Regularly Scheduled Activities

  • The activities described here occur on a regular schedule during the Winter Season.
  • 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 to see more detail including who is the chairperson.

Art Group --- 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: 1/9/2020 - 5/15/2020
 
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: 1/4/2021 - 3/29/2021
Descriptiom:
Bible Study will be led by Curt Ayers, Pastor of Capri Christian Church.
Everyone is Welcome!
Meeting outside during COVID-19.  Bring your own chairs.
 
Chairperson:  Warren Kratz

Billiards/8 Ball --- Monday and Tuesday 6:00-9:00 pm in SCH

Billiards / 8 Ball
Days:  Monday and Tuesday Evenings
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Silver Clubhouse
 
Season:  11/16/2020 - 4/26/2021
Note: The Billiards Party date is to be announced. Party will be outside of Silver Lakes. 
 
Chairperson: Ron Drop

Bingo

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

Day:  Thursday Evening

Schedule:
  • 6:30 pm:  Bingo game cards, dabbers and drinks sales start -- with free popcorn!
  • 7:00 pm:  Bingo play starts.
Where:  Diamond Clubhouse

Season

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.

Chairperson:  Roger Weeks 

Assisted by: Gary Faber

Bocce --- Scheduled League Play

Bocce is played primarily in scheduled league sessions throughout the week during January, February, and March.
The courts are available for open play when not used for league play. 
 
See signup for leagues and schedule on the bulletin board in the Diamond Clubhouse.
 
2021 Schedule
  • League Play Begins:  January 4th, 2021
  • League Play Ends:  To be announced
  • Tournament Starts:  
  • Tournament Ends:  
  • Bocce Luncheon and Awards Ceremony: 
Co-Chairpersons:  Preston Pratola and Herb Anderson

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

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

Day: Wednesday Afternoon
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:  

  • It is not necessary to bowl every 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. Shoes are a rental.
  • The price for bowling is $ 11.00 per week for 3 games.
  • Many of the bowlers plan on an early dinner after bowling.

Season:  1/8/2020 - 3/25/2020

Come have some fun!

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

Bridge

Bridge
Day:  Mondays
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Diamond Clubhouse
 
ChairpersonDiane Seely  

Bunko

Bunco
Day: Every Other Wednesday
Dates
(Bunco Night is same week as Hot Dog Days.) 
 
Time6:30 - 8:45 pm
Where: Silver Clubhouse
 
Season: 
 
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.
 
ChairpersonJan Winslow

Calligraphy Class

 
Thursday 1:30 pm Beginners, 2:30 pm Experienced in DCH

Calligraphy is taught at Silver Lakes in 9 sessions this year at two levels as explained in detail below. 
 
Day: Thursday
Dates: Starting January 30 - Ending March 26 (9 classes)
Classes: 
  • Calligraphy I (Beginners) at 1:30 - 3:00 pm
    • Students should sign up for class.
    • Because of the nature of the course, we can only take about 15 people in the beginner class.
    • Please email Christopher at cegeorge@sympatico.ca
    • He will enroll you and respond confirming your place in class.
    • See details below.
  • Calligraphy II at 2:30 - 4:00 pm
    • This class is for those who took Calligraphy I last year and feel they are ready for some advanced alphabets and some design work.
Where: Diamond Clubhouse
Instructor: Christopher George 
 
Calligraphy I
Calligraphy I is intended for beginners and will cover the 5 essential lettershapes and the
spacing and arrangement of elementary calligraphic elements. We’ll also cover numerals
and special shapes that occur (ampersands et c.)
 
Equipment:
  • You will be given a booklet on your first day that will, essentially, be the course we will cover. (Because of photocopying costs, I’ll have to, sadly, charge $5 for this)
  • Prior to the first class, you will need to get a calligraphic pen and set of nibs. 
    • Last year the pen of choice (that was available) was the Manuscript set: which included a pen and 4 nibs.
    • The nib we will use in class is the nib that is just under 1/8” in width. (Mine is marked 3B)
    • There are other, more extensive, Manuscript sets; they too are fine.
    • Felt pens, even with chiseled nibs, won’t do!
  • Since you’ll have a fountain pen, you will need ink. 
    • NOT INDIA INK! REPEAT: NOT INDIA INK!
    • Parker’s Super Quink is one brand; there are many others. If in doubt check with me.
  • You will also need a pad of 5-squares-to-the-inch graph paper. This is important!
    • (4 squares to the inch won’t work for reasons that will be explained!)
  • That’s it! 
If you do have interest, please sign up as instructed above.
We had a lot of fun last year; I’m sure it will be the same this year!
 
