My Friend Irma / The Shadow / Baby Snooks

Performed and recorded on May 1, 2009.

Trivia Tuesday – June 15

Submit your answers by Monday, June 21, to be entered into a raffle. Check back the following Tuesday for the answers and a new set of trivia questions.

Answers to June 8 Trivia

1. In the US, what is the bestselling BBQ meat throughout the summer?

Steak
Hot dogs
Hamburger meat
Hot links

2. Who is the public service mascot that was first introduced to the US on August 9, 1944?

Yogi Bear and Boo Boo
Smokey Bear
Sparky the fire dog
Woodsy owl

3. Which three fresh fruits outsell all other fruits during the summer in America?

Guava, papaya, watermelon
Grapes, pineapple, watermelon
Watermelon, tomatoes and peaches
Cantaloupe, watermelon, peaches

4. Who had the summer hit with “Sealed With a Kiss?”

Brian Hyland
The Beach Boys
Frankie Valli
Billie Joe Royal

5. In which year was the beach ball invented?

1940
1938
1943
1936

Light Up the Sky

Performed and recorded on November 20, 2010.

Answers to June 1 Trivia

1. What was the most traditional way to make pink lemonade?

Add extra sugar
By adding a few drops of beet juice to regular lemonade
By adding a few drops of red food coloring for pink color
Add grapefruit juice to the lemonade

2. In which state in the USA were ice cream sandwiches believed to have been invented?

California
Delaware
Pennsylvania
New York

3. Which is the most sold summer item in America?

Swim shoes
Goggles
Swimsuits
Floats

4. Which beach sport became official in 1986?

Beach soccer
Surfing
Beach volleyball
Ultimate Frisbee

5. In which year was table tennis introduced to the summer Olympics?

1972
1965
1988
1945

Run for Your Wife

Performed and recorded on March 13, 2014.

June 2021: The War Widow by Tara Moss

Sydney, 1946. Though war correspondent Billie Walker is happy to finally be home, for her the heady postwar days are tarnished by the loss of her father and the disappearance in Europe of her husband, Jack. To make matters worse, now that the war is over, the newspapers are sidelining her reporting talents to prioritize jobs for returning soldiers. But Billie is a survivor and she's determined to take control of her own future. So she reopens her late father's business, a private investigation agency, and, slowly, the women of Sydney come knocking.

At first, Billie's bread and butter is tailing cheating husbands. Then, a young man, the son of European immigrants, goes missing, and Billie finds herself on a dangerous new trail that will lead up into the highest levels of Sydney society and down into its underworld. What is the young man’s connection to an exclusive dance club and a high-class auction house? When the people Billie questions about the young man start to turn up dead, Billie is thrown into the path of Detective Inspector Hank Cooper. Will he take her seriously or will he just get in her way? As the danger mounts and Billie realizes that much more than one young man’s life is at stake, it becomes clear that though the war was won, it is far from over.

Answers to May 25 Trivia

What percentage of people travel by car on Memorial Day weekend?

15%
72%
47%
88%

What is the top Memorial Day weekend destination?

New York, New York
Orlando, FL
Washington, D.C.
Philadelphia, PA

Approximately how many Americans barbecue on Memorial Day weekend?

75%
25%
50%
90%

When in Rome

Performed and recorded on November 17, 2013.

Answers to May 18 Trivia

Which state was the first to designate Decoration Day as an official holiday?

New York
Pennsylvania
North Carolina
Virginia

What item is placed on each grave at Arlington Cemetery every year during the National Memorial Day celebration?

A paper poppy
A small American flag
A military medal
A wreath

How many soldiers are buried in Arlington National Cemetery?

50,000
10,000
400,000
1 million

What is the most popular activity people participate in on Memorial Day?

Visiting friends and family
Parade
Decorating graves
Watching war documentaries

Aprons

Performed and recorded on November 17, 2016.

Answers to May 11 Trivia

Why was May 30th chosen as the original day to celebrate Memorial Day?

It marked the start of the Civil War.
It marked the end of the Civil War.
It was the day of the first Civil War casualty.
There were no significant battles on that day in history.

In what year did Memorial Day become a legal federal holiday?

1865
1868
1942
1971

Who started the tradition of wearing red poppies on Memorial Day?

Moina Michael
Dorothea Dix
Florence Nightingale
General John Logan

Which of the following is commonly used to decorate graves on Memorial Day?

Balloons
Notes
Wreaths
Candles

12 Angry Jurors

Performed and recorded on November 14, 2009.

Answers to May 4 Trivia

What was the original name for Memorial Day?

Remembrance Day
Decoration Day
Civil War Soldier Day
The Day of Remembrance

Who is credited with starting Memorial Day?

Abraham Lincoln
Robert E. Lee
James Garfield
John Logan

The American Civil War resulted in the creation of the country’s first what?

National cemeteries
National monument
National guard
National Security Administration

Where is the official birthplace of Memorial Day?

Massachusetts
Virginia
New York
Pennsylvania

Don’t Dress for Dinner

Performed and recorded on November 14, 2014.

Answers to April 27 Trivia

Which country celebrates Anzac Day, on the 25th of April?

China
Russia
Australia
Canada

What should you be doing on the 26th of April?

Eating hotdogs
Exercising
Baking buns
Planting a tree

Which Saint celebrates his feast day on the 23rd of April?

St. Agnes
St. Joseph
St. George
St. Martin

May 2021: The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor

From The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home comes a historical novel inspired by true events, and the extraordinary female lighthouse keepers of the past two hundred years.

They call me a heroine, but I am not deserving of such accolades. I am just an ordinary young woman who did her duty.”

