The Holiday Dinner for Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club will be held on Monday, December 12, 2011, at 6:00 PM at the Quarrier Diner, at 1022 Quarrier Street, in downtown Charleston. In keeping with the spirit of recent years, we'll have some novelty games and bird-related amusements. We may even sign a song or two together. We have reserved the upstairs banquet room for the club so we shall have space exclusively to our use. Hope to see you there!
Our Christmas Count this year will take place on Saturday, December 17, 2011. If you would like to be matched up with a group, or at least an experienced birder, to participate in the Christmas Count, please talk to Marilyn Morton at the Holiday Dinner or give her a call at 304-727-5077. On Saturday evening after the observations are completed, the Mortons will host a post-Count gathering at their home in St. Albans to tally up the totals, to replenish your soul with some warm food and to trade notes on some of the events of the day. You are invited to stop by their home any time after 6:00 PM. (Directions to their home follow below and also are provided in an attached document.)
DIRECTIONS TO MORTON’S HOUSE
2720 Lakeview Drive, St. Albans
At the traffic light at the St. Albans/Nitro bridge and Rt. 60 (MacCorkle Ave.), turn into St. Albans (away from the river). Go through the railroad underpass and on to the second traffic light (Kanawha Terrace). Turn right. Go one block (to the traffic light) and turn left. This puts you on the main road (Pennsylvania Ave. at this point) to our area, Riverlake Estates. Continue on this road for 2.7 miles.
Along the way, you will have Coal River on your right and, a little further on, railroad tracks on your left. The road hugs the tracks (the river soon is out of sight) and finally crosses the tracks. Proceed on past the 7-Eleven store for about 1/2-mile. The road forks at this point and a sign on the right announces Riverlake Estates. Turn right into Riverlake Estates (don't go up the hill straight ahead or through the tunnel to the left).
After crossing the tracks into Riverlake Estates, take the third street going left (Lakeview Drive). Our house is 2720, the 5th house on the left, counting the corner house. Call if you have trouble.
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