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2012

[Edit Club] The 2012 Discussion Group welcomes all residents of The Villages. It does not seek to impose any thoughts or any particular doctrine. Just come with an open mind to learn, share and discuss.

Discussions are intended to seek to understand, not to debate. Meetings on the second and fourth Wednesdays at Bridgeport Recreation Center and they are free.

For information, contact Richard Matwyshen at 751-0365.

214 KNUCKLERS

[Edit Club] The 214 Knucklers meet the 2nd Wednesday at 6:30PM at Captiva Rec Center.

For more information, contact David Noble at (301) 266-0845.

26ERS

[Edit Club] The 26ers Social Club is invites residents living in this area of Santo Domingo to join their neighbors in this club. For information contact Nancy Shephard at 750-9642.
[Edit Club] Welcome to the 2nd Honeymoon Club website. We are a club in The Villages (Florida), made up of husbands and wives who enjoy romantic events throughout the year with other happily married Villagers. At least one special couples event is planned every month. Monthly meetings also take place on the 1st Monday of every month from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Savannah Center.

While membership is currently closed, couples signing up and joining hundreds of current members on any of our 2 day or longer trips (see events page), can join the 2nd Honeymoon Club immediately.



If you are interested in going on one of our romantic trips, call Ocala Travel (352) 753-9969 or emailsam@Ocalatravel.com. After you have a confirmed reservation email 2ndhoneymoonclub@gmail.com.

For additional information contact Michelle or Mitchell Sheinbaum: 2ndhoneymoonclub@gmail.com.
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[Edit Club] The 3 C's of Ohio Club welcomes any and all Village residents who have ever lived, worked, gone to school, or just passed through Ohio to join us.

The 3 C's Ohio Club meets on the second Saturday of the month in the Paradise Recreation Center. We offer coffee and donuts at 8:30 am and the meeting starts at 9:00 am. Our dues are $5.00 per person per year. Visit our website http://3csohioclub.yolasite.com/golf-roster.php and see our Program & Activity page for activities for the year.

For questions about the club or activities, contact Don Simson at 259-2338, Dave Hogg at 259-8322 or Glenn Bruce at 753-5213.

3D'S OF PINELLAS

[Edit Club] 3D's of Pinellas meets the first Friday at 1:00 PM at Big Cypress Rec Center.

Fore more information, contact Jennefer Resko at (352) 751-2726.
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[Edit Club] 5 Boroughs Club of NYC

The club was established in April of 2016 to provide a social environment to foster new or old relationships/ friendships for the residents of The Villages with roots from the 5 Boroughs of New York City, to include Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Long Island and neighboring counties are invited to join if you worked in the NYC Metropolitan Area.

Membership is open to join at this time . You can visit us on our website which is attached and download an application for membership and simply mail it or drop by at our next meeting.

Membership meetings are every first Friday of the Month at the Big Cypress Rec Center from 6pm - 9pm in the Periwinkle Room. We invite those who want to join and help build a club that doesn't do the same old thing every month. Come out and spend a couple of hours with us. Remember BYOB and snacks.Coffee and dessert will be provided by the Club.



Thank you,

Joseph Herbst, Jr

President
[Edit Club] The Villages 57 Chevy Golf Cart Club meets at noon on the first Friday of each month in the Laurel Manor Recreation Center parking lot for a group ride to a nearby restaurant for lunch. Membership is open to those with 57 Chevy golf carts. Club members may participate in local events such as parades.

For information, call Lew Jarvis at 751-5323 or visit tv57chevycartclub.wordpress.com/about.
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A CAPPELLA SING-ALONG

[Edit Club] The A Cappella Sing-Along Club meets 1:00 - 2:20 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month in the Madison Room at Laurel Manor Recreation Center. This is the club s sixth year and its purpose is simple have fun singing.

The group is open to anyone who likes to sing along in a lowstress environment. This is not a Doo-Wop group. It is more like singing around a campfire. This is a coed group and there is no reading music, tryouts or solos. Lyrics are displayed on a screen and everyone sings together without instruments.

The songs are familiar and some basic lessons may be given to help everyone have more confidence. There are no dues and participants are welcome to sing or just come and listen.

For information, contact Mark Chatfield at 751-3892 or markchat@embarqmail.com.

A CLASSIC ROCK AND ROLL

[Edit Club] A Classic Rock and Roll Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

Come dance, listen and enjoy to music from the 50s, 60s and 70s era. There will be a variety of recorded and live music along with guest singers, musicians and entertainers. There are no fees. BYOB and snacks.

For information, call Larry or Sharlene at 750-6448 or Cook at 484-410-4558.

A COURSE IN MIRACLES (ACIM)

[Edit Club] A study and discussion group pursuing the teaching of A Course in Miracles meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays at Coconut Cove Recreation Center.

A Course in Miracles combines the insight of contemporary psychology with the spiritual wisdom of the East and much of the essence of Christianity.

Anyone acquainted with or desiring to explore ACIM is welcome to join with others in learning to apply its wisdom to daily life.

For information, call Bob Buckland at 598-7840.

A NEW VIBRANT YOU

[Edit Club] A New Vibrant You meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at La Hacienda Recreation Center. The world says, We re not going to take it, or grow it! Meanwhile we devour it daily-are we the lab rats in the largest study ever conducted on humans? Scientists say our health is at risk and the very lives of our grandchildren.

The focus is on the Wellness Model of Health instead of the sickness/disease model. Meetings cover speci?c areas that impact a person s health on a cellular and system level. Discussions focus on prevention and reversal of health issues and establishing individualized baby steps for lifestyle changes. Bring a pad. The club meets the second Tuesday of every month.

For information, call Richard Matwyshen at 751-0365.

A NIGHT AT THE RACES

[Edit Club] A Night At The Races meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. It is a computer-simulated horse racing game projected onto a screen. There is a $3 entry fee with cash prizes given to the top three fake money winners.

Teams can be two to eight people and there are nine races with eight horses in each race. Each team will be given $350 of fake money with which to bet. BYOB and snacks.

For information and reservations, email Bob at RTLLoret@comcast.net.

A STICH IN TIME

[Edit Club] A Stich in Time meets 9 - 10 am. on the first, third and fith Wednesdays of each month in the card room at Allamanda Recreation Center.

This is a social club for those who enjoy working with a needle or hook.

Forinformation, contact Lou-Ann Martinez at 350-6480 or stitchtime100@gmail.com.
[Edit Club] For AA information, visit lakecountyaa.com.


AA, 10 a.m. Mondays, Big Book Mustard Seed, Captiva Recreation Center (closed).
AA, 2 p.m. Mondays, Step Sisters (closed women s step), Churchill Street Recreation Center.
AA, 6 p.m. Mondays, Serenity Seekers, Silver Lake Recreation Center.
AA, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, open beginners, Liberty Room, Mulberry Grove Recreation Center.
AA, 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Just For Today step program, Odell Recreation Center (closed).
AA, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, speaker/discussion, Sober Sunset Speakers, Bradenton Recreation Center (open).
AA, 9 a.m. Wednesdays, Daily Reflections, Sterling Heights Recreation Center (closed).
AA, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, As Bill Sees It, Spirit Room, Mulberry Grove Recreation Center (closed).
AA, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, women s discussion group, Old Glory Room, Mulberry Grove Recreation Center (closed).
AA, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, New Life open speaker, Hibiscus Recreation Center.
AA, 4 p.m. Wednesdays, No Name Big Book Group, Joe and Charlie Tape, SeaBreeze Recreation Center (closed).
AA, 10 a.m. Thursdays, New Attitudes, Julio Iglesias Room, La Hacienda Recreation Center.
AA, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, closed step discussion, Justice Room, Mulberry Grove Recreation Center.
AA, 2 p.m. Fridays, Pimlico Room, Pimlico Recreation Center (closed).
AA, 4:30 pm. Friday’s, Serenity Sisters, Allamanda Recreation Center (closed women).
AA, 7 p.m. Saturdays, Sobriety On Saturday Group, Fox Grove Room, Saddlebrook Recreation Center.
AA, 7:30 a.m. Saturdays, Daily Reflections Discussion, Churchill Street Recreation Center (closed).
AA Back to Basics,
8-9 a.m. Saturdays, Sterling Heights Recreation Center. LearAnd complete all 12 steps of AA in four 1-hour meetings beginning the first Saturday of each month. John, 949-351-0174.
AA Big Book, 9 a.m. Sundays, Sterling Heights Recreation Center (closed).
AA, 9:30 a.m. Sundays, Lady Lake Breakfast Group, La Hacienda Recreation Center (open). 360-0960.

AARP TAX AIDE

[Edit Club] For information, call Ray Shasteen at (352) 259-7231.

ABERDEEN MEN'S CLUB

[Edit Club] Aberdeen Men's Club meets the 3rd Wednesday at 6:00 pm at Allamanda Rec Center.

For information, call Ed Ehrhardt at (631) 942-3712.

ABERDEEN SOUTH LADIES COFFEE

[Edit Club] Aberdeen South Ladies Coffee meets the 2nd Tuesday at 9:00 am at Truman Rec Center.

For information, call Vickie Langkam at (352) 643-0743.
[Edit Club] Aberdeen South Social meets the 4th Wednesday at 6:30PM at Colony Rec Center.

For information, call Thomas Peny (352) 259-8388.

ABERDEEN YACHT CLUB

[Edit Club] Aberdeen Yacht Club meets the 3rd Saturday at 5:00pm at Eisenhower Rec Center.

For information, call Andy Roan at (352) 561-4938.
[Edit Club] The Abraham-Hicks Discussion Club meets at 3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Pimlico Recreation Center. This club was designed for those who have some knowledge of the concepts of Abraham-Hicks, who are drawn to the ideas and who want the opportunity to explore them more deeply.

Meetings focus on the principles of the Law of Attraction, Deliberate Creation and the Art of Allowing. The group uses various audiovisual presentations, books, and small and large group discussions at the meetings.

For information about AbrahamHicks, visit Abraham-Hicks.com. For information about the group, call Terry Albanese at 750-4030.

ABS PLUS

[Edit Club] The Abs Plus Class meets at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Laurel Manor Recreation Center. This coed, 1-hour 15-minute class consists of some aerobics, strength training and an abs workout to strengthen the core.

Bring a mat and weights. Bring lighter weights and some heavier ones. Work at your own pace but come with the desire to work hard for stretching and toning.

For information, call Heidi Zerbe at 750-6399.

ACCELERATED CARDIO EXERCISE (ACE)

[Edit Club] The Accelerated Cardio Exercise class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at Laurel Manor Sports Pool. See pool schedule for times.

The resistance that deep water provides, along with the velocity of the exercise, improves cardio endurance, fat-burning potential and provides a way to more efficiently reach your maximum heart rate.

A flotation belt, aqua gloves and dumbbells are needed for this class.

For information, call Debbie Lawson at 751-5890.

ACE

[Edit Club] The Accelerated Cardio Exercise class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at Laural Manor Sports Pool. See pool schedule for time.

The resistance that deep and shallow water provides, along with the velocity of the exercises, improves cardio endurance, fat-burning potential and provides a way to more effectivly reach your maximum heart rate.

A flotation belt, aqua gloves and dumbbells are needed for this class.

For more information, call Debbie Lawson at 751-5890

ACHIEVE BETTER HEALTH

[Edit Club] Achieve Better Health Club will meet 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

Meeting and notes are free. For information, call John Richards at 259-0420. No RSVP needed.

ACOUSTIC GUITAR

[Edit Club] The Acoustic Guitar Club meets at 10 a.m. Thursdays in the Henry Fonda Room at Paradise Recreation Center. Members play various types of music, from traditional to contemporary, ranging from the 40s to the present.

Players frequently harmonize and, most of all, respect one another s musical abilities. If you are looking for a relaxed way to play the guitar, banjo, violin, harmonica, bass or any other string instrument, come join the club.

There are no membership dues. For information, call Larry Hubbard at 750-6448.

ACTING OUT

[Edit Club] Ever thought you'd like to try acing? Put your "self" aside for a couple hours and join a fun evening of acting improv, skits and general acting out.

The group meets at 7pm the first Friday of each month in the New Smyrna Room at SeaBreeze Rec Center.

For information, call Camille at 350-6188.

ACTORS STUDIO ACTING LAB

[Edit Club] The Actors Studio Acting Lab meets the second Friday of each month at 7 p.m. at Bacall Recreation Center. All Villages residents are invited to attend these sessions. No previous experience is required and there are no dues or fees.

These group sessions are based on acting classes as conducted at the Actors Studio and other New York City acting schools, with emphasis on scene study, improvisations, relaxation exercises, sense memory, theater games and other acting techniques.

Showcase presentations will be included each year in which the residents-at-large are invited to view work-in-progress scenes and monologues.

For information, call Dean Corbett at 551-0576.

ADRIANA VILLAS

[Edit Club] Adriana Villas meets the 1st Monday at 6:00PM at Odell Rec Center.

For information, call Steve Mangskau at (352) 753-0836.

ADVANCED ACOUSTIC GUITAR

[Edit Club] The Advanced Acoustic Guitar Workshop meets 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays in the Lindsey Paddock Room at Churchill Street Recreation Center.

The workshop is designed to enhance skills at playing the guitar, as well as other stringed instruments. Music includes many varied styles including swing, jazz, country, pop and bluegrass.

The club is intended for those who desire to get away from two to three chord songs. Members work on minors, sevenths, diminished, augmented and other altered chords. Lead sheets and chord charts are available.

The first 30 minutes will be dedicated to a workshop on a specific song or topic. The remainder of time will be spent playing through the extensive book of songs.
Villagers interested in listening to the music also are welcome. For information, call Gary Davis at 7500936 or Al Perron at 750-2157.

ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY (formally known as PHOTOSHOP/ELEMENTS - CREATIVE CLUB)

[Edit Club] The Advanc3d Photography Club (formerly known as Photoshop/Elements - Creative Club) meets the first Friday of each month at Laurel Manor Recreation Center from 1-4 p.m. This group is a place for more advanced photographers to continue their learning and investigate the more advanced details of camera technology and image science, from image capture to tonal reproduction and digital printing.

Beginners also are welcome. For information call Ralph Lambrecht at 633-7236, between 9am and 9pm only.

ADVENTURE'S CLUB

[Edit Club] The Adventurer's Club meets at 6:30 the last Sunday of the month.

The club will not meet in June, July or August.

ADVOCATES FOR ADULT CHILDREN WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES

[Edit Club] Advocates for Adult Children with Intellectual Disabilities meet 6-8 pm the third Thursday of every month in the Defender Room at Lake Miona Rec Center.

The club's mission is to seek out, find and provide information and training for planning lifestyle, residential living and daily services for persons with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers and families so that they can achieve their fullest potential.

The guest speaker for the Aug 21, 2014 meeting will be Betty Kay from the Family Care Council and the topic will be: "Stats on wait lists and waivers and the lawsuit with the iBudget, etc.".

For information, contact John T. Langan at 633-1136 or jtklangan@aol.com.

AFRICAN AMERICAN CLUB

[Edit Club] African-American Club meets the 4th Wednesday at 6PM at La Hacienda Rec Center.

New members are welcomed. For information, call Harry Lumpkin at 633-1315.

AINSWORTH CIRCLE SOCIAL

[Edit Club] Ainsworth Circle Social meets the 4th Friday at 5:30PM at Colony rec Center.

For information, call Barbara Kajda at (352) 674-0047.
[Edit Club] The Villages Air Gun Club holds member shoots 9-11 a.m. Thursdays at the Rio Grande air gun range. New members are welcome.
The club also meets at 9-11 a.m. Fridays for a bench rest event. This session is for all club members including those with physical disabilities such as those in wheelchairs or scooters.

Villages residents and their guests, 13 years and older, are welcome to try out air gun shooting 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays.

New shooters will be introduced to the sport and given safety instruction. Targets, pellets and air guns are provided by the Recreation Department.

For information, check out our website or contact Chula Vista Recreation Center at 352-753-0002

ALANDARI GOLF SOCIAL

[Edit Club] Alandari Golf Social meets the 4th Saturday at 3:00 PM at Truman Rec Center.

For information, call Pauline Carvalho at (352) 391-1624.

ALCOVE LOOP SOCIAL

[Edit Club] Alcove Loop Social meets the 3rd Thursday at 6:30PM at SeaBreeze Rec Center.

For information, call Carol Penning Stefanon at (732) 598-2949.

ALEXA VILLAS

[Edit Club] Alexa Villas meets the lst Sunday at 8:00PM at Coconut Cove Rec Center.

For information, call Mary Gaddis at (352) 350-2112.
[Edit Club] The Alhambra Club is a Social Club Dedicated to Providing Activities for the Residents of Alhambra. The Club Meets The Second Sunday of the Month at The Savannah Recreation Center. Doors open 5:30 PM Programs begin at 6:15 PM.

ALIVE N' PICKIN'

[Edit Club] Alive N' Pickin' meets the second and fourth TUESDAYS at 10:00am at Big Cypress.

For more information, contact Bob at bobeppers@gmail.com.

ALL ABOUT HEALTHY SKIN

[Edit Club] The All About Healthy Skin class will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Truman Rec. Center.

Attendees do not have to register ahead. There will be door prizes. For information, call Sharon Farrell at 789-9027.

ALL ABOUT THEATRE

[Edit Club] The group meets at 1pm the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month in the Reliance Room at lake Miona Recreation Center.

All About Theatre is a unique collaborative theatre club, from story concepts and playwright ideas to auditions and encores.

Are you creative, a good storyteller, have a way with words, or just looking to try something new?

Experience is great, but not necessary, everyone is welcome. Pre-registration encouraged; not mandatory.

Contact Judy at 954-805-0876 or email at TheCruiseGenie@aol.com for more information.

ALL IN CARD GROUP

[Edit Club] All In Card Group meets Saturday at 6PM at Mulberry Grove Rec Center.

For information, call Herman Tebben at (352) 430-0966.

ALL THAT'S JAZZ

[Edit Club] Lee Hayes offers jazz classes for beginners 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and for advanced/beginners 1-2p.m. Wednesdays at Laurel Manor Recreation Center. She will introduce hip-hop dance moves to both classes. For information, call Hayes at 259-3767.

ALL THINGS CELTIC

[Edit Club] All Things Celtic meets the 1st Wednesday at 6PM at Lake Miona Rec Center.

For information, call Beva J. Baden at (352) 430-1792.

ALLENWOOD SOCIAL CLUB

[Edit Club] Allenwood Social Club meets the 2nd Friday at 6PM at Odell Rec Center.

For information, call Andrea Spanierman at (203) 915-6125.

ALLURE LOOP SOCIAL

[Edit Club] Allure Loop Social meets the lst Monday at 5:30PM at Fish Hawk Rec Center.

For information, call Jerry Labolle at (352) 633-0149.

ALOHA FRIENDS OF HULA

[Edit Club] E Komo Mai (welcome). Join Aloha Friends of Hula and experience the purpose and passion of the Hula. Troup is for dancers who want to share and embrace the spirit of Aloha through learning and performing various hula and Polynesian dances. Hula is storytelling with movement to beautiful Hawaiian music. Beginners are always welcome.

Mondays, Saddlebrook, 2:30 for beginners, 3:30 for more experienced dancers and
Thursdays, Laurel Manor-9:30 for beginners and 10:30 for more experienced dancers.

For information, call Barbara Underwood at 949-351-4683.
[Edit Club] Aloha O Ka Hula is a diverse group of dancers dedicated to learning and performing the traditional dance of Hawai i - the hula. Aloha O Ka Hula means Love of the Hula and members share their love and passion for hula by entertaining for clubs and events around The Villages and throughout the country.

Aloha O Ka Hula is the original and largest performing Hawaiian hula performance group in The Villages with 35 members. The Troupe meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at SeaBreeze Recreation Center and at 9 a.m. Thursdays at Lake Miona Recreation Center.

The group is directed/choreographed by Violet Ray, who lived in Hawaii and studied hula under renowned Hawaiian hula masters.

For information or to join, contact Violet or Bill Ray at 753-0962, danzndoll@maui.net, billray@maui.net or go to alohaokahula.webs.com.

ALPHA - IS THERE MORE TO LIFE

[Edit Club] The Alpha Club meets weekly 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays (until March 26) at Sterling Heights Recreation Center. The Alpha course is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life from a Christian perspective. Relaxed, friendly, and fun--Alpha is a place to ask anything. All questions, beliefs, and viewpoints are welcome.

It is not necessary to attend every week, just pop in when you can. Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, come join us for lunch and check it out. For information, call Patty at 585-705-8667 or Ben at 440-382-1710.
[Edit Club] ALS Association Florida Chapter, 1 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month, Hibiscus Recreation Center. 888-257-1717 or alsafl.org.

ALTOONA, PA AREA

[Edit Club] For information, contact Dee Burns at 259-8732 or email joeburns5@embarqmail.com.

ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER SUPPORT

[Edit Club] The Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group meets at 6:30 pm the second Wednesday of each month at Mulberry Grove Rec Center. For information, call Greg at 446-4203 or Leah at 751-1808.
[Edit Club] For Al-Anon information, for friends and families of alcoholics, call 888-292-6489 or visit northfloridaalanondistrict6.org.



Al-Anon, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Changing Attitudes AFG, Hibiscus Recreation Center.


Al-Anon Step 4 Study Group, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Sterling HeightsRecreation Center.


Al-Anon, 9 a.m. Fridays, Friday Freedom AFG, Churchill Street Recreation Center.


Al-Anon, Saturdays, Letting Go AFG Newcomers, 9 a.m., regular meeting 10 a.m., Mulberry Grove Recreation Center.
[Edit Club] The club now has Echolink installed on the club repeater on 443.225 MHZ.

For information, visit www.k4vrc.com. On Sunday nights at 7pm, Marty Brown WB2VYK conducts the TVSSN (The Villages Slow Speed CW Net) on 7.050 MHZ.

Anyone interested in taking an Amateur Radio License Class, contact president Rick Silverston WD4JJI at wd4jji@arrl.net or 612-327-8370.

AMBLER MAYHURST

[Edit Club] Ambler Mayhurst meets the 3rd Tuesday at 6PM at Churchill Rec Center.

For information, call Pamela/Alvin Falkenstein at (352) 750-3597.

AMBROSIA FROLICKING FRIENDS

[Edit Club] Ambrosia Frolicking Friends meets the 4th Monday at 6PM at Colony Rec Center.

For information, call Barbara & Richard Pace at (352) 391-9756.

AMELIA HILLS SOCIAL CLUB

[Edit Club] Amelia Hills Social Club meets the 3rd Monday at 6PM at Odell Rec Center.

For information, call Gloria Dorgan at (352) 391-5067.

AMELIA WOMEN OF LEISURE (AWOL)

[Edit Club] Amelia Women of Leisure meet the 2nd Monday at l:00PM at Truman Rec Center.

For information, call Margaret (Peg) Calabrese at (352) 399-5321.
[Edit Club] American Association of University Women (AAUW) January 19, 2019 monthly meeting, begins with coffee at 9:15 am at the Allamanda rec center. Two special presentations will occur at this general meeting. The branch will meet their sponsored 2018 TechTrek campers who will make a presentation on their summer experience. AAUW-FL Tech Trek is a science, technology, engineering, and math camp for girls.

The second presentation is a special STEM presentation by Kalan Taylor of the 4-H Sumter Extension Service STEM programs. You may have read about the Sumter County Library STEM events which are free for area children. Kalan Taylor is the one who presents these programs. Her specialty is Youth Development.

AAUW local meetings are open to the public and are held at the Allamanda Rec Center. Branch AAUW membership is for all who hold at minimum a AA degree. As a $90 supporting member of the Lake Sumter Branch - you will also hold a membership in national AAUW and AAUW Fl state.

AMERICAN BANDSTAND REVISITED

[Edit Club] For information contact Ralph DiNome at 454-4265 or thevoice2@juno.com

AMERICAN RED CROSS

[Edit Club] The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

There will be a guest speaker from the Orlando office to discuss different roles each Red Cross volunteer can help with on a daily basis.

The club welcomes anyone interested in learning more about what the American Red Cross does in the local community on a daily basis as well as during a national disaster. All Villagers are invited.

For information, call Mike David at 219-508-5846 or Bob Grossenbacher at 259-8213.

AMIGOS SPORTS CLUB

[Edit Club] Amigos Sports Club meets the lst Thursday at 6PM at Colony Rec Center.

For information, call David Lindsey at (352) 445-2922.

AMPUTEE SUPPORT

[Edit Club] The Amputee Support Group meets the first Wednesday of the month at Lake Miona from noon to 1:30 from October thru April.

We are having our meeting on November 5 at Lake Miona from 12:00-1:30.

The group is for amputees, amputee caregivers, and anyone with a circulation problem who feels it could lead to an amputation-upper or lower.

We announce ahead of time if we have a guest speaker or particular discussion.

For more information, contact Nick and Marianne Siecko 352-350-2195 or msiecko@comcast.net.

ANGEL SNUGS

[Edit Club] Angel Snugs (knitting), a nonprofit charity, meets at 8:30-11:20 a.m. the first and third Friday of each month at Chula Vista Recreation Center.

Snugs are knitted hats, sizes preemie through young adults, using traditional and loom knitting.

Finished items are delivered to 14 pediatric oncology hospitals throughout Florida.

Anyone can learn to loom knit in just minutes, so no knitting knowledge is required. No dues or fees. Tools and yarn provided; the only thing missing is you.

Donations of yarn are greatly appreciated. For information, call Jen at 353-250-3431.

ANITA VILLA NEIGHBORS

[Edit Club] Anita Villa Neighbors meets the 3rd Tuesdays (Feb, Apr, Oct, & Dec) at 5:00PM at Truman Rec Center.

For information, call Ken & Diane Rabideau at (352) 751-4421.
[Edit Club] The Villages Region Antique Automobile Association (TVRAACA) will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the Odell Recreation Center.

The November meeting marks the club's 3rd anniversary party and refreshments and prizes. Everyone with an interest in old cars is invited to attend. The club published an award-winning email newsletter, called the Voyager. Local membership is now 245 strong and growing. Ownership of a vehicle more than 25 years old (restored or original) is not required, just interest in automotive history. This is an active husband and wife organization.

For more information, see http://tvraaca.org/.

ANTIQUE BRASS QUINTET

[Edit Club] Antique Brass Quintet meets Wednesdays (Jun, Jul & Aug) at 12:00P at Odell Rec Center.

For information, call Lowell Sundermann at (352) 399-5132.
[Edit Club] The Apple 101 Club meets at 12:30 p.m.. the third Tuesday of each month at Saddlebrook Recreation Center.

These monthly workshops feature a basic overview of Macintosh applications, updates, email, web browsing, switching from Windows and becoming familiar with your Mac. A Q&A section is included. Visit the website tvaug.org for more information.

Visit tvaug.org to read the newsletter and to submit an online membership application.

For information contact Joan Todd at 352-752-0939 or laddie37@comcast.net
[Edit Club] The Apple User Group at The Villages (AUGTV) has a sub group for iOS users of iPads, iPhones & iPod touches, called the Apple iClub, which meets on the at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Saddlebrook Recreation Center. The meeting includes basics, apps, and features of iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch.

The meetings are open to members (residents and non-residents) of the Apple Users Group at the Villages interested in iOS devices. If space is available first time visitors are welcome.

The meetings are all about helping owners of Apple s iPad, iPhone, & iPod Touch. Each meeting will start with a short presentations from members and then the floor will be open to questions from members.

For information, including meeting topics, visit appleiclub.com.
[Edit Club] Apple Users Help group meets 6:30 pm the fourth Monday of each month at Saddlebrook Rec Center in the card room. Apple Help is a freewheeling, non-structured, open-ended gathering for anyone who uses iOS devises, including iPad, iPhone, iPad and Macintosh computers.

For more information visit The Villages Apple User Group's main website at www.TVAUG.org. Access the monthly newsletter "Apple Slices" and submit your online membership application at our member website www.TVAUG.net.

For more information, call Joan Todd at 753-0939.
[Edit Club] Apple User Group at The Villages (AUGTV) (formerly VMUG-Villages Macintosh User Group or TVMUG-The Villages Macintosh User Group) help both new and experienced users to get the most from their Macintosh computers and Apple iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch). The meetings have a social atmosphere where members can network and connect with each other.

AUGTV, over six hundred strong and growing, has several meeetings each month to provide help and information on many levels to members.

The Apple/Mac Easy Group is held at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at Saddlebrook Recreation Center. A presentation is given on a current topic followed by a Q&A session.

For information, including meeting topics, visit thevillagesmug.org to access the monthly newsletter, Apple Slices and submit your online membership application.

AQUA RHYTHMS

[Edit Club] The Aqua Rhythms synchronized swimming team meets 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at La Hacienda Sports Pool. The group performs routines, choreographed by team members, to all types of music. Show performances usually are scheduled in April and November.

If you have a love for swimming and music, the Aqua Rhythms invite you to join them in the pool during practice time. For information, call Nancy Petri at 259-7765.

AQUA ZUMBA

[Edit Club] Aqua Zumba meets at 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at SeaBreeze pool. It is for any Villages resident who enjoys Zumba and aquatic exercise. It uses the same moves and music as a regular Zumba class, with the added bene?t of water resistance, which helps build muscle. For information, email Barb Matson at Zumba@TheVillages.net.

AQUA ZUMBA NORTH

[Edit Club] Beginning Oct 1, Aqua Zumba North will meet 4 - 4:50 pm every Wednesday and Friday at La Hacienda Sports Pool. Enjoy the Zumba party in the water.

Exercising in the water means less impact on your joints and more natural resistance to help tone your muscles.

For information, contact Barbara Underwood at 949-351-4683 or barbaraszumba@yahoo.com.

AQUATIC DANCERS

[Edit Club] The Aquatic Dancers Synchronized Swim Team practices 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Laurel Manor Sports Pool. Anyone interested in team swimming and performing for others is welcome to try out.

Persons trying out need only to be able to swim, float and be willing to learn new skills. Those who have have been synchers before at any level will be welcome. For information, call Donna Gustaitis at 751- 1051 or Trish Gutchess at 259-2526.

ARBELLA LOOP / BALSA COURT

[Edit Club] The Arbella Loop/Balsa Court Social meets from 6 - 8:20 p.m. at Odell Recreation center.

Reservations needed - edandba@comcast.net.

ARCADIA LAKES

[Edit Club] Meets the 2nd & 4thTuesday at 12:30PM at Churchill Rec Center.

For information, call Yvonne Smith at (352) 205-7816.
[Edit Club] The Villages Archery Club welcomes new members interested in learning how to shoot. The archery range is located on the historic side of The Villages, next to the dog park and near the golf cart bridge that crosses over U.S. Highway 27/441.

The club meets at 9 a.m. Mondays at the archery range for a competitive shoot. The club holds a monthly meeting at 6 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

For information about the club, call Blair Peterson at 259-8014 or visit the club website at villagesarchery.com. For information about using the archery range, call Paradise Recreation Center at 753-0637.

ARE FILM AND DISCUSSION (Lake Miona)

[Edit Club] The ARE Film and Discussion Group meets 2 - 3:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of each month at Lake Miona Rec Center. The group does a variety of activities based on the work of Edgar Cayce (1877 - 1945), who has been dubbed "The Sleeping Prophet" or "the Father of Holistic Medicine."

Cayce gave more than 14,000 psychic readings from a deep trance state. Although the majority of the readings focused on holistic health and the treatment of illness, the subject matter falls into five main categories: health-related information; philosophy and reincarnation; dreams and dream interpretation; ESP and psychic phenomena; and spiritual growth, meditation, and prayer.

The April 24 meeting will be videos and discussion on the topic of Epigenetics.

For information, call Debby Edgerton at 350-6834.

ARE STUDY GROUP (Fish Hawk)

[Edit Club] The Edgar Cayce Association for Research and Enlightenment Study Group meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Rod and Reel Room at Fish Hawk Recreation Center. New attendees should arrive at 6:15 p.m.

The concepts presented are from the SFG Books 1 and 2 and the psychic readings of Edgar Cayce. Group members meditate using the Edgar Cayce approach on their journey toward self awareness. For information, call Debby Edgerton at 350-6834.

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER?

[Edit Club] This trivia group meets at 4 pm the first Thursday of each month at SeeBreeze recreation Center.

Form your own team of four to eight people (individuals can join a team) and compete with other teams in answering questions from a typical fifth grade curriculum.

The fast-paced game show format will keep you on your toes. Subjects range from geography, science and social studies to math, spelling and vocabulary. Bring a beverage.

For information, call Bob Lapadot at 633-2169.


ART - PAINTING PALS

[Edit Club] The group meets from 10am - noon every Wednesday in the Adams Room at Laurel Manor Rec Center. Informal art studio for artists working in various media - oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, colored pencil and pen and ink. There is no instruction, but plenty of inspiration and camaraderie.

For information, contact Donna at 750-0610 or donnacaputofla@aol.com.

ART BUDDIES

[Edit Club] Art Buddies meet the1stSaturday at 1:00PM at Colony Cottage.

For information, call Mary Wilson at (352) 633-7770.

ART CHINESE PAINTING SUMI-E

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The Chinese Painting / Sumi-e Groupe meets 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Saturdays at Pimlico Recreation Center.

The focus of this group is to learn, practice and share the techniciques of Chinese-style painting. also known as Japanese Sumi-e. The first Saturday of each month will feature lessons on new topics. Review lessons will be held on the third Saturday.

All Villages residents are welcom to join.

Annual membership is $15, which covers the cost of complementary ink and paper at each meeting, as well as the purchase of DVDd and other group expenditures. Attendees are expected to bring the rest of their own supplies.

Weekly lesson handouts, a lending librabry of "How-to" books and DVDs. and access to the group's extensive website are available to members.

For information, contact Bonnie Canning at 259-9553 or bmbcanning@gmail.com.

ART COLORED PENCIL PAINTERS

[Edit Club] The Colored Pencil Painters Guild holds a monthly workshop at 9:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at Lake Miona Recreation Center. The workshop is available for CPPG members to work on their own projects in the company of other colored pencil artists. Assistance and critiques are offered by more experienced artists for anyone requesting help.

The CPPG also hosts a monthly meeting and demo at 9:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month at La Hacienda Recreation Center. New members are welcome to join at this time.

For information, contact Kathy Enos at kjtrme@yahoo.com or 430-3937.

ART FUN WITH WATERCOLORS

[Edit Club] The Fun With Watercolors group meets 9-11:20 a.m. every Monday except the first Monday of each month at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. This class is for beginners to advanced students. Demonstrations and examples of various techniques will teach students how to free their creative urge in this medium.

For information, contact Rebecca Schwartz at rebecca@ schwartzusa.net or 633-3887.

ART IN PARADISE

[Edit Club] Art in Paradise meets at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at Paradise Recreation Center.

For information, contact Brian Dickson at 633-0575.

ART OF AGING (GRACEFULLY)

[Edit Club] The Art of Aging (Gracefully) Group meets from 6:30 - 8:20 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Captiva Rec Center in the Sand Dollar Room.

Topics each month will consist of an eclectic variety of practical, easy to implement tools to proactively alter your genetic predispositions to your personal health. You no longer will be held captive by your genetic inheritance.

Research will be presented from the fields of : Quantum Physics and Quantum Mechanics, Anti-Aging Medicine (Youth Enhancement), complementary and Alternative Medicine, Exercise Physiology, Nutrition and other pertinent sciences.

Each meeting will provide completely natural tips (without drugs or surgery), to help attendees nurture their youth and vitality.

The meeting format will consist of a brief presentation by the speaker, to be followed by questions an answers and group discussion.

For more information, contact "Dr. Pete" at 813-312-3526 or email at DrPete@QVChealth.info.

ART PAINTING AND DRAWING IN ALL MEDIA

[Edit Club] The class is being disbanded as of Aug. 1, 2013.

The Painting and Drawing in All Media group meets 9-11:50 a.m. Thursdays (except the first Thursday) of every month at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. This group is for beginners as well as those with experience.

Classes will include fundamentals of drawing and painting in watercolor as well as all media. Gain technical skills while creating projects. For information, contact Rebecca Schwartz at 633-3887 or rebecca@schwartzusa.net.

ART PAINTING PALS

[Edit Club] The group meets 10 a.m. - noon Wednesdays in the Adams room at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

It's an informal art studio for artist working in a various media - oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, colored pencil and pen and ink.

There is no instruction, but plenty of insperation and camaraderie.

For more information, contact Donna at 750-0610 or donnacaputofla@aol.com
[Edit Club] If you want to learn about art, the art world and become art smart, participate in the Visual Arts Association.

The Visual Arts Association is a not for profit organization that encourages members in their various art endeavors. Membership is open to all Village residents who share an interest in the fine arts.

In addition to various venues for VAA artists to display their work, the VAA is introducing new educational programs that will encourage members to learn more about art, art techniques and to enhance their skills through demonstration, participation, lectures, critiques and more.

Workshops by professional artists are offered to members throughout the year.

The association supports local schools and provides a source of scholarships to students taking advanced education in the field of fine arts.

Meetings are held every third Friday September-June at La Hacienda Recreation Center.

For information, go to visualartsassociation.com or contact Arrachme at 828-230-6613.

ART STUDIO CREATIVE SPACE

[Edit Club] Art Studio Creative Space meets at 1 p.m. Saturdays at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. This is an open studio time for those who want to get together to draw and paint. There is no formal instruction.

For information, call Judi Adams at 350-6579.

ART STUDIO DRAWING

[Edit Club] Art Studio Drawing and Painting meets 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays at Colony Cottage Recreation Center.

The Tuesday class teaches drawing along with watercolor and pen and ink. Very few supplies are necessary.

The Thursday class teaches drawing along with other waterbased media. Some acrylic supplies are needed.

Experience is not necessary.

For information, call Judi Adams at 350-6579.

ART WATERCOLOR SPLASH WITH US!

[Edit Club] No, it s not a water aerobics class. The Splash With Us! watercolor workshop meets 9:30-11:50 a.m. Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays and 4-6 p.m. Mondays at Colony Cottage Recreation Center.

This is a watercolor workshop for beginning, intermediate or advanced watercolorists. Artists work and learn together, using a variety of techniques and many different subjects. When artists work and splash together, everyone is richer for it. Seating is limited. Email Julie McGlone at mcglone72@hotmail.com to join the class.
[Edit Club] Art-Wet-n-Wild Watercolors assists and encourages the artistic growth of members as they strive to express themselves through original works.
The group meets 12-2:50 p.m. Saturdays at Saddlebrook Recreation Center.

All residents are welcome; however, this group focuses on the educational interests of the intermediate to advanced watercolor artist. If you take watercolor seriously, and your desire is to paint your own original projects, this is the group for you.

Some weeks guest artists will provide instruction, some weeks DVDs will be shown. The last Saturday of each month there will be a contest/constructive feedback format. Winners are selected by the group members.

For information, contact leader Susan Donohoe at 633-3071, Bill Main at 430-2923 or Debi Rice at 259-3887. The group website is at wetnwildwatercolors.org.

ARTIST HELPING ARTIST

[Edit Club] ARTIST HELPING ARTIST (aka..AHA), A VAA sponsored program.


Welcomes Kevin Woodbury, Photographer

Creation of Reference Photos

SeaBreeze Rec Center, Neptune Room

May 14, 2014, 12 Noon to 3 PM

Kevin Woodbury will be presenting and demonstrating for us how to take our own reference photos for our artwork. Summary of Presentation .Learn the basics of photography and how to use camera controls to create reference images which can then be used to create paintings, sculptures, etc. With much concern today in regards to copy write infringements this will be a fantastic and informational presentation. We will then be able to look at something that I have painted and know some history and personal meaning behind it.

Kevin has spent 35 years of his life in the Healthcare industry in various management positions. He began shooting photographs in 1976 and has continued winning various contests and prizes. He teaches photography as well as taking portraits, landscapes, etc. He has been published 7 times in two different magazines each with national distribution

Visit his website for a complete reference of his teaching subjects kevinwoodbury.com also check out Kwoodbury.com

A $2.00 donation is requested (NOT mandatory) to assist our participating artist with any expenses they might incur. AHA is an open forum gathering, no membership requirements.

Judith Willetts, AHA Coordinator ahajudi@AOL.com

352-633-1114 hm, 407-791-8897 Mb

Sign up for the AHA Newspost for further information and to stay informed.

ARTIST JUMP START

[Edit Club] The Artist Jump Start club meets noon-3p.m. every Monday in the Neptune Beach Room at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. DVDs and instruction will take place at the sessions if aappropriate.

This informal art group for self-motivated artist is open to artist who want to accelerate their skills or learn new applications.

The purpoese is to gather artist of all levels who want to take their techniques to a new level by sharing ideas and concepts with other artist, and through periodic instruction.

"The Drawing Pen" is a subgroup for artist who want to learn more about drawing techniques. Tis group creates drawings from observation, personal reference material and demonstrations with an emphasis on light, shade and composition. All artist can benifit from improved drawing skills.

Bring supplies and a plastic table cover.

For more information, call Frank Zampardi at 752-8770

ARTISTS JUMP START

[Edit Club] The Artists Jump Start club meets for two sessions every Monday in the Neptune Beach Room at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. The first session is noon-3 p.m. and the second session is 3 - 5:30 p.m. DVDs and instruction will take place at both sessions if appropriate. This informal art group for self-motivated artists is open to artists who want to accelerate their skills or learn new applications.

The purpose of this group is to gather artists of all levels who want to take their techniques to a new level by sharing ideas and concepts with other artists, and through periodic instruction.

Jump Start recently added The Drawing Den as a new subgroup for artists who want to learn more about drawing techniques. This group will create drawings from observation, personal reference material and demonstrations with an emphasis on light, shade and composition. All artists can benefit from improved drawing skills.

DVDs will be shown when appropriate. Bring supplies and a plastic table cover. For information, call Frank Zampardi at 753-8770.

ARVIN LANE VALLEY PEOPLE

[Edit Club] Arvin Lane Valley People meet the 4th Monday at 5:30PM at Truman Rec Center.

For information, call Pam Cobb at (352) 750-1121.

ASHLAND

[Edit Club] For information, call Bob or Jan at 750-2917.

ASIAN AMERICAN

[Edit Club] The Villages Asian American Club meets aat 5:30 pm on the 4th Monday of each month at Bridgeport Rec Center. Purpose of this group is to promote appreciation of Asian culture through programs and fellowship.

For information, contact Richard Fetterman at 272-9045.

ASIAN DANCE / TAHITIAN EXERCISE

[Edit Club] The Asian Dance/Tahitian Exercise club meets 2:30 - 3:50 pm Tuesdays (except fifth Tuesdays) a Truman Rec Center. Tahitian will be taught on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays; Asian will be on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

No experience is needed. Basic beginner level activities can be done by anyone at their own pace to beautiful Asian music and the irresistible beat of the Tahitian drums. Other activities such as Facer-cize, Asian teachings, etc. will be included.

For the Tahitian exercise: bare feet of ballet/similar slippers. Optional: Tahitian-type clothing: grass skirt (with shorts underneath) or a knee--length pareo (sarong) with a comfortable top, or a dress-length pareo.

For the Asian dance weeks, wear comfortable clothes and ballet/similar slippers.

For information contract Freeda Louthan at freeda@lifeboost.com or 561-8563.

ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH AND ENLIGHTENMENT

[Edit Club] The ARE meets 2-3:50 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at Lake Miona Recreation Center. The group does a variety of activities based on the work of Edgar Cayce (1877-1945), who has been dubbed The Sleeping Prophet or The Father of Holistic Medicine. Cayce gave more than 14,000 psychic readings from a deep trance state. Although the majority of the readings focused on holistic health and the treatment of illness, the subject matter falls into five main categories:



Health related information


Philosophy and reincarnation


Dreams and dream interpretation


ESP and psychic phenomena


Spiritual growth, meditation and prayer.




For information, call Debby Edgerton at 350-6834.

[Edit Club] The Villages Astronomy Club meets at 7 PM on the Third Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at Laurel Manor.

We are hosting a Starry Night at Miona Recreation Center on November 8, 2014. All residents and their guests are welcome to our meetings.

For more information contact Burt Salk 259-7217 bls73@aol.com or visit our web sitewww.vlgastroclub.org.
[Edit Club] Training is for those who wish to review or learn more about operating light, and sound boards will be provided. Those with previous experience in audio-visual technical support, as well as those who are totally new to it, are welcome to attend.

The group s purpose is to provide sound and lighting technical support to charity and nonprofit residential lifestyle clubs and performing arts groups at the Villages Recreation Centers.

For information, call Mike Veach at 399-4225 or email mikeveach43213@yahoo.com. For updates, details and future meetings, visit the group s website at tinyurl.com/thevillagesavclub.
[Edit Club] This Author Marketing & Publishing Club, a Special Interest Group of the Writer's League of The Villages, offers monthly meetings the 2nd Wednesday of each month, at Chula Vista Recreation Center, 1:30 - 2:50

This club for published authors who want to actively promote reading and writing in The Villages and tri-county area, develop school and institutional outreach programs, create new opportunities for adults and children to meet our talented Villages authors live and through the internet radio program, Author's Beat, where archived chats with authors are available free world-wide at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsbeat. All aspects of media production and author presentation will be explored.

Contact Mark H. Newhouse at 753-3290 or www.wlov.org for information or to obtain speakers for your clubs and organizations.

AUTOHARP TOONIES

[Edit Club] The Autoharp Toonies meet at 1 p.m. Wednesdays in the Sand Dollar Room at Captiva Recreation Center. The purpose of the group is to learn and enhance skills on the autoharp and enjoy playing music together in a relaxed atmosphere.

The club is open to beginner and advanced players with 21 chord autoharps. Anyone interested in learning more about the autoharp is welcome. For information, call Lorraine Lavallee at 633-1543.
[Edit Club] The Villages Aviation Club normally meets on the second Monday of each month. The purpose of the club is to bring together active Villages pilots (aircraft owners or renters) and aviation enthusiasts who are interested in pursuing activities such as renting airplanes together to share the costs and flying time, group flying to various locations in or out of Florida and other aviation related activities.

For information, go to thevillagesaviation.com or call Jim Waymire at 753-3938, or Gene Laskowitz at 750-1396.

AWAKENING HUMAN AWARENESS

[Edit Club] The Awakening Human Awareness Club meets 1-3 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Bacall Recreation Center. The goal of the club is to empower individuals to expand their conscious awareness by offering diverse and varied pathways.

It is all about the spiritual journey of self discovery. Experience the many tools and ways available to assist in the process of stepping further inward to expand. Find true peace by developing balance and equilibrium within the body, mind and spirit.

For information, call Lynn at 205-0023.

AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT

[Edit Club] Awareness Through Movement meets at 2 pm on the first and third Mondays of each month at Eisenhower Rec center.

This class will teach how to reduce stress, tension and fatigue as well as alleviate the physical discomfort. Participants will learn how to discover new flexibility and ease of movement plus improve posture and breathing.

Anyone young or old, physically challenged or physically fit, can benefit from this class. Participants will notice changes after the first session. It is based on the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais and let by Janet Orlin, certified practitioner.

Chair and floor classes are available. Bring a mat or blanket.

For information, contact Janet Orlin at 430-0116 or ojanetl@aol.com.
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[Edit Club] We are an exciting and fun-filled Club offering many enjoyable events and activities for the Baby Boomer retirees of The Villages Florida.

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month. They begin at 7:00 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 pm. Meetings are held at La Hacienda Rec Center. New members are welcome.

PLEASE NOTE....WE ARE NOT THE SINGLES BABY BOOMER CLUB.

In order to be a member, the Club requires that an individual (or one of the spouses/partners) be born between 1946 and 1964. Villages ID card and Driver's License is required.

Baby Boomers membership renewals can be done online at www.thevillagesbabyboomers.com.

BABY BOOMER GALS CLUB

[Edit Club] This Club was started on www.talkofthevillages.com via a post in November 2015 and our club grew from the TOTV posting to over 180 members in less than 3 months!!!

The Villages Baby Boomer Gals Club for gals born from 1946-1964. Share social time together in various ways: monthly luncheon at The Waterfront Inn (max of 80), day trips, mahjongg, book club, golfing, potlucks, etc. Currently have a facebook page which is closed to members only. If interested in joining our group or attending our monthly luncheon, please email us at: thevillagesbbgals@gmail.com. At this time we are still accepting members. We do not have a board or dues. Events are initiated/organized by any member of our club.

BABY BOOMERS SOUTH

[Edit Club] This club is for Villagers born between 1946 and 1964, who live south of Route 466. For membership information, email us at: babyboomerssouth@gmail.com or call Kathy Griffin for membership at 352-399-6539.

No ticket sales or memberships taken at meetings. Seating will vary by month. The club focuses on staying young at heart, having fun and giving back to the club and the community.

Steve Brackney - President

Kathy Griffin - Vice President




[Edit Club] Bach with a Beat is looking for singers who want the challenge and enjoyment of great music (Bach Swingle, jazz vocal style) with drum and bass accompaniment.

This is a performing choral group that explores different musical styles. Sight reading experience is preferred but no auditions are necessary.

Rehearsals are held 9:30 a.m.- noon Thursdays at Saddlebrook Recreation Center.

For information, call Marilyn McLean at 750-6220 or visit bachwithabeat.com.

BACKGAMMON

[Edit Club] The Backgammon Club meets at noon Fridays at Chula Vista Recreation Center. Lessons are available.

For information, contact Michael Shedroff at 750-4914 or teriffic2001@comcast.net.

BADMINTON

[Edit Club] The Villages Badminton Club has indoor practice 1-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the recreation center behind First Baptist Church of Oxford.
The group has a mixture of skill levels. Beginners are welcome. Rackets are available.

For information or directions, call Hugh Calvert at 446-5901.
[Edit Club] The Baha'i Study Group meets 1:30 pm on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Truman Rec Center.

This group is open to anyone interested in and open to spiritual transformation and a fresh approach to applying spiritual principals to everyday living.Tthe purpose of the study / discussion group is to promote the well-being of humanity, one person at a time, grounded in the Writings and Teachings of The Baha'i Faith, which will be discussed. Current sessions will center around Reflections on the Life of the Spirit including such topics as : Understanding the Baha'i Writings; Prayers; and, Life and Death.

The sessions will be interactive and approached in a spirit of mutual discovery and learning.

For more information, contact Jacquie Latzer at 704-451-9886.

For more detailed information check out website at: bahai.us

BALLET

[Edit Club] The Ballet Club meets 9:30-11 am. Wednesdays at Saddlebrook Recreation Center. This group practices barre and floor exercises on an intermediate level.

Sessions are rotated among four instructors, three of whom have danced professionally. Basic ballet is a prerequisite.

For information, call Linda Bitterly at 259-8691.

BALLROOM BLITZ

[Edit Club] The Ballroom Blitz group meets to learn or improve fundamental ballroom, Latin and swing dance patterns.

All are welcome. For information, contact John and Kathy Augustine at 603-7155, 215-272-7356 or jaugustine2560@yahoo.com.

BALLROOM DANCE MIXER & LESSON

[Edit Club] Sterling Heights Rec Center - free ballroom lesson 6-7 pm followed by a ballroom dance mixer 7-9 pm on the 2nd Friday of each month.

Eisenhower Rec Center - free ballroom lesson 6-7 pm followed by a ballroom dance mixer 7-9 pm on the 1st Wednesday of each month.

Open to Couples and Singles and all level dancers. If you are adverse to rotating dance partners, this dance is not for you.

For information, contact:

Scott Roberts at 614-531-2209 or srob102@aol.com

Zam Blau at 513-703-8606 or zam.lynder1123@gmail.com

BALLROOM DANCE - BRIDGEPORT

[Edit Club] The Bridgeport Ballroom Dance Club meets 7-8:50 p.m. Saturdays at Bridgeport Recreation Center. All levels of dance are welcome. Come practice the steps you are learning or just have fun dancing.

For information, call Mick or Caroline Mickelson at 920-675-0083.

To be added to the group s email list, email BBDCTV@gmail.com. No puppies, kittens, jokes or politics, just information about the dances.

BALLROOM DANCE - LAUREL MANOR AND MULBERRY

[Edit Club] The Ballroom Dance Club will meet from 7-9 p.m. Friday at both Laurel Manor and Mulberry Grove recreation centers. The dress code for these meetings is dressy casual, no shorts or jeans.

More experienced dancers will dance at Laurel Manor Recreation Center while those with less experience will enjoy dancing at Mulberry Grove Recreation Center.

Members may bring snacks and nonalcoholic beverages.

All Villages residents are eligible to join the Ballroom Dance Club. For information, call David and Ina Eriksen at 259-4885 or Kermit and Carol Laughon at 430-2831.

BALLROOM SUMMER DANCES

[Edit Club] This is an open club for Villages residents and their guests with Villages ID guest cards, with no dues or charges or tickets for these three dances.

The dress code is dressy casual, with no shorts or tank tops. BYOB and table snacks are permitted for your own use, with added light refreshments provided by the hosts.

In addition to ballroom smooth and latin, there will be Texas 2-step, swing, hustle, polka, nightclub 2-step, but no line dances.

For information, contact Marty Newton at 350-2788 or cmnjr@hotmail.com.

BALLROOM WANNA DANCE

[Edit Club] The Wanna Dance Club meets 7-8:45 p.m. Mondays. Meetings are held at SeaBreeze Recreation Center the first, second, fourth and fifth Mondays of the month and at Sterling Heights Recreation Center on the third Monday of the month.

All Villagers who want to practice any level of ballroom dancing are welcome to attend. For information, contact David Seibert at 446-3183 or david_seibert@hotmail.com.

