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Welcome Club is blooming with activities

Scripps Ranch Welcome Club members gathered for a delightful tea. (photo by Rose Mack)

Welcome Club is blooming with activities

By Denise Stewart

The Scripps Ranch Welcome Club’s March calendar is blooming with activities for the women who are members. Out of the 30 days in the month, 19 days have a planned event. The activities bring locals together for entertainment, exercise, dining, the exchange of ideas or the expression of creative talents.

This month’s general meeting on the second Tuesday evening at the Rec Center featured a lesson in western dancing by the Wranglers Square Dance Club. Welcome Club President Starlene Dahl and her partner Brad Wettlaufer got those willing out of their chairs and led the group in square dance moves.

As usual, the trail walkers, organized by Janell Boustany, will be out there enjoying the local greenery three times a week as they stroll through the eucalyptus. A new group is forming to take on more challenging trails outside this community. They will be stepping out when the rain stops and the sun shines regularly again.

The four book clubs met to share their thoughts on  what literary works currently have their attention.

Two different Bunco groups – one in the daytime, the other in the evening – are entertaining for the dice rollers.

A coffee gathering that was accompanied by lavish brunch dishes delighted those attending. With both the culinary treats and friendly conversation complementing the coffee, it was a splendid morning. This month Janet Weigel was the hostess.

Crafters met at Beverly Wash’s home to express their creative talents and created an Easter project.

The Gadabouts followed Pam Savelsberg up to Escondido to O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub to celebrate with corned beef, cabbage, scones and other Irish fayre. Lunching out is a regular festivity for the club. Often it follows a movie or other feature.

While March didn’t provide a pre-theatre party and performance at the Scripps Ranch Theatre, April will. Tickets are booked for the play and potluck specialties are being prepared to make the event an evening favorite for many in the club.

A fair-weather occasion will be coming around again in the next month or so when TGIs are revived. These outdoor bring-a-friend gatherings feature a potluck and socializing during the longer weekend evenings. Visit scrippsranchwelcomeclub.com.