Events Report – April 2017

It is officially spring, I must say our household is ready! The tulips are showing their colors, the sun is staying out later, and it IS time to day dream about the summer ahead. Please consider joining me and your neighbors to kick off our summer and celebrate all that the neighborhood has to offer in our events line up. Please contact the assigned contact, or reach out to me directly if you’d like to be even more connected with our Events at blueridevents@gmail.com
Here’s what is coming up….

EASTER EGG HUNT

When: SATURDAY, April 15th at 11am SHARP 
Where: Blue Ridge Beach Park 
Scoop: Free event for our community. Come on down and find some Easter Goodies, candies, and other surprises in plastic eggs. Please note, all children are able to “go for it!” at 11am, not a minute later. If you show up 5 mins late, there is a high probability that your child will not get any eggs. Kids today are determined! For all you new families, we have a special area set up for different age groups, including toddlers. Please walk on down to the beach park and enjoy the time with your neighbors. Tide will be in-between High and Low tides, so it could be a nice day to enjoy our amazing neighborhood beach too. Let’s all wish for fantastic weather.
Contact: Julie Keegan at seattlestella1@gmail.com

NEW RESIDENT SOCIAL

When: Sunday, May 21 4-6pm 
Where: The Walker’s Home, 1509 NW Greenbrier Way 
Scoop: View the details here! This is an open, free event to all new residents of Blue Ridge over the last 18-20 months. Please join your new neighbors and Board Members, Pool & Tennis crew, and more. This is a great opportunity to network and learn about the many opportunities to get more involved in our awesome community. So enjoy the pool and walk over to the Walker’s home to get to know what Blue Ridge is really all about.
Contact: Kelly Carrithers at kelly.carrithers@gmail.com

JULY 4th

When: Tuesday, July 4th 
Where: Kicks off at Blue Ridge Pool and ends up at Woodbine Park 
Scoop: Join your neighbors at this free day of fun for an old fashioned style 4th of July. We start at the clubhouse with an amazing family style parade behind a local Fire Truck. Decorate your wagons, bikes, cars, dogs, children and get ready to parade in style. We will end up at the new and improved Woodbine Playground/Park to enjoy hotdogs and old timey games. Don’t forget about our annual pie making contest! This year we are looking for people to shadow our leads to take this annual event for 2018! Contacts below for more information. This is an easy and fun way to get involved and make our neighborhood even better. Come and add your special Patriotic touch.
Contact: Brieanne Yuchasz at byuchasz@live.com and Holli Harris at holli_harris@msn.com

ANNUAL ADULT SUMMER PARTY: 

When: Saturday, July 29th 
Where: Clubhouse and poolside* (*weather permitting) 
Scoop: This is a ticketed event where the cool kids, the Adults, can walk to the clubhouse and chill with all our amazing neighbors. In the past years we’ve had Fiesta’s, Hoedowns, and many more fun themed nights that include signature cocktails, sweet tunes, and more. We are looking for a lead to help us make 2017 a fun night to be talked about many years ahead. Darby Carlisle  who lead the event last year is the most organized person I’ve ever met and has agreed to help the new Lead hit the ground running with ease and grace. I couldn’t ask for an easier way to the pass the baton.
Contact: Cat Burns at blueridgevents@gmail.com
Happy Spring!
Cat Burns
Events Coordinator
Blue Ridge Seniors:  “Pacesetters”
Pacesetter is a Blue Ridge + group of predominantly senior citizens meeting once a month while sharing a potluck dinner and lectures/entertainment.  One of our aims is to increase enjoyment and fun in the neighborhood and prevent isolation as we age. We invite all Blue Ridge residents to our March meeting. If you know a senior living in Blue Ridge who you think would like to attend, please invite them, since we have no way know from the directory!

The next meeting will be peaker will be Derick Pasternak. He will speak on medical standards in the U.S. and abroad.
Derick Pasternak practiced internal medicine for 37 years, retiring from clinical practice in 2006.  In the meantime he obtained his MBA and headed up two integrated healthcare systems, most recently at Providence Puget Sound Region.  Since 2001, Dr. Pasternak has worked as an international consultant and manager, assisting hospitals world-wide to meet international standards of quality.  He has consulted or lectured in over 40 countries on six continents.  Dr. Pasternak served as Public Health Officer with the US Army in Vietnam and commanded two Army reserve hospitals before retiring with the rank of colonel; he was clinical professor in the UW School of Public Health and Community Medicine from 2000 to 2005.  He is a Rotarian.

The evening agenda:

  • 6:00 – 6:30       Socializing
  • 6:30 – 7:15       Potluck dinner
  • 7:15                  Announcements
  • 7:20  +/-8:10    Speaker Derick Pasternak on medical standards in the U.S. and abroad

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