BANDS OF THE VILLAGES

[Edit Club] The Bands of The Villages is comprised of five instrumental performing groups:


The Villages Concert Band is made up of full-time Villages residents who are musicians with previous concert band or orchestra experience. The group performs several concerts per year and plays for various holiday and civic functions.
The New Horizons Concert Band is associated with a national program that encourages and supports senior citizens involvement in instrumental music programs. The group presents several concerts each year, and performs for various civic functions. There are no membership dues or fees for either concert band. Musicians must provide their own instruments and music stands. For information on either concert band, call Ward Green at 348-3398.
The 50-member Sunshine Strollers Clown Band plays at various parades and special events in The Villages. Members dress in funny and outrageous outfits. The band is open to new players; members must be Villages residents. Previous experience in high school, college or community bands is sufficient. Call Denny Wilson at 750-2430 for information.
The Villages Swing Band is a big-band jazz ensemble. The group plays at several dances per year as well as special events and concerts. Membership is limited. Interested musicians with previous big band/ jazz experience should call Jean Butler at 751-3401.
Jazz Workshop


The Bands of The Villages provides the opportunity for Villages residents to perform in five instrumental ensembles:


clarinet
flute
horn
saxophone
trumpet


For information regarding membership and performances of the ensembles, call Ward Green at 348-3398.

For other information, contact Dave Czohara at 205-0324 or d.czohara@thevillages.net.

BANJOLELE

[Edit Club] The Banjolele Club meets from 4-5 p.m. Thursdays at Sterling Heights Recreation Center. Arrive tuned and ready to play. The banjolele is a four-stringed instrument played exactly like a ukulele. Listeners and toe tapers are always welcome.

For information, call Dick Gordon at 751-5284, Jay Gerhard at 561-594-3497, or Bob Martino at 430-2897.

BANJOLELE STRINGS

[Edit Club] The Banjolele Strings Music Club meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the Tanzania Room at O'Dell Recreation Center and is open to all Villages residents who play Banjo or Banjolele at a beginner or intermediate level. The club focus is to have fun playing Country, Gospel, Mountain and Old Time Music. Listeners and audience participation is welcomed.

For more information, contact Mike Ryan at (612) 685-5037 or Barbra Hanson at 391-5833.
[Edit Club] The Barefoot Beachcombers Club's goal is to satisfy Villagers' ardent desire to visit the warm liquid shores of their new homeland in a convenient and inexpensive way.

The third Monday of each month, we take comfortable coaches on 1-day trips to beaches on either coast within 2 - 2:30; hours from home. A few times a year, we expand our excursions to more distant locales for a few extra days of sun and fun. At our members' request, we also offer optional local activities near each beach and escort you to favorite dining venues in the area.

Some of the beaches we will be visiting in 2014 include Sarasota's Lido Key, Tarpon Springs, Jetty Park at Port Canaveral, Vero Beach, Anna Maria Island, Sand Key (off Clearwater) and possibly Ft. Lauderdale and South Beach Miami.

It appears that our club is meeting a need, as membership rose from 30 to 850 in just a few months, requiring us to close our membership at least temporarily. May we suggest that you occasionally visit this website to see if membership has reopened. We'd love to have you join us. http://bbc32162.com/

BASKET WEAVERS

[Edit Club] The Villages Basket Weavers meet at 9 a.m. Thursdays in the Charlie Chaplin Room at Paradise Recreation Center. All basket weavers are welcome and asked to bring weaving tools and supplies.

BASKETBALL (LADIES)

[Edit Club] The lady hoopsters meet noon-2 p.m. Sundays at The Villages High School gym.

All residents are welcome to play 3-on-3 short court games and develop basic or intermediate skills.

Also included is a level of play for state games and shooting competition for senior games. Open shooting is available during this time as well. Fall league sign-ups are taken on site.

For information, call Cindy Polster at 750-6540, Julie Bradley at 350-6796 or Avis Vaught at 751-1742.

[Edit Club] Important Note: For all club information; such as New Member Requirements, Rules of Play, jersey colors and the most up-to-date schedule of days, locations, times and associated costs for this week's activities; please refer to our website listed above.

About Us: The members of the Village Men s Basketball Club are comprised of residents of The Villages who are 50 years old or greater and who have a common interest in playing competitive pick-up basketball. We recognize we aren't as young as we used to be or wish we were, but we still enjoy the game and the fellowship. AND we want to leave the court today in the physical condition allowing us to return to play tomorrow!

Our Mission: For club members to enjoy the exercise and camaraderie associated with pick-up basketball while striving to maintain an environment that minimizes the potential for personal injury.

For additional information beyond that listed on our website www.villagesbasketball.com, call Lonnie Levy at 352/751-4201.

BATON TWIRLERS PRIME TIME

[Edit Club] The Prime Time Twirlers batontwirling show team practices 9-11 a.m. Mondays at Canal Street Recreation Center and 9-11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Lake Miona Recreation Center.

The team is actively seeking new members of all skill levels. Learn to spin rifles, twirl hoop batons, flags, pom poms, ribbons and more.

Private lessons are given for free to refresh baton twirling skills. The Twirlers perform in The Villages town squares for special events, club meetings, benefits and all patriotic holidays.

If you would like to join, show up at a practice, contact Elin Jones at 259-5864 or elinsptt@centurylink.net

BEADING CLUB

[Edit Club] The Villages Bead Club meets the 1st and 3rd Friday each month at Churchill Recreation Center, 1:00 - 4:00. All beaders are welcome. For information, contact Jan Sharp at 205-1501 or fjsharp656@gmail.com.

All beaders are welcome to attend.

FYI - upcoming annual hand-made jewelry sale on 11/6/15 from 1-4:00 at Churchill






BEAR LADIES

[Edit Club] The Bear Ladies of The Villages meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 9-11:30 am at Canal Street Rec Center.

The group makes stuffed bears and either knit or crochet afghans for Camp Boggy Creek. The items are given to chronically ill children.

Join the group if you're interested in cutting a pattern, sewing the bears, or making afghans. The group is in need of 4-ply acrylic yarn. Bring any donations to the meeting. For information, call Marion Sparaco at 259-6119.
[Edit Club] The Beatlemaniacs of The Villages meet 10-11:50 a.m. Fridays at Odell Recreation Center. Fans of the Beatles meet to discuss the history and trivia of the group and to examine and play Beatles songs. Videos may be shown at some meetings.

Musicians and nonmusicians are welcome to participate. Musicians are encouraged to bring instruments. Chord and lyric charts are provided.

For information, contact Jim Fraser at 272-0724 or winstonoboogiejr@yahoo.com.

BEGINNERS STAMPING - SADDLEBROOK

[Edit Club] Beginners Stamping will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. on the forth Tuesday of each month at Saddlebrook Recreation Center. Meaningful cards for family and friend. You will make 4 cards, cost is $10 a class.

Bring good scissors and adhesive. Please call and reserve your place. Advanced "sign up" required.

For information, call Sandy Wiecorek at 751-3728 or email at sandu43@aol.com or call Judy Wilkinson at 750-2358.
[Edit Club] Welcome to The Village of Belle Aire,

just north of the Savannah Center on Buena Vista.




The Belle Aire Social Club Board of Directors invites all residents of Belle Aire, including Villa Alexandria, Villa St. Simons, Villa Valdosta, Cottages of Summerchase, and The Plaines to join the Belle Aire Social Club.
The Belle Aire Social Club meets on the first Monday of the month 6:30pm at Mulberry Recreation Center. For information on what is happening, click on the individual items of interest from the menu, or the Social Club/Meetings or "Belle Aire Bugle" for the newsletter or check the mail station bulletin board.

Contact Judy Owen at 259-4726 for membership information.

BELLE CHORDS

[Edit Club] The Belle Chords, a women s barbershop chorus, meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at North Lake Presbyterian Church.

If you love to sing four-part harmony, come join the group.

For information, contact Jan Haley at 753-3351 or phaleybbs@comcast.net.

BELLY DANCE BASICS

[Edit Club] Belly Dance Basics meets from 8 until 10:30 a.m. Fridays at Big Cypress Recreation Center. Combinations and choreographies will be taught on a rotating basis from 8 until 8:55 a.m. Belly dance basics will be taught from 9 until 10 a.m. followed by a 30-minute cardio workout using belly dance-based movements.

Core strength, flexibility, and balance can be improved while learning the proper dance posture, isolations, undulations and shimmies that define belly dance. Come and make exercise fun again!

For more information, contact Ginny Marchel at 399-5350 or Donna Bell (901)831-2556.

BELLY DANCE VILLAGE GYPSIES

[Edit Club] The Village Gypsies are tribal-fusion belly dancers focused on learning middle-Eastern dance and music and practicing choreographies with emphasis on technique, timing and presentation. The performing club practices 8:30-10a.m. Tuesdays at Coconut Cove Recreation Center.

For information, contact Janie at 391-1190 or mewhinne@yahoo.com.

BELLY DANCERS

[Edit Club] The original Belly Dancers group meets noon-1:20 p.m. Wednesdays at Hibiscus Recreation Center.

New members are being accepted. Learn different belly dance moves and techniques. Members dance on the town squares.

For information, call Sandie Hollier at 751-4638 or Tina Crispi at 750-5701.
[Edit Club] For information contact Joanne at 259-8838 or serveNvolly@yahoo.com.

BETA SIGMA PHI

[Edit Club] The Village Bicycle Club rides every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. All rides leave from the parking lot at El Santiago Recreation Center.

The rides leave at:


8 a.m. April 1 to Sept. 30
8:30 a.m. Oct. 1 to March 31


While there are several levels of rides, all riders are expected to be competent in handling a bicycle on the road and in traffic. All riders are required to wear helmets and should be able to ride in a safe manner so as not to endanger themselves or other riders.

The club meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month in the Julio Iglesias Room at La Hacienda Recreation Center. Information about the club can be found on the website at thevillagebicycleclub.com.
[Edit Club] The Sumter Landing Bicycle Club hosts organized bicycle rides every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday morning departing from various locations.

The Sumter Landing ride begins at the Barnes and Noble parking lot.

The club will host its Friday Brownwood ride for all level cyclists leaving from Bradenton Recreation Center.

From May 1 to Sept. 30, rides start at 8 a.m. and from Oct. 1 through April 30, rides begin at 9 a.m. Multiple (no drop) ride groups are formed to meet the needs of riders as follows:


A: rides at 20 mph and above.
B: rides 16-20 mph.
C: rides 12-16 mph.
Social group rides10-12 mph. New riders are always welcome.


All riders are required to wear helmets and follow club safety riding rules.

The Lake Sumter rides end at Lake Sumter Landing, where members enjoy refreshments and socialize.

Membership meetings are held at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Eisenhower Recreation Center.

For information, visit slbikeclub.org or call the Sumter Landing Bicycle Club information line at 352-575-2453.

BID EUCHRE

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If you would like to learn to play or just practice, call Sherry at 413-519-7279 and schedule for a Monday night at 6 p.m. at Coconut Cove Recreation Center.

Bid Euchre, 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Sterling Heights Recreation Center. Participants should have attended a minimum of one lesson prior to playing with the group. The rules can be emailed to you ahead of time. Kay Arnold at 399-4484 or Jeanette Wilson at 552-7509.


Advanced Bid Euchre, 6 p.m. Thursdays at Coconut Cove Recreation Center. Jim Reynolds at 753-4908.


Advanced Bid Euchre, 6 p.m. Saturdays at Lake Miona Recreation Center. Jeanette Wilson at 552-7509 or Louise Quinlan at 321-6164.


[Edit Club] The Villages Billiard Club (VBC), 250 members strong, has an open enrollment for billiard enthusiasts. The club, which is the official voice for billiards in The Villages, sponsors numerous billiard and social events for casual through serious players that welcome not only the player, but also, spouses, friends and guests who are interested in the game or just observers.

Included in VBC activities are fun and social tournaments, meeting and dinner on the last Friday of each month at Silverlake Recreation Center, other billiard tournaments, a lesson program in affiliation with The Villages Lifelong Learning College, Book/Video library, Shows and Exhibitions, Billiards Expo 2014, Rockin Oldies Night Social, Billiard Legends Cruise, Golf Scramble, RAC em Newsletter and numerous other billiard and social events.
Membership is $6 per year. For information, call 561-4240, email tvbclub@aol.com or visit the VBC website at thevillagesbc.com.

BILLIARDS

[Edit Club] BILLIARDS--CEO LEAGUE

Each week we play 2 separate games. One game is called Carom (C) and the other is called Equal Offense (EO) . Both of these games are designed to improve your billiards skills, especially cue ball control. Carom is a form of 3 cushion billiards played on a standard pocket pool table. When playing Carom you will learn how to control the direction of the cue ball. You can go to YouTube.com on the internet and see how Equal Offense it played by searching for Hopkins Q Challenge. It is a game which takes good cue ball control and concentration, and there is no defensive strategy in play. It is a way to measure your improvement over time and how you stack up against all levels of players. The two games usually take from 90 to 120 minutes total. We currently have 3 divisions. The divisions are separated based on ability. One division plays at 6PM Monday s at Silverlake Rec Ctr. The other two divisions allow the participants to set up their place and time to play each week by mutual agreement. You can get the rules of the games and see the statistics and league standings by going to The Villages Billiard Club website http://www.thevillagesbc.com/ and click on Leagues in the top banner, and then click on CEO League or you can scroll down and click on the CEO logo on the right side. If you are interested in getting more information, please contact Larry Berg or Chuck Palmer. Larry Berg, 352-753-2253, ljberg63@outlook.com Chuck Palmer, 302-584-2212, palmerct@gmail.com

BILLIARDS 8-BALL LEAGUE CR 466 SOUTH

CR 466 South 8-Ball League meets 7 - 9 p.m. Thursday evenings at Captiva and Big Cypress Recreation Centers. The league plays by BCA rules but there are no BCA sanction fees.

Each team consists of six players each week. Each player plays their opponent one game of 8-Ball for a total of five games per week. A rotation system is set up by each team to ensure all six players participate equally. Substitutes are used when a regular team member(s) is not available.

This is a mixed, social league and a handicap system is used. The league is open to all levels of playing ability. new teams are established each session. Each team will consist of a miux of two A, B, and C players with the intent of equalizing the teams to facilitate friendly competition and a fun atmosphere. League fees are $12 per session. At the end of each session, there is a party and trophies/prizes are awarded.

To sign up as a player or substitute or for more information, call 259-4799 or email rslomanno@embarqmail.com.

BILLIARDS 8-BALL LEAGUE
An 8-ball league meets 7-9 p.m. Mondays at Bacall, Allamanda, Bridgeport and Odell recreation centers. The league plays by BCA rules.
There are 16 teams and each team consists of six players. A maximum of five players play each week. Each player plays his or her opponent one game of 8-ball. A rotation system is set up by each team to ensure all six players participate equally.
This is a mixed social league and a handicap system is used. The league is open to all levels of playing ability. New teams are established each session. League fees are $12 per session. At the end of each session, there is a party and prizes are awarded. For information, call 259-4799 or email rslomanno@embarqmail.com.

BILLIARDS 9-BALL LEAGUE
The Village Cup 9-Ball League meets 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays at Pimlico, Canal and Bridgeport Recreation Centers. There are 18 teams with three players per team. New teams are established each session, each with an A, B and C player.
This is a mixed social league and a handicap system is used. The league is open to all levels of playing ability. Each player plays his or her opponents three games of 9 ball (BCA rules) for a total of nine games each week.
League fees are $12 per session. At the end of each session, there is a party and cash prizes are awarded. To sign up as a player or substitute or for more information, call 259-4799 or email rslomanno@ embarqmail.com.

BILLIARDS 14.1 ALL LEVELS
Billiards 14.1 All Levels meets and plays 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Play is limited to 12 players and runs for 22 weeks. For information, call Leo at 301-3150.

BILLIARDS 14.1 ADVANCED
The Villages Advanced Straight Pool League meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Allamanda Recreation Center. For information or to be considered for the league, call George West at 391-9493 or 430-4715.

BILLIARDS 14.1 INTERMEDIATE
The Straight Shooters Intermediate League plays 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays at Canal Street and Bacall recreation centers.
Hosted by Don Preacher Feeney, the league is open to intermediate level players willing to participate in eight-to-10-week league play.
New league sessions start five times annually. There is a nominal fee and an end-of-series tournament party.
Walk-ins are not permitted. Sign-up by contacting Phil De Angelo at 561-4240 or Ptdeangelo@yahoo.com.

BILLIARDS 51
Pocket Billiards 51 meets at noon Tuesdays at Chatham Recreation Center. Each pocket has an assigned point score. The goal is exactly 51 points and not a 20-point loss for more.
There is a 10-point penalty for each foul ball. Your opponents are there to make the call. Excitement builds with a good ball break. Selection of shots are there to make.
For information, call Norman Grant at 751-2951, Frank Philipovich at 751-3363 or Herb Clark at 751-1698.

BILLIARDS 101
Billiards 101 is a game in which the winning pair accumulates 101 points before its opponents. The game is 99 percent straight pool. The pockets count for 1, 2, 3, 5, 10 or 15 points. The 10 and 15 point pockets are the side pockets.
There are two groups, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. Fridays at Pimlico Recreation Center. Each has players of varied abilities. The goal is to have fun in a relaxed atmosphere and improve billiards skills.
For information, call Bill Ault at 259-0956 for the morning group or Gerald Thomas (out)/John Shivers (in) for the afternoon group at 259-3176.

BILLIARDS ADVANCED 8-9 BALL
An advanced 8-ball and 9-ball league plays at 9:30 a.m. Fridays at La Hacienda Recreation Center. The league consists of teams of four players who play each opponent four games each (two games of 8-ball and two games of 9-ball), a total 16 games per week. Each session costs $15 each and runs nine weeks. The top three teams receive prize money.
The group uses BCA General and 8-Ball Rules and 9-Ball Rules with the exception that the 9-ball must be called if the shot is not obvious.
Players interested in playing can call 753-4036. This is not a social league.

BILLIARDS ADVANCED 8-10 BALL
An advanced 8-ball and 10-ball league plays at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Silverlake Recreation Center. The league consists of teams of four players who play each opponent four games each (two games of 8-ball and two games of 10-ball), a total 16 games per night. Each session costs $15 each and runs nine weeks. The top three teams receive prize money.
The group uses BCA General and 8-Ball Rules and 10-Ball Rules. 10-Ball is shot in rotation with no slop and is a call pocket game.
Players interested in playing can call 753-4036. This is not a social league.

BILLIARDS BRIDGEPORT
A Mixed 8-Ball League meets 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays at Bridgeport Recreation Center. It is a social league and under new leadership. Players and subs are needed. For information, call Sandy at 259- 7940 or 425-0123 or Lorraine at 633-1965.

BILLIARDS LADIES 8-BALL
A ladies handicap 8-ball league plays 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays at Coconut Cove Recreation Center. This is a social league for women of all levels of experience. BCA rules will be used. Coaching will be permitted.
Teams will consist of two or three women. Anyone who can t play as a regular is welcome to sign up as a sub. For information, call 751-5281 or email gingerbrad@gmail.com.

BILLIARDS LADIES CUE-T S
The Cue-T s Ladies Billiards League plays 9-ball and 8-ball 1-3 p.m. Thursdays in the Genuine Risk Room at Chatham Recreation Center. New members of all levels of experience are welcome. For information, contact Ann Cesaroni at 552-5214 or anncesaroni@comcast.net.

BILLIARDS LADIES HANDICAP 8-BALL
The Ladies Handicap 8-Ball League will meet at 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays at La Hacienda Recreation Center. The league meets and plays 8-ball September-May. A handicap is used. There are 16 teams, three on a team. Substitutes are needed.
If interested, call Mitzi Mignogna at 259-7186 and put your name on the sub list.
For information, call Mitzi or email mitzimignogna@centurylink. net.

BILLIARDS LADIES INTERMEDIATE
The Ladies Intermediate Billiards Social meets 9-11 a.m. Thursdays at La Hacienda Recreation Center. For information, call Irene Larouche at 633-3655.

BILLIARDS LESSONS
The Villages LifeLong Learning College, in affiliation with The Villages Billiards Club, conducts a
six-week series of self-improvement billiards lessons. Courses are held 9-11 a.m. at Canal Street Center: Tuesdays for beginners, Wednesdays for intermediates and Fridays for advanced.
There is a course fee. Advance registration is required. Equipment is provided. For information, visit TheVillagesLifelongCollege.com, email College@TheVillages.com or call 561-4240.

BILLIARDS MIXED DOUBLES LEAGUE
A Billiards Mixed Doubles League (one male and one female per team) plays 7-9 p.m. Sundays at Hibiscus and Allamanda recreation centers.
Each team plays six games of 8-ball. The group uses a handicap system, which helps even out the different level of teams. The group has a sub list to be used when needed.
This league is open to all residents of The Villages, and all levels of playing ability. Interested Villagers may contact Larry or Joyce Berg at 753-2253 or ljberg63@embarqmail.com.
If you desire to play and don t have a partner, the group may be able to set you up with a partner.
To learn more, visit freewebs.com/sundaynight8ball/index.htm.

BILLIARDS MIXED DOUBLES TOURNEY
A Saturday Mixed Doubles Tournament will be 9 a.m.-noon the third Saturday of each month at Silver Lake Recreation Center in May, June, July, August, October and November. The start time is at 9 a.m. with practice before. The tournament is limited to the first 16 men and first 16 women who register by email This is a social function and there will be random draw for partners. Coaching is permitted.
Sign up for each tournament will always be the first Saturday of that tournament month. Entry fee is $2 and all funds will be distributed as prizes.
Email Ginger Eng at gingerbrad@gmail.com to register or call 751-5281 if you have no email. For information, call 751-5281 or email gingerbrad@gmail.com, or contact Debbie Clifford at 315-212-0546 or
dcanddc@gmail.com.

BILLIARDS POOL SHOOTERS
The Pool Shooters meet at 9 a.m. Sundays at Saddlebrook Recreation Center (51 pool) and 9a.m. Tuesdays at Churchill Street Recreation Center (8-ball). All shooters are welcome to attend. For information, call Mike at 753- 6854 or 954-551-3306.

BILLIARDS LADIES
The Ladies Billiards Association (LBA) runs a women s 8-ball league on Mondays at La Hacienda and Chatham recreation centers.
There are two divisions - Juniors (newer players learning the game) and Seniors (more experienced players).
Juniors start at 12:30 p.m. and Seniors start at 1 p.m.
The schedule for each week will determine which recreation center played at. This will be listed on the website at lbabilliards.webs.com.
BCA General and 8-ball rules apply. There is no league fee, but you must be an LBA member with paid dues of $10 per year (the year runs from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31).
Those who join in the middle of a session will be put on the Sub List. All levels of Villages women players are welcome. This league is a great place to learn the rules and etiquette in The Villages.
For information, call Sherry Alexander at 753-4036, Marie Wegel at 633-8447, or Marie Hagood at 753-3189.

BILLIARDS - LBA LADIES BILLIARDS CLUB

[Edit Club] LBA ladies billiards club

We meet 2 Monday of every month. Place La Hacienda at 11:30 am to 12:00 pm. Our club offers events and billiards for women. We have league play and fun play billards.

If you want to join us email Sherry Alexander
sherry8bal@gmail.com
Or drop in at our meeting!!

Thank you,

Christine Curtis GR FG

ccris5552@gmail.com
[Edit Club] The OBG Men s Billiards Club is The Villages oldest and largest billiards club. The club always is looking for new members and welcomes men of all skill levels. Check out the website at obgbilliards.com to see what the club is all about.
The league meets Wednesdays at Silver Lake Recreation Center and plays five sessions. The first game begins at 9 a.m. and the last game starts at 3:30 p.m. To sign up, go to Silver Lake Recreation Center and place your name on the sign-up sheet for the league, or contact Bill Turechek at billturechek@\gmail.com or 430-0165.

The OBG Men's Billiard Club is an 8-ball, 9-ball men's billiard club
[Edit Club] A handicapped, five-member mixed team, BCA-sanctioned 8-ball league plays 7-9 p.m. Thursdays at various recreation centers. The league runs year round with separate summer and winter sessions.
Individuals may sign up as a team or as a single. Subs also are needed. Interested players should contact Bill Turechek at 430-0165 or billturechek@gmail.com.
[Edit Club] The Tournament For Cash is a weekly billiard tournament that is played the first three weeks of the month when the month has four Fridays. If a month has five Fridays, then the tournament will be played the first four Fridays of that month. The game of play will be 8 ball the first three Fridays. If the month has five Fridays, then the fourth Friday will be 9 ball.

All the entry fees are returned to the players as cash prizes. BCA rules apply to both 8 ball and 9 ball. Entry fees are $10. 8 ball will be a race to two on the winner s side, sudden death on the loser s side. 9 ball will be a race to three on the winner s side, race to two on the loser s side.

The tournament is held at Silver Lake Recreation Center and play starts at 4 p.m.

For information, go to villagestfc.com, email Tom Fetherling at metrotommy@aol.com or call 615-210-3199 for information or signups.

BINGO

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Wednesdays: Funshine Bingo, 10 a.m., Saddlebrook Pool, Saddlebrook Recreation Center, 259-5377.
Thursdays: Indoor Bingo, 9:30 a.m., Chatham Recreation Center, 259-0430.
Thursdays: Funshine Bingo, 10 a.m., Hilltop Pool, Paradise Recreation Center, 753-0637.
Thursdays: Funshine Bingo, 9:30 a.m., Chula Vista Pool, Chula Vista Recreation Center, 753-0002.
Fridays: 5:30 p.m., Paradise Recreation Center. Doors open at 4 p.m. Packages cost $6 and $12. Sue Dupuis at 753-1280.

BIOGRAPHY OF FAMOUS PEOPLE

[Edit Club] Biographical readings of famous men and women in history, science, art, and music will have its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. at Churchill Recreation Center.

All villagers are welcome. For information, call Mary Zarse at 617-8450.
[Edit Club] The Village Birders is open to all residents of The Villages. Our club includes everyone from novice birders to genuine experts. From October through May each year we organize weekly birding trips to the best birding habitats in central Florida. We also have a monthly program meeting featuring interesting speakers on a variety of topics related to birds and birding.



For information about the Village Birders, visit the club s website or call Peg Condon at (352) 753-1298.
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Contact: Don Fair at 750-0964 or Pat Thompson at 391-5290.


BLUEGRASS

[Edit Club] The Bluegrass Performance Club meets 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays at SeaBreeze Recreation Center, where members play two hours of bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music. The performance is open to all Villages residents and their guests. The show is free.

The club is dedicated to promoting and preserving bluegrass and bluegrass music. It is open to all musicians who want to play bluegrass music or want to learn to play bluegrass, and all levels of expertise are welcome to participate.

The sound system is provided. The club has an all-acoustic instrument policy; separate amplifiers are not allowed. For information, call Rich Jones at 751-6108, Kenny Alhona at 751-0601 or Jerry Foran at 751-2567.

BLUEGRASS PRACTICE

[Edit Club] The Bluegrass Practice Club meets 7:15-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Bradenton Recreation Center. This group encourages individuals who play bluegrass or mountain stringed instruments to bring what they have practiced by themselves into a group setting.

The purpose of the group is to help musicians rehearse songs with other group members and to help develop lead vocals, vocal harmonies, instrument breaks and instrument backups.

The club is open to all Villages residents and their guests. Bluegrass or mountain stringed instruments include guitar, banjo, mandolin, violin, bass (acoustic or electric), dobro, dulcimer (fretted or hammered) and autoharp. No percussion instruments such as drums, spoons or bones are permitted.

For information, call Bill Canna at 259-5905.
[Edit Club] The purpose of The Villages BMW Z Club is to enhance the BMW Z ownership experience through comradery, exchange of automotive knowledge, social activities, spirited road trips and the fun of being a BMW Z owner.

We meet the first Wednesday of each month at Bradenton Recreation Center at 7:00pm.

Interested in joining please go to our website or feel free to email us: VillagesBMWZClub@gmail.com.

Membership in our club is relatively easy! We do have a few requirements:

1. You must own a BMW Z series car
2. You must be a homeowner in The Villages, Florida
?3. Membership is per car - each car qualifies 1-2 members?

About Us

Beginning in July 2016, the Villages BMW Z Club held its first meeting with 27 people in attendance (shown in photo at left). The brain child of current President, Ken Bornstein (shown first row second from left, kneeling), the club brought together residents of The Villages who are enthusiastic BMW Z series car owners. The purpose of the club is to enhance the BMW Z ownership experience through camaraderie, exchange of automotive knowledge, social activities, spirited road trips, and more!


BODY BASIC TRAINING

[Edit Club] The Body Basic Training exercise class meets 9-9:50 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. The class is a total body workout. It includes exercises for building strength, flexibility, balance, core and cardio.

It begins with a 15-minute warm-up/cardio workout, followed by strength training using hand weights and a mat on the floor. The last seven minutes is a cool down and stretch. Research has shown that cardio and strength training together burns more calories, throughout the day, than cardio alone. Bring a mat and hand weights. Sign-up is not required.

The class is led by Marge and Bill Frankenberger.

BODY SHAPING BY KATHY

[Edit Club] Body Shaping By Kathy meets at 11 a.m. Mondays at Pimlico Recreation Center and at 11:30 a.m. and Saturdays at Lake Miona Recreation Center.

These classes consist of working major muscle groups for reshaping your body, lots of repetitions for increasing energy level with the use of light hand weights, and mat work.

All are welcome to attend at any fitness level. Instructor is certified and a member of AFAA. For information, email Kathy at TonyKathy6@yahoo.com.

BODY WORKS

[Edit Club] Body Works meets 8-9:20 a.m. Saturdays at Laurel Manor Recreation Center. The class consists of cardio, strength training, balance, core work and flexibility training. Modifications are shown to assist all fitness levels.

Participants should bring a mat, towel, water bottle and preferred weights. For information, contact certified fitness instructor and personal trainer Debbie Crouch at 828-443-9251 or dbcrouch61@gmail.com.

BOGART FILM FESTIVAL

[Edit Club] The group meets from 6 - 8:50 p.m. the forth Wednesday of each month in the Key Largo Room at the Bacall rec Center. If you are interested in Humphrey Bogart movies, his life and career, you should not miss the "Bogart Film Festival."

For more information, call Hal Opdyke at 954-829-2420. "Here's looking at you kid."

BOHEMIAN SPOTLIGHT CAFE

[Edit Club] The Bohemian Spotlight Cafe will meet on the first Saturday of each month from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Silver Lake Recreation center.

Have you ever desired your five minutes of fame? Poets, songwriters, storytellers, comedians, jugglers and those with other forms of self expression, we have a spotlight for you.

For you singers, our evening will also be interspersed with Karaoke and sing-a-longs.

BYO talent, and a drink (and bring a snack if you wish).

Audience members needed and much appreciated especially those wearing hats.

For more information, call Nancy at 350-6188 or Judy at 753-9509.

BOISTEROUS BOCCE WINTER LEAGUE

[Edit Club] The Boisterous Bocce Winter League will meet at 9:30 a.m. from 2/4 through 3/25 at SeaBreeze Rec Center. Players and substitutes needed to play Bocce. If interested, contact Sandi Jarrell at 561-4725 or email at flasun06@hotmail.com.

BONE BUILDERS

[Edit Club] Bone Builders is an exercise program for the prevention and reversal of osteoporosis. The program is designed to build muscle, increase strength and reverse bone loss.

It focuses on balance exercises and strength training using hand and ankle weights. All exercises are performed at a slow pace either standing or seated. There is no mat work.

This activity is free and sessions are ongoing. The group meets year round, except for holidays or when recreation centers are closed.

Meetings are as follows:


Coconut Cove Recreation Center: 9-10:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Ginny Walsman, 259-1671.
Paradise Recreation Center: 8-8:50 a.m. Mondays and 9-10 a.m. Fridays. Kathy Hansen, 350-7317.
Pimlico Recreation Center: 9-10 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Cindy Belanger, 430-0207.
Truman Recreation Center: 9:30-10:50 a.m. Mondays. Pat Hutzley, 350-7368.
Odell Recreation Center: 9-10:20 a.m. Thursdays. Pat Hutz- ley, 350-7368.
Fish Hawk Recreation Center, 7:30-8:20 am. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Bonnie Myers, 350-2441.

BONNY BELLES

[Edit Club] Women of Bonnybrook are always welcome to join the Bonny Belles. Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month. For membership inquiries, contact Susie Houck at billandsusiehouck@comcast.net. For information on the meeting, call Jeanne Dugger at 352-2763.
[Edit Club] The Bonsai Club will arrive at 12:30 p.m. and meet at 1 p.m. Friday in the Adams Room at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

The meeting will be a workshop hosted by Nancy Strickland and Connie Mangrum. They will be assisting members with wiring, potting, re-potting, etc. Members, visiting residents and their guests are to bring trees to discuss, ask questions about, or to share in show and tell, an important part of the meetings.

Club meetings are the first Friday of each month at Laurel Manor Recreation Center. The Villages residents and their guests are welcome to attend and must have a Villages ID.

For information, call Nanci Strickland at 205-8743 or Connie Mangrum at 561-6020. Visit the club website at thevillagesbonsaiclub.org.

BOOKS IN PARADISE

[Edit Club] The Book Discussion Fiction Club meets at 9:30 a.m. the first Monday of each month, including holidays, in the Charlie Chaplin Room at Paradise Recreation Center. For information, call Donna Wenzel at 350-6160 or Jenean Hite at 259-4479.

The book selections upcoming are:


April 7 - "Midwife of Venice" by Roberta Rich
May 5 - "Outside Boy" by Jeannie Cummins
June 2 - "The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson
July 7 - "The Art Forger" by Barbara Shapiro
Aug 4 - "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak
Sept 1 - "The Elephant Whisperer" by Lawrence Anthony
Oct 6 - "The Language of Flowers" by V. Diffenbaugh
Nov 3 - "The Orphan Train" by Christina Kline
Dec 1 - "While I Was Gone" by Sue Miller
Jan 5 - "And The Mountains Echoed" by Khled Hosseni


BOOKWORM CLUB

[Edit Club] For information about the Bookworm club, contact the Chair, Kathy Porter at 352-259-8196 or Kathymporter@comcast.net.

BOOMER LOOMERS

[Edit Club] A fun, dedicated group of loom knitters meets 1-3:20 pm Saturdays at Fish Hawk Rec Center. All work is donated to hospitals for preemies or newborns, as well as children or adults receiving cancer treatments.

Donations also include helmet liners for soldiers through Operation Shoebox and seasonal donations for projects such as Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan's Purse. Yarn donations are always appreciated.

For information, contact Amy Donato at 633-1448 or adonato3375@gmail.com or Marilyn DeTizio at 633-3896 or mdetizio@gmail.com.

BORSCHT BELT

[Edit Club] A great opportunity for married couples, interfaith couples and singles of Jewish heritage to make new friendships. All Villages residents are welcome to join.

For more information, contact Arlene Kaplan at arlenekaplan50@yahoo.com or 352-753-0482.

BRIAR MEADOW NORTH/CENTRAL WOMENS

[Edit Club] For information about upcoming events, call Milena Bennis at 751-4755.
[Edit Club] For information, visit thevillagesdbc.com, Joan Colbert, partnership chairman, at 430-3403 or Marie Guenther (299er s) at 753-0376.

MONDAYS


Open (four players required), 9 a.m., Southside, Don Lozier, 751-5144.
Intermediate, 9 a.m., Laurel Manor, Pat Ford, 750-4479.
Basic Level II, 9:30 a.m., Coconut Cove, Marilyn Gagen, 753-2603. Present group is at maximum. Call to register for next session.
Wannabes Practice, noon, Paradise, Rona Gold, 750-3913.
Level III Review, 1 p.m., Coconut Cove, Marilyn Gagen, 753-2603.
Intermediate Rubber Friendly, 1 p.m., Mulberry Grove, Joyce Heiderman, 753-9486.
Friendly, 1 p.m., Bacall, Merle Gallagher, 904-210-4791.
Sanctioned Duplicate/Open, 1 p.m., SeaBreeze, Heather Shane, 972-978-7606.
Sanctioned Duplicate 199 er*points or less*, 1 p.m., Laurel Manor, Maria Guenther, 753-0376.
Sanctioned Duplicate 399'er's NLM, 1 p.m., Lake Miona, Pat Ford, 750- 4479.
Sanctioned Duplicate*, 6:30 p.m., Laurel Manor, Pat Ford, 750- 4479.
Couples Social, 7 p.m., Saddlebrook, Lynne Stavedahl, 259-3654.



TUESDAYS


Practice, 9 a.m., Coconut Cove, Donna Thompson, 753-1778.
Bridge and Open Cards, 9 a.m., Paradise, Winnie Harrington 753-0936.
Intermediate, 9 a.m., Canal Street, Maritza Rivera, 813-503-4320.
Practice, 9:30 a.m., Churchill Street, Peggy Spadafora, 259-0152.
Ladies, noon, Paradise, Lois Guntle, 753-9014.
Convention Rubber, 12:30 p.m., El Santiago, does not meet third Tuesday each month, Joan McDonald, 259-2524.
Sanctioned Duplicate*, 1 p.m., Lake Miona, Pat Ford, 750-4479.
Sanctioned Duplicate 399'er's NLM Pairs, 1 p.m., Eisenhower.
Sanctioned Duplicate, 1 p.m., Lake Miona, Pat Ford, 750- 4479.
Couples Social, 7 p.m., Laurel Manor, Al or Judy Barr, 750-5039.
Bridge-Convention Rub, 12:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Savannah Center, Joan McDonald, 259-2524



WEDNESDAYS


Open (four players required), 9 a.m., Southside, Don Lozier, 751-5144.
Intermediate, noon, Laurel Manor, Jackee Day, 750-9000.
Intermediate, 12:30 p.m., Saddlebrook, Everett Pelton, 391- 4630.
Sanctioned Duplicate*, 1 p.m., Mulberry Grove, Pat Ford, 750-4479.
Sanctioned Duplicate 399'er's NLM Pairs, 1 p.m., Lake Miona, Pat Ford, 750- 4479.
Non-Sanctioned Duplicate, 2 p.m., must sign up by 1:30 p.m., Paradise, Deloris Vette, 259-9228 or Gerry Snadecky, 259-5395.
Sanctioned Duplicate*, 6:30 p.m., SeaBreeze, Heather Shane, 972-978-7606.
Couples Social, 7 p.m., Odell, Charlie Cullinane, 350-6138.



THURSDAYS


Basic Fun, 9 a.m., Allamanda, Irene Hendricks, 753-2963.
Intermediate, 9:30 a.m., Pimlico, Maureen McCoy, 425-2326.
Open Sanctioned Duplicate*, 1 p.m., Mulberry Grove, Betty Johnson, 750-1099.
Fun Social, 1 p.m. Odell, Albert Bagoly, 203-258-2794.
Couples Bridge, 7 p.m., Captiva, Al and Pat Ruiz, 391-9001.
Mixed, 6:30 p.m., Paradise, Bonnie Davis, 753-9206.
Couples, 7 p.m., Laurel Manor, Marilyn Gagen, 753-2603.



FRIDAYS


Open (four players required), 9 a.m., Southside, Don Lozier, 751-5144.
Intermediate, 9 a.m., Laurel Manor, Pat Ford, 750-4479.
Sanctioned Duplicate Bridge 0-399 Points Plus Open Game NML, 9 a.m., SeaBreeze, Dean Robinson, 633-0542, or Heather Shane, 972-978-7606.
Non-Sanctioned Duplicate, 12:30 p.m., Mulberry Grove, Rae Ann Murray, 751-0599, or Eleanor Applegate, 255-5556.
Ladies, 1 p.m., Coconut Cove, Carol Risley, 259-5493.
Sanctioned Duplicate Open Game, 1 p.m., Eisenhower.
Sanctioned Duplicate*, 6:30 p.m., Laurel Manor, Pat Ford, 750- 4479.
Bridge, 7 p.m., Saddlebrook, Jackee Day, 750-9000.
Couples, 6:30 p.m., SeaBreeze, Marilyn Gagen, 753- 2603.



SATURDAYS


Intermediate, 9 a.m., Chatham, Bob Klemczak, 430-1695.
Basic Friendly, 9:30 a.m., Allamanda, Dick Leone, 430-3724.
Intermediate, 10 a.m., Coconut Cove, Marilyn Gagen, 753-2603.
Sanctioned Duplicate Open Pairs, 1 p.m., Colony Cottage, Pat Ford, 750-4479.
Sanctioned Duplicate 399'er's NLM, 1 p.m., Lake Miona, Mike Lotti, 753-4254.
Couples Social, 7 p.m., Colony Cottage, Maritza Rivera, 813-503-4320.



SUNDAYS


12:30pm Sunday Afternoon Intermediate Bridge (Canal Street Rec Center) NO PARTNER NEEDED
Sunday Night, 6 p.m., Saddlebrook, Jackee Day, 750- 9000.
Sanctioned Duplicate, Swiss Team*, 1 p.m., Laurel Manor, Pat Ford, 750-4479.

Open Swiss Team
8 is Enough Swiss
Mentor-Novice Pairs
8 is Enough Swiss



[Edit Club] Bridge lessons for beginners will begin June 9, 2014 at 5:30 PM at the Sea Breeze Rec center. For information, contact Paul Matheson at (352) 259-4627 or by email at mathudon@msn.com

The E-Z bridge group is part of the Newcomers Program where beginning bridge players or those new to duplicate bridge get to play in a friendly, social environment. It is not done with a traditional teaching format. Participants start playing from the first session. The emphasis is having the new players enjoy the game. Players cannot have more then 20 master points to be eligible to play. The class will be held every Monday evening for approximately 14 weeks. The first 4 weeks are free and after that the fee is $2.00 a week. Teaching material is available for a fee but it is not required.
[Edit Club] The Village of Bridgeport at Lake Miona currently comprises 100 premier (custom) homes, and will have 129 homes when completed. We currently have approximately 200 residents, and although the first residents moved in just over a year ago, we have developed a very strong sense of community, and we are extremely proud of our village.
We have formed numerous clubs, including the Bridgeport Social Club, a men's coffee group, a women's luncheon group, several golf groups (couple's, men's and women's), Red Hats, and the Bridgeport Yacht Club (which has acquired a pontoon boat to use on the lake). We have also purchased several emergency defibrillator units to be used within the village and organized a group of first responders to work with the 911 emergency system.

BRIT TEA PARTY

[Edit Club] All expats and part-time Brits are welcome to get together at 3 p.m. the second Friday of the month for a cup of tea and a chat in the Charlie Chaplin Room at Paradise Recreation Center.

For information, call Doreen Bradford at 753-9636.
[Edit Club] The BRITS N US CLUB is a Nationalities club that meets at Truman rec center at 5-8 pm on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Please check our website for all the latest contact info and details...

BROADWAY BOUND PLAYERS

[Edit Club] Some of the Broadway Bound Players' recent and upcoming shows include: Fiddler on the Roof", Motown Magic , The Swinging 60's and All Star Country Show.

The Broadway Bound Players are proud to present "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour Tribute" on Nov. 17-19 at the Savannah at 7pm each evening. From "The Beat Goes On" to "I've Got You Babe" ..it will all be there! The songs, good natured insults, comedy skits, guest stars, and dance numbers of the 1970's performed by an all Villager cast. TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT ALL VILLAGES BOX OFFICE AND ON LINE.

For information, contact Carol Greenfield at villageslady25@aol.com.

BRONX

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The club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Canal Street Recreation Center. Membership is open to anyone who was born, raised, attended school or worked in The Bronx as well as their spouses and significant others.


For information call Charles Kantor at 430-0838.

BUFFALO BOOSTERS

[Edit Club] Come and support the club which supports VHS sports and athletes, by purchasing a Buffalo Booster cap, designed specifically for the Buffalo Booster Club. Caps will continue to be available at every home football game.

All past members are encouraged to attend and re-join this active and student-supportive organization. Interested residents are welcome.

For information, call club president Ivan Joslin at 430-0212.

BUFFALO COIN

[Edit Club] The Buffalo Coin Club will from 6-8 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at Odell Recreation Center. The topic will be coins and currency a display of idea for you on collecting your valuables.

Samples will be shown to explain what you can do. A raffle will be held for a 1984 US Mint Uncirculated coin set. An auction will also be held if needed. Bring your pieces.

For information, contact Don Falkman at 753-9173 or tego13lake@yahoo.com.

BUFFALO/WESTERN NEW YORK

[Edit Club] All Villages residents, renters and visitors who live or have lived in Buffalo, or one of the eight counties of Western New York, are welcome.

For information, call Pat Yager at 430 2566.

BUNCO

[Edit Club] Mondays


1-4 p.m., Colony Cottage Recreation Center. Doors open at 1 p.m.; games start at 1:30 p.m. $3. Ralph Flood, 430-3588, or Diane Hager, 391-1485.
6 p.m., Marilyn Monroe and Gregory Peck rooms, Paradise Recreation Center. Play starts at 6:30 p.m. $3. Sharon Dietrich, 753-8658.
6:30 p.m., Lake Miona Recreation Center. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; close at 6:15 p.m.; games start at 6:30 p.m. $3.
7 p.m., Churchill Street Recreation Center. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and close at 6:50 p.m. $3. Janet Foster, 750-2713.
2 p.m., Eisenhower Recreation Center. Doors open at 1 p.m. Jan Heidlebaugh, 259-8524 or jan2331@netzero.com.


Tuesdays


1 p.m., SeaBreeze Recreation Center. Doors open at noon, games start at 1 p.m. Pat Marksberry, 989-0521.


Wednesdays


10 a.m., Justice Room, Mulberry Grove Recreation Center. Laurene Rosado, 259-9818.
6 p.m., Truman Recreation Center. $3. Jan Heidlebaugh, 259-8524 or jan2331@netzero.com.


Thursdays


10:30 a.m., Hibiscus Recreation Center. Doors open at 10 a.m.; play starts at 10:30 a.m. $3. Theresa Kress, 205-7429.
6 p.m., Sterling Heights Recreation Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. $3. Karen Gray, 443-350-3437 or krazylois@yahoo.com.


Fridays


10 a.m., Mulberry Grove Recreation Center. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
1 p.m., Casablanca Room, Bacall Recreation Center. $3. Les Zerman, 259-7714.


Saturdays


1 p.m., Gregory Peck and Marilyn Monroe rooms, Paradise Recreation Center. $3. Play starts at 1 p.m. Sharon Dietrich, 753-8658, or Patty Thompson,259-0544.
Saturdays, 1 p.m., El Santiago Recreation Center. Carol Harte, 259-9889.
Saturdays, 1:30 p.m., Justice Room, Mulberry Grove Recreation Center. Doors open 1 p.m. and close at 1:25 p.m. John and Joanne Fitzpatrick, 259-9395.
Saturdays, 1 p.m., SeaBreeze Recreation Center. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. $3. Bob Kilpatrick, 674-0076.


Sundays


1 p.m., Mulberry Grove Recreation Center. Sonny Carlo, 751-0411.
Sundays, 2 p.m., Lake Miona Recreation Center. Doors open at 1p.m. Ruthie Drango, 753-9308.
Sundays, 6:30 p.m., Fish Hawk Recreation Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Rycy Lynch, 818-730-2634, or Judy Wall, 633-3943.

BUSY HANDS HAPPY HEARTS

[Edit Club] Busy Hands, Happy Hearts meets at 1 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the Mai Tai Room at Coconut Cove Recreation Center.

If you like to knit, crochet or sew, but your family is well supplied with your creations and you would like to make items which bring comfort to those in local hospitals, women s and children s shelters, assisted living facilities, the homeless or those receiving help through the sheriff s office. If so, Busy Hands, Happy Hearts is the place for you, whether you are a beginner or experienced.

Patterns, instructions, materials and lots of friendly help are available. Donations of yarn, fabric and notions are welcome.

Interested please contact:
Lynn West 352-753-4025.
[Edit Club] The Villages Butterfly Gardens Club meets the 3rd Friday each month 1:30pm at Fish Hawk Village Recreation Center. Our members range from master gardeners to picture-book beginners. The club maintains demonstration gardens, shares experiences, gathers wonderful speakers.


PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR ALL UPDATES
[Edit Club] Welcome to the Buttonwood Social Club!

Our goal is to create an atmosphere in each of our neighborhood socials which is friendly,welcoming, and provides quality entertainment for our members . Our club is open to all residents in the Village of Buttonwood.

The Buttonwood Social Club meets once a month, usually the 2nd Wednesday of the month at SeaBreeze Recreation Center.

We do have an annual membership fee of $5.00 per person along with a slight fee each month, which is determined by the cost of the entertainment being provided.

We welcome all of your comments and suggestions. If we all work together, we can create a great social club.
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CABARET

[Edit Club] The shows feature singers, dancers, comedy and musicians who are all Villagers.

For information, contact Jan Myers at Jmyers243@aol.com or 259-3769.

CAJUN AND ZYDECO

[Edit Club] The Cajun and Zydeco Workshop & Dance Club is on vacation during the summer months. We will have our first meeting of the new season on Wed., Oct 1, 2014, and then follow our normal schedule as noted in our club description. Send your email address to HeatherRab@comcast.netto be added to our notification list.

The Cajun & Zydeco Workshop & Dance meets 7-9 pm the 1st three Wednesdays of each month in the Studebaker Room at Truman Rec Center. The first two weeks are lessons and the third week is a Fais Do-Do Social with tables, music to practice by, and your snacks and drinks to share. Think Mardi Gras and learn lively partner dances from Lousiana's Cajun country such as Cajun waltz, Cajun two-step, Cajun jitterbug, and Zydeco. Wear closed-toe shoes with smooth soles, and loose comfortable clothing. A partner is not required, but helpful.For information, call Heather at 750-4503.

CALIFORNIA CLUB

[Edit Club] The California Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at Hibiscus Recreation Center.

The club is for Villagers who have resided in the State of California.

CALIFORNIA ROADSTER CLUB

[Edit Club] If you have a California Roadster and would like more information about this club and its events, call Mitch or Marie at 259-9230.
[Edit Club] Membership is FREE to all residents and renters in the Village of Calumet Grove. For a listing of activities or to get on the eBLAST Newsletter sign-up through the web site or call Tama Allen 517-285-2668.
[Edit Club] The Villages Camaro Club Meets at Sterling Heights Recreation Center on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30PM. The club was established to provide fellowship among members while preserving the Camaro's history.

The club is open to all Villages residents who own any generation of the Camaro. Visitors are welcome.

For information please contact us through our website.. thanks!!!
[Edit Club] CANADIAN LOONIES AND TOONIES












CLUB HISTORY: In Jan. 2011, a few Canadian snowbirds decided to establish a club for Canadian seasonal residents of The Villages. The club is non profit operated by member volunteers.

CLUB OBJECTIVES: The Canadian Loonies & Toonies Club provides members the opportunity to meet other Canadians living in The Villages. Monthly meetings feature speakers of interest to Canadians and live musical entertainment. Members are encouraged to organize activities, events and outings for the club to enjoy.

MEMBERSHIP FEE: We wanted our annual membership fee to be as inexpensive as possible and decided on $5 a year. Of course everyone attending must have a current Villages ID card. There are some great entertainers we d like to hire for some of our meetings that cost $200 to $300 for a night. To manage this we offer 50/50 draws at each of our meetings and ask your support by buying 50/50 draw tickets at meetings as this is our major fund raiser.

MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION: You may obtain membership at any meeting at the registration desk which opens at 6pm. You will receive a membership badge will be available at the next meeting. However, remember that you must also have your Village ID card to gain access to La Hacienda.

WE MEET EVERY MONTH (6) between Nov. and April inclusive. Our meetings are held between 6:30and 9:20 pm in the Carmen Miranda Room of La Hacienda Recreation Center on the 2ndWednesday of every month.

For more information, call Dave Horsman at 750-0889, Pat Irving at 561-4124 or email us at looniesandtoonies@gmail.com.

You can visit us at http://looniesandtoonies.com/.

CANASTA - LAUREL MANOR

[Edit Club] A canasta card group meets at noon Fridays in the Monroe Room at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

Bring your own group or try to get into a new group. Cards and trays are provided. Lessons are not given, but newcomers may observe and ask questions.

For information, call Janet Goldstein at 350-2961.
[Edit Club] Club membership remains open to Villages residents until a maximum of 250 is reached. New members should be familiar with the sport as VCKC is not a teaching club. Equipment is not needed as rentals are available.

Visit vckc.net and click on Join Our Club .

CAPE COD AND ISLANDS

[Edit Club] The club meets at 6 p.m. in the Intrepid Room of Lake Miona Recreation Center.

Any questions, call Mike at 750-2039 or email him at billboards319@cs.com.

CARDIO DANCE

[Edit Club] Cardio Dance meets 10-11 a.m. Saturdays at Bacall Recreation Center. Improve cardio fitness by moving to the energetic beats of Latin rhythms on DVDs.

Bring water and wear low-tread shoes. On the third Saturday of the month, bring weights for a toning workout.

For information, call Claudette at 259-1416 or Diana at 259-9375.

CARDS AT THE COTTAGE

[Edit Club] Cards at the Cottage meets 2-4p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Drawing Room at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. The group makes four greeting cards or a special project. Bring double-stick tape and scissors. All supplies will be provided for $10.

Reserve your place by the Sunday before the meeting to ensure there will be enough supplies for all attendees. For information, call Joan Fetterman at 259-2163 or Linda Gibb at 259-0258.

CARDS FOR YOU NORTH

[Edit Club] Cards for You North with Suzi and Mootsie meets at 2 p.m. the last Monday of each month at La Hacienda Recreation Center.

Participants make four greeting cards. Bring double-stick tape and all other supplies will be provided.

Cost is $10. Put correct cash in an envelope with your full name written on front. Reservations are required.

For information, call Mootsie at 751-3996.

CARDS FOR YOU SOUTH

[Edit Club] Cards for You with Suzi and Mootsie meets at 2 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. Bring scissors and double-stick tape. All other supplies will be provided to make four cards.Cost is $10. Bring payment in an envelope with your full name written on the front.

Reservations are required by calling Suzi at 751-2451.

