There was food, a few games, and lots and LOTS of chatting. Several of the people were new to the Twin Cities (from all around the country and beyond- from Atlanta to Canada) and were looking for a community they could be a part of. The hosts (Lauren Dahar, Jacqueline Soria and Samantha Hamlin) put on a great afternoon party and opened their new home to all of us as we talked, laughed, made bad jokes, and realized that many of us already distantly knew other guests’ family members or hometowns.