Social Director: Patty Anctil – 719-238-3889
Special Events Coordinator: Gwen Weddington – 281-352-2153
The club meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month and our meetings are held in member’s homes or a restaurant. A short business meeting is held, followed by enjoying good food, good company and having fun. In September we have a catered picnic in various park locations and in December a Christmas Party. Through all seasons we have various social outings such as river rafting, plays, concerts, museums, wine tastings and excursions of any nature.
EVENT NAME: February Social at Mexico Real
The February 20th dinner will be at Mexico Real, at 3802 Maizeland Road,
Colorado Springs, 80909. NE corner of Academy and Maizeland, formerly the Steaksmith. This venue was recently extensively renovated, and has a unique addition a small Mexican import boutique.
Please enjoy a beverage and salsa, guacamole and chips while socializing with members. There is a cash bar. Miguel Real, owner, will have servers available to take drink orders.
Following a short meeting, we will have a chicken, steak, shrimp and veggie fajitas, with sides of beans and rice, served buffet style. Beverages include sodas, tea and coffee.
RSPV deadline is Friday, February 16, 2024 for both checks and credit card transactions.
Save the Date: Thursday, March 14th, 5:30 p.m., St. Patrick’s Party, dinner and meeting, at Jack Quinn’s. RSVPs will be required for this social.
EVENT NAME: All Aboard The Winter Park Express
EVENT DATE: Thursday, March 21st
The train departs from Union Station at 7am (onboard by 6:30am) on Thursday morning and will return at 4:30pm that same day. It is about 2-hour train ride.
EVENT LEADER: Cindy Bond has suggested this event and plans to go. There is no PPOTHG Fee. Just go to the web site below and purchase your round-trip ticket per my instructions enclosed here.
EVENT DESCRIPTION: The Winter Park Express Amtrak train travels between Denver Union Station and the Winter Park Resort. Bring your skis if you want to ski (lift tickets are not included in train fare) or just plan for snowshoeing, strolling and lunch in Winter Park. While onboard you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains and the Moffat Tunnel. Café service and drinks are available on the train.
History and beauty will be bountiful on this train ride. Here is a Wikipedia link to “Doc Susie”, one of the first women to practice medicine in Colorado (and her connection to the Moffat Tunnel).
The train departs from Union Station at 7am (onboard by 6:30am) on Thursday morning March 21st and will return at 4:30pm (onboard by 4pm) that same day. It is about a 2-hour train ride each way.
EVENT COSTS: Purchase your ticket directly at the Amtrak website. $39-$69 one way depending on availability. They are currently available at $39. Senior discounts may be available. Choose coach seat, upper level to be with your PPOTHG friends. Be sure to select the Winter Park Train Platform as there is also a Winter Park station in Frasier.
HOW TO REGISTER AND RSVP: There is no specific RSVP, but I will collect the names of those who would like to join in and create an email distribution for carpool planning and activities in Winter Park. Send me an email when you purchase your train ticket and let me know if you plan to ski, snowshoe or other activities. Please RSVP to me with confirmation of your train ticket purchase no later than March 8. Some in the group may choose to stay in Denver overnight before the train ride, but others may make the EARLY drive to Union Station. We will need some time to get that coordinated.