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(Massachusetts Incorporated Community Club) Volume 10, Number 1
GAME NIGHTS Walk-ins Welcome! BOOK GROUP
Burlington, MA (FIRST SATURDAY, EACH MONTH) Ages: 20/30/40/50/60
Braintree, MA (FOURTH FRIDAY, EACH MONTH)
THURSDAY, JAN. 4
MOVIES – THIRD SATURDAY EVERY MONTH (Deadline: Dec. 30)
Join us for our monthly book discussion. For this month,
Potluck Social HOT!
we have chosen “The Flanders Panel” by Arturo Perez-
& Bad Yankee Sway (Jan. 14) Reverte.
Please bring your suggestions of books for other
discussions. Also, you are invited to bring snacks to share.
KARAOKE – MONTHLY, ON DIFFERENT DAYS Time/Date: 7:30 to 9:30 PM, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007
Location: At a member’s home
DIFFERENT AGES & THE “T” Minimum/Maximum: Attendance is unlimited.
Event Fees: Mem $5, Non-Mem $10, Special is available
Each event has the ages that are invited. This info is under Other Costs: You’re invited to bring light snacks to share.
the title and above the City, State info. Meeting Place: Directions will be mailed to registered
This indicates singles in their 20s, 30s, participants.
40s & 50s (20-59) are invited. Deadline: Dec. 30
This indicates singles in their Organized by: Alice
30s & 40s (30-49) are invited. Inclement Weather: If the club has to cancel, registered
participants will be phoned.
= public transportation accessible (by rail or bus) Directions: Directions to be mailed to registered
Lost?: A phone number will be included with the directions.
EVENTS LIST FOR ALL EVENTS: Last Page
Event Registration Form: Last Page -1
Membership Application: Last Page -2
Question & Answer Sheet: Last Page -3 Ages: 20/30/40/50/60 Restaurant
Other useful club info: Last page –5 added:
Burlington, MA It is open
SAT., JAN. 6 24 hours!
Come socialize while playing games. Join in group
games like Scategories and Pictionary, or, classic games like
Uno and Boggle. Attendees are encouraged to bring their
favorite games. Also, please bring snacks or refreshments for
everybody to share. (Sorry no alcohol allowed — the club
doesn’t have liquor liability insurance.) Optional: After
games, many of us plan to stop by the Bickford’s Grill for a
dessert, coffee or breakfast and socializing. We hope you will
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Time/Date: 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007 Other Costs: tax, tip, drinks, etc.
Locations: Event Fees: Members $10, Non-Members $15
Pinewood Lutheran Church, Meeting Place: 11:00 AM at lobby
24 Wilmington Rd (Route 62), Burlington, MA Special Note(s): Please read the “Paying the Bill” article.
Bickford’s Grille, 325 Montvale Ave, Woburn, MA Deadline: Jan. 2
Minimum/Maximum: Attendance is unlimited. Organized by: John K.
Event Fees: $10 mem, $10 non-mem, $5 spec. if pre-paid Inclement Weather: If the event has to cancel, then
Other Costs: Please bring snacks or refreshments to share. registered participants will be phoned.
Deadline: None — Walk-ins Welcome Directions:
Inclement Weather: event goes rain or shine. From Rts. 128/95 South: Take 128/95 South towards Braintree-
Directions: Boston. At the 'split' in Canton, take Rt. 128/93 North towards
From the South: Take Route 128/95 North to Exit 33B (Rt. 3-A Braintree/Boston. After you pass exit 6 you will pass the South Shore
North). Take a right at the end of the ramp, onto Rt. 3-A North. Go Plaza and bear right at the split heading towards Rt. 3 South. Pick up
three miles to the traffic light just after you pass the car wash on your below at “From Rt. 3 Southbound”
right. Turn right onto Rt. 62 East. Pick up below at “From Rt. 62”. From Rt. 93 Southbound: Take exit 7, onto Rt. 3 South, pick up
From the North: Take Route 128/95 South to Exit 33B (Rt. 3-A below at “From Rt. 3 Southbound”.
North). Take right at end of ramp (toward Burlington). Go three miles From Rt. 3 Southbound: Take exit, 18, towards Washington St
to the traffic light just after you pass the car wash on your right. Turn Quincy/Adams Train Station/Braintree. Turn Slight left to go towards
right onto Rt. 62 East. Pick up below at “From Rt. 62”. T-station/Quincy Center. Go 1/3 mile, merge onto Burgin Parkway.
From Route 3: Take Exit 26 (Route 62). Follow Rt. 62 East for three Follow 1 ¼ miles on parkway, then a right onto Concourse St. (which
miles to the intersection of Rt. 3-A. Turn right onto 3-A South. Rt. 62 in all of ¼ mile becomes Parking Way and, after the hard left turn, Ross
will share the road with Rt. 3-A for a few blocks. At the next light, turn Way) Then turn right onto Cliveden St. Then right onto Hancock.
left, continuing on Rt. 62 East. Pick up below at “From Rt. 62”. Follow two blocks to corner of Hancock and School. 1657 will be at
From Rt. 62: Follow Rt. 62 East for about 1/4 of a mile. Look for a the corner.
sign on the right hand side — “Pinewood Lutheran Church”. The Lost?: Finian’s 617/770-2592
church is not visible from the road. Turn right into the driveway and
you will see the church straight ahead.
PARKING — If the church’s lot is full then make a right out of the
church driveway and take your first right onto Pine Glen Road. There is BILLIARDS & BREWERY
a small sign on the left side of the road “Pine Glen School” — park in
the school parking lot and either walk the path through the woods or Ages: 20/30/40
walk back on Rt. 62.
To Bickford’s: Left out of the parking lot. Left at lights onto Rt. 3-A Cambridge, MA
South (Cambridge St). Follow Cambridge St. (Rt. 3-A) to junction of SATURDAY, JAN. 13
Rt. 128/95. Get onto Rt. 95/128 North. Go to exit 37, Get onto Route
93 South. Take the first exit off of Rt. 93, for Montvale Ave. At light
(Deadline: Jan. 11)
at bottom of ramp, turn right. Bickfords is on the left.
Lost?: no number for church. Bickford’s 781/938-6068 Join us at The Cambridge Brewery for dinner. They are
well known for their burgers, pizzas and fish & chips. And,
of course, for their beer. After our dinner, we will stroll
BRUNCH SOCIAL across the courtyard to Flat Top Johnny’s. There we will
socialize and play darts or video games while we wait for our
Ages: 40/50/60 pool tables. Enjoy the rest of the evening over a friendly,
Quincy, MA kicked-back game of pool with drinks and snacks served
SUNDAY, JANUARY 7 right at our pool tables. See you there!
(Deadline: January 2)
Time/Date: 5:00 PM (dinner) Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007
Join us for a brunch social at Finian’s in Quincy Center Time/Date: 7:00 PM (approx. start time at billiards)
as we start off the New Year. There is something for Location: Both in Cambridge, MA
everyone. They serve omelets made to order, eggs benedict, Cambridge Brewery, One Kendall, Hampshire St.
pancakes, French toast, bacon sausage, breads, pastries, etc. Flat Top Johnny’s, One Kendall, Hampshire St.
There is a carving station for ham and roast beef, ribs, grilled Web Site: www.cambrew.com
chicken, pasta, seafood casserole with rice, seafood salad, Minimum/Maximum: Attendance is unlimited.
pasta salad, regular salad, shrimp cocktail, and numerous Cost: Entrees range from $7 to $17.
deserts. : Flat Top Johnny’s — pool is approx. $3.00/person per hour
Other Costs: Parking, appetizers, drinks, tip, tax, etc.
Time/Date: 11:00 AM (brunch), Sunday, January 7, 2007 Event Fees: Mem $10, Non-Mem $15, Special is available
Location: Finian’s Restaurant, 1657 Hancock St., Quincy, Meeting Place: 5:00 PM at our tables at the Brewery
MA Special Note(s): Please read the “Paying the Bill” article.
Organized by: Chris G.
