December 2020 Issue


We have already received 2 photo Christmas cards, so it must be December!
It's been wonderful to see friends at the CPWC activities during November. At the Savvy Evening Group, I learned foreign travel rules change every day. At the Hiking Group, I enjoyed another part of the Chattahoochee National Forrest I'd never seen before. During the Daytime Program, I tasted yummy Fall recipes explained by our very own French Chef, Aurelie Barrial.
Getting out of the house for a change of scenery was lovely, but not as lovely as seeing and catching up with CPWC neighborhood friends. I'd encourage each of you to check out our December calendar and come join us doing something you enjoy with friends you enjoy even more.
Please stop by McFarlane Park this Sunday, December 6 between 3 and 4 p.m. for our Yule Log celebration and bonfire. Santa will read Twas the Night Before Christmas promptly at 3 p.m. and then be available for "socially distanced" pictures. Please RSVP to Kristen Bernheim at
We are in active planning for our Saturday, February 6 Fundraiser: Party with a Purpose for the benefit of Great Prospects. Great Prospects provides after high school and summer programs for adolescents and young adults with developmental disabilities.
We are looking for 15 homes to host 4-8 couples for an evening meal. Hosts will plan their parties' themes and menus and be responsible for the cost of the meal. Each party guest will contribute $100 directly to Great Prospects. We will also have an online auction during the event. Questions to
Meanwhile, have a wonderful Holiday Season......wear your masks, hug your loved ones, eat decadently......and we'll update you in the New Year.  
With Appreciation,
Chris Cashman & Jean Ann McCarthy
CPWC Co-Presidents 2020-2021

Jean Ann McCarthy and Chris Cashman, your co-presidents
BirthdaysBirthdays - Celebrating YOU!!!!

This is the first year we are spreading Sunshine birthday greetings. Each month, we will list members who have birthdays that month so that we can celebrate each other.  If you do not see your name listed and would like to be included, please email Patty Pace (Membership) with your birthday. To respect privacy, we will not publish dates in the newsletter, only that you are celebrating your birthday that month. 

December Birthdays
Chris Cashman
Jean Dole
Jean Ann McCarthy
Rita FurnessAmy McConnell
Judi West
Pat Smith
Lindsey Catone
Dee Kazinec
Dot GrigsbyLinda Pace

Michelle JericevichKelley Sodel

 DayTimeProgramDecember Daytime Program - McFarlane Park
Join us for the December 11 Daytime Program Meeting at 11 am at McFarlane Park.   

We will share festive drinks and have a gift exchange ($20 limit).  
Dress warmly for the weather.  Please bring your own chair and a donation for Great Prospects (gift card to Hobby Lobby, Michaels or Visa).  
Wear your ugly Christmas sweater and holiday mask. Prizes for the best ones!  
We will communicate a back-up plan in case of rain.   
Click on this link to register or RSVP.  

MembershipMembership Update

The directories have all been delivered! So that we can keep the database up to date, please let me know if your information has changed. 
Please join me in welcoming our newest members. We are so glad to have them as part of our community. As always, if you have new neighbors who you would like to welcome to our group, either contact me or guide them to the Membership tab of our website.  
(Please note, however, that we have reached our '20 - '21 threshold for sponsored members.)

Paty Holdmeyer    599 Lenox Woods Ct.              
Wendy Ladner       600 Willow Knoll Dr.                
Sterling Lanken     172 Atlanta Country Club Dr.   

Happy Holidays to everyone!

Patty Pace
CPWC Membership

CPCACommunityNewsCPCA Community News

CPCA put flags throughout the neighborhood to celebrate Veteran's Day.

Please consider participating in the CPCA as an annual dues payer, a volunteer, a meeting attendee, and an interested neighbor.  (CPCA is separate from CPWC - see the website at

Click here to pay your CPCA dues online and also donate to McFarlane Park.

Thank you for your consideration and generosity.

FeatureA Little Shout Out to Some Special Neighbors
From Nancy Mitchell (After the power outage)

Just wanted to give a huge shout out to our wonderful friends in the CPWC. We bumped into Caryn Sonderman who found out we still had no power ... and instantly offered a bedroom and shower until we had power restored. Is this not wond
erful or what?  Our dear neighbor, Heather Peck, has also checked on us. We feel so blessed to live in this wonderful community. This is what the CPWC does BEST. Just sayin'

Feel the hugs, Nancy Mitchell

For our December meeting, we are collecting gift cards (
Hobby Lobby, Michael's or Visa) for our Charity, Great Prospects.  If you cannot attend, please consider dropping off your gift cards to Michelle Jericevich. Please visit the Great Prospects website to learn more about our charity. 

FamilyActivitiesFirst Friday Update

Even though our First Friday event for December 4 has been cancelled, we hope to reschedule with the McKendrys very soon!

SavetheDateCPWC Run Walk 5K   
What a beautiful time of year to go for a Stroll...whether walking or running!  
Christmas has a whole new spin and check out the swag...!  All you have to do is register through and run a 5K between December 19 - December 25 on a  course of your choosing.  What a great opportunity for a fun Family Activity over the holidays!
Please contact Susan Fulkerson or Chris Cashman for details. Hope to see you out and about!

