A Review of Five Oaks Events (always a work in progress)


August 18, 2018 Lunch Bunch
(posted by Ellen)
The Margaritas were so so good ~ and *freshly squeezed*.  And the newly opened Monterrey Mexican Restaurant in Rams Plaza was a good pick and a hit with the crowd.  Thanks to Ashley and Candy for all their help, and to Rita for all the great pictures taken through the years (one attached here).

Really good conversation, as well as interesting information, when a suggestion was thrown out there; “Tell us something about yourself that we don’t know”.  Thank you all – so enjoyable!

Stay tuned, The Cheesecake Factory is a possibility for our September 15th luncheon.  You don’t want to miss this one!

Please please leave a *Comment* (scroll way down), and include your preference for future Lunch Bunch venues.


July 21, 2018 Lunch Bunch
(posted by Ellen)
Thank you all!  I can’t tell you how much I enjoy my time with my neighbors and friends the third Saturday of every month!  The conversation, the laughter and just all round pleasantry is so enjoyable. It’s such a great opportunity to meet and chat with old and new friends.  You are special group of people ~~ and again, thank you all for sharing yet another Saturday afternoon with me.

Although we have had many good luncheons over the many years, this past Lunch Bunch at P.F. Changs was up there as one of the best.  Food was excellent and our Server (Michael) was absolutely amazing.  A couple of us arrived early and found a beautiful table setting with wine glasses at each place.  The words *Cheers* were elegantly engraved on each glass ~ but each one in a different language. Such a lovely touch!
Now that’s a *Birthday* candle!


Please feel free to leave a *Comment* below, and include your preference for a future Lunch Bunch venue!

Guys n’Gals – all ages!


July 4, 2018
(posted by Ellen)
Two (2) great reasons to celebrate this past Wednesday. We celebrated our Country’s 247th birthday, and our Five Oaks Stingray Swim Team two years in row – undefeated.  Our July 4th celebration was a huge success with a big Member turnout!!

To Lina and Cheryl, (Team Reps), to Josh, and to all the volunteers for their hard work and dedication in putting this day together – thank you ~ thank you!  And go Stingrays!

A good time was had by all!  

2006. 2007. 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 2018 TEAM PHOTOS


June 25, 2018 Bunco:
(posted by Ellen)
OMG ~ Last night’s Bunco game (June 25) at the Clubhouse was a wonderful fun evening! We met so many delightful new neighbors, and welcomed back many of our long time players.  It didn’t take long for the game to be off and running – despite having so many Newbies.  And, we had some really nice door prizes thanks to Caroline and her Mom. Thank you so much Ladies ~  it was such an enjoyable evening, and a pleasure meeting you all. We hope to see you at our next Bunco night on July 30th (7pm), and again and again every last Monday of the month thereafter.  Always check the Five Oaks website (Calendar of Events) to confirm Bunco, as well as the many other events that we enjoy here in our Five Oaks Community. FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Reminder Tips:
*If you hover over the event on the Calendar, a white notice will appear; BUT if you click the actual event (smack in the middle), the formal (beige in color) notice will pop up;
* Main Room could be on the chilly side – bring a sweater;
* Bring $6.00 – preferably a $5 & a $1 bills, or 6 ones ~ (difficult giving change of ten or twenty, but in a pinch, we’ll find a way);
* If you’re so inclined, bring something/anything to share (but if you have been rushed, not necessary);
* BYOB – no drinks available at the Clubhouse;
* At the beginning of the game:  Consider helping to set up
* At the end of the evening:        Consider helping to clean up.
* Unless you’re absolutely ill, exhausted or have an important date, don’t dash out immediately after the last game.  We’re a team to put the Clubhouse back the way we found it, and more importantly, we sit down, relax, chat and divvy the prizes out (money & sometimes gifts).  The money prizes are given back to the players; (but spread around to different players  🙂
Please feel free to leave a Comment below.  See ya all next month, or maybe before at one of our many events!

Ellen Gilmartin, Administrative Assistant
Five Oaks Recreational Association, Inc

*a nice touch* NAMU

June 16, 2018 Lunch Bunch:
(posted by Pixie)
My husband Bob and I attended today’s lunch bunch at NAMU at Straw Valley in Durham.  We absolutely loved it! The food was extraordinary. Well prepared, fresh and nicely presented. Most of us had something different and were equally pleased. The wait staff were very helpful. Having to order at their serving bar was very helpful. It gave us opportunity to have all questions answered. All in all, a great afternoon!!
May 28, 2018 Memorial Day Celebration (1:30pm)
Although the weather was sortof yucky, our Pool Memorial Celebration was very enjoyable.  There was a people count of approximately forty (40); half adults and half kids.  The slide was a hit, the soda dive was fun, and Pizza and Ice Cream served.  And at this hour, there were actually quite a few in the pool.  If anyone should have a photo of today’s event, please send it, so it may be included here.    ***************************************************************************************************************
May 19, 2018 Lunch Bunch:
The location, the food, the presentation, and the comradeship all blended together for yet another enjoyable Five Oaks Lunch Bunch at the Fusion Fish in Chapel Hill. We welcomed a new 4100 Neighbor; said *hello* to a few who had moved away, (so glad they keep coming back); some who returned from vacation or illness, and of course, our long time Lunch Bunchers. Thank you Ladies & Gents for a fun afternoon!  FULL CALENDAR OF FIVE OAKS EVENTS


May 19, 2018

Posted by Chris (dated 6/4/2018)
Yoga in the Clubhouse has been a wonderful addition to the offerings in Five Oaks for the last month. Classes have been well attended with 5-15 students practicing per class. We have been exploring proper alignment in basic yoga poses, slowly building our practice, and incorporating some meditation techniques each week.

Please come and join us.  We would love to have you!





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10 thoughts on “A Review of Five Oaks Events (always a work in progress)

  1. Lunch Bunch is such a fun way to stay connected to Five Oaks friends, especially for those of us who have moved, but still live nearby.

  2. Enjoyed Lunch Bunch today – not only was the Fusion Fish awesome, with our bubbly waitress Nina, but food was incredible, as were desserts! It’s always great to reconnect with neighbors and meet new folks! Lunch Bunch is a great way to check out new restaurants in the area, too!

  3. As always, Lunch Bunch was so much fun today! Saw old friends, made new friends, and thoroughly enjoyed my meal at Fusion Fish!

  4. As always, Lunch Bunch was great. Enjoyed everything about it, The food was really good, but most of all – the group of people.

  5. I’ve not been to one of these yet, as I’m still in the midst of unpacking, but I hope to attend soon!

  6. Yesterday’s lunch bunch was such fun! Food was exquisite, service friendly and efficient (Nina), The camaraderie, friendliness and respect for everyone prevails! A fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon. A great way to try a new restaurant. The owner stopping in to see how everything was….a nice touch!

  7. I so very much enjoyed being back with The Bunch, and enjoyed the food and the ambiance at -new to me- Fusion Fish.. It was good to reconnect with long-time friends, and wonderful to meet new ones. My huge thanks and gratitude goes to my new friend, Ashley, who is an excellent and thoughtful driver.

  8. As always, Five Oaks makes the Memorial Day fun, especially for the kids. Thanks to all the hard work and flexibility with weather.

  9. I had such a good time at Bunco last night! It was a really fun evening and everyone was really patient with me since I’m a newbie to the game. Hope to see everyone again in July.

  10. I agree completely, Ellen! Loved reading your beautiful review of our lunch at PF Changs yesterday. The birthday girl Raquel was presented with a piece of cheesecake and a giant sparkler on top. A very enjoyable 3 hours!

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