SHELDON—The Sheldon Young Professionals are back to hosting events in person again.
The last event the group put on was a virtual trivia contest, held over Zoom, in January. It was the second virtual trivia competition the Sheldon Young Professionals hosted during the pandemic.
But after the last trivia contest, the group decided not to host events until they were able to do so in person.
After waiting a few months, the Sheldon Young Professional will once again hold a live in-person event when it hosts musical bingo at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, at the Eagles Club.
“We are so glad to be planning events and actually getting to execute them,” said Sheldon Young Professional committee member Brandi Fuerstenberg. “It feels great to get young professionals together to make connections while having a good time.”
While it is the first in-person event the Sheldon Young Professionals are hosting in a long time, the group started holding its monthly luncheons again in April as it was held at Los Tulipanes.
The next luncheon is set for noon Thursday, May 13, at Langer’s Bar & Grill.
The Sheldon Young Professionals are open to anyone age 21-40.
“It’s nice to get young professionals from the area together to make connections and socialize with each other. We actually hold our lunches for that purpose,” Fuerstenberg said. “We want to offer a time where people can socialize and network with each other.”
The Sheldon Young Professionals committee come up with musical bingo before the coronavirus pandemic and the event had to be postponed.
The group held a Christmas bingo and toy drive in the winter 2019 and the success event later led to the idea of holding musical bingo.
“We had a lot of interest from the community. Our main goal is to offer events that promote making new connections with the Sheldon community,” said Sheldon Young Professional committee member Morgan Granstra. “Being we had such great turnout for our first bingo night, we wanted to keep bingo going but offer it in different ways.
“One of our YP leaders had heard of musical bingo, so we discussed the idea and decided it would be a fun and different format of the game.”
In musical bingo, players are given a bingo card where the numbers are replaced with either song names or music titles. The DJ plays short clips of music and you mark off spots on your card.
The Sheldon Young Professionals musical bingo night has a 6:30 check-in at the Eagles Club and bingo starts at 7 p.m. Musical bingo is open to anyone age 21 and up. Admission is $5 per person and each bingo sheet is $1. Bingo daubers also will be sold for $2 per dauber. While the Eagles Club does not accept debit or credit cards, there is an ATM on site and it is suggested to bring cash.
The categories for musical bingo will include name that artist, oldies, boy bands, country music, Disney, one-hit wonders and many more. Stovetop Productions is providing the music for event and there will be prizes.
Musical bingo is the first of the events the Sheldon Young Professionals plans to host in the next few months.
Besides the monthly luncheons, the group hopes to have a brewery tour in June and a glowball or golf outing in July.
“We want to host our monthly luncheon along with at least one event per month. That is obviously not something that is set in stone though,” Fuerstenberg said. “We could have one month with no events other than our lunch and then another month with multiple events.”
For more information about future Sheldon Young Professional events, check out its Facebook page.
“It is a lot of fun to meet up with everyone at different events. We host events to allow young professionals to make connections and network with others,” Fuerstenberg said. “It is a lot of fun to see those connections being made at the events we host.”