Robson Ranch Activities

For an up-to-date list of activities and organizations, contact Don Hicks at 817-680-7375.

Arts and Crafts

HAPPY POTTERS POTTERY CLUB: If you would like to play in the clay, then join our group of Happy Potters on Monday and Thursday in the Winecup room at the Creative Arts & Technology Center. Explore your creative side and see what you can make from a bag of clay on the pottery wheel or the slab roller.

KILN KRAFTERS CERAMIC CLUB: Our club meets every Tuesday and Friday in the Winecup room at the Creative Arts and Technology Center. Members create beautiful works of art as well as useful home and garden items. We have over 800 molds for members to pour and 3 kilns to fire our creations. New members will be taught how to pour and painting techniques. You will need to allow 3 to 4 hours minimum to pour molds. A normal annual user fee is charged to pay for supplies, as well as a very small pouring and firing fee. Come join us!

PAINT & PALETTE CLUB: Come learn more about your creative side and take some art lessons at the Creative Arts & Technology Center in the Indian Paintbrush room. A fee will be charged by the instructors: Judy Riffel – drawing and painting, Tonya Goodnow – decorative art acrylics and porcelain (china) painting, Carolyn Buchmann – acrylic painting, and Liz Peveto – oil painting.

ROBSON RANCH WOODWORKERS: The Woodworker’s shop is located in the Creative Arts & Technology Center. The club was formed in 2008 to promote community woodworking skills. Our complete woodworking machine shop, unique to Robson communities, is available to all residents who complete a safety class with “hands-on” training on the safe operation of all machines in the shop. A nominal annual “user fee” is required to replace and sharpen tools and supplies that are used. Residents of every range of skills are encouraged to join, both men and women, as Mentors are available to give you ideas for projects, and help you learn how to do them. Our open hours are generally from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday, as long as the Safety Monitor is present. Please visit us at our website.

SASSY STAMPERS: Robson Ranch Sassy Stampers create quality greeting cards for all occasions. Our cards have unique features – they “POP:’ slide, move, and sparkle. They delight people of all ages. Gift items we make include bookmarks, notepad covers, gift bags, and ornaments. Our club is open to new and experienced stampers, and we meet on the third Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in room 104 at the Creative Arts & Technology Center.

THE YARN DIVAS: The Yarn Divas, “The Chicks with Sticks,” meet every Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Creative Arts and Crafts Building, room 104. If it has to do with yarn, thread, string or possibly even rope, we do it. We make various items for charity such as knitted and crocheted chemo hats, lap robes for wheelchair-bound people, teddy bears, caps for newborns, and other similar projects. We also work on projects for ourselves. All levels of skill are welcome, and if you have no skill but want to learn, there’s always somebody who will teach you. Our dues are $5 per year, and we have more fun than the law allows.

Cards and Games

EUCHRE CARD GAME: Euchre is a social game. Players meet at various houses on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. We have lots of fun, fellowship, food, and some card playing. If you don’t know how to play, we will teach you!

INSIDE STRAIGHT POKER: The Robson Ranch Inside Straight Poker Club is a fun group for both men and women. We play at the club house from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on every Tuesday of the month. We have a tournament every other month on the fourth Tuesday of the month. We offer Dealer’s Choice, Hold’em or Hold’em/Omaha (Hi/Lo) tables as a choice of poker format. Membership is open to all Robson Ranch residents with annual fees due (May-April) of $10. Join us, meet new people, and enjoy an evening of cards. Betting is low key and cards speak for themselves. Beginners/instruction tables can be arranged if there is a need.

JUST FOR FUN BUNCO: Join us every third Sunday each month from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the clubhouse. Anyone can play. Bunco is a fun, easy and sociable dice game played with tables of 4 people.

LADIES’ AFTERNOON BRIDGE: We play informal Party Bridge for fun. No partner is needed, open to all skill levels of play. We meet the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the clubhouse. There is a one-time membership fee of $3 and a per session fee of .50 cents. All ladies of Robson Ranch are welcome.

