|In which there is bowling, but especially DUCKPINS!
||[Jun. 16th, 2011|05:47 pm]
Poppets love duckpins:
Last year i introduced some good friends of mine to the love that is duckpins bowling. The weekend was nicknamed #BowlingOdyssey2010, and we had so much fun that one year wasn't enough - it will be an annual event.
i'm putting together a little website for it, but while i'm doing that, i want to set down some details here for everyone who is interested in coming to #BowlingOdyssey2011:
July 30 ETA:
Dates: Friday-Sunday August 26-28, PLUS the "bookend" days of Thursday and Monday for anyone interested in making a long weekend out of it.
Activities: DUCKPINS! (of course) but also tenpins, wii bowling, gaming, eating and talking. AND, a trip to the American Visionary Art Museum to see the "Smile!" exhibit which includes a selection of Lisa Snellings' wonderful kinetic sculptures. This exhibit ends in early September, after which her sculptures won't be in display for a while.
Special Bowling Events: Friday and Saturday nights, Terrace Lanes (tenpins) has Rock-n-Bowl from 10pm to 1am. Also on Friday and Saturday nights, Walkersville Lanes (DUCKPINS) has Karaoke Bowling from 9:30pm to 1:30am. We did this last year (no we didn't sing) and it was a blast.
Sunday 11am-1pm, Terrace Lanes offers a 2-hr lane rental for $28 for up to 6 people on a lane. During the same time, Walkersville offers 50 cent games. Walkersville then from 2pm-6pm has their "family plan" of a 2-hour rental for $25, no limit on bowlers, and shoes included.
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights from 8pm-11pm, Terrace Lanes has "buck-fifty" night - "Enjoy bowling, shoe rental, regular hot dog, slice of cheese pizza, small 12oz soda, 4oz Regular Cut Fries all for $1.50 each."
SO. That about covers the local bowling offers for #BowlingOdyssey2011. Lemme know what you'd like to do throughout the weekend.
And for my friends who can't make it this year, do you have weekends that work or DON'T work for you? i'm quite happy to start arranging a weekend for #BowlingOdyssey2012 or should that be #BowlingApocalypse2012???? ETA - The best time of year for me is from mid-June to mid-August, if that helps.
ETA - There will be HENNA! i gots me some fresh henna powder and i've been very happy with it so i'll mix some up for the weekend :-D
(7/10/11) ETA: i have put up a very last minute, style-less web page with some photos of duckpins, when Lisa was visiting in October. She is wicked with a camera.
Oh and i just added a few pics from #BowlingOdyssey2010!:
Get 'em while they're hot! DUCKPINS PHOTOS!
I'm already registered for a con in Pittsburgh that weekend. *pout*
2012? Who knows!
For me, the best time of the year to schedule these things is from about mid-June to mid-August. But maybe in January i'll start asking folks when they'd like to converge for bowling. And be more organized (uh but don't hold your breath, hehe).
I often have some time in that range, but I travel a lot for work during the summer too, and right now is a little too early to know anything about next summer's plans.