Social Activities

Bingo, Bunco and Card Clubs

Bingo:  Periodically Bingo is held at the clubhouse.  Mass emails go out to property owners and events are posted on the website calendar. Cost to play is $10.  Contact is Linda McMillen if you have questions.
 
Bunco:  Monthly Bunco is held at the clubhouse for property owners from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Each month 2-4 hosts provide a luncheon for the group. Cost to play is $5. Contact Pat Clapsaddle if you are interested in joining.
 
Cards: Periodically a mass email is sent out to those property owners interested in playing Euchre, Bid Euchre or Liverpool Rummy.  Responding to play is usually a requirement.

Dewey Decimals Book Club (updated 4/30/2024)

Sunset Bay resident Debbie Brown started the Dewey Decimals Book Club in 2011 and it's been going strong ever since. Meetings are held monthly to discuss a book that is chosen well in advance by members of the group. The group leader or the person who suggested the book leads the discussion.  Because everyone's busy with summer activities, no meetings are held in June, July or August. December's meeting is usually a holiday luncheon. Every fall the book club tries to take a 2-3 day field trip getaway to an interesting local destination.  Attending these meetings is a great way to get to know your neighbors and read books you might not have known about.  Meetings are posted on the Calendar.
 
Property owners who wish to join the Dewey Decimals Book Club, please email Debbie Brown.
 
 

Garden Party (updated 3/20/2024)

We are a group of Sunset Bay gardeners or wanna-be-gardeners.  We all have various experiences & gifts; probably each had our own share of failures & successes that we can all learn from, and laugh at; sharing tricks & tips; maybe have an occasional expert teach us something or learn what does & doesn’t grow well here; take a field trip to a local nursery or flower festival; talk about gardens, potted plants, dirt, herbs, veggie gardens, indoor plants, predators & pests; our options are endless.  Our purpose is to be informal, relaxed, informative, and have fun as we learn to grow things, as well as grow & enrich our relationships with our neighbors.  
 
Our meetings are going to be flexible, based on the seasons.   Always check the website calendar for times & locations.  Property owners who wish to participate in our “budding” group can contact Libby Brown.
 
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Shared Tips & Tricks

Pickleball

The Sunset Bay court facilities are reserved for our property owners and their guests.  There are 4 pickleball courts and 1 tennis court.  Pickleball and tennis cannot be played at the same time.  The courts are used on a first come/first serve basis.  Pickleball paddles and balls are provided in a box on the courts.  When you are finished playing, please return all paddles and balls to the box.  If you play tennis, please replace the pickleball nets to the original location when you have finished.  All are invited to come and learn to play no matter what your skill level is.  Periodically Rich Lemming will host a pickleball lesson which will be advertised in the weekly “This Week in the Bay” email.  The weekly email usually mentions the current time for pickleball, since it varies by season/weather.  In 2023, the pickleball community has started using the Team Reach App instead of using group text messages when changing the start times.  Please contact Rich Lemming to be invited to the Team Reach App group.   
 
Summer hours are usually 8:00am Monday – Saturday and 2:00pm on Sunday.
 
Spring and Fall hours are usually 10:00am Monday – Saturday and 2:00pm on Sunday.
 
Winter hours are usually 3:00pm Monday – Saturday and 2:00pm on Sunday.  
 
Questions can be directed to Rich Lemming.

Potluck Dinners

To help property owners meet others in Sunset Bay, monthly potluck dinners are held at the clubhouse.  The Social Events Committee organizes and manages these events.  The committee provides the main dish in the following months:  April, May, June, August, and November and owners bring dishes to share along with their own drinks.  Come and join us!  Check the Sunset Bay Calendar for planned potlucks each month.  Property owners who wish to attend are encouraged to RSVP on the Web Calendar to help the planners determine the amount of food needed and how many tables/chairs to set up for each event.

