Something new….

OK...now that I am the chief cook, chauffeur, maid, and bottle washer I find that I have been getting a little bored doing the 'same ole, same old' for making meals. Most days I prefer simple easy meals without extra/exotic ingredients. Plus, let's be honest, I need to be able to adjust recipes because of likes/dislikes, lactose intolerance and allergies...no one in this house likes the same thing--so it seems.

I receive daily emails with recipe suggestions from Recipe of the Day from Taste of Home and Betty Crocker websites. Both have a daily suggestion or two from their free subscription services, can be easily signed up for and cancelled, and have a huge back log of choices. These have been helpful! Hope it makes your menu planning a little more interesting!

Sorry to postpone today – but Did We Mention Beer?

The 17th annual beer tasting and competition will take place on March 14th after our membership meeting, and it's time to get prepared. The meeting is only a mile away from our house at the St. Anthony Village library, so we'll start at 3pm instead of the usual 5pm. Pro tip: if you don't get to meetings often, here's your chance!

This is also a St. Patrick's Day party, so get your green on if you like. Please bring a dish to share for the potluck dinner. We'll start the food about 3:45pm, so folks get time to arrive and get organized.

You do not have to compete in the tasting to attend, of course, and can simply enjoy visiting, relaxing, and some fun and games. However, if you are competing, make sure you're there by the time the tasting starts at 4pm! If you wish to enter the tasting, you should bring 4-6 bottles of your entry. All types of beer, hard cider, malt beverage, near beer, maltini, non-alcoholic beer or malternative are welcome. You can even enter a soda if you'd like to, as you never know what will win. Keep in mind that the Bad Beer Board is also up for grabs.

Everyone is invited - don't be shy! If you need the address, email me at or come to the meeting. Slainte!

 

February General Membership Meeting – All are Welcome

Come join us for our February General Membership Meeting on February 8th, 2020 .  We'll meet at the Oxboro Library in Bloomington.

 

All are welcome, come and meet the group!

We'' be looking into the immediate future - come hear about

  • Our Blood Drive at MarsCon
  • How we're enjoying the MarsCon experience, panels, and parties
  • Our 27th year of aiding the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair
  • Celebrating Valentine's Day
  • Our annual St. Patrick's Day Party, coming next month

And lots more.  Please join us!

Twin Cities Regional Science Fairs 2020

Twin Cities Regional Science Fairs

 will be held at the Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum at the State Fairgrounds, on

February 28-29, 2020

We've helped out every year since 1994, please help us help the Kids Create the Future.  Let's spend our Bonus Leap Day helping the kids!

Setup starts at 9AM on the 28th. We don't need to haul all the heavy tables and chairs, our particular set of skills is the detailed work with signs, power, and logistics.  Lunch is provided.

If you've got a science background and know about scientific method, please volunteer to judge projects.  Each student is judged at least 3 times, so you can imagine the number of judges we need.  You don't need to be an expert in the areas you're judging, just need to judge the quality and completeness of their work.  The kids start checking in at about 1PM, with judging starting at about 3:00pm.  With luck and work we'll be done by 10:00PM.

On Saturday the award ceremony starts at 10:00AM and goes until about noon, followed by takedown and a little lunch at Khan's.

Please join us, and come to the February Meeting to find out more!

Star Trek: Picard Premier is January 23rd

See the 23rd Century on the 23rd! Star Trek: Picard, a CBS All Access streaming show, premiers this week!

Patrick Stewart is going where no Starfleet captain has gone before: into his very own series, decades after wrapping up his original Star Trek run. He'll have a furry companion, old crew mates along for the ride and plenty of new characters to contend with.

It's the 8th Star Trek series and we're going to enjoy the premier together! Please join us at the Town Hall Brewery in the back room at 5:30pm and we'll have time to order and eat before the show. This will be our third premier in this location (1430 Washington Avenue South) and they've been wonderful to us each time, and the food is great! Check out the menu at townhallbrewery.com. Please sign up on the signup sheet so we can plan for seating and feel free to bring the club's friends along.

See you at the 35th Anniversary Party!

AND CELEBRATE

  NOKOMIS 35

THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE USS NOKOMIS!

Saturday December 7, 2019
7-11PM

The Dan Patch American Legion Post 542
12375 Princeton Ave
, Savage, MN 55378

Appetizer & Dessert Buffet
Cash Bar
Live DJ and Dancing
Costume Contest – TREK-Yourself Out!
Food, Fun, Fans, Friends and More!

Ticket Sales are Closed, thank you for your earlier purchase.

Bowling Party and September 2019 meeting

Once again the USS Nokomis general meeting for September will be followed by bowling(as much as you want! it's covered!) at St. Francis Bowling Center, 426 Osceola Ave S, St. Paul MN. 55102.

First we have our meeting and make sure we've paid our membership dues for September 2019 to August 2020. Second we take a break and do yoga. Third we bowl.  Fourth we eat, at a restaurant, because that is a thing we do after meetings! Just kidding, we don't do yoga!  The September meeting is for going over the recommended activities for the next year, getting more ideas and reviewing the fun things we've done in the past year.

The bowling is for fun and our first 2019-2020 activity.  After our meeting is over the lanes are turned on and you can bowl until 4 pm or your arms give out!  Whichever comes first!  You may bring your own ball and kit or use the bowling centers supplies.  All members are welcome and we always welcome members of other science fiction groups.  If you are not a Nokomis member (or + 1) please email the to give us an estimate on numbers to expect.

So see you on Saturday September 14 at noon.

Roxanne Hill

Apollo 11 Moon Party is Set – See you on the 20th

Thanks for Signing up to Celebrate One of Humanity’s Greatest Endeavors

Fifty years ago, humankind took a giant leap, setting foot on an extraterrestrial body for the first time. Join us in celebrating the anniversary of that achievement at the Moon Party, hosted by Phill Goldman & Lynne Tauer at their home in the northern suburbs. The proceeds of this club fund-raiser, in place of this year’s Garden Party, benefit the club’s general fund.

The anniversary, July 20th, falls on a Saturday this year.  We'll start at 6:00PM and go until "whenever."

Weather permitting, we will have The Tauer Family’s killer telescope and a spotting scope set up in the back yard for viewing the moon and heavens beyond. On the big screen in the house we will show “The Right Stuff,” “From The Earth To The Moon,” and/or other productions about the space program’s ambitious undertakings to break barriers to the Apollo 11 moon landing. There may be more – we’re working on it. You will have to come and find out.

We will provide the core meal (picnic fare) that may include moon-themed novelties. You are invited to bring your favorite side dish for potluck-style sharing, but that is completely optional. (Moon-themed creations get brownie points!)

Please bring a lawn chair and, because it’s a summer evening in Minnesota, don't forget your preferred bug spray.

Registration was open through the end of Saturday, July 13. and is now closed.  For other questions? Contact Lynne at

See you at the Party!

Save the Date – TCRSF 2020 is on…

.. the same weekend as MarsCon,  February 28-29.   But it IS a leap year, so care to spend the bonus day on the Future?

Lynne and Phill will definitely be working on the event, from setup Friday AM through takedown Saturday afternoon.   Join us if you can.   We can post more specifics as the date gets closer.