See more upcoming events below!
The CPWC hosts a wide range of Interest Group meetings each month. You can find the upcoming events on the website under the Calendar  & Events menu item or click Calendar & Upcoming Events 
Below is also list of each group's upcoming activity. Please join us!
Interest Group
5K Walk/Run Dec 19-25 Virtual AJC Peachtree 10K.  Participants can complete the 10K between the hours of 12:01 am and 1:59 pm on Thanksgiving Day.  
(click here for additional races or contact Susan or Chris
Bible Study
We meet Thursdays at the Atlanta Country Club from 10 am to 11:30 am.  Please RSVP. We'll be studying Scriptures from the Epistles which will include important truths to help us live victorious in this life. We would love to have you join us.  Please contact Lettie Nixon770 -953-2066    
For those who are interested in BRIDGE LESSONS, there are two bridge clubs nearby where bridge lessons are offered.
Ruff n Sluff Bridge Club  770 973-7717
Not far, this side of the Big Chicken
1809 Roswell Road
Marietta GA  30062
Bridge Club of Atlanta  770 354-6033
Fountain Oaks Shopping Center, far left corner upstairs
4920 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs GA  30342
Bridge is a fun game that can be played on many levels.  Since it requires a multiple of four players, get several friends together and explore the potential at either of these clubs which are about six miles from where we live.  If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Nicol  (email) or 770-541-6168  
Canasta is a fun game that stimulates your brain but also allows you to converse and get to know your neighbors and have fun during the game.  Partner play allows for more options but individuals can play too.   
We meet monthly on the second Thursday from September to August at 12-3 pm.  There is no need to commit to playing every month!  Contact Karen Frantz (email) or 770-715-7139  
Daytime Book Club
Dec 14

The Daytime Book Club will meet at Susan Fulkerson's home on Monday, 12/14 at 1:00PM (note time change) to discuss the Truman Capote book, A Christmas Memory
Please contact Susan Fulkerson for additional information. 
Daytime Program 
Dec 11 
Join us for the December 11 Daytime Program Meeting at 11 am at McFarlane Park.  We will share festive drinks and have a gift exchange ($20 limit). Dress warmly for the weather.  Please bring your own chair and a donation for Great Prospects (gift card to Hobby Lobby, Michaels or Visa). Wear your ugly Christmas sweater and holiday mask. Prizes for the best ones!  
We will communicate a back-up plan in case of rain.  
Click on this link to register or RSVP. 
Evening Book Club 
Dec 8 
The Evening Book Club will be meeting at Libby Nabors home on December 8th.  "Across the Winding River" by Aim K. Runyan is our chosen book for discussion. (This book is currently available on Kindle Unlimited.) 
Family Activities  
Dec 6

Watch for Details

Please stop by McFarlane Park this Sunday, December 6 between 3 - 4 pm for our Yule Log celebration, bonfire, and milk and cookies with Santa.
Santa will read Twas The Night Before Christmas promptly at 3pm and then be available for "socially distanced" pictures.
Items To Bring:
1. Your Mask (We ask that everyone over age 5 please wear a mask)
2. A Blanket or Chair to Sit In During Story
3. Letter for Santa (Santa will have his mailbox with him; include your return address on the envelope and we can get the letter back to you)
Join us for this fun annual neighborhood tradition!
Look forward to celebrating with you and your family!  Please RSVP to Kristen Bernheim and also contact her with any questions.
Dec 8 
Our next hike is Dec 8 for 3.5 miles.  
Meet at Gold Branch Trailhead (on the Chattahoochee River) 6156 Lower Roswell Rd at 9:30am - estimated 12 min drive from ACC.  
Bring donation: Food goods for our community; 'Must Ministries' neighborhood pantries. Specifically, Chunky Soups, canned fruit, canned meat and bagged rice (less than 5lbs). 

CDC guidelines:
Carry and /or wear a mask. 6' to 10' of separation between hikers.  
RSVP to Trish so that you will be able to join in on the fun!
For a complete list of proposed hikes for 2020-2021, please click  
Any questions? Don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you on the trail!
Play Group 
 Dec 11 
Play Group will meet every second Friday of the month at 10 a.m. Join us at an outside location given Covid concerns.
Calling all moms of young children!  
Playgroup will be meeting, as usual, on the second Friday of the month (December 11th) at 10 AM. For December the meet up will be at Kelly Merrill's home (4770 Rivercliff Landing). We love to see new faces so please feel free to join us!
Hope to see you soon!
RSVP to Jillian Miller  
Email or Phone Jillian with questions (phone: 847-323-0248)
Savvy Evening Group
Dec 15  
The Savvy Women Evening Group meets the third Tuesday of each month.  Due to coronavirus safety precautions, we will meet via Zoom call on Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 7:00 - 8:00.
Last year, Aurelie Barriel shared with us how the holidays are celebrated in her native France.  This year we will be joined by our very own Gitte Claud and learn about her Danish holiday traditions.  Gitte was born in Denmark and still returns frequently to visit family members.  She has also connected with an extensive Danish community right here in Atlanta!
Needless to say, she actively embraces her heritage and has already begun some of the celebrations.  Her only regret is that we can't meet in person.  She had hoped to share some Scandinavian treats, including glogg, a very potent libation!  Maybe she can share some recipes!
RSVP no later than Monday, Dec 14 toPat Iaffaldano if you would like to participate.
Click here for a complete list of proposed programs for this year. 
Yoga Ongoing
Tuesdays and Thursdays 
Still teaching via Zoom. Will schedule yoga interest group in the park, weather permitting. Have a warm layer and/or a blanket for the end of class.  
Please contact Belinda Vogel if you need a yoga mat or props.  
Zoom links are provided for online sessions. Sessions will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays unless otherwise communicated.    

ContactInterest Group Contacts
Email Judy Boyce to learn more or sign up! 
If you have an idea for a new Interest Group please contact Chris, Jean Ann, or a member of the Programs Committee.
Bible Study       
Book Club - Daytime
Book Club - Evening 
Bridge Club

Couples Chef's Dinner Group
Community Liaison

CPWC Run/Walk 5K
First Friday  

Hiking Club

Garden Club
Globe Trekkers

Regina Wood

Play Group
Malinda Hlavenka

Savvy Women
Single Ladies
Sunshine Committee