Clubs and Groups

Classic Film Club Chooses "9 to 5" in April

Third Wednesday of Each Month

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Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him. Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton star in this hilarious 1980 classic with a theme as topical as today's #MeToo movement. Rumors of a possible remake are making their way around the film industry and you'd have to ask if the updated bad guy would be named "Harvey".

The Classic Film Club meets in the Beach and Tennis Club upstairs lounge on the third Wednesday of the month except for summer and the holidays. After a friendly pot luck at 11:30 AM, they screen a classic film favorite.

Join the Classic Film Club Wednesday, April 18 at 11:30 AM for a pot luck luncheon; please bring a dish to share. RSVP this month to Alecia Kindgren 602-910-9807 or Gloria Hollingsworth 480-559-5256.

Lakes Book Club Reveals Selections for Spring

Third Thursday of Each Month

Spring Selections
April 19 Hillbilly Elegy - A Memoir of Family and Culture
by J. D. Vance.
The author describes his life and family values growing up in poverty.
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May 17 A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amor Towles.
A bestselling novel about a Russian aristocrat sentenced by Soviets to permanent house arrest in a luxury hotel in Moscow.
Book cover

The Lakes Book Club met on March 15 to discuss "A Question of Honor: The Kosciusko Squadron" by Lynne Olson and Stanley Cloud. The discussion was led by April Sapinski and not only centered around the book's main story of the Polish pilots who fought in the British RAF in World War II, but also addressed the courage and spirit of the Polish people and the lack of support from the British and United States governments as Hitler and Stalin both attempted to annihilate Poland, its people and its culture.

The next meeting will be on April 19 when the book under discussion will be "Hillbilly Elegy - A Memoir of Family and Culture" by J.D. Vance. The book presents a history of the migration of hillbillies from Kentucky to industrialized Ohio and the impact on their lives and on the following generations as told by the personal experiences of the author.

May 17 will be a presentation of "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles. Please remember to gather ideas for book selections for next fall and winter. We will be meeting in late May or June to choose among them.

Charlotte Whitney.
Patsy Policar
LynnAnn Wojciechowicz.

The LWC Goes Sasquatch

All Lakes Residents and Their Guests Are welcome!!!


Jane will be your greeter at The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen on Thursday, April 19 at 5:30 PM. The Lodge is located at 26 South Farmer Avenue in downtown Tempe, just north of 1st Street; the phone number is 480-967-0578.

The Lodge offers a full menu of appetizers, salads, soups, stews, burgers and entrees. You will find all of your favorites, as well as some unusual and interesting choices. The Lodge has a full bar featuring craft beers, a wide selection of whiskeys, wines and original cocktail recipes. Be sure to look at the full menu at their website at The Lodge is open seven days a week, from 11 AM to 2 AM. They also offer Brunch on weekends 11 AM to 2 PM and Happy Hour Monday through Friday, 3 to 6 PM.

Everyone is welcome as we socialize with neighbors and friends, and enjoy the unique decor and atmosphere at The Lodge. Please come, even if you are solo. Just look for us at the group table. Ask the staff to point us out. We hope to see you then!

Submitted by Jane Morrissey

Join the Out to Lunch Bunch at Pacific Seafood Buffet

Circling the Globe for Lunch

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Lakes residents and their guests are invited to join the Out to Lunch Bunch on Wednesday, April 11 at Pacific Seafood Buffet in Chandler.

"The sushi is the best Asian buffet sushi you will eat in Arizona, hands down," according to a recent customer review. The restaurant features sushi and other Asian-influenced seafood dishes served buffet style; $10.88 for Adults and a 10% discount for Seniors.

Food categories include: appetizers and soups; fruits and salads; sushi and sashimi bar; shrimp, mussels and oysters; Mogollian BBQ; 8 flavors of ice cream and a variety of cakes. The full menu may be viewed at

Please make reservations at the Clubhouse no later than Monday, April 9. Let us know if you need a ride, as we will carpool from the Clubhouse at 11:30 AM for a 12:00 luncheon.

Pacific Seafood Buffet is located at 3110 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler, on the NW corner of Arizona Avenue and Elliot Road.

Contact Nancy Hukill at (216) 401-1629 or if you have any questions.

Lakes Women's Club

Launie Harlacher: 345-7746

The LWC meets the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. All Lakes women are welcome.

Classic Film Club

The Classic Film Club meets in the upstairs lounge the third Wednesday of the month except for summer and the holidays. After a friendly pot luck at 11:30 AM, they screen a classic film. So if you're into film with an classic attitude, call the monthly hostess and give an RSVP.

Lakes Book Club

The Lakes Book Club meets once a month, usually on the third Thursday, at 7 PM in the Beach and Tennis Club. Discussion is open to any topic about the book chosen at previous meetings. Be prepared for lively and thought-provoking conversation on a variety of books and authors.

The club is open to all, whether or not you have read the book. We welcome new members. There is no pressure to lead the discussion, but we love to have new members do so. Check the Lakes Log for upcoming book selections or email one of the coordinators for more information about the club.

Patsy Policar:
LynnAnn Wojciechowicz: or
Charlotte Whitney:

Out To Lunch Bunch

The Out To Lunch Bunch meets at the Beach and Tennis Club the second Wednesday of every month except during summer and carpools to a new gastronomic adventure for lunch. The Bunch reserves tables, so sign up at the Clubhouse at least one day in advance. Meet at the Club to carpool at 11:30 AM or meet at the lunch spot at noon.

Thirsty Third Thursday

All Lakes residents and their guests are welcome as we socialize with neighbors and friends and enjoy the good food and friendly beverages at a different local watering hole each month. Everyone deserves a break from our busy schedules, so come on over, sit, chat, enjoy! Join us! Please come, even if you are solo. Just look for us at the group table. Ask the staff to point us out. We hope to see you then!