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Code4Lib 2010 social activities


New breweries opening

Original Proposal (suggests some nearby events)

Asheville Beer Hashtag

Planned events

Plan one if you like! Either on your own or you can join the social activities committee.

Asheville Brews Cruise

"Experience a taste of Asheville’s thriving local beer scene with an exclusive tour of three of our award-winning microbreweries." - http://www.brewscruise.com/asheville/

A big shout out to Talis for stepping up and sponsoring a portion of this event. Our first stop on the cruise will be a brewery slash pizza joint and Talis has generously offered to pay for our pizza. Yay!


  1. Pickup from the hotel is tentatively scheduled for 6:15pm. Those who haven't pre-paid should try to get there a little early.
  2. Stop #1 will be the Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. where we will sample 16-20 different beers and consume our delicious, alcohol-absorbing, Talis-sponsored pizza.
  3. Stop #2 will be Highland Brewing Company, "Asheville's 1st and largest brewing company"
  4. Stop #3 will be the French Broad Brewery which "specializes in a variety of European style beers."
  5. Expected return to the hotel is around 9:30-10pm

Cost & Payment

The cost for the cruise is $40 per person. You have two options for paying:

  1. Pay in advance by sending me $40 via PayPal.
  2. Bring $40 with you on the night of the cruise. I've been told they have a hand-held credit card machine for the cash-strapped.

Anyone who wants to can pay via PayPal, but I need at least 16 people to choose this option because the tour company wants to pre-bill my credit card for a minimum of 16 guests. There should be no fees involved if the money comes from your PayPal account or an associated bank account. The deadline for paying in advance is EOD Sunday, February 21st.

  1. Go to PayPal
  2. Click on "Send Money"
  3. Enter lbjay@reallywow.com in the "To" field
  4. Enter your own address in the "From" field (unless you're logged in)
  5. Click the "Personal" tab and choose "Payment owed" from the options
  6. Click "Continue"
  7. On the next page you can specify a message Subject of "Brews Cruise"


Sorry, the event is full! We were forced to set a limit of 48 persons due to that's the max number of folks that will fit into two party buses, plus we don't want to overwhelm the staffs at the breweries. There is, however, is a waitlist that someone started below.

  1. Jay Luker (organizing, not driving)
  2. Mike Giarlo (inebriator)
  3. Rob Casson (drunk)
  4. Declan Fleming (beer receptacle)
  5. Jim Safley (recovering teetotaler)
  6. Ian Walls (epicurean of ale)
  7. Christopher Spalding (thirsty)
  8. Jon Gorman (imbiber of that which is good)
  9. Lori Stethers (token female)
  10. Carol Ou (beer enthusiast)
  11. Cristóbal Palmer (Reinheitsgebot skeptic)
  12. Tod Olson (enabler)
  13. Mark Matienzo (alefounder)
  14. Sibyl Schaefer (barfly)
  15. Laney McGlohon (brewmaster's assistant)
  16. Tania Fersenheim (Gold Medalist - Ithaca Beerlympics - Summer 1993)
  17. Melissa Manolis (Beer lacky and Librarian Groupie)
  18. Greg McClellan (master of beerology and beeronomy)
  19. Cary Gordon (hip hoppist)
  20. Mark Gallagher (Thing 1)
  21. Matt Bachtell (Thing 2)
  22. Sarah Kahn (has no title)
  23. Thom Cox (afraid of rectangles)
  24. Eric James (pour)
  25. Ray Schwartz (mighty thirsty)
  26. Jason Stirnaman (all about the stout)
  27. Mike Flakus (ipa all the way)
  28. Ben Florin (sounds neat--what's "beer"?)
  29. Ryan Wick (it comes in pints?)
  30. Sam Kome (have churchkey, will travel)
  31. Joe Atzberger
  32. Brendan Gallagher
  33. Chris Beer
  34. Tom Keays (growler)
  35. Ross Singer (empty vessel waiting to be filled)
  36. Eric Hellman (49 IBU)
  37. Paul Joseph (i bike leer)
  38. Cody Hennesy (don't mind if i do)
  39. Michael Vandenburg
  40. Stephen Meyer (Wisconsinite)
  41. Antonio Barrera
  42. Andrew Nagy
  43. Rosalyn Metz
  44. Esmé Cowles
  45. Dea Rice (Duchess of Ales)
  46. Sean Hannan (Peer Pressured)
  47. Scott Garrison (just made it by the froth of his beer?)
  48. Dan Suchy ( [no longer] late and now full of gratitude) (berick: Dan, you get my spot. you better get double drunk for me!)

