The Sarasota Mandolin Orchestra Performs!
On September 15th at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium, we are thrilled to welcome the Sarasota Mandolin Orchestra back to the Bay Village stage! The orchestra is comprised of mandolins, mandola, bass, Russian domra and guitars. Enjoy a smorgasbord of ethnic music – Italian, Russian, Greek, Hungarian, Yiddish, Spanish and more! Its repertoire also consists of ragtime, popular and semi-classical music. Sergio Zigras, our Hellenic guitarist, often serenades the audience with a lovely Greek ballad! For those of you who remember the wonderful Marie Millet, who, sadly, passed away a few years ago, this concert is being dedicated to her by the orchestra. She was friends with many of the members and absolutely adored the mandolin.
Marie was a member of our entertainment committee and was responsible for initially having us contact the orchestra to perform.
Book Group Meeting
The Book Group will begin its 2016-2017 season on Friday, September 9, at 10:00 a.m. in the auditorium. Dr. Pat Tway, a recent Bay Village resident, will be the speaker. She will review the book, Photo-analysis, by Robert Akeret. Photo-analysis is the study of body language as captured on film. Once you understand the theory of “photo analysis” chances are you will find yourself analyzing every photo in sight. Save the date and plan to attend.
… Louise Porter.
by Petra Mueller
The days are getting shorter and it’s getting a little cooler, but the water in the gulf is still very warm and wonderful to swim in.
On September 22nd, you will have the chance to go to the beach and enjoy the beauty of it without the crowds! We are planning to go for lunch first, at wonderful “Cafe Evergreen” and then head to Nokomis beach.
Come relax on a bench or a beach chair, head out on the jetty, stroll along the water line or just stay in the water and play.
Pictured to the left are some of our ladies’ shuffleboard group! They meet every Monday at 9:00 a.m. Our courts are newly-renovated, so come join in the fun! We’ve got lots of shade there and flowers in the gardens making it a beautiful spot on campus.
Health Tip of the Month: Antacids, e.g. Tums, Calcium, etc., can neutralize some other medications and decrease the effectiveness of the drug. Therefore, antacids should not be taken within 2 hours before or after administering most drugs. It is a good idea to check the information sheet from your pharmacy when in doubt on all medications. (Essentials of Pharmacology, 2015. See Antacids) This book is available for reference only in our library.
Munchkins and Memories and Show & Tell!
Join us on Monday, September 12th, for “Munchkins & Memories,” with Curt Werner from “Your Living Memories.”
“Your Living Memories” was created by Curt, a longtime professional journalist and a 15-year Sarasota resident. After spending 25+ years covering healthcare and writing for a variety of media outlets, he moved on to his second career as a senior living executive here in Sarasota. He has now merged both of his careers into becoming a Personal Historian. Curt is a member of the Association of Personal Historians.
Refreshments this morning, you guessed it, Dunkin’ Munchkins and some hot coffee and tea to go with it! Curt would like you to bring a memento with you this morning and tell why it is special to you.
Our current DVD series will end on September 6th.
Our next DVD from the Teaching Company is The Guide to Essential ITALY.” Although this is a “Teaching Company” DVD, it was produced by “Smithsonian Journeys,” the travel arm of the Smithsonian. Although it is taught by a professor (Kenneth R. Bartlett from the University of Toronto), it takes you through all of Italy, giving you insight into the history of each region, as well as current information about each place. It’s like a travelogue! It also has CLOSED CAPTIONS! We are breaking it into 3 parts. Part one is 6 weeks. It begins on September 13th! We have also begun re-showing the weekly B.I.L.L. class on Monday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium. So if you miss a class, join us on Monday to get caught up!
We recently sent out a survey, looking for input on what types of classes to offer and we were very happy with how many responses we got! Folks are least interested in learning about sports and economics and very happy to learn about travel, nature and history. Most of you want shorter programs, (4-6 weeks) and are fine with a mix of live presenters and DVDs. 50% of the respondents said that subtitles were essential, or very important. Thank you, as well, for your written comments! They are being reviewed by the committee as future programs are being developed!
Besides our regular Tuesday evening video, we are going to show the Ken Burns Documentaries, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.” 2016 marks the 100-year anniversary of the formation of the National Parks Service. The entire series of films will be shown every Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. We hope you will join us!
Our new photo directory took a little longer than normal, didn’t it?! In the past, we have contacted Lifetouch every three years to produce an updated directory. Now, they offer an “updatable” directory program, which we are participating in. We only need 15 new residents to have Lifetouch come back and photograph them. This happens at Bay Village about every six months. Then, they print a new book for everyone. We can take out the folks who are no longer here and add the new people.
If you elected not to have your photo taken, or were not here when we did the photography, we will let you know when the photographers are scheduled, so we can set up an appointment for you.
If you elected not to have your email or cell phone number appear in the book and change your mind about that, just call resident services and we will take care of adding that information.