Events Report – May 2017

April showers DEFINITELY bring May Flowers! Our neighborhood is in full bloom and it’s lovely. In addition to all the beauty, summer is right around the corner which means a lot is happening in the Events Department of Blue Ridge. We are in need for your help, so please contact the assigned contact, or reach out to me directly if you’d like to be even more connected with our events at
Here’s our spring-summer line up….


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

JULY 4th

When: Tuesday, July 4th 
Where: Kicks off at Blue Ridge Pool and ends up at Woodbine Park 
Scoop: View the details here. 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 and Holli Harris at


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

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!

Our Wednesday, May 17th Pacesetters meeting will feature Blue Ridge Resident, Dr. John Crocker, M.D. who will talk and show a film about his work with Dr. Jane Goodall in East Africa studying families of wild chimpanzees. His book, Following Fifi, will be published in December and includes how his work with the chimps influenced his work as a doctor and also in raising his two boys. The evening agenda:

  • 6:00 – 6:30       Socializing
  • 6:30 – 7:15       Potluck dinner
  • 7:15                  Announcements
  • 7:20  +/-8:00    Speaker Dr. John Crocker, M.D. will talk and show a film about his work with Dr. Jane Goodall

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