Sandra Moulin is a storyteller, author, pianist, teacher, and creator of the “Dramatic Musilogue”. Her “Dramatic Musilogue” is an original one-woman show that showcases one romantic composer and tells his story through the eyes of the woman he loves. Sandra has chosen to perform Rachmaninov for us on Thursday, July 11 at 7:30. She promises a deeper understanding of his work by the end of the show.Rich and Stacy Ridenour will perform their “Four Hand Grand” program for us on Thursday, July 25 at 7:30. Rich and Stacy both earned degrees in piano performance at the University of Michigan. Rich then earned his Master’s degree from Juilliard and is an international Steinway Artist. Stacy earned a Master’s degree in Arts Management from New York University and is the Director of Development for the Sarasota Opera. We look forward to a wonderful performance by this duo.
July Special Events
How would you like to learn how to prepare English tea? On July 9 at 2:00 in the auditorium Gillian Stockton and her friends will host a Tea Party and demonstrate proper procedures. Please sign up in the activity book for this fun event.
The French Club is inviting everyone to join them in celebrating Bastille Day (one day late) on July 15 at 3:45. They will be serving wine and cheese and showing a classic documentary about the history of France via the Louvre and its art.
Trivia Night at Bay Village will be Thursday, July 18 at 7:30. Call or come to Resident Services by July 15 to get on a team. We will have a variety of topics over the course of the evening and members of the winning team will each receive a Publix gift card! If you don’t want to play, you can also come and watch the fun.
If you had a birthday in May, June, or July you are invited to a birthday celebration on Tuesday, July 23. There will be cake and ice cream and games.
The travel theme will continue with our July movies.
“Under the Tuscan Sun” stars Diane Lane as Frances Mayes, an American writer who impulsively buys an aging but charming Italian villa. A life-changing adventure follows.
“Roman Holiday” is a classic starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. This was Hepburn’s first starring role and she won an Oscar for it. Enjoy this romantic comedy set in Rome.
In “Life of Pi”, a young man survives 227 days on a lifeboat in the Pacific Ocean with a tiger! This beautiful movie won 4 Oscars.
“Into the Wild” is another Oscar winning movie that tells the story of an Emory University graduate who gives away all his possessions and sets out on a journey to the Alaskan Wilderness.
The resident choice movies on Saturdays include: “Forrest Gump” winner of 6 Academy awards starring Tom Hanks, “Black or White” starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer as two grandparents fighting for custody of their granddaughter, “The Mule” starring Clint Eastwood as a broke, alone 80 year old man who mistakenly agrees to be a drug courier, and “Apollo 11″ which includes never-before-seen footage of NASA’s most famous mission.
On July 4th we will be showing “1776” which is based on a Broadway musical.
by Petra Mueller
Get your day in the sun at the beach in, on July 17th at Nokomis Beach. Easy to get to, swim in the Gulf of Mexico or float and relax. We are having lunch before and plan on ice cream afterwards.
A trip to the UTC mall on July 27th will give you the opportunity to walk indoors to get your exercise or shop the stores. We will finish with a lunch at one of the restaurants at the mall.
On July 30th we have invited Gudrun Novak, a dietitian working for the Sarasota Memorial Hospital to speak about “Feed your Brain: Impacting Cognitive Health through Nutrition and Lifestyle”. Gudrun is our resident Lise Olsen’s daughter and we are looking forward to hosting her.
Invite your friends for that talk; it will be very interesting. Tip of the month: Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated! Stay active by using the indoor equipment!
July 2 speaker Duda will discuss “The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading”. Ms. Duda is the Director of the Patterson Foundation’s Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, a 4-county effort to help children succeed by ensuring they read on grade level by the end of third grade. The campaign addresses the common obstacles that impact a child’s ability to read. July 9 speaker Kevin Costello will discuss “The National Gallery”. Whether one wants to learn to paint or wants to learn to “see” a painting, the National Gallery of Art is a great place to start. The best of Italian, French, German, Spanish, British, Dutch, and American schools of painting are there for us to learn from. This program will be 90 minutes. July 16 speaker Kevin Costello will discuss “The Boston Museum of Fine Arts”. They’ve got Boston Beans, Harvard, the Red Sox, AND the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA). The MFA is the fourth largest museum in the U.S. and contains more than 450,000 works of art, and is one of the most comprehensive in the Americas. This program is also 90 minutes. July 23 speaker Dr. Larry Stults will discuss “Making the Bay More Resilient to Red Tide” and “On Eternal Patrol Memorial Reef”. Dr. Stults will be speaking about two projects: cleaning our bay by reducing excess nutrients that feed red tide with Bay Watch’s Community-Led Clam Restoration and a new, one of a kind, underwater memorial to 65 U.S. Navy Submarines lost on duty. July 30 speaker Ann Roddy will discuss “30 Years after Tiananmen Square and 100 Years after the May 4th Movement”. Ms. Roddy, the Director of the Elling Eide Research Library and Chinese Specialist, will discuss these movements, the challenges for Democracy in China, and her experiences before and after June 1989 in China.
Here are some things you can do to help save the planet:
- Eat less meat. The water required to produce a 1/4 pound hamburger is equal to 30 showers! One serving of poultry uses 90 gallons of water according to National Geographic.com.
- Wash only full loads of laundry and use the right size load settings. Typically the washing machine uses 15-40% of the total household indoor water use.
- Take shorter showers (5minutes), turn off the faucet when you brush your teeth, and shave with a full basin instead of running the water.
- If you wash the dishes by hand, fill the sink first, and run only full loads in the dishwasher.
- Always recycle your glass. Glass can take a million years to decompose. By recycling you can reduce water pollution by up to 50% and air pollution by 20%.
- Never throw away your newspapers. 44 million newspapers are thrown away in the U.S. every day! If you recycle your daily paper, half a million trees could be saved.
- Buy local produce whenever possible to save all the pollution incurred by transporting goods long distance.
If you make these small adjustments together we can help save the planet!
Bay Village App
If you haven’t had the chance yet, get the Bay Village App! You can get the App on your smart phone, tablet, and computer. It is easy to do and the staff in Resident Services will be glad to assist you. As Bay Village continues to work to be more environmentally conscious, we are getting away from using so much paper. The App gives you access to information at the tip of your fingers. The resident directory is on the App as well as a staff directory.
You can also access the resident handbook, find out who is on the resident council, and see who chairs committees. You have instant access to the daily activities as well as the menus. You can even look up old Vibes and pictures from recent events. You know those little things you call the front desk about like recycling days or the hours of the country store? They are on the App! It really is helpful and easy to use. Give it a try.