Here you will find all the information you need about the social events for the 2017 summer season.

Summer Social Events Coordinators
Jocelyn Dienst   303-990-4116

Barb Nordin  206-953-­1725

Signup and payment process

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.

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?

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Event Attendees reports

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

Guys and Dolls

Vail Club 50 offers special events organized for single members who are looking for a comfortable environment to meet and enjoy activities with other single members. This 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

Summer Kick-off Social

Thursday, June 29, 4:30 – 7:30pm

Location: The Harvest Restaurant at Sonnenalp
1265 Berry Creek Road, PO Box 1080 • Edwards, CO

Price: $40 Members; $60 Guests 

Deadline for Payment/signup: Event is sold out!


Barb & Dave Nordin 206-953-1725
Nina Jannetti 713-303-0208

Meet new members and reconnect with old friends at the first Vail Club 50 social event of the season. Enjoy signature cocktails and lite dinner fare plus dessert at this gourmet restaurant with fabulous views and a lovely outdoor patio.

First drink is on Vail Club 50!

Hike and Sunset Dinner

 Friday, July 7, 2016, 5 pm

Location: Vitner’s Resturant at Market Place
Top level of Eagle’s Nest accessed via Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead

Price: $30 Members; $40 Guests

Cash Bar: Yes

Deadline for Payment/signup: Friday, June 30.  Signup not available yet; menu pending.

Robin Burch  404-606-0154
Linda Wilson  970-926-8172

Join your friends on the top of Vail Mountain for an early evening hike from Eagle’s Nest Ridge to the Wildwood Shelter then back to Eagle’s Nest for dinner. 
Park in the free Lionshead structure then take the Eagle Bahn Gondola to the top of Eagle’s Nest where we’ll meet between 5 – 6pm at Vitner’s Resturant at Market Place for appetizers and beverages before we begin the hike.

All levels welcome. There will be two groups of hikers – 1) Tortoises and the other 2) Marmot and Hares. Please wear sturdy hiking footwear and be prepared for variable weather and temperature changes. If you just want to join us for dinner that is great as well – no need to hike. You are welcome to come at 5pm for appetizers and/or dinner at 7:30pm. The price includes private dining at Vitner’s at Market Place on the top floor of Eagle’s Nest. An assortment of appetizers and cash bar from 5pm – 6pm then dinner at 7:30pm followed by a dessert tray with tea or coffee.

Dinner options will be provided at a later date once the Summer Menu is ready from Vail Mountain Dining.

After dinner, enjoy the gondola ride to the bottom while viewing Vail Mountain under the moonlight! No hiking other than in the two groups! No hiking down!

Buena Vista Trip

Thursday July 13th – Sunday July 16th

Deadline for Payment/sign up:  Reservations are made directly with Best Western, and due BEFORE 12 July.   Click here to sign up.

Contact: Gary Blamire  970-376- 2128

We are heading to Buena Vista, CO for 4 days and 3 nights of outdoor fun.

POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES (you can pick and choose)
– Hike in the national forest
– Fish in the Arkansas River
– Participate in a group BBQ 
– Visit Princeton Hot Springs
– Climb a 14’er (Mt. Harvard)
– White water raft the Arkansas River
– Dine in one of the towns many local eateries
– Road bike to Cotton Pass (moderately difficult)
– Visit the local Distillery (short walk back to the cabins)
– Mountain bike ride on a scenic rails-to-trails bike path (3% max grade)

There is a central picnic area with BBQ and benches, perfect for a social hour.  Plan on a daily social hour before dinner. 
At least one evening, we will have a group BBQ

Depending on participation size, we will break up into small groups for dinner.

LODGING.  Best Western
TELEPHONE:              719/395-8009
~ $152.99 per night.  Mention the Gary Blamire Group RESERVATION NUMBER: 774124762
Reservations are made directly with Best Western, and due BEFORE 12 July

Line Dancing Extravaganza & Instruction (and Buffet Supper)

Monday July 24th, 2017, 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; $26 Guests

Bar: Bring beverage of your choice (beer, wine, soda, etc.); Vail Club 50 will provide lots of water (& cups) to keep everyone hydrated.

Deadline for Payment/sign up: Monday July 17th, 2017. Click here to sign up.

Jocelyn Dienst  303-990-4116
Barbara Maloney  501-256-7823
Suzette Newman  970-926-5778

A fun evening is guaranteed with instruction under the tutelage of our very own Vail 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.

Lake Dillon Theatre – Ghost

Saturday July 29, 2017
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: $35 Members; $40 Guests
Deadline for Payment/sign up: Event is sold out!

Contact: Chuck Bailey  415­-383-­9797

Description- Theatrical Production of “Ghost”. Email Chuck Bailey if you’d like to be put on a waiting list.


Bikes, Brats and Beer!
(Our 6th Annual Bike Fest)

Tuesday August 8, 2017
Bike ride times TBD; BBQ 1pm

Location: Eagle Vail Pavilion
538 Eagle Drive, Avon

Price: Members: $15 for BBQ, Guests: $20 for BBQ
No charge for bike ride!

Deadline for Payment/sign up: Tuesday August 1, 2017. Click here to sign up.

Burt Merical  612-810-2588

Cherryl Kachenmeister  612-720-0724
Tom Berthiaume  612-385-5799

Let’s celebrate halfway through the glorious Vail Valley biking season with a Bikes, Brats, and Beer barbeque outdoors on the deck at the Eagle Vail Pavilion. Brats, hot dogs, and all the fixings will be provided as well as water, beer, and wine.

BYOB other beverages, if desired.

