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The Curious Collectors of Baker Street

Adventure of the Face in the Crowd
Clews to the Mystery


Maggiano's oin Sherlock Holmes as he assists the Curious Collectors Of Baker Street in pondering the solution to a perplexing mystery. It begins with a no-host cocktail reception at Maggiano's, famed for its delicious fare. But the action will have already begun, with guests utilizing clues received previously via post, e-mail, and phone. The nearby twisting alleys of the legendary Farmers Market and The Grove will provide a backdrop of intrigue complete with lurking suspects.

A fine dinner and tempting dessert will offer a momentary respite, followed by the dramatic conclusion! Those detectives that correctly solve the mystery will be eligible to win a new KINDLE, preloaded with our beloved Sherlockian Canon!Those detectives that correctly solve the mystery will be eligible to win a new KINDLE, preloaded with our beloved Sherlockian Canon!

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
5:30 to 10:00 PM
Price: $75.00 adult/child

All monies must be received no later than October 24th
Tickets are by advance purchase only!
We accept PayPal payments to: jkegley@socal.rr.com
Checks payable to Jerry Kegley
Mail to:
C. C. O. B. S.
Jerry & Chrys Kegley
18014 Sherman Way #275
Reseda, CA 91335
Information: Jerry & Chrys Kegley
Phone: (818) 675-5399 e-mail: ccobsla@socal.rr.com

Holmes Pondering

We ask that you attend the mystery in Victorian/Edwardian costume. Formal and semi-formal or cocktail wear is an acceptable alternative if costumes are not available. No weapons of any type will be allowed.

Characterizations are not necessary for this event; in fact, they will be a hindrance to solving the mystery.

Due to the nature of the event and the constraints of time, we ask that you be prompt! Once the on-site portion of the mystery commences there will be no going back. Give yourself plenty of leeway to dress and arrive on time.

There will be no dressing on site; please be in costume upon arrival. Ladies note that there will be walking involved over irregular ground please be aware of high heels.

Maggiano's offers validated parking or you may valet park your vehicle.

Please notify us of any dietary restrictions in advance. Vegetarian meals will be available upon request.

But wait, there's more!
Prize for the best detective
The person closest to solving the case will win a new KINDLE,
preloaded with our beloved Sherlockian Canon!

Additional prizes will be awarded for the following:
Best Costume (Male & Female)
Prizes to be created by our very own Maggie Schpak,
pictured here is an example of her work:

Maggie's Jewels!

5:30 pm: Guests Arrive - Cocktails
6:00 pm: The Games' Afoot - Mystery Commences
7:30 pm: Dinner Served
8:30 pm: Costume Prizes Awarded - Dessert
9:00 pm: Elementary my dear Watson - Case Solved
10:00 pm: Good-night Mr. Sherlock Holmes


Served with freshly baked bread, brewed regular and decaf coffee, hot tea, iced tea and sodas.

Asiago-Crusted Shrimp: Shrimp fried golden brown and served with a zesty lemon aioli.
Stuffed Mushrooms: Mushroom caps stuffed with aglio spinach, Italian cheeses and seasoned breadcrumbs.

Caesar: A traditional Caesar salad of romaine lettuce, croutons and grated parmesan tossed in Caesar dressing.
Chopped Apple & Walnut: Iceberg lettuce, arugula, grapes, celery, chives and spiced walnuts with a blue cheese vinaigrette.

Baked Ziti & Sausage: Italian sausage, pomodoro sauce and ziti topped with a layer of melted provolone and parmesan.
Lobster Cannelloni al Forno: Crepes stuffed with lobster meat, leeks and Italian cheeses with a sherry-infused cream sauce and seasoned breadcrumbs. Baked and garnished with tarragon.

Chicken Saltimbocca: Chicken breasts lightly breaded and topped with fresh sage, prosciutto and provolone cheese; served in a garlic white wine sauce with caramelized onions.
Grilled Sirloin Steak Peppercorn: Petite grilled sirloin steak served with a creamy peppercorn sauce with brandy and garlic mashed potatoes.

Italian Style Vegetables
Broccolini with Lemon & Garlic

Apple Crostada: Granny Smith apples baked in a pastry crust dipped in cream and crystallized sugar; served with caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.
Chocolate Zuccotto Cake: Chocolate cake layered with Sambuca chocolate mousse, iced with chocolate frosting and dusted with cocoa powder.

A No-Host bar will be available within the banquet room.

The Game's Afoot

Sherlock Holmes - Kovacic Smiley Chuck Kovacic has written and produced interactive "mystery" events for numerous organizations and company programs for more than 20 years. "I have always wanted to create such an offering for my fellow Sherlockians, and inspired by the BBC SHERLOCK, I'll guarantee them an entertaining evening!"

his is an interactive mystery event with each guest playing the role of a detective whose job is to assist Sherlock Holmes in solving the case.
     The level of participation is up to you: if you choose, you may fully embrace the event and track down clues like a bloodhound. Or if you see yourself as more of a Nick and Nora Charles type, you can hang back and have a cocktail or two in the bar.
     We ask that you provide some personal information (home and cell phone numbers, e-mail address, and your physical home address). Using this information, guests will receive some background and clarifying information. The mystery does not start the night of the event, it actually will commence about a week or so prior. In addition, the personal information provided will be used to send additional clues to guests. Not all guests will receive the same clues and clues will arrive at different times and by different methods, so be aware!
     Portions of this mystery were inspired in part by the PBS series, "SHERLOCK," some guests (that provide their phone numbers) will be receiving information via their cell phone as the "Mystery" progresses.
     Other clues will also be provided throughout the evening with a portion of the event taking place outdoors, you may need a coat or wrap for cooler November weather or in the event of rain an umbrella.  Please plan and dress accordingly.

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