The annual beginning-of-the-year potluck picnic/party will happen at Barbara and Voldja’s place (50 Hobart Lane in Amherst) on Saturday, September 6. It starts at 3:30 and continues into the evening. WHISC has been informed that casual dress is acceptable. Sporting events include badminton and croquet (casual dress is acceptable for these activities as well). Feel free to bring equipment for more strenuous activities.
Bring things to eat and drink. There will be a charcoal grill provided, and it’ll be hot by 4:30 or so. International foods are encouraged, as are adventuresome dishes.
Also bring friends, family, children, colleagues, hangers-on, partners, companions and Philosophers. But no dogs please.
Here is a message from Barbara regarding Hobart Lane’s notorious parking issues:
There is no parking permitted on most of Hobart Lane. Parking is possible in our driveway, and parking is possible in the daylight hours on the opposite side of the street between our house and where Hobart Lane turns into a dirt road, but for safety, put a note under your windshield wiper that tells the police your name and that you are now at 50 Hobart Lane and asking them please to let us know if there is a problem. (The parking restrictions help us combat the problems of large beer parties in the neighboring apartment complexes on Hobart Lane, so we like to stay friends with the police! We'll let them know about the party, but they won't be able to grant a total parking waiver for a September Saturday. They usually agree to come and let us know when cars need to be moved, rather than just towing them away.)