Saturday

IMPROV opening at Arlington Highlands

Robert Hawkins
Arlington Highlands (map)
Tuesday, Dec 29th, 9:00 PM
(817) 635-5555
$5.00* / OPENING NIGHT
* Once in the club, there is a two-item minimum per person; the two-item minimum is not included in the ticket price.
In 1996 a clever and unique set at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal garnered Hawkins a development deal with the FOX network. Late Night With Conan O’Brien followed, along with appearances on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Showtime, A&E and The Bob and Tom Radio Show. In 1999 Robert moved to Los Angeles to work as a story editor for the FOX sitcom, Titus, and his creativity prompted the show’s producers to cast him in a recurring guest role as the lowlife brother-in-outlaw, Michael.

Anyone interested in this type of event? If so, let me know in the comments section!

Friday

December Supper Gathering

Saturday, December 19
7:30 PM

CHRISTMAS POTLUCK DINNER!

Hosts: Bill & Andy
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006 (map)
Call for directions: 817-718-2424

Celebrate the season with your ASC friends!
  • Ham provided; you bring a side dish, appetizer, or dessert to complement the meal.
  • Coffee provided; BYO all other libations
  • White elephant gift exchange (optional); $15 maximum
  • If attending, please leave your FIRST NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS and POTLUCK ITEM in the comment section for this posting.

    I look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday

ASC Book Club

New Date!
Tuesday, November 24
7:00 P.M.

Hosts: Bill & Andy
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006 (map)
Call for directions: 817-718-2424

IM
Rick R. Reed

The Internet is the new meat market for gay men. Now a killer is turning the meat market into a meat wagon.

One by one, he's killing them. Lurking in the digital underworld of Men4HookUpNow.com, he lures, seduces, charms, reaching out through instant messages to the unwary. He's just another guy.

They invite him over. He's just another trick. Harmless. They're dead wrong.

When the first bloody body surfaces, openly gay Chicago Police Department detective Ed Comparetto is called in to investigate. Sickened by the butchered mess of one of his brothers left on display in a bathtub, he seeks relief outside where the young man who discovered the body waits to tell him the story of how he found his friend. But who is this witness... and did he play a bigger part in the murder than he's letting on?

For Comparetto, this encounter with a witness is the beginning of a nightmare. Because this witness did more than just show up at the scene of the crime; he set the scene. And maybe, he's more than just a killer... maybe he's dead himself.

Comparetto is on a journey to discover the truth, a truth that he needs to discover before he loses his career, his boyfriend, his sanity... his life. Because in this killer's world, IM doesn't stand for instant message... it stands for instant murder.

"IM by Rick Reed is a fast-paced page turner that I could barely put down. The title is the abbreviation for "Instant Messaging" but in this case, the instant messaging results in instant murder. While it is a mystery concerning a series of crimes against gay men, and featuring a gay detective and a questionably gay killer, the plot twists, character development, and suspense make it a story any fan of mystery or crime fiction will enjoy." -- Tyler R. Tichelaar, readerviews.com

"Ripe with suspense and an escalating momentum that doesn't let up..." -- Vince Liaguno, author of The Literary Six

"IM is one intense and super wild thrilling ride... A definite and astounding 5 stars!" -- Terry South, Quality Book Reviews

1. Get the book from the library, book store, or online.
2. Read it. (Sorry, getting the book isn't enough!)
3. Sign-in on the comments for this blog entry so we know how much dessert to get.
4. Come share dessert, as well as your thoughts and insights on the book.
5. All are welcome!

See you there!

GROUP RATING OF BOOK FOLLOWING DISCUSSION (10=HI, 1=LO): 8.0

Thursday

ASC Book Club

Thursday, October 29th
7:00 P.M.


Hosts: Bill & Andy
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006 (map)
Call for directions: 817-718-2424

While England Sleeps (by David Leavitt)

Publisher Notes: Set against the rise of fascism in 1930s Europe, While England Sleeps tells the story of a love affair between the aristocratic young British writer Brian Botsford, who thinks homosexuality is something he will outgrow, and Edward Phelan, a sensitive and idealistic working-class employee of the London Underground and a Communist party member. When the strains of class difference, sexual taboo, and Brian's ambivalence impel Edward to volunteer to fight against Franco in Spain, Brian pursues him across Europe and into the violent chaos of war.
  1. Get the book from the library or a book store.
  2. Read it. (Sorry, getting the book isn't enough!)
  3. Sign-in on the comments for this blog entry so we know how much dessert to get.
  4. Come share dessert, as well as your thoughts and insights on the book.
  5. All are welcome!
See you there!

