CCESocial
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CCESocial is celebrating our 10th year bringing our neighborhood together!
 
 
 
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH
All CCEA residents are encouraged to join Neighborhood Watch for emailed updates about safety and crime in the area. Neighborhood Watch operates through the Denver Police Dept., we are in District 3.    Please go to the CCEA’s website, cherrycreekeast.org/home for further information. 
 
 
BOOK AND MOVIE RECOMMENDATONS
Based on how the number of book clubs we have in our neighborhood: I know we have some serious readers.  Would you like to recommend your favorite book?  How about your favorite movie?  I would be happy to share your recommendations.  See below:  Contact me at CCESocial@comcast.net.
 
Go as a River, by Shelly Read
A heart-wrenching coming-of-age story and a drama of enthralling power. Combining unforgettable characters and a breathtaking natural setting, it is a sweeping story of survival and becoming, of the deepest mysteries of love, truth and fate.  Go as a River, is an international bestseller and is being translated into over 30 languages. Shelley is a fifth generation Coloradoan who lives with her family in the Elk Mountains of the Western Slope.
 
The Fox Hunt, by Mohammed al samawi
“A gripping account of terror and escape.”  — New York Times Book Review.  WINNER: 2019 NAUTILUS BOOK AWARDS • A 2019 NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARDS FINALIST - The Fox Hunt tells one young man’s unforgettable story of his harrowing escape from Yemen's brutal civil war with the help of a daring plan engineered on social media by a small group of interfaith activists in the West.
 
Leopard at the Door, by Jennifer McVeigh
Set in Kenya in the 1950s against the fading backdrop of the British Empire, a story of self-discovery, betrayal, and an impossible love from the author of The Fever Tree.
 
The Fever Tree, by Jennifer McVeigh
The Fever Tree is a compelling portrait of colonial South Africa, but above all, it is a love story. 
 
The Violin Conspiracy,  by Brendan Slocumb
Nominee for Best Mystery & Thriller (2022), Nominee for Best Debut Novel (2022).  A mystery about a Black classical musician whose family heirloom violin is stolen on the eve of the most prestigious classical music competition in the world.
 
 
 
ONGOING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
BIKING CLUB – Fridays
The Friday biking group is The Goats (Go Out And Tour Somewhere)
The rides are 25-35 miles.  We try to live up to our name and explore different routes around Denver.  Lunch is always an option.  This group is led by Fran and Barry Lazarus, Greg Cudney, and Julia Bristor.  Please email blazflaz@gmail.com to receive notices for the rides each week, which will be announced two days in advance.  This has been a very successful biking group.  Don’t miss out on a great ride with your neighbors!
 
 
BRIDGE CLUB – Monthly - Second Friday – 1:00 to 4:00 pm
The CCEA Bridge Club is now playing together in person.  If you are new, or think you are not on our list, please send your name, email address, and phone number to danareno635@gmail.com.  If you need more information, contact Dana at 805-722-5438.
 
 
CELLAR DWELLERS
Cellar Dwellers is one of our best attended social gatherings in the neighborhood.  This is such a fun way to meet new people!  Please consider hosting this fun and easy neighborhood event.  Team up with someone.  The host decides the theme and if they will be providing the alcohol or the food.  The guests bring whatever the host needs.  Keep it simple – it’s a fun and easy evening when everyone chips in.  There's really nothing to it.   Please contact Jane Nero at janenero@comcast.net for further information.
 
 
CINEMA CLUB 
We plan to start our Cinema Club starting with January meetings.  Like a book club we will see the movie prior to the meeting, either on our own or with friends, and meet to review the movie at the host’s home, or at another location she or he selects.  Typically, the host would serve dessert and drinks. We plan to hold these meetings monthly during the week in the early evening.  This event is suitable for both singles and couples.  We can see either movies at the cinema or streaming, and the movie selection will be made by all members at the meeting each month.  
 
With the holidays approaching, we thought we’d put the news of this club out early, so please feel free to share your questions or your interest.  We hope to get enough responses to be able to start the club in January.  If interested, please contact margaretwhitfield468@gmail.com.
 
 
MAHJONG – NEW GROUP – Thursdays at 1:00 pm
This new Mahjong group is up and going.  Looking for a few more players.  We are, what I would call, advanced-beginners.  We would certainly consider a beginner because we have a teacher playing with us for the moment.  If you are interested, please contact Pamela Stuemky at golfnow2@hotmail.com.
 
 
MEN’S BOOK CLUB
Do you enjoy reading both fiction and non-fiction books?  The Men’s Book Club has read some very interesting books, and they really make an effort to engage the readers.  Don’t miss out.  The Men’s Book Club is currently full but has a wait list.  If you are interested, please contact Barry Lazarus at blazflaz@gmail.com or 970-393-2145.
 
 
POKER GROUP – Play twice per month – 7:00 pm 
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 Michael Rubinstein at mike.rubinstein50@gmail.com.
 
 
SINGLES CLUB – Quarterly 
The CCEA Singles Club is a group of unattached, fun-loving, adventurous, free spirited, and vivacious neighbors who gather throughout the year to participate in various activities.  Some of our past events have been dinner and opera, safari trip, cooking classes, wine tastings, picnics, concerts, and dance lessons, to name a few!  If you would like to join in the fun, please contact Janis Cooper at jccoop155@aol.com.
 
 
WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB
Interested in joining a new book club?  We have several book clubs active in our neighborhood.  They conduct their meetings monthly.  If interested, please contact CCESocial@comcast.net.    
 
 
WOMEN’S WINE AND DINE – Wednesday, October 4th – 5:00-6:30 pm
Thank you, Diane Huttner for hosting the October get together.  What a lovely evening for all.
 
Karla Leegard will host the November gathering.  Karla will graciously provide a light dinner.  She has asked that you bring a beverage of your choice.    If you have already RSVP’d, there is no need to do so again.  But if your plans have changed and you cannot attend, please let Janis know at jccoop155@aol.com by Oct 31.  
 
The Women's Wine and Dine meets at a local restaurant on the first Wednesday of every month.  This is a great way to meet women in the neighborhood and enjoy happy hour at one of Cherry Creek's many restaurants.  If you are interested in joining and/or hosting, please contact Janis Cooper at jccoop155@aol.com.
 
Due to the popularity of this club, we are restricting membership to CCE residents only.  Please contact Janis Cooper at jccoop155@aol.com if you have questions.