21st November 2021

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

Good morning Ranches Ladies.

Hope you have a great week.

Festive Bazaar – this Thursday evening

The Ranches Ladies’ Festive Bazaar is always a great chance to get into the festive spirit and buy gifts for family and friends. This year the Bazaar will be at The Sustainable City Plaza (close to Arabian Ranches 2) on 25th November from 3-10pm. There will be a Ranches Ladies information stall – so you can come along to renew your membership and find out about circles activities.

It is set to be a great evening – don’t miss it!

Tuesday Mornings

We are currently meeting on Tuesday mornings at Larte Restaurant in Studio One Hotel, Studio City (across the roundabout from the back entrance of Arabian Ranches 1) from 10.30am- 12pm for coffee and chat, as well as new memberships and renewals.

We hope to be able to restart our social and cultural programme as soon as possible. Stay tuned for details.

Our website is http://www.arabianranchesladies.com and you can find us on FB and Instagram as Ranches Ladies

To join the Ranches Ladies Whatsapp group if you are a member, please email ranches.ladies@gmail.com

If you have any items for the newsletter please send to ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

International Christmas Coffee Morning

Carole is hosting an International Christmas Coffee morning on Tuesday 7th December. A great chance to meet friends, old and new, and share festive food and traditions. Please email ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you would like to attend, or to volunteer to help set up on the day.

RL Circles News

Click here for the latest Circles Calendar

Current Circles Activities

New – Pilates Circle

Gillian from Optimal Fitness will be leading the new pilates circle on Wednesday afternoons at 2pm, at Optimal Fitness in Studio City. At least 4 ladies are needed in order to run the class. Please email Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

New – Bridge Circle

The Bridge circle, led by Manju, are meeting to play on Thursdays at 11am.

Please email circles.ranches.ladies at gmail.com if interested.

New – Mosaics Circle

The Mosaics Circle, led by Ayesha, will be on Wednesdays from 10am – 1pm, as long as there are enough ladies, in Green Community East, DIP.

To join or for more details, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com 

Intermediate Spanish Circle

Manoly is restarting the Intermediate Spanish Circle, once a week on Mondays at 5.30pm.

Email circles.ranches.ladies if you would like to join.

New – Jewellery Clinic Circle

Ranches Ladies president and jewellery designer, Hayet Zerelli, is running a jewellery clinic circle once a month.

Bring along your old jewellery – beads, silver, gold etc. – that you no longer wear and Hayet will advise or help you change it into something you will wear again.

The next jewellery clinic will be on Wednesday 24th November, 11am-1pm (date changed from that previously announced)

Please contact Hayet for the venue and more details: WhatsApp +971506277713 or email hayetzerelli@gmail.com


Beginners Arabic Circle

Would you like to learn Arabic?

The Beginners Arabic Circle, led by Rana Nazer, will be meeting on Thursday 12.45 – 1.45pm. Location to be confirmed.

If interested please email  circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Mahjongg Monday Circle

The Mahjongg Monday Circle are meeting to play on Mondays from 10am to 1pm, upstairs in Shakespeare and Co, Arabian Ranches 1.

Please contact Sharon for more information. Email: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Mahjongg Tuesday Circle

A second group, led by Supriya, meet to play ATF Mahjongg on Tuesdays 11am-1pm, email circles.rances.ladies@gmail.com for more information

Poetry Circle

The poetry circle are meeting once a month on Monday afternoons, to share and discuss poems on a theme. The next meeting is on Monday 29th November, 2pm, and the theme is travel.

If you are interested in joining the poetry circle, please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Yoga Circle

Mariana is teaching yoga. The days have changed to Sundays and Thursdays from 8.30am.  The format is 60 minutes of yoga and 30 minutes for tea and snacks.

Contact circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Quilters Circle

Ranches Ladies Quilters are a group within Ranches Ladies who love creating with quilting, sewing and embroidery.

Monthly meetings are on the third Sunday of the month, currently via Zoom until further notice. There will be various activities, including inviting local and international quilting experts, to share their work and teach different techniques.

Upcoming activities in November:

21st Nov – our monthly meeting
22nd Nov – second workshop on a free styling and spiraling technique by Mel Beach, an internationally acclaimed American quilter.

For more information, contact Vidhya at thequilterscircle@gmail.com

French Circle

For those who know some basic French but would like to improve and learn more, join the French Circle on Sundays from 10am. The venue varies.

To find out more, email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Art Circle

The Art Circle, led by Rajul, meet on Thursday mornings to learn new techniques and create beautiful paintings. The venue may vary.

If you would like to join them please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Literary Lunch Circle

The Literary Lunch Circle enjoyed discussing Nala’s World by Dean Nicholson last Monday. As many people are busy in December, they will not meet again until January. The next book will be voted on this week.

All are welcome to join in the New Year. To find out more, please email Karen:  circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Book Circle

The Book Circle meets on the third Sunday of each month at 10am to discuss a book which everyone has read prior to the meeting.

The book for November is ‘Away With The Penguins’ by Hazel Prior, a warm-hearted, funny, life-affirming tale about ageing, human kindness, old-fashioned values and protecting our planet. It will be discussed today, 21st November.

The next book is  ‘The Beauty of Living Twice’ by Sharon Stone. This may be discussed in either December of January, depending on whether enough people are available to meet in December.

All are welcome.

Contact Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more details

Walking Fitness Circle

The walking circle have restarted now that the weather is less hot. We meet at 7.30am outside Arabian Ranches 1 retail centre main entrance. We walk for approximately one hour at a moderate, but not too slow pace, stopping back at the retail centre for coffee afterwards.

No special equipment required – just normal trainers, maybe a cap or hat and a small bottle of water.

Please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information.

Gardening Circle

The gardening circle are also planning to get outside in the garden from this month onwards. What better way to beat the COVID blues than seeing new life springing up!  

Our program usually includes visits to nurseries, interesting gardens and parks and occasionally talks by circle members on various aspects of gardening. 

We also share gardening information and sometimes photos of our successes! Whether you have green fingers or not, everyone is welcome.   

Email Jackie at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com to find out more.

Cinema Circle

The cinema circle are meeting to watch a movie on Monday mornings (time depends on the film). We usually meet at Vox cinema, Mall of the Emirates (provided there’s something good to see!) and follow the film with coffee and cake/lunch.

To find out more:

email: ranchesladiescinema@gmail.com

or circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Shanghai Circle

The Shanghai Circle are meeting from 2-4pm on Wednesdays, led by Supriya. If you would like to join them, please email  circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

International Lunch Circle

The International Lunch Circle are meeting for an  Indian Vegetarian Lunch on Sunday 28th November at 12.15pm at Rajul’s house in Arabian Ranches.

There are no places left, but please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com to be added to the waiting list, or to volunteer to host or help for the next lunch in January.

Hiking Circle

The hiking circle made their first hike last week to Al Rabi peak. If you would like to join them on future hikes please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Circles coming soon!

Lunching Out Circle

Would you like to meet other Ranches Ladies for lunch once a month? We need a volunteer to organise the Lunching Out Circle, so that this can re-start. 

If interested please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

If you have a different hobby or interest and would like to start a new circle, please let us know.

Email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for information on any circles.


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