1838: Northumberland, England. Longstone Lighthouse on the Farne Islands has been Grace Darling’s home for all of her twenty-two years. When she and her father rescue shipwreck survivors in a furious storm, Grace becomes celebrated throughout England, the subject of poems, ballads, and plays. But far more precious than her unsought fame is the friendship that develops between Grace and a visiting artist. Just as George Emmerson captures Grace with his brushes, she in turn captures his heart.

1938: Newport, Rhode Island. Nineteen-years-old and pregnant, Matilda Emmerson has been sent away from Ireland in disgrace. She is to stay with Harriet, a reclusive relative and assistant lighthouse keeper, until her baby is born. A discarded, half-finished portrait opens a window into Matilda’s family history. As a deadly hurricane approaches, two women, living a century apart, will be linked forever by their instinctive acts of courage and love.

Answers to April 20 Trivia

Which famous fictional character celebrates a birthday on the 17th of April?

Sherlock Holmes
Daffy Duck
Shrek
Peter Parker

What International Day is recognized on the 22nd of April?

Human Rights Day
Intergalactic Alien Day
Earth Day
International Children's Day

What city was hit by an earthquake on the 18th of April, 1906?

Rome
Madrid
Tokyo
San Francisco

Which famous writer celebrated his birthday on the 23rd of April?

Ian Fleming
Arthur Conan Doyle
William Shakespeare
Jeffery Chaucer

Answers to April 13 Trivia

If you were born in April, what would your birthstone be?

Sapphire
Emerald
Ruby
Diamond

Which classic board game is honored on the 13th of April?

Monopoly
Clue
Chess
Scrabble

The titanic hit the infamous iceberg on which day in April?

29
14
22
7

Which fat food franchise first opened its doors on April 15th, 1955?

Dairy Queen
Jack in the Box
McDonald's
A&W

Thursday Night at the Theater

Beginning May 6, 2021, we will be sharing with you videos of our Performing Arts Club’s past performances.

New videos will premiere at 6:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays:

  • May 6: Don’t Dress for Dinner
  • May 13: 12 Angry Jurors
  • May 20: Aprons
  • May 27: When in Rome
  • June 3: Run for Your Wife
  • June 10: Light Up the Sky
  • June 17: The Shadow/My Friend Irma/Baby Snooks

Answers to April 6 Trivia

If you were born in April, what would your flower be?

Sweet Pea
Peony
Bee Balm
Foxtail

If you were born on the 15th of April, what would your zodiac sign be?

Aries
Cancer
Scorpio
Libra

Which U.S. President was born on the 13th of April 1743?

James Madison
Thomas Jefferson
John Quincy Adams
Andrew Jackson

If you were born on the 28th of April, what would your zodiac sign be?

Aquarius
Leo
Sagittarius
Taurus

April 2021: The Return by Nicholas Sparks

Trevor Benson never intended to move back to New Bern, North Carolina. But when a mortar blast outside the hospital where he worked sent him home from Afghanistan with devastating injuries, the dilapidated cabin he'd inherited from his grandfather seemed as good a place to regroup as any.

Tending to his grandfather's beloved beehives, Trevor isn't prepared to fall in love with a local . . . yet, from their very first encounter, Trevor feels a connection with deputy sheriff Natalie Masterson that he can't ignore. But even as she seems to reciprocate his feelings, she remains frustratingly distant, making Trevor wonder what she's hiding.

Further complicating his stay in New Bern is the presence of a sullen teenage girl, Callie, who lives in the trailer park down the road. Trevor hopes Callie can shed light on the mysterious circumstances of his grandfather's death, but she offers few clues -- until a crisis triggers a race to uncover the true nature of Callie's past, one more intertwined with the elderly man's passing than Trevor could ever have imagined.

In his quest to unravel Natalie and Callie's secrets, Trevor will learn the true meaning of love and forgiveness . . . and that in life, to move forward, we must often return to the place where it all began.

Answers to March 16 Trivia

1. Which sport has a tournament named March Madness?

Hockey
Soccer
Basketball
Baseball

2. The holiday of Nowruz is celebrated in March. What is this celebration?

Russian Independence
International Human Rights Day
The End of World War One
New Years

3. Which country celebrates Martisor?

Vietnam
Spain
Iceland
Romania

4. Which of these Saint's days is not in March?

Saint George
Saint David
Saint Joseph
Saint Patrick

5. Prince Kuhio is recognized in March. Which culture celebrates this man?

Hawaiian
Chinese
Japanese
Indonesian

Answers to March 9 Trivia

1. How many days are in the month of March?

28
30
27
31

2. The Ides of March is a famous day. What day is it?

5th
3rd
26th
15th

3. Which historical figure was killed on the Ides of March?

Joan of Arc
Plato
Socrates
Julius Caesar

4. Which US President was born on the 29th of March?

Woodrow Wilson
Herbert Hoover
Grover Cleveland
John Tyler

5. If you were born on the 27th of March, what is your zodiac sign?

Gemini
Libra
Aquarius
Aries

Answers to March 2 Trivia

1. If your birthday is on the fifth of March, what is your zodiac sign?

Libra
Cancer
Leo
Pisces

2. What is your birthstone if you are born in the month of March?

Garnet
Ruby
Opal
Aquamarine

3. The month of March is named for which god?

The god of war
The god of music
The god of love
The god of spring

4. If you were born in March, what is your flower?

Hyacinth
Crocus
Tulip
Daffodil

5. The month of March is associated with which culture's god?

Celtic
Gaelic
Norse
Roman