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

    • 09/29/2018
    • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Carderock Recreation Area Picnic Grounds

    Saturday, September 29 (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 21)

    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


    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".)

    • 10/04/2018
    • 5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    • Tysons Biergarten
    • 145

    • What: October Social Meeting
    • Topic: Eastern Ski Fest, SCWDC Ski School
    • Cost:  FREE EVENT but food and beverage are available at a deep discount  ("TWO FOR ONE" food/beverage tokens)  Members pay $10, non-members pay $15.  
    • Where: Tyson’s Biergarten, 8346 Leesburg Pike, Tysons, VA 22182
    • When: Thursday, October 4, 2018, Happy Hour at 5:30pm, Meeting at 7pm
    • Info: Kenneth Eng

      Come and visit with your Eastern Ski Trip Leaders. Meet with instructors from our very own, PSIA/AASI certified SCWDC Ski School Instructors. Mingle with your ski trip buddies.

      Please register even if you are not going to purchase the discounted beverage/food tokens. We would like to get an accurate head count to help Tysons Biergarten set up for us.  Besides, if you register, you will get one raffle ticket at check-in.  If you register and purchase the discounted 2-for-1 beverage/food tokens, you will also receive 2 raffle tickets. 

      Door prizes? There are many as always, just like past Eastern Fests. 

      Food, beer, wine! Tysons Biergarten offers 140+ types of beer, 50+ types of Whiskey/Bourbon/Scotch, three indoor levels, a 10,000 sq. ft. outdoor patio (with heaters), music, outdoor games, and much more!  Register and purchase your discounted 2-for-1 food/beverage chips and enjoy!

      Yum! Sample of available menu items. Each order includes 2 items of choice plus 2 sides, with and without bread. Menu includes vegetarian options.

      Of course, please invite friends and family to check out this party. They can register to just attend and receive a raffle ticket, or they can purchase discounted 2-for-1 food and beverage chips and receive 2 raffle tickets. Put Thursday, October 4, on your calendar.

      Menu, Tokens Explained, Parking: http://tysonsbiergarten.com/

      Metro Access: http://tysonsbiergarten.com/25-steps-to-the-metro-stop

      Greensboro Metro Station on Route 7.  Take bridge to the Biergarten!

      Greensboro Metro Station exit, a few steps from the Biergarten!

      The Chip system and regular price (tip not included). 

      Get our 2-for-1 chips (tip IS included).  If driving, look for the signs for the free parking next door, as parking is limited at the small Biergarten lot  in front.

      • 10/13/2018
      • 7:00 PM
      • Old Europe Restaurant, 2434 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

      Date and Time:
      Saturday, 13 October, 2017, at 7 p.m.

      Location: Old Europe restaurant, 2434 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

      Leader: Leo Boelhouwer 703-973-3873 or leo.j.boel@gmail.com

      Cost: $40 (Includes tax and tip), plus cash bar

      We are announcing another Oktoberfest dinner at the Old Europe restaurant in DC. Last year, about 40 of us had a good time in a private dining room, reserved for just the ski club. The buffet dinner will have a wide variety of German food, including luscious desserts. If you have any questions in the meantime, contact Leo Boelhouwer.

      • 11/02/2018
      • 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
      • Waterford at Fair Oaks, 12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Fairfax, VA 22033

      Snow is not quite here yet but there are things aplenty to do in the weeks till the snow arrives. What combines food, dance, live and silent auctions, fabulous door prizes, and casino-style games? A benefit party and a good time for a good cause! And a chance to dress up! Guys, is there a tux lurking in your closet? Get it out and be James Bond for a night. Gals, dress to wow!

      SCWDC is pleased once again (our 8th year) to be a partner in this year’s benefit event, the 21st Annual Rotary Monte Carlo Night.  The black-tie-optional evening will feature casino-style gaming with prizes, live and silent auctions, food, door prizes, dancing and entertainment. Proceeds go to worthy charities.

      When: Friday, November 2, 2018, 6:30 p.m - 11:00 p.m.

      Where: The Waterford at Fair Oaks located at 12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA

      Price: $85 (A portion of the proceeds will support Rotary International’s Program to eliminate Polio worldwide). Price includes one free drink.  Unlimited International Buffet.  Free parking. No credit card fee.

      Dress: Black Tie Optional for the guys, Festive Cocktail for the gals

      Evening's Schedule:

      6:30 to 9:45 PM - Silent Auction

      7:00 to 9:00 PM - International Food

      7:15 to 9:45 PM - Live Entertainment & Dancing

      8:00 to 9:30 PM - Fabulous Fun and Gaming: Blackjack, Roulette, Craps & Texas Hold-em Poker.  Win prizes with your winnings!

      10:00 PM - Live Auction, including once in a life time travel  opportunities

      10:30 PM - Door Prize Drawings (Must be present to win)

      Event Lead: Kenneth Eng

      • 11/03/2018
      • 2:00 PM
      • Haymarket, Va
      When: Saturday November 3, 2:00 PM Reservation

      Cost:; $15 per person paid day of event
      Leader: Sally Dodson,
      sallie.dodson@gmail.com or gmdolin@gmail.com.
      The Winery At LaGrange
      4970 Antioch Road Haymarket, Va 20169


      Join Ski Club of Washington, DC friends
      Wine Tasting - $15.00 per person paid to the winery day of event.
      Picnic snacks are welcome.
      Light foods, snacks will be available to purchase at the winery.