CAREFREE STITCHERS

[Edit Club] The Carefree Stitchers Club meets at 10 am Thursdays in the card room at Sterling Heights Rec Center.Members do counted cross stitch, tapestry, knitting, crocheting, quilting and pine needle baskets.

Do you have unfinished projects sitting in your closet? We can help.

For information, contact Jo Anne Murphy at 350-2172 or carefreestitcher@aol.com.

CARING SHARING VILLAGERS

[Edit Club] The Caring Sharing Villagers will meet from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Lake Miona Recreation Center.

Dues are $20 per person annually.

Their mission statement is to share their gifts of time, talent, energy and compassion to make a difference in the lives of the community. To have fun and to build happy and strong relationships with others while pursuing the sharing of our gifts.

In the past, the club has supported The Village Hospice, Susan G. Komen Race for the cure, Leesburg National Guard Families, Wounded Warriors, SoZo Kids in the Ocala Forest, Central Florida Health Alliance Foundation, Moffitt Cancer Hospital and more.

For information, call Mickey Braffet at 753-9776.

CAROLINAS

[Edit Club] Carolina's Club, NC & SC, meets at Canal Street Recreation Center the 2nd Wednesday of each month, not active June, July & August. RSVP to Bob at : schwerrobert@gmail.com

CAROLINE LAKESIDE NEIGHBORS

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Lakeside Neighbors of Caroline PSQ


The Lakeside Neighbors of Caroline PSQ (Pelzer, Saxon and Quinby) - a neighborhood group that gathers to socialize and actively participate in the many activities available in The Villages.

Monthly meetings the third Tuesday of each month at Coconut Cove Recreation Center, 5:30pm to 9:00pm.




Lakeside Neighbors of Caroline PSQ
Meeting Location:
Paul Battaglini
Coconut Cove Recreation Center
1398 Stillwater Trail
The Villages, FL 32162




Home:
352-430-2715



CATERPILLAR RETIREE

[Edit Club] For information, call Diana Wieburg at 750-4064.
[Edit Club] The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog Club of The Villages will now meet at Bacall Recreation Center, located on Canal Street. We have now officially moved from Burnsed Recreation Center.



Our update is as follows: December 8th the Christmas Day Parade will replace our meeting. The Parade will begin at 10:00AM, lineup by 9:00AM Polo Grounds, Saturday morning. All members or future members must wear red and white. Santa hats available for the dogs at Petco, on line, or Pets Smart. Wear Santa hats for adults as well. Golf carts or walkers . Must sign up for parade in advance with Cathy Chandler: (941)302-7302 Parade Chairwoman

January: Possible evening Wine Tasting with the Dogs.

Upcoming trip: Feb 9th (Saturday) Valentines Day Boat Ride for members and their Cavaliers. contact Cathy Chandler: (941) 302-7302. first 22 members only to sign up.

Dogs must be pure bred Cavalier King Charles Spanel- any of the four colors are acceptable. Maybe rescue, service dog or a pet..
For more information on membership and the club, please visit:
www.cavaliersofthevillages.com or call: Kimberly at 352-461-0030.

CEILI DANCING CANAL STREET

[Edit Club] Irish Ceili Dancing meets 7-8:20 p.m. Mondays at Canal Street Recreation Center. Jig, don t jog. Ceili dancing is great exercise and lots of fun. No partner is necessary and no experience is necessary.

Beginners and advanced dancers are welcome. Wear comfortable shoes or sneakers. Each week there will be a review of the basic steps. For information, call Sheila Duffy at 430-3761.

CEILI DANCING SADDLEBROOK

[Edit Club] Irish Dancing meetings every Wednesday from 12:30 - 1:45 in the Fox Grove room at Saddlebrook Rec Center. Irish dancing consists of jigs and reels, and everyone is welcome. From Beginners to advance dancers. Wear either dance shoes or smooth sole shoes.

For information, call Char or Len Cieciek at 752-7537
[Edit Club] The Celebration Brass Band is a British-style brass band based in The Villages. It is one of only two brass bands in Central Florida.

The instrumentation consists of B-Flat cornets, tenor horns, a flugelhorn and soprano cornet, baritones, and euphoniums, trombones, B-flat and E-flat tubas, and a percussion section. Experienced brass and percussion players are always welcome to join the group.

For information, visit celebrationbrassband.com.

CELIAC AND GLUTEN FREE SUPPORT GROUP

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Celiac and Gluten Free Support Group, 1:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, Captiva Recreation Center. 913-220-8989 or ssignoff@yahoo.com.

CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

[Edit Club] The CMU Alumni & Friends Club meets at 6 p.m. at Churchill recreation Center. If you would like to join fellow alumni and friends of Central Michigan University, call Dick Cassle at 248-891-2627.

CENTRAL NEW YORK

[Edit Club] The Central New York Club was founded in 1998 as a regional club for those who have lived in New York State north of NYC and east of Buffalo. The majority of its members are from areas surrounding Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Rome/Utica, Albany/Schenectady, as well as the Catskills, Adirondacks, Hudson Valley, Leather Stocking region, and the Southern Tier.

There are over 400 members at this point and growing. They meet at 7 pm on the first Monday of each month at the Laurel Manor Recreation Center. Between October and April they feature some of the best entertainers in the area and beyond. Other activities include an annual Holiday Dinner Dance, night golf and golf scrambles, poker and quiddler runs, pot lucks, ice cream socials, Bingo and trivia night.

Membership is $7.50 PP per year and member s guests or those from the area who are considering joining are welcomed at $3 per meeting. Contact Lindsay Collier at lindsaycollier@comcast.net for more information.

CENTRAL STATES

[Edit Club] The Central States Club welcomes all former residents of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma.

For information, contact Don Maddox at 753-8560 or fdon.maddox@gmail.com.

CERAMICS

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Mulberry Grove Recreation Center, 8 a.m.-noon Mondays and Wednesdays. Joan D., 750-5395.
Chula Vista Recreation Center, 9-11 0 a.m. Mondays. Anthony, 753-2404, 205-1535 (cell), asd1460@aol.com.
Laurel Manor Recreation Center, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. Saturdays. Pat W., 750-5298.
Paradise Recreation Center, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 a.m.- noon Fridays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. The group meets to clean and prepare greenware. Norman Misso, 753-1609.


Beginners are welcome. All Villages residents and their guests are invited to participate.
[Edit Club] The nationwide Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trains citizens about disaster preparedness as well as how to provide initial assistance to their families, neighbors and community during large medical emergencies and disasters. CERT offers a Basic Training Course a number of times throughout the year.

Prospective members need to fill out an application and submit to a background check. For information, call 674-2948 or visit the website at certofthevillages.org.

CHAIR AEROBICS

[Edit Club] The Chair Aerobic, Balance & Strength Training Class meets at 10:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday at Mulberry Grove Recreation Center. The class lasts about an hour, sometimes an hour and 10 minutes.

The class works with weights one week and stretch bands the next. You will need to bring weights, bands and a small ball about six inches, which can be purchased at a dollar store.

Work at your own pace. There is 20 minutes of warm up and balance, approximately 20 minutes of chair aerobics and 20 minutes of strength training. Sign-up not required.

For information, contact Gloria Wist at 350-1380.
[Edit Club] This club meets the 5th Saturday and benefits dances for charities.

?For information, go to DieterDance.com or call Dieter at 603-4133.

CHARLOTTE LADIES

[Edit Club] The Charlotte Ladies meet the 2nd Monday of each month at Captiva Recreation Center at 1:00. We Have guest speakers, Pot-lucks and trips. Come join us!

This club is open to all the Ladies in The Villages. If you need information, call Barbara Padget at 352-399-6198.
[Edit Club] The Charlotte Social Group meets at 6 pm on the third Sunday of each month at Eisenhower Rec Center. Door open at 5:45 pm.

All events are BYOB. All tickets will be sold at the Charlotte pool and postal station on dates specified in emails and future postings.

For information, contact Diane Saunders at 517-930-5524 or visit charlottesocialgroup.com

CHATAUQUA COUNTY

[Edit Club] All Village residents who previously resided in Chatauqua County in New York State are welcome to join the club.

For information, call Maryann Sabato at 259-1054.

CHATHAM CHEERLEADERS

[Edit Club] The Cheerleaders meet at 9 am Mondays at Chatham Rec Center. On Oct 20, 2014 they will practice their routines for the Oktoberfest parade being held at Spanish Springs on Tuesday.

For information, call Jackie Campbell at 638-0509.
[Edit Club] The CHATHAM SOCIAL CLUB meets on the third Wednesday of every month at the Mulberry Recreation Center at 6 pm.

The club is open to residents who reside in the Village of Chatham; dues are $5 per person per year.

For information, conatct Diann Watson, President, 7253 SE 173rd Arlington Loop, 32162, 753-7723 or email her at diann1965@embarqmail.com.

CHEERS DANCE PARTY

[Edit Club] The Cheers Dance Party Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Savannah Center. This is an open social club to all Villagers. We have a band every month with a 20 by 20 dance floor.

The next dance is April 5, 2016 at the Savannah Center. Doors open at 5:30 pm with Music by JOINT VENTURE from6 to 8 pm. BYOB AND BYO Snacks. Water and ice provided. This band plays a broad variety of music allowing dancers to enjoy the 18' by 18' dance floor. All Villagers are invited. There is a $5 per person fee at the door. A donation will be made by the club to the Wildwood Soup Kitchen. To reserve a table for 6 or more contact Maureen at 352-259-3320.

CHESS CLUB FOR BEGINNERS

[Edit Club] CHESS CLUB FOR BEGINNERS

The first session will be at Pimlico Recreation Center, 11:30 to 1:20 on January 18th and thereafter on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays. Please email Paul and Becki if you be joining at:

pnb900@msn.com

No supplies are needed by attendees but just to let us know your coming is always great!! This is for Beginners who really want to learn and be in a great environment that no question is off the table from learning how to play or strategies.

CHESS MATCHES

[Edit Club] Chess is played at various times and recreation centers:


Mondays and Fridays, 9 a.m., Paradise Recreation Center.
Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m., SeaBreeze Recreation Center. Beginner and advanced players welcome.
Wednesdays, 9 a.m., Bacall Recreation Center. For information, call Paul Reame at 751-6922.
Thursdays, 9 a.m., Saddlebrook Recreation Center.
Fridays, 9 a.m., Chatham Recreation Center.


For information on the above groups, contact Juergen Giese at 205-7120 or Tony Cottell at 750-4461 or acabonack@yahoo.com.

CHESS MATES

[Edit Club] Name: Chess Mates
Where: Captiva Rec Center
Begins: September 25, 2014
Days: 1st, 2nd and 4th Thursday of month
Time: Noon to 3:20 p.m.
Contact Person: Jackie Ipp
Contact Email: villageschessmates@gmail.com

Currently the only chess club meeting in the afternoon, south of 466A.
Open to players of all levels.
- Do you know how to move the chess pieces?
- Haven't played since college?
- Want to play with real people instead of the computer?
Join us for a friendly game or two, improve your tactics, share your experience!
If you have a name tag, please wear it.
Questions? Email Jackie.

CHESTER COUNTY PA

[Edit Club] For more information and for reservations, contact Jim Serum at 350-7390, Stan Heist at 484-459-2002 or email chescopaclub@gmail.com.
[Edit Club] The Children s Authors Team meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday of month, 9-11:20 at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

Published and unpublished for pre-k to young adult are invited to share their work. Activities include constructive critique, co-sponsoring the Book Lovers Showcases, Camp Villages/school programs, and other events.

For information call Mark Newhouse at 753-3290 or visit www.wlov.org.

Come meet our talented Villages authors live and through the internet radio program, Author's Beat, where archived chats with authors are available free world-wide at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsbeat.

CHINA PAINTING

[Edit Club] The China Painting Club meets at 1 p.m. Mondays in the Freedom Room at Mulberry Grove Recreation Center and Thursdays at Chula Vista Recreation Center.

Both new and experienced painters are welcome to attend. Call Mary McKimmy at 751-2815 for information on the Monday class and Joanne Kornfeld at 753-2797 for information on the Thursday class.

CHINESE PAINTING / SUMI-E

[Edit Club] The Chinese Painting/Sumi-e Group has been re-activated, and meets every Saturday, 1:30 to 3:20 p.m., at Bridgeport Recreation Center's Outer Banks Room. The focus of this group is to learn, practice and share the techniques of Chinese style painting, also known as Sumi-e in Japanese. Instructional lessons, demos and DVDs take place on the first and third Saturdays of the month, with unstructured painting sessions on the second and forth Saturdays. Annual membership is $15. Non-member Village residents are welcome, and may attend any session as long as there is available space. Practice paper and ink will be provided free to members, and to non-members for a small donation. Attendees are expected to bring the rest of their own supplies. A lending library of books and DVDs, and access to the group's extensive website are available to members.

For information, contact Bonnie Canning at 259-9553 or bmbcanning@gmail.com.

CHORALETTES

[Edit Club] The Villages Choralettes, a chorus of 70 ladies will resume their weekly rehearsals on a new day at a new location. This is the longest organized singing group in The Villages and is dedicated to friendship and the enjoyment of singing under the direction of Anita Misso.

New members, especially Altos and Second Sopranos are invited to join the weekly sessions from September to May. There is a small music usage/membership fee of $15 for the year. Be sure to bring your Villages I.D. and a pencil.

For information, Anita Misso, Director, at 753-1609.

CHRISTIAN BIBLE STUDY

[Edit Club] The Christian Bible Study meets at 4 p.m. Fridays in the Lucille Ball Room at Paradise Recreation Center. The study is followed by dessert, coffee and tea.

CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S STUDY

[Edit Club] This study is for everyone who wants to learn. Beginners welcome (and everyone else, too). There will be a study guide available.For information, call Jean at 513- 673-1710 or Bobbie at 638-3091.

CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S BOOK

[Edit Club] The Christian Women s Book Study meets 9-11 a.m. every Friday of the month. Everyone is welcome, even if you haven t participated in a Biblical study before. Contact Mary Ann at 750-0141 regarding purchase of materials or for information, or Anne at 259-3893.

CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S CONNECTIONS

[Edit Club] The tri-county Christian Women's Connection meets from 10:45 - 1:30 at the Savannah Center. For information, contact Valerie Friese at 430-3102 or Margaret James at 753-9448.

CHRISTIAN/WHY WE BELIEVE

[Edit Club] Christian/Why We Believe meets at 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Chula Vista Recreation Center. A review of the evidence supporting the Christian faith is presented. For information, call Peter Thelen at 566-7336.

CHULA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB

[Edit Club] Membership dues are $5 per year and will be collected in October. Should you have any questions, contact Bonnie at 459-4903.

CINCINNATI

[Edit Club] The Cincinnati Social Club meets from 6:30 - 8:30 pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month at Seabreeze Rec Center in the Daytona Beach/New Symrna Beach Room. New members are welcome. For more information about the club and upcoming meetings, contact Karon Stockman at stockmankr@gmail.com or Kathy McManus at 259-+8689.

CIVIL DISCOURSE

[Edit Club] The Civil Discourse Club meets 10-11:30 a.m. Mondays, usually alternating between Colony Cottage Recreation Center (first, third and fifth Mondays) and Savannah Center (second and fourth Mondays).

The mission of the club is to provide a forum in The Villages for respectful and thoughtful discussion of varying issues of general interest, with the goal of fostering a more comprehensive understanding of competing views and problems.

For information, call Diane Cosner at 259-9168.
[Edit Club] The Civil War Study Group meets from 9-10:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of every month in the Charleston and Rhett Butler rooms at The Savannah Center There is a room capacity limit, so come early; coffee and snacks are served.

For information, visit the website at http://vcwsg.com/ or call Ted Raczkowski at 259-7157.

CLASSIC MOVIE LOVERS

[Edit Club] The Classic Movie Lovers Club will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at Odell Recreation Center. Enjoy the movie with a soda and fresh popcorn from CMLC s popcorn machine.

For information, email Larry Clark at backintimeclocks@hotmail.com or call Stu Sacks at 751-7899.

October, 2013 Meeting:

The Classic Movie Lovers Club will meet at 7PM on October 4th at the Odell Rec. Center. Following the MovieTone News and cartoon, the Club will present a 5 star movie from 1936; Dodsworth. Adapted from the book by Sinclair Lewis, Dodsworth received 7 Oscar nominations and revolves around the life of self made auto millionaire Sam Dodsworth (Walter Huston) and his wife Fran (Ruth Chatterton) who craves an aristocratic European lifestyle. Also in the cast are Mary Astor and David Niven. A movie not to be missed. Dodsworth is as relevant today as it was in 1936.

CLASSIC ROCK WORKOUT

[Edit Club] A Classic Rock Workout is held at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Coconut Cove Recreation Center. All Villagers are welcome to attend this high-energy cardio-dance workout followed by core conditioning and stretching. Bring weights and a mat.

For information, email Shirley Houde at shirley-houde@comcast.net.

CLASSICAL MUSIC LOVERS

[Edit Club] The Classical Music Lovers Club meets at 9:30 am Wednesdays at Moyer regional rec center. A presenter gives a brief talk about the life and works of a particular composer with reordered examples using various modes of media (tapes, CDs, DVDs, etc.).

A program is focused around a theme, genre or era in classical music. Discussion and comments often follow the program. There are no dues and no business portion to the meeting.

All interested residents are welcome. No prior knowledge of classical music is required to join the club, only a desire to enjoy it with other music lovers.

CLAY ARTISTS LAUREL MANOR

[Edit Club] Laurel Manor Clay Artists meet Monday afternoons and Tuesday evenings at Laurel Manor.

Villagers who have experience working with clay are invited to visit and get on the waiting list to join.

For information, call Dennis Webb at 751-3525.

Clemson Tigers Fan Club

[Edit Club] The Clemson Tigers Fan Club meets at Fish Hawk Recreation Center at 6:00 p.m. the second Monday of the month with a few exceptions. During football season, the club has game watches for every game. A variety of other club activities are held throughout the year. The club is open to all Clemson fans. For more information, contact Amy Huckaby at 803-493-3003 or huckabya@gmail.com

CLIFTON VILLAS SOCIAL CLUB

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Clifton Villas Social Club


Our club is comprised of residents of The Villages that reside in our villa community. Our sole purpose is having fun, getting to know our neighbors and enjoying our lifestyle here in The Villages!

Meeting hours are 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Meeting days are the second Wednesday of each month.




Clifton Villas Social Club
Club Info:
Jaye Rogozenski
637 Danbury Street
The Villages, FL 32162




Office:
352-259-0070



CLOG 4 FUN - INTERMEDIATE CLOGGING

[Edit Club] If you are interested in clogging with no performances, join to learn new fun steps, intermediate routines, and review old favorites. All routines are cured and they clog to a variety of music. You have a good time while exercising your mind and body.

class meets on Mondays from 1 - 2:50 pm at La Hacienda Regional Rec Center and Thursdays from 2 - 3:50 pm at Canal Street Rec Center.

For information, call Judy Roth at 753-0249.

CLOG CLUB CONNECTION

[Edit Club] The Clog Club Connection has expanded to include beginner and beginner plus classes. A beginner class is held at 11:30 a.m. Fridays and beginner plus starts at 12:15 p.m. Fridays at Bacall Recreation Center. Classes are six weeks.

Anyone who wants to learn to clog or advance their clogging skills is welcome to attend. For information, contact Clyde Hamilton at 205-9678 or clyde.hamilton@gmail.com.

CLOG DOWN HOME CLOGGERS

[Edit Club] Down Home Cloggers is a basic plus to intermediate clogging group that likes to clog to various genres of music. Anyone who wants to learn new routines or clog to old favorites in a fun, relaxed environment is welcome to join. The group meets 8:30-9:50 a.m. Thursdays at Bridgeport Recreation Center.

For information, call Debbie Huey at 751-5244.

CLOGGING LESSONS

[Edit Club] The Rumpus Room Cloggers meet on Wednesdays and Fridays in the Secretariat Room at Chatham Recreation Center.

To learn this popular American dance, join the beginners class. Beginners classes begin in October, January and April and last for three months. Please call for date and time.

If you know clogging basics and want to gain a better understanding of clog terminology and cued calls, enhance your skills in the basic plus/intermediate class that starts at 11:45 a.m.

For information, call Bobbi Truskin at 259-3109.

CLOWN ALLEY 179

[Edit Club] Clown Alley 179 is a social club that entertains at schools, nursing homes and special events. It s a fun group that welcomes visitors to its workshops.

Meetings are held at 9 a.m. Mondays. The first Monday of each month is a business meeting and for members only.

Workshops are open to all Villages residents - especially those enrolled in clown class at The Villages Lifelong Learning College.

Workshops are held at 9 a.m. the second, third, fourth and fifth Mondays of each month at Savannah Center.

For information, call Barbara Fisler at 446-0039.

CLUB CAR

[Edit Club] The first meeting of the All-American Club Car Club will begin at 7 pm on Oct. 7 at Lake Miona Rec Center. Owning a Club Car is not required, but highly recommended.

There are no membership fees. Pack your snacks and beverages and drive your golf cart, decorated with American flags, to the celebration.

Individual carts flying American flags can meet at 6:30 pm at any of the following locations and then caravan to the meeting:

* Pennecamp post office

* SeaBreeze Rec Center

* Odell Rec Center

Bring your ideas and get ready to have a fun evening.

For information, contact Marv Peters at 941-587-1890 or marvpeters@msn.com.

COAST GUARD

[Edit Club] The club is open to Villagers who served on active duty in the Coast Guard, as well as former reservists, civilian employees and auxiliarists.

For information on joining the Coast Guard Club, contact Joe Siegel at Siegel_joe@hotmail.com.
[Edit Club] Cocktail Dancers - First Saturday - Colony Recreation Center - dance ends at 9:30 - THIS DANCE IS SOLD OUT FOR 2014! Call Dieter for seating availability if you want to dance, but didn t get to join! Nightly walk-ins are welcome without a membership as long as seating is available.

For detailed information, visit DieterDance.com or call Dieter at 603-4133.

COLONY CLAY ARTS

[Edit Club] The Colony Clay Arts Club meets 8 a.m.-noon Fridays and Saturdays in the Drawing Room at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. Villagers who have experience working with clay are invited to join.

For information, call Kathy Mantel at 350-1035 or Allen Shogren at 753-4647.

COLORADO

[Edit Club] Colorado Club members are interested in things from, in and about the state which delights, unites and brings it together as friends.We meet once a month for our regular meetings on the first Wednesday of the month. Starting in March 2019 we will meet on the 4th Friday of the month in our new location. We are a very active club and have many get togethers outside of our regular meetings.

If not a member, call president Tim Weimer at 970-396-7144. Anyone who has a connection to Colorado is welcome.
[Edit Club] The Colored Pencil Painters Guild holds its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. at La Hacienda Recreation Center.

All Villages residents interested in learning about the Colored Pencil Painters Guild are welcome to attend and see what we are all about. You can also visit pencilpainters.com. For questions, contact Kathy Enos at 430-3937 or email at kjtrme@yahoo.com.

COMEDY

[Edit Club] The Comedy Club presents "Just Comedy!" An Ensemble original comedy play about 8 people living in an assisted living facility.

Rehearsals for the first episode, "the Talent Show" continue on Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 12:30pm at Odell Rec Center.

A free dress rehearsal of "the Talent Show" rehearsal will be open to all Village residents on April 2 at Odell Rec Center at 11 am. Seating is limited - seat reservations are required. Email your requests to June at osteens4648@yahoo.com.


COMIC BOOK COLLECTORS

[Edit Club] The Comic Book (Wham! Pow!) Collectors Club will meet at 4 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at Paradise Recreation Center in the Lucille Ball Room.

Topics the club covers are comic books, movies, anime, TV shows and geek culture. Comic book lovers of all kinds are welcome. Comic book related movies, TV shows, etc. will be shown, and there will be trivia contests with prizes.

For information, contact Christofur Sinclair at 633-0489.

Commemorative Air Force Club

[Edit Club] The Commemorative Air Force Club meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month in The Eisenhower Rec Center at 1pm. We have guest speakers and talk about WWII aircraft.

If you have any questions or interested please contact:


Name: Jacob Tryon
Phone: 678-590-6600
Email: caflfer@hotmail.com

[Edit Club] Community HU Chant, presented by local members of Eckankar, meets at 6 pm the 3rd Monday of every month at Eisenhower Rec Center. Singing HU can expand your awareness, help you experience divine love, heal a broken heart, offer solace in time of grief, and bring insight, peace and calm.

For information about HU, visit miraclesinyourlife.org.

For information on this activity, call Gail Roeske at 770-891-3514.
[Edit Club] The VCC's Friday meetings are open to the Residents and Guests who have valid Villages issued guest passes. At the Friday meetings presentations are given on various technology subjects. After the presentation a Trouble Shooting session is conducted that allows questions to be submitted for response by the club's technology gurus. Visit us at http://thevillagescomputerclub.com/ for more information.

Guests are always welcome; bring your Villages ID card. For information or to sign up to be on the VCC email list, visit the website or email Paul Rabenold at TVCC.Pres@gmail.com.
[Edit Club] If you like to tinker or make things with software and hardware tech, this club is for you! This group holds weekly meetings with workshops/labs on 3D Printing, Robotics, Drones, small computers (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc.) emphasizing hands-on DIY projects.

Addition details and meeting schedule at handsontech.org
[Edit Club] The Computer Connected Villager is dedicated to helping Villagers understand and manage their electronic technology. This includes television, phone, data, internet, tablets, and entertainment, as well as home automation and any other technologies impacting our residents. We offer presentations each meeting, along with questions & answers, and one-on-one discussion at the end. We will periodically have workshops for discussion within special interest groups to further peer-to-peer idea exchange.

For more information, contact Ted Wright, 321-287-8071 or Peter Rosendahl, 352-259-6639 or email: Facilitators@connectedvillager.com.

Also, you can visit our website: http://www.connectedvillager.com.
[Edit Club] The Villages Computer Plus (VCP) meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 1 PM to 2:30 PM at Laurel Manor Recreational Center. VCP meetings are open to Village Residents and Guests who have valid Villages issued guest passes

The group offers presentations and program information including features and benefits in detail on specific computer related subjects involving today's technology. Presentations are given by Village residents, special guests, and experts in systems, and technology. Questions and comments are always welcome. All Villages Residents are welcome to attend these group meetings.

For more information visit us at http://www.villagescp.com/.

CON ED RETIREES

[Edit Club] The Con Ed Retirees Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Outer Banks Room at Bridgeport Recreation Center.

All retired consolidated Edison and Orange & Rockland Company retirees are invited to attend.

For information, contact Al Monahan at 750-2598.

CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE SUPPORT (CHF)

[Edit Club] The Congestive Heart Failure Support Group meets at 11 am on the first Tuesday of each month in the Casablanca Room at Bacall rec Center. This meeting is open to patients, families and caregivers affected by CHF.

The mission of this support group is to provide encouragement and education that will extend and improve quality of life.

For information, contact Leah Jackson at 409-7001 or leahjackson@better-at-homehha.com.
[Edit Club] The Connecticut Club meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Henry Fonda Room at the Paradise Recreation Center.

All Villages residents who have lived in Connecticut are welcome to join the club. You must bring your Villages I.D. Sign in on arrival. Visitors with Villagers must have a guest pass.

Meetings are held every 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. from September until May and dues are $10. All general questions about the club should be directed to President Charles Snyder at 259-0225. For more club information, visit www.villagesctclub.com.

CONNECTICUT SOCIAL CLUB

[Edit Club] The Connecticut Social Club will enjoy a fun night of trivia at 6 pm Nov. 17, 2014 at Allamanda Rec Center. New members are welcome.

Tickets will be on sale for the club's Christmas party on Dec. 15, 2014. Cost is $25 per person for members and $30 for non-members. Buffet by Red Sauce and music by Johnny and Danny.

For information on the dinner, email Gail Hood at hoodbg3@comcast.net.
[Edit Club] The Villages Convertible Club is open to any resident of The Villages who owns a convertible (and the convertible is located in The Villages). The club meets the secondThursday of each month (except August) at the Eisenhower Recreation Center at 10:00 a.m. Club members enjoy "tops down" travel to Central Florida attractions, monthly dining out trips, and annual 3-day road trips. For more information and to join the club, please go to the club's website: http://www.thevillagescc.com/.

COOL GUN

[Edit Club] The Cool Gun Club will meet at 7 p.m. on the first Friday of each month at Mulberry Grove Recreation Center. The club will discuss the Castle Doctrine, Florida concealed carry laws, which states honor FL CWP (as a resident/nonresident holder), firearms safety and where to shoot in the local area.

There will be displays and information about carrying firearms and recreational shooting, as well as an occasional guest speaker from local gun stores and others who will speak on the second amendment. There will be DVDs shown on different shooting styles.

Membership is not required. There are no dues, just bring a good attitude and a willingness to learn safe firearm handling. All instructors are NRA certified with law enforcement and civilian firearm training. Concealed weapons permit training will be offered at material cost only. For information, email Loren at LDC@LDCollett.com.

COPD

[Edit Club] COPD Breathing and Exercise Class, 10-11:30 a.m. the first and third Fridays of each month, Old Glory Room, Mulberry Grove Recreation Center. 751-1313.

COPD Airheads Breathing Support Group, 10 a.m.noon the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, Old Glory Room, Mulberry Grove Recreation Center. 751-1313.

CORE AND MORE

[Edit Club] Strengthening your core with a combination of exercises, including Pilates and some yoga. Improve back health, balance and flexibility by strengthening and lengthening. All levels are welcome. Bring weights of choice and a mat to this one-hour class. Meets every Thursday 7:30 am at Bacall Rec Center.

For more information, contact Debbie Chalkley at 217-8408 or debchalkley@aol.com.

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS WOMEN

[Edit Club] The Country Club Hills Women meet at 1:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month in the Rita Hayworth Room at Paradise Recreation Center. Residents of the historical side of The Villages are welcome to join. Dues for the year are $7.

For information, contact Louise Tenney at 750-2948 or ltfla@aol.com.

COUNTRY MUSIC JAMMERS (MULBERRY GROVE)

[Edit Club] The Country Music Jammers Club meets 1-3 p.m. Mondays at Mulberry Grove Recreation Center. New pickers or singers are always welcome to join in and audience members are invited. The group plays old country, new country and everything in between,

For information, call Murphy Chick Johnson at 391-1002.

COUNTRY MUSIC PLUS (FISH HAWK)

[Edit Club] The Country Music Plus Club (plus a little bluegrass and gospel) meets 1-3 p.m. Mondays at Fish Hawk Recreation Center. The first Monday of each month is dedicated to gospel music.

The club welcomes all Villagers who enjoy playing guitar, banjo, dobro, mandolin, harmonica, fiddle, bass, accordion or any other string instrument. Club members take turns performing their favorite songs. The sound system is provided and the club has an all-acoustic instrument policy. Separate amplifiers are not allowed.
Villagers are welcome to attend and listen.

For information, contact John Borntraeger at 391-5254 or Judy Peters at Petersj001@msn.com.

COUNTRY MUSIC SOUTH (HIBISCUS)

[Edit Club] The Country Music South Club meets 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Hibiscus Recreation Center. The club welcomes Villagers who enjoy playing, singing, listening or dancing to country music.

Since the club provides an amplified sound system, no separate amplifiers are allowed. Bring your microphones and your electrical or acoustic instruments.

For information, call Ken Kelly at 259-8672 or Vern Totsch at 259-9870.
[Edit Club] Country Nights - Second Saturday - Bradenton Recreation Center - dance ends at 9:20 - We are still accepting applications for 2014! Call Dieter for seating availability if you want to dance, but didn t get to join! Nightly walk-ins are welcome without a membership as long as seating is available.

For information, go to DieterDance.com or call Dieter at 603-4133.

COUNTRY PARTNER DANCE

[Edit Club] The Country Partner Dance Club will meet 3-5 p.m. Friday at La Hacienda Recreation Center. The club is open to any resident who has learned partner dancing or pattern partner dancing in The Villages or in their home town.

Send a list of dances you would like to have placed on the request list. Bring CD s if you think the club might not have the music. If there is a dance you would like to have reviewed, let the club know in advance.

Let the club know if you will be joining for dinner, as a group reservation is needed to be put in early. Contact Janemarie Dorsey at 259-1371 or countrydancer@comcast.net for information.

COUNTRY TWO-STEP

[Edit Club] The Country Two-Step Club meets 7-9 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month in the Churchill Downs Room at Pimlico Recreation Center from November through April. It is a place to practice what you have learned in two-step classes or to brush up on what you already know.

This club is open to all Villages residents who want to two-step or do other lead-and-follow dances (triple two, polka, waltz, East or West Coast swing, cha-cha). A mixture of country music is played. Requests are welcome; bring CDs. Beverages and snacks are allowed.

There are no dues or lessons, but assistance is available.

For information, call Bob and Pat Behrens at 753-1513.

COUPLES TENNIS

[Edit Club] The Couples Tennis Group meets 3-5 p.m. every Sunday at Colony Cottage Recreation Center courts. Come play 3.0-3.5 mixed doubles, round robin every Sunday afternoon.

For information, contact Bob Aardahl at rdahl47@yahoo.com or 414-243-1605.

CRAFTY WOMEN (STAMPING) - ALLAMANDA

[Edit Club] The Village Crafty Women meets 9:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at Allamanda Recreation Center. This class is intermediate stamping, but beginners are welcome.

The class creates four all occasion cards with instructor guidance for $12 for supplies. All embellishments are supplied. The instructor teaches new techniques for all to learn so they can duplicate the cards in their own home. You must call ahead and save your spot as the kits are all pre-made for each participant.

Contact ginny radtkeRN@embarqmail.com or call 259-8717.

CRAZY FUN AND GAMES

[Edit Club] Crazy Fun and Games meets at 3 p.m. Mondays at Chatham Recreation Center for all sorts of table, card and dice games. The group welcomes players who will print instructions and teach their favorite game to the club. For information, call Mary Courtney at 751-4240.

CREATIVE ALBUMS

[Edit Club] Creative Albums meets 12:30-4 p.m. Wednesdays at Canal Street Recreation Center. Villagers who wish to preserve their memories in photo-safe albums will find this workshop time valuable for completing traditional and digital scrapbooks.

Ideas and albums are shared with other members. Beginners to experienced scrapbookers are welcome to attend.

For information, call Jan Turner at 205-8487.

CREATIVE WRITERS

[Edit Club] The Creative Writing Group meets 11 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Wednesdays at Laurel Manor Recreation Center. Anyone who writes nonfiction, fiction, biography, family history, memoirs, fantasy, science fiction, etc., is welcome to join the group. Members read their work and offer constructive criticism.

For information, contact Allen Watkins at 259-4981 or aww21@comcast.net.

CRIBBAGE

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The Cribbage Club meets noon-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at various recreation centers. Sign up at 11:45 a.m.
A group meets noon-3 p.m. Tuesdays at Pimlico Recreation Center. Brushing up on your cribbage skills is offered during regular playing time. For information, call Mary Carpenter at 753-9839.
A group meets noon-3 p.m. Thursdays at Chatham Recreation Center. For information, call Clark Greehling at 406-5346.
A group meets noon-3 p.m. Fridays at Truman Recreation Center. For information, call Jim Wilson at 353-0465 or Tom Moyer at 633-3627.

CRICKET

[Edit Club] The Cricket Club will restart at Saddlebrook Rec Center on October 9, 2013 and continue each Wednesday at 4 p.m. through December 11, 2013. Coaching will be provided and games will be played.

For more information, contact John Ellis at 259-6786 or Ken Sarple at 350-7688.

CROPPERS SCRAPBOOKERS (Bridgeport)

[Edit Club] The Croppers meet 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays at Bridgeport Recreation Center. Scrapbookers of all levels are welcome to attend. Newcomers to the scrapbooking world are encouraged to try their hand at getting started.

For information, call Lorraine Heffner at 750-4552.
[Edit Club] The Villages Croquet Club plays on courts in back of the Rio Grande swimming pool. The courts are open at 2 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday through Monday.

On Sundays at 5 p.m., the club hosts Wine and Wickets at the courts and everyone brings a snack to pass and their own beverage, followed by games. Lessons are available by appointment.

Our yearly dues are $20 for a single player and $30 for a couple. Croquet is not a game of strength and power; therefore it is played equally by men and women of all ages. We meet several times per week, enough to accommodate most schedules.

PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST INFO AND SCHEDULES

For information, call Jim Coudneys at 989-858-1978

jimcshirley@gmail.com

CROQUET FUN

[Edit Club] This is a new club for casual croquet players. The group will play at 4pm the first and third Saturdays of each month at croquet courts on Rio Grande Avenue, behind the Rio Grande Family Pool.

All Village residents and their guests over the age of 19 are welcome. There are no dues or fees. No experience is necessary. All equipment is provided.

For information or to become a member, contact Sharon Keil at 259-8749 or sharongolf1@hotmail.com.

CRYPTOLOGIST (NAVY)

[Edit Club] Club meets from 6:00 - 9:00 pm Feb 4, May 6, Aug 5, and Nov 4 at Saddlebrook Rec Center.

For more information about this group, call Ken and Sylvia Morelock at 259-8478 or email at Morelockks@aol.com.

CUBS WORLD

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CUS WORLD is for Chicago Cub fans. We will be meeting at Colony Cottage the first Monday of the month. Send email request to join club at cubsworld2016@gmail.com. Your contact is Dave. This is a fan club for the new dynasty! All Chicago Cub fans unite!







[Edit Club] The Curious Cuisiners Club meets for lunch 12-2 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. All are welcome to share your prepared food and recipe with others.

Space is limited, so RSVP by calling 693-2132 or at meetup.com/CuriousCuisiners.

For information, call Donna at 693-2132 or Jackie at JackieMento@ gmail.com.
[Edit Club] The Czech-Slovak-Moravian Social Group meets at 6 p.m. at the Pimlico Recreation Center. For more information, call Dolores at 751-0186.
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[Edit Club] The Daffodil Court Social Club is a group of neighbors and friends who meet periodically to enjoy dinners, block parties, and entertainment. We try to have a block party at least once a month and a ladies luncheon on a regular basis.


For more information please contact Sharon Williams, 352-259-3042.

DAKOTA

[Edit Club] For more information, contact Neil Fedje at 205-8566.

DANCE WITH LES DEBONAIRES

[Edit Club] Do you like Puttin On The Ritz and Steppin Out With Your Baby? Then Les Debonaires is the dance club for you.

The elegant dinner dances are on the second Saturday of February, April and October held at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. The dress code is formal: long or tea length dresses for ladies and tux or dark suit for gentlemen.

Each event has its own theme and special decorations, live music and a catered buffet (BYOB).

Call Mary Levitt at 751-3878 or Sam Roose at 430-183l for information.

DANCE WORKOUT

[Edit Club] Dance Workout meets at 9:30-10:20 a.m. Fridays at Fish Hawk Recreation Center.

Have fun exercising to lively Latin, rock and country songs. Learn low impact dances and add light hand weights if you choose. The class is taught by experienced dance teacher Shirley Keith.

For information, call 719-930-6512.

DANCE AND TONE

[Edit Club] Barbara Underwood leads a Dance and Tone session at 9:30 a.m. Mondays at Chula Vista Recreation Center.

Using DVDs, participants sculpt, tone and energize their bodies. Bring toning sticks or 1- to 3-pound weights, plenty of water and a towel, and wear smooth-soled shoes. Everyone works at his or her own pace.

For information, call Barbara Underwood at 949-351-4683.

DANCE CLASSY

[Edit Club] This new dance group will be taught every Monday at Big Cypress Recreation Center. The first session will be Beginner Country Two Step from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by a practice session with instructors Rocky and Jacquie from 7 to 9 p.m. They are certified through the National Teachers Association and teach the latest methods of country dance.

Each month a new dance will be taught.

All classes are free and will feature technique and styling. Proper footwear is recommended.

For information, call 633-1815 or email rjbfla@yahoo.com.

DANCE CONNECTION/ BALLROOM

[Edit Club] Dance Connection/Ballroom meets 2-3 p.m. for a lesson and 3-4 p.m. for practice every Saturday at Coconut Cove Recreation Center.

Special instructions: Do not wear shoes with rubber soles - no flip flops. Old socks can be worn over shoes to help slide and save knees.

Open to Couples and Singles. Singles may bring a partner or meet one at the class.

For information, contact Andrea Thorne or Don Conroy at 954-494- 4887, 391-1181 or andreat55@centurylink.net.

DANCE FUSION

[Edit Club] Dance Fusion is a performing group of talented dancers with backgrounds in all forms of dance. It meets 12:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays at Coconut Cove Recreation Center. The group studies and performs jazz, tap, lyrical, broadway, ballet and hip hop under the direction of Sue Schuler. The last part of the session is for men only starting at 3 p.m.

Sue has been a choreographer for many years with both community theater and professional theatre credits. Since moving to TheVillages, she has choreographed Chicago and White Christmas as well as dances seen in many variety shows.

The troupe dances for several of the show groups in The Villages as well as for club events.

For information, contact Sue Schuler at 593-6338 or sschuler10@yahoo. com.

DANCE INTERNATIONAL FOLK

[Edit Club] International Folk Dancing meets at 3 p.m. Wednesdays at Captiva Recreation Center.

Come learn international folk dances that have been danced for centuries. No partner needed as these are all line dances from Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Rumania, Turkey, Bulgaria and Greece. All dances will be at the beginner s level. Great gentle aerobics, wonderful music. Instructor a lifelong folkdancer with performing experience in professional troupe.

For information, contact Sarah Jane Zimmerman at 760-793-2720 or zimgar@earthlink.net.

DANCE JAZZ

[Edit Club] A beginner plus jazz class meets 3:15-4 p.m. Thursdays at Captiva Recreation Center. Learn jazz routines to Broadway, rock, R&B and country hits. The class is taught by Donna Vogt, 636-675-2679, and Shirley Keith, 719-930-6512.

DANCE OFF

[Edit Club] Dance Off meets 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Coconut Cove Recreation Center. Join the group for Latin aerobic exercise. Get healthy and fit while dancing. For information, call Doreen at 430-4302.

DANCE TAP

[Edit Club] A beginner plus tap class meets 2:30-3:15 p.m. Thursdays at Captiva Recreation Center. Learn tap dances to a variety of music styles. The class is taught by Donna Vogt, 636-675-2679, and Shirley Keith, 719-930-6512.

DANCERCIZE

[Edit Club] A Dancercize class will meet 1-1:50 p.m. Wednesdays at Laurel Manor Recreation Center. Try a new kind of exercise to upbeat music. Learn simple dance steps in jazz, Latin, Broadway and hip hop taught by professional dance teacher Lee Hayes. For information, call Lee Hayes at 259-3767.
[Edit Club] DANCING

Elegant Dances are held at 6:30 pm the first and third Saturdays of every month at Colony Cottage Rec Center


Cocktail Dancers meet on the first Saturday
The Village Dance Club meets on the third Saturday


Live bands perform ballroom and club music. The winter dress code is cocktail wear for women and a jacket, dress shirt and dress pants for gentlemen. Ties are not required.

Admission is $20 per couple. Memberships are available.

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Dance to music from the 1960's through present day at 6:30 pm on the fourth Saturday of each month at Bradenton Rec Center. The California mix will include swing, fox-trot, waltz, merengue, cha-cha, shag and other dances.

BYOB. Coffee, iced tea, bottled water and cake will be served.

Admission is $7 per person.

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?For information, visit DieterDance.com or call Dieter at 603-4133.
[Edit Club] Chapter meetings are held the third Friday of each month at the Eisenhower Rec Center, check-in begins at 10 am.

The Daughters of the American Revolution promote historic preservation, Patriotism and Education. For more information contact our Regent at jbartramdar@gmail.com.

Guests, potential transfers, current and future DAR members are cordially welcome at The Villages Newest DAR Chapter, John Bartram.
[Edit Club] The Puc Puggy Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will not hold a regular meeting for the full membership in the month of August. In its place, the Genealogy Preservation Committee will be meeting at the Saddlebrook Recreation Center at 12:30 p.m. Friday. Regent Judith Martin would like to remind the members that Fall Forum for the FSSDAR will be held Sept. 20 through 22 at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center at the Florida Mall. Details can be obtained from the FSSDAR member only website.

The Puc Puggy Chapter assists interested women in researching family lines and documenting patriots with genealogical workshops and personalized research. For membership information and application forms, contact Cindy Evans at Cinlite55@gmail.com or 430-1836.

DARTBASEBALL

[Edit Club] The dartbaseball group meets at 3 p.m. at Paradise Recreation Center. Open play is held Mondays from May through September and Thursdays year round.
League play is held Mondays from October through April. Sign- ups are required only for league play.

Dartbaseball is an indoor activity played the same way as regular baseball with two exceptions: Bats are replaced by darts and there is no physical running of bases.

Games consist of two teams that throw darts underhand at a board simulating a baseball field. Playing time is approximately 90 minutes for two games.

For information, call Phil Waldman at 753-1021 or Watson Reamer at 750-3809.

DARTS

[Edit Club] Darts is played at 6:30 p.m. Fri- days at Chula Vista Recreation Center. No experience is necessary and all Villagers are welcome to attend. Regular darts games are played. Bring darts if you have them.

For information, contact Carol Martin at 601-6406 or robcarol85@yahoo.com.
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The club meets the 4rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Truman Rec Center. Everyone living on Day Lily Run is invited to join!


[Edit Club] The Day-Break Club provides a free, weekly social opportunity for special needs Villagers and a break for their primary caregivers on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 4:30 at Odell Rec Center.

Day-Break Club of The Villages ensures that Villagers with special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live The Villages lifestyle. Primary caregivers of Villagers having dementia, Down syndrome, MS, Parkinson s disease, the elderly moving at a slower pace - whatever keeps them and their primary caregivers primarily homebound - can take a break.

A variety of activities and entertainers are scheduled for these Villagers while giving their caregivers time to play golf, shop, etc., knowing their loved one is being well cared for. Membership applications can be picked up at Comfort Keepers, 906 Avenida Central, Hope Lutheran Church, 250 Avenitda Los Angelos and the USF Health office at Sumter Landing.

For information, contact Day-Break president Jerry Hasara at 813-404-6063 or gjhas2000@yahoo.com; or Sandra Ricciardi at 203-376-2820 or ltcricciardi@me.com.

DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING SOCIAL TIMES GROUP

[Edit Club] Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Social Times group, 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, Churchill Street Recreation Center. 350-5357 or deafstarwars@aol.com.

DEBI'S CRAFTY VILLAGERS

[Edit Club] Debi's Crafty Villagers meet at 6:30 pm the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Freedom Room at Mulberry Grove Rec Center. The class is for intermediate to advanced stampers, but all experienced levels are welcome to participate.

This is a nonmembership group. Everyone is welcome but RSVP and pre-payment are required. The class fee is $12 per person.

Contact Debbie Cook at 751-6065 or cookeagle@aol.com to reserve a place. Send your check to Debbie Cook, 17266 SE 94 Coults Circle, The Villages, FL 32162.

DECORATIVE ART - Fish Hawk

[Edit Club] The Decorative Art Club meets 10-11:40 am the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Fish Hawk Rec Center. It is for beginner painters.

Learn basic brush stokes and techniques. Members must have their own brushes. All paint and supplies are included for a nominal fee to cover costs.

For information, contact JoAnn Griffin at 633-0698 or jagcache@gmail.com.

DECORATIVE ARTISTS - Mulberry

[Edit Club] The Villages Decorative Artists meet noon-3 p.m. Tuesdays in the Freedom Room at Mulberry Grove Recreation Center. Members are intermediate to advanced painters who use acrylic paints, do pen and ink and occasionally use oils, painting on most anything including wood, glass, canvas, etc. Members furnish their own supplies.

Experienced newcomers are welcome to stop in any Tuesday or call Esther Hawkins at 259-2387 or Margy Tucker at 751-6248.
[Edit Club] The Deep Sea Fishing Club meets at 9 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at Paradise Recreation Center. Come early and sign up for one or more numerous trips to the Atlantic and the Gulf.

Several free fishing trips will be given away in chance drawings. For information, call 205-0758 or go to deepseafishingclub.org.

DELAWARE

[Edit Club] The Delaware Club meets at 6 pm at Canal Recreation Center.

All Village residents with a connection to Delaware are welcome to attend and join. Any questions, call Ed Brown at 302-382-3992.
[Edit Club] The Deliver the Difference will meet at 10:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Churchill Recreation Center.

The group will be packaging a rice and soy based casserole fortified with 21 vitamins and minerals, dehydrated vegetables and chicken flavoring that reverses the starvaion process and improves physical health.

For information, call Marge Marschel at 751-3613 or Sue Shield at 751-7329.
[Edit Club] The Villages Democratic Club

The Villages Democratic Club is an organization in The Villages, Florida, which affords Democratic residents an opportunity to meet, discuss current political issues, and enjoy the fellowship of friends and neighbors who share similar values. Regular meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month.

DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING SCHEDULED FOR January 10, 2015

The Villages Democratic Club will hold it first meeting of 2015 on Saturday, January 10, at Colony Cottage beginning at 10:00 a.m. Doors open at 9:30 with refreshments and announcements.

January s OPPORTUNITY AGENDA program will report on exciting news about the party's prospects for the New Year and the 2016 election. The program will summarize widespread calls for a coherent policy agenda to address compelling evidence of growing inequality in income, wealth, education, health care, housing voting rights and social justice -- that many see as the most critical issues of our time.

The program will describe inspiring and effective actions plans to work in partnership with nation-wide grassroots organizations, including The Opportunity Agenda and the Network for Public Education, to help mobilize our regional, state and national communities in 2015 and beyond.

This first Club meeting of 2015 is an opportunity for Democrats to initiate a New Year s resolution to attend Club meetings each month and to bring a new member.

At the meeting the Club will be collecting contributions and food for the Christian Food Pantry. The Pantry is particularly in need of boxed potatoes, boxed rice, hamburger helper, peanut butter, canned beans and canned fruit.

For more information about the Democratic Club and its activities go to: http://thevillagesdemocrats.com.

Upcoming Events for this club:

Monthly Breakfast: Come join us for breakfast, too! On the fourth Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m., members and friends from Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties get together for breakfast and conversation at Tierra Del Sol Country Club (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages). The buffet breakfast is $8.00 plus tip. Reservations are not required.

Blue Crew: Be a visible Democrat, wear a blue shirt and come socialize with us at Blue Crew in Spanish Springs (3rd Wednesday at 5 p.m.), Lake Sumter Landing (3rd Tuesday at 5p.m.) and Brownwood (3rd Saturday morning)!

Love Dem Golfers: The Democratic Club s Love Dem Golfers group gathers on the second Saturday of every month in the afternoon for a golf scramble. All Democratic Club members are invited. Golfers often stop at a local country club or restaurant for an early dinner after golf. The number of golfers is limited to the first 32 who sign up, so it s important to sign up early. To sign up, e-mail Sue by clicking on Golf@thevillagesdemocrats.com and tell her of your interest.

DEMOCRATS MARION

[Edit Club] For information contact Paul Bissonnette at 751-4418.

DIABETES INSULIN PUMP USERS OR MDI

[Edit Club] The club meets from 3:30 - 5:20 pm on Fridays at Seabreeze Rec Center. Intensified diabetes therapies include four or more daily injections for the use of an insulin pump. Are you efforts achieving optimal diabetes control? If not, join us. You will learn how the newest "cloud" technology can help you meet your doctor's A1c and body weight targets.

In friendly, interactive, support group sessions, you will learn how to avoid hypoglycemia, reduce excess medications, and better control body weight, blood glucose and A1c. The goal is to use the cloud not only to help you control your diabetes but also provide your doctor with crucial reports of your diabetes profile.

Attend a few sessions. Achieve optimal diabetes control. Share experiences. The support group leader is an Emeritus Professor of Medicine with 40 years of diabetes and research experience.

Everyone is welcome. For information, call Michael at 430-0098.

DIABETES, OPTIMAL CONTROL (formerly known as Diabetes, Perfect Control)

[Edit Club] The group usually meets 9 a.m.- noon Fridays at SeaBreeze Recreation Center and 2 pm - 5 pm Saturdays at SeaBreeze.

Is your home glucose management achieving optimal diabetes control and perfect body weight? Are your A1c and body weight on target? If not, attend meetings to learn about the latest advances.

Also learn about the newest cloud technology that can help control diabetes and provide your doctor with crucial reports of your diabetes profile.

Attend a few sessions. Share your experiences. Involve your doctor. You will get better care.

The group leader is an Ameritis professor of Medicine with 40 years of diabetes and research experience. Everyone is welcome.

For information, call Michael Albisser at 430-0098.

DIABETIC COMMUNITY SUPPORT CLUB

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The club meets monthly on the first Thursday at the Savannah Center from1 to 3 pm. Meetings include a professional speaker and discussion groups.
Since the first Thursday of January is New Years Day, we will hold our meeting January 15, same time. Amy Waller, Diabetic Eductor, will be the speaker.
For information call Dick Bright 751-7599

DIALYSIS SUPPORT GROUP

[Edit Club] Dialysis Support Group, 3:45-4:45 p.m. the second Friday of every month, Jefferson Room, Laurel Manor Recreation Center. 401-828-4499 or 259-7040.

DIAMOND PRODUCTIONS

[Edit Club] Diamond Productions is a performing group of experienced dancers and singers. Dancers rehearse 9-11:50 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Fish Hawk Recreation Center.

If you would like to arrange an audition, or if you wish more information on this group about performing for your club, contact Diana Cecil at 750-9541 or 409-6807.
[Edit Club] Events such as New Year's Eve, Special Dances throughout the year, mostly benefits.
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Welcome






About Our Club
The Digital Scrapbooking Club meets once a month at Lake Miona on the third Tuesday of the month (no meetings during June, July and August). The mission of our club is to help others learn to be creative, enjoy creating scrapbook pages on the computer, and have a good time. We concentrate on scrapbooking techniques and it doesn't matter which scrapbooking software you use.

