The January meeting will be held on SATURDAY, January 25 at 9:00 AM at Artspace at the corner of 3rd St. and Railroad St.  There is more than adequate parking so invite your friends and any former members to join us  The meeting will begin with a short presentation by a member of the SAINT organization, a transportation service for seniors.  The main program will be “A Taste of Flavor” by new member Lori Bratton.  Lori was originally scheduled in November when we were battered by a snowstorm.  She has graciously agreed to present her program this month.

Lori recently completed a 33 year career in the flavor industry.  She began as a lab technician, completed a three year training program to become a certified flavorist and a member of the national flavorist society.  She went on to hold a variety of directors’ positions with the company.  The program will include smelling and tasting exercises to plan to do some important work.  The flavor and fragrance industry began in the 1700s and has become a 25.5 billion dollar industry touching our lives on a daily basis numerous times.

Our next meeting is FEBRUARY 24 at Artspace at 6:30 pm.  Plenty Pharma will give a presentation on CBD.  We need a head count on January 25 for Plenty Pharma.  If you can’t attend on Jan. 25 but plan to attend in February please call Wanda at 970-744-1406 before February 3.

Hostesses for January are  Stel Barnett, Claudia Ward, and Martha DiCicco.

Fiber Arts – This interest group will meet on January 20, 1:30 pm at Claudia Ward’s house.  Remember you are not required to do any sort of craft.  Just come for conversation and laughter.  Please join us.

Martin Luther King Holiday Event

Jan Witt, one of our new members,  sends this info to us:  Please plan to join the community in celebrating “..a renewed dedication to humanity.”  This year our free event features a dance performance by the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble’s 2nd company, Cleo II.  Cleo Parker Robinson Dance is an international arts institution, rooted in African-American traditions, committed to honoring diversity and inclusiveness throughout the global community.

Winning artwork and essays by Thompson School district students will also be featured.  The celebration begins at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00) at Mountain View High School.  It is co-sponsored by the MLK Loveland Events Committee, Thompson School District, Thompson Education Foundation, and the City of Loveland.

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