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This meetup group is an extension of Up The Creek Rec. & Ski Club. Up The Creek is a non-profit year round recreation & ski club that has been in existence for over 35 years. We are run by volunteers and have various weekend and day events in summer and winter. In the winter, ski and snowboarding among other activities . In the summer we have boating and camping trips, weekly hiking, biking, volleyball, and tennis groups. We have numerous parties throughout the year and have a happy hour every Friday at a different bar or restaurant in the Denver metro Area. However, the best part is that it is a flexible club that always welcomes new ideas, places and activities including volunteer work. You don’t have to be a member to attend any of our events, guests are always welcome! Membership is currently over 500. See our main website at www.upthecreek.org

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UTC Wash Park Pickup Volleyball - Wednesdays

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Are you ready for some mid-week Wed Volleyball ?

Please be as prompt as possible to respect everybody's time so we can get the games rolling ASAP.

We meet in the middle of Wash Park ( rectangle ) just in from Downing & Tennessee and close to the kids playground. Look for the Up The Creek cardboard sign. Call me if you are lost on my cell phone # (303)[masked].

Please try to RSVP on the UTC Meetup site as this will be our main source of planning and communicating all season long. For New-Comers, this will require the setup of a free profile with a User ID & Password. However, with or without a profile, you can always do an inquiry on the site to check out our upcoming UTC Volleyball Events.

We plan to meet close to our usual summer spot but may be just north in the field in our spring spot depending on where the leagues setup. I will be bringing the UTC Net and UTC Balls. I will bring the Up The Creek Cardboard Sign so that you can find our main net. Feel free to bring an extra net and v-balls if you can help out if need be. Hopefully, we will see you out on the Green Grass Knoll real soon.

Be sure to bring the brightest pair of sunglasses you own. Between our regulars, park dwellers, and guest Meetups we should have an awesome Wednesday V-Ball Scene.

Look for us every Wednesday weather permitting till late Sept. If the temps are above 55 Degrees and the grounds are dry, we will play. Come summer, we will wait out fast moving thunderstorms as long as they are less then an hour and the grass dries up quickly.

Our summer weekend schedule is June~ August. We will do 1 of the weekend days at DeKoevend Park as our every other Saturday home base all summer long and Harvey Park as our every other Sunday home base all summer long. Summer Holidays will be at Addenbrooke Park.

We always welcome all ability levels & all age groups and never charge a fee. However, we do require the desire to play 3 Hit Volleyball Skills as explained below. The organizers of this event bring several nets to help satisfy all ability levels. We are a very friendly social group and want everybody to fit in to their ability level and have a pleasant experience. We will help new players as best we can to help them develop 3 Hit Volleyball Skills on a specific net if feasible. If you are new to this group, please introduce yourself to the organizers, and we will do our best to help you fit into this group.

Highly recommended items to bring are lawn chair, ball cap, suntan lotion, and bottled water.

Remember, this is 3 hit volleyball ( Bump, Set, Spike ) as oppose to Jungleball. We will train newcomers if they are not familiar with these skills..

Our goal is to satisfy all ability levels and get all interested players who show up involved in the action. If the turnout is light, of course it is okay to mix all types of ability levels on the same net. Like last year we would like to continue multiple nets for different ability levels. With 3 nets or more, we should be able to accommodate all ability levels assuming the turnout is large enough and varied as such:

Advanced Net - 3 Hit Volleyball ( Bump, Set, Spike ) at all times. This net would encompass those with proficient skills. Players in this category need to take the initiative to setup this net and make it happen. This net can consist of player teams ranging from 2 X 2, 3 X 3,and 4 X 4. Advanced players who have been playing for years are looking for this type of volleyball.

Intermediate Net - 3 Hit Volleyball ( Bump, Set, Spike ) recommended. This net would encompass those with average skills. Players in this category need to take the initiative to setup this net and make it happen.

Beginner Net - 3 Hit Volleyball ( Bump, Set, Spike ) recommended. This net would encompass those learning the skills. Players in this category need to take the initiative to setup this net and make it happen.

Courtesy Rules:

Call the score before each serve so that all players can hear.

After each play is over roll the ball back to the server on the ground gently.

If you interfere with the net by touching it with your body please say that you netted and the play will be dead and serve will go to the other team.

Kicking the ball over the net is allowed as long as it is a soft attempt out of desperation.

Net serves are only good when playing 4 X 4 or greater.

Come out to an awesome venue where the sights are plentiful and awesome V-Ball games await your participation !!! Most importantly, bring your Ferrets since they deserve open space and clean city air.

Let’s continue this great UTC Tradition !!! This has always been a lot of fun for Creekers over the years and we look forward to seeing you guys out on the green grassy knoll real soon for some "Good Ole Urban Fun" !!!

Doo Dah
Kevin Trinkaus[masked]

Spring FLING LAS VEGAS TRIP! Paris HOTEL MAY 19 - 22, 2022

Paris Las Vegas

Join us for this great 3 night trip, Thursday thru Sunday with an option for a 4th night, Wednesday May 18. We will be staying at the Paris Hotel at the center of the Las Vegas Strip! We are planning on attending at least 1 show a night, and daytime trips depending on what everyone wants to do. There will be some people who want to gamble but we are really gearing this trip to do things other than gambling. There are so many interesting and fun shows and places to go in Vegas! All Rooms have 2 Queen Beds, Thursday Night food & drink social included. Airfare is your responsibility. Prices are for double occupancy. We will have a trip participants meeting on Tuesday February 22 so we can discuss what shows and events we all want to see. Planning on 3 major shows, one for each night, and group dinners each night. The last time we did this trip we had 18 people on it, we have 20 rooms reserved so we can take up to 40 on this one.

Tentative Trip Itinerary

Thursday May 19
4:00 pm check in at hotel
5:00 pm Welcome group party, TBA
Show number 1, TBA

Friday May 20
2:00 pm free big elvis show, harrah’s lounge
4:00 pm high roller ferris wheel
5:30 pm dinner, Show number 2 TBA
10:00 pm carnaval court bar, outside of Harrah’s, live music, dancing, bartender show, all free

Saturday May 21
10:00 am brunch,
Afternoon, event TBA
5:15 pm Group Dinner, TBA
Show number 3, TBA
11:59 pm carnaval court bar or the twins dueling piano bar show at Harrah’s

TRIP PRICING - Airfare not included

UTC Dues-paying members:
Double Occupancy
Price $509.00
Single Occupancy
Price $998.00
(if you want a single occupancy, sign up for two spots and we will credit you the difference)

Non Members, Guests and Meet Up Members:
Double Occupancy
Price $559.00
Single Occupancy
Price $[masked]
(If you want a single occupancy, sign up for two spots and we will credit you the difference)

*** Optional 4th night, Wednesday May 18th, Add $82.00 Double occupancy, $164.00 Single occupancy. ***

To sign up and pay for this great weekend trip go to the Up The Creek website at www.UpTheCreek.Org, click on Summer Schedule, Las Vegas trip, Register and pay the $100 deposit. 50% of the balance is due 62 days before the trip start date, the other 50% due 32 days prior to trip start date.

Your Experienced Trip Leaders
Curtis Cloutier - [masked][masked]
Derek Taylor - [masked]

Happy Hour at "In the Zone" in Golden - Band at 7PM

In the Zone Sports Bar & Grill

In the Zone
15600 W. 44th St.
Golden, CO 80403

Happy Hour Pricing is 3-7pm

There will be a live band, "Steve and the Cruisers" at 7PM on the patio or inside!!!

This is always a FUN place to gather! Hopefully, the patio will be open!!!

Karaoke Night at Whispers!

Whispers On Havana

Please join us for a night of Karaoke singing at this iconic Karaoke Bar! Located in a strip mall they have reasonable drink prices, lots of free parking. No kitchen but you can order in food from a local restaurant or bring your own food in. The microphone is cleaned after every singer. Great sound system! House KJ starts at 7:00 pm. If you sing come on out and join us, if you don’t sing just watch the show! Thanks!

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