Thanks for stopping by. We are located in The Villages, Florida. Have a look around our website and get to know us.

DINGO

[Edit Club] Dingo meets 1 to 4 pm the first Tuesday of every month at Big Cypress Rec Center. Games start at 1:15 pm. The Dingo software is projected onto a screen.

Dingo is a combination of playing cards and bingo. Bring a roll of quarters ($10) and a container in which to keep them.

This is a free, open club and everyone is friendly. The game is fun and easy to learn.

For information, contact Barry Steinberg at 561-536-4195 or barryjudith3@gmail.com.

DIRTY UNO

[Edit Club] The Dirty Uno Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Silver Lake Recreation Center. The club is open to anyone who wants to have a fun time. If you don t know how to play the game, which is easy to learn, the club will teach you.

For information, call Ruth Bitondo at 750-3766.

DIRTY UNO SOUTH

[Edit Club] The Dirty Uno South Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Sterling Heights Recreation Center and the third Monday of each month at Fish Hawk Recreation Center. The club is open to all Villagers and their guests.

Dirty Uno is a fun game based on the original game of Uno with a few added rules to make it more interesting. BYOD and a snack to share. For information, call Joan Armento at 259-0914.

DISCO FEVER & MORE DANCE

[Edit Club] Disco Fever & More Dance at Big Cypress - come dance to your favorites while we take you back in time $3 admission, 50/50 drawing, BYOB, BYOS

DIVORCE CARE SUPPORT GROUP

[Edit Club] Divorce Care Support Group, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Lake Miona Recreation Center. Gerald Arnold 430-9500.

DIXIELAND BAND

[Edit Club] The Villages Dixieland Band is an all-resident group of skilled musicians with many years of combined experience. The band enjoys bringing multiple styles of jazz and blues to fellow Villagers.

They play authentic arrangements of traditional New Orleans jazz as well as West Coast and Chicago s Hot Jazz and the blues. The vocalist is Bob Fowler. The band is a performing group available to provide club entertainment.

Practices are held at 4:30 p.m. most Tuesdays at Chatham Recreation Center. Visitors are welcome to listen while the band works on new tunes and rehearses its repertoire for performances.

For information and to book a performance, call George Andrus at 751-4824.

DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS

[Edit Club] The Villages chapter of Dollars For Scholars is a 501(C)3 non-profit volunteer organization who seeks out financially disadvantaged young people and provides them with the resources necessary to achieve an education.

If you would like to participate further in helping these young people, consider joining the Dollars For Scholars group which meest the second Monday of the month at the Allamanda Recreation Center at 10 a.m. or call Carol Lutgen at 750-6889.

DOO WOP "FOREVER YOUNG" ROCK CLUB

[Edit Club] Forever Young Doo Wop & Rock Club

We meet the 2nd Friday of every month from 2:00-3:30 at Big Cypress and hold a sock hop party open to all VILLAGERS!! Residents can bring snacks and drinks and enjoy an afternoon of dancing to live entertainment. We are available for club functions as well as private parties.

We are a 5-part Doo Wop & Rock group with

a repertoire of songs from the 50's, 60's and 70's.



Please call if you need more information or email me.. thanks!!!

Thank you, Glorianne


Phone: 352-350-0893
Email: glowe920@gmail.com

DOO WOP MUSIC CLUB

[Edit Club] The Doowop Music Club will be meeting for monthly special events only. The next special event is a 50's Valentine's Dinner Show & party on Feb 12th, at the Waterfront Inn. It will be a catered hot buffett dinner, with live romantic music by Harmony Express Vocal group and special guest performers. This event is by reservation only. Contact Jim for tickets at(352) 871-0917 or jaroo160@aol.com.

This club is open to all Villagers who enjoy 50's music.

For reservations contact Jim, (352) 871-0917 or jaroo160@aol.com.

DOO WOP/ GOLDEN OLDIES SOUTH

[Edit Club] The Doo Wop/Golden Oldies Club South meet at Colony Cottage Recreation Center the second Sunday of each month from 6 to 9:30pm (doors open at 5:30 pm).

For information, call Jack Maselli at 203-430-5359.

DOUBLE FIVE INVESTMENT

[Edit Club] The Double Five Investment Club will meet at 8 a.m. Monday at Savannah Recreation Center.

The club is a group study of stocks and an exchange of ideas sector to buy in or sell.

The club was established in 2002 and is looking for a few new members who live in The Villages all year long

For information, contact Bill at 259-8539.

DRAGON BOAT BLACK SHEEP RACING TEAM

[Edit Club] The Dragon Boat Black Sheep Racing Team is looking for a few good men and women to join their ranks. The team is made up of Marine and Navy personnel, but welcomes other military or non-military members who believe in the Marine Corps creed: Semper Fi (Always Faithful).

Newcomers to the sport are welcome. For information, contact Ray Vail at 350-7407 or Ray.Vail@comcast.net or Gordon Gillis at 781-831-1969 or gordon_gillis@yahoo.com.

DRAGON BOAT DRAGON SISTERS

[Edit Club] The Grand Masters Dragon Boat Club s women s team, Dragon Sisters is looking for women interested in learning this challenging sport. Experience is not required.

If you enjoy being on the water, are in good physical condition and want some vigorous exercise, please consider joining us for a few practices.

Year-round residents are preferred. You can train for competitive racing or participate for physical training and exercise. Up to three practices per week are available.

While this team is open to all women, many of our members are breast cancer survivors. Breast cancer survivors at any stage are welcome.

For information, contact Sue Nock at 248-709-2976 or soccersu22@yahoo.com, or Sandra Skopaz at 638- 8309 or sandraskopaz@comcast.net.
[Edit Club] Leatherneck Warriors is looking for four men ages 55 or older with rhythm, upper body and core strength, and the desire to compete at the highest level of a great sport. Coach Kane is committed to an accelerated training program to prepare candidates for the fall season. Notify coach Kane at 391-5164 or jkane1213@comcast.net.

Leatherneck Warriors is a dragon boat race team competing March through November throughout Central Florida. The physical challenges are demanding, but members are rewarded by the camaraderie and commitment of a fun team.

The team trains year round two to three times a week and welcomes new members to join them in continuing a tradition that originated in China more than 2,000 years ago and is one of the fastest growing team sports in the world.

No experience is required, just a willingness to learn and have fun.

For information, call coach Bob Kane at 391-5164 or visit leatherneckwarriordragonboatteam.com.

DRAGON BOAT LEATHERNECKS

[Edit Club] The international Leathernecks Dragon Boat Racing Team is looking for physically fit men and women to join its rowing team. No experience is necessary and individuals will be trained and mentored as needed.

The Leathernecks practice on Lake Sumter and race in a variety of Florida venues. The team participated in the Club Crew World Championship games in Hong Kong in 2012 and has an eye on Italy in 2014.

For information, contact Capt. Robert Saltsman at 410-215-9401 or rsaltsman@hotmail.com.
[Edit Club] The Grand Masters Dragon Boat Racing Team, the Silver Dragons, is actively seeking men and women interested in racing in this old Chinese sport. The team is an enthusiastic, friendly co-ed team committed to having fun in and out of the boat, but still very serious about racing. If you are interested in working hard and playing hard, this would be the team for you.

The race team practice times are 8-10 a.m. Tuesday at Lake Sumter, 8-10 a.m. Thursday at Lake Sumter and 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Lake Miona.

For information or to reserve a seat on the boat, contact Joe Nitto at 352-753-4470 or jpnitto@embarqmail.com.

DRAGON BOAT GRAND MASTERS

[Edit Club] The Grand Masters Dragon Boat Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. Residents interested in learning about dragon boat racing are invited to attend.

Teams compete in various races in Florida and throughout the nation. Physically fit men and women are needed to join the competitive dragon boat racing teams. Interested individuals will be trained and mentored as needed in preparation for the 2013 racing season.

For information, contact one of the teams listed:


The Leathernecks, Robert Saltsman, 410-215-9401 or rsaltsman@hotmail.com;
Silver Dragons, Chris Kuchta, 631-365-9991 or ckuchta@yahoo.com
This Boat Rocks (TBR), Susan Chicoine at 937-602-1640 or susan.chicoine@yahoo.com
Leatherneck Warriors, Bob Kane, 391-5164;
Black Sheep, Ray Vail, 350-7407 or Ray.Vail@comcast.net;
Village Dragons, Chuck Louise, 753-8024;
women s team, Sue Nock at 248-709-2976 or soccersu22@yahoo.com


DRAGON BOAT THIS BOAT ROCKS!

[Edit Club] The Grand Masters Dragon Boat Team, This Boat Rocks!, is a noncompetitive, novice group that meets only for exercise and to have fun. No experience is necessary.

Beginners meet Mondays, Wednesday & Fridays 3:30 - 4:30 pm, arrive at 3pm. All practice sessions are at Lake Sumter Landing (West of Waterfront Inn.)

For information, contact Sheila at 352-259-5723 or thisboatrocks@yahoo.com.

DRAGON BOAT VILLAGE DRAGONS

[Edit Club] The Village Dragons is the only seasonal team in The Villages. our season is December to early May, which makes it perfect for snowbirds and year round residents looking for exercise but not a year long commitment. We are co-ed and always looking for paddlers willing to train three times a week. We participate in the spring season giving the team many free weekends to pursue other interests.

if this sounds appealing to you, contact Larry Johnson at lindamay-johnson@gmail.com, Beth Bown at contrad@verizon.net, or Ann Lemke at ademke1@gmail.com.


DRUMMING CIRCLE

[Edit Club] The Villages Drumming Circle has full moon drumming events and regular Thursday sessions. Participants will need to bring a chair to the full moon event. It is not necessary to own a drum. Good substitutes are pots and pans, buckets, rattles or plastic or metal bottles filled with pebbles or dry beans. For information, call Jo Ward at 753-7241.

DULCIMER - BACALL

[Edit Club] The Dulcimer Club meets 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays at Bacall Recreation Center. The club includes both the mountain and hammered dulcimer. All are welcome.

For information, call Randy Smith at 561-6254.

DULCIMERS FOR BEGINNERS - LA HACIENDA

[Edit Club] The Beginner Dulcimers Club meets 9-10:50 a.m. every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of each month in the Julio Iglesias Room at La Hacienda Recreation Center.

These sessions are for people who are interested in learning to play a dulcimer but have little or no knowledge of it. Music is provided. Listeners are welcomed.

For information, contact Gladys Hodge at 750-6045.

DUVAL SOCIAL CLUB

[Edit Club] The Duval Social Club of The Villages, Florida, is organized exclusively to provide residents of the Village of Duval the opportunity to promote neighborliness through social functions. This club is part of the Villages Lifestyle Program and offers Duval residents the opportunity to meet their neighbors and enjoy a varied yearly schedule of entertainment and events.

Membership is open to all who have established home ownership in the Village of Duval. If you are either a full time or part-time resident of the Village of Duval, we hope you will join our club. As a member(s), we invite you to participate with your fellow Duval residents in all club events and hope that you will become active in many of these venues.

The Duval Social Club meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center. All activities and a schedule of activities are posted at the Duval Postal Station.

Currently there are no club dues.

For information on club events and/or tickets, contact President Mark Corner at Duvalsocial@gmail.com.
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The Dynamic Dog Club January Meeting is on Wednesday, January 28 from 4:00 to 5:30 PM inside Laurel Manor Recreation Center.




This is a jam packed meeting including Election of 2015 Officers followed by two exciting topics. The first provides current information on pet health insurance. The second is a stunning dog fashion show. To participate your dog must be registered in advance to appear in the fashion show and come into the Center. Please Contact Claudia at cjbandjj@hotmail.com to participate. Loaner costumes are available from PAWS For A Moment for preregistered dogs.






Our meeting is open to all Dynamic Dog Club Members, Prospective Members and Villages Friends. To learn more about our fun programs for Therapy Dog Training, Canine Drill Team, Reading Education Assistance Dog, Lifelong Learning classes for training, and support for U.S. Military K-9s, go to the web: www.dynamicdogclub.com.

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[Edit Club] The Villages E Flyers Model Air- plane Club meets 7:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays through Fridays (weather permitting) at The Villages Polo Club. The E Flyers fly electronically powered, radio controlled model aircraft. All pilots must be Villages residents and have a valid AMA license.

Guest flyers are welcome, but must have a valid AMA license to fly. Spectators are welcome.

For information, contact president Mike Smucker 717-203-5041

EAST - WEST DHARMA HOUR

[Edit Club] With our Western backgrounds, it's not always easy for us to fully appreciate the insights into life ("dharma") coming from other perspectives. And working with native Eastern teachers may be limited by language and/or cultural barriers. So here, we will take a middle way: listening to the stories of Westerners who have studied in these other traditions, and then considering how what they have found may apply in our own lives as well. The group meets from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at the Captiva Rec Center.

For more information, contact Mike Mocella: mmocella@gmail.com, 484-354-0152.

EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR BLOOD TYPE

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The next meeting of Eat Right For Your Blood Type will be Tuesday, May 4, 2014 at 6:30 in the Julio Iglaias Room in La Hacienda Recreation Center (Please enter by external door with blue canopy).




Meeting is open to all residents and there is no charge. It is important to know your blood type, but not necessary to attend the meeting. We do have available home blood type testing kits for $10.00 if you don't know your type.



We will explain how different blood types are affected by certain foods and the problems they cause. Many of the foods we are eating every day are causing many health problems such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea, diabetes, celiac disease, prostate problems, all cancers etc. We will have many good handouts to let you know how you can change your lifestyle by changing what you are eating.



If you have a question, please call Marie Sutton 352-391-1306 or E-mail Suttonmbp@aol.com. Our meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month.

EATING IN THE RAW

[Edit Club] Eating in the Raw will meet from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday at SeaBreeze Recreation Center.
[Edit Club] The Educators Retired Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month, except June, July and August. Any Village resident who had a career in education and/or an education related field is encouraged to attend. Our meetings are social, informative and fun!

For more information, visit http://erclubvillagesfl.net/ or contact President Mary Woods at 635-2808.

EISENHOWER MEN'S BOCCE

[Edit Club] Eisenhower Men's Bocce meets at 9 am Mondays at Eisenhower Rec Center. Come for fellowship with fellow bocce players as we play the game we love. Meet in the recreation center for refreshments before we play

For information, contact Anthony Maio at 430-1943 or tdee2@yahoo.com.

EL CORTEZ WOMEN

[Edit Club] For information, call Jane Taylor at 753-6309.

ELVIS REMEMBERED

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The Elvis Remembered Club meets 6pm the 2nd Sunday of every month, at Bacall Rec Center in the Largo room.



The club is open to all Village residents and their guests.

Membership is $10 annually or $2 per meeting for guests.

This is to help with the meeting costs and snacks etc.

Please make membership checks payable to Elvis Remembered.

Membership includes meetings, door prize ticket and discounted

show ticket.



Approximately every other month will be an Elvis Tribute Artist show or guest speaker. These event tickets will be $10 for members and $15 for guests.



Resident Id's or a Resident guest pass is a must.



BYOB & snacks. Coffee, tea & cookies will be provided.



For information about the club or for tickets, please contact:

Stephanie Russo (516) 993-4726 or steph4theelvisclub@gmail.com


EMPOWERING TRANSFORMATION

[Edit Club] Empowering Transformation is starting from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 28 at the Eisenhower Rec Center. This club will be held monthly on the 4th Tuesday. After watching many documentaries that have moved, touched and inspired me to make change in my life, I thought sharing this information would be beneficial.These documentaries are available on the internet and I want to bring them to the many people who would not necessarily find them easily or maybe not want to watch them at home on their computers. Watching them in a group and then having meaningful discussion afterwards is a powerful way to open up our hearts and minds and allows us to feel supported and connected to teach other.

Empowering means to promote the self-actualization or influence of; to give official authority or legal power to. Transformation means an act, process, or instance of transforming or being transformed; a marked change, as in appearance or character, usually for the better.

There is no fee for the club at this time. For more information, contact Maryann Holden at 426-1328.

ENCORE GENERATION

[Edit Club] The Encore Generation Club provides a variety of programs designed to help people in the second half of life to "Finish Well."

The club will present topics and opportunities that address health issues for our body, mind and souls; as well as, promote a balanced life that seeks to serve others in the world around us. The Encore Generation Club is for people that want to make a difference and leave a legacy for those who follow them. The topics, projects and programs that will be offered on a monthly basis will assist you in making this time of your life, your "Encore".

October's program will be held from 7 - 8:30pm on Oct. 30 at the Big Cypress Rec Center. The program is titled "Village to Village" and the speakers are Tom and Dana Stark who are regional coordinators for Operation Christmas Child. Come and learn about a simple way that you (and your friends) can create shoeboxes filled with hope and love that will be distributed to children around the world.
[Edit Club] The Energy/Meditation Group meets 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays at Lake Miona Recreation Center.

The purpose of this group is to learn and work with the energies of the body for health and well-being, with the idea that self-awareness is a key aspect to inner peace.

The group also practices various types of breathing and meditation exercises. In consideration of others, please refrain from wearing any type of perfume or scent while attending this meeting.

For information, call Nancie L. Leon at 750-1665 or visit energymeditationgroup.com.

ENJOY PARTNER DANCING

[Edit Club] EnJOY Partner Dancing

Ballroom, latin, swing, country music played...

Meets third Wednesday of the month at Eisenhower Rec Center.
6:-8:30 pm. lesson 6 to 6:30 all dancers welcome.




Contact: Cindy

email preferred Enjoypdtv@gmail.com

352 775 8297 text 610 731 4513

ENNEAGRAM

[Edit Club] The Enneagram of Personality Types Study and Discussion Group meets 10 - 11:20 a.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month t Lake Miona Rec Center.

The Enneagram is a map of human personality. Studying this system is an opportunity to unlock the secrets of personality for the purpose of looking at yourself and others with a clarity and compassion as you work to become your best self. Although it is primarily a psychological and spiritual tool, the Enneagram of Personality Types has applications in many areas, such as business, education, relationships and parenting.

For information, contact Eleanor Chapman at 350-6650, (508) 728-3721 or chapstix12@gmail.com

ERIE

[Edit Club] For information, contact Stan at 814-868-3688 or 814-881-1760 or debstan6160@yahoo.com.

EUCHRE

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Mondays, 10-11:50 a.m., Sterling Heights Recreation Center. All levels welcome and the game is taught. Neil Timson, 813-545-8224 or neil.timson@yahoo.com.


Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., SeaBreeze Recreation Center. Doors close at 6:25 p.m. This group is for advanced players. MaryJane and Chas, 751-3676.


Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., Marilyn Monroe and Gregory Peck rooms, Paradise Recreation Center. Practice begins at 6:30 p.m. Lessons by appointment only. Joe Stone, 259-9744.


Fridays, 6:30-9 p.m., Courageous Room, Lake Miona Recreation Center. Bring a snack to share. Ralph and Marilyn, 445-9987.


EVERGREEN

[Edit Club] The Evergreen Club meets from 2 - 3:30 p.m. at Bacall Recreation Center. The Evergreen Club is an international club for people who love to travel but don't want the high cost of hotels. This is for people who want to experience the local flavor of places they'll stay while meeting some wonderful people who could very well wind up being lifetime friends.

To attend this meeting, send an email to aovnow2@aol.com.
[Edit Club] Develop better balance, get up and down easier, and have less pain and more flexibility. This program is designed to do all that by toning the muscles that do the job. The group meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday and Friday at Savannah Recreation Center. This is a challenging, no-impact, non-aerobic program that requires getting up and down off the floor.

Stay with it four weeks, and improvement is guaranteed. Wear loose fitting gym clothes and bring a mat or pad for the floor.

For information, call Larry Wood at 553-8818. No registration required. Resident ID required.
[Edit Club] Line dancing for exercise classes (formerly Giggles & Shakes) are held as follows:



Mondays: 7-7:50 a.m., La Hacienda Recreation Center. Jan Hilgenfeld, 430-1976.


Tuesdays and Thursdays: 7:30- 9:20 a.m., SeaBreeze Recreation Center. Helen Hamlett, 753-4881 or trex4137@aol.com.


First, third and fifth Wednesdays: 9:30-11 a.m., Lake Miona Recreation Center. Jan Hilgenfeld, 430-1976.


Fridays: Teaching/Practice Class, 9:30-11 a.m., Allamanda Recreation Center. Helen Hamlett, 753-4881 or trex4137@aol.com.


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This group is open to all who desire to learn more about exopolitics. Guest speakers will be invited who were involved in the exopolitics and disclosure movement to promote the truth about extraterrestrial life engaging our society and to promote a peaceful existence.


The club meets the third Friday of every month. This meeting is open to all Villagers and is free. To attend, contact Allen T. Schwartz MD at allen@exopoliticsSumtercounty.org or 874-1040.
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FABRIC FUN ARTS AND CRAFTS

[Edit Club] Fabric Fun Arts and Crafts meets 1-4 p.m. Saturdays at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. This club is for sewers of all levels. All projects are made from fabric, fibers, yarn and thread.

Lunch and Learn is held on the fourth Saturday of each month. The first Saturday of each month is demo day. Every Saturday there is a show and tell.
The club has ongoing projects for all levels of sewing crafts, including a beginning quilting group. They also have charity projects and go to Homewood of Freedom Pointe on the second Monday of each month to create projects with the residents.

Anyone who wants to share and learn projects is welcome to attend.

For information, call Micki MacCumbee at 350-6853.

FENCING

[Edit Club] En Guarde! The Villages Fencing Club meets 11 am - 12:20 pm Mondays at Odell Rec Center. Fencers must bring their own equipment. Experience levels range from beginner to fairly advanced.

A beginner's course is offered through The Villages Lifelong Learning College.

For information, call Doreen Lowther at 430-0611.
[Edit Club] The club is open to Fiat 500 owners (or those who want to be).

For more information visit the website at sites.google.com/site/tvfiat500club or email vfiat-500club@gmail.com.

FICTION WRITERS ROUNDTABLE

[Edit Club] Fiction Writers Roundtable meets 1-3:50 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Laurel Manor Recreation Center. Authors meet to read their unpublished work. Afterward, the other members offer encouragement, constructive criticism and suggestions for improving the piece.

From 1 to 2:30 p.m., the meeting is open to writers of any genre of fiction. From 2:30 to 3:50 p.m., it is devoted to writers of science fiction, fantasy and horror.

This is a friendly club. One needn t be a member or even a writer to attend. All Villages resident are invited to visit and listen to the stories.

For information, contact Jim McGann at 751-6743 or jmcgann38@embarqmail.com.




FIGURE DRAWING AND PORTRAIT

[Edit Club] The Figure Drawing and Portrait artist group meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays at Pimlico Recreation Center. Live models are provided. The club welcomes artists of all mediums. Bring art supplies.

For information, call Walt Roman at 259-7428.

FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENT GROUP

[Edit Club] Financial Markets and Investment Group meets 3:15 - 5:00 p.m. every Friday at Saddlebrook Recreation Center.

This is an interactive group that encourages participation for educational purposes where group members share their research. You will be encouraged to build your own hypothetical portfolio using a web site that college professors use to educate their students. In addition, the group will track and discuss portfolios from well known advisors and traders to compare different philosophies. For more information, contact Kenn Latzer at 704-906-5155.

FINE FEATHERED FRIENDS

[Edit Club] The Fine Feathered Friends will meet at 10 am on the third Saturday of each month at Mulberry Grove Rec Center. Refreshments and raffle during the meeting. Get to know and find other people. The club will share ideas and learn new things. Field trips will be discussed.

For information, call Susan Farrell at 201-788-8144.
[Edit Club] Dance lessons for beginners at Truman Rec Center on Thursday afternoons from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.

FIT AND FLOAT WATER EXERCISE

[Edit Club] The Fit and Float Water Exercise Class meets at 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Laurel Manor Sports Pool. Participants use a swim board for flotation to work on balance and core conditioning and to provide resistance to tone and firm muscles. Get on board for a total body workout.

For information, call Debbie Lawson at 751-5890.
[Edit Club] This yoga club is designed for active men and women who are interested in progressing their personal yoga practice. Prospective members must be Intermediate to Advanced yoga practitioners with a minimum of 3 years experience in Yoga. The active practice is challenging and incorporates precise instructions on posture, alignment, breathing, and transitions under the supervision of a certified instructor with over 30 years of experience teaching and practicing yoga.

Registration is limited on a first-come, first-serve basis. The club is currently accepting new members.

Contact Jessica (E-RYT, IAYT, IYTA Mentor) at fitu.yoga@gmail.com prior to attending a meeting (held Mondays at Odell Rec Center).

Members should bring a yoga mat and water. Yoga straps, bricks, and blankets are used as necessary. If you have them, bring them.

FIVE HUNDRED BID CARDS - BIG CYPRESS

[Edit Club] The game of 500 will meet at 6:30 PM every Thursday at Big Cypress Recreation Center. This card game is similar to Euchre except each player has 10 cards. If you are new, please come early and we will teach you. You do not need to have a partner.

For additional information, contact Ed or Sue Reddinger at 203-231-0189 or 203-243-7024 or email us at edreddinger@gmail.com.

FIVE HUNDRED BID CARDS - PARADISE

[Edit Club] The Five hundred Bid Cards is played 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays of every month at Paradise Recreation Center.

FIVE HUNDRED BID CARDS - TRUMAN

[Edit Club] The Five hundred Bid Cards is played 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of every month at Truman Recreation Center. This is an easy game to learn. It is played with a full deck plus a joker. It is a simple form of bridge with a single round of bidding.

Singles and new players are always welcome. For information, contact Ed and Sue Reddinger at 203-231-0189, 203-243-7024 or Edreddinger@gmail.com.
[Edit Club] Flashbacks upcoming Schedule:



January 23rd American Legion Sock Hop ( no band)
29th City Fire Sumter Ralph D and Richie Q
31st Laurel Manor Dance Flashback Band with Lisa Coan 6 to 9

BYOB/BYOS 10.00pp call for tickets
February 12th Italian American Club Flashback Band
14th Water Oak Community with Dawn Valentine Dance
21st Evans Prairie Rock and roll with Me
Feb 23rd 24th 25th American Bandstand with Flashback

(see attached Flyer)

27th Servicemen's Fundraiser at Colony
March 5th City Fire Sumter Ralph and Friends
14th Evans Prairie Rock and Roll

Flashback Rock and Roll Band meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Bradenton Recreation Center.

There will be 50s, 60s and 70s music. Rehearsals are every Wednesday. All Villages residents are invited to attend and listen or dance to the music.

For information, contact Ralph DiNome at 454-4265 or http://www.flashbackrockandroll.com/about-us/.

Flashback is a Rock and Roll band based in The Villages, Florida. Formed in early 2011, this band is dedicated to the faithful reproduction of the golden rock and roll oldies from the 50's through the 70's. This seven piece band is comprised of a lead singer, lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Bass, keybords, saxophone, and drums. Performing music by Motown artists, British Invasion bands, The Eagles, and many of the Billboard top 100 artists of the golden years of rock, Flashback is known for the driving beats, exacting harmonies, and tight rhythms that is guaranteed to excite and please our fans.

Flashback performs in restaurants in and around the Villages and also performs for many of the social clubs within The Villages and surrounding communities. In addition to these performances, we sponser four fundraisers a year in support of local and International charities. Over the past 2 years we have contributed almost $6000 to worthy causes such as Wildwood Soup Kitchen, Operation Shoebox, Operation Smile, and The Wounded Warrior Foundation.

Rock and Roll Forever!!

FLIPSIDE

[Edit Club] Flipside is a new seven-piece classic rock and R&B band made up of experienced musicians who all are Villages residents. Flipside rehearses the first and third Wednesday of each month at El Santiago Rec Center.

For information, contact Sandi via email at ssenator@comcast.net. You also can request to be put on a distribution list for regular updates.

FLOOR HOCKEY

[Edit Club] The Floor Hockey Club will begin playing at 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the tennis courts off of CR 466 near CR 301. Bring tennis shoes, black or white t-shirt for team ID, suggest soccer shin guards, gloves, and helmet optional. Friendly game, no body checking, no slap shots, and absolutely no fighting. Come early as I need help assembling the nets. Sticks and softballs (hockey pucks) are provided.

For information, call Ray Jeris at 259-1066.

FLORAL DESIGN

[Edit Club] At the beginners class, participants will receive a glass vase, fresh flowers and instruction on creating an alstroemeria vase arrangement to take home with them. Care of fresh flowers and tips on purchasing them will also be discussed. The $15 fee for the first class will cover the cost of the vase and flowers. At the second class, participants will bring their own flowers and container and will design a centerpiece table arrangement. Floral foam can be purchased at class for $2. Instruction on making bows will also be given at the second class. Participants can sign up for one or both classes, but it is recommended that those coming to the second class attend the beginners class or have basic knowledge of floral design.

Class size is limited, and the fee for first class must be received prior to class so that supplies can be purchased. For information or to sign up for classes, contact Barbara Filipiak at 727-398-7806 or e-mail at bjf347@ aol.com.

FLORIDA CLUB

[Edit Club] Membership in The Florida Club is open to anyone who has lived elsewhere in Florida.

For information, contact Joyce Maschinot at:

thefloridaclubtv@gmail.com

or 352-205-8820

FLUTE CHOIR

[Edit Club] The Villages Flute Choir meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, November through April, at Allamanda Recreation Center. In addition to rehearsing challenging and eclectic music, the group performs at various community events.

Intermediate and advanced C flute, and alto and bass flute players are encouraged to join. If you are interested in becoming a member, call musical director Christine Smith at 561-4039 to arrange an audition.

A $10 annual fee is collected from each member to cover the cost of music.

FOLK MUSIC

[Edit Club] The Goodrich Folk Music Club meets 7-8:50 p.m. Mondays in the Reliance Room at Lake Miona Recreation Center. If you play an acoustic instrument, enjoy singing along or just want to revisit songs from the era of the Kingston Trio, Tom Paxton and Peter, Paul and Mary, and others like them, come and join the fun.

Goodrich Folk Singers perform for area clubs and organizations. Contact Dan Andrews at 352-259-8979 or deejandrew@yahoo.com.

For all other information, contact Richy Bender at 753-6555 or RHBEN@comcast.net or Nancy Sievert at 259-8669 or dsievert06@embarqmail.com.


FORD RETIREES

[Edit Club] The Ford Retirees of The Villages meets on the third Thursday of the month.

All Ford Retirees and spouses living in The Villages are welcome.
[Edit Club] The Foreign Film Club meets at 12:30 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays and Sundays of the month in the Americana Room at Mulberry Grove Recreation Center.

All films are shown once on Saturday and repeated on Sunday. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 1 p.m. Seating is limited. No one will be admitted after the film starts. Refreshments and discussion follow the film on Saturdays. Volunteers are regularly needed to lead discussions and service the refreshment tables. Donations of $1 are appreciated for club maintenance.

For information, call Joy Kirchens at 259-5459 or go to thevillagesforeignfilmclub.com.

FOUR SCORE & MORE

[Edit Club] The Four Score & More Club is a social club for Village residents who are 80 years of age now or will become so this year. There are no dues. The club has been meeting since 1993.

New members and guests are always welcome. For further information or to participate, call CeCe DiMatteo at 750-0376.
[Edit Club] The French Conversation Group meets 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month in the Rod and Reel Room at Fish Hawk Recreation Center.

Anyone who is a native French speaker, a lifelong student of French, or just enjoys hearing the language being spoken is welcome to attend and chat with other Francophones in a relaxed, unstructured setting.

This is not a teaching or study group, just a way to stay connected to spoken French.

For information, contact Jane Joyner at janenjoyner@gmail.com or 404-281-1686.
[Edit Club] knowledge of French, of France and its customs. Native French speakers are always welcome to join and share with everyone the benefit of their knowledge.

The group meets from 11:20- 1:20 pm every Thursday at El Santiago Rec Center.

For information, call Anne Le Dimma Marsilo at 750-2270 or larryanne@embarqmail.com.

FRESHWATER FISHING CLUB

[Edit Club] For questions or information, call Dick at 430-2067.

FRIENDS OF THE VILLAGES LIBRARIES

[Edit Club] The Friends of The Villages Libraries group meets at 9:30 am the second Tuesday of each month at alternating libraries to discuss and plan library programs and community outreach projects.

The Friends are an all-volunteer nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose primary goal is to promote the library within the community. The secondary goal is to encourage literacy in Sumter Country.

The Friends have book rooms in both the Belvedere and Pinellas branches of The Villages Public Library where the public can donate various media forms - books, CDs, DVDs, VHS, etc. - which are sold to the public 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am to 1 pm Saturdays.

Since 2003, the Friends have returned more than $210,000 to the library and the community.

For dates, locations or more information, contact Marilyn Ivison at 633-3484 or mivison@comcast.net.

FRIENDS OF UNCLE PEPE

[Edit Club] "Friends of Uncle Pepe" club meets 4 times per year; January, April, July and October on the 4th Sunday at 5 PM at Captiva rec ctr. There is no charge. It is a dance and folks need to bring A snack and something to drink. Entertainment by Uncle Pepe and others.


FSU FRIENDS

[Edit Club] For information, contact Pat Grogan at 751-7191 or pkingro@aol.com.

FUN TIME BAND (a.k.a. "OLDE TYME DANCE BAND")

[Edit Club] The Olde Tyme Dance Band meets 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays at Mulberry Grove Recreation Center.

The band is looking for instrumentalists to play old standards and traditional jazz from the Harry James, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey era. You must be able to read music or play by ear. Bring your instrument and a stand.

Anyone who would like to listen is welcome to attend. For information, contact Paul Collins at 572-2404 or paulfranklincollins@ gmail.com.

FUN TIME FOLLIES

[Edit Club] For more information about the upcoming burlesque show contact producers Jim or Kim Krum at 259-9079 or cell 352-205-1185.

FUZZY YELLOW BALL

[Edit Club] Fuzzy Yellow Ball plays at 8 a.m. Thursdays at Bradenton Recreation Center tennis courts. 3.5 to 4.0 mixed doubles round robin competitive tennis.

For information, contact Janeen at 459-1952 or janwhet@gmail.com.
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GALS OF THE RIO GRANDE

[Edit Club] All ladies living in the Rio Grande area are welcome to join.

If you have any questions, contact Joan at 750-3172.

GARDEN NORTH

[Edit Club] Villages Garden Club North will meet from 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Mulberry Grove Recreation Center. The program will be member Barbara Filipiak, Villager and floral designer, making floral arrangements from common foliage and flowers found in yards.

The club has an extensive and free plant exchange table. ID what you bring.

Admission to the club is an item of food or hygiene for the club s two charities: Lady Lake Food Pantry and the Homeless Children of the Ocala National Forest.

For information, contact Anne Lambrecht at 751-4380.

GATORS

[Edit Club] You do not have to be an alumnus to join the club, just a Gators fan. For information, contact Scot Shipic at 259-9907.

GEM AND MINERAL

[Edit Club] The Villages Gem and Mineral Society has a workshop at 6 p.m. Thursdays at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. Rock and mineral collectors, lapidary artists, gem hobbyists and fossil enthusiasts are welcome to attend.

Learn how to identify rocks, minerals and gems; how to polish and facet gems and make jewelry; silversmithing, wire wrapping and cold connections; how to identify fossils. Join the group on field trips to find rocks, minerals and fossils.

For information, call club president Tom Mitchell at 751-0906.

GEM CAR

[Edit Club] Gem Car Club (Low Speed Vehicles) will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Saddlebrook Recreation Center.

The program will include summer treats and trivia quiz during a time of fellowship.

Richard Gallop, Service Manager for Bill Bryan GEM Dealer in Fruitland Park, will answer any question about maintenance of a GEM.

All GEM owners and anyone interested in LSVs are welcome.

For information, contact Tom Sanders at 753-1324 or Valeria Mabene at 750-8346.

GEMSTONE DANCERS

[Edit Club] The Villages Gemstone Dancers meet 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays at Allamanda Recreation Center and 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursdays at Odell Recreation Center. This is a high-energy theatrical-style dance group.

Dancers will have the opportunity to learn to dance with many different kinds of props, creating innovative routines and shows. Some form of dance background or good movement ability is needed.

The group is directed by Judy Quail, a past professional choreographer for the NBA s Washington Wizards dance team.

The group performs October- May as part of The Villages Entertainment for festivities and events around The Villages three squares.

For information, contact Judy at 350-3742 or twirl5678@hotmail.com.
[Edit Club] The Brickwall Solutions Special Interest Group of The Villages Genealogical Society will resume meetings at 8:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Savannah Center, prior to the VGS meeting. Bring that tough problem you have not been able to resolve and discuss ways around or over that wall.

For information, email Bev Schonewolf at bevswolf@comcast.net.
[Edit Club] This group meets the 1st Friday of every month from Oct - May from 9:30 am - 11:30 am in the Courageous Room at Lake Miona Rec Center. The group is open to Villages residents who are members of The Villages Geneology Society. If you are not a member of VGS, you will be given an application at this meeting that you can mail to request a membership. Membership dues are $10 for the 1st year and $5 annual renewal dues.

For more information, contact Pat Rand at 391-1388 or pwrand@gmail.com, or go to www.vgsfl-org
[Edit Club] The Computing for the Genealogist SIG, coordinated by John DeAngelo, meets the first Monday of the month, October through May, in the Charleston Room at the Savannah Recreation Center at 9:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. We plan to present topics related to genealogy and the computer and how to use the computer to enhance your genealogical research. This is not a group to learn the basics of using a computer. We recommend The Villages Computer Club or the Life Long Learning College to learn the basic operation of a computer
[Edit Club] The European Special Interest Group of the Villages Genealogy Society meets from 1-2:50 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month in the Triple Crown Room of the Churchill Recreation Center.

Barbara Lucier, the groups coordinator, will lead the discussion on ways to research immigration paths from the USA to Eastern Europe, the information on Naturalization papers and USA Census Reports. The support from this smaller group promotes sharing avenues of information from personal experiences and the internet. Please bring your stories or research to share with us.

The group is open to Villages residents who are members of the Villages Genealogy Society. If you are not a member of VGS, you will be given an application at this meeting that you can mail with your check to request membership. Membership dues are $10 for the first year and $5 annually for renewals. Visit VGSFL.org for information.

For information, contact Barbara Lucier at 259-6773 or lucier_ barbara@yahoo.com.
[Edit Club] The Family Tree Maker special interest group of The Villages Genealogy Society meets at 1 p.m. the second Monday of each month in the Spirit Room at Mulberry Grove Recreation Center.

The SIG group is not a teaching group. This group focuses on helping members understand versions 2010 and 2011 of this genealogical software. There is a moderator and a panel of two or three who answer questions related to the software.

Villagers who would like to learn more about Family Tree Maker are welcome. You must join The Villages Genealogy Society, which costs $5 to join and $5 per year dues. You will be given an application at the meeting to take with you and send to the VGS.

If you have a laptop, bring it to the meeting. For information, contact Robert (Greg) Gregoire at 259-0507 or uneeq7@gmail.com.


[Edit Club] The French Canadian Special Interest Group, coordinated by Geri Schembari, meets every first Wednesday of the month from October through May from 9:30 a.m. until 11:20a.m. in the Julio Iglesias Room at the La Hacienda Recreation Center, 1200 Avenida Central. During the year they also take field trips to libraries, seminars and other genealogical events. The group discusses points of interest to all involved such as hereditary disorders in the French Canadian population, migratory routes to the United States, New England and the Midwest. The group discusses where to research to find your answers; since most of us have the same ancestors we share our knowledge to each other through reports.
[Edit Club] The group is open to Villages residents who are members of The Villages Genealogical Society. If you are not a member of the VGS, you will be given an application at the Sept. 13 meeting that you can mail to request a membership. Membership dues are $10 for the first year and $5 annual renewal dues thereafter.

For information, contact Jim Lannin at 750-4004 or by email at JimLannin@JimLannin.com
[Edit Club] The Genealogy German Special Interest Group meets 9:30 a.m.- noon the second Thursday of each month in the Reliance Room at Lake Miona Recreation Center. Each meeting will begin with a 20-45 minute presentation on a subject related to Germany and genealogy research.

Topics to be covered include emigration, states and their capitals, city history, fonts and scripts, church organizations, labor and guilds, websites and enclaves outside German borders.

Following formal presentations will be a round-table discussion on areas of general German genealogy research. The last half hour will be set aside, as required, for assistance with individual problem solving.

For information, email: Bernie (Bernhard) Guenther at bdguenther39@gmail.com
[Edit Club] The Irish Genealogy Special Interest Group, coordinated by Tom Voyles, meets the second Wednesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. until noon in the Osceola Room at the Chula Vista Recreation Center, 1011 Rio Grande Drive. Meetings are free-flowing question and answer sessions and discussions. At some meetings information is presented on a particular topic having to do with Irish genealogy, at other sessions we may show a video having to do with Ireland or Irish genealogy. There is a research guide which is passed out to members which outlines the records that are available, what information is contained in them, and how and where to access them.
[Edit Club] The Italian Genealogy Special Interest Group, coordinated by Joanne DeCecchis, meets in the Atlanta Room of the Savannah Regional Recreation Center, 1545 Buena Vista Boulevard. Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:00p.m. to 2:50p.m. Our goal is to offer help and advise to one another though meetings and email with our own researching experiences and sharing those experiences with one another in the discovery of our Italian ancestors.We are an informal group with no specific presentations or agenda. We focus on how to make that first connection in Italy and understanding the documents that may be available and how to obtain and translate them. Some of our members already have had considerable success and they are sharing their knowledge already learned in order for others to meet their objectives.
[Edit Club] The Genealogy Mac Users SIG will meet 10 - 11:50 am the second Thursday of each month in the Jefferson Room at Laurel Manor Rec Center.

This group will help residents who are members of The Villages Genealogical Society utilize their Mac computers to do genealogy research.

The meetings will help members learn to use their computers to search, retrieve and save valuable family history. Basic meeting format will be round-table discussions and demonstrations.

In order to attend this SIG, a resident must become a member of VGS. Go to vgsfl.org and complete the form.

For information, contact Christine Courtwright at number 1cc@gmail.com or 753-6139.
[Edit Club] The New England Genealogy Special Interest Group meets noon - 1:50pm the 3rd Thursday of every month in the Clearwater Room at SeaBreeze Rec Center.

Meetings will consist of either a webinar on a topic related to the New England region (NY & PA included), a special speaker or field trip. Time period of interest in 1625 to 2013. Attendees should bring any information that they feel will be of interest to other researchers or questions they may have pertaining to this SIGs regions.

Any resident of The Villages interested in genealogy is welcome to attend this meeting. To become a member of The Villages Genealogical Society please refer to www.vgsfl.org and click on "New Members".

For information, contact Christine Courtwright at 753-6139 or number1cc@gmail.com.


[Edit Club] The New to Genealogy Special Interest Group (SIG) meets at 2 pm in the Gladiola Room at Allamanda Recreation Center.

This group is for researchers who have less than two years of experience in family history research. Meetings include a short lesson and discussion session.

The group is open to all Villages residents who are members of the Villages Genealogy Society (VGS). Bring your Village ID that has your VGS membership tag. If you are not a member of the VGS, applications will be available at this meeting that you can mail to request a membership. Membership dues are $10 for the first year and $5 for annual renewal.

For information, contact Ken Macomber at 259-8465 or go to vgsfl.org and click on "Special Interest Groups" (left panel), then click on "New to Genealogy SIG."
[Edit Club] Scandinavian Special Interest Group (SIG) will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 16 at SeaBreeze Recreation Center.

This month, for the first hour, members will pair up and compare research with each other. Then everyone will regroup as a full group and take one issue, discuss it and use the computer to do research regarding that issue. Coffee will be available.

The Scandinavian SIG meets 10-11:50 a.m. the third Friday of each month at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. To participate in this SIG, one has to be a member of the Villages Genealogical Society.

For information, contact Larry Peterson at 751-3979, larann73@gmail.com or see the blog at scandsig.blogspot.com or the Villages Genealogical website at villagesgenealogy.org.
[Edit Club] GENEALOGY - RootsMagic Special Interest group (SIG)

RootsMagic is software which resides on your own computer and allows you to enter, organize, track sources and generate your own genealogy charts and reports.

The RootsMagic Special Interest Group of the Villages Genealogical Society meets the first Monday of January through May, and September through December at 2:30 p.m. at the Seabreeze Recreation Center. Must be a VGS member to attend. For more information contact Val Harris at
765-432-7927 or vharriskokomo66@yahoo.com, or Lois Rose at
lois.a.rose@gmail.com, or www.vgsfl.org.

The software is described and can be purchased at www.RootsMagic.com.
[Edit Club] We are a non-profit organization serving The Villages in North Central Florida since 1993.

Our purpose is to promote and stimulate knowledge and interest in the study of genealogy; to provide for exchange of information among members; and to provide educational programs and workshops that will assist our members in their genealogical research

Each year we strive to provide programs of instruction through our monthly general meetings with guest speakers from the Florida area. We also provide specific topics of instruction through our Special Interest Group (SIG) program. We also conduct our Annual All-Day Seminar in February of each year with a nationally known speaker. Watch for details on our website and in the Recreation News section of The Villages Daily Sun.

We have assisted the Genealogy sections of our local libraries through the purchase of books and magazines. Additional information is available in the Library section of this website.

The Villages Genealogical Society meets monthly (except for June through August) on the fourth Wednesday at the Savannah Recreational Center at 10:00 a.m. We also offer monthly Special Interest Group meetings, with the opportunity to network with other genealogists and work on in-depth research. Meeting times and locations are posted on the website on our Home page and the Events page. Members also receive our monthly newsletter, which contains Society news and events, genealogical tips and articles, Society news and events, and other member information.

If you are a resident of The Villages, Florida, we invite you to join our Society or attend one of our meetings as a guest.

For more information contact the club's president, Pat Rand, at 391-1388 or by email at president@vgsfl.org.
[Edit Club] The General Federation of Women s Clubs is a unifying force, bringing together local women s clubs, with members dedicated to strengthening their communities and enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. With 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state and more than a dozen countries, GFWC members are community leaders who work locally to create global change by supporting the arts, preserving natural resources, advancing education, promoting healthy lifestyles, encouraging civic involvement, and working toward world peace and understanding.

For more information, call Barbara O'Brien at 391-1655.

GENTLE PACED ACTIVITIES

[Edit Club] Gentle Paced Activities 2nd &4th Mondays at 10:00AM at Paradise Rec Center.

For sign up and more info, call (352) 753-0637.

GENTLE YOGA

[Edit Club] Location: Bradenton
Contact Information:
Jan Smith at 419-340-0555

Details:
Gentle Yoga, suitable for beginners, is held 2-3:20 p.m. Mondays at Bradenton Recreation Center. This is a feel-good stretch for any level student. Learn the basics from a 45-year veteran instructor who will prepare you for more advanced classes. Wear loose or stretchable clothing and bring a mat or large towel. Don't arrive with a full stomach.

GEOCACHING WORKSHOP

[Edit Club] For information, call Jim or Sally Smith 750-4544.
[Edit Club] For information, call Ernie Reece at (407) 416-0610 or visit Here.

GERMAN AMERICAN

[Edit Club] For information, call Geri Wickers at 750-4001.

GIANT FOOTBALL CLUB

[Edit Club] The Giant Football Club will meet at 6:30 pm on the forth Tuesday of each month. There are guest speakers, trivia contests, 50/50 drawing, among other activities.

Wear a name tag. For more information, call Joe Kelly at 633-3433.

GILBERT AND SULLIVAN

[Edit Club] The Villages Gilbert and Sullivan Society meets at 1 pm o the third Thursday of each month at Allamanda Rec Center. Everyone is welcome. Generally, we view a complete G&S operetta video - about two hours - followed by optional discussions, readings, singing, etc.

For details, contact Bob Russell at 617-269-3768 or r@savoyard.us.

GILCHRIST GATHERING

[Edit Club] Gilchrist Gathering (east side) will meet 6:30-9 p.m. every fourth Wednesday at Bradenton Recreation Center.

Gilchrist Gathering is a potluck for Gilchrist residents (east side). Bring a dish to share and BYOB. There will be a 50/50 raffle and dance music. Seating is limited. Tickets will be issued.

For tickets or information, contact Claire Rahn at Clebs@juno.com.

GIN RUMMY

[Edit Club] Silver Lake Recreation Center: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays. All gin players are welcome, as well as those who would like to learn how to play with an easy-going and fun group.

For information contact Gladys Keener, 750-3936, or Inge Brown, 750-3858.

GIRL SCOUT ALUMNAE SILVER TREFOIL GROUP

[Edit Club] The Girl Scout Alumnae Silver Trefoil Group exists to promote the positive impact of Scouting and to provide he opportunity for GS ALumnae o relive their scouting memories and make new ones. Generally, we meet the fourth Mondayof each at Laurel Manor at 3:00, September to May.

Everyone with an interest in Scouting, having fun, learning new information and skills, doing various service projects is welcome and encouraged to join us. All are welcome. Previous experience as a Girl Scout is not required for membership. Annual club dues are $5.00.

For further information, please call RaeAnn Bethel (352-259-0406) or Deborah Smith (352-259-6928.)



Activities associated with this club:

We are probably best known for our annual Pajama/ Book drive benefitting homeless children in Lake, Sumter and Marion counties. Yes, we are ones responsible for the "red boxes" you see in all the rec. centers and around The Villages, during October, November and December. Also, when you sign-up for events held at the rec. centers, please check the confirmation to see if the event supports the PJ/Book Drive. (If you bring a book or PJ to donate, there might be a special prize!) We encourage all to support this service project!

GLASS ENGRAVING (ART ON GLASS)

[Edit Club] The Glass Engraving Club meets 9-11 a.m. the second, fourth and fifth Mondays of each month at Laurel Manor Recreation Center and 1-3 p.m. the second, fourth and fifth Mondays of each month at Bacall Recreation Center.

Anyone who would like to learn to engrave beautiful art on glass is welcome to attend. Hand-engraving personalized gifts any time of the year is easy and elegant. Club leaders can tell you where to get free glass for your projects.

Visit a meeting to see incredible works of art done by novices with no artistic background as well as seasoned engravers. For information, call Jenny Robinson at 391-3487.

Glass engraving classes are available at The Villages Lifelong Learning College. For information, call 753-3035.

GLASS FUSION

[Edit Club] GLASS FUSION COLONY

The Glass Fusion Colony Club meets 2-5 p.m. Sundays, 9 a.m.- noon Mondays and 2-5 p.m. Thursdays at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. Members work on their own projects in a workshop setting. Anyone interested may stop in during a meeting to see projects being created and meet members. For information, contact Linda Smith at lindylee1028@comcast.net or Robin Jones at robin0512@comcast.net. Include your telephone number in your email.

GLASS FUSION PARADISE

Paradise Glass Fusion meets 1-4:20 p.m. Tuesdays, 4-6:20 p.m. Thursdays and noon-3:20 p.m. Sundays at Paradise Recreation Center. Basic glass class is offered monthly. Call Linda at 350- 7142 for details. Experienced members are always willing to help and share. For information, contact Bonnie Nicholson bonnie585@hotmail. com.

GLASS FUSION SEABREEZE

The SeaBreeze Glass Fusion Club meets 1-4 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. As of July 2013, the waiting list is closed as it will take at least two years to work through it. Any one is welcome to stop in and see what is being done by the members. For information, contact Judy at jdbieb@comcast.net or 750-6199.

GLASS FUSION EISENHOWER

For information, contact Cindy Carpenter at 350-2579 or cdcarp@gmail.com.

GLENBROOK

[Edit Club] Glenbrook Social Club will be celebrating their welcome back snowbirds with an Italian Night at 6:30 pm, Oct. 15 at Savannah Center.

Call Arlene Kerans at 259-0103 to reserve a table for 8 or individual seats. Individuals will be placed together so that none are left alone.
[Edit Club] The Villages Goldwing Association meets at 6 p.m. the first Friday of every month at Laurel Manor.

All Villages Gold Wing owners and anyone with an interest in Honda Gold Wings is welcome to join the club.

Refer to the Club section of the weekly Recreation News for upcoming ride schedules or visit our website at www.my.calendars.net/villagewingers.

For information, contact Jim Misciagno at 753-8051

GOLF CART DRILL TEAM

[Edit Club] The Villages Golf Cart Precision Drill Team is seeking new members. New members must have an electric cart, be full-time residents of The Villages and have golf cart insurance.

This fun group performs in parades and at the Polo Field during polo season.

You can watch the group on YouTube.com and type in Precision golf cart drill team in the search box.

Call Gary Garrett, 352-430-2564 for information.

GOOD NEWS FELLOWSHIP

[Edit Club] The Good News Fellowship is a new social club for all Christians living in The Villages and their guests. (Villagers ID cards and guest passes are required). Starting Oct. 11, they will be gathering together 6:30 - 8:20 p.m. on the second Friday of the month at Laurel Manor Rec Center.

They bid everyone seeking an opportunity for spiritual uplifting a very hearty welcome to come, relax, enjoy the fellowship with other Bible believers and make new friends. There will be heavenly music for your singing and listening pleasure, time to rejoice and share life-changing testimonies and light refreshments. Bring a few friends and neighbors and join them for a good time in the Lord.

For information, contact Gladys or Don Dawson at 753-8334 or dondawson@centurylink.net.
[Edit Club] If you like to dine in homes, with friendly people, enjoying gourmet type meals in a group of 8, or dine out in nice restaurants, you have found the right club. Now in their eighth year, hundreds of people have found new friends. You will dine together for the quarter and get to know one another.

Call Dan 638-3018 or visit thevillagesgourmetclub.com for information.

GREATER HARTFORD

[Edit Club] The Greater Hartford Connecticut Club meets at 6:30 at Bacall Rec Center. Become reacquainted with your Connecticut friends and hear the plans for the exciting 2013-2014 season. If you are able to attend, contact Melinda Feivou at mfivo@comcast.net or at 633-3561.

