Activities Section Page Directory

Michael Lee   Bob Henry
Branch members are encouraged to join any of our branch activity groups as listed below. Activity leader contact information is available on our online member directory which is accessible only by branch members.
Activity Chairman
  Asst Activity Chairman
Bocce a game in which players roll heavy balls across an area of ground and try to get each ball to stop as near as possible to a smaller ball
It's easy to learn and lots of fun to play!
More info is available on our activity web page.
Every Monday
starting 9:30 am
(April to November)
The new courts at Sycamore Valley Park on Holbrook Drive in Danville
Now with structure to protect us from the sun on those hot summer days!
Truman Howard
3 Groups
monthly meetings to discuss a selected book, either fiction or non-fiction, usually the choice of the host SIR for the month
We now have 3 groups meeting on various days and times!
More info is available on our activity web page.
One group meets on the first Monday of the month.  
One group meetings on Tuesday night before luncheon
One group meets fourth Wednesday of month
Meetings are also posted on the web site calendar
Held at book club member homes on a rotating basis
Tony Fassiotto
Paul Sheckler
Denny Hintz
manages the monthly book swap at luncheons and forwards books to military locations
More info is available on our activity web page.
  Monthly luncheon venue
Tony Fassiotto
Members participate in the weekly senior bowling league in Danville
More info is available on our activity web page.
Every Thursday
11:30 am
Danville Bowl
200 Boone Ct, Danville
John Monahan
Members participate in a member-only monthly breakfast at the Danville Black Bear Restaurant
More info is available on our activity web page.
Every last Friday
of month
at 8:30 am
Black Bear Restaurant
807 Camino Ramon, Danville
Pat Wilson
Our branch has an active bridge group that meets 3 times during the month on a Tuesday or Thursday. Members host on a rotating basis.
See group activity page for more info.
3 times per month falling on random Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Held at bridge member homes on a rotating basis
Bob Colbourn
As Announced As Announced As Announced
Mike Thelen
Monthly meeting to cook and review recipes. You can find more information on our activity page!
Third Thursday evening of month
Normally at the Dougherty Community Center on Bollinger Canyon Rd in San Ramon except for ‘field trips”, I.e., Berkeley Bowl visit, SF Ferry Building, Farmer’s Markets
John Noll
Paul Vinella
Are you interested in learning about and/or playing a card game that was invented in the early 1700’s, was brought to the New World by English colonists, was played extensively by submariners during WWII, and remains very popular with card playing enthusiasts to this day?
Come join our group!
Bring your snacks, drinks, lunch whatever you would like.
From 1 - 4 pm every 2nd and fourth Monday of the month
On summer hiatus until September!
We meet in a private room at the San Ramon Senior Center 9300 Alcosta Blvd.
There is a nominal charge for the room of $4 per person for San Ramon residents and $5 for non-residents.
Joe Santone
John Noll
The branch cycling group members have a great time getting together for some vigorous adventures and old standby local rides throughout the east bay
More info is available on our activity web page.
Mondays (moderate) and Thursdays (easy) starting around 8:00 am to 9:30 am depending on the time of year. Rainouts are at Pete’s in Danville. Sign-up and get email annoucements. East Bay and sometimes beyond. We usually meet at Starbucks on Alcosta and Village Parkway or in Danville behind the Railroad Museum.
Bill Corbett
Frank O'Neill
Dine In
The concept for this activity is to get together with 2-3 other couples, set a schedule with rotating host couples and enjoy wonderful evenings together. Meet monthly, every other month or quarterly as determined within your group. One group has already formed and is planning to meet about five times a year but you can set whatever schedule you want.
More info is available on our activity web page.
Schedules vary!
Check activity page for more info
Usually at group member homes
John Noll
Group dining experience
More info is available on our activity web page.
Every 4th Thursday of the month
7 pm start time
Local area restaurants announced at the beginning of the month
Jim Quon
The fantasy football activity supports several leagues using the Yahoo Fantasy Football system.
More info is available on our activity page
From NFL pre-season to the end of regular season schedule!
August to January each year!
Online from the privacy of your home!
You need some sort of smart device or a computer to participate!
Dan Poulin
Our Fishing activity piggy-backs off of the Area 2 Fishing Group.  They organize outings during the spring, summer and fall.
Additional info available
Schedules vary! Locations vary!
Pedro Contreras
Monthly meeting to review flowers, fruits, vegetables, and landscaping with low water volume issues.
To Be
To Be Determined!
To Be Determined!
Members looking to learn how to research their ancestry
Fridays mornings
10 am
Join other members and their spouses/female guests for a fun 9-hole round of golf followed by an informal, non-hosted lunch or dinner in the clubhouse or at a local restaurant.
More info is available on our activity web page.
3rd Friday of the month
10 am start
Local 9 hole courses including:
Rossmoor, Walnut Creek
Las Positas, Livermore
Diablo Hills, Walnut Creek
Alameda Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
John Kent
The 9-Hole golf group plays on Tuesday and Friday mornings.   There are approximately eight of who play. Please go to RSVP page on web site to let us know you will be coming.
All members of SIR Branch 128 are welcome.
Additional info on our activity page
Tuesday and Friday mornings with standing start times  between 8:15 and 8:30  
Pleasanton Golf Center Course (Alameda Fairgrounds in Pleasanton)
Diablo Hills GC in Walnut Creek
Andy Rodgers
Wayne Futak
This golf group plays 18 holes weekly at one of 6 local courses.
More info is available on our activity web page.
