Fandango: Saturday, June 14, 2014
John Rains House – 8810 Hemlock Street, Rancho Cucamonga, 91730
Tour Begins: 11:00 AM
Lunch: Fabulous High Noon Luncheon
Speaker: William “Lickskillet” King, Ph.D.
Subject: The Murder of John Rains
Tour: Take a docent-guided 30-minute tour of the historic John Rains House at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.
Listen: Enjoy some great cowboy music carefully selected by our own cowboy deejay Paul Rippens.
Plunk: Be first to plunk down your greenbacks of some fabulous “prix fixe” books and artwork provided by our very own Eric Nelson. This is no auction; it’s a sale, so send your pards on a wild goose chase so you can sneak in and grab the pick of the litter.
Socialize: Enjoy the company of historians, raconteurs, and murder mystery detectives as you mull over the unsolved murder of John Rains—unsolved until the Fandango that is.
Dine: Lap up an exquisite lunch. Five Star catering will provide a lunch to die for, not die from. Our scouts have carefully examined their cuisine and they all wanted seconds.
Drink: Tim Heflin reportedly will ride a mule all the way from Kennedy Meadows to man the bar and regale you with friendly conversation.
Learn: Dr. William “Lickskillet” King will share history of the John Rains House and provide clues from the jaw-dropping John Rains Murder, as soon as we finish lunch.
Solve: Use the handouts provided to resolve the 152 year-old mystery of who killed John Rains? The Hanging Judge Gary Tuner will decide which table provided the best reasoning and then present them with a pretty good bottle of wine.
Drink Some More: After the Fandango, enjoy some more fellowship and beverage at the Wine Tailor in the historic Thomas Winery Plaza two short blocks from the John Rains House.
Drive: Have your Designated Driver chauffeur you a few miles along historic Route 66 (aka Foothill Blvd.) as you head home.
Register: Either 1) “put your money where your mouse is” and use PayPal to register on the Members Only page or 2) keep those nice postmen employed by mailing in your registration.