Sunday, March 25, 2012

CJ's Camera

NKA's roving photographer, CJ Lammers, contributed these photos which were taken at various classes and presentations. CJ added a description for each photo. 
 "L.D. Waford does psychoanalysis for the pain management class."
 "David Swindell and city finance."
"Dr. Loebs does Winston Churchill for the 4th time."
 "Jerry Craven and Antiques Road Show."
"Lit Aloud with Jean Anderson."

If you have photos of NKA members, presenters, and activities that you'd like to see posted on this blog, please contact Cheryl at or call 232-8221.

Monday, March 19, 2012

SRNHB's St. Patrick's Day Performance

The Snake River New Horizons Band celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a performance at Cottonwood Cove Retirement Center in Pocatello. 
Kerrie Tolman and Casey Emerson were the directors, and the set list included songs such as, "Singing the Blues, "Rockin' Rondeau," "Satin Doll," and "Yakety Sax."
The audience was comprised of Cottonwood Cove residents, family members, and curious on-lookers. The band continues to recruit new members and recently added another clarinet player. They are seeking trumpet players, too.
In April, the band will be performing at the women's prison in Pocatello. As band organizer John Meiners says, "It will be our first captive audience--or is it that the audience will be captivated?"
Snake River New Horizons band is open to people of retirement age who want to get back into music, even if they have never played before. Meiners says, "Most of the members played in high school and dropped out (of band) to take on the job of life. Now they want to get back in where there are no demands from your parents to practice, get ready for a recital, play well, etc."
Roy Ernst, the founder of New Horizons International Music Association says, "Playing your best is good enough." In the past 20 years, that national organization has grown to over 200 bands with 8,500 members. 
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Photos courtesy of John Meiners

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Yellowstone Park Snow Coach Trip

NKA participants recently enjoyed a trip to Yellowstone National Park.
Geoff Hogander was the trip's coordinator. Included in the cost were two full-day snow coach trips through the Park, motel accommodations, attendance at the IMAX theatre, breakfast, and snack lunches.

Mary Gehrke and Roger Boe contributed photos they took during the trip.

Mary wrote: "As the others who went to Yellowstone may tell you, I am just learning to use my camera. It was really a lot of fun. We met new friends and saw such beautiful country. If anyone wants a copy of my photos without the printing on them, let me know."
Mary & Bob Gehrke
Photo by Mary Gehrke
Photo by Mary Gehrke
Cliffside Geyser, photo by Roger Boe
Photo by Mary Gehrke
Photo by Mary Gehrke
Frost-covered tree, Beryl Springs
Photo by Roger Boe
Sun coming through the clouds, Gibbon River
Photo by Roger Boe
Photo by Roger Boe
Photo by Mary Gehrke

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Selling on eBay

Have you been wondering what to do with all those vintage treasures you've accumulated, but no longer have use for? Try selling on eBay!  eBay has been described as "the world's largest yard sale," and the Selling on eBay presentation offered NKA participants information about one way to trim down the "stuff" in our homes and make some money by doing so.
Presenter Cheryl Lyda outlined some of the basic decisions to consider before selling on eBay, such as making a commitment to consistent electronic communication with potential buyers. She also demonstrated the necessary equipment for photographing and listing items online, as well as ways to research the value of items.
eBay Tip: Stage the most dramatic photograph of your item to attract buyers' attention.
 eBay Tip: Be sure to clean your item thoroughly before photographing it.
eBay Tip: A collection of small, related items is an effective way to present merchandise.
Cheryl urged participants to use the eBay tutorials and the site's Seller Information Center to answer additional questions about setting up a seller account. Click on this link to get started: