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Agenda

  1. Oct
    20
    Sat

    1. LGBT Aging Resource Fair – SAGE of Promo Fund
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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      10:00 am
      LGBT Aging Resource Fair – SAGE of Promo Fund
    2. Saturday Garden Party, Coffee/Lunch/Talk/Walk @ Missouri Botanical Garden
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      This event is held the third Saturday of every month (see exceptions below**)

      Get your FREE* admission ticket at the entrance counters.

      Meet at 11:00 AM in the Sassafras Cafe upstairs (elevator access). They offer coffee, tea, soft drinks, hot chocolate, beer, wine, soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts.

      Complimentary self-parking and street-level entry.

      Simply buy a beverage and socialize. Join in fun conversation, discuss and plan events, share ideas, tell jokes, talk about travel… Don’t sit at home alone.

      Before or after our visit, those who wish can explore the Garden.

      Website: www.mobot.org has driving directions (see “Getting Here”) and Special needs information (see “Accessibility”).

      *St. Louis City and County residents (with proof of residency – ID w/zip code) receive FREE general Garden admission on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 7 a.m. to noon.

      General admission for all others – $6 adults (ages 13–64), $4 seniors (ages 65 & over).

      **Promotional offers are not valid during special admission rate events, exhibits, or attractions, including those held the third weekend of May, Labor Day weekend, and the first weekend of October.

       

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      11:00 am
      Saturday Garden Party, Coffee/Lunch/Talk/Walk @ Missouri Botanical Garden
    3. BandTogether Concert
      8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
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      8:00 pm
      BandTogether Concert
  2. Oct
    21
    Sun

    1. BBQ Lunch and Tour of the NEW Gateway Arch Museum – Rescheduled Due to Weather – RSVP Requested
      11:30 am – 3:30 pm

      This event, originally scheduled for Oct. 14, has been re-scheduled for Oct. 21 due to expected rainy weather on the 14th.

      You have read about the stunning $175 million makeover of the all-new Gateway Arch Museum – now is your chance
      to experience it firsthand with fellow Prime Timers for FREE! We start with an 11:30 Lunch at the award-winning
      Sugarfire Smoke House, 605 Washington Ave.  Menu is at https://sugarfiresmokehouse.com/menu/?location=mo-downtown-stl.

      (NOTE: Take advantage of low cost covered parking at the nearby St. Louis Centre East Parking Garage, 420 N 6th St,
      St. Louis, MO 63101 OR take Metrolink to the Arch/Laclede’s Landing stop and walk 4 ½ blocks west.)

      After lunch it is just a short stroll to tour the New Gateway Arch Museum:
      https://www.stltoday.com/news/special-reports/arch/what-to-see-at-the-gateway-arch-museum-here-s/article_5c89ffd6-
      b4a3-5ced-8b03-2cf8c35651b0.html

      (Since the entrance to the museum involves going through a security screening, leave any potentially questionable
      items at home.) While at the FREE Museum, you can also take a Tram Ride up to the top ($13), see a film on the Arch
      ($7) or take a Riverfront Cruise ($20). (Be sure to bring your “America The Beautiful” National Parks Pass for moneysaving
      discounts!): https://www.gatewayarch.com/experience/

      Please RSVP to Charles by Friday, October 19 at ckoehler1904@charter.net or 314-761-4070.

       

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      11:30 am
      BBQ Lunch and Tour of the NEW Gateway Arch Museum – Rescheduled Due to Weather – RSVP Requested
  3. Oct
    22
    Mon

    1. Walking tour of Washington Avenue
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Meet at the Downtown Hampton Inn, 333 Washington Avenue.

      This will be a 2 mile walk for Prime Timers only.  We will walk the trendiest street in downtown.

      We will walk from the Hampton Inn to our new cidery and back.

      Optional lunch afterwards.  RSVP to Doug Schneider by OCT 21 at ParadiseDouglas@gmail.com.

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      10:00 am
      Walking tour of Washington Avenue
  4. Oct
    24
    Wed

    1. Dinner at the NEW Boathouse and “Finding Lost Histories” at the MO History Museum – RSVP Requested
      5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      “Contemporary language describing the LGBTQIA+ community is a relatively recent development, and it creates a challenge for historical research.  Steven Brawley will explore the roadblocks to researching LGBTQIA+ history and offer insights into uncovering lost histories.  A panel discussion by community leaders will add additional perspective.

