Here are some creative ideas for Club activities from our readers
on the Picacho Hills Facebook Page:
There are so very many things an organized community might do as a club activity. Sports, to most, are primary, but there are a lot of little things that could draw us together into a tighter, caring community. Here's the whole list (so far) - thanks to many creative people - for you to read. Perhaps you too will say, "Oh, wouldn't THAT be fun!"
Golf, tennis, pickle ball, swimming
Aerobics and yoga
Card game days – bridge, poker
Board game days
Special dining events, such as wine dinners
Very Special Dress Up dining
Live music, karaoke
Tournament days. Kactus Kapers, other golf and tennis events. Pickle ball events? Youth sport events
The Artists of Picacho Hills gallery on the walls
Luncheons… perhaps a "High Tea" with scones
Barbecues on the lower level, live music, dancing
Adult pool hours in the afternoon, drinks
Bocce ball courts
Holiday parties such as Halloween, New Year's, Christmas, Easter
Parties for other occasions: Kentucky Derby, Preakness States, Belmont Stakes
TV activities: all the Big Games, and the Oscars
National Crown Roast of Pork Day (March 7, 2018)
April is National Humor Month—surely something should come of this
Trivia Games or Jeopardy Games, weekly, with small prizes or ribbons
Clubs: Bridge, Artists, Writers, Wine fanciers, a Gardeners club, book club meeting place (lunch and wine first) a Movie club, with discussion
Lectures – a “Learning in Retirement” with members sharing knowledge
Slide shows of members’ travels
Hiking or tour groups… climb Picacho together, go see Los Alamos when it’s open to tourists, maybe a group trip around New Mexico, or a group cruise, organized through the Club
Breakfast on a weekday.... just for the ROMEOS
The possibility of renting the club for special parties, weddings, anniversaries
The 2nd Monday of February is Clean Out Your Computer day. A class on how to do this?
Feb 26 is Tell A Fairy Tale Day…. For the creative writers, a modernized fairy tale contest?
March 20… again for the creative writers… is Extraterrestrial Abduction Day. The best story should win a prize.
April 5 is New Beers Day. Celebrating that shouldn't be a challenge...
April 10 is Golf Day or Golfers' Day
May 4 is International Tuba Day. Contact Dr Clark and his tuba gang for a performance.
June 12 is National Peanut Butter cookie day
June 17 is Eat your Vegetables Day….A completely vegetarian menu?
July 24 is Tell an Old Joke Day – I know a really old joke, do you?
How about organizing trips through the Community Club? Group trips to nearby places, such as the Space History Museum in Alamagordo, that delightful museum in Deming, an artists tour of Silver City, a visit to Los Alamos or a hike through the Three Rivers area or the Malpais, Chaco Canyon, Gila Cliff Dwellings, or to Santa Fe. Our state is fascinating.