Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church • Houston, Texas
TRUE CRIME STORIES
Hosted by The Venturers
With Kathryn Casey
From early on, Kathryn Casey loved to read, so much that as a little kid, her mother had to order her to put the book down and go out and play. After college, she spent nearly 20 years as a magazine writer, contributing more than 100 articles to national magazines including TV Guide, Rolling Stone, Texas Monthly, and Readers’ Digest. She began her career at the late-but-great Houston City Magazine, where she covered her first murder case — from that point on, she was hooked. During her years covering crime, Casey’s written nine true crime books and expanded into fiction. The first book in her mystery series, Singularity, introduces Lieutenant Sarah Armstrong, the Texas Rangers’ lone profiler, as she hunts a seriously strange killer. Kathryn Casey is a member of the Author’s Guild and Mystery Writers of America. She says, “I do enjoy the writing, and I sincerely hope you enjoy the reading!” She and her husband live in Houston with their dog, a funny and fluffy white and gray Havanese named Nelson.
Monday, January 9 6:00 PM Social Hour, Dinner/Program at 7:00 Held at Westchase Hilton (9999 Westheimer) RSVP by January 3 to Chuck and Linnie Edwards: 9350 Shady Lane Circle, 77063, 713-785-7115
Prime Timers presents
A Walk Down
Happy New Year! We have the very best way for you to celebrate the New Year. Perennial favorite Rob Landes returns to Prime Timers to delight us again! His performance is called A Walk Down Broadway. Be prepared to enjoy old and new preferred musical selections. Invite all your friends!
Tuesday, January 17 Doors open: 10:30 AM Announcements: 10:45 AM Program: 11:00 AM Lunch: 12:00-1:00 PM
TO RSVP FOR LUNCH: A check for $9.50 made out to MDPC Prime Timers may be dropped at the Front Office or mailed to MDPC, Attention: Prime Timers. Check must be received by January 11! Call Evelyn Cook with questions: 713-504-2919 PRIME TIMERS, REMEMBER: Be sure to pay your $10 Membership Fee if you have not done so yet. You may bring a separate check to the meeting or drop it off with your lunch reservation. Just be sure to write “Dues” on your $10 check and “January luncheon” on your $9.50 check.
MDPC Senior Adults
Tuesday, January 17
Sunday, January 8
Join us for our next Bridge game! You do not need a partner, just come enjoy friendly games.
Monday, January 9
Call Dee Bell with questions and the address of the home where we will play: 281-496-2090
Tuesday, January 17
4:00-7:00 PM | Member Home
December Anniversaries • Lee & Tom Campbell • Bob & Ruth Chesshir 50+ • Jim & Janet Kepner 60+
Venturers Dinner and Program: True Crime Stories Prime Timers: Rob Landes: A Walk Down Broadway
Tuesday, January 17 Bridge Game
Tuesday, January 24
Holly Hall Book Review: First Lady
Book Recommendations Holly Hall Book Review First Lady: The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill by Sonia Purnell Reviewer: Lurline Morrow This biography of Winston Churchill’s wife brings her out from his shadow and argues for her historical importance. From the personal to the political, author Sonia Purnell presents the inspiring yet often ignored story of one of the most important women in modern history.
Tuesday, January 24 10:30 AM at St. Luke’s UMC, 3471 Westheimer Season Ticket $35 | Individual Ticket $12
Last September, Prime Timers welcomed Valerie Koehler of Blue Willow Bookshop for the program, “Books Are Here to Stay!” Here are the recommendations she shared: • The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin • Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave • The Summer Before The War by Helen Simonson • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles • Mischling by Affinity Konar • Truly Madly Guilty by Lianne Moriarty • Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman • Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst • Arrowood by Laura McHugh • Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal • City of Thieves by David Benioff • Good As Gone by Amy Gentry • Wonder by Emma Donoghue • Otis and the Kittens by Loren Long • Creation by Cynthia Rylant • Fish in a Tree by Mullaly Linda Hunt
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church • 11612 Memorial Drive • Houston, Texas 77024 • mdpc.org • 713-782-1710