Ongoing Activities/Special Boomers Interests

Boomers have a number of sub-groups and/or on-going activities, open to all members, possibly their guests, and sometimes, all Rossmoor residents. These include: Boomer Bocce, ExploreMore, Book Salon, Games Night, Pub Trivia, and Boomer Bingo. See descriptions below and check Upcoming Events page for dates and details. 

 

Boomers Forever Bocce League

The Boomers Forever Bocce (BFB) League is a group of Boomers members that gets together to have fun and play bocce ball socially. The League, formed in 2013, meets on the Rossmoor bocce courts on Monday afternoons and Monday evenings, from May thru August.

 

The BFB League has 12 teams comprised of six to ten players. Extra players are put on a waiting list or a substitute list. BFB assembles teams and players in February of each year. The official Rossmoor Bocce Club League controls the calendars for the bocce courts and works with BFB to set up playing times.

 

2019 Afternoon League Co-Chairmen are: Donna Reynolds belladonna1941@gmail.com and Linda Boule lindaboule@yahoo.com. Evening League Chairman is: TBD

ExploreMore


ExploreMore is an opportunity for boomer members and friends to enjoy off-campus explorations of the many attractions and places in our wonderful Bay Area. These are not official events but rather informal gatherings of interested people.  The venues will vary and transportation will be via casual car pools and/or mass transit/carpool. Riders should contribute something to drivers to cover gas/tolls. Attendees will buy individual tickets, admission, food, etc., as needed unless group pricing is arranged.

A side benefit of these explorations is that members will become more comfortable using mass transit. All those 65 and older are encouraged to apply for a Senior Clipper Card. This card can be used on Bart, San Francisco Muni, County Connection, AC Transit, ferries, and more.  Not only is it more convenient than figuring individual fares but all senior discounts are automatically applied when the card is used. Information on how to get a Senior Clipper card can be found at clippercard.com.

Past ExploreMore activities have included an Angel Island outing via Bart/ferry, Chouinard Winery picnic/dance, Blue Angel's picnic on Treasure Island, Golden Gate Fields/Turf Club, and a holiday lights group bus tour via Bart/SF Muni. There are several outings being considered for 2019 - see the Upcoming Events page for details.

And, if you have an idea for an ExploreMore outing, we want to hear from you! Send an email to boomersforever1@gmail.com and a board member will contact you to discuss. 

 

Book Salon

Booklovers, have we got a deal for you! The Boomers Book Salon has no required reading. Instead, boomers bring a book they have read or are reading and co-hosts Catherine Robinsin-Walker and Joe Costella, will guide discussions on book topics, authors, and genres. The Book Salon meets on the last Monday of each month in the Redwood Room at Gateway , 7pm. Drop on in! For additional info, contact: Catherine Robinson-Walker at  cathy@leadershipstudio.com or 925-378-7138.

 

 

Games Night

Boomer version of Games People Play! Board games, card games, cribbige, Mexican Train Dominoes and more. Boomers and friends gather in the Oak Room at Gateway and enjoy playing all sorts of games, depending on what people bring. Everyone brings some sort of snack to share, personal beverage, and the games begin at 7pm. Relaxed casual gathering. Bring a favorite game or try something new. People are happy to teach others how to play as needed. 

No charge for this event but donations to Feed the Pig are always welcome. See Annual Schedule and/or Upcoming Events for dates of this bi-monthly event. 

Pub Trivia

Proposed last year by Boomer members and Trivia Masters, Michele and Chuck Beach, this has become a hugely popular boomer activity, one that is open to all of Rossmoor. Alternating with Games Night, this also takes place in the Oak Room at Gateway. 

Pub Trivia is a chance to stretch your brain, enjoy munchies and bevs, and meet other residents. The Beaches create 4 rounds of 10 questions each and teams of 2-5 people vie to answer the most right. Categories vary widely but always include one Boomer category such as '60s Inventions or Boomer Acronyms. 

Attendees can come with a team or be assigned to one upon arrival. Check-in is at 6:45 and games start promptly at 7. There are breaks between rounds for mingling and munching. Everyone should bring a snack to share, personal beverage, and a $1 entry fee which will go into a prize fund to be awarded at the final session in December. 

See Annual Schedule and/or Upcoming Events for dates of this bi-monthly event. 

Note: Due to popular demand and the generosity of Michele and Chuck Beach, this event will be held Monthly in 2020!

 

 

 

 

 

Boomer Bingo

On the first Tuesday of each month, Rossmoor's Channel 28 TV station broadcasts Bingo beginning at 5 pm. The Boomers decided this was as good an excuse for a party as any soo...Boomer Bingo was born! We meet in the Dollar Clubhouse at 4:15. Each month we will order pizzas, have a salad, and enjoy a simple dessert after the games.

 

Due to limited seating, and increasing inteest, this is a members only event. This is a BYOB evening and all are encouraged to bring a reusable glass to cut down on plastic waste. 

Reservations are a must since we need to know how much food to order/prepare and seating is limited.. Reserve your seat no later than noon the day before (boomersforever1@gmail.com). Cost for food is $7 each, check or EXACT change at check in. Those playing Bingo only, no food,  will pay $2 to help offset room set-up costs. 

Like all Boomer events, we will also pass the Pig to accept any donations to help us help Rossmoor residents in need. 

Sept Bingo Winners

Chouinard Winery

Golden Gate Field Racing and Buffet

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