One of the primary reasons life stays interesting in Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, and all across the world is that each of us was created uniquely. We look different, we have different ideas, we like different foods, have different skills and gifts, and enjoy different kinds of leisure activities.
To meet the desires of our widely varied tastes, our community has developed a great diversity of social offerings. You might be surprised to learn that one of your favorite hobbies has a local following you could enjoy participating in. Or take up a brand new one that strikes your fancy. Take a look:
Making Hook Rugs – This class is open to anyone interested in traditional or primitive rug hooking. 10 a.m. on the fourth Monday of each month except December. Moneta SML Library, 13641 Moneta Road, Moneta. Bonnie Johnson, (540) 721-6475, or Mae Overman, (540) 721- 4398.
For Quilt Lovers the Lake Quilters Guild is dedicated to the art and joy of quilting and making items for charity. 10 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month except July. July meeting will be held on August 1. Trinity Ecumenical Parish, 40 Lakemount Drive, Moneta. www.lakequilters.org. Maureen Abdo, (540) 721-2013 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aspiring Writers – open to anyone interested in any form of writing. Exchange information on writing and publishing opportunities. Time allotted to read aloud from personal work to the group. 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Friday of each month. Moneta SML Library, 13641 Moneta Road, Moneta. Jim Morrison, (540) 721-1991, EZWriter@att.net.
SML Antique and Classic Boat Society: Promotes the restoration and preservation of antique and classic boats. 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Visitors’ Center at Bridgewater Plaza, 16430 Booker T. Washington Highway, Moneta. www.woodenboats.com. Don Smith, (540) 297-4930.
For water lovers – The Water Ski Club is for avid water skiers seeking to improve their ability level for personal best or competition. Ages range from six to seniors. http://smlwaterski.home.att.net/. email@example.com.
Lake Square Dancers: Modern western square dancing on the mainstream and plus levels and line dancing. 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays. $4. Moneta Community Room, Rucker Road, Moneta. Classes are also available. Inge Camplejohn, (540) 297-2554, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ballroom Dancers: Dances at the Bedford Middle School at 3 p.m. on the first Sunday afternoon and also at the Moneta Community Room at 7:30 p.m. on the third Friday. Lorraine Beers, (540) 297-4677, or Cherie Fletcher, (540)297-7194.
Smith Mountain Lake Woman’s Club: Focuses on giving funds to programs that help women and children. The local chapter of the Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs. 10:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Westlake Country Club, 360 Chestnut Creek Drive, Hardy. Karen Over, (540) 721-2100.
SML Harmoneers Barbershop Chorus: Open to any men who like to sing. 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday. Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 13586 Moneta Road, Moneta. Michael Nee, (540) 721-2123.
Moneta Lions Club: Meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and third Thursdays of each month. The lower level of Resurrection Catholic Church, 15353 Moneta Road, Moneta. Jerry Over, 540-721-2100.
SML Lions Club: Meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month from September through June. Waterfront Country Club, 275 Anchor Drive, Moneta. http://www.geocities.ws/sml_lions_club/.
The Breakfast Club: Very informal. Meets at 9 a.m. Tuesdays at Campers Paradise, 1336 Campers Paradise Trail, Moneta. Just show up. Joan Brackin, (540) 297-3456.