Upcoming events–April 17

BCAR Community Dinner–Wed., April 18, social hour 6 p.m. with cash bar, dinner at 7 p.m. Meal features bistro steak, mashed potatoes, sautéed vegetables, and cobbler for dessert. Cost $25. Make reservations at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Legacy of Caring Gala & Auction–Saturday, April 21 at the Clubhouse at Lake Sconti. The evening will include live and silent auctions and entertainment by Broadway actor Courtenay Collins. Honorary chairs for the gala are Big Canoe residents, Sandy and Jeff Downing. The masters of ceremony are former University of Georgia head football coach, Vince Dooley, and his wife, Barbara Dooley. Tickets—at $100 per person include buffet dinner with wine—are available online at www.bigcanoelegacy.org. Dress is black-tie optional. Proceeds benefit charitable organizations in Pickens and Dawson counties that focus on the well-being of women and children.

Knowledge Series–Sunday, April 22, 2018, 4:30 p.m. in the Mountains Grille Room of the clubhouse, preceded by beverages and conversation at 4 p.m. “The Genesis, Creation, and Future of Gibbs Gardens” is the topic of the April program featuring local gardening expert Jim Gibbs, designer and developer of Gibbs Gardens. Reservations required–online (https://bigcanoepoa.org/Home.aspx → Programs and Events → Event Calendar) or contact Kim Cooper at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 706-268-3346.

Travel Club–Wed., April 25 at 6 p.m. at the clubhouse. Tauck Tours will present their travel opportunities in “The Tauck Difference.”

Great Decisions–Begins April 26, 10 a.m.–noon for eight sessions. Call for the spring pre-registration to participate in interactive foreign policy discussions to meet weekly on Thursdays in the Mountains Grille Room for eight sessions. Groups are limited to 30 members. The $27 registration fee will cover the cost of the text and will be charged to your POA account.

Fire House Grand Opening–Sat., April 28, 11 a.m. at Fire Station #3. Dedication, facility tour, bounce house, games, photo opportunities. Parking at the Fitness Center and Big Canoe Chapel with shuttle bus.

Bear Society–Sat., April 28, 4 p.m.–8 p.m. Tickets available for $7 from Jena Hopper at 706-279-2420 or online at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Suburban Road to play from 5 p.m.–7 p.m. Keg provided. Box meals available or BYOB or meal. Bring lawn chairs to party.

Acoustic Showcase–Thur., May 3, 7 p.m.

Squires & Stags–Fri., May 4,

Big Canoe Wellness Collaborative–Fri., May 4, 2-4 p.m. Volunteer Forum at the Canoe Lodge.

Marina Crawfish Boil–Sat., May 5, Marina Crawfish Boil.

Atlanta Braves game package–Sun., May 6 with a 1:35 p.m. first pitch. Reservations at the Home Depot Clubhouse at SunTrust Park as Atlanta Braves take on the San Francisco Giants. Tickets are $175 per person and include a game ticket, transportation to and from Big Canoe, dinner buffet, beer, wine and a private suite with TVs, a bar, and private restrooms at the Home Depot Clubhouse at SunTrust Park. There are only 40 tickets available. To purchase tickets, email or call Bob Mackey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (706) 579-1711. Cash, check, or POA account charge accepted.

Wine Dinner–Sat., May 26. Details TBA.

Travel Club–Wed., May 30 at 6 p.m. at the clubhouse. The American Queen Steamboat Company will highlight its Mississippi River cruises.

Memorial Day Service–Mon. May 28, 11 a.m. at the Big Canoe Chapel. Vietnam veteran and triple amputee Tommy Clack is scheduled to speak.

Dinner for 8–Sign up for summer session (May–August). Contact Susan Willson eliz81902yahoo.com or 706-579-2640.

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..

BCAR Open House–each Saturday, 11 a.m. –2 p.m., –meet the residents of Big Canoe Animal Rescue. Adoptions available.

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