Here we go again, lots of anipals get in a boat and cruise murky waters where lore has it that a super big, and rather scary, critter calls home. Does that sound smart? Nope, not at all – and that’s why we’re doing it! Meet down by the locks where we’ll all climb aboard the SS NipClub yacht to cruise the beautiful Loch Ness. We’ll explore the whole 37 kilometer expanse of Loch Ness, starting at the south end and make our way north – going through all of the interconnected rivers that comprise the beautiful water way. The Loch Ness is known for it’s wonderful fresh water that houses fertile peat and various fish and other assorted marine life. Our Entertainment Leader(s) will point out the highlights along our cruise, and if we’re lucky we may even see Nessie, the monster that lives in the Loch Ness. What? Did I say that? Yes, I did, seems like we’ve got a date with the Loch Ness monster! So grab your life jacket, pin your kilt closed (don’t want to give a free show you know), and join the Entertainment Leader(s) during the time(s) listed below and you will be guaranteed a great time!
Date: Sat Oct 11 Time: 8:00 – 9:00 pm EDT Host: @WinstonTabby . @meisroxythepug
This is a trivia contest with all things Scottish! There’s a monster that lives in a river in Scotland, what’s it called? What’s the largest city in Scotland? Name the original singer of AC/DC? What? Yup, he was Scottish! Okay anipals now that you have the gist of things, come on down to the grassy knoll and gather around in a nice big circle while our Entertainment Leader(s) thrill you with a game of Name the Scottish man, Woman, or Critter! Heck, if you know some Scottish trivia, don’t hold back – you will be encouraged to participate too! Know the answer, then tweet right in – and if you have a question just tweet it out, it’s going to be a free for all knowledge fest of all things Scottish. Join the Entertainment Leader(s) during the time(s) listed below and bring a blanket because with the windy weather, the kilt your wearing may just not be enough to keep you warm. Oh, and there will be a prize for the anipal with the most correct answers!
Date: Sat Oct 11 Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm EDT Hosts: @skye613 . @mariodacat
Kilts will be a fluttering about during this fun event! We are going to have a little fun with you while you wear your kilt with Scottish pride. Every anipal will be given a lovely kilt to wear and then the games begin: there will be hopscotch, pole vaulting, long jumping, and a race around the NipClub track! We’ll even have little rubber squeaky toys for the dogs to chase about in their kilts, as well as lasers that beam lights for the cats to pounce on. The goal of this event is to have as much fun scampering and skittering about while keeping your kilt in place and decent like (you know what I mean). Anipals will join the Entertainment Leader(s) during the time(s) listed below, and lead through a series of fun events (and a few made up ones that we didn’t list) to see which anipal will be named King or Queen of the Kilt Critter Race (crown included). So come on over to the Kilt Critter Race track during the time(s) listed and join in the fun!
Date: Sun Oct 12 Time: 9:00 – 10:00 AM EDT Host: @3phibotticelli`s Sadie
Join us for the official closing of the October, Highlander Games themed NipClub pawty. For NipClub Highlander Games attendees, the most memorable event is the massing of the pipe bands. We expect up to 20 or more pipers will join in the fun and march and play together. Anipals everywhere will join in the thunderous rendition of traditional favorites like Scotland the Brave or Amazing Grace, and other crowd-pleasing favorites like AC/DC (what? just making sure your paying attention!). Kilted fuzzies (and feathered, and scaled, etc.) will gather on Bag Pipe Lane, puff puff puff on their little bag pipes to make them bellow and skirl, and jam away while anipals gather in the street and clap their paws and stomp their feet (welly, really paws) to the glorious emanating sounds! Some critters will even be so moved by the sounds that they’ll sing along… don’t believe me? Well check it out here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJBgSsVyQns)! Look for the Entertainment Leader(s) listed below, and join in the Bagpipe Boogie fun – and if your the best bagpiper and or dancer, you could win yourself a nice prize!
Date: Sun Oct 12 Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM EDT Host: TBA
Well put on your ghillies and come on out and dance! Don’t know what ghillies are, or even if you have a pair, don’t worry about it – we didn’t know either, so had to look it up. Ghillies are the type of shoes worn at highland dance competitions, they are soft and flexible like ballet slippers. So grab some ghillies and put them on your paws (fins if your a fish, and just toss one on your head if your a snake) and come on out and dance! The super pawesome NipClub DJs will be stirring up the tunes, and you are invited to strut your stuff solo style, or as a twosome (threesomes and foursomes are okay as well, heck, if you want the whole lot of you can break out in a River Dance scene) – and dance up a storm. The Highland Dance games will be in the traditional style, on the balls of your paws (or whatever you have) with some integral upper body, arm, and paw movements (if your a bird, you are free to use your wings and bob your head – you look pretty cool when you do that). The best Highland Dancer will win a prize, so make sure to join the Entertainment Leader listed in the time(s) below and come on out and have a good time.
Date: Sat Oct 11 Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm EDT Host: TBA
Hope you’ve been working out anipals, because the October NipClub pawty will test your strength and might! The Heavy Weight Tossing games are vast, so lift your kilt and scamper on over to the game area. We’ll start out with Caber Toss, where anipals will grab a long, tapered pine log & toss it end-over-end to see who gets it the farthest. Next is Stone Put, a lot like a shot put, but with a stone (doh!). Followed by Hammer Throw…sounds safe, don’t you think? Just like it sounds, you grab the hammer with your paws, or beak, whirl it about your head and see who tosses it the farthest. Yes, all of these mighty fine, thrill seeking yet virtually safe games have been planned for your October Nipclub enjoyment. Medic on hand for thunks on the head (hee hee!). Join the Entertainment Leader during the time(s) listed below, and you’ll be set for some guaranteed fun! Prize for the most creative heavy weight tosser!
Date: Sat Oct 11 Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm EDT Host: @cherylpoestone