2017-02-09

Author Visit at Hedberg: Brittany Cavallero


Brittany Cavallaro, the author of the YA series about Charlotte Holmes and James Watson, will be at the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin. 

Ms. Cavallaro will have both of her books, A Study in Charlotte and The Last of August available. 

She also recently wrote one of the more interesting articles about BBC's Sherlock, which you can find here.

2017-02-08

Hansom Wheels: A short film by Linda Robinson


We are lucky to have Linda Robinson, a professor of film studies at UW-Whitewater, as one of the wonderful members of the Original Tree Worshippers. Linda made this documentary about the Hansom Wheels of Columbia, South Carolina, as a love letter to her parents, Robert and Myrtle Robinson, and as an introduction to Sherlockian fun for those who have yet to discover the Great Detective. 


Bob Robinson, who passed away in 2012,  was one of the founding members of the Hansom Wheels. This documentary was filmed at the February 2003 meeting of the Hansom Wheels and at Bob and Myrtle's home, and it features artifacts from Bob's collection of Sherlockiana.


2017-02-05

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 2:30 p.m., in the Public Meeting Room of the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin.
 

We will be continuing the Sherlockian apocrypha, discussing the parodies, "The Field Bazaar," "How Watson Learned the Trick," and "The Adventure of the Two Collaborators." 

Visitors and new members are always welcome. For any further information, contact: reloha@gmail.com

2017-01-16

NEXT MEETING

Our next meeting will be Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 2:30 p.m., in the Public Meeting Room of the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin.
 

We will be continuing the Sherlockian apocrypha, discussing "The Man with the Watches.

2016-12-29

Our next meeting will be Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 2:30 p.m., in the Public Meeting Room of the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin.
 

We will begin a cycle from the Sherlockian apocrypha, with our first discussion story being "The Lost Special," the tale of a missing train. Is the "amateur reasoner of some celebrity" Sherlock Holmes?

2016-08-10

Our next meeting will be Saturday, November 5, 2016, at 2:30 p.m., in the Public Meeting Room of the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin.
We will be discussing "The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place."


Note: This is a change from the previously announced time of 2:00.
Our next meeting will be Saturday, October 1, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., in the Public Meeting Room of the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin.
We will be discussing "The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger."


Other Upcoming Meetings (tentative)



Saturday, November 5 @ 2:00 p.m.
       "The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place"


Saturday, December 3 @ 2:00 p.m.
       Annual Sherlockian Holiday Party
       This year, we celebrate our first complete run through
       Canon.
Our next meeting will be Saturday, August 27, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., in the Public Meeting Room of the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin.
We will be discussing "The Adventure of the Retired Colourman."


Other Upcoming Meetings (tentative)


Saturday, October 1 @2:00 p.m.
       "The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger"



Saturday, November 5 @ 2:00 p.m.
       "The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place"


Saturday, December 3 @ 2:00 p.m.
       Annual Sherlockian Holiday Party
       This year, we celebrate our first complete run through
       Canon.

2016-07-16

Our next meeting will be Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., in the Public Meeting Room of the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin.
We will be discussing "The Adventure of the Lion's Mane," one of two stories in the Canon that are narrated by Holmes (without a framing narrative by Watson). 


Other Upcoming Meetings (tentative)

Saturday, August 27 @2:00 p.m.
      "The Adventure of the Retired Colourman"



Saturday, October 1 @2:00 p.m.
       "The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger"



Saturday, November 5 @ 2:00 p.m.
       "The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place"


Saturday, December 3 @ 2:00 p.m.
       Annual Sherlockian Holiday Party
       This year, we celebrate our first complete run through
       Canon.

2016-06-09

Our next meeting will be Saturday, July 9 at 2:00 p.m., in the Public Meeting Room of the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin.
We will be discussing "The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier," one of two stories in the Canon that are narrated by Holmes (without a framing narrative by Watson). 


Other Upcoming Meetings (tentative)
Saturday, July 30 @2:00 p.m.      "The Adventure of the Lion's Mane"



Saturday, August 27 @2:00 p.m.
      "The Adventure of the Retired Colourman"



Saturday, October 1 @2:00 p.m.
       "The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger"



Saturday, November 5 @ 2:00 p.m.
       "The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place"


Saturday, December 3 @ 2:00 p.m.
       Annual Sherlockian Holiday Party
       This year, we celebrate our first complete run through
       Canon.

2016-04-18



Our next meeting will be Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 1:30 p.m., in the Public Meeting Room of the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin.

This is our special non-Sherlock Holmes meeting, in honor of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's birth month, and we will be discussing "How the Brigadier Slew the Fox," found in the collection, The Adventures of Gerard. 

