Having performed throughout the world including concerts in Paris, Barcelona, Tallinn, Helsinki, Bern, Amsterdam, internationally renowned Duo Beaux Arts (pianists Catherine Lan & Tao Lin) is no stranger to Bay Village! The Duo is delighted to present a program filled with Romantic lyricism and dazzling virtuosity, featuring duet and solo piano masterworks by Beethoven, Chopin, Poulenc and Bizet. They will perform Sunday May 2nd at 5:30 & 7:00. Please sign up in the Activity Book.
Margot Zarzycka violinist and Michael Stewart pianist present “Spring”, “Summer” and “ROMANCE” inspired evening of light and entertaining classical music including selections by Antonio Vivaldi, Ludwig van Beethoven, César Franck, Fritz Kreisler, Claude Debussy and George Gershwin. They will be performing May 13th at 5:30 & 7:00. Please sign up in the Activity Book.
Anne Tormela will perform on 2 separate evenings. There is a 5:30 performance on Wednesday, May19th
& a 7:00 performance on Thursday May 20th. A native New Yorker, Ms. Tormela specializes in bel-canto, operatic and early music style. She has been noted for her “secure technique, unfailing intonation and expression and clear and sensitive text.” (Ulrik Cold, Royal Danish Opera), her “ringing and strongly
expressive voice with extraordinary vocal control.” (Leif Kramp,Critic/Lübecker Nachtrichten) and
“negotiating the upper reaches (of her voice) with dazzling security” (David Syrus, Head of Music, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden).
For the month of May our movies all come from the 1980’s.
May 1st we will show “Bull Durham” starring Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins, and Susan Sarandon.
Leonard Maltin called the movie “E.T.”“One of the great American films”. This Steven Spielberg film will be shown on May 5th.
The 1985 movie, “Out of Africa”, won 7 Academy Awards. The movie is set in 1914 Africa and stars Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. It will be shown May 6th.
Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli star in the 1981 comedy “Arthur”. This movie will be shown on May 8th.
Six amazing actresses star in the movie, “Steel Magnolias”. The list includes Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine,
Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts. This movie will have you laughing and crying on May 9th.
Robin Williams gives an amazing performance as English professor John Keating in the movie, “Dead Poets Society”.
This 1989 movie will be shown on May 12th.
May 15th we will be showing another baseball movie with Kevin Costner. But this time it is “Field of Dreams” and it is
set in an Iowa cornfield.
“Silkwood” is a 1983 movie set in Oklahoma. It stars Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell and Cher in an intense story about a
nuclear facility. This will be shown May 16th.
May 19th you can watch Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards, Meg Ryan and Tim Robbins in the
movie, “Top Gun”.
Daniel Day-Lewis won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Christy Brown, an Irishman who became an artist and
writer despite his crippling cerebral palsy. The movie, “My Left Foot” will be shown on May 22nd.
You can get a good laugh on May 23rd by watching “Ghostbusters”. This comedy stars Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Dan
Aykroyd, Rick Moranis, and Sigourney Weaver.
The 1988 Best Picture Winner, “Rain Man” stars Dustin Hoffman & Tom Cruise. You can watch this classic on May 26th.
Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey star in this coming-of-age story set in the Catskill Mountains. “Dirty Dancing” will be shown on May 27th.
Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis brought us “Back to the Future” in 1985. See Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in this movie on May 29th.
And finally on May 30th you can see Harrison Ford in the adventurer movie, “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark”.
The Resident Services Staff tries to plan a wide variety of activities to meet the needs of all of the Bay Village Residents. There are programs to promote physical, cognitive, spiritual, environmental, emotional, and social skills. As Petra wrote in her article, this month we are focusing on social wellness. During COVID lockdown, many of us got used to staying in our homes maybe even in our pajamas all day. We can exercise, attend classes, and even worship from the comfort of our homes. But we are missing out on the social interaction of in person programs. As Bay Village opens up, please make an effort to get out of your apartment and enjoy some of the programs that staff work hard to offer to you.
We had to cancel the faux leather earring class in April so we are going to try again on May 4th at 2:00. For $5 all supplies are provided for you to make several pairs of these fun earrings. Please sign up in the Activity Book.
May 5th is Cinco de Mayo. There will be music, trivia, chips & salsa, and drinks available in the main elevator lobby from 4:00-5:00.
May 7th there is a trip to Lido Beach at 9:30. We will take a picnic brunch from dining services and enjoy the sunshine, sand, and water. Please sign up in the Activity Book located in the Craft Room.
Josi is returning to playing the piano in the living room on May 8th. She will play on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:00.
May 9th is Mother’s Day. All of our female residents will receive a special gift to thank them for their care and support.
May 14th there will be a trip out to lunch at the Crow’s Nest in Venice. There are beautiful views of the inter-coastal and the gulf. Please sign up in the Activity Book located in the Craft Room.
May 19th there will be games by the pool. This is an opportunity to get some exercise, socialize with others and maybe even have a laugh.
How long has it been since you have been to the Ringling? May 24th you can enjoy the amazing gardens and the art museum all for free! There are also several opportunities to get coffee, tea, or a meal while we are there. We will leave at 9:30 and return about 1:30. Please sign up in the Activity Book.