There will be three rides: short, medium and long. Details of each ride and the leader to contact for information will be published prior to the event. All rides will end at the Eagle Vail Pavilion at 12:30pm. A sag wagon will be on call from the Pavilion; no other rider support will be provided.

Wine Tasting and Hors D’oeuvres

Tuesday August 15th, 2017, 5:30 – 7 pm

Location: Singletree Pavilion
1010 Berry Creek Rd, Edwards

Price: $10 Members; $10 Guests

Deadline for Payment/signup: Tuesday August 8, 2017. Click here to sign up.

Special Instructions at SignUp: Each attendee should bring one plate of hors d’oeuvres/appetizers to be shared among participants. If you’d like to remain chatting and eating after the wine tasting ends, please bring your choice of beverage with you.

Angela and Steve Penrose  970-926-2909

Richard and Debbie Durben  914-980-1498

Back by popular demand! The wine tasting was a highlight of last summer’s events. Avon Liquor will host the event again as well as share its knowledge of the wines being featured. Please bring an hors d’oeuvre to share. Minimum of 25 wine tasters required. Maximum number of 100 participants allowed.

President’s Dance

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Cocktails & Apps 6-7pm; Plated Dinner 7 – 8pm, Dancing 7 – 10pm

Location/Address: Donovan Pavilion
1600 S. Frontage Rd., Vail CO 81657

Price: $60 Members; $100 Guests

Cash Bar: Red and White Wine as well as Beer will be available for $5.00 per drink and tickets for all drinks will be secured at the door. Please bring cash as there will not be any charge card capability. Soft drinks, Pelligrino, etc. available for $3.00/drink.

Deadline for Payment/Signup: Monday, August 14, 2017.  Click here to sign up.

Jocelyn Dienst  303-990-4116
Pam Crine  970-328-0809
Bobbie Ruh  970-479-7333
Leslie Davies  832-236-7490
Eileen Thurnauer  630-623-3381

Join your friends for a beautiful, casual, summer evening of fine dining and entertainment at Donovan Pavilion. Enjoy cocktails on the outdoor terrace followed by a catered dinner provided by Vail Catering Concepts, and Vail Valley Band featuring Don Watson and Beth Swearingen will entertain us with fun, lively music for dancing!

The menu includes:

Appetizers: Lamb and feta flatbread with chermoula sauce, turkey meatballs with orange teriyaki glaze and fresh basil, Chipotle crab and avocado tostada with roasted cherry tomato
and queso, Fried zucchini cakes with red pepper romesco;
Dinner: Organic mixed greens with fresh vegetables, julienne carrots, cucumber sticks, vine ripened tomato, manchego cheese, lime basil vinaigrette salad, Sliced tenderloin and Seared
salmon served with ginger coconut sweet potato mash, saute green beans, mushrooms and peppers with green coconut curry sauce;
Dessert: Chocolate mousse, gluten free sugar cookie and berries;

This is a summer CASUAL evening so plan on joining your friends for a delightful evening as well as welcoming the 2017-2018 Vail Club 50 Board of Directors.

Golf/Pickleball Tournament & Awards Banquet

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
Golf: 2:30 – 4:30pm. Shotgun start. Arrive at 1:30 to
2:15pm to get your cart and warm up at the driving range.
Meet at the practice putting green by the clubhouse office
at 2:15pm to meet the pro and get your starting hole assignment.

Pickleball: 2:30 – 4:30pm. Round Robin level-based format. Meet at the courts at 2:15pm.
Awards Banquet: Cocktails & Snacks 5 – 6pm, Buffet Dinner 6 – 8pm

Location: Gypsum Creek Golf Club & Creekside Grill
530 Cotton Ranch Drive, Gypsum, CO

Note: The pickleball courts are located across the street from the main club parking lot. Park in this lot. Please do not park on the street by the courts.

Golf: $40 per person. Includes green fees, cart, and prizes.

Pickleball: $5 per person. Includes prizes.
Dinner: $30 Members; $40 Guests

Cash Bar Available – Event includes one drink ticket

Deadline for Payment/signup: Friday, August 25, 2017. Click here to sign up.

Special Instructions at signup:
Golf: Please provide your golf handicap (or an estimate).
Pickleball: Please indicate your pickleball level: 2.5, 3.0, 3.5

Contact :
Golf: Barbara Wahle  410-271- 9861

Pickleball: Jocelyn Dienst  303-990-4116
Banquet: Barb Nordin  206-953- 1725

Choose your event and get your clubs and paddles ready for a fun afternoon of 9-hole golf at Gypsum Creek Golf Club or a round-robin level-based pickleball tournament at Gypsum’s eight, brand new outdoor pickleball courts. These fun activities will be followed by a cocktail hour with
snacks and a buffet dinner and awards ceremony at the Gypsum Creekside Grill. All events are at a single location! The buffet banquet will feature House Salad, Sautéed Vegetables, Scalloped Potatoes, Beef Carving Station, Chicken in White Wine Sauce and bite-size desserts. Dinner includes 1 drink ticket. A cash bar is also available. Members may attend dinner regardless of whether they participated in golf or pickleball.

Note: Pickleball players: Bring a pickleball paddle and a lawn chair to watch (or rest!) during the tournament.


Summers End Cocktail Party

Tuesday September 19, 2017, 5 – 7pm

Location: The Charter at Beaver Creek
Parking at the Charter

Price: $30 Members; $46 Guests

Cash bar: Yes

Deadline for Payment/signup: Monday, September 11, 2017. Click here to sign up.

Contact: Jim Yager

Enjoy 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.