Minimum/Maximum: Attendance is unlimited.
Deadline: Jan. 11
Costs: $10.99 for Brunch
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Inclement Weather: In the event club has to cancel due to happens in between. Remember that gift your received that
bad weather, registered participants will be phoned. made you say “How Unique!” or ask “What is it?”. That is
Directions: the gift you are bringing.
Overview: One Kendall Square is located in Cambridge near MIT. 1) Bring the re-wrapped, unloved gift to swap. 2) We
Restaurant and a parking garage are located in the same complex. each draw a number to determine the order of who goes first,
From the West, Arlington (Route 2): When Route 2 ends as a second, third, etc. 3) When your number comes up, you
divided highway, turn left onto Alewife Brook Parkway. At the set of
lights at Mass. Ave. turn right onto Mass. Ave. (Route 2A). Continue
choose a still wrapped gift from the gift pile, and unwrap it
for a mile into Porter Square. At Porter Sq., get in the left lane, at the and show everyone what you unwrapped. 4) You decide if
lights before the 20 feet tall orange mobile, turn left. At the next lights, you want to keep what you unwrapped, or “swap” it for one
turn right going over the bridge that goes over the RR tracks. In 50 feet, of the gifts some one else unwrapped earlier. 5) The person
the road forks, bear left. Follow this road for 1 3/4 miles, passing thru who had drawn #1, gets to swap as they didn’t have a chance
Inman Sq. One Kendall Sq. will be on the left, at the 1 3/4 mile mark, to swap earlier.
watch for the small sign pointing to the “Cinema”, at the corner of
Cardinal Medeiros Ave. Turn Left on Cardinal Medeiros. Take the first
Time/Date: 2:00 PM (Braintree carpool)
right (in front of the Cinema) to get to the parking garage. 3:00 PM, Sunday, January 14, 2006
From Route 93: Take the exit marked “Cambridge/Storrow Drive”. 6:00 PM end
Follow signs to get onto Storrow Drive. From Storrow Drive, exit left Location: The Jefferson Cutter House,
at the Kendall Square exit. At traffic light take a right onto the Corner of Mass Ave & Rt. 60., Arlington, MA
Longfellow Bridge. One block after crossing bridge, bear right onto Minimum/Maximum: Attendance is limited to 50
Broadway. In another block, cross train tracks. (One Kendall Sq. is
now on your right.) Bear right at fork onto Hampshire St. Bear right at
Alt. Meeting Place: 2:00 PM at the Braintree Carpool Lot
light onto Cardinal Medeiros Ave. Take the first right (in front of the Meeting Place: 3:00 PM at the House
Cinema) to get to the parking garage. Pre-paid Cost: per person share of rental $3
From the Mass Pike: Exit left at exit #18, Cambridge/Allston. Bear Event Fees: Mem $10, Non-Mem $15, Special is available
right off exit towards Cambridge. Go over bridge and take a right onto Other Costs: your pot-luck buffet item. If you are joining in
Memorial Drive. Take a left at the next light (small street by the Hyatt the Unloved Gift, Yankee Swap, the wrapped gift.
Hotel). At the end of the street take a right onto Vassar St. Continue
straight down Vassar, through intersection of Mass Ave, to the
Deadline: Jan. 12
intersection of Main St. Go Straight. At the next light turn left onto Organized by: Roberta L. & Kathy R.
Broadway, crossing the train tracks. (One Kendall Sq. is now on your Inclement Weather: if the event has to be cancelled,
right.) Bear right at Fork onto Hampshire St. Bear right at light onto registered participants will be phoned.
Cardinal Medeiros Ave. Take the first right (in front of the Cinema) to Directions:
get to the parking garage. Park in the Arlington. Carpool Lot. See directions in back pages of
From the “T”: Get off at the Red line’s “Kendall Square/MIT” stop. newsletter. Parking is free on Sundays. Enter from the back door of
Walk west on Main St two blocks, past Legal Seafood Restaurant. Turn the House. “T” directions are included with the carpool directions.
Right on Vassar St Extension (Whitehead Institute is on the corner). Lost?: Sorry, there is no number to call
Walk up one block, turn left onto Broadway, crossing over the RR
tracks. One Kendall Sq. complex is on your right.
Lost?: Camb. Brew. 617/494-1994. Flat T Js 617/494-9565 MOVIE/DINNER NIGHT
AFTER CHRISTMAS PARTY Burlington, MA
(WITH BAD X-MAS PRESENT YANKEE SWAP) SATURDAY, JAN. 20
Trade Ages: 20/30/40/50/60 (Deadline: Jan. 18)
your Arlington, MA
unloved Join us for a movie/dinner night in Burlington. We will be
present SUNDAY, JAN. 14
going to Bugaboo Creek. They are decorated like a Canadian
(Deadline: Jan. 12) Rockies Retreat, a warm, rustic mountain lodge. Enjoy the
bold, hearty flavor and generous portions of the Canadian
Finish up the Holidays with an After Christmas Party Rockies in dishes such as slowly roasted Prime Rib, Grilled
and Bad Present, Yankee Swap. So join us for lots of Fresh Salmon and Spit-Roasted Chicken. We will meet at
socializing, food, and fun. the movie theater first, to purchase tickets for movies
First we will mingle while enjoy a “potluck” buffet with showing later that evening. We then regroup for dinner.
sweet and savory foods. Sweets like: cookies, cakes, pies, Then following dinner, we return to the theater for our
etcetera; and, savory like cheese, appetizers, etcetera. movies. Optional: After the movies, meet at the nearby
Everyone brings what they like, but, please bring finger Chili’s Grill & Bar for drinks or coffee & dessert.
foods, your food should NOT require spoons or forks. Then
we will have the Bad Gift, Yankee Swap. For those who Time/Date: 4:30 PM (buy tickets) Sat., Jan 20, 2007
wish to participate in the Swap see details below. Time/Date: 5:00 PM (dinner)
UNLOVED GIFT, YANKEE SWAP: Participation in 7:30 PM approx. movies start times
the Yankee Swap is optional. At first glance it is simple: you when the movies get out, meet at Chili’s
bring a gift, then you leave with a gift. The fun part is what
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(Chilli’s is open ‘til 12:30 AM)
Locations: all 3 locations are in Burlington, MA TRIVIA NIGHT
Burlington AMC Theater, 20 South Ave.
Bugaboo Creek, 43 Middlesex Turnpike
Chili’s Grill & Bar, 108 Middlesex Turnpike Quincy, MA
Websites: www.amctheatres.com www.chilis.com TUESDAY, JANUARY 23
www.bugaboocreeksteakhouse.com (Deadline: Jan. 21)
Minimum/Maximum: Attendance is unlimited.
Cost: Movie tickets — $9.00. Dinner entrees from $9 to $20. Join us for a fun night of trivia and socializing. We’ll arrive a
Event Fees: Mem $10, Non-Mem $15, Special is available little early before the trivia begins to select our table and
Other Costs: Popcorn, candy, sodas, appetizers, tip, tax, etc. order food and beverages. The Half Door is nestled in the
drinks, coffee, dessert at Chili’s heart of Quincy Center, which is a casual bar in the area
Meeting Place: Meet at 4:30 PM in the theater lobby. serving a variety of American food. They have a small but
Re-Group: 5:00 PM at our tables at the restaurant. decent selection of soups, salads, appetizers, and sandwiches.
Re-Group: After the movies at Chili’s. Look for our We’ll have a fun time playing trivia and testing our smarts.
table(s). If yours is the first movie to get out, set up a table This event is a fun social night out to be shared with club
for us. singles!
Special Note(s): Special Note(s): 1. At movie-dinner
nights, they work best, by getting our tickets before going to Time/Date: 7:15 PM (meet) Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007
dinner. Restaurants process large groups slowly. It takes Time/Date: 8:00 PM (trivia starts)
time to get to the restaurant, and we need time to arrive back Location: The Half Door, 1514-1516 Hancock Street,
at the theater, without rushing thru dinner. Tickets should be Quincy, MA
purchased for movies starting approx. 3 hours after the Web Site: www.halfdoorpub.com
meeting time at the theater. 2. Please read the “Paying the Cost: Appetizers from $3 to $9, Entrees from $5-$13
Bill” article. Other Costs: beverages, tax, tip, etc.
