The 6.5 inches of rain over the weekend made things pretty soppy, but goes a long way towards offsetting last summer's drought. More rain is expected this week. Thanks to a predicted "strong El Nino" effect, the long-range forecast calls for a warmer and drier winter.
Friday's Café dinner will feature Russ's Pulled Pork Pasta. Reservations are required. Served at 5 p.m., the all-inclusive meal includes salad, side dishes, beverage and dessert for $9. Please call 295-0875 by Wednesday to make reservations.
Saturday evening is the Social Club's monthly Town Potluck (5 p.m.) and Meeting (6 p.m.). Everyone is invited to the Potluck; the meeting is optional. The Social Club is the volunteer group that manages the Café dining service. That's the Friday dinners and Monday's Burgers and Soup.
Speaking of Burgers and Soup are served Mondays from 4-6 p.m. The burgers (1/3 lb. beef, chicken or veggie) are as good as they get and the soups are mostly homemade.
Sunday has Card Bingo at 6:30 p.m. in Community Hall. This is a game that requires zero skill - just bring a little change (4 nickels, 4 dimes, 4 quarters and a dollar) to swap with the neighbors. There's also the "7 of Diamonds Dime Pot" where players put in a dime each week until someone wins a round with the 7 of diamonds. It's building up again after the last winner got more than $20!
The Senior Lunch menu on Tuesday the 24th will be Chicken Divan with Roasted Potatoes, Capri Veggies and Melon Slices. That's quite a meal deal for a bargain price: $3 if over 60, $5 for others. The meal is served at noon in Community Hall's Dining Room. Please call me at 295-3813 to make or break reservations.
Residents are encouraged to sign-up for the Thanksgiving Community Potluck right away. The Social Club needs to know how many are coming so they know how many turkeys to cook. Diners sign up to bring side dishes, salads and desserts. The selection is monumental. Yum! In my opinion, Thanksgiving is the best holiday of the year. It's all about being thankful period. Gifts and extravagant decorations aren't involved, but good food sure is.