By Petra Mueller
The final month of our Caribbeanthemed program “Ship Shape/ Sail our Seas,” where we sail through the Caribbean, is here – stay fit and finish strong! We offer you the chance to accumulate more miles by participating in the tropical-themed Masterclass on Saturday, Oct. 6th, followed by refreshments, or take the paddle wheel boat on October 11th from Anna Maria Island.
The big finale is on Thursday, October 25th, when you can just sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor and relax.
Dr. Paul Runge is coming back to Bay Village to give us an update on “Macular Degeneration” on October 18th at 2 pm.
Petra is actually going to the Caribbean for a vacation, so there will be a change in schedule for the week of October 15th. Please pay attention to your calendars. Marian Vento and Linda Bruno are coming to teach classes during that week.
Farewell S.O.S. With Tahja!
We are sad to see that our time on our “ship” and “Sail Our Seas” will soon come to a close!
Join us on Thursday, October 25th, at 7:30 p.m. as we welcome International Productions with Tahja back to Bay Village! If you have resided here for a while, you’ll remember the LUAU Parties and our Salute to Europe a few years ago that they were a part of!
This time, they present the CARI-BABES, and you will enjoy an evening of music and dance from a few different Caribbean islands:
It’s Carnavale time! Delight your senses!
Be dazzled by the energetic music, songs and dances of Brazil, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad, South America, Costa Rica, and Mexico performed by the vivacious dance group: The Caribabes!
Caribbean Treats and drinks too!
We would like to thank the more than 130 residents who have participated in our event! All we can say is, “keep it up!”
We’ll have door prizes tonight and prizes for the biggest “point-getters!”
B.I.L.L. Series News
Everyone seemed to really enjoy the recent DVD series that we completed in September, The American West! We are glad!
We have another “America” themed series for you (also with closed captions: “The Age of Benjamin Franklin.” Part one begins on October 2nd!
It is taught by professor Robert J. Allison from Suffolk University in Boston. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard in American Civilization.
Revolutions in thought, society, science and politics transformed the world in the 18th century. Benjamin Franklin was a key figure in all of them. The course explores the many facets of this century—the rise of cities like London and Philadelphia, the spread of newspapers and magazines, the discovery of new scientific principles and the emergence of a new political philosophy, through the life of one of the most notable Americans!
Local author Nancy Schlossburg is scheduled to speak on Monday, October 29th, at 11:00 a.m.
Recently, she was presented with Sarasota’s “Visionary Award” at Senior Friendship Center. She has authored 10 books on the topics of adult transitions and learning and retirement, her most recent being “Too Young To Be Old.”
The B.I.L.L. Committee will host a presentation of the Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning’s (SILL) Monday Music and Global Issues lecture series in the Sarasota and Venice area scheduled for the first quarter of 2019.
S.I.L.L. Day at B.I.L.L.: Monday, November 12th, at 10:00 a.m.: SILL Board members will provide a review of the speakers and entertainers, their topics, times, and locations. This will be a multi-media event with speakers and DVDs. SILL has been popular for 47 years because of the quality of the presenters, timeliness of the topics, and the low cost of as little as $8.00 per event.
Look for more information in the November Vibes and Touchtown soon!
Day Trips and Travels!
We are kicking off the month with our first trip to The Broadway Palm Dinner Theater in Fort Myers!
Join us on Thursday, October 4th, as we head to “42nd Street!” The matinee begins earlier this year, so our departure time is 10:00 a.m.!
The dazzling tribute to Broadway, New York City and the world of musical theatre high-kicks its way onto the Broadway Palm stage! Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer heads to NYC and quickly lands her first big gig in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. Just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle, which might give Peggy a chance to step in and become a star! 42nd Street sparkles with some of the greatest songs in musical theatre history!
Next, as promised, is a repeat of the popular trip we held in August on the Anna Maria Princess! We depart at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 11th . We are going for a different lunch experience this time and boxed lunches from Too Jays Deli sounded SCRUMPTIOUS!
We thought it would be fun to go to Ybor City since we are visiting Cuba on our “cruise” and All Around Charters has a trip planned for Wednesday, October 24th. You will enjoy a tour of Yuengling Beer Brewery and lunch at Columbia Restaurant!
On Wednesday, October 31st, we are headed downtown to complete a “Public Art Scavenger Hunt.” We begin at Five Point Park and follow the clues (which will be given to you ahead of time) and answer each of the questions about each piece of art. The total walking distance is less than one mile, so join in the hunt, or elect to remain in Five Points park, or shop until the group is finished! We’ll have lunch at the new restaurant, “BRICKS Smoked Meats.”
DETAILS ON ALL WILL BE IN THE MAIL ROOM AND TOUCHTOWN!
Join us on Thursday, October 4th, at 7:30 p.m. as we welcome Italian-born harpist Giuseppina Ciarla to Bay Village for the first time!
Her performances have been described as “hearty and colorful . . . enchanting and infectious.” Equally at home in the orchestra as well as a soloist and chamber musician, Ms. Ciarla has a true passion for opera and has been principal harpist with the Sarasota Opera since 2002. In 2010, Ms. Ciarla made her debut as principal harpist with the orchestra of Teatro Petruzzelli – Bari, Italy in a production of Swan Lake with the Bolshoi Ballet. During her tenure with the orchestra, she was featured as a soloist on Mozart’s flute and harp concerto.
Ms. Ciarla’s chamber music activities have included performances with many artists of international acclaim. Additional performances have included the Prague Symphony, Orchestra of Slovacchia, Festival Pucciniano di Torre del Lago, Smithsonian Institute’s Axelrod String Quartet, Santa Fe Pro Musica and appearances at both the International Jazz and Pop Harp Festival in Monterey, California and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy.
Ms. Ciarla holds degrees from the Conservatorio Lorenzo Perosi in Italy and the University of Arizona. She has recorded for Bongiovanni and Koch record labels.