Regularly Scheduled Activities

  • The activities described here occur on a regular schedule during the Winter Season, and many are now also available year round.
  • Most occur on a weekly basis but some are more or less frequent.  
  • These activities are not on the online calendar except for special events or parties associated with the activity. 
  • Click on the activity link below to see more detail including who is the chairperson and if there is a cost to participate.
  • Click RSA Summary List 2022 2023 R7 2-2-23 for a printable summary list of activities, days, times, and location. Check back as the details for these activities continue to be submitted and activities may change.

Arts Group - Painting --- Thursday 1:30-4:30 pm in DCH

Art Group - Artists Creating Art Together
 
Day:  Thursdays
Time: 1:30-4:30 pm
Where: Diamond Clubhouse
Season: 1/6/22 to 5/12/22
 
There is a small group of "artists" in Silver Lakes who have enjoyed painting together and giving each other help, praise, and encouragement over the last few seasons.  Nobody has shown up for art lessons per se - we all bring our own supplies and paint, talk and laugh together. We have met during season near the kitchen where the Ping Pong tables are stored.  We pull long tables out from the closet, put down plastic tablecloths, and paint one or two of us per table.
 
Note.  This activity will not occur on those Thursdays that have a scheduled board meeting.
 
ChairpersonJo Baum

Bible Study --- Monday 3:30-4:30 pm

Bible Study and Time of Prayer
 
Day: Mondays
Time
  • 3:00 pm Time of Prayer
  • 3:30-4:30 Bible Study
Where: 1638 Diamond Lake Circle - Outside
Season: 1/9/2023 - 4/3/2023
Description:
Bible Study will be led by Curt Ayers, Pastor of Capri Christian Church.
Everyone is Welcome!
 
 
Chairperson:  Warren Kratz

Billiards/8 Ball Men's --- Monday 6:15-9:00 pm in SCH

Billiards - Men's
Days:  Monday and Tuesday Evenings
Time: 6:15 pm to 9:00 pm. Please arrive before 6:15 PM as we will start play at 6:30 PM
Where: Silver Clubhouse

Season:  12/26/22 - 4/24/2023
 
Please arrive early and bring $3, no inflation here. All men are welcome to join, we can only play an even amount of players as we play 2 men teams. If you arrive last and are an odd number man, you will not be able to play. We can only play a maximum of 30 players due to time issues.
 
You need not be proficient, just have a desire to play. If you do not have a pool cue there is a limited amount of cues available in the clubhouse for use.
 
We play by BCA rules. Any questions or concerns please give me a call. Looking forward to another Great Season.
 
Note: The Billiards Party date is to be announced. Party will be outside of Silver Lakes. 
 
Chairperson: Jerry Palacios
1485 Diamond Lake Circle
616-283-9898

Billiards/8 Ball - Women's --- Tuesday 6:15-9:00 pm in SCH

Billiards - Women's                                                                  
Days:  Tuesday Evenings
Time: 6:15 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Silver Clubhouse
 
Season:  12/27/22- 4/25/2023
 
All women are welcome to come play on Tuesday nights. Please arrive before 6:15 P.M. as we will start play at 6:30 P.M. You need not be proficient, just have a desire to play.
 
If you do not have a Pool cue there is a limited amount of cues available in the clubhouse for use. Please note: we do play doubles and we do use a handicap system in league play and we play by APA Rules.
 
Please bring two dollars for unofficial play.
 
Note: The Billiards Party date is to be announced. Party will be outside of Silver Lakes. 
 
Chairperson: Jerry Palacios and Dominique Palacios

Bingo --- Thursday 6:30pm in DCH

Bingo is played weekly at Silver Lakes on Thursday evenings during the winter season. 

