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Big Canoe Calendar for week of January 16

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Whether singing Christmas karaoke or competing for the cornhole toss championship, the Black Bear Society always promises a fun evening. Photo by Rita Van Fleet

Black Bear Society Cornhole Toss Championship – Saturday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m. at the The Clubhouse at Lake Sconti and Veranda. The Bear Society will host a party to "Repeal and Replace the Winter Blues!" which includes the Bear Society's first annual Corn Hole tournament. The free tournament will be limited to 24 teams with two members. To register, contact either Bob Mackey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Steve Papke at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 19. 

Indoor tennis mixer – Saturday, Jan 20. Mixed doubles tennis mixer and potluck at the Racquet Club. Registration required. 706-268-3367

North Georgia Vets – Jan. 17, 11:30 a.m. Mountains Grill at the Clubhouse. Program speaker. Paul S. Gardiner, president of the newly formed, veterans non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity, Veterans Alliance for Law and Order (VALOR). Main course scheduled for lunch – fried chicken. https://www.ngvets.org/. Membership is open to all who served and received an honorable discharge.

“Soup Tasting” - Tuesday, Jan. 30, 3 - 5 p.m. at the Swim Club. Wellness Collaborative’s Healthy Living Committee will host its first “soup tasting.” Sign up on the form in the Wellness Collaborative box at the Postal Facility. Space is limited. Charge to cover the cost of ingredients – $5, payable at the door by cash or check. For additional info email Donna Dulfer at donnadulfer@gmail. com.

Call for new members - 2018 registration for Great Decisions, a life-long learning program to discuss foreign policy topics at the clubhouse every other Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon starting Feb 13. The eight new timely foreign policy topics for 2018 include: The Waning of Pax Americana; Russia’s Foreign Policy; China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation; Media and Foreign Policy; Turkey: A Partner in Crisis; U.S. Global Engagement and the Military; South Africa’s Fragile Democracy; Global Health: Progress and Challenges. Email Bob Anderson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 706-579-1708 to join. A $25 registration fee will cover the cost of the text and will be charged to your POA account.

Travel Club – will meet Wednesday, Jan.24 at 6 p.m. in Mountains Grille at the clubhouse.   Carl Crews of Celebrity Cruises will introduce a 2019 Travel Club group trip to the Greek Islands on Celebrity’s fabulous new state-of-the-art ship “Edge.” Mike Ziegenbalg of Cruise-One Dream Vacations announced Celebrity Cruises will co-sponsor with Dream Vacations for 2018. Celebrity will hold a drawing for a free seven-day cruise for two at the last meeting of the year. Travel Club members can submit an entry for the drawing each time they attend a meeting. Members must be present at the October special event to win. Membership is free.

Squires & Stags – will meet on Feb. 2 at 8 a.m. in the Mountains Grille at the clubhouse. Chairman Rob Jones of the Pickens County Commission will report on development and government activities in Pickens County. Buffet breakfast ($13) will be served. Note: New members and guests are welcome to attend meetings. While Squires & Stags was formed as a men’s club, women are invited to attend the meetings and are always welcomed.

Single Ladies Supper Club – will meet on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. at the home of Rita Van Fleet for an antipasto to dolce Italian dinner. Single ladies who live in Big Canoe and would like to join the party, contact Alice Eachus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Walk into Winter Wellness – meets on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. Group leaves from Wildcat and walks with a two or three mile option. For more info or to join the walkers’ list, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pickleball clinics for beginners – Thursdays at 10 a.m. at the Racquet Club. Free. Registration required. 706-268-3367

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