Noah Waddell Returns!
On Thursday, January 11th, at 7:30 p.m. Bay Village’s favorite young pianist, Noah Waddell returns!
Noah began playing the piano shortly after his 7th birthday. For the first few years, he looked forward to his weekly lesson, but it was simply an extracurricular activity among his many other interests. In 2011, Noah discovered his amazing God-given gift after winning a competition and started to practice regularly.
NBC and Wink News featured a story showcasing his talents as a child prodigy who gives back to the local community. He has also appeared on the PBS TV Show, “Curious Kids,” the Christian Television Network, and on NPR’s nationally syndicated radio show From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley. After winning a concerto competition at 12 years old, Noah made his orchestral debut, performing three concerts as a soloist with the Tampa Bay Symphony. He is the first pianist in this region to have performed the Clara Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor. Noah has won numerous piano competitions including his first international piano competition in 2014.
Noah has built a unique reputation as an explosive and physical young performer not afraid to take risks. He is serious and sensitive with an innate musicality rarely found in an artist of his age.
Start the Year With Great Music!
We have a very special treat for you on Thursday, January 4th, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
Pianist Vytas J. Baksys is an active freelance collaborator performing a variety of recitals, competitions, and other functions of various styles and genres throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Since 1989 he has been a frequent keyboardist with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops orchestras. Of Lithuanian descent, Vytas is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is joined this evening by Venice Symphony Principal flutist Linda Bento-Rei.
Bento-Rei received a Bachelor of Music, cum laude from the Boston Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music in Performance as a Merit Scholar from the New England Conservatory of Music.
Their full biographies and program for tonight are in the glass case by the gift shop!
By Petra Mueller
Start out the new year with good intentions and stick with them. No matter if it is physical or mental well-being you would like to maintain or achieve, it is important that you are aware of your health and take care of it.
I offer a variety of classes here at Bay Village 6 days of the week, so there is always an option for you to participate. If you need some personal attention, come see me or call (Ext. 4033).
On Saturday, January 13th, we offer a trip to the Farmer’s Market in Sarasota and/or a walk along Bayfront Park with lunch following at Marina Jack’s Restaurant on the waterfront.
The Wii in the Wellness Center is working and there are all kinds of games available for you to play. The remotes have new batteries. Please ask for help if you need it!
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.
Afternoon Delight Performs!
It’s been quite a while since this group graced the Bay Village stage! Join us on January 25th, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium for an evening of great barbershop! The AFTERNOON DELIGHT Quartet is made up of members of the Sarasota Chorus of the Keys. The members are Bob Amer, Tenor, Dick Zarfos, Lead, Jim Woods, Bass, and Vernon Sievers, Baritone. Bob Amer as an “Irish Tenor,” sang with the Notre Dame Glee Club, which sang on the Ed Sullivan, Mike Douglas, and Andy Williams shows. Bob has been a member of the Chorus of the Keys for 7 years. Jim Woods has been a Barbershop singer since 1967. Jim and Dick sang in the 2012 Florida Senior Champion Barbershop quartet called OLD GUYS RULE. Vern started his musical career as a Doo-wop singer with the Heartbeats in New York.
Did You Know?
Bay Village Offers an automated payment option for our residents who would like the convenience of not having to write a check each month. You can set up a recurring payment of your monthly statement by way of an ACH (automated clearing house) transaction.
You will need to complete an ACH authorization form. Then the Accounting Office will set up automatic payment through our billing system. Payments will be automatically deducted from your bank account on the 10th of each month. ACH payments will vary each month based on the monthly statement amount and residents will still receive a copy of their monthly statement for review.
If you think this is something you would be interested in, please contact Mary Shaw in the billing office at ext. 4555 to get an ACH authorization form.
From the Dining Services Director
Another kitchen tour has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 17th @ 2:30 pm. Please call Denis @ extension 2112 to sign up for the tour which lasts about 45 minutes.
At a recent Dining Services committee meeting one of our food vendors gave a presentation on the various food items delivered to Bay Village. His focus was on Beef, Chicken, & Seafood. The committee felt that all Residents would be interested in this discussion. I have been able to schedule the speaker to return and give a presentation in the Auditorium on Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 2:30 pm. The discussion will cover the various products delivered by the food vendor and there will be time for questions. Hope to see you there.
Day Trips and Travels
On Wednesday, January 3rd, “Salute To Vienna” is at Van Wezel We’ll enjoy Vienna’s Golden Age with Strauss Waltzes, spectacular costumes and a full orchestra the beautiful costumes! On Saturday, January 20th, we are headed to Orlando for TITANIC: THE ARTIFACTS EXHIBITION Featuring:
- A guided tour led by an actors in period dress portraying actual Titanic notables.
- More than 100 newly added artifacts recovered from the wreck site of Titanic.
- “Little Big Piece,” a 3-ton section of the ship’s hull and the second largest piece of Titanic ever recovered.
- Full-scale recreations of her Grand Staircase, First Class Cabin, Verandah Cafe and more.
- The sharing of stories from her passengers and crew during the hour-long guided tour.
- An extensive Underwater Room, displaying more than 400 artifact and historical treasures.
- We are also booked for dinner at the museum!
Sunday Dinner with a Playwright: An Evening with Arthur Keyser. Enjoy three new 10-minute plays and help support “On the Road,” Theatre Odyssey’s initiative to bring live theatre to retirement and assisted living communities.
The dining room opens at 5:00 (bus departs at 4:15 p.m.) so you may enjoy cocktails before the show, or dine from a special Starlite Room menu. Stay after for dessert (included) with the post-show talkback.