November Special Events
- November 4th the National Cremation Society will have a presentation at 10:00 in the board room.
- November 5th is resident council meeting at 2:00 in the auditorium.
- November 6th some of our outdoor enthusiasts will be going on a tram ride at Oscar Scherer State Park and then having a picnic lunch.
- November 11th is Veterans Day. We will have a program in the auditorium at 10:00 to honor our Veterans. Part of the program will include a presentation by Keith Gallagher, son-in-law of Doyle & Mary King. Keith will talk about his time serving in the Navy.
- November 13th Peter Huber will be doing a presentation on SILL at 10:00 in the auditorium.
- November 14th is a busy day! The Holiday Bazaar will be from 9:00-2:00 in the lobby area and card room. They will have many wonderful things for sale. Later that evening we have a group going to the Van Wezel to hear a talk from Julie Andrews.
- November 15th Russell Howard, grandson of Bay Village resident Suzanne Fensterwald, will speak to us about his recent experiences in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian. Russell is Chief Boatswain Mate on the Winslow Greisser of the U.S. Coast Guard.
- November 16th the Pineview Concert Crew will put on a concert for us in the auditorium at 4:00. Please come out and support this group of kids.
- November 17th we will host a Suzuki recital in the auditorium from 1:00-5:00.
- November 18th-22nd is our annual Food Drive for the All-Faiths Food Bank. The collection boxes will be in the elevator lobby area.
- November 18th there will be a happy hour out on the pool deck.
- November 19th we are taking a trip to the UTC Mall to shop, eat, and see the Christmas decorations.
- November 20th there is a group going on the Circus Trolley to see some of Sarasota’s Historic Sites.
- November 21st will be the last Campus Update of the year in the auditorium at 10:00.
- The Adult and Children’s Orchestra will perform in the auditorium at 2:30 on November 23. Did you know there are several Juilliard graduates in the group?
By Petra Mueller
November, the time for Thanksgiving in our lives for all the good things that we experience every day. Practicing gratitude on a daily basis will help us live happier and healthier lives, besides being physically active. Trade an encouraging smile with your fellow residents in the hallways and see how that makes you feel.
Laugh with each other and grieve with each other – we are one community.
Give each other a helping hand if needed.
On a more practical note, I am planning a little fun competition on the Mini Golf Course at Smuggler’s Cove, where you can win lunch! Saturday, November 9 we are on our way by bus to do this.
Sing for Life continues during November and if you did not try it yet, come and join the crowd.
Take advantage of the variety of classes that are being offered here at Bay Village and invite your neighbors to come along.
This report comes from a meeting regarding red tide that was held September 9, 2019 at Glenridge. Some of our committee attended that meeting.
The presentation of solutions to avoid red tide and reduce the excess nutrients that feed red tide and other algae was made by Sandy Gilbert, CEO of START, an organization developed to preserve coastal waters, headquartered in Tallevast, FL.
The algae that causes red tide (karagenia bravis) is 31% solid and carries high concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus. The nutrient reduction program START is involved with has a reduction goal of 70% for nitrogen and 87% for phosphorus.
To address the issues, programs such as a seeding of cultivated clams which are resistant to red tide are being used to filter over 4 million gallons of water in Sarasota Bay daily. Other methods include under dock filtration devices which reduce phosphorus by 40% (Ocean Habitats).
Creation of mini reefs is accomplished through oyster recycling using shells from local restaurants used to build these mini reefs to grow new oysters (Gulf Coast Oyster Recycling and Renewal Program).
Sandy Gilbert, referenced above, is a very committed and accomplished head of START.
Bay Village is getting close to 200 users on the app. Those users are getting on the app about 2000 times a month. That number includes staff and residents. Bay Village posts 50 activities and 55 announcements on Touchtown every month. Touchtown reports that that number is about 3 times more than most of their clients. If you don’t have the app but are interested, please see Diana, Director of Resident Enrichment. The app is very easy to use and extremely helpful!
Nov. 5th: “SRQ Airport” Speaker: Ric Piccolo Mr. Piccolo will discuss the Airport Authority’s structure, terminal renovations, expanding air service destinations, the economic impact the airport has on our community, the airport’s infrastructure and the way it functions as a mini-city with its own Police and Fire departments… among other things!
Nov. 12th: “A Life With UNICEF” Speaker: Mahesh Patel
In 25 years with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Mahesh Patel traveled to 90 countries in Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa working closely with local people from villagers to heads of state and participated in several humanitarian relief projects. He will describe and respond to questions about his life and work.
Nov. 19th: “From Bestselling Crime Author to Recovery Advocate” Speaker: Leslie Glass Leslie Glass will tell how she gave up a successful career as an author and crime novelist to produce documentaries, publish recovery workbooks and develop the most comprehensive addiction recovery website on the Internet.
Nov. 26th: “Revisiting the American Frontier: The Wild West and the Wild East” Performers: Sylvia and Al Eckes
Saddle up for a lively hour of history, music, and song about the similarities between the 19th century cattle frontiers of central Kansas and central Florida. Both areas were truly “wild,” with cattle drives, predators, Indian wars, range conflicts and family feuds, rustlers and vigilantes, cow-town duels, shoot-outs and assassinations.
And Dec. 3rd we will have major research contributor, Dr. Terry L. Root speaking about “Climate Change: Causes, Consequences and Coping.”
In the month of November we are watching some biographical movies, some warm and fuzzy dog movies and some random requests.
November 2nd is the movie “Marley and Me” starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston.
November 3rd & 6th we will show the new Ron Howard documentary, “Pavarotti.”
Sandra Bullock finds herself in love with brothers in the romantic comedy, “While you Were Sleeping.” It will be shown November 9th.
“A Dog’s Journey” shows us how a dog can bring love to many people. This movie will be shown November 10th & 13th.
November 16th we will watch the Woody Allen movie, “Midnight in Paris.”
Another movie involving a dog is “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” which we will show November 17th and 20th.
Jack Nicholson’s rude demeanor totally changes after he dog-sits for his neighbor in “As Good As It Gets.” This will be shown November 23rd.
November 24th and 27th we will show the movie “Armstrong” about the life of famous astronaut Neil Armstrong.
On Thanksgiving, November 28th, we will watch “An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving.” The highly rated movie, “Stan & Ollie” tells the story of Laurel & Hardy later in life. This movie will be shown November 30th.