Deadline: Jan. 18 Event Fees: Mem $10, Non-Mem $15, Special is available
Organized by: Barbara L. + Chris G. Meeting Place: 7:15 PM meet just inside the doorway.
Inclement Weather: If the club cancels the event, registered Minimum/Maximum: While attendance is unlimited there
participants will be phoned. is a limit of 6 people per team.
Directions to Burlington Cinema: Special Note(s): (1) Read the “Paying the Bill” article.
From 128/95 North: Take exit 32B — Middlesex Turnpike (not Route
Deadline: Jan. 21
3N). Take a right at the end of the ramp, go under the overpass for
Route 128 and take a left at the second set of lights onto South Ave Organized by: Angela N.
across from the Burlington Mall. The Cinema is at the corner of Inclement Weather: If cancellation is required, registrants
Middlesex Turnpike & South Ave. will be phoned.
From 128/95 South: Take exit 32B — Middlesex Turnpike (not Route Directions:
3N). Take a right at the end of the ramp and get into the left lane to turn From Route 24: Route 24 North to Route 128/95 towards
left onto South Ave at the first set of lights. The Cinema is at the corner Boston/Braintree. Pick-up from Route 128/95 below.
of Middlesex Turnpike & South Ave. From Route 128/95: Follow South towards Boston/Braintree to Route
Directions to Restaurant: 3. Pick-up from Route 3 Southbound, below.
From Cinema: At this time of night, South Ave. is one way. So turn From Route 3 Southbound: Take Exit 18 (the first exit after the split)
right out of the parking lot and follow the road making right turns until towards Quincy Center onto Burgin Parkway (main road). You will
returning to lights at Middlesex Turnpike. Turn right onto the pass by the Quincy Adams T Station on your right. Pick-up from
Turnpike. Follow approximately ½ mile, passing under Rt. 95/128. Burgin Parkway, below.
After the McDonald’s on your left, get in the left lane, at the 2 nd light, From Route 3 Northbound: Take Exit 19 to Quincy Center onto
turn left into the entrance for the Market Basket Shopping Plaza. The Burgin Parkway. Stay slightly to the left to avoid ending up in the T
Bugaboo Creek is at the far end of the plaza. parking garage. Pick-up from Burgin Parkway, below.
To the Cinema from the restaurant: Exit out of the plaza parking lot From Burgin Parkway to The Half Door: You will go straight
turning right onto Middlesex Turnpike. Follow turnpike under Rt. through 4 sets of lights. At the 5th set of lights there will be the Stop
95/128, South Street and theater will be on left. and Shop Headquarters in front of you. You will take a right at this
To Chili’s from the Cinema: Walk across South Ave. to Chili’s light and get in the right lane. Take a right at the next set of lights. The
Lost?: Call Burlington AMC Cinema at 781/229-9200 Half Door is a couple hundred feet down on the left. Find area parking
Lost?: Call Bugaboo Creek at 781/221-3543. (on street or in parking garage behind the buildings across the street
from The Half Door).
Call Chili’s at 781/273-9303
From Route 53: Follow Route 53 Northbound into Quincy Center. At
the light with Firestone (on your left) go straight, passing Blockbuster
on your right. The Half Door is a couple hundred feet down on the
right. Find area parking (on street or in parking garage behind the
buildings across the street from The Half Door).
Lost?: Call The Half Door @ 617-472-8600
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Meeting Place: 7:00 PM at lobby of Fantasy Island
GAME NIGHT WITH BUFFET Alternate Meeting Place: 6:00 PM Arlington Carpool.
New Now has Cost: entrees range from $7 to $19
Ages: 20/30/40/50 Registration Event Fees: Mem $10, Non-Mem $15, Special is available
Location! Braintree, MA required! Other Costs: Tax, tips, drinks, etc.
FRIDAY, JAN 26 Organized by: Christina G.
(Deadline: Jan. 21) Special Note(s): read the “Paying the Bill” article.
Deadline: Jan. 25
Join us for game night with a buffet. Come socialize Inclement Weather: If event has to cancel, registered
while playing games. Join in group games like Scategories participants, will be phoned.
and Pictionary, or, classic games like Uno and Boggle. Directions:
Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite games. To Arlington Carpool Lot: see directions at back of newsletter.
Also, please buffet items that are savory or sweet for From Route 128/95 North. In the Peabody Area where 128 and 95
everybody to share. (Sorry no alcohol allowed.) Our buffet split, stay on 128 North. Take Exit 25, Route 114 East. Follow 114 to
will be served 7:30 to 8:30. We hope you will join us! After Salem. (114 turns left and right and all over the place. ) Follow signs
the games, for those interested in continuing the evening, we for Rt 114. After passing by Salem Center, Rt. 114 joins Rt. 1-A
will meet at Uno’s Pizzeria which is open late serving desserts, South. Follow 1-A/114 for 1-½ miles beyond Salem Center. Where 1-
coffee, drinks, etc. A bears right, and 114 left, go right onto 1-A South. Salem State
College is at that fork in road. Continue 1 mile on 1-A south. Fantasy
Island will be on the right.
Time/Date: 7:30 PM, Friday, Jan. 26, 2007
Lost?: Fantasy Island at 978/745-1700.
Time/Date: 11:00 PM (help straighten up host’s home)
Time/Date: 11:15 PM (optional, afterwards, Uno’s)
Location: A member’s home in Braintree, MA BOSTON STRANGLER
Location: Uno’s, 250 Granite St., Braintree, MA
Web: www.unos.com AUTHOR TALK & PIZZA
Minimum/Maximum: Attendance is limited.
Event Fees: $10 mem, $15 non-mem, $5 spec.
Deadline: None: walk-ins welcome Medford, MA
Meeting Place: 7:30 PM at member’s home MONDAY, JAN. 29
Optional Meeting Place: 11:15 inside Uno’s. (Deadline: June 27)
Inclement Weather: if event has to be cancelled, registered
Join us at Papa Gino’s for a quick bite before we head to
participants will be phoned.
the Medford Library’s author event. Alan Rogers is an
Directions: Will be mailed to registered participants via e-mail or
U.S. mail. eminent historian sheding light on the serial killings that
To Uno’s: directions will be explained that evening terrorized Boston in the early 1960s, the man arrested for
Lost?: phone number will be given with directions. them, and the brash young lawyer, F. Lee Bailey, who
Uno’s 781-849-8667 defended him. Alan Rogers is chair of the department of
history at Boston College. His book “The Boston Strangler”
was published by Commonwealth Editions in 2006. Since the
KARAOKE AND CHINESE DINNER lecture starts at 7:00, we have picked Papa Gino’s as it is a
nearby restaurant that has quick service. Optional, after the
Ages: 30/40/50 talk, join us at Colleen’s for ice cream, dessert or coffee.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 Time/Date: 5:45 PM (pizza) Monday, Jan 29, 2007
(Deadline: Jan. 25) Time/Date: 7:00 PM (talk)
Time/Date: after, (optional dessert)
Join us for a karaoke night. We’ll be at Fantasy Island Location: Papa Gino’s 3 Salem St., Medford, MA
for a sociable dinner. Yangtze River offer a Chinese buffet Location: Medford Library, 111 High St., Medford, MA
famous for its large number of selections. After dinner, we Location: Colleen’s, 61 High St., Medford, MA
will settle in for Karaoke. As we settle in, this night will Minimum/Maximum: Attendance is unlimited.
have plenty of opportunities to sing, listen and/or mingling Event Fees: Mem $10, Non-Mem $15, Special is available
over a drink or coffee and dessert. Costs: Food at Papa G’s from $6 to $15
Other Costs: dessert, drinks, etc.
