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CPHC Holiday Party

Saturday, December 7, 2013
1:00-4:30 pm

Join members and bring guests to celebrate the holidays parrot head style with the Chris Sacks Band! Besides fun and friendship, we will have raffles to benefit the WBAL Kids Campaign, collection for Toys for Tots, collection of materials for SPCA, pop tops for Ronald McDonald House, and music by the Chris Sacks Band! Filming for WEYW TV 19 The Florida Keys for the Trop Rock Music Showcase. We’re going regional!

J. Kings
329 Gambrills Rd
Gambrills, MD 21054

Happy hour prices: $2.50 for domestic, $3.50 for import/specialty, $4.00 house wine and $4.00 rail liquor Possible food specials.

Members entrance is free and guests pay only $5. Members will be voting in the club elections. If you have any donations of raffle items let us know!

CPHC Donation to WBAL Kids Campaign

Annual CPHC donation to WBAL Kids Campaign on the air. Free coffee, hot chocolate and donuts. After the on air donation, enjoy brunch with members at Ashland Cafe.

Valley View Farms
11035 York Rd
Cockeysville, MD 21030

Asland Cafe
10810 York Rd
Cockeysville, MD 21030.

Wreaths Across America

To volunteer your time to place wreaths at Crownsville Veterans Cemetery please join us on a designated Saturday in December at 11:30 a.m. for a briefing to address the volunteers and instructions. After the briefing the volunteers are lined up behind the trucks and handed wreaths for placement. When you place the wreath please remember you may be the first person to visit this grave in years so take time to read the stone and honor the memory of that hero. The final ceremony will take place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers at 12 noon.

See more at:

Crownsville Veterans Cemetery
1122 Sunrise Beach Rd
Crownsville, MD 21032

A John Reno House Concert

Doors open at 2:30 PM.
$20 donations requested for John.

RSVP to Andy Forsyth at Please bring a side dish, appetizer or dessert. Soft Drinks and Pizza provided. Bring your own coolers with other beverages if you prefer. We have plenty of chairs.

Directions and address provided when you RSVP.

John Reno,

John is one of the top Trop Rock singer/songwriters in the country. In high demand and always on the go. He does a Jim Croce tribute show but at this house concert he will do mostly his own songs and a couple of Jim Croce songs.

In 2011 John Reno and John Patti were in a Folgers Coffee commercial competition where out of several thousand entrants they were in the final 5. They performed in New York for the final live show competition. We believe they should have won but the judges had to make a tough call.

John has been a finalist for the Trop Rock Music Awards in multiple categories numerous times over the years. His unique vocals and instrumentals set him apart from most performers. A few years ago John was working a regular job and after performing for several years part-time decided to just quit his job and become a full-time musician. And as they say, the rest is history. His video “Big Ol Johnson” has over half a million hits on You Tube and is one of his most requested songs. Be sure to catch John on his first appearance in this area.

A Thom Shepherd House Concert

Thom is a very talented singer/songwriter and an overall great guy. DO NOT MISS THIS opportunity to hang out with and chat with a #1 hit songwriter.

When: Friday, October 25 from 7-10 PM
Where: Crofton, MD

Doors open at 6:30 PM.
$20 donations requested all proceeds go to Thom.
RSVP to Andy Forsyth at Please bring a side dish, appetizer or dessert. Soft Drinks and Pizza provided.
Bring your own coolers with other beverages if you prefer. We have plenty of chairs.

Directions and address provided when you RSVP. We only have room for 40 and that’s pushing it. So don’t wait to sign up. You might miss out.

We will also be filming for the TV Show “Trop Rock Music Showcase” WEYW TV 19 The Florida Keys. And interviewing Thom. We also invite you to stick around to chat with Thom, get pictures and have a great time.

Here is a little bit about Thom and his music,

He is an Austin, Texas based touring artist. His most recent single “Simplify” was a top ten hit on the Texas Music Chart and the Texas Regional Radio Report.

He is the writer of five #1 nationwide country singles – “Redneck Yacht Club” performed by Craig Morgan. “Riding with Private Malone” by David Ball. “The Night Is Young” by Kyle Park. “My Texas” by Josh Abbott and Pat Green. “Beer Season” by Kevin Fowler.

In total Thom has written over 15 radio singles and has had 100 of his songs recorded by artists including Easton Corbin, Tracy Lawrence, Colt Ford, Bucky Covington, George Jones, Pam Tillis, Lorrie Morgan, John Anderson, Montgomery Gentry, Buddy Jewell and Cledus T. Judd and many others.

Take Me Out To The Ballpark

Chesapeake Parrot Head Club is going to the ballpark for a tour of Oriole Park at Camden Yards! A few weeks ago we told you to hold the date of Saturday, June 8, 2013. The cost is $6 per person, and everyone is invited. The tour will begin at 2:45pm and afterwards anyone who wants to can go with us around the corner to Dempseys. Payment for this tour can be made by cash or check (made payable to the Orioles). Please let us know if you would like to join us so we know if we get a full tour.

CPHC Is Growing Older But Not Up!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 30 for our annual birthday party! Have family or friends in town? Bring them with you!

Plan to join us from 4:30-8pm at Cheeseburger in Paradise, 8026 Ritchie Hwy, Suite B, Pasadena, MD 21122.

Dave McKenney from Virginia will be playing from 5-8pm!

Let me know if you plan to attend so we can reserve an area for our members, or at least let management know how many to plan for. As usual we will be partying with a purpose for the following:

  • Generic Visa/Mastercard, Home Depot, Lowes, Shop Rite gift cards or cash for gift cards for New Jersey parrot head members STILL affected by Hurricane Sandy The Coastal NJ PHC president said the following about gift cards “Kathy, yes there is still a need, and for another couple months @ least. that would be great! They would still be a help….one is still on clean out, way behind others due to location, and limited accessibility. One moves back in April 1st and I’m sure will still need some things, and two more houses are still refurbishing a little at time..due to financial constraints…so yes,please share if you can, and we are probably tapped out for now.”
  • newspapers, food, blankets, etc. for SPCA.
  • money for 50/50 raffle tickets.

Specials will be available to our club members and guests, and I’ll let you know what those are as soon as it’s all confirmed. Hope to see you there!

Thursday Is The New Friday

We are trying something new – socials/happy hour will be “Thursday is the new Friday”. From time to time we will have events on days other than Thursday. The next social event will be on Thursday, February 21 at Jilly’s in Ellicott City with our own John Patti on the steel drums and Dennis McCaughey from PA. We are working on a schedule that gets us more into the Baltimore area after the February social. Make sure you add them to your calendar and join us for fun and frivolity! See below for things you can bring if you want to help out.

Next Board Meeting

Our next Board meeting is Tuesday, February 19 at 6:30 at LaPalapa in Ellicott City. We would love to have as many of you as possible join us to discuss club business and/or for friendship. This meeting was moved from February 14 so that our Board could spend Valentine’s Day with the person of their choice and not at a meeting.

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Dave McKenney House Concert

Dave McKenney House Concert
922 Truro Lane, Crofton, MD 21114
Saturday, November 17 3-7 PM

This is a Chesapeake Parrot Head Club Social gathering but we welcome all guests.

We will be serving Free Margaritas !!!
B.Y.O.B. For additional refreshments.
Bring a dish, friends, other beverages and most
important come to have fun and sing-along.
RSVP to Andy Forsyth, 301/648-1232 or email

No cover charge but donations are requested for Dave.