Hello and Happy Thursday, Parrot Heads!!
On this day, June 6, 2019, let’s all take a moment to remember the brave soldiers, sailors and airmen… the survivors and those who lost their lives on the day the Allied forces stormed Normandy, France. D-Day. It was the beginning of the fall of Hitler’s Third Reich.
This Saturday is our Dawg Day! Please join us for a fundraiser for My Fairy Dawg Mother – Saturday, June 8, from 2pm to 5pm. The Colorado Parrot Head Club is one of the sponsors of the event. The event will be held at Someplace Else Brewery in Arvada (6425 W 52nd Ave #6, Arvada, CO 80002). There will be a new beer on tap, called “Dixie’s Drool” named after Dixie the Bloodhound. There will be lots of raffle prizes, silent auction items, and a fun pint glass you can purchase to commemorate the event. This is a dog friendly event, but please only bring dogs who are friendly with people and other dogs.
Robin and Pete will be running the dog paw paint booth! We’ll be dipping dog paws in paint, and imprinting onto canvas or a nice wooden “canvas”. We have 4 “artistic” options to chose from. The cost is $20 for the small canvas, $15 for the wooden “canvas” or $30 for the larger canvas, with each additional dog will be $5 more. All the money collected goes to My Fairy Dawg Mother. Stop by and say hi!
Hope to see you all there!
Second Saturday – Arvada – Saturday, June 8 – 4:30PM – 9:30PM
(How convenient, both events are in Arvada on the same day!!)
The signature Olde Town Arvada summer concert series is hitting the streets again with a different theme each month. The theme for this June is Island Paradise! So, put on those Hawaiian shirts, grab your sandals and sun glasses and get ready to enjoy Olde Town island style, as we welcome the ultimate Jimmy Buffet tribute band – Dance of a Parrott Head. Also playing will be Al Laughlin (of the Samples) & Highway 50.
Grab your family, friends or squad and head down to Grandview & Olde Wadsworth to take in the live tunes, unique artisan booths, yummy eats, kids activities, and refreshing libations. Olde Town has plenty to offer by way of food, entertainment and unique shops for everyone to enjoy! Admission is Free and area will be closed to traffic.
Don’t forget, the traveling Vietnam War Memorial, is coming to town.
“The Wall That Heals” will be in Arvada from June 20-23. It is a 3/4 scale replica of the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. It honors service members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War. Engraved on it are the names of 58,318 service members who died in service in Vietnam/South East Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for during the war. It will be at the Faith Bible Chapel, 6250 Wright St, Arvada (64th and Ward). It will be open 24 hours a day and is free to the public.
June 15 – Club Meeting @ Hoppers
HOUSE CONCERT!!!!! It’s that time of year again for house concerts!!!!
Vickie Sams sent us this information.
When: June 30
Where: Shiloh Ranch – 18980 Shiloh Ranch Dr, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Entertainment by Mark Mulligan, Kelly McQuire and “Sunny” Jim White!! Maybe Rudy B will even join them for some excellent picking!!
-Cost is $30 per person (All donations go to the entertainment as they come from Mexico, Texas and Florida) They are on their way to Steamboat Springs for a 4th of July gig so we are lucky to have them stop by.
BYOB, a dish to share if you wish, and a lawn chair. As mentioned gate opens at 2pm, a little time to have a bite to eat, visit and renew ole acquaintances and make new ones. Music will start around 3 and continue til we wear them out!!
There is plenty of room! See your email newsletter for the email to RSVP.
“Margaritaville Night at the Rockies.” For those who haven’t already picked up your tickets from Karen Bell. Please get in touch with her at Belleek@me.com to arrange getting your tickets from her.
There are 4 tickets available, since we have some people can no longer go. Please contact me and I will put you in touch with the people selling their tickets.
Also… there are still tickets available. You can buy them online at: www.rockies.com/margaritaville
Remember – The Rockies issued the tickets by T-Shirt size. Don’t trade them now.. or you won’t get the size of shirt you ordered. Wait until you are at the game to move tickets and seats around. We want everyone to sit with their own spouses and family, so we’ll have to figure out the seating when we get there.
