Please note this change in scheduling, on WEDNESDAY, August 4th we will have entertainment by Duo Arpeggione. This duo consists of Dr. Claudio Jaffe on the cello and Dr. Catherine Lan on piano. Dr. Jaffe began his cello studies at the age of 7. He has won numerous awards and has performed around the world. Dr. Lan was recognized as a child prodigy. She made her international debut at the age of 8. She also has many awards to her name and performs around the world.
Thursday, August 12th Stephen Ditchfield returns to Bay Village. Stephen has been performing since high school, but here in Sarasota since 1987. He has been the musical director of the Ditchfield Family
Singers for over 30 years. Stephen will entertain us with a wide variety of songs.
Some of you may recognize one of our entertainers for Thursday, August 19th. Tasha Robinson has filled in for Petra teaching Splash class. But Tasha is also an amazing harpist. She will perform on several different harps and is also bringing violinist Carlann Evans to join her.
Brian Gurl has performed at Bay Village many times, but we haven’t seen him in 1 1⁄2 years. So it will be great to have him playing the piano, singing a variety of popular tunes, and telling some stories. And Carlann may be back with her violin to join Brian.
It’s hard to believe, but school will soon be starting for Sarasota County. We would like to give the students at Wilkinson Elementary a little something to encourage them and let them know we are thinking about them. On Monday, August 2nd & 16th anyone interested in helping make bookmarks for the kids should meet in the craft room at 2:00. You don’t have to be artistic or crafty, this is super easy. Let’s help these kids get started on the right foot this fall!
Friday, August 6th is National Root beer Float Day and we will be celebrating by giving out root beer floats from 2:00-3:00 in the main elevator lobby.
We are continuing with our new class, Brain Games on Monday August 9th and August 23rd. Come try it out!
Monday, August 9th we are honored to have author Rebecca Dartt speak to us at 3:00 in the auditorium. She will talk about her newest book, but will also answer any questions people may have. Light refreshments will be served.
August 11th there is a group of residents going to the Summer Circus Spectacular at Asolo Theater at 10:00 and then on to Connor’s for lunch.
Sunday, August 15th is National Relaxation Day.
We will have extra programming on channel 195 as well as printed material in the mailroom racks. We all need to take time to de-stress and take care of ourselves.
Friday, August 20th there is an outing to Selby Gardens. Besides the beautiful plants and flowers, and the amazing views of the bay, there is a special exhibit at the gardens. This year’s exhibition will feature nature-inspired glass work created exclusively by Duncan McClellan which will be displayed in the Tropical Conservatory and throughout the Gardens against a backdrop of lush flowers and plants. The group will head out to the gardens at 10:30 and stop at Millie’s for lunch on the way home.
Bay Village is honored to host Bob Turoff Tuesday, August 24th. Those of you who have lived in Sarasota awhile will recognize Bob as the owner of the Golden Apple Dinner Theater for 42 years along with his wife Roberta. Bob has written a book full of love letters to Roberta after her passing in 2015. Bob will share excerpts from his book as well as many other stories. This will be a special evening with a Happy Hour starting at 7:00 in the Auditorium.
Monday, August 30th is National Beach Day. We are planning a trip to quiet area of Venice Beach that has boardwalks with picnic areas and views of the sunset. We will leave at 5:00, pick up dinner and head to the beach.
You may notice a theme with the August movies, they all are set in the summer. So sit back in our air-conditioned auditorium and enjoy.
August 1st at 3:00 we will show the classic musical, “South Pacific”. This 1958 movie is based on the Broadway musical by Rodgers & Hammerstein. The movie stars Mitzi Gaynor and Rossano Brazzo.
“A League of Their Own” stars Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty and Jon Lovitz. This 1992 film is set during World War 2. All the men were serving in the military so there was no baseball. An all-female baseball league is started in the Midwest. This movie will be shown August 4th at 2:00.