MAH JONGG GROUP: Mah Jongg is an exciting game played with 152 tiles. A card is used with various combinations for participants to try to win a game. A new card is issued each April with new combinations, which keeps the game interesting and exciting. We meet at the clubhouse at 1p.m. every Monday. Play is from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.

ROBSON RANCH BOARD & CARD GAMERS: We meet every Monday and Thursday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Clubhouse excluding the first Monday of every month. Guests are invited to join us for a fun game day. We play any and all board and card games such as Card Games: Cribbage, Hand & Foot, Euchre, Rook, Racko, etc. Other Games: Dominoes, Yahtzee, various dice games, Chess, Checkers, etc. Specialty Games: Business, Sci-fi, Railroad, Historical, Sports, etc.

ROBSON RANCH COUPLES’ BRIDGE: This is a group for bridge players in groups of two. Call if you are interested in playing. Singles, find someone to play with and join the fun! We play on the second and fourth Thursday evenings of the month at the clubhouse.

TUESDAY LADIES’ GAME NIGHT: This is a large group that meets in private homes to play assorted games including dominoes, cards, parlor games, etc. Each hostess announces through the HOA the location of the current game night. Guests bring their choice of snacks, dessert or wine. Open to all Robson Ranch Ladies.

Dancing and Music

CLASSIC LINE DANCING: The Classic Line Dancers are celebrating their 8th year; we have had over 100 dancers to visit. We welcome all visitors who would like to learn some of the new advanced dances. Class meets on Thursday evenings at 6:00 P.M.

COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE: Country Western Line, Partners, and Couples’ lessons are given on the dance floor of the Robson Ranch Clubhouse on the second Wednesday and the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Country Western dancing is great exercise for your body and even better exercise for your brain! Our basic goal is for you to get out on the dance floor, have a good time and meet some great people.

ROBSON RANCH BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Ballroom Dance Classes are held on Thursdays in the clubhouse Lonestar Ballroom from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced dancer, you will learn dazzling dance floor moves. Learn to Tango, Cha Cha, Rumba, Two-Step, Waltz, Foxtrot and more.

ROBSON RANCH DANCE CLUB: The Robson Ranch Dance Club sponsors four dances each year featuring superb live entertainment, a free pre-dance clinic and cash bar. The dances are Valentine, Spring, Sock Hop, Beach Party and Harvest Moon. Dances are economically priced and not overly crowded.

ROBSON RANCH MUSIC CLUB: Music Club includes the Community Choir, made up of over 70 men and women, all Robson residents. The choir produces three professional concerts a year at the Main Clubhouse. They sponsor other events, including multiple Karaoke and Dance Nights, Fourth of July Band Night, and other musical entertainment. The choir meets every Monday night, for concert rehearsals, from September until April. They break for summer.

Golf

Robson Ranch golf

Designed by renowned Texas golf architect Gary Stephenson, the 27-hole championship course features strategically placed bunkers and hazards that present an enjoyable challenge for novices as well as avid golfers. Join the fun with groups for your skill level, as well as events that offer a chance to introduce friends to the Wildhorse Golf Club.

Club Information:
9440 Ed Robson Circle
Denton, Texas 76207
Pro Shop: 940‑246‑1001

Course Information: GolfLink

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 6:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 6:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 6:00am to 5:00pm

COUPLES’ SUNDAY AFTERNOON GOLF: Four-person 9-hole scramble in a fun and relaxed social golf setting. After play, the group meets at a player’s home for “Afterglow” with each couple bringing an appetizer and beverage. Call the pro shop before Sunday to sign-up. Sunday afternoon starting times vary with the seasons.

ROBSON RANCH MEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION: The Robson Ranch Men’s Golf Association provides a venue for neighbors, friends, and residents to participate in 9 and 18 hole organized golf activities. The RRMGA sponsors several tournaments throughout the year where members, regardless of skill level, can compete. The RRMGA is a group of men promoting the fact that “Golf is Fun.’

