Learning about dining etiquette

Published 5:42 pm Saturday, August 30, 2014

At noon on Friday we are hosting a formal dinner.

This is your chance to dig out your dress clothes and wear them to the party. We have a special guest speaker that will be going over formal etiquette. Some of the things she will be talking about are:

1.The wink: When someone winks at you across the room, learn the silent and exciting meaning of the wink.

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2.The napkin: Learn the silent conversation between a lady and gentlemen by the way they hold their napkin.

3.The silverware: Learn the hidden meaning across the table to a person, by the placement of the silverware.

4.The fan: Learn the hidden meaning of the fan. Guests will learn how to convey unspoken gestures with fans that they make themselves.

5. Courtship: Learn the different rules that a lady and gentlemen had to follow in society.

6.The history of high tea: Learn the differences of afternoon, low and high tea and how they got started.

7.The language of the flowers: Learn the lost art of the meaning of the flowers.

8.The parasol: Learn the silent meaning of the parasol. A story will be told about a lady using her parasol as a conversation piece when she meets a young gentlemen.

9.The handkerchief: Learn how a lady uses her hankie to convey unspoken gestures. The three course meal consists of salad: roasted pears with blue cheese. Entrees: Roast beef with béarnaise or champagne chicken. Dessert: Strawberry trifles. The Roast beef dinner is $9.50 or the Chicken dinner is $8.50. Bring a friend, see you there.

 Upcoming Events

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; Chicken ‘n’ rice hotdish, 11:30 a.m.;

Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge, 500), 12:30 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Wood Carvers, 9 a.m.; Weight Watchers, noon; Cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open Chess, 1 p.m.;

Weight Watchers 5:30 p.m.

Thursday: Silver Sneakers 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.

Friday: Formal Dinner, noon; Cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.;

Ping Pong, 3 p.m.

 Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

August 18, tables

1st Bud Higgins, 2nd Arnie Lang, 3rd Lois Johnson, 4th David Solomonson, 5th Jaynard Johnson

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

Aug. 19, seven tables

1st Loren Cleland, 1st Dave Ring; 2nd Arnie Lang, 2nd Bud Higgins; 3rd Larry Crowe, 3rd Dick Hansen; 4th Ron Peters, 4th Gene Muchow, 4th Ella Rouhoff, 4th Dick Titus, 4th Jim Fisher,

4th Dee Gemmel

Tuesday 500

Aug. 19, three tables

1st Jerry Downing, 2nd Dennis Bray, 3rd Gene Rauen

Friday Bridge

Aug. 22, three tables

1st Carolyne Higgins

2nd John Karnes

3rd Bill Myers

4th David Solomonson

5th Lois Johnson

Wednesday Cribbage

Aug. 20, 2.25 tables

1st Barb Dickman, 2nd Bud Read, 3rd Mabel Vaale

Friday 500

Aug. 22, four tables

1st Dennis Bray, 2nd Eloise Williamette, 3rd Gene Rauen, 4th Sally Michels