Here you will find all the information you need about the social events for the 2016 summer season.

If you would like to print a summer social events calendar from a PDF document, click here.

Summer Social Events Coordinators
Karen Woodard   303-503-0068
Jocelyn Dienst   303-990-4116

Signup and payment process

Some details are still being planned. Be sure to look at this page often for the latest information.

Signup for all events is done online, by clicking the blue button below.  You can signup 1 or 2 people, for multiple events, all in one step.  You can also pay by credit card or PayPal at the same time.

Or, if you want to pay by check, you must still click the blue button below to signup. Then mail one check covering the total cost of your choices. Make your check out to Vail Club 50 and mail to Vail Club 50, PO Box 2789, Avon CO 81620.


An event may fill up before its payment deadline; please pay online or mail your check early to ensure your reservation.  The date of your online payment, or your check postmark date, determines your priority for an event that sells out.

Note: there are separate sign-up forms for 2 events:

Payment for an event must be received by its published deadline. Last minute registrations will only be allowed if space and food are available.  You will not be able to sign up online for an event after its published deadline; contact the event organizer to find out if it is possible to secure a last minute registration and pay via check.

Click here for the Vail Club 50 policy on event payments, cancellations and refunds.

Having trouble signing up for an event?

Click here to see a video of how to sign up for an event.

New! Event Attendees reports

Click here to see who has signed up for upcoming events.

New! Guys and Dolls

Vail Club 50 is now offering special events organized for single members who are looking for a comfortable environment to meet and enjoy activities with other single members. This new group, Guys and Dolls, is composed of individuals who are not in a committed relationship.  Click here for more information.

If you click on an event name in the table below, it will jump you right to the full event description.  Then if you click the Back button on your browser, you’ll return to the table.

Thursday, June 29Summer Kick-off Social
Friday, July 7Hike and Sunset Dinner
Thursday, July 13 - Sunday, July 16Buena Vista Trip
Monday, July 24Line Dancing Extravaganza & Instruction (and Buffet Supper)
Saturday, July 29Lake Dillon Theatre – Ghost
Tuesday August 8Bikes, Brats and Beer
Tuesday August 15Wine Tasting and Hors D’oeuvres
Tuesday, August 22President’s Dance
Tuesday, September 5thGolf/Pickleball Tournament & Awards Banquet
Tuesday September 19Summers End Cocktail Party

Event Descriptions

4 Eagle Ranch Line Dancing & Instruction

Thursday, June 2, 2016, 6 – 10:30pm
6 – 7 pm Instruction; Dancing until 10:30pm

Location: 4 Eagle Ranch, Wolcott, CO

Price: $15 paid at door.
Cash Bar: $5/domestic beer; $6/premium beer; and $7/wine and cocktail.  Food: A la carte menu available with items ranging from $3 and $8 an item.

Deadline for Payment/sign up: Monday, May 30. Click here to sign up. Pay at the door but reservations required so that 4 Eagle Ranch can provide the necessary number of reserved tables for Vail Club 50 members as well as estimate food for the evening.

Contact: Jocelyn Dienst  303-990-4116

Join your Vail Club 50 friends and members for an evening of line dancing, 2 and 3 step as well as swing dancing at 4 Eagle Ranch. This is your opportunity if you are in the Valley to get a jump start on your dance steps prior to the “BIG” Vail Club 50 Dance – Western Summer Fling – in August at 4 Eagle Ranch. Instruction will be provided from 6 – 7pm followed by dancing until you can’t dance anymore! Tables will be reserved for Vail Club 50 members and food and beverages are available as described! Kick off the summer and join in for lots of fun!

Summer Solstice Event

 Monday, June 20, 2016, 5 – 7 pm

Location: Vista at Arrowhead
676 Sawatch Drive, Edwards

Price: $42 Members; $60 Guests

Deadline for Payment/sign up: Monday, June 6. Click here to sign up.

