All Assemblies are held from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Mercer County Library HeadquartersBranch, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648, located atAlternate U.S. Route 1 South and Darrah Lane, Lawrenceville, NJ.Directions below.
Most Assemblies are preceded by a High Council meeting from 11 a.m.to noon. All Prydonians are welcome to attend.
may change. Check back hereregularly or read The Renegade.
11am-Noon: High Council meeting. Those members who are curious or have an issue they would like to raise are welcome toattend.
12:30-2pm: Snack time and socializing. Don't be shy! Donations of food and drink (non-alcoholic) are always welcome.
2pm-4pm: Announcements from High Council meeting, guestspeaker.
After the meeting, we may repair to one of the many fine localeateries. Those who join us for dinner will be asked tocontribute extra to cover the cost of treating our guests. If you havequestions please email us at: Prydoniansofprynceton@yahoo.com
ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ARE AT THE
February 2 (Room 1) - window side
March 2 (Room 1) - window side
April 6 (Room 3)
May 4 (Room 1)
June 1 (Room 1)
?? - Barbecue (See below for
September 7 (Room 1)
October 5 (Room 3)
November 2 (Room 1)
Special meeting to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who! (Detail below)
On November 23, 1963, a program called “Doctor Who” first premiered on British television screens. It featured the adventure of a time-traveler who called himself “The Doctor”, a mysterious human-looking alien, a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, who took his companions (and us) on a roller coaster ride through time and space. Fifty years later, “The Doctor” is still doing that.
Twenty-nine years ago, a group of young men and women in the Princeton area formed a club with the purpose to watch episodes of the same television show which had finally made its way to this side of the Atlantic. They took the name of “Prydonians” from a chapter of the Time Lords of which the Doctor was a member, because it alliterated so well with Princeton which was the center (or near it) of their activities. To make it even more alliterative, they changed the spelling of the town and became the Prydonians of Prynceton.
Over the years, we have morphed from a Doctor Who fan club to a general science fiction and fantasy fan club, one of the oldest continuing clubs in New Jersey. We have been meeting for a long time at the Lawrenceville Branch of the Mercer County Library, usually the first Saturday of the month.
Our November meeting, the one just before the 50 Anniversary of “Doctor Who” will be held on November 2, 2013 in Rooms 1 and 2 of the Lawrenceville Library beginning at 12:30 pm. To celebrate the 50th Anniversary, we will be showing the best movie version of the novel about Great Britain’s first time-traveler, the 1960 film The Time Machine starring Rod Taylor and Yvette Mimieux. We plan to start the movie at 2 PM. We will also have a special cake for the anniversary and other refreshments. Come one, come all! Everyone is welcome! The only admission is your imagination!
December 7 (Room 1)
Room with the glass = Room 3
The "usual" room = Half of the large room = Room 1
Holiday party (offsite) - Saturday, December 14
Mournet has, once again, offered his place for the annual Prydonian
Holiday Party. We thank Glen, once again for his hospitality.
The date of the party is Saturday, December 14 and here, once again are the details:
He still lives at 23-6 Remington Drive, Freehold NJ 07728. (1-732-780-2755). Directions are available through MapQuest (www.mapquest.com). (It is easy to use, just put in your address then the party ad-dress.) Or you can car pool with someone.
The party will start at 1:00 PM (please do not show up before 1:00!!) There is limited guest parking in the complex on Trumbull Rd near the corner of Trumbull and Remington Ave., but you can stop in front of the house to drop off people, or food, before parking. If you can car pool to the party, that would be great. People who live close to each other can come together.
All guests should bring a hot or cold dish to share (and serving utensils if needed – mark your dishes and spoons with your name) and could everyone who attends please bring a bottle of soda or some soft drink? All are welcome to use the microwave for reheating. If your dish has no lid, the host will provide you with plastic wrap. The club will supply all of the paper goods. (On party day, if you need some-thing that you do not see, asks Glen and he will help you) We‘ll remind you on party day, but be pre-pared to only use the dining room and in the kitchen for eating. Please, no food in the living room.
We expect to sing songs and play games, especially the Goofy Game.
Now, about the Goofy Game. The Prydonian ―Goofy Game is a gift exchange. If you‘ve been to other holiday parties, you know how it works. But for all of you newbie‘s who would like to play, this is how it‘s done.
bring a wrapped gift, with a value of (at least) $15.00. Please bring
something that can actually be useful. And as we have reminded you in
the past, PLEASE, no out dated food items or VHS video tapes (don‘t
ask...). We have also decided to ask that you do NOT bring any Blu-Ray
discs as not everybody has that format. If the gift is a book and is
not new, it should be very gently used. It has also been suggested
that, if you buy the item, you include a gift receipt so that an
unhappy recipient could exchange it.
The party is being held in the down stairs part of the house and there is a bathroom on the first floor.
Upstairs is off limits.
As always, if you bring any young guest you must keep an eye on them. The host will hold the guest responsible for any breakage.
The party will end at PROMPTLY at 9:30PM (Except for those who are staying to help clean) out the door, kicked to the curb, GO HOME. But until then, please plan to come and eat, drink, be goofy and have a great time. Be there or be square!
