NEVER A DULL MOMENT

SPORTS, MUSIC, ARTS, GAMES, SPECIAL EVENTS...

A RICH SOCIAL CALENDAR

Social connection is the number one ingredient for a happy and healthy life! The Bungalow Club will offer a full calendar of events and activities. Live music, parties, lectures, outings, sports groups like walking/yoga/mountain biking/kayaking, music concerts, games, wine tastings. How about clubs for film, bridge, laughter, you name it!

SOME BUNGALOW HALLMARKS...

House Concerts in The Living Room twice a month -- 50 people can lounge comfortably and with cocktails in hand! The first House Concert with Sam Robbins (recently on The Voice) was a sellout and a fantastic vibe! Scott Kirby from Key West and Broadway singer Sharon Ippolito are next up! The shows will be a broad mix -- a cappella, jazz, blues, strings, piano and singer/songwriters will predominate. In the good weather we will move outside to the spacious Loggia -- often on a late Sunday afternoon for our Sunday Chill series and members can hang out around the fire pit or in the club chairs while listening to great live music.

Our Curiosity Conversations Series invites interesting people with things to say -- kind of a cross between a TED talk and the Ellen Show. Scarlet Keys from Berklee College of Music was our first guest and it was another vibrant evening in The Living Room.

The Neighborhood Project is an innovative film series where members socialize, watch a hand-selected film from the curators at The Nantucket Project, and have a rich discussion afterwards. The first gathering last week was a huge success! This film series is generously sponsored by Founding Member Shanna McBurney.

Cooking with the Chefs is a cooking class/demo where the Chefs will share their secrets! The first one is "Not Your Average Cookie" where Chef Brent will dazzle with his tricks to make memorable holiday confections.

Club Competitions a few times a year, to keep our friendly competitive juices flowing. Mixed Doubles Dominoes Tournament is on deck for January. Others to come are billiards, bocce, darts, a Club Olympics where the membership is divided into teams to compete throughout the year for the glory of their team.

Winemaker Dinners and Spirits Dinners . . .  . our first ones are scheduled for January: Eden Cider Dinner is one of them  . . . details to follow.  

Field Trips to out-of-the-box farms, makers and innovators in the food world. Arethusa Farms in Connecticut and Wiggly Bridge Distillery are two upcoming. Not just food trips, but art and music and any odd ball things that strike our fancy.

Clubs within the Club that members have expressed interest in starting and leading in 2019: mah jong, knitting, bookclub, intro to road biking for women, kayak club on the Exeter River across the street, bourbon tasting, cigar appreciation.

A few signature Club Parties:  Mardi Gras Madness,  Academy Awards, Kentucky Derby Day, Cinco de Mayo, fall harvest with an Outstanding in the Field dinner, All Hallow's Eve, Holiday Vibe at The Bungalow.

Interesting speakers and/or events similar to TED Talks.

Monthly Ladies Only (The Secret Mermaid Society) and Guys Night Out dinners.

Club Variety Show -- think back to summer camp!

Sunday afternoon concerts on the Loggia — jazz, raggae, blues, country, mix it up.

OTHER CLUBS AND IDEAS:

A “Pay it Forward Circle” of members who pick a non-profit to support and raise money for.

A driver(s) on call who can shuttle you to Portsmouth, Boston, Portland – especially helpful at night!

The Dinner Party Table offers six seats for members who would like to strike up a conversation with other members at a shared table..

Anything is possible -- members' ideas are welcome!

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 Front Porch Pickin'

 

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SPORTS AND FITNESS

At The Bungalow Club we aim to make physical activity and sports easy, sociable, fun and not intimidating!

The heart of the sports program is the group activities and “the clubs within the club” that our Fun & Games Director will organize. Like walking, running, kayaking, mountain and road biking, snowshoeing, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, possibly others?

There will also be occasional weekly classes (taught by freelance teachers, for a fee per class) that depart from what is offered locally at the moment. Like qui gong, meditation and mindfulness, bootcamp, pilates, gentle yoga, whatever the members want. Anything is possible really, if enough members support it, so People — let’s be bold and innovative!

 

THE ARTS

The Artist in Residence program keeps artists and their art in our midst! Two to four artists per year will be offered complimentary membership in exchange for sharing their art with the Club and mixing it up with the members. A musician will play for the Club on several dates and the visual artist will have a “gallery show” in a non-gallery space, like the hallway or the Loft or The Game Room, or any accommodating space.

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MUSIC

Live music will be an integral part of the life of the Club. It is our goal to have live music – of all sorts -- at least every other week. The music will be performed in various spots in the Club, but the primary venue will be The Listening Room, which is actually the Loft converted into a pop-up music venue. The Listening Room is patterned after the famous Bluebird Café in Nashville, where you go to listen to music, and not to talk! You will go to The Listening Room when you truly want to listen to the music, and give the musician your full attention and respect, and you go to The Full of Bull Bar when you want to talk – and ne’er the twain shall meet!

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

How To Join

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT JULIANNA AT JAKNOETTNER@BUNGALOWCLUBEXETER.COM, 603-418-7851 OR BY PROVIDING YOUR NAME AND EMAIL IN THE FORM BELOW