Welcome to the SCWDC Social Program

NOTICE:  The Club is endorsing the Climate Activist group, "POW, Protect Our Winters" because we are a ski club and are very concerned about the future of winters.   POW, is made up of: winter athletes, ski resorts, ski equipment and ski clothing companies dedicated to fighting Climate Change.  Please click the link to their website for more information about POW (

In August we will have an in person meeting for a Climate Presentation on an update of the movie "Chasing Coral" with the NOAA scientist who produced the movie in  2017.   He will update us on the situation with ocean coral around the world.

Also, the Club's Cultural and Social Programs have recently been merged, under Program Chair Deb Howe.  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.  

Parties and Events: Social gatherings celebrating seasonal events throughout the year, from wine-tastings, occasional dances, annual summer picnic. 

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

    • 11/06/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pickleballerz
    • 21

    Mark your calendars for Saturday November 6, 2021, 5:30 to 8:00 pm for our second Pickleball play and socialize event at Pickleballerz in Chantilly, VA.

    Pickle ball is the fastest growing sport in the U.S. It combines aspects of tennis, table tennis, and badminton to make a fun, fast paced game assessable to all ages. It is played with paddles on a hard court similar to a tennis court but smaller using a plastic whiffle like ball. It is easy to learn, and players generally advance quickly.

    For the first hour, two courts will be reserved for new players to take lessons 6 players will have a Pickleball 101 learning all basic strokes to play a game.  For the first hour, three courts will be reserved for play among those who already play. For the second hour, we will welcome the new players and use all four courts for play, mixing experienced players with new players. There will be light snacks and water provided in the café area for socializing between games. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. If you don’t have a paddle, no problem --- paddles and balls will be provided. Please note that only water is allowed on the courts.

    Date: November 6, 2021

    Time: 5:30 to 8:00 pm (play and lessons begin at 6:00 pm)

    Where: Pickleballerz in Virginia, 14424 Albemarle Point Place, Chantilly, VA 20151 (It is located just off Route 28 between Route 50 and 66.)

    Cost: Play and socialize: $15 (guest $20)

              Learn, Play and socialize: $36 (guest $42)

    For new players check out this overview of Pickleball on You Tube: Pickleball Rules | The Definitive Beginner's Resource to How to Play Pickleball - YouTube

    See you on the courts! Additionally, more opportunities to play and socialize will be scheduled following the kick-off event. We plan to have monthly social play events in the evening, as well as day-time options. We will be looking for volunteers to lead these events. If you have questions, please contact either Rita Togni,  or  Mary-Jo Swinimer

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