Activities | SOCIAL
Most Sunday's at precisely 3:00pm, the words "Coffee Klatch!" reverberate across the Lake and echo from the hills. Rock Lodge has evolved many traditions over its 80+ year history, but none are as old or beloved as the Sunday Afternoon Coffee Klatch.
Each Klatch, different members provide a sumptuous spread of munchies and deserts on the Bungalow patio. While Klatch is not a competitive sport, some members can't resist going all out in their presentations and culinary prowess. But words can't describe this phenomenon, so we invite you to see for yourself in the Coffee Klatch Slide Show in our Gallery page.!
Memorial Day Weekend Bring-a-Dish
Our first big annual social event occurs Memorial Day weekend. It's an evening of sharing, reviving last season's friendships, and welcoming new members to the Rock Lodge Community. Members, visitors, and guests are encouraged to bring an appetizer, side dish, main dish, or dessert to share. In addition, the club supplies additional main dishes and beverages to round out the fare. And, of course, our entertainment committee provides a wonderful musical accompaniment to the festivity.
This mouth-watering food fest often precedes our annual Classical Music Concert. Our members have a broad range of ethnic backgrounds which translate to an amazing variety of dishes from around the world. It isn't unusual to see choices from Sweden, Italy, Israel, Russia, Japan, Sri Lanka, The Ukraine, Mexico, and other far corners of the globe. Rock Lodgers know how to eat!
Independence Day Party
Things heat up on the 4th of July Weekend! The weather is warm, the grills are turned on, and the fireworks are ready to go. This is a fun evening with traditional American summer eats: hot dogs, burgers, cole slaw, potato salad, corn, and apple pie. In addition, members add their favorite appetizers and desserts. Note: at Rock Lodge, we take care of our vegetarians and vegans, too!
After dinner, the music cranks up and the dancing begins! Independence day costumes and paraphernalia are encouraged!
Family Fun Party
We're focusing on families with a sizzling Saturday evening of food and dancing for kids of all ages. After a classic American cookout, we'll turn up the music and get the real kids out on the "dance floor" with some fun novelity dances featuring lots of prizes. Then, we'll invite everyone (kids, parents, grandparents, friends, guests, visitors) out to boogie together.
Continuing the Family fun, on Sunday we have our annual Lake Day featuring special events for everyone on our beautiful lake.
Labor Day Party
This is the biggest event of the year, held the Saturday evening of a long weekend of wonderful events. Each year, a theme is chosen and members, visitors, and guests are encouraged to costume themselves to match the theme. In 2010, for example, the evening was a Renaissance Faire, with lords and ladies and serfs and jesters galore. We even had a surprise visit from the Queen! In 2012, we skipped down the yellow brick road with Dorothy and the gang to the Emerald City. And in 2013, we followed Alice down the rabbit hole to wonderland to meet all the bizarre denizens.
Needless to say, there's always the greatest food, music, dancing, and camaraderie. Plan to be here for the party and even the whole weekend and enjoy the lake and all of our other facilities and activities including our Team Tennis Tournament and campfire.
It's farewell to the season with our annual Halloween Party. Food, music, dancing, and creative costumes highlight the final event on our schedule. So dig out your masks and hats and capes and uniforms and witches brooms and ghostly sheets and... well, you get the idea. No tricks here, just lots of treats to end the year.
Of course, there will be lots of food, music, and dancing around the gravestones.