Party Bridge: May 3rd, 2017

Please sign up for this event with Judy Danforth (886-6838). Play begins at 11:00 AM, so please plan to arrive by 10:45. Bring your smile, your quarter and your lunch. Goodies will be provided.

Hostesses: Nancy Thomas and Betty Loucks. Many thanks to Dorothy Medler and Jackie Trace for the lemon squares and brownies last month! (If you need info about hostess responsibilities, just ask Judy.)

April winners:

Nancy Davidson 2790 Cleo Alexander 2030

Dorothy Medler 2160 Peg Scott 1730

Judy asks that you call her ASAP if you are not able to play. Telephone message is best! (886-6838). We need to make sure we have tables of 4 @ 11 am!

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Duplicate: May 10th, 2017

Please contact Clare Schultz (884-6642) to sign up for duplicate bridge. All players should be seated and ready to play by 10:45 AM so playing can begin promptly at 11:00 AM. You will need to bring a lunch. Goodies will be provided.

April winners:

Possible score was 46

1st Betty Loucks and Clare Schultz 21.5

Camille Beecher and Judy Danforth 21.5

2nd Hallie Howell and Jackie Trace 20.5

3rd Dorinne Ebel and Dorothy Medley 19.5

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Bridge Luncheon: May 15th, 2017

Lunch is served at 12:00. Sign-up sheet is available at the Club. Please reserve your seat at a table. This is important both for an accurate lunch count and to insure that we have 4 players per table. Lunch will provided by Carla Bernhardt and the cost is $15.00. If you need to cancel, call Dorinne Ebel at 838-4418.

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Reading between the Wines: May 4th, 2017

6:30 pm; Discussion leader—Gloria

The book we will be discussing this month is The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill.

This is the story of an 11-year-old child who is abducted from her village in West Africa and forced to walk for months to the sea in a coffle—a string of slaves. Aminata Diallo is sent to live as a slave in South Carolina. But years later, she forges her way to freedom, serving the British in the Revolutionary War and registering her name in the historic “Book of Negroes.” This book, an actual document, provides a short but immensely revealing record of freed Loyalist slaves who requested permission to leave the US for resettlement in Nova Scotia, only to find that the haven they sought was steeped in an oppression all of its own.

Aminata’s eventual return to Sierra Leone—passing ships carrying thousands of slaves bound for America—is an engrossing account of an obscure but important chapter in history that saw 1,200 former slaves embark on a harrowing back-to-Africa odyssey. The Book of Negroes introduces one of the strongest female characters in recent Canadian fiction.

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