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What Summer BBQ
Where Miles Smith Farm, Loudon, NH
Who You! Members! Everybody!
Date Sunday 15 July 2007
Time 4 PM to 7-ish PM

About the event

CentraLUG's regular night for July 2007 would have put the meeting on Mon 2 July -- two days before Independence Day. We decided that a Summer Barbecue would be more fun. "Let's all get together, bring some food, and just enjoy the company of friends and colleagues. " Tech discussions were optional, albeit probably inevitable. Anyone associated with CentraLUG or GNHLUG was welcome to attend, provided they signed-up first, and brought some kind of edible item for the party. BYOB. Children are welcome.

7 PM on a Monday night was kind of a weird time for a BBQ, so we moved things to a different day.

UPDATED Sun 24 June: We had planning on Sunday, 1 July, but then someone pointed out that that is an NHIS NASCAR Race Day. That made our venue unreachable right in the middle of our planned time. Yikes! So our BBQ was rescheduled to Sunday, 15 July. Same time, just two weeks later. No traffic jams this time.

This took the place of the regular CentraLUG and DLSLUG meetings for July. It was, however, open to all, and not just CentraLUG/DLSLUG regulars.

Bruce Dawson kindly offered up Miles Smith Farm in Loudon, NH for the venue (thanks, Bruce!). If you've never been to Bruce's farm, it's a beautiful spot, with a rustic old farm house and barn, hilly fields, and an incredible view. The "farm" part isn't just a name -- it's an actual, working farm, with cows and horses, and farm products for sale. Don't let that scare you away, though -- Bruce is a certified geek, so electricity and WiFi Internet are readily available.

In spite of thunder, lightning, and rain to the south of the farm, the farm stayed rather dry until about 5ish. BTW: The farm affords a good vantage point to watch both nature's and man's pyrotechnics (July 4th displays from four surrounding towns can be seen from the comfort of the house).

Signing up

The event is over. Registration is closed.

There were two ways to sign-up for the BBQ.

  1. Website edit: If you have a TWiki account for editing this website, you can just use the "Sign up now" button below. You'll be asked for a username and password. If you don't have an account but would like one, you can register yourself now. Registration is free, open to all, and only takes a moment. If you've registered in the past but forgot your password, you can reset your password. Driving directions will be sent to the email address you provide with your TWiki registration.
  2. Email: If you would prefer not to bother with this wiki stuff, just send an email to [DELETED] (remove the "NoSpam"). Be sure to tell us how many adults and children will be attending, and the food item you're bringing. We'll add you to the list, without registering you in TWiki or publishing your contact info. We will reply with driving directions.

Already signed up

Who Adult+Childs Food Notes
Bruce Dawson 3+0 Beef We're the host.
Ted Roche 1+0 Pasta salad Chief Cat Herder, CentraLUG
Ben Scott 1+0 Fresh veggies and dips  
Frank E. M. White 1+0 Soda  
TARogue 2+1 Potato Salad and homemade beer  
Dan Jenkins 1+0 Pasta Salad (unless I can come up with something more inventive)  
Michael Kazin 1+0 Dessert dish- a pie or cookies perhaps Would like to share the ride from/to Nashua. My car/your car ok.
David Rose 2+2 Mozzarella tomato salad Can't wait to try that "Rouge" beer.
Lori Nagel, Alex Claffey 2+0 Desert, Oatmeal cookies  
BillMcGonigle 2+2 Chickens  
MattBrodeur 2+0 Rolls & Fruit  

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