      We start with a optional 5:30 Dinner at the NEW Boathouse Restaurant in Forest Park (6101 Government Drive) with award-winning management and affordable food that’s sure to please: http://boathousestl.com/menu/.

      After dinner we move on to the nearby Missouri History Museum for a fascinating FREE presentation on the ways historians are using new approaches to address the challenges of unearthing lost and hidden LGBT histories.

      Location: Lee Auditorium in the Museum at 7:00 PM

      Please RSVP to Charles Koehler by Tuesday, October 23 at ckoehler1904@charter.net or 314-761-4070.

       

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      5:30 pm
      Dinner at the NEW Boathouse and “Finding Lost Histories” at the MO History Museum – RSVP Requested
  5. Oct
    28
    Sun

    1. Fall Foliage Day Cruise on the Missouri and Illinois Rivers
      1:45 pm – 3:00 pm

      Fall Foliage Day Cruise on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers

      Please join us by making your reservations NOW. Cruises book up quickly! Take a car full of friends, head up to Alton and drive the River Road over to Grafton, IL. Mitch and I are having Brunch first and then going to the dock. Brunch is optional, so some of you may wish to eat elsewhere before or after the boat ride.

      When: Sunday, Oct. 28, 2019 – Cruise 2-3pm

      This is a Peak Fall Color Date, book ASAP online to reserve your ticket.

      Optional – Brunch 11:30am-1:30pm (see below)

       Cost: $16.00pp + tax (senior) Cruise Only

      Reservations are highly recommended.

      Online Reservations: https://graftonharbor.com/

       Contact: No RSVP needed Eric Johnson ejohnson10316@yahoo.com

       Before the Cruise, Brunch – Peace of Quiche Cafe. Order Quiche, Soup, Salad, Sandwiches… Indoor and Outdoor Seating. Hours: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

      111 East Main Street, Grafton, IL  62037, 618-786-2233, www.peaceofquiche.com

      Arrive early and after your meal, linger over coffee and head to the boat about 1:30pm (boarding @ 2:00 It’s open seating on the boat so take heed!)

      “Promoting Peace by Supporting Those Who Make a Difference”

      The mission of this “café with a cause” is to increase awareness and support of charitable organizations. 

      Hakuna Matata Boat

      The Hakuna Matata (means “no worries”) is an all-weather, 53’ foot, 49-passenger Coast Guard licensed tour boat. Seating and cafe tables are on both the upper and lower decks. The first level is fully enclosed and climate controlled with large windows. The upper deck is a huge open-air patio offering 360-degree views of the river, bluffs, islands and historical points of interest along the way. Boat amenities include restrooms and the TIKI BAR that offers a cash bar and light snacks.

       For boat tour, please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time.

      Cancellation policy: No refund provided for booking cancellation or no-show.

       

       

       

       

       

       

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      1:45 pm
      Fall Foliage Day Cruise on the Missouri and Illinois Rivers
  6. Nov
    4
    Sun

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      6:00 pm
      Pre-Movie Dinner At Three Kings – RSVP Requested
    2. FILM: Boy Erased (St. Louis International Film Festival) – RSVP Requested
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      BOY ERASED  (Rated R, 114 min.)  Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe

      The true story of the 19 year old son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town who is outed to his parents who then issue an ultimatum to him.  He must attend a gay conversion therapy program or be permanently exited and shunned by his family, friends and faith.

      Presented by the St. Louis International Film Festival.

      Seating is limited, so it is suggested that tickets be purchased in advance.  Click here to purchase tickets and view trailer.

      Prior to the movie, join us for an optional dinner (on your own) at Three Kings.
      Please Click here to RSVP to Bill Y. by November 2 if you will join us for dinner. If you will only be going to the movie, please let us know so that we can look for you in the lobby prior to the movie start.

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      8:00 pm
      FILM: Boy Erased (St. Louis International Film Festival) – RSVP Requested
  7. Nov
    5
    Mon

    1. FILM: Mapplethorpe (St. Louis International Film Festival) – RSVP Requested
      8:15 pm – 10:00 pm

      MAPPLETHORPE (Unrated, 102 min.) Matt Smith

      A biopic of the important artist, Robert Mapplethorpe, who was discovering himself both sexually and artistically in New York in the ’70s and ’80s.

      Presented by the St. Louis International Film Festival.

      Seating is limited, so it is suggested that tickets be purchased in advance.  Click here to purchase tickets and view trailer.