Friday, August 6th at 7:30 you will get a good laugh from the comedy “Weekend at Bernie’s”. Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman star in this fatally funny comedy with some “good old, knockdown slapstick”.
“A League of Their Own” will be shown again on Saturday, August 7th at 7:30. Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello star in “Beach Blanket Bingo”. This 1965 musical comedy will be shown on Sunday, August 8th at 3:00.
Wednesday, August 11th at 2:00 we will show the movie “Dolphin Tale”. This 2011 movie tells the true story of Winter the dolphin who is rehabilitated and given a prosthetic tail at the Clearwater Marine Hospital. Friday, August 13th at 7:30 there will be a repeat showing of “Dolphin Tale”.
“Parent Trap”, the original, is a 1961 Disney movie starring Hayley Mills as twins. This movie will be shown Saturday, August 14th at 7:30.
Sunday, August 15th at 3:00 we will show the Elvis movie, “Blue Hawaii”. This 1961 film also stars: Joan Blackman, Jenny Maxwell, and Angela Lansbury.
“Stand By Me” was directed by Rob Reiner and stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O’Connell. This film is a rare tale about friendship and growing up. It will be shown on Wednesday, August 18th at 2:00.
Friday, August 20th will be a repeat showing of “Stand By Me” at 7:30.
We can’t show a series of summer movies and not show the classic, “Jaws”. This 1975 thriller was directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Roy Scheider & Richard Dreyfuss. It will be shown Saturday, August 21 at 7:30.
Sunday, August 22 at 3:00 you can watch Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday”. Hepburn won an Academy Award for her role in the romantic comedy.
On Monday, August 23rd at 2:00 we will show a special environmental film, “Great Barrier Reef ”. This program offers a definitive guide to the secrets of the reef: how it was created, how it works, the intricate relationships of its inhabitants and how climate change might shape its future.
“Soul Surfer” is based on the incredible true story of surfer Bethany Hamilton. She lost her arm in a shark attack but through determination and faith she returned to surfing. This movie will be shown Wednesday, August 25th at 2:00 and again Friday August 27th at 7:30.
Saturday, August 28 at 7:30 we will show the movie, “Field of Dreams”. Star, Kevin Costner plays an Iowa farmer who builds a baseball field on his farm with surprising results.
And finally on Sunday, August 29th at 3:00 you can watch another baseball movie, “For Love of The Game”. This 1999 movie again stars Kevin Costner as an aging pitcher facing tough life decisions.
Every Tuesday in August except August 24th, we will continue with the Great Courses Program, “Music as a Mirror of History” in the auditorium at 7:30.
- August 3rd: Haydn: Mass in the Time of War
- August 10th: Beethoven: The Farewell Sonata August
- 17th: Beethoven: Wellington’s Victory August
- 31st: Berlioz/de L’lsle: La Marseillaise
Special In-Person Bay Village Event
A Conversation Between Robert Turoff and Beth Duda based on the book, “Dear Roberta: Letters to My Wife, A Golden Apple Memoir”
Mark Your Calendars: August 24th – 7:30 in the Auditorium with Happy Hour at 7:00.
Just a few weeks after the 2015 death of his wife, actress Roberta MacDonald, Robert Turoff sat down to write her a letter. One letter led to another and it wasn’t long before he realized he had found the hook for a memoir about his 42-year career as owner and director of the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre in Sarasota and his even-longer marriage to MacDonald. A Broadway veteran as a teenager, MacDonald became Sarasota’s leading lady starring in dozens of shows during the theater’s long history.
The conversation recounts some of the joys, pains, and remarkable relationships (Tommy Tune, Betty Buckley, Gwen Verdon, Charles Nelson Reilly and more) he and Roberta experienced.
Beth Duda is a well-known Sarasota actor, playwright, and director of the Patterson Foundation’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.
By Petra Mueller
Thank you to everyone for their special efforts with the fitness program “A NEW YOU”. The participation in the live classes has gone up and I can hear talk about points at the coffee hour and in the hallways. Keep up the good work, stay active and take advantage of all the Wellness Classes in August.
