Tiki Party with Bonfire

Saturday, September 17th, 6:00 pm
At a private residence
Please RSVP – See Mension for details.

We’ll roast hot dogs, brats, and marshmallows and whatever other Luau-Tiki fare you or we can think of. Bring a dish to share, Tiki style if you can manage it. We’ll have some rum punch prepared for you, but you may also wish to bring your own favorite rum or other spirit or perhaps a bottle of your favorite wine to share. We’ll have soft drinks as well. Dress up (or down, within reason) in Tiki style. There will be prizes for the best costumes. Play yard games both kids and adults. Try the limbo bar if you dare. We hope you can join us this year to say Aloha/Sayonara to Summer 2022.

MAM Picnic & Auction 2022 – Recap

Our second MAM picnic following the COVID invasion was held at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park in Lenexa, which is best known for its incredible Christmas holiday lights displays. But since this was July, we enjoyed the shady trees around our shelter, the cool gusts of wind and the short walks to the children’s playground and parking lot. John Ford again this year displayed his grilling mastery at producing great hot dogs and hamburgers. While the prepackaged snack packs were popular nibbles, it was oh so lovely to be able to enjoy the variety of tasty potluck dishes once again. Thank you for the many volunteers who helped cover bare tables with firmly taped tablecloths, contributed food, donated items for the White Elephant Auction (which netted $246 for our local Mid-America Mensa Scholarship Fund) and made sure everything was cleaned up.

Ethnic Eats

Saturday, September 10th, 1:00 pm
Caribe Blue Restaurant KC
402 N 5th Street, Kansas City, KS
RSVPs are appreciated so we can sit together.

Buck Tui’s BBQ was & is very tasty and very Thai. Tiger Cry sauce is well named. Almost everyone liked their choices, though one person’s BBQ nachos had very tough, uncuttable beef. The X Man sandwich with three meats was popular and I loved my brisket and the Thai sausage. There was a gorgeous wall mural with the name Buck Tui printed in Thai characters, surrounded also by elements of the Thai culture: lotus, dragons, tuk tuk, pineapple, mangos, food cart, a boat, parasol, etc. ~ Karin Miller, Ethnic Eats SIG Coordinator