Activity Descriptions

Important Information for 2021 Fall Rotation

  • To put your group at ease, we suggest that members share their vaccination status. Based on your group's vaccination status, individual groups can decide whether to wear masks during "at-home" rotation groups. These "at-home" groups are: Chickenfoot Dominoes, Cocktail & Conversation, Couple's Bridge, Dining at the Grill, Dining In, Dining Out, Game Night, Happy Hour Wine Tasting, Happy Needlers, and Women's Book Club.
  • Under current CDC Guidelines, it is recommended that people who are not fully vaccinated wear a mask when in public places. Therefore, while participating, if you are not fully vaccinated, KNN recommends that you wear a mask while not not actively eating or drinking.
  •  KNN may require participants to wear a mask while inside the Kenmure Country Club or at another venue, depending on the KNN or Arts and Adventurer's event. 
  • Dining at the Grill and Meet & Eat are not considered "events". If members are participating in these groups, while inside the club, they will follow Kenmure Country Club Covid Guidelines that are in place at the time.
  • Different events may have different requirements. Those requirements will be listed on the KNN Event Registration page on the KNN website.
  •  Depending on the event, if transportation by trolley bus/coach is provided, riders will be required to wear a mask whether or not they are vaccinated.
  • If you are unable to follow the guidelines, please refrain from participating at this time.


Assigned Hosting Activities

ENTERTAINING

 (each group member hosts one time per rotation)


Cocktails and Conversation is a casual activity similar to Happy Hour Wine Tasting, but for those who love cocktails!  Each month the host will feature a special cocktail or favorite spirit.  This activity is for mingling, enjoying a cocktail or two along with finger food. This is not for those who prefer a sit down dinner.

  • Group size is 8 people or 4 couples.
  • Each couple/single takes a turn as the host once in each 4-month rotation.
  • You'll find the essence of Kenmure Newcomers & Neighbors in this meet and greet activity for anyone interested in a casual get-together.
  • You do not need to be a mixologist to enjoy this activity, but if you like trying new drinks or sharing your favorite spirit this might be for you! The host would be expected to have a basic bar with the essential spirits (vodka, gin, bourbon, etc.), fizzy mixers and garnishes. The host should plan on serving a couple of drinks per guest.

  • The groups will take turns meeting at each other’s homes once a month. The recommended menu is heavy appetizers supplied by each participant and spirits supplied by the host. 

Ideas for Cocktails:  The host might choose to offer a basic cocktail like a vodka or gin and tonic. Or perhaps, the host wants to serve a specialty cocktail. There are drinks for every state and many countries. Choose a drink from your home state or favorite vacation. Or pick a seasonal cocktail:  spring and summer call for something refreshing while cold months call for a cozy cocktail. Or consider a theme:  Mad Men Martinis, Derby Day Mint Juleps or Cinco de Mayo Margaritas.

Dining at the Grill This group gets together at the Kenmure Country Club (KCC) Grill Room one evening each month after cocktails at the host home..

  • Group size is 6 people or 3 couples.
  • Members take turns serving as hosts each month during the 4-month rotation.  

  • The host chooses the date, makes reservations and serves an appetizer and beverages in their home before having dinner at the Grill.

  • First year members of KNN who have not yet joined KCC as well as all "Grandfathered" members are eligible to participate. These members will be required to pay KCC for their dinner with a credit card on the night of the scheduled dinner.

Meet and Eat  This group gets together at the Kenmure Country Club (KCC) Grill Room one evening each month.

  • Group size is 6 people or 3 couples.
  • Members take turns serving as hosts each month during the 4-month rotation. The entire evening is hosted at the Grill where the group will meet for cocktails and then have dinner
  • The host chooses the date and makes reservations.
  • First year members of KNN who have not yet joined KCC as well as all "Grandfathered" members are eligible to participate. These members will be required to pay KCC for their dinner with a credit card on the night of the scheduled dinner.

Dining In Groups get together once a month in one another's homes.

  • Group size is 8 people or 4 couples.
  • Participants need not be gourmet, or even great cooks, and should not think of it as a dinner party but rather just a casual way to get together with new friends and neighbors. 

  • The host coordinates the date with the group; each couple/single takes a turn as the host once in each 4-month rotation.

  • The host provides beverages, along with the main course.

  • The host assigns each other couple/single one course to bring - appetizer, salad, vegetable, dessert. 

  • It is a good idea to check with everyone to see if they have any food allergies or dislikes.

  • Come join in on the fun.  

    Assigned Hosting Activities

    ENTERTAINING

    Dining Out Groups get together once a month to dine out in an area restaurant.  

    • Group size is 8 people or 4 couples.
    • Each couple/single takes a turn as the host once in each 4-month rotation.

    • The host chooses the restaurant and coordinates the date with the group. He/she makes dinner reservations, if necessary.

