Wednesday, November 3rd, everyone is invited to attend the FLiCRA Zoom Meeting in the Auditorium from 9-12. Also on November 3rd there is a trip to Lido Key with a picnic lunch. Please sign up in the Activity Book.
Thursday, November 11th is Veteran’s Day. Bay Village resident Babe Baptist has planned a special program to honor our Veterans in the Auditorium at 10:00. The entertainment program that evening will also honor our Veterans.
Friday, November 12th Bay Village Medical Director, Dr. Barry Stein will be moderating a Mini Orthopedic Symposium for Bay Village residents and guests. Speakers include: Ashvin Patel on spine issues, Dr. David Klein on shoulder and elbow issues and Dr. Sean Dingle on knee issues. The symposium will be held from 12:00-3:00 in the Bay Village Auditorium with light refreshments provided.
Also on November 12th there is a trip to Turtles Restaurant for lunch. Enjoy wonderful views of the intercostal waterway while dining on a delicious meal. Please sign up in the Activity Book.
Monday, November 15th you can make Sea Shell Ornaments. These make great gifts or you can keep them up in your apartment all year long! Please sign up in the Activity Book.
Downtown Venice is a great place to shop for unique Christmas gifts. Join us Thursday, November 18th at 10:00 as we head to Venice to shop and enjoy lunch. Please sign up in the Activity Book.
There is no better way to prepare for Thanksgiving than a little exercise the day before. You can make room for all that turkey and dressing and especially the pie, by joining us on Wednesday, November 24th at 11:00 for the First Annual Bay Village Turkey Trot! This will be a fun walk around our grounds with different distances depending on your abilities.
We heard there were a few Ohio State football fans here at Bay Village (and maybe one or two Michigan fans). So Saturday, November 27th at 12:00 bring your own beverage, we will have some snacks, and watch the game on the big screen in the Auditorium!
Tuesday, November 30th at 10:30 there is a trip to Smuggler’s Cove for a game of mini golf and then out to lunch. Please sign up in the Activity Book.
I know it is hard to think about Christmas, but it is just around the corner! We will be going to see The Ditchfield Family Christmas Show on Saturday, December 11th. The show is at 2:00 and we will leave at 1:00. Tickets are $30. Please sign up in the Activity Book ASAP as tickets are limited.
On November 4th we will welcome Sarasota’s own Chorus of the Keys to the Bay Village Auditorium. This is an acapella chorus that sings in 4 part harmony in the Barbershop style. This group has been performing for 70 years. Bay Village resident Bob Gannon is part of this group.
Thursday, November 11th Doug Renfro will be here to present a Patriotic Concert in honor of all of our Veterans. Douglas Renfroe is an internationally acclaimed bass baritone who made his Lincoln Center debut in Schumann’s Paradise and Peri and his Carnegie Hall debut in Orff’s Carmina Burana.
Thursday, November 18th we welcome back comedian Lenny Dave and his and his Musical Director Bob Vogel. Lenny will take us back to that special time when the comedians were funny and clean. You will laugh and learn in this nostalgic trip down comedy’s memory lane.
There wasn’t a theme for November movies; I was just looking in the library for some we hadn’t shown. But then I realized that all 8 of the movies I picked had women as the lead character, so that is the theme for the Friday and Saturday evening movies. I am also trying something new for the Sunday afternoon movies. Bay Village resident Marlene Stowe has an extensive movie collection so I asked her to pick out 4 of her favorites. I will try to have a different resident every month, so be thinking of your favorites! Wednesday afternoons there is an opera, an environmental documentary, and a couple newer movies. For Thanksgiving evening since there is not entertainment we will also show a movie.
Wednesday, November 3rd at 2:00 we will show Verdi’s opera Nabucco. The opera is based on the plight of the Jews as they are assaulted, conquered and subsequently exiled from their homeland by the Babylonian king Nabucco.
Friday, November 5th at 7:30 you can watch the movie Philomena. It stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan as two unlikely companions on a journey to find her long lost son.
Saturday, November 6th at 7:30 we will show Miss Potter. This is a romantic, fantastical love story based on the life of Beatrix Potter and stars Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor.
Sunday, November 7th at 3:00 you can watch one of the funniest comedies ever made! What’s Up Doc? Stars Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal. This movie is in the style of the 1930’s screwball comedies.
Wednesday, November 10th at 2:00 we will show the environmental documentary Earth, One Amazing Day. Narrated by Robert Redford, this film takes you from the highest mountains to the remotest islands, from exotic jungles to urban sprawls.
Friday, November 12th at 7:30 you can enjoy the movie Lili. Nominated for 6 Academy Awards, Lili is the story of an orphan who joins a carnival and falls under the spell of its star. But it is the embittered puppeteer who truly loves Lili.
