Exciting New Programs And Events Coming Up
Last Monday the Program Committee welcomed 56 Villagers for a very special Happy Hour at the new avant-garde Upper West Side Café on M Street. Chef Daniel Arnaldo Ruiz-Rossi went all out with a selection of Spanish tapas and table seating.
This is the largest turnout we've ever had for a Happy Hour, and many thanks to Village members Kate Clinton and Binney Levine for working with the Cafe to make the event a reality.
To see more photographs from the Happy Hour and other recent programs, click here.
The Program Committee has been hard at work planning a number of special programs for August and beyond. Attending Village programs is a great way to meet fellow members and make new friends.
Ice Cream Social: Once a year the Village gathers for an afternoon of ice cream and fun to welcome new members and generally get to know one another better. This year's Ice Cream Social is Thursday, August 10 at 4 p.m. (Details below.) You won't want to miss it. This is also a great chance to invite a friend who may be interested in exploring Village membership or volunteering.
Technology Club: We’ve had a tremendous response to the idea of forming an affinity group for improving skills with smartphones, tablets, and laptop computers. We’re sorting out the details for an organizational meeting. Watch for an email from the Program Committee and announcements in future Director’s Notes. If you’re a Village member and would like to participate, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Village Office.
Bridge Players Affinity Group under consideration: If you’re into Bridge and would like to play regularly with other Villager members, the Program Committee wants to hear from you. We’d like to know your level of experience, and whether you’d be willing to coach beginners. Please email email@example.com or call the Village Office.
The Village Does Restaurant Week: We've nabbed several dinner reservations for group dining at Washington eateries during D.C.'s Restaurant Week in August. Details and registration are below.
The Event Calendar on the Village Website offers a complete list of programs and events. It's updated frequently, and you can register directly from the calendar by clicking on the program names. Villagers can suggest programs or start an Affinity Group. If you have an idea, a special skill or a contact, the Committee can work with you to make it happen.
I look forward to seeing you at a Village event soon.
Program Committee Chair