    • The host also provides appetizers and beverages before dinner.

    Happy Hour Wine Tasting An opportunity to get to know each other while experiencing the pleasures of wine tasting. Certainly, learning about wines is one of the goals, but that is secondary to the primary experience of fun and fellowship.

    • Group size is 8 people or 4 couples.
    • Each couple/single takes a turn as the host once in each 4-month rotation.
    • You'll find the essence of Kenmure Newcomers & Neighbors in this meet and greet activity for anyone interested in a casual get-together.
    • This activity is all about being with neighbors in an informal, easy and fun atmosphere. You don't have to be a wine connoisseur or a gourmet cook to enjoy Happy Hour Wine Tasting.
    • The groups will take turns meeting at each other’s homes once a month. The recommended menu is heavy appetizers supplied by each participant and wine supplied by the host. You can take advantage of the local wine shops to guide you in your selections. 

    Game Night  Groups get together once a month in one another's homes to play a game.

    • Group size is 8 people or 4 couples.
    • Each couple/single takes a turn as the host in each 4-month rotation.

    • Groups get together once a month in one another's homes to play  fun games anything from Charades to board games to card games - let your imagination be the guide.

    • The host coordinates the date and time with the group.

    • The host provides beverages and an after dinner snack.

    CARD GROUPS

    Couples’ Bridge (four couples per group) meets once a month in the home of the designated host couple.

    • Each couple will host the group once in each 4-month rotation.
    • Partner couples play four hands (scoring Chicago) and change partners according to tallies.


      DIVERSIONS 

        Ladies' Lunch Bunch groups meet once a month for lunch. 

        • Group size is 4 possibly 5.
        • The hostess selects the restaurant, makes reservations, and either emails or calls the members in her group to notify them of the plans.

        Mens Breakfast-Lunch Group 

               (formerly ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out))

        • Group size is 4 possibly 5.
        • Members meet once a month for breakfast or lunch at a restaurant selected by the host.

        • It is anticipated that all the problems of the world will be solved at least once a month as a result of these get-togethers.    

        Chickenfoot Dominoes

        • Group size is 8 people or 4 couples.
        • Each couple/single takes a turn as the host in each 4-month rotation.

        • Groups get together once a month in one another's homes to play this fun game.

        • The host coordinates the date and time with the group.

        • The host provides beverages and an after dinner snack.

        Limited Hosting Activities

        DIVERSIONS 

        Arts and Adventures explores the many and varied places, events, and cultural offerings in our area (museums, art galleries, exhibits, historical sites, festivals, etc.)

        • The activity leaders with individual volunteers will plan at least three excursions each rotation. 
        • Line Dancing, a new activity offered by A&A, will be offered a couple of times during the Fall rotation. Dates to be determined. Line Dancing and a pre-planned lunch to follow will take place in the Charleston Room at KCC. Line Dancing is not considered one of the three excursions mentioned above. An Event Registration will be sent out 3-4 weeks prior to each line dancing session.
        • Due to Covid restrictions, there may be capacity limitations depending on the A&A event.
        • The group leaders will notify the group by email about each event.  Number of participants will be determined by group leaders, and sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis.
        • Excursions usually require a half day. Lunch before or after is (generally) booked by group leader (any cost for lunch is the responsibility of the participant).
        • Activity fees are notified in advance, as is a (customary) $3/passenger gas contribution (over 20 miles r/t).

        Women's Book Club meets once a month to discuss a pre-selected book.

        • Meetings are held to discuss a book on the third Wednesday of each month at 2:00 pm (except in December).
        • Meetings are held in the home of the designated host who provides beverage and light snacks.
        • Each meeting will have a discussion leader.
        • Book selections are chosen by the group in January of each year.

        Happy Needlers meets monthly in homes of members

        • Meetings are held on the first Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the home of the designated host.
        • Each member brings needlework of her choice - quilting, mending, knitting, embroidery, or whatever she is working on.
        • Hostess may provide beverages.

        Hiking

        • The Hiking group provides a good opportunity to meet neighbors who share an interest in exploring the varied hiking sites in our area once a month.

        • The hikes are led by volunteers from the group. If volunteers switch dates, they will notify the Activity Leader and the members of the group.

        • Dates for the hikes are chosen by the group from several offered by the hiking leader and based on most of the participants availability.

        • The hiking leader for the month will notify participants of the planned hike by email one week in advance of the hike. Participants will meet in the Kenmure lower parking lot prior to leaving for the starting point of each hike. Individuals will decide whether or not to drive separately or carpool. Hikes will usually last 3-4 hours and will be either Easy or Moderate in difficulty.


        Non-Hosting:  KNN Parties
        • Parties offer members an opportunity to get together as a group for fellowship and entertaining programs.
        • Dates for the parties are sent out by timely announcements and are also published in our newsletter.
        • Online reservations are available beginning about one month prior to each event.  


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