Chinese New Year is a time for families to be together. Wherever they are, people come home to celebrate the festival with their families.
Although there are many interesting legends and stories explaining the start of the Chinese New Year festival, the main two reasons for the festival are:
- To celebrate a year of hard work, have a good rest, and relax with family
- To wish for a lucky and prosperous coming year
Chinese people believe that a good start to the year will lead to a lucky year. Chinese traditionally celebrated the start of a new year of farm work, and wished for a good harvest (when most were farmers). This has now evolved to celebrating the start of a new business year and wishing for profits and success in various vocations.
With that in mind, we would like to invite you and your families to the Stonelake Clubhouse on Saturday, February 2nd from 11:30 a.m. for a Chinese New Year celebration. The Far East Lion Dance Association will be performing a Lion Dance at 12:00 p.m. We will have themed crafts and red envelopes for the children and light appetizers. A fee of $5 per Stonelake Member and $7 per Guest of a Stonelake Member (limit of 2 guests per household maximum) will be due at the time of reservation (please note that we can only accept cash or check payments). Sign-ups opened on January 7.
In celebration of the upcoming season, the Clubhouse Facilities will be closed on the following days:
- Wednesday, November 21: Clubhouse closes at 3:00 p.m.
- Thursday, November 22: Clubhouse closed all day
- Friday, November 23: Member Door Access begins at 7:00 a.m.
- Monday, December 24: Clubhouse closes at 3:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, December 25: Clubhouse closed all day
- Monday, December 31: Clubhouse closes at 3:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, January 1: Clubhouse closed all day
Taco Tuesday is back! Join us at the Clubhouse on Tuesday, September 25th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and let Sac City Eats BBQ & Catering cook for you.
For just $3 per person (Stonelake members) and $5 for guests you’ll get 3 street tacos with your choice of meat (carne asada (beef) or chicken), served with fresh guacamole, sour cream, jack/cheddar cheese, lettuce, onions, and cilantro, rice & beans, and chips & salsa. Second helpings will be allowed. Ice tea, lemonade, and water will also be available.
Meal tickets for this event must be purchased in advance. Please note that we are unable to accept debit/credit cards for payment.
Sign ups will begin September 3rd.
Looking to clear out your unwanted items? Well, here’s your opportunity. Stonelake Master Association will be holding a community-wide garage sale on Saturday, September 8th, beginning at 7:00 a.m. Let Management do the advertising for you! We will be posting ads in the Sacramento Bee and on Craigslist to catch peoples’ attention. A map and list of all participating homes will also be made available at the clubhouse.
Please let our Activities & Events Coordinator, Janelle Rodriguez, know if you plan to participate at Stonelakeadmin.ca@
We are still accepting sign-ups for the Sunday, July 22nd – 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. art class. Class is just $10 per student. We can accept cash or check made payable to the Stonelake Clubhouse.
Below you will find some additional information about this program:
Benefits of this Arts Activity: Participants will gain more self-confidence and independence as they work on their art in this social setting. They will have access to guidance and advice from an experienced professional artist. This program can also be used with adults and it’s therapeutic.
Choices of Medium include: Colored Pencil, Acrylic Paint, &Watercolor
Materials provided: Watercolor paper, Canvases, Multimedia paper, Palettes, Water containers, Standard & Colored Pencils, Paint, Table covers, Brushes, Light boards, Aprons, Easels, & Classical music.
Creating Process: Participants choose an image as well their preferred medium to create their art. Light boards are used to transfer their image to paper and we use charcoal to transfer to canvas. They will use their photo reference from this point on to finish their art. They have the option to work multiple sessions until they are satisfied with their work or they can finish their art in the same day.
Bring your scooters, bikes, trikes, wagons and strollers to the Clubhouse parking lot on Wednesday, July 4, at 9:00 a.m. There will be patriotic supplies to decorate your “wheels.” The parade starts at 10:15 a.m. at the Clubhouse and will be escorted by the Cosumnes Fire Department.
This event is free to attend, however registration is required to ensure adequate supplies. Please call the Clubhouse to sign-up at (916) 714-9511. Guests will be limited to a maximum of three (3) per household. The first 100 members to sign up will receive a free shaved ice (members only) provided by Local Kine Shave Ice, following the parade. All Guests and any Members after the first 100 will be able to purchase products from the truck while they are onsite.
Stonelake is teaming up with the Glenbrooke Community again to taking a bus down to Raley Field on Thursday, July 26 to enjoy a River Cats game against the Omaha Storm Chasers! The bus will leave the Clubhouse at 5:45PM and bring you back to the Clubhouse after the game. The game is scheduled to start at 7:05PM. Ticket cost is $30 per person and seats are located section 113 behind home plate. Please make checks out to Glenbrooke Community Association or call 916-714-1010 to pay over the phone.
Unfortunately, our Father’s Day event has been cancelled as we did not meet the minimum number of attendees required to hold the event. We hope to try again for a similar event in the future.
Stonelake wants to celebrate all the Super Dads this June. On Sunday, June 10 come spend some time with Dad at our Dads n’ Dogs event from 12:00PM-2:00PM. Sac City Eats will be onsite grilling up some delish “dogs”. Each attendee can enjoy their choice of beef hot dogs, Polish dogs or hot links, assorted chips, cookies and lemonade. We know Dad works hard so we’ll also be treating him to some cold beer (2 drinks max per adult), and each Dad will be entered into a drawing for a prize valued up to $100! Reservations for this event are required and a small fee of just $5 per member and $7 per guest will be due at the time of sign up. Sign-ups opened on May 7.
Interested in taking an art class this summer at the Clubhouse? We are currently polling the Community for interest. Classes would accommodate 10-12 students of all ages (must be at least 5 years old), would include all materials, and run about 1.5 hours long. Classes would cost approximately $10 per student. If you are interested in attending this class, please send your information to Stonelakeadmin.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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