There is a max of 48 persons for this event. Sorry!

Wait List
  1. Brad Westbrook
  2. Spencer Lamm
  3. Robert Haschart

12 Bones BBQ Dinner Excursion

(was a lunch excursion)

12 Bones BBQ is widely considered the best BBQ in Asheville [*]. However it is only open from 11-4, M-F. We would like to organize a group so that we can rent out the place on Wednesday night. If we get at least 50 people, it will be doable.

When: Wednesday, February 24th

Time: 6:30pm

Where: 5 Riverside Drive Asheville NC, 28801

BBQ Excursion Signup

For the time being please indicate interest in the BBQ excursion by adding your name to the list below. We'll figure out a way to coordinate and communicate the details somewhere down the line.

  1. Rosalyn Metz (the new organizer)
  2. Jay Luker (demoted but still devoted)
  3. Mike Giarlo (consumer)
  4. Rob Casson (glutton)
  5. Declan Fleming (condor)
  6. Erik Hatcher (carnivore)
  7. Christopher Spalding (digs swine)
  8. Mike Durbin (Porkaholic)
  9. Jeremy Frumkin (alloftheabove)
  10. Jon Gorman (Aficionado of smoke, flame, and good sauces)
  11. Michael Klein (EAT PIG)
  12. Mark Matienzo (saucy fellow)
  13. Cary Gordon (do they have vegan pig?)
  14. Sibyl Schaefer (finger licker)
  15. Greg McClellan (Mmmm... Pig)
  16. Ranti Junus (beef and chicken cheerleader)
  17. Tania Fersenheim (can't think of any non-vulgar tag lines)
  18. Matt Bachtell (hope they have vinegar based BBQ)
  19. Ray Schwartz (I eat vegetarians)
  20. Dileshni Jayasinghe (I just like to eat)
  21. Joe Atzberger (con carne)
  22. Michael Doran (a YES for Wednesday night)
  23. Thom Cox (ancho pepper addict)
  24. Chris Strauber (meat and flame!)
  25. Cindy Harper (I'm sorry, Babe)
  26. Brendan Gallagher
  27. Chris Beer
  28. Alexander O'Neill
  29. Bess Sadler
  30. Joyce Ouchida
  31. Ross Singer (Some Pig)
  32. Tod Olson (omnivore sans dilemma)
  33. Paul Joseph
  34. Vinita Tuteja
  35. Robin Hitch
  36. Ryan Wick
  37. Becky Yoose (bringing the wetwipe napkins)
  38. Joyce Chapman
  39. Andrew Darby
  40. Cory Lown
  41. Peter Murray (who knows that NC BBQ means one has to actually add the BBQ sauce)
  42. Jean Rainwater
  43. Matt Cordial
  44. Carol Ou (dinnertime excursion works for me)
  45. Karen Coombs
  46. Dan Lucas
  47. Gerald Snyder
  48. Michael Silver
  49. Julia Bauder (dinner partier)
  50. Jørn Thøgersen
  51. Michael Poltorak Nielsen
  52. Toke Eskildsen
  53. Mads Villadsen (the Danes are coming for Wednesday night BBQ!)
  54. Andreas Orphanides (I want to go to there.)
  55. Michael Vandenburg
  56. Wendy Huot
  57. David Bucknum
  58. Jason Casden
  59. Graham Stewart
  60. Joseph Ryan
  61. Dhanushka Samarakoon
  62. Eric Crenshaw
  63. Katherine Lynch
  64. Stephen Meyer
  65. Antonio Barrera (whats a BBQ without me)
  66. Ron Peterson
  67. Andrew Nagy (no witty comment)
  68. Corey Harper (Mmmmmm..... Carolina Pulled Pig)
  69. Eric Palmitesta
  70. Ben Florin
  71. Emily Lynema (pulled pork delicious)
  72. Erik Mitchell (Who could turn down an 80 person dinner experience?)
  73. Mike Flakus (pulled-porker)
  74. Matt Connolly (Memphian)
  75. Ian Walls
  76. Benjamin Young (BBQ is a noun)
  77. Esmé Cowles
  78. Tim Dennis
  79. Harry Kaplanian