Calligraphy II
  • This class is for those who took Calligraphy I last year and feel they are ready for some advanced alphabets and some design work.
  • I intend to cover alphabets that include, Gothic Blackletter (caps and lower case), Uncial, half-uncial, Humanist Bookhand and perhaps others.
  • We can look at how to create a decorative cap and, if time, how to illuminate it.
  • With only 9 classes, we’re going to be busy!
This schedule gives our instructor a busy half-hour from 2-2:30 with both Calligraphy I and II folks so be kind!

Canadian Step Dancing

Canadian Step Dance Classes
Great Fun and Exercise! 
 
Day: Monday
Time:
  • Beginner Class:  11:00 a.m.    
  • Advanced Class: 12:00 p.m.
Where: Diamond Clubhouse
Description:
Canadian Step Dancing is a combination of Scottish, Irish and French influence done to Celtic Music. One might say it is a cross between American Clogging and Tap Dancing. Give the class a try, and if you want to continue, I can give you suggestions where to buy tap shoes. Dance is great fun and exercise. I have 30 years experience teaching this dance form, and my adult classes are always the most popular. Feel free to contact me if you have questions.
 
InstructorGwen Cadman  -  Always in Step

Chorus

 
Join the Silver Lakes Chorus
Rehearsals 
Day: Tuesday
Time: 3:00 to 4:15 pm
Dates: 1/4/2022 - 3/15/2022
Where: Diamond Clubhouse
 
Chorus Concert 
Sunday, March 27, 2022 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 --- Scheduled League Play

2021 Season scheduled league play times and team leaders/scorers are as follows:
 
 MONDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
  1:00  KEVIN/DIANE CAMPBELL   1:00  BILL/DORIS MARDERNESS    1:00  TOM/DIANE GILES 
  2:00  CLIVE/GWEN CADMAN    2:00  DENNIS/JANE STRANGE    2:00  STAN/JACKIE TERZOPOLOS
  3:00  HARRY/ANITA ZEBROVIOUS   3:00  JIM/PAT APPLEYARD   3:00  JERRY/DORIS BRINKMAN
 
This is our first year for Cornhole and it has turned out to be very popular. We will be playing at the Horseshoe Court, play starts Monday January 4th and continues to March. We have 106 players and play 3 shifts Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday as listed above. A Playoff Tournament will take place at the end of league play details to follow. Anyone wishing to be a Substitute player please contact Tom Giles
 
     
 
                                                                           
                
 

 

Creamery --- Tuesday 6:30 pm at DCH

Come join us for root-beer floats and ice cream waffle cones. 
Day:  Tuesday
Time: 6:30 - 7:00 pm 
Where: Diamond Clubhouse
  • Root-Beer Floats and Ice Cream Waffle Cones will be available.
  • This will be a "carry-out" activity.  No inside eating will be allowed.
  • All in attendance will be expected to wear masks while indoors.  
  • Cost yet to be determined, exact change appreciated. 
  • Creamery Committee will do all serving wearing gloves and masks.
  • Counters will be sanitized.
Chairperson: Diana Hardy
 
 
 

Euchre

Where:   Diamond Club House
When:    Every Monday during season. 
 
Schedule:
*  6:15  Register with your partner.  If you are alone we will attempt to match you with one.
*  6:30  Play begins
 
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.
 
Organizers
Yvonne Gigrich  519-496-6509
Sara Schilling 815-441-4432

Fitness

 
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

Game Night
When:  Tuesdays
Where:  Diamond Clubhouse
Time:  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.    
 
Description:  Follows Creamery (Ice Cream Social) at 6:30 p.m.  Afterwards, Game Night will begin.  This is when friends play various games of all kinds - Mexican Train or Dominoes, card games, and more.  Bridge and Euchre are played at Diamond Clubhouse on Mondays. 

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 several educational presentations for the Community.  The following events for 2020 will be held at the Diamond Clubhouse:
 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 12:00 - 1:30 pm  Topic: Canceled 

Sunday, March 7, 2021 - 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Topic: House and Garden Tour - rescheduled to March 6, 2022
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Genealogy

Genealogy
Chairperson:  Mike Carroll
When:  Mondays
Where:  Diamond Clubhouse Conference Room
Time:  6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

 

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

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

Great Decisions Discussion Group --- Location to be Determined

Great Decisions Discussion Group

Chairperson:  Jolene Smith
When:  Thursdays, weekly during the season
Where:  Diamond Clubhouse

Time  2:00 - 3:30 pm

COVID Guidelines

  • Tables will be set up with seats at least 6-8 feet apart
  • All hard surfaces within touch circumference of participants will be sprayed and sanitize prior to the meeting
  • Attendees will wear masks
  • At the close of the meeting all hard surfaces exposed will be left sanitized for the next user


Details:  The Great Decisions Discussions Program is the centerpiece of the Foreign Policy Association's educational outreach efforts.  Created in 1954, the discussion program is a grassroots network of some 250,000 people exchanging ideas and generating informed opinions of U.S. foreign policy each year.