GREEK-AMERICAN

[Edit Club] All Villagers welcome. For information, contact Ron and Vivian at 750-6051.

GREENBRIAR VILLAS

[Edit Club] The Greenbriar Villas Social Club meets monthly at the Chatham Recreation Center. For information, call Jan Thomas at 561-4848.

GREENS ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB

[Edit Club] The Club meets at 3:30 p.m. in the Pimlico Room at Pimlico Recreation Center. Looking for leaders in the club. For more information, contact Sue Michalson at suube2@gmail.com or call 259-1426.
[Edit Club] OUR GOAL

EDUCATION- We want to educate the public on Greyhound racing as well as Greyhound Adoption.

We do this through activities in the community.

If we raise some money on the way all the better.

Greyhound Adoption of Florida in Sparr, Florida, is who we work with for adoptable dogs.

For information, call Enis Bissonnette at 751-4418.

GROUP SYNERGY

[Edit Club] GROUP SYNERGY MEETS REGULARLY:

Tuesday 8am at Laurel Manor Rec center
Wednesday 1 pm at Eisenhower Rec center
Friday 9am at Eisenhower Rec center

Classes start with 35-40 minutes of cardio aerobic movement to upbeat, energizing music. This is followed by strength training with weights, and then floor work for all-over conditioning for chest, legs and abdominial areas. Attendees will need a mat and weights.

For more information, contact Debbie Johnson at 459-1994 or odebberso@gmail.com




GROWTH STOCK PICKERS

[Edit Club] The Villages Growth Stock Pickers Club meets at 9 a.m. Wednesdays in the Defender Room at Lake Miona Recreation Center.

The club is for residents of The Villages. The purpose of the club is to use the IBD way of investing and share knowledge of stocks.
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HACIENDA SOUTH/ WEST WOMEN

[Edit Club] The Hacienda S/W Women s Club is open to all residents of Hacienda S/W. Call Juliette at 753-3350 if you can help.

HAMPTON SINGERS

[Edit Club] The Hampton singers meet 7-8:50 p.m. Wednesdays at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. The group plays a wide variety of country, classic rock, and anything else baby boomers like. Songs such as Hang on Sloopy, Rocky top, King of the Road, etc. Everyone is welcome to attend, play or sing, or just listen. See you on Wednesdays.

HANDICAP

[Edit Club] The club meets the third Wednesday of every month except for July and August. Anyone along with their Caregivers are welcome at the meetings.

The club also bowls at Spanish Springs Lane on Saturday afternoon.

For information, contact June Garcia at 750-2489 or Lee Bowen at 753-0933.

HANGAR FLYERS

[Edit Club] The club meets at 9:30 a.m. the third Saturday of each month, in the Gregory Peck Room at Paradise Recreation Center, 12 months a year and has no dues. Club shirts and caps are available at cost and name tags are free.

Anyone, male for female, with flying experience or who is just interested in aviation, whether military, commercial or private, is invited to attend and encouraged to share experiences.

For information, call Lou Branch at 259-6965.


HAPPY STITCHERS

[Edit Club] The Happy Stitchers meet at 1 p.m. Wednesdays in the Stars and Stripes Room at Lake Miona Recreation Center. All stitchers are invited to join the group. If you like to knit, crochet or cross-stitch, or if you can quilt or do needlepoint, crewel or any type of needlework, bring your current project. Members will get acquainted while stitching and complete some of their unfinished projects.

For information, call Bonnie Westfall at 430-0651.

HARMONICA

[Edit Club] The Villages Harmonica Club is open to all Villages residents who play chromatic harmonica or wish to learn to play chromatic harmonica. The band rehearses 9-11a.m. Fridays at El Santiago Recreation Center. Visitors and new members always are welcome.

The band plays selections from the Great American Songbook, Tin Pan Alley and the swing era, as well as pop, standards and regional favorites. Music books and practice CDs are available.

A skill-building workshop for new songs, playing techniques and music theory is held 9-11 a.m. most Mondays at Silver Lake Recreation Center. Call ahead for availability.

The club is considering starting a beginners chromatic program. For information, call John Mooney at 396-1014.

HEALTHY CHOICES

[Edit Club] Healthy Choices Club meets 10:30 - 11:40 am at Chula Vista Rec Center. For information, call Kae Borrero at 533-7903.

HEALTHY, WEALTHY AND WISE

[Edit Club] The Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Club is an "edutainment" club to provide independent and objective education in health and financial issues as well as to provide a social medium for sharing personal experiences in these subjects.

The HWW Club meets the 4th Thursday of every month in the Seabreeze Rec Center at 6PM. All are welcome and refreshments are served.

For more information contact Liz Jarrett (352-978-4238) or Jerry Lapham (352-350 6608) or email HWWise@hotmail.com

HEARING YOUR INNER VOICE

[Edit Club] Hearing Your Inner Voice meets at 1:30 Tuesdays at Colony Cottage Recreation Center.

For information, call Pat Wallens at 753-3844.

HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

[Edit Club] Hearing Loss Association of America, 1-2:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month from September through May, Triple Crown Room, Churchill Street Recreation Center.

Call 751-4532 or abf@abfinlayson.com.

HEART OF DIXIE

[Edit Club] Heart of Dixie meets at La Hacienda Recreation Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the meeting starting at 6:30. The club is open to all who have lived in the south.

HEART OF FLORIDA BARBERSHOP CHORUS

[Edit Club] The Heart of Florida men's Barbershop Chorus meets at 6:30 pm every Thursday at the North Lake Presbyterian Church.

If you love to sing, you'll definitely want to sing four part a capella harmony. "Come on down".

For more information contact Dave Holmberg at 259-2209 or email him at humbug486@embarqmail.com.

HEARTS

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Shooting the Moon Hearts Club, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, Chula Vista Recreation Center. Standard rules apply. Don Carpenter, 350-2841.


Hearts Club, 8:30-11:20 a.m. Tuesdays, Laurel Manor Recreation Center. Standard Hearts rules apply. Gerry Eichorn, 751-1230.


Thursday Hearts, 1-4 p.m. the second, third, fourth and fifth Thursdays of the month, Bridgeport Recreation Center. Standard rules apply. Henry Boehm, 259-9361, or Jerry Kapp, 259-2070.


Hearts, 1-3:50 p.m. the first Thursday of every month, Sandringham Room, Canal Street Recreation Center. Henry Boehm, 259-9361.


[Edit Club] Visit us at http://hemingwayvillage.webs.com/--this site is to help to promote fellowship and camaraderie for its members through improved communication of community activities, promotion of common interests and by advertising social and volunteer activities for the benefit of the community.

For information, call Darlene Mowbray at 446-3410.
[Edit Club] Hi-Tech Trivia meets at 6:30 p.m. the 4th Friday of each month at SeaBreeze Recreation Center.

For information, contact Ric Mitchell at 874-7544 or email Ric@ricmitchell.com.

HIGH INTENSITY DEEP WATER WORKOUT

[Edit Club] High Intensity Deep Water Workout meets at 11-11:50 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Laurel Manor Sports Pool. Clients wear floating belts and work with different tools in the water. All classes are coed.

For information, call the certified instructor at 259-1442.

HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING (H.I.I.T.)

[Edit Club] H.I.I.T. meets every Wednesday at 7:30 am at Colony Cottage Rec Center.

HIIT is a specialized form of interval training that involves short intervals of maximum intensity exercise separated by short rest periods. (Maximum intensity differs for each individual). It offers several advantages that traditional steady-state exercise can't provide:


HIIT increases the amount of calories you burn during the exercise session and afterwards because it increases aerobic capacity a well as the amount of time it takes your body's oxygen supplies to recover.
It causes metabolic adaptations that enable you to use more fat as fuel.
It appears to limit muscle loss that can occur with weight loss as compared with traditional cardio.


The class is composed of a cardio warm-up, 3 High Intensity (Tabata) intervals, leg & abdominal work and a final cool down / stretch. Participants should bring a mat.

For more information, contact Jean Hofmann at tux111@comcast.net.

HIGH, LOW, JACK

[Edit Club] The High, Low, Jack game (Pitch) is a men s league that meets at 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays in the Rita Hayworth Room at Paradise Recreation Center.

The game is played with four partners per team and two teams per table. The first team to reach 11 points wins. The winning team stays at the table and the losing team moves.

The rules are similar to the other High, Low, Jack clubs in The Villages, except that the dealer can take the bid that is offered and if everyone passes the dealer can pass the deal or take the bid for two. BYOB.

For information, call Tom Dorgan at 750-6108.

HOLISTIC HEALTH

[Edit Club] Some topics will include Heart Disease and High Risk Diabetes, Macular Degeneration, Senior Dementia, and Cholesterol. There is no charge. A Village ID is required.

For information, call Richard Matwyshen, 751-0365.
[Edit Club] The Holly Hill Villas Social Club meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Truman Rec Center.

HOME BREWERS (CRAFT BEER)

[Edit Club] The Villages (Craft Beer) Home Brewers Club will meet at 7p.m. Tuesday at Sterling Heights Recreation Center. The group is for home-based craft beer brewers living in The Villages who want to share ideas, recipes, brewing techniques and brewing equipment, and to educate the less experienced wishing to learn the beer-brewing craft.

Meetings also are opportunities for members to share their home-brewed creations for stylistic interpretation and evaluation of taste, color, clarity, flavor and aroma.

The club meets the third Tuesday of every month and is open to all Villagers. For information, call Ron McMahon at 205-4647.
[Edit Club] The Home Decorating Club is now accepting members for 2014. Go to the Club website at http://www.homedecoclub.com/ for more information. The club meets from 1:30 to 3:20 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at Laurel Manor Recreation Center. Any questions, contact Holly Baumgartner at 750-5793 or email at homedecoclub@gmail.com.
[Edit Club] The next meeting of Villages Honor Flight is at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. An ice cream social will be held for the volunteers. The club will also be finalizing plans for the fashion show and luncheon on Sept. 9 sponsored by the Honor Flight Club. For ticket information, email hftickets@gmail.com.

The club is also sponsoring a golf tournament on Oct. 12 at Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club. This event is open to the public with an entry fee of $60.

Applications are available online or by calling Jerry Lemerise at 789- 3320.

For information about the club or becoming a guardian on upcoming flights, contact the information line at 432-1382 or visit the website at http://villageshonorflight.org/.

HONOR GUARD

[Edit Club] For information concerning membership and the Honor Guard, call Commander Richard Simpson at 259-4031.


HOOKS AND NEEDLES

[Edit Club] Hooks and Needles meets 10 am - noon the first and third Tuesday of each month at Big Cypress Rec Center.

This craft group has been formed for both beginners and anyone else who wants to share their knowledge of crocheting, knitting, cross stitch, needlepoint, etc.

Don't be shy if you are a beginner, as everyone starts somewhere. If you are more skilled, perhaps you would be willing to help pass on your knowledge.

For information, call Diane at 633-6174.

HORSE "N" AROUND

[Edit Club] This club meets the second Tuesday of each month at Savannah Center (except Sept meeting will be on Sept. 17). For information, contact Gail Ann Harris at 205-7049.

HORSESHOES

[Edit Club] The Villages Horseshoe Club always is looking for players for the Tuesday league and Thursday travel league, as well as scorekeepers for tournaments. Scorekeepers get $2 per game.

The Tri-County Horseshoe League is looking for teams to join the league. The league currently has 15 teams that travel to communities throughout the area to play.

Men and women are welcome to join. For information, call Sandy Matis at 245-5411 or Jim at 751- 0241.

HORSESHOES - OPEN LEISURE PLAY

[Edit Club] The Horseshoes open leisure play is held at 10:30am Mondays at Canal Street Rec Center. Men and women are invited to play. No fee or commitment needed to participate. Equipment is provided. Free instruction is also available.

For information, contact Sam Costa at 789-0534 or sunnycosta@gmail.com.

HULA' HAU'OLI HULA HALAU

[Edit Club] Learn to dance hula. Each month you will be taught basic hula steps and two dances. Join in the fun of swaying hips and gradeful hand and arms movements. Beginner classes will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. Sundays at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

Hau oli Hula Halau is an award winning hula group, featured monthly at Disney Polynesian Hotel in Orlando. The purpose of the group is to spread the aloha sprit through Hawaiian dance, while learning new dances and understanding the Hawaiian culture. The group features various hula as well as wonderful authentic costumes and hula implements and performs at club and social events in and around The Villages.

The halau meets from 9 a.m.- noon Wednesdays at Hibiscus Rec- reation Center. If you would like to sign up for the beginner class or want more information on the performing group, contact Mac Freeman at 751- 0376 or hauolihula@yahoo.com.

HUMANISTS CLUB

[Edit Club] The Humanists Club had its first meeting on January 15, 2017. The club meets the first and third Sunday of each month at 10:00 AM at the Canal Street Recreation Center.

More info please contact:


Name: Jay Kaplan
Phone: 352-751-4922
Email: jk52811@gmail.com

HUNGARIAN-AMERICAN

[Edit Club] The Hungarian Club meets at 5 pm at Saddlebrook Rec Center.

For information, call Barbara Nagy at 751-3536.
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ILLINOIS SPORTS

[Edit Club] The Illinois Sports Club coordinates all activities by email. Members get together for game viewings throughout the year. Trips to Florida events are taken when possible. Join other Illini sports fans to follow football, basketball and other varsity sports. New members may join at any time by emailing Craig Causeman at juscause1@gmail.com. For information, call 750-3060.

IN-LINE SKATING

[Edit Club] The Village Rollers skate at various times and locations throughout The Villages on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

For information, call Phil Montague at 205-7112.

INDEPENDENT FILM

[Edit Club] The Independent Film Club of The Villages usually shows movies at 1 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month at Mulberry Grove Recreation Center.

These films generally are not made by major studios, may have had limited distribution when released or were made for TV. They are shown with subtitles for the hearing impaired. There is mix of drama, comedy, documentary and historically based films.

A $5 registration fee is requested of new members. For information, call Carl Branson at 751-1371.

INDIANA

[Edit Club] Indiana Club of The Villages will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Paradise Recreation Center.

Reservations can be made by calling Andy Richard- son at 751-6638.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY

[Edit Club] The new IU Club welcomes alumni and fans of the Hoosiers to join them for game-watching and tailgate parties as well as other social events. Communication is mostly via email. To get on the list, email your contact information to VillagesHoosierNation@comcast.net or call Bev Magnuson at 633-5336.

INTEGRAL ADVENTURE

[Edit Club] The Integral Adventure Club is a reading and discussion group that meets 2:30 - 3:50 pm on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Odell Rec Center.

It is based on Jim Royster's book, "Have This Mind: Supreme Happiness, Ultimate Realization and the Four Great Religions - An Integral Adventure."

In the first part of our lives, we busily analyze and split up reality into increasingly "reasonable" parts in order to construct a workable worldview. This process inevitably leads to discontent and insurmountable problems (including conflict and war) that only can be resolved by reversing the ever-fragmenting and disconnect worldview.

For information, email Jim Royster at jamesrohyster@hotmail.com.

INTERVAL CIRCUIT TRAINING

[Edit Club] Interval Circuit Training meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. This high-energy activity alternates cardio-aerobic exercises for 3 minutes with 1.5 minutes of strength training followed by floor work.

It incorporates tai-bo kickboxing moves and other cardio/conditioning exercises into a full-hour class to improve the cardiovascular system and increase muscle strength. You can work at your own level of intensity.

Bring a mat and weights. For information, contact Sara Kallioinen at 391-1601 or gizmo831@comcast.net.

INVESTMENT EDUCATION

[Edit Club] Contact Richard Woods at 638-2809 for additional information.

IOWA

[Edit Club] The Iowa Club will be meeting at 7 pm Oct 15 at the Colony Rec Center. The club will have a German theme with The Villages German Band performing. They will also have Bobalous BBQ catering and serving brats, kraut, potato salad and hot dogs. BYOB. Price will be $7 per person. Try to bring correct changed. The club will not be collecting dues this month.


[Edit Club] The iPad Club is for Village Residents that want more information on iDevices (iPad, iPhone, iTouch). Please bring your iDevice.

The club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at Colony Cottage Recreation Center.

For information, contact Art Fenn at thevillagesipadclub@gmail.com or 430-0252.

IRIS FOLDING PROJECTS

[Edit Club] The group meets from 9:30 - 11:30 am on the 2nd Friday of each month at Colony Cottage Rec Center.

All are welcome from those new to Iris Folding to those who want to reconnect with this unique paper art. Come and create with us in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

For supply list and information, contact Jan Barlow at barlowyorkies2x2@aol.com.

IRISH RAGGLE TAGGLE BAND

[Edit Club] The Raggle Taggle Irish Band invites anyone interested in listening to Irish music to attend their monthly music session held at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

The band plays traditional Irish music such as jigs, reels, hornpipes, pub tunes and Irish aires. Instruments include the pennywhistle, concertina, accordion, keyboard, bodhran, auto harp, etc.

Anyone interested in joining the group may call Kathleen at 205-7161.
[Edit Club] Irish-American Club Claddagh Division will meet from 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Bring your own snacks and drinks. Remember to wear your Claddagh badge and Villages ID. Help those in need by bringing non-perishable items for the Food Pantry. A nominating committee will select a new slate of officers for the coming year.

For information, contact:

Dottie Hockey is the new President

telephone 352-406-6795

dottiehockey95@gmail.com

IRISH-AMERICAN SHAMROCK DIVISION

[Edit Club] Membership is open. Remember to wear your membership badge. It must be worn by all members at all meetings and events. Guests or non-members are welcome but there will be an admission fee of $5 each. For information, call 205-7991.

IRISH-AMERICAN ST. PATRICK'S

[Edit Club] The club meet at 7 p.m. in the Carmen Miranda Room at La Hacienda Recreation Center. Doors open at 6 p.m.

New members are welcome. For information, call Joan McDonald at 259-2524.

IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO CHANGE THE WORLD

[Edit Club] It Takes a Village To Change the World meets 11 am - 1 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Pimlico Rec Center. Meetings feature information, entertainment and food - all that's needed is you.

Members are invited to join Fernando Varela, an ambassador for ChildFund International, and his wife, Susan Williams, in an effort to make lives better for children and their families. The club will focus on children living in Ecuador and on children in the communities surrounding The Villages. Bring your skills and desire to help with medical, hunger, educational and other critical needs.

For information, call Linda terBurg at 751-1000.

ITALIAN BENVENUTO

[Edit Club] Benvenuto is not accepting new members due to room capacity but Sal Torname, membership chairman, may be contacted at 350-2218 to be placed on a waiting list for membership.

For more information, call Tony DiMare at 391-1208 or email at adimare855@yahoo.com.
[Edit Club] All Paisan members are asked to help fill the shelves for St. Vincent De Paul s Food Pantry (non-perishable food items only). Membership will be checked at door.

For a revised schedule of future entertainment and details on the club, go to the website at theitalianpaisansclub.com.

For information, call Jerry Vicenti at 908-705-1857. Membership is currently closed.

ITALIAN STUDY

[Edit Club] The Italian Study Group meets 2:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays in the Resolute Room at Lake Miona Recreation Center. The purpose of the group is to practice speaking Italian with those either learning or wanting to improve their skills in the language.

Those with any level of skill in the language, including native speakers, are invited to listen and/ or participate in discussions about the language, the culture and all other things Italian.

For information, call George West at 391-9493 or 430-4715.
[Edit Club] The Italian American Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at La Hacienda Recreation Center.


For information, call Gabe at 751-9872 or visit http://www.iacv.net/.

[Edit Club] Membership has been closed due to room occupancy rules. Anyone wishing to become a future member can monitor the website at italianamericanclubsouth.com or contact iamclubsouth@gmail.com to be placed on the waiting list.
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JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB

[Edit Club] The club meets bimonthly on the 2nd Friday of the odd months. Each year the group discusses two books BY Jane Austen, two books ABOUT Jane Austen and two books BECAUSE OF Jane Austen (modern spinoffs).

For information, contact Iren Miller Coen at 208-577-7686 or imcoen@live.com.

JAZZ LOVERS

[Edit Club] Jazz Lovers' Club meets monthly, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at Laurel Manor in the Lincoln Room.

Live jazz performance from 6 PM to 8:30PM. Doors open at 5:30PM. BYOB & Snacks. Tickets available only at the door - Tickets $10 for Members &$15 for Non members unless otherwise specified in the Rec. News. New Members welcome. Membership available for $10 annually. Don't miss these fabulous evenings of live jazz featuring performers from around Florida and the world.

We are a 501(c)3 Not-For-Profit organization dedicated to support the Bob Washington Jazz Scholarship program to further Jazz studies. In 2014 we will be providing $10,000 in scholarships.

This club is open to all Villages residents and their guests with Villages Guest passes.

For monthly program information, look for us in the Rec. News issued the Thursday before the second Tuesday of each month.

For more information call Walter Griffith at 750-1142.

JAZZ OCTET

[Edit Club] The Jazz Octet meets 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. most Saturdays at Mulberry Grove Recreation Center.

The all-resident octet is an ensemble of highly skilled musicians with many years of combined experience.

Their music consists off arrangements preformed by the Dave Pell Octet on the West Coast during the early 1950s and is suitable for dancing and club parties. Songs include the music of Berlin, Rogers and Hart and American Songbook tunes all arranged for a jazz octet.

Those interested in listening to rehearsals are welcome.

For information, call Bob Martino at 430-2897 or Dave Olshaniki at 633-5321


JAZZ WORKSHOP

[Edit Club] The Jazz Workshop will resume rehearsals at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11. All past members are encouraged to return. The band plays traditional big band literature from the 40 s thru current material. Instrumentation includes, 5 saxes, 4 trumpets and trombones, and drums, piano, guitar and bass. Visitors are encouraged and appreciated. For information to join or any questions, contact Dave Czohara at 205-0324 or davecz1@comcast.net.

JEWISH CHAVURAH NORTH

[Edit Club] The Villages North Jewish Chavurah is a social group that meets at 7:00 P.M. on the first Saturday of the month at Lake Miona recreation Center.

The group is open to Jewish or mixed couples as well as Jewish singles, who live North of County road 466A and who would like to meet like-minded people in their neighborhood.

Meetings will include a program that relates to Jewish traditions and customs or current interests of members, and are by RSVP only.

For information, contact Ted Harris at 352 751 1010 or sueleesing@comcast.net.
[Edit Club] The Villages South Jewish Chavurah is a social group that meets at 7 pm on the 2nd Saturday of each month at Rohan Recreation Center.

The group is open to Jewish or mixed couples as well as Jewish singles, who live south of County Road 466A and who would like to meet like-minded people in their neighborhood.

Meetings will include a program that relates to Jewish traditions and customs or current interest of members, and are by RSVP only.

For information, contact


Name: David Isenberg
Phone: 404-353-4769
Email: disen627@comcast.net

JOKER

[Edit Club] The Joker Club meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Bridgeport Recreation Center. The club is for all Villages residents. Lessons will be given to those who never have played this card game.

If you have a partner, bring him or her along; if not, you will be put in a foursome.

The game is played with a game board, cards and marbles.

For information, call Kathy Kalich at 753-3098.

JOKER RULES

[Edit Club] Joker Rules meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Paradise Recreation Center. The game is played with a game board, cards and marbles. Lessons are given.

For information, call Theresa at 259-5253.

JOYFUL LIVING

[Edit Club] By simply changing our thinking...we can again bring more Joy into our lives when we feel we deserve and are entitled to it.

The Joyful Living Club is open to all Village residents and meets at 1 p.m. every third Friday at Seabreeze Recreation Center.

For information, call Barry at 430-1424.
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KARAOKE - CONCERT STYLE (BIG CYPRESS)

[Edit Club] Karaoke - Concert Style at Big Cypress meets 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month.



First Sunday will be open karaoke & auditions. 50/50 drawing, BYOB, BYOS.



Third Sunday will be Stylist Showcase of top singers; $3, 50/50 drawing, BYOB, BYOS.



Contact Kay Elder at 633-9494 or kvirgo@aol.com.

KARAOKE FOR BEGINNERS SOUTH (CAPTIVA)

[Edit Club] The Karaoke for Beginners South Club meets 2;00 TO 5:00 p.m. at Captiva Rec Center every Monday (except for the fifth Mondays, when WE WILL NOT MEET). There are no dues.

The club is designed to be informal for the shy singer. Experienced karaoke singers also are invited. For information, contact Wayne O Banion at 850-974-0860 or ralphobanion@yahoo.com.

Wayne O Banion will continue to host the first and third Mondays. Bill Dennis will host the second and forth Mondays.

KARAOKE FOR BEGINNERS (PARADISE)

[Edit Club] The Beginner Karaoke Club meets 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays in the Rita Hayworth Room at Paradise Recreation Center. There are no dues. The club is designed to be informal for the shy singer. Experienced karaoke singers also are invited.

For information, call Evie Fisher at 259-7446.

KARAOKE SINGERS (CHURCHILL)

[Edit Club] The Karaoke Singers Club meets 5-8 p.m. the second Sunday of each month (except December) at Churchill Street Recreation Center.

For information, call Betsy at 751-4560.

KARAOKE WITH LUCA AND LINDA

[Edit Club] Karaoke with Luca and Linda meets every Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4:20 p.m. in the Gregory Peck room at paradise Rec Center. Singers of all skill levels are invited to come out and have fun singing their favorite tunes in a relaxed and supportive environment. There are no dues. You may bring your own discs or utilize the large song inventory provided.

For more information, contact Luca Prosseda at 633-7232 or email at lpro47@comcast.net.

KARATE FOR BEGINNERS

[Edit Club] Shorei Kempo Karate for Beginners is offered 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursdays at Laurel Manor Recreation Center. It is open to anyone with or without prior karate experience. Students may move into the advanced group when they are ready.

For information, call Charles Martin at 430-4842.

KARATE FOR LIFE

[Edit Club] Karate For Life is offered 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Mondays at Lake Miona Recreation Center and 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Wednesdays at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. This is a two-fold club that teaches physical fitness in a traditional Okinawan style of power training, including breathing, stretching, balance and full-body strengthening. The class is open to anyone with or without prior experience in martial arts.

It also teaches karate in a system developed for seniors, Shao Lin Kempo. Members will be eligible for belt rankings according to time and progress, if desired.

For information, call Lee Aiello at 751-3379.

KATHERINE VILLAS

[Edit Club] For questions regarding the October 9th event, contact Sheila at 350-2404, Judy C. at 430-3821, Mitzi at 753-5001 or Kathy at 430-2153.

KAYLEE VILLAS

[Edit Club] Contact Joyce at 259-0299 or Lorraine at 430-3517 for information.

KAZOO

[Edit Club] The Kazoo Club meets 7-8:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the Sand Dollar Room at Captiva Recreation Center.

Come one, come all for a funfilled time playing the kazoo in a relaxed atmosphere. Both beginners and experienced players are welcome. If you can hum, you can play the kazoo. Anyone interested in learning more about the kazoo is welcome.

For information, contact Rosemarie at PattyPan1@aol.com or 633-2473.

KAZOO CABARET

[Edit Club] The Cabaret Kazoo Club of The Villages meets 1-3 pm the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month at Big Cypress Rec Center.

This is a new and innovative performance and parade group with a creative flair. Lively and fun-loving people are invited to join.

For information, contact Sue and Mac McGinnis at 391-8788 or mnsmcginnis@gmail.com.
[Edit Club] Regular rehearsal times for the company:


Mondays, 12:30-4 p.m., SeaBreeze Recreation Center.
Tuesdays, 12:30-4:30 p.m., SeaBreeze Recreation Center.
Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m., Bradenton Recreation Center.


For information, call Joan Knapton at 259-2330 or Sue Schuler at 593-6338.
[Edit Club] The Kentucky Konnection Club of the Villages, FL is a non-profit organization. The purpose of the club is to offer its members the opportunity to meet and interact with others from the Commonwealth of Kentucky now living in the Villages.

The Kentucky Konnection club will also provide its members with opportunities to take part in various events such as trips, tours, sports events, outings, parties, learning experiences or any other activity for which the membership desires to be involved. Since this is a social club, there will be no solicitation, except from charitable organizations at the discretion of the Board. Any person residing in the Villages is eligible for membership if he/she and/or spouse has been a resident of Kentucky at any time in the past.

The Kentucky Konnection Club usually meets on the second Tuesday of each month, except for the first Saturday in May. New members are welcome for $8 per year.

For information, contact president Jim Brockman at 693-2180, jmbrockman52364@gmail.com, or go to http://kentuckykonnection.org/.

KEY LARGO CLUB

[Edit Club] For Key Largo Club information, call Elizabeth DeMaio at 391-5278.

The club meets the third Tuesday of each monthg at 6:30 p.m. at Bacall Recreation Center.

KIDNEY DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP

[Edit Club] The Kidney Disease Support Group meets 3:45 - 4:45 pm on the second Friday of every month in the Jefferson Room at Laurel Manor Rec Center. People who have Kidney Disease or those on dialysis and their caregivers, are welcome to attend.

The purpose of the group is to share experiences, strength and encouragement. Ideas regarding format, speakers and more are encouraged.

For information, call Paula Jardin at 352-350-2501.

KINGS AND QUEENS

[Edit Club] Kings and Queens meets 6-8 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Bridgeport Recreation Center. All Villagers are invited to play this cards and board game. Those who have not played before will be taught. There are no dues, just fun and the opportunity to meet new friends. For information, call Jim McLane at 259-1363.
[Edit Club] The kite flying Cloud Chasers Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 12:30 except for the months of June, July and August at the Saddlebrook recreation center. The club has fly days at the Villages Polo Field on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9am to noon.

Stunt and fighter kite lessons are available. The club is looking for people interested in team flying. Everyone is welcome. Bring your own kite or use one from the group.

For information, call Bill Eatley at 352-217- 3847 or visit the website at:

weatley.wix.com/cloudchasersclub

KNITTING GUILD

[Edit Club] The Villages chapter of the Knitting Guild of America, The Needle Klickers, will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at Churchill Street Recreation Center. Bring show and tell items.

The guild meets the first and third Mondays of each month. Members do not teach, they share skills and socialize with other knitters and crocheters.

For information, call Barbara Bostelman at 753-8829 or Jane Jepsen at 751-1794.

KNITTING SOCIAL

[Edit Club] The Knitting Social meets at 1p.m. on the second, fourth and fifth Mondays of each month at Churchill Street Recreation Center. Those interested in knitting and crocheting are welcome to come work on their projects and socialize. Bring show and tell items.

For information, call Linda Madler at 566-8394.
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LA REYNALDA

[Edit Club] Join La Reynalda at 7 p.m. Monday in the Ricardo Montalbon Room at La Hacienda Recreation Center.

Don t forget to bring items for the Food Pantry.

LA REYNALDA LADIES

[Edit Club] The La Reynalda Ladies Group meets 1-3:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month in the Geronimo Room at Chula Vista Recreation Center. This is a social club for all women who live in the Village of La Reynalda.

For information, call Ruth Upchurch at 259-5956 or Maria Sauerwald at 751-0005.

LAKE MIONA THEATRE

[Edit Club] There will be a membership meeting of the Lake Miona Theatre Group on Wed, at the Lake Miona Rec Center. The current season will be discussed. Anyone interested in theatre whether on stage or behind the scenes is welcome. For information call Dan Esposito at 751-0130.
[Edit Club] Do you live in the section of Tamarind Grove near the lake ? (house units 159/160 and the villas of Southwood/Biscayne) Looking to make friends in your neighborhood? Then welcome to Lakeside Grovers Social Club!

Lakeside Grovers Social Club was organized in 2011 to provide the residents of the Lakeside section of the Village of Tamarind Grove, The Villages, Florida, the opportunity to get acquainted with one another through programs consisting of entertainment, recreational activities and informative speakers. We re a group of neighbors who love to make friends, socialize, play games, learn new things, and have fun! Take a few minutes to look through the various pages of our website and if you are interested in joining us, just follow the instructions on our membership page.

Not sure yet? Then send us your contact information (see form below) and we ll put you on our newsletter list or answer any question you may have about our organization. We look forward to hearing from you!

Lakeside Neighbors of Caroline

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Lakeside Neighbors of Caroline PSQ


The Lakeside Neighbors of Caroline PSQ (Pelzer, Saxon and Quinby) - a neighborhood group that gathers to socialize and actively participate in the many activities available in The Villages.

Monthly meetings the third Tuesday of each month at Coconut Cove Recreation Center, 5:30pm to 9:00pm.




Lakeside Neighbors of Caroline PSQ
Meeting Location:
Paul Battaglini
Coconut Cove Recreation Center
1398 Stillwater Trail
The Villages, FL 32162




Home:
352-430-2715



LANDSCAPE GARDEN

[Edit Club] The Landscape Garden Club will meet from 2:30-3:50 p.m. Monday in the Madison Room at Laurel Manor Recreation Center. This club meets every third Monday of the month at this location with the object to help Villagers create and maintain beautiful landscaped yards.

This month s program will feature a guest speaker who will discuss invasive plants in the Central Florida landscapes and offer possible plant substitutes. The Plant of the Month and Landscape of the Month will be featured, along with the home landscape design and maintenance tips of the month.

For questions or information, call Norm Isbell at 750-2895.

LARGO LADIES

[Edit Club] The Largo Ladies meets at noon at Bacall Recreation Center.

For information, call Pat Phillips at 750-2091

LATIN MUSIC DANCING

[Edit Club] The " LATIN MUSIC DANCING NIGHT " is not a free event anymore. There is a $2. per person admission charge.

The event is held every second Friday of the month at Hibiscus Recreation Center from 6:00-9:30 p.m.

Come and dance or just listen to Latin rhythms such as Cha-Cha, Merengue, Salsa, Bachata and slow dances.

Singles are welcome. BYOB and BYOS.

For information, call Noel Carvajal at 751-7545.

LATIN WORKOUT

[Edit Club] The Latin Workout class meets at 12:30 p.m. Sundays for Zumba Gold, 9:30 a.m. Mondays for Zumba Gold and 9:30 a.m. Thursdays for Zumba Gold Toning at La Hacienda Recreation Center.

Everyone is welcome to come join any of the fun classes that incorporate Latin dance steps along with upbeat music to make it a fun Zumba Party - a workout in disguise.

For information, contact licensed instructor Sandra Henthorn at zumbasan1222@gmail.com or 259-9879.
[Edit Club] Laughing Yoga meets the first Saturday of each month (except December) at Chula Vista Recreation Center 4PM.

Learn how laughing creates more oxygen for the lungs simply by laughing!

Laughing clubs were originated in India and they have it daily. Scientific evidence has shown that laughing creates feel good hormones called endorphins. Endorphins also help to eliminate pain. Everyone can benefit from knowing these stress-relieving techniques.

No yoga mats are necessary. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to feel better. Visitors are encouraged to start their own groups and continue laughing on a daily basis. Anyone who would like to volunteer to lead a meeting is welcome to contact the club leaders. Full fun training is available.

For information, visit laughteryoga.org or call Pona or Ginger at 674- 9212

President is Ed Berberian

Our email is: ponaginger395@aol.com

LAWN BOWL

[Edit Club] Lawn Bowls Club

The Villages Lawn Bowls Club meets at Rio Grande Neighborhood Center every:

Tuesday afternoons at 3pm, Wednesday 9am and 3pm with organized games and lessons for newcomers to the sport of lawn bowls. Wear flat-soled shoes.

All levels of interested lawn bowlers are welcome to join the club and newcomers to the sport will be provided with initial lessons, informative handouts and use of bowls.

Regular games, Wednesday Twilight League play, tournaments, practice/coaching sessions are planned.

For information, call Christine or John at 775-2991 or 863-207-2296 or email lawnbowlsclub@aol.com.





Lawn Bowling Club

The Lawn Bowling Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and at 9 a.m. Fridays at the Rio Grande Recreation Center behind the Rio Grande Family Pool on the Bowling Green. Friendly playing of bowls, no fees, and all equipment is provided and great tutoring. Everyone is invited for a great time.

For more information contact Bryan at bryanth_hone@yahoo.com.
[Edit Club] Le Club Francais meets monthly at 7 p.m. at La Hacienda Recreation Center.

Anyone interested in becoming a member may do so by attending a meeting or by calling Gene Westhoff at 633-3398. Visit the website http://thevillagesfrenchclub.weebly.com/ for details and upcoming events.
[Edit Club] The LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS,

celebrating 97 years strong,

is a non-partisan organization including women & men who share the goal of empowering citizens to shape more responsive communities.

This League chapter covers Lake, Marion & Sumter counties.

lwvtrifl.org: for current information & opportunities.

Janis Keane Dorgan lwvtrimedia@gmail.com
[Edit Club] If interested in line dancing, then please go to my website. My goal is to teach students how to dance AND how to be better dancers.

While much of the line dance information here is useful for line dancers everywhere, my classes are accessible only to residents of The Villages and their guests.

CLICK ON MY WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST INFO or

Contact Lisa at dancinsfun@gmail.com

LEATHERCRAFTING

[Edit Club] The Villages Leathercrafting Club meets 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. The group invites anyone interested in recreational leathercrafting.

If you are an experienced leathercrafter, bring tools, tooling leather or samples of what you have made. For new leathercrafters, the group has basic instructional videos covering most aspects of basic leathercrafting.

If you have toolable leather, leathercraft tool collections or related materials, the club is looking for these items.

For information, contact Bob Matthews at 751-2574 or bob@matthewsusa.net, or Betty-June Eldridge at 813-842- 5577 or aceskaters@aol.com. Put Leathercrafting in the subject line.

LEFT, RIGHT, CENTER

[Edit Club] A Left, Right, Center group meets to play this dice game 10:30-11:45 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Bacall Recreation Center.

You do not need to make reservations, just show up.This is an easy game. Bring some dimes.

The group plays as many games as time allows.

For information, call Jerry Jencks at 391-1650.

LEHIGH VALLEY

[Edit Club] Call Sue at 352-674-9060 with questions.

LEISURE TIME CORVETTE

[Edit Club] Leisure Time Corvette club meets at 7 p.m. at Churchill Recreation Center. All Village residents that own a Corvette are welcome to attend the meeting and join the club.

For information, call Joe Lessard at 750-9154.

LET'S BUILD A MUSICAL

[Edit Club] "If we built it, they will come!" The group meets from 7 - 9:50 p.m. the first and third Fridays of the month at SeaBreeze Recreation Center.

Calling all interested parties to workshop and produce an original musical entitled, "Montana: A State of Mind." Tech, design, costume, script supervisor, assistant director, musical director, etc. are needed. Acting exercises and group singing will procede each activity.

For information, call Camille at 350-6188.

LEXUS

[Edit Club] The Villages Lexus Club will meet at 4:30 pm on the 2nd Saturday of each month at Big Cypress Rec Center.

The club is for like-minded Lexus owners that pursue the "Lexus lifestyle". BYOB and snacks. Activities include participation in and creation of local events as well as technical and sales support. This meeting will include Lexus gifts and prizes.

For information, contact William Edwards at edwardsff@embarqmail.com or 750-2925.

LIBERTY BELLES

[Edit Club] The Liberty Belles Social Club membership dues are $5 for the year, plus a one time $6 badge fee.

For information, call Sally Jacobs at 753-0625 or Ardell Randall 750-3166.

LIBERTY PARK SOCIAL

[Edit Club] The Liberty Park Social Club will meet 9:30 - 11:30 am Tuesday in the Garden Room at Allamanda Rec Center. Ladies residing in the Village of Liberty Park and their guests are invited.

The May, 2014 program will be "goodbye for the summer" coffee and bingo. There will be a short business meeting and a 50/50 drawing. Refreshments will be served.

For information, email Kathy Howe at kamphowe@aol.com.

LIFE KEYS BIBLE STUDY

[Edit Club] The Life Keys Bible study meets at 6:45 pm o the first and third Mondays of each month at Saddlebrook Rec Center.

LIGHTHOUSE

[Edit Club] The Villages Lighthouse Group will start its 13th year at 1 pm Oct 14. Anyone who enjoys the History and the beauty is invited to join the club. Dues are $5 per year and go to Lighthouse restoration. The group has donated an average of more than $1000 per year since its start.

For information, call John at 753-0789.
[Edit Club] LINE DANCING ALL LEVELS

Jean Brewer, former school teacher, offers line dance classes throughout the week as follows:


Tuesday, La Hacienda Recreation Center: 9-11 a.m. Basic Plus/ Intermediate.
Thursday, Laurel Manor Recreation Center: 8-9:20 a.m. Beginner (absolutely beginner); 9:30-10:50 a.m. Transition (beginner to beginner plus); 11-12:20 Intermediate.


Jean also does introductory beginner dances for social groups and club functions.

For information, contact Jean Brewer at 259-2152 or ancestortracker@thevillages.net.

LINE DANCE WITH THE TWINS

Line Dance With the Twins is held noon-3 p.m. Mondays at Colony Cottage Recreation Center, except for holidays.

Ultra beginners meet noon-1 p.m., beginners meet 1-1:30 p.m., low intermediates meet 1:30-2 p.m. and intermediates meet 2-3 p.m. The twins are available to teach line dancing for club groups and socials. For information, call Margaret Koll at 406-6804 or Rose Knosp at 406-0020.

LINE DANCE WITH MARLYN

Marlyn Marszalek offers the following line dance classes:


Improver/Low Intermediate, noon-1:20 p.m. Tuesdays, Lake Miona Recreation Center
Low Intermediate/Intermediate, 1:30-2:50 p.m. Tuesday, Lake Miona Recreation Center
Beginner/Beginner Plus, 9:30- 10:20 a.m. Fridays, La Hacienda Recreation Center (must know basic line dance steps)
Low Intermediate/Intermediate, 10:30-11:20 a.m. Fridays, La Hacienda Recreation Center (dances taught and/or reviewed by request)


Marlyn is available to teach beginner dances for social groups and club functions. For information, contact Marlyn Marszalek at 750- 1789 or milmar02@comcast.net.

LINE DANCE CHRISTINE S CREW

Line dance instructor and choreographer Christine Bass offers intermediate to advanced line dance classes 2-4:20 p.m. Wednesdays, except the fourth Wednesday of each month, at Canal Street Recreation Center. Anyone interested in learning teachnique and step combinations in welcome to attend.

Christine is available to teach basic beginner dances for social groups and club functions. For information, contact Christine Bass at 250-8607 or girlylinedancer@yahoo.com.

LINE DANCE LEARN WITH LISA

Licensed instructor and award- winning choreographer Lisa McCammon teaches all levels and is available to teach for your group or club. For information, email dancinsfun@gmail.com or call 753-8472.


Basic (no experience), 6:30- 7:20 p.m., the second Thursday of each month, Allamanda Recreation Center.
Easy beginner, 1-2:20 p.m., Thursdays except the first Thursday each month, Bradenton Recreation Center.
Beginner, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays from May through October, Pimlico Recreation Center.I
Improver (also called beginner plus), 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays May-October,Pimlico Recreation Center.
Low intermediate, 12:30- 1:50 p.m., Fridays, Saddlebrook Recreation Center; 2-3:50 p.m., the third Friday only, Canal Recreation Center.
Intermediate plus, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mondays, Hibiscus Recreation Center, May-October, open dancing after class.


Refer to peterlisamcc.com for a more detailed description of skill levels.

LINE DANCE GENTLEMEN R&B STEPPERS

The Gentlemen s R&B Steppers meet 1-3 p.m. Thursdays at Chula Vista Recreation Center. This is a beginners line dance class for men with two left feet. Learn The Electric Slide, The Cupid Shuffle, The Wobble and more to the beat of rhythm and blues music. Instructors are Denise Lasley and Toni Booker.

LINE DANCE CONNECTION

The Line Dance Connection provides opportunities for Low Intermediate and Intermediate dancers in The Villages to dance in a social setting. The organization hosts six line dance socials annually.

LINE DANCE SOCIALS

Each social is hosted by an instructor who teaches a Low Intermediate or Intermediate line dance class through The Villages Recreation Department. All of the participating instructors volunteer their time as teachers and as party hosts.

LINE DANCE - JAMMIN' WITH JAN

[Edit Club] LINE DANCE - JAMMIN' WITH JAN offers line dance classes on the 1st, 2nd, 4th, & 5th Tuesday of the month from 1-3 pm @ Laurel Manor Rec Center.

The Absolute Beginner class is held 1-1:45 pm. No previous experience required and participants can learn the steps with the most basic line dances.

The Beginner to Improver (beginner plus) class is held 1:50-3 PM.

For information, contact Jan at 352-598-5804 or janwalter1537@gmail.com

LINE DANCE GENTLEMEN R&B STEPPERS

[Edit Club] The Gentlemen s R&B Steppers meet 1-3 p.m. Thursdays at Chula Vista Recreation Center. This is a beginners line dance class for men with two left feet. Learn The Electric Slide, The Cupid Shuffle, The Wobble and more to the beat of rhythm and blues music.

Instructors are Denise Lasley and Toni Booker.
[Edit Club] COME TO OUR WEBSITE AND DANCE WITH US

We have classes for new Beginners, who don't know a single dance step, as well as classes for students at the Beginner, Beginner Plus/Low Intermediate and Intermediate levels.

We teach classes through The Villages Lifelong Learning College. These classes are open to everyone regardless of where they live. Please click on "Our Classes" for a list of dates, times, locations and registration information. We also teach classes at Recreation Plantation for Recreation Plantation residents and through Monroe Regional Hospital's Prestige 55 program in Ocala.

LIONS LAKE SUMTER (A Fraternal Club)

[Edit Club] The Lake Sumter Lions meet at 9 a.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Canal Street Recreation Center. Meetings feature doughnuts and coffee and often include a guest speaker. The meetings are are conducted by King Lion Glenn Ridenour and are open to all Villagers. For information, call Jerry VanKley at 750-4080.

Lions are known for their work with sight projects and diabetes awareness. Anyone with used eyeglasses and hearing aides to donate may contact Harriet Hansen at 750-2542. There are donation boxes at Publix, many of the recreation centers south of County Road 466 and at some eye doctors offices.

The Lake Sumter Lions once again are conducting their fundraising project - a 2013 Cash Calendar. For information, call Glenn at 350-6091.

LIONS OBG (A Fraternal Club)

[Edit Club] The Orange Blossom Gardens Lions Club meets at 9 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Paradise Recreation Center. Everyone is welcome to visit a meeting and join the Lions for coffee and a doughnut.

OBG Lions are known for the sponsorship of guide dogs, collection of used eyeglasses and hearing aids. They are all refurbished and given to those in need.

Free Diabetes testing is held at the Rolling Acres driving range the last Thursday morning of the month.

On Aug. 28, the speaker will be from New Vision for Independence, Inc. Information will be available for anyone needing help.

For information, call the secretary at 750-0837.
[Edit Club] The newly recognized Long Island Club will hold its first meeting on March 3 from 6 to 9 pm in the banquet room of the Eisenhower Rec Center.

All Village residents with ties to Long Island or the 5 sister boroughs are welcome to join.

The purpose of the club is to bring together all who share a common bond with Long Island and establish new friendships based on this. Club dues are $5 per person annually and we will begin to collect dues at this meeting. BYOB if desired and snacks if you wish to share.

For additional information, call Diane MacQueen at 633-6174 or Bob Novak at 631-338-1048.

LOUISIANA

[Edit Club] The club will be having it's 2nd annual Mardi Gras ball at Lake Miona on Feb. 22nd.

The Louisiana Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at Lake Miona Recreation Center.

For information, contact Ron Schexnider at 391-7222 or schexnider@centurylink.net.

LOW-IMPACT AEROBICS

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Joanne Kells-Murphy, 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, Carmen Miranda Room, La Hacienda Recreation Center. 750-3404 or jkellsmurphy@yahoo.com.


Joan Beasley, 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Carmen Miranda Room, La Hacienda Recreation Center; 9-9:50 a.m. Fridays, Judy Garland Room, Paradise Recreation Center. Stretching, band/tube stretching and a sit/fit chair exercise ending with a gentle cool down. Wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes and bring water. Mats are not required. 753-8500 or beasjo@centurylink.net.


Sandy Laing, 8-9 a.m. Wednesdays, Carmen Miranda Room, La Hacienda Recreation Center. 259-7956.


Terri Lee, 1 p.m. Thursdays, Laurel Manor Recreation Center. 633-0036.


LOW-IMPACT CARDIO PUMP

[Edit Club] The Low-Impact Cardio Pump total body workout meets 7:30- 8:50 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Lake Miona Recreation Center.

The class consists of four parts: low-impact aerobic warm up; challenging weight segment; mat work with ab strengthening exercises; and a cool-down and stretch.

The entire class is accompanied by upbeat cardio music and relaxing cool-down music. Hand weights and mats are required.

For information, call Ellen Sorrentino at 430-1606.

LOW-IMPACT STRENGTH TRAINING

[Edit Club] The Low-Impact Strength Training exercise class meets at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Laurel Manor Recreation Center and at 11 a.m. Friday at Mulberry Grove Recreation Center.

The class will be safe exercises designed for active men and women with osteopenia/ osteoporosis incorporating hand weights for lunges, squats and core conditioning. There will be postural alignment, balance exercises and mat/chair exercises to strengthen the hips. This class is appropriate for anyone as you can work out as vigorously as your physical ability allows.

For information, contact jeanigaull@yahoo.com.

LYNNHAVEN LADIES

[Edit Club] The Lynnhaven Ladies meet at noon at Churchill Street Recreation Center. Dues for 2013 will be collected at the meeting. Dues are $10 for the year and checks are preferred, made out to Lynnhaven Ladies. Any woman living in the Village of Lynnhaven is welcome to join the Lynnhaven Ladies. For more information, call Mary Dooley at 750-4517.
[Edit Club] Visit http://lynnhavenvillage.org/ for information about activities and issues that concern residents of the Village of Lynnhaven and a venue for communicating with residents, having fun, meeting our neighbors, and building a sense of community. - Ellen Conner, President

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The Lynnhaven Ladies meet at noon at Churchill Street Recreation Center. Dues are $10 for the year and checks are preferred, made out to Lynnhaven Ladies. Any woman living in the Village of Lynnhaven is welcome to join the Lynnhaven Ladies. For more information, call Mary Dooley at 750-4517.




M

M&M THEATRE

[Edit Club] Auditions and special seminars are free and open to all Villagers, regardless of experience.

Contact rebaugh.mandmtheatre@gmail.com to register, request details or to book a murder mystery or cabaret.

M. I. HUMMEL

[Edit Club] For information, call Chapter Secretary Emily Burchette, 259-8844.

MAC USERS DROP-IN

[Edit Club] The Mac Users Drop-In group (MUD) meets 9 a.m.-noon the second Wednesday of each month at Paradise Recreation Center.

This group is for anyone who uses iOS devices, including iPad, iPhone, iPod and Macintosh computers.

MUD is a freewheeling, nonstructured, open-ended gathering for beginners and learners. Participants will learn, assist and experiment with others in a friendly atmosphere. Bring your problems and questions and MUD will clear them up.

For information, contact Tony Cottell at 750-4461.

MACHINE EMBROIDERY QUILTING

[Edit Club] The new Machine Embroidery Quilting Club meets 9:30 - 11:50 am Tuesdays at Big Cypress Rec Center. Members will meet to learn and share ways to combine quilting and embroidery.

Beginners and all levels of embroiders and quilters are welcome. Every month there will be projects and workshops and stichout meetings, and special embroidery crafting projects for charitable groups are in the works.

For information, call Jo De Candia at 459-5709.

MAGIC HOBBY & MAGICIANS

[Edit Club] The magic club meets at 9 AM the third Friday of each month at Laurel Manor recreation center, and is open to anyone who lives in The Villages and has a sincere interest in magic. The club focuses on gathering magicians of all skill levels who want to discuss magic, teach or learn magic or perform. For information, contact Wally at 352-391-1670 or wlibenson@hotmail.com.

MAH-JONGG

[Edit Club] Monday


Advanced, noon, El Santiago, Ellen Baker, 750-4435.
Advanced, noon, Bridgeport, Maureen Anderson, 259-2906.
Open, noon, Truman, Barbara Harrington, 259-8999.
Open, 7 p.m., Colony Cottage, Jill Hausner, 350-2995.


Tuesday


Intermediate, 9 a.m., Allamanda, Mary Berry, 205-7096.
Advanced, noon, Silver Lake, Julie Gramaglia, 259-1609.
Organized and Lessons, noon, Laurel Manor, Joan De Carlo, 753-1127.
Open, 12:30 p.m., Paradise, 753-0637.
Organized, 6:30 p.m., Paradise, Georgia Collins, 259-7131.
Open, 6 p.m., El Santiago, 753-1410.


Wednesday


Organized, (April-December), 11:30 a.m., El Santiago, Ellen Baker, 750-4435.
Mah-jongg, noon, Coconut Cove, Pauline Youngken, 430-2870.
Open, all levels, noon, Colony Cottage, Bev J. Hayes, 350-2233.
Mah-jongg, 6:30 p.m., Lake Miona, Alice McKenzie, 753-0377.


Thursday


Basic, 9 a.m.-noon, Fish Hawk, Faith Vitolano, 440-487-9474.
Open, noon, Saddlebrook, Karen McCoy, 753-9558.
Open, 1 p.m., Sterling Heights, Barbara Wells, 941-720-2237.
Open, 3:30 p.m., Bacall, Donna Slider, 678-770-7600.
Open, 6:30 p.m., Colony Cottage, Mary Creagh, 430-2433.


Friday


Mah-jongg, 8:30 a.m., Pimlico, Mary Kay Cargill, 753-0278.
Lessons and Organized, 10 a.m., Chula Vista, Joan De Carlo, 753-1127.
Advanced, noon, Silver Lake, Julie Gramaglia, 259-1609.
Advanced, noon, Lake Miona, Marilyn Byer, 205-7504.
Advanced Organized, 12:30 p.m., Hibiscus, Ellen Nirenberg, 217-8983.
Mah-jongg and Games (Open), 1 p.m., Allamanda, 750-1941.
Oriental Style, 1 p.m., Churchill Street, Paz Enojo, 259- 9665.
Organized, 6:30 p.m., Chatham, Charlotte Blow, 205-8010.


