Activities

Club Español has Fiestas, Book Club, Cooking Classes, Movies, Travel and more!

Check our Events Calendar for Activity Dates and Times!

 

Fiestas!

Club Español has several wonderful fiestas each year!

The Fall Fiesta is held in November, the Holiday Fiesta is held in December, the Valentine’s Fiesta is held in February, and our Fiesta de Primavera (Spring Fiesta) is held in April. The fiestas are social events that foster understanding of various aspects of Spanish culture. We welcome and are open to Spanish Club members and their accompanied guests.

 

Consistent with CDC recommendations and the closures of the SCW Rec Centers, your Board of Directors has cancelled the Fall Fiestas.

 

 

 

For more information contact Jo Keitges at zookeeper543@yahoo.com

Book Club!

The Book Club was established to provide an activity for members to read and discuss books of Spanish history, culture and related topics. The club meets the second Wednesday of the month from October through April at members’ homes. Discussion questions are normally provided in advance to guide the discussions. Books are selected by the members annually. All books are read and discussed in English. No knowledge of Spanish is needed. We welcome and are open to Spanish Club members and their accompanied guests.

 

The Book Club will be using a slightly different approach for the 2020-2021 year.  We have scheduled the meetings and identified those who have volunteered to host most of the meetings.  The host of each meeting will choose the book to read at least one month prior to the meeting.  All members are welcome.   Contact Paul Voorhees if you would like to host a meeting.  The meetings will be at 2:00 PM, and the current schedule is displayed below.

We successfully conducted our April 2020 meeting via ZOOM.  We may have to do so again in the future.  If so, in advance we will recommend tutorials to you so that you will feel comfortable using it.

 If you would like to join the group, or have questions contact

Jo Keitges at zookeeper543@yahoo.com

Paul Voorhees at ropavo@gmail.com

If the cursor changes to a pointing finger, click on the meeting message or button and materials will be downloaded.  They can then be read, saved or printed.

Book Club Meetings Planned for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021:

Oct. 14:  Havana Nocturne –  by T.J. English

Host: Paul Voorhees

Nov. 11: Fruit of the Drunken Tree  –  by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Host: Jo Keitges

Dec. 9: The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas – by Paul Theroux

Host: Laura Johnson

Jan. 13:   The Boy Kings of Texas – by Domingo Martinez

 Host: Maureen Ball

Feb. 10: Book TBD

Host: TBD

Mar. 10: A Manuscript of Ashes – by Antonio Munez Molina

Host: Jerry Johnson

Apr. 14: Book TBD

Host: Margaret Boll.

Cooking Classes! 

Until further notice, cooking classes are suspended.

Cooking Classes are offered periodically depending on interest. We welcome and are open to Spanish Club members and their accompanied guests.

 

If you would like to join the group, or have questions about it, contact

    Karen Brown at karenbrown1951@icloud.com

Spanish Board Games (Mexican Train)!

The dominoes based game Mexican Train is held several times per year. It is a social activity, conducted primarily in Spanish to help improve basic language skills, including numbers. We welcome and are open to Spanish Club members and their accompanied guests.

 

Until further notice Mexican Train Games are suspended

Mexican Train Games are usually held once a month on Tuesday
in the Beardsley Center Ocotillo Room. Stay tuned for times and dates.

Newcomers welcome!

Mexican Train is easy to learn and is a fun way to socialize and practice your Spanish numbers. Instructors will be present to help.
If you wish, bring drinks or snacks and bring a Mexican Train game, if you have one!

 

If you would like to join the group, or have questions about it, contact

Arline Foster at 406-534-1611 or fosterhealth@bresnan.net

Movie Night!  

Until further notice Movie Nights are suspended.

Movie Night is a fun way to socialize with other club members, listen to the Spanish language and learn about the Spanish culture. Most often “la película” will be in Spanish with English subtitles. We welcome and are open to Spanish Club members and their accompanied guests. Movie night is offered by the Spanish Club FREE! The movie schedule features all movies at 7 p.m. in the Lecture Hall located at R. H. Johnson  Recreation Center.

 

Movie: (To Be Announced)

Date: (To Be Determined)

Once a month films are shown FREE to Spanish Club members and their guests on a Friday at 7:00 pm in the RH Johnson Lecture Hall.  Stay tuned for future titles and dates. Reservations are not required.

                           

 

If you have questions contact

Austin McGeary, ajmcgeary@yahoo.com 

Travel!

Club members take advantage of opportunities for international travel to enhance their understanding and appreciation of the culture and language of the Spanish-speaking world. These exciting travel opportunities are open to Club Español members and their accompanied guests. If any club member has suggestions for a future destination that he or she thinks would be of interest to other club members, the member should contact Jim Khami at  jkhami28@gmail.com and he will gather information about it to present to the club for consideration for a future excursion. Club members considering such travel should review the Spanish Club’s Travel Policy.

Prior Club Trips

  • 2016: Eighteen members enjoyed a two-week trip to Spain.
  • 2017: Thirty-five members participated in an eight-day coach and rail tour to Copper Canyon in northwest Mexico. 
  • 2018: Seven members participated in an eight-day trip to Peru, including visiting Lima, Cusco, and Machu Picchu.
  • 2018: Thirteen members participated in the one and two week Spanish immersion classes in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
  • 2019: Twenty-two members and a guest enjoyed a memorable exploration of Mexico City, including
    the Pyramids at Teotihuacán, Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, front-row seats for an exciting
    performance of the Ballet Folklórico at the Palace of Fine Arts, and farewell dinner in
    Montezuma’s
    Palace with roaming violins.
  • 2019: Five members and a guest enjoyed a one and two-week immersion program in the historic
    city of Oaxaca. Four members then joined the rest of the Mexico City travelers at the
    conclusion of their immersion program.
  • 2020: Spanish Club Travel to Cuba.  Unfortunately we have found it necessary to cancel our Cuba trip for this year; however, we still plan to go once the coronavirus situation resolves.

The spring, 2020 Cuba trip has been cancelled for this year.  Those affected have decided to reschedule the trip for March, 2021. 

Likewise, those who had signed up to participate in the Seville, Spain immersion program for spring, 2020 will reschedule.  All those affected should maintain contact with Paul Voorhees (Cuba) and Eleine Greene (Spain) for further developments.

 

 

If you have questions contact

Jim Khami at jkhami28@gmail.com

Spanish Club Travel Policy