ROBSON RANCH WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION: Weather permitting, the Robson Ranch Women’s Golf Association (RRWGA) has a weekly Ladies’ Play Day every Tuesday for all levels of golf (9-hole and 18-hole). The association’s objective is to compete and have fun on the golf course. The last Tuesday of each month is our monthly general meeting and luncheon, where we socialize and conduct general business.

Health and Fitness

PILATES AT ROBSON RANCH: The Pilates classes, from beginner to advanced, are held in the Heritage Room of the Robson Ranch clubhouse each week. Classes are open to both men and women and all are welcome to join. Please contact her for more information.

TAI CHI CLASSES: Tai Chi has been praised for thousands of years as one of the best health exercises you can do. Classes are held Tuesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the gym at the Sports Center. Everyone is welcome. Classes are $5 per person per class.

WATCH OUR WEIGHT: Watch our Weight (WOW) is a weight-loss and maintenance support group that meets every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. in the clubhouse. The group is made-up of friendly folks from around Robson looking for helpful suggestions and reminders to keep their weight within a healthy range. The dues are very reasonable ($5 per month and $1 for each week that you gain). For more information, stop by our meeting and you can sample our fun and support.

WATER AEROBIC CLASSES: Warm up exercises, aerobic exercises with and without barbells, cool down stretches with deep breathing. The first class is complimentary.

YOGA AT ROBSON RANCH: We have classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. We are in the Creative Arts and Technology Center rooms 103 and 104. Wellness is an important part of enjoying your life at Robson Ranch. Yoga helps to keep you strong and flexible. You will learn proper breathing techniques to relax the body and reduce stress. This can help with your golf and/or tennis game, too.

Hobbies and Clubs

COMPUTER CLUB: The Robson Ranch Computer Club provides workshops, online training, guest speakers, and social events that enable all residents to share knowledge and interests about ever-changing technology. Our goal is to have fun with our “gadgets” and to share this fun with others.

GENEALOGY CLUB: Our goal is to facilitate family history research through programs, education, and sharing research experiences. We meet the first and third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and the second Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in room 104 at the Creative Arts & Technology Center.

JUST GOOD READIN’ BOOK CLUB: The Just Good Readin’ Book Club gathers on the first Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the clubhouse. We read and discuss a variety of books and share a love of reading. There are no dues and we welcome all homeowners and employees at Robson Ranch.

ROBSON RANCH RAILROADERS MODEL RAILROAD CLUB: The Robson Ranch Railroaders Model Railroad Club is open to all residents of Robson Ranch, Texas. If you own a model railroad, are building a model railroad, or just like to run trains, this is the club for you. Trains are no fun stored in boxes or collecting dust in the attic. Our club members have the expertise to help you set them up and get them running. The club meets on the second Friday of January, April, July, and October. We maintain a display in the Arts & Technology Building.

ROBSON RANCH ROADRUNNERS: Robson Ranch Roadrunners is a travel club that plans and conducts domestic and international travel for its members in the Robson community. This includes day and extended day trips and cruises. The annual membership is $5 per person payable each May For more information visit our website.

ROBSON ROVERS RV CLUB: The Robson Rovers RV Club is a club formed by residents of Robson Ranch who have RVs. The purpose of the club is to get together with people who like to RV. The club tries to go on a weekend trip at least once a month and plan other longer trips throughout the year. You must own or rent an RV to belong to the club. The dues are $18 per year. The club meets once a month on the first Monday to discuss our trips and for fellowship.

ROBSON RANCH SCRAPBOOKING GROUP: Our group meets twice a month in the Bluebonnet Room at the Arts & Crafts Center. We meet from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month, except that we do not meet during the summer months of June, July and August. We encourage residents and guests to bring their current scrapbooking project and to work on it alongside other scrapbookers. For those who are new to scrapbooking or who need assistance in planning and carrying out a project, assistance is provided. From time to time we provide instructional activities, announcing them in advance to all Robson Ranch residents. There are no dues, nor reservations required.

