Activities Updates

Michael Lee
Activity Chairman
We now have 35 activities and 18 are co-ed. In addition to bocce, we have three book clubs, four golf groups, tennis and everything in between.
-Bocce - Continues to play every Monday until November 21st and then they will take a break until January. Truman Howard  truman.howard@gmail.com
-Bowling is having challenges maintaining enough players. If you’re interested in joining contact Michael Lee  88mlee@gmail.com
-Cribbage and cards could use more participants. We play on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month from 1-4PM at the San Ramon Senior Center.  Contact: Joe Santone  joe.santone@comcast.net
-Dine out meets Thursday, October 27th at 6pm at Sultan’s Kabob in Pleasanton. The format of ordering at the counter and then retreating to a separate, large, comfortable, dining room should make for a nice, quiet, easy dining experience that will be very conducive to socializing for all. It’s a great way to meet new SIR members and try a new restaurant at the same time. Jim Quon  askquon@yahoo.com
-The Friday Monthly Breakfast gets together next on Friday, October 28th at 9am at the Black Bear Diner in Danville for good food and conversation. Pat Wilson  pat3wilson@gmail.com
-Golf, 9-Hole: We all agreed to keep the same schedule over the winter. If the weather is bad, it will be up to each individual whether to play or not. Bo Brummett  carolnbo@comcast.net
-Golf, Couples: Plays at the 9-hole course at Las Positas on Thursday, October 20, starting at 10 AM.  Lunch will follow at Beeb's Restaurant at the course. You can register now on the SIR website.  John Kent  johnkent818@gmail.com
-Investment Group meets next Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 1:30 PM on Zoom to discuss Energy Stocks and the Energy sector. We will look at both the Macro and Micro perspectives as well. Mike Levine  michael.levine@sbcglobal.net
-Lunch in the Park: The next lunch in the park will be Nov 1st so bring something to eat, and a beverage of your choice. Socialization is so important to help us stay healthy. An email invite will come out the last week of October, hope to see you there. Mike Sorensen msorensen.us@gmail.com
-Metropolitan Opera: Wednesdays at 1pm at the Regal Hacienda Cinema the opera season opens in two weeks with Cherubini’s Medea.  A fiery retelling of a seminal Greek myth, Medea is as compelling as it is disturbing, never more so than when the title character enacts her revenge on her unfaithful lover by taking the lives of their two children. Opera dramatics at their best.  This is the first performance of this opera at The Met, and will feature Sondra Radvanovsky as Medea.  The opera is set in the Greek city of Corinth, a wealthy and sophisticated locale already ancient by the time of the events in the opera. Medea herself is a foreigner from Colchis, a land thought by Greeks to be wealthy but primitive and which was associated with overly empowered women.  Luigi Cherubini lived 1760 – 1842.  His most significant compositions are operas and sacred music and Beethoven regarded Cherubini as the greatest of his contemporaries. The opera doesn’t make the top 150 list, and there are no “notable” top 100 arias.  The production is full period costume and set design (not minimalistic).
Contact: Rich Vivrette: r.vivrette@am-alarm.com
-Movies resumes in December. If you want to watch a variety of movies and then discuss afterwards over Happy Hour contact Michael Lee.  88mlee@gmail.com
-Senior Fitness resumes in December. If you want to learn how to lose weight and maintain muscle as well as balance attend these easy classes in-person or on Zoom. Michael Lee  88mlee@gmail.com
-Tennis has gone back to Central Park effective immediately. That is a permanent change until next Summer when the City starts ups their Summer League activities that include tennis and we can't use the City courts for the duration of their program that runs all Summer long.           Jim Quon  askquon@yahoo.com
-Walking Group goes out again on Tuesday, October 25th and November 8th at 9am for about 90 minutes on flat ground. Bring your significant other or your dog or both to Peet's at 435 Railroad Ave, Danville, CA 94526. Walking can help you lose weight, improve cardiovascular fitness as well as strengthen your bones and muscles. Bob Henry  roberthenry181@gmail.com
-Wine Fellowship. Over the summer we had a hiatus for 6 to 8 weeks as a number of us were traveling.  We started to have Zoom calls again, enjoyed getting together at the monthly lunches to share wine labels.  We will pick up the cadence again in October, where we get together for lunch in the park the first Wednesday of the month. We will then have Zoom calls on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, happy hour at 4pm.  We will continue having wine sampling during our lunches at Bridges.  If you would like to meet the group, come over and introduce yourself.  We typically have a couple of extra glasses, and you are more than welcome to sample what is on the table. It is a great way to socialize, enjoy some very nice wines, and maybe learn something new.  I believe we all have learned something over the past couple of years.
Our NEW Zoom address for the 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 4pm is:
Mike Sorensen  msorensen.us@gmail.com
If you have questions or want more information about any of our activities contact our Activities Chairman, Michael Lee at: 88mlee@gmail.com or go to the website at: www.sir128.com