Carol Matthews 970-748-8631
Karen Woodard  303-503-0068

Join us at Vista at Arrowhead on the west deck and club room and enjoy reconnecting with old Vail Club 50 friends, meeting new Vail Club 50 friends, a fabulous view and a savory and sumptuous buffet with desserts as we celebrate the first night of summer and the summer season together. First drink is on Vail Club 50.

Breakfast at E Town

etownMonday, June 27, 2016, 8 – 10:30am-­ish

Location: E Town
295 Main Street, Edwards, Colorado, 81632

Price: $17 Members; $20 Guests

Deadline for Payment/sign up: Monday, June 13. Click here to sign up.

Contact: Kaye Bomgaars  913-209-9917

What a nice way to start your day — a leisurely breakfast out with 75 of your friends! Join the Vail Club 50 group on the pretty patio at E Town in Edwards where you will enjoy the flowers, the warmth of the morning sun and a full, scrumptous breakfast buffet to include coffee, teas, juices and gratuity. If you are feeling energetic and ambitious, how about a bike ride to or after breakfast to earn or work off some of those yummy calories? No? Then perhaps a nice way to finish the morning is with a stroll through the Riverwalk or down by the river. Either way, you won’t want to miss this fun event.




Pre Bravo Cocktail Party

bravoSmallerThursday, July 14, 2016, 4:30 – 5:30pm-ish

Location: Gerald Ford Amphitheatre
Lobby Lounge (outside the amphitheatre)

Price: $34 Members; $34 Guests

Deadline for Payment/sign up: Friday, July 1. Click here to sign up.

Contact: Sharlene Baum  303-884-2255

Join us for a Pre­Bravo cocktail party with your VC50 Bravo friends and fans. Enjoy some yummy appetizers and a drink on Vail Club 50 then off to the show you go! This event will be held in the outside garden area before you enter the amphitheatre.

Lake Dillon Theatre – Cabaret

PrintTuesday, July 19, 2016, 5:30pm
Arrive about 5:30 pm for drinks, and socialize prior to Prologue at 6:05pm and Play at 6:25 pm.

Location: New!  Silverthorne Outlets, Green Village
246V Rainbow Drive, Silverthorne, CO 80498

Price: $30 Members; $38 Guests
Includes one drink, and nuts or popcorn.

Deadline for Payment/sign up: Tuesday, May 31. Click here to sign up.  The Theatre will hold THE BEST 70 seats for Vail Club 50 until May 31. All seats are good, BUT… THE EARLIER YOU REGISTER AND PAY THE BETTER YOUR SEAT. There are no paper tickets. You will be placed on a seating roster based on the date / time you register and pay. The Theatre will hold the seating roster and seat you upon arrival, just give your name. All seats are reserved.

SEATING TOGETHERNESS: If you wish to be seated with another party, please EMAIL your request to Chuck Bailey.

Contact: Chuck Bailey  415­-383-­9797

Based on John Van Druten’s play I Am a Camera and the stories of Christopher Isherwood. Directed & Choreographed by Adam Estes. Exploring the relationships of a young American writer and his English muse, a Jewish greengrocer widower and a German widow, and an ensemble of memorable characters, this twelve-time Tony Winning “Best Musical” remembers the cultural explosions and political clashes in Berlin as the 1920s come to a close. With memorable numbers including “Willkommen,” “Don’t Tell Mama,” and “Two Ladies,” CABARET reminds us that even during a tumultuous and heartbreaking era, life is beautiful.

“At once intoxicating and sobering, Cabaret is one hell of a bash.” – Time Out New York

“…The world’s all­time most famous nightclub, Cabaret continues to show that it was built to last.” – The Guardian

1/2 Day Raft trip on the Colorado above State Bridge, with option for snack at Wolcott afterward

Thursday, July 21, 2016, 9am

Location: Meet at Edwards Rest Stop to car pool to the river

Price: $60 for rafting – Option for Wolcott will be additional

Deadline for Payment/sign up: Sunday, July 10. Limited to 30 people. Click here to sign up. Participants have the option to raft or paddle a rubber duckie; the price is the same for each. Beginner rafters are welcome!

