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2012 Sixth Academy Awards Gala

It's our biggest celebration of the year ... all are welcome !

Join us for our Sixth Annual Academy Awards Gala celebration.

This event has become one of our most popular dinners of the year!

The televised 2012 Academy Awards Program starts at 4pm on Sunday, February 26th with the stars arriving on the red carpet. Award ceremony starts at 5pm and will be hosted by Billy Crystal.

Our venue, at the Lake Forest HOA clubhouse called Lake Forest Beach & Tennis Club, is repeating from last year. The elegant clubhouse comes complete with its own red carpet and covered entryway, beautiful decorations, fireplace/lounge, kitchen, bar and a huge screen for viewing the entire Academy Awards program.

TIME: To coordinate with the 4 PM start time of the Academy Awards program on TV, our party will start at 4 PM so we can socialize and watch the arrival of the celebs together.

PICTURES: Get your picture snapped on our own Red Carpet and visit our Oscar Photo Booth to get your portrait taken.

Our meetup group will include tables to seat 10 party goers and which will have access to view the event on a big screen TV.  There will be banquet tables for you to share your dishes; warming trays are available.

DRESS: For this Academy Awards event, we traditionally dress up in semi-formal attire as if we are actually going to the Academy Awards event ... the more-formal dress makes for a very classy evening and some great photos against all our Academy Awards Gala decorations and props set up for your use! OR you can come dressed as your favorite star!

FOOD: Hearty appetizers and desserts only. Please check the RSVP Comments area to avoid bringing a duplicate dish and post what you are bringing. Please do all basic cooking prior to arrival.

DRINKS: Soft drinks are free. Beer is $2 and wine is $3. Please DON'T bring alcohol to the venue. We will have a cooler with ice for any non-alcoholic beverages you bring.

GAMES: For all you movie buffs, we will have a variety of games, both individual and team games with fun prizes.  Bone-up on your movie trivia and take home the bounty!

BEST COSTUME AWARD: We will have awards for Best Male Costume, Best Female Costume and Best Couple Costume. You can accept your award at the Oscar Awards Podium where you can deliver your acceptance speech and be photographed for later fun with your family, clients and other unsuspecting victims.

DONATION: Our event fee of $5 will be collected from members/guests at the check-in table near the door. This helps cover costs for this event.  

CLEAN-UP: Volunteers are requested to assist the crew at the HOA with clean-up, so let's do our part to make their job easier after the event.

PARKING: Plenty of free parking is right in front of the clubhouse. A larger lot lies just to the left. Let your stars off at the door for our Red Carpet if you are driving and the weather is bad.


2012 Academy Award Nominations Ballot:

Variety's Rundown on the Top Nine Films of 2011:

Award Winning Oscar Songs:

2011 Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director:

Last Year: Fifth Annual Academy Awards Gala:

The Lake Forest Beach & Tennis Club is the place to be on Oscar Nite ...... be there or be square !!

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  • Teresa B

    Fun, fun. Thank you everyone that made this event awesome...

    February 28, 2012

  • Pauline

    Haven't been to a group event in almost 4 years. it was soo much fun getting together with everyone.. I really miss this group.

    February 27, 2012

  • Dennis F.

    Once again, this is one of our best meetings of the year and this time we had almost 3 times the turnout that we had last year. Linda and her HOA crew were a great help and our event team of Bob (photo booth), Carol (games), Mary/Patty/Nancy (tables) and Diane did an incredible job as the pictures will show.

    February 27, 2012

  • Jane

    Thank you to all of the committee members who worked so hard to put on such a fun event!

    February 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Such hard work went into it by the committee for this and your efforts are greatly appreciated. Wow! Since this is a cooking club it still amazes me people bring things they pick up the store that I wouldn't eat at home, let alone a cooking club event.

    February 27, 2012

  • Steve B

    What a great event. Many thanks to the organizers for their hard work.

    February 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    very good

    February 27, 2012

  • Kul K.

    I live at Jeronimo/Ridge Route on the other side of the famous tunnel & belong to the club...I look forward to it :) thanks for all the work to put us together

    February 25, 2012

  • Domino

    Lisa, please bring the Rumaki. Are you kidding, that is perfect! Believe me it will be eaten! :-)

    See you Sunday!

    February 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to bring Rumaki. Dearest Domino - if this is to close to yours I'll change! :o)

    February 23, 2012

  • Teresa B

    Bringing salmon deviled eggs

    February 23, 2012

  • Dennis F.

    PLANNING ANNOUNCEMENT: Our third planning meeting is scheduled for 9am, Tuesday, February 21 at the Beach & Tennis Clubhouse at 22921 Ridge Route Dr., Lake Forest, CA 92630 Tel[masked]-6100. Come if you want to be on the event team.

    February 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dennis, I will be unable to make this meeting as I have out of town company.

    January 27, 2012

  • Dennis F.

    PLANNING ANNOUNCEMENT: Our second planning meeting is scheduled for 9am, Monday, January 30 at the Beach & Tennis Clubhouse at 22921 Ridge Route Dr., Lake Forest, CA 92630 Tel[masked]-6100. Come if you want to be on the event team.

    January 24, 2012

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