Nine-String Theory Performs!
This is also the first time this group is performing, so join us for another Bay Village “first” on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH, AT 7:30 P.M. in the AUDITORIUM for what should be an incredible evening!
Some of the finest instrumental music from the around the world find a fresh new voice in “9 String Theory,” the unique musical collaboration of domra virtuoso Angelina Galashenkova-Reed and award-winning classical guitarist John Huston. Performing music of great variety and intense virtuosity, 9 String Theory defies genres, effortlessly blending artistic musical traditions from Argentina, Russia, Romania, Spain, France, Italy and the U.S. We’ll put the full biographies of the artists in the glass case across from the gift shop!
This company brought us the Russian Folk Dancers and the Crystal Glass Trio, (both brought the house down), so we trust that you will put this on your calendar as a “must-attend” performance WEBSITE: www.lynnmcconnell.com
A Bay Village First!
To our knowledge, there has never been a professional play performed at Bay Village! Things are about to change!
We are happy to announce that BOTANIC GARDEN will be performed here on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12th, at 7:30 p.m. Botanic Garden premiered at the Greenhouse Theater in Chicago in February 2008. Under the direction of Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis. Since then, Botanic Garden has been performed throughout the country!
BOTANIC GARDEN, a funny, poignant drama, is about a fifty-something widow, Kate Goodman, who is desperate to get out of a first date. She turns to the one person who can help, her deceased husband, Jake. The play intersects the present with “flashbacks” from their 30-plus years of marriage. BOTANIC GARDEN is a fresh, engaging portrait of the intricacies of a long-term relationship. Using intimate direct language to summon urgent human complexities, BOTANIC GARDEN not only examines the difficulties of losing a life partner, but also challenges the conventional notion of our need ‘to move on.’
There will be a post-show discussion and refreshments with the cast members about the play’s theme.
JOIN US for something different!
By Petra Mueller
We are planning several Wellness Outings in February. First we are heading to the Manatee Viewing Area by Apollo Beach on Wednesday, February 7th. There you will see the manatees gathered in the warm water weathering the cold during our Floridian Winter.
Tuesday, February 13th, we are going to the Venice Rookery, where at sunset time, hundreds of birds try to come and make their bed at night. A very interesting event, where you can watch a variety of birds. Dinner will be at Darrell’s before the bird watching.
Saturday, February 24th, walk the Ringling Bridge one way, both ways or spend time in Bird Bay Park watching the bay. After the walk, we are going to have breakfast at Thomas German Bakery.
Come and play the Wii on Thursday, February 1st, at 2 pm. Plenty of games to choose from!!
B.I.L.L. Series News
We will begin January with three weeks of our popular National Geographic Nature Series videos. The titles and descriptions will be on your mailbox flier. Beginning on January 23rd, we will show just a few of the dozens of European travel documentaries by popular travel host, Rick Steeves. Titles and descriptions will be on your mailbox flier.
Our next class from Adult and Community Education (ACE) is “Foreign Affairs” with Bay Village favorite, Bob Clementis. The first class is January 23rd, at 10:00 a.m. in the auditorium. If you haven’t been to a class with Bob, his topics are usually centered around the goings on in the Middle East and are discussion-based. This is a six-week class.
Also from ACE, our next “How Novel!” Book Group with Alice Blueglass will meet on January 23rd, February 6th and February 20th in the board room. The books you will read are listed on the mailbox flier, and students are responsible for purchasing their own books, but class is free.
The Russian Duo Is Back!
On Thursday, February 8th, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium, “The Russian Duo” will perform! They have performed for us a number of times, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed this unique concert, so we are glad they are on the schedule again! Balalaika virtuoso Oleg Kruglyakov and masterful pianist Terry Boyarski enjoy a love of traditional music, but you will hear all types of music this evening, including traditional Russian folk music, bluegrass, tango, dances, classical, gypsy and more. They combine historical information with masterful playing and performance. They have some great videos on their website as well as reviews. Go to www.russianduo.com and check it out. This is the first of four “do not miss” concerts we have.
From the Dining Services Director
Another kitchen tour has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 21st, @ 2:30 pm. Please call Denis @ extension 2112 to sign up for the tour, which lasts about 45 minutes.
A few have asked about holding a weight loss seminar with our dietitian, Delores Pufhal.
She will present, “The Keys to Successful Weight loss” on Thursday, February 8th, at 2:30 p.m. in our auditorium.
Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution or not, attending this informative lecture is a great place to start!
Day Trips and Travels
Besides all the wonderful “wellness outings” you read about in Petra’s calendar, we’ve got some other fun ways to get “out & about” this month! On Thursday, February 8th, we’re headed to the Ringling Museum!
We have some free tickets, compliments of Don & Carolyn McGarvey, so thanks very much to them. If you aren’t aware, Don & Carolyn have been volunteers at the museum for years. We also have a 15% discount at “Muse,” so that is where we will dine!
On Saturday, February 10th, we are headed to The Celery Fields for some birding and a special art exhibit that is in their visitor’s center! We are going for breakfast after our birding at “The Original EGG.”
At press time we’re awaiting word from the new restaurant downtown, “BOCA.” Hopefully they can accommodate a group from Bay Village on Thursday, February 15th. The restaurant is very unique, both the menu and the fresh herbs growing up the wall!
On Saturday, February 24th, The Sarasota Chorus of the Keys presents its annual concert. We have 2 chorus members who live here now, Bob Gannon and Don Loos. We’re going to the evening show this year. “My Three Sons” Quartet will also appear!