The 2016 Annual Holiday Potluck of The Arizona Mushroom Society, Inc., will be held Saturday, December 17th, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. It will take place at the Maricopa County Extension Service Building, located at 4341 East Broadway in Phoenix, Arizona. The entrance (easy to miss in the dark) is on the South side of Broadway Rd, about 30 feet east of the Traffic Light at 43rd Place.
Door prizes will be given out.
If you can, please bring a dish to share at the potluck according to the following assignment:
If your last name begins with letters A-H, please bring a salad or side dish; if I-P please bring a dessert; if Q-Z please bring a main dish.
Of course, please bring the proper utensil with which to serve the dish. If the dish is to be served hot, bring your own crock-pot, skillet, etc. and extension cord to be plugged in.
If you use wild-picked mushrooms, you must comply with the Society's published safety regulations.
Coffee, soft drinks, ice, paper plates, cups and plastic utensils will be provided by the Club. The Club will also provide a cooked ham.
Our program for the evening will be informative as usual! Our guest speaker this year will be mycologist Britt Bunyard, Ph.D., the publisher of FUNGI Magazine, and director of the annual Telluride Mushroom Festival. His lecture is entitled, "The Agony and the Ecstasy; or, Waiter, there’s a fly agaric in my soup… and I love it!" He will be discussing a number of strange and wonderful mushrooms that exemplify the unique biochemistry of the Kingdom of Fungi, with its panoply of deadly poisons, savory flavors, mind-expanding psychoactives, economically important enzymes of fermentation, and healing contributions to Western and alternative medicine.
Other activities for the meeting are now in the planning stages, so you will have to attend to enjoy them. Our potlucks have always been an enjoyable way to recap the years activities, and give you a chance to win a free turkey or ham certificate for the Holiday Season.
If you have a photograph of an interesting mushroom or other fungus, or a dried specimen to display, or a mushroom-related work of art or handicrafts, feel free to bring that along to set up on our display table.
Mark your calendars for December 17th, 2016 and plan to attend the 2016 Winter Potluck!