The Twin Cities Regional Science Fair takes place THIS MONTH!

The Twin Cities Regional Science Fair takes place on Friday February 27th and Saturday, February 28th.

For the 22nd Year the Nokomis will be helping out with the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair.  We started back at Augsburg College in 1994 with 120 displays and 90 judges. Now, the fair has 350 displays and well over 450 judges.

We could sure use your help.  If you have a scientific or math background, you qualify to judge at the Fair.  If you'd rather not judge or don't have that kind of background, we can use you too.  If you're willing to work through logistics like entering scores or checking kids in, then please consider volunteering as well.  You can sign up at the TCRSF's own web site.

The event takes place at the Field House, University of Minnesota. A rough timetable of events:

9:00AM Set up (lots of manual labor)
2:00PM Start checking in the students
4:30PM Judging Opens (runs until about 10PM)

10:00AM Start of award ceremony
12:00PM Begin takedown
2:30PM Lunch and fun.

Please consider whatever time you might be able to give.  Even a few hours is valuable. Thank you.

Phill Goldman


Sledding and Sliding on Valentine’s Day

03082008_Tube1.ashxIn the ancient past, when we had a sledding and sliding party there was snow for sledding and sliding. It's been an awful century (!!) for that, so we're scheduling something a bit more certain.

After we finish our February General membership meeting we'll dress up and head down to Elm Creek Park for a long sliding hill and lots of fun.

Elm Creek Park, in Dayton/Maple Grove MN, has a tubing hill that MAKES snow, and has a moving sidewalk lift too. Add a warming house with hot chocolate, and it's sure to be fun.

MarsCon 2015 Blood Drive

Every minute of every day, someone needs blood. That blood can only come from a volunteer donor, a person like you who makes the choice to donate. There is no substitute for your donation.

The USS Nokomis sponsors a blood drive at each large science fiction convention in conjunction with the American Red Cross.

Once the drive is scheduled, to register for the drive click here.

Funeral Arrangements set for Juana Mann

Juana Fairy 2Our good and dear friend Juana passed away peacefully on December 31st at 12:40 after a long battle with cancer and its effects.

Funeral Arrangements

Juana's family has set funeral arrangements for Saturday, January 10th.

Visitation will take place from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Funeral services begin at 3:00 PM

All arrangements take place at Geary-Delmore Funeral Chapel, Plymouth