SECOND CHANCERS - Singles Over Age 60
SECOND CHANCERS - Singles Over Age 60


BLOG: Go to www.secondchancers.blogspot.com for pictures and notes about out events. The blog will change from time to time, so check it frequently.

Adding Events to the Second Chancers Calendar:

Potential New Members: Attending our Regular Membership Dinners is a good way to get to know our members and for us to get to know you. We require that you attend at least one Regular Membership Dinner before attending any other event. Our Regular Membership Dinners are the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month (weather permitting), except for November and December, when dinners are only scheduled for the 2nd Thursday of the month due to holidays. Locations for the dinners will vary. Please read the Membership Requirements and Information at the bottom of this page for more details, and to find out if this is a group you would like to join.

Current Members: If you have an event that you would like to put on the calendar (movies, plays, concerts, day trips, boating, festivals, etc.) please email your event to Elaine Weber at elaine21237@gmail.com, and she will post it on the calendar. Once the event is posted, you may find that other members will want to join you. We will copy and insert your event into the calendar. We need: day, date, time, address, phone number, the cost to attend, a complete description, a web site address of the event (if available), and your RSVP email address. It may be easier to ask another person to co-sponsor an event with you, especially if you are a new member, but co-sponsors are not required (ask Elaine for help).

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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FREE COMMUNITY CONCERTS - VARIOUS DATES

 

Grab a chair or a blanket, pack a picnic (or seek out a food truck) and take advantage of all there is to offer in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.

 

 

 

 

Annapolis Towne Centre, the shopping and residential center, presents a series – featuring a beer and wine garden, visits from participating restaurants and retailers, and more every Friday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • July 13: Dan Haas Band
  • July 20: Ruthie and the Wranglers
  • July 27: Misspent Youth
  • Aug. 3: Johnny Monet Band
  • Aug. 10: Second Hand News
  • Aug. 17: Pete Best
  • Aug. 24: The Reagan Years

The Waugh Chapel Saturday Night Concert Series is every Saturday night throughout the summer. Some of the area’s top bands perform live on South Main Chapel Way. The always free shows start at 7 p.m.

Check out this summer’s lineup:

  • July 14: The Broke Rich Boys
  • July 21: Priceless Advice
  • July 28: Texas Chainsaw Horns
  • Aug. 4: D’Vibe and Conga
  • Aug 11: Different Sisters
  • Aug. 18: The Eric Scott Band
  • Aug. 25: Appaloosa

The Bayside Concert Series at Downs Park, 8311 John Downs Loop in Pasadena, is a summer-long series of Sunday concerts from 6 to 8 p.m. in June, and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in September.

  • Sept. 2: Sub-Radio
  • Sept. 9: Fast Eddie and The Slowpokes
  • Sept. 16: Eric Ray
  • Sept.23: Appaloosa
  • Sept. 30: TBD

The series continues in September with bands to be announced. For additional information, call Downs Park at 410-222-6230.

Crofton Summer Concert Series held at the Crofton Country Club features eight events beginning at 6 p.m. Free

  • July 15: Goodfellas
  • July 22: Destiny
  • July 29: Wicked Olde

Annapolis Maritime Museum’s Tides and Tunes Concert Series presents a lineup of the best local bands on Thursdays for 10 weeks running beginning June 14.  While the 7 p.m. concerts are free, donations to support the museum’s ongoing programs are appreciated. Food and beverages are available for purchase, with beverage sales also going to the museum program.

The season kicks off with Sweet Leda on June 14, followed by:

  • July 12: Dublin 5
  • July 19: Timmie Metz Band
  • July 26: Eastport Oyster Boys
  • Aug. 2: Sly 45
  • Aug. 9: Michael McHenry Tribe
  • Aug. 16: Pressing Strings

The Tides and Tunes series spills into September Sunsets, a month-long series of concerts also on Thursdays but beginning at 6 p.m.

  • Sept. 6: Swamp Candy
  • Sept. 13: Higher Hands
  • Sept. 20: High & Wides
  • Sept. 27: Timmie Metz Band & Tami

The Concert in the Parks series hosted by the GFWC of Linthicum Heights is held at Linthicum Park on Benton Avenue at the firehouse light. Bring chairs or a blanket. Picnics are allowed but no alcohol. Concerts begin at 6:00 p.m. and are cancelled if it rains.

Here’s this summer's lineup:

  • July 15: Harbor City Music Company
  • July 22: Shades of Blue
  • July 29: Rhythmkats
  • Aug 5: Crabtowne Big Band

Quiet Waters Park offers a concert series during the summer. Admission to the park is free during the shows. The concerts kick off in July and bring a mix of musical styles to the park concluding with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. For more information call the park at 410-222-1777.