Sorry there is an 80 person limit for this event

Wait List

  1. Ryan Scherle
  2. Amy McGuire
  3. Jason Battles
  4. Hong Ma
  5. Vanessa Meireles
  6. Mark Diggory
  7. Jonathan Rochkind
  8. Robert Haschart

Vegetarian Dinner (Weds, AKA BBQ night)

Ophelia's World Cafe and Bar does vegetarian, vegan, raw, gluten-free, sustainable seafood, and locally-raised meat products, with a focus on local and organic. Also, a full bar. yelp reviews.

  • max of 30 people
  • meet at hotel to walk together - 6:30pm
  • We are confirmed with the restaurant - reservation is at 6:45
  • email Anna3LC if you have any questions - gmail
  1. Jodi Schneider
  2. Maccabee Levine (token male)
  3. Eric Hellman (token carnivore)
  4. Carol Bean
  5. Sam Kome (omnivorous w/exception of BBQ)
  6. Dea Rice (Socialite)
  7. Sean Hannan (token token collector)
  8. Vidhya Arvind
  9. Cristóbal Palmer
  10. Lori Stethers
  11. Rick Johnson
  12. Anna Headley
  13. Kevin Clarke
  14. Gabriel Farrell
  15. Eric James
  16. Betsy Coles
  17. Harish Maringanti
  18. Emily Molanphy
  19. Shawn Averkamp
  20. Kevin Reiss
  21. Birkin
  22. Jon Stroop
  23. Birong Ho
  24. William Denton
  25. Gretchen Gueguen
  26. Steven Shelton
  27. Banurekha Lakshminarayanan
  28. Dan Brubaker Horst
  29. Martin Mehrling
  30. Dan Chudnov
  31. We're full!

Wait List

  1. Erin Germ
  2. Naomi Dushay
  3. Shekhar Krishnan
  4. Schuyler Erle

Newcomer Dinner

First time at code4lib? Join fellow c4l newbies and veterans for an evening of food, socializing, and stimulating discussions about the many uses of bacon.

Code4Lib veterans, you're invited too. Join us in welcoming the newcomers!

Tentative plans (more information to come)

  • When: Monday evening
  • Time: 6 PM
  • Where: Meet in the hotel lobby. Restaurants - Look below
  • Mastermind (if you have any questions): Becky Yoose

Newcomer Dinner Signup

Clarification - you can still sign up if you didn't intially list your name the first time around. Sorry for any misunderstandings on my part. -_-;



  • Max of 8 per location
    • Please, no waitlisting :(
  • ID yourselves so we can get a good mix of new people and veterans
    • New folks - n
    • c4l vets - v
  • One leader needed for each location (code4lib vets only)
    • Leader duties
      • Make reservations if required; otherwise make sure that the restaurant can handle a group of 8 rowdy library coders
      • Herd folks from hotel to restaurant (know where you're going!)

Spots still available below! 2/11 - added a couple more restaurants to make sure everyone has a spot!