Time/Date: 6:00 PM (carpool), Saturday, January 27, 2007 Optional Donation: If you would like to make a donation to
Time/Date: 7:00 PM (dinner) support the Library, it will help keep programs like this
Time/Date: 8:30 PM (karaoke) going.
Location: Fantasy Island, 516 Loring Ave., Salem, MA Special Note(s): Please read the “Paying the Bill” article.
Minimum/Maximum: Attendance is unlimited. Deadline: Jan 27
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Organized by: Kathy R. & Chris G. the bridge take an immediate right onto ramp for Rte 16 West. Follow
Meeting Place: 5:45 PM in Papa Gino’s 16 West for 2 miles to the junction of Rte 2A (Mass. Ave.). Turn left
onto Mass. Ave. Continue for a quarter mile and start watching on your
Inclement Weather: if cancellation is required, registered
right for Frank’s.
participants will be phoned. From the “T”: Get off at the Red line’s “Porter Square” stop. Walk
Directions: outbound on Mass. Ave. (towards Arlington). The restaurant will be on
From Rt. 93: Take exit #32. Exit from the rotary on to Rt. 60 West. the left, in about ½ mile.
Go straight thru the first light. Get in right hand lane. At second light, Lost?: Frank’s 617/661-0666.
notice Papa Gino’s on the right, at corner before light. Go straight
across light onto High St., find parking on High St., walk back to Papa
To Library: From Papa G’s walk across Main St., onto High St,
continue up high street, pass Colleen’s on right. Continue to #111
High St, which is on the right, the library.
To Colleen’s: walk back down High St, Colleen’s is on the left. Danvers, MA
Lost?: Library: 781-395-7590 Papa G’s 781-395-6960 THURSDAY, FEB. 1
(Deadline: Jan. 26)
STEAK HOUSE DINNER Join us for our monthly book discussion. For this month,
we have chosen “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress”
Ages: 40/50/60 by Dai Sijie.
Cambridge, MA Please bring your suggestions of books for other
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31 discussions. Also, you are invited to bring snacks to share.
(Deadline: Jan. 29) Time/Date: 7:30 to 9:30 PM, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007
Location: At a member’s home
Join us for a dinner social at Frank’s Steak House. Since Minimum/Maximum: Attendance is limited.
1938 they have been providing Cambridge with great food in Event Fees: Mem $5, Non-Mem $10, Special is available
a friendly atmosphere. They are constantly well rated by the Other Costs: You’re invited to bring light snacks to share.
Phantom Gourmet and “Best of Boston”. Of course their Meeting Place: Directions will be mailed to registered
menu includes steaks and chops. But they also offer salads, participants.
seafood, burgers, pasta, and more. Join us for our dinner Deadline: Jan. 26
social at Frank’s. Organized by: Chuck
Inclement Weather: If the club has to cancel, registered
Time/Date: 7:00 PM Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007 participants will be phoned.
Location: Frank’s Steak House, 2310 Mass Ave, Directions: Directions to be mailed to registered
Cambridge, MA participants.
Web: www.frankssteakhouse.com Lost?: A phone number will be included with the directions.
Minimum/Maximum: Attendance is limited.
Costs: entrees range from $7 to $20 with many in low teens.
Event Fees: Mem $10, Non-Mem $15, Special is available GAME NIGHT
Other Costs: tax, tip, drinks, etc. Ages: 20/30/40/50/60 Restaurant
Meeting Place: 7:00 PM in lobby added:
Special Note(s): 1. Please read the “Paying the Bill” article. Braintree Burlington, MA It is open
2. seating: we may be at long tables like usual, or we may be Carpool SAT., FEB. 3 24 hours!
in booths, but if that happens, we can float around among our Added! (Walk-ins Welcome)
booths to socialize.
Deadline: Jan. 29 Come socialize while playing games. Join in group
Organized by: Barbara L. & Chris C. games like Scategories and Pictionary, or, classic games like
Inclement Weather: If event has to cancel, registered Uno and Boggle. Attendees are encouraged to bring their
participants will be phoned. favorite games. Also, please bring snacks or refreshments for
Directions: everybody to share. (Sorry no alcohol allowed — the club
Overview: Franks is on Mass. Ave. in Cambridge between the doesn’t have liquor liability insurance.) Optional: After
Arlington/Cambridge town line and Porter Sq. games, many of us plan to stop by the Bickford’s Grill for a
From the West, Arlington (Route 2): When Route 2 ends as a
divided highway, turn left onto Alewife Brook Parkway. At the set of dessert, coffee or breakfast and socializing. We hope you will
lights at Mass. Ave. turn right onto Mass. Ave. (Route 2A). Continue join us!
for a quarter mile and start watching on your right for Frank’s.
From Route 93: Take Exit 32 (Rte 60) and from the rotary get onto Time/Date: 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM Saturday, Feb 3, 2007
Rte 60 West. Go 1/4 mile to lights at 5-way intersection in Medford Time/Date: 6:30 PM Carpool from Braintree Lot
center. Turn left onto Main Street. Go one block, go over bridge. After
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Locations: ride payment includes equipment and fees for an hour of the
Pinewood Lutheran Church, event of your choice, also at Nestlenook. When we finish
24 Wilmington Rd (Route 62), Burlington, MA our outdoor activities, the day is only half over. We’ll
Bickford’s Grille, 325 Montvale Ave, Woburn, MA regroup for our carpools and head to North Conway where
Minimum/Maximum: Attendance is unlimited. we will have dinner and explore the shops and boutiques.
Event Fees: $10 mem, $10 non-mem, $5 spec. if pre-paid Dinner will be at the 1785 Inn. They have received the
Other Costs: Please bring snacks or refreshments to share. “golden fork” award from the Gourmet Dining Society for
Deadline: None — Walk-ins Welcome nine years running. An example of their menu items
Inclement Weather: event goes rain or shine. include: Roasted Duckling with Raspberry sauce and Seared
Directions: Sea Scallops with Leeks and Artichokes in a Sherry Tarragon
Braintree carpool: see back pages of newsletter. Cream Sauce. We’ll explore the shops of the square, before
From the South: Take Route 128/95 North to Exit 33B (Rt. 3-A we laugh our way home on our return carpools.
North). Take a right at the end of the ramp, onto Rt. 3-A North. Go
If you are interested in staying overnight on Saturday,
three miles to the traffic light just after you pass the car wash on your
right. Turn right onto Rt. 62 East. Pick up below at “From Rt. 62”. contact the club. If we get enough people interested, we’ll
From the North: Take Route 128/95 South to Exit 33B (Rt. 3-A see if we can find rooms.
North). Take right at end of ramp (toward Burlington). Go three miles
to the traffic light just after you pass the car wash on your right. Turn Time/Date: 9:00 AM, (carpool) Sat., Feb. 10, 2007
right onto Rt. 62 East. Pick up below at “From Rt. 62”. Time/Date: 12:30 PM, (lunch)
From Route 3: Take Exit 26 (Route 62). Follow Rt. 62 East for three
Time/Date: 2:30 PM, (sleigh ride, 3:00 for sleigh #2)
miles to the intersection of Rt. 3-A. Turn right onto 3-A South. Rt. 62
will share the road with Rt. 3-A for a few blocks. At the next light, turn Time/Date: 3:00 PM, (skate or snow shoe 3:30)
left, continuing on Rt. 62 East. Pick up below at “From Rt. 62”. Time/Date: 4:45 PM, (carpool)
From Rt. 62: Follow Rt. 62 East for about 1/4 of a mile. Look for a Time/Date: 5:30 PM, (dinner)
sign on the right hand side — “Pinewood Lutheran Church”. The Time/Date: after dinner, (explore boutiques and shops)
church is not visible from the road. Turn right into the driveway and Location:
you will see the church straight ahead.
Red Fox Pub, Rt., 16, Jackson, NH
PARKING — If the church’s lot is full then make a right out of the
church driveway and take your first right onto Pine Glen Road. There is Nestlenook Farm, Dinsmore Rd., Jackson, NH
a small sign on the left side of the road “Pine Glen School” — park in 1785 Inn, 5472 White Mtn Hwy (Rt. 16), N. Conway, NH
the school parking lot and either walk the path through the woods or Minimum/Maximum: Attendance is limited.
walk back on Rt. 62. Meeting Place: 9:00 AM in the parking lot in Woburn.
