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Big Canoe Calendar for week of January 9

(For BC property owners and their guests)

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Ellen and Jim Sheridan (center and right) pictured with co-sponsor Mike Ziegenbalg of Cruise-One Dream Vacations won a cruise in France at the Viva Italia celebration that ended the 2017 Travel Club program. Photo by Rita Van Fleet

 

Community Coffee – Saturday Jan. 13, 9 a.m. Big Canoe Chapel. Topic: Deer Management with presentation by experts from the University of Georgia and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Ridgerunners – Tuesday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. Mountains Grill at the Clubhouse on Lake Sconti. Dr. Julie Wickman will speak on “The Fractured Truth about Osteoporosis.” Optional lunch includes butternut squash soup with a vegetable pot pie and small house salad with dessert ($18 inclusive). Lunch reservations at https://www.bigcanoerr.com/stay-for-lunch.html.

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.

“The Best of TED Talks.” SOLD OUT!! Thursday, Jan. 18, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Club Room at the clubhouse. Ongoing program consists of three 15 –20 minutes long talks followed by discussion. The first will be by world-renowned Chilean author Isabel Allende who addresses “How to Live Passionately – Regardless of Your Age;” the second, Dan Pink on “The Science Behind Motivation;” and third, Amy Cudy on “How Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are.” While there is no admission charge, heavy hors d’oeuvres (tapas), wine, beer, bottled water, and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Seating is limited and reservations are required at www.bigcanoepoa.org under Upcoming Events or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Cancellation is required by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, the day prior to the event. Contact Bob Littell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ken Dutter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional info.

Black Bear Society Cornhole Toss Championship – Saturday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m. at the Clubhouse and Veranda. Cornhole boards by the Big Canoe Artists Club.

“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.

Great Decisions - 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.

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.

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.

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