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

    • 10/26/2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Old Town Alexandria

    Date & Time:
    Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Cost: What you order
    Prices range from $6 to $10 for (appetizers) and $14 to $21 for entrees.

    Leader: Julie Carr , 703-888-7448

    Location: Village Brauhaus, 710 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
    Tel. 703-888-1951

    Come celebrate Oktoberfest at a new German/Austrian restaurant in Old Town Alexandria. The menu is authentic German and Austrian cuisine and includes: imported Bavarian pretzels, bratwurst, smoked port chop, veal cutlet, braised chicken thigh and Wiener Schnitzel to name a few. There's a good beer and wine selection too

    Parking on the street. There may be a fee but should only be a few dollars.
    Call Julie Carr to reserve by Friday, October 25, on 703 888 7448 or email - Please try not to email Julie the day of as she may have already checked her emails.


    • 11/10/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    • US Navy Memorial - Naval Heritage Center , 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

    Volkswagen presents Warren Miller's 70th film, Timeless

    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 10, 2019. Show times at 12 noon, 3 PM, 6 PM

    Tickets: $18; discounted 4-pack $16 ea.; discounted 6-pack $15 ea. Purchase tickets at SCWDC's on-line Box Office at

    Year after year, generations of ski and snowboard enthusiasts look forward to the coming of winter, and even after seven decades of ski cinematography, Warren Miller Entertainment can confirm that the joys of winter are eternal. Kickoff winter with Warren Miller Entertainment’s 70th film, Timeless, presented by Volkswagen. Timeless features a cast of fresh faces, including Olympic mogul skier Jaelin Kauf and Canadian World Cup ski racer Erin Mielzynski, along side industry veterans Glen Plake, Rob DesLauries, and Marcus Caston. Explore the enduring spirit of the season across the globe, from the slopes of the Colorado Rockies to the rooftop of the Alps, and the steeps of the Monashee Mountains at Mustang Powder Lodge to Mike Wiegele’s Heliskiing out of Blue River in British Columbia. All moviegoers will receive discounts on lift tickets, gear, swag, and more. Timeless is more than a ski and snowboard film, it’s an experience.

    Carry on (or start) this 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.


    Ticket Holder will receive coupon at show for:




    Is Heli-skiing on your bucket list? Wonder what it's like? Visit the CMH exhibit and check out their VR Goggle heli-skiing experience. Meet and talk with Roko, one of CMH's most popular heli-ski guide.

    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

    • 11/15/2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Schlesinger Concert Hall @ NOVA's Alexandria Campus
    • 20

    When: Friday, Nov 15, 8:00 pm
    Where: Schlesinger Concert Hall
                   4915 E. Campus Dr.
                   Alexandria, Va. 22311
    Contact: Greg Miklasiewicz 571-527-7719;
                    Send checks for $15 made out to SCWDC to:
                    Greg Miklasiewicz
                    4814 Nash Dr
                     Fairfax, Va. 22032

    Tickets at the door will be $25

    Carmina Burana, latin for "Songs from Benediktbeuern" is a manuscript of 254 poems and dramatic texts, mostly from the 11th and 12th century although several are from the 13th century. Most of them are bawdy, irreverent and satirical. They are written principally in Medieval Latin, although a few are in Middle High German and old French. These were written by students and clergy, when Latin was the lingua franca throughout western Europe. Many of the poems appear to be the work of Goliards, divinity students who satirized the Catholic Church. It is difficult to attribute any poem to any particular author.

     This collection was discovered in 1803 in the Benedictine monastery of Benediktbeuern and is now housed in the Bavarian State Library in Munich. It is considered to be the most important collection of Goliard and vagabond songs. The topics contained in the Carmina Burana range from the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, the joy of the return of spring, and the perils of gluttony, gambling, drinking and lust.

     In 1936, musician Carl Orff composed a Scenic Cantata based on 24 of these poems. The opening number "Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi" both praises and condemns Fortuna, the goddess of fate in Roman and Greek mythology.
    Wheel of Fortune from the CB Manuscrip
    This work will be performed by the NoVa Annandale Orchestra with the Northern Virginia and New Dominion (Woodbridge) Chorales (200+ musicians). Also included in the program are works by Giuseppe Verdi, Alexander Borodin, Camille Saint-Saens, and Adolphus Hailstork.

    • 11/21/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Blackfinn Ameripub in Merrifield, VA

    Date & Time: Thursday, November 21st, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
    Leader: Bob Sobun, 703-503-3294
    Location & Directions: Blackfinn Ameripub in Merrifield, VA

    2750 Gallows Road Vienna, VA 22180
    (Gallows Road just North of Lee Highway and
    2 blocks south of the Dunn Loring Metro)

    (703) 207-0100

    • 12/19/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Alley Cat in Alexandria

    Date & Time:
    Thursday, December 19th, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

    Leader: Bob Sobun, 703-503-3294
    Location: Alley Cat Restaurant  In Landmark Area of Alexandria (Old Bennigan's)
    2 South Whiting St
    , VA 22304

    Directions: I-395, exit onto VA-236 East (Duke Street toward Landmark), first right on Walker, first right on Stevenson, first right on Whiting, Restaurant on the right.


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