Contact: Charlie Sherwood  970-476-­7545

We will be rafting down the Colorado from Radium Hot Springs to Rancho del Rio. We will be on the river for about about 2 hours. This is in the Red Gorge Canyon section of the Colorado river, which is Class III. We will be provided lunch on the river. After the river trip we will have the option for a get together/snack (at about 1:00) at the Wolcott Yacht Club, where we can re­tell how well we fared on the river.

Line Dancing Extravaganza & Instruction (and buffet dinner)

Line dancing at Eagle-Vail PavilionMonday, July 25, 2016, 6 – 10pm
Line dancing progressing to 2 and 3 step instruction; Dinner break then more instruction; from 9 – 10pm instruction will be over but dancing music will be provided.

Location: Eagle-Vail Pavilion
538 Eagle Drive, Eagle-Vail, CO

Price: $20 Members; $36 Guests
Bar: Bring beverage of your choice (beer, wine, soda, etc.); Vail Club 50 will provide lots of water (& cups) to keep everyone hydrated. Parking is free at the Pavilion.

Deadline for Payment/sign up: Monday, July 18. Click here to sign up.

Contact: Gail and Bill Reisinger  602-377-0480

Time to brush up those dancing steps in preparation for the upcoming summer event of the season @ 4 Eagle Ranch in August – Western Summer Fling! A fun evening is guaranteed with instruction under the tutelage of our very own VC Club 50 members, Linda and Dean Wolz, who are highly sought after instructors. Whether you are accomplished at line dancing or have never ventured onto the dance floor with all those who seem to know what they are doing, you don’t want to miss this evening! Several different line dances will be taught throughout the evening so the more proficient dancers can practice and brush up while the novices will get started. Do you need a partner? Absolutely not!

After starting off with some easy line dances and progressing to harder ones, we will break for dinner which will be buffet style from a local caterer. Bring a beverage of your choice (beer, wine, soda, etc.); Vail Club 50 will provide lots of water to keep everyone hydrated.

After dinner, the Wolz’s will teach the Barnyard Mixer. If you are a bit shy, then the Barnyard Mixer may be the dance for you since we change partners.

Garden Tour and Luncheon

bettyfordlogoWednesday, July 27, 2016, 11am – 1:30pm-­ish

Location: The Betty Ford Gardens in Vail
183 E Gore Creek Dr Ste 7, Vail, CO 81657

Price: $20 Members; $25 Guests
The cost of the event includes lunch and a $10 donation to Betty Ford Gardens.

Deadline for Payment/sign up: Wednesday, July 6. Click here to sign up.

Contact: Melanna Marcellot  970-471-2198

bettyfordWhat a lovely way to enjoy the height of summer time blooms in Vail at the Betty Ford Gardens with your Vail Club 50 friends. We will meet at the new learning center in the gardens at 11am for a guided educational tour of the gardens. The docents will be able to tell you whatever you might like to know about the flowers and plants as well as how to grow them in your garden. After the tour we will have a catered lunch on the learning center roof top and take in the beauty from a birds eye view, compare gardening notes and maybe make some new garden plans. Please bring a hat and water for the tour.

Cocktails and Conversation

GlenwdSprgsRide15Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 5 – 7pm

Location: Eagle-Vail Pavilion
538 Eagle Drive, Eagle-Vail, CO

Price: $8 Members; $10 Guests
Bar: Bring beverage of your choice. Vail Club 50 will provide ice, water, and cups but don’t forget to bring your beverage.

Deadline for Payment/sign up: Wednesday, July 27. Click here to sign up. Each attendee must bring one plate of hors d’oeuvres/appetizers to be shared among participants; Don’t forget to bring your beverage as noted above. Minimum of 25 attendees required.

Contact: Jocelyn Dienst  303-990-4116

NEW EVENT!!! Join your friends for fellowship and come meet an extraordinary member of Vail Club 50! Within our Club we have fascinating members that we are going to feature. Vail Club 50 seeks them out and we encourage them to share their life experiences with Vail Club 50 members in an informal setting.

