Leftover Turkey Soup added to Trim the Tree Party

Trim the Tree & Deck the Halls … and Stay for Homemade Turkey Barley Soup
– 12/1, Friday, decorating begins at 3 p.m.
Soup begins at 4 p.m., $3.
(At least 30 people helped decorate, with 26 staying for amazing soup.)

Dennis Hellawell (# 66) volunteered to make two huge pots of Turkey Barley Soup from the park’s leftover Thanksgiving turkey. This ‘soupper’ also included Lighthouse sourdough and herb bread, and a slice of seasonal Pumpkin or Apple Pie with whipped cream.

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Holiday Events at Timber Valley

All Timber Valley members and visitors are invited to all activities in the park.

Christmas Exterior Illumination Party
11/29, Wed., 1 p.m. – sign-up sheet, meet at clubhouse. Hot non-alcoholic holiday drinks, cookies. Dar Hoch, coordinator

Trim the Tree & Deck the Halls then Stay for Soup
– 12/1, Friday, decorating begins at 3 p.m. Turkey-Barley Soup begins at 4 p.m., $3. Includes Lighthouse sourdough bread and Pumpkin Pie.
Seasonal music by Helen Schrader (# 70)

Sutherlin’s Toys for Joy Drive, organized by the Sutherlin Fire Department, begins 12/1, with gifts being placed unwrapped under the holiday tree in the Clubhouse.

Pot Luck Dinner – Hosts: George and Trudy Reel (# 113)
12/4, Monday, 5:30 p.m.  Clubhouse. Everyone invited.

Winter Seminar – # 1 – How to make ‘Quilted Wreaths’ with Sally Hunt (# 61)
12/6, Wed., 1-3 p.m. – $5 donation for supplies, Signup sheet in Clubhouse, limit: 12

12/13, Wed., 10:30 a.m. – Sutherlin Fire Department will pick up unwrapped Toys and Gifts at the Clubhouse.  Please have all your donated goodies there before 10 a.m.

12/14, Thurs., 5:45 p.m. departure to the Umpqua Valley Festival of Lights .  This free bus ride is being coordinated as a Chap. 9 Day Trip in association with the Sutherlin Resource Center’s. Signup in the Clubhouse.  Bus leaves from parking lot behind the Sutherlin Senior Center and Library. Questions: Rick DeYoung (# 184)

Winter Seminar – # 2 – ‘Getting through the Holiday Blues’
– 12/15, Fri., 3 p.m. – Guest speaker: Social worker Adam Jones with Compass Behavioral Health, Douglas County Mental Health Program. Adam will discuss why many folks feel a little blah and down during the holidays … and he’ll offer suggestions on what we can do about it. Bring along pot luck snacks to share.

Holiday Cookies for Sutherlin’s Finest
12/20, Wed., 10 a.m. — Each year bakers at Timber Valley provide Cookies for Sutherlin’s Police and Fire Department, and Dial-A-Ride workers. Cookies are due in the Clubhouse by 10 a.m. – Questions? Ask Marlene Sharp (#112), coordinator

‘Christmas Down Under’ Holiday Party – Hosts: Australian Lois and husband Royce Bunch (#159)
12/22, Friday, 3 p.m. A special wee taste of Australia. Plus bring along your favorite potluck “hearty” hors d’oeuvres.
– Wear your most Ugly Christmas Sweater.
– There will also be a Gift Exchange ($10 limit).  Seasonal Australian music. Holiday tunes by Helen Schrader (# 70).

Christmas Holiday Feast
– 12/25, Monday, 4 p.m.
Timber Valley Cooking Group –Terry & Mike Hilty
, coordinating. Baked ham, scalloped potatoes, veggie, dessert,  $5 donation. Bring own tableware. Members, family and park visitors are welcome.

New Year’s Eve Party
12/31, Sunday, 7-9 p.m. ‘Watch the New Year Ball Drop’ in Time Square in New York City on the Big Screen TV. No Host – BYOB

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‘Outdoor Illumination Party’ (11/29) and ‘Trim the Tree & Deck the Halls Party’ (12/1) kick off the holiday season

Get started with the Holiday Spirit by helping decorate Timber Valley’s Clubhouse and trimming our Christmas Tree.

It all begins with “Outdoor Illumination Party” …  decorating the outside of the Clubhouse and Office with a crew coordinated by Dar Hoch on Weds., Nov. 29, starting at 1 p.m. There will be hot cocoa, spiced apple cider, egg nog, cookies, candy, and fruit. *Rain date:  11/30, 9 a.m.