Saturday, November 13th at 7:30 we will show The Importance of Being Earnest. This movie stars Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon and Judi Dench. It is a hilarious adventure of two dashing young bachelors and the outrageous deceptions they find themselves in over love.
Sunday, November 14th at 3:00 you can watch one of the most charming and romantic musicals, My Fair Lady. This movie starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison won 8 Academy Awards in 1964!
Wednesday, November 17th at 2:00 we will show a new release, Chasing Waterfalls. Photographer Amy travels to a remote lodge to find mythical waterfalls and falls for handsome guide, Mark. This scenic movie was filmed in British Columbia.
Friday, November 19th at 7:30 you can enjoy the movie Driving Miss Daisy. This classic movie stars Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy and Dan Aykroyd. Daisy is a genteel but strong-willed Atlanta matron and Hoke is her equally determined chauffeur. This film was nominated for 9 Oscars and won 4.
Saturday, November 20th at 7:30 we will show the movie Catch and Release. A woman (Jennifer Garner) struggles to rebuild her life in the wake of her fiance’s untimely death and the discovery of secrets he kept from her. Along the way, she bonds with his best pals.
Sunday, November 21st at 3:00 you can enjoy the wild and wacky comedy, Sleeper. Woody Allen directed and starred in this film, which also stars Diane Keaton. Imagine waking up after being cryogenically preserved for 200 years.
Wednesday, November 24th at 2:00 we will show the recently released movie Under the Stadium Lights. This is an inspirational true story of a small town high school football team who beat all the odds to win their state championship.
Thanksgiving evening, Thursday, November 25th we will show Cabaret at 7:30. This movie won 8 Academy Awards including best actress for Liza Minnelli and best director for Bob Fossi.
Friday, November 26th at 7:30 we will show the movie August: Osage County. Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts star in the darkly hilarious and deeply touchting story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives converge when a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in.
Saturday, November 27th at 7:30 you can enjoy the recently released movie Queen Bees. This film stars Ellen Burstyn, James Caan, Ann-Margret, Christopher Lloyd, and Jane Curtin. While her house undergoes repairs, fiercely independent senior Helen temporarily moves into a nearby retirement community, where she encounters lusty widows, cutthroat bridge tournaments and a hotbed of bullying “mean girls.”
Sunday, November 28th at 3:00 we will show the movie, The Journey of Man. A fantastic documentary tracing the earliest human migration on this planet, as shown by our genetic roots.
Thank you Bay Village residents! Because of your support, SILL is coming to BILL. Yes, beginning in January, the Sarasota Institute for Lifetime Learning Global Affairs lectures will be shown on Tuesday evenings for twelve weeks. Less driving, fewer parking hassles!
For November, the Music as a Mirror of History series will continue with one lucky exception.
Nov. 2 – 7:30 PM “Wagner: The Ring” (1876)
Nov. 9 – 7:30 PM “Dvorak: From the New World Symphony” (1893)
Nov. 16 – 7:30 “Syrian Refugees and Turkey: Humanitarian Tragedy and Political Crisis” Speaker: Jeff Olesen – Retired Senior Foreign Service Officer. Since the outbreak of the civil war in Syria in 2012, 3.7 million Syrians have taken refuge in Turkey. Turkey has used the refugee flows as a tool of political pressure with the EU and other regional powers. Jeff will talk about the humanitarian response and the refugee camps. He served for 26 years in the Foreign Service with postings to 9 countries. He has just completed a 3-month tour in Istanbul working with the U.S. group overseeing the Syrian refugee issue.
Nov. 23 – 7:30 “Balakirev: Symphony No. 1” (1898)
Nov. 30 – 7:30 “Janacek: Piano Sonata I.X.1905” (1906)
By Petra Mueller
November will be a very busy month. Now that you have gotten your booster shots for COVID, it is time to give a boost to your physical Wellness by increasing your participation in live exercise classes and your time in the Wellness Center to exercise! You also have the option to go to Lido Key Beach on Nov. 3rd for a beach picnic and a walk along the beach. Always relaxing and invigorating at the same time. On November 24th I am offering a ‘Turkey Trot’ by the pond to get your metabolism ready to digest the upcoming Thanksgiving meal. There will be different walking distances that you can choose from, depending on your fitness level. You will feel accomplished once you finish! November 30th, I am taking you to play miniature golf followed by lunch at St. Armands Key. A fun outing with a little competition. The winner’s meal will be complimentary. The holidays are nearing and we are getting in gear to keep you healthy and happy, so you can enjoy them even more since we had some tough times this year.