A Unique Feature of our Neighborhood Association
A great way to get to know more of your neighbors, especially those who share some of your own interests is to participate in one of RCPOA’s Interest Groups.
We currently have 5 active groups, plus one that is being reorganized. We’d be happy to add more.
This cooking group is a little less formal then the Gourmet Group in that they don't pair wines or concentrate on tablescape. They select themes for their cook dates and meet at a member's home for the meal, in which they all participate in. They have been known to go to restaurants together as well.
The Gourmet Cooking Group is for those members who not only love to cook, but enjoy the creative challenge of preparing dishes and pairing them with wine and tablescape all based on a theme.
This Group meets every other month at a members home.
Our Gardening Group, now in its 9th year, held a variety of programs this year: a visit to a member’s garden to offer suggestions for changes; an illustrated talk about South African plants compatible with our climate; a private tour of the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden; a private tour of the Huntington’s Cycad Garden, which members have been following through slide lectures showing its progress over the past 4 years. May brought the group to an English cottage style garden created with drought tolerant plants where a lawn had once been and its most recent event, an instructive demonstration at Jackalope Pottery for planting a decorative container with a variety of succulents.
This group alternates fiction with non-fiction selections.
Our Book Discussion Group read and discussed the book Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination by Brian Jay Jones on October 1.
The group's next get together will be on November 20th to discuss Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie. CLICK HERE if you are interested in joining.
The Royal Canyon Walking Group is planning a number of walks for 2019-20. Although our prior name was the “Hiking Group” we have decided to change the name as we encourage our neighbors to join in our little adventures which will not be too strenuous. Many of our planned walks are in the neighborhood and generally will be an hour and one-half or less. Dogs on leashes are welcome to join us.
Please invite others you know in the neighborhood to join us. Our mission is “A little exercise, get to know our neighbors and have lots of fun.”
One of the other goals for the next year is to walk every street in the RCPOA boundaries, so you can see some of our hikes will stay close to home.
The Royal Gamers is our newest Interest Group. This Group combines board games and card games. The host picks the game. They meet monthly at the home of one of the members. To Register for a game night, CLICK HERE
We are hoping to start this with the goal of making this a more active group to help parents (or aunts, uncles and grandparents) schedule play dates, exchange tips and resources.