The Russian Duo Performs!
Terry Boyarsky, piano, and Oleg Kruglyakuv, balalaika, are performing at Bay Village for the first time! Join us on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. for an enchanting evening of great music with RUSSIAN DUO.
Russian Duo is an international project, born out of love for traditional music and classical elegance. Oleg Krglyakov is a balalaika virtuoso from Siberia and Terry Bryarsky is an American concert pianist with Russian heritage. Their program combines the diverse flavors of traditional Russian music, lilting voices, chamber music classics and unique transcriptions of favorites from around the world. The Hartford Advocate said, “Explosive talent … see these dazzling musicians in action!” Won’t you join us so you can see them “in action” as well? See you there!
Greetings, everyone! Chef Chris Mandzik here … I hope everyone had a happy and healthy holiday season. As we dive into 2014, I would just like to say that the Dining Services department staff did a phenomenal job over the holidays, especially at the Resident Christmas party.
I am working with my team to develop more new events for your dining pleasure. On Feb. 1, I will roll out an updated special function menu that will include many of the old favorites along with some new menu items. A copy of this menu will be available at the Hostess podium and as usual a 48-hour notice is required for this menu.
I will also be having a “Chef’s Table” dinner event. Please watch your mailbox for more details about this.
Thank you all for your comments and suggestions; they are all taken to heart!
Day Trips and Travel
AND THEY’RE OFF! It’s that time of year again! Time to head up to Tampa Downs Race Track for a day of racing excitement! A surprisingly delicious buffet lunch, transportation and RESERVED cushioned seating in the climate controlled clubhouse. We’ll stay until after RACE 7, so you should be home in time for the Bridge game.
We are in the beginning stages of planning a trip to Caladesi State Park in Pinellas County in April for lunch and a nature walk on the beach.
In May, we will hit the high seas (kidding of course, the trip is in the calm and beautiful bay) and do some learning aboard the “Mote Marine Explorers Cruise.” We have the whole boat chartered, so it’ll be just our group! If you have never experienced this marine biology learning opportunity, it’s a “must-do” event here
Following our cruise, we’ll head to the “Old Salty Dog” for lunch. Watch your mail for the flyers with further details about these trips!
B.I.L.L. Series News
Our final lecture in our current DVD series, “Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies” is on March 11. We’ll take a break from this series on Tuesday, March 4, and welcome Marc Newman, A.K.A. MYSTER HISTORY! This is Marc’s first time presenting at Bay Village and your BILL Committee is very excited to welcome him, as he has a very unique presentation for us. Marc Newman is a well-known historian and author with more than 70 publications both national and international. He is also a radio host. As a teacher he has received numerous awards for history, including the National Teacher’s Medal for Excellence.
Tonight he will present: “Unheard of American Legends: Heroes and Heroines.” These are seven “legends:” men and women, of various nationalities, race and religions from The American Revolution to the 1920s. These are all REAL action-adventure people, who were idolized by U.S. presidents, political and military leaders, but have been obscured with the passage of time. During this presentation, Myster History will appear in period clothing and will depict their accomplishments as well as present original artifacts to pique your interest. Join us at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium for a presentation you won’t soon forget!
“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” —Victor Hugo