Spring Club events

Here’s a look into spring events happening with Lakewood Ranch Clubs during Spring. For the most up-to-date dates and times, please visit here.

We’ve had a blast with our events this year, so far – like The Youth Fishing Tournament, Health and Wellness, EGGstravaganza – and our most recent, Taste of the Ranch.

The fun doesn’t stop there, though! On May 27th, 2018, you’re invited to join us for the “Tribute to Heroes” Memorial Day Parade. Each year, thousands line Lakewood Main Street to support our local veterans and heroes. Come join the fun, see the festive floats, and more. Pre-block party starts at 6:00pm and the parade will start at 7:00pm. Hope to see you there!

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The Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch is hosting the second annual Walk for Water at 8:30am on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota.

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the global water crisis, and generate funds to support a project that will bring clean water to more than 2,000 families in the community of Monte Castillo, Peru.

The Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch has partnered with event sponsor, Lakewood Ranch OBGYN, and other sponsors. There is a 15 dollar recommended donation to participate.  Kids eight and under walk for free. To sign up for the walk or to make a donation visit www.lakewoodranch-rotary.com or call 941-870-0002 or email rotarylwr@gmail.com.

Mah Jongg at One is a great way to meet, and make, new friends. We invite you to join our group of experienced mah-jongg players who play every Wednesday afternoon at Town Hall from 12:45-4 PM. All play is by reservation. For information please call Joan Robbins, 941-929-2995 or email: joanrrobbins@Hotmail.com

The Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club (LWRWC) had their Community Service Scholarship Awards Ceremony on March 13, 2018 at the Even Hotel in LWR Corporate Park. LWRWC members gathered to honor three young ladies as the Finalists of Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club’s 3rd Annual Community Service Scholarship, along with the Finalists’ families.
LWRWC Scholarship Committee Co-Chair, Denise Riebe, opened the Scholarship Award Presentation with a thank you to the Sponsor, the EVEN hotel. Denise thanked all the members of the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club who supported our scholarship program and welcomed the scholarship recipients and their families.
Co-Chair Denise Riebe, along with Co-Chair Pam Szabo and President Eileen Buzzard, presented 2018 Prestigious 2018 LWRWC Community Service Award Awards to the three LWR High School seniors for their extraordinary service and leadership, in addition to academic excellence. The 2018 recipients are:

  • Miss Chelsea Petruzzi – $250 Finalist
  • Miss Paige Venuto- $250 Finalist
  • Miss Taylor Trevithick – $1000 Scholarship Recipient

In closing, Ms. Riebe stated, “Chelsea, Paige, and Taylor – all three of you have special gifts and as you have used those gifts during high school, your good will radiated throughout our community. I am confident I speak for everyone when I say that all three of you have inspired us by the community service you have provided. Personally, you have inspired me to do more and to be more. For that I, and all of us, thank you.”

The LWR Pickleball Club is hosting free open play every Friday evening after 5 pm at the LWR High School courts. Please join us for some pickleball fun. New members are welcome so bring your friends. For information, contact Robert Haskin at rahaskin27@gmail.com.

Friday Lunch & Mah Jongg plays every Friday afternoon at Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club. If you love the game of mah-jongg we have just the group for you!  We have lunch and then play every week. For information please contact Joan Robbins. Email: joanrrobbins@Hotmail.com or call her 941-929-2995.

Jewish Women’s Circle of Lakewood Ranch will meet on April 24 from 7:30pm-8:40pm. Women are invited to join RCS’s latest course “Pause & Affect, A Shabbat Outlook.” The sixth class, entitled “Order From Chaos” will focus Shabbat’s way of making order out of the weekday chaos.  Shabbat themed food will be served. Course fee is $75 (textbooks included) or $18 per class. JWC members are entitled to a $5 discount. Class will take place at The Chabad House, 5712 Lorraine Road, Bradenton, FL 34211.

Mah Jongg Queens is a group of Lakewood Ranch “residents” that play competitive mah jongg using the National Mahjongg League rules as well as a few house rules. They meet weekly on Friday afternoons from 12:00-4:00pm at Lakewood Ranch Town Hall. For more information about this group, please call Glenda Robertson at 941-907-8990 or e-mail her at grobertson68@yahoo.com.

LWR Women’s Book Club will meet on May 16 selection is “Ink and Bone” by Lisa Unger. Come at 1:00pm to meet and greet with discussion beginning at 1:30pm for an hour. The meeting takes place at LWR Town Hall.


Article originally appeared in Around the Ranch, April 2018.