NCB Online Newsletter - February 2015
Happy February!  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and St. Peter’s Winterfest has lots of fun events scheduled!  We’ve included some of the Winterfest activities on the back of the Pella Tulip Festival flyer.  Sunday, February 1st the Lions Club hosts Dad’s Waffle Breakfast at the Senior Center/Community Center from 8:30-12:30 p.m.  Also, please note that NCB will be open February 16th, which is President’s Day.    Enjoy the month!

Lisa G. & NCB
Valentine’s Day Social
Join us for our annual Valentine’s Day Social, Thursday February 12th at the American Legion Club.   We will start the festivities with some cherry pie, cookies and coffee at 2:00 p.m.  Jean Gansen, Vice President of Operations and her helper Chris Underwood will be showing us how to create little Valentine gifts you’ll get to keep.  She has prepared things ahead of time so she promises the “creating” will be fun and simple!   If you’d rather peruse some of her home-made greeting cards, you may also check those out!  We will have playing cards available so when you have your masterpiece completed you’re welcome to play Bridge or Pfeffer with your friends!  Don’t forget to grab your carnation….to top off a sweet, fun afternoon!  Walk-ins are welcome, but please call us at 931-3310 to RSVP if you know you’re coming so we have plenty of treats! 
     When:  Thursday, Feb. 12th
     Where: Am. Legion
     Time:  2:00 p.m.
     Cost: FREE to Members & Guests

Old Log Theater - “Outside Mullingar”
Join us in February for a fun day at the newly remodeled Old Log Theater!  The restaurant has been totally re-done and is called, “Cast ‘n Crew!” We will still meet for our luncheon first, cocktails are optional (on your own), and then the play has general admission seating.  This comedy, “Outside Mullingar” was written by John Patrick Shanley, author of Academy Award winner, “Moonstruck!”  Rather than the Italian comedy, this play takes place in rural Ireland, and is a romantic comedy…reminding us that it’s never too late to find love!  Please let us know what you’d like for your luncheon entrée when you sign up for this trip:  Beef Short Ribs, Tilapia or French Cut Chicken with seasonal vegetables and potatoes or Vegetarian Pasta.  Dinner rolls, dessert and coffee or tea come with each dinner.  Call us at 931-3310 to sign up for a fun day at the Old Log Theater! 
     When:  Thursday, February 19th
     Depart:  10:30 a.m.
     Return:  5:00 p.m.
     Cost:  $58 per person
     Deadline:  February 5th

Daytrippers Theatre - “Social Security”
Brighten up a gloomy winter’s day with the Daytrippers Dinner Theatre March 19th!  Bill Kenzie, who used to greet us at the Old Log Theater, now greets us in Bloomington with a funny show called, “Social Security!”  This play ran on Broadway, directed by Mike Nichols and starred Marlo Thomas and Olympia Dukakis.  The plot for this show revolves around a successful married New York couple who find themselves taking in Sophie, Barbara’s aging mother.  Sophie, living with her daughter and son-in-law creates a whole new world for her daughter and her husband!  The luncheon buffet for this show features Pork Stir Fry, Green Leaf House Salad, Pickled Beet Salad, Wild Rice Blend, Corn, Rolls & Butter and Mandarin Orange Cake.  Call us at 931-3310 to sign up for this fun day trip!
     When:  Thursday, March 19th
     Depart:  10:30 a.m.
     Return:  5:00 p.m
     Cost:  $53 per person
     Deadline:  March 5th

Pella Tulip Festival & Meskwaki Casino
May 6-8th

Join the Saints for this popular spring tour to Pella, Iowa for their delightful annual Tulip Festival!  The whole town of Pella works together to put on incredible floral displays throughout the town, and they put on a grand parade for the event!  Nice weather helps make this day in Pella a spectacular way to welcome springtime!  Our over-night will be at the Meskwaki Casino Hotel so you'll have some time to try your luck at the casino.  The flyer enclosed has more information, and we already have more than ten folks signed up so if you are interested, please let us know as soon as possible!
Hawaii Pre-departure Meeting!
Attention Hawaiian Islands travelers: If you have paid and are traveling on our March Hawaiian Islands tour, please join us for our pre-departure meeting Wednesday, February 18th!  Terri, from Teresel Tours will join us to go over documents, schedules and optional excursion questions.   Please look through the optional excursions prior to the meeting so Terri can provide answers at this time.  We will meet at Lone Star BBQ at 11:15 a.m.   If, for some reason, you cannot attend this meeting, please call us at 931-3310 so we can make arrangements to get you the information required.  Aloha!
     When:  Wednesday, Feb. 18th
     Time:  11:15 a.m.
     Where: Lone Star BBQ
     Who:  for paid Hawaii Tour Travelers

Todd Prafke, Speaker - St. Peter Update!
Join the Saints Club for our annual presentation by St. Peter City Administrator, Todd Prafke.  Mr. Prafke will present information on the current and future happenings for the city of St. Peter!  He will have information regarding questions about the upcoming Highway 169 road construction, new residential developments, construction of the Nicollet County Office Building, roundabouts or whatever topics of interest you may have.  It's a great opportunity for you to hear what's happening around town, directly from our City Administrator!  We will serve dessert and coffee at 2:00 p.m. at the Legion, and Mr. Prafke will begin his presentation shortly thereafter.  Please call us at 931-3310 to RSVP so we know how much dessert to bring along! 
     Date:  Thursday, April 16th
     Where:  American Legion
     Time:  2:00 pm
     Cost:  FREE to Members & Guests

"The Lincoln Assassination" - David Jones, Speaker
This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the end America's Civil War.  President Abraham Lincoln was shot and killed 150 years ago, as well.   How much do you know about Lincoln's assassination?  Did John Wilkes Booth act on his own?  Who else was tried for his death?  Why was he at the theater rather than at a ball game?  Okay, I may be kidding a bit, but David Jones, a former classmate and Gustie graduate will present information on the Lincoln assassination for our Saints Club Wednesday, April 22nd at the Nicollet County Historical Society/Treaty Museum.  Mr. Jones travels around the state making presentations on several historical topics.   Please call us at 931-3310 to RSVP so we know we have enough dessert! We will also give away a door prize!
     Where:  Treaty Museum
     When: Thursday, April 22nd
     Time:  2:00 pm.
     Cost:  FREE to Members and Guests