GROUP RATING OF BOOK FOLLOWING DISCUSSION (10=HI, 1=LO): 8.6

Sunday

DATE/TIME CHANGE: October Supper Gathering

Sunday, October 18th
6:00 PM



Texas Style Burgers & Wings

1831 Brown Blvd, #110, Arlington, TX 76006 Get directions

PH: (817) 275-1125


REVIEW: “The burgers here are the BEST in DFW. It is truly a neighborhood secret. I am never disappointed in the quality and the cost is very inexpensive. The fries are great and so are the onion rings and the blackened chicken sandwiches. This is a great little place.” (Menu: custom burgers, catfish, wings, salad, more.)


So that we can reserve enough seats, please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting.

Saturday

STATE FAIR OF TEXAS

Saturday, October 10th




  • Meet us at Big Tex at 2:15-2:30pm


General Information:

  • General admission is $15
  • Parking is $10 on Official State Fair lots
  • Food, rides, and drinks are purchased with 50 cent coupons (sold at coupon booths located throughout the grounds)
  • Directions: Take Interstate 30 East to Dallas. Follow the signs for Interstate 30 East toward Texarkana. After you pass Downtown Dallas, take exit 48B and follow directions to Fair Park.


UPDATE: No takers, so will cancel event. However, I've heard good things about this restaurant, so I'll leave it on the list to try in near future. Enjoy the cool weather!

POOL PARTY!

Saturday, September 26

4:00p-???


Hosts: Don & Yuri

Location: 5204 Wimbledon Ct., Arlington, TX 76017-2785 (map)

Call for directions: (817) 466-2768


Clothing optional


What to bring: towel, sunscreen, potluck dinner item


Dinner Details:

  • Potluck dinner to begin at 6:00p
  • NO GRILL, so be creative with your potluck choice!
  • BYOB (bring your own beverages); ice chest/ice provided
  • If attending, please leave your FIRST NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS and POTLUCK ITEM in the comment section for this posting.

Thursday

BOOK CLUB: Calling all readers!!

A number of guys have been talking at recent parties about the books we're reading, so a book club was suggested. Here's how it works:

  1. Get the book from the library or a book store.
  2. READ IT! (Sorry, getting the book isn't enough!)
  3. Come share dessert, as well as your thoughts and insights on the book... and if you've got bitchy comments, please sit by me!
Let's get started!


Thursday, September 24
7:00 P.M.

Hosts: Bill & Andy
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006 (map)
Call for directions: 817-718-2424

First up:
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

From Publishers Weekly: In his latest collection, Sedaris has found his heart. This is not to suggest that the author of Me Talk Pretty One Day and other bestselling books has lost his edge. The 27 essays here (many previously published in Esquire, G.Q. or the New Yorker, or broadcast on PRI's This American Life) include his best and funniest writing yet. Here is Sedaris's family in all its odd glory. Here is his father dragging his mortified son over to the home of one of the most popular boys in school, a boy possessed of "an uncanny ability to please people," demanding that the boy's parents pay for the root canal that Sedaris underwent after the boy hit him in the mouth with a rock. Here is his oldest sister, Lisa, imploring him to keep her beloved Amazon parrot out of a proposed movie based on his writing. ("'Will I have to be fat in the movie?' she asked.") Here is his mother, his muse, locking the kids out of the house after one snow day too many, playing the wry, brilliant commentator on his life until her untimely death from cancer. His mother emerges as one of the most poignant and original female characters in contemporary literature. She balances bitter and sweet, tart and rich—and so does Sedaris, because this is what life is like. "You should look at yourself," his mother says in one piece, as young Sedaris crams Halloween candy into his mouth rather than share it. He does what she says and then some, and what emerges is the deepest kind of humor, the human comedy.

GROUP RATING OF BOOK FOLLOWING DISCUSSION (10=HI, 1=LO): 7.9

Saturday

September Dinner Gathering

Saturday, September 19th
7:30 PM

PHO'95
2525 E Arkansas Ln, Arlington, TX 76010 Directions
PH: (817) 543-2295

Cuisine: Vietnamese..... Ambiance: Casual.....