Vincenzo's (Italian)

  1. [Leader] Bess Sadler - v
  2. Thom Cox - n
  3. Alexander O'Neill - n
  4. Leland Deeds - n
  5. Erin Germ - n
  6. Joe Atzberger - v
  7. Cindy Harper - n

Wasabi Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar (Japanese)

  1. [Leader] Ranti Junus - v
  2. Caitlin Shanley - n
  3. Erin White - n
  4. Chris Strauber - n
  5. Jodi Schneider - v
  6. Joyce Chapman - n

Tripps Restaurant (Steakhouse)

  1. [Leader]

Table (“New American”)

  1. [Leader] Devon Smith - v
  2. Anna Headley - n
  3. Cory Rockliff - n
  4. Jeff Sherwood - n
  5. Emily King - n
  6. Laurie Sutherland - n

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers (Pizza)

  1. [Leader]

Limones (Mexican)

  1. [Leader]

Salsas (Mexican-Caribbean)

  1. [Leader] Jay Luker - v
  2. Gabriel Farrell - v
  3. Sean Hannan - v

Bistro 1896 (Bistro)

  1. [Leader]
  2. Yuka Egusa - n
  3. Masao Takaku - n

Jack of the Wood (another pub for y'all)

  1. [Leader]

Sorry, these are full

Doc Chey’s Noodle House (Asian)

  1. [Leader] Emily Lynema - v
  2. Julia Bauder - n
  3. Joe Marquez - n
  4. Jason Battles - n
  5. Jill Ellern - n
  6. Michael Vandenburg -n
  7. Shekhar Krishnan
  8. Schuyler Erle
  9. Sorry - full

Bouchon French Bistro (French)

  1. [Leader] Ben Florin -v
  2. Gwen Exner - n
  3. Joel Richard - n (super-green!)
  4. Dan Lucas - n
  5. Hong Ma - n
  6. Vanessa Meireles - n
  7. Mark Diggory - n (but not green)
  8. David Woodbury - n
  9. Sorry - full

Mela Indian Restaurant (Indian) (reservation made for 6:15 under Darby)

  1. [Leader] Andrew Darby - v
  2. Joyce Ouchida - n
  3. Eric Celeste (spy) - n
  4. Kossivi (Jean-Paul) Bessou - n
  5. Steven Shelton - n
  6. Jeff Silvis - n
  7. Ya'aqov Ziso - n
  8. Banurekha - n
  9. Sorry - full

Rosetta's Kitchen (Vegetarian)

  1. [Leader] Rosalyn Metz -v
  2. Cody Hennesy - n
  3. Sam Kome - n
  4. John Yorio - n
  5. Shawn Averkamp - n
  6. Sarah Kahn- n
  7. Cory Lown - n
  8. Maccabee Levine - n
  9. Sorry - full

Suwana's Thai Orchid Restaurant (Thai)

  1. [Leader] Becky Yoose - v
  2. Andy Mardesich - n
  3. Amy McGuire
  4. Birong HO
  5. Ryan Scherle - n
  6. Mark Mounts - n
  7. Dan Brubaker Horst -n
  8. Rick Johnson - n
  9. Sorry - full

The Lobster Trap (Seafood)

  1. [Leader] Michael Klein - v
  2. Janis Mathewson - n
  3. Karen Schwentner - n
  4. Tom Bennett - n
  5. Carol Ou - v
  6. Kenny Ketner - n
  7. Mike Flakus - n
  8. Michael Doran - v
  9. Sorry - full

The Bier Garden (Pub)

  1. [Leader] Mike Giarlo - v
  2. Dileshni Jayasinghe - n
  3. David Bucknum - n
  4. Sean Chen - n
  5. Sibyl Schaefer - n
  6. Dan Suchy - n
  7. Mark Matienzo - v
  8. Declan Fleming - v
  9. Sorry - full
  10. Eric Palmitesta -n (WAITLISTED!) - (BY note - Hi Eric, can you please choose from the available list above? Thanks! [Hey, Eric, you might sign up for Jack of the Wood. Good beer there as well! -MJG])

Cut and paste your name to the restaurant of your choice :)

  • Ross Singer
  • Monica Claassen-Wilson
  • Brendan Gallagher
  • Schuyler Erle
  • Tim Shearer
  • Michael Silver
  • Jason Stirnaman
  • Patrick Hochstenbach
  • David Chandek-Stark
  • David Kennedy
  • Paul Joseph
  • Vinita Tuteja
  • Clint Bellanger
  • Wendy Huot
  • Robin Hitch
  • Cary Gordon (likes anything that involves food)
  • Graham Stewart
  • David Woodbury
  • Antonio Barrera
  • Andrew Nagy
  • Harry Kaplanian
  • Scott Garrison
  • Kevin Reiss


It wouldn't be a tech conference unless we got together one evening to turn into a gang of murdering beasts and hyper-suspicious victims. Facilitated by the one and only mbklein.

