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.  
               

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.

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

Jo Keitges at zookeeper543@yahoo.com

Books Planned for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020:

Oct. 16:  Driving Over Lemons –  by Chris Stewart

Host: Laura Johnson

Nov. 13: One Day of Life – by Manlio Argueta ( in paper only, no Kindle)

Host: Dianne Heisner

Dec. 11: The Basque History of the World – by Mark Kurlansky

Host: Jo Keitges

Jan. 15:   My Beautiful Life – by Sonia Sotomayor

 Host: Maureen Ball

Feb. 12: God’s Middle Finger – by Richard Grant

Host: Paul Voorhees 

Mar. 11:  TBÅ (perhaps related to Club travels)

Host: TBD

Apr. 8: Homage to Catalonia – by George Orwell

Host: TBD

Cooking Classes!

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.

 

Our next Mexican Train Game will be at
Beardsley Center Chicory Room on Tuesday, November 19, 1:00 – 3 p.m.

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!

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. Our next movie will be on October 25th.

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.

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.

 The Spanish Club is planning to offer travel opportunities during the Spring of 2020!

 

If you have questions contact

Jim Khami at jkhami28@gmail.com