Clubs & Activities
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. Contact Nora Lea Reefe by phone or email, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 Meeting Dates 2018/2019
- Tuesdays, November 6
- November 27
- December 11
- January 8
- January 22
- February 5
- February 19
- March 5
- March 19
- April 2
- April 16
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! Call Sylvia Campbell at 941-964-0928 for details.
The Boca Grande Duplicate Bridge Club
ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge games are offered at the community center on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from October to May. Starting time for both games is 1:00pm. Lessons are offered on Monday and Wednesday mornings. On Mondays, there will be lessons for novice players (players who know how to play bridge but have limited or no experience at duplicate), as well as for beginners (players who have yet to learn the greatest card game ever). Wednesdays’ lessons are for intermediate players (players who want to improve their bridge skills). The goal for both the games and the lessons is to provide a friendly, supportive environment for all our players. Come and join us! For more info call 941-964-1365 from October 15 to May 15 or email email@example.com.
Take center stage singing your favorite song! Practices begin Friday, November 2, 2018, in the Woman’s Club Room from 9:30 – 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, rehearsing last week’s number and working on one new song each week. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW!!! Mah Jongg
A friendly Mah Jongg game is offered every Wednesday beginning at 12:00pm at the Community Center in the Special Interest Room (Room 10). The group plays American Mah Jongg using the current National Mah Jongg League card for its commitment to “Friendship and Charity,” and follows the rules on the card and website. Come when you can, leave when you want. New players are always welcome. Call Chrys Hyde at 941-964-1630 for information.
NEW!!! Tech Tuesdays
Technology: Can’t live with it and you can’t live without it! 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 email@example.com 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.
NEW!!! Game Night
You’re in for an evening of fun and games! Starting November 6th, join us for Game Night at the Community Center every Tuesday night from 7:00 – 8:30pm in the Houghton Room. From Wii Fit to Scrabble to backgammon and chess, this is a great way to gather and interact with friends and other community members. There is no cost to attend. Some games will be provided but feel free to bring your favorites!