For the West Michigan Folk — Our 2013 Cigar/Cocktail Schedule

Want to meet Jason and Tony (who wouldn't, right?) or need an excuse to get out of the house for a premium cigar and a fine adult beverage? Well, then, join our monthly get-togethers!

Live in West Michigan? Want to meet Jason and Tony (who wouldn’t, right?) or need an excuse to get out of the house for a premium cigar and a fine adult beverage? Well, then, join our monthly get-togethers!

The recurrence pattern simple: We’ll meet on the third Wednesday of every month in 2013, at 7 p.m., at Grand River Cigar in beautiful downtown Grand Rapids, MI. (That’s 131 S. Division, 49503 — near the Cathedral of St. Andrew and just a block north of the Wealthy Street exit from US-131.)

Thus, our dates – for the calendar impaired — are:

  • January 16
  • February 20 (note, just 6 days after V-Day, so you can enjoy a smoke while you’re still in the dog house for screwing it up with the significant other)
  • March 20 (note, the Wednesday between St. Patrick’s Day and Palm Sunday)
  • April 17
  • May 15
  • June 19
  • July 17
  • August 21
  • September 18 (note, three days after Jason’s birthday; gifts optional but appreciated, hahaha)
  • October 16
  • November 20 (note, Turkey Day is 11/28)
  • December 18 (note, Christmas and New Year’s Day are on Wednesdays in 2013)

Rules are simple:

  1. Attend … no RSVP required. Just lodge your butt in a chair with a stogie.
  2. Bring friends, we’re an open-invite kind of group.
  3. If you bring a group of friends, let me know so I can figure out whether I need to inform the lounge owners in advance.
  4. Purchase your product from the cigar shop when you arrive – no “foreign” cigars, please.
  5. You aren’t required/expected to bring anything, although no one’s stopping you from bringing a bottle. Or snacks.
  6. On occasion, Tony and I will bring supplies for brewing a signature cocktail. On occasion, we may podcast (or just have podcasted) on-site.
  7. Enjoy the libations, but responsibly enough that you’re not going to be a risk to yourself or others on the way home.

Our meetings in 2012 were a lot of fun – thanks to all of you for your support and participation. Looking forward to growing this event in 2013!

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Jason is the principal of Gillikin Consulting, a business-media and ethics consultancy based in Grand Rapids, Mich.