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"National H Events List - updated March 2008"|
Below is a list of national H events and weekend gathering that I have compiled.|
National events are a great way to meet other people with H, make new friends, and explore new places. I met my husband at the Friends over Texas event in 2004, so you never know who you might meet!
Mammoth Ski Trip
Where: Mammoth Mountain, CA
When: April 17 to April 20
With Southern California Friends
Lodging Cost: $150 - $200
(cost will vary depending on how many people sign up)
You may think that ski season is over, but there's still lots of snow at Mammoth. Last reports listed a base of 8' to 10'. Accumulated snowfall to date: 339".
For an updated report: http://www.mammothmountain.com/index.cfm
Please reply to SouthernCalFriends@yahoo.com if interested.
Friends Over Texas
May 15th - May 18th, 2008
San Antonio, Texas
The Friends over Texas event began in 2003 when members from the 4 major Texas Groups (Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston) joined together to host our first gathering. We have toured Texas once and are on our second round this year being hosted in San Antonio, Texas.
Accommodations: Crockett Hotel Downtown San Antonio. Reservations can be made by calling (800) 292-1050. This phone number is also available on the front page of the hotel's website at http://crocketthotel.com/. Click the links to the left for more information about the event.
Group rates (only available if booked via phone - not via website) $130.00 + tax with Deluxe Continental Breakfast included. When making reservations please tell them that you are with Friends Over Texas to get this rate.
Event fee: $52 before 4/1, $62 after. Fee includes Saturday night dinner dance.
Agenda: Activities include meet and greets, dinners, dancing, pool party, sightseeing.
Keep coming back to the website for updates: http://friendsovertexas.com/
Umpteenth Annual Guadalupe River Toobin' Safari.
June 13-15, 2008
Mountain Breeze Campground, New Braunfels, Texas.
Hosted by Houston H Friends (www.houstonhfriends.org)
Campground website: http://www.mountainbreezecamp.com/
We have reserved all the cabins, but those are long gone. We may pitch tents and camp in the cabin area (to stay together), and we have also reserved two campsites by the river (MB5 & MB6), ostensibly to have a pleasant place to hang out during the day, but we can also camp there. In years past some renegade factions have reserved their own campsites so that they could carry on private Bacchanalian rites. Each tent camper will have to pay a $12 per night fee to the campground operators. There are also trailer and R.V. sites available. Other have rented local houses or stayed in motels.
You need to bring your food, camping gear, swim wear, water shoes, lots of sun block , a hat and an harmonious attitude. There are a canteen and store on-site. Many folks team up to dine together. Local herpsters come out for the day to toob and party with us. I have been known to cook a pancake breakfast on Sunday morning, but most campers are too trashed to partake. I also lead a Saturday night Hootenanny, having varying degrees of participation in different years. So, I encourage musicians to bring their music. If you are bereft of camping gear, thare are many of us with surplus equipment that you may borrow.
For more info, go to www.houstonhfriends.org
Indylicious - The Indy National Event 2008
This is one of the oldest and largest national H events.
Activities include meet and greets, bars, pool parties, poolside cookout, dinners, sightseeing.
Hotel is Ramada Inn Indy.
Rooms are $75 per night. Mention "Indy Club" for special rate.
Event fee: $50 until 4/1.
For more info: http://indylicious.com/
June 21-26, 2008
Join POCSN (People of Color Social Networking)* on a 5-day Western Caribbean Cruise to Mexico from Mobile, Alabama on the Carnival Cruise Lines ship, "Holiday".
Optional pre-cruise party in Mobile on June 20.
Interior cabins are 556.92 per person; ocean view cabins $616.92 per person: payment due on or before April 7th, 2008. $400 deposit due September 21, 2007. This is all-inclusive (food, gratuities, etc.), excluding alcoholic beverages and shore excursions. Passport required.
*POCSN events are open to everyone in the H community regardless of ethnicity.
For more information, go to http://www.hfreedomnetwork.com/
OctoberPhest (Philly National Event)
Oct 3-5þ, 2008
Hosted by Philadelphia Friends
This is the 3rd Philly national event.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Philadelphia National Airport
Mention "Philadelphia Friends Group" for $89 per night special rate.
Events include dinners, sightseeing, tours, museum, pub crawl, casino gambling.
You are welcome to come early and spend Wednesday night with members of Philadelphia Friends for their ongoing monthly happy hour at The Dark Horse (bar/restaurant in Olde City Philadelphia.
Details are at http://www.philafriends.org/
For updated listings of national events, check out the sites below. Some sites may list events that others do not list, so check all of them frequently to be sure of the latest info.
National H Club from HWerks: www.nationalhclub.com
POC Social Networking: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POC_SN or www.hfreedomnetwork.org
"Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living."
-Mary Harris "Mother" Jones
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