REVIEW (John & Howard): “We went into PHO'95 today for lunch and enjoyed it. There's room enough for our group. Got opinions from a couple others and said they're willing to try it too. It's in the plaza on NW corner of 360 & Arkansas.” (More reviews)

So that we can reserve enough seats, please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting.


I look forward to seeing you there!

POOL PARTY!

Saturday, September 12

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!


:-(


Friday

Jazz By The Boulevard Music & Arts Festival


Who?

Headline performances of some of the most acclaimed artists in jazz, plus two stages of continuous jazz performances throughout the weekend. For the most current performance schedule, please go to http://www.fortworthjazz.com/.

When?

Friday, September 11, 2009 : 5:00pm — 11:00pm
Saturday, September 12, 2009 : 12:00pm — 11:00pm
Sunday, September 13, 2009 : 2:00pm — 8:00pm

Where?

Nestled on the tree-lined lawn of the Will Rogers Memorial Center at

3401 West Lancaster, in Fort Worth’s beautiful Cultural District.

Why?

To preserve and beautify the Camp Bowie district, as well as educate and expose the public to the Cultural District’s historical architecture, eclectic variety of museums, shops, restaurants, and significant points of interest.

How Much?

$5 per person, per day for general festival admission & lawn seating; reserved table seating $35 in advance/$40 the day of the festival.

Highlights

70 specially selected artisans showcasing professional art and fine crafts
Cooking Carnivalè pavilion with wine seminars, specialty food vendors, cooking demonstrations and samplings
Food and beverage from Camp Bowie’s top restaurants, plus traditional ‘jazz’ fare including barbecue, Cajun, catfish and more.


Join Ben at the Jazz Festival! Call 817-451-4443.

SEPT 12: FWADA Fall Gallery Night 2009



Not going to the swim party? Check out FWADA Fall Gallery Night 2009!


The Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association (FWADA) invites you to take-in the visual arts and our community’s unique cultural richness during Fall Gallery Night on Saturday, September 12, 2009 from 2:00pm to 9:00pm. Stroll through participating galleries, museums, retail businesses, and area restaurants, and enjoy the many artists featured during this community event. Gallery Night is free, and open to the public to attend.


If interested, call Ben (817-451-4443) and join him in visiting some of the world-class museums in Fort Worth!

Saturday

Pool Party / School Supplies Fundraiser!

Saturday, August 29 4p-8p

Hosts: Bill & Andy
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006 (map)
Call for directions: 817-718-2424

SCHOOL SUPPLY FUNDRAISER FOR SUMMIT INTERNATIONAL PREPARATORY ACADEMY! The greatest need is for secondary (middle-high school) student school supplies. As the TAX-FREE WEEKEND is August 22-23 (and includes school supplies this year), please bring whatever school supplies you can contribute to students in need from the following list:

3" D-ring Binders
Pencil Pouch
8-Subject Dividers
Lined Paper (College Rule)
Composition Journals
Geometry Set (ruler, compass, protractor)
Pocket Dictionary/Thesaurus
3X5 Index Cards
#2 Pencils
Pink Erasers
Blue Pens
Highlighters
Dry Erase Markers
Glue Sticks
Scissors
Map Pencils (colored pencils)
Pencil Sharpener
Small Stapler
Bottle Correction Fluid
Large Clips

What else to bring: suit/towel ("textile" before dinner; your choice - bathing suit/no bathing suit - after dinner), sunscreen, and something for the potluck dinner

Dinner Details:

* Potluck dinner to begin at 6:00p
* Sign-up in the comments section below for the covered dish of your choice
* BYOB (bring your own beverages); ice chest/ice provided

So that we can get a guesstimate of the number of men attending for the food, please leave your FIRST NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS and POTLUCK ITEM in the comment section for this posting.

Thanks, Bill & Andy, for hosting this fundraiser! Summit is a charter school in North Arlington, and is one of the five schools in the Uplift Education organization. One of the schools in Uplift, North Hills Preparatory Academy, was named the 9th Best High School in the U.S. by Newsweek Magazine this past Spring. Last year - in only our second year - Summit moved from "Academically Acceptable" to "Recognized" by the State of Texas, and our goal this year is to move our students to the "Exemplary" ranking. We receive some funding from the state and some from foundations and individuals; however, we have no tax base for additional funds and we are tuition-free to all students. We are considered a Title I School, which means we have a high percentage of poorer students. (About 75% of our students are on a free or reduced-fee lunch program.)
These supplies will mean a lot to the students in my school who don't have the resources to get everything they need. Thanks to all for your help! James

Friday

Bridgeplayers wanted!