Trim the Tree & Deck the Hall Party” is set for Friday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m.
– Stay for Soup at 4 p.m., $3.

Come and lend a hand.  Helen Schrader (# 70) will play traditional ‘sing-along’ Holiday music on the piano.

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‘Civil War’ Football Game
 – Oregon vs. Oregon State Football, Sat., Nov. 26 on the Clubhouse’s big screen

It’s been a tradition at Timber Valley to watch Oregon’s biggest rivalry football game with our friends on the big screen — Saturday, Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. in the Clubhouse. Be sure to bring potluck football snacks to share and your own social beverage. There will be a football pool to keep things interesting.

The Civil War is the colloquial name for an American college football rivalry game played annually in Oregon, between the Ducks of the University of Oregon in Eugene and the Beavers of Oregon State University in Corvallis. First played in 1894, it is the fifth most played college football rivalry game in NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. Both universities are members of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference.” — Wikipedia

The Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers have met on the football field 120 times. The Ducks hold a 63-47-10 edge over the Beavers.

Game Day Football Pool to be organized by Art Hampton.

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 – Oregon vs. Oregon State Football, Sat., Nov. 26 on the Clubhouse’s big screen

Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall Information

We need to clarify the information about the Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall that was included in this weeks Timber Valley Log. Continue reading

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A full day of fun things to do on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day traditionally starts with watching the annual Macy’s Parade from New York City. It begins at 6 a.m. Timber Valley time.  (If someone wants to volunteer to get up at that time and turn on the big screen TV, please let us know.) Otherwise, plan on gathering in the Clubhouse beginning around 9 a.m. over a cup of coffee.

– Following the parade, there will be three NFL football games
 beginning at 9:30 a.m. They will continue all day on the large screen (yep, just like when you had all the family over on Thanksgiving). Bring ‘football’ snacks to share and enjoy a day of watching your favorite pro teams.

The NFL Football game schedule is:  Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions, 9:30 a.m., on FOX. The next game features the Los Angeles Chargers at Dallas Cowboys, beginning at 1:30 p.m., on CBS. The last NFL game on Turkey Day sees the New York Giants at Washington Redskins, beginning at 5:30 p.m., on NBC.

– Thanksgiving Dinner begins at 3 p.m., Clubhouse
The turkey and gravy will be provided for a donation of $3. (Family and special guests are invited for a $3/each donation.)

We are trying something new-ish this Thanksgiving — asking members to fix their favorite Thanksgiving side dish and bring it to share. There will be a signup sheet in the Clubhouse so that we don’t end up with 10 Sweet Potato Casseroles and 7 Pumpkin Pies.

Remember, if you are bringing additional family members or guests, they/or you will ALSO need to bring a side dish for every two guests. Don’t forget your plate settings and holiday beverages. The dinner is being coordinated by Timber Valley Cooking Group. The turkeys and gravy are being prepared by Terry and Mike Hilty (# 71).

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People linger to chat after Veterans Day Dinner

More than 65 members and guests turned out for the Veterans Day Dinner to honor Timber Valley’s many former Military. All proceeds (after expenses) will be split 50/50 between Hugs from Home and the Sutherlin Food Pantry

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‘Missing Man Table’ took center stage at Veterans Dinner

In honor of all our missing comrades in arms, a ‘Missing Man Table’ was set at the Timber Valley Veterans Day Dinner.

“All Americans should never forget the brave men and women who answered our nation’s call and served the cause of freedom in a special way,” said M.C. Mike Hilty (# 71). He went on to explain the significance of the items placed at the special table.

“The table is round to show our everlasting concern for our missing.  The tablecloth is white, symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call to duty.”

“The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing and the loved ones and friends of these Americans who keep the faity, awaiting answers.”

“The vase is tied with a yellow ribbon, symbol of our continued determination to account for our missing. A slice of lemon on the bread plate is to remind us of the bitter fate of those captured and missing in a foreign land.

“A pinch of salt symbolizes the tears endured by those missing and their families who seek answers. The Bible represents the strength gained through faith to sustain those lost from our country, founded as one National under God.”

“The glass is inverted to symbolize their inability to share this evening’s toast. The candle serves to remind us of the ultimate sacrifice our fallen comrades and their families have made to preserve the precious freedom we all cherish today.”

“The chair is empty — they are missing.”

“As a small tribute,” concluded Mike, “I ask that we take a moment of silence as an expression of our gratitude to those whose selfless service enables us to be here today in freedom.”

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Thank you Veterans, enjoy your day, you deserve it … and much, much more

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More pictures from the Halloween Party …

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