  • July 14: Fractal Cat
  • July 21: Folken Phunk Band
  • July 28: Channssez and his Band
  • Aug. 4: Clones of Funk
  • Aug. 11: Sakke
  • Aug. 18: Guava Jelly Band
  • Aug. 25: Kelly Bell Band
  • Sept. 2 Annapolis Symphony Orchestra -- “Pops in the Park” (Raindate Sept. 3)

Historic London Town and Gardens hosts its popular summer concert series again this year. The concerts held in the ornamental gardens overlooking the South River from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sundays in July. Bring the family and the dog and spread out on the lawn with a picnic or visit a food truck. Drink purchases support the museum’s operation. Rain or shine.

  • July 29: Eastport Oyster Boys - Dog Night
  • Aug. 5: Milkshake - Family Night, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m only.
  • Aug. 12: Tobias Russell
  • Aug. 19: ShamRogues
  • Aug. 26: Ms. Sara

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Thursday, July 12, 5:30 PM (Note New Time)

 

REGULAR MEMBERSHIP DINNER

Severn Inn Restaurant

1993 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, Annapolis, MD  21409

(Next to Jonas Green Park)

www.severninn.com

410-349-4000

 

Join us for our Regular Membership Dinner on the water at Severn Inn Restaurant on Thursday, July 12th, to mingle and have a drink at THE NEW TIME OF 5:30 PM in the bar.  We will be seated as a group for dinner at 6:00 PM.  Please check the restaurant's website for dinner selections and prices, and be prepared to pay by cash.

 

Please RSVP to Marilyn Perry at quarterperry@gmail.com no later than Tuesday evening, July 10th if you plan to attend.  This dinner is limited to 20 people, and is open to potential new members.

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Thursday, July 26, 5:30 PM (Note New Time)

 

REGULAR MEMBERSHIP DINNER

Cantler's

458 Forest Beach Road, Annapolis, MD  21409

www.cantlers.com

410-757-1311

 

Join us for our Regular Membership Dinner on the water at Cantler's Restaurant on Thursday, July 26th, to mingle and have a drink at THE NEW TIME OF 5:30 PM in the bar.  We will be seated as a group for dinner at 6:00 PM.  Please check the restaurant's website for dinner selections and prices, and be prepared to pay by cash.

 

Please RSVP to Marilyn Perry at quarterperry@gmail.com no later than Tuesday evening, July 24th if you plan to attend.  This dinner is limited to 20 people, and is open to potential new members.

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Thursday, August 9, 5:30 PM (Note New Time)

 

REGULAR MEMBERSHIP DINNER

Ruth's Chris Steak House

1110 Town Center Boulevard, Odenton, MD  21113

www.ruthschris.com

240-556-0033

 

Join us for our Regular Membership Dinner on the water at Ruth's Chris Steak House on Thursday, August 9th, to mingle and have a drink at THE NEW TIME OF 5:30 PM in the bar.  We will be seated as a group for dinner at 6:00 PMHappy Hour lasts until 6:30 PM.  Please check the restaurant's website for dinner selections and prices, as well as their dress code.  We understand they are offering a 3-course special for $34.95 that includes a starter, entree with a side, and dessert.  Please be prepared to pay by cash.

 

Please RSVP to Marilyn Perry at quarterperry@gmail.com no later than Tuesday evening, August 7th if you plan to attend.  This dinner is limited to 20 people, and is open to potential new members.

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Thursday, August 23, 5:30 PM (Note New Time)

 

REGULAR MEMBERSHIP DINNER

Deep Creek Restaurant & Marina

1050 Deep Dreek Avenue, Arnold, MD  21012

www.deepcreekrestaurantandmarina.com

410-974-1408

 

Join us for our Regular Membership Dinner on the water at Deep Creek Restaurant and Marina on Thursday, August 23rd, to mingle and have a drink at THE NEW TIME OF 5:30 PM in the bar.  We will be seated as a group for dinner at 6:00 PM.  Please check the restaurant's website for dinner selections and prices, and please be prepared to pay by cash.

 

Please RSVP to Marilyn Perry at quarterperry@gmail.com no later than Tuesday evening, August 21st if you plan to attend.  This dinner is limited to 20 people, and is open to potential new members.

