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Tuesday March 17th: Irish Heritage Day and Rube Goldberg device

Celebrating Irish Heritage through potato guns, plus construction (outside) of a messy Rube Goldberg device.

6:30 pm at Tina's house, directions via email. We need people to bring a potato gun (Dennis?), potatoes, and a target. For the Rube Goldberg device, we need people to bring ideas of what useless/useful thing we want it to accomplish, plus all sorts of interesting things to incorporate into it. Snack food contributions and lanterns would also be good.

Name # of self/family/friends Idea for RG RG supplies Potato gun supplies Food/lanterns
Tina Wood 2 Fire the potato gun ?? ?? Carrots, pumpernickle bread, spinach dip
Dennis DeLorme 2 x x potato gun
Tim M 1 x Rope, heavy junk, pvc pipe, vice bench, duct tape potatoes chips&dip
Your name here x x x potato target x
Aaron Albertson 1 I expect inspiration to strike when all materials are assembled diet Coke and Mentos + nozzle x umm... Still thinking...
Will Schmidt 2 (?) waiting for that inspirational moment before deciding x x lantern/spotlight
Kevin Arhelger 2 hmmm, I'll see what I can find... x x x
Luka B x x x x x
Your name here x x x x x
Your name here x x x x x

Past Social Meetings

Suggestions for future socials

If you like the idea, please let us know!


  • Sledding (but where? (judd hill and eastwood park are official sites in roch for sledding, stewartville has a sledding hill))
  • Snowshoeing and/or cross country skiing at Quarry Hill. They also rent equipment. (Nerstrand Big Woods state park also has showshoes for rent)
  • Paintball
  • Mini golf
  • Canoe trip (this would have to be at least a half day trip to the Root River)
  • Ice cream social
  • Kite flying
  • Picnic
  • Frisbee golf
  • Walk
  • Roadside or river litter cleanup
  • Geocaching - perhaps we can borrow some devices and have several practice caches set up, or perhaps we can team up to find some more challenging targets. Probably also a multi-hour social.
  • Orienteering event or practice field trip
  • Snow tubing and/or skiing at Steeplechase (No good, Steeplechase is closed for 2007-2009 seasons)
  • WWFM (World Wide Flash Mob), the next one is Saturday, May 2nd, 2009


  • Goonies Comedy Club
  • Bowling
  • Whistle Binkies / Westfire / Beetles / Whisky Bones / other locations with adult beverages and now smoke free!
  • pwned game center gaming night (did 12/08) or Area 51 Gaming
  • Movies (upcoming sci fi movie releases include Watchmen, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Star Trek XI, Terminator IV, Transformers II, or whatever you have to suggest)
  • Discussion of experience of being an election judge, next time we meet someplace that's not too loud
  • Board and card games. Some members are fans of Robo Rally and Munchkin
  • Ice skating at the Rec Center, skate rentals available
  • RC helicoptor/plane flying at the Rec Center. Tuesday nights, 7-10 pm. Bring your own UFO. Free.
  • Rube Goldberg device, built out of whatever we brought. Include Diet Coke and Mentos?
  • Potato guns!
  • Baking geeky cookies
  • Take an introductory archery session at Archery Headquarters
  • Museum field trip:
    • Bell Museum of Natural History in Minneapolis, Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul
    • Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre in Davenport IA for the May 23 - Sept. 8, 2009 GPS Adventure exhibit. Details on what the exhibit would be like can be found here
  • Leonardo's Basement has adult projects at Studio Bricolage (Jan topic was build a jacob's ladder and other high voltage projects )
  • Your suggestion here, please (or email tina)