CPHC Newsletter

Hello Parrot Heads. I hope everyone is doing well, staying safe, and staying home!

Here it is the end of April. I don’t know about you, but to me it seems like it’s April the 97th! I think the restrictions will be lifted soon, but there is still no news on whether we can have a May club meeting, so stay tuned and when I find out, I’ll let everyone know.

Thank you SO much to all who donated for Mike and Jane. The Parrot Head generosity is always wonderful. Thank you. Jane is hanging in there but as expected, she has good days and bad. She greatly appreciates all the support, cards and well wishes she has received.

When the restrictions end, Jane will have a Celebration of Mike’s Life. I’ll post the information in this newsletter on a date, time and place, for those who are interested in going to that.

If you are interested, here is a link to Mike’s obituary. We’ll have a celebration of his life, Parrot Head style at a later date.

Has anyone joined the “Quarantine Concerts Worldwide?” I’ve seen some really good live music on this! If you have a chance watch some of the shows. Many of our favorite artists, like Mike Nash, Rob Hill, Donny Brewer and Sunny Jim are performing live shows on this FaceBook feed. There are performances going on all day and night, with so many different people from around the world. These performers are all doing their own music, no covers (due to potential copyright issues) and the shows are amazing! Tune in and watch!

Jimmy Buffett has also started his “Cabin Fever Tour.”
Starting Wednesday, March 25, every Wednesday and Saturday at 8 p.m. ET and PT. Buffett will be re-broadcasting shows from his live archives via margaritaville.tv or tune into Radio Margaritaville on SiriusXM. You may see yourself or someone you know at one of Jimmy’s past concerts!

There are still some shows coming up. Here’s the full Cabin Fever Virtual Tour schedule:

April 22: Live from Bora Bora (2010)

April 25: Live from Hartford, Connecticut (1995)

April 29: Live from Wellington, New Zealand (2017)

May 2: Far Side of the World Show (various years and cities)

May 6: Live from Dublin, Ireland (2019)

May 9: Live from Key West, Florida (2015)

Looking for ideas of things to do during this “Stay at Home Order?”

Whether you’re working from home or not, being restricted to physical and social distancing can leave you wondering what to do with yourself. One can only reorganize a closet so many times… and, let’s face it, sitting in front of the TV for hours on end isn’t the healthiest of plans. So, the following is a collection of activities you may consider to not only fill your time but possibly save your sanity.

Video Conferencing
Video conferencing can connect to your friends across the country, across the city and even next door. It can be one-on-one or a huge group participating. Some services to consider are Zoom, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Houseparty, Microsoft Teams, Facetime and whatever the Android version is of that and Marco Polo. Google is your friend here if you’re not into those options – there are more out there!

Soak Up Some Rays
Natural Vitamin D is super good for you. Enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail outside in your yard or patio. Heck, eat your meals outside. Enjoying natural light will help you feel better and sleep better… and, ward off rickets. (Be sure to wear sunscreen!)

Get Your Culture On
Want to tour some of the world’s finest museums? Bonus is there’s no chance for pesky tourists to block your view of the exhibits. Check out Google Arts and Culture https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en
Another bonus is if you have a Smart TV – imagine how great the art will look on your big screen! Also, google your favorite local museum. They might have some footage set up for viewing.

Move It, Move It, Move It!
Waking, hiking, biking and running outside is fine as long as you can maintain physical distance. Unfortunately, that leaves out some parks and trails as they’re saturated right now. But, you can get some Yoga routines from Down Dog for free until May 1.

Also, check out Beach Body and Beyond for their activities. There are many online personal trainers available as well!
Need something to track your journey? There are a lot of apps out there including Map My Walk, Map My Run, May My Ride, Endomondo, RunGo, Runkeeper, Strava. Also, many phones have their own apps. And, there’s always the ubiquitous Fitbit. Also, many of these apps let you share data with friends so you can help keep each other accountable.
Bonus – vitamin D opportunity!

Reading is Fundamental
Many libraries are physically closed but online services are available. If you haven’t used it yet, go to your library’s website and get the details. Don’t have a library account (you may be able to get a temporary one)? This is one area where Amazon is your friend with their Kindle service. You can purchase electronic books or sign up for Kindle Unlimited where you can get a ton of material without paying for each item for one monthly fee. There’s also a free service at Internet Archive ( https://archive.org ). that has books, movies and more. Not into the actual reading part of reading – try out a book on tape!