There is a gay bridge group that meets in Dallas twice a week (Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings). Any skill level is welcome. The group is friendly and helpful. It is open to men or women, though currently all members are men. You needn't have a regular (bridge) partner, since we play Chicago and switch partners on each round. More information: www.gaymsters.org, or email/call Jerry Walsh (214-415-1251).

Saturday

August Supper Gathering

Saturday, August 22
7:30 PM


Olenjack's Grille



770 Road to Six Flags St E, Arlington, TX 76011 (View Map)

(No events at Cowboy Stadium that night; bridge is out at Collins & I-30, so plan accordingly.)
PH:
(817) 226-2600


"Olenjack's Grille is the namesake restaurant of Executive Chief Brian Olenjack, offering contemporary American cuisine with a Texas flair. Olenjack's was recently named one of the Top Ten Best new restaurants in Dallas/Ft. Worth by The Dallas Morning News. The food is simple yet creative and only the freshest ingredients are used in daily preparation. Entrees range from steaks to seafood to pasta..." (Dress Code: Business Casual. View Dinner Menu.)


I will reserve a private room. So that I can give the restaurant a guesstimate of the number of men attending, please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting. When you arrive at the restaurant, ask for the ARLINGTON SUPPER CLUB group.


I look forward to seeing you there!

POOL PARTY!

Saturday, August 8
4:00p-???

Hosts: Don & Yuri

Location: 5204 Wimbledon Ct., Arlington, TX 76017-2785 (map)

Call for directions: (817) 466-2768

Clothing optional

What to bring: towel, sunscreen, potluck dinner item

Dinner Details:
  • Potluck dinner to begin at 6:00p
  • NO GRILL, so be creative with your potluck choice!
  • BYOB (bring your own beverages); ice chest/ice provided
  • If attending, please leave your FIRST NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS and POTLUCK ITEM in the comment section for this posting.

Terry Is Turning 50 (Ouch) - Please help Doug console him

Your Hosts: Terry & Doug

Date: Saturday, August 1, 2009

Time: 8:00 P.M.

Address: 2408 Big Spring Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76120 (map)

We hope to see you all for an evening of good friends and good wine.

Bring your favorite inexpensive (nothing over $10 - $15 unless you are in the mood to splurge) bottle of wine be it red, white, blush or sparkling. We will all try each other's wines and hopefully find something new and interesting.

Please RSVP via email @ wineparty@byteme2000.com, or via phone @ 817-460-0594.

For those that are not wine drinkers, we will have soft drinks, cocktails and beer.

JULY SUPPER GATHERING



Saturday, July 18
7:30 PM

CHUY'S ARLINGTON

4001 Bagpiper Way, Arlington, TX 76018
in the Arlington Highlands Shopping Center View Map
PH: (817) 557-2489

Scream 'til your daddy stops here… The Elvis Presley Memorial Combo… La Chihuahua Bar… Burritos as big as yo' face… Chips & Salsa... Ball wall… Tex-Mex the way you like it… Creamy Jalapeño… Blue corn tortillas... Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom... Chuychanga... Hubcaps... Mil Pescado... Elvis shrine... Chuy the Redfish... Southwestern Enchiladas... Velvet paintings... Texas Martinis…. We don't take anything seriously – except our food.

Chuy’s is unable to accept advanced reservations because they don’t have a separate party room; however, please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting. I’ll arrive early to “hold” tables in the back area for our group if I know how many tables we’ll need.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Friday

MOVIE NIGHT: Friday, July 10th



Film: Brüno


When: 7:45 PM (Meet in front of Dick's Sporting Goods inside the mall; movie starts at 8:15 PM, but if we want to sit together we should get there early.)