To Bickford’s: Left out of the parking lot. Left at lights onto Rt. 3-A Meeting Place: 12:30 PM at our tables at Red Fox
South (Cambridge St). Follow Cambridge St. (Rt. 3-A) to junction of
Meeting Place: 2:15 PM at sign in area of Sleigh ride
Rt. 128/95. Get onto Rt. 95/128 North. Go to exit 37, Get onto Route
93 South. Take the first exit off of Rt. 93, for Montvale Ave. At light Meeting Place: 4:45 PM carpool to dinner (stop at scenic
at bottom of ramp, turn right. Bickfords is on the left. outlook for a moment as dinner isn’t till 5:30)
Lost?: no number for church. Bickford’s 781/938-6068 Meeting Place: 5:30 PM at our tables at Inn
Meeting Place: after dinner, at shops in N. Conway.
VALENTINE’S EVENT Pre-Paid Cost: $17.50 (for Farm)
Event Fees: Mem $10, Non-Mem $15, Special is available
Costs: lunch entrée’s are mostly under $10, at dinner, entrees
FULL DAY! range $16 to $30
Full day event, Ages: 20/30/40/50 Other costs: drinks, tax, tip, etc. Gas contribution for
we’ll leave early,
return late and Olde Jackson, NH drivers.
really get to Sat., February 10 Organized by: Steve B. & Chris G.
know each other. Deadline: Feb. 3
(Deadline: Feb. 3) Inclement Weather: If the club has to cancel, register
participants will be phoned. If we have to cancel, the Farm
Don’t miss out on our always popular Valentine’s event.
said they will refund our payment.
This is a fun-filled, solid, day long event. We’ll go to Olde
Jackson Village in New Hampshire. We’ll start with a To WOBURN carpool:
carpool from Woburn. Once we arrive at our destination, From Rt. 128/95 take exit 34 (Winn St.) Take exit for Winn St. that
we’ll have lunch at the Red Fox Pub. They have a large goes to Burlington and North. The first right off of Winn St. is Beacon
selection of sandwiches and entrees, almost all are under St, which runs parallel to the southbound lanes of 128/95. turn right
$10. The afternoon will be split between a sleigh ride and onto Beacon St. Go ¼ mile to the complete end of the white fence.
Bear left onto Pearl St. Continue ¼ mile , pass West Gate Apts. on the
another event. The sleigh ride will be along timeless paths
left. At sharp curve in Rd., turn left into Kimball Ct. apts. Follow
thru woods, drawn by two Belgian draft horses. We’ll see access road to end, turn right. Park in any space that is not
the Ellis River, a wild and scenic preserve. If it is a clear handicapped space nor fire lane. Meet in front of Building #5.
day, we’ll have views of Mt. Washington and the other To Pub: : Drive time is approx. 3 hours. Take Route 95 North into
Presidential Mtns. After the sleight ride, pick your NH. In NH take exit 4, “Spaulding Turnpike/Rt. 16 Conway” (which
entertainment. Either Skating or snow shoeing. Our sleigh is a left lane exit). Stay on Rt. 16 following the signs for 1½ hours. Rt.
16 will go thru Conway and North Conway, notice 1785 Inn of left
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about 2 miles after N. Conway Village. In another couple miles, Rt. Special Note(s): Please read the “Paying the Bill” article.
302 and 16 split with 302 going straight, and 16 turning right. Turn Deadline: Feb. 8
right, staying on 16 North. Two miles, passing “Story Land”. Red
Organized by: Angela N.
Fox is on the left, across from “Covered Bridge Lodge” and before the
covered bridge that goes into old Jackson village (16 A). Inclement Weather: If the event has to cancel, then
To Farm: left out of parking lot. Right on road thru covered bridge registered participants will be phoned.
(16-A). 1st right onto Dinsmore. Follow signs to Nestlenook Farm. Directions
At farm, follow signs to sleigh ride. Meet at check in area. From North or West: Take Rte. 495 South to exit 7 (Rte. 24 North) to
To 1785 restaurant: return thru covered bridge and take a left onto Rt. Exit 18A (Rte. 27)
16 South. Follow to intersection where 302 is a right turn, and 16 is a From North of Boston: Take Rte. 93 to Rte. 128 South to Rte. 24
left. Take the left, continuing on 16 south. Follow for about 3 miles South to Exit 18A (Rte. 27)
miles, the 1785 will be on the right, after the scenic overlook. From South: Take Rte. 495 to Rte. 24 (or Rte. 24 North all the way) to
Lost? Pub 603/383-6659, Farm 603/383-0845, 1785 Inn Exit 18A (Rte. 27)
603-356-9025 From all of the above: Take Exit 18A (Rte. 27 East after you leave the
ramp, take a left at the first traffic light (Westgate Mall) and bear
immediately right. Take a Left to go to The Old Country Buffet or
COSMIC BOWLING continue to the end of the street take a right to go to Lanes. Lanes are
1/4 mile on the left.
Ages: 20/30/40/50 Lost?: Call Old Country Buffet at 508-580-2401 or
Westgate Lanes at 508-583-1297
SATURDAY, FEB. 10
(Deadline: Feb. 8)
Join us on a wintry Saturday night for an evening of bowling Arlington, MA
and fun! Cosmic bowling is as popular as ever and we’re
going to be a part of it. We’ll enjoy a live DJ from American THURSDAY, MAR. 1
Mobile Sound, Special Lighting Effect, Dancing and Games, (Deadline: Feb. 24)
Contests and Prizes, and TV Monitors. We’ll start off the
evening by having an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner. Then Join us for our monthly book discussion. For this month,
we’ll go bowling for a couple of hours or so. After, we’ll we have chosen “Shopgirl” by Steve Martin.
gather at the Westgate Pub, which is conveniently located Please bring your suggestions of books for other
adjacent to the bowling alley just by walking through a door, discussions. Also, you are invited to bring snacks to share.
where we can socialize, dance, and play pool.
Important Note: Be on time at the restaurant. It will be Time/Date: 7:30 to 9:30 PM, Thursday, Mar. 1, 2007
easier to find tables together if everyone is on time. Location: At a member’s home
Minimum/Maximum: Attendance is unlimited.
Time/Date: 5:45 PM, (meet) Saturday, February 10, 2007 Event Fees: Mem $5, Non-Mem $10, Special is available
Time/Date: 6:00 PM, (dinner) Other Costs: You’re invited to bring light snacks to share.
Time/Date: 7:30-7:45 PM (meet at alley) Meeting Place: Directions will be mailed to registered
Time/Date: 8:00 PM (approx. start bowling) participants.
Time/Date: after bowling (Pub) Deadline: Feb. 24
Website: www.westgatelanes.com Organized by: Cathy
Location: All in Brockton, MA, at or next to the Westgate Inclement Weather: If the club has to cancel, registered
Mall) participants will be phoned.
Location: Old Country Buffet, (Rt. 27) 200 Westgate Dr. Directions: Directions to be mailed to registered
Location: Westgate Lanes, (Rt. 27), 65 Westgate Dr. participants.
Location: Westgate Pub, (Rt. 27), 59 Westgate Dr. Lost?: A phone number will be included with the directions.
Minimum/Maximum: Attendance is unlimited.
Cost: Dinner is $11.10, including all food, beverages & tax.
Tip extra. Bowling $15 per person, Shoes $2 per person
Event Fees: Members $10, Non-Members $15
Other Costs: tip at restaurant; drinks, tip, tax, food at lanes
or pub, etc.
Meeting Place: 5:45 PM in front of restaurant.
Alternate Meeting Place: 6:00 PM At our tables.
Alternate Meeting Place: 7:45 PM in Lobby of alley.
Alternate Meeting Place: 8:00 PM at our lanes.