Service Organizations

AFTER SCHOOLERS: We area group of retired school personnel (and friends) who support the teachers at Borman Elementary School in Denton by sponsoring two community-wide garage sales a year to earn money so that we may fund grants to the teachers. We have treat days for the teachers as well as soup and salad luncheons. We also deliver food for kids every Friday. Meetings are held the second Friday of each month.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Any women previously or currently diagnosed with breast cancer are invited to join. We meet monthly to support, encourage, and inform each other. We participate in the Komen Race for the Cure, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, and numerous survivor celebrations and informational forums. Our meetings are at the Robson Ranch Grill on the fourth Monday of each month at 11:30 for lunch. No dues.

CPR CLASSES: CPR classes are offered quarterly by the Denton Fire Depart. for Robson Ranch residents.

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT): CERT members are trained in multiple aspects of disaster preparedness, dealing with terrorism, and to handle emergency situations for up to 72 hours until relieved by the Denton Fire Department. CERT also assists the Denton Fire Department with certain incidents.

KIWANIS CLUB: Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. The principles of serving others in need are reflected in various programs found throughout the community. Our own Kiwanis Club of Robson Ranch, chartered in January 2008, is growing, with over 60 members, and meets the first and third Friday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the Wildhorse Grill. Come visit a meeting and see the fellowship and commitment of these men and women who are making a difference in our community helping others in need.

MENTOR PROGRAM AT BORMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Our program focuses on mentoring early elementary students with assignments and friendships to provide the confidence necessary for them to make adjustments to their grade level. Feel free to join us on Thursday mornings at 9:15 a.m. in the Creative Arts Building and reserve your seat on the yellow bus.

PET FINDERS OF ROBSON RANCH: We are a volunteer group of animal lovers who have banded together to form Pet Finders. If you discover that your pet has gotten out of the fence, darted out the door when you opened it, or is just missing, please call any of us on the list and we will help you to the best of our ability. The best chance of survival for your pet is an immediate response, so please contact us as soon as you discover your pet is loose or missing.

ROBSON RANCH DEMOCRATIC CLUB: Our objective is to actively promote the progressive values of the Democratic Party through networking, discussion groups, community service projects, and support to candidates for elected offices at all levels of government who advance progressive values.

ROBSON RANCH HAPPY TAILS DOG CLUB: Meets second Saturday of the month 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Creative Arts and Technology Center. We have many interesting and informative programs and speakers for dog owners, fun events and outings twice a year to local dog events and fundraising programs to support organizations that provide rescue services and train dogs to assist physically and mentally challenged owners.

ROBSON RANCH REPUBLICAN CLUB: The objective of the club is to promote the principles of the Republican Party, promote and encourage good government at all levels, conduct candidate forums and other political activities, and support the Denton County Republican Party. It provides members (and visitors) with the opportunity to meet with elected officials, candidates for public office, and officials at all levels of government, including city, county, school district, state, and federal. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday night of the month.

ROBSON RANCH SINGLES CLUB: We are a social and service club providing single women and men fellowship and friendship. We are also involved in many community service projects. We offer Dine Around, Gourmet, Pot Luck dinners, Poker Groups, BYOB, Football gatherings, and various other activities. We meet every Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m. in the Robson Ranch Grill to socialize and meet new members and old friends. Dues are $15/annually. For contact information, please visit the HOA website for Robson Ranch Clubs – or – drop by the Grill on Tuesday evenings.

ROBSON RANCH SUPPORT OUR TROOPS: Support Our Troops, Inc. is a proactive, non-political, non-profit, volunteer, charitable organization that helps provide for the material, physical, and emotional needs of our Military men and women at home and abroad. We meet and greet Troops at DFW Airport, distribute care packages, cards, and letters to service personnel, and provide financial support to various other military charities with a similar mission. Dues are $10 per year. SOT members meet the third Saturday of each month from January to November. Our web site is supportourtroopstexas.com.

ROBSON RANCH VETERANS’ PARK: The Robson Ranch Veterans’ Park is managed and operated by the Robson Ranch Park Committee, which is comprised of Robson Ranch Support Our Troops members. The Park contains bricks honoring Veterans both deceased and alive who are Robson Ranch residents and/or are related to or are friends of residents. Brick drives are conducted in the spring and fall and ceremonies honoring the Veterans are held on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. A Tribute Book with biographies of Veterans honored in the Park is located in the Clubhouse.

