“The Music of Your Life” With Stephen Ditchfield
On Thursday, September 13th, we have the distinct pleasure of welcoming Stephen Ditchfield back to the Bay Village stage at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Stephen always performs a wide variety of favorites and is the head of Sarasota’s famous singing family, “The Ditchfield Family Singers,” who are favorites here and have been performing regularly here for about 20 years.
Considered by many to be the consummate performer, Stephen Ditchfield is a crowd-pleaser from start to finish. Whether performing Broadway showstoppers, tender love ballads, popular standards or inspirational favorites, he connects with his audience and conveys the words of the songs like they’ve never heard them before. Sharing anecdotes and stories that bring the songs to life, Stephen enjoys encouraging his listeners to remember the good times, live life today with enthusiasm, and anticipate the future with hope and purpose!
Arrive early for the best seats! If the advertisement has the word “Ditchfield” on it, we assume a packed house!
Welcome Back Kim Sheffield!
Welcome back Kim Sheffield from “Active” Minds
On Monday, September 10th, she will present “The History of…” MEXICO. On Monday, September 17th, she will present “the History of the Panama Canal.
” Both presentations will feature Caribbean refreshments and other fun things and are at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium. You may remember Kim from her DDay, History of New York and the Supreme Court presentations she has done here over the past few years!
We have invited the League Of Women Voters to come and give a presentation on Friday, September 28th, at 10:00 a.m. in the auditorium. Phyllis Vogel from the League will be our speaker. As a reminder, the League is a non-partisan political organization dedicated to promoting political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government and by acting on selected governmental issues.
By Petra Mueller
“Sail our Seas” is going well! The map pins with the names are “sailing” across the map of the Caribbean in the Wellness Center and the competition is heating up. The T-shirt contest will be decided by the time you are reading this, and our pool dolphins will have new names.
On September 15th, we are doing a Ringling Bridge Walk, and having breakfast afterwards.
A treasure hunt is planned for October as well as a day trip to YBOR CITY! Keep walking, swimming, playing bridge and so on… collecting points and having an impact on your wellbeing.
Health Tip of the Month: Keep records of the time and date that you take your medicine. Do not trust your memory. Do not mix medicine with alcohol!
Ruth Woodrow, Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Professionals, 8th Edition. Available in the Library.
More Sail our Seas Trips
A few years ago, we had the distinct pleasure of visiting the “DRUM CIRCLE Rum Distillery” It wasn’t because of the great rum the group sampled (although we loved that part, too); it was because the owner, Troy Roberts, told us the scary and fascinating decision he made to go from corporate world computer executive to rum distiller! We learned what it takes to make a highly regarded rum and the work that goes into each bottle of “Siesta Key Rum.” It’s so highly regarded these days that he beat Bacardi a few times!
Join us on Wednesday, September 5th, departing at 11:00 a.m. if you’d like to join us for the tour, which is about 45 minutes-one hour long depending on questions.
Prior to our visit, we’re headed to Mi Pueblo, one of Sarasota’s most popular Mexican restaurants for lunch.
The tour of the distillery is free. Lunch at Mi Pueblo is “on your own.”
Then, it’s fun on Clearwater Bay as we set sail on the “Calypso Queen” party boat! Depart at 10:00 a.m. on a motorcoach and set sail at noon for a tropical buffet luncheon and a 90-minute tour of the Clearwater Bay by your captain. The boat has THREE decks and restrooms. We thought it would be fun to have a contest: Whoever shows up in the dressed as their “tackiest tourist” outfit gets their bus ride for FREE! Have fun, everyone!
Welcome Back Karen & Chris
It’s been a couple of years since Karen and Chis Romig have performed, so we’re happy to report that they are planning another terrific concert on Thursday, September 6th, at 7:30p.m. KAREN ROMIG – FLUTE Karen Romig began playing the flute at the age of eight. In high school and college, Ms. Romig continued to develop her artistic abilities under the tutelage of Arthur Hoberman, flutist with the famed 20th Century-Fox studio orchestra. Ms. Romig graduated summa cum laude from Chapman University in Flute Performance. She has won numerous awards and has played in orchestras in California and Florida, including the Venice Symphony Orchestra. She has been a featured soloist at various venues, including the Crystal Cathedral at the age of 14, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Young Artists Music Festival, with the Venice Symphony, the Venice Chamber Orchestra, and the South Shore Symphony.