2013-08-05

Meetings

Location: Public Meeting Room, Hedberg Public Library, 316 South Main Street, Janesville, Wisconsin
Contact info: reloha@gmail.com
Invited: Anyone interested in Sherlock Holmes. New members and visitors are always welcome. Discussion usually lasts an hour and a half to two hours.

2015
Next Meeting
Sunday, April 3
1:30 p.m.
"The Adventure of the Three Garridebs 


Upcoming Meeting Topics in 2016 (subject to change)

May: Special Conan Doyle Non-Sherlock Holmes Meeting: "How the Brigadier Slew the Fox"
June: "The Three Gables"
July: "The Blanched Soldier"
August: "The Lion's Mane"
September: "The Retired Colourman"
October: "The Veiled Lodger"
November: "Shoscombe Old Place"


Previous Meetings This Year
Sunday, March 6: "The Adventure of the Creeping Man"
Sunday, February 14: "The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone"
Sunday, January 10: "The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax"

2015
Sunday, December 6
1:30 p.m.
Sherlockian Holiday Party


Sunday, November 8
"The Adventure of the Devil's Foot"

Sunday, October 12 
The Final Solution: A Story of Detection by Michael Chabon

Sunday, September 13
"The Adventure of the Red Circle"

Sunday, August 2
"The Adventure of the Illustrious Client"

Sunday, July 12
"The Adventure of the Dying Detective"

Sunday, June7
"The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans"

Sunday, May 3 
The Lost World  (our annual non-Sherlock Holmes meeting)

Sunday, March 29
"The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge"

Sunday, March 8
"The Adventure of the Second Stain"

Sunday, February 8
"The Adventure of the Abbey Grange" 

Sunday, January 18
"The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter" 

2014 

Sunday, December 7 Annual Sherlockian party. Attendees are invited to mime the actions of a character from the Canon for others to guess. Props allowed.

Sunday, November 2
"The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez" 

Sunday, October 12
Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson by Lyndsay Faye 

Sunday, September 7
The Valley of Fear

Sunday, August 3 
In honour of the anniversary of the date the story occurs (August 1914), we discussed "His Last Bow."

Sunday, June 29 
"The Adventure of the Three Students" 

Sunday, June 1
"The Adventure of the Six Napoleons"

Sunday, May 11
"Special celebration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's birthday, in which we will endeavour to do what he always wished everyone would and ignore Holmes (briefly), as we look into some of Sir Arthur's other works. Assignment: To read something by Doyle that is not about Sherlock Holmes (there is a lot to pick from) and report on it. Please let me know what you'll be doing to avoid too much duplication. You can get things on inter-library loan from Hedberg; if anyone is stuck for ideas, I will be happy to help. Victor Rufer has also supplied us with this link: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Author:Arthur_Conan_Doyle"

What was shared:

Letters relating to Doyle's mother
"J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement"
A Duet, with an Occasional Chorus
The Lost World
The Tragedy of Korosko


Sunday,April 6
"The Problem of Thor Bridge" 

Sunday, March 9
"The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton"


Sunday, February 9
"The Adventure of Black Peter"

Sunday, January 5
"The Adventure of the Priory School"

2013
Sunday, December 8
Holiday Party

Each member is encouraged to bring an excerpt from one of the stories to share. Gayle Lange Puhl and Bryan Pike will be performing a short skit written by Gayle. Dawn Kabor will be bringing a short "Dancing Men" code for us to decipher. There will be food and drink, with "the compliments of the season."

Sunday, November 3
“The Adventure of the Dancing Men”
(this was done on BBC's Sherlock as The Blind Banker, by the way)

Sunday, October 6
“The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist” 

Sunday, September 15
“The Adventure of the Norwood Builder”

Sunday, June 30 and August 4
A return to the Canon with the most famous story of all: The Hound of the Baskervilles 

Sunday, June 2: From Doyle with no Holmes we go to Holmes after Doyle (without Doyle is impossible, of course), as we look into one of the most well-known pastiches, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, which started a huge pastiche boom in the '70s, as well as Neil Gaiman's short story, "A Study in Emerald." 

Sunday, May 5: Special celebration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's birthday, in which we will endeavour to do what he always wished everyone would and ignore Holmes (briefly), as we look into some of Sir Arthur's other works. Assignment: To read something by Doyle that is not about Sherlock Holmes (there is a lot to pick from) and report on it.

Sunday, April 14
"The Adventure of the Empty House"

Sunday, March 10
"The Adventure of the Final Problem" 

Sunday, February 24
"The Adventure of the Naval Treaty" 

Sunday, January 27
"The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter" 

2012 

Sunday, December 16 
Holiday Party--short analysis of Sherlockian characters by some members 

Sunday, November 18
“The Adventure of the Resident Patient”

Sunday, October 21
"The Adventure of the Crooked Man"

Sunday, September 23
"The Adventure of the Reigate Puzzle," a.p.a. "The Adventure of the Reigate Squire(s)"

Sunday, August 26 
Discussion: A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin
Sunday, July 29
Discussion: "The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual"

Sunday, June 17
1:30 p.m.
Discussion: "The Adventure of the 'Gloria Scott' "

Sunday, May 20
Discussion: "The Adventure of the Stockbroker's Clerk"
Cake for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's birthday

Sunday, April 22
Discussion: "The Adventure of the Yellow Face"

Sunday, March 11
Discussion: "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box"

Sunday, February 12
Discussion: "The Adventure of the Silver Blaze"

Sunday, January 29
Discussion: "Studies in the Literature of Sherlock Holmes" by Msgr. Ronald A. Knox (PDF available free online or e-mail reloha@gmail.com for a PDF)
There may also be some follow-up discussion to "In Defense of Violet Hunter" (a copy may be obtained via e-mail through reloha@gmail.com) 

2011 

Sunday, December 4 
No story 
Potluck/Victorian tea 
Sharing of Sherlockiana, at least one game, food and fellowship
Sunday, November 20
Discussion: "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches"

Saturday, October 23
Discussion: "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet"

Saturday, September 24
Discussion: "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor"

Saturday, August 13
Discussion: "The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb"

Saturday, July 30
Discussion: "The Adventure of the Speckled Band"

Saturday, June 18
Discussion: "The Man with the Twisted Lip"

Saturday, May 21
Discussion: "The Five Orange Pips"

Saturday, April 30
Discussion: "The Boscombe Valley Mystery"

Saturday, March 26
Discussion: "The Red-Headed League"

February: No meeting

Saturday, January 22
Sherlock Holmes celebration, sharing, open discussion. Members may also share items of Sherlockian interest.

2010 

December: No meeting

Sunday, November 20
Discussion: "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle"

Saturday, October 30
Discussion: "The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire"

Saturday, September 25
Discussion: "A Case of Identity"

Saturday, August 28
Discussion: "A Scandal in Bohemia"

Saturday, July 24
Discussion: The Sign of Four

Saturday, June 26
Discussion: A Study in Scarlet

Saturday, May 22
Discussion: Inaugural Meeting/Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's birthday





 






 






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