Welcome to the SCWDC Social Program

NOTICE:  the Club's Cultural and Social Programs have recently been merged, under Program Chair Bernie Joiner.  The Club also decided recently to make all ticketed events available to our members and guests at our discounted group rates, without any additional markup or administrative fees.  This will help to ensure that we offer the lowest possible ticket prices to our participants.

Join our social activities throughout the year for some fun and relaxation. We offer you warm camaraderie, not to mention the spirits you can enjoy while making new friendships at our happy hours. But be it hot, warm, cool or cold, the Social Program is ready to offer just the right activity to fit the climate and your needs.

Happy Hours: Every third Thursday of the month we get together at an area watering hole. Join us and meet new friends! Locations vary, nearly all are scheduled in Northern Virginia, from McLean, Tysons Corner, Fairfax, Springfield, Alexandria, Arlington.   Just added to our calendar:  a "Lucky 7" Happy Hour on the 7th day of the month, currently being held at O'Malley's Pub at the Tysons Crowne Plaza hotel. 

Parties and Events: Social gatherings celebrating seasonal events throughout the year, from wine-tastings, dances, picnics, bridge club. 

Social Meetings: are held on the first Tuesday of every month, October, December, and January through April. We hold big-time theme meetings on a Saturday night in September, our "Skifest", the roll-out of the coming season's ski trips, and a meeting in November which is a preview of Eastern trips and Ski School activities. 

Cultural Events:  Join our variety of cultural and spectator activities in the company of fellow club members and their guests. We see plays, shows, concerts, and professional sporting events; we tour museums, historic sites, and landmarks; we participate in guided walking tours; and we attend out-of-town productions, festivals, and other significant events. We usually include an optional social function either before or after the activity so that participants can meet and interact with each other.

All of our great event leaders listed under our various activities and programs are all people like you – really busy – but they are having fun meeting other people. They also need help! (Setting up and organizing prior to an event or the clean up afterwards .... think of it as a “mini tail gate” party!)  If a party is not your thing, consider leading a group to your favorite restaurant or in a book discussion.

Upcoming events

    • 08/17/2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 7 Corners Pub in Falls Church
    August Happy Hour 7 Corners Pub

    Date & Time: Thursday, August 17, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
    Leader: Bob Sobun, 703-503-3294
    Location & Directions:
    7 Corners Pub
    Public House No. 7)
    6315 Leesburg Pike (Seven Corners), Falls Church, VA  22044

    • 09/01/2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 09/04/2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Schooner Inn in Virginia Beach

    The Annual SCWDC & FSC Virginia Beach Labor Day Weekend Trip!

    September 1–4, 2017

    Bands have been announced!!

    New Beachfront Upscale Location!!

    Read down for details and price.

    This is the trip of the year with non-stop entertainment and music! If the sun, surf, beaches and volleyball are your thing, we’ve got it. If you want to participate in a Half-Marathon, it’s right here! If Happy Hour, dancing, and big name live music until the late hours of the evening do it for you, we’ve got that too. You can have it all!

    Join SCWDC and FSC (Frederick Ski Club) for this great  Labor Day Trip. We’ll depart from Northern Virginia by bus on Friday, September 1 at 10 AM, drive to Virginia Beach, and spend the next three days partying at the Schooner Inn. (http://schoonerinnvb.com) This is a beach front upscale location less than 3 blocks away from the 5th Street Stage - the main venue throughout the Virginia Beach Music Festival.

    Check the website: http://www.beachstreetusa.com/festivals/american-music-festival  for updates on this year’s lineup.  After days of sun, nights of music, lots of great food, and more fun than those crows can count, we’ll get back on the bus  Monday afternoon, September 4, and return to our Northern Virginia point of departure.

    The prices for the trip is $525 - New Beachfront Upscale Location Guest add $50. Seating on the bus is limited so sign up early to reserve you seat.