Saturday


Organized, 9 a.m., El Santiago, Ellen Baker, 750-4435.
Mah Jongg advanced. Saddle brook recreation center. Saturdays 9 am. Louise Mediate 217-1631


Sunday


Lessons and Organized, noon, Chula Vista, Joan De Carlo, 753-1127.
Open, 12:30 p.m., Bacall, Lenore Conroy, 753-5684.
Mah-jongg and Games, 1 p.m., Churchill Street, Bobbie Seabolt, 255-3264.
Basic, 6:30 p.m., Coconut Cove, Barbara Fieldman, 350-2950.

MAINE/VERMONT NOR'EASTERS

[Edit Club] This club will be meeting at 5:30 pm in the Fonda/Garland Room at Paradise Rec Center. All generaql questions about the club should be directed to Stan Arnold at 430-2155.

MALLORY SQUARE MENS COFFEE

[Edit Club] The Mallory Square Men's Coffee will be held 8:30 - 9:30 am the second Friday of each month from October through May in the Singapore Sling Room at Coconut Cove Center. Coffee will be available. Men from other Villages are welcome to attend.

For information, call Chuck Fox at 430-0722.

MANATEE HERD

[Edit Club] The Manatee Herd Club will meet at 6:30 p.m.. Feb 17 at Manatee Recreation Center. Attendance is limited to those on the guest list. There will be a potluck super and short business meeting.

This is a social group for residents of Amish Path, Shale Trail and Lemon Loops, Arnett Avenue, Behring Terrace, and Ultra and Kimble Courts.

For more information or to join, call Betty Domingo at 352-399-6168 or email manateeherd@gmail.com

MANGROVE VILLAS

[Edit Club] For information, contact Joyce Cunningham at 561-4357 or macobarney@yahoo.com.
[Edit Club] COL. PHILLIP C. DELONG DET.1267 THE VILLAGES - MARINE CORPS LEAGUE - MEETS 3RD MONDAY OF THE MONTH AT THE BECALL REC. CENTER AT 1900 HOURS (7:00PM) WEB SITE - MCL-VILLAGES.COM CONTACT RALPH HOFFMANN 259-6006 OR frhof3132@comcast.net.

MASONIC HIGH TWELVE CLUB (A Fraternal Club)

[Edit Club] The Villages Masonic High Twelve Club is a social club and meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 10:45 am, at the La Hacienda Recreation Center. Reservations are required for the meetings by contacting the President Merv Harris at 352-753-3505. The meetings are short and we have either a speaker or entertainment and a short business meeting, which is followed by a sit-down catered meal.
The club Hosts dinners and other events outside the Villages monthly and all Masonic organizations and members are invited. Members, their Ladies and guests are welcome to attend all events and meetings.
For further information, please call 352-753-3505.
[Edit Club] The club meets the third Wednesday of the month (Sept. through May) and is open to all Villagers who have a connection to the Bay State.

For more information or new member applications, visit www.thevillagesbaystatersclub.com or call Joan Puleo at 259-8007.

All meetings are BYOB, but coffee will be available. Bring snacks to share at our table.

Dues are $5. Wear your club badges at all meetings.

ME AND MY GANG

[Edit Club] Me and My Gang is a high energy, innovative dance group dedicated to incorporating unique clogging with other dance styles. The dancers, choreographed by Cyndy Shackles, are joined by comedian Frankie Pal for mini shows and performances.

The team practices from 8:30-11:20 p.m. Mondays at Laurel Manor Recreation Center, and from 9-11:20 a.m. Fridays at Saddlebrook Recreation Center.

For information, contact Cyndy Shackles at 553-7339 or jshack07@ jshack.com.

MEMOIR PLUS WRITING

[Edit Club] The Memoir Plus Writing Club meets 10 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Tuesdays in the Geronimo Room at Chula Vista Recreation Center. After members write their memoirs, they can read them to the group for suggestions and comments.

For information, call John Basso at 751-1649 or Dave Gaylord at 259-5940.

MEMOIRS

[Edit Club] The Memoirs Club meets 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays. Call for locations and membership information. Members are in the process of writing their memoirs and reading them to the group for suggestions and comments.

The group is open to new members. For information regarding attending and joining this group, call Margie Rosen at 391-5310 or Nancy Heydt at 430-2076.

MEMORABLE SCRAPBOOKING

[Edit Club] Memorable Scrapbooking meets 1-4:20 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Chula Vista Recreation Center. If you are overwhelmed by the number of photographs you have collected over the years, this is a good place to learn how to get them organized into an album for yourself or someone else.

If you already know what you are doing and just want a quiet place to work and learn something new from time to time, this is the place to be.

Throughout the year, members will make all-occasion cards and borders and learn tips on special page layouts. These classes are open to everyone.

For information, call Barbara Howard at 396-2079.
[Edit Club] For information, visit the club website at MemphisShelbyTN.weebly.com or email Dan Hamilton at MemphisShelbyCountyClub@gmail.com

MENSA

[Edit Club] All Villages residents welcome. The group meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Any questions, contact Don Franklin at 751-3066.

MEQ

[Edit Club] The MEQ Club meets 2-5:20 p.m. every Tuesday in the Clearwater Room at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. The club will explore and learn Machine Embroidery Quilting projects combined for stitch-out and hands-on sharing and learning together. Many projects will be just ME and some will be MEQ. The club will share software help, what s new, stabilizers/threads/needles know-how, and what about the tried and true techniques and skills the club has learned to use. This is an opportunity to bring your machine, designs and do your stitch-outs in this new social, fun club. For information, call Micki MacCumbee at 350-6853.

MEXICAN TRAIN DOMINOES

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Colony Recreation Center, 6:00 p.m., Sundays. Everyone is welcome, help will be given. Mike, call 259-6769 or email mrcandelori@aol.com.
Mulberry Grove Recreation Center, 6:00 p.m. Sundays. Newcomers welcome. Margaret Eicens, 751-7615.
El Santiago Recreation Center, 6:30 p.m. Mondays. All levels, help will be given. Mike Kaufman, 753-6854.
Paradise Recreation Center, 6 p.m. Tuesdays.
Tierra del Sol Recreation Center, 1 p.m. Fridays. Come early. Ruthie Kelly, 753-6118.

MIAMI COUNTY OHIO FRIENDS

[Edit Club] For information, call Barb Hilleary at 259-2706 or Pat Meyer at 937-271-0468.
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We are "The Villages Miata/MX5 club". The Miata's are cars made by Mazda from 1989 to 2005. The MX5 is a car made by Mazda nick named "Miata" from 2006 to 2015 cars. Technically these are not Miata but MX5's. Most everyone in America still call them Miata.

The Miata / MX5 Club meets the third Monday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Casablanca Room at the Bacall recreation Center. This club is for any resident who enjoys fun drives in their Miata MX5 to interesting places and sharing mutual interests with like minded friends.

For more information, call George Stenz at 633-2577 or Norm Arbuckle at 561-6351. You can also visit us at http://www.tvmmx5.org/.
[Edit Club] If you plan to attend our potluck meetings, please go to the club's website (thevillagesmichiganclub.org) and click on the tab "Pot Luck RSVP".

Annual membership dues are $10 per person. Non-members pay $5 per meeting. Be sure to bring your Villages' ID card (and your MI Club ID badge if you are a member).

For information, call Judy Kohn at 734-625-2747 or Karen Sherman at 352-693-2448.

MICHIGAN (WEST) SHORELINERS

[Edit Club] Teh West Michigan Shorelinrs is a club for people who have vacationed or lived along Lake Michigan.

To RSVP for the Oct. 12th event, contact Kay at 430-0835 or via the following link, http://bit.ly/WMSRSVPOct2013 by Oct. 10.
[Edit Club] Welcome to the Michigan Club South!

Our meetings are on the 2nd Sunday of the month at Rohan Rec Center. Check out our website for more info!!

Thank you,
Mary Wilcox, President
[Edit Club] The club welcomes anyone with a connection to Michigan's Upper Peninsula, past or present.

Check www.MichiganYoopers.info for further inforation or call George Leviska at 259-4675.
[Edit Club] For those who love all things Disney! Check out website for membership, bus trips, and monthly club news.

For information, visit the website at mickeysfanatics.com.
[Edit Club] For more information about the club, and upcoming events, call Diane at 753-2210 or visit www.midatlclub.weebly.com.

For membership info, call Mary Theresa Eckes at 561-4749 or Steve Jones at 207-3077.

The club is open to anyone who lived at any time in MD, DE, DC, or VA before moving to the Villages.

MILITARY ORDER PURPLE HEART

[Edit Club] The Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 795, meets 1:00 - 2:30 the third Monday of every other month (January, March, May, July, Sept., and Nov.) in the Silver Oaks Room at Saddlebrook Rec Center.For information, contact Ralph Hoffmann at 259-6006 or frhof3132@comcast.net.
[Edit Club] The Villages Mini Cooper Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

Annual membership is $10 per car for anyone who is a Villages resident and owns a Mini Cooper, old or new. For information, contact:


Name: Mark J. Amsden
Phone: (352) 750-9815
Email: mjamsden@comcast.net


Visit us at http://www.villagesminicooperclub.org/.

MINIATURES

[Edit Club] The Small Wonders Miniature Club will meets at 1 p.m. at Hibiscus Recreation Center. Bring an unfinished project to work on.
[Edit Club] The Minnesota Club meets the third Monday of each month Oct - Apr.

For more information, call Bob and Marcy Solomonson at 259-1761.

MIRA MESA WOMEN

[Edit Club] The Mira Mesa Women s Club meets at 1 p.m. at Chula Vista Recreation Center. The Mira Mesa Women s Club invites all women who reside in the Village of Mira Mesa to attend.

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. at the Chula Vista Recreation Center. Dues are $5 per year (Sept.-May). For further information, contact club president Bonnie Varble at 459-4903.

MISH MASH

[Edit Club] The Mish Mash Club plays 1-4 p.m. Sundays in the Jefferson Room at Laurel Manor Recreation Center. Arrive early.

Those who play Rummikub may enjoy Mish Mash. Mish Mash is played using three sets of cards (all four suits) with jokers wild. Mish Mash is played in teams of four players, vying with four other players at the adjoining table. Players rotate to different teams following each game, making Mish Mash a great way to meet new people.

Bring your own group of players or come by yourself. Beginners are welcome and will receive instruction. Cards, score sheets and a list of rules are provided. For information, call Eileen Holton at 750-9257

MISS KARAOKE'S SONG AND DANCE

[Edit Club] Miss Karaoke's Song and Dance Club meets 6 - 9:50 pm on the 2nd and 5th Fridays of each month at Chula Vista Rec Center.

All 5th Fridays will be themed celebrations (October 2014 theme - dress like your favorite singer or movie character, if desired). Prizes will be given out for the best costume and there will be a door prize and a 50/50 drawing.

For information, call Miss Karaoke at 259-2602.
[Edit Club] The Villages Model Railroad Club meets at the Colony Cottage Recreation Center on second and fourth Thursday of every month.

Meeting begins at 1:00PM with either a video or a clinic.

2PM to ? is the general meeting followed immediately by meetings of the various scales. We are allowed to stay until 4:00PM.





Railroad Historical Information
Model Railroad plans for future Shows ( 4 Per Year )
RailFan Trip Plans about 4 per year
After this meeting the Various Model Railroad Scales get together to work out plans for future events.
The meeting end by 3 PM.
We have a BlogSpot with information and photos of past events and dates of future events.
www.villagerailclubs.blogspot.com for Info.
Railroad superintendent,
BOB GALL
thegalls@embarqmail.com
352-753-3828

MODEL YACHT EC12

[Edit Club] The Sumter Landing EC12 Model Yacht Club meets at 10 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays on the lake behind Ashland pool on Lynnhaven Lane at Ellison Place. Interested sailors are welcome to attend. This fleet is limited to East Coast 12-meter yachts. For information, call Alan Perkins at 674-9145.
[Edit Club] Micro Magic Racing Fleet sails at 10 a.m. Mondays and Fridays on the lake behind Ashland Pool on Lynnhaven Lane at Ellison Place. Avid sailboat racers with big boat or RC yacht experience should consider the new Micro Magic fleet.

This high-tech, 21-inch boat weighs less than 2 pounds and is modeled after the one-person skiff popular in Europe. To see more, visit usa.magicmicro.org/news.php.

There are more than 4,000 Micro Magics in the world, mostly in Europe, but there is a fast-growing fleet in The Villages. For information, call John Rowley at 751-3415.

MOFFITT AND SHARON MORSE PLAYERS

[Edit Club] The Moffitt and Sharon Morse Players Club is for those who play the piano, keyboard, or organ and can give up to one or two hours a week to play in order to bring comfort through music to those waiting for medical care or therapy. The club plays on an 88 key Yamaha keyboard located in the Moffitt Cancer Center lobby that also has its music piped into the Sharon Morse lobby. The clubs weekly playing schedule is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The club is looking for players to help fill some open date/time slots.

The club meets quarterly on Sundays from 12 to 1:20 p.m. on January 12, April 13, July 13 and October 12 in 2014 at Laurel Manor.

For more information, contact Rich Tisovec the Music Coordinator at 404-375-1170 or email Shovelxl@gmail.com.

MONTANA TROUBLE IN PARADISE

[Edit Club] Montana: Trouble in Paradise will meet 6 to 8:30 p.m. at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. The group will develop an original musical from the ground up for its April 11 debut. All aspects of theatre (musical and otherwise) are encouraged to contact Camille at 350-6188.

An open casting will be held at 6 p.m. Jan 3 at SeaBreeze Recreation Center.

MORE JAZZ

[Edit Club] For information, contact Barry at 751-0082.

MORVEN MIXERS

[Edit Club] The group will meet at 6 pm, Oct 11 at Churchill Street Rec Center. this will be a trivia night with 50s-70s pop culture. You don't have to be a trivia expert. For information, call Charles Maggiore at 399-5159.
[Edit Club] The Mother Bear Project meets 1-3 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of every month in the Henry Fonda Room at Paradise Recreation Center.

Bring No. 6 or No. 7 knitting needles or a crochet hook. Patterns and yarn are available. For information, call Mary Alice at 920-251-4686 or go to motherbearproject.org.
[Edit Club] The Villages Motor Racing Fan Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. The club is open to anyone who has an interest in any form of motor racing.

Visit the website at villagesracingclub.com for the very latest on all club activities and racing related information, or call Silky at 259-2029.

MOTOWN MOVERS AND SHAKERS LINE DANCE

[Edit Club] Motown Movers and Shakers Line Dance Club meets 6-8 p.m. the first, second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at Captiva Recreation Center to practice intricate dance steps to Motown, soul and contemporary music.

For information, call Wendy Stephens at 561-4639.

MOUNTAIN MUSIC

[Edit Club] The Mountain Music Club meets 1-3 p.m. every Monday at Fish Hawk Recreation Center. The club has an all-acoustic instrument policy. Mostly mountain music is played; however, the group also plays bluegrass, gospel, old stand-bys and country.

Anyone who plays a string instrument, a harmonica, a washboard or any mountain-type percussion instrument is encouraged to join the group. Musicians and vocalists of all levels should feel comfortable.

The club is not performance oriented; however, anyone who wishes to come and listen or to join in the singing is very welcome. For information, contact Rosa Nalbandian at 259-6018 or rosailse@ centurylink.net or Lori Crawford at 753-2117.

MULBERRY BOOK CLUB

[Edit Club] The Mulberry Book Club meets at 10 am the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Mulberry Grove Rec Center.

All Village residents are welcome to attend and bring a list of books you recommend.

This is not a literary book study, but a fun way to meet friends and neighbors. Attend whether you have read the book or not. For information, call Jenean Hite at 259-4799.
[Edit Club] The season runs from Oct. thru April. Events planned for November and December will be for members only, you do not want to miss what is planned.

For information, contact Judy Biskup at 259-4190 or jibishup@embarqmail.com.
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Multiple Sclerosis Villages People (MSVP), 10 a.m the third Tuesday of every month, La Hacienda Recreation Center. 391-9707 or mssupportgroup.org.
MSVP Caregivers, 10:30 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month, La Hacienda Recreation Center. 259-8147 or mssupportgroup.org.


PLEASE SUPPORT - Pancake Breakfast to benefit MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
March 5, 2016 from 7-10am
Tierra Del Sol Country Club
Tickets are $7 and are available at the door or in advance by contacting Mary Grunewald at magrune@yahoo.com

MUSIC IN MOTION

[Edit Club] Music In Motion (MIMO) has more than 30 talented male and female dancers, four professional choreographers and two outstanding directors. MIMO puts on a unparalleled dance show once a year at the Savannah Center. The next show is scheduled for February 2014.

For information, call directors Dianne Bolton at 348-1982 or Jim Caisse 430-0120.

MIMO rehearses from 9 a.m.- noon Tuesday at Colony Recreation Center and from 2-5 p.m. Thursdays at Saddlebrook Recreation Center. Guests welcomed.

To see MIMO in action, go to youtube.com/watch?v=1ufxjmx3fuc.

MUSIC LOVERS CLUB - 70'S STYLE

[Edit Club] Music Lovers Club - 70's Style



Meets from 6 - 8 pm on the 2nd and 4th Sunday at Big Cypress.



There will be music videos, music trivia and give aways, as well as 50/50 drawing on the 1st meeting night, BYOB, BYOS.



On the 2nd meeting night there will be a Disco & Beyond Date Night Dance, admission is $3. 50/50 drawing. BYOS and BYOB.



Contact Ed Falconer or Kay Elder @ 633-9494 or efalconer60@aol.com.

MUSIC MAKERS

[Edit Club] The Music Makers (newly formed quartet), meets 12:30 - 3:00 pm Saturdays at Mulberry Grove Rec Center. the music includes all the tunes of the past, with some contemporary songs. Listening audiences welcome.

For information, call Tom Arnone at 753-2811 or Bob Martino at 430-2897.

MUSICAL BOX-ERS

[Edit Club] The Musical Box-ers will meet 3:30 pm March 19 at Pimlico Rec Center. The meeting will feature the presentation "Introduction to Mechanical Music Machines - Cylinder Boxes and Disk Boxes" by Wayne Myers, trustee and Chair of Special Exhibits Committee of the Musical Box Society International.

The club is for those who appreciate old time music - Rag Time, Dixieland, Jazz, traditional American, classical played by antique mechanical music machines/boxes.

This includes instruments with names like street organ (Organ Grinder), Symphonion, Orchestrion, nickelodeon, which date back to the 1800's.

Some club members own mechanical musical machines, some just love the machines and the music they produce. If you have a mechanical music box, bring it for "show and tell". If you don't have one, come to see and hear them, and learn more about them. All Villages residents are welcome to the meetings.

For more information, contact Jack Hostetler at 259-1388 or email at johnhostetler902@gmail.com.
[Edit Club] The Villages Mustang Club will normally meet at 6:30 p.m. the first Friday of each month in the Studebaker Room at Truman Recreation Center.

All Villages residents with an interest in Mustangs are welcome to join the club. Dues are $6 per year per member. Those who cannot attend the meeting should contact Lydia Hepner at 259-6966 or Elaine Plawecki at 751-3001 to make arrangements to join and pay dues.

MY MEMORIES DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING

[Edit Club] The My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Workshop meets 9-11:30 am the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Lake Miona Rec Center.
One-on-one help is available from 11:30 am to noon,

The Latest MMS Version is taught by projecting step-by-step instructions on the big screen at the front of the room. Laptops are welcome but not necessary. There are demos on different techniques.

Contact Linda Manson for questions and information on getting a free trial of the program at digiscrapfun@gmail.com or 865-335-6330.

MYSTERY LOVERS BOOK

[Edit Club] The Mystery Lovers Book Club is open to all Villages residents who have an interest in reading and discussing popular writers of mysteries, both American and from abroad.

Many members continue the discussion over lunch at a local restaurant following the meeting.

For information, contact Claudia Jacques at 259-8648.
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[Edit Club] The Friends and Neighbors of Northeast Duval (FANNED) is a social group within the Village of Duval in The Villages, Florida. Membership is limited to residents that live within the Westmoreland Loop and on James Island St. The group meets monthly at the Odell Recreation Center in the Zimbabwe Room on the third Friday of each month from 6:30 to 9:00 PM. Current paid membership as of February 25, 2012 is 156. Annual dues are $5 per person.

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES ASSOC (NARFE)

[Edit Club] NARFE is Chapter 2234 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

[Edit Club]
National Alliance on Mental Illness, 7-9 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, Colony Cottage Recreation Center. 430-3048 or Doloresorc@comcast.net.

NAVY SEABEES

[Edit Club] The Navy Seabees meet at 1 p.m.. on the second Tuesday of every month.

This month the group will meet at Cody's for a lunch get together.

For information, call Steve McKinzie at 430-0420






NEEDLE ARTS

[Edit Club] The Needle Arts Club meets at 9 a.m. Mondays in the Geronimo Room at Chula Vista Recreation Center. The club s purpose is to bring together people who like to do needle art so they may socialize and work on their projects.

Anyone interested in working on any project that uses a needle is welcome to bring new and unfinished projects. For information, call Joi Lauterborn at 750-5355.

NEEDLEWORK CLUB - PARADISE

[Edit Club] The Needlework Club meets 9:30-11:50 a.m. Thursdays in the Lucille Ball Room at Paradise Recreation Center. Anything you wish to create with a needle, the club does: knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, needlepoint, sewing, quilting, beading, etc.

Everyone is welcome to come socialize with the group. The club does not teach, but members are glad to help with problems. For information, call Joi Lauterborn at 750-5355.

NEEDLEWORK GUILD

[Edit Club] The Guild's purpose is to promote and share new techniques and projects for the intermediate stitcher.

For further information, call Dolores at 751-0186 or Ruth at 350-6282.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

[Edit Club] Any Village resident that has lived in New Hampshire are welcome to join the club.

For information, call Paul Drew, club President, at 446-5893.

NEW JERSEY

[Edit Club] The New Jersey Club meets at 7 p.m. at La Hacienda Recreation Center.

The NJ Club is one of the largest state clubs in the Villages with an annual paid membership of over 300 members. Membership is limited to former residents of the state of New Jersey who are now residents of the Villages. Guests are welcome. Although we regularly collect non-perishable packaged food goods for our local food pantry, our primary goal is friendship and fun for the members. Dues collected each year are used to support the operations of the club. All monies benefit the members directly.

NEW YORK METS

[Edit Club] The New York Mets Club will meet the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Tea Room at Colony Cottage Rec Center.

The Clubs first meeting will be Sept 4th. This will be an organizational meeting to discuss how the club will operate and what the objectives are. members will also talk about the team and the current season. Brooklyn Dodger and New York Giant fans are welcome.

For more information, call Stu at 352-751-7899.

NEW YORK STATE

[Edit Club] The New York State Club will resume regular meetings 6:30 p.m. at La Hacienda Recreation Center. The club welcomes all residents from the New York Metro area including the Five Boroughs, Long Island, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland and Upstate areas. Registration for the new season will take place and dues of $5 per person will be collected.

Have a Villages ID and wear your present name badge. Non Perishable foods will be collected for the local food pantry. New members and singles are welcome.

For information, call Ray at 751- 0221 or visit newyorkclub.webs.com.
[Edit Club]

The Villages New York Yankee Club meets on the fourth Monday of each month at the Allamanda Rec Center at 7:00 PM.




If interested in joining the club or for more information, email tvyanksclub@gmail.com, or sign-up at the meeting. You can also visit the club's website at http://www.thevillagesnewyorkyankeesclub.com/ to get an idea of the activities the club has undertaken. Further info: 352-897-1407

Nextdoor Pinellas Ladies Beginner Pickleball

[Edit Club] Meets on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12-1:50 P.M. at Big Cypress. You should take Pickleball basic classes with the Rec Center if you don’t know how to play. You will need your own paddle but balls are provided. Come join us for some fun and friendship!
[Edit Club] Beginning on Dec. 2nd, NIA class will be at SeaBreeze on Mondays at 11:30

Nia is an expressive movement practice embracing fitness and well-being. Integrating dance and the healing arts, every step is in harmony with the design of the body.

All movements may be personalized to suit any level of fitness, so no experience is needed. Set to music, each session incorporates cardio, strength, flexibility, agility and balance.

For information, contact Gracene Mehlman at 350-7334 or mgracene@yahoo.com, or visit nianow.com.

NIGHT FEVER

[Edit Club] The group will meet from 6 - 9:20 p.m. at Sterling Heights Recreation Center. Night Fever is a free music and dance social featuring disco, rhythm and blues and 80 s pop rock.


For information, contact Paul and Gladys at 391-9560 or at the nassausquire@aol.com.

NITE OWL SCRAPPERS

[Edit Club] The Nite Owl Scrappers group meets 6-9:50 p.m. Thursdays at Colony Cottage Recreation Center.

The group consists of new and experienced scrappers who are willing to share their ideas and knowledge with each other. For information, call Linda at 750-2773 or Kim at 446-2693.
[Edit Club] The Village Nomads welcomes all Villages residents with an interest in motorcycle riding.

If you are thinking of joining the Nomads and trying a ride, you are strongly urged to look at the group riding safety video at thevillagenomads.com before you ride.

Regularly scheduled breakfast rides are on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and lunch rides are on Thursday. All rides leave from the Mulberry Recreation Center parking lot. Be sure you have a full tank of gas prior to arriving for the ride.

See ride schedules with times and destinations on the website and print a copy. Monthly meetings are at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month at La Hacienda Recreation Center.

Bring food items for the local food pantries, which the club supports.

NONFICTION BOOK

[Edit Club] For information, call Diane Cosner at 259-9168.


NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIANS

[Edit Club] all club meetings.

Any Villages resident who ever resided in the following 16 counties of Northeast Pennsylvania is eligible to join: Lackawanna, Luzerne, Schuylkill, Carbon, Monroe, Pike, Wayne, Bradford, Tioga, Sullivan, Wyoming, Susquehanna, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, and Lycoming.

Contact John Chipriano at 751-5708 for information.

NOVA SCOTIA

[Edit Club] The Nova Scotia Club is open for membership to all current or previous Nova Scotians living or renting in The Villages, and to all those who wish to celebrate the culture and spirit of Nova Scotia.

We invite your guests to join us as well for the evening that may be visiting The Villages.

Have your resident or visitor ID available when you check in for the meeting. We are collecting $5 per person for the annual dues. You may contact John McPhee at 391-1942 or email at novascotiaclub@gmail.com for more information.
[Edit Club] The Village Nurses Club meets at 1:30 p.m. at Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center.

The VNC Membership dues for 2013-14 of $5 are due now. Checks may be made payable to Lorraine Daniels, Treasurer for the VNC. For information, visit www.thevillagesnursesclub.com or contact VNC President, Judi Donahue at 430-0106.

Welcome to The Villages Nurses Club. We are a social club that provides opportunities for you to grow in knowledge, service, compassion and promote fellowship with other nurses.

We believe NURSES are a valued resource. The Villages Nurses Club features medical professionals at the monthly meeting with a focus on current topics in order to enable us to grow in knowledge. At times,CEU's are offered.
We provide Camaraderie with fellow nurses, sharing past experiences, and promoting the nursing profession.
We plan social events for members.
We reach out to the community by:


supporting Village projects such as purchasing a "park bench" placed on El Camino Real.
gathering clothing and toiletries for geriatric patients at a local Behavioral Center as a Holiday Project.
awarding a yearly scholarship to a senior nursing student.

NUTRITION AND HEALTH INFORMATION

[Edit Club] The Nutrition and Health Information Club meets from 7 - 9 pm at Churchill Rec Center. For information, call Ray at 259-0448.
[Edit Club] The NYPD 10-13 Club meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of every month in the Clearwater Room at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. The club is dedicated to retired New York City police and will update members about current information concerning pension, health care and benefits. It also will provide an opportunity to socialize. For information, email Jim Hipple at hipplepi@msn.com.
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OFF BROADWAY PLAYERS

[Edit Club] Off Broadway Players, a member-based theatrical club that presents two original musical shows at Savannah Center every year including song, dance and comedy, meets 12:30 - 1;30 pm on the first and third Thursday of each month at Paradise Rec Center.

The cast has been selected for "Speakeasy The Musical" being presented Oct. 23 - 24 at Savannah Center. Rehearsals will begin May 1 at 1:30pm following refreshments and social at 12;30pm business meeting at 12:45 with members entertaining at 1:00pm.

For information, call Ray Leggiero at 751-0221.

The Off Broadway Performers rehearse 11 - 12:15 Thursdays at Paradise Rec Center.

The Off Broadway Performers group available for local club and social events.

For booking shows which include song, dance and comedy, phone Chris Mianulli at 352-750-4241.

The Off Broadway Dancers is a group of dedicated tap and jazz dancers who rehearse 9 - 11 am Tuesdays at Lake Miona Rec Center and 9 - 10:45 Thursdays at Paradise. Experienced dancers who are interested in performing, phone Shirley Keith, 719-930-6512.


[Edit Club] Ohio Buckeye meets the 4th Wednesday at 5:30 pm at Lake Miona Rec Center.

For information, contact Bob at 750-2917 or at ch

OKLAHOMA SOONERS FOOTBALL FAN CLUB

[Edit Club] We meet the 2nd Friday of Feb, May, Aug and Nov at Big Cypress Rec Center from 1-3:20 PM. Also, we gather for Oklahoma Football Games at Gator's Dockside in Brownwood: search the local newspaper for the game time or go on soonersports.com to find the football schedule. Feel free to contact me.. It's FREE to join... as long as you love your Sooners!!


Dale Stevens (910) 261-7713

Email: stevens2092@comcast.net

OL' SCOUTERS

[Edit Club] The Ol' Scouters Club is a group of adult Scouters, former Scouters, Scouts, and others in The Villages interested in Scouting who meet at 10:30 am on the third Wednesday of each month at Canal Street Rec Center.

The club's objectives are: to enjoy the camaraderie of Scouting as adults; keep abreast of Scouting developments worldwide; and contribute time and talent to local programs, units, districts, and councils that interest us.

On Aug, 20, 2014 the club will review a recent visit from George McGovern, Scout Executive of Gulf Ridge Council (covering Sumter County); discuss proposed club by-laws to be voted on at the September meeting; and enjoy a presentation on the origins of the worldwide scouting movement titled, "Scouting: An Accidental Movement".

There will be other discussion as time allows. For information, contact Mike Gleim at 350-5996 or mike53tv@comcast.net.

OLANTA LOOP

[Edit Club] For more information, contact Donna Fleissner at 430-3570 or Sue Azia at 350-6184.

OLD COWBOY MOVIES FAN

[Edit Club] This club meets at 7 pm on Wednesdays at Canal Street Rec Center. For information, call Paul at 259-3832.
[Edit Club] The Old Friends Golf and Social Club will meet at 7 pm, Oct 13 at La Hacienda Rec Center. This is a general membership meeting. For additional information, contact president Herb Nelson at 750-9295 or visit ofclub@comcast.net.
[Edit Club] The Old Time Radio Drama Club meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 7pm at SeaBreeze.

Remember those radio shows from the 40s and 50s? Those soap operas, serials for the kids, music, comedy, adventure, westerns, mystery and detective shows?

No need to be a member to attend. For information, contact Ed Williams at 352-750-5067 or eawilliams@prodigy.net.

The club also performs old radio shows for other clubs.

OLEANDER BLOCKERS / VILLAS

[Edit Club] For information regarding the Oleander Blockers / Villas, please call 391-1441 or mmjbroderick@live.com.
[Edit Club] For information, check the www.onwisconsinclub.org web site or contact Don at 750-0772 or Bob at 750-1340.

New members are always welcome.

ONE HOUR TOTAL BODY

[Edit Club] One Hour Total Body meets at 5:30 p.m. Mondays at Bradenton Recreation Center. Don t have all day to spend in the gym? Has your treadmill become the dreadmill? Then come join for a fast paced and fun filled hour of cardio and weight training all rolled into one. Using the dynamics of interval training, this workout works the entire body in an hour that includes cardio and abs. You need a mat, set of hand weights, and to be ready to have fun. This class is taught by AFFA certified personal trainer, Wanda Mills. Call 633-0250 for information.

ONE STROKE PAINTING - LAUREL MANOR

[Edit Club] The One Stroke Painting Art Club meets 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays at Laurel Manor Recreation Center. The One Stroke painting technique, created by Donna Dewberry, is emphasized. This is not a class; however, members are available to assist new painters. The club enjoys painting together and sharing ideas and projects. New and experienced One Stroke painters are always welcome. Guests are invited to observe. There is a one-time membership fee of $5.

For information, contact Eileen Vigliarolo at 751-3289 or Deb Rich at 259-2651, or VillagesOneStroke-PaintingClub@gmail.com.

ONE STROKE PAINTING PROJECTS - SEABREEZE

[Edit Club] This weekly workshop meets at 1-3 pm. the first and third Fridays of the month at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. Lessons are for all levels of One-Stroke painters and taught by certified One Stroke instructor Jan Barlow.

Come paint in a fun, relaxed atmosphere while learning exciting techniques. Walk away with your own finished project.

Jan will be staying after class from 3-3:45 p.m. for anyone needing additional assistance, especially those new to One Stroke.

Email Jan at barlowyorkies2x2@aol.com for information.
[Edit Club] Welcome!

The Opera Club of The Villages encourages all lovers of good music who are residents of The Villages to attend our regular monthly meetings and the special performances scheduled. You do not have to sing or know all about opera - a love of good music is our only requirement. Members, as well as visitors, are welcome.

Please check out our website on how to join and where.. thanks!!

OPERATION SHOEBOX

[Edit Club] Operation Shoebox is a volunteer organization supporting U.S. troops around the world with care packages. Volunteers should arrive at 1 p.m. Mondays at Lake Miona Recreation Center.

The Operation Shoebox Thrift Store is at 8360 SE Highway 25, Belleview, FL. Call Janet Oliver at 751-0053 to volunteer. Call Jon Fortney at 430-0297 to pick up large items. Call the thrift store at 307-6723 ext. 2 with questions. Drop-off boxes are available at all Publix stores.

For information, call The Villages OSB director Sandy DeChristofaro at 750-1989. Donations may be mailed to Operation Shoebox, 920 Camino Del Ray Drive, The Villages, FL 32159.
[Edit Club] Operation Homebound (OHB)


Born on May 4, 1998 in Lady Lake, FL
14 meals delivered the first day
In 1999 The Governor s Golden Choice Award presented to the program
568,056 meals have been prepared as of July 31, 2014
Initially, food donations were used to prepare client meals
Currently, food is purchased from 3 vendors
The Village Garden was planted to provide vegetables/herbs to the program
No state or federal funds are received by OHB
Program is funded through donations and client payments of $5 per meal
Qualifications for program:

Client not driving (or only driving to doctor and grocery store)
Must have a medical diagnosis that keeps them from standing at a counter and cooking (doctor s note is required)


275 Volunteers are the heart and spine of the OHB program
Currently, the program prepares approximately 1,000 meals a week
The program serves parts of Sumter, Lake and Marion counties
Currently there are 17 client routes; 34 drivers a day
15 kitchen volunteers per day prepare, cook and package client meals



OHB offers other client services such as:


A lending library
Life in Review (book of client s life and pictures)
Access to medical equipment
Parrish nurse visits
The Buddy System (visitation program)
Access to Stephen Ministers
Access to Handyman Services
Access to Carpenters for Christ


Volunteers and staff prepare meals on holidays if they fall Monday-Friday
To volunteer for the program call 352-753-8484
[Edit Club] The Villages Tri-County Optimist Club is involved with projects in the tri-county area in support of providing needs and encouraging the personal growth of children. If you have a heart for helping children and want to make a difference, even in a small way, guests are invited to visit at 6:30 p.m. at Laurel Manor Recreation Center to investigate the possibilities. This is a dedicated group that loves to work with children and the personal rewards are very satisfying. For more details, contact Ann Curton at 753- 4752 or www.tri-countyoptimist.org.
[Edit Club] Welcome to The Orange Blossom Squares Dance Club!
Our Club is 29 Years Old and we are the
Oldest Club?? on Record in
The Villages, Florida!!!

Go to our website for info!!!!!!
[Edit Club] The Villages Orchestra performing group meets at 8-10:45 a.m. Tuesdays at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

The group invites all orchestral string musicians of intermediate ability and above who have orchestra experience from advanced high school to college to come join. Prospective new members may attend weekly rehearsals until comfortable with concert performance.

Orchestra members can assist in finding rental instruments for those who no longer own one. This is an opportunity to regain your skills in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Music is provided; bring stands.

For information, contact Emily Hickman at 259-6662 or Claudia Klinefelter at 765-891-0994.

ORCHID AND GARDEN

[Edit Club] The Orchid and Garden Club meets at 10 am on the third Thursday of every month in the Neptune Room at SeaBreeze Rec Center.

This first meeting will welcome new members with a general discussion of orchids and their care with Sue Balano, a former commercial with Sue Balano, a former commercial grower. Members are encouraged to bring problem orchids, as well as show and tell specimens.

The club welcomes all levels of orchid and gardening enthusiasts.

For information, contact Rosemary Amieri at 205-9966 or amierir@gmail.com

ORCHID CLUB NORTH

[Edit Club] Orchid Club North will have its first meeting 3:30-5 pm Tuesday, 11/11 at Mulberry Grove Rec Center. Following a get-acquainted discussion, Sue Balano, a member of Orchid Club Central and a former commercial orchid grower, will give advice on orchid growing. Bring one or two plants for Sue to critique.

No previous orchid-growing experience is necessary; everyone is welcome

For information, contact Bruce Crist at sunshine 728@ymail.com or 716-640-4748.

ORCHID GROWERS

[Edit Club] Members in this club have a range of orchid-growing experience. Everyone is welcome.

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at Lake Miona Recreation Center.

To preregister, contact Judy Geis at 751-5233 or judygeis8@gmail.com.

ORIGINAL VIRGINIA

[Edit Club] New Villages residents who have lived in, drove through, walked, or flew over Virginia are welcome to join. For information, call Jim Meyer at 753-5030.

OSTEOPOROSIS SUPPORT GROUP

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Osteoporosis Support Group, 10 a.m. the fourth Monday of each month, Laurel Manor Recreation Center. 259-2984 or osteo_porosis@ yahoo.com.
Osteoporosis low-impact strength training exercise classes, 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Laurel Manor Recreation Center; 11 a.m. Fridays, Mulberry Grove Recreation Center. 259-2984 or osteo_porosis@yahoo.com.

[Edit Club] The Ostomy Support Group of The Villages meets the last Saturday of the month. Contact Linda Manson at 865- 335-6330, email curvesflorida@me.com or check the website at thevillagesostomygroup.weebly.com.

OUR GANG

[Edit Club] For information, contact Mary Deibler at 751-0715.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

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Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m. Saturdays, Hibiscus Recreation Center. 753-3984.
Overeaters Anonymous, newcomers meeting, 8:30 a.m. Saturdays, Hibiscus Recreation Center. 430-2327.
Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Chatham Recreation Center. 430-2383 or bruceleslie@ embarqmail.com.

OVERSEAS LIVING

[Edit Club] The Overseas Living Club will meet for dinner at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Bamboo Bistro Asian Fusion Restaurant. Bamboo Bistro is located at 700 N. US Highway 441 in the Rolling Acres Plaza. They have Asian specials from Vietnam, China, Thailand and also offer sushi.

Send responses directly to overseaslivingclub@hotmail.com or call Sandra Watt at 751-4427 for information.

The Overseas Living Club is open to all residents of The Villages who have lived and worked overseas.
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[Edit Club] We have a Driveway Party every month and a Social Event the 4th Monday almost every month at Captiva Recreation Center.

To learn more about us, visit http://paigevillas.weebly.com/.
[Edit Club] Visit www.paloaltoclub.org for info about the Village of Palo Alto.

PALO ALTO LADIES

[Edit Club] For information, call Marylou Bruno at 259-1603.

PARAPSYCHOLOGY

[Edit Club] The Villages Parapsychology Club will meet at 2 p.m. today at Lake Miona Recreation Center.


Sandy Laing, a certified senior fitness instructor with a BS in Physical Education and an MS in Education, will talk about Tai Chi. Laing offers Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention through the Recreation Department at La Hacienda Recreation Center and the LLLC. The practice of Tai Chi, which can be done seated or standing, is an easy and safe way to help release stress and pain as we enjoy the lovely flowing movements. Join the club to try Tai Chi and feel your own Chi.

Rest of year membership is $5; guest fee is $2. Remember to have your badge.

PARATROOPERS

[Edit Club] For information, call Phil McSpadden at 450-3301.

PARENTS IN THE HOME

[Edit Club] Parents in the Home, 2:30-4:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month from September through May, Hibiscus Recreation Center.

For information, call 352-396-1679.



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[Edit Club] The Parkinson's Network Exercise Program

PARKINSON S EXERCISE PROGRAM

WHERE: First Baptist Church of Oxford

4060 County Road 108, (near Junction of 466 and 301)

WHEN: 1:30-3:00PM, EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY, Beginning January 5th

EVERYONE IS ACCEPTED

EVERYTHING IS A FOCUS: FLEXIBILITY, STRENGTH AND BALANCE

EVERYWHERE: NATION-WIDE PROGRAM

RESTORE CONFIDENCE, MAKE NEW FRIENDS AND BE AN INSPIRATION

Free Program

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT PAUL WATFORD, 352-284-0818

PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP

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Parkinson s Exercise/ Support Group, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays, Chatham Recreation Center. facebook.com/villagesparkinsonsupport.
Parkinson Fight Club, 1-2:50 p.m. Sundays, Chatham Recreation Center; 9-11 a.m. Mondays, Chatham Recreation Center; 11:45 a.m.- 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Bridgeport Recreation Center. 674-9058.
[Edit Club] The Villages Parrot Head Club proudly serves Parrot Heads in The Villages, Lady Lake and the surrounding area of central Florida. We are a collection of folks who embrace the music and writings of Jimmy Buffett and believe in "leaving things just a little better than they found them ... and having a BLAST while doing it."

Since 2003, Parrot Head Clubs collectively raised for and/or donated to charitable organizations a whopping $29.8 million. Additionally, chapters worldwide donated approximately 3.1 million man-hours to philanthropic activities !! Here's your opportunity to be a part of something special & to give something back ... to the community, to the environment and to your fellow man. Come join the "Parrot Head Nation" and help us "Party With A Purpose!"

www.thevillagesparrotheads.com Website contains vital club information, including our calendar and monthly newsletter.
[Edit Club] We enjoy teaching PATTERN PARTNER DANCING with Country Music for couples that mostly dance in a circle.

PATTI'S CLASSIC TAP

[Edit Club] Patti s Classic Tap Club meets Fridays at Paradise Recreation Center. The advanced group meets 10-11 a.m.; the Intermediate II group meets 11 a.m.-noon. Intermediate I meets 12:30-1:30 p.m. Mondays at Saddlebrook Recreation Center. Basic beginning meets 1:30-2:30 p.m. For information, call Patti Weir at 259-4437.
[Edit Club] The VillageOf Pennecamp is Ideally situated about halfway between Lake Sumter Landing and Brownwood Paddock Square. Pennecamp is in Community Development District 8, part
of Sumter County.

Visit us at http://www.pennecamp.org/index.php. This website is maintained by Pennecamp residents to provide a place for neighbors to stay abreast of local happenings, find useful information, and to generally brag about our very finest of neighborhoods. A userid is required to post photos and event notices or to access a neighborhood directory.


PENNECAMP FISH

[Edit Club] Pennecamp Fish Social, aka Fish Bowl Social, will not meet over the summer months of July and August at Fish Hawk Recreation Center.

It will return the third Sunday of September at Fish Hawk.

For information, contact Marni Strautman at 751-1289 or strautman99208@yahoo.com.

PENNSYLVANIA

[Edit Club] Membership dues is $10 for new members (includes ID badge) and $5 for annual renewal. Remember your Village IDand Pennsylvania club ID badge.

PEO

[Edit Club] PEO Sisterhood meets Mondays, Thursdays, and first and third Tuesdays of the month.

For time and place, contact Margaret Hathaway at 430-1164 or lhatha@aol.com, or Linda Lambie at 561-4480 or linrodlambie@ gmail.com.

PETANQUE

[Edit Club] Petanque (Pe Tonk) is played at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3 p.m. Thursdays and 1:30 p.m. Sundays at Paradise Park, near the entrance to the golf cart bridge on the east side of U.S. Highway 27/441.

Petanque is the French style of bocce. It is a game you can learn as you play, and everyone is willing to help. For information, call Marsha Cummings at 459-9440.

PETANQUE FAMILY SOCIAL

[Edit Club] Our club is about fun, socializing with others and having parties. We invite people with or without handicaps that have great attitudes. We have music and goodies each day. Petanque is played by senior rules but they never get in the way of us having fun. We have a small $4 monthly due. For this you get your own Petanque Balls, a chance to win a $25 Ball Throw each month and a $25 Jack Throw each quarter. You will get to attend four parties each year featuring entertainers like Suzie Casa and Bobby Tate. We play on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 1:30 from October thru March. From April thru September we play Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 am and Tuesday and Sunday at 1:30pm.

For more information, contact Bart 706-564-0938 and Ed 765-620-2081.

Petanque courts are across from the Paradise Rec Center.




PETANQUE FUN CLUB

[Edit Club] The Petanque Fun Club meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday temporarily in the field across from Paradise Recreation Center and South of Wale (field the water lines are stored) while trhe club awaits the final Petanque Courts that are being constructed across from Paradise Recreation Center.

This is a new second club that wants to have fun while playing Petanque. Petanque is the French style of bocce. There is no charge for the club and everyone is friendly and willing to help each other learn to play.

For more information, contact Roger Cowie at 753-2616 or email rog_0828@yahoo.com.

PHASE 10

[Edit Club] A Phase 10 Cards group meets at 9 a.m. Mondays at El Santiago Recreation Center. For information, call Judi Damis at 259-9180.

PHILADELPHIA

[Edit Club] For information, call Charlie Howlett at 259-8134.
[Edit Club] The Villages Community Philharmonic Orchestra Guild meets at 1 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month in the Monroe Room at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

The guild is dedicated to raising awareness of the orchestra that performs in The Villages. The guild also organizes fundraising events to support appearances by world-class artists and to assist the orchestra with other projects.

The guild welcomes those who want to be a part of the VCPO s continued growth. For information, visit villagesphilharmonic.org or call Maggie at 430-2791.
[Edit Club] The Philosophy Club meets at 4 p.m. Friday at Lake Miona Recreation Center.

The club is open to all Villagers with no membership fee. For information, call David Dingee at 259-1213 or Tom Leonard at 753-2917. Past presentations and discussion can be found at tvpclub.blogspot.com.

PHILOSOPHY STUDY

[Edit Club] The Philosophy Study Group meets at 2 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

For information, contact Richard Lehtinen at rlehtinen7@aol.com or 259-1689.

PHIT HAPPENS!

[Edit Club] Are you ready to move and have fun? Try Phit Happens! at 1:30-2:30 p.m. Mondays at Odell Recreation Center. This dance fitness class is for everybody. Sweat, have a blast in the process and experience red-hot dance steps with easy-to-follow dance-fitness routines. You do not have to be a dancer, all left feet are welcomed.

The moves are super easy! Lively, upbeat, fast-paced songs provide the theme while everyone shares laughs and missteps and forgets they are working out. Bring water and a towel.

For information, contact Doris at 751-6786 or casaparsons@yahoo.com.
[Edit Club] The Villages Photo Club invite all. No admission fee. Browse and see spectacular photography and talk to photographers about their art. Photos also for sale.

The Villages Photography Club meets regularly.. see website..
[Edit Club] The Photography Club at Sunset Pointe meets 9:30 a.m.-noon the first and third Thursdays of each month at Lake Miona Recreation Center. The doors open at 9:30 a.m. and coffee and sweets are served.

Any Villages resident, whether a beginner or experienced photographer, is welcome to join. The goal is to learn how to take good photos and have fun. For information, email spointe.photo@gmail.com or visit photoclubsp.org.

PIANO

[Edit Club] For information, call Aubrey at 259-1924.
[Edit Club] PICKLEBALL

Volunteers are needed to assist with the Pickleball Community Volunteer Group. If you are passionate about pickleball, why not help others? For information, call Steve Richter, PCVG chair, at 751-7437.

For the most up to date information including the beginner s schedule, pickleball ratings, singles challenge ladder, challenge pyramids, tournaments and more, visit pickleballcommunity.com.

GEEZERS AND GALS PICKLEBALL

Geezers and Gals Pickleball meets 4-5:50 p.m. Thursdays at the Bacall Recreation Center pickleball courts. All interested people are invited to attend. For information, contact Al Rosati or To Sokso at 391-1184 or alchezeccbay@yahoo. com.

JUDY'S BEGINNER PICKLERS

Judy's Beginner Picklers play from noon to 1:50pm Wednesdays and 2:00 - 3:50 pm Saturdays at Big Cypress Rec center. All new or rusty picklers are welcome. For information, call Judy at 750-2991.

PICKLEBALL BOB S BAD GIRLS

Bob s Bad Girls meet at 6 p.m.- dusk Mondays and Wednesdays at Pimlico Recreation Center to play pickleball - just for fun and a way to meet new friends, not a league. All female pickleball players in The Villages are welcome to join. For information, call Pat at 259-3352.

PICKLEBALL COACH MO'S CLINIC

Coach Mo's pickleball clinic meets 4-5 pm Tuesdays at Churchill Street Rec Center pickleball courts through July. Clinics will start again in October. Pickleball clinics are for all players interested in improving their game. For information, call Richard Movsessian at 430-2766.

PICKLEBALL INTERMEDIATE MIXED TEAM

Intermediate Mixed Team Pickleball will be played 10am - 1 pm Mondays through Sept. 29 at SeaBreeze Rec Center. Players must be in The Villages rating system (pickleballcommunity.com) as 3.0 or 3.5. A maximum of 64 players will be accepted. Play will alternate each week from 10-11:30 am or 11:30 am - 1 pm. Sign up by sending your name, email address, phone number, rating and gender to : pickleballleague@hotmail.com. If you cannot commit to playing full time, sign up as a sub.

PICKLEBALL JUST FOR FUN

Just for Fun...the name says it all. This is not a competitive league but a mixed group of intermediate to advanced beginners. It meets 2-3:50 p.m. every Friday at Bacall Recreation Center. The primary objective is to have a great time. Just show up and enjoy yourself. For information, call Chris Danko at 561-4005.

PICKLEBALL PATIENT PICKLERS

Patient Picklers is a group of fun loving pickleball beginning players that meet to play with the courts reserved at 2-4 p.m. Monday and Friday at Truman Recreation Center. The group is cordially inviting all beginning players that enjoy not only the game, but being around other pleasant and easygoing beginners. It is a lot of fun and you can just show up at these days and times. For information, contact Judy 352-750-2991.

PICKLEBALL PM GALS

Women who play at the intermediate level may join this fun group. It is not a pickleball league, but a group of ladies who meet to play for fun. Play is held 6-8 p.m. Mondays at Lake Miona Recreation Center, Tuesdays at Laurel Manor Recreation Center and Thursdays at Coconut Cove Recreation Center. For information, call Donna Wieser at 390-0765.

PICKLEBALL - PLAYING SINGLES

There are two groups which meet weekly where you can test your one-on-one pickleball skills. The scoring is exactly the same as when you play doubles and you use a full court.

The group meets 10-11:50 am Wednesdays at Truman Rec Center and noon-1:50pm Saturdays at Bacall Rec Center. This is not a league and everyone who shows up plays. For information, call Bill Adamcheck at 751-5356.

PILATES ADVANCED PLUS ALL LEVELS

[Edit Club] Pilates Advanced Plus All Levels meets 9-10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Laurel Manor Recreation Center. Pilates works on flexibility, strength and balance. Many tools are used. Bring two bath towels and a small pillow. For information, call Dolly at 259-1442.

PILATES MAT

[Edit Club] Pilates Mat meets at 7:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Chatham Recreation Center. The pilates method involves a series of exercises that place intense concentration on your abdominal muscles. For information, call Eva Shore at 450-2970.


PILLOWCASE POCKET DRESSES

[Edit Club] The Pocket Pillowcase Dresses club will benefit Mission to Heal and will meet 9-11:50 a.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of each month at Chula Vista Recreation Center.

The group creates beautiful dresses for women and children in third world countries. No sewing experience is needed.

Mission to Heal is a team of surgeons setting up hospitals in underdeveloped countries.

The group is always looking for donations of gently used pillowcases, wide bias tape and any fabric. For information, call Kathy Ingraham at 653-0286.

PINELLAS SOCIAL GROUP

[Edit Club] The Pinellas Social Group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. at Big Cypress recreation Center.

For more information, contact Charlie Kraft at 615-812-4269 or email at kraftch@comcast .net or Ellen Pratt at 352-633-9234 or email pratte@yahoo.com.

PINOCHLE DOUBLE DECK

[Edit Club] Double Deck Pinochle meets 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays in the Cary Grant Room at Paradise Recreation Center. This game is played with Villages rules. For information, call Morty Cohen at 259-3419.

Double Deck Pinochle also is held 6-9:30 p.m. Sundays at Chatham Recreation Center. Open bidding at 50, auction bidding. Must have a marriage (king and queen) to name trump. For information, contact Dom Aiello at 259-9581 or domaiellogocards@yahoo.com.

PINOCHLE NEW YORK

[Edit Club] New York Pinochle meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays at Fish Hawk Recreation Center and 7:30-9:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of each month at Truman Recreation Center.

