Activities | CULTURAL


Culture abounds at Rock Lodge! Our members, visitors, and guests bring a wealth of talent in music, theater, literature, and art that we share in several annual events.

Classical Music Concert

For several years, our annual classical music concerts have featured talented professional and amateur musicians, both members and guests. The instrumental and vocal pieces have represented a range of musical genres from baroque to opera to Scott Joplin. Join us as we gather around our magnificent concert grand!

Here's what we heard in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.



Short Story Dramatic Readings

The Mighty Rock Lodge Players are a group of elite performers who bring to life wonderful short stories in dramatic readings. Some selections are familiar, others more obscure, and some are unpublished works by unknown authors. But the readings are sometimes gripping, often rib-tickling, and always plenty of fun. It's a wonderful evening of theater, camaraderie and great food and drink. Be sure to include it in your late season visit to the club.

Here are the readings from 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.



Talent Show

"Rock Lodge's Got Talent!" Every year, we put on our own version of "America's Got Talent". Our members, visitors, and guests regale each other with singing, dancing, musical performances, jokes, story-telling, poetry raves, and even Broadway Revues in full makeup and costumes. One year, a performer did a hilarious "reverse striptease", going from nude to fully-dressed! Other members have composed original Rock Lodge songs. Age is no barrier! One year's show featured acts by 5-year olds and octogenarians.

These were the performances in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.



Literary Evening: Book Reviews and Discussion

"What's that you're reading?" "Found a good book lately?" "Hey, when you're done with that, can I borrow it?" These are commonly heard questions at Rock Lodge. It seems that when not swimming or playing tennis or walking around the lake, many folks love to sit back in our comfy Adirondack chairs with a good read. Once each year, our Cultural Committee selects one book as the opening subject of our annual Book Discussion. In addition, each attendee is invited to bring an additional selection or two to review for the group. Visitors and guests are always welcome to join in the discussion and the coffee and deserts that follow.

Here's what we read in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.



Everyone is Welcome!

Members, guests, and visitors are all welcome to attend our free cultural events!

In addition, we welcome and encourage everyone to signup to perform at our Annual Talent Show and to share a book in our Literary Evening.

Go to our Event Calendar page to see when these events are scheduled!


Bernie's Song for Rock Lodge

Rock Lodge, we're here to stay;
We have a club with a lake all to enjoy;
So come for goodness sake;
Volleyball is the best after all the rest.
Tennis is great for you and your mate;
If you're feeling blue, you can do it, too;
Get in your car and go; enjoy it thru and thru.
Starting middle of May, you can come any day;
Rock Lodge, we're here to stay!


- Bernie N. & Christine C.

Scott's "Tribute to Rock Lodge" (to the theme from Cheers)

Making your way in the world today surely can be rough;
You need a place where relaxation is the main stuff;
Feelin' the sun all over and a coffe klatch.
Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your first name;
and everyone dresses the same;;
You want to be totally free, a slice of paradise;
you want to go where everybody knows your first name.
Rock lodge is a place to get away from the daily rut;
Float on a lake, hot tub, or coffee by the cup;
And faces painted on ypour butt!
Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your first name;
and everyone dresses the same;;
You want to be totally free, a slice of paradise;
you want to go where everybody knows your first name.
Rock Lodge is a place we can still feel a bit little-ish;
Swim, boat, float along the beach and the food is delish;
Guys, just don't get bitten by the fish...
Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your first name;
and everyone dresses the same;;
You want to be totally free, young or old or wise
You're welcome at a place where everyone knows your size!.

- Scott.