Activities

The following activities take place at the Residents’ Center on a regular basis and are open to all community residents. For questions or more information, call or email the contact people listed below. There will be times when this schedule will be altered for large group activities; for example Memorial Day or Labor Day when parties would be planned.

Bible Study

Our community Bible Study has been in existence for more than 15 years.  We meet every Friday at 10 am in the Residents’ Center.  The Bible has far outsold any other book and is the most read.  Join us if you would enjoy reading and discussing exciting historic events and life changing information.  We also share our needs and pray for one another as well as our community.  Please contact Pam Smith at 910-575-8332 or Joyce Parker at 910-547-2893, gramjp@atmc.net for further information.

Bingo 

Looking for an occasional evening out of the house?  Then come join in the extraordinarily social game involving a lot of chatter and interaction with other community members.  If luck is in your favor, you could yell BINGO!  Bingo is played on the second and fourth Thursday nights from September thru the beginning of summer starting at 7 pm. Contact: Bev Lynch 215 499-6284, bev@mgmt57.com

Bowling          

The Sandpiper Bay Bowling League is a great way to get to know your neighbors while exercising and having fun. Unlike most leagues where you enroll with an entire team, Sandpiper Bay mixes things up; join with a partner and the other pair on your team is selected by random draw each year. The Sandpiper Bay League bowls every other Tuesday from late August through April. To learn more about joining the bowling league, contact Don Baker, 910-575-4411, dbaker01@atmc.net

Couples Pinochle

Pinochle is an Ace-Ten Card Game typically for two to four players and played with a 48-card deck.  It is derived from the card game Bezique.  Players score points by trick-taking and also by forming combinations of cards into melds.  Couples Pinochle meets on the first and third Thursday nights from 7 pm – 10 pm. Contact Linda Pohlman, 910-575-2753, golferbandl@atmc.net

Crafting

Get your creative juices flowing and meet new friends at the same time!  Join the Sandpiper Craft Group at 10 am on Thursdays.  Bring your own project or learn a new craft or skill. One of our ongoing projects is making mats for the homeless.  We have knitters and quilters.  We do card making, Christmas projects, painting and are open to any new ideas. You may drop in and watch, stay for a few hours, or spend the day till 3 pm.

Contacts:

Regina Martin, 910-575-0093,  martinr0729@atmc.net

Monica Gallus, 910-579-1458,  monicagallus@yahoo.com

Garden Club 

Have an interest in gardening, plants, local flowers or trees?  The Garden Club provides all you need to know about gardening at Sandpiper Bay.  Club meetings include guest speakers from local businesses who share their horticultural knowledge; gardening related projects; field trips and more.  The goal of the Sandpiper Bay Garden Club is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening to improve the overall appeal of the community.  The Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of every month at 1:30 pm. If you would like to receive information, contact Sue Belcher, 540-842-1852,  jeffandsue@atmc.net

Ladies Cards

Enjoy playing cards?  A group of 20 plus Sandpiper Bay ladies play Hand and Foot every Tuesday evening from 7 pm to 10 pm.  Hand and Foot is a North American game related to Canasta, in which each player is dealt two sets of cards – the hand and the foot.  All are welcome to play; contact Dian Altemier, 910-880-0429, dalnc@gmail.com.

Ladies Book Club     

The Sandpiper Bay Ladies Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 10:30 am in the Residents’ Center. The book club also has a Facebook page: Sandpiper Bay Ladies Book Club. The books being read each month are included in the emails sent out to the club members.  Contact Phyllis Roche, 910-575-0983, pmroche@gmail.com

Ladies Breakfast      

Come join the ladies of Sandpiper on Wednesday mornings around 8:45 am at Sunny Side Up in Calabash.  Feel free to order off the menu or get the buffet.  It’s a great way to start the day and spend time with neighbors.  Contact:  Marci Berry, 910-575-0834, marjonb@atmc.net

Ladies Luncheon      

Dine and enjoy friendly conversation with the ladies of Sandpiper Bay at the Ladies Luncheons held in February, May, October and December each year. Each luncheon is hosted by a volunteer group of community ladies who work with a local restaurant to set-up a menu and fixed price for the lunch.  The themed luncheons are very popular; attended by 60-125 of our beautiful ladies.  New to the community, we would love to introduce you at a luncheon.

Contacts:

Patty Stonecypher, 410-746-8885, phstoney69@gmail.com

Kelly Clifford, 443-848-9378, kclifford713@gmail.com

Mahjong

Mahjong is a tile-based game that was developed in China during the Qing dynasty and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century. It is commonly played by four players and is similar to the Western card game rummy.  Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and involves a degree of chance.  Sandpiper Bay has a very robust Mahjong group that welcomes players of all levels from beginner to expert.