The program is based on THE GREAT DECISIONS briefing book, published annually by FPA, which covers eight U.S. foreign policy issues.  Each topic is written by experts and provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of the current national debate, policy options, discussion questions, recommended readings , resources, and opinion ballots.

The Silver Lakes group meets each Thursday from 2:00  to 3:30 pm.  If you would like to have a book ordered for you next fall to participate in the upcoming season, call or see Jolene Smith.  jolenemsmith44@gmail.com (239) 784-6636

 


 

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

Horseshoes for Men
When:  Monday and Friday
Time:  9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Where:  Horseshoe pits
 
Events:
  • Horseshoe Doubles Tournament: 
    • The tournament runs from 8:00 am for coffee and doughnuts until approximately 2:30 P.M.
  • End-of-year party:
Chairperson:  Clarence Trego

Horseshoes for Women --- Tuesday 9:30 am

Horseshoes for Women
When:  Tuesday
Time:  9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Where:  Horseshoe pits
 
Event Details: To be announced
Chairperson:  Sandy Fulton

Hot Dogs by the Pool --- 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 12:00 pm

 
 
 
 
Days: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of December,  January, February, and March
When: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Where: Diamond Clubhouse
Description:
Hot dogs, bratwurst, all the trimmings, chips, and soft drinks are sold for a very reasonable price.  Homemade baked goods will be tempting to buy BEFORE the hot dogs.  'Life is uncertain; eat dessert first.'  The Bake Sale is sponsored by the Garden Club.
 
Co-chairs: Tom Giles and Bob Raake

Mahjong

Mahjong
Chairperson:  Peggy Weeks
When:  Mondays and Wednesdays
Where:  Diamond Clubhouse
Time: 7:00 p.m.
 
 

Monday Coffee --- Monday: Doughnuts (8:30 am), Announcements (9:00)

Monday Morning Coffee - Modified Format due to COVID 
Day: Monday  Beginning 12/14/2020
Where: Diamond Clubhouse Parking Lot 
Schedule
8:30 am Doughnut sales begin outside at the front entrance to the Clubhouse.
9:00 am Announcements (in Parking Lot) 
 
 
  • The Activity Committee will be selling Donuts (no bagels) and ask that you bring your own coffee, tea or other beverage.  
  • You will drive up (or walk up) to the front of the Diamond Clubhouse where you will purchase your donut which will be served in a bag along with a napkin and a copy of Coffee Notes, when available.
  • You will find a place to park your cart or chair. 
  • The Activity Committee has purchased a PA system which will be used for Announcements.
  • Donuts will be $1;please bring exact change as we will not be making change for larger bills
  • If you would like to make an announcement, you are asked to stand on one of the social distance ‘X’ marks while waiting your turn. 
  • As with CDC guidelines, please wear your mask except when eating or drinking!
 
In the case of inclement weather we will send a cancellation email no later than 8:00 am on Coffee Monday.
 
 
Chairs: Kathy Bisonic and Diane Giles
 

Pickleball --- Schedule and Dinner

See PICKLEBALL Page for...
  • Court Schedule
  • Tournament Schedule
  • End of Year Party Information
  • Other Information about Pickleball at Silver Lakes
Pickleball Committee Co-Chairs: Will Dockham and Mel Presgraves

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

Ping Pong
Days:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time:  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Diamond Clubhouse
 
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 Brimball 
 

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

Radio Controlled Sailing Club

Chairperson:  Chuck Weaver      

When:  Mondays
Where:  At 1416 Pearl Lake Point

Time:  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Season: 1/13/20 - 3/23/20

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. I have some used ones available.

End of Year Party:  to be determined

Chuck Weaver

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

Shuffleboard 
When:  Mondays and Fridays
Arrive: 9:50 am
Start: 10:00 am
Where:  Shuffleboard Courts, near Diamond Clubhouse
Description:  Organized play on Monday and Friday mornings (above) with open play at other times. 
Season: 1/4/21 - 3/29/21
Co-chairpersons:  John Harold and Bob Raake

Stitch and Laugh --- Monday 1:00 pm at DCH

Stitch and Laugh 
When:  Mondays 
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 am
Where:  Diamond Clubhouse
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. 
Season
Co-chairpersons:  Judy Knight

Tennis --- Scheduled

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: Wayne Kaser and Irene Silliphant

Yard Sales --- 2021 Schedule

2020 Yard Sales

Chairperson:  Activities Committee

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

  • November 20, 2020
  • December 18, 2020
  • January 15, 2021
  • February 19, 2021
  • March 19, 2021

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

Zentangle --- Thursday 3:00 pm at DCH

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

When:  Thursdays during season

Where:  Diamond Clubhouse

Time:  3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Season: 1/7/21 - 3/25/21

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.