Veterans Day on Nov. 11 is a federal holiday that honors all men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces. Originally called Armistice Day, the day marks the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when an armistice between Germany and the Allies went into effect, ending World War I.
Here at Bay Village we are saluting our veterans on the legal holiday date for 2018, Monday, November 12th with some patriotic music on our beautiful piano in the lobby! Wear your patriotic colors!! Due to the success of the initial theatrical release, Fathom Events is bringing “BANDSTAND: The Broadway Musical on Screen” back to cinemas nationwide November 19th in celebration of Veterans Day. The high-octane performance of Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor’s Broadway musical, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton). We are going for dinner at the new Mellow Mushroom prior!
by Petra Mueller
We begin the month with a lecture you are SURE to want to attend. Dr. Paul Chomiak presents: “Lung Cancer: Minimally Invasive Technologies for Early Diagnosis & Treatment. Dr. Chomiak is a well-established thoracic surgeon known for using state-of-the-art technologies along with innovative treatment to offer patients multiple options in diagnosis and treatment of thoracic (lung) diseases. It is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, so he chose the perfect time for his presentation, which is scheduled for Thursday, November 1st at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium. The flier listing further details is enclosed in your newsletter.
On Monday, November 19th, at 2 pm, Dr. Amy Roth an Internist at Lerner/Cohen, a Concierge Medical Practice will give a presentation on “Fitness for Seniors”. This will be an interesting topic for everyone living here at Bay Village, if active or not.
Walking the Ringling Bridge on Saturday, November 17th,with surely lower temperatures, is your chance to put the new knowledge into practice, while socializing!
B.I.L.L. Series News
S.I.L.L. Day At B.I.L.L.: 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 12th: Get ready to explore the diverse menu of lectures on global issues and musical conversations offered in 2019 by SILL (Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning). First, SILL board member and resident Peter Huber will briefly explain SILL and how it provides high quality lectures and performances for as little as $8.00 per event during the first quarter of each year.
Edward Alley, a board member and producer/host of the music program, will provide a review of 2019 performers and use multi-media to feature several of them, including world renowned pianist Olga Kern.
Retired USF professor and board member Bob Barylski will recap speakers and topics for Global Issues 2019 and also give a short talk on Russian leader Putin. SILL 2019 program books will be given to attendees. It includes dates, times and locations for each event, a summary of each session and bios of the presenters.
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Furthermore, at 2:00PM there will be a DVD of a lecture on the Middle East given last season by Dennis Ross, a former high-ranking State Department official, who returns to SILL in 2019.
Don’t miss this opportunity for a sneak preview of SILL 2019. Refreshments will be provided. Bay Village will provide bus service to Music Mondays at 10:00 AM on Mondays, and for the Global Issues lectures at 9:45 AM on Fridays. As always we need 8 residents to make a group!
Our current DVD series from The Teaching Company, “The Life of Benjamin Franklin” continues this month, part one ending on November 20th.
On Tuesday, November 27th at 7:00 p.m. we are happy to announce that a research scientist Dr. Katherine Hubbard from Florida Fish and Wildlife Institute in St. Petersburg, will be with us to present, RED.
You’ve read about it, you’ve smelled it, you’ve been saddened by the death of fish and aquatic mammals, you’ve sympathized merchants who have lost business, and now, you will have the chance to get up close and personal with an expert who can tell us what is being done to mitigate the problem.
Dr. Hubbard will review and explain the research and the tools she and her colleagues are using now, tying these into monitoring, event response, and bloom impacts. At the Institute she supervises a laboratory of 33 full and part-time people. Dr. Hubbard will present her work in an integrated way by focusing largely on the present bloom and our overall understanding of this bloom relative to prior ones. Finally, she will discuss future steps, including those that individuals might take, to help control this.
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Join us on Tuesday, November 13th at 7:00 p.m. for what should prove to be a fascinating presentation!
The Manasota Key Offshore Site is a new discovery, a very unique 7000 year old archaeological site that is located near Manasota Key in the Gulf of Mexico. Underwater archaeologists from the Florida Department of State, Bureau of Archaeological Research have been working to study and protect the site. Our presenter has been a member of the stakeholder team convened by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, and will share what has been learned about this important site and let us know how we can help protect it.
Our presenter: John McCarthy is the Executive Director of Gulf Coast Heritage Association and Historic Spanish Point in Osprey, Florida.
John is a native Floridian and has lived in Sarasota for most of his life. John attended Pine View High School and received his BS from Goshen College (Indiana). In 2012 John retired after working 33 years with Sarasota County Government, having served as Environmental Specialist, County Historian and Director of Parks and Recreation. John has served as President of the Historical Society of Sarasota County for two terms, and in 2017 was awarded the society’s Hero of History Award. John is a frequent presenter of local history lectures, educational programs and tours and has written a number of articles for Sarasota Magazine.