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 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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Thursday, December 13

5:30 PM

 

MEMBERSHIP HOLIDAY DINNER

Sunset Restaurant

625 Greenway Road, SE, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

410-768-1417

www.sunsetrestaurant.com

 

Join us for our Annual Membership Holiday Dinner at the Sunset Restaurant on Thursday, December 13th, 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 5 to 7 pm. Please check the restaurant's website for dinner selections and prices, and be prepared to pay by cash.

 

NOTES ABOUT THE HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE:  First, it is not mandatory that those attending the dinner participate in the gift exchange.  You can simply watch the rest of us being silly about trying to hold onto a gift that we really like.  We've had lots of laughs in prior years.  Those participating will select a number from 1 to 20.  After dinner, we will call the numbers in order -- 1, 2, 3, etc.  When #1 is called, that person selects a gift from the table where they have been "anonymously" deposited.  Person #1 will open the gift and display it for everyone to see.  Person #2 can either select a gift from the table or "steal" the gift from #1.  The same can be done by Persons #3 through #20.  There is no limit to the number of times a gift may be "stolen." The only restriction is that you cannot immediately steal back a gift that someone has just stolen from you -- you must choose a gift from the table or from someone else.  After Person #20 has selected their gift, Person #1 can decide to either keep the gift they already have or they can steal someone else's gift and give that person their gift, at which point the game ends.  If you decide to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped gift with a value of approximately $20 that is suitable for a man or a woman -- some people put things in much larger packages so that it is not easy to guess what is inside. 

 

Please RSVP to Marilyn Perry at quarterperry@gmail.com no later than Tuesday, December 11th, if you plan to attend.  The dinner is limited to 20 people, and is NOT open to potential new members.

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SEPTEMBER 2019

 

TRIP TO CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY

 

Let's go to California and visit some wineries in September 2019.

 

This is a preliminary announcement, which will evolve over the next six months.  Exact dates and prices to be determined.  The objective is to spend a week in Sonoma California, which is the center for the Sonoma Wine Valley.  Everyone must make all their own reservations.  We'll fly into San Francisco on a Sunday, and take a limo from the airport to our hotel; the Best Western Conference Hotel right in downtown Sonoma.  Downtown Sonoma has over 20 winery tasting rooms, but it would be more fun to visit some of the wineries (with tastings, of course).

 

On Sunday, when we arrive, we can walk to the Sebastiani Winery in Sonoma and take a tour and sample some of their wines.  The rest of the week, we can take the Wine Trolley for 2 days, take a small tour bus 2 days, and one day we can take a walking tour of Sonoma with food and wine samplings throughout the day.

 

On Tuesday a wonderful farmers market sprouts downtown with crafts, food, etc. which we can attend in the evening.  Restaurants for dinner can be determined as we find fun places to eat. 

 

It's possible we may find a way to sneak in a day trip to Napa Valley for wineries and tastings.

 

Saturday we will have a leisurely morning and catch the limo to the airport.  Most afternoon flights have a stop in L.A. with a layover.  We can have dinner at the L.A. airport (I know, I know) and then take the Red Eye back to BWI, arriving early on Sunday - rested and ready.

 

Cost?  Expect around $400 for airfare, $220 per night at the hotel (half, if sharing), with breakfast included.  $110 per day for wine tours (box lunch included), tasting fees for 4 wineries per day at approx. $60.  Walking tour is approx. $125 with food and wine included.  Limo from and to the airport approx. $80 (total) per person.  Dinners are whatever we choose to spend.  Cheap? No.  But fun? Yes.  All prices are subject to change, of course.

 

Exact dates, and better estimates of cost will be determined about 6 months out from the event.

 

Hope you can join us!!

 

If you are interested in this trip, please e-mail Steve at Steve-Evie@msn.com and let him know. 

 

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