Our final meeting of 2016 will be held on Wednesday, November 16th at 6:30 at Bill Jackson’s in Pinellas Park. (We don’t meet in December as everyone is busy with the holidays.) We will wrap up the year preparing for the holidays. Esteemed TAW Board member and talented artist Carol will lead an evening of fun glass painting. The last time she did this we had a full house. We will have a potluck dinner. Please remember to bring:
- A glass to paint – it can be a beer glass, wine glass, vase, you name it
- $3.00 donation for Carol to reimburse her for the paints she will be supplying
- A beverage of your choice
- A potluck dish to share
We will start promptly at 6:30 to allow enough time for everyone to paint their glass and allow it time to dry. Hope to see you all there and don’t forget to bring a friend!
Due to busy schedules, our October monthly dinner was delayed and we didn’t actually have it until November. For our final monthly dinner of 2016, about a dozen of us gathered at Dockside Dave’s in Madeira Beach. We enjoyed grouper, batter-fried, grilled and blackened, peel and eat shrimp, salad and of course, batter-fried onion rings. A nice evening was had by all spending time with friends before the busy holiday season arrives, enjoying some good food. We look forward to lots of good meals in 2017.
For September we returned to one of our favorite restaurants, Red Mesa in St. Petersburg. This is the location on 4th Street. We haven’t been here for a few years. Almost a dozen people showed up for a delicious meal. So many delicious items on the menu that it was hard to decide our dinner choices.
We consumed a lot of chips and salsa as we mulled over the many dinber choices.
Many of us chose enchiladas. Some chose the enchilada trio which included a duck enchilada with raspberry chipotle cream sauce, a chicken enchilada with salsa roja and a crab & shrimp enchilada with poblana cream sauce. Kay got the duck enchiladas and three of us enjoyed the chicken enchiladas.
Jan tried the Chihuahua, which comes with a pork tamale with salsa roja, picadillo empanada with chile morita sauce, shredded beef taquito with guacamole and black bean sauce.
To wash it down we had some yummy sangria and margaritas and one beer.
Great evening with friends and good food.
Our September monthly meeting was Wednesday, September 21, at 6:30 at Bill Jackson’s in Pinellas Park. We talked about last weekend’s trip to the Rainbow River and upcoming trips and events. We have kayaking, bicycling, hiking and trap/skeet shooting adventures ahead.
Our speaker was Shirley T., one of our members who also is a volunteer in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. She talked to us about pollution in the ocean and then showed us a movie about a pygmy sperm whale that was rescued. She was ill. Inside her stomach they found plastic bags, parts of a mylar balloon and other plastic trash that had been discarded in the ocean. After going through rehabilitation, she recovered. She was released off the coast of Florida in the Atlantic Ocean. While it was great to have helped her out, it was sad that while out on the ocean monitoring her after the release, they saw plastic trash floating such as a plastic fork. That is a reminder to us all to make sure we deposit trash in the proper receptacle.