Our friends and fellow Parrot Heads from the Northern Colorado PHC will be joining us that night!
“Escape to Coors Field” on July 13, 2019 will be a fun-filled “beachy” day. When we find out what time the gates open for the pregame rooftop performance by a Buffett Tribute band, we will let everyone know. We will also let you know what gate you need to go to in order to get your t-shirt for the event.
Colorado Rockies vs. Cincinnati Reds
Saturday, July 13 at 6:10pm
It’s almost time for Party with a Purpose
(a.k.a Parrot Head 5280 Fest)!!
Save the Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019 – 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Pete will be selling tickets at the each meeting, or you can buy them through the PayPal link on our website. Your ticket this year will be a hot pink wrist band!! We have a limited number left.. so get your wrist bands while they last! This wrist band is your ticket to the party this year, and will be required to enter. Pete has built a very nice permanent stage, replica of the Smokin’ Tuna in his yard!! We have a great line-up in store so the tickets will be $50 this year. We have Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe with their entire band! We have Mike Nash and the new Southern Drawl Band; and Stoney Gable!! You won’t want to miss this!! It will be phun philled day!! Contact Pete, Robin or Karen for tickets.
We have some awesome charities this year!
The Community Table (Food Bank) and My Fairy Dawg Mother (Dog Rescue)
As always, we will have an awesome silent auction and “Chinese raffle,” with all the proceeds being split between these 2 charities.
This is also a food drive.. so please bring canned goods; peanut butter and canned proteins; toiletries; and dog and cat food. All of the donated items will go to help the Community Table. For those of you unfamiliar with the Community Table, it is a non-profit organization that offers many services. These include emergency, low income senior, and other food assistance. They have an amazing facility where they not only provide food, they provide job placement assistance, housing assistance and many other services for low income families. One of my favorite programs there is called “Feeding the Future.” This awesome program provides a bag of food every Friday to the kids on the free or reduced lunch program at the local schools. This ensures the kids have food for the weekends.
My Fairy Dog Mother is a no shelter dog rescue. It was founded in an effort to save abused and neglected dogs from across the United States and pair them with loving and stable Colorado families. They are a Colorado based non-profit dog rescue that advocates finding the perfect long term home for each dog that is brought under the rescue umbrella. Their foster program is constructed of a large group of Colorado families that have opened their homes to our rescue dogs. By temporarily housing a rescue dog in a functional home they erase the stresses that boarding facilities can induce. The integration of a rescue pup into an established pack promotes socialization and develops self confidence. In addition, the rescue pup receives individualized attention and love from their foster family.
We need your help! We are still looking for silent auction items! We have some great donations so far, but we still need a lot more! Please contact Karen Bell or Robin Reed to discuss, if you’d like to help us out.
Don’t forget… Long time Parrot Head, Steve Phillips is retiring soon. He and Allison have invited all of the Parrot Heads to his retirement party at their home in Westminster. The party will be on 19-July from 5:00 until ?? Please RSVP to Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you can, if you plan on going.
Dinner, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be served, so just bring yourselves!
Address: 9977 Raleigh Street, Westminster.
Long time members, Gary and Bonnie Dickinson have left us to hit the road and follow the sun. They are keeping a BLOG, so you can follow their fun adventures at:
Parrot Head Pres. Pete!
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL REMINDER
If Have you renewed your membership for 2019?
If you haven’t already renewed, now is the time. You need to renew this month to keep your membership active. You can renew online at https://coloradoparrotheadclub.org/renew/, If nothing has changed in your membership level or personal information, you can use the “Quick Renew” option to pay your dues by credit or debit card quickly. You can also mail your renewal check or renew at our next meeting. Checks should be made out to the Colorado Parrot Head Club. Renewal fees are $30 for individuals or $40 for couples. All the information and options you need to renew can be found at https://coloradoparrotheadclub.org/renew/, so check it out.