April 2018

Events in April were great fun all the way around!! At Games Night, we tried a new game from the store’s library — Lost Cities, which gave us all a chance to collect some artifacts along the way.
At Comicon, we got a closer look than usual at the costumes, including one of Marisa’s favorites: Iron Man! Probably 90% of that costume was hand made, and looked quite good.
Lurching Toward Oblivion continues to draw an interesting group, with Becky and Pradeep Kumar hosting. Thank you, both!
We repeated one of our past service projects this month, the Adopt-A-Highway cleanup along South Boulevard. Organized by Ruth Green-Waite (Thanks, Ruth!), this project covers a two mile stretch of road — and we always hit a local restaurant for some refreshments when we’re done.
Some of us fit in a Mensa Road Trip, to Mind Games in Denver! Ask Nancy Campbell or Kathi Rich about the trip if you have a chance.
The Escape Room SIG racked up another completion, in a trip through Ramses Tomb to recover some of the treasure. Jack Freund set this one up — thank you, Jack!
Our own Jack Howard brought back some very interesting pictures and stories for the Main Monthly Meeting. Under a new title earned during his January trip to the Andes (Astronomy In Chile Education Ambassador), he shared the excitement of the rapid growth of astrotourism in Chile. Excellent presentation – thank you, Jack!
Even the last weekend was unusually busy. First, the Gourmet SIG met for Mediterranean food, with dishes prepared by the members but coordinated by Joyce Borst. Joyce keeps the SIG going by arranging hosting and keeping the menu organized. Thank you, Joyce!
Then it was time for Culture Quest. This year, our third year participating, we sponsored two teams including our first Next Generation team!
The youth team was the Culture Coyotes, with Captain L. Wright and host Jack Freund; the adult team was Blue Rigid, with Captain John Smith and host David Jackson. Thank you to everyone who managed or hosted a team this year!