Where: AMC The Parks At Arlington 18 (3861 S. Cooper St., Arlington; map)


Tickets: Adults $9.50 (purchase tickets online to guarantee your seats)


Dinner After the Movie: Cheesecake Factory, The Parks at Arlington (immediately following the movie - @ 10:00 PM if you want to join us after the movie)


Brüno (trailer): Borat trickster Sacha Baron Cohen returns to the big screen to offer yet another stinging dose of socio-political satire in this comedy that finds him assuming the persona of gay fashionmonger Bruno, the self-proclaimed "voice of Austrian youth TV." Originally conceived as part of Cohen's cult television series Da Ali G Show, the character of Bruno offered a cleverly costumed Cohen the opportunity to highlight the absurdities of the fashion industry by interviewing unsuspecting fashion icons and other haute couture hangers-on.


HomoQuotable - Peter Tatchell: "While the film scores plenty of laughs by mercilessly exposing dim-witted homophobes, Bruno's persona also embodies some really lazy, crude gay stereotypes. A sex-obsessed 'cockaholic,' he is a shallow bitchy queen who uses and abuses everyone around him. Not nice. On the plus side, ultra gay Bruno will make many bigoted straight people feel uncomfortable, which is a delicious prospect. But quite a few gay men watching this movie may also squirm with discomfort.

"Does Bruno reinforce or undermine homophobia? I am not sure. If Cohen's intention was to mock prejudice, this film doesn't always pull off the money shot. Compared to Borat, it is more hit and miss. The movie rolls back the boundaries, with its in-your-face raw portrayals of gay sexuality. Some might argue that this honesty and debunking of taboos is refreshing and ground-breaking. But do these no-holds-barred erotic depictions advance or reverse public acceptance of queer life?

"Surely no cinema can be so influential that it sways public opinion for or against prejudice? After all, it is only a film. Moreover, it is a comedy and was never intended to be taken seriously. Fair point. But although it may not create homophobia, perhaps it can reinforce and inflame it? Go see Bruno. You decide." - Noted British gay activist Peter Tatchell, speaking to Attitude Magazine.

Saturday

POOL PARTY

Saturday, June 27
4p-8p

Hosts:
Bill & Andy
Location:
2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006 (map)
Call for directions:
817-718-2424

What to bring: suit/towel ("textile" before dinner; your choice - bathing suit/no bathing suit - after dinner), sunscreen, and something for the potluck dinner

Dinner Details:

  • Grill will be fired up at 6p; potluck dinner to begin at 6:30p
  • Sign-up in the comments section below to bring one (1) of the following: hot dogs, burgers, buns/chips, potato salad, baked beans, deserts, snacks, paper products, or a covered dish "surprise"
  • BYOB (bring your own beverages); ice chest/ice provided
So that we can get a guesstimate of the number of men attending for the food, please leave your FIRST NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS and POTLUCK ITEM in the comment section for this posting.

See you there!

JUNE SUPPER GATHERING

Saturday, June 20
7:30 PM
Mi Tierra Latin Fusion
603 W Abram St.; PH: (817) 861-9144

“We are a small, family-owned Latino restaurant located in a precious old house right in the heart of Arlington. We combine Puerto Rican-Cuban specialties with other Latin American cuisines. Our flavors are fresh, exotic and to some people, they are new. We take pride in every dish that we serve, using family recipes every time. And that is done the old fashion way, we cook!

“All of our meats are cleaned, hand cut and marinated in house. All of our seasonings, sauces, spreads and dressings are also prepared in house; all of our desserts - our mariquitas - sorullitos - empanadas - soups - roasted pork for those fabulous Cuban sandwiches - are done in this little house...you get the picture. We also get even more adventurous and offer specials that change every day and are posted on a weekly basis.

“Come and eat some of the many Latin favorites we have in our menu and get to know us by getting to know our food!

“We also love wine, and although we cannot serve it, you are welcome to bring you own or any other alcohol beverage. We'll open it, pour it, and if in the mood, we'll have some too.”

So that I can give the restaurant a guesstimate of the number of men attending, please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting. I'll make the arrangements with the restaurant in advance. When you arrive at the restaurant, ask for the ARLINGTON SUPPER CLUB group.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Friday

June 12-14: Bears 'n the Woods Camping Weekend (Circle J Ranch)

UPDATE (5/8/09): Howdy Guys!

I've added y'all to our reservation system for this Friday and Saturday. You may want to let your friends know that wish to make a reservation that the bunkhouse is full; however, there is plenty of space for tent camping.

Thanks!