Barbecue tenvately at Kim Neighbor’s House Set for July ??, 2011
717 Trumbull Ave, Lawrenceville NJ
1:00 PM until 6ish/7ish.
Members and their guests only
something to eat and something to share. We will have a grill for
Do not expect to use the oven, but it’s
ok if a “ small round casserole needs heating in the microwave”
Also some notes from Kim
will have air on inside (for an occasional respite).
Reminder: I do have cats
bring lawn chairs, games, food.
Plugging things in is not really convenient.
There is a "burner" on the grill.
The rest of the usual rules apply.
Be mindful of parking on my street. Can also park on Ohio Avenue.
Which is down at the end of the street.
PLEASE BE AWARE it is a neighborhood with kids and pets - drive carefully.
Wear sunblock and bugspray.
Directions to the Summer Cookout
the north: Take
Route 1 South past
South of the
1 (past the
Ave. (if you pass the Burger King on your right, you’ve gone too far; continue to the end of Business Route 1 and go all the
around the traffic
circle back onto Business Route 1 north; turn right onto
Non-members - i.e., family, friends and walk-ins - are welcome atall public club events (nounattended children, please). Forinformation,send us an e-mail. Prydoniansofprynceton@yahoo.com
Route 1 (from the south): Take Express Route 1 until itmergeswith Route 1. Make a u-turn at the jughandle just past Mrs. G'sappliancestore (Bakers Basin Road) and follow Route 1 (from the north) above.ORgetontoAlternateRoute1northboundandmakealeftontoEastDarrahLaneusingthejughandle.
From Route 295. Get off at Exit 67, onto Route 1 South(towardsTrenton). (You're already south of Quakerbridge Mall and Mercer Mall,sodon't bother looking for them. The Route 1 split is about a mile southof where you get onto Route 1. Stay in the right-hand lane after you gothrough a traffic light at Franklin Corner Road; you'll pass a Toyotadealershipand a Kawasaki dealership.) Follow Route 1 (from the north)above.
From Route 206. Take Route 206 (from north, until just pastRiderCollege; from south until before Rider; if you see Rider College onyourleft, you've gone too far) to (west) Darrah Lane. Go eastward about twomiles; just before intersection with Alternate Route 1 South, Librarywillbe on your left. Across the street is the Triangle Art Center.
From northern New Jersey: Route 1 eventually leads toTrenton,but it's very congested around New Brunswick and then all the way downpast Princeton into Lawrenceville. Take it if you have low bloodpressureand lots of patience. Follow Route 1 (from the north)above.
New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 9 (New Brunswick).
Route 18 toNewBrunswick. The entrance to Route 1 south is on the
overpass just afterthe Route 1 north peel-off, less than a mile after
you get on Route 18.The Library is about 20 congested miles south of
New Brunswick. FollowRoute 1 (from the north) above.
For those of you less afraid of complicated directions thanof sitting in traffic all afternoon, take the Turnpike to Exit 8A (orExit8, see next paragraph): at the traffic light after the tolls, turnright,toward Cranbury. Get into the left lane. Make a left at the very nextlight.Go straight to the second light. Right onto 614W. Cross Route 130.Remainon 614W (called Dey Road). Follow for about 3 miles to the next light.Turn right onto Scudder's Mill Road. Straight till the third trafficlight,which is Route 1. To get onto Route 1 south, cross Route 1 (no directleftturn onto Route 1). Follow Route 1 (from the north) above.
From Turnpike Exit 8: get onto Route 33 West. Follow untilit ends. Turn left. Turn right at the very next traffic light (StocktonStreet). Follow until Route 130. Cross Route 130. This is nowPrinceton-HightstownRoad. Follow about 8 miles. About 1/4 mile past an Acme Supermarket (onyour left), the road will swing about to the left over a railroadbridge.Follow it. At the T-junction, go right. Follow about a mile or two tillyou come to Route 1 (you'll see three gas stations and a realty officeand church on the four corners). Go left. Follow Route 1 (from thenorth)above.
From the East (Shore Points): Take Route 195 West until itendsat Route 295. Follow From Route 295 above.
From South Jersey: take 295 North to Bordentown, follow 206untilit connects with 295 again, and follow #3 above. OR take 130 to 206 to295 and follow #3. OR take 206 north until it connects with 295 andfollowFrom Route 295.
We can arrange to pick you up at the Princeton Junction
trainstation(from New York - clickhere
for NJ Transit schedules - or fromPhiladelphia- clickhereforSEPTA
CentralPhiladelphiatoTrentonschedule -NOTE: from Trenton you
must take NJ Transit to Princeton Junction).Please send an e-mailwell
in advance. You must
let usknow in
advancewhich trainyou will be on.
We may also be able to arrange rides. Please give us sufficientnotice.If you can offer a ride, please call or e-mailto let us know.
In case of an emergency (only onthe day of an
Assembly), you missed yourtrain, etc, call
theLawrencevilleLibrary at (609) 882-9246. Ask for Sam and
mentionPrydonians of Prynceton.
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