February President’s Message

Hello Gentlemen,

I would like to thank everyone who donated to my birthday fundraiser through Facebook. My set goal was $500, but in the end, we raised $836. This money will be used for the Pride Event this year, to help pay for a duck boat for us to ride during the Pride Parade. The folks from Club Café will be joining us. This year will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

Should you wish to help with Pride, we need a decorating committee to brainstorm ideas and help make them happen. We want to make a big impact this year, honoring a significant milestone in gay history. Please get in touch with me if you are interested.

As of writing this, we still have 9 tickets remaining to the Hasty Pudding Theatrical performance this year. The show, France France Revolution, is on March 7th at 8 PM. Tickets are $28. You may be able to get tickets at the February meeting, if they are still available. That will be the last day; any remaining discounted tickets will be returned to the Hasty Pudding box office. (See this page for more details.)

In place of the March meeting, please join us and enjoy a boiled dinner served by Club Café on March 16th. The cost is $25.

I have been told by several members that they are happy with the direction of the club. I want to thank you, but it takes a team to maintain this and keep it going. Some members are leaving, so we will need others to step up!

The April elections are approaching rapidly. I need your help to run the club. I am asking members who have time and energy to contribute to please join the board. If you are interested, please send in your biography to be posted in the March Prologue. (E-mail your bio to prologue@bostonpt.org or mail it to the office.) If you have any questions, please contact me.

Thank you,

Harry

Hasty Pudding Theatrical: France France Revolution!

We have reserved 30 tickets for the Thursday, March 7th Hasty Pudding Theatrical, 9 of which are still available as of this publication. You can get yours at February’s meeting. Tickets are $28.00 and are in the front four rows, so we will have great seats. The performance is at 8 PM.

So don’t delay, send in your tearsheet today, after Monday, February 18th, they’ll go away.

Location: Farkas Hall, 12 Holyoke Street, Cambridge, just outside of Harvard Sqaure.

“Vive la France! Paris is in ruins all thanks to Queen REINA TERROR and her evil regime. When Reina’s pompous right-hand man and tax collector NEVILLE LETCHAGAURDOWN takes cowardly bovine BELLE ROUNDERNECK, the townspeople are fed up—and this time not by baguettes! We follow the story of star-crossed lovers PHIL AYMIGNON, the town butcher, and sparky Princess THERESA SPARKINME.

Phil leads the townspeople in la révolution with the help of the overly optimistic and somewhat devilish SELMA COOKIES and the brainless but loveable blacksmith BRANDON IRON. As Reina tries to send her own daughter off to Siberia to be wedded to the boastful Russian Prince EMMANUEL HAFTAMARRY, Theresa will have to choose between standing by her mother and following her heart. Will wacky mime PAUL AYVOUSFRANCAIS stay loyal to Reina? Will pirate-parrot duo JACQUES SPARROW and IVY LEEVAYECANFLY ever find the booty they seek? Will DESDEMONA LISA finally meet a man after being stuck inside that darn painting for the last 300 years? We shall Merci in HPT 171: France France Revolution!

This year’s writers: Michael Perusse ’20 & Max Weiss ’20.

Lifesongs

[Lifesongs advertisement]

Friday, March 8th (2 PM & 7 PM)
Saturday, March 9th (7 PM)
Boston Center for the Arts, Plaza Theatre
539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

Lifesongs celebrates the stories of LGBTQ seniors in our community. Lifesongs was originally conceived by Palaver cellist Matthew Smith as a songwriting collaboration between Palaver musicians and elders from the community, who write original lyrics based on their lived experiences. Over the years, participants have created powerful stories of love, loss, courage, and affirmation that we are excited to showcase on a larger scale as part of our residency at Boston Center for the Arts. In addition to new Lifesongs participants, the program will feature Samuel Barber’s iconic Adagio for Strings, a new comission by Akenya Seymour, performances by the Theater Offensive, and arrangements of Lifesongs pieces for Palaver Strings and the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus. As rising bigotry threatens hard-won rights ard freedoms, these stories become more important than ever as reminders of where we are coming from and where we are going.

[Lifesongs photo]

Tickets are $10 per person (with Senior discount; just pick “Student” on website) to all showings and direct ticket links for your convenience are here (2 PM on March 8th), here (7 PM on March 8th) & here (7 PM on March 9th). Join us in supporting Palaver Strings and the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus!

March Dinner

Tuesday, March 26th
Cocktails 6 PM, Dinner 7 PM

Choices: (1) Salmon Filet, (2) Rigatoni (Pasta) with Meatballs, (3) Statler Chicken, (4) Meatloaf.

Unfortunately, there are no vegetarian entrees in the current menu. Please join us for dinner anyway and order off the menu for a vegetarian option.

Club Café, 209 Columbus Ave, Boston. (617) 536-0966

Nearest T Stop: Back Bay Station on the Orange Line or Arlington Street Station on the Green Line. The Inbound № 9 Bus from Broadway Station (Red Line) stops across the street at Berkeley St. & Columbus Ave.

Cost: $28.00 per person includes Soup/Salad, Entree, Coffee/Tea, Dessert as well as Gratuity.

Your payment must be received by March 18th.

Should you need a tear sheet to send in, the most recent one can be found on the forms page.

February Dinner

Tuesday, February 26th
Cocktails 6 PM, Dinner 7 PM

Choices: (1) Cod Filet, (2) Chicken Picatta, (3) Pappardelle Bolognese (beef/pork/veal, red sauce), (4) Steak Tips.

Unfortunately, there are no vegetarian entrees in the current menu. Please join us for dinner anyway and order off the menu for a vegetarian option.

Club Café, 209 Columbus Ave, Boston. (617) 536-0966

Nearest T Stop: Back Bay Station on the Orange Line or Arlington Street Station on the Green Line. The Inbound № 9 Bus from Broadway Station (Red Line) stops across the street at Berkeley St. & Columbus Ave.

Cost: $28.00 per person includes Soup/Salad, Entree, Coffee/Tea, Dessert as well as Gratuity.

Your payment must be received by February 18th.

Should you need a tear sheet to send in, the most recent one can be found on the forms page.

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.
MAXIMUM GUESTS: 45

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!