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Friday, August 24, 7:00 (Dinner) & 8:30 PM (Show)

 

Hot Summer Nights - Dinner & A Musical

Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre

143 Compromise Street, Annapolist, MD 21401 / 410-268-9212

https://summergarden.com/tickets/plan-your-visit/

 

 

 

Let's attend the musical, 9 to 5, based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name that starred Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Dabney Coleman, at the Annapolis Summer Garden Theater.  This is an open air theatre, so dress appropriately.  Buy your tickets in advance to ensure you will be able to attend.   Let's try to sit together - rows G and H: left, center / website link above.

 

We can have dinner first at Pussers at 7 p.m.  Depending on the weather, we will eat on the deck, or inside.  Info to be provided to all responding a day before.

 

Once you purchase your ticket, please email Steve at Steve-Evie@msn.com so that he knows how many people to expect.

 

This is an event jointly sponsored with the Crofton Odenton 50+ Social Scene MEETUP group and is open to SC Members who have attended at least one SC Regular Membership Dinner, as well as their friends and family.

 

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Saturday, September 8th, 10:30 AM5 PM until 8:30 PM +/-

 

Southern Maryland Road Trip

Let's spend the day visiting the new (2012) and the old (1634) in Southern Maryland on Saturday September 8th

 

 

 

Let's start at the Gemeny winery in southern Prince Georges county for tastings at 10:30 a.m.  This winery was established in 2012, and it is located on a farm that was established in 1787.  Tastings range from $4 per person to $7 per person, depending on the style of wine each person chooses.  No group reservation is required unless there is a very large number of people.  We should all be able to pay individually. 

 

http://gemenywinery.com/wp/

Gemeny Winery, 8606 Cedarville Road, Brandywine, MD

 

After the tastings, our second stop is the St. Ignatius Chapel, which was established in 1642, and is still an active church.  From there we can enjoy the vista overlooking the Port Tobacco river.  The church is open to the public, so we can also see the inside. 

 

http://www.chapelpoint.org/

St. Ignatius Chapel, 8855 Chapel Point road, Port Tobacco, MD

 

After we complete our visit, we continue a couple of miles on Chapel Point road (very winding at times) to the Old Port Tobacco Village on the left, established in 1634.  At one time, Port Tobacco was the 2nd largest seaport in the State of Maryland.  By the 1800's it was a bustling city.  Today, all that remains are a replica courthouse, which is also a museum, and a couple of 18th century homes.  Let's visit the museum and the site.  

 

https://www.charlescountymd.gov/calendar/port-tobacco-historic-village

Port Tobacco Replica Courthouse, 8430 Commerce, Street, Port Tobacco, MD

 

After we've completed our visit, we continue on Chapel Point road to the Port Tobacco Restaurant for lunch. 

 

https://www.facebook.com/PortTobaccoMarinaRestaurant/

Port Tobacco Marina Restaurant,

 

When finished, for those not totally saturated with history, the Thomas Stone National Historical site is very close and has a museum.  Thomas Stone was one of the brave signers of the Declaration of Independence.

 

https://www.nps.gov/thst/contacts.htm
Directions:  Back to Route 6, and take the first left off Route 6 onto Rosehill Road.  Travel for a short distance and look for the sign on the left.

 

Everyone is on their own for return back to our homes.

 

Please email Steve at Steve-Evie@msn.com so that he knows how many people he should expect to meet at the winery.

 

This is an event jointly sponsored with the Crofton Odenton 50+ Social Scene MEETUP group and is open to SC Members who have attended at least one SC Regular Membership Dinner, as well as their friends and family.

 

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Thursday, September 13, 5:30 PM

(Note New Time)

 

REGULAR MEMBERSHIP DINNER

Harvest Thyme Tavern

1251 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD  21035

www.harvestthymetavern.com

443-203-6846

 

Join us for our Regular Membership Dinner at Harvest Thyme Tavern on Thursday, September 13th, to mingle and have a drink at THE NEW TIME OF 5:30 PM in the bar.  We will be seated as a group for dinner at 6:00 PMHappy Hour lasts until 6:30 PM in the bar only.  Please check the restaurant's website for dinner selections and prices, and please be prepared to pay by cash.

 

Please RSVP to Marilyn Perry at quarterperry@gmail.com no later than Tuesday evening, September 11th if you plan to attend.  This dinner is limited to 20 people, and is open to potential new members.

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Saturday, September 15th, Noon to 3 PM

 

Suicide Bridge Restaurant

6304 Suicide Bridge Road, Hurlock, MD

https://www.suicide-bridge-restaurant.com/riverboats/

www.suicide-bridge-restaurant.com

 

Let's do a Crab Feast Onboard A Paddle Wheel River Boat With a 3 Hour Cruise on the historic Choptank River again. 