      Please Click here to RSVP to Bill Y. by November 3 so that we can look for you in the lobby prior to the movie start.

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      8:15 pm
      FILM: Mapplethorpe (St. Louis International Film Festival) – RSVP Requested
  8. Nov
    6
    Tue

    1. Pre-Movie Dinner at Canyon Cafe – RSVP Requested
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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      5:00 pm
      Pre-Movie Dinner at Canyon Cafe – RSVP Requested
    2. FILM: My Big Gay Italian Wedding (St. Louis International Film Festival) – RSVP Requested
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING (Unrated, 90 min., Italy)

      A comedy based upon the off-Broadway play in which happily engaged Antonio brings fiance’ Paulo to the old Italian village of his birth.  But of course Antonio has never revealed his sexuality to his parents or anyone in the village.

      Presented by the St. Louis International Film Festival.

      Seating is limited, so it is suggested that tickets be purchased in advance.  Click here to purchase tickets and view trailer.

      Prior to the movie, join us for an optional dinner (on your own) at The Canyon Cafe.
      Please Click here to RSVP to Bill Y. by November 4 if you will join us for dinner. If you will only be going to the movie, please let us know so that we can look for you in the lobby prior to the movie start.

       

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      7:00 pm
      FILM: My Big Gay Italian Wedding (St. Louis International Film Festival) – RSVP Requested
  9. Nov
    10
    Sat

    1. Monthly Membership Meeting & Potluck (Combined) – RSVP Requested
      3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The monthly potluck that is normally the first Saturday of the month is being merged into the Monthly Membership Meeting on the 2nd Saturday, which is November 10.  It will take place at 21 O’Fallon St.  The monthly meeting portion will begin at 3:00 PM.  The Potluck portion will begin at 5:00 PM.

      Two of our Prime Timers members, John S. and Fred H., have volunteered to prepare all the food for this month’s potluck!!  They request that you bring your own spirits.  An appetizer can be brought (but is optional).

      Click here to RSVP by November 3 to Sam Edwards so that these fabulous guys can get get a head count before they start the cooking.

      Admission is FREE!

      The planned menu includes turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry relish, tossed salad, pumpkin pie cake, and apple pie.

      Don’t miss it!

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      3:00 pm
      Monthly Membership Meeting & Potluck (Combined) – RSVP Requested
  10. Nov
    11
    Sun

    1. FREE Film: Doc Short: Gay Elders (St. Louis International Film Festival) – RSVP Requested
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      DOC SHORTS: GAY ELDERS (118 min., unrated)

      A free film presentation at the .ZACK on 3224 Locust Street, sponsored by the St. Louis International Film Festival.

      Five short documentaries that take a look at those who dared to be out and proud in the past and fought for LGBTQ lives.

      Click here more information on the film.

      Please Click here to RSVP to Bill Y. by November 10 so that we can look for you in the lobby prior to the movie start.

       

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      6:30 pm
      FREE Film: Doc Short: Gay Elders (St. Louis International Film Festival) – RSVP Requested
  11. Nov
    14
    Wed

    1. Exploring Alzheimer’s: Challanges in Caregiving – Event at Parkway United Church of Christ – RSVP Requested
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      EXPLORING ALZHEIMER’S: CHALLENGES IN CAREGIVING:

      This free program is open to the general public and will feature keynote speaker, attorney Arlene Zarembka, followed by a panel discussion on care planning, legal and financial matters, and caregiver suggestions.

      Please RSVP to Charles Koehler by November 13 at ckoehler1904@charter.net or by calling 314-761-4070.

      Click here for Parkway United Church of Christ Facebook Page.

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      6:00 pm
      Exploring Alzheimer’s: Challanges in Caregiving – Event at Parkway United Church of Christ – RSVP Requested
  12. Nov
    19
    Mon

    1. FREE Movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
      12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

      Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is about Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) who springs into being as an elderly man in a New Orleans nursing home and ages in reverse. Twelve years after his birth, he meets Daisy, a child who flickers in and out of his life as she grows up to be a dancer (Cate Blanchett). Though he has all sorts of unusual adventures over the course of his life, it is his relationship with Daisy, and the hope that they will come together at the right time, that drives Benjamin forward.

      The Silver Screen Series films explore positive aging themes.

      Coordinated by Eric Johnson, No RSVP needed.

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      12:30 pm
      FREE Movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”