Day:  Thursday

Schedule
  • 6:30 pm:  Bingo game cards and dabbers sales start.
  • 7:00 pm:  Bingo play starts.
Where:  Diamond Clubhouse

Season1/5/23 to 3/23/23

Details
  • We play 14 games each night.
  • Payouts each week are  based on that night's game sales.   
  • Game play displayed on large screen TVs around the room.
  • Note. Bring your own drinks and snacks.  Drinks and popcorn will not be sold or provided.
Chairperson:  Roger Weeks 
Assisted by:  Gary Farber
 

Bocce --- Scheduled League Play

Bocce is played primarily in scheduled league sessions, Monday through Saturday, throughout the week during January, February, and March. League play sessions occur during the following days and times:
 
Monday: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Thursday: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Friday: 9:15 am to 12:45 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 12:15 pm
 
The courts are available for open play when not used for league play. 
 
We are looking forward to a great Bocce season especially with the construction of the new Bocce courts. Last year the Bocce league was made up of 18 teams of 16 players.  As of now, the 2023 league has 20 teams.  If any residents are interested or anyone who is on a team wants to play on a second team please contact Steve Young. We are looking forward to a great season!
 
Team Captains have been designated and should be contacting you soon. Rosters are posted on the announcement board in the Diamond Clubhouse.
 
2022 - 2023 Schedule
Practice: All boccee supplies are located in the storage cabinet at the courts. Feel free to go practice so you can get the feel of the new courts.
 
League Play (11 weeks):
  • Begins:  Monday, January 2, 2023
  • Ends:  Saturday, March 18, 2023
Playoff/Tournament (2 weeks):
  • Starts: Monday, March 20, 2023  
  • Ends:  Friday, March 31, 2023
Bocce Banquet and Awards Ceremony: Saturday, April 1, 2023
 
Co-Chairpersons: Steve Young (1382 SLB), George Haley, and Bob Faticanti 

Books Sandwiched In --- 4th Monday of Month -11:30 am, varying places

Books Sandwiched In and More Books Sandwiched in
WhenFourth Monday in January, February, and March
Time: 11:30
Where: Varies
 
Chairpersons:
 
 

Bowling --- Wednesday 12:30pm at Head Pinz

 
 
 
Silver Lakes fun bowling is not a competitive league. It is a social function interrupted by occasional bowling. 

Day: Wednesday Afternoon
 

Season: Starts 1/11/23 

Time:  

  • 12:30 pm Sign-in and Prepare
  • 1:00 pm Start Bowling

Where:  Head Pinz Lanes

  • Located at 8525 Radio Lane, Naples.
  • This is at the junction of Davis Blvd. and Radio Road, near  the junction of Collier and Davis Blvds.

Sign Up:  Weekly sign-up sheets will be on the DCH bulletin board until 1 pm on Tuesdays.

Details:  

  • All are welcome.
  • It is not necessary to bowl every week.
  • Players are assigned to a different teams each week dependent of those who sign-up for the week.
  • You bowl with different folks every week and the only competition is yourself. Many members have never bowled before or haven't bowled in many years.
  • Shoes and balls are available at Head Pinz. Shoe rental is $5.08 each week.
  • The price for bowling is $12.00 per week for 3 games.
  • Many of the bowlers plan on an early dinner after bowling.

Come have some fun!

Chairs: Denny & Dawn Huss and Fred & Diane Alchowiak.

Bunco --- 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 6:45pm Silver Clubhouse

Bunco
 
Day: Every Other Wednesday
 
Starts: January 4, 2023
Ends:  March 29, 2023
(Bunco Night is same week as Hot Dog days.) 
 
Time6:45 - 9:00 pm
Where: Silver Clubhouse
 
Details
  • If you're interested in meeting new women, sharing a few laughs and having a chance to win some money, then why don't you join us!  You will find out that there is no skill involved.
  • Please remember to bring THREE ONE DOLLAR BILLS.  
  • There is no need to sign up.  
  • By arriving early, we will be able to organize the tables to accommodate everyone.  
  • Bring your friends and come meet some new friends!  
  • Wearing your name tag would help. 
Party: Held at last session.
 
