A friendly Mah Jongg game is offered every Wednesday or Thursday beginning at 1:00pm at the Boca Grande Community Center. The club plays American Mah Jongg using the current National Mah Jongg League card for its commitment to “friendship and charity.” The club also follows the rules on the card and website. Come when you can, leave when you want. New players are always welcome. For more information, contact Chrys Hyde at Chryshyde@gmail.com.
The Happy Hookers: Rug Hooking, Needlepoint and Knitting Club
The Happy Hookers meet every Monday at 1:00pm in the Houghton Room. Anyone who enjoys the company of fellow hookers or would like a little advice while working on their craft is welcome. There are no dues and new members are always welcome! For more information, contact Sylvia Campbell November through May at 941-964-0928.
Take center stage singing your favorite song! Practices begin Friday, November 1 in the multi-purpose room from 9:30 to 11:00am. You have the opportunity to belt your heart out as the audience goes wild. All the best singers on Boca Grande are your backup ensemble; the harmony is amazing. Together, we will work on one new song at every practice, starring a different lead singer each week. You choose the song you want to star in and the rest of the cast will back you up. It’s a chance to improve your vocal quality while having fun. Sharon Ponte and her keyboard will warm us up and rehearse last week’s number before moving on to the new song.. There’s no memorizing. No stress. Just a chance to beam in the spotlight in a fun, comfortable and supportive environment. Sessions are $30, collected weekly. For more information, email Erica at email@example.com
If you are having some minor tech trouble and can’t seem to figure out what to do to solve it, we are now offering free 15-minute diagnostics in the Friends office with our very own multimedia specialist, Kyle Rich. If resolving your issue requires lengthier troubleshooting, Kyle can advise you further, or may be available to assist you privately. To make an appointment for Tuesdays between 5:00pm and 6:30pm, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-964-0827. If a Friends program is scheduled for a Tuesday during this time, appointments will be taken for the next available Tuesday.
The Boca Grande Duplicate Bridge Club
ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge games are offered at the community center on Monday and Wednesday afternoons at 1:00pm from October 14 to April 15. There is an open session for all players as well as a game for players new to duplicate or who have earned fewer than 20 master points.
Beginning January 6, classes will take place on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9:30am. On Mondays, one class will cover basic bidding for beginners. A second class, called “Thinking Bridge,” is geared for more experienced players. One of the two Wednesday classes will focus on the play of the hand; the other will stress concepts of defense.
The goal for both the games and the lessons is to provide a friendly, supportive environment for all players. Come and join us! For more information, email email@example.com, or the instructor and director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Boca Grande Camera Club
The Boca Grande Camera Club is “the place” to bring your camera this season! The club offers opportunities to improve your photographic skills and enjoy the company of fellow photographers as you listen to professional photographers speak, discuss photography, and participate in workshops and share photos. An exciting series of talks, workshops, local photographic trips and events are planned. As always, some of the more experienced photographers are willing to mentor and share as needed. Club meetings are held at 10:00am in the Houghton Room of the Community Center from November to April. Everyone from the Boca Grande community and surrounding area is invited to join. For more information, contact Walter Fitzgerald by phone at 941-964-1347, or email email@example.com, to add your email address to the camera club’s mailing list so that you can be among the first to hear about upcoming club events.
Camera Club Dates 2019-20
Tuesdays | 10am
- November 5 & 19
- December 3
- January 7 & 21
- February 4 & 18
- March 3 & 17
- April 4 & 21
- “Photography as Art Show” – March 6-8