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

    • 09/21/2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Clare & Don's Beach Shack, Falls Church, VA
    Date & Time: Thursday, September 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

    Leader: Bob Sobun, 703-503-3294
    Location & Directions:
    Claire and Don's Beach Shack, 130 N Washington St (Lee Hwy/Rte 29)
    Falls Church, VA 22046
    703-532-9283
    http://www.clareanddons.com/


    • 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.  

    NOTE:  ADVANCE RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT ARE REQUIRED. THERE WILL BE NO ADMISSIONS AT THE DOOR.

    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".)


    • 10/13/2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Old Europe Restaurant, 2434 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007


    Date and Time:
    Friday, 13 October, 2017, at 7 - 11 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 planning another Oktoberfest dinner at the Old Europe restaurant in DC. . Last year, about 40 of us had a good time in the Rathskeller space, reserved for just the ski club. The buffet dinner had a wide variety of German food, including luscious desserts.

    To secure your reservation, send a check for $40 (made out to SCWDC) to:

    Leo Boelhouwer
    20810 Noble Terrace #425
    Sterling VA 22165

    • 10/19/2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Ramparts Tavern & Grill

    October Happy Hour at Ramparts
    Date & Time: Thursday, October 19th, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
    Leader: Bob Sobun, 703-503-3294
    Location & Directions: Ramparts Tavern & Grill
    1700 Fern St. Alexandria, VA 22302
    703-998-6616 http://www.rampartstavern.com/index.html


    • 10/27/2017
    • 6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
    • Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church, VA

    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 and be a Bond Girl for a night!

    SCWDC is pleased once again to be a partner in this year’s benefit event, the 20th 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. New this year is a contest for the most beautiful mask, the funniest mask and the most freighting mask.  So wear your mask of mystery, bring your dancing shoes and join the fun for a good cause.

    When: Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM

    Where: Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042

    Price: $85 (A portion of the proceeds will support Rotary International’s Program to eliminate Polio worldwide). Price includes one free drink and casino (play) money.  Unlimited International Buffet.  Free parking.

    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 to The Dominion Jazz Orchestra

    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)

    Contact Kenneth Eng for additional information or questions.

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