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March Good Times at The Sconti Clubhouse
By Alice Eachus
|Dinner time at The Clubhouse, by Lassie Dye
Sconti Clubhouse Correspondent
Been snugged yet? Snugging is a happening event in our own Black Bear Pub,
and it’s not as risqué as it sounds, unless you make it so. With the
addition of handsome wooden booths in the Black Bear, folks are getting a
lot cozier as they enjoy tasty pub grub.
Look for more new and exciting changes at our lakeside clubhouse –
springtime always brings them. Come see what’s new!
Open Mic Night
Bill Pound will happily hold the mic for you when you make your debut at the
pub’s Open Mic Night on Monday, March 12. Mondays take some getting used to
since the pub is usually closed that evening, but wander into the Black Bear
around 5:00 p.m. on March 12 and you’ll be treated to a talent show like
you’ve never seen before! There’s no cover charge and plenty of menu choices
to tempt you. On most Friday nights in March, there will be live music in
the Black Bear Pub to welcome the weekend.
Happy Birthday to You
We all have them, so let’s make it a party! Big Canoe residents celebrating
a birthday in March are invited to snug at the pub on Sunday, March 18 from
5:00–8:00 p.m. for a free birthday dinner! Reservations are not required.
You’ll get a choice of special dinners and unless requested by your friends
and family, there won’t be a birthday parade in your honor. We promise!
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day
The wearing of the green comes one day early this year. All Big Canoe
residents are invited to party hearty on Friday, March 16. Starting at noon
with the raising of the Irish flag and the tapping of the first keg, a golf
tourney for all Big Canoe duffers will follow with plenty of shenanigans on
the course. At 5:00 p.m. the Irish flag will be lowered and a party flag
will take its place.
Listen for the strains of a lone bagpiper as he leads the Irish, both
authentic and wannabes, to the banks of Lake Sconti for an amazing “greening
ceremony.” Clubhouse doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for a community-wide
celebration of all things Celtic. Enjoy a full buffet of Irish fare—from
corned beef and cabbage to colcannon, there’s something to make Irish eyes
smile. The day’s events are sponsored by the Bear Society.
Want to be the “host with the most” and be declared Party Planner of the
Year? It’s easier than you think. Our wildly popular Community Dinners need
hosts to select dinner themes and menus for an evening of friendly fun. Held
on the last Monday evening of the month, each dinner is made special by
input from residents or clubs and organizations. It won’t cost you a thing
and you’ll be honored at the head table.
Hosting a Community Dinner is a great way to highlight the foods of your
heritage or share your favorite recipes. We invite you to concoct fun themes
and share your inspired tastes with Big Canoe. You won’t have to wash one
Thursday Night International Dinners
|The big bear guarding the Black
Bear Pub is now named Brewin’ after an exciting stuff-the-ballot-box
election with eight bear-y good names on the ballot. Janie Block
campaigned hard for Schotzie, but her pick came in a close third.
(Photo by Alice Eachus)
Each month Clubhouse guests will be spirited to a faraway destination to
experience exotic and enticing cuisines. International fare is now offered
on Thursday evenings in addition to the regular Clubhouse menu. In January,
sunny Italy was featured and February brought an array of Peruvian dishes.
This month diners will take a culinary tour of Greece. Three courses are
featured – salad, entrée, and dessert. Laugh in the face of howling March
winds as you escape to epicurean adventures.
Movie and Draft Night
One lone guy showed up at Chicks
at the Flicks a
couple months ago and asked, “Where’s the guy stuff?” Welcome to Movie and
Draft Night, dude! Movie buffs of both genders are invited to view the
classic film, The Manchurian Candidate on Thursday, March 22, at 5:30 p.m.
in The Dogwood Room. The night’s menu will include wings, burgers, fish &
chips, and chicken tenders ordered from the menu. Pitchers of beer will be
specially priced and bowls of popcorn will be passed.
Murder Mystery Dinners
If you missed the murder at Key West’s Last Stop Margarita Bar in January,
get your Sherlock Holmes deerstalker ready—there’s more murder and mayhem
ahead! Sixty-six characters (some decidedly caricatures) filled The
Clubhouse, all in tropical costumes. From Ernie Hemingway’s cat caretaker to
a tousled tattooed beach bum, players tried to solve who killed that
scoundrel Karl Virgil. Watch for posters announcing your next chance to
It’s no secret the Sunday breakfast menu at the Black Bear Pub will make
anybody rise and shine. Served from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., guests can
enjoy traditional foods to break the fast, but there are always a few
surprises to make Sundays special—can you say Lobster Eggs Benedict?
You’ll probably want to know more about all these offerings. An email to
Becca Weck at
get you plenty of answers and a reservation, too.
|Poor Angelica! She was the
murderer at the Last Stop Margarita Bar! Scarlett Campbell played
the part of this female super hero, and could have been awarded an
Oscar for her excellent portrayal. (Photo by Kimm Trigilia)