SAMLARC Clubs connect residents with common interests together to build community! Clubs are open to all SAMLARC Residents and Guests!
Explore the current SAMLARC Clubs below! Have an idea for a new Club?
Please contact Teresa Frei, Community Lifestyle Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
for information about how to start a new club!
First Thursdays of the Month
Virtual Club (meets via Zoom)
Are you a reader looking to connect with your neighbors and other book lovers? We invite you to join the SAMLARC Book Club where you will dive into new stories every month!
Read for the October Meeting: The Beekeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
This unforgettable novel puts human faces on the Syrian war with the immigrant story of a beekeeper, his wife, and the triumph of spirit when the world becomes unrecognizable.
Nuri is a beekeeper, and Afra, his wife, is an artist. Mornings, Nuri rises early to hear the call to prayer before driving to his hives in the countryside. On weekends, Afra sells her colorful landscape paintings at the open-air market. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the hills of the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo - until the unthinkable happens. When all they love is destroyed by war, Nuri knows they have no choice except to leave their home. But escaping Syria will be no easy task: Afra has lost her sight, leaving Nuri to navigate her grief as well as a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece toward an uncertain future in Britain.
Nuri is sustained only by the knowledge that waiting for them is his cousin, Mustafa, who has started an apiary in Yorkshire and is teaching fellow refugees beekeeping. As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss but dangers that would overwhelm even the bravest souls. Above all, they must make the difficult journey back to each other, a path once so familiar yet rendered foreign by the heartache of displacement.
Moving, intimate, and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a book for our times: a novel that at once reminds us that the most peaceful and ordinary lives can be utterly upended in unimaginable ways and brings a journey in faraway lands close to home, never to be forgotten.
November Discussion: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Community Game Night
Fridays at 7:00 p.m.
Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club
Join your neighbors for this fun SAMLARC CLUB! Bring a board game or try one from the library and enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and cookies as you have fun and connect with your friends, family and community! A lesson on a new game will be featured once per month. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome.
Craft Club is SAMLARC's newest Club and is a great way to get to know new friends and express your creativity! Participants will create a different craft each month.
Please bring your own scissors, glue, pencil, and other common crafting tools.
For questions, please email Club Champion Kate at email@example.com
Walk and Talk Club
Join us for the SAMLARC Walk and Talk Club! Join your neighbors at the Beach Club for a walk around the Lago Santa Margarita! Enjoy a beautiful evening walk around the lake, take in the scenery and make new friends!
Fall Schedule: TBD
Ephemeral Art Club
Do you enjoy nature and creating art? Then this is the club for you!
Ephemeral art is a work of art that only lasts for a short amount of time, perhaps occurs once, and cannot be embodied in any lasting object. This club meets sporadically to create art in nature around the SAMLARC community!