Hats Off to Halloween!
Our annual Halloween Party is scheduled for Thursday, October 26th, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. We have entertainment by popular jazz vocalist Kitt Moran. Those of you who have never heard her sing are in for a treat! Kitt performed at Merv Griffin’s Resorts for years and has recorded with jazz greats such as Rosemary Clooney and Harry Allen. She sung with Bert Bacharach and Vic Damone to name a few!
We had a hat contest a few years ago and everyone really enjoyed it with “mystery judges” and pretty great prizes! We’ll have four categories this year: FUNNIEST, SCARIEST, MOST BEAUTIFUL and BEST “MADE FROM SCRATCH” hat. REMEMBER, you don’t have to wear a costume if you want to participate if you don’t want to; it’s the HAT that “counts” in the contest.
The“ROYZ DUO” Performs!
This is the first time this duo is performing here, so we hope you will join us on Thursday, October 12th, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium!
They are from Montreal, Canada, originally and were one of the most popular wedding bands in Toronto when they resided there.
Lead vocalist Heather Arden Roy has an incredible five-octave range and sings a dizzying array of styles and genres. She sweeps from sultry jazz to opera, Celtic, R & B and dance music.
She is also a dynamic percussionist! Guitarist and vocalist Andre Roy is one of a handful of seven-string guitar players and also a versatile vocalist. He arranges the music for the band and has been involved in music since his early teens. He majored in music at McGill University in Montreal and was awarded a prestigious Canada Council grant to further his studies in the United States at Berklee College in Boston. Check out their website at www.royzband.com!
Duo Beaux Returns!
Pianists Dr. Catherine Lan and husband Steinway Artist Tao Lin return to us on Thursday, October 5th, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
Duo Beaux Arts was formed in 2008 by internationally renowned concert pianists Tao Lin and Catherine Lan. The duo performs throughout the U.S. and Asia to both critical and audience acclaim and just made its European debut in France and Switzerland. They specialize in Baroque and contemporary eras, including tangos and ragtime!
Recognized as a child prodigy, Dr. Catherine Lan made her first international debut at age 8, performing in Japan following her winning the Junior Original International Competition. Since then, she has performed throughout the world as a soloist with many prestigious orchestras and has performed at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Orpheum Theater in Vancouver and the historic Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore.
Husband Tao Lin is a Steinway Artist and has performed as a soloist with such prestigious orchestras as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. As a recitalist, he has performed at The Kennedy Center in New York and Chautauqua Institute.
Check out their full biographies that are hanging in the case near the gift shop or on their website, www.catherinelan.com.
By Petra Mueller
As we leave Irma behind us, I have some fun activities for October. On October 4th, we are planning a guided kayaking trip right here in the Bay. Great exercise and great views will be part of it.
Dr. Paul Runge will give a talk about “The Effects of Diabetes on your Eyes” on Saturday, October 7th. Listen and learn about this important topic.
We’re headed to the Bradenton Riverfront walkway along the Manatee River on Saturday, October 21st. There is a fantastic farmers’ market there every Saturday, so you will have an opportunity to visit that; and we are planning to enjoy lunch at Mattisons Riverside.
Mini golf at Smuggler’s Cove is on the schedule on October 31st. Come out for some fun, competitive and easy exercise at an adventurous cove, including alligators! Bay Village will buy lunch for the winner, at Tommy Bahamas, and ice cream at Kilwins for our second-place finisher! So yes, we’re keeping score!
B.I.L.L. Series News
Our salute to New York this summer was extremely well-received. Join us for the finale titled “Brooklyn Bridge,” which was produced by Ken Burns on Tuesday, October 10th, at 7:30 p.m.
In Brooklyn Bridge, Ken Burns captures the physical majesty of the greatest of all achievements of the industrial age, the dramatic story of the larger-than-life men who imagined and built it, and the immense charm this granite and steel structure has exerted on generations of city dwellers.
We promised we would put “Scotland’s Military Tattoo” on the schedule when we got a working video and we have. The video will be shown on Tuesday, October 17th, at 7:30 p.m.
A reminder that our next class from Sarasota Adult and Community Education will be a four-week class titled: “Mennonites, Amish and the Pinecraft Community.”
Sarasota has a vibrant community of Amish and Mennonites, many of whom are identified by their distinctive garb, riding their three-wheelers along Bahia Vista Street in the Pinecraft neighborhood. Have you ever wondered what they believe and why some of them have retained their unique customs over the years? This class will explore the historical developments of Amish and Mennonite beliefs, as well as current customs and practices.
Class is taught by J.B. Miller and is held on Wednesdays beginning October 18th from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m in the auditorium.
Our last class is on November 8th and we will head to lunch at Der Dutchman afterward! Further details of that will be on the mailbox flier.
On Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., our next DVD series is titled, “Ultimate Nature Collection” from National Geographic.
We all know the staff members at Bay Village do their best to go “Above & Beyond” each day to ensure the nearly 400 people who reside here are not only happy, but feel that they certainly made the right choice by choosing Bay Village. To thank them, and specifically those reaching certain “milestones” (with regard to length of employment), we hold our “Employee Appreciation Luncheon” each October. We also honor the staff members who were named “Employee of the Month.” From that group, our “Employee of the Year” is chosen. The employee of the year receives $500, a covered parking space and his or her photo appears on the plaque across from the beauty salon. This year, the luncheon will be held on Wednesday, October 18th, so no lunch will be served in the dining room that day.