Randy, Paul, Mitch & Mike
Owners/Operators Circle J Ranch


The Circle J Ranch is a “100-acre private, adult male, clothing-optional campground in Eustace, Texas. (
map) There is abundant space for both tent camping and RVs, either in the wooded acres or the wide, expansive grassland. Enjoy a dip in the crystal clear spring-fed lake, or take a swim in the house pool. Lots of hiking is available through the forest or alongside several streams meandering throughout the property. And, of course, there's the campfire at night...”

About 80 miles from Arlington (1.5 hrs drive). [Directions: I-20 East (30 miles) to US-175 E; EXIT 479B toward Kaufman (50 mile); caravan with the group, or call the ranch (903-479-4189) for specific driving instructions.] Contact mailto:circlej@cebridge.net for more information, or visit their website.

Costs:
  • Circle J Membership: $10/year
  • Circle J Camping: $15/person/day [Bunk house space available ($20/night) for those who don't want to sleep in a tent; reservations required.]
  • Want to participate without the overnight camping? Circle J Membership: $10/year & Circle J Day Rate: $10
Meals:
  • Circle J provides a complimentary cookout on Friday evenings, complimentary continental breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday mornings and a pay dinner ($15) on Saturday evenings that includes cocktails, appetizers, dinner and dessert.
  • For Saturday lunch (and for those not interested in the Saturday dinner), the town of Eustace has several fast food options for a quick run to town. Alternatively, we can pack a cooler with lunch meats, cheese and toppings to make sandwiches, chips, etc. and split the costs. (More on that as we get closer to the weekend.)
Schedule:
  • #1 – Friday evening (for those camping both nights)
  • 5:30 PM Depart Hypermart (Cooper just south of I-20) parking lot (Park in the spaces facing Cooper, nearest the southern entrance.)
  • 7:00 PM Check-in at Circle J
  • 7:30 PM Set-up camp and get ready for the cookout and campfire
  • #2 – Saturday morning (for those camping one night, or for day-trippers)
  • 9:30 AM Depart Hypermart (Cooper just south of I-20) parking lot (Park in the spaces facing Cooper, nearest the southern entrance.)
  • 11:00 AM Check-in at Circle J
  • Sunday morning
  • 10:00 AM Break down camp
  • Stop along the way home for lunch
  • Arrive back in Arlington @ 2:30 PM.
What to bring:
  • Tent, sleeping bag, air mattress/cot
  • Cooler (beverages on your own)
  • Towel, lotions (bug, tanning), other personal supplies
Circle J expects between 50-60 men that weekend. If you are interested in attending, please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting.

Thursday

Have a 'SOUND Dinner' at Sweet Tomatoes

This Thursday night (06/11/09) we are taking the Memphis Sound to dinner. Sweet Tomatoes of Arlington is the first 'Sound Dinner'. Dinner is on your own (roughly $10), but the restaurant will donate back 15% to the corps! So it's a way to fundraise, hang out with the amazing members and staff of the corps, get some great FRESH food, and fundraise! Won't you have dinner with us?

All you have to do is bring the flyer that is attached with you (if you have problems downloading, email me at director@memphisdrumcorps.org)

The corps will be at the restaurant form 5-5:30, but the fundraiser runs until 8pm, so please forward the flyer to all your friends!

Chris Green
Corps Director
Memphis Sound
director@memphisdrumcorps.org
http://www.memphisdrumcorps.org
or leave a voice mail for the corps: 901-405-9476
http://www.facebook.com/editevent.php?success=1&picture&eid=111913931968&new&m=1#/event.php?eid=111913931968

Saturday

GRAB YOUR (BOWLING) BALLS!

DATE: Saturday, May 30th

TIME: 7:30 PM

401 Curtis Mathes Way
PH: 817.465.BOWL (2695)
Map (Arlington Highlands, off I-20 between Collins & Matlock, behind Bone Daddy's)

COSTS: $7/game/person (2 game limit); $4 shoe rental

ATTIRE: No bowling shirt? Wear a colorful Hawaiian shirt!

“Splitsville Luxury Lanes & Dinner Lounge is a lot different than the bowling alley you remember. We’ve polished up the entire gaming experience with a contemporary design and a full-scale restaurant & bar. We’re talking fresh rolled sushi, champagne and dancing the night away.

“The first thing you’ll notice when you walk into Splitsville is our innovative design. Our 13 lanes are built in clusters throughout the space, which allows you to view bowling from varying angles and perspectives as well as creates cozy nooks that are perfect for an intimate dinner setting. Our décor combines hip and retro elements resulting in a playful yet sophisticated environment—the kind of place people feel comfortable hanging out in.

