Tuesday, January 30th
Cocktails 6 PM, Dinner 7 PM
Choices: (1) Statler Chicken, (2) Salmon Filet, (3) Steak Tips, (4) Spinach and Mushroom Ravioli.
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 January 22nd.
Should you need a tear sheet to send in, the most recent one can be found on the forms page.
“Showbiz Spitfire” Paige Turner, the drag darling of NYC and star of Shade: Queens of NYC (on the Fusion Network), makes her Boston debut in her one woman show “Drag me to the Top!” which has previously played to sold out runs in Mexico and New York City. Learn the unvarnished truth of how this drag superstar climbed her way to the top in a world filled with bottoms. “Drag me to the Top!” is a hysterical evening of live singing, outrageous comedy, videos and over the top parodies. Life can be a drag—and Paige Turner wouldn’t have it any other way! Featuring all-live songs from Frozen, One Direction, burlesque, Queen, and many more. Get ready to ride on a rainbow as this tawdry blonde bombshell takes you into her phantasmagorical world of mayhem and foolishness! Known as the Carol Burnett of Drag, Paige Turner is one the original creators, producers and host of NYC’s live drag reality show “So You Think You Can Drag?” She is a Glam Award winner and is known for her over the top parodies on YouTube. She tours throughout the country in her all-live one woman shows, including her critically acclaimed show “Confessions of an Un-Natural Blonde” and coined the phrase Slurp!, which is also the name of the longest running drag show in NYC! She is currently part of the cast of Shade: Queens of NYC and has been featured several times on Watch What Happens Live! on Bravo. Visit paigeturnernyc.com for more info.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 current member, George Wright.
At the behest of Harry, our revered leader and dearest friend, as one of the longest standing members of our club, I have been called upon to report on some chronology of my history to the present time, so I will endeavor to dredge up some of the more printable remembrances.
I was not on board with the original crew, but I became a member not long after our beloved founder, Woody Baldwin, forged all of our destinies. But for him, I, along with many of our constituents, would be contemplating a solitary life from our rocking chairs. Bless you, Woody, for giving us all the friendships and memories that have enriched our lives.
Well anyway, since Harry asked, I will quickly summarize a long and lurid past which in its infancy as a gay man began with my service as a Navy veteran of World War II (not a day of which was spent on a ship or in combat) but in Washington, D.C., culminating as the personal yeoman (secretary) to the famed explorer, the then retired Admiral Richard E. Byrd. While still enrolled and adorable at 19, I became inducted into the then unspeakable precincts of That Which Has No Name but which has evolved into our present day acceptance in the social scheme.
Following my discharge, I attended college at Boston University, then found employment in a well regarded travel agency in the glamour world of travel before the jet plane reduced it to Amtrak and package tours. My last employment was office manager in the Office of Scientific Studies within the National Park Service. It was my happiest working experience as friend and colleague of that venerated and prestigious group as they strove to investigate and preserve our natural resources.
We then come to the fortuitous moment that brought me to the welcoming embrace of the BPT and the source of most of our social and sometimes romantic relationships. It was my pleasure and responsibility to serve as a board member for several years. There were good and not so good members at the helm but I am pleased to say that in my opinion we have now arrived at our best leadership with the best board ever. I have every confidence that these fine gentlemen will guide us to a stronger and more cohesive position. My hope is that we will continue to improve our status and achieve the best of our organizations potential.