October News (2010)

Dear Practice Friends,

Welcome to autumn! Thanks so much for your feedback about last month’s updates. People enjoyed both the Practice community news and social opportunities, and I plan to include them whenever there is news to report. We do have some class changes and more for October:

  • Class changes:
  • Joy’s Level 2 Hatha Yoga on Thursdays will now start at 7p.
  • The Hatha Yoga Level 1 class on Tuesdays at 7p has been moved to Thursdays at 6p.
  • The Thursday 11a TRX/Mat combo class has been discontinued for the fall. Please join us for the TRX class on Fridays at 11a instead!
  • Kitty Snow will be taking over the Wednesday Group Reformer Class at 7p.
  • Retail: We have a great looking half zip pullover as well as more of our long pants for the fall and winter; expect them on the shelves in approximately two weeks!

Practice Community News:

  • A very special shout out goes to Skip Snow, Dayton’s rock star senior amateur golfer, who racked up three big wins (and another near-win) over the last month: Runner Up in the Senior Porter Cup in western New York; Winner in the Super Senior Division of the Senior Azalea Amateur Golf Tournament in Charleston, SC; Winner of his 20th Dayton Country Club Championship; winning team (Miami Valley) of the Ohio Intrastate Championship at Firestone CC in Akron. NEWSFLASH: The new Golfweek Magazine Senior Amateur rankings are out, and they have ranked Skip No. 2 in the nation for the Super Senior Division (ages 65+). Congrats, Skip (and thank you for the update, Kitty)!
  • Nancy Knickerbocker achieved a personal record of 2:59:46 in The Nation’s Triathlon in Washington, DC, on September 12th, breaking the 3 hour mark for an Olympic distance triathlon for the first time since she began training in 2003! For an encore, Nancy will be running the Columbus Half Marathon in 2 weeks. Congrats and good luck, Nancy!
  • The Bourbon Chase: Brent Johnson, Joan Wire and Patrick will be part of a 12-person team from Dayton participating The Bourbon Chase, a 200 mile relay race around bourbon and horse country in Kentucky, that starts on Friday, October 22nd and ends on Saturday afternoon, October 23rd. Wish us luck!

Social Opportunities:

  • 2 fantastic plays at the Human Race Theatre Company: I have the good fortune to be on the Artistic Committee for the Human Race Theatre Company, Dayton’s only professional theater. We spend the fall and winter each year reading scripts and narrowing selections for the following season (a bit of trivia: I have a master’s degree in playwriting). I love the quality of the work that HRTC produces, and I’m especially thrilled with the choices that the committee made for this 2010-2011 season. If you’ve never had the opportunity to check out one of the real gems of our city, you now have two chances in October:
    • August: Osage County – ‘The saga of the Weston family of Oklahoma and its many issues – and, boy, do they have issues – won five Tony Awards and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and The Human Race and Wright State University Theatre are combining to make Dayton one of the first regional sites to present Tracy Letts’ masterpiece.” The show opened to wonderful reviews September 29th and runs through the end of this week, October 10th. This show is bring presented at Wright State University’s Festival Playhouse in the Creative Arts Center. See www.humanracetheatre.org for further info including show times and how to order tickets.
    • The 39 Steps – From the Human Race Theatre web site: “Combine the styles of two of the greatest British exports – Alfred Hitchcock and Monty Python – and set four performers loose to play more than 150 characters, and you’ve got one of the funniest shows to hit the stage this millennium.” The 39 Steps opens Oct. 21st and runs through Nov. 7 and is performed downtown at the Loft. I’ll be there with Deb Thursday, October 28th. If you get tickets for the same night, maybe we can meet up for dinner before the show. Again, see www.humanracetheatre.org for ticket info and directions to the Loft.
    • Masquerage 2010, October 16th: One of the best events of the entire year, Masquerage is a fantastic night of costumes, dancing and entertainment. See http://www.masquerage.org/ for details.

Best wishes,


Practice Calendar 10-2010-rev

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