We will start off January with Sarasota Pianist Eddie Tobin. January 2nd at 7:30 Eddie will entertain with everything from Johnny Cash to Frank Sinatra to Jazz. January 9th Brian Gurl will impress and amaze with his piano playing and perhaps will even sing a little for us. January 16th we have a duo with Michelle Tabor & Alfonso Lopez. This piano/violin classical concert will enchant all who attend. Anne Tormela is a Lyric Coloratura Soprano who will delight us with her voice on January 23rd. Last but not least we will host the Russian Duo on January 30th. The Duo is made up of Oleg Kruglyakov and Terry Boyarsky. Terry plays the piano and Oleg plays the balalaika. Don’t know what the balalaika is? Come and
Movies for January
Quite a while ago I had a resident request we show some James Bond movies. So that is what we will do on Saturdays in January. You will get to see several different James Bond actors including: Sean Connery in “From Russia with Love” on January 4th, Roger Moore in “Live and Let Die” January 11th, Pierce Brosnan in “Golden Eye” on January 18th, and Daniel Craig in “Casino Royale” January 25th.
The Sunday/Wednesday movies are also requests from residents. These movies all star great female actresses/singers. January 5th & 8th we will show “The Tamarind Seed” with Julie Andrews. January 12th will be Linda Ronstadt in “The Sound of My Voice.” Renee Zellweger stars as Judy Garland in “Judy” which we will show January 19th & 22nd. Finally another Julie Andrews movie, “Star!” on January 26th & 29th.
We have had a request to add a movie on Monday evenings if there is nothing else planned. This month we will show musicals (also a resident request). January 6th is “Carousel”; January 13th is “Guys & Dolls”; “Annie Get Your Gun” will be shown January 20th, and “Showboat” on January 27th. With all of these choices, you can surely find something you would enjoy!
January 2nd there is a group headed to the Van Wezel to see “Salute to Vienna.” These tickets have already been purchased.
January 8th let’s try lunch at Connor’s Seafood & Steak House. They have a wonderful lunch menu from $11.00-$14.00.
January 14th we are taking a group to see the manatees at the Manatee Viewing Center at Apollo Beach. There is a boardwalk you can walk along to see the manatees and an information center indoors. On the way home, we will have lunch at Season’s 52.
January 16th join the fun as we go out to lunch at the Wicked Cantina Mexican Restaurant and then tour the Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy.
January 30th we are headed to Michael’s on East for Listen and Lunch. We will hear the High Flying Sopranos while enjoying a delicious meal. These tickets have already been purchased.
by Petra Mueller
Let us start the New Year 2020 with the best intentions to take care of our bodies and minds by participating in all the wellness activities offered here at Bay Village.
Walk with me along the rowing facility at Benderson Park on Sat. Jan. 4 and if it is too cool, we can walk indoors at the mall. On Jan. 14 we are heading to the Manatee Viewing Area, to see them gather in the warm water outflow of the power plant. Dr. B. Stein, our Medical Director, is giving a talk on Jan 15. Come and meet him.
A variety of activities are being offered during one week in Jan., and you will have a chance to give cardio drumming or sound bowl therapy a try.
On Jan. 22 we are having a wellness presentation where all the classes will showcase what they are about. So come watch and invite the newer residents on your floor to join you. It will be a busy month!
B.I.L.L. Speakers for January
January 7th “Newtown Alive: Courage, Dignity, Determination” Speaker: Vicki Oldham. For over 100 years, African American residents played a major role in the development of Sarasota. Ms. Oldham will discuss this history as well as the people, places, and events that make up the rich history of Newtown.
January 14th “Excess Nutrients that Feed Harmful Algae Blooms like Red Tide and How They Can Be Reduced” Speaker: Steve Suau. Mr. Suau, a civil engineer with 38 years of experience in both the private and public sectors, will discuss his recent research and projects to fight red tide in the Sarasota/Bradenton area.
January 21st “WEDU PBS, The One Place that Can Take You Everywhere” Speaker: Larry Winegar. Celebrating 60 years of service, Mr. Winegar will review the PBS offerings and screen a video: “Venice, Florida; Looking Forward By Looking Back.” Door prizes from the WEDU pledge archives will be given!
January 28th “Building the Future:
How a Title 1 School is Making a Difference for Students by Growing Hearts, Minds and Community” Speaker: Susan Nations. Ms. Nations, Principal of Wilkinson School, will discuss how elementary education is changing and why a “three-pronged” focus on hearts, minds and community is critical for student support and success.
This is the first of a 2-part report on the Sustainability Conference held in Sarasota County in November. Two members of the Bay Village Environmental Committee attended the conference, and this is their report.
The keynote speaker, Josh Tickell, spoke about “Changing the Climate of Our Minds from Despair to Global Action.” He expressed optimism that significant efforts are underway to positively address issues of climate change. He referred to a book called “Draw Down” by Paul Howkin that cites examples ranging from the value of preservation of our earth, sustainable food production, and solar power providing the energy source for buildings, homes, and automobiles.
There was a speaker from Newtown who discussed the initiatives underway there including a goal to reduce emissions by 40% in 12 years. A very large number of children missed school last year because of climate disasters. There will be walks and trolley rides showing local impacts and discussion of possible solutions. The city is replacing all public drinking fountains because of lead content in the water. They say that 2/3 of energy goes to waste and they are working to lower energy costs to lower-income homes.
The county is requiring all new buildings to meet LEEDS silver standard and is spending $17.5 million to rehab present buildings, move to more automation systems, and emphasize more efficient solar power as an energy source.
This article will be continued next month.