E-mail reloha@gmail.com for more information.

New members and visitors are always welcome.


Upcoming Meeting:
Sunday, June 5: "The Adventure of the Three Gables"



2016-03-07

Our next meeting will be Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 1:30 p.m., in the Public Meeting Room of the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin.

We will be discussing "The Adventure of the Three Garridebs," found in the collection, The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes.


E-mail reloha@gmail.com for more information.

New members and visitors are always welcome.



Upcoming Meetings (tentative):

May 8 or 15: Special non-Sherlock Holmes meeting for Conan Doyle's birth month: "How the Brigadier Slew the Fox," found in the collection, The Adventures of Gerard.

June 5: "The Adventure of the Three Gables"
July 10: "The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier"
August 7: "The Adventure of the Lion's Mane"
August 28 or September 11: "The Adventure of the Retired Colourman"
October 2: "The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger"
November 6: "The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place"
December 4 or 11: Holiday party



Our next meeting will be Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 1:30 p.m., in the Public Meeting Room of the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin.

We will be discussing "The Adventure of the Creeping Man," found in the collection, The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes.


E-mail reloha@gmail.com for more information.

New members and visitors are always welcome.
Our next meeting will be Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 1:30 p.m., in the Public Meeting Room of the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin.

We will be discussing "The Mazarin Stone," found in the collection, The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes.


E-mail reloha@gmail.com for more information.

New members and visitors are always welcome.

2015-12-10

Our next meeting will be Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 1:30 p.m., in the Public Meeting Room of the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin.

We will be discussing "The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax," found in the collection, His Last Bow.


E-mail reloha@gmail.com for more information.

New members and visitors are always welcome.

2015-11-16

Our next meeting will be Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 1:30 p.m., in the Public Meeting Room of the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin.

This is our annual holiday party. Members are invited to bring some item of food or drink to share. They are also requested to bring a Sherlockian insult and/or poem to read aloud.

E-mail reloha@gmail.com for more information.

New members and visitors are always welcome.

2015-10-16


Our next meeting will be Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 1:30 p.m., in the Public Meeting Room of the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin.

We will be discussing the short story, "The Devil's Foot," which appears in the collection, His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

E-mail reloha@gmail.com for more information.

New members and visitors are always welcome.

UW-Whitewater Presents "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes will be presented by the Aquila Theatre company at UW-Whitewater on October 21.




For more ticket and time details, follow the hyperlink above. For details about the company, go to http://www.aquilatheatre.com/the-adventures-of-sherlock-holmes. There are some great pictures from the production on their website.




"The legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, takes the stage in this witty, fast paced production by the acclaimed Aquila Theatre. The clever Holmes skillfully maneuvers the twisted web of London's most intriguing cases with his split second deductions revealing the most intimate details of a person's life. Sherlock is a master of disguise and a brilliant actor, as well as a composer and musician - is there anything Sherlock Holmes can't do? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's vivid characters jump from the page weaving a tale of suspense and intrigue. In addition to Holmes, many of Doyle's other well known creations are on hand such as; the trusted sidekick Dr. Watson and Irene Adler, the woman who got away, and the only woman to have won Sherlock's respect. Doyle, in addition to being an author, was also a physician. He infused Holmes with terrific skills in forensic science and logical reasoning. One hundred and twenty five years after his debut, Sherlock Holmes remains the definitive and most famous detective in world literature. The Aquila Theatre brings its energetic physical style to this new adaptation for the theater. With actors drawn from the top British and American stages, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a thrilling and memorable ride."


Of course, there is at least one member of the Original Tree Worshippers who would disagree with this assessment of Irene Adler as "the only woman to have won Sherlock's respect," a particularly odd statement in a play that also features Violet Hunter. For more on Adler, see: Not the Only Woman: The Point of Irene Adler.



2015-10-12

Our next meeting is under construction and will be either Sunday, November 1 or 8, 2015 at 1:30 p.m., in the Public Meeting Room of the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin. Stay tuned for a definitive update. 

We will be discussing the short story, "The Devil's Foot," which appears in the collection, His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

E-mail reloha@gmail.com for more information.

New members and visitors are always welcome.

NEWS & NOTES

WADR-radio interview with Gayle Lange Puhl:

Interview with Gayle Lange Puhl

Our next meeting is Sunday, October 12, 2015 at 1:30 p.m., in the Public Meeting Room of the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin. We will be discussing a pastiche, The Final Solution by Pulitzer prize-winning author Michael Chabon.

E-mail reloha@gmail.com for more information.

New members and visitors are always welcome.