Our first presenter for this series is Paullette MacDougal, an accomplished playwright. The title of her Conversation for this evening is: Confessions of a “non-apologetic” Corporate Wife. Paullette and her husband Frank have been members of Vail Club 50 for many years. Their summers are spent in our glorious Vail Valley and winters in Austin, Texas.

Paullette’s resume is expansive. She has a MFA from Columbia University, Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Wisconsin. She was Co-founder and Artistic Director of Paradox Players, Austin, Texas and the list continues.

After writing for the screen, Paullette turned to stage plays, which has been her main interest for several decades. As a film writer and playwright, Paullette’s work has garnered awards nationally and internationally. And along the way, Paullette authored a health book and taught yoga. Her current writing project is called WHAT’S NEXT? It’s a drama about Life and Afterlife.

Singing has always been a passion from early childhood to even today. Currently, in honor or dishonor of the current election year, Paullette and a friend assembled a musical revue parody (strictly non-partisan). They perform it under the title “Fractured Politics”.

Cocktails, yummy food and stimulating conversation provide the agenda for this unique evening! Invite your friends and members to join you and come meet Paulette and her husband.

Bike Fest and BBQ Picnic

Monday, August 8, 2016
Bike Fest: See times below
BBQ Picnic: 3:30-6pm

Location: Singletree Community Center, 110 Berry Creek Road, Edwards

Price: $20 Members; $30 Guests
Bar – Bring beverage of your choice (i.e. beer, wine, etc.)

Deadline for Payment/sign up: Monday, August 1, 2016. Click here to sign up.

Contact (BBQ Picnic): Jocelyn Dienst  303-990-4116

The rides are finished and it is time to gather with friends to celebrate and/or rehash the day’s events! A buffet picnic will be provided by a local caterer so that you can relax and catch up on the happenings of the day! You do not have to participate in the bike ride to attend the picnic but you do need to make a reservation for the picnic in order for food ordering. This is another opportunity for a casual social gathering with our Vail Club 50 friends!

Vail Club 50 will provide ice, cups, soft drinks, lemonade, etc. but don’t forget your special “celebratory” beverage! Reservations required – no walk-ins – prior registration and payment required.

Contact (Bike Fest): Will ( or Michele Darken (

Singletree-Vail Pass round trip is 58 miles; leave at 9:30 am.
Singletree-Donovan Pavilion round trip is 25 miles; leave at 12:30 pm.

The great annual Bikefest is coming up. The two ride options are described above. We are not doing the ride out to Copper Mountain this year because so few riders typically do it and it is a significant extension of logistics.  There will be aid stations at Donovan Pavilion and Vail Pass with drinks, snacks, and a chance to rest and socialize with fellow riders.

The Donovan station will be staffed from 10 am – 3 pm and the Vail Pass station from 11 am – 2 pm. A sag wagon will be available: contact Michele at 970.401.4020. The rides will begin at the Singletree Community Center.

Bikers and non-bikers are both welcome but all attendees must be registered through the on-line system.  The biking is no cost but you must register on-line so we know how many bikers will be participating in each ride.

Western Summer Fling
(previously known as the President’s Dance)

Saturday, August 13, 2016, 6 – 10pm
Cocktails & Apps: 6 – 7pm, Buffet Dinner: 7 – 8pm, Dancing: 6 – 10pm

Location: 4 Eagle Ranch, Wolcott, CO

Price: $54 Members; $100 Guests
Cash bar

Deadline for Payment/sign up: Monday, August 1. Click here to sign up.

Contact: Connie Smith  720-272-6008 (cell)

Grab your partner and your best dancing shoes (or boots) and head up to 4 Eagle Ranch for an evening of spectacular views, yummy food, fun and frivolity. The dinner buffet will be western inspired, and cowboy activities such as Steerhead Roping, horseshoes, and even volleyball will be available, weather permitting. You can taste some S’mores around the open campfire – or just stay in the lovely facility and still enjoy views of the beautiful western landscape and dance to rock n roll and country music provided by a disk jockey. Show off your dance steps and western garb! If you have guests, this is a perfect venue to entertain them because of the uniqueness of this working ranch! This special event will celebrate the presidency of Jim Tharp and introduce the members of the Vail Club 50 Board who volunteer to make possible our unique “club” which provides fun and fellowship for all its members!

