Spanish Culture Club news

Gail Blizard

Word for the day: Estudiar (to study)

Our season kicked off in October with a splash—of wine, that is—as we welcomed new and returning members alike with wine, cheese, and cheer. About 30 happy people enjoyed sampling a variety of Spanish- and Latin American-themed wines brought by the attendees as they munched on cheese and other snacks. Several people had a chance to speak about their summer travels, and everyone enjoyed catching up with friends and making new ones.

Our calendar for the year is still shaping up, and we’re sure it will be another good one—November is getting us off to a terrific start!

Having said that, we hope you will join us at our November meeting on Monday, Nov. 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the SaddleBrooke One activity center. Our special guest will be Dr. Gerald Hagin, and his topic will be “La Quinta: The Quest of a Young Man’s Journey to Become a Doctor in Spain.” This should be a very interesting talk as we hear about his academic and personal adventures.

We are a culture club, not a language club, that is interested in all aspects of Latin American and Spanish culture, including art, music, and customs. Speaking Spanish is not required; however, if you’re interested in improving your Spanish, there are opportunities to do that as well.

The next Spanish-speaking lunch for the season will be on Monday, Dec. 2, at noon. Audrey Tarchine (ebbie2@icloud.com) is the coordinator for these lunches. Please let Audrey know by Friday, Nov. 29, if you are planning to attend so that she can make arrangements and confirm the location.

The club meets monthly on the third Monday of the month at the SaddleBrooke One activity center. We generally have a potluck dinner, followed by our program. Our meetings are conducted in English. Come as a guest and try us out!

If you are interested in joining, have any questions, or would like to attend an event on a trial basis, contact Kay Sullivan (president) at sullivan6601@gmail.com; or Susan Durchslag (membership chair) at susan.durchslag@gmail.com.