“My Three Sons” Set to Perform!
We are delighted to tell you that four of the wonderfully talented Ditchfield family singers will perform for us on May 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
Get your month off to a great start as “My Three Sons” take the stage to perform their best barbershop for you! Barbershop is a truly American art form and this quartet has won numerous national awards for their tight harmonies and smooth style. Those of you who have lived at Bay Village awhile will remember Nathanael, David and Michael (the “sons” of My Three Sons) when they were in grammar school as this group has grown up before our eyes on the Bay Village stage. Stephen Ditchfield is the patriarch of the family as was recently recognized as “on of the best bass baritone voices in America today.”
Needless to say, they perform to a packed house, so arrive early for the best seats. Have fun everyone!
With Summer just around the corner I am making final adjustments to our Summer menu cycle. Menu items will include some lighter fare items as well as many Bay Village favorites.
My staff and I are also working on our next “Chef’s Table” event coming up in May. I am also planning some Summer chef specials that will include some lighter fare items.
Denis asked me to mention a discussion he had with your Food Committee Chairman about menu items that are fried. Please know that my cook staff and I are happy to sautée any item that is served fried. There are just a few items that prevent us from doing this if the item is shipped to us already breaded or battered. I respect your desire to not have fried foods. I want you all to know that I follow industry trends to better your culinary enjoyment here as well as your health.
That’s all for now; as always, your comments and concerns are always welcome and are all taken to heart.
During the month of May we will have Marian Vento come and teach three Exercise Classes three times a week. The days will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday. So please check your calendars during May and make sure you take part in her classes. She has been here before and was received very well. She is experienced with Seniors and enjoys teaching.
During that time I will travel to Europe by boat and spend time with family. Please stay active in May and I will see you back in June in shipshape!!!
B.I.L.L. Series News
Currently, from Sarasota Adult and Community Education (ACE), we are in the midst of another “How Novel” book club discussion series. Also from ACE, on May 5, Dave Tschanz will teach “Disease and Civilization.” This is a six week class that will be held on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the auditorium. This course examines the role played by disease in the shaping of civilization. Emphasis will be on the impact on populations rather than individuals. Covered topics include the concept of the sick man in the society, disease pools, attitudes toward disease, disease and war. Your instructor for this course has advanced degrees in history, public health & archeology. He has written over 950 published articles about a wide variety of topics including infectious disease control, military affairs, demography, IT security and Middle East affairs. He also authored nine books, including the critically acclaimed work of the Nabataean capital of Petra. This summer Mr. Tschanz will teach “The Crusades.” A description of that class as well as dates and times, will be given when we get closer it’s start date.
Our current DVD series from the Teaching Company is titled, “The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders.” This is taught by Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University, Dr. Michael Wysession, who will introduce you to the Earth’s most outstanding geological destinations. Classes are at the usual BILL time, 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday night! Happy learning everyone!
GIFT SHOP News
Come on down to the gift shop and see all our wonderful new jewelry. We also have lots of scarves, trinkets and hand-made pillows. Our hand crafted cards are “one-of-a-kind.” We also want to thank you all for shopping at the most convenient place in town the BAY VILLAGE GIFT SHOP.
Our volunteers are… “A Winning Team!”
It’s that time of year again…time to salute our fantastic group of volunteers with our Annual Volunteer Luncheon! This year’s luncheon will be held on Wednesday, May 28, at 12:30 p.m. in the dining room. We have a SPORTS-related theme this year, so if you’d like to wear your favorite sports team t-shirt, hat, jersey or any type of sports gear, feel free! Our volunteers put in thousands of hours in volunteer time and the luncheon is just a small way of thanking you for all you do. You should receive an invitation by May 16. If you volunteer and you don’t receive an invitation, please contact the resident services office so we can get you one!
Annual FLiCRA Meeting
The date for our annual Flicra (Florida Life Care Residents Association) meeting is set for Tuesday, May 6, at 10:30 a.m. in the auditorium. Following our usual business meeting we have a guest speaker that you won’t want to miss. Suzanne Barksdale from Tidewell Hospice of Venice, will discuss Advanced Directives, “DNR” orders and what those mean. Cathy Petz, our Director of Health Services will also be there to discuss Bay Village’s policies on these subjects. Refreshments will be served PRIOR to the meeting at 10 a.m., so come down a little before official “start time” if you’d like to enjoy the refreshments and visit with your neighbors.