Chairperson:  Jeannie Knight (rk641@verizon.net)

Chorus --- Tuesday 3:00 pm in DCH

 
Join the Silver Lakes Chorus
Rehearsals 
Day: Tuesday
Time: 3:00 to 4:15 pm
Dates: 1/3/2023 - 3/21/2023
Where: Diamond Clubhouse
 
Chorus Concert 
Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 3:00 p.m at Diamond Clubhouse.
Free -- Opening Seating
 
Description: 
The Silver Lakes Chorus is a group of men and women formed on February 8, 2009 for the purpose of having fun while singing familiar music selections in harmony,  NO previous musical experience is necessary. 
 
Director:  Margie Drop

Cornhole --- League Play Thursday and Saturday 10am to Noon

2023 Season
 
Days and TimeThursday and Saturday mornings. 10-12 noon

What: 30 minute games scheduled
 
When:  Beginning January 5, 2023 (practice play)
           Ending March 11, 2023 with tournament to follow
           Specific team scheduled league play days and times will follow.
 
Who: 128 Silver Lakes players = 8 teams of 16 players
 
Where: Horseshoe courts 2-5
 
How: Bring your own cornhole bags and have fun.
   
A League Playoff Tournament will take place in March, 2023 (date to follow). The top two leading pairs from each team will play in the tournament.
 
Signup sheets for new players and substitutes are on the Diamond Clubhouse billboards.
 
2023 Co-chairs: Jerry Brinkman and Doris Brinkman
 
________________________
2022 Season in the Books:
 
2022 League Stats:
4 teams of 16 players on Thursdays 10:00 - 12 noon
3 teams of 16 players on Saturdays 10:00- 11:30
Total of 112 players in league
 
A League Playoff Tournament took place on Thursday, March 24, 2022. The top two leading pairs from each team played in the tournament. 
 
2022 Tournament Results:
32 players (16 top scoring teams of 2) in playoff tournament March 24
1st place Jerry & Doris Brinkman
2nd place Will & Connie Dockham

2022 Cornhole co-chairs: Kevin & Diane Campbell and Tim & Patty Dixon

Updated 4/4/22
                                                                           
                
 

 

Creamery --- Tuesday 6:30 pm in DCH

Come join us for vanilla ice cream in a bowl, waffle cone, or root-beer float. 
Day:  Tuesday
Time: 6:30 - 7:00 pm 
Where: Diamond Clubhouse
  • Starts: January 3, 2023
  • Ends: April 4, 2023
  • Cost: $2 per serving, including toppings
  • Self-serve topping buffet with Nancy's famous peanut butter marshmallow cream, Diana's yummy chocolate sauce, sprinkles, peanuts, and whipped cream.
Chairperson: Diana Hardy

Creative Crafters ---Thursday 1:30 pm

 
 
Day:  Thursdays
Time: 1:30-4:30 pm
Where: Diamond Clubhouse
Season: 11/1/21 to 4/30/22
 
Space is available in the round table area and near the kitchen window area. Bring your own supplies, materials, and drop cloths as needed.
 
Note.  This activity shares time in the Diamond Clubhouse with the painting art group. This activity will not occur on those Thursdays that have a scheduled board meeting.
 
Chairpersons: Margaret Raake and Peggy Tilton 

Euchre --- Monday 6:15 pm in DCH

Where:   Diamond Club House
When:    Every Monday
 
Schedule:
*  6:15  Register with your partner.  If you are alone we will attempt to match you with one.
*  6:30  Play begins
 
Euchre is a fast paced card game. Silver Lakes plays by Hoyle rules. The cost to play is $1 per person, which is divided between winners and losers each week. We also collect dimes for being Euchred or having a loaner hand (hand that gets 5 tricks).  The dimes are also divided at the end of play each week.
 
Details:
*  Cost is $1 - only dollar bills will be accepted, change is not available. 
*  Bring a supply of dimes, no other coins are accepted and change is not available.
*  6 games and cash prizes.
*  The more that play, the bigger the payout.
 