Also on May 24th we will be remembering the 1980’s. The fashion, the hair & make-up, the movies and the music! Come see us in the main elevator lobby from 4:00-5:00.
May 26th at 2:00 there will be a card making class. In this class you will make 8 greeting cards and a box to hold them. Please sign up in the Activity Book.
Monday May 31st is Memorial Day, a day set aside to honor those who died serving our country. There will be several special programs on Channel 195 throughout the day.
Environews- New Hope For Plastic Waste
Do you think that removal of the “great Pacific garbage patch” (now 3 times the size of France) is impossible?
Not so says Heidi Kujawa, C.EO. of a company called ByFusion Global, Inc. that has developed a patented
Blocker System that takes this plastic, once collected and turns it into a useful building product called “ByBlock®.”
The Blocker System processes all types of post-consumer and post-industrial waste plastic (#1 to #7)—individually or mixed, clean or contaminated. Polystyrene (#6) and other “foam-based” plastics can be processed in limited amounts when combined with other co-mingled plastics. The recycle like we put out on Wednesday will be sorted to remove high-value items before going to a landfill. This could be the influent to a Blocker System plant instead of going to a landfill.
The Blocker System uses heat, steam, and compression to convert 100 percent of plastic waste into a building material called ByBlock®.” Standard ByBlock® is the same dimension as standard concrete masonry unit (CMU —also called cinder block) & is formed with small posts on one side and small holes on the other side so the blocks can be fitted together. No adhesive is needed as is required when CMUs are used. A ByBlock® is similar to a large Lego block.
ByBlock® can be cut, drilled, and painted, and will not break or chip if dropped (and it floats). Like timber materials, ByBlock® is a Class 5 product. It will require a fire retardant in certain applications. According to the company,
“ByBlock® is ideal for sheds, accent walls, furniture, non-load bearing walls, privacy fences, single-family homes, and manyotherbuildingprojects. SeeasmallbuildingconstructedwithByBlock®athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsDxZAWJ9SE[5’44’]
At 22 pounds a ByBlock® is lighter than a CMU that weighs 32 pounds. A ByBlock® is slightly more expensive than a CMU, but because of ease of construction and the absence of mortar or glue to hold ByBlock® together, the cost of a project would be reduced by approximately 54%, and the time to complete an installation would be lowered by approximately 65% compared to using CMUs. Furthermore, ByBlock® has excellent thermal and sound insulating properties. In summary, ByBlock® is a practical use for our unusable plastic waste now going into landfills.
The Bay Village Institute of Lifelong Learning will continue showing the Great Courses DVD, “England, Scotland, and Wales” during the month of May. Each week there will be two 30-minute programs shown on Tuesdays at 7:30 on Channel 195.
May 4th will be Wild Scotland and North Wales.
May 11th you can watch Cardiff & South Wales and the North of England. May 18th we will show the English Midlands and East Anglia.
May 25th will be England’s West Country and the Museums of London.
Bay Village Inspirational Art Gallery
Bay Village’s Inspirational Art Gallery showcases themed art created or acquired by our residents and staff. Thegallery is located in the computer room on the first floor and is accessible daily.
The current exhibit features the theme of Transportation. Upcoming themes are listed below. We hope the themes will spark your interest to create original art or lend art you have that fits the theme.
March 15 – April 26 – Modes of Transportation
May 3 – June 14 – Farm Scenes
June 21 – Aug 2 – Old Glory – Long May She Wave
Aug 9 – Sept 20 – Charlotte Thomas – one person show Sept 27 – Nov 8 – Red
Nov 22 – Jan 3 – Most Exotic or Favorite Trip
Submissions: Art must be at least 5”x7” in size and framed. Deadlines for submissions will be announced at a later date.
The glass showcase opposite the computer room also offers residents an opportunity to display their collections or souvenirs. The current display of decorative eggs celebrates the Easter season. If you have a collection that you would like to share, contact Judy Hendricks – #1438. Depending on its size, it may be displayed singularly or combined with other collections of similar themes.
For any questions on the Art Committee and its activities, contact June Hines, Committee Chair, #1906.
By Petra Mueller
Social Wellness is the emphasis of the month of May. Developing a sense of connection, belonging and a well-developed support system are all part of Social Wellness. We started having social gatherings by getting entertainment back to Bay Village. Outside exercise classes in the pool and on the 3rd floor rooftop are in full swing. Your dining options have expanded. You can have guests in and by the pool now. We have buses full of residents going on outings again. All are signs of things going back to a different stage of your lives. On May 6th you have the chance to go to Lido Key Beach to relax. A walk on the beach or just relaxing in the shade will help you feel refreshed and leave you with plenty of vitamin D. On May 19th you can have fun, games and competitions by the pool or cheer for your friends. With more classes being planned, we are offering an incentive for you to participate during the month of June.
The corn hole toss competition is happening during May, so you will see fellow residents play their games by the pool. Try your hand on that, it will be available out by the pool. Looking forward to seeing you in classes again. Be Well!