Please let us know if you plan on coming andwhat you'd like to bring.It's great if you cook, but even if you don't,this is anopportunity to share a bit of yourself with the group--fancy crustless sandwiches, the best X from your local deli, simple dessert that looks like ghosts, etc.try to be creative. Our potlucks have become super-fabulous and the more you participate, the more fun you have, I think.
You can reply to this thread and MLs will update this post. You can bring non-writer family or friends to this social occasion, but please indicate how many people.
What: Kickoff Party
Where:Naperville Municipal Center
Room: lunch room (this is in the lower level of the center.)
Note you can park in the lower level garage
What else to bring: games (short ones),a favorite stuffed animal for the group photo
Date: October 25, Saturday
Time: 11:45 AM - 2:45PM
If you're aren't sure what to bring, please try to atleast pick a category.
main course in a crock pot or on an electric warming tray
main course - that can be room temperature (or will stay hot in your container)
raw vegetables & dip
side dishes (vegetable, gluten-free, pasta, whatever)
cheese & crackers
cold soft drinks in cans orcold bottles of soft drinks and plastic cups
cold water in small bottles
plastic forks, knifes, spoons - have from last year
good sturdy full-sized paper plates -
sturdy small plates (for desserts) -
Napkins- good quality -
Who is Coming: (RSVP to this thread and the MLs will add you to the list) - 33DEFINITE and 1 MAYBE (as of 2014-10-25)
KatherineWriting & FinnBarrMcG & Sabrina- main dish - double-baked potatoes as well as cheese pasta
silverwolf42 - main dish in crock pot
TeenWriter and brother (Mike/eganworks) - lasagna/pasta bake dish
Cee-Bee - bringing Bart just for the lunch part of things. He will bring things from Naf Naf like pita, hummus and baba ghannouj. Hopefully also some falafel.
(NewMexicoKid and his wife Nan) - meatballs in a crock pot
Luke1133 - side dish
fishmama + hubby - a southwestern bean salad
CJEGV - tossed salad & Dressings
BetsyD - Autumn Salsa and Chips. The salsa can actually be a side dish too.
Tink 5050 - fruit salad of some kind
Basil CLiffside - some sort of bread (banana bread, pumpkin bread---something like that.)
P J J Walton - Cheese and Crackers (and my wife's special secret dip!)
cableshaft - chips & dip
CubFanBrian - a raw vegetable plate with dip
(writerbeeme) - rolls w/dip and/or butter
writerbeeme - dessert (cookies or muffins)
kayjayness - dessert & chips
NewMexicoKid and his wife Nan - pumpkin pie cheesecake
Hello Again! I am super-excited as this is my 2nd NANOWRIMO!! I really hope that I can hit my word goal this year! Looking forward to seeing everyone from the Naperville Region again. I plan on bringing item #7 Cheese and Crackers (and my wife's special secret dip!). See you soon! :)
Thanks to everyone who came out! I had a lot of fun. Special thanks to Katherine (for organizing the event and running the ice breaker and keeping us on schedule), Barry (for all the behind the scenes stuff he does), Sabrina (for her help), Frank (for running the raffle), Sarah (for organizing the library crawl), and to Brian and Jez for the last part of the clean-up (thanks again to Katherine, Barry and Sabrina for the first part of the clean-up). If I've forgotten to acknowledge anyone, sorry and thanks!
For everyone wondering what all of those well-dressed children were doing outside the Municipal building, I'm pretty sure it's this: there was a conference for the American Choral Directors Association hosted this weekend by NCC at Wentz Concert Hall.