By Christine Flaherty
Are you starved for something to do that’s meaningful and enjoyable? Are you wishing you had saved some of that stuff that didn’t bring you (sufficient) joy as you channeled your inner Marie Kondo? Have you attempted to cut your hair only to emerge looking like someone who’s suffered a serious and traumatic life event? Oh wait, we have!
In spite of all that, if you’ve turned the corner and are no longer mixing multiple Quarantinis nightly, you’ll want to join Ridgerunners on Tuesday, October 13, at 10:00 a.m. when we hear from our own Wayne
Crawford on the subject of wine.
This first presentation of the 2020-2021 season (there won’t be a September meeting) will take place via Zoom. The good news is Ridgerunners will also be able to view this and future presentations at their convenience online. The plan is to return to gathering in-person as soon as possible.
A resident of Big Canoe, Wayne is a POA board member, author and senior judge of the Georgia Wine Challenge. He will take us back to the 1733 arrival of precious vine cuttings to the coast of Georgia, later brought to our area by James Oglethorpe. Wayne will guide us around the state as he describes the varied character of each of its regions.
For those who have maxed out on Quarantinis, Wayne has promised to share the names of some of his favorite Georgia wines. So if you’re looking for a way to feel fulfilled while hunkering down at home, just add “drink wine” to your to-do list. It’s sure to provide a real sense of accomplishment when you cross it off.
Informative, entertaining programs planned
Continuing on November 10 we will hear from Roger Tutterow about the unforeseen impact of COVID-19 on our economy. A festive holiday gathering is planned for December 8. On January 12, Jan Murphy will describe the history of Native Americans in Big Canoe.
We will hear from Dr. Brad Fain of Georgia Tech on February 9 about how technology is likely to impact our daily lives. On March 9 Seth Hopkins of the Booth Western Art Museum will discuss the museum’s western art collection, as well as its exhibition devoted to past US presidents. A delightful spring gathering will take place on April 13.
The 2020-2021 brochure outlining monthly presentations, activities and events planned for the coming year is available at the postal facility. Membership for the Ridgerunners year is $18, and is open to all women over 21 who are residents of Big Canoe. Online sign-up instructions and information for membership by mail are detailed in the brochure and at bigcanoerr.com.
Books and bridge
Members continue to enjoy book groups, meeting virtually or at a physical distance, usually outdoors. Contact Susan Eanes at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to join a group. Bridge is now available online throughout the week. If you want to be added to the email invitation list, contact Donna Monroe at email@example.com.
This will be a year like no other, but there are events sure to engage and entertain. We hope you will join us. Ridgerunners is Big Canoe’s largest women’s social and educational organization. All women residents of Big Canoe over the age of 21 are invited to join. To become a member visit our website at bigcanoerr.com. Ridgerunners events are open exclusively to members.
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