Chair

Fitness --- Monday to Saturday, Various times and activities in DCH and Silver Pool

 
See FITNESS Page for...
  • Schedule of Classes in Diamond Clubhouse and Silver Pool
  • Description of Classes
Coordinators of Fitness: Gwen Cadman and Jan Winslow

Game Night --- Tuesday 7:00 pm in DCH

Game Night
When:  Tuesdays
Where:  Diamond Clubhouse
Time:  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.    
 
Description:  Follows Creamery (Ice Cream Social).  Afterwards, Game Night will begin.  This is when friends play various games of all kinds - Mexican Train or Dominoes, card games, and more. 
 
Note. Euchre is played at Diamond Clubhouse on Mondays at 6:15pm.

Garden Club --- Educational Presentations

 
The Silver Lakes Garden Club's mission is to enhance the visual beauty for our Community through resources and service while providing personal growth and relationship-building opportunities for our Members.
 
Each Season the Garden Club sponsors educational presentations for the Community.  The following events for 2023 will be held at the Diamond Clubhouse:
 
TBD
 
Also be sure to check out the annual fund raising activities for the Garden Club including:
  • January 21, 2023: A Piano Man Performs (more information on the Events Webpage)
  • Desserts on Hot Dog Tuesdays
 
 

Genealogy - Monday 6:30 pm in DCH Conference Room

Day:  Mondays
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm 
Where: Diamond Lakes Clubhouse conference room
Season: 11/28/22 to 3/27/23
 
Description:
 
The purpose of this group is to exchange ideas about how to build your family history. We discuss research methodologies,  how to use Ancestry at a reasonable cost, and how to use free resources such as Family search.org all to enhance our research.
We also discuss how we use DNA results to validate our assumptions in building our family histories, plus many other interesting topics.
 
If you are an active genealogist and have been DNA tested this group’s exchange of ideas might be helpful.
 
SEATING IS LIMITED TO 15 CHAIRS.
 
If you are planning to attend please respond directly to me at     capeirishman@gmail.com so that I can make sure we have enough seats for everyone.
 
If there is enough interest in the park I will also offer an Introduction to Genealogy for beginners plus a seminar on how to interpret and analyze DNA results and their use in genealogical research.
 
Chair:  Mike Carrol 

Golf --- Schedule, Events, Rates, and Rules

See Golf at Silver Lakes page for ...
  • Weekly League Schedule
  • Tournament Schedule
  • Rules
  • Rates
  • Golf Committee

Horseshoes for Men ---- Monday and Friday 9:30 am

Horseshoes for Men
WhenMonday and Friday
Time9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
WhereHorseshoe pits
Season:  1/2/23 to 3/31/23
Events:
  • Horseshoe Doubles (Men/Women) Tournament: Last Saturday in February, February 25, 2023
    • The tournament runs from 8:00 am for coffee and doughnuts until approximately 2:30 P.M.
    • Pairings are selected at random from a committee prior to the tournament.
  • End-of-year party: Thursday, March 2, 2023 11:30 to 2:00 at the Diamond Clubhouse
Chairperson:  Clarence Trego

Horseshoes for Women --- Tuesday 9:30 am

Horseshoes for Women
WhenTuesday
Time:  9:30 a.m.- 10:30 noon
WhereHorseshoe pits
Season:  1/3/23 to 3/28/23
 
Everyone is welcome. No experience needed.
 
Horseshoe Doubles (Men/Women) Tournament: Last Saturday in February, February 25, 2023
  • The tournament runs from 8:00 am for coffee and doughnuts until approximately 2:30 P.M.
  • Pairings are selected at random from a committee prior to the tournament.
 
End-of-year party: To be determined.
 
 
 
Event Details: To be announced
Chairperson:  Sandy Fulton
 

Hot Dogs --- 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 12:00 pm at DCH

Click to See Hot Dog Tuesday page for:
  • Schedule
  • Menu
  • Setup information
 
Co-chairs: Tom Giles and Bob Raake

Kayaking --- Every other Friday, weather permitting

   
When: Every Other Friday, weather permitting
Time:  8:30 a.m. to noon, pending the location
Where: Trips locations vary.
Season:  1/21/2022 to 4/1/2022
 
Everyone is welcome. You must provide the kayak and paddling equipment. Some destinations have local rental companies near the launch site. Safety is important, and the group requests you wear a life preserver.
 
