FBGSC Games Night
Sunday, February 18 (President's Day weekend)
Braxton Clubhouse in Chesterfield, VA
$5 and a dessert or side dish to pass for 12
BUNCO at 7.
This is an informal gathering for all members and their FBG guests. I usually have team games and individual games where you can call out an answer if you know it, low pressure stuff. When you arrive, put your name on a piece of paper in the box for the drawing. We play Bunco, a game of chance with dice, at 7pm. Every time you win a round or get a Bunco, put your name in the box again. At the end of the night, last year's winner draws the winner for this year, a $50 Amazon gift card! If you just want to watch and be a cheerleader, you can do that too!
FBGSC Annual Toast
Sunday, February 18
Your house or Games Night
A toast to the contribution that first born girls make to the world! Have a FBGSC friend over and toast! Better yet, FaceTime or Skype someone at Games Night and toast along with us!
FBGSC Eagle Cruise
Saturday, May 19
James River in Richmond, VA
7:00am - 9:00 am OR 9:30 - 11:30am
This was the first choice on the survey for a spring getaway. I would like to fill the 9:30 boat and then work on the 7:00 boat. The boat seats six. On this small boat cruise, we will be guided through the habitat and glimpse the many eagles in the area. When it gets a little closer, we can choose a lunch location. If your cruise ends at 9:00, you can run an errand and meet at the restaurant at Noon. *****If you aren't able to go that day, but would like to go another day, let me know and I'll start looking for a second date and possible third cruise. This is the ideal time to see the migratory eagles.
FBGSC OBX Lottery Deadline
The 2019 OBX Week is tentatively scheduled for the week of Sunday, April 7 - Sunday, April 14. If you would like to stay in the OBX house in 2019, this is the deadline to get your deposit in my hands. You must be a member to attend this overnight event. I will secure the house in early spring 2018 and you will be able to view the floor plan for 60-90 days before submitting your deposit check. I will hold the checks until August 1, the date of the Lottery. Postdate your checks for August 1, 2018. These checks are not refundable, but they are transferrable to another member. We have had the lottery for the last few OBX trips and it works really well. The first person whose check is drawn gets to choose her room first. If she chooses a roommate in her King Suite, the price is reduced AND the chosen roommate moves to second on the list, which moves everybody up one slot. And so on...with 20 names, I promise you drama.
FBGSC OBX Lottery Lunch
Noon Lunch and 12:12 Lottery
Firebirds at Robious/Huguenot Roads in Chesterfield, VA
I thought it might be fun to witness this stressful event. I have been doing this on my own for years, but I thought it would be fun to have the drawing together. If you are in the Lottery but not at the event, we will call or text you to find out your room preference and move along quickly while we eat.
FBGSC Autumn in Oz
TBD: but probably September 7-9
Hotel: Beech Mountain Inns / 700 Beech Mountain Pkwy / 28604 / 828-387-2252 / www.beechmountaininns.com ($100-$200/night for singles, doubles, mountain views)
Tickets on sale July 2018
This is an event where anyone associated with the original 1939 movie gather for a reunion and the general public is invited to "take a walk on the yellow brick road" and see all types of movie memorabilia. 2018 will be the 25th Annual Autumn in Oz. If you would like to go, let me know by June 1 and I'll purchase a block of tickets for us. Take a look at this year's web link to see if there are activities you'd enjoy: http://landofoznc.com.
FBGSC Weekend in Hershey, Pennsylvania
October 5-8 (Columbus Day Weekend)
Cost: Personal Choice
Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott / 515 E Chocolate Avenue / 17033 / 717-533-1750 / www.marriott.com
As summer approaches, we will start to see the events and activities available to us. There is a spa, an amusement park, a museum and factory tour, lots of attractions in the surrounding area, and plenty of opportunities to find peace and quiet.
I hope you will be able to get together with your fellow members in 2018 and discover, share and celebrate the unique contribution that first born girls make to the world!