This year, Easter is on Sunday, April 1st. Our buses to church will run on the usual schedule.
Reverend Chuck Moffett will preside over our annual Sunrise Service at 7:30 a.m. on our beautiful rooftop terrace! What a beautiful and meaningful way to begin your holiday, watching the sun rise over our campus and gathering with friends on the holiest of days. Easter dinner will be served in the dining room at noon, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Call our dining services department at ext. 2113 for reservations.
We will show the film “The Greatest Story Ever Told” in the auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
The staff of Bay Village wishes you a very Happy Easter!
Welcome Back, Doug!
Join us on Thursday, April 12th, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium as we welcome Bay Village favorite Doug Renfroe back to the stage. If you aren’t familiar, Dr. Renfroe is a nationally acclaimed bass baritone who has specialized in oratorio works and has performed throughout the United States and Europe. He received his undergraduate degree from Westminster Choir College, his graduate degree from Catholic University of America, and in 2004, he was awarded an honorary doctoral degree from The University of California. He has been a featured soloist and guest conductor with the Varna International Music Festival. He has been a featured soloist in Voices of Naples’ annual “Sing-Along-Messiah” since 2006. Doug is the Cantor at Temple Bat Yam on Sanibel Island and is the Artistic Director of Moorings Capital Opera. Doug always performs a variety of selections from Broadway, opera and other classics! SEE YOU THERE!
Rhonda Liss is not just a singer, but an actress, writer, producer and performer who has had a diverse career on the opera, concert, cabaret and musical theater stage. She tells you real stories that take you on a journey of geography and of the heart, with insight and inspiration, humor and sadness.
Join us as we welcome her to the Bay Village stage for the very first time on Thursday, April 5th, at 7:30 p.m. She will present “Life, Love & What I’ve Learned Along The Way.”
Read the outstanding reviews of Rhonda’s performances from reviewers throughout the WORLD and hear some of the music you will hear tonight on her website: www.rhondaliss.com.
Join us as we welcome Marquita Beachy from the MANATEE PLAYERS to Bay Village on Thursday, April 12th, at 2:30 p.m. Now that they have their spectacular new theater, we’d like to explore the possibility of getting a group together for next season!
By Petra Mueller
We will start the month off with a lecture from Sean Leonard, AP, about Acupuncture on April 5th at 4 pm. Come with your questions about this ancient Chinese technique and learn about the possibilities.
On April 7th, you have the choice to walk the Ringling Bridge and/or St. Armand’s Circle and enjoy a half a day at Lido Key. Trips to the scenic Bird Key Park are always relaxing and enjoyable with nice walking paths and plenty of benches!
We rescheduled our trip to Lido Key for “Breakfast On The Beach” for April 10th. We couldn’t go in March due to unusually chilly weather! We are creating a new list, so if you were on the first one, please sign up again. Try to make use of the nice weather with outdoor activities, enjoying nature and inhaling fresh air before the heat of the summer hits!
Welcome, Sarasota Musica Viva – Save the Date!
Join these accomplished musicians, Linda Bento-Rei, flute, AnnAlton, cello and Michael Cloutier, violin for an evening of melodious favorites. You may recognize Ann and Linda’s names as they have performed at Bay Village before but never at the same time! Linda Bento-Rei is the Principal flute for the Venice Symphony and holds a master’s degree from New England Conservatory.
Ann Alton did her undergraduate work at Julliard on a full scholarship and holds a doctoral degree from the Manhattan School of Music. She is the Principal cellist for the Charlotte Symphony.
Michael Cloutier is the Principal violinist for the Venice Symphony and did his undergraduate work at Berklee. This trio is scheduled to perform on Thursday, April 19th, at 7:30 p.m.
B.I.L.L. Series News
For April, we will continue to show the Rick Steves Travel Series and show “GREAT BRITAIN.” We’ll travel through England, Wales and Scotland for the next five weeks at the usual B.I.L.L. time: Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
Our next class from Adult and Community Education (ACE), is “Amish Studies – Part 2″ with our new Bay Village favorite, JM Miller. This class explores Amish life in more depth, focusing on family structures, education, and worship, as well as other events that bring the community together, such as weddings, funerals, and community activities. This is a continuation of the introductory class “Mennonites, Amish, and the Pinecraft Community.”
Even if you missed JM’s first class, we encourage you to attend this one as we feel you will still take away lots of new knowledge!
The class meets on Wednesdays, beginning April 4th, at 10:00 a.m. in the auditorium for four weeks. We’ll plan another luncheon outing to Der Dutchman as everyone really had a great time!
Book Group News!
On Friday, April 13th, the Book Group will meet at 10:00 a.m. in our auditorium with one of our favorite presenters, Ehsan Shah. His book choice is “Endurance” by astronaut Scott Kelley, who holds the record spending 340 days aboard the Space Station. Kelley who was a blue-collar Jersey kid, son of an alcoholic cop and his resilient mother, received no encouragement from his parents and was on the road to being a total loser until he read Tom Wolf’s book, “The Right Stuff.” Scott describes himself as a self-possessed risk junkie. Along the way, his twin brother Mark, tried to set him on the right roads. However, his time as an Emergency Medical service provider, pilot and test pilot led to his final destination as an astronaut. Kelley’s account of his life is insightful, at times humorous, heart tugging and always inspiring. Save the date.