Continuing Education
Learning is always good! Udemy ( https://www.udemy.com ) has a plethora of courses from professional development to photography. They’re almost always running a good sale, too. Master Class ( https://www.masterclass.com ) has a wide range of classes with some very famous instructors.
Want something a bit more passive but still chock full of info? TED Talks https://www.ted.com/talks has over 3,000 presentations in its library. Don’t forget about Podcasts as well. https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/g28353940/best-podcasts/
Maybe it’s time to learn a new language? Duolingo ( https://www.duolingo.com ) has over 30 languages and it only takes a couple minutes a day to develop your skill. And, it’s free! Rosetta Stone ( https://www.rosettastone.com ) will charge you some dough but they’re offering a discount.

Get Crafty
There’s something rewarding about making something with your very own hands. Might be time to dust off the old sewing machine or dig out the needles (knitting, embroidery, etc) and make something for your cat or dog to wear.
Some other ideas – rock painting, acrylic or watercolor painting, painting by numbers, mosaic tile creation, miniature room building, Lego kit assembly, sketching, writing, model building, sidewalk chalk creating, terrarium building, etc. Hey, remember macrame? How fun would it be to make a plant hanger?

This is one area where Amazon isn’t your go-to for supplies. Check out craft or department stores. Some will let you pick up at the store. Google is again your best friend, though, as it will supply you with lots of purchasing options.

We’re talking beyond online RPG games. If you’re fortunate to have a companion in lockdown, break out the old board, dice and card games. When’s the last time you played Yahtzee or Cribbage? There are also many online/app versions where you can play with others.
Home alone but have a deck of cards? Learn a new way to play Solitaire.
Don’t forget about utilizing the great outdoors. Cornhole (bags), croquet, badminton, HORSE, and lawn darts are all options. Just be sure to play with your quarantine mates only.
You can guess what’s next – Google is your friend to finding more of these diversions.

Be Safe And Stay Healthy
Try some of these out or explore your own ideas. Who knows? You might pick up a new lifelong passion.

Jimmy Buffett Concert

As of now, Jimmy Buffett is still performing at Red Rocks in September. He has rescheduled other shows in June and July, but so far, we are still on for September 8 and 10, 2020.

The deadline to order tickets was March 13. I released the remainder of our tickets to other clubs, but I have had a few cancellations. People are thinking the concert dates may change and don’t want to pay for the travel. So, to our members who haven’t gotten tickets yet, email me, and I may have a ticket or 2 I can sell you. If I don’t have them now, I will put you on a waitlist in case I do get more cancellations.

I can’t sell you more tickets if you have already gotten your allotted amount. You must be a member in good standing with our club or another PHC, in order to get any tickets.

REMEMBER: A commitment to buy tickets means you are responsible to pay for them.
Please mail your checks this week to CPHC (The tickets are $165.50 EACH)
Please make check payable to Colorado Parrot Head Club

Please do not ask me for extra tickets. If you have friends who want tickets, they can join the club and I will put them on the list.

We have had several people forget that extra .50 cents. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but with the number of tickets we have, we will lose a lot of money if we don’t collect that extra .50 cents from everyone.. so please don’t forget to add it up correctly.
2 Tickets is $331… and 4 tickets is $662.

Ticket prices include a free download of Jimmy’s new CD, so if you don’t want your email address sent off to get this download, please let me know. If you do not let me know that you object, I will be sending your email addresses to the Margaritaville people so they can send everyone the link to download Jimmy’s latest album.

2020 Pete’s Summer Concert Series – So far, all are still on schedule as planned!

Word got out in the Trop Rock Musician world, that the Colorado Parrot Head Club threw a kick ass concert/Party with a Purpose this year, so we have had several musicians contact us, asking if they can do house concerts for us. We have some amazing acts lined up! Some of these folks NEVER do house concerts but they heard what a great group we have so they want to do a show for us!

Save the Dates!!!

July 3 – The Landsharks!
Where – The Big Stage at Pete’s House!! – 6pm – 9pm.
Admission is $40 per person – with all proceeds going to the musicians. (This is a great price for a 5 piece band and legends.. the Landsharks!!)
This will be a pot luck, so bring a dish to share
Bring your own beverage of choice
Bring your own chair.

July 25, 2020 Party with a Purpose!
This year’s PWAP will be on July 25, once again, at Pete’s house on the BIG STAGE!!… the Arvada Smokin’ Tuna Stage!

Our opening act will be Erica Sunshine Lee!! Next up will be the incredible Sunny Jim (James White), followed up by the always amazing Mike Nash and the Southern Drawl Band!
The lineup is fantastic, and it’s looking like it will be another great day!