    The price is per person based on double occupancy and includes bus transportation, snacks and beverages on the bus, lodging for 3 nights, and an SCWDC/FSC Happy Hour every evening at the hotel. Concert pin not included

    $250 deposit due at signup:  remainder due August 1, 2017.

    Click here to get VA Beach trip application/flyer

    To Sign Up Contact:

    Sally Shafor at (571) 436-2035 (C) or sally.shafor@cox.net

    Or Geoffrey Pennoyer at (202) 702-6044 (C) or cometjeff.gp@gmail.com

    Or Pete Campbell at (703) 532-7776 (W) or pcampbell@scwdc.org

    Pay by Credit Card

     Or mail any check payments payable to SCWDC  to:

    Pete Campbell, 2513 N Kenilworth St., Arlington, VA 22207

    • 09/23/2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Nationals Park, 1500 S. Capitol St SE, Washington, DC

    Opera in the Outfield

    What?  Opera in the Outfield
    When?  Saturday, Sept.23
    What Opera?  Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
    What Outfield?  Nationals Park  (sit in the outfield or in the stands)
    What Cost?  FREE
    Best way to Nats Park--Metro

    Contact: John Alishouse jaliishouse@yahoo.com

    Aida is being performed at the Kennedy Center and is being sent live to Nats Park

    A captive Ethiopian princess (Aida) is being held captive by the Egyptians as they prepare to invade Ethiopia.  Aida and the Egyptian commander (Radames) falI in love.  What's a princess to do?  Betray her lover and tip off her countrymen or betray her country and not reveal the route the Egyptian Army is taking. It all unfolds to GLORIOUS MUSIC.

    Reserved seating for groups of 10 or more;  possibly meet for dinner, activities at  Nats Park before the opera;  watch SCWDC website and/or the SkiGram for more details.

    Location & Directions: Nationals Park: Metro is the quickest and easiest way to Nationals Park. It's the way to go to the ballgame. Take the Green Line to the Navy Yard station. The Navy Yard station is just a half a block away and will accommodate 24,000 passengers an hour.

    Transferring to the Green Line is easy. There are three main transfer stations to the Green Line:  Gallery Place/Chinatown; L'Enfant Plaza; or Fort Totten.  Free parking at Metro Stations on Saturdays, Sundays and Federal holidays.

    • 10/08/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Carderock Recreation Area Picnic Grounds

    Sunday, October 8 (1-6pm)

     Cost:  $45 members; $50 non-members; $20 for non-crab eaters.  Children 12 and under FREE when accompanied by an adult; $20 for young adults 13-18.
    Cancellation Fee — $5.00 (no cancellations after September 23)

    LOCATION:   Carderock Recreation Area, about one mile Northwest (outside) of the beltway on the Clara Barton Parkway, just across the American Legion Bridge in Maryland.

    Join other ski club friends for an afternoon of fun, delicious Chesapeake Blue crabs (while they last), cold beer and more. If crab is not your thing, there will also be fried chicken, corn-on-the-cob, cole slaw, potato salad and other snacks. We will also provide wine and soda. If the weather is not so beautiful, come anyway, as we will be under a large covered pavilion.  


    For more information, or to volunteer to help, call Pete Campbell at 703-532-7776 (W) , or pcampbell@scwdc.org

    Directions: http://scandinavian-dc.org/Picnic-Directions2.pdf

    1. From I-495 in Virginia, take Exit 41 (Carderock/Glen Echo) toward Great Falls/Carderock onto the Clara Barton Parkway, immediately after crossing the American Legion Bridge

    1a. From Maryland, take Exit 41 onto the Clara Barton Parkway toward Great Falls/Carderock

    2. Merge onto the Clara Barton Pkwy and continue 1 mile to the Carderock exit.  The sign says Naval Surface War Center on the right and Carderock Park on the left.

    3. Take the Carderock exit and at the stop sign, turn left to cross over the Clara Barton Pkwy. Follow the road until you reach a second stop sign.

    4. Turn left for parking lot “A”  and the restrooms. (The pavilion is located between parking lot "A" and "B".)

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