Cocktails and Canvas

alpineartcenter2Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 4:30 – 7pm

Location: Alpine Arts Center
210 Edwards Village Boulevard, Edwards, CO. 81620

Price: $40 Members; $46 Guests
Cash bar

Deadline for Payment/sign up: Tuesday, August 9. Click here to sign up.

Contact: Kay Bertrand


alpineArtCenter1New Event! Gather your friends together to enjoy a late afternoon of creativity while enjoying a glass of wine! It’s an afternoon of creating your masterpiece. The Alpine Arts Center will provide the picture for us to paint and all the supplies necessary to complete our masterpiece. It’s a great way to relax and tap into our creative side! Included with the cost is one drink ticket and snacks. There is a cash bar if anyone wishes to purchase additional drinks.




Annual Golf and Tennis Tournament and Awards Banquet

vistaArrowheadTuesday, September 6, 2016

Tennis: 12:30 – 3:30pm, arrive at noon
Golf: Shotgun start at 3pm SHARP, arrive 2-2:30pm
Dinner: 5-8pm  (Cocktails: 5-6pm; Buffet Dinner: 6-8pm)

Tennis: Beaver Creek Tennis Center – 310 Offerson Rd. Avon, CO.
Golf: The Club at Cordillera, Mountain Course – Edwards, CO
NEW VENUE – The Mountain course is one of the most dramatic courses in the Valley and offers a great opportunity for terrific golf coupled with stunning views!
Dinner: Vista at Arrowhead Club Room and Deck – 676 Sawatch Drive, Edwards, CO 81632

Tennis Tournament: $20 Members; $27 Guests
Golf Tournament: $56 Members includes green fees, cart and prizes; Guests will be accepted as part of a waiting list only, pending final number of golf signups.
Dinner: $40 Members; $60 Guests (Cash Bar at Vista)

Deadline for Payment/sign up: Tuesday, August 16. Click here to sign up.

Tennis: Nick and Eileen Sordi
Golf: Barbara Wahle
Dinner: Barb Nordin

Tennis: Round Robin play from 12:30 – 3:30pm; noon check-in.  Light refreshments will be provided (no Alcohol permitted).  Cost covers balls, refreshments, prizes (awarded at Dinner), and dubious line calls.

Golf: Shotgun start at 3pm SHARP, 2-2:30pm check-in.  9 hole scramble.  Cost includes greens fees, cart and prizes.

Dinner: The culmination of a great day on the golf course or tennis courts is a dinner buffet. It will feature Classic Caesar Salad, Sauteed Green Beans, Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Salmon and Sliced Beef Petite Tender with Key Lime Pie as the dessert.   CASH BAR.

Members can attend dinner regardless of whether they participated in golf or tennis.  Valet parking provided at Vista entrance.

Wine Tasting hosted by Avon Liquors

corksThursday, September 8, 2016, 5:30 – 7pm

Location: Eagle – Vail Pavilion
538 Eagle Drive, Eagle-Vail, CO

Price: $10

Deadline for Payment/sign up: Thursday, September 1. Click here to sign up. Each attendee must bring one plate of hors d’oeuvres/appetizers to be shared among participants; if you wish to remain chatting and eating after the wine tasting ends, please bring your choice of beverage with you. If anyone attending will not be tasting the wines, please let us know.

Minimum of 25 wine tasters required. Maximum number of 100 participants allowed.

Contacts: Angela and Steve Penrose  970-926-2909

Back by popular demand! The Wine Tasting Event was a highlight of last summer’s events. Avon Liquors will host the event again as well as share their knowledge of the wines that they are featuring. Make your reservation ASAP because we have a maximum number of 100 participants allowed.

