Past Meetup

Ferragosto Potluck Picnic at Lake Needwood Park

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Buona estate a tutti!

"Ferragosto (" is a major summer holiday in Italy. Except for roaming tourists, Italian cities become ghost places as the locals travel to outdoor destinations such as beaches or mountain resorts. Come enjoy a nice summer picnic with us at Lake Needwood ( just east of Rockville, MD in Rockcreek Park.

Lake Needwood is surrounded by hiking trails through forests and along lake-shores, includes picnic areas, boat rentals, fishing and the beginning of the 12 mile Rock Creek hiker/biker trail into Washington DC. There's also a treetop adventure called "Go Ape (" with a zip line course.

The treetop adventure course is made up of numerous rope ladders, 34 crossings to include the Giants Leap and Cacapon Crossing, 2 tarzan swings and 5 zip lines. There are 5 individual sections within the course, each section taking you higher into the forest canopy and finishing with a zip line more exciting than the previous one!

Here are the costs for the treetop adventure should you decide to participate:

Adult (18+yrs) $55

Kids (10-17yrs) $35


Please indicate in your RSVP if you'd like to participate in the GoApe Treetop Adventure.

All members + significant others + children + friends are welcome! What to bring : A prepared dish, beverages, snacks, or something for the grill. On your RSVP please indicate what you're bringing. What's being provided: A grill, plates, cups napkins and eating utensils, and an ice chest for drinks are provided. Spero di vederci tutti li'!

Cordiali saluti,

Keith, Umberto e Vincenzo