Trips are usually planned for every other Friday to a different location each time.  Past trips have included Clam Pass, Collier-Seminole State Park, Manatee Park/Orange River/Ft. Myers, and Imperial River/Bonita Springs. Sometimes we bring a lunch, other times we plan to eat at a restaurant along the trip (e.g., Capri Fish House).
 
The group meets along the road next to the Diamond Clubhouse.
 
The co-chairs send an email with trip specifics. If you would like to participate, contact the co-chairs to be added to the email distribution list for future events.
 
There is also a Silver Lakes Kayakers facebook group you can join. Just ask Marc Drolet to be added to the group.
 
Co-Chairs:  Marc Drolet and Dave Kolde
 

Mahjong --- Monday 6:30 pm DCH, Wednesday 1:00 pm Silver, Saturday 10:30 am Silver

Monday: 6:30pm at Diamond Clubhouse (during season January through March)
Wednesday: 1:00pm at Silver Clubhouse
Saturday: 10:30am at Silver Clubhouse
 
At Silver Lakes, we play American Mahjong with American tile. We follow the National Mahjong rules. There is no fee to play. We are a mix of beginners and long term players. All are welcome.
 
Chairperson: Diane Kendig

Monday Coffee Social Hour --- Monday: Doughnuts (7:30 am), Announcements (8:30 am) in DCH

Monday Morning Coffee Social Hour 
Day: Monday, Beginning November 7, 2022 until April 10, 2023
Where: Diamond Clubhouse 
 
Schedule
7:30 am Doughnut sales until announcements begin.
8:30 am Announcements begin
 
Enjoy Coffee or Tea with your friends, old and new, along with a donut or bagel for $1.
Twice per month in season, doughnuts will be free.
 
Please note, Box Office registration/sales for events will be online beginning at 4:00 pm on Mondays. 
 
Coffee Chair: Kathy White
     Co-Chair: Barb Wessels

Pickleball --- Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 8am to 4pm; Tues & Thurs 12 to 4pm Diamond Courts

See PICKLEBALL Page for...
  • Court Schedule
  • Tournament Schedule
  • End of Year Party Information
  • Other Information about Pickleball at Silver Lakes
Pickleball Committee Members:
Jay Downs, Co- Chair & Tournaments
Caroline Dobson, Treasure/Secretary
Tracy Robinson, Communication/Membership
Donna Carroll, Event Coordinator
Gordon Hill, Equipment Manager
 
 
Content updated 1/2/23
 

Ping Pong --- Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 pm in DCH

Ping Pong
Days:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time:  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Diamond Clubhouse
Season: November to March
 
Description:
  • Ping Pong at Silver Lakes is low key and informal.
  • Doubles are played and they are happy to teach or practice with you.  
  • Come as often as you want, stay as long as you want. 
  • Great exercise and great fellowship.
CoordinatorNancy Brimhall 
 

Sailing Club --- Monday 2:00 pm at 1416 Pearl Lake Point

Radio Controlled Sailing Club

Chairperson:  Chuck Weaver      

When:  Mondays
Where: 1416 Pearl Lake Point

Time:  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Season: 

Race Marks installed: 1/7/23

Racing:  1/9/23 - 3/27/23

Details: 

As many of you know, some of us race Radio Controlled Sail Boat’s on Mondays form 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

Most of us use the SeaWind that is a true One-Design 1-meter model replica of an early 1990’s America's Cup yacht, manufactured by KYOSHO and distributed in kit form through hobby and Internet stores worldwide.

Four used boats are available.

Chuck is available to help anyone get their boat ready.