Grand Valley Tour: Hiking, Rafting, Riding and Soooooo Much More

GrandJunctionSunday, September 11 – Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Depart Vail Valley at 10am on Sunday, September 11

Location: Grand Junction, Colorado

Price: $458 – $700 per person includes most meals, lift ticket, float trip. Price range varies based on 1 or 2 people per room.

Deadline for Payment/sign up: Wednesday, June 15. Limited to 20 people. Click here to sign up. No need to pay anything to VC50 at this time. Critical to reserve your hotel room right away under the Vail Club 50 block.

Contact: Karen Woodard  303-503-0068

Join us on a hiking, biking, tasting and visual adventure and see the Grand Valley like you have not seen the Grand Valley before. Take a look at what we have in store:

Sunday, September 11:
Depart Vail Valley at 10 am to arrive in Grand Junction at approximately noon. You can go to your hotel right down town or go straight to Powderhorn ski area for some afternoon riding and/or hiking. If you would like to ride the lift up to the top of the mountain and ride or hike down is $20. This has been figured into the estimated costs of the trip. We will enjoy the afternoon on the mountain, have some snacks and beverages on the deck (BYO).

As we head back to Grand Junction, our hotels are right in Grand Junction’s charming downtown area so we can walk to restaurants and other attractions. We have 10 rooms reserved at The Hampton Inn by Hilton and The Spring Hill Suites by Marriott. The rate is approximately $162 per night per room which includes tax and parking. Each hotel has a pool and breakfast is included. A table has been reserved for us all at Il Bistro, Grand Junction’s delicious Italian restaurant where items range on the menu from $4 – $25. We can walk from the hotel and will meet there at 6p.

Monday, September 12:
Breakfast at the hotel and then off to your choice of the National Monument, the Lunch Loop or Fruita for some hiking or biking. We will be on our own for lunch and then meet at 4p at Peach Street Distillers in Palisade for a private tour and tasting of all their custom spirits. At 5p we will be off to the Vineyards for a wine tasting. We will have a cook out dinner on the National Monument at the Devils Kitchen picnic area to watch the sunset and enjoy the view. There are grills and a covered shelter at this site. For dinner, we will shop in the afternoon so all will have what they desire for dinner. The cost for dinner and park fees have also been figured into the estimated costs for the trip.

Tuesday, September 13:
Breakfast at the hotel and then off again for your choice of hiking, biking, wine tasting, fresh peaches at the orchards, visit the lavender fields on the mesa, shopping or whatever you would like to do with your time in the area. Enjoy lunch on your own in any of the many options in town.

We will meet up at 1:30 for a float trip on the Colorado river from Palisade to Grand Junction. We will have rafts, kayaks and stand up paddle boards with instruction. The total time will be approximately 4 hours. A cooler and ice is provided and you can bring whatever beverages you desire. The fee for the trip is $40 per person and has also been figured in the estimated trip costs.

For dinner, we have arranged a beer tasting and dinner at the Rockslide Brew Pub a few doors down from the hotels. Estimate about $30 per person (at the most) for the evening based on what you choose for dinner from the menu. If you like Fish and Chips – that is their specialty on Tuesday’s and it is yummy! After dinner, we can find some live music and close the evening.

Wednesday, September 14:
Breakfast at the hotel and get in one last ride, hike, orchard visit, winery visit and depart at your leisure back to the Vail Valley.

Summer’s End Cocktail Party

Monday, September 19, 2016, 5 – 7pm

Location: The Charter at Beaver Creek
Parking at the Charter

Price: $27 Members; $40 Guests
Cash bar

Deadline for Payment/sign up: Friday, September 9. Click here to sign up.

Contact: Pam Crine


charterlogoEnjoy lovely views from the inside and outside decks of this iconic Beaver Creek Venue as you join friends to close out an eventful summer season. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. This favored event is the perfect time to enjoy the fall colors and bid farewell to our summer and look forward to the winter season ahead. Bring a jacket or wrap as the September evenings are cool here in the mountains. Parking is available on site.