Steve invites you to join him on the Paddle Wheel River Boat Choptank River Queen with a crab feast on September 15th.  The 3 hour cruise/crab feast cost is $64 per person.  The price includes: Steamed Crabs, Crab Soup, Fried Chicken, Clam Strips, Fresh Local Corn, Coleslaw, Dessert, and all non-alcoholic drinks.  Cash bar.  We will also have live entertainment again this year.

 

Parking is free and should not be an issue as many of the customers arrive in tour buses. Close to September 15th, check the website for possible schedule changes. 

 

The boat starts loading passengers at 11:45 for a prompt departure at Noon.  We will be on the Choptank River Queen NOT the Dorothy Megan as we were last year.

 

There is about a 1 1/2 hour drive from the Annapolis area with light traffic, but you might want to schedule some extra time, since you  may encounter some beach traffic on Saturday. 

 

The restaurant will set aside seating for about 25 on the lower deck.  If the group is larger, we will probably be split into 2 groups.  You can now buy tickets on line, but DON'T do that.  You need to buy your tickets by calling 410-943-4689, ask to speak to Kelly and buy your tickets from her.  Mention you are calling about the crab feast Riverboat cruise on September 15th and you are with the Steve R group.  Note: they are not holding sales for tickets for us, so if you are interested in going you should buy your tickets early before they sell out.  Refunds can be obtained up to 3 days before the cruise.

 

Once you purchase your ticket, please email Steve at Steve-Evie@msn.com so that he knows how many people to expect. 

 

This is an event jointly sponsored with the Crofton Odenton 50+ Social Scene MEETUP group and is open to SC Members who have attended at least one SC Regular Membership Dinner, as well as their friends and family.

 

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Friday & Saturday, October 12-13, Meet at 11:30 AM at the First Winery

 

Let's try some more Virginia wines, and spend the night in Fredericksburg, Virginia on October 12-13!

 

 

 

Steve invites you to join him on a Virginia winery visit, with an overnight stay in Fredericksburg.  Note that it is a Friday-Saturday trip.

 

We will start at the Potomac Point winery down I-95.  This winery has a Bistro, and we have an appointment for lunch at 11:30 a.m. followed by a tasting.  They have two different tastings, Basic is 5 tastes for $7 (no souvenir glass) and Premier for $12 which includes 7 tastes and a souvenir glass.  This winery also has a nice assortment of wine oriented gift selections and we will have time for shopping.

 

It is about a 2 hour drive from our area, with very heavy traffic; stay diligent.  It is also very isolated, so use Google maps and/or your GPS to find it.

 

https://www.potomacpointwinery.com/

 

Our next winery is about a 45 minute drive away; Hartwood Winery.  Some of the route is heavily congested. This is a basic no frills farm winery - 10 tastes for $7.  Steve will call ahead so they will have time to staff up, if necessary, depending on number of people attending.

 

http://www.hartwoodwineryva.com/


After we finish at this winery, we will head to our hotel(s) and get checked in.  Take Rt. 17 toward Fredericksburg.  There is a plethora of hotels near the Rt. 17 and I-95 intersection.  These are mostly 2-3 star level hotels such as:  Super8, Motel 6, Red Roof Inn, etc.  Steve has booked a room at Country Inn and Suites, as he has had good experiences with this chain in the past.  If you decide to stay there, make sure your reservation is for the one on Rt. 17, not the one further south off Rt. 1.  All of these hotels are under $100.  More expensive hotels are available further down I-95.  There are also spotty vacancies at some very charming inns, bed and breakfasts, and hotels in downtown Fredericksburg.  Expect to pay around $200.  Those of you riding in a carpool should check with your driver and choose a hotel near their hotel.   Note - you must make your own hotel reservations.

 

After we get checked in, we will head downtown to Old Town Fredericksburg via Business Rt. 17.  Fredericksburg dates back to 1728, is the home of Mary Washington University and has 4 major Civil War battlefields near by.  The old downtown area has shops, restaurants, and historic buildings.  There is some parking on the street, but if you don't mind walking 5-6 blocks, there is a free lot about one block from our dinner restaurant, and is located at Barton and William Streets. 

 

Let's gather at the Sedona Taphouse located at 591 William Street at 7 p.m. for dinner.  This is a modern restaurant (small chain) with about 50 beers on tap, standard food and wine, and friendly staff.  Steve will call ahead to see if they can push some tables together to accommodate us.

