Cirque Du Soleil, Anyone?
Save the Date! It has been about eight years since we saw the SPELLBINDING & truly AMAZING SHOW, La Nouba at Downtown Disney (which is now called “Disney Springs”, by the way). We have taken three groups over the years and many people went more than once! We learned that the show will close this December, so we are going to take a group in SEPTEMBER (Disney fans know that September is the SLOWEST month there and they offer Florida resident specials) on Tuesday, the 12th. The show is at 6:00 p.m., so we arrive home at a decent hour. You’ll have your choice of two different restaurants, “House of Blues” or “Wolfgang Puck Cafe. ” Both less than one city block from the theater.
Even though La Nouba is closing, rumor has it that a different “Cirque” show will take the space. Stay tuned for that!
Drum Circle Rescheduled
Last month you read about a drum circle we were planning on Siesta beach. We didn’t have enough people to make a “group”, so we are going to hold it here. Join us on the roof (weather permitting) on Thursday, July 20th at 7:30 p.m.! Edsel van de Wall Arnemann will lead us.
If you have a drum, bring it! Edsel will give a brief presentation about the history of drumming and he also brings a few drums and we have a few for you to borrow. Did you know that drumming has been proven to be good for your health? It reduces stress (less stress means a healthy immune system). Drumming is also meditative, inducing relaxed mental states that reduce anxiety and tension.
Furthermore, you don’t need any particular skill or talent to participate! It transcends gender, race, age and nationality. Can you think of a culture that doesn’t have some form of drumming tradition? If you don’t want to participate, come and watch. See you there!
Dean Miller Performs
Join us on Thursday, July 6th, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium as we welcome classical guitarist Dean Miller back to the Bay Village Stage. Dean Miller’s command of the guitar and versatile vocal ability combine for a truly unique style. He performs classical, Spanish, popular, finger style, jazz and Latin styles of music.
Dean is a fantastic performer and his ability to reach every listener shines! He is amazing to both watch and hear and we hope we have a large crowd tonight! We asked him to do a couple of “New York” related songs to go with our theme for the summer!
B.I.L.L. Series News
We’ve got a summer full of Rick Burns’ documentaries for you all about New York, the city that never sleeps! We’ll start on July 4 at 7:30 p.m. with Coney Island! What better place to spend Independence Day!
We take a break from New York on July 11th at 7:30 p.m. and head through our National Parks with local author Penny Musco. Penny was here a few years ago and did a very well-received presentation about slave migration in the 1800s titled “Steal Away.” This time, she is taking you through her book about our National Parks, “Fascinating Stories From Our National Parks.” Did you know that several of our National Parks have camp sites where Japanese American citizens were interred during WWII or that Dry Tortugas National Park is connected to President Lincoln’s assassination? Learn this and more in this hour-long presentation by Penny! On July 18th, we finish up our Italy series!
On July 25th at 7:30 p.m. we will show episode one of “New York.” This dramatic and lyrical first episode chronicles the rise of New York from its settlement by the Dutch in the early 17th century through the explosion of commercial growth by completion of the Erie Canal in 1825. Join us and learn New York’s fascinating early history!
The DVDs are a bit longer than our usual one hour class, between 100-120 minutes.
We’re kicking off the New York theme with a party or two and our “movie-extras” this month will feature films set in New York!
Join us on Wednesday, July 5 at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium for our kick-off party that will feature the presentation: “NEW YORK” by Kim Sheffield from Active Minds. She was here on Memorial Day and did a great job, so we invited her back! We’ve got some fun refreshments planned, too!
By Petra Mueller
July – means beach outing, fun in the sun and also a lecture inside with AC! The common theme is water. July 6th, we are going to the Evergreen Café in Nokomis for a healthy lunch and then head to Nokomis Beach for an afternoon of swimming and beach fun in the sun. Liz Coursen, an award winning, ten-time author, editor and historian, will be here to give a lecture on July 20th about “Taking the waters,” a history of Florida’s most famous springs. Since it is getting hot outside, please remember the length of the indoor corridors. If you walk the 3 corridors on your floor once up and down, you are walking 1135 feet, that is a little less than 1/4 of a Mile. In order to walk 1 Mile this way, you will have to walk that distance 4.65 times. Happy Walking!!!
Wellness Fair at Costco
On Wednesday, July 26th, Costco Warehouse is having a wellness fair. They are giving everyone a shopping pass for the event and a tour of the store. You’ll visit pharmacy, hearing and optical. We’re going to hop on the 9:00 a.m. shopping bus, so your ride over is free! They are serving refreshments as well and offering discounts on memberships if you aren’t already a member.