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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Thursday, October 11, 5:30 PM

 

REGULAR MEMBERSHIP DINNER

Mi Pueblo II

Park Plaza Shopping Center

554 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD

410-544-4101

www.mipueblo2.com

 

Join us for our Regular Membership Dinner at Mi Pueblo II on Thursday, October 11, to mingle and have a drink at 5:30 pm in the bar.  We will be seated as a group for dinner at 6 pm.  Please check the restaurant's website for dinner selections and prices, and be prepared to pay by cash.

 

Please RSVP to Charlotte Sazama at mommasaz@hotmail.com no later than Tuesday, October 9th, if you plan to attend.  (Note:  Marilyn will be in Japan and Elaine has a bus trip that day; Charlotte has graciously volunteered to take reservations and handle the check for this dinner.)

 

The dinner is limited to 20 people, and is open to potential new members.

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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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Sunday, October 21st, 10 AM to Noon

 

Let's have buffet brunch at a winery on the eastern shore on October 21!

Crow Vineyard and Winery

12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville, MD 21645

302-304-0551

http://crowvineyardandwinery.com

 

Crow Vineyard and Winery is hosting a buffet brunch with farm-to-table food and their own award winning wines. Come spend the morning enjoying the beauty of the vineyard in the fall and a buffet style brunch prepared by Chefs Martha and Zach of Happy Chicken Bakery and featuring award winning Crow Wines and Crow Beef.  Cost with taxes and fees is $28.62.  This is a family run farm with a winery, and one great setting!  They have a covered seating area, so weather should not be an issue.

 

The brunch takes place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., so you will have the rest of the day for other activities.

 

Follow the link below to make your reservation, and buy your ticket or click on the main website link above to check out the venue.

 

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef64uei261e9f752&oseq=&c=&ch=

 

If you intend to go, please e-mail Steve at Steve-Evie@msn.com so he will have an accurate count in order to save seats! 

 

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, October 25, 5:30 PM

 

REGULAR MEMBERSHIP DINNER

Adam's Taphouse & Grille

169 Mayo Road, Edgewater, MD  21037

410-956-2995

www.adamsgrilleedgewater.com

 

Join us for our Regular Membership Dinner at Adam's Taphouse and Grille on Thursday, October 25th, to mingle and have a drink at 5:30 pm in the bar.  We will be seated as a group for dinner at 6 pm.  Adam's has Happy Hour specials, but the time period does not appear to be on their website. 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, October 23rd, if you plan to attend.  The dinner is limited to 20 people, and is open to potential new members.

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Thursday, November 8, 5:30 PM

 

REGULAR MEMBERSHIP DINNER

Cheesecake Factory

1872 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis, MD 21401

410-224-0565

www.cheesecakefactory.com

 

Join us for our Regular Membership Dinner at the Cheesecake Factory on Thursday, November 8th, to mingle and have a drink at 5:30 pm in the bar.  We will be seated as a group for dinner at 6 pm.  Happy Hour is from 4 to 6 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, November 6th, if you plan to attend.  The dinner is limited to 20 people, and is open to potential new members.

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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