These sessions are for advanced players only - one deck, one bid. Bonus start at 25 without a run; bonus start at 30 with a run. For information, call Len Klein at 751- 4433.

PINOCHLE SINGLE DECK

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Mondays, 6 p.m., Truman Recreation Center. Kay Arnold, 399- 4484 or ckayarnold@comcast.net. Learn to play or refresh your skills.
Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Pimlico Recreation Center. Madge Koscelnik, 753-9749. Some experience plus ability to play three handed is necessary.
Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., Garden Room, Colony Cottage Recreation Center. Ken Marino, 391-9219. Experienced players only.
Wednesday, noon, Pimlico Recreation Center. Experienced players only. Dick Luebke, 259- 5775.
Thursdays, 1 p.m., Laurel Manor Recreation Center. Doris Manning 751-6659, or Lillian Rowe, 751-5430. Expereienced players only.
Thursdays, 1 p.m., Paradise Recreation Center. Chris Brown, 750-4627.
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Allamanda Recreation Center. Must be experienced and able to play three-handed. Alberta M. Campbell, 461-9425.

PITCH, SETBACK, HI-LO JACK

[Edit Club] The Pitch, Setback, Hi-Lo Jack Club meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Bacall Recreation Center, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Paradise Recreation Center and 9 a.m. Mondays at Mulberry Grove Recreation Center. Three names, same game.
[Edit Club] Membership is open to those who lived within a 30-mile radius of downtown Pittsburgh. Prospective members should download and complete the Resident Membership Form (owners) or Guest membership Form (renters) from the Club's web site (http://pittsburghclub-thevillages.com) and bring it to the meeting.

Check the web site for specifics and travel opportunities.

PLATFORM TENNIS

[Edit Club] All are welcome. For information, call Joe Russo at 410-726-8314
[Edit Club] POA Mission Statement

The Property Owners' Association of The Villages is an independent organization devoted to the home ownership experience in The Villages.

The Vision/Objective of the POA is to make The Villages an even better place in which to live, where Residents' Rights are respected, and local government is responsive to the needs and interests of residents.

Specific POA attention is focused on housing, community, neighborhood, and government issues. Special emphasis is directed at Community Development Districts (CDDs) and the Florida Chapter 190 law that regulates CDD operations in The Villages.

The POA serves residents of The Villages through programs of education, research, analysis, representation, advocacy, and legislative action.

The POA also functions as a "watchdog" organization overseeing the actions of the developer and our local governments.

The POA has no ties or obligations to the developer of The Villages that might compromise the POA position or its advocacy of Residents' Rights.

The POA, founded in 1975, is the original homeowners' association in The Villages. Membership is open to all Villages residents.

The POA meeting is open to all Villages residents, whether a member of the POA or not. Coffee and donuts will be served after the meeting. Contact Carolyn at 205- 8199 for information.

POETRY WORKSHOP

[Edit Club] A Poetry Discussion and Workshop meets 10 a.m.-12:20 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month in the Marilyn Monroe Room at Paradise Recreation Center.

Bring a few poems to read. Bring extra copies (10-15) of your work, if possible, for others to follow and to facilitate discussion.

For information, contact Al Watkins at 259-4981 or aww21@comcast.net.

POINCIANA

[Edit Club] Poinciana Social Club will meets at 6 p.m. at Lake Miona Recreation Center.

For information, call Beth Day at 633-1596.

POKENO

[Edit Club] Pokeno is a version of bingo using playing cards. Bring $3 in pennies and a container in which to keep them. Each person gets a bingo card with 25 pictures of playing cards on it. Cards are called from a deck of 52. If you have the card called, you cover it with a penny. As soon as Pokeno is called, that game is over.


Wednesdays: 10 a.m., Paradise Recreation Center. Sharon Dietrich, 753-8658.
Thursdays: 10-11:50 a.m., Mulberry Grove Recreation Center. Kate Mitchell, 607-731-0065, or Rich and Eileen Shields, 391-9733.
Fridays: 6 p.m., Resolute Room, Lake Miona Recreation Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Ruthie Drango, 753-9308, or Jan Hippe, 430-0826.
Saturdays: 5:30-8 p.m., Mulberry Grove Recreation Center. Shirley Schmid, 217-5265.
Sundays: 4-6:20 p.m., Gregory Peck Room, Paradise Recreation Center. Elizabeth Kuti, 751-0689.

POLICE AND FIRE RETIREES

[Edit Club] Social club with membership open to any individual, male or female, who has served an honorable tenure of office (or is serving) a recognized law enforcement agency and/or fire department and resides in the Villages.


The Retired Police and Fire Club of the Villages meets First Tuesday each month except July and August at La Hacienda Recreation Center at 7:00PM.


Dues is $15.00 per year. Spouses of a member are considered honorary members and are both non-dues paying and non-voting.


Questions? Contact President Henry Aranda: 352-350-6180

Secretary is Pat Fitzgerald:

E-mail us for anything: policeandfireretireesclub@gmail.com

POLISH - AMERICAN

[Edit Club] The club meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at Paradise Rec Center. Doors open at 6 pm. Business meeting begins at 6:30 pm.

Dues for the year ar $10. Dues will be collected at the door. New members and guests are welcome.

For information about the PAC, call President, Joanne Howard Ayers at 552-6957.

POLKA LOVERS

[Edit Club] The club is open to all Villagers to share their love of ethnic polka music, dancing and polka events.

Membership dues are $5. Please wear your club name badge.

For more information contact Pat Murawski at 259-2463 or Sam Massimilli at 259-5520.

POLO CHEERLEADERS

[Edit Club] The Villages Polo Cheerleaders practice 1:30 pm Mondays at Big Cypress Rec Center. Practice for the fall season begins Sept. 8.

The group cheers and performs simple dance routines during polo season.

For information, contact Bonnie Strief at 633-5941 or Brenda High at 433-0455..
[Edit Club] For information, call president Marie McAvoy at 350-6236 or email at mmclover123@comcast.net.

POLYMER CLAY

[Edit Club] A Polymer Clay group meets 12:30-3:20 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month at Coconut Cove Recreation Center. Polymer clay comes in a variety of colors and can be used to make a variety of items.

A kiln is not required, items are baked in an oven. There are no dues and no experience is required. For information, contact Lynne Barta at 478-960-8339 or lynne_3201@ yahoo.com, or Linda Manson at 865-335-6330 or digiscrapfun@ gmail.com.

PONDA ROSES WOMEN

[Edit Club] Ponda Roses Women s Club (Ladies of Rio Ponderosa) meets at noon Tuesday at Chula Vista Recreation Center.

For information, call Patti at 430-3268.

PONIC GARDENERS

[Edit Club] This club meets from 3 - 5 pm in the Secretariat Room at Chatham Rec Center. This gardening club of the future will meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Join your Villager friends to discover how to garden without dirt. Harvest delicious herbs and produce in a fraction of the time without weeding, kneeling or digging. This is a social club to share the fun, knowledge and experiences of enjoying the world's first plug in and play personal veritical garden.

For information, call Sharon Starke at 259-8021 or kodismom@comcast.net.

POPS CHORUS

[Edit Club] The Villages Pops Chorus

The Villages Pops Chorus was founded in late 2013, and began rehearsals in January 2014.

We have 2 primary objectives: to give Villages residents an opportunity to sing popular music arranged in choral settings; and to raise funds for charitable organizations by holding concerts.

We are also committed to having fun while presenting concerts of a high quality. We operate as a not-for-profit organization, and all of our members are volunteers.

Tickets are now on sale at all Villages Box Office locations and online for The Pops Chorus summer concert, Dancin In the Street , to be held on August 7, 2015, at North Lake Presbyterian Church.

The concert will feature a wide variety of popular songs including Dancin In the Street , Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again from The Phantom of the Opera , Where or When , And All That Jazz from Chicago , and Surf s Up a medley of Beach Boys and Jan & Dean songs.

The chorus will be joined by a 7 piece combo for a number of songs. All tickets are $12, general admission. Part of the proceeds of the concert will be donated to All One Family and Deliver the Difference. For more info, contact Bill Davis, director, at thevillagespopschorus@gmail.com.

PORTUGUESE

[Edit Club] The Portuguese Language and Culture Group meets 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays at El Santiago Recreation Center. The club s mission is to spread Portuguese language and culture. Basic language skills will be taught along with group dynamics. For information, call Dyan E. Kieltyka at 508-264-1955 or 753-5590.

POST POLIO SUPPORT GROUP

[Edit Club] Post Polio Support Group, 1 p.m. the second Friday of each month (October through May), SeaBreeze Recreation Center. 753-7188 or dianaruthk@aol.com.

POSTAGE STAMP (PHILATELIC)

[Edit Club] The Villages Postage Stamp (Philatelic) Club meets four times a month. The club meets at 9:30 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month in the Gladiola Room at Allamanda Recreation Center. The club also meets at noon the first and third Wednesdays of each month in the Chateaugay Room at Chatham Recreation Center.

The club welcomes anyone who would like to start or continue stamp collecting. Club members have varied interests and enjoy trading, selling and purchasing stamps and covers.

At each meeting, a presentation is given by club members on some aspect of stamp collecting. Stamp auctions are a feature of each meeting. For information, call Marty Farber at 753-4774.
[Edit Club] Preserve Our Environment is a grassroots organization focused on critical environmental issues of the Central Florida region - our water, land, wildlife and future. We use the combined forces of environmental education, science, research, and advocacy to make a difference in Florida.


We meet on the 2nd Mondays of the month, from 1-3 pm at United Church of Christ at The Villages, 12514 CR 101, Oxford, FL 34484.


We are open to everyone (not only Villagers)
Questions: email Claire at clebs@juno.com

PROSTATE CANCER EDUCATION AND SUPPORT GROUP

[Edit Club] The Villages Prostate Cancer Education And Support Group, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, Laurel Manor Recreation Center. 259-9433, 259-1329 or 365-1483.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT (MAN TO MAN)

[Edit Club] The Villages Man to Man Prostate Cancer Education & Support Group hold its meetings at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

Man to Man meetings are free and are open to all men. For information, contact Tom Vajda at 446-4194 or Fred Neilson at 365-1483.

PURDUE CLUB

[Edit Club] All Village residents with Purdue University ties ar interest are invited to attend the club meetings.

As a reminder, football game watches are always at Beef O'Brady's in the Southern Trace Shopping Center on 466 near Publix. Check newspaper or on line for kickoff times. All Purdue fans and guests are invited to game watches.

For more information, call Tom Sgritta at 575-1019 or email at sgritta1@yahoo.com.

PURL GIRLS

[Edit Club] The Purl Girls meet 3-4:50 p.m. Thursdays in the Singapore Sling Room at Coconut Cove Recreation Center. This is a social club where knitters and crocheters of all skill levels can exchange information on techniques, patterns and hints.

All are welcome. Bring your own project or start one of ours. The club doesn t teach. For information, call Melinda Frabotta at 391-9214.
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[Edit Club] The Qigong Club meets 1-2:20 p.m. Wednesdays at Coconut Cove Recreation Center and 9:30-11:20 a.m. Fridays at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. The group welcomes all Villagers who want to take control of their health.

Qigong exercises boost individual immunity, improve health, and harness body-mind energy with moving meditations. For information, call Gerry Watt at 753- 0381 or visit thevillagesqigongclub.weebly.com.

QUACKED UP

[Edit Club] The Quacked Up Club meets 5:50 - 9 pm the second Saturday of every month at Churchill Street Rec Center. The club is a social group with no dues or rules. Play games and interact with members.

Games usually are played on teams of men versus women and include Trivial Pursuit, bocce golf, "What's My Name", Road Rally Treasure Hunt and more.

For more information, call Duane Cross at 751-0582.

QUEENS N.Y.

[Edit Club] Any question, call Joy Lynch at 753-6545.

QUESTAR PRODUCTIONS

[Edit Club] Contact for Questar Productions at debra31721@yahoo.com.
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QUILTING GUILD OF THE VILLAGES

The Quilting Guild began with two chapters in 1993. By 2002 we had 5 chapters and officially became Quilting Guild of The Villages. Today we have 1100 members in 19 chapters.

We come together once a month on the first Tuesday. Most of our meetings are evening meetings held at Laurel Manor, beginning at 7:00. Meetings feature nationally known quilt experts, trunk shows, Show & Tell opportunities and other learning activities of interest to those involved in the art of quilting.

Quilting Guild of The Villages presents the 2017 Showcase of Quilts: Quilting Round the Square, January 27-28, 2017, at the Savannah Center, 1545 North Buena Vista Drive, The Villages, FL 32159. The event is 9am to 5pm Friday and 9am to 4pm Saturday/ Admission is $8.00 at the door. Tickets may also be purchased through The Villages Entertainment locations. Group discounts may be obtained by contacting qgotvsc@gmail.com

Attendees can expect to see more than 300 quilts created by Quilting Guild of The Villages members. Two National Quilt Association certified judges will choose first, second, third, fourth and honorable mention in 18 categories. Recognitions also include Best in the categories of Viewer s Choice, Judges Choice, and Best interpretation of Showcase Theme selected from quilts entered in the Quilting Round the Square challenge.

Show attendees can also expect to see the 2015 Viewer s Choice award-winning quilt; displays of antique quilts, 4-H quilts, a doll exhibit and a Saturday (only) Art Quilt exhibit.

Showcase of Quilts includes a variety of shopping opportunities with 21 vendors selling fabric and quilting supplies, including one offering scissors sharpening. There is a boutique featuring handmade sewn and quilted items, a silent auction offering more than 80 sewn and quilted items, and 11 gift baskets for auction. Tickets may be purchased to win the charity quilt with proceeds donated to The Villages.Cornerstone Hospice and The Villages Honor Flight.

Showcase of Quilts is open to the public. Free parking is plentiful, and a food court is available.

The Guild and the chapters support many of the charities in our community. Showcase 2015 raised $10,000, divided between the Wildwood Soup Kitchen and the Infant and Toddlers Pantry. The Guild donated quilts for three Honor Flights in 2015.

The chapters meet weekly at various recreation centers, primarily on Tuesday. Chapters have limited membership due to the size of their meeting space. Members pay both chapter and Guild dues and can only belong to one chapter. Any Village resident is welcome to join us.

Information about chapters with openings can be found in the Thursday Recreation News supplement to The Daily Sun, on our new website, QGOTV.org, or by contacting Membership Chair, Joy Lynch at (352) 753-6545.

This is listing of the chapters and their email contact:

NOTE: The email below for Allamanda should be QGOTVAllamanda@gmail.com




QUOITS

[Edit Club] The Quoits Club of The Villages meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Saddlebrook Recreation Center horseshoe courts. The club is open to all Villagers. There are no schedules, dues or commitments, just lots of fun. Instruction is given. For information, call Bill Tharp at 753-2268.
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[Edit Club] Rainbow Family and Friends Club of The Villages

We have been an officially sanctioned "Resident Lifestyle" group sanctioned club in The Villages since 2007!! The Rainbow Family and Friends Club of The Villages is a social club for the LGBTQ community and our friends here in The Villages. We gather freely and publicly at Bonifay Country Club every Thursday night from 5 to 8 pm to socialize, meet new friends, and to simply enjoy life among our own community. We have given away over $142,000 to local charities over the years from our various events profits.

If interested please visit our website for more info.
www.rainbowfamilyvillagesfl.com

Thanks!!

Or email us at: rainbowfamilyvillagesfl@gmail.com

Peggy Garvin & Wendy O'Donnell
Co-Chairs

RC MODEL RACE CARS

[Edit Club] The R/C Model Race Cars Club meets 9 a.m. every Sunday except the fourth Sunday, the second Wednesday and the fourth Saturday of each month at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. It also meets at 7-9 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Canal Recreation Center.

The club is open to all Villagers. Everyone is welcome to come and watch the action. Anyone is welcome to try driving one of the cars. For information, call Dave at 205-7985 or Mike at 633-0134.
[Edit Club] THE CASTAWAYS ELECTRIC BOAT WORX (FAST ELECTRIC & SCALE) MODEL BOAT CLUB MEETS AT 9:00AM THE SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH IN THE CARY GRANT ROOM

AT PARADISE RECREATION CENTER. THE CLUB PROMOTES THE HOBBY OF FAST ELECTRIC BOAT OPERATION AND RACING. WE ARE AT LAKE MIRA MAR (SPANISH SPRINGS)

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS 8:30 AM TO 11:00 AM FOR TEST AND TUNE BEHIND LA HACIENDA RECREATION CENTER.

THE CLUB IS OPEN TO ALL VILLAGERS AND EVERYONE IS WELCOME TOCOME AND WATCH THIS 45 TO 75 MPH RACING. OUR MAIN RACE DAYSARE THE

FIRST AND THIRD SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH AT FRUITLAND PARK VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK - 9AM TO 12:30PM.

WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AND EXPERT HELP IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE FOR NEW MEMBERS IF DESIRED. CHECK OUT OUR CLUB WEBSITE !



FOR INFORMATION CALL MIKE PEPE AT 352-399-5054 OR RON SAUNDERS AT 352-552-1966
[Edit Club] Welcome to the Villages R/C Model Sail Boat Club





The Villages are located in Central Florida on US27/441 between Ocala and Leesburg near the town of Lady Lake.

The R/C Model Sail Boat Club meets on the first Monday of each month at Lake Mira Mar 12:00 noon.

The club sails Soling 1M and US12's. Soling 1M's sail each Mon. and Wed. at Lake Mira Mar from 10:00 am to Noon. US12's sail Friday and Sunday from 10:00 am to Noon also at Lake Mira Mar. The Club is open to all residents of The Villages. Other sail boats are welcome. Learn and enjoy sailing without the high cost of dock space! Dues are $12/year.

Contact the Commodore Kent Burgess by email at kentburgess@comcast.net

RECOVERING COUPLES ANONYMOUS

[Edit Club] Recovering Couples Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at Allamanda Recreation Center.

Meetings last one hour. This meeting is for couples who would like to apply the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous in their relationship. Call Annie or Roger for any questions at 753-9064.
[Edit Club] The Red Garter Jazz Band is an all Villager New Orleans-style band composed of former professional traditional jazz musicians and band leaders. They are led by cornetist Marty Frankel, who for 26 years prior to becoming a Villager led the Federal Jazz Commission band in Washington, D.C. area.

The band has been honored by being invited to play at four volunteer appreciation receptions the recreation department is sponsoring at center. They have been further honored by being invited again this year to be one of ten or more jazz groups from all over the country, invited to play at the 23rd Annual Suncoast Jazz Classic in Clearwater Beach next November.

To hear the Red Garter Jazz Band and see their performance schedule, go to redgarterjazzband.net.

For information or for Villager musicians with significant traditional jazz experience who might wish to be placed on the substitute list, contact Stu Reynolds at 633-7619 or 850-712-3465 (cell), or email stuandnancy@comcast.net.

RED HAT QUEENS

[Edit Club] For information, call Bernice Friedlander at 751-2625.

RED SOX NATION

[Edit Club] Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Red Sox Nation should contact Art Plant at 391-1144 or president@redsox-villages.com.

REIKI CIRCLE

[Edit Club] Starting in March 2014, the Reiki Circle will change its meeting place. The Reiki Circle meets 1:30-3:20 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Colony Cottage in the Study. Attendees must have reiki certification. For information, contact Su Hayes at 399-5080 or supasu@yahoo.com.

REMEMBERING DOOWOP

[Edit Club] The group will meet at 2 pm every Friday at Captiva Recreation Center. The group will meet weekly for rehearsal. There will be time for Villages residents for listening, participation and singing. For information, call Cliff Moody at 633-2014.

REPUBLICAN CLUB SUMTER LANDING

[Edit Club] The mission of RCSL is to provide meaningful opportunities for members and other residents of The Villages to become educated and informed about the U.S. Constitution and founding, the art and science of government, conservative principles and practices, and current events impacting their lives and those of family members and friends. Our primary service area is from Hwy. 466 on the north to 44 on the south; however, all residents of Sumter County are welcome to attend our meetings and special events.

The Republican Club of Sumter Landing welcomes all residents of The Villages to join the club at 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 9 at Lake Miona Recreation Center. We kick off the new program year by installing our 2014 officers and updating everyone on our plans and focus for the coming year. Your personal ideas for educational programs, communication enhancements, special events and general refinement of club process will be accepted during the small-group break-out session. We ll be working hard in 2014 to keep Florida and Sumter County on the right track as the Nov. general election nears, so join us for motivation and to make your commitment.

For information google us....

REPUBLICAN MARION COUNTY

[Edit Club] Meetings are open to all Village residents, you do not have to be a Republican to attend. If you have any questions or want more information, call Roger Kass at 259-7174 or via email at RogerK@thevillagesofmarionrepublicans.org.

REPUBLICAN SUMTER COUNTY

[Edit Club] The club meets the 4th Thursday of each month at the Savannah Center at 7pm. Full time and seasonal Village Republicans and independents are encouraged to attend and are always welcome as guests of the club.

For further details, contact Joan Cady at 352-751-1409.
[Edit Club] Republican Federated Women of The Villages (RFWTV) meets at 10 a.m. at Bacall Recreation Center. All Republican women are encouraged to attend. Bring a friend. RFWTV is associated with the Florida and National Federated Republican Women organizations. RFWTV works to make a difference in politics locally and statewide. For information, contact Barbara Qualls, 751-1323, or visit www.rfwtv.org.
[Edit Club] The Responsible Dog Owner Group will meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month in the Admiral Nimitz Room at Eisenhower Rec Center.

For information, contact Diane Ferguson at 633-7362 or email at fergus6868@aol.com or Char Robinette at 693-3778 or email her at charlene.robinette@gmail.com.
[Edit Club] The Restricted Bat League is open to Villages residents currently playing softball/evaluated as level one, two or three. For those who want to get away from the Miken bat, this is the league for them. Only ASA approved slow-pitch single-wall aluminum or steel bats are used.

Sing-up forms are available at Saddlebrook Recreation Center or online at softballatthevillages.com. For information, call J. Taylor/ league secretary at 430-3985.

RETIRED MILITARY FAMILY

[Edit Club] This group meets on Wednesday at 6 pm in the Lincoln Room at Laurel Manor Rec Center. Membership is open to all retired military members, spouses, widows, and widowers for a lifetime donation of $20. POC for meeting is 205-1515.
[Edit Club] This group is all about socializing and having fun sharing over the road stories.RODs meets at 9 a.m. on the second Friday of each month. All retired truckers are welcome and are encouraged to bring memorabilia of interest. For information, call Bob Hawthorne at 751-6067 or check out RetiredOldDrivers.com.


RETURNED PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS

[Edit Club] The next meeting Returned Peach Corps Volunteers of The Villages has been scheduled for Friday, October 3rd at 5:30PM at the Bridgeport Recreation Center. We will discuss future projects related to the Peace Corps third goal: To promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

All Villagers are invited to attend. Returned volunteers may share their stories from such diverse countries as Afghanistan, Costa Rica, Uganda, Ethiopia and Albania.

Bring an appetizer to share and your choice of beverage. For more information, contact Aixa Nuno at 305-409-0217 or email at rpcvtv@yahoo.com.
[Edit Club] Rhode Island Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the Judy Garland Room at Paradise Recreation Center at 6:30 PM.
Annual Dues $10 pp payable each January.

All Rhode Islanders are welcome to attend. Visit www.hevillagesriclub.weebly.com for information or call Tom Dorgan at 750-6108.

RHYTHM AND BLUES LINE DANCE

[Edit Club] The Rhythm and Blues Line Dance Club meets 1-3 p.m. Fridays at Pimlico Recreation Center to practice intricate dance steps to urban and soul music. For information, call Denise Lasley at 750-2755.


RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT

[Edit Club] The club meets the first Sunday of each month from 6-9 pm at SeaBreeze Rec Center. Dance Club Rhythm of the Night is a dance social open to all who have a Villages ID.

For information, contact Robert or Lorraine Casaceli at 430-3533 or Babcat155@comcast.net.

RIO GRANDE II

[Edit Club] The Rio Grande II breakfast club meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. at La Hacienda Recreation Center. Dues $6. Breakfast is still only $3 at the door. Let s get the horses out of the paddock and kick the season off with fun. For questions, call Penny at 751-4411.

RIO ONE

[Edit Club] Rio One meets at 7 p.m. in the Ricardo Montalban Room at LaHacienda Recreation Center.

For Information, call Doug MacFarlane at 561-4559 or email dallenmac@comcast.net.

ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (RIT)

[Edit Club] The RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) Club extends an invitation to alumni, retirees, and friends to attend a special luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the Burnsed Recreation Center. RIT's President, Dr. William Destler will share updates on RIT. There is no cost for the luncheon.

Contact Jim Hartman for more information on the RIT Club: 352-250-9031 or jimhartman47@gmail.com

Contact RIT directly to add your name to the luncheon list:
Kindly RSVP by February 22, to Regina Arlauckas, by phone at 585.475.2736, by email at rcadar@rit.edu

ROCK AND ROLL WITH A PURPOSE

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Notice: Club location moving October 21st to Manatee Rec Center for our 2nd and 4th Tuesday sessions. Come listen to our live band and dance the afternoon away! The RockUS band plays later 50's through early 80's classic R&R hits for your enjoyment.

Rock and Roll With a Purpose meets at 1 pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at Churchill Street Rec Center. It is for anyone who likes classic rock and roll from the mid-1950s through the mid''70's.

The club's purpose is to have three charity dance events annually with revenue from ticket sales to be donated to a local organization. By keeping the money local, our community will benefit from the music. If you're not a musician, maybe you have skills which would assist the club in organizing events. No matter your experience or skill level, you always can just come and listen or dance along to the music as the band rehearses for the events.

Get involved, jam along and enjoy.

For information, contact Barry Hiatt at 336-813-5892 or sixstringmusic@yahoo.com.

ROCKFORD ILLINOIS

[Edit Club] All Villagers from Rockford, Ill. and immediate area are invited. New members are welcome. Annual dues are $5 per person. For information, call Bob Petrina at 259-7066 or Judy Carts at 561- 4204.

ROSE CLUB

[Edit Club] The Villages Rose Club meets at 9 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month in the Madison and Monroe rooms at Laurel Manor Recreation Center. Arrive about 15 minutes before meetings start. The club welcomes all residents who are interested in Central Florida rose-growing. Each meeting provides an opportunity for asking rose-related questions. The club will not meet in October.

For information, call Nancy Stout at 259-7604.

ROTARY

[Edit Club] The Rotary Club of The Villages has breakfast meetings at 7 a.m. Thursdays at La Hacienda Recreation Center. Breakfast is served at 6:30 a.m.

For information about Rotary or membership, call Jerry Knoll, president, at 391-5002 or Jeffrey Gower, membership director, at 307-6385.

ROTARY EVENING

[Edit Club] The Rotary Club of The Villages - Evening meets 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Lake Miona Recreation Center for a half-hour social followed by a meeting featuring topics of interest to civic-minded attendees.

This club is committed to providing assistance to area organizations focused on military, medical, hunger and other community issues. Former Rotarians and anyone interested in learning more about the principles of Rotary are welcome to attend.

For information, contact Ira Nodelman at 391-9754 or inodelman@aol.com.

RUBBER STAMPING - CANAL STREET

[Edit Club] A Rubber Stamping group meets at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Canal Street Recreation Center to make greeting cards using rubber stamps and embellishments. The same cards are made at each session, so choose either the morning or the afternoon.

The group makes four cards. The cost for all supplies is $12. Classes are limited to 20 people and advance sign-up is required. Contact Carrie King at 561-4670 or scrapandsun@prodigy.net to reserve a spot.

RUG HOOKING

[Edit Club] The Rug Hooking group meets 1-4 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

The craft is traditional and done with strips of wool. Beginners and experienced crafters always are welcome and help is available. For information, call Gerry Stanley at 750-1137.

RUMMIKUB

[Edit Club] Rummikub is a numbers game played with colored tiles. It is similar to cards in that there are four colors, similar to the four suits in cards, with 13 tiles in each.



2 p.m. Wednesdays, Edsel Room, Truman Recreation Center. New players welcome. Phyllis Goradesky, 751-4108.


6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Silver Lake Recreation Center. Lessons given. Ruth Bitondo, 750-3766.


6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Marilyn Monroe Room, Paradise Recreation Center. Lessons given. Mike Veach, 399-4225.


RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

[Edit Club] The Rutgers University Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Saddlebrook Recreation Center.. The club is open to all Villages residents who have a genuine interest in Rutgers sports and academics. You do not have to be an alumnus to participate, and there are no dues.

The 2013 and 2014 football schedule is available on the Rutgers website http://www.rutgers.edu/campus-life/athletics-rutgers.

For information or to be added to email list, call 259-4065.
[Edit Club] The Villages Recreational Vehicle Club meets at 10am the second Friday of each month in the Americana Room at Mulberry Rec Center. Sign-up for upcoming trips take place from 9:30 - 10:00am.

The primary goal and activity of the club is to plan and provide opportunities for its members to use their RV's by attending club sponsored rallies at various venues, as well social activities throughout the year.

Please feel free to contact any of our current officers:
John Cormier (President) 352-552-0186
George Wyman (Vice President) 910-262-5986
Roger Blevins (Head Wagon Master) 919-349-5495
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SABAL CHASE LADIES BOOK CLUB

[Edit Club] The Sabal Chase Ladies Book Club meets the first Thursday of each month at Bacall Recreation Center. For information on the book up for discussion, call Evy at 750-1581.

The beginner mah-jongg group meets 3-5 p.m. Thursdays at Bacall Recreation Center. For information, call Donna Slider at 678-770-7600.

The Canasta group meets at 1 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday at Bacall Recreation Center.

SABAL CHASE LADIES CLUB

[Edit Club] Sabal Chase Ladies Club is for all Villagers. We meet the 2nd Monday at 6:30 pm at Lake Miona Rec Center. Lots of fun activities, games and speakers. Refreshments are served and a 50/50 held each month, as well as added prizes. Dues are $10/Year or a Guest is $5. Please join us, we love new friends...

Email Jenise for any info: vayssie1@yahoo.com

SABAL CHASE SECRET SISTERS

[Edit Club] The Canasta Club will meet from at 1 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday at Bacall Recreation Center. There is a $2 donation each session toward prizes and a Christmas party in December.

SACRED SOUND

[Edit Club] Sacred Sound will meet the first Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. at Lake Miona Rec Center.

Each month, the group will learn about different types of sacred sound, from spiritual traditions across the globe and from diverse cultures. The they will create and experience a community of sacred sound with their own voices through toning, changing, mantras, and other means.

Harps, crystal bowls, shruti boxes and the various musical and sound healing instruments with cultural ties to helping people connect to their inner sense of the sacred will also be used.

Come with an open mind and heart, to both give and receive the peaceful benefits of healing, sacred sound.

For information, contact Carol J. Spears at 440-463-5262 or caroljspears@cs.com.

SAMBA

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Mondays, 5pm, Odell Rec Center. Manny Muro, 430-2733 or mannymuro@comcast.net.
Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.- 2:20 p.m., Fox Grove Room, Saddlebrook Recreation Center. Kathy Weller at 250-3237 or Margaret Sheehe at 259-4857. Bring your own lunch or snack.
Tuesdays, 5pm, Lake Miona Rec Center. Manny Muro, 430-2733 or mannymuro@comcast.net.
Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., Silver Lake. Cards. Hand and foot to Samba. Helen O Malley, 750-5398.
Wednesdays, 12:00-3:45 p.m., SeaBreeze. Sandy Maynard at 5614617. Also triple play. Cards provided.
Wednesdays, 5pm, Eisenhower. Manny Muro, 430-2733 or mannymuro@comcast.net. Also Triple Play.
Fridays, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Silver Oaks Room, Saddlebrook Recreation Center. Kathy Weller at 250-3237 or Margaret Sheehe at 259-4857.
Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-2:20 p.m., Paradise Recreation Center. Mary Jeanne Reich at 259-9738. The game will be taught upon request.
Fridays, noon, Captiva Recreation Center. Ellen Broedlin, 203-224-9024
Fridays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sterling Heights Recreation Center. Manny Muro, 430-2733 or man-nymuro@comcast.net. Also triple play.
Saturdays, 1 p.m., Chatham Recreation Center. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. 753-4570.
Saturdays, 6 p.m., SeaBreeze Recreation Center. Linda Morris, 561-512-5530 or lindaword@aol.com. Beginners should arrive no later than 5:30 p.m.
Sundays, 1 p.m., Chatham Recreation Center. Also triple play and hand and foot.

SAMBA SATURDAY CLUB

[Edit Club] SAMBA SATURDAY

We play samba at Canal Street Rec Center on Saturdays starting at NOON.

Reserve a seat by calling Karen at 391-5566



You can email me as well below..

kaydee691@gmail.com
[Edit Club] The Santiago Women s Club will hold its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Savannah Center. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. Cost is $13.

Information is available at www.santiagowomensclub.kk5.org.

SARATOGA COUNTY

[Edit Club] Saratoga County Club, NY, meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Washington/Jefferson Room of Laurel Manor Recreation Center. Don t forget to wear your shirts/ name tags! The Saratoga Club meets the second Thursday of the month September-May. They welcome Villagers with ties from upstate New York including Albany, Schenectady and Rensselaer counties and the area north of Saratoga as far as Lake Placid. Yearly dues are $7 per member and $5 at the door, if not a member.. New members are always welcome, including part-time residents. For information, please email Bev at brovelli@a-znet.com.

SASSY CHASSIES

[Edit Club] The Sassy Chassies intermediate exercise class currently meets 1-2:20 p.m. Wednesdays at Captiva Recreation Center (starting 1/15/2013, this Wednesday 1:00 class will be held at Eisenhower Recreation Center) and 9-10:20 a.m. Saturdays at Odell Recreation Center.

Class begins with a high intensity aerobic warm-up to current music then proceeds to lunges, squats, an arm weight segment and mat work for the chest, legs, hips and abdominal area. Class concludes with a 15-minute cool down. Bring hand weights and a mat. Water is provided. For information, contact Ann Smalley at 751-7395 or ann1228946@embarqmail.com.

SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE CLUB

[Edit Club] Come to the
SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE CLUB
Saturday, April 19, 2014.
DANCE TO A LIVE BAND
playing music from the 50 s, 60 s,70 s & more.
Featured Band - VINYL RECALL
The Saturday Night Dance Club will meet in the
Starfish Room at CAPTIVA RECREATION CENTER
the THIRD SATURDAY of EVERY MONTH
from 6 to 9 PM. Doors will open at 5:30.
Bring your own drinks and snacks.
Club will serve Coffee and Dessert
ADMISSION IS ONLY $5 PER PERSON
Come Alone or With a Group - Make New Friends!
Tables set for 8 -Villagers and Guests ID required
For Information call Roy or Chris at 352-633-2314 or email ribil@comcast.net

SAVOYS' BIG BAND SOUND

[Edit Club] The Savoys' Big Band Sound will meet 6:30 - 9 pm Wednesday at Churchill Street Rec Center. The Savoys will present music of the 1930s, '40s, '50s and beyond.

Listen and dance to this 10-piece big band with femaile vocalist Sheri. Seating capacity is 120. Tickets for this BYOB dance are $10 per person and may be purchased or reserved from Skip at 239-470-9613 or Jim at 205-8358.
[Edit Club] The Scandinavian American Club meets the 3rd Wednesday every month at 6:30 p.m. at La Hacienda Recreation Center. They look forward to seeing old friends and welcome new ones. Membership is open to all Village Residents of Swedish Norwegian, Finnish, Danish and Icelandic Heritage and their spouses or significant others.

For more information, contact Laura at (352) 753-9463.
[Edit Club] The Science and Technology Club meets at 1 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at Bridgeport Recreation Center. The group has presentations on topics of interest in science, medicine, energy, engineering and technology. All Villages residents are welcome to attend the meeting. For information, visit http://www.villagesst.com.

SCIENCE FICTION/ FANTASY

[Edit Club] The Science Fiction/Fantasy Club will meet 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the Monroe Room at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

All Villagers and guests with valid IDs are welcome to attend.

For information, contact Tony Pedi at 259-3465 or sffclub@aol.com.


SCIENCE TOPICS

[Edit Club] Science Topics will meet from 9-10:20 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month at Canal Street Recreation Center. Each month a science topic selected by the group is studied beforehand, discussed and a topic for next month is determined.

SCLERODERMA SUPPORT GROUP

[Edit Club] Scleroderma Support Group, 1-3 p.m. the third Friday of each month, La Hacienda Recreation Center. 753-9500 or 409-0429.
[Edit Club] Everyone with Scottish heritage or any interest in Scotland are always welcome. Any questions, contact Buck Buchanan at 352-633-5180

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE

[Edit Club] Scottish Country Dancing meets 11 a.m. on Thursdays at La Hacienda Rec Center.

For information, call Pat Tubby at 751-1307 or Dolores Brooks at 937-212-8487.

SCRABBLE

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Paradise Recreation Center: 1 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Lucille Ball Room. Open to beginners and experienced players. Lynne Fletcher, 751-5389.


Lake Miona Recreation Center: 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Stars and Stripes Room. All levels welcome. Mary Lou Miller, 751-7332.


Bridgeport Recreation Center: 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays. Open.


SCRAPPERS CROP (Chatham)

[Edit Club] The Scrappers Club offers help getting started with a project. If you have any interest in this fun hobby, this is the group for you. Friendly, social, and fun. This group meets from 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday at Chatham Recreation Center.

No dues, no fees, lots of sharing plus free lessons, break-outs, door prizes and more. Preserve those memories. Beginners are welcome.

Supplies are available for your convenience. Join for an enjoyable morning. For information, call Irene at 753-6312.
[Edit Club] The club is a forum for divers and those interested in diving. Club members are very active in local, national and international diving. Villagers who are interested in becoming divers or already are certified are welcome to attend meetings.

All club dives are organized by individual members or by dive shops or dive boats. Dive activities are posted on users.thevillages.net/johkoe/scubaclub.htm or on Facebook under the group The Villages Scuba Club.

The club does not provide dive training, but will assist you in contacting an authorized dive training center. For information, call Bill Canna at 259-5905.

SCULPTING

[Edit Club] The Sculpting Club meets 8 a.m-noon Fridays at Mulberry Grove Recreation Center. This is a new club and is open to anyone interested in sculpting in clay. Sessions are informal, with everyone working on their own pieces. Sculptures will be fired once a week in the Mulberry kilns.

For information, call Mary McKimmy at 751-2815.

SEABREEZE POTTERS

[Edit Club] The SeaBreeze Potters consists of Villages residents who share a common love of artistry in clay. Anyone who has an interest and would like to get on the waiting list is welcome to come and observe the members at their craft. In order to become a member, one must have previous experience or have completed a required course in pottery.

The club meets Wednesday evenings as well as Friday and Saturday mornings at SeaBreeze Recreation Center.

For information, call Gayle Hall at 313-268-2436.
[Edit Club] The Chrysler Sebring/200 Convertible Club meets the second Thursday of every month at Pimlico Recreation Center. The club is open to any Villages resident who owns a Sebring or 200 convertible. Visitors are welcome.

Monthly trips and activies are planned each month by the membership.

For information, contact Bonnie Sattazahn at 633-3908 or email bobbiejoseph@yahoo.com or Bob Gaftman at 633-2074.


SEEKING SPIRITUALITY

[Edit Club] The Seeking Spirituality club welcomes all residents of The Villages. It does not seek to impose any thoughts or any particular doctrine. Just come with an open mind to learn about and discuss the varied facets of spirituality. Discussions are to seek to understand. Meetings are on the first and third Tuesdays and they are free.

For information, contact Richard Matwyshen at 751- 0365.
[Edit Club] The Segway Riders Club meets at 10 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month in the Jasmine Room at Hibiscus Recreation Center. Most members rent Segways for training and rides.

All Villages residents are welcome. For information, visit srctv.org, call Tom at 753-5040, or email membership@srctv.org.

SENIOR SOCCER

[Edit Club] The Senior Mixed Soccer program meets at 8:30 a.m. Fridays at The Villages Polo Club. The group plays a 6 vs. 6 format. Soccer training is provided for everyone.

A variety of soccer activities are included to ensure your enjoyment throughout the season. For information, call John Ellis at 259-6786.

SENIORS FOR AMERICA'S FUTURE

[Edit Club] Seniors for America s Future and The Jewish Conservative Coalition meest at 6:30 p.m. at Coconut Cove Recreation Center. The group will be discussing today s important political events.

Bring a dessert, fruit, or light snack to share, and your Villages ID card.

Serenity Sisters

[Edit Club] 4:30 Friday, Allamanda Recreation Center (closed, women)

SEW WITH US

[Edit Club] The Sew With Us club meets 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every fourth Saturday at Captiva Recreation Center. This is a club of sewers who like to get together with others and socialize while working on their own projects. Anyone interested in sewing is welcome to attend. For information, call Sue at 561-4558 or Kacie at 633-5943.

SEW'ERS

[Edit Club] The Village Sew ers are looking for individuals who would like to join the group. If you sew, crochet or knit, you will fit right in. The items made are donated to multiple groups who in turn give them out to those in need. Members also make blankets and hats for newborns and pediatrics at a local hospital. The group has a good supply of fabric, and some yarns. This is a social group, and it enjoys each others company. Meetings are at 9 a.m. the third Tuesday of the month at Lake Miona Recreation Center. If you are interested, call Jeri at 217-9400 or just drop by on Tuesday. The group is in need of 3-ply or 4-ply yarn, 3-ply baby yarn and lace 1-inch or less in size; any color will do. Just call Jeri at 217-9400.

SEWING

[Edit Club] The Sewing Club meets 2-4 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Tierra del Sol Recreation Center. Members do not sew at the meetings but bring completed projects to show and share.


Also, they bring any problems and questions for the members to discuss.

All are welcome; level of expertise is not important, just a love of sewing. Come to a meeting or call Ruth Karohl at 750-1047 for information.

[Edit Club] Carolina Shag Dancing is done to Rhythm & Blues and Carolina Shag Beach Music. For information, call Darleen and Bob Petty at 753-5269 or Tom and Nancy Long at 693-4928. Link for our Facebook Group

Carolina Shag Dancing:

Bradenton Rec Center: Thursdays - 6 to 8:50 pm - Bring friends, snacks & beverage of choice - $3/person

Lessons:

1st Wednesday: Big Cypress - 2 pm - Beginner

1st Wednesday: Sterling Heights - 6:30 pm - Intermediate (partners required)

4th Wednesday: Big Cypress - 2 pm - Beginner

4th Wednesday: Sterling Heights - 6:30 pm - Intermediate (partners required)
[Edit Club] Shaka Crew is a performing dance group comprised of upbeat and fun loving dancers. The group specializes in theme shows for entertainment for social clubs and other venues in and around The Villages.

The crew meets 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fridays at Truman Recreation Center.

The crew is directed and choreographed by Violet Ray, who is also the director of Aloha O Ka Hula Dance Troupe. For information, contact Violet or Bill Ray at 753-0962, or go to shakacrew. webs.com.

SHAKE IT UP

[Edit Club] Shake It Up classes featuring exercise to Latin music are offered five days a week at Bacall Recreation Center. The class meets at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and at 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Monday is a great day for beginners. Tuesday enjoy steps to international beats. Wednesdays and Fridays bring light weights for sculpt and tone. Thursdays enjoy fast-paced Latin rhythms. Come early and experience step by step instructional DVD prior to each class. For information, call Janis at 753-8292, Maddie at 750-8027 or Nancy at 751-4541.

SHAKESPEARE

[Edit Club] The Shakespeare Club meets at 2 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Resolute Room at Lake Miona Recreation Center.

The club welcomes all Villagers who might have an interest in the plays of The Bard of Stratford-Upon-Avon. The group selects plays to read and discuss, assigns parts to members and read them to the group. All Villagers are invited to attend the meetings and join the club.

For information, contact David Sargeant at dwsargeant@aol.com or call 750-0128.
[Edit Club] The Shall We Stamp club is offering stamp classes from:


6 to 8 pm the second and fourth Wednesdays at Bradenton Recreation Center
6 to 8 pm the first and third Tuesday at Big Cypress Recreation Center


These classes will focus on making four greeting cards. This is a non-membership class and is open to everyone. Register in advance so your stamping kit can be prepared. The cost of $12 covers all supplies with the exception of your double sided adhesive.

Contact Dawn DuVal at 757-719-7190 or email dawn@shallwestamp.com. You may also visit the blog at http://www.shallwestamp.com/.

SHARON'S DEEP WATER AEROBICS

[Edit Club] Sharon s deep water aerobics meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m. Saturdays at Laurel Manor Sports Pool.

This is a high-energy, challenging workout. A deep water workout is great for the body and relieves all stress on the joints. Each class is a complete body workout.

Equipment used is stretch bands, water weights, balls and noodles. A flotation belt is required.

All Villages residents are welcome to attend. For information, contact Sharon Lloyd at 751-4976 or skl1118@comcast.net.

SHEEPSHEAD CARDS

[Edit Club] Sheepshead Cards meets 8-11:30 a.m. every Wednesday in the Cary Grant Room at Paradise Recreation Center. Play five handed, call an ace, play leasters if nobody picks. For information, call Clark Greehling at 406-5346.

SHOWCASE DANCERS

[Edit Club] The Showcase Dancers Club meet 1-2 p.m. at La Hacienda Recreation Center.

The club is open to all Villagers who have taken ballroom dance lessons and want to review, revitalize and learn new step patterns.

The focus of learning will be Fox Trot, Waltz, Swing, Country, West Coast Swing, Rhumba, Bolero, American Tango, Argentine Tango, Cha Cha, Mambo, Salsa, Polka, Peabody, Quickstep, Ballroom Slow Dance, Viennese Waltz and Paso Doble. Specialists in styling techniques for each dance.

There are no dues or membership fees.

For information, call John and Geri Conrad at 259-9763.

SHOWCASE OF TALENT

[Edit Club] The Showcase of Talent Club, for residents only, meets usually on the 3rd Friday of the month at La Hacienda rec center from 7 to 9:30pm for a one how show plus a dance party with a live band until 9:30. Donation/admission is $5.00 each and tables of 6 can be reserved for $30.00. Contact joearlt@juno.com for more info and this month's program.




The monthly Showcase of Talent provides the opportunity for talented residents to perform before a live audience in a professional sound- and lighting-enhanced cabaret setting. The club also provides an economical, BYOB, night out for residents with a show and dancing. All proceeds are donated to charities that promote performing arts.



Villages resident singers, dancers, comedy acts, etc., are invited to submit their request to perform in our variety show before a live audience. Contact Diana or Joe Arlt at joearlt@juno.com or 753-3346

SHRINE CLUB (A Fraternal Club)

[Edit Club] The Villages Shrine Club holds its monthly meeting in the Orchid Room of the Hibiscus Recreation Center. The meeting will start promptly at 7 p.m. and last about one hour. All Shriners and their Ladies are cordially invited to attend. The club meets the second Tuesday of every month at the same location.

For information, call club president Tom Miller at 227-8151.

SHUFFLEBOARD

[Edit Club] The Villages Shuffleboard Club has over 1300 members on over 95 teams of 12 players each that play round robin at every Recreation center in the Villages on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, Sept thru March. The club also has a seasonal resident league that plays on Monday afternoons, Jan thru March.

Contact Joe Arlt, 753-3346 or joearlt@juno.com if you would like to play on a team.




SHUFFLEBOARD CLINIC

[Edit Club] EL SANTIAGO

Shuffleboard Clinic, 2nd Friday of the month, El Santiago Rec Courts, 1:00 to 2:30, no registration required. Joe Arlt, President of the Villages Shuffleboard Club will offer a beginner clinic followed by an actual match and will also offer an opportunity to join a team. For more information please contact Joe at joearlt@juno.com.

LAKE MIONA

The original Villages shuffleboard instructional clinic will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Lake Miona Recreation Center shuffleboard courts. This clinic is held the first Saturday of every month and is free for Villages residents and their guests. Bring lawn chairs as seating is limited.

The comprehensive course covers both National Shuffleboard Association and Villages rules, plus court safety, disk-judging accuracy and basic to advanced playing strategies, so both new and experienced players may benefit.

After instruction, a practice game will include game-winning strategies from gold-medal-winning instructors. For information, call the recreation director at 430-2950.

CAPTIVA

Shuffleboard Clinics are also offerred at Captiva Rec Center. Refer to the weekly activity schedule for dates and times.
[Edit Club] SHYNE (Stretch Heal Yoga Nurture Exercise) - WORLD is a program for women residents held:


noon-1:30 pm Mondays at SeaBreeze Sport Pool
10-11 am Fridays at Lake Miona Sports Pool
11am-noon Sundays at Lake Miona Sports Pool


The passion and goal of all SHYNE programs is to feel good, stay well, strengthen the core and control pain through yoga and dance based poses; emphasis on core strengthening; balance, posture and stretching.


SHYNE is accessible to all abilities.
Sunday's Sterling SHYNE includes discussion and practice on innovative balance, posture, and pain management techniques.
SHORE - SHYNE will be in effect during the net few months (this was as of 1/1/2015). When the air temperature is 64 or below a half hour prior to the class, members will meet on the pool deck for striding, stretching, balance and discussion;
SHYNE - WORLD was created and is led by Bon "Coach" Kyle-Blamphin.


For information, call 552-6189 or email waterbug40@gmail.com.

SILVER ROCKETTES

[Edit Club] The Silver Rockettes is a local precision dance team of approximately 25 amateur dancers. They meet and practice 12:30-3 p.m. every Wednesday at Bacall Recreation Center.

Most performances are held at The Villages squares, approximately seven times a year. The Silver Rockettes seeks new members and asks interested people to come and observe a practice session.

If you have the desire, energy and enthusiasm to be part of this nearly four-year-old team, contact director Georgette Getz for information at 753-5470 or 419-340-0375. You can also stop by a Wednesday practice.

SILVER LAKE WOMEN

[Edit Club] This club holds its monthly meeting on Tuesdays at 1 pm in the Rita Hayworth room at Paradise Rec Center. All women living in the villages of Silver Lake, Country Club Hills, and Orange Blossom Gardens are welcome to join.

SILVER SPLASH

[Edit Club] Silver Splash meets at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the SeaBreeze Recreation Center sports pool through October.

This is a low impact, coed class that focuses on posture, balance, flexibility and toning. It is limited to 65 residents.

For information, contact Ellen at emeg64@yahoo.com.

SILVER STARS

[Edit Club] Would you like to be part of the in-game Magic Live entertainment teams experience by dancing at select Orlando Magic home games during the regular and post-season? Requirements, ability to perform in front of large crowds, coordination skills, flexible hours and availability, knowledge of dance movements preferred, must be a Villages resident. No RSVP necessary. Questions may be directed to Team Leaders Mary Levitt at 751-3878, Myra Mervine at 259-8330 or Jean Riordan at 430-0328.

SIMPLY FUN STAMPING - SEABREEZE

[Edit Club] The Simply Fun Stamping group meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. The class is for intermediate to advanced stampers, but all experience levels are welcome to participate.

This is a non-membership group. Everyone is welcome, but RSVP and prepayment are required. Contact Mary Jane Wellington at 633-8907 or jawellington@live.com or Kathleen Shea at 750-5746 or kshea.thevillages@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Cost is $10 per person. Mail a check to Mary Jane Wellington, 1427 Azteca Loop, The Villages, FL 32162. Payment must be received prior to class.

SIMPLY GOSPEL MUSIC

[Edit Club] The Simply Gospel Music group presents gospel music in a style reminiscent of sitting around family gatherings and sharing songs of the heart. Come and enjoy this music from 6:30 - 8:00p.m. the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at Saddlebrook Recreation Center.

Anyone interested in participating in a sing-along and/or listening to some uplifting gospel music is invited. The Simply Gospel Music group will share their favorite gospel music, some of which was written and recorded by one of its members. For information, call Al Perron at 750-2157 or Lynda Rhodes at 863-605-2355.

SIMPLY STRETCHING

[Edit Club] Simply Stretching meets 11:30 - 12:20 Thursdays at Chula Vista Rec Center. This group does simple to extreme stretching, depending on the participants' personal level of flexibility.

Modifications will be demonstrated for those participants who may have contraindications. Stretching your muscles properly and often will increase range of motion (flexibility), reduce muscle tension, reduce the risk of injury and give participants an overall sense of well being by coordinating breath with stretches.

Some equipment may be necessary.

For information, contact colleen at 751-0157 or colleen6535@aol.com.
[Edit Club] Single Golfers of The Villages (SGV) is a club for unmarried Vilagers. For information about the club, go to the website where golf and social activities are described for the next month and, in some cases, further out. The site gives contact and member application information as well. Prospective members may participate in any event one time before being asked to join.

You must register to attend club meetings; go to sgvclub.com to register.

SINGLE SPORTS SOCIAL WOMAN

[Edit Club] Activities for the summer include, dinners, movies, day trip, concert tickets, boat rides, miniature golf, etc.

For information, call Joan at 751-3748.
[Edit Club] Village Singles Club: We meet the First and Third Monday of the Month. We have a short meeting then dancing till 9pm. See web site for Membership details.

Every Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m., the club gathers at the Pub for dinner and dancing. For information, call Alby at 259-3132.
[Edit Club] Visit singlesbabyboomers.com for information and application.


Meeting/mixer at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at SeaBreeze Recreation Center
Want to join? Bring application (print off website), Villages ID, photo government ID with DOB and $15.


SBB activities:


Monday Night Billiards, Truman and Hibiscus
Tuesday Night Dinner
Water Volleyball
Fun Bowling
Pickleball: Thursday, Canal; Wednesday, Saturday, SeaBreeze
Executive Golf, Monday, Tues- day, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
Executive Course Scramble underway.


Also: Fun Bowling, Dinner and Movie, Mickey and More, Bocce Golf, Take a Hike, SBB Bike Ride, Texas Hold em, Mah Jongg, softball and many more.

