After nearly two years in its location at 8201 Lake City Way N.E., the nation’s first-ever Eagles club is going strong with events planned throughout February and beyond.
We were too late to post about their Super Bowl party, which they celebrated with a new projection TV, but they’re following up the festivities with a Mardi Gras celebration from 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, featuring a Cajun/Zydeco dance with the band Swamp Soul. Cost is $15, and Mardi Gras costumes are welcome. Come early for a free Zydeco dance lesson at 7 p.m. with the Gator Boy.
Just in time for (a late) Valentine’s Day, Eagles Mother Aerie No. 1 is planning a a Sweetheart’s Sock Hop from 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, featuring the 1950s-’60s band Fever. Cost is $10, and as Aerie President Dan Kerege says, it’s “a great way to get out of the doghouse, if you forgot Valentine’s Day.”
In addition, there will be a chili cook-off on Feb. 24, although details still are in the works.
In the meantime, Kerege reminds non-members that they’re invited to check out the private social club, including at its karaoke night Friday, Feb. 15. In addition, Kerege says every Friday is Steak Night from 6-9 p.m., featuring a 12-ounce rib-eye steak, baked potato, salad, veggies, roll and butter for $14; and every Wednesday is Taco Night, featuring $1 tacos (taco salads available, too).
And if you want to have your own party, he adds that the club has two rooms available for rentals. The larger room includes dance floor and stage, and is suitable for parties, dances, wedding receptions and more, while the smaller room is suitable for club meetings, seminars and classes.