Every Thursday except for holiday weeks
Tee times typically start between 7:30 - 9:00 am
The San Ramon Golf Club, Callippe Preserve, Canyon Lakes, Dublin Ranch, Poppy Ridge, Las Positas, and The Bridges courses
Jim Briggs
This golf group plays 18 holes every Tuesday, weather permitting, all over the East Bay.  Each member takes a turn to organize the weekly outing.
More info is available on our activity web page.
Every Tuesday except for holiday weeks
Tee times typically start between 7:30 - 9:30 am
Golf courses around the bay area as far north as Napa & Fairfield, as far east as Brentwood & Livermore and as far south as Pleasanton
Larry Feigenbaum
Our hiking group usually meets monthly for a moderate hike somewhere in the east bay
More info is available on our activity web page.
Usually on a Friday late in the month All over the east bay
Bob Turner
Monthly meetings to educate members on different investment products, strategies and terminology
Details on our activity page!
Normally the fourth Wednesday of the month at 1:30 PM or check the activity page.
Now via ZOOM
Mike Levine
Just a chance to meet with and enjoy one another’s company and conversation in a casual outdoor setting.
No need to sign up. Just come and enjoy each other. 
First Wednesday of the month starting at 11:30 am and finishing around 1:30 pm
Hap Magee Ranch Park – Danville
1025 La Gonda Way, Danville
Look for the picnic tables under the shade structure
Mike Sorensen
Monthly “Day at the Movies”, attending a movie of your choice, followed by drinks, appetizers or a light dinner at a nearby casual restaurant to discuss our movie experiences.
Varies so check web site if you want to be notified of upcoming movie gatherings
Hacienda Crossings in Dublin followed by Lazy Dog restaurant for Happy Hour!
We’re bringing some Couth to Your Youth with a new group for SIRS and their friends and family who want to experience the beauty and majesty of classical Opera and Ballet without blowing the budget or making a huge time commitment. 
Check out our activity web page for more info
Wednesdays (once or twice a month) based on the MET schedule
Performances start at 1:00 pm
Social hour following the performance
Hacienda Crossing Movie Theater
Check in Dublin
Rich Vivrette
       Pickle Ball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis.
More info is available on our activity web page.
Every 1st
of Month
1:00 pm start
Check with activity leader for locations!
Michael Lee
POKER Groups
1, 2, 3 & 4
Looking  to socialize with other SIR128 members, enjoy snacks and beverages, and indulge in a game of chance?
Low stakes poker (dealer chooses the game) maybe your answer. 
We currently have 4 groups meeting on different days and times!
Poker Group 1 meets 1st and 3rd Monday evenings each month, 7 to 10 pm
Poker Group 2 meets one Tuesday/Wednesday evening each month, 7 to 10 pm
Poker #3 meets on 3rd Monday of each month at 1:00 PM.
Poker #4 meets on 1st Wednesday of each month at 1 pm at the San Ramon Senior Center
Players in Poker #1 and Poker #2 alternate hosting  this event at their homes.
Poker #3 meets at San Ramon Senior Center on Alcosta Blvd.
Robert Caviglia
Poker #1
Ken Sterba
Poker #2
Fred Pourmirzaie
Poker #3
Sid King
Poker #4
Technology User Group
Our Technology User Group meets to discuss, share, demonstrate and answer "How to...?" questions about technology that you use in every day life, as well as special technology-oriented topics. It is a great way to keep current and to get questions answered in an informal setting.
Guests are welcome!
We actively welcome and solicit members to develop brief presentation on topics of interest
More info is available on our activity web page.
Last Friday of the month
except for May and Nov (3rd Friday of month)
No meeting in December
10:00 - Noon
in person meetings at Danville Library
Senior Fitness
This activity is focused on Senior Exercise & Health topics to include, but limited to:
-Fun Exercises for Seniors
-Exercising at Home
-Strength Training for Seniors
-Balance Maintenance
-Weight Management
-Nutrition for Seniors
-Stress Reduction
-Fall Prevention
More info is available on our activity web page.
Meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 9am
currently all meetings are held via Zoom
Michael Lee
Support Group
This activity would be a monthly breakfast or lunch meeting of Branch men who have lost loved ones. The environment is intended to be compassionate and encouraging. Members can share their feelings and experiences on how they are coping. This activity creates a support system through talking, bonding and group interaction.  
to be determined
Danville Black Bear Diner during winter. 
Potential outdoor venue during the summer.     
Michael Garcia
Our tennis group welcomes any and all members interested in playing. 
More info is available on our activity web page.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
at 8:30 am or so...
We play at Central Park
(near San Ramon Fire Department)
George Kibler
While our branch doesn't have a travel activity group per se,
we can take advantage of the many SIR Inc travel programs available, as well as, programs organized by other local branches
Schedules vary!
Check out the latest SIR Inc
Happenings Newsletter for the most recent travel information available!
Locations vary!
Check out the latest SIR Inc
Happenings Newsletter for the most recent travel information available!
Michael Lee
Tom Eager
We walk for 90 minutes on flat ground. Bring your significant other or your dog or both. Walking can help you lose weight, improve cardiovascular fitness as well as strengthen your bones and muscles. We meeting on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 9am (weather permitting) through Thanksgiving Locations vary
Bob Henry
The Wine Fellowship meets to sample wines at various times.  Gatherings can take place at any number of commercial venues as well as at member homes.
This a casual group and spouses are invited
Schedules vary so check our activity page for our next scheduled experience! Concept
Mike Sorensen