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Welcome Club enjoys a variety of events this fall

A TGI gathering brought together Welcome Club members and friends to enjoy a poolside potluck on a recent evening. (courtesy of Diane Rider)

Welcome Club enjoys a variety of events this fall

By Denise Stewart

The autumn calendar of events for the Scripps Ranch Welcome Club holds a variety of day and evening activities for club members to enjoy.

Early in October, a pre-theatre potluck at a member’s home celebrated the Scripps Ranch Theatre’s new season. Welcome Club has a reputation for supporting local art performances and members were looking forward to this year’s kick-off comedy. No doubt the tasty food and beverages beforehand prepared them to laugh a lot at “The Outsider.”

The monthly evening general meeting at the Community Center during the second week presented a program of music. Elliot Lawrence, former Broadway entertainer currently appearing at the Hotel del Coronado, delighted the club with a jazz guitar performance. A social time followed.

Later in the month, the Gadabouts group ventured to the Birch Aquarium where they toured the facility and checked out the displays of sea creatures including the pipe fish, sea horses and weedy sea dragons. The collection was certainly a unique visual experience for the group. After the aquarium tour the women enjoyed lunch together at Seasons 52 in University Town Center.

In addition to these special events, Welcome Club entertains its membership with a variety of routinely
scheduled activities. Monthly, book clubs meet to share ideas about their current reading selections. Crafters gather to create projects from paper and other materials that bring them satisfaction. Bunco players roll the dice and share the fun of a friendly game.  

Most weeks, the Trail Walkers gather three times to exercise and follow local scenic paths to good health.

Frequently during the year, daytime Coffees and evening TGI gatherings bring members and their guests together for relaxed experiences. Sometimes these events are outdoors, depending on the weather.

Welcome Club has been part of Scripps Ranch’s social life for more than 40 years. Members are very experienced and gracious at including newcomers and others wanting new social activities to the community. If you are a new neighbor or have some free hours you would like to enjoy more, visit our website at scrippsranchwelcomeclub.com. A member will greet you warmly.