      All participants must be at least 21 years old; no pets; provide your own transportation.  RSVP by Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017,  sallie.dodson@gmail.com or gmdolin@gmail.com.  Must have at least 8 to go!
      • 11/04/2018
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Pro-Fit Ski and Mountain Sports/Inside Ski Training Center, 34 Catoctin Cir SE, Leesburg, VA 20175

      • What: November Social Meeting, Special Event Evening
      • Where: Pro-Fit Ski and Mountain Sports/Inside Ski Training Center (34 Catoctin Cir SE, Leesburg, VA 20175)  (https://pro-fitski.com/)
      • When: Sunday November 4, 6:30 P.M. - 8:30
      • Happy Hour: TBD 5:00 P.M. Investigating the following nearby establishments
      • Topic: Inside Ski Training Center tour and demo night
        • try out ski deck for free, 10 minute session, first 10, first come, first serve
        • wear long sleeve shirt and pants
        • bring your own ski boot, snowboard boot
        • skis/snowboard provided
      • Info: Kenneth Eng
      Baby, it's still warm outside! How do I get my ski legs ready for the up coming season? Well, you can, indoors in the air conditioned comfort of Pro-Fit's Indoor Ski Training Center. Don't know how to ski or snowboard? Learn in the indoor comfort of the indoorSki Training Center.

      Come on out at this special SCWDC event. We will have after hours tour and demonstration of Pro-Fit's Indoor Ski Training Center.  You can even try out the ski deck (limited to the first 10 who show up and sign waivers at Pro-Fit).  It will be fun and maybe the thing that help you practice your perfect turns before you get out on the snow.

      • 11/11/2018
      • 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
      • US Navy Memorial - Naval Heritage Center , 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

      Volkswagen presents Warren Miller's 69 film, Face of Winter

      Hosted by Ski Club of Washington, DC, Kenneth Eng

      What: Warren Miller Film and Ski Expo

      Where: US Navy Memorial - Naval Heritage Center , 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

      When: Sunday, November 11, 2018. Show times at 12 noon, 3pm, 6pm

      Tickets: $15; discounted 4-pack $14 ea.; discounted 6-pack $13 ea. Purchase tickets at SCWDC's on-line Box Office at www.scwdc-wme2018@eventbrite.com

      If winter puts a smile on your face, it’s something you had in common with the late, great Warren Miller. The warm, witty, mildly eccentric godfather of the ski-and-ride film was the man who got us started on this long, crazy ride. This fall, don’t miss Volkswagen presents Warren Miller’s Face of Winter, the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment.

      Visit some of Warren’s favorite locations, from Engleberg to Chamonix, British Columbia to Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand, Washington and more. Watch world-class skiers like Jessie Diggins, along with the U.S. Nordic Ski Team as they train like champions, and catch big mountain athletes like Anna Segal, Dash Longe, Forrest Jillson, Amie Engerbretson, Seth Wescott, Jim Ryan, Marcus Caston and others as they carve down the faces of mountain ranges in pursuit of a life lived in high places. Join the tribute and continue the legacy this fall. We are all the “Face of Winter.”

      WME Face of Winter Poster

      Continue (or start) a great fall tradition!  Join fellow snow sports lovers, snow enthusiasts, and adrenaline seekers in the greater DC Metro area for an exclusive screening of this movie that captures breathtaking skiing and panoramic splendor.

      Watch the movie on a ginormous 46’x16’ High Definition screen with state-of-the-art 7.1 digital surround sound (largest High Definition screen in the DC region) in an intimate 250-seat movie theater, from a plush, tilt-back seat with unobstructed view, in stadium-style seating. With goodies for every ticket holder and prize drawings at every screening, it is the perfect excuse to get together with your skiing and riding buddies to get stoked for the season ahead. Enjoy the free mini Ski and Snowboard Expo before or after the movie for winter sports, travel, sportswear and equipment exhibits.

      Before or after the movie, take in the vibrant nightlife, restaurants, and museums in the bustling Penn Quarter entertainment district.  Beverages and snacks are available for purchase at the theater. The theater is conveniently located just steps from the Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter Metro Station. Or take advantage of no meter fee for on-street parking on Sundays.

      Purchase tickets at SCWDC's on-line Box Office at www.scwdc-wme2018@eventbrite.com

      • 11/22/2018
      • 4:00 PM
      • Clyde's at Mark Center

      Date & Time: November 22 4:00 PM

      Cost: See text below

      Leader: Julie Carr, 703-888-7448, schweiz1976@hotmail.com

      Location: Clyde's at Mark Center, 1700 N Beauregard St, Alexandria, VA 22311 703 820 8300 http://www.clydes.com/mark-center

      Don’t sit home for this feast day.  Join our fellow club members in having dinner at Clyde’s Restaurant in Alexandria. We have had dinners there before, and it is a fun place. They will have a menu of traditional Thanksgiving food, including turkey and all the trimmings. Choose from the special turkey dinner, or any other entrée off regular menu. This will be a pay as you go event. This is always a fun event, having a great dinner with friends, old and new.

      To be sure that we have enough reservations, please RSVP to Julie Carr and let her know that you are coming.  If you decide to change your mind, please let her know also. There are plenty of parking spaces in their lot.

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