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CHERRY CREEK EAST ASSOCIATION HOLIDAY PARTY
CCEA will be hosting their holiday party on Friday, December 16th at 6:30 pm in Chopper’s Sports Grill’s private room.  CCEA members will receive two drink tickets and appetizers.  RowHouse 43 Blues Band will be performing in the main dining room with live music starting at 7:30pm.
 
You may RSVP today on the CCEA website!  RSVP is required to attend and will be accepted through Monday, December 12th.  
 
If you would like to attend the CCEA Holiday Party and you are currently not a CCEA member, we would love to have you and ask that you join CCEA in advance of the party.  You may sign up HERE on the CCEA website.  Membership is $25 and will be good for the 2023 calendar year.  
 
 
SINGLES CLUB - CHILD LIFE PROGRAM 
The CCEA Singles Club is once again asking our neighborhood to support the Child Life Program at Denver Health this holiday season. 
 
Denver Health is the Front Range "safety net" hospital where the underserved and underinsured receive the best in medical care, often at no charge.  Denver Health families could be considered in many respects "the working poor” and as such struggle with finding money not only for medical bills and food, but also for holiday extras for their children.
 
The Child Life Program serves not only children who are hospitalized, but also children whose parents or siblings are ill.  Child Life professionals prepare children for medical procedures, advise medical staff about how to communicate in a child-friendly way, and help children prepare to visit with their ill parents or siblings.  If a death in the family occurs, Child Life personnel provide grief counseling and support for families during their time of loss. 
 
Finally, and most touchingly, Child Life provides the opportunity for parents who are struggling with medical bills to "shop" and wrap gifts for their children during the holidays.  Our donations will assist them in setting up this very meaningful part of Santa's workshop.   
 
The Child Life program seeks donations of games, toys, stuffed animals, puzzles, and many other items to help normalize the situation for children in the hospital.  This year, they are asking us to provide help for two populations - infants and tweens. 
 
Please join us on December 1st from 5:00 to 7:00 pm for a holiday gathering at The Seasons Test Kitchen Lounge, 3498 East Ellsworth Avenue.  Plan to bring a dish to share and your own beverage.  We will collect all the donations at this time and then deliver them to the hospital the following day.     
 
 
WOMEN'S WINE AND DINE - CASA COAT DRIVE
November 30, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Please join the Women's Wine and Dine group for our annual CASA coat drive.  CASA (Child Appointed Special Advocate) is a nonprofit organization that appoint volunteers to advocate for a child's best interest in court.  These children are under the jurisdiction of the courts due to abuse or neglect.  
 
We will gather at The Seasons Test Kitchen Lounge, 3498 East Ellsworth Avenue.   A light dinner will be served, hosted by our very own CASA angels, Clare Canny and Marybeth Gudal.   
 
Please RSVP to clare.canny@gmail.com.  If you would like to donate a NEW winter coat for a child in foster care, Clare will give you the gender and size of coat that is needed when you RSVP.  
 
If you cannot attend the party and would like to donate a coat, arrangements can be made for the coats to be dropped off to Clare or Marybeth.   
 
 
ONGOING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
BIKING CLUB – Fridays
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, 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 3:00 pm
The CCEA Bridge Club is now playing together in person.  Only fully vaccinated members at this time.  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 or contact Dana at 805-722-5438.
 
 
CELLAR DWELLERS – Saturday, September 10 – 6:00 pm
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.
 
 
MAHJONG – Thursdays 
The Mahjong Club has resumed meeting every Thursday in a member's home.  Due to limitations, the club is still closed to new members.  If you are interested, please contact Janis Cooper at jccoop155@aol.com to be put on a wait list.
 
 
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.
 
 
MEN’S BURGERS AND BEER -  Location to be determined.
We meet on the first Wednesday of the month.  Please contact CCESocial@comcast.net if you would like to come. 
 
 
MORNING WALKING GROUP - Wednesdays at 8:30 am
We walk for approximate one hour each week.  Please contact Robin Pittman at robinpittman@yahoo.com for a current schedule.
 
 
POKER GROUP - The First and Third Monday of each month – 7:00 pm
The Poker group is back and is ready to play!  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
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 – Some book clubs are in person and some are on Zoom
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, November 2nd – 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Toro Latin Kitchen and Lounge
Toro is located in the Clio Hotel, 150 Clayton Lane.  Valet parking is available.  Please let Janis know if you are attending at jccoop155@aol.com.
 
A big thank you to Margaret Whitfield for planning our evening at Del Frisco’s Grill last month.   
 
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.