July 1st, Jennifer Gilmore will bring her Patriotic show to Bay Village. “Jennifer Gilmore has a one of a kind voice. The range of her voice is astounding! She can sing literally anything from popular songs to opera making it sound amazing. It is quite rare to have such an incredible talent. What makes her performance even more spectacular is that she sings with feelings and passion…she sings a story taking her audience on a journey to her magical world of music.
Catherine Lan will return to Bay Village July 8th, but this time with violinist Huifang Chen. They call themselves Duo Formosa and the duo will present a dazzling recital demonstrating the full spectrum of the expressiveness for both violin and piano from the majesty of Grieg Sonata to the exotic lyricism of Taiwanese music, and the virtuosity of Vieuxtemps and Sarasate. This program will surely enthrall and entertain the listeners.
Margot Zarzycka was very well received when she performed at Bay Village earlier this year. She is returning July 15th with a trio that includes piano, violin, and cello.
William and Sue Willis will be coming to Bay Village as George and Barbara Bush. Over the past 25 years William and Sue have given over 5000 presentations of various Presidents and Their First Ladies. This presentation is sure to entertain as well as educate on July 22nd.
We close out July with Sandra Moulin on July 29th. Sandra is a storyteller, author, pianist and creator of the “Dramatic Musilogue”. She will be show-casing Gershwin and tells his story through the eyes of the woman he loves. You will learn more about his life and she will play some of his music.
By Petra Mueller
In July we are starting a new Fitness Program with a big Kick-off on July 7th at 4 pm in the lobby. It is called “ A New You” which means after COVID, we are starting out fresh and new to get in shape. The program runs for 10 weeks ending in September and you are collecting points by participating in live exercise classes, online exercise classes, walking, bingo, even Sudoku and word puzzles. We are looking at over-all wellness and getting everyone back to participating in activities. You are asked to record your own activities and hand them in every 2 weeks. I divided you in age groups so everyone has a fair chance. If you achieve a certain amount of points, you will be invited to the celebration party in September.
I added some extra live classes to the schedule to give you more opportunities to get fit and collect points. You will find the live classes in the newsletter and the online classes on a separate schedule in the Wellness Center.
The outing this month on July 10th takes us to the UTC Mall for some indoor walking, shopping and eating. An activity we could not do for almost 16 month. I am excited about the new program, to see you in live classes and mostly to see your smiles again without a mask.
Let’s start out new together in July and go into a healthy future.
If you don’t feel like fighting the crowds to go see the fireworks live on July 4th, we will be showing them in the auditorium on the big screen. The Boston Pops concert starts at 8:00 and the fireworks at 10:30. Feel free to bring your own refreshments down while you enjoy the display.
Tuesday, July 6th Gillian Stockton is going to teach us all about a formal British tea. There is a $17.95 charge for the refreshments served but this can be taken off your food bill. Please sign up in the Activity Book.
July 7th we are having a kick-off for a new Wellness Program. We will be in the main elevator lobby from 4:00-5:00 explaining the program and giving out gifts to all those who participate.
We are starting a new program in July called Brain Games. In this class we will participate in different types of puzzles and games to help strengthen our brains. The class will be held the second and fourth Monday starting July 12th.
Did you know that July 14th is Shark Awareness Day? We are going to celebrate it by going to the beach! We will leave Bay Village at 6:00pm and head to Nokomis Beach. We will enjoy pizza and other snacks while watching and listening to the Drum Circle. We will top it off with a beautiful sunset before heading home. Please sign up in the Activity Book.
The Socrates Seekers discussion group was a huge success and will be held again on Saturday, July 17th at 3:00 in the Board Room. Please sign up in the Activity Book.
July 18th is National Ice Cream Day and what better way to spend a hot summer day than eating ice cream with friends and having a sing-a-long. We will be serving up some of your favorite flavors at 1:30 in the auditorium and the singing will begin at 2:00.
The card making class has been very popular so we will offer another one on Monday, July 19th at 2:00. Please sign up in the Activity Book.
July 23rd is the opening day for the Olympics in Tokyo. We will show the Opening Ceremonies in the auditorium at 7:30pm.
