Tuesday, October 14, 2014

International Cuisine Dinner

NKA's International Cuisine committee shared lots of fun in planning and hosting a special dinner commemorating the 75th anniversary of the movie The Wizard of Oz
Attendees in costume, left to right: Jim Mariani (The Wizard), Kathy Kratz (Tin Man), Marjean Waford (Dorothy), Sally McHargue (Scarecrow), Matthew Barker (Cowardly Lion), Liz Meske (Auntie Em), Catherine Cessna Barker (Dorothy), JoAn Dilweg (Rainbow), and Jeanne Davis (Wicked Witch of the West).
Catherine Cessna Barker and Matthew Barker delighted the crowd with a medley of hit songs from The Wizard of Oz. They had performed lead roles as high school theater students of JoAn Dilweg. JoAn also presented a list of fun and interesting facts about the movie and actors.
Guests dined on a multitude of specially-prepared dishes including Emerald salad, Wicked Witch Waldorf salad, horse-of-a-different-color jello salad, Munchkin riblets, Kansas cattle roast beef, no-brainer pumpkin soup, have-a-heart sausage skillet dinner, cowardly corn casserole, Auntie Em crullers, yellow brick road cornbread, and flying monkey berry pie.
The banquet room was lively with decorations and props, thanks to the dinner committee members. A large screen on the stage played the movie during dinner. A tiny pair of ruby red slippers, which also served as a book marker, adorned the cupcakes.

Photos and text submitted by Marilyn Ames. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Self-Defense for Senior Women

Ready, Set, Go!  
Nine NKA members spent September learning self-defense moves from Instructor Marian Twitchell and her assistant, Stephen Davis, at The Leavitt Center in Pocatello.
Left to right, above: Marlene Hendricks, Debbie Christensen, Betty Lochridge, Marian Twitchell, Stephen Davis, Sue Roads, Marijana Dolsen, Angela Luckey, Susan Cramer, Georgette Kern, and Sondra Dunkle.
Preparation, assessment, out witting and out maneuvering an opponent were the core of the self-defense for women's class. It is rare to get such a highly qualified instructor and assistant for a dozen free sessions. The topic was serious, but the sessions were fun as well as valuable.

Thank you, Sensei Marian and Stephen!

Photos and text submitted by Marilyn Ames.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Knitting & Crocheting Projects

NKA's Knitting and Crocheting Projects class is like a club where everyone is welcome. Well-known and respected for the lap robes and comfort creations they donate to PMC patients, they are a busy and cheerful group who enjoy visiting over the clicking of their needles every Thursday. 
The group members knit or crochet squares for lap robes, baby bonnets, and other items for patients at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.
Anyone fortunate enough to receive a lap robe, shawl, or other item during a time of illness will tell you they felt the love that came with their gift. WAY TO GO, Ladies!
Left to right, sitting: Jeanne Moore, Nancy Ellis, Carol Dille, Suzanne Baker, Barb Daily
Standing: Sandy Babb, Annette Neil, Linda Fairchild, Gayle Pool, Pat Green, Ruth Moorhead, Debbie Christensen, Kayla Clayton, Pauline Havens, Lorraine Albertson

This sweet little bonnet will go to the family of a stillborn baby as part of a request from the hospital for these special needs.

P.S. All donations of acrylic yarn are gladly accepted.

Photos and text submitted by Marilyn Ames.