Social Organizations

AFRICAN AMERICAN SOCIAL GROUP: The African American Social Group invites all black residents to join us in dining, cultivating friendships, and meeting new homeowners. Only one member of the family needs to be black. Gatherings are held at a resident’s home or in a restaurant. We are not a club, religious, or political organization and do not charge fees.

ROBSON RANCH LADIES WITH “HATTITUDE”: The Red Hat Society is a national organization comprised of purely social clubs just for ladies. We courageously dress up in red hats (un)coordinated with purple outfits, and delight in going out, having fun, making friends, and enjoying life. Meetings are often on the third Wednesday of each month.

ROBSON RANCH SOCIAL COMMITTEE: This committee organizes and plans events/parties for all Robson Ranch homeowners. If you are curious to find out what our 2012-2013 scheduled parties will be, give us a call.

ROBSON RANCH WOMEN’S CLUB: The club’s purpose is to provide social contacts for its member and to work for the community betterment. The Women’s Club meets monthly for a noon luncheon that includes a program.

SHUTTERBUGS: Shutterbugs is a photography club for Robson Ranch residents of all skill levels who enjoy photography and want to continue to learn more. Members are encouraged to expand their horizons with activities that promote fellowship, stimulate the imagination, initiate creativity and learn various processes involved in creating great pictures.

THE JEWISH FRIENDSHIP GROUP: We are a non-religious, social group formed for the purpose of meeting new Jewish Robson Ranch residents and sharing our heritage together. We meet once a month for a “brunch” consisting of Jewish foods, conversation, and briefly talking about any Jewish Holidays that occur during that month and upcoming holidays. We allow non-Jewish spouses to join with us and any “single” Jewish residents are always welcome. Again, this is a cultural group not a religious group.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINE AROUND: Every Robson Ranch resident is invited to dine out at a chosen restaurant the third Wednesday of each month. Just RSVP and attend.

ROBSON MEN’S BIBLE STUDY: The Men’s Bible Study was started in Robson Ranch in the “early days” of the community for men to grow their faith and understanding of Jesus Christ.  From the first meetings on Saturday mornings over coffee and donuts with a hand-full of men, the group has grown just as Robson Ranch has grown.  We currently have six groups meeting on Saturday mornings.

Sports

PICKLEBALL CLUB: Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the U.S. among adults age 50 and over. It is a fun game that is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

ROBSON RANCH MIXED VOLLEYBALL: Robson Ranch Mixed Volleyball is offered on Monday and Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. We play games to 15 points rally style scoring. We have improved over the last 7 years. We strive on sportsmanship, encourage each other, and are friendly with each other. We are not perfect; we all make mistakes. It is an active sport, so come and join us! A good workout and lots of fun.

ROBSON RANCH SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION: The RR Softball Association wishes to invite any and all residents to join our league for the fun and sport of playing softball on our beautiful field. Our (8) team co-ed league is rapidly growing. Please contact us and be a part of the fun. Also, check out our website for complete information.

ROBSON RANCH TENNIS CLUB: The Robson Ranch Tennis Club was founded to encourage tennis players of all levels to play tennis, have fun and remain active.

TABLE TENNIS: Singles and doubles table tennis in the gym Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. No sign-ups, no dues. Play times are 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEN’S BASKETBALL: Robson men, who still like to play basketball, are encouraged to come out on Wednesday nights. Some of us arrive a little after 6:00 p.m. and warm up with WD-40 to lubricate our joints and do a little shooting. Around 6:35 p.m. we have pick-up games. We would like to have 4 on 4 games when possible but are in need of more players. We play half court and to 11 with a regular basket counting 1-point and a (normal) 3-point shot counting at 2 points. We play for fun, not for blood, as we do not want anyone to incur an injury. After we have played enough games where most of us are tuckered out, we often close the evening out with some team shooting games. We are normally done by 8:00 p.m. Come and join us if you still have some “game” or want to try to re-establish the “game” that you once had.

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