Our tropical pool invites you to swim, splash, walk, do balance and strength exercises and to lounge poolside with a good book or a friend. Hope to see you there.
The Wellness Outing this month will bring us to Selby Gardens, for a special glass exhibition by Duncan McClellan. His exquisite and beautiful pieces are on display in the tropical conservatory and throughout the gardens against a backdrop of lush flowers and plants. We are leaving at 10:30 AM on August 20 first to stroll through Selby Gardens and then to have lunch at Millie’s Restaurant.
Health Tip: Stay hydrated during the hot summer month using the reusable cups from Bay Village which you received a while ago.
This spring coastlines around the globe were filled with hundreds of oil tankers that overwhelmed seaports. The oil industry has turned the oceans into aquatic parking lots. There is a dangerous buildup in oil supplies that is the result of an unprecedented oil glut. The pandemic has quelled demand. The industry has been overproducing for years while the world is trying to reduce its dependence with some success.
The industry has lost billions in profit while cutting thousands of jobs worldwide. It seems clear that the industry will not recover from this pandemic. “Even short term fossil fuels are a terrible investment” says former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Sarah Bloom Raskin. A wealth of green recovery programs aim to keep fossil fuels in the ground as part of a transition to a sustainable and equitable economy. As to no other time, the actions taken now by the public policy makers will determine oils fate.
For more than a decade volatility has been a hallmark of the industry. There is a consistent fall in oil prices since 2008. The glut is so serious that in 2019 a research consulting firm (McKinsey and Company) warned of the need to begin to diversify portfolios for a post peak oil demand world. Global indexes measuring the value of the largest oil companies hit a 50 year low in 2018. During the past decade the U.S. fracking industry lost 30 billion but was able to continue producing due to the financial backing of government subsidies and private investors.
The loss of investor confidence was also a result of global activism. There has been a demand that major institutions divest themselves of fossil fuel stocks which resulted in an estimated $11 trillion commitment to sell off oil, gas, and coal holdings to pay back lenders and stockholders. They kept pumping oil to increase the glut. The pandemic has also revealed new ways oil harms the public. Studies confirm that exposure to air pollution generated largely from fossil fuel combustion cars, refineries and power plants increased Covid deaths and that climate change is making outbreaks of infectious diseases more common and dangerous.
To be continued – Excerpt from an article in Sierra Magazine called The End of Oil?
This & That
Suzanne Peck will be returning to Bay Village to teach her Art Classes. The lessons are $25 for a two hour session. They are held in the Craft Room on Fridays from 1:00-3:00.
The 2021 federally mandated report on the quality of Bay Village tap water shows no violations for the 20 required tests that are performed. Thus, the tap water at Bay Village is safe to drink and buying bottled water is not necessary.
The Writers’ Group meets the first Friday of every month from 10:00-11:00 in the Computer Room.
Rebecca Dartt is a versatile author of both fiction and non-fiction who lives in Sarasota. She is coming to Bay Village on Monday, August 9th at 3:00 to speak about her latest work, “Crackers and Mayo”. Rebecca is also willing to share her knowledge and experience to aspiring writers who have questions for her. This event will be held in the auditorium and light refreshments will be served.
There is a change in the usual schedule the first week of August. We have terrific entertainers coming that week, but they are only available on Wednesday, August 4th. So for just that week we will enjoy music by Duo Arpeggione on Wednesday at 7:30 and bingo will be on Thursday, August 5th.
We are continuing with Brain games on the second and fourth Mondays at 10:00 in the Auditorium. We are having fun while working on our cognition!
There is a quarterly meeting on Tuesday, August 17th at 10:00 in the auditorium. You can also watch it on the
Bay Village App.
News from The Tides – The windows will be installed in early August. The roof is near completion. Construction is proceeding as scheduled.
Please do not call Housekeeping or Maintenance directly for work orders. Work orders can be placed through the App or by calling the Front Desk.