Thursday August 1st we will be entertained by the group 3 Hits and a Miss. The 3 Hits are Chris Norton on guitar, Chris Smith on keyboard and horns, and John DeWitt on Bass. The Miss is Judy Alexander, an amazing vocalist. This group will have us dancing in our seats!
Thursday August 8 Eleonora Lvov will delight us with her beautiful piano performance of classical music.
Thursday August 15 we will show the newest version of “A Star Is Born” starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.
Thursday August 22 we will actually be dancing as Al Hixon brings his band to Bay Village. We will have a temporary dance floor installed for this amazing performance. There will be keyboards, drums, various horns, bass and guitar as well as Corrine Manning singing some wonderful swing music.
Thursday August 29 we will test our music knowledge in a game of Name That Tune. We will have teams like we did for trivia. Sign up in Resident Services.
On Tuesday August 6 we will depart Bay Village at 9:00 am and head to the Sarasota County Emergency Operations Center. We will receive a private tour of this facility which includes the 911 call center and a hurricane shelter. Following the tour we will stop at Mad Fish Grill for an early lunch before we head back home by 1:00.
Wednesday August 14 we are going to historic Arlington Park. We will leave at 9:00 to beat the heat. Arlington Park is a beautiful neighborhood park with duck ponds, shaded walking paths, playgrounds for children, a pool and several sports areas. We will take a light breakfast and spend a little time exploring the park before we return to Bay Village around 11:30.
Friday August 23 we are headed out to J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe. This unique Sarasota restaurant offers a wide variety of delicious food and even better bluegrass music! We will leave Bay Village at 5:45 and be back about 9:00.
Thursday August 29 is the final Opera Guild Summer Salon. We return to the Bird Key Yacht Club for a delicious lunch. The entertainment will be Karen and Chris Romig for a flute and piano duo. The cost for this is $40.
For all of these outings, please sign up in the activity book.
by Petra Mueller
We have a fun morning with Golf Games in the auditorium planned for you on August 8th. A little individual and team competition run by Brad Knight, a professional Golf Instructor. No previous knowledge or experience required. If you have an idea how to play golf or mini golf or can hold a club, you should come and join in! If you just want to come and watch or cheer for your friend or team, you are also welcome. In the middle of the month we are going to one of our beautiful beaches once more, where you can enjoy the sun, sand and surf. The end of the month we are heading to the UTC Mall for another chance to exercise in the AC or shop depending on how you want to use your time.
Kudos and rainbows for those of you who stopped at the environmental table June 12th and picked up a free reusable container. We gave out 130 containers! They fit nicely in walker compartments. Also, you can put them in bags with handles and place them on the hook on the back of your door as a reminder.
Did you know that if you take your own glass with a lid to the cafe for iced tea or lemonade it is free? It was a welcome surprise for me.
Next time you go to the grocery store, envision a floating island of plastic garbage the size of Texas. Please don’t add to it.
One resident suggested not using the plastic lining in the bathroom waste basket or as I do, empty the basket into my big garbage container in the kitchen and leave the liner in the waste basket to use again.
The internet is full of interesting articles. Several companies are in late stage research developing a biodegradable plastic. Actually, the process takes CO2 out of the environment and is plant-based.
Many of you have asked about disposal of batteries. As of right now, the only kind the county will accept are lithium batteries from cell phones and hearing aid batteries. Those are collected at Bay Village in a box in the mail room.
Incidentally old eyeglasses can be donated through the Lions Club with a collection box in the living room of the Assisted Living.
When we work together we can help save the planet. Contact us with your concerns and information, Janet Mahler, Judy Evenson, Anne Moffitt, Laura Pardee, and Ron Shankland.
August 6th the speaker will be Sue Firestone and she will discuss “Age Friendly Sarasota”. This focuses on promoting active, engaged, and healthy living for people of all ages.
August 11th & 12th there will be a marathon review of the first 6 weeks of “The History of Spain: Land on a Crossroad”. If you missed a week or just want to review, this is the perfect opportunity. Sessions 1-6 will be shown on the 11th and sessions 7-12 on the 12th. There will be tapas and sangria served on the 12th.
August 13 & 20 we will begin the next sessions of “The History of Spain”. This includes: Gypsy Influences on Spain, The Growth of Catholic Religious Passion, Columbus and the New World, and Conquistadors and Missionaries.
August 27 we have a special program by William and Sue Willis as they present Ronald and Nancy Reagan. They have performed over 5000 presidential shows!
The Sunday/Wednesday movies in August will continue with the travel theme. First up will be the new version of “Murder on the Orient Express”. Next is “Lost in Translation”. This romantic comedy is set in Tokyo. “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is set in the 1930s in a fictional war-torn European country. We will finish out the month with “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” set in India. The Saturday evening resident choice movies for the month of August are all suspense movies. August 1st we will show “Captain Phillips” starring Tom Hanks. August 10th the movie will be a classic, “Rear Window” by Alfred Hitchcock. “The Illusionist” will be the movie for August 17th. August 24th we will see Anthony Hopkins as he stars in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”. And we will close out the month with another Alfred Hitchcock film, “To Catch a Thief”.
Please try to sign up for transportation as soon as you are aware of your needs. Our transportation services have been booking up quickly. Although we try to accommodate in emergency situations, we ask for at least 24 hours’ notice in scheduling your rides.
When calling to schedule your transportation, please have the address and phone number of the location you are travelling to. This greatly helps the person scheduling your ride.
The doctors bus goes out on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30, 10:30 and 12:30. We need to limit the doctors bus to 3 residents at any given time. It is very difficult for the drivers to get more than 3 people to their appointments in a timely manner.
The doctors bus goes North to Bahia Vista and East to I-75. The doctors bus does not go south of Bay Village.
The Wednesday and Friday shopping buses will drop residents off at various stops along the route. However, residents need to be understanding that the driver may vary the route slightly to accommodate others.
The Friday shopping bus will no longer go to Trader Joe’s as this parking lot is very difficult to maneuver. We are adding a stop at the Gulf Gate Library on Fridays.
The drivers cannot control traffic, so please try to be understanding if they are a few minutes late. Also remember that other residents may be calling for a pickup at the same time as you. The drivers try to manage the pickups in the most efficient manner. Please remember to sign up for the church buses.