Norris Lake Quilt/Sewing/Crafting Bee

Norris Lake Quilt Bee was started in April, 2008 by six ladies from Sunset Bay, Norris Shores and Maynardville. In 2021, there are more than 20 members who come from all over this region: Sunset Bay, Norris Shores, Waterside Cove, Sharps Chapel, Maynardville, and Knoxville. New members are always welcome. While quilting is the main activity, some members are also knitters, crocheters and crafters. In addition to working on our projects, we have a good time, help one another, and enjoy good conversation.
 
The bee meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, 681 Sharps Chapel Road. The church is open at 9:00 a.m. and we work until mid-afternoon as folks are ready to close up shop. Each member brings their packed lunch and one member brings dessert. During lunch we have a short meeting. There is no membership fee, but twice a year we make an offering to the church for the use of their facility.
Most often members work on their individual projects, but we also do charity projects from time to time as a group. Twice a year (in the spring and fall) we have quilt retreats at Becky’s Barn in Grimsley, TN, which is a facility that our members enjoy.
 
Anyone interested in more information or in joining our bee may contact Emily Lemming.

The Hills of Sunset Bay - Walking Routes (updated 4/22/2024)

Below please find some walking routes within our neighborhood.  Do these by yourself or ask a friend to join you. When walking, wear light colors or reflective gear, carry a cell phone, whistle and, at night, a flashlight.  Be sure to get off the road when a car comes by.  Consider bringing gloves and a trash bag with you and pick up any litter you see.
 
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Spring 2024 Challenge
 
Please continue to visit this section for updated information - new routes, new mileage, and possibly new challenges/contests.   
 
Beginner and Intermediate Routes
 
Challenge 1, Sunset View 
            Park your car at the clubhouse.  Walk on Sunset View towards the lake to the end of the street and back towards the clubhouse.  Continue up the hill until you reach Russell Brothers.  Walk back to your car.  This is about a 1.0 mile walk.  This is approximately 135 vertical feet uphill.    
 
Challenge 2, Fisher’s Loop
            Park your car at the cul de sac area on Swan Song Trail (the cul de sac is located shortly after passing Sierra Ridge and it's before you get to Hardwood).  Walk towards Russell Brothers and turn right on Russell Brothers.  Continue until you get to Fisher’s Loop and turn left.  Fisher’s Loop is a u-shaped street.  Continue walking until you get to the end of Fisher’s Loop which reconnects with Russell Brothers.  Walk back to your car.  This is about a 2.0 mile walk.  This is approximately 270 vertical feet uphill.     
 
Challenge 3, Captain’s Cove
            Park your car at the cul de sac area on Swan Song Trail.  Walk towards Russell Brothers and turn left on Russell Brothers.  Continue until you get to Captain’s Cove and turn right.  Captain’s Cove is a u-shaped street.  Continue walking until you get to the end of Captain’s Cove which reconnects with Russell Brothers.  Walk back to your car.  This is about a 1.25 mile walk.  This is approximately 245 vertical feet uphill.    
 
Challenge 4, Ruth’s Circle
            Park your car at the cul de sac area of Nikki Street.  Walk to the end of Nikki Street, turn right, and walk all of Ruth’s Circle.  Walk back to your car.  This is about a .85 mile walk.  This is approximately 90 vertical feet uphill. 
 
   
Challenge 5, Sunset Bay Entrance
            Park your car at the cul de sac area on Swan Song Trail.  Walk towards Russell Brothers and turn right on Russell Brothers until you get to the entrance of Sunset Bay.  Walk back to your car.  This is about a 1.6 mile walk.  This is approximately 400 vertical feet uphill.     
 
Challenge 6, Windy Sails
            Park your car at the cul de sac area on Swan Song Trail.  Walk towards Russell Brothers and turn right on Russell Brothers until you get to Windy Sails.  Walk until the street ends.  Walk back to your car.  This is about a 2.1 mile walk.  This is approximately 450 vertical feet uphill.   
 