We will have the link up soon to be able to buy tickets. The tickets will be $55 each if you pay on the PayPal link. The event is $50 but we have to cover the service charges of PayPal. So, if you buy from the website, the cost will be $55. If you send us a check or pay cash at the meetings, the cost will be $50 each ticket.

Start getting those gift baskets and silent auction items ready!

Stay tuned for more details!

July 31 – Aaron Scherz!
Where – Pete’s House –
Admission is $20 per person – with all proceeds going to the musician.
This will be a pot luck, so bring a dish to share
Bring your own beverage of choice
Bring your own chair.

We have a couple more bands lined up to play this summer, but we are still working out the details.. so stay tuned for the announcements!!

2020 Roger and Vicki’s Summer Concert Series – So far, all are still on schedule as planned!

Jack Mosley – June 14
Roger and Vicki Sams
Colorado Springs – email Vicki at samsvicd@gmail.com for details.
Cost will be $20 per person with all proceeds going to the artist.
Bring a dessert or appetizer to share if you’d like.
Bring whatever beverages you want to drink for the evening.

Sunny Jim (James White) – July 26
Roger and Vicki Sams
Colorado Springs – email Vicki at samsvicd@gmail.com for details.
Cost will be $20 per person with all proceeds going to the artist.
Bring a dessert or appetizer to share if you’d like.
Bring whatever beverages you want to drink for the evening.

Extra Curricular Activities!

Larry has set up a Parrot Head fishing trip!
When: June 9 – 13 2020
Cost: $1095 per person, Double occupancy
Where: 5 days in Sunny La Paz, Baja Mexico!
Details: 4 Nights La Concha Beach Resort
3 Days Guided Private Fishing Charter
Boat/Skipper/Tackle/Ice/Fish Cleaning
Homemade Breakfast, Lunch and Soft Drinks provided
All Taxes and Resort Fees Included in price above

For more information: Contact Larry Ruden Call or text 954-448-4980
or email – lruden@comcast.net

2020 Meeting of the Minds – REGISTRATION OPEN

MOTM REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR the 29th Annual PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2020 “Party at the End of the World.” The registration for the event and Casa Marina reservations opened on Monday, December 16!!!
Remember if you book a room at the Casa Marina you need to go register for PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR PHiP’s MOTM TO STAY AT THE CASA MARINA! Only credentialed guests will be allowed into the Casa Marina property during the event.

Note: Due to the results of our last two years of Meeting of the Minds surveys the MOTM gift bag is being eliminated for 2020. There will be no gift bag stuffing party this year so it will not be on the registration form.

Here is the link to register for the 29th PHiP’s ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS 2020:

Club T-shirts!!

We still have plenty of t-shirts for our 25th Anniversary!!! We have quite an assortment of colors (Pink, as shown below, Black, Butter Yellow, Caribbean Blue, Steel Gray, Periwinkle, Salmon and Sea Foam Green). We have a wide variety of sizes, and both men’s and lady’s cut shirts (lady’s cut are only available in pink). The one shown below is a lady’s cut, with both front and back pictured.

The front has the original Parrot Head logo on it, and the back has a picture on it provided by Dixie LaHood. The pictures here don’t do it justice. They are awesome!! We’ll have them at all the meetings. If you can’t attend a meeting and would like one… please contact Robin or Pete to arrange getting your cool new club shirt! The cost is $30 each. (if you can’t make it to a meeting to pick one up, drop a check in the mail to us and please add $5 per shirt for shipping.)

The t-shirts are stored at Pete’s house, so give Pete a call if you want to stop by and pick up a shirt or 2, plus we will have them at all the club meetings.

Misc. Events

Jeff Dunham is coming to the 1ST BANK Center (Broomfield Events Center) August 5.

The SHOW IS MOVED TO AUG 5, 2020!!
Several in our group are interested in going, so we checked into group tickets. They don’t really have a group ticket sales up there, and we were not able to get a large group of tickets, but we did manage to get a few. We have a very limited number, so we will sell them on a first come first serve basis. The cost is $75 each. Sorry we can’t accommodate everyone, but there are still tickets for sale, so if you’d like to go, and can’t fit into our limited number, please buy some tickets online. It will be a very fun night. “Jeffafa” is a SUPER funny!

Contact Robin if you’d like to buy tickets. (by replying to this email)


Don’t forget to check in on Gary and Bonnie Dickinson and their travels at their BLOG and follow their adventures at:

Fins up!

Parrot Head President, Pete!