|North Alabama Mensa|
March 23, 4:00 PM
This month’s FS&M will be Sunday, March 23, beginning at 4:00 p.m. We will meet at the home of Rob Glover located at 2005 Giles Drive NE, Huntsville 35811. Phone: 256-683-5717.
Rob warns that he keeps a Spartan refrigerator but will probably manage to put together a few healthy snacks. Those of us who crave sweets should bring their own sugared goodies and sodas. Come preview our April Mensa happenings and chat with friends as we assemble our newsletter.
"FS&M" is our affectionate term for assembling the NORBAMENSA newsletter. The pages get folded, stapled and labeled. No experience necessary, free training, and you get the scoop early, along with another opportunity for interesting chatter.
Temperance for February will be at Main Street South in Huntsville.
If you're new to MENSA you might be misled by the tongue-in-cheek name of this event. Don't let that keep you from joining us on the first Friday of each month at 5:30. The truth is, we drink up and relax after a hard week at work or play (for the retired folks). Some order dinner, others just enjoy the company and a couple of drinks. On the odd-numbered months we meet at Tim's Cajun Kitchen on Jordan Lane. On the even numbered months we meet at Casa Blanca on South Memorial Parkway in Main Street South shopping center. The event is open to all members and their families. Hope to see you there!
Local group members usually schedule two opportunities for our members to join together at local restaurants for dinner on Wednesdays. For obvious reasons, they are referred to as "Let's Eat, Huntsville" and "Let's Eat, Madison." Both provide great atmospheres for enjoying the company of fellow Mensans.
March Dinner Meeting
Our March Dinner Meeting speaker is Nicholas Pawluk, who will talk to us on pysanka, the art of decorating Easter eggs with traditional Ukrainian folk designs.
Nicholas Pawluk is the son of a Ukrainian father and a Belorussian mother. He retired from the U.S. Army and Calhoun Community College. At an early age Nick learned pysanka. He honed the technique through years of self-study and has taught the art to many from Chicago to Montgomery. Nick dabbles at computer repair and instruction, middle European genealogy, and Ukrainian culture and history.
Pysanka, an Easter egg decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist (batik) method, probably dates back to ancient times. In his talk, Nick will cover the history, origins, designs, colors, and meanings. He will show us examples of these eggs and discuss the tools and techniques used to make them.
Don't Forget Your White Elephants!
Don’t forget to bring your “white elephants” to the dinner meeting. These are items you no longer treasure, but think someone else will. Items are brought in bags and numbers are assigned to names and the fun begins as random numbers are called. The most popular items are books and magazines - Mensans never have enough to read!
Mensa Kids Trek
It's time for all families of young inventors to put the finishing touches on their inventions. The annual Mensa Kids Trek Young Inventors Day will be held on Sat., Mar. 8, from 2 to 4 pm, in the Huntsville Public Library Auditorium.
Families and friends may work with the young people on innovative approaches to solving problems, researching into how the inventions relate to previous inventions, and writing a summary of the invention process used. Each invention should be placed on the table that the family chooses most appropriate for the ability age of the young inventor.
Ribbons will be given to all inventions. Certificates will be given to all participants, including the adults. One trophy will be award-ed for each level as follows: Preschool/Kindergarten Level, First- Grade Level, Second-Grade Level, Third-Grade Level, Fourth- Grade Level, Fifth-Grade Level, Sixth Grade Level, Seventh- Grade Level, Eighth-Grade and Older Level, and one large trophy for the best invention of the day.
Mensa Kids Trek is free, open to the public, and geared for all ages. Children must have adult partners.
For more information on Mensa Kids Trek and/or Brain Trek, please contact Martha Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org
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