Spanish Culture Club

Tom Barnwell

The Spanish Culture Club of SaddleBrooke (SCC) is a culture club, not a language club. It is composed of a group of social and intellectually curious Brookers that seek to expand their knowledge of Latin culture within the “Old Pueblo” and beyond. This is accomplished through monthly meetings that include speakers and tapas buffets, twice-monthly Spanish-speaking breakfasts and excursions to local events and restaurants.

Spanish-Speaking (definitely not required) breakfasts meet on the second and fourth Mondays at 8:30 a.m. Upcoming breakfasts are on October 23 at the Roadrunner, November 13 at the Bistro and November 27 at the Roadrunner.

Spanish-Speaking Only Lunches are at noon on the first Monday of each month at the Bistro. November’s lunch will be on November 6. Drop by and practice your language skills.

Members enjoyed a Welcome Back Wine and Cheese Social on September 26, hosted by Rhonda and Gary Somers. Participants shared a bottle of their favorite Latin Wine paired with a variety of cheeses.

For our October 16 meeting, we are expanding our exploration of Latin America by showing Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown in Minas Gerais, Brazil. As CNN notes, “This landlocked wonderland of rolling pastoral hills and postcard-perfect mountains is steeped in colonial history and boasts a culinary pedigree that counts itself among the South American giant’s heartiest and richest.” The meeting will be at the Activity Center at 5:30 p.m. Bring a potluck dish and your beverage of choice.

Our November 20 meeting will feature Judy Freeman, SaddleBrooke’s delightful and dedicated Spanish teacher. She will tell us about Copper Canyon’s history, resources and people. Judy led a trip to Copper Canyon last year and will impart to you her knowledge and insight of that region.

Please join us at our next meeting. If you choose to become a member, the annual fee is $20. For more information, contact President Kathy Volpe at [email protected], 520-818-9174.