The biggest news in entertainment is that we are opening up the auditorium to about 75 people so we are going back to one performance at 7:30 on Thursday evenings. You no longer need to sign up for the entertainment. We decided to shake it up a little for June with some different types of music and performers.
Originally from New York, George Puleo has been a full time musician in Sarasota for the past 25 years. George plays the guitar and sings a variety of music from Big Band to Rock & Roll. He combines tasteful instrumentation with pleasant vocal harmonies. George will be here June 3rd.
Cynthia Sayer has wowed us in the past with her amazing talent on the banjo. She is returning to Bay Village on June 10th with a few other musicians and will have us tapping our toes and singing along.
June 17th we will be delighted by the Afternoon Delight Quartet. This group of gentlemen will not only impress with their harmonies, they will have us laughing as well.
Bob Griffiths is an author, playwright, and professional speaker. His talks have been heard from California to Italy. He is going to entertain and educate us on The Broadway Musical, America’s Gift to the World on June 24th.
June 4th is National Donut Day! We will be giving out donuts at the Poolside Coffee Area from 9:00-10:00. Do you know the history of the Donut Girls? We have a Bay Village resident who can tell some stories about this!
June 4th there will be a trip out for lunch to Fins on Venice Beach. Enjoy the beautiful gulf views while you dine. Please sign up in the activity book.
We had quite a wait list for the card making class in May so we are offering it again in June. You can make 8 greeting cards and a box to put them in. Please sign up in the activity book.
June 12th Petra will be hosting a bridge walk on the Ringling Bridge. There will be a reward of food after the walk! Please sign up in the activity book.
June 14th is Flag Day. From 4:00-5:00 we will be set up in the main elevator lobby giving out flag pins and testing your knowledge of the flag.
June 20th is Father’s Day. We know that all of the men at Bay Village have provided a fatherly influence to many so we would like to honor them with a gift.
June 21st is National Sea Shell Day and we have plenty of those in Sarasota. Diana will be teaching a craft class that uses shells and sunset photographs to make a beautiful shadow box. Cost is only $5.Please sign up in the activity book.
June 23rd we will be taking a group out to lunch at the Salty Dog in Venice. They have a nice covered outdoor area with ceiling fans where we can watch the boats on the Intercoastal Waterway and enjoy great food.
June 29th we are taking a trip to Historic Downtown Venice. You can enjoy the beautiful landscape and park, check out the unique shops and get lunch. Please sign up in the activity book.
Bay Village Book Meeting Group
We are organizing a new group called: Bay Village Book Meeting Group. We will be discussing various types of books (Novel, non-fiction, biographies, classics, humor etc.) Please put on your calendar our first meeting June 24th at 1:00PM in the auditorium. This is a planning meeting and we would like you to contact Betty Schattschneider before June 10th at apt. 839 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the meeting with book suggestions and dates you would be willing to lead the group in discussion. Suggestions will be voted on at the meeting. The group will start up in September on the 4th Thursday of each month at 1:00 PM. We will meet year round except holidays. Suggestions will be voted on at the meeting. ALL BAY VILLAGE RESIDENTS ARE INVITED TO BE MEMBERS OF THE GROUP.
June is Full of Changes!
It has been a long 14 months since the COVID-19 “lock-down”. So long that many of our staff and residents do not know how things were run at Bay Village before COVID. And those of us that were here prior to March of 2020, have forgotten what it was like! Things may never be just like they were prior to COVID, but let’s embrace our new “normal”.
As of June 1st, Resident Services is will no longer be providing the free shopping service. Bay Village provided this service free of charge to residents so that they did not have to go out to stores during the pandemic. Resident Services will now provide the free Shopping Bus on Wednesdays and Fridays. As we begin this service it will be limited to near-by stores. For more information there is a flier in the mail room racks. If you do not feel comfortable getting out to the stores, you can utilize online shopping services such as Insta-cart or the Bay Village Home Health staff can shop for you. Call Donna at 4111 for more details and prices.
We will also have the free church buses running again. There is a schedule of the churches we drive to in the mailroom racks. Sign up in the activity book by Friday so we know how many to expect. If there is a church you would like us to consider driving to, please talk to Diana in Resident Services.