 

https://sedonataphouse.com/menu/fredericksburg-virginia

 

Saturday morning we head to our third winery; Ingleside.  This is one of the oldest wineries in Virginia at 38 years.  We have an appointment for 10:30 a.a. for a private tour and tasting.  8 tastes for $8. This winery also has a cute selection of gifts.

 

This is about an hour drive from Fredericksburg.  Your GPS may try to take you there via Rt. 17, but take Rt. 3 as it is more direct, and there is a Subway sub shop and a Food Lion located near King George, Virginia where we can get provisions for a picnic lunch at Ingleside, after our tour and tasting.  Remember - no alcoholic beverages may be brought into Ingleside, but  you can certainly buy some there.  Steve's GPS found this winery at Colonial Beach Virginia, so if Oak Grove Virginia doesn't work for you, then try Colonial Beach instead.

 

https://www.inglesidevineyards.com/

 

After we have finished our picnic, we will head to the George Washington Birthplace National Historic site.  It has free admittance and It is only 5 miles from the Winery.  It is located at 1732 Popes Creek Rd., Colonial Beach, Virginia

 

https://www.nps.gov/gewa/index.htm

 

After that, let's head home via U.S. 301.

 

If you intend to go, please e-mail Steve at Steve-Evie@msn.com so he will have an accurate count for reservation purposes! 

 

This is an event jointly sponsored with the Crofton Odenton 50+ Social Scene MEETUP group and is open to SC Members who have attended at least one SC Regular Membership Dinner, as well as their friends and family.

 

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                       MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS & INFORMATION

The Second Chancers social group is for people age 60 or over who are single, widowed, or divorced.

The concept behind this group is to provide a method (our calendar) for members to post an event they are interested in attending with other members of our group. For example, movies, dining out, pot-lucks, dances, concerts, plays, shows, day trips, sporting events, or anything of interest. The purpose is to (hopefully) find other members who might enjoy attending the event with you.

Our group provides a "Second Chance" to continue going to the places and events you enjoyed before a divorce or death of a loved one - rather than staying at home because you have no one to go with, or because most of your friends are couples and are involved in their own lives. We are offering a forum where you might encourage others you have met in our group to join you in the continuation of the fun things you like to do.

Attending our Regular Membership Dinners is a good way to get to know our members. If there is an event you want posted on the calendar, please email the details (day, date, time, location, address, phone number, website link, the cost to attend, a brief description, and your email address for RSVPs) to Elaine Weber at eweber@energetics.com at any time, and it will be put on our Calendar. If other members would like to attend the event, they will RSVP to you and you can make arrangements to meet them and/or to car pool to the event, if possible. Even if only one person responds, your event was a success! As you get to know people in our group, you may find someone willing to co-sponsor events with you if that would be easier for you.

We are a member-driven group. We do not have a committee that provides events for you, just a couple of volunteers who arrange the bi-monthly member dinners (for which we appreciate suggestions), take care of the website and other administrative duties. Members are expected to sponsor events on a regular basis.

If you are considering joining our group please be aware of the following:

  • It is important to understand that we EXPECT OUR MEMBERS TO PUT EVENTS ON THE CALENDAR about 3 times a year, roughly every 4 months. Members who do not put events on the calendar and/or who have not attended a Regular Membership Dinner in 6 months or more could be dropped from membership.
  • We communicate through emails only, so it is important for you to have use of a computer or smart phone. This calendar web page will be your source of information regarding events. Check it often, for sometimes events are added or changed at the last minute.
  • There are no membership dues at this time; however, we ask that you round up your calculations to full dollars at the regular membership dinners to cover the cost of the annual website fee, name badges and any other minor group expenses during the year. Any funds left at the end of the year, after expenses, will be donated in the group's name to one or more local charities.
  • You will be responsible for paying your own way to attend an event, assuming it is not free.
  • Potential new members must attend one of our Regular Membership Dinners before attending any other event. It makes it much easier for us to get to know you and for you to get to know us. We usually have 2 Regular Membership Dinners a month, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Always RSVP to the email listed in the event to guarantee yourself a seat at the restaurant or other event. Plan ahead, and PLEASE BRING CASH ONLY TO PAY FOR REGULAR MEMBERSHIP DINNERS, because the group will receive one check for those meals. No Credit Cards accepted.  For other mealtime events, separate checks can usually be requested.
  • Whenever you email any of us, it is very important to reference "Second Chancers" in your subject/reference line, so your email is not considered spam and thus may not be opened.


For more information please send an email to elaine21237@gmail.com.

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For more information please send an email to eweber@energetics.com