falls-via-barton-creek-greenbelt-trail--2?mobileMap=false&ref=sidebar-static-map

All hikers must sign a liability release/waiver at the trailhead. This hike is cross-posted and will have 10 other hikers.

Past events (1,971)

Happiness Project 2022

Online event

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