Advanced Routes
 
Challenge 7, Swan Song Trail 
            Park your car at the cul de sac area on Swan Song Trail. Walk up Swan Song Trail to the top of the street and stop at the bottom of the driveway.  Walk back to your car.  This is about a .3 mile walk.  This is approximately 165 vertical feet uphill.   
 
Challenge 8, Sierra Ridge 
            Park your car at the cul de sac area on Swan Song Trail. Walk to Sierra Ridge (you’ll be heading back towards Russell Brothers Road to get to this road).  Walk up Sierra Ridge to the top of the street and stop at the bottom of the driveway.  Walk back to your car.  This is about a .5 mile walk.  This is approximately 215 vertical feet uphill. 
 
Challenge 9, Garfield Loop 
            Garfield is a u-shaped street.  Park at the clubhouse.  Walk up the Sunset View hill and turn left onto Russell Brothers. At the second street, Garfield, turn right.  Continue walking on Garfield until you get to the new house that is being built.  Continue walking on Garfield until it reconnects with Russell Brothers.  Walk back to your car.  This is about a 2.5 mile walk.  This is approximately 580 vertical feet uphill.     
 
Challenge 10, Kite’s Pass 
            Park at the clubhouse.  Walk up the Sunset View hill and turn right onto Russell Brothers.  Take Russell Brothers until you get to Kite’s Pass.  Take Kite’s Pass until you get to the Norris Shores sign.  Walk back to your car.  This is about a 3.6 mile walk.  This is approximately 810 vertical feet uphill.      
 
Challenge 11, Larayne Hollow 
            Larayne Hollow is a u-shaped street.  Park at the clubhouse.  Walk up the Sunset View hill and turn right onto Russell Brothers.  Take Russell Brothers past Regina’s Point until you get to Larayne Hollow.  Continue walking on Larayne Hollow until you get to the intersection of Sparrow’s Way.  Continue walking on Larayne Hollow until you get to the intersection of Eagle Court.  Take a selfie with the street signs behind you.  Continue walking on Larayne Hollow until it reconnects with Russell Brothers.  Walk back to your car.  This is about a 3.0 mile walk.  This is approximately 550 vertical feet uphill. 
 
Challenge 12, Russell Brothers near the water house   
            Park at Gemstone Way.  Turn left onto Russell Brothers and walk until you get to the water house.  Walk back to your car.  This is about a .25 mile walk.  This is approximately 210 vertical feet uphill.    
 
Challenge 13, Beehive  
            Near the end of the development, park at the cul de sac on Russell Brothers.  Walk up Russell Brothers until it turns into Beehive.  Walk on Beehive to the end of the neighborhood.  Walk back to your car.  This is about a .9 mile walk.  This is approximately 225 vertical feet uphill.
           
Challenge 14, Apple Lane 
            Park your car on Lawrence Trail.  Walk up Lawrence Trail and turn right onto Russell Brothers.  Walk until you get to Apple Lane on the left.  Walk all the way up until Apple Lane ends.  Walk back to your car.  This is about a 1.1 mile walk.  This is approximately 205 vertical feet uphill.     

Yoga / Group Exercise / Group Water Aerobics

Group Exercise:
Daily exercise group is held in the living room area of the clubhouse.  The group meets M-F from 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.  Usually the group does a 30 minute workout video.  Classes range from Pilates, yoga to weight lifting and cardio.  All are welcome to attend.  No cost to participate.  There are a limited amount of dumbbells, so if you are new and have dumbbells, please consider bringing them.
 
 
Yoga (via Beach Body videos):
Periodically we'll meet to do one of the Beach Body yoga videos. Check the website calendar and the 'this week in the Bay' email for dates and times.
 
Water Aerobics:
Water aerobics is usually held at the Sunset Bay swimming pool during the summer.  Beth Bergeron is the instructor.  She prefers that you buy a pack of classes ahead of time.  You can pay for a multi-class card when you come.  Questions can be directed to Rebecca Miller.