October President’s Message

Hello Gentlemen,

The Halloween trip to P-Town is coming up soon (October 26-28th). I hope you all have your costumes ready. Check-in is 11 AM on Friday 26th. Explore and have fun around town, but join us for an informal cocktail and snacks hour at 5 PM. Thanks to Roy Moeckel and the Connecticut group, as they do a wonderful job every year. The dinner, dancing and costume show will begin at 6 PM on Saturday. The parade through town will be happening most of the day. If you have not sent in your Tear Sheet with payment, please do so soon. Rooms are going fast. The website was just updated to show the latest list of available rooms. We are already out of rooms with more than one bed.

If you would like to host a potluck, please contact Norman Pelletier or Tom Gaudett [see roster]. Norman and Tom will assist you in setting up a wonderful day with friends.

If you have ideas for a speaker for one of our meetings, please call Harry at (857) 544-3630 or e-mail me at everyharry@aol.com.

We have 2 open seats on the board. Please see me if you are interested in helping out.

Gentlemen, we have a few members who now reside in nursing homes. It’d be wonderful to reach out to them to let them know they are not forgotten. Cards and letters are great ways to do this. A visit or phone call may be even better. The members and the info to reach them are in the Prologue under Member News.

A Thanksgiving dinner will be served on November 17th’s meeting at Club Café. This is a time for all of us to get together and give thanks for the many blessing in our lives. Details will be released soon.

Save the date December 8th for our Holiday Party. Details will be released in next month’s Prologue. I am working on a big surprise.

Pot Luck for BPT & NSM

hosted by Ed McCarthy

WHAT: Pot Luck for Boston Prime Timers & N. Shore Men.
WHEN: Saturday, September 8th, 2-6 PM.
WHERE: 54 Tercentennial Dr., Billerica.
FOOD: Contact Ed to let him know what you are bringing or ask for suggestions. We will have some alcohol. BYOB.
COST: $2 to the host for incidentals.
RSVP: Please e-mail Ed at edmccarthyii@aol.com or call
(978) 663-2106 to register on or before September 6th, so he can keep count of attendees.

DIRECTIONS (FROM THE SOUTH): Take Route 128 (I-95) to Route 3 North; take Exit 27 (Concord Rd.) toward Billerica. A couple of miles to Billerica center (staying left at a tricky fork). Three close lights at the center: straight at the first, left at the second, right at the third onto Andover Rd. A couple of miles on Andover Rd, staying right at the first fork, left at the second (at bottom of the hill). Drive beyond a cemetery on your left, turn right on Kenrick Ave, then left onto Tercentennial Dr. (If you miss Kenrick, above, you’ll come to a garage on your right. Go back!) About a dozen houses down on the left, number 54, dark brown house.

DIRECTIONS (FROM THE NORTH OR WEST): Take 128 or 495 to Route 3 and then follow the directions above.

DIRECTIONS (ALTERNATE ROUTE FROM THE NORTH): Take Route 129 (e.g., 128 South to 93 North, to 129 West). This may be fewer miles, but 129 twists through Wilmington to Billerica. After you get into Billerica, at a flashing yellow light, bear left (129 goes to the right). You’re on Andover Rd. for a few miles. There’s a garage on your left. Take the next left onto Kenrick Ave., then follow the directions above.

Halloween in P’Town

Join your fellow Prime Timers at the Provincetown Inn, on October 26th-28th (3 days/2 nights) for another memorable and enjoyable weekend of camaraderie, shopping, browsing, dining and fun. Prizes will be awarded for the best drag, the most humorous and most creative, so start working on your costume for the Halloween dinner at the Inn on Saturday night—who knows, you might win a cash prize!!! As in past years, we will be joined by our Prime Timer brothers from other chapters for the weekend—providing a wonderful opportunity to meet and interface with fellow Prime Timers. The Inn offers off-season rates for this weekend. All rooms in the Old & New Inn are available for our annual event.

The Old Inn rooms open into a common lobby where we can congregate to enjoy snacks, drinks (BYOB) and conversation. A great place to hang out when not in town. The non-smoking rooms ($100 smoking penalty) are available for single or double occupancy (there is a supplemental charge of $20 per person per night for more than 2 people in a room). This year’s rates are: Street View—$110.00/night. Waterview, Harborview, Breakwater—$130.00/night. The rates include room taxes, maid gratuity and a continental breakfast offered each morning. In addition, our fellow Prime Timers from Connecticut and Rhode Island will provide snacks for our happy hour on Friday evening in the lounge area.

We will have a cocktail hour on Friday at 5 PM. A dinner is planned for Saturday, October 27th at the Inn, with a cocktail hour proceeding the dinner and appetizers provided by the Inn. A cash bar will be open for the evening. Be sure to wear your costume to the dinner! Entrée selections are Prime Rib at $36, tip included, a choice of Chicken Florentine or Native Salmon and Vegetarian Plate each at $29 (tip included). Each meal includes a salad, entrée, vegetable, potato/rice, dessert, and coffee/tea. Following dinner, we will hold the costume judging.

Everyone will be on their own for meals other than the continental breakfasts and Saturday evening dinner. If you wish to drink beer, wine or liquor—you can either bring your own or visit a cash bar at the Inn. We will have our own cash bar for Saturday’s dinner. In the event of inclement weather, an entertainment committee will be providing activities at the Inn for your enjoyment. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and there will be no need for inside activities.

The Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be joining us to put on another Sister Bingo early Saturday afternoon, so plan on joining us there, it should be a great time!

Your completed Reservation Form (Tear Sheet) and payment must be mailed to the Boston Prime Timers office and postmarked not later than October 12th. Non-reserved rooms will be released back to the inn for sale to the general public on October 15th>. Rooms will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Every effort will be made to accommodate your room preferences. If you are requesting a specific room, such as a first-floor room, do so immediately in order to secure your desired room.

Available Rooms [updated 10/11 @ 5:15 PM]

Room Price View Floor Bed Size Extra Bed
Standard Inn #37 $110.00 Street 2 King  
Standard Inn #41 $110.00 Street 2 King  
Waterview Inn #44 $130.00 Ocean 2 King  
Waterview Inn #48 $130.00 Ocean 2 King  
Harborview Inn #128 $130.00 Ocean 1 King  
Harborview Inn #129 $130.00 Ocean 1 King  
Harborview Inn #130 $130.00 Ocean 1 King  
Harborview Inn #131 $130.00 Ocean 1 King  
Harborview Inn #132 $130.00 Ocean 1 King  
Harborview Inn #133 $130.00 Ocean 1 King  

Tri-State Prime Timer Anniversary Party

Don’t forget, on Saturday, August 11th, from 11 AM-4 PM, we will be holding our first summer gathering of the Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut chapters to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the Prime Timer organization. Join us for an afternoon of fellowship with your brother Prime Timers at Twelve Acres Farm (445 Douglas Pike) in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Spend the time enjoying a game of bocce, horseshoes, volleyball or just wandering the scenic grounds with either old friends or while making some new ones.

Remember to bring cash, should you wish to get something from the bar. Also, if you wish to make a weekend of it in Rhode Island and have not already booked, there is a Holiday Inn Express nearby at 1010 Douglas Pike, Smithfield. They can be reached at (888) 465-4329 or at ihg.com.

The bus times have been confirmed. The bus will depart from Club Café at 8:30 AM and from South Bay Mall at 9 AM.

We look forward to seeing you there!

BPT Yard Sale [Note: New Date]

Once again this year, we will be having a yard sale to benefit the club on May 26th, (NOTE: NEW DATE due to projected weather) from 10 AM to 2 PM at Volsar Automotive (16 Mystic Avenue, Medford, MA 02155). You are welcome to donate things to sell or just join us to check out the items offered for sale. If you wish to donate items to sell, please contact Harry at (857) 544-3630.

To get there by the T, the 96 bus (from Davis—Red Line) stops around the corner at 160 Main (you can either walk north to the corner of Main & Mystic and back down the Volsar, or just cut through the Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot).

May Mt. Vernon Dinner

On Wednesday, May 9th at 6 PM, we will be dining at the Mount Vernon Restaurant & Pub. From now on, rather than sending in a Tear Sheet, just come and order off the menu.

The restaurant is at 14 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145 and you can view their website here. It’s located just a short walk from Sullivan Station (Orange line, buses) or the following buses stop in front of the restaurant: 89, 89/93, 90, 92 and 101. For more information, you can call them at (617) 666-3830.

Inman Sq. LGBT Luncheon [May]

The second luncheon will be Monday, May 21st, 2018, at S & S Deli from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The cost of the luncheon will be $11. Future dates will be the third Monday of each month, March through December. S & S Deli is at 1334 Cambridge Street.

Please RSVP with Bob Kingston-Parrott by calling (336) 324-9256 or e-mailing sslunch2018@gmail.com. You can also sign up with Bob at one of the other community meals.

Should you need to get there by T, take the Red Line to Central Square, then catch either the 83 or the 91 at the bus station on Magazine St. just south of Mass. Ave. Both buses stop on Hampshire St. between S & S and Ryles (just before the intersection with Cambridge St.). Alternately, you can take the Green Line to Lechmere and take the 69 bus down Cambridge St. to the intersection with Hampshire St. S & S Deli also has off-street parking.

Join us and bring a friend!

SpeakEasy Production, “Allegiance”

I am trying to organize a group to see Allegiance, a Speak Easy Production, on Thursday, May 31st, at 2 PM. I am able to obtain a discount of 10 tickets at $20 each. This will be performed at the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St. in the South End.

The first ten people to RSVP via the Tear Sheet will receive the discount. I will notify you when I receive the tickets. The deadline is May 15th. In March, six members attended Every Brilliant Thing. I hope that more members would like to join us for an afternoon of fun at the theater.

To quote their website: Inspired by the true childhood experience of TV/film actor and social media icon George Takei (Mr. Sulu on Star Trek), Allegiance tells the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events at Pearl Harbor. Sam Kimura seeks to prove his patriotism by fighting for his country in the war, but sister Kei fiercely protests the government’s treatment of her people. An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, Allegiance follows the Kimuras as they fight between duty and defiance, custom and change, family bonds and forbidden loves. SpeakEasy Stage is proud to breathe new life into Allegiance by presenting the East Coast regional premiere of an intimate version of this important musical.

RUN TIME: Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes with one intermission.

For more info, view their website.

Member Stories

If you have a story that you would like to tell, either about being a member or about what the Prime Timers have done for you, feel free to submit it Harry by e-mailing it to everharry@aol.com or mailing it to 3 Vale View Road, Wakefield, MA 01880. If it would be difficult for you to type this up, Harry can help you by recording your story; just give him a call at (781) 587-1429.

Below is one sent in by longtime member, Bernie Michels.