Come one come all! 🙂 Here is your invite to Ali's 23rd Birthday party weekend! 🙂 Yes, that's right, I decided that I wanted to have a whole weekend of funtimes… this means that I've thought up a bunch of fun events that we can partake in over the weekend of the 23-24th and you can come to whichever of the bunch that you so desire to… or can make it to (I know that I have a lot of friends who work weekends or who have prior engagements… so this should allow people who want to come and who are in the area to attend).
PLEASE RSVP if at all possible for whichever of the below activities you desire to attend. ESPECIALLY the 'Tasty Saturday' thing planned for the 23rd (as I will need to make a reservation I would imagine). I want to know who to expect and when, so that we don't forget/lose anyone. At this point, all times are approximate, I only came up with the schedule yesterday when I found out that I had indeed gotten the entire weekend off of work.
I will post updates as to who's coming to what events on a regular basis between now and then also, as I know that some of you will be curious.
Here goes nothing! 🙂
Saturday July 23rd, 2005
10am-Noonish:Farmer's Market outing for breakfast/lunch/fun times. I'm thinking of hitting up the City Market on 104th, as it's outdoors and wonderful (and also Alberta's oldest Farmers Market!!). Strathcona Farmer's market is also an option, which would also involve taking the streetcar there and back ('cause that's always fun!), however, I think that'll be the option to take if it's a rainy day instead.
1-4pmish: Let's go to the Park for frisbee or other fun! Someone reminded me on Canada day that they ALWAYS went to the park on their birthday… so I thought why not? If it's a nice day, we'll go to KITCHENER PARK at 11411 – 103 AVENUE (that should be the right address) to go play some casual frisbee and perhaps some other fun stuff. If it rains we'll spend time in my apt, perhaps watching a movie or something.
Around 5pmish (depending on reservation): Tasty Saturday at The Creperie! I haven't been to The Creperie since high school. This I think is a horrible mistake. So, we'll go for what one group of my friends would call a Tasty Saturday. This means that we go to a restaurant on a Saturday for some great food! 🙂 PLEASE RSVP for this one by the 20th or thereabouts, as I'll need to make a reservation. More info on this restaurant is found at http://www.thecreperie.com/index.html
Around 8pmish (it starts at 7pm): Ballroom Dance Social! This will be held at Dinwoodie lounge on the UofA campus (located on the second floor of the Student Union building)… $5 per person, and $3 if you have a UADC membership (www.uadc.ca). Even if you don't know how to dance really, it'll be fun, I can assure you that someone will teach you a few moves, and there'll likely be snack food, water, great people and great tunes!
The dance will likely last until 1amish… I don't know how long we'll stay or what we'll do afterwards (people often head to BPs or elsewhere afterward), but provided you RSVP, you are free to stay over at my place… depending on numbers we might need more blankets/sleeping bags, but I dunno the interest for something like that.
MY 23rd BIRTHDAY!! Sunday, July 24th, 2005
11am-2pmish: The Taste of Edmonton! A personal tradition: I love to hit The Taste of Edmonton on my birthday, and have done so very often since I was a child. This will be at Sir Winston Churchill Square and is one of my favoritest festivals in Edmonton. More info can be found at http://www.eventsedmonton.ca/A_taste_of_edmonton_home.htm and there's certainly some form of great food available for everyone!! 🙂 Not to mention some decent entertainment 🙂 Oh and if you buy food tix in advance, they're 10% off!! 🙂
3pm-whenever: Card playing fun and Birthday Celebration at Ali's apt so for the rest of the day my plan is to hang out with great friends at my place, perhaps play some cards (it would be oodles of joy to play a good long game of Oh Hell ('tis a card game, and yes I'll teach you if you don't know how to play)) since I haven't played cards for quite some time (I've watched more poker on tv even!). For dinner, I'm thinking of maybe taking a jaunt over to Gabanna (it's one of my favoritest restaurants in the whole wide world… I haven't had ANYTHING from their menu that I didn't like, and their desserts are exquisite!!!)… not to mention the fact that their menu is rather inexpensive on Sunday evenings, which also helps… as for ending out the evening, we could maybe
catch King Mustafa at Blues on Whyte (if they're playing) or head to another fun establishment for some other adventures… or just stay at my place. I have no concrete plans at this point.
Please RSVP by emailing, calling, IMing or posting a reply on this LJ. Let me know what you'll attend (if you know). We should be at the appropriate locations at the above times… and as for my apt address for those of you who might need it, contact me for it.