We have a tremendously successful volunteer program at Bay Village! About 2/3 of our independent population volunteer in some capacity! Thousands of hours are contributed each year to the Country Store, Gift Shop, Library and Down Under Shop. Residents also participate by serving on numerous committees, under the direction of our Residents’ Council and help plan everything from what is hung in our art gallery to what entertainment programs we schedule, as well as what type of religious services we offer.
Our volunteers even help sort the mail, help out on our Health Center and assist with office work and in so many other ways too numerous to list here. To show our sincere appreciation for all you do, we have our Appreciation Luncheon each May. This year it is being held on Wednesday, May 10th, at 12:30 p.m. in our dining room.
If you haven’t received your invite by now and you volunteer, please stop by or call resident services at ext. 4005.
Appreciating America’s Military
May is a month to appreciate warmer days, sunshine and all that comes with spring. And since 1999, it’s also designated as Military Appreciation Month, a time to formally and publicly thank and support the men and women who have served or currently serve to protect our freedom and liberty.
Created from the simple idea of gathering America around its armed forces to show gratitude and solidarity, the month of May was chosen because it already includes the most military-related commemoration days: Loyalty Day, Victory in Europe (VE) Day, Armed Forces Day, Military Spouse Appreciation Day and, most well-known, Memorial Day.
The congressional resolution for Military Appreciation Month calls for a proclamation from the president regarding the important role these men and women fill, but you can celebrate in your own community any way you choose. One of the easiest, yet most meaningful, is to offer a heartfelt thank-you to all service members, past and present.
On Memorial Day, here at Bay Village we will hold our annual Memorial Day Ceremony in the Auditorium at 11:00 a.m. Kim Sheffield from Active Minds will speak. Remember her talk about the Supreme Court? Everyone really enjoyed that, so we are glad she is returning.
By Petra Mueller
In May I am offering a trip to Nathan Benderson Park on Saturday, May 13th. You will have the chance to walk along the lake, where the international rowing competitions are being held, and scope out the new facilities while we are there.
On the same trip, the alternative is to go straight to the mall to do some walking inside, while you are shopping or window shopping at the UTC Mall. The pool is nice and warm and invites you to do any kind of exercise, from swimming to deep water running. There are two bins with water exercise dumbbells, noodles, kick boards and more out by the pool. Feel free to use anything.
Looking forward to June already; there will be a special Line Dance Class for residents who use walkers.
B.I.L.L. Series News
Everyone enjoyed Baila Miller’s presentation about, “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict.” We all learned quite a bit about this quirky art collector, didn’t we?
We were glad that Bob Clementis was able to provide two additional “Foreign Affairs” classes this time. His students are grateful as there is much to discuss regarding world affairs, especially right now.
We had a broken DVD last month! On Tuesday, May 16th , we’ll show Scotland’s famous Military Tattoo.
Join us for the color, spectacle and excitement of this decades old tradition that takes place at the Edinburgh Castle. This is the largest single gathering of military musicians in the United Kingdom and is quite the sight! We were able to obtain another copy.
The last day of artist and instructor Kevin Costello’s current series, “Goddesses: Female Beauty From Ancient Times To The Present.” is May 9th. Hope everyone enjoyed that class.
We still have part 3 of the “Italy” series remaining! Everyone really enjoyed parts one and two because all the beautiful scenery brought back lots of memories of places visited in that beautiful country! We’ll begin part three on May 23rd. The final part is six weeks long and begins at our usual time, 7:30 p.m.
Cyrus Forough & Milana Strezeva Perform
We have the distinct pleasure of announcing this month’s “do-not-miss” concert with this “dynamic duo”!
You remember Ms. Strezeva from last fall when she accompanied her mother, opera soprano Svetlana Strezeva? They brought the house down!
This time, she is performing with renowned violinist Cyrus Forough. Laureate of the Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition, Cyrus Forough has performed in recital halls with orchestras through four continents, including broadcasts on radio, television and command performances for international dignitaries.
Mr. Forough is a professor at Carnegie-Mellon University and is a visiting professor at the Eastman School Of Music.
In London, England, he was presented with the World Academy of Arts, Literature and Media Award in recognition of his contributions to classical music and education. With regard to Ms. Strezeva, the Boston Globe described her playing as, “technically fluid, dramatically convincing and sonically full-bodied supportive collaborations.” Ms. Strezeva is a recipient of many prestigious prizes and awards. She received both her bachelor and masters degrees from the Julliard School under full scholarship.
She is a founding member of the Manhattan Piano Trio, one of the most dynamic and creative young ensembles in America. They perform all over the U.S., Australia and South Africa. Their full biographies are hanging in the glass case outside the gift shop. You are in for a treat tonight folks!