Salute to Labor
I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand, that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.
—John D. Rockefeller Jr.
We’d like to salute the efforts of all working people this Labor Day, and we hope you enjoy the holiday to the fullest.
At Bay Village, we celebrate Labor Day with our annual picnic, which will be held in the dining room at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. You may make reservations by dialing ext. 2113.
Also, please keep in mind that there is no Bay Village transportation today! Happy Labor Day, everyone!
Since we aren’t sure exactly when Petra will return and begin to teach classes, this serves as a reminder to pay close attention to BVTV (channel 195) and your floor bulletin board, where we will post adjustments to the wellness schedule. On your calendar, we have the classes listed as if Petra will NOT be teaching during the whole month of September. Maryann will be here until Petra comes back, but at press time, we do not know the exact date of Petra’s return. Thanks for your patience, everyone, and we hope you have chosen to remain active during this time!!
We have a wellness lecture this month on Monday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium. We welcome acupuncture physician Martha B. Huie, who will speak about the history of acupuncture and what it can be used to effectively treat. Many people are apprehensive about trying this form of treatment. Dr. Huie will bring actual patients with her today and will do a simple demonstration of how acupuncture works.
The Book Shelf
If you like to read about characters who have adventures throughout a series of books, you might enjoy the Ladies of Covington. Author Joan Medlicott writes of three ladies “of a certain age” (over 60) who leave their dreary boarding house to make a new life for themselves in the little town of Covington, North Carolina.
Grace, Hannah and Amelia create a new place called “home.” In spite of the misgivings of children, they pool their resources to make lives that sing with adventure and mis-adventure, supporting each other with laughter and a few tears of fear and frustration. Can these intrepid “girls” find challenge, fun and even love? In stories that are spiritual and up-lifting, you will experience wonder and humor of women’s friendship and strength. Look on the paperback shelves for these new volumes.
By Jean Morrill
B.I.L.L Series News
Beginning on Monday, Oct. 20, Dr. David Tschanz will teach “The Crusades” in the auditorium at 10:30 a.m. This is a 6-week class from Adult & Community Education.The Crusades have been hailed as the driving force that brought Western Europe out of the Middle Ages and condemned as the beginning of European imperialism in the Muslim Near East. But what were the Crusades? What were the forces that led to one of history’s most protracted and legendary periods of conflict? How did they affect the three great civilizations that participated in them and ultimately, why did they end and what did they accomplish? Come to this class and find out!
Our next DVD series from the Teaching Company is titled “Optimizing Brain Fitness.” This is taught by Professor of Clinical Neurology at George Washington University, Richard Restak. Come and learn how to increase the power of your brain by your own effort! The good news about this type of “fitness” is that it doesn’t MATTER how old you happen to be! You can improve your brain function at any age. This should be a fun and fascinating course, so we hope to see you all there! Classes are at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday night beginning on Sept. 23 for six weeks.
WHO DONE IT???? You get to decide when we head to Fort Myers for “TRAINED FOR DECEPTION” (cute pun, huh?) on the Seminole Gulf Coast Railway. The newly formed allied forces must thwart a spy ring aboard a French train at the onset of the Second World War. It’s your job to help them as you enjoy your three course sit-down meal! Our charter bus departs at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24! The train is handicapped accessible with a RAMP, so it’s easy to board, even if you use a walker.
Come and Sing Along with Josi & Dave
We’re going to welcome autumn with a sing along! Maybe the weatherman will hear us and cool things off a bit in response to our beautiful singing! Stop by the living room at 3 p.m. on SUNDAY, SEPT. 21, for some songs of Faith and Joy! Thanks to Dave Pyle and Josi Madigan for leading the singing!
Book Group News
Local author Clarissa Thomasson will review her book “Surviving Sarasota” at the Book Group meeting on Friday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. in the auditorium. The book is about the lives of Sarasota’s first settlers, William and Mary Jane Whitaker, during the Civil War. An article about the Whitakers appeared in the Aug. 4 edition of the Sarasota Herald Tribune. The Book Group is pleased to present this interesting program to begin the new season. Everyone is welcome.