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City Happy Hour, CC’s Cocktail Lounge, November 10 - Solveig hosted this fun happy hour in the Marina. We had a good turnout of about 30 people, and even held a raffle! The night was busy so we only managed to get one photo! We made friends with the great bartender, who had Scandinavian connections, and with CC, the owner of the lounge, who …
Redwood City Happy Hour, November 17 - Hosted by Aaron Z, this happy hour down on the peninsula had a good turnout of about  13  folks, old friends as well as new friends! Gourmet Haus is a really nice venue, awesome beer and food selection and their shop is full of Marabou and other chocolates, food, cakes, licorice, beers, condiments etc. Happy …
Group at bonfire Halloween Bonfire on Ocean Beach - What a wonderful evening we had at Stein’s bonfire event last night! The weather showed itself from its best side. No fog, no clouds, almost no wind, and a stunning sunset! Some joined in costume, and a lot of people brought yummy stuff to share at the table. Thanks to Stein for organizing, and Jeanette …
Angel Island picnic, people playing baseball Angel Island Picnic & Fleet Week - The YSC went to Angel Island for a picnic and to watch the Fleet Week airshow on October 8th. Unfortunately our friend “Karl the Fog” decided to pay a visit to the city, and the parts of the airshow that weren’t canceled, were not very visible in the fog. Still, a great time was has …
Oracle Park from above YSC tailgating + Giants game - Back by popular demand! The YSC’s popular event from last year saw a rerun last week, as long-time club member Gordon Gottsche hosted the tailgating + baseball night at Oracle park. Long-timers and brand new members enjoyed sausages and burgers before heading over to the park. This event sold out, again, and 25 YSC:ers + …
Viking Luau Pig Roast with Erde - It’s been three years since the last Luau at Clear Lake, and it was SO nice to revive this popular tradition! The weekend was a hit, although we think most people would agree that 10-20 degrees cooler wouldn’t have been all that bad! It was not just the pig that was roasting this weekend… The …
Marin Hike with Jesper - On July 9, Jesper took us on yet another wonderful hike in Marin County, this time through Madrone Canyon in Larkspur. The city was covered in fog, but Larkspur showed itself from its best side. Sunshine and pleasant temperatures made for a great hike. The hike was about 3 miles, with quite a bit of …
Disco people on the deck Epic Clear Lake Opening Weekend – May 27-30 - What a party!! This year’s ABBA themed Clear Lake opener was absolutely sensational. Taking place over the long 3 day Memorial Day weekend, we celebrated togetherness, welcomed new members, sang and danced our hearts out Saturday and Sunday night. There was a little last minute cooler weather starting Friday evening into Saturday that we welcomed with open arms. …
Clear Lake Kick-off Picnic at Crissy Fields, May 7 - The perfect warm-up for an awesome CL season! This years kick-off party for the Clear Lake season was held at Crissy Fields. Party-meisters Lala and Solveig had prepped picnic food and lawn games for participants of all ages! The winds were really strong on this sunny day, but fortunately the picnic spot was somewhat sheltered …
May Happy Hour in Belmont - Club board member Aaron Zorndorf hosted a lovely Happy Hour in Belmont in San Mateo County. It was easy access so we even got some city folks to join! We gathered in the outdoor garden at the Waterdog Tavern and enjoyed a good selection of beverages and appetizers, and reconnected with new and old friends. …