Activities
2018 Activities 
Check the Calendar for more detail.
 
Special Events
May 2, 2018-The Cape Luncheon Cruise.  Join us as we head up the Northeast Cape Fear River to the upper reaches of the black water system of this mysterious river on the "Wilmington"River boat hosted by Wilmington Water Tours.  Click here for more information.
 
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.
Next Event:
 
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. All participants provide a wine and a light appetizer.
Next Event:
  • March 26, 2018 at 7:00 Kerry Violette will host Wine tasting "Cabernets from Around the World" at 8802 Sedgley Drive.  See the calendar for more details.
  • Jan. 22, 2018 at Good Hops in Carolina Beach.  Beer drinkers enjoyed a flight of beers and wine drinkers had a glass or two.  It was great getting together with a nice group of neighbors and friends. 
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.) 
Next Events:
The 2018 winter/spring readings are:
  • February  The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash: led by Carin Guard, hosted by Meike Olin
  • March  The Chilbury ladies Choir by Jennifer Ryan:  led and hosted by Sharon Cardinal
  • April  The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See:  led by Alice Swanson, hosted by Linda Allen
  • May Bel Canto by Ann Patchett:  led by Kathy Messitt, hosted y Alda Lagomarcino
  • June The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda: let by Brenda Dye, hosted by Carin Guard
 
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 -Alice DeVaney, (910) 398-3315 Home or (609)276-6647 Cell, if you are interested in attending one of the sessions.
Next Events:
A list of the activities scheduled to date for 2018 are:
  • 09-Jan             Glass Garden Decorations
  • 13-Feb             MGA Speaker Bureau
  • 13-Mar             Shelton Farms to make salad bowls
  • 10-Apr             Airlie Gardens
  • 08-May            Trip to Pender Pines and lunch
  • 12-Jun             The Cape Annual Garden Tour
  • 10-Jul              Planning Meeting
 
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!
 
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  2018 Spring Fling.
 
 

Past Readings of the Cape Readers
 
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D.Vance
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
The Boston Girl by Alice Diamant
Home by Harlan Cobin
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsson
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
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.