“Between our four chic bars, plasma TVs and gourmet menu, at Splitsville, you can have a blast with or without picking up a bowling ball. We’ve really taken bowling to the next level!”

There is a limited number of bowling lanes. So that I can reserve lanes for our group for a specific time, I'll need a guesstimate of the number of men planning to attend. Please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting by Friday, May 29th. Even if you don't post an RSVP, please come; we just may need to wait for additional lanes if a significant number of additional guys show up. When you arrive at the bowling alley, ask for the ARLINGTON SUPPER CLUB group.

**ALTERNATIVE: Splitsville offers $2 Tuesdays - $2/person/game and $2 shoe rental on Tuesdays. If there is greater interest in having this on Tuesday, June 2, instead of Saturday evening, please leave a comment for this blog entry and we can change nights.

I look forward to seeing you there!

MAY GATHERING

Saturday, May 16*
7:30 PM
Joey's Pizzeria

1121 W Arkansas Lane
(817) 277-7601

This restaurant does not have a beer/wine license; however, they allow customers to bring their own wine. So…

Dinner & Wine Tasting
Bring your favorite wine to share!
Wineglasses & corkscrews will be provided.

Side room has been reserved. So that I can give the restaurant a guesstimate of the number of men attending and they can set-up the room in advance of our dinner, please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting. When you arrive at the restaurant, ask for the ARLINGTON SUPPER CLUB group.

*NEW DATE! The original date was Mother’s Day weekend, and several guys were going to be out of town. Hopefully, there will be fewer conflicts with this weekend.

UPDATE: Join Don, James, Jay, Jeff, Joe, Larry, Bill & Andy, Chris & Tony, Doug & Terry, Joe & Mark, John & Dave, John & Howard, John & Larry, Ken & Steve, Mat & Chad and others at this supper. I look forward to seeing you there and sharing a glass of wine!

May 2: Drum & Bugle Corps Fundraiser

Tony and I are hosting a Margarita Pour Saturday night, May 2, at our house from 7-10pm. This event is a fundraiser for the Drum & Bugle Corps that I run (a group from TN, we are moving to TX).

We would like to invite the Supper Club members to attend.

It's a $10 minimum donation, and people need to bring their own glass (we will have a contest for the most unique or fabulous glass). The donation guarantees them at least 4 drinks.

We have a facebook event created for event (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=79669351919&ref=mf) and people can RSVP there, or leave your name and email address here as a comment and I'll email more information to you.

Thanks so much!

Chris Green, Corps Director
Memphis Sound
http://us.mc01g.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=director@memphisdrumcorps.org
http://www.memphisdrumcorps.org/
To leave a voice mail for the corps: 901-405-9476
Facebook Campaign - http://apps.facebook.com/causes/214707/41138936

dfwteddy (James): Many of you may remember meeting Chris and Tony at the first dinner meeting. I'm pleased they are opening their home for this event, and hope many of you will attend.

APRIL SPECIAL EVENT

Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival
Saturday, April 18th


The Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival will celebrate its 24th year by showcasing a nationally recognized fine art and fine craft juried art fair, live concerts, performance artists and street performers on the streets of downtown Fort Worth. The #1 Arts Festival in Texas and the 9th largest Arts Festival in the country as rated by the Harris List, the prestigious Art Fair SourceBook has just released its 2008 national rankings and the Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival has come in at #3 in Fine Art and #6 in Fine Craft!
  • Car Pool / Caravan: 5:00 PM – Home Depot Parking Lot (Road To Six Flags between Cooper & Collins)
    OR
  • Drive Yourself and Meet the Group: 6:00 PMJohnnie Red & the Roosters (Sundance Square Main Stage)
  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: On your own or in small groups
  • 9:00 PM – BoDeans (WaMu Main Stage / 9th and Main)
  • Cost: There is no charge to attend this festival; however, food and beverage coupons must be purchased at coupon booths located conveniently throughout the festival prior to obtaining food and beverage products.
  • Strip of 12 coupons: $8.00; Individual coupons: $.75 (Purchase of a strip of coupons includes a charge of $2.00 for festival amenities, and the purchase of a single coupon includes a charge of $.25 for festival amenities.)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages (water, soft drinks) are 5 coupons. Alcoholic beverages are between 7 coupons (Coors Light) and 9 coupons (large frozen wine margarita and specialty beers). Food items are between 4 coupons and 20 coupons.
  • Coupon booths accept cash, Visa, MasterCard and American Express. ATM Machines are located conveniently throughout the festival.
  • Festival Map
  • A complete list of parking lots is available at http://www.fortworthparking.com/.