We will be opening up the auditorium to more people and more events starting in June. The spacing of the chairs will be about 3 feet so that we can accommodate 75 people. This means that we will have just one entertainment performance at 7:30 on Thursday evenings. BILL will now be in the auditorium as well as movies. BINGO will return to the auditorium at 7:30 on Wednesdays. Petra will also have some fitness classes in the auditorium. And Vespers will return to the auditorium at 3:30 on Fridays! We ask that you not move the chairs. With so many events occurring in the auditorium, there will be some schedule changes so please look at the calendar closely.
Other changes include Hospitality Suites opening to guests, visitors being allowed in common areas, and the dining room opening to guests at select times. Masks are optional for residents, but please be respectful of others. Some of us are more cautious about these changes than others.
In a previous article, we discussed what 5G is and how it will effect our lives; such as, much faster computers and smartphones, automation of manufacturing and health care, and self-driving vehicles. The following comments will explain where it is now and what it will take to deliver it’s benefits to our world.
All major nations are committing major resources to develop 5G ability. To do so will require international cooperation and agreement. All top Telecom companies are working furiously to develop Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and the race is on with massive financial gains as rewards.
Companies developing SEPs will be Tier-1 organizations and will profit the most. Tier-2 companies will be those that develop services, and Tier-3 related services. Several international mobile communications engineering boards will analyze and approve or disapprove patent applications based on their merit and compliance with international standards. So we can expect to see various 5G functions become available at different times as they are developed and approved by Global Mobile Communication Boards and governments.
So what about G6,will it be developed? I’d bet YES. Time will tell.
By Petra Mueller
June is Physical Wellness Month. We are focusing on your ability to maintain a healthy quality of life that allows you to get the most out of your daily activities without undue fatigue or physical stress. It happens to coincide; you may call it good planning, with me starting even more live classes. They will be in different locations and at different times than you are used to. So you get to work your brains in order to pay attention to the schedule and the activities.
The classes will be in the auditorium and the smaller classes like Yoga and Tai chi are in the Wellness Center. We are welcoming Melissa back for the Yoga Classes. It has been a long time since she was here last and she will help you get your flexibility back and relax as well. She is teaching a combined class to accommodate the various levels of your ability.
A Ringling Bridge Walk is on Saturday, June 12th and after the walk we are going to St. Armands Circle to have lunch or you can use the time to go walk even more and browse the stores.
The Corn Hole Toss Tournament is coming to an end and I would like to thank all the participants for their time and engagement. They were fun to watch and play.
Movies will be back in the auditorium on the big screen! We have changed the days and times a little, to hopefully fill some quiet times. Movies will be shown on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and on Sundays at 3:00. There have been a limited number of new movies made during COVID, but we do have a few newer movies showing on Friday nights. Our theme for the other movies is weddings. We have some older, some newer, some funny and some not so funny movies about weddings for you to enjoy.
June 4th we are showing “Love Weddings, and Other Disasters”. Diane Keaton and Jeremy Irons star in this warm- hearted romantic comedy.
“My Big Fat Greek Wedding” will be showing on June 5th. In this 2002 movie a young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him.
Then on June 6th you can watch “My Big Fat Greek Wedding Part 2”. Now Toula and Ian have children and aging parents to handle while trying to keep their relationship strong.
Following the loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Kevin Costner) and his wife Margaret (Diane Lane) leave their ranch to rescue their grandson from a dangerous family in the movie “Let Him Go”. This will be shown on June 11th.
Julia Roberts and Richard Gere star in the 1999 romantic comedy “Runaway Bride” that will be shown on June 12th. “Love Actually” is a 2003 film that delves into different aspects of love as shown through 10 different stories. This will be shown June 13th.
June 18th we are showing the movie “News of the World” . Tom Hanks stars as storyteller traveling through the plains and is asked to take a young girl to her “family”. They travel hundreds of miles and face tremendous challenges. Katherine Heigl plays a young woman who is always the bridesmaid never the bride in the movie “27 Dresses”. This romantic comedy will be shown June 19th.
For Father’s Day on June 20th we will be showing “Father of the Bride”, the original. Spencer Tracy plays the father and Elizabeth Taylor is the daughter.
Inspired by a powerful true love story, “All My Life” follows the journey of an engaged couple who decide to accelerate their wedding in the wake of a devastating discovery. You might want to bring your Kleenex with you on June 25th for this one.
June 26th we are showing “Mama Mia”. Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, and Amanda Seyfried star in this musical romantic comedy.
And on June 27th we will see “Mama Mia 2: Here We Go Again”. This film is both a prequel and a sequel with the same stars plus many other known actors.