End of Year Party:  To be determined

Chair: Chuck Weaver

Shuffleboard --- 9:50 am Mon and Fri at DCH Courts

Shuffleboard 
When:  Mondays and Fridays
Arrive: 9:50 am to register and receive chip
Start: 10:00 am game starts
Where:  Shuffleboard Courts, near Diamond Clubhouse
Description:  Organized play on Monday and Friday mornings (above) with open play at other times. 
Season: 1/2/23 - 3/31/23
Co-chairpersons:  Dee Vito

Stitch and Laugh (S n B) --- Monday 1:00 pm in DCH

Stitch and Laugh 
When:  Mondays 
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 am
Where:  Diamond Clubhouse
Season:  November to March
Description:
  • This group is open to anyone in the park.  We gather to share ideas, figure out patterns, etc. We have girls that crochet, knit, quilt, cross stitch, Swedish weaving, etc.
  • So come on down and get acquainted with our crazy group. 
Co-chairpersons:  Judy Knight

Tennis --- Daily 8am to 4pm at Silver Courts, Tues & Thurs 8am to 12pm at Diamond Courts

See TENNIS Page for...
  • Court Schedule
  • Tournament Schedule
  • Tennis Activities and Dinners
  • Other Information about Tennis at Silver Lakes
  • Tennis Committee Members
Tennis Committee Co-Chairs: Mario Phaneuf and Mary Ann Moran.

Trivia Night - Mind Bending Trivia February 25 & March 25

 
 
Mind Bending Trivia
 
When:  Friday
 
December 16, 2022
January 13, 2023
February 17, 2023
March 31, 2023 
 
Time: Register at 6:30 p.m. Game begins at 7:00 p.m.
Where:  Diamond Clubhouse
 
Description:
 
Form your teams ahead or come and join in. Tables of 1 to 8 players. Form your own team, or we will hook you up with a team. Open seating.
 
$1 per person entry fee collected at the door. Cash awards to be determined at game time based on participation.
 
BYOB and snacks!
 
Co-chair: Doug Heerspink

Water Volleyball -- Tues, Thurs, 11 am at Silver Lakes Pool

  
 
Water Volleyball at the Silver Pool!
 
When:  Tuesday and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.
Season: Starts January 10, 2023
 
Everyone is welcome. Come have some fun in the sun and cool off!
 
Chair:  Yvonne Busarow

Yard Sales --- 2022 - 2023 Schedule

2022 - 2023 Yard Sales

Chairperson:  Activities Committee

When: Friday Mornings (typically 3rd week of month in season)

  • November 18, 2022
  • December 16, 2022
  • January 20, 2023
  • February 17, 2023
  • March 17, 2023

Time:  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Details:  Yard Sales in the Silver Lakes neighborhood

Zentangle --- Thursday 3:00 pm at DCH Conference Room

Zentangle
Co- Chairpersons:  Jeanne McLean and Mary-Jo Kolde

When:  Thursdays during season
Where:  Diamond Clubhouse - Conference Room
Time:  3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Season: 1/5/23 - 3/30/23
Note. This activity will not occur on Thursdays that have a board meeting.

Details:  Art for non-artists

What is Zentangle?
Thie Zentangle Method is a relaxing, easy-to-learn and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing repetitive patterns.  It was developed by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.  Check out the official website at http://www.zentangle.com/ to obtain more information about Zentangle.

Do I have to be an artist?
No.  Almost anyone can learn to Tangle.

What are the benefits of learning Zentangle?
Besides the satisfaction of creating beautiful images, Zentangle increases focus, and creativity relieves stress.

Will I need to bring anything to the class?
When supplies outside the norm are needed, you will be informed prior to class.  This may mean you need to bring items or the facilitator will be providing items at cost.
If you are new to the Zentangle group, basic Zentangle supplies will be available to purchase.

Is this class free?
Yes, unless you need to purchase supplies.

How long is a class?
A class at Silver Lakes will run 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

The group is facilitated by members of the Silver Lakes Zentangle group.  The focus of the group is to have fun and share ideas!
 
Please note that activities are for the exclusive use and enjoyment of renters and owners who are residing at Silver Lakes RV and Golf Resort.