Cocktail Party and other July Events!


Monarch Chris invites all Brothers and Prophets (and Ladies too!) to his monthly cocktail party.  Beat the heat - see, and be seen!  This Thursday, July 10 6-7:30 pm

Other July events include:

Burger Night - Thur July 17 6-7:30 pm

Of course you can always check out our great Jazz Nights every Sunday @ 5:00pm, Monday @ 7:00pm and Tuesday @ 5:30pm.

Grotto on Parade! July 4th

All Masons, Grotto and Shrine are invited to represent the Craft by marching in the Ann Arbor 4th of July Parade, organized by the A2 Jaycees.

BRING YOUR FEZ Also, per Grand Lodge rules, you may also wear your apron - BRING IT!. Wearing dark slacks and white or light colored shirts is encouraged.

When: July 4, be there by 9:00. Parade should be over by 11
Where: Our mustering point will be on Maynard St between Williams and Jefferson. Look for our lineup number 60 marked on the street

Please be aware the Firecracker 5k Marathon will start downtown at 8am. Please enter the Parade staging area at the E. Jefferson & Thompson intersection barricade from the south to enter the lineup area.

Show the community it’s oldest and most respected Fraternity - march!

BBQ Dinner - THIS Friday June 20!

Yee-Haw! Come to the BBQ!
Zal Gaz Grotto is hosting a BBQ Picnic Buffet cooked by Ann Arbor’s famous cook - Tomiko Cowen! The dinner is open to the public from 6 to 7:30pm, and the menu contains the following:
BBQ Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Brats/Buns, Macaroni and Cheese, 3 Bean Salad, Potato Salad, Salad Bar. Drinks available in “The Lounge”!

Cost is only $12.00 per person! Questions?  734-663-1202

Monarch’s Musings | May and a half… 2014

Brother Prophets and Friends,
Thank you to everyone that came out to the Cocktail Party on Friday, May 2nd.  It was a great night filled with libations, music, euchre and laughter!!  The five Past Monarchs named “Jim” were in attendance. Let’s do it again on June 6th, hope to see you there!!!

We’ve been experiencing a huge upswing in the attendance of our Big Bands. If you’ve never been I would strongly urge all Grotto member to come in a see for yourselves, price of admission for member is only $5. Big Bands on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, featuring; Rag Time, Swing, Jazz, and Big Band Orchestra favorites, dancing encouraged!!

We’ve have two new bartenders at The Zal Gaz Grotto. Please stop in and welcome Karin and Melissa. On Sunday’s & Tuesday’s Melissa brings in some of her decadent desserts…you’ve got to come in and try them out!! And a big THANKS to Frank, who filled in while the positions were being filled.

Tomiko Cowen’s is the Chef on Tuesdays, and prepares a special for that day…contact Pat for her daily special. Also, Tomiko prepares a monthly all-you-can-eat buffet, the next on is going to be on May 16. “Italian Night” is the theme, which changes monthly.

May 21st, is “Burger Night”. Fresh patties burgers, cooked to order on the grill with all the trimmings, served with chips. Topper’s going to have his records playing while he’s in back flipping burgers!! (Don’t worry, PAT WILL SUPERVISE!!!) 50/50 drawing and Euchre!!!

Saturday the 24th and the 31st of May. Rock’N’Roll Circus….three rock bands, starts a 9p.m., local bands; call Pat for info as the bands change weekly!!!            .

Things to look forward to….planning a “Bazar/Art Show” in July, right around Art Fair time, everyone is encouraged to participate…handicrafts, baked goods, or trinkets you’d like to get rid of…more to come on that…We are looking for 10 people interested in a “Paint Ball” outing in June, please contact Topper for more information. Another “Cowboy Cookout”, planned for June, no way will it be as COLD as it was at the first one in February!!! Also keep an eye out for the next Grotto Profile;” Tom Kersey: A Man of Speed”.

I’d like to thank all of the volunteers who help out and all those who attended events at the Grotto. I encourage you drop by and check out an event that you haven’t attended, we all need to support our Grotto!!

Upcoming events for 2nd half of May 2014……

  • "Italian Night" Buffet by Tomiko Cowen, all you can eat $10 per person, May 16, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Upcoming Music for the Grotto this month:

  • Rock’N’Roll Circus (three different bands), Saturday May 24 & 31 at 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
  • Phil Ogilvie’s Ryhthm Kings, every Sunday 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Paul Keller Orchestra, every Monday 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Paul Klingers Easy Street Band, Tuesday 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Yours in Fellowship,

   Chris Ward (“Topper”)

Monarch, Zal Gaz Grotto #34