Activities
2017 Activities 
Be sure to check the new Calendar feature for the most up-to-date information on upcoming activities. 
 
Spring & Fall Fests
Join your neighbors twice each year as we gather to celebrate the seasons with catered cookouts at the Nautical Greens Gazebo.  The menu varies and all you need to bring are some lawn chairs, your favorite beverage, and your appetite.  Check the Calendar for the details on the May 21, 2017 Spring Fling.
 
Cape Night Out
Every other month we plan a night out at a local restaurant with Cape Night Out and the Wine Tasting Group usually alternating months. Check the Calendar for the date of the next Cape Night Out.
 
Cape Wine Tastings
If you are interested in attending a wine tasting, or in hosting a tasting in your home, please contact Jan Sparks at CCSASparks@aol.com to be added to the email distribution list. Future wine tastings will be posted on the Calendar. 
 
The Cape Book Club
The Cape Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.  For more information on the book club contact Jan Sparks at CCSASparks@aol.com. (A list of past readings may be found at the bottom of this webpage.) 
The 2017 winter/spring readings are:
 
  • January 17    Hillbilly Elegy by J.D.Vance:  led by Carin Guard, hosted by Sharon Cardinal
  • February 21   Before the Fall by Noah Hawley: led by Alice Swanson, hosted by Anne Cousineau
  • March 21    The Boston Girl by Alice Diamant:  led by Kathy Mulvehill, hosted by Pat Murray
  • April 18      Home by Harlan Cobin:  led and hosted by Bernadette Bird
  • May 16       The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsson:  led by Sharon Cardinal, hosted by Carol Lovett
  • June 20    Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly:  led by Jan Sparks, hosted by Meike Olin
 
The Cape Garden Club
The Garden Club generally meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. - noon. For most meetings reservations must be made. Please contact the club coordinator - Gail Smyth at gsmyth8928@gmail.com if you are interested in attending one of the sessions.
A list of the activities scheduled to date for 2017 are:
  • 5-Jan 2017     Holiday Decoration Breakdown
  • 10-Jan             Garden Craft Event - Copper Hose Guides
  • 14-Feb             MGA Speaker on Pruning - Jon Wooton
  • 14-Mar            Tour of Airlie Gardens and/or Arboretum
  • 11-Apr             Garden Craft Event - Garden Tea Cups 
  • 9-May              4th Annual Cape Garden Tour
  • 13-Jun             Concrete Garden Stepping Stones
  • 11-Jul              Garden Book Exchange
  • 8-Aug               Annual Planning Session
TGIFs
TGIFs are an impromptu get together on nice Friday evenings during the summer months. You'll know it's TGIF time when the signs are posted at the entrances and at Scanlon Circle. These gatherings are held in someone’s back yard…you just bring your chairs, your beverage of choice and an appetizer to share and enjoy the evening. This event starts at 5 p.m. because, it is, after all, 5 o’clock somewhere!

Past Readings of the Cape Readers
An American Tragedy  by Theodore Dreiser
The Japanese Lover by Isabelle Allende
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin​
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
Sycamore Row by John Grisham
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Accidental Empress by Alison Pataski
Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Girl on a Train by A.J.Waines
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Old New York by Edith Wharton
Home by Toni Morrison
Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian      
Unbroken by Laura HIllenbrand              
The Great Santini by Pat Conroy            
Steeped in Evil  by Laura Childs             
True sisters by Sandra Dallas               
The Gods of Newport by John Jakes  
The Cave by Jose Saramago
The House Girl by Tara Conklin
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien.    
The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards.     
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.   
Me Before You by JoJo Moyes.    
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson.     
Burgess Brothers by Elizabeth Strout.