Bowling  - Thursday, Feb. 15  

"The most whimsical yet discomfiting bit of evidence of social disengagement in contemporary America that I have discovered is this: more Americans are bowling today than ever before, but bowling in organized leagues has plummeted in the last decade or so. Between 1980 and 1993 the total number of bowlers in America increased by 10 percent, while league bowling decreased by 40 percent... The rise of solo bowling threatens the livelihood of bowling-lane proprietors because those who bowl as members of leagues consume three times as much beer and pizza as solo bowlers, and the money in bowling is in the beer and pizza, not the balls and shoes. The broader social significance, however, lies in the social interaction and even occasionally civic conversations over beer and pizza that solo bowlers forgo. Whether or not bowling beats balloting in the eyes of most Americans, bowling teams illustrate yet another vanishing form of social capital."  -Robert D. Putnam

Discuss the above article this week at Coal Creek Sports Center.  With twenty-four lanes, cocktail and snack bars, two pool tables, and video games.  There must be a God.

6:30 p.m. - Character Building
Druid Arms

809 Main St.  map
Louisville, CO 80027-1831 
Phone: (303)661-0721

8:30 p.m. - Open Bowling
Coal Creek Sports Center   map CCSC
550 W. South Boulder Road      map from Druid Arms
Lafayette, CO 80026 
Phone: (303) 673-0772 

See ya there!
Jim 720-232-7585

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