From Irish jigs to Zydeco

From Irish jigs to Zydeco

By Denise Stewart

It was a cultural banquet this month for Scripps Ranch Welcome Club members. Club President Starlene Dahl and her partner Brad Wettlaufer danced the Zydeco and shared the music of the Creole culture at the Welcome Club’s regular monthly meeting.

Many of those attending joined the couple dancing and learning the steps to Louisiana’s energetic music. During the meeting’s social time, to everybody’s delight, pastries from that tasty part of the U.S. were served.

St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated at a Coffee at Lynn Owens’ home. Lots of traditional Irish specialties along with the friendly chat over a cuppa made the day.

Another Coffee will be coming up in April when Kate Schaap does the hosting.

The Gadabouts group enjoyed a lunch gathering at a UTC favorite restaurant. After their meal at Seasons 52, the lure of the retail stores initiated lots of spring shopping experiences. A pre-theatre potluck and viewing of Scripps Ranch Theatre’s presentation of “Neat” will be a major event in April. Bev Macho is organizing that special evening for the group.

Next month, at the regular second Monday meeting at the Community Center, a talk is scheduled on the activities of Sustainable Scripps Ranch. Practices for protecting the health and beauty of our community will be the topic.

While culinary events are often a part of Welcome Club’s schedule, it is also the regular gathering of friends for trail walks, card and Bunco games, and book club discussions, that make the club’s calendar one to be enjoyed.

For more information and an invitation to join the fun and friendship, check out the club’s website