Clubs and Groups

Out to Lunch Bunch Favors House of Tricks

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 12 at House of Tricks, 114 East 7th Street, Tempe.

It is not a store for magicians, but an award-winning locally owned restaurant in the heart of downtown Tempe. Robin and Robert Trick opened their award-winning restaurant in 1987 in a remodeled 1920s cozy cottage. Later they acquired the property next door, a historically recognized adobe brick structure built in 1903, and linked the two properties with a wood deck and outdoor patio.

The gracious atmosphere, splendid cuisine and service make House of Tricks a local favorite. The food is Contemporary American cuisine with seasonally inspired menus that change regularly. See for the current menu.

Please make reservations at the Beach and Tennis Club no later than Monday, April 10. Let us know if you need a ride, as we will carpool from the Beach and Tennis Club at 11:30 AM for a 12:00 luncheon. There is a small, free parking lot behind the restaurant that may be accessed through the alleyway.

Call April Sapinski (480-831-7228) if you have any questions.

Classic Film Club

Third Wednesday of Each Month

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The April Classic Film selection is "Pride", a drama about the solidarity of a group of gay men threatened by the closing of United Kingdom coal mines by Margaret Thatcher in 1984.

The Classic Film Club meets in the Adult 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. So if you're into film with an classic attitude, call the monthly hostess and give an RSVP to Smita at 416-890-6663.

Classic Film is a Potluck event, so RSVP to Gloria Hollingsworth at 480-838-0753 or Alecia Kindgren 480-839-1072 and bring a dish to share.

You're Invited to a Catered Italian Dinner

Tickets On Sale Now

On Thursday, April 20 from 6-8 PM, Zappone's Italian Bistro will provide authentic Italian food at the Lakes Club for Lakes residents and their guests.

The menu will include a choice of one of two pastas: spaghetti bolognese (homemade meat sauce) or penne Alfredo (white sauce), fresh bread, a house salad, and cannoli for dessert. Water and fruit punch will be provided.

Guests should bring their own bottle of wine if desired.

There will be a 50/50 raffle with the proceeds going to Lakes Women's Club favorite charities such as the Child Crisis Center; Holiday giving tree for disadvantaged students from neighborhood schools and the Rene Ballou Nite Nite project.

Last day to buy tickets is Tuesday, April 18.

Tickets are available at the Beach and Tennis Club. Prices are $12 for adults; $6 child 3-10; ages 2 and under free.

There will be No Thirsty 3rd Thursday in April. The next Thirsty 3rd Thursday will be on May 18.

Histories and Mysteries

Third Thursday of Each Month

April Histories and Mysteries moved to April 27

The April meeting of Histories and Mysteries will be moved to Thursday, April 27 because the regular meeting night conflicts with the LWC Italian Dinner. See you at the Italian Dinner on Thursday, April 20 at 6 PM.

The Lakes Histories and Mysteries book club met to discuss The Lemon Tree on Thursday, March 16. The book is a true story of the interaction between a Jewish woman and a Palestinian man in the State of Israel. Respect is earned in the most difficult of circumstances.

April's selection will be Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. This book is historical fiction about the love and friendship between a Chinese-American boy and a Japanese-American girl. The setting is after the Pearl Harbor attack and during the Japanese internment program.

Other books under consideration for future months are The Time Traveler's Wife, The Headmaster's Wager, Into the Mirror, and the Lace Reader. Please let us know if you are interested in these books for future consideration. We are also welcome to other suggestions.

For information, please contact or

T3T Dark in April

Join us at the Italian Dinner April 20 at 6 PM sponsored by the Lakes Women's Club.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Histories and Mysteries

The Histories and Mysteries book club meets once a month on the third Thursday at 7:15 PM in the Beach and Tennis Club. Discussion is open to any topic about the book chosen at the previous meeting. Be prepared for lively and thought-provoking conversation on a variety of books and authors. For more information about the club, contact or