Check SBB Weekly Newsletter for times, locations and activity director for sign-up. For SBB general information, email sbbcc@singlesbabyboomers.com. No phone calls.
[Edit Club] The Singles Ballroom Dance Club meets only on Friday's as per the schedule:


1st, 3rd, and 5th Friday's at Odell and
2nd, 4th Friday at La Hacienda.


All classes are 2 - 4pm.

Free dance classes include the study of music, timing, beats and measures, applying rhythms to the music, the characteristics of each dance, lead and follow technique and dance steps.

Joyce A. Brinson will be the instructor. She is certified in American style ballroom with the DEA and an NDCA Adjudicator. All Villages single men and ladies are welcome. No partner is necessary. Couples welcome. Wear appropriate shoes.

For information, contact Joyce A. Brinson at 352-561-4984 or at salter83@yahoo.com

SINGLES CARDS, BOARD GAMES

[Edit Club] The Villages Singles meet for cards and board games 1-4pm the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at Odell Rec Center. Cards, poker chips and board games will be available but participants are also welcome to bring their own.

Not sure you know the games? Come anyway and learn in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Bring snacks to share and your won beverages.

For information, contact Susanna Kirby at 248-470-0664 or susannakirby@yahoo.com.

SINGLES CARES

[Edit Club] CARES (Communications and Relationship Enrichment Solutions) is a new group formed to discuss the well-known "positive attitude techniques" in books written by author Dale Carnegie.

The group is sponsored by the Village Singles Club and meets 2:30 to 4:00 pm every third Wednesday at Laurel Manor Rec Center.

Anyone interested in learning more about CARES is welcome to attend and participate in fun discussions in an informational atmosphere. Members dine out (optional) following the meeting at a nearby restaurant.

For information, call Trish Bryant at 812-4804 or happycampertoday@aol.com.

SINGLES DISCUSSION

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The Singles Discussion Group meets 3:30-4:45 p.m. the second Friday of every month at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. Singles only are friendly and having fun in these round robin circles.

Come out to meet new friends while sharing light hearted topics. Plan to join the group afterwards when it travels on to a Villages restaurant to enjoy refreshments and/or dinner for continued fun. There are no dues or fees.

For information, call Cyndi at 753-0182.
[Edit Club] The American Singles Golf Club Association (ASGA) meets at 6 p.m. every fourth Tuesday at Hibiscus Recreation Center.


Executive golf: Every Thursday, second and fourth Friday, and the first and third Sunday, contact Mona Rubenstein at monaasga@ comcast.net.
Priority golf: Every Thurs-day, contact Barb Richardson at barbaranellon5@gmail.com. Every Monday, contact John Ressler at johnrtff@aol.com


Club members may sign up for all events on our spreadsheet by going to our website asgavillagesflorida.net.

For information, call Helen at 259-6307.

SINGLES LET'S TALK

[Edit Club] A discussion group for singles meets 1-3 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at Mulberry Grove Recreation Center. Finding one s self without a spouse or life partner can feel daunting. While everyone has problems and challenges at times, dealing with life situations is different for single men and women.

Difficult or troublesome relationships; financial issues; concerns about coping with the aging process, injury or illness; to name but a few, are dealt with alone.

This discussion group gives everyone an opportunity to learn better ways to cope with everything with dignity, a sense of humor and hope. Life is meant to be joyful.

Whatever your concerns, learning more and better ways to deal with problems is key to a longer, healthier and happier life.

For information, call Vera Coulson at 259-3707.
[Edit Club] There are a lot of new trips. For information on upcoming activities, go to sumtersingles.org.

SINGLES' JEWISH

[Edit Club] Jewish Singles Club (JSC) meets the first Thursday every month, noon, at Churchill Street Recreation Center (potluck luncheon and entertainment meeting). RSPV and state what item you will bring or have an item assigned. Please bring your name tag to the meeting. If you do not have one, contact Etty.

For additional information and/or to RSVP please contact: Etty Kohn 352-391-1699 or SanDee Cole sandeecole13@gmail.com.

Upcoming events:


Oct. 25th. Savannah Regional Recreation Center - Fiddler on the Roof 7 pm
Nov. 3rd. Central Florida Lyric Opera Thunder
Nov. 3rd. Temple Shalom 3 great performers - Billie Thatcher, Oscar Feliu, Maestro Hector Garrido - 7 P.M. $10.00/ticket
Nov 7th. JSC Potluck at Churchill Street Recreation Center - noon - BINGO @ 1 PM
Nov 21st. Interfaith Thanksgiving Service hosted by Temple Shalom
Nov 22nd. Ice House Theater Fiddler on the Roof
Nov 24th. Book of Mormon Temple Shalom Sisterhood event
Nov 28th. Chanukah Day 1.
Dec. 1st. Melon Patch Theater Nice Family Gathering
Dec. 1st. Community Chanukah Celebration 3 P.M. Spanish Springs Town Square
Dec 5th. JSC Chanukah Party
Dec 25th. JSC Christmas Day Free Golf
Dec 31st. JSC New Year Get Together

SISTERS IN HARMONY

[Edit Club] Sisters in Harmony, a women's barbershop chorus, practices 6 - 8:30 pm Mondays at North Lake Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall. The chorus is available to entertain at club events or special functions.

Contact Jan Haley at 753-3351 or phaleybbs@comcast.net for information.

SJOGREN'S/RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS SUPPORT GROUP

[Edit Club] Sjogren s/Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group, 10-11:30 a.m. the fourth Friday of every month, Julio Iglesias Room, La Hacienda Recreation Center.

231-972-3110 or kato1420@gmail.com.

SKETCHING / DRAWING

[Edit Club] Sketching/Drawing Made Easy meets 9-11 a.m. Saturdays at Saddlebrook Recreation Center. Members work at their own pace on their own projects.

Are you worried that you don t have enough talent to be an artist? Relax and join this informal class. Beginning with the basics - lines, shape, shading, textures, perspective - instructor Richard Lohman will help guide members in anything from flower petals to a child s eye to a still-life. For information, call Richard Lohman at 750-6591.

SLEEP APNEA SUPPORT GROUP

[Edit Club] The Villages Sleep Apnea Support Group, 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month (except June, July and August), Bridgeport Recreation Center. 753-8773.

SLIM 'N' TRIM

[Edit Club] Slim n Trim meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Odell Recreation Center and 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Allamanda Recreation Center.

On Tuesdays, walk away the pounds with the help of a Leslie Sansone DVD.

On Wednesdays, warm up with a two-mile walk then dance away the pounds to Latin beats, followed by various stretching and core strengthening exercises.

For information, call Sherry at 750- 4584.

SMART CARS

[Edit Club] If you have an interest in Smart Cars, either as a current or possibly future owner, you are welcome to attend. Topics of discussion will be, but not limited to: maintenance and repair, and suggestions for Village Smart Car Club (VSCC) events.

As per our custom, the club will have an early dinner after the meeting, location to be determined by the attendees.

SO LONG LONG ISLAND

[Edit Club] The So long Long Island Club will meet at 6 pm March 21 at Captiva Rec Center in the Starfish room.

The first meeting will be a meet and greet to organize the club. Bring wine, cheese or whatever you care to eat or drink. You must RSVP to Matt Friedland at mfriedl41@comcast.net. We have a limited capacity of 150 people.

For more information, contact Matt Friedland at 631-339-2739 or email at mfriedl41@comcast.net.

SOCIABLE SINGLES

[Edit Club] Sociable Singles members only monthly meeting is from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Chatham Recreation Center.

For information, call Hannah at 259-3478.

SOCIAL DANCE STEPPIN' OUT

[Edit Club] Each month there is a new dance taught at the beginner level, specializing in two left feet.

Everyone is welcome, but we don't guarantee a partner, as we never know who's going to show up.

The dance club meets at The Eisenhower Recreation Center in the Omar Bradley Room every Wednesday at 3pm.

For more information call SuZanne at 391-5333 or email steppinoutpartners@gmail.com.

SOCIAL WORKERS

[Edit Club] The Social Workers of The Villages meets at 11am the third Friday of each month at Churchill Recreation Center. This group is working and retired social workers who live in The Villages. The group meets for conversation, friendship and networking.

For information, call Susan Bingel at 350-7383.

SOFTBALL OPEN MENS LEISURE PLAY

[Edit Club] Mens Softball Leisure Play meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Saddlebrook Rec Center and is open to all Villages men. There is no fee or commitment. Bats and balls will be provided. Let's have fun!

For information, conatct Sam Costa at 789-0534 or sunnycosta@gmail.com.

SOLE MATES

[Edit Club] Sole Mates Walkers meet at 7 a.m. Saturdays at Laurel Manor Recreation Center pavilion. Join this group to improve fitness, meet new friends and have fun while walking. The distance and pace are up to each individual, but the buddy system is used so no one ever walks alone.

Always call to confirm, as there is no walking in unsafe weather conditions. Contact Jen at 250-3431 or Joyce at 552-2338.

SOUTH JERSEY

[Edit Club] The South Jersey Club is open to residents who lived in South Jersey from Mercer County south before moving to The Villages.

Wear your SJ Club badge; bring Villages ID, snacks and BYOB. There is a $2 charge for guests. For information, call Ginny Horsey at 633-3075.
[Edit Club] If your under 60 years old... come on and hang with us... See our facebook website for the latest contact and info but the South of Sixty (SOS) Club meets in Odell Rec Center every 4th Tuesday of the month.

SOUTHEASTERN MASS. CLUB

[Edit Club] The Southeast Mass Club meets the 3rd Monday of the month Sept.- April at 6 p.m. at Bridgeport Recreation Center. New members are welcome, dues are $8 per person or $15 per couple.

For imformation, contact Anne Stone at 259-5987 or amstone.3@comcast.net.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

[Edit Club] For information or questions, call JoAnn at 750-3109.

SOZO KIDS

[Edit Club] For information, call JoAn Suttle 259-2051.
[Edit Club] The Spanish American Club meets from 3-6 p.m. at La Hacienda Recreation Center to celebrate heritage.



Please go to our website for all contact info and how to join!!

SPANISH CONVERSATION

[Edit Club] The group will meet from 4:30 - 5:30 pm every Wednesday at Canal Street Rec Center. The group is for the purpose of improving skills for those with at least a rudimentary knowledge of the language.

For information, call Sandra Hidalgo at 954-449-5541.

SPARKEY'S STRUMMERS

[Edit Club] Sparkey s Strummers, a string acoustic group, meets 9-11 a.m. Thursdays in the Charleston Room at Savannah Center. The group welcomes all acoustic string players who have some playing experience, as well as anyone in The Villages who just wants to listen or sing along.

The group plays standards from the 1900s-1950s. The group has a large library of songs put together by its founder, Harold Sparkey Lawton. For information, call Al Perron at 750-2157 or James Boerman at 750-2677.

SPASMODIC TORTICOLLIS/ CERVICAL DYSTONIA SUPPORT GROUP

[Edit Club] Spasmodic Torticollis/ Cervical Dystonia Support Group, second Friday of each month, SeaBreeze Recreation Center. 751-7392.

SPORT CARD AND COLLECTIBLE

[Edit Club] The Sport Card and Collectible Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Hibiscus Recreation Center. The club always meets the second Monday.

The club is open to any Villager who is interested in starting, adding to or selling a collection.

It discusses all forms of collecting, sports, card shows and have guest speakers when available. For information, contact Stu at 751-7899.

SPRINGDALE EAST

[Edit Club] For information, call Janine Woodsford, president, at 430-5804 or Melda McDowell, vice president at 751-4946.
[Edit Club] The Orange Blossom Square and Round Dance Club hosts dances 7-9 p.m. Sundays at La Hacienda Recreation Center.

For information, call Mike or Wanda David at 219-508-5847 or visit obsquares.org.

Join the Rusty Hinge workshop to brush up on your square dancing, 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Saddlebrook Recreation Center. A partner is required. For information, call Sharon and Ron Paul at 751-5737.

ST. JAMES COMMUNITY CLUB

[Edit Club] Our club in The Villages, Florida is for the residents of the Village of St. James.

ST. LAWRENCE RIVER RAT

[Edit Club] The St. Lawrence River Rat Club is made up of members who live or have lived on the St. Lawrence River and in The Villages. Meetings are held November through February at Bridgeport Rec Center. In the spring months, an outing usually is planned and members try to get together for a summer meeting.

For information, contact Mary Lou Cerio at skoolzout@embarqmail.com or 315-254-4005.

ST. LOUIS

[Edit Club] The St. Louis Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at Lake Miona Recreation Center Call Leslie Kaiser at 751-1162 for more information.

STAMP IT SWEET - BIG CYPRESS

[Edit Club] A rubber stamping group, Stamp It Sweet, meets at 10 a.m. the third Monday of each month at Big Cypress Recreation Center. At each class, members will make three greeting cards. Bring your own adhesive and scissors.

All other supplies will be provided. Cost for the class is $10. Correct change is appreciated. You must pre-register for the class by contacting Carol Seitz at carolseitz@yahoo.com or 350-7510.

STAMPERS IN PARADISE

[Edit Club] Stampers in Paradise meet the 1,3,4 and 5thThursday at 1:30PM at Paradise Rec Center.

For more information, contact Sandra Veit at (352) 751-3377.


STAMPIN' FOOLS

[Edit Club] The Stampin Fools group

meets at 6:30 PM the first, third, and Fifth Wednesday of each month at Mulberry Grove Regional Recreation Center. The class is for intermediate to advanced stampers, but all experience levels are welcome to participate.

This is a non-membership group. Everyone is welcome but RSVP and pre-payment are required. Please contact Debbie Cook at 352-751-6065 and email address is cookeagle@aol.com to reserve your place.



The Stampin' Fools Technique

group meets at 6:30 pm the second Wednesday of each month in the Freedom Room at Mulberry Grove Rec Center. Space is limited to eight people, so sign up and pay early. The class is for intermediate to advanced stampers, but all experience levels are welcome to participate

Participants will make four cards at each class. Bring scissors and an adhesive product. All other supplies will be provided.

Please contact Debbie Cook at 352-751-6065 and email address is cookeagle@aol.com to reserve your place.


[Edit Club] This club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the FishHawk Rec Center in Buttonwood from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and our focus is on making quick and cute greeting cards using rubber art stamps. Cost of the class is $5 for 3 quick cards which are easy enough for a beginner and still fun for an experienced stamper. Each participant must bring their preferred adhesive and RSVP is required 72 hours in advance of class session.. Jan Hoyt 618 531-3406 or email navair4me@aol.com.

The New Crafty Ladies continues to meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month with the original description of general crafting projects.. Please contact Mary, the group coordinator for any additional info on that group.
[Edit Club] Stamping at SeaBreeze, formerly the SeaBreeze Stampers Club, meets at 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of each month at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. The club is open to anyone who likes to stamp and make greeting cards. Members share new ideas and techniques.

To find out the next project and what supplies are needed, visit stampingatseabreeze.blogspot.com. For information, call Carolyn Morris at 753-9110.

STAMPING AROUND TOO - MULBERRY

[Edit Club] The regular rubber stamping class is now 1-4 p.m. the first and third Sundays of the month at Mulberry Recreation Center.

New techniques will be taught at this class. All stampers are welcome.

For information, contact Ginny Radtke at ginnyradtkern@embarqmail.com or 259-8717. Laughter and fun are the basis of this card class.
[Edit Club] The Starlight Players meet 9-11:50 am Fridays in the Ponte Vedra Room at Seabreeze Recreation Center. New Members are welcome. Anyone who joins the grip will be cast in its productions. The Players will present The Great Pretenders, a cabaret style show, October 24th at the new Eisenhower Recreation Center. Final auditions will be held during the meetings August 8, 15, and 22. All proceeds will benefit local charities. Join for a chance to portray your favorite singer, comic, or celebrity. Rehearsals beginSeptember 5 and continue each Friday until the show.

For information call president Nancy Knight at 352-633-1461 or director Barbara O Brien at 352-391-1655. See us on the web at www.starlightplayers.org

STEP AEROBICS BODY SHAPING

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Canal Street Recreation Center: 8-9:20 a.m. Thursdays. All levels welcome; step platform optional. Includes strength training with weights and some floor work, so bring hand weights and a mat. Bernice Dering, 259-3589.
Fish Hawk Recreation Center: 1:30-2:50 p.m. Tuesdays. All levels welcome; step platform optional. Includes strength training with weights and some floor work, so bring hand weights and a mat. Bernice Dering, 259-3589.

[Edit Club] The Step Family Cloggers is a group that is dedicated to traditional clog dancing. It meets at noon Sundays at Saddlebrook Recreation Center and at 1 p.m. Fridays at Bacall Recreation Center.

Anyone who would like to join a dynamic clog team may contact Clyde Hamilton at 205-9678 or clyde.hamilton@gmail.com, or come watch a practice.

We are available to entertain at club meetings, events, and parties. Our web address is: http://ahuntzinger.wix.com/stepfamily


STEP IT UP

[Edit Club] Step It Up meets at 9 a.m. Fridays at SeaBreeze Sports Pool. It is a power walking class that includes some jogging and other exercises.

The workout is a high energy and challenging routine. It is limited to 40 residents. Water shoes are recommended. Water weights are available at the pool.

For information, contact Connie at lwewadingriver@aol.com or 446-6540.

STICKBALL

[Edit Club] The Stickball Club meets at 8:30 a.m. Sundays at The Villages High School parking lot on the corner of Country Road 466 and Buffalo Trail. Come join in the fun of New York City-style poor man s baseball. For information, call Ralph Cabret at 874-2990 or Roy Schwartz at 408-4825.

STORY WRITERS

[Edit Club] The Story Writers-Fact or Fiction meets at 10 a.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at SeaBreeze Recreation Center.

Writers are invited to share their memories and imaginations with two pages or so. For information, contact Jean Thibault Castagno at 789-5252 or castagnojean@aol.com.

STORYTELLERS'

[Edit Club] The StoryTellers' Club will meet at 7 pm on Nov. 25 in the Washinton Room at Laurel Manor rec Center.

Story telling is the earliest form of social entertainment known to man, dating back to the days of cave dwellers, as families gathered around the campfile to listen to the "Wise Elders" of the tribe tell their stories; and there are lots of wise elders in The Villages.

Whether you have a story to tell, or just want to sit back, relax and listen to others, join us for an evening of drama, good humor, and perhaps even a little bit of old fashion wisdom. New members and guests are welcome to attend.

For more information, onctact Don Deakin at 750-5395 or email at DRDeakin@aol.com.
[Edit Club] Villages Straight Shooters Club



The club is a Villages Senior Lifestyle club with currently over 1,600 members. The club's focus is "Gun Safety, Education, & Marksmanship." The club website is very robust and shows all of the club activities including current information regarding firearms and the 2nd Amendment. One may join the club on the site and make reservations for the numerous activities available. Member services include free Home Security Inspections, ammunition purchases, monthly gun raffles, a bullseye competition league, and the Winchester Marksmanship program, plus others.



Monthly Meetings:

Seminar: 3rd Wednesday. 2pm, Sea Breeze Rec Center

Member Meeting: 4th Monday, 6:30pm, Eisenhower Rec Center

Member Meeting: 1st Wednesday, 6:45, Savannah Center (Same program as previous 4th Monday meeting)



Education Classes: Concealed Carry Licenses & Personal Protection Classes, see website for schedule & reservations.



Member Only Events:



Shooting Events: over 30 per month, see website for schedule & reservations

Excursions: Once per month to various locations around central Florida, see website for schedule & reservations.



If you have any questions please contact me.



Terry Marksberry

President

Villages Straight Shooters. LLC

Email: info@vssclub.org

352-360-5666

STRENGTH AND TONE - EISENHOWER

[Edit Club] Strength and Tone is a total body workout and meets 10:30 -11:45 Fridays at Eisenhower Rec Center. This is a fast paced workout using great music to motivate.
Hand weights and resistance tubes will be used. Bring a floor mat, weights, and a resistance tube. Tubes available for sale for $7. Instructor is ACE Group Fitness and Pilates Mat certified with 29 years of experience teaching group fitness classes.




For additional information contact Nancy at email nbmoore1027@yahoo.com

STRICTLY BALLROOM

[Edit Club] This club no longer meets.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP

[Edit Club] Stroke Support Group, 2 p.m. the first Thursday of each month (except July and August), Bridgeport Recreation Center. 259-2212 or 753-2088.

SUMMERHILL SOCIAL CLUB

[Edit Club] The Summerhill Social Club meets at 7 p.m. at Laurel Manor Recreation Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. All residents of Summerhill and their guests are welcome. The club is also accepting new members or renewals. Any questions, call DIANNE ZUGNONI-352-350-6226 / 585-633-1578.

SUMMERHILL WOMEN

[Edit Club] The Summerhill Women s Club meet at 10 a.m. at Saddlebrook Recreation Center.

Call Marie Kandrack at 753-0542 for information.

SUNDAY TEA CLUB

[Edit Club] The Sunday Tea Club will meet at 2pm Sunday at Pimlico rec Center for a spring garden tea time. Tina Ahearn, master gardener, will be the guest presenter.

Food assignments are A-F, sweets (cookies, cake brownies, tartlets); G-N, scones, muffins, fruit and cheese, fruit and nut breads; O-Z, tea sandwiches, mini quiches, canapes.

Contact Beth Callahan at 350-4137 or bethypanda35@gmail.com by noon Friday to register for the next meeting.

Membership is closed. Any guest must be a club member's house guest. Guest ID will be required.

Members are encouraged to wear spring hat and/or other spring attire.

For information, call Janet Bohl at 430-3493.
[Edit Club] The Sweet and Sassy Line Dance Team meets at 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Bridgeport Recreation Center and at 1 p.m. Fridays at Allamanda Recreation Center. The team practices line dance routines for performances. For information, contact director Christine Bass at 250-8607 or girlylinedancer@ yahoo.com.

SWIM FIT

[Edit Club] Swim Fit is a new program focusing on interval training through an organized swim workout. This class is designed for those individuals who can swim laps but may be looking for structure and variety to maximize their workout.

Swim Fit will be held at 4:00 to 4:50pm Mondays and Thursdays at Colony Cottage Sports Pool.

For information, call Trice Hirr at 352-259-8316.

SWIM STROKES FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS

[Edit Club] Swim Strokes for Different Folks is is designed to help people overcome fears and learn new strokes, breathing, frog kicks, glides, floating for safety and more.


5-5:50 p.m. Sundays at Lake Miona Sports Pool
10 - 10:50 p.m. Saturdays at SeaBreeze Sports Pool


Learn how to teach your grandchildren the correct way of doing strokes from a Water Safety Instruction-certified teacher with 28 years of experience. For information, call Marie Bellodi at 391-5181.
[Edit Club] Swing Dance Club - Fourth Saturday - Bradenton Recreation Center - dance ends at 9:20 - We are still accepting applications for 2014!Nightly walk-ins are welcome without a membership as long as seating is available.

?For information, go to DieterDance.com or call Dieter at 603-4133.

SWING DANCE (La Hacienda)

[Edit Club] The Villages Swing Dance Club meets at La Hacienda Rec Center every Monday from 11am - 2pm for instruction and practice in Swing and Cha Cha dancing. Beginning Cha Cha 11am - 12 noon., Beginning Swing 12 noon - 1pm, Intermediate/Advanced Swing 1-2pm

* Beginning Swing and Cha Cha sessions include basic instruction to provide beginning dancers with the fundamental skills and confidence to get on the dance floor.

* Intermediate/Advanced Swing instruction and practice is different every week for 16 weeks and includes more than 70 advanced Jazz and Swing dance steps for experienced dancers.

Membership to the Swing Dance Club is free. Visitors with Guest Passes are welcome.

For information, call Kermit and Carol Laughon at 430-2831 regarding Swing Dance, and Phil and Yvette Rand at 750-3324 regarding Cha Cha.

SYNCHRONIZED FLOATING

[Edit Club] Synchronized Floating meets at 11 am on Tuesdays at Lake Miona Sports Pool. This group allows for an artistic interpretation of music, as the floaters transition to create interesting patterns on top of the water, similar to the movements seen in a kaleidoscope. The activity provides low impact exercise, strength building maneuvers, and stretching movements intended to promote flexibility in the participants. Come join us to learn new skills in a great fun-filled group activity. Participants must e able to float independently and move underwater. There are no shows, costumes, or expenses for this group.

For information, call Billie Cooke at 804-914-0666.
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[Edit Club] The Villages Table Tennis Club plays throughout the week with tournaments and special events held at noon Sundays in the Lincoln Theater at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

Play time offers an opportunity to play others with widely varying skill levels. The club is open to all residents of The Villages. For information, see the club website at https://thevillagesttc.weebly.com/.
[Edit Club] Taekwondo meets 8-9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. Warmup and practice are held 8-8:30 a.m. with the organized class starting at 8:30 a.m.

Taekwondo is an integrated and complete martial arts system for self defense and personal improvement. It is also a unique form of physical activity using movements and exercises which are excellent for good health.

The aim of taekwondo training is to improve the whole person: body, mind and spirit. Students will gain strength, stamina, coordination, concentration and balance, no matter what age or shape they are in.

Train under the Grand Master Kwon Jae Hwa system and be tested for upper levels if you desire. Master Drew has been a disciple of this system for more than 35 years. For information, call 350-2974 or email him at: usmcbar13@embarqmail.com

We can also be found on facebook under The Villages Taekwondo Group

TAI CHI

[Edit Club] The Tai Chi Club meets at 8a.m. Tuesdays at Mulberry Grove Recreation Center, at 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at Laurel Manor Recreation Center and at 8 a.m. Fridays at Bridgeport Recreation Center.

The club sessions consist of both the yang tai chi forms and qigong exercises, which consist of relaxed movements to increase flexibility, strength and balance. Novices are encouraged to come to Friday sessions; beginners and advanced students are welcome at any of the three sessions.

For information, call Wayne Durling at 751-4821 or Paula Murray at 259-2068.
[Edit Club] Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention meets 11:30 a.m.-12:50p.m. on the first, third, fourth and fifth Mondays and noon-12:50 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at La Hacienda Recreation Center.

Practice will focus on the form developed by Dr. Paul Lam and recommended by the Arthritis Foundation. This form is suited to beginners and older people.

Qigong exercises for healing and relaxation also will be included. For information, visit taichiforhealth.org and to learn more about the instructor, click on the instructors tab and input Laing into the search box or call Sandy Laing at 259-7956 or Harry Smith at 307-6488.

TAI CHI CHEN STYLE

[Edit Club] Tai Chi Chen Style Intermediate

The Tai Chi Chen Style Intermediate Class meets 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursdays at Mulberry Grove Recreation Center. Proficiency in Chen Style 19 form and permission from the instructor are required to attend this class. All classes are limited to 20 participants. Chen is the original style of tai chi which began about 500 years ago from which all the other styles, like Yang and Wu, ultimately derive. Chen Style Tai Chi is noted for its fluid, coiling movements, punctuated with quick bursts of energy. Classes will concentrate on developing the practitioner's stability, balance and correct body alignment. Students will learn silk reeling, the basis for all tai chi and the 19 movement short form that was developed by Master Chen Xiaowang, the lineage holder of Chen Tai Chi.

Contact Lin at 430-3199 or linbutter@gmail.com for more information.

Tai Chi Chen Style Beginner

The Tai Chi Chen Style Beginner Class meets 9:30-10:20 a.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Captiva Recreation Center. Classes are intended for participants with little or no tai chi experience, or practitioners who wish to enhance their tai chi fundamental skills. Classes will concentrate on developing the practitioner's stability, balance and correct body alignment. Students will learn silk reeling as well as proper hand and foot work, providing the foundation for learning the 19 movement short form.

Contact Dan Hungerford at 515-822-9356 for more information.

TAI CHI-24 FORM

[Edit Club] Classes will begin Aug. 23, 2013. Beginners will meet from 1-2 p.m. and advanced from 2-2:50 p.m. on Fridays at Bradenton Recreation Center.

You will learn the simplified version of Tai Chi, which involves a sequence of 24 slow, steady movements that are performed standing. These movements along with focus and breathing techniques promote balance and flexibility.

Wear casual clothing and very flat, closed-in shoes that are able to easily turn (dance slippers or court shoes).

For information, contact Melodie Hearne at 443-285-9700 or Marsha Sigwart at 410-227-8972.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS)

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Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), Chapter 558, 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays, Paradise Recreation Center. 751-4746 or 753-8073.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), 5 p.m. Thursdays, Lake Miona Recreation Center. 259-6552.

TAKE SHAPE FOR LIFE WEIGHT MANAGEMENT CLUB

[Edit Club] Take Shape For Life Weight Management Club, Tuesday evenings, Rod and Reel Room at Fish Hawk Recreation Center. John at 470-3888 or Daryl at 203-326-1745.

TALL TREES LADIES

[Edit Club] The club meets from 1-3 p.m. at Pimlico Recreation Center. Come see and taste Florida Tea, a tropical vacation in a cup. Everyone is welcome, men too.

TAP

[Edit Club] The Tap Club meets Wednesdays at Saddlebrook Recreation Center. Intermediate dancers meet 8-9:15 a.m. to learn new step combinations and work on technique.

The beginning group meets 10:45-11:45 a.m. During this session, the basics are emphasized, adding short combinations based on group abilities.

New dancers are accepted weekly to both groups. For information, call Linda Bitterly at 259-8691.

TAP 4 EXERCISE

[Edit Club] The tap 4 Exercise Club meets at 3 p.m. on Sundays at Bacall Recreation Center. This is an exercise class utilizing tap dance routines for a continuous aerobic workout. Advance beginners to advanced dancers are welcome.

For information, call Paula Girard at 517-745-7982.

TEA AND TIDBITS

[Edit Club] An afternoon of tea and tidbits will be held from 2-4 pm on Friday, Oct. 24 in the Dogwood Room at Big Cypress Rec Center. Enjoy tea, tidbits and friendship. Share your ideas and interests as we form our group.

Bring your own cup, saucer, plate, fork, spoon and an afternoon tea treat to share. The club will supply a selection of teas.

Reservations must be made by noon Wednesday, 10/22.

For information or to RSVP, call Lynn Campbell at 633-8718 or Maggie Wochinski at 608-234-8476.

TEA PARTY POLITICAL

[Edit Club] The first two Monday meetings of the month are open - no Villages ID is required; the last two Monday meetings are closed - Villages ID is required. All residents who wish to learn more about the issues of the day are welcome.

If you cannot attend but want to view, watch the live feed on the website under live-video tab.

For information, call Debbie at 461-6638.
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TENNIS

[Edit Club] Women's Doubles for 3.5 players is held 8 - 10 am Mondays at Bridgeport Rec Center and 8 - 10 am Tuesdays at Lake Miona Rec Center. Contact Kathy Morrison at 561-758-0144 or mmtennis@yahoo.com

Women's Doubles Round Robin is held 10 am - noon Mondays at Canal Street Rec Center. Call Sylvia Rodriquez at 430-1413.

Villages Tennis Association Mixed Round Robin Night Tennis starts at 6 pm Wednesdays at the Paradise Courts. Contact Bob Urch at boblove40@gmail.com.

Mixed Round Robin is played 8-11 Thursdays and Fridays at Eisenhower Rec Center. Contact Ron Resseguie at rress50@aol.com.

For information on recreation tennis and The Villages Tennis Association, contact Dan Schrank at 633-1362 or thunder4inc@aol.com.

TENNIS - CAROL'S WOMEN'S DOUBLES

[Edit Club] Carol's Women's Doubles Tennis 3.5 and 4.0 meet 8 - 9:50 am Mondays at Eisenhower Rec Center tennis courts.

For information, contact Carol Santens at 623-693-2663 or carolsantens@comcast.net.

TENNIS - SUNDAY MIXED DOUBLES

[Edit Club] Open mixed round-robin doubles meets from 3 to 4:20 p.m. every Sunday at Colony Cottage Recreation Center courts from October through may. This group is open to all intermediate level players.

For information, contact Bob Aardahl at rdahl47@yahoo.com or 414-243-1605.

TENNIS EVENING

[Edit Club] Tennis under the lights meets 5:30-7:30 pm Mondays and Wednesdays at the courts at Paradise Rec center from November through May.

This is a social but competitive group is open to all intermediate level players. Play is on well-lit courts.

Call Roland at 615-995-4057 if interested.

TEXAS

[Edit Club] The Texas Club will meet at 6 p.m.Tuesday in the Starfish Room at Captiva Recreation Center. The club meets the fourth Tuesday of every month.

All Villages residents, renters and visitors who live or lived in Texas are welcome to attend.

For information, email VillagesTexasClub@gmail.com.

TEXAS A&M CLUB

[Edit Club] TEXAS A&M CLUB

The Texas A&M Club coordinates all activities by e-mail. Members get together for game viewings throughout the year, College Colors events and an annual Aggie Muster, held on April 21st each year. For information or to join at any time, e-mail Russ Masters, '70 at: rmmastersjr@comcast.net
Thanks,
John Erskine
President

THE FRIENDSHIP FORCE

[Edit Club] Welcome to the Friendship Force of The Villages, Florida!

Description: Friendship Force of The Villages-Florida provides opportunities to travel to different parts of our country and overseas. We bring people together at a personal level. Through our signature program of home hospitality, we welcome our visitors by sharing meals with them, engaging in conversations, and showing them the best sights and experiences of The Villages. And we travel together to other's homes and experience their hospitality and friendship.

We are a cultural exchange club affiliated with Friendship Force International. We are a non profit, non political organization that has over 370 clubs worldwide, including 7 clubs in Florida. Our members include both year-round residents and snowbirds. Our gatherings each month include travelogues by members, Let's Eat Out at local ethnic restaurants, and hearing our speakers of interest.
Email or call for more info!

Please call Mary at 607 625-4597 or email at cplace@stny.rr.com

The Katz Mee-Ow's

[Edit Club] The Katz Mee-Ow's:

A Red Hat Chapter that meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month, (if we're not on a adventure that month)....we always meet at Paradise Rec. Center in the Rita Hayward Room

For more info call: 352-259-7927

If I'm not home, leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Come join the fun. Thank You
[Edit Club] This social club invites all Jewish, non-Jewish, mixed couples and single Villagers to join. There is a mix of activities including inter-active games, entertainment, parties, and over twenty small groups covering many different interests. Meet new friends at every meeting. You will sit at a pre-assigned table of new friends each month.

We meet the 4th Sunday of the month at 6pm at Eisenhower Rec Center

Please email us if interested tvkibitzers@gmail.com

Sharon Borovay - 352-430-3931
[Edit Club] The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club

Welcome to The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club. Our club is located in The Villages (Florida's Friendliest Hometown)which is in central Florida. Our ACBL sanction number is #217489. We are in District 9, Unit 128.

This is an invitational club so guest passes must be obtained for a guest to play. All regular game fees are $2 per person for a resident and $4 per person for a guest. We are a non-smoking club and adhere to the ACBL Zero Tolerance Policy.

PLEASE GO TO OUR WEBSITE FOR ALL CONTACT INFO AND HOW TO PLAY AND JOIN.. Thanks..
[Edit Club] Our group performs 3 full stage productions a year at Mulberry Rec Center.

Visit our website http://www.tvtc.yolasite.com/ to see our up-to-date schedule.

All Villages residents are welcome to join the group for $5/yr. We also have a traveling troop, Shows To GO, that can be hired to put on performances for Villages clubs.

Please contact us at jjprior@comcast.net or call 352-205-7571 if you have any questions.

Bookings and auditions for the Shows to Go traveling troupe - which performs year round for area clubs and organizations - are being scheduled by Kent Schroeder at 674- 0018 or hokent@aol.com.

VTC is The Villages oldest non-musical performing group. Membership is open to all Villagers; annual dues are $5.
[Edit Club] The Three Rivers Club is open to PIttsburghers who lived within 50 miles of the city. Membership will close soon.

For information, visit threerivers-club.com or call Marlene Wilkie at 350-2080.

THRIVE

[Edit Club] The Thrive club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lake Miona Recreation Center.

The club does not seek to impose any thoughts or any particular doctrine. It will focus on being part of the solution, so come with an open mind to learn, share, seek to understand and discuss real solutions and actions the group can choose to implement. Meetings are on the fourth Tuesday.

For information, contact Richard Matwyshen at 751-0365.

TIMESHARE VACATION

[Edit Club] The Timeshare Vacation Club will not meet in August. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

The Timeshare Vacation Club is open to all Villagers who own or are interested in vacationing using timeshares.

For information, call Bob Brooke at 350-2896.

TO LIFE

[Edit Club] To Life (l Chaim) meets from 10 - 11:30 a.m. every first Tuesday in the Marilyn Monroe Room at Paradise Recreation Center. All are welcome.

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To Life (l Chaim) will meet Tuesday, May 6, 10 -11:30 a.m., in the Marilyn Monroe Room at the Paradise Recreation Center.

We invite all Villages residents, adherents to a religion or not, to participate in our first annual "Ask the Rabbi" presentation. There are no-holds-barred. Write down your questions now so that you won't forget them when you try to stump Rabbi Yossi of The Villages and Marion County Chabad Center. The answer you get may change your life.

Today, Thursday, May 1 and on every Thursday in May from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Lady Lake Children s Library onW. Guava Street, To Life presents a Torah interpretation session with Rabbi Yossi.

And on Tuesday, May 13 (and for the following five Tuesdays) Chabad will present its third presentation by the Jewish Learning Institute. The first session on May 13 is free. However subsequent sessions can be attended for a nominal overall fee or a per-session fee. The JLI will take place at the Lady Lake Children's Library from noon to 1:30 p.m. For directions, call the library at 753-2957.

TO YOUR HEALTH

[Edit Club] To Your Health is dedicated to helping us reach our goals.

Professor David Katz MD is the founding director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center.

He wrote on 1/16/2013: "We have knowledge in hand -- indeed, have had it for decades -- to eliminate fully 80 percent of all chronic disease: heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, dementia, etc. Fully 80 percent! Were this knowledge to become the power of routine action, it would rival -- and likely surpass -- the greatest public health advances of history."


We meet the first and third Monday 11AM at Pimlico
Recreation Center for presentations and discussions
about health based on science.

For more information
please contact Steve Kimelman 305 942 1438.

TOP NOTCH JAZZ

[Edit Club] Top Notch Jazz meets 1-1:50p.m. Wednesdays at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. It consists of warmup exercises for strength, toning and technique, followed by weekly dance combinations ranging from Broadway to funky.

For information, call New York City trained dance instructor Mary Ann Daily at 391-1707.

TOP NOTCH TAP

[Edit Club] Top Notch intermediate plus tap meets noon-12:50 p.m. Wednesdays at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. This is for those who have mastered the basics, rhythms, technique and high energy dance combinations.

Top Notch beginners plus tap is held 2-2:50 p.m. Wednesdays at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. This is for those who have not tapped before or need to brush up on the basics.

For information, call Charlotte Haller at 205-9118.

TOTAL FITNESS WORKOUT

[Edit Club] Total fitness workout meets at 10 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. The group also meets at 8 a.m. Tuesdays at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

The class consists of 25-30 minutes of cardio aerobic exercise to upbeat dance music, followed by floor work to improve core muscles, strength and flexibility.

Bring a mat and weights of your choice. Work at your own level. For information, call Rosie Schwaber at 750-6099 or Debbie Johnson at 459-1994.

TOURNAMENT CRIBBAGE

[Edit Club] Tournament cribbage is played two nights each week:


6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Mulberry Grove Recreation Center: Sign-ups begin at 6:15 p.m. For information, call Helen O Malley at 750-5398.

6:30 p.m. Sundays, Hibiscus Recreation Center: Sign-ups begin at 6:15 p.m. Play starts at 6:30 p.m. for approximately 2 1/2 hours. For information, call Mary Carpenter at 350-7267.


TOYOTA PRIUS

[Edit Club] The Toyota Prius Club of The Villages now meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at Eisenhower Recreation Center between 6-9 pm. Membership dues are $5 per year, come and enjoy the fun! Email geka23@ aol.com or call (352) 633-9412. Must own a Prius to join.

TRACK AND FIELD

[Edit Club] The Villages Track and Field Club meets 7:30-9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at The Villages High School track. Events are sprinting, long jump, high jump javelin and discus.

Check out the group at Saddlebrook Recreation Center and practice at the rear of the utility buildings behind the recreation center ball fields.

For club information, call John Topliss at 751-5924. For instruction on the javelin, call Stan Kita at 750-1060.
[Edit Club] The Villages Trap and Skeet Club has an expanded shooting schedule, including both trap and skeet at Robinson Ranch in Dunnellon on Wednesdays. The club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Saddlebrook Recreation Center. They also hold one-on-one training by appointment on Thursdays for new shooters. Clinics for improving skills are held throughout the year.

All Villages residents are invited to participate. Beginners and women are welcome. For information, call Frank Woodward at 753-1263 or go to villagestrapandskeet.org.
[Edit Club] We are a social club in The Villages, Florida for people who like to travel to meet others who enjoy traveling, form sub groups of travel interests and plan trips with people of like personalities. We meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month in the new Moyer Recreation Center from 6:00 to 9:00.

These meetings will introduce interested parties to the club's purpose and structure. Nov's meeting will be open to all who wish to attend space provided. No meetings in December. January 2017 will officially start the club (although some travel will have already been arranged. exp. Puerto Vallarta). Check out all updates on our website.

Members can sign up via the website by clicking on the Membership tab and then click "join" button. The form will come up. They need only to fill it out and it will automatically be downloaded into a spreadsheet. You can put the clubs email address, travelingvillagers@gmail.com. Several of us have access to that address and can answer any questions. Also on the web site is an "Contact Us" tab. You can ask questions there.


[Edit Club] We are able to help our fellow residents by finding lost items with our metal detectors. It is a free service and we have found many valuable and sentimental items lost in the area.

Contact Jim Goodwillie at vmi60@comcast.net or 430-0919.

We meet at 6:00 pm, 3rd Monday of each month, at the card room at Tierra Del Sol Country Club. Membership is limited to residents of The Villages only but guest are welcome.

Visit us at: tvthc.weebly.com.
[Edit Club] Penn State alumni, fans and friends are welcome to the noon Saturday game days at McCall's Tavern in Spanish Springs.

For questions, contact Anita Siegfried at 350-6785 or mark Greenwald at 753-1289 or check the website
[Edit Club] The Tri-County OSU Alumni Club is open to Alumni and Die Hard Fans. No need to have attended OSU or be a resident of The Villages. The main activity is game watching at The Pub in the Fiesta Bowl near the Target shopping center in The Villages Florida. Other activities include Polo Tailgating, annual dinner, picnic and taking part in College Colors Days.

TRI-OMINOS

[Edit Club] Tri-ominos is played at 2 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at Hibiscus Recreation Center.

Tri-ominos is played with numbered triangle tiles that are matched to form connections. A leader will be present to teach new players the game. Refreshments are provided. For information, call Beverly at 751-6288.

TRIPLE PLAY CARDS

[Edit Club] Triple Play Cards is a variation of hand and foot.


Sundays, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Pimlico. Dot Henderson.
Sundays, 2-5 p.m., Chateaugay Room, Chatham.
Mondays, 5:30-8:50 p.m., Odell. Manny Muro, 430-2733 or mannymuro@comcast.net. Also Samba and Tri-Sam.
Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Laurel Manor.
Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Truman. Joan O Hanlon, 753-3178.
Tuesdays, 5:30-8:50 p.m., Courageous Room, Lake Miona. Manny Muro, 430-2733 or mannymuro@comcast.net. Also Samba and Tri-Sam.
Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Silver Lake. Helen O Malley, 750-5398.
Wednesdays, noon-3:45 p.m., SeaBreeze. Ellie Tule, 259-3060. Also Samba. Cards provided.
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Chatham. Dot Henderson.
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Pimlico. Pearl Plasterer, 259-4077.
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Colony Cottage. Bruce and Leslie Frimet, 430-2383. Lessons given.
Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., Odell.
Fridays, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Paradise. Jean Bote, 751-4097.
Fridays, 6:30 p.m., Paradise. Jackie Watson, 430-0237.
Fridays, 6:30 p.m., Mulberry Grove. Carole Kadner.
Fridays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sterling Heights. Manny Muro, 430-2733 or mannymuro@comcast.net. Also Samba.

TRIVIA ' FRIDAY NIGHT TRIVIA

[Edit Club] Friday Night Trivia will meet from 6-9 p.m. Friday nights at Bradenton Recreation Center. Join the trivia game for an evening of fun, challenge and competition. The club will reserve one table for walk-ins. Play with up to eight people per table. Bring an entire team or just show up. For reservations contact Sue at juscause2@gmail.com.

Trivia will be offered the first three Fridays of each month at Bradenton Recreation Center. For information, call Craig Causeman at 750-3060 or at juscause1@gmail.com.

Upcoming Schedule:

February 21 6pm @ Canal (one time only)

February 28 6pm @ Bradenton

March 7 & March 14 @ Bradenton 6pm

March 21, April 4 & April 11 @ Bradenton 6pm April 18

TRIVIA (CANAL AND FISH HAWK)

[Edit Club] Team Trivia is played at 6:30p.m. Sundays at Canal Street Recreation Center and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays (except the first Wednesday of the month) at Fish Hawk Recreation Center. The game starts promptly at 6:45 p.m. It s a great social event and good mental exercise.

Teams are up to eight players, but anyone can sign up and be put on a team. Questions cover all kinds of categories, so everyone brings something to the table.

Reservations are given first seats, but walk-ins also are welcome.

For Sunday reservations, email bandbgoodrich@yahoo.com. For Wednesday reservations, email joycezmagic@gmail.com.
[Edit Club] Ric Mitchell's Q&A Time meets at 6:30 pm the fourth Friday of every month at SeaBreeze Rec Center.

To play, bring your charged up, Internet-capable cellphone, smartphone or tablet wand log into the center's wifi with your Villages ID and golf pin.

Turn your cellphone into a wireless buzzer and answer generic trivia questions, some multiple choice and some fast finger, playing against other attendees in the room.

Cost is $3 per person at the door with cash prizes for first and second place.

For information, call Ric Mitchell at 874-7544 or visit thegamershowman.com

TRIVIA CHALLENGE

[Edit Club] Trivia Challenge is played 6-9 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of every month at Hibiscus Recreation Center.

Besides general questions on a variety of topics, participants are questioned on music played and movie clips watched on a screen.

The group plays three games with 12 questions in each game. Everything is computer controlled. Teams are six per table and individuals will be placed with others needing players.

A $3 entry fee will be collected with cash prizes given away to those getting top points. BYOB, snacks and good sense of humor. For information and reservations, email RTLLoret@comcast.net.

TRIVIA MUSICAL (TUNE TRIVIA)

[Edit Club] The Original Tunesmith, Ted E Skol, will be hosting this event at 7:00 PM on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The first Wednesdays will be at the La Hacienda Recreation Center; the third Wednesdays will be at the new Big Cypress Recreation Center. Fee will be $3 per person with $ prizes for 1st, and 2nd place. Residents and their guests are welcome. Bring friends or come alone.

An example of a Noteworthy Connection segment: What did Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Pat Boone have in common in their later years? Hint: It s all relative.

This musical trivia game tests your ears and minds with tunes from the 50s to the 70 s. Bring your own snacks, BYOB and pencils.

For information, contact Tunetrivia@gmail.com or Facebook TuneTrivia or Ted at 407-257-0070.
[Edit Club] Troope s Golf Tour meets Wednesday and Friday mornings for events at area golf courses. Come play championship golf courses outside The Villages as singles or as team events. Travel is limited to a maximum one-hour drive.

Villages resident golfers always are welcome. Tee times, prices and courses can be found at troopesgroup.com or by calling Rick Van Norman at 350-6168.

TRUE CRIME

[Edit Club] If you enjoy a mystery, however find it more intriguing, when it is True Crime then this may be the club for you.

The club consists of former Detectives, FBI, law enforcement, prosecutor, public defender and more which make the club unique and different. Members enjoy discussing the crime, the criminal mind, the suspects, police investigation work and more. They are always looking for former law enforcement who worked a case to share with our members.

For further information, contact Diane at 751-7392.
[Edit Club] Tutors for Kids meets 3:00 - 4:50 pm the first Wednesday of each month in the Torch Lake Room at Sterling Heights Rec Center.

Meetings are opened to Villages resident members and prospective members of The Tutors for Kids Organization, providing tutors in Lake, Marion, and Sumter County schools.

For information, contact Dan Miller at 412-779-1528 or danmills4775q@aol.com, or see the website at tutorsforkidsinc.org

TV NOSTALGIA

[Edit Club] The TV Nostalgia club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. The club always meets the third Tuesday of the month and is open to all Villagers who enjoy the Golden Age of Television.

The club will be viewing an episode of Cheyenne and highlight clips of Abbott and Costello. Refreshments will be served and there will be a trivia contest.

For information, call Stu at 751-7899.


[Edit Club] The Villages Twirlers and Drum Corps, the original and largest twirling, drumming and flag team in The Villages, meets Mondays at Mulberry Grove Recreation Center.

The drum corps meets 9-10 a.m., flags and twirlers meet 10-11 a.m. and the parade corps meets 11 a.m.-noon.

The entire team meets 2-3 p.m. Thursdays at La Hacienda Recreation Center.

No experience is necessary. For information, call twirler Ann Pelle at 259-0012 or Jerry Peacock at 259-8606.

Please check our website or email us at:

twirlers@thevillagestwirlers.com


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[Edit Club] THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST!!!!

If you re a Villages resident, we'd love to have you join us!

We formed the club in March 2015 and have had great success with membership and currently are at 220 members. We would love to add you to our roster of Husky fans!

We are named the UConn Sports Club - The Villages and are dedicated to the University of Connecticut Sports programs.

We've been approved by The Villages Recreation Department as a Club and meet monthly on the second Friday of the month at 7pm at the Lake Miona Recreation center. We have an occasional date change due to holidays or special programming. The Club meetings (except for the summer) - are for socializing and planning events to promote UConn Sports with guest speakers and programming.

There are exciting game watch parties for televised UConn Sports Games depending on game time and availability.

schedules for game watches and special events are emailed to all members on a regular basis.

The club plans fun bus trips to UConn games that are played in Florida.

Our yearly dues are $15/member and $10 each additional member living in the same household. See the web site for joining information.

We invite all Villagers who have an interest in UConn Sports to join us in having fun and to wildly cheer for UConn teams.


We re looking forward to hearing from you! You can email us below at

UConnSportsClub@Brighthouse.net

UKULELE

[Edit Club] 1. UKULELE FOR BEGINNERS

The Ukulele for Beginners group will meet 1:30-3:20 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Laurel Manor Recreation Center. Beginners who want to learn to play a musical instrument in a short time. The ukulele is easy, fun and a good way to meet new people. For information, call Rita Dorigo at 750-4288.

2. THE VILLAGE UKULELE CLUB

The Villages Ukulele Club meets from 4-5:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Geronimo Room at Chula Vista Recreation Center for practice and song. Newcomers and all types of ukes are welcome and listeners and singers are encouraged to attend.

For information, call Wayne Dieffenbach at 446-7614, Bobby Rabinowitz at 750-4503, or Dick Gordon at 751-5284.

3. UKULELE PLAYERS

The Ukulele Players meet 12:30- 3:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Courageous Room at the Lake Miona Recreation Center. The Ukulele Players are interested in playing ukes, singing songs and having a good time. All uke players of every skill level are invited to attend. Accommodations will be made at the beginning of each session for new uke players.

For information, call Warren Webb at 350-6157.

4. UKE GROUP

The Uke Group meets 1:30- 3:20 p.m. on various Fridays in the Washington Room at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

This group is limited to people who want to read and learn music and go beyond the 3 and 4 chord songs. At this point, you should know how to finger chords that you learned from Rita s other two groups, Strumming Ukulelians and Ukulele For Beginners. Rita will pass out material that will help you along the way. For exact meeting dates, call Rita Dorigo at 750-4288.

5. HUMMERS AND STRUMMERS INTERMEDIATE UKULELE CLUB

The Hummers and Strummers Intermediate Ukulele Club usually meets 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays in the Tanzania Room at Odell Recreation Center.

The club will not meet in August 2013 but will resume in September.

The club is open to all Villages residents who know and can play the basic chords. Come tuned and join the club for an hour of playing old-time favorites. For information, call Barbara Hanson at 391-5833.

6. STRUMMING UKULELIANS

Strumming Ukulelians meet 1:30-3:20 p.m. every Monday, except the third Monday, in the Madison Room at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

Learn the basics and then some. Exchange ideas and leave with chords and songs to practice. For information, call Rita Dorigo at 750-4288.


UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

[Edit Club] The University of Pittsburgh Alumni Club hosts a variety of events that include gathering to watch football and basketball games, golfing, bowling and dining out. Members meet to make new friends and have fun together.

There are not dues and social activities do not involve fundraising.

This is a relative new club in The Villages and welcomes new members.

For information, all Kate Manion at 633-6062.

The University of Pittsburgh Alumni Club will host a happy hour (cash bar) 3:30 - 5 pm on May 29 at Palmer Legends Country Club. Meet in the breezeway near the restaurant. All alumni and friends of the university are invited to attend.

USA CARES

[Edit Club] As of 8/9/13 - USA Cares Florida Chapter will meet from 9-10 a.m. Friday at Laurel Manor Recreation Center. Members will be discussing all events in Florida planned through the end of the year as well as coordinated events with other Chapters around the country. Everyone is welcome to attend. No dues or memberships required.

For information, call Rich Sobieray at 750-5472.
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[Edit Club] The Vasculitis Foundation Villages Of Florida Support Group will sponsor a Bingo Party Fundraiser on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 at the Mulberry Grove Recreation Center, 8445 SE 165 Mulberry Lane, The Villages. Doors open at 6 p.m.; with the first of 10 games beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m. The admittance donation is $5 per person and includes two cards, coffee, and snacks. MANY PRIZES will be awarded and there will also be a 50/50 drawing.



BYOB - However, