LPN Weekly - 4/6/14

Make Reservations for Easter Brunch

An Easter Brunch April 20 will be served 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with seatings scheduled every half hour. The cost is $14.95 for adults, $8.95 for children 5-12 and free for children 4 and under. Call 641-755-2080 for reservations. Since the kitchen staff will be busy preparing for the brunch, the regular breakfast menu won't be available that morning.

Prior to the brunch, an Easter egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. sharp. Don't be late, last year's hunt proved these kids are fast! This is open to all children, not just those attending the brunch.

Beer Tasting, 4 Shades of Grey Return April 26

Back by popular demand, an evening of beer tasting and live music will take place at the LPN Conference Center Saturday, April 26. Between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., patrons will be able to taste test some new beers being considered for The Links. Between 8 p.m. and midnight, the local band "4 Shades of Grey" will rock the banquet room. There is no cover charge. Mark your calendar for this fun evening!

Other Happenings at The Links

Weekly drawings for a free lunch continue. Eat lunch at The Links Monday through Friday and get an entry form. A drawing is held each Friday from all business cards and entry forms submitted that week. John Hammer was last week's Lunch Bunch winner - congratulations!

Two weeks remain for the Friday night fish and shrimp buffet. The buffet cost is $11.95. Besides the fish and shrimp, the there is a nice selection of hot and cold sides and dessert.

Pro Shop Hours Expanded

While the weather isn't great yet, golfers are on the course in increasing numbers. Current pro shop hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and will be extended as weather conditions improve. Stop in to see the new merchandise, and get reacquainted with the pro shop staff.

If you haven't yet paid your 2014 golf dues, you need to do that soon to get the most out of your annual membership. There are several membership categories, including regular, distance and special. Call the pro shop at 641-755-2024 with questions, or review options online.

Get Registered for First Tournament of the Season

The first organized golf tournament of the LPN season is always the Bud Light 8" Cup. This year's event will be Sunday, April 27. As the name implies, the cups on the greens will be 8 inches to help players who lost their putting stroke over the winter.

Entry fees are $120 per team if all members are LPN golf members, and $240 per team if all members are not LPN golf members. Teams that register and PAY before April 15 can save some money, lowering those prices to $100 and $220 per team. If your team has a mixture of LPN members and non-members, see the entry form or call the pro shop for a fee breakdown.

Registration begins at 10 a.m., with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. and awards at 4 p.m. Entry fees cover golf with cart, range balls, hors d'oeuvres, and prizes. Download the entry form here.

Interested In Playing Pickleball?

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America. The racket sport combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. It is played on a surface that is one-third the size of a tennis court, and uses many of the same rules. A few people interested in playing pickleball have contacted the LPN for help connecting with others interested. If you’d like to learn more about the sport, and talk with others about getting some organized play going, contact LPN staffer Royce Shaffer at 641-755-2080 or rshaffer@lakepanorama.org. Give him your name, phone and email address. Once he has a list of those interested, he’ll share it with the entire group.

Upcoming Events

April 20: Easter Brunch
April 24: Panorama West Thursday morning men's league begins
April 26: Live Music from 4 Shades of Grey
April 27: Bud Light 8-inch Cup Tournament
April 29: Panorama West Tuesday evening men's league begins
April 30: Panorama West women's league kickoff at The Links
April 30: LPN men's league stag at The Links
May 1: LPN women's league kickoff at The Links