Greetings from somewhere in the middle of the Aegean Sea, near Croatia!!

I wanted to send a reminder to everyone about our most important fundraiser of the year. (Sorry if there are any typos, I am writing this with extremely poor wifi and from my phone.)

Our Party with a Purpose is this Sunday!!!

When:  Sunday, August 8, 2021 2:00pm – 8pm
Where:  The Arvada Smokin’ Tuna (Pete’s house… 5461 Marshall Street, Arvada)
Please don’t forget your raffle baskets and silent auction items! We will have blank bid sheets for your items for the auction and blank description cards that we can fill out for the baskets.

Bring your $$$!! We have some wonderful items to bid on!!

We have a new shipment of Colorado PHC shirts and will have them for sale at the PWAP! 

This year we will have Mike Nash playing, followed up by a local band called Johnny & The Mongrels.  They are a high powered, New Orleans influenced band that is the perfect combination of a funk filled heart and a deep Bayou soul.

Cost will be $45. There are plenty of tickets still available!! The money collected for the tickets is used solely to pay the musicians. None of that money goes to the Colorado PHC or to the charities. This is why we can’t give tickets away.  We have to make enough money to cover the cost of the musicians. 

As always, bring your own chair, sunscreen, and an “Easy Up” if you have one.  There is usually plenty of shade in the yard, so if you don’t have an Easy-Up, there will still be shady spots.  

Bring your own favorite beverages. 

The Wonderful and always amazing, Judi Fulton, was able to secure lunch for 100 people for our event.  We’ll have Jimmy Johns Sandwiches and QDoba burritos, all individually wrapped so we don’t have to worry about ‘sharing’ and Covid rules.  We will have a free will donation jar set up by the food.  All proceeds for the lunch will go to our 2 charities.  If you’d like to donate money for the lunches, please do, but it won’t be required.  You’ll still be able to eat without a donation.  If those items don’t sound good to you, it is always ok to bring your own food.  

Bring your own snacks if you’d like to munch during the day and evening. 

This year, we will also have a Jell-O shot table!!  We will ask for $1 donations for each Jell-O shot. This will be on the honor system with a jar sitting by the Jell-O shots.  All money will go to the charities.  We’re looking for people who want to bring Jell-O shots to donate.. so get those yummy Jell-o and pudding shot recipes out and bring them to the PWAP!  

Tickets are on sale through the website at

This year, I am excited to announce our charities, one of them we’ve had in the Past and that is My Fairy Dawg Mother.  You are all probably familiar with them.  They are a non-profit, foster based dog rescue.  They have greatly appreciated our help in the past, so let’s help them again this year!!  

Our second charity is a new one for us.  It is called “Over the Edge,” run by our own CPHC member Dick Fulton, Executive Director of PVA CA chapter. This event raises funds for paralyzed veterans to enjoy adaptive sports, learn a new trade, travel, and earn educational scholarship.

Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of their members – veterans of the armed forces,  who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction. PVA will use that expertise to be the leading advocate for: Quality health care for their members, Research and education addressing spinal cord injury and dysfunction, Benefits available as a result of their members’ military service, Civil rights and opportunities that maximize the independence of their members. To enable Paralyzed Veterans to continue to honor this commitment, they recruit and retain members who have the experience, energy, dedication, and passion necessary to manage the organization and ensure adequate resources to sustain the programs essential for Paralyzed Veterans of America to achieve its mission.


Red Rocks shows: 
The shows are happening. I have turned in the ticket counts, so I can’t add/change/delete any ticket requests. 

I have no idea when we will get the tickets or where the seats will be. We are at the mercy of Red Rocks staff.  I’m sure it will be a mad scramble at the end.

I will write more in the next newsletter on this topic and give details about   


Summer Concert Series…

The Landsharks are coming!!
Gary Roland and the Landsharks band will be playing at the Arvada Smoking’ Tuna (Pete’s house) on the night between the Buffett shows at Red Rocks.   Jimmy is playing at Red Rocks on Tuesday, September 7 and Thursday, September 9, 2021.  The Landsharks will play on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 – 6:00pm 
Tickets are gone!  Many Parrotheads from other clubs will be in town for the Buffett Red Rocks shows, so we have extended an invitation to members of other clubs to join the Colorado Parrotheads at Pete’s house for the “Concert in Between.”  It’ll be a great time to meet fellow Parrotheads from all over!  

If you have ordered tickets, and haven’t already paid, please do so.   We have to cover the cost of the band and are worried we may have no shows if we don’t have the money up front, so please send a check, made out to Pete Grosskreuz (he has covered the payment to the Landsharks) and send to:
PO Box 2290
Arvada, Colorado 80001

Tickets are sold out!


Thom and Coley are playing the Arvada Smokin’ Tuna!!

When: Friday, August 27, 2021
Where: Pete’s Place – 5461 Marshall Street – Arvada
Cost: $20 per person, with all proceeds going to the artists
Bring your own chair and favorite beverage, and your own munchies if you would like.  


Club T-shirts!!

We have a new order! All colors and sizes. Shirts will be available for sale at the PWAP!

We are also ordering some “Parrotheads on the Rocks” Shirts for the September Buffett shows.  We will get a variety of sizes,  and will sell them on a first come first served basis.  I will let you know when we get them.   They will be awesome!!  


Fins up!  

Parrot Head President,  Pete!