  • When: Wednesday evening
  • Time: 8 PM
  • Where: TBA. Watch this space.

Werewolf signup

  • Michael Klein
  • Alexander O'Neill
  • Bess Sadler
  • Leland Deeds
  • Jean Rainwater
  • Chris Beer
  • Wendy Huot
  • Jon Gorman
  • Jodi Schneider
  • Birkin (will arrive after the veggie-dinner, and hoping BBQ-ers will have time to make it, too)
  • Harish (ditto)
  • Jon Stroop
  • Joel Marchesoni (tentative)
  • Martin Mehrling
  • Michael Vandenburg

Working Out

Gotta make up for those beer and BBQ excursions somehow. Let's work out! Ideas: hiking, jogging, CrossFitting, surfing,...

CrossFit Asheville

CrossFit Asheville Contacted the gym, we're invited to the Monday night 6:30pm slot.

Who's in?

  • Erik Hatcher (crossfit newb), can carpool three others
  • ... a few others mentioned interest below ...

Interested Parties for various activities

  • Erik Hatcher (game for both jogging and CrossFitting, bring it!)
  • Erik Mitchell (Run downtown asheville or the parkway? - great 12 mile climb up the parkway around Pisgah Mtn.), How about a Code4Lib half-marathon? (Why NOT! Let's do a Half Marathon) - Ray Schwartz
    • Bike riding - yes might be sketchy given our current weather
    • Hike up Looking Glass Rock [1]
  • Emily Lynema (game for jogging, hiking, walking, jumping jacks; not crazy enough for parkway running!)
  • Ray Schwartz (game for a run - why not a half marathon?!).
  • Rick Johnson (Looking to fit in a 10, 12 ,and 8 mile run while in town. Was originally thinking I would go early in the morning: 6:30 or 7. May not be able to run together everytime but definitely looking for suggestions on good routes)
  • Thom Cox (lifting, cardio, yoga--all good)
  • Jason Stirnaman (hiking, biking - don't mind the weather, lifting, cross-fitting)
  • Jean Rainwater (need to get some runs in where the footing's not treacherous and the temp is above freezing)
  • Gerald Snyder (a couple mornings jogging would be good, but only 4 or 5 miles for me thanks)
  • Jodi Schneider (CrossFitting sounds fun if we can fit in their schedule, yoga, walking, hiking)
  • Becky Yoose (hiking (intermediate level max), walking, cheer others on while they run a half marathon)
  • Carol Bean (does shivering in the cold count as exercise?)
  • John Barneson (I'm game for a.m. runs 5-10 miles. I would love a nice scenic route and I don't mind trail running)
  • Gabriel Farrell (running, yoga, pickup soccer?)
  • Kevin Reiss (running/hiking)
  • Jeff Sherwood (I'd be into getting in a Crossfit WOD or maybe a run)
  • Nick Hanssens (yoga; I teach if there is space and interest)
  • Michael Vandenburg (Crossfit curious)
  • Ranti Junus (yoga, walking, thumb wrestling - maybe)
  • Mark Diggory (surfing,... kinda hard to find good waves in Asheville... will settle for a little hiking)

Sitting in a room together and half the time talking to each other out loud and half the time talking in IRC

Because you know it's going to happen

  • William Denton
  • Mike Giarlo (fulfiller of destinies)
  • /ignore mjgiarlo
  • Antonio Barrera (trying to avoid a repeat of Portland)
  • Jodi Schneider (one of the highlights!!!)
  • Bess Sadler (can it be in the hospitality suite at 4am? That's the best!)
  • Mark Matienzo
  • Ranti Junus (hoping somebody can help me hacking my chumby one to install elinks or qtweb)
  • Dan Chudnov (hoping for in-same-room IRC chat to be an olympic medal event in 2014)