April 2018

The Wednesday Rides
will begin the season on April 11, weather permitting.  Cycling is at a moderate pace, for about 25-30 miles, often followed by lunch.  Please e-mail Carol Hopper at to receive notices about the rides, which will be announced two days in advance.  

The Friday biking group is The Goats
 (Go Out And Tour Somewhere).  These rides are 25-35 miles.  We will try to live up to our new name and explore different routes around Denver.  Lunch is always an option.  This group is led by Fran and Barry Lazarus.  Please email to receive notices for the rides each week, which will be announced two days in advance.

We are looking for more bridge players!  Julie Predhomme coordinates bridge club in the neighborhood.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Julie at  Make sure that you let her know if you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced player. 

CANASTA – The first and third Tuesdays of the month – 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Canasta will be on April 3 and April 17.  This is a fun and easy game to play.   We need more players!  Contact if you can join us.

CELLAR DWELLERS – Saturday, April 21- 6:00 pm
Pam Schaefer and Jeff Young will be hosting the April Cellar Dwellers.  They have asked you to bring either an Italian or Spanish wine.  They will provide appetizers and desserts!   The event is limited to 20 guests.  Please RSVP directly to Pam at

CELLAR DWELLERS FUTURE EVENTS                                                                                                  
Summer is approaching and it is a great time to host.  Please consider hosting this fun evening. 
Cellar Dwellers is one of the most enjoyable events in our neighborhood.  It is an evening of wine-tasting, good food, and fun conversation.  The host typically provides appetizers for the guests, and will choose the wine category for the guests to bring.  Sometimes, the host provides the drinks and the guests bring the appetizers.  If you do not feel comfortable hosting in your home, the Le Jardin clubhouse is usually available for use.   Please contact Jane Nero at, if you would like to host an upcoming Cellar Dwellers.  Pick a month that works with your schedule, and let’s get the calendar filled up!

If you love to watch movies, this is a great way to watch movies you may never have heard of before.  We have a great discussion and pass along other movie recommendations.  Flick Flack members get together quarterly to discuss a movie that we watch independently before the meeting.  The host picks the movie in advance and provides the beverages and light snack.  If you do not feel comfortable hosting it in your home, the Le Jardin clubhouse is usually available for use.  Movie options can include movies currently in the theater or movies that can be downloaded and watched at home.  New members are always welcome.  Please contact Jane Nero at if you are interested in joining.

MAHJONG - Thursdays at 2:00 pm
Sue Ast coordinates the mahjong group.  Beginners, including newcomers who have never played before, are more than welcome to come join in the fun!  If you are interested in playing, please contact Sue Ast at

Do you enjoy reading both fiction and non-fiction books?  The Men’s Book Club (MBC) is always looking for new members.  Please contact Barry Lazarus at or 970-393-2145.

 MEN’S BURGERS AND BEER – The first and third Wednesdays of each month - 6:00 pm 
Burger nights will be on April 4 and April 18, at Choppers.   Please contact to be placed on the reminder list.   

MEN’S POKER GROUP – Meets the first and third Mondays of each month – 7:00 pm
Poker will be on April 2 and April 16.   Reminder emails will be sent out in advance.  The first eight to sign up will be able to play.  If you are interested, please contact Mark Rothman at


If anyone is interested in joining a book club, please contact  If any of our existing neighborhood book clubs have openings, please let me know. 

WOMEN’S WINE AND DINE – Wednesday, April 4 – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
We meet on the first Wednesday of the month and try restaurants in the area.  This is a great way for the women from the neighborhood and mingle with one another.  We start at 5:30, so we can take advantage of the happy hour, if the restaurant offers it.  This event is open to everyone in the neighborhood!  Attendance is sometimes limited, due to restaurant restrictions. Contact Amy Larson at