Mondays from 12 pm to 4 pm, alternating Wednesdays from 7 pm – 10 pm Contact: Mona Rolison, 910-575-7927,  monarolison@atmc.net

Thursdays from 12:30 pm – 3 pm Contact: Dian Altemier, 910-880-0429, daltnc@gmail.com

Mexican Train

Mexican Train is a domino game designed to be played by up to eight people. Because it incorporates the idea of a train, it appeals to people of all ages. It derives from Chinese domino games.  Mexican Train meets on alternating Wednesdays from 7 pm – 10 pm; contact Barbara Tulloch, 910-579-2726, bwtulloch67@atmc.net

Men’s Cards

A long-standing group of residents play a friendly game of poker.  Poker is a family of games that combines gambling, strategy and different skills.  All poker variants involve betting as an intrinsic part of play and determine the winner of each hand according to the combinations of players’ cards, at least some of which remain hidden until the end of the hand.  All are welcome providing you bring your own group.  Men’s Cards meets on Mondays from 7 pm to 10 pm Contacts:  Sam Milora, 910-233-5701, samgin@atmc.net

Pickleball     

We have a vibrant neighborhood group that plays pickleball on the Sandpiper Bay courts three days/week, weather permitting.   Stop by and join in – we always welcome new players and can teach you how to play this great game!  There are pickleball paddles and balls stored in the Library at the Residents’ Center.  In addition to the times list below, community members are welcome to play at any time; the courts are free.  There are also six pickleball courts, with lights for nighttime play, at the Ocean Isle Park.

Organized neighborhood play is Wednesday, Friday and Sunday mornings (usually 8 am during warm weather 9 am or later in the colder months.)  Women’s Pickleball:  Monday mornings.  Feel free to contact any of these neighbors for more information or to set up beginner lessons.

Contacts:  

Bev Lynch            215-499-6284    bev@mgmt57.com

Doug Wolfe          910-575-0077    dwolfesb@gmail.com

Dee Mallam          609-577-0231    dmallam@verizon.net (Women’s Pickleball)

Piperettes

Membership in the Piperettes is limited to those parties who hold a current annual membership in Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club and who have paid their annual dues to the Piperettes plus the annual handicap fee with Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club and who maintain an accurate and current handicap at the club.

Pink Ladies

The Pink Ladies is a local cancer support group. Our members include both cancer survivors and individuals who want to help family, friends and neighbors currently undergoing cancer treatment.

In addition to offering physical and emotional support to cancer patients and their families, the group contributes financially to numerous local organizations and events involved in cancer research and treatment.  Our primary fund-raising initiative involves collecting and recycling used greeting cards. Donations of used cards are always welcome and are collected in the Residents’ Center in a marked bin.

If you are a cancer patient or caregiver, please consider joining our group. If you know of anyone who is a patient or caregiver, please tell them about our group.  The group meets regularly on the first Thursday of the month at 11 am at Pipers Restaurant in the Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club; all are welcome to attend.

We encourage community members to borrow the cancer related materials located on the bookshelf just outside the Library door at our Residents’ Center.

For more information, contact Barbara DeMore, 910-575-0986, bjdretiree@atmc.net

Sandpiper Bay Men’s Golf League

Sandpiper Bay Men’s Golf Association SBMGA is open to all men who are members of Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club located in Sunset Beach, North Carolina.  Our web site, WWW.SBMGA.COM is used to present useful and reliable information to current and potential members of the Sandpiper Bay Men’s Golf Association.

Sandpiper Sentinel Newsletter        

The Sentinel is the official newsletter of the Sandpiper Bay Property Owners Association. The Sentinel is a great source of information that comes direct to your email without any searching, Read about community events, SPB club activities, new community members and much more.  We are always looking for stories and articles about our community and its members. Contact Veronika White, veronika.white@atmc.net

Water Aerobics

Water Aerobics is the performance of aerobic exercise in shallow water such as a swimming pool. Done mostly vertically and without swimming typically in waist deep or deeper water, it is a type of resistance training.  The water aerobics group meets in the summer season Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 9:30 am at the pool.  Contact Lila Korpela, 910-579-0270, dlk_empire@atmc.net

1). Any and all construction, alterations, and/or modification to the exterior of a resident’s home must be submitted to the Architectural Review Committee through the ARC Application for disposition. 2). Leaf and Limb pick up is the first and third Monday each month. Recycle pick up is every other Wednesday. 3). Pool and Spa closes for the season on November 1. 1). Any and all construction, alterations, and/or modification to the exterior of a resident’s home must be submitted to the Architectural Review Committee through the ARC Application for disposition. 2). Leaf and Limb pick up is the first and third Monday each month. Recycle pick up is every other Wednesday. 3). Pool and Spa closes for the season on November 1. 1). Any and all construction, alterations, and/or modification to the exterior of a resident’s home must be submitted to the Architectural Review Committee through the ARC Application for disposition. 2). Leaf and Limb pick up is the first and third Monday each month. Recycle pick up is every other Wednesday. 3). Pool and Spa closes for the season on November 1. 1). Any and all construction, alterations, and/or modification to the exterior of a resident’s home must be submitted to the Architectural Review Committee through the ARC Application for disposition. 2). Leaf and Limb pick up is the first and third Monday each month. Recycle pick up is every other Wednesday. 3). Pool and Spa closes for the season on November 1.