Alternate Meeting Place: after bowling, at our table(s) at
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PAYING THE BILL EVENT POLICIES
Our club activities are designed to be just like going out 1. FunFunFun.org, Massachusetts Incorporated Community
with your friends. Some events are fully pre-paid in advance, Club, hereafter referred to as “The Club”.
for instance when we have to buy tickets in advance for a 2. Registrations must be received by the due date. Allow
stage event. However, this isn’t practical for many events. time for your registration to be delivered to The Club.
Some events we can pay for on the spot, for instance 3. Liability: Members and non-members, hereafter referred
miniature golf — everyone pays their own $6 for mini- to as “Participants”, agree to assume the risk of injury or
golfing. damage, and further agree to hold harmless The Club, its
But sometimes we have events that require us to split a employees, officers, volunteers, directors and members
bill — most commonly at restaurants. We handle it just like from any claim whatsoever resulting from participation in
you would with your friends. Order what you want. The any of The Club’s sponsored or related activities; and
waiter will have one bill of fare for the entire group. further does hereby release and discharge The Club, its
Afterwards, we pick a treasurer and pass around the bill. assigns and successors from any and all actions for
damages, claims or injury from or as a result of
Everyone pays for what they ordered. And everybody waits
participation in The Club’s activities. Participants
to make sure the bill is taken care of before they leave the
acknowledge that The Club assumes no responsibility for
loss or damage to persons or property, nor for faults or
When attending restaurants, or other places where the
defaults of companies or those carrying out services, nor
newsletter lists “costs” or “other cost:”, plan on bringing accidents, injuries, delays, cancellations, lodgings,
cash for payments. Checks and credit cards are an unwanted insufficient participation, or any circumstances
hassle for the wait-staff. whatsoever beyond the control of The Club.
4. The Club reserves the right to exclude any participant
REGISTRATION AND THE whose conduct or actions may result in damage or injury
to The Club’s members, participants, officers, directors,
WHEN & HOW OF PAYMENTS employees or reputation. Excluded participants do not
Most events require pre-registration with the payment of receive refunds. The Club’s management, or if
the event fee. We currently support three payment methods: management is not present, the person running the event,
1) mail the paper registration form with a check through the have sole discretion in determining which conduct or
U.S. Mail; or, 2) Phone the club and use a credit card; or, 3) actions result in exclusion.
5. Activities and prices are subject to change without notice.
Internet payments via Paypal.com
Returned checks may incur a bank service charge, and
Throughout the newsletter, the Club uses four terms for
may result in cancellation of participant’s participation in
costs and fees. The following chart gives their names,
the related event.
examples and acceptable payment method. Familiarity with
6. In exchange for involvement with The Club, Participants
these terms makes event participation less confusing. grant permission to The Club to use their images in -
photographs or other media.
Newsletter Payment 7. Participants driving cars certify they are licensed and have
Term Method Example insurance that meets the minimum insurance requirements
of the states in which they are driving.
Cost Cash Example: At the cinema, pay $8 for
your movie ticket. CANCELLATIONS &
Event Fees Check in mail Mail-in: Mail the registration REFUNDS
or PayPal.com form and check to the Club.
Event Fees and Pre-paid Costs are non-refundable.
or Phone with Internet Payment: Use PayPal.com
w/ credit card Phone-in: with a credit card However, if the club cancels an event due to inclement
weather, or due to other causes beyond our control, then all
Pre-paid Check in mail Example: Symphony tickets need participants will receive either a club credit, or a refund, of
Cost or PayPal.com to be purchased in advance for $45. their Event Fees.
CLUB’S WEB SITE & E-MAIL
Or Phone in. Use a check, phone or PayPal.com.
Other Costs Cash Example: At Plymouth Plantation
we have lunch at the restaurant. Our website is www.funfunfun.org. The site contains the
Lunch is not included with admission newsletter and other club information. You may e-mail us at
to the Plantation. Each person pays chris @ funfunfun.org, tell us your name and e-mail address
for his or her own lunch. and we will add you to our free e-list. Then you will be sent
announcements about the club, events, newsletters, etc.
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VOLUNTEER FOR EVENT CHECK, CREDIT CARD &
PLANNING INTERNET PAYMENTS
EVENT PLANNERS MEET MORE PEOPLE. As is the norm If you are not registering via the U.S. Mail with the registration form at
for member-run clubs, the Event Planners are at the heart of the club. the back of this newsletter, then you have two other options. We accept
IT IS FUN AND FRIENDLY. Ask the people who run events — credit card payments and PayPal.com.
we always have teams. They meet everyone at the event. When new at 1) Use a check
planning events, they get guidance from the experienced planners. A) Fill out the registration form from the back of this newsletter
EVENT PLANNERS GET NUMEROUS REWARDS. Beyond Fee B) Mail to the club with a check for the total amount.
the friendships that develop and the thank yous from the people who Waived C) Give the post office time to deliver it by the deadline.
attended the event, the Event Planners get their event fee waived for the 2) Phone in with credit card (MC, Visa, Amex, Discover)
event they organize. And the club signs them up automatically for the A) Have your credit card ready
“Monthly Special” for the month in which their event takes place — B) Phone the club at 781-721-5844
not for the normal fee of $10 or $15, but for FREE! Then they may FREE! C) Tell us your name, event, address and phone.
attend events for that month for the discounted fee of just $5. (See the D) Tell us your card information: which card (i.e. Visa), card
“Monthly Special” write-up elsewhere in the newsletter.) number, expiration date, and, your name as it is on the card.
To learn more, contact the club. Also, our bank’s security software requires the numeric
security code from the signature box on the back of the card.
HOW TO FIND US AT EVENTS 3) To send a payment/registration via PayPal.com
A) Go to the www.paypal.com website, and if you are not a
At some events it is easy to find us — at others it is more difficult. member, then join. (This service is free to you.)
If we could convince the membership to wear bright orange beanies B) Click on “Send Money”
imprinted with the word “SINGLE”, then it would be easy to find us. C) Enter chris @ funfunfun.org where asked who you are paying
Since the membership seems to be resisting the beanie idea, we have D) Use the “note” field to tell us what event you are attending,
some practical advise on how to find us. and please include your phone number.
1. Pick an easy-to-find-us event. Easy-to-find-us events are ones
where we are the only people there. Example: Game Night — we
rent a hall, find the hall and you have found us. Hard-to-find-us
events are ones where we are a small number of people in a large
ARLINGTON CARPOOL LOT
group. Example: We are 17 people spread out at a street fair. OVERVIEW: For events with Arlington carpools, meet in the parking lot, near
2. Look for the person with the clipboard or sign-in sheets in their the Jefferson-Cutter House in Arlington Center. We depart ten minutes after the
hands. They will get you signed in and introduced you to the group. carpool meeting time. On Sundays & evenings, parking is free. On Weekdays
Beyond sighting the person with the clipboard, we have some other and Saturdays, parking is 50 cents an hour, 2 hour max. until 6:00 PM. So there
strategies. is a risk of getting a ticket for carpools that start before 4:00 PM on Saturdays.
FROM RT. 2: Take Exit 59 and get on Route 60 East. Go straight across the
A. We’ll sometimes arrange a preliminary meeting place. Example: intersection of Mass. Ave. The parking lot is on the right after the White
we go to a crowded dance at a night club, where we blend with Colonial, Jefferson Cutter House.
everyone else. So, we meet for dinner beforehand to get to FROM RT. 93: Take Exit 32 and, from the rotary, get on Route 60 West. Stay
know each other as a small group before going dancing. Then, on Rt. 60 about 3-4 miles (passing Medford Ctr. & West Medford). The parking
when circulating at the club, we’ll recognize the people we were lot will be on your left where Rt. 3 comes in from the right. Park & meet in the
with at dinner. lot near the House.
B. We emphasize being on time. Events list meeting places and FROM RT. 3: Take Rt. 3 South to Burlington, MA where it ends as a divided
times. By being on time, you will find the group at the Highway. Get onto Rt. 128/95 North. Pick up below.