The Bay Village Institute of Lifetime Learning will be finishing The Great Courses series, “England, Scotland, and Wales” in July.
July 6th: Seafaring Britain & Britain’s War Memorials
July 13th: Hiking England, Scotland, & Wales & Britain’s Sporting Tradition.
On July 20th we will begin a new Great Courses series: “Music as a Mirror of History”. The lecturer, Professor Robert Greenburg, is described as a living legend and a serious force in American education. His 45-minute lectures are witty, passionate, and erudite, placing a prominent composer within the historical events of the time. You will not be disappointed if you give the programs a try. Refresh your historical knowledge and listen to a little music.
July 20th: Handel: Water Music (1714)
July 27th: Mozart: The Abduction from the Harem (1782)
For the month of July, we are showing mostly new movies. Now keep in mind that the word “new” is relative, but all of the movies, except the special for the July Fourth Weekend, are less than 3 years old. So they should be new for most of us.
But first, over the holiday weekend we will be showing “America’s National Parks”. This is not the Ken Burns documentary, but it covers 58 National Parks in just 6 hours. We will show part 1 on Friday July 2nd, part 2 on July 3rd and the last part on July 4th. What a great way to celebrate our great country!
July 9th we will show the Pixar movie “Soul”. Don’t think that because this is an animated movie it’s just for kids. There is wonderful music, and the main characters search for the answers to some of life’s biggest questions.
“Senior Moment” is a 2021 American romantic comedy-drama film starring William Shatner, Jean Smart and Christopher Lloyd. This movie will show on July 10th.
From acclaimed actress Robin Wright comes her directorial debut “LAND”, the poignant story of one woman’s search for meaning in the vast and harsh American wilderness. This movie will be shown on July 11th.
The second Monday of the month we will be showing an environmental movie. July 12th at 2:00 we will show, “Earth, One Amazing Day”. Narrated by Robert Redford, this film takes you from the highest mountains to the remotest islands, from exotic jungles to urban sprawls.
Anthony Hopkins stars as a man who refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages in the movie “The Father”. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality. This powerful movie will be shown July 16th.
July 17th you can watch the movie “Boogie”. Alfred “Boogie” Chin, a basketball phenom living in Queens, N.Y., dreams of one day playing in the NBA. While his parents pressure him to focus on earning a scholarship to an elite college, Boogie must find a way to navigate a new girlfriend, high school, on-court rivals and the burden of expectation.
There will not be a movie shown on July 18th due to the special event for National Ice Cream Day.
July 23rd is the Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics in Tokyo. We will show this in the auditorium beginning at 8:00pm.
A tenacious attorney uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths to one of the world’s largest corporations. While trying to expose the truth, he soon finds himself risking his future, his family and his own life in the movie “Dark Waters” which will be shown on July 24th.
“Under the Stadium Lights” will be shown on July 25th. Milo Gibson and Laurence Fishburne star in this inspirational true story of a small town high school football team.
Glenn Close won numerous awards for her role in the movie “The Wife”. You can watch this on July 30th.
In the movie “Minari”, a Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of its own American dream. Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they discover the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. This will be shown on July 31st.
We have been requested to show movies on Wednesday at 2:30. Please check the calendar to see which of these movies will be shown on Wednesday afternoons.
The future is now. There are thousands of new ideas to change how we live. We must be willing to try new things. That is what keeps our minds young. The kitchen has come up with new veggie ideas. For your health and the planet please try some of them. The veggie stuffed pepper was delicious. We can make a difference.
Big commercial agriculture is taking over the small family farm all over the world. We were warned back in the sixties that the planet could not feed the expanding population growth. World population now stands in the 9 billion range. How to feed them? Well, we used more fertilizer, crammed more animals into smaller spaces and polluted the planet. We found that did not work.
Sustainability of planet Earth is the number one issue today. Cows contribute to climate change: they eat soybeans and corn that require fertilizer and pesticides, they release methane that pollutes the air, and contributes to a high rate of deforestation for grazing. We understand that the veggie burger was really good and hope to see it on the menu as a regular item. Just take a small step and devote one day a week to “No Meat Day”. Your body will thank you.