UPDATE: APRIL GATHERING

Southern Recipes Grill
Saturday, April 11
7:30 PM
2715 N. Collins St, Arlington, TX

Those who've let me know they will be there Saturday evening are: Andy, Ben, Benny, Bill, Don, James, Jerry, Joe, John, Don & Steven, Doug & Terry, and John & Howard. I hope you’ll decide to join us as well!

The backroom has been reserved for our group. So that I can give the restaurant a guesstimate of the number of men attending, please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for the original posting.

I look forward to seeing you there! James

Thursday

MOVIE NIGHT: Sunday, March 29th


Film: I LOVE YOU, MAN

When: 1:15 PM (Movie starts at 1:40 PM, but if we want to sit together and order food we should get there earlier.)

Where: Studio Movie Grill – Arlington Highlands (I-20 & Matlock)

Tickets: Adults $6.75

Studio Movie Grill also offers a menu of burgers, pizzas, muchies, as well as beer/wine/full bar.

I Love You, Man (trailer): In I Love You, Man, a comedy from John Hamburg (Along Came Polly, co-writer of Meet The Parents, Meet The Fockers, Zoolander), Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd, Knocked Up, The 40 Year Old Virgin) is a successful real estate agent who, upon getting engaged to the woman of his dreams, Zooey, (The Office’s Rashida Jones), discovers, to his dismay and chagrin, that he has no male friend close enough to serve as his Best Man. Peter immediately sets out to rectify the situation, embarking on a series of bizarre and awkward man-dates, before meeting Sydney Fife (Jason Segel, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), a charming, opinionated man with whom he instantly bonds. But the closer the two men get, the more Peter’s relationship with Zooey suffers, ultimately forcing him to choose between his fiancée and his new found bro, in a story that comically explores what it truly means to be a friend.

Friday

APRIL GATHERING

Saturday, April 11
7:30 PM
2715 N Collins St Arlington, TX; (817) 469-9878
Directions: Take Hwy 360 N (toward the airport); Exit Brown Blvd., and turn LEFT onto Brown Blvd.; turn RIGHT on Collins St.; restaurant is between Brown Blvd. and Green Oaks Blvd., across from the golf course.
map

The backroom has been reserved for our group. So that I can give the restaurant a guesstimate of the number of men attending, please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting. When you arrive at the restaurant, ask for the ARLINGTON SUPPER CLUB group.

Thanks, Joe, for the suggestion. I look forward to seeing everyone there!

Wednesday

MOVIE NIGHT: Thursday, March 19th

Film: Slumdog Millionaire

When: 7:00 PM (Movie starts at 7:50 PM, but if we want to sit together and order food we should get there earlier.)

Where: Studio Movie Grill – Arlington Highlands (I-20 & Matlock)

Tickets: Adults $8.25

Studio Movie Grill also offers a menu of burgers, pizzas, muchies, as well as beer/wine/full bar.

Slumdog Millionaire (trailer): Jamal Malik, a penniless eighteen year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, is one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” But when the show breaks for the night, suddenly, he is arrested on suspicion of cheating. After all, how could an uneducated street kid possibly know so much? Determined to get to the bottom of Jamal’s story, the jaded Police Inspector spends the night probing Jamal’s incredible past, from his riveting tales of the slums where he and his brother Salim survived by their wits to his hair-raising encounters with local gangs to his heartbreak over Latika, the unforgettable girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of Jamal’s increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show’s seemingly impossible quizzes. But one question remains a mystery: what is this young man with no apparent desire for riches really doing on the game show? When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out…

Sunday

MOVIE NIGHT

Hate to go to the movies alone? Like to chat about the movie before/after the movie? Chris suggests a weekly movie night!

Three new polls have been added to the left-hand frame. Polls close on Wednesday at 10:00 PM, and I'll post the movie, location and time immediately thereafter for the weekend. Suggestions for a place to eat before or coffee/dessert after will be helpful!

Thanks, Chris!