Thank You to All
To: All contributors to “Grass Roots For the Troops!”
FROM: Ethel “O,” Coordinator SUBJECT: Beanie Babes, wristlets, ditty bags, pillows, shipping money donations, etc.
I started this project nearly four years ago and it is now slowly running down. Gerri, our shipping gal, has retired with no replacement. She is no longer driving, but is being driven to Veteran’s Hospital in Tampa by her daughter.
As of now, finish up what yarn you have and if you run short, call me in 3114, as I have quite a bit of fall colors to use up. Thank you all for your great participation in this wonderful project.
“Crafts, Coffee and Conservation” will still meet every Monday at 10 a.m.! Bring your hobby … knitting, crochet, embroidery or anything else. We all enjoy a cup of coffee, talking and comparing projects. See you next Monday!
By Petra Mueller
In August, I have invited two speakers to talk about health-related issues that are interesting to everybody. On Aug. 19 at 3 p.m., Dr. Nalu will speak about untreated hearing loss, the effects on physical cognitive and social well-being. Dr. Arne, a cardiologist in Sarasota, will talk about heart health and wellness on Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. Also, I’m putting our low-impact pool class back on the calendar, so I hope you will join me every Thursday (except the 21st) at 2 p.m. out at the pool for a relaxing and gentle workout that is still effective!
Jewelry & Watch Repair
On Friday, Aug. 15, Barbara Grove, “The Jewelry Lady,” will be here with her husband, who replaces watch batteries. She has extremely affordable costume jewelry for sale, including magnetic clasp necklaces. Each piece is only $8!! She will give a portion of the proceeds from this sale to our endowment fund. They take cash, checks AND credit cards and will be in the lobby between the hours of noon and 4 p.m.
Returning Favorites in AUGUST!!
We are happy to welcome back two returning “Bay Village Favorite” performers in August!
On Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m., join Karen and Chris Romig, who have an international evening prepared for you! They will be joined by Zachary Johnson, guitar, John Miller, string bass, and Bruce Lehman, percussion. You will hear South American as well as European pieces tonight. Some familiar, some not so familiar! Do not miss this concert, folks!
On Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m. join returning favorite “The Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking” as they present “The Roosevelts: Franklin & Eleanore.” If you have never seen Bill & Sue Wills in one of their Presidential portrayals, this is a must-see event! Bill and Sue have been here more than a dozen times and everyone is both educated and entertained with their presentations. Come and meet the Roosevelts!
B.I.L.L. Series News
This fall, Dr. David Tschanz will teach “The Crusades.” A description of that class as well as dates and times will be given when we get closer to its start date. This is a class from Adult & Community Education.
On Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 7:30 p.m., we welcome back popular speaker Tom Callaghan, who will present his knowledge of the planning and construction of one of a true, man-made modern marvel, The Panama Canal.
Our next DVD series from the Teaching Company is titled “Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre.” This is taught by Professor Richard Brettell from The University of Texas, Dallas. The name “Louvre” is instantly recognized as the most famous art museum in the world. Its collections number in the millions. Visitors are often overwhelmed by the seemingly endless works of art. This course is actually a study guide for anyone planning a visit, so they use their time wisely and a trip down memory lane for those who have been. We showed this course about five years ago and everyone thought is was fantastic, so we thought it deserved repeating! Classes are at the usual B.I.L.L. time, 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday night beginning Aug. 12 for six weeks. Happy learning, everyone!