Monday, November 26, 2007

Singles Parties, November 20-24, 2007

Our first-ever party at Izzy's, on November 20, was just too crowded. We chose a Tuesday night, traditionally one of the slow nights, hoping the place would be virtually empty. Unfortunately for us (but great for Izzy's), the bar was packed from previous customers. Eventually they left and we were able to pretty much take the place over, but it was a very tight squeeze. Ditto for the parking lot. Book Passages next door was jammed with customers for a book reading, so most of the parking spaces were taken. Many of our singles who arrived late found the large parking lot to be completely full and had to park at the DMV lot further down the street, on a cold night. Sorry about that.

We also had a good turnout for our Thanksgiving Holiday Dance at the Concord Hilton on Friday night. DJ Slick (Vic Moredo) spun the tunes for us for the very first time. He did a very nice job and we will be hiring him again.

Speaking of hiring him again, the very next night (Saturday) there was mixup with our scheduled DJ. I had told him the party was on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, which he thought was December 1st, so he was vacationing up in Lake Tahoe. I wound up calling DJ Slick at the last minute and he not only called back immediately, but was willing to make the long trek to Palo Alto that night for our Young Single Professionals Dance. Good turnout. Thanks, Vic, for saving the day (or night!)

Next weekend's 3 parties start early on Thursday night, Nov 28, with a Mid-Life Singles Holiday Party at one of our favorite restaurants--Park Chalet Garden Restaurant in SF. We define Mid-Life Singles as 50+; whereas our Young Single Professionals Dance (see above) was targeted at late 20s to early 40s. Our other parties, unless otherwise noted, are for adults of all ages. As always with our Mid-Life Singles parties, Mason Grigsby, co-author of Love at Second Sight: Playing the Mid-Life Dating Game, will be our Guest of Honor. The venue is not conducive for a speech, but Mason will be happy to answer all of your questions about dating at mid-life. Get a Love Life, providing dating coaching for Mid-Life Singles, is co-sponsoring this party, so they will also be available to answer your questions. Plus we have Live Music with The Courtney Janes. We have quite an evening in store for you!

On Friday, Nov 30, we have our first Wine Tasting Party of the holiday season at a new location for us, Etiquette Lounge, which is on Market St. at 7th St. in SF, next to the famous Orpheum Theatre. If you enjoy celebrating the holidays with new single friends who appreciate fine wine, note that we will do two other Holiday Wine Tasting parties, at Blend Night Club in Danville on Dec 14; and our annual Christmas Art & Wine Tasting Party at California Modern Art Gallery in SF on Dec 22.

Next weekend concludes with the big one on Saturday, Dec 1, at the Clarion Hotel at SFO in Millbrae. Over 400 attended our last party at this gorgeous hotel ballroom!

More details (including discounts) and more parties at See you at the parties!


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