Our annual “Boo Bash” costume party and dance will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
We have the Betty Comora Band who will entertain this year (back by popular demand) and a festive dessert buffet for your sweet tooth!
To encourage attendees to wear costumes, we give out raffle tickets to folks who attend wearing Halloween/fall colors and an extra ticket if you come to the party in an actual costume!
Denis and John Perform!
That’s right folks, Bay Village’s own Renaissance Man, Denis O’Connor will perform for you on Thursday, Oct. 22, in the auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
He is joined tonight by longtime friend and guitarist John McEwen and you’ll enjoy folk tunes and other Irish favorites. Denis only performs for us every couple of years, so if you’ve never been to a concert, you’ll want to save the date!! Denis and John usually pack the house as well, so arrive early for the best seats!
Just Yell BINGO!
We’d like to remind everyone about the fun we have every Wednesday at BINGO. Just show up a little before 7:15 p.m. if you are looking for a game that’s easy and fun. You MIGHT just win some CASH! Yes, CASH. We have 50 cent Bingo every Wednesday except the last Wednesday. That’s MEGA BINGO night and the stakes are doubled … $1 a game and the final jackpot includes a $50 gift card as a BONUS!
Day Trips and Travel
We’re headed to a “real working dairy farm” this month! Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 27, as we head to Dakin Dairy Farms in Myakka City. The bus departs at 9 a.m. for our 10 a.m. tour, hayride and barbecue lunch! This is a multigenerational farming family that is committed to providing fresh, nutritious dairy products from healthy cows. You will have time to shop following the tour.
Book Group Meeting
Romance, Reality and Murder is the title of the program Carol-Jane Guardino will present at the Book Group meeting on Friday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. in the auditorium. Mrs. Guardino taught English and Creative Writing in a Junior/Senior High School. She will discuss a former student who has written her first novel, a former student who writes a blog, and a friend who writes a mystery series. She will also talk about what motivates a person to write, the writing process and how to publish. This will be an interesting and informative program.
Our current DVD series is from The Teaching Company and National Geographic titled “Polar Explorations.” Delve into the fascinating history, science, culture and wildlife of Antarctica and the Arctic. The final class in this series is on Nov. 17.
During this series, we will have four evenings that we take a break from the DVD, and speaker Baila Miller will present~ “Paris The Luminous Years (or La Belle Epoque (1870-1914)).” Our first class in that series was Aug. 4, and it was very well received!
Who would have dreamed that the once traditional city of Paris would become the center of freedom in Europe? This course examines the exhilarating, scandalous, and intimate relationships of young artists and authors who shaped this magical era that came to be known as “La Belle Epoque” (1870-1914). Artists such as The French Impressionists, Pablo Picasso and Juan Gris, writers such as Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway, booksellers Sylvia Beach, Adrienne Monnier, and many others made up this legendary milieu.
Class three will be held on Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. and is titled: The American Personality and Modernism: Picasso, Stein and Stieglitz. It appears to be the case that Americans, Gertrude Stein and Alfred Stieglitz, through their association with Pablo Picasso, created the Modern Art Movement. All three went against The Establishment and won! What is it about the American character that would engender this level of free thinking in a traditional world? We will examine the “Concentrated Force” of these irreverent Geniuses and see how they shaped the 20th Century.
Gift Shop News!
The sand is cooling and Autumn is in the air. It’s time to enhance your fall wardrobe with new jewelry and a watch from the Bay Village Gift Shop. (Pearls are in, you know.) Don’t forget a scarf and a purse to set off your outfit. We also have Halloween scarves and handmade bags by our own Jacquie Rieke. If you are already the Bay Village “Fashion Plate,” purchase our household aids, candy and greeting cards. Sitting on top of the candy display are Raggedy Ann and Andy ready to play with your grandchildren or adorn your home. We have loads of Knick Knacks too, for your home and some men’s items. See you in the Gift Shop!
By Petra Mueller
By request I am adding a Sit & Fit Class on Mondays at the usual time, 11:30 a.m., in the Auditorium. A variety of different videos will be shown, so there is a change of workouts as well as various teachers.
I am planning a trip to the Old World Restaurant in North Port followed by a visit to the Warm Mineral Springs. The Warm Mineral Springs are Florida’s only naturally formed warm mineral spring; the consistent 87-degree waters provide soothing comfort that has been enjoyed for generations. Come and join me on this trip to exercise, relax and refresh.
The pool will be closed for renovations, but you are getting the opportunity to use the pool at the YMCA during that time so you can maintain your routine of swimming or exercising.