FROM RT. 128/95: Take Exit 33A and follow Rt. 3 South about 6 miles
designated meeting place. We normally wait 10 minutes for passing through Burlington, Woburn & Winchester before entering Arlington.
stragglers. Please be on time to ensure you meet us. The lot is on your left where Route 60 comes into Route 3. Park & meet in the
C. Pick an event where we are a static target. Good Example: a lot, near the House.
restaurant where we expect to be at our tables for a long time. VIA THE “T”: From Harvard Station (Red Line): Bus #77. Ride to Arlington is
Bad Example: a bike trip, as the club acts like a moving target. 10 minutes. Get off next to Papa Gino’s. Turn left as you exit the bus and walk
After ten minutes, we are off, down the trails and impossible to around the block to the right to the parking lot.
catch by people who weren’t at the meeting place on time.
Bear right off the exit ramp towards Braintree. At the top of the ramp take a
BRAINTREE CARPOOL LOT right at the light. You will now be on Washington St. Go straight thru the first
light (Common St. – it goes to the mall.). Shortly before the next light take a
OVERVIEW: For events with Braintree carpools, meet in the parking lot, near left into the parking lot for Murray’s Deli.
Murray’s Deli (owned by the church were we have pizza-game nights). Do not From Rt. 3 Northbound: Take exit, 17, Union St. Go 3/4 of the way around
park near the front of Murray’s, that area is for their customers, part further the Rotary heading towards Bickford's. Go straight thru the lights and up the
away. Then meet near the ATM. hill. At the top of the hill take a Right onto Washington St. Follow thru the next
From Rts. 128/95 South: Take 128/95 South towards Braintree-Boston. At the set of lights. Immediately after going through the second set of lights take a right
'split' in Canton, take Rt. 128/93 North towards Braintree/Boston. After you into the parking lot for Murray’s Deli.
pass exit 6 you will pass the South Shore Plaza and bear right at the split Via “T”: Take the Red Line to Braintree Station. Turn left out of station to
heading towards Rt. 3 South. Pick up below at “From Rt. 3 Southbound” Union Street. Turn left on Union Street going west. Turn right onto
From Rt. 93 Southbound: Take exit 7, onto Rt. 3 South, pick up below at Washington St going North. Turn right onto Elm St. Church is at #12. (1 mile
“From Rt. 3 Southbound”. from “T”)
From Rt. 3 Southbound: Take exit, 18, towards Washington St Braintree.
Prices and Arrangements subject to change with out notice. The club is not responsible for typographical errors in newsletters, e-mails or correspondence of any kind.
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Can I organize an activity?
COMMON QUESTIONS Yes. See the article titled “Volunteer for Event Planning”
elsewhere in this newsletter for additional details.
What does the club do?
The club has member-run activities. These events are Should I join the club?
designed to maximize the opportunities for us to socialize Yes. We have a lot of fun. Many couples have met and are
and meet each other. Or, as some club flyers state, “Singles dating or married. See the membership application for a full
arrive, Couples leave”. The events fit five main categories: listing of membership benefits.
social, cultural, outdoor/sports, dining and travel. How do I join the club and can I join more than one club?
Do I have to be a member? Each newsletter includes a Membership Application. Fill it
Both members and non-members are welcome to most out and send it in. If you meet the membership requirements
events. Occasionally, there are Members-Only activities. for two clubs, then you may join both.
When this happens, the newsletter write-up for that activity What is the difference between Membership Fees and Event
will clearly state that it is “Members-Only”. Fees?
How do I find out what events are forthcoming? Membership Fees are set at a rate estimated to cover the cost
The newsletters provide all the information you need to of producing and delivering the newsletters as well as
attend upcoming events. People who are interested may maintaining the website. With newsletter/website costs
download a newsletter from our website or contact the club covered by the membership fees, the remaining expenses of
for a complimentary copy of the newsletter. The best way to administering the club are paid for via the event fees. Many
keep informed, and to receive the newsletter, is to be added clubs have event fees in the $25 to $45 range. Our Club
to the club’s e-mail distribution list. To be added to the e-list, believes it can be run successfully with an average event fee
send a request to chris @ funfunfun.org. A note on PAPER of $10. Sometimes the event fee is lower or higher, but it is
NEWSLETTERS: Members may opt to have the club print generally a $10 event fee.
and U.S. Mail a paper newsletter to them, the club splits the How can I lower my event fee?
cost with the members. Non-members are sent two One way to lower your event fees is to become a member.
complimentary paper newsletters, after that we hope the non- On almost all events, members receive a $5 discount off the
members have joined. If a non-member is actively attending non-member event fees. (Typically $15N vs. $10M.) Event
events, the next newsletter will be sent to them. fees can be reduced even further by using the Monthly
How do I sign up (register) for an activity? Special or by volunteering to run events. The fees can be as
Every newsletter contains an Event Registration Form. Fill low as $5! See the “Monthly Special” and “Volunteer for
out the form and mail it to the club. Or, register via Event Planning” articles.
PayPal.com. Or, register over the phone with a credit card at What should I wear?
781-721-5844. Also, occasional events are “Walk-ins Dress at Club activities is casual. If an event isn’t going to be
Welcome”, these events do not require advanced registration, casual dress, then that activity’s article will specify the dress
and you may simply show up and enjoy the event. code.
What happens if there is limited space for an event? What if there is inclement weather the day of an event?
Space is filled in the exact order that registrations are The specifics for inclement weather will be spelled out in the
received. When an event has reached its maximum capacity, newsletter’s write up for each activity. If inclement weather
a waiting list will be started. If an event is filled, the isn’t mentioned, then the event goes forward rain or shine.
subsequent registrants will be notified that they have been
put on the waiting list. What is different about “Walk-ins Welcome” & deadlines?
If an event is listed as “Walk-ins Welcome”, you may just
What if I’m on a waiting list for an event? arrive the day of the event, reservations are not required. If
First, you will be notified that you are on the waiting list. an event has a Deadline then participants should pre-register.
Second, as cancellations come in, the next person on the Registrations are due at the club by the day of the deadline.
waiting list will be contacted so they may decide if they want
to participate. This process will continue until the vacancy is What if I become engaged or start dating exclusively?
filled. Of course, we will automatically set up credits, or send If you become engaged, let us know. The club wants to know
out refunds, to people on the waiting list who never have a about your romantic success! If you are dating and no longer
chance to attend. feel single, or are engaged, or even after you are married,
contact us for information on our Couples Activities Club.
What if I have a credit?
Just notify us of which event you would like the credit to be How do I contact the singles club or the couples club?
applied to, and we will take care of it. Or let us know if you Singles Club, P.O. Box 123, Winchester, MA 01890
would prefer a refund check. Credits must be used within 90 Phone: 1-781-721-5844 E-mail: chris @ funfunfun.org
days of the date of the original event, or they are lost.
Couples Club, P.O. Box 431, Winchester, MA 01890
Phone: 1-781-721-5844 E-mail: chris @ funfunfun.org
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Join the club, and
By joining one of our clubs, you'll gain the advantages of
membership in that club:
attend an event
Lots of activities to have fun and meet other singles;
Receiving the club’s e-newsletters, (or paper newsletters if you prefer);
Saving on event fees with the lower member fees; Join two clubs, and
Being able to attend "members only" events when they occur; and,
If you become a couple, your may roll your membership into the couples club.
attend two events for free!*
Plus, consider joining a second club, then you’ll get unique * When you join, you get one free event in your first
30 days of membership. Join two clubs and get two
“Dual Membership” benefits: free events. By Free Event, We mean the club will
The initiation fee is waived for the second club; and, waive the club’s event fee. Maximum event fee
When you sign up for the “Monthly Special” in one club, you are given, for free, the waived is $10 per event. Both new and renewing
“Monthly Special” in the second club. members are eligible.
[ ] I’m joining I want my free event to be: [ ] I’m joining two clubs! I want my second free event to be:
FREE EVENT/date*:________________________________ FREE EVENT/date*:________________________________
Yes, I want to Join!Membership requirements: Members must be in the age range of the club and must be legally single.
Age Ranges: 40’s & 50’s Singles Club age 40 to 59; 30’s & 40’s Singles Club age 30 to 49; and, 20’s & 30’s Singles Club age 21 to 39.
I am applying for membership to [ ] 40’s & 50’s Singles Club [ ] 30’s & 40’s Singles Club [ ] 20’s & 30’s Singles Club
Name:___________________________________ Gender: [ ] M [ ]F Today's Date: / /______.
Address:_________________________________City:________________ State:_____ Zip___________ - ________
Home Phone: (______)______ - __________ Work Phone: (______)______ - __________ Ext:____________
Send E-Newsletter to: [ ] Work [ ] Personal Alternate Phone: (______)______ - _________ Type:______
(or you may choose to have paper newsletters printed and sent to you. See below.) Type of Alt phones: cell, fax, weekends, etc.
E-Mail Work:_________________________________ E-Mail Personal:________________________________
Your Date of Birth: _____/_____/_____ Where is your birth registered, Hometown, ST: _____________________________
Marital Status (check one): [ ] Single (never married) [ ] Divorced [ ] Widowed [ ] Separated,(not eligible for Membership)
How did you hear of the club?_______________________________________________________________
Event Planning is a lot of fun. Which interest you?: [ ] Social [ ] Outdoor/Sports [ ] Cultural [ ]Travel [ ] Dinner [ ] Publicity [ ] Book [ ] Walk
I hereby agree to assume the risk of injury or damage. I agree to hold harmless the 40's & 50's Singles Club, 30's & 40's Singles Club, 20s & 30s Singles
Club, Massachusetts Incorporated Community Club, hereafter referred to as "The Club", its employees, directors, officers, event coordinators and members
from any and all liability resulting from participation in any and all of its sponsored or related activities. I agree that The Club may terminate my membership
without refund if, at its discretion, it considers my conduct or actions as damaging to The Club's members, employees, officers or reputation. The
information I provided in this application is true and correct. The Club may verify any and all of the information on this form.
Signature X __________________________________________________________________Date:________________
New Renewing New Renewing Example:
1 Club 1 Club 2 Clubs 2 Clubs new 2 Club
Membership Initiation Fee $20 N/A $20 N/A $20
12 months of membership dues ($4 per month per club) $48 $48 $96 $96 $96
Subtotal $68 $48 $116 $96 $116
Save by reducing our paperwork. Attach a legible photocopy of
your driver's license. (Showing your date of birth — so we don’t have N/A N/A -$10
to chase your birth certificate.) and Save $10.
New Membership Total $48 $96
Want a Paper Newsletter? Instead of the e-mailed newsletter, you
may receive the paper newsletter. Add $16 for each club. (The club
splits the $32 annual cost of newsletters with you.)
Paper Newsletter & Membership Total $106
Make Check Payable to the "FunFunFun.org" and mail with completed application to: FunFunFun.org Singles Club, P.O. Box 431, Winchester, MA 01890
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LOWER YOUR EVENT FEES with the MONTHLY SPECIAL‡
Lower Your Event Fees! To use the MONTHLY SPECIAL:
Normally event fees are $10 for members and $15 Registration for t the MONTHLY SPECIAL for the
for non-members‡. Using the MONTHLY month you want ($10 members or $15 non-
SPECIAL, members may pay $10 at the beginning members). Pick the events you wish to attend in that
of the month, and then pay only $5 for their event month and take advantage of the prices in the
fee for each of their events during that month. The SPECIAL "SPECIAL FEE” column.
is also available to non-members who pay the same $5 event ‡In unusual circumstances, an event may be excluded from the Monthly
fee per event, but pay $15 at the beginning of the month. Special. When this happens, it will be mentioned on the Registration
Form and in the event’s article in the newsletter.
EXAMPLE: Two non-members sign up for the same four events. With Special vs. no Special
Non-Member A pays for 4 events at the non-member event fee [4 x $15 = $60] without Special $60
Non-Member B pays for the Monthly Special ($15) and the same four events [$15 + (4 x $5) = $35] with Special $35
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Mem Non-Mem SPECIAL
Date Event Fee Fee FEE† Three ways to Register for Events:
JANUARY SPECIAL† $10 $15 n/a 1. REGISTRATION VIA US MAIL. Fill out this form, and send
with check or credit card info, to: "FunFunFun.org", P.O. Box
1/4 Book Group $5 $10 $5 20/30/40/50/60 431, Winchester, MA 01890
1/6 Game Night $10 $10 $5 20/30/40/50/60 2. REGISTER VIA THE INTERNET & PAYPAL: Use
1/7 Brunch $10 $15 $5 40/50/60 www.PayPal.com and include the information on this form in the
1/13 Brewery & Billiards $10 $15 $5 20/30/40 "notes" section of "Send Payment". When asked who you are
paying, you'll need this e-mail address: chris @ funfunfun.org
1/14 Bad Yankee Swap/Party $10 $15 $5 20/30/40/50/60
3. REGISTER OVER THE PHONE with a CREDIT CARD: Phone
1/20 Movie-Dinner Night $10 $15 $5 20/30/40/50/60 us at 781-721-5844 to register over the phone.
1/23 Trivia Night $10 $15 $5 20/30/40 Name:_________________________________________________
1/26 Game Night w/ Buffet $10 $15 $5 20/30/40/50
1/27 Karaoke $10 $15 $5 30/40/50
1/29 Author Talk $10 $15 $5 30/40/50 City/ST/Zip:____________________________________________
1/31 Steak House Dinner $10 $15 $5 40/50/60 Phone:____________________________________ Age:________
FEBRUARY SPECIAL† $10 $15 n/a E-mail:________________________________________________
2/1 Book Group $5 $10 $5 20/30/40/50/60
[ ] check enclosed
2/3 Game Night $10 $10 $5 20/30/40/50/60
[ ] Charge my card: _________-_________-_________-________
2/10 Valentine’s Trip‡ $27.50 $32.50 $22.50 20/30/40/50 code number from signature box on back of card:___________
2/10 Cosmic Bowling $10 $15 $5 20/30/40/50 Exp. Date: ____/_____ [ ] Visa [ ] MC [ ] Amex [ ] Dscvr
3/1 Book Group $5 $10 $5 20/30/40/50/60 Please sign — I have read and agreed to the “Event Policies”.
‡Includes Event Fee & Prepaid Cost †See “Special” above . *Walk-ins Welcome.
. REGISTRATION FORM .
Two People at a Time, We make Couples
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Two People at a Time, We make Couples
Singles Club, Post Office Box 123, Winchester, MA 01890
DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS:
Singles from 20s to 60s. Some events for
a singles generation. Some events for
broader age ranges.
After Christmas Party &
B a d Y a n k e e S wa p !
Sunday, January 14
JANUARY 1/27 Karaoke 30/40/50 Salem, MA
1/4 Book Group 20/30/40/50/60 Waltham, MA 1/29 Author Talk 30/40/50 Medford, MA
1/6 Game Night 20/30/40/50/60 Burlington, MA 1/31 Steak House Dinner 40/50/60 Cambridge, MA
1/7 Brunch 40/50/60 Quincy, MA FEBRUARY & BEYOND
1/13 Brewery & Billiards 20/30/40 Cambridge, MA 2/1 Book Group 20/30/40/50/60 Danvers, MA
1/14 After X-mas Party & Bad Yankee Swap Arlington, MA 2/3 Game Night 20/30/40/50/60 Burlington, MA
1/20 Movie-Dinner 20/30/40/50/60 Burlington, MA 2/10 Valentine’s Trip 20/30/40/50 Olde Jackson, NH
1/23 Trivia Night 20/30/40 Quincy, MA 2/10 Cosmic Bowling 20/30/40/50 Brockton, MA
1/26 Game Night w/Buffet 20/30/40/50 Braintree, MA 3/1 Book Group 20/30/40/50/60 Arlington, MA
new location and now has a registration deadline!
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