By Petra Mueller
To kick off the celebration of July 4th, I am offering a Masterclass with patriotic music – starting at 9:30 am in the Auditorium, followed by a fun workout in the pool and then refreshments poolside.
Come in your red, white and blues and join me!
A Ringling Bridge Walk on Saturday, July 14th, will keep you smiling and in shape with the beautiful scenery and a breakfast at Millie’s afterward. Your chance to go swimming in the Gulf of Mexico at Nokomis Public Beach is on Wednesday, July 25th, with lunch following.
In July I am also having the T-shirt design contest for our “Sail Around the Caribbean” event. Keep your eyes open for the flyer and your pencils sharpened to give us your best design.
Join us as we welcome speaker Lenny Dave on Thursday, July 19th, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Lenny will present, “100 Years of Comedy”, a nostalgic walk down comedy’s Memory Lane!
Lenny is a nationally recognized comedy historian, speaker, humorist and creative thinker. In 2014, Lenny was selected as the featured speaker to perform in the inaugural season of the Red Skelton Entertainment Series, in conjunction with the opening of a brand new museum dedicated to Red Skelton’s legacy of laughter.
Even though Lenny is not a doctor, he has been known to perform successful surgery on the human spirit! Lenny is past president of AATH, the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. His background in the field of creative communications, combined with his talent as a speaker/entertainer, has enabled Lenny to serve a diverse client base over the past 30 years! He has addressed a variety of audiences ranging from senior citizens, corporate executives and cancer patients.
Often requested as a “coach” for aspiring and existing speakers, Lenny shares his professional expertise and decades of speaking experience to speed up the learning curve for enthusiastic people with important messages to share.
Lenny is a two-time “Speaker of the Year” nominee and the recipient of 14 “showcases” from NACA and APCA, the two leading campus entertainment organizations.
Lenny believes that humor, laughter and positive emotional experiences are powerfully necessary tools to be used in creating meaningful learning and living outcomes. This is Lenny’s first time speaking at Bay Village, and we hope he will enjoy a large and enthusiastic audience!
Trained as a classical pianist starting at age 8, Joan has been playing and singing popular music her entire life. She has always been drawn to this great music and remembers feeling compelled to play any piano in sight and to sing whenever she could.
She recalls once enjoying a great jazz band playing “Embraceable You” at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor years ago and spontaneously started singing while in the audience. “Before I knew it, I was invited up to sing with the band and became part of the entertainment.”
Her repertoire includes songs from the 1920s to the present, with a special passion for Broadway music and the Great American Songbook, especially the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Jerome Kern, and Irving Berlin.
If you were at Grace Ellison’s 103rd birthday party, you will recall Joan led the singing of “Happy Birthday.” She was dropping off paperwork we need, so she was in the building! We hope you will join us on Thursday, July 5th, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium!
Bealls & Barbosso!
Since there are hardly any good stores in the Westfield Mall across the street, we’re planning a trip to Bealls at Palmer Crossing Circle. Bring your Bealls Bucks and your appetite.
For those of you who haven’t been to Barbosso, there is a surprise there we aren’t going to tell you about, but it makes for a completely unique dining experience!! We put the menu in the activity book, and we are getting there for their fantastic
Early Bird specials!! The bus departs at at 3:00 p.m.!
B.I.L.L. Series News
News from ADULT & COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT: In last month’s article, we didn’t have Bob Clementis’ “Foreign Affairs” class listed because we added it after we went to press! He does continue every Monday through July 30th from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the auditorium. Alice Blueglass is teaching a summer “How Novel” book group by popular demand! The meetings are on July 10th & 31st at 10:00 a.m. in the board room.
James Johnson continues “Similarities and Differences Between Protestantism and Catholicism.” Class is held every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. until July 25. Thank you, James, for what has amounted to some spirited discussions among the students!
Our final Rick Steves, Austria, is Tuesday, July 3rd, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. There is no Teaching Company DVD on July 10th, 17th & 24th. When we added the “Foreign Affairs” class late in May, it didn’t get in the newsletter, but the committee had voted in the past that three events in the same week that are B.I.L.L.-related was a bit much to attend, so we are skipping those nights.
MORE GREAT NEWS: Bay Village’s favorite Art Professor KEVIN COSTELLO is returning to teach a class: “More than a Kiss Under the Mistletoe: A Spirited Romp Through The History of Christmas” on Tuesday, July 31st, at 7:30 p.m in the auditorium. Everyone is so busy at Christmas, we thought you’d enjoy this “Christmas In July” evening. There MIGHT be Christmas-themed refreshments!
Blue Rooster Brunch!
The downtown Blue Rooster Bar and Café serves New American Southern fare and takes simple, locally-sourced base ingredients and transforms them into true blue Southern comfort cuisine with a down home twist.
They have music every day, and on Sundays, they offer a Gospel brunch buffet with live music by Sarasota’s award-winning band, TRUALITY. Hop on their website to hear a music sample- www.trualityband.com.
Since gospel music, like jazz, is one of the few types of music started in America, we thought July a fitting month to go hear some! Date: Sunday, July 1st, departure time is NOON!
Not that gospel music is particularly loud, but we requested seats at the rear of the restaurant.
If anyone would like to help out in our DOWN UNDER shop on Wednesdays and Fridays, please call resident services! And, we could also use a buyer for our COUNTRY STORE.
National Cremation Society Presentation
Join us for this important topic on July 10th at 10:00 a.m. by pre-need advisor Annie Vesey. We had a presentation a few years ago and were surprised how many people were in attendance and had not pre-arranged their end-of-life wishes and expenses. The National Cremation Society has been is business for 42 years, helping families.
If you are in the “How Novel” book group and can’t come to the presentation, information will be in the mail room following.