You been lifting heavy weights and getting all ready for the September NipClub Stone Put Tossing event? Me neither – but it still will be lots of fun! This Stone Put toss is akin to the modern day shot-put but with a stone picked from the local NipClub river – but not just any stone, a 16-18 pound stone. You’ll use your little fuzzy, furry, scaley or what have you arms or fins to throw from behind the “trig” or toe board to as faaaaar as you can, for distance. But the flair is in the toss – you don’t just whip it, you throw with style: there are several different throwing styles that can be used including the glide (a smooth, almost dance like movement to get all your energy under the stone to toss it forward; or the spin, where you twirl around like a dervish and let go at just the right time). The throw is recorded by measuring the distance from the back of the trig to wherever it hits first on the ground. No cheating! You hear me – there’s to be no ‘help’ from the audience, or anipals you hire to carry the ball forward while the judge isn’t looking! Each competitor is allowed three attempts with the best throw being recorded for the final score. Yes, it’s sure to be a mighty fine, thrill seeking yet virtually safe game. Don’t worry though, there will be a medic on hand for thunks on the head (hee hee!).
Join the Entertainment Leader during the time listed, and you’ll be set for some guaranteed fun! Prize for the most creative Stone Put Tosser!
Date: Saturday August 12 Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM EDT Host: @lucky_gsd
We’re going to ask that you join us down in the beautifully lush lawn, infront of the NipClub stadium and participate in the big Scottish Country Dance! You’ll be lined up across from another anipal and dance to your hearts deligh – it’s hard to find a more graceful dance than Scottish Country Dancing (unless our anipal pals are dancing it). The boys will don kilts and the lasses will be in white dresses with tartan sashes to perform some intricate (or not) dance steps, Our super pawesome NipClub DJs will be creating some pawesome 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 Scottish Country Dance games will start out all with the Entertainment Leaders calls, but then we’re sure it will digress in to something more like a stomp, or mosh pit, or even a good old country line dance – but at least it will start out in the traditional Highland Dance way!
The best Scottish Country Dancer will win a prize, so make sure to join the Entertainment Leader listed in the time below and come on out and have a good time.
Date: Saturday August 12 Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM EDT Host: TBA
So you think you know your Scottish Trivia now do ya? Well, this trivia contest is going to test your knowledge! Do you know the name of the sea monster that lives in a river in Scotland? Do you know what river that sea monster lives in? What’s the capital of Scotland? What is the national animal of Scotland (hint: you won’t believe it)? Okay anipals now that you know how this trivia game will be played, 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 Scottish Trivia! If you know some Scottish trivia, we encourage you to just tweet your question out and don’t hold back – we encourage you to join in the fun! Play along and if you know the answer, tweet it – and if you have a question just tweet it out, it’s going to be a free for all knowledge hoedown of all things Scottish.
Join the Entertainment Leader during the time listed and bring a safety pin because with the windy weather, the kilt your wearing may flip open! Oh, and there will be a prize for the anipal with the most correct answers!
Date: Saturday August 12 Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM EDT Host: TBA
Join us as we all gather on the luxurious and historic lawn of St. Andrews. Join the NipClub Entertainment Leader listed and you’ll be in for 9 holes of sheer fun! While most anipals may consider golf an elitest sport, here at NipClub it’s totally accessible, with a glorious lawn to play on….but with a twist! A twist you say? Yes a twist! The Entertainment Leader will drop down 9 balls – each anipal that plays (can be singles, doubles, triples, or what-have-you on a team) take turns wacking the balls…but what happens, that is the twist! All but one ball will be just what it appears – a nice golf ball, looking to be lodged as far as your splendid golf swing will take it, but one ball….it will be the devil packed in a dimply, round ball of goodness! One player in every nine, who takes their turn swinging at a golf ball, will get a suprise *kapow* but will it be a good prize (e.g. glitter and streamers) or a hilarious prize (e.g. exploding jello splattered all over you) – the only way to know? Just take a swing – come on, it won’t be that bad!
The anipal that swings with the most drama, glamor or pizzaz will win a glorious prize! So, it’s worth the chance – just bring an extra pair of clothes because you never know what will happen. So wear your golfing best, grab your golf balls and bag, and join the Entertainment Leader during the time listed below and you will be guaranteed a great time!
Date: Saturday August 12 Time: 8:00 – 9:00 PM EDT Host: TBA
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 during the time 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 listed and join in the fun!
Date: Sunday August 12 Time: 9:00 – 10:00 AM EDT Host: @3phibotticelli
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 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: Sunday August 12 Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM EDT Host: @3phibotticelli