Hello, Everyone, Chef Chris Mandzik here. As we dive into spring, I hope everyone had a pleasant winter here in sunny Florida. We are so lucky to be here basking in the sunshine as the other 90% of the country was saddled with a record bad winter.
The “Chef’s Table” event held in March was a huge success. The residents who attended enjoyed the food and service and were all very complimentary. We look forward to doing this event every other month to keep it fresh and exciting. We have made many changes to our menu cycles, which I hope are being well received. We are also going to have other dining events, including a wine and cheese social. My team and I are also working on our Easter Sunday menu. Information on that will be in your mailboxes soon.
That’s all for now; as always, your comments and concerns are always welcome and are all taken to heart.
Entertainment NewsWe have two returning favorites coming to Bay Village this month, both are pianists, but with very different shows for you! First, composer and pianist Pete Tavalin returns to present another “Sounds of Silents” experience for you! Last time we viewed Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid” as Peter provided an improvised soundtrack on piano. On April 3, at 7:30 p.m., he will show Harold Lloyd’s comedy “Safety Last” and again provide his own custom background music as we view the film. It’s a unique presentation and everyone really enjoyed it last time.
On April 17, we welcome pianist Don Bryn. Don has performed here as a soloist and also with the Jennifer Leigh & Her New Digs band. Tonight he presents a purely classical concert at 7:30 p.m.
B.I.L.L. Series News
B.I.L.L. Series News Currently, from Sarasota Adult & Community Education (ACE), we are mid-way through another of Bob Clementis’ “Foreign Affairs” series. Bob has taught this here many times and since it revolves around current world news, it is a different discussion each time. The final class in the series is April 9. On April 29, May 13, and May 27, we welcome back Alice Blueglass for another “How Novel” series. The books that you will read this time are listed on the mailbox flier you received. Class begins at 10 a.m. in the boardroom. Also coming up from ACE, we have a new teacher and class for you … so stay tuned for news on that, but they are both HISTORY classes.
Our current DVD series from the Teaching Company is titled, “The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders.” This is taught by Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University, Dr. Michael Wysession, who will introduce you to the Earth’s most outstanding geological destinations. Classes are at the usual BILL time, 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday night!
GIFT SHOP NewsBy Jane Pyle
The Bay Village Gift Shop volunteers are all mourning the passing of Barbara Baptist, our head buyer for many years. We offer condolences to her husband and children. We will miss her.
Our shop has some wonderful new Easter items. Come now before they are all gone. We have over 35 volunteers who buy the merchandise, stock the shelves, serve as sales people and act as substitutes in the above positions. If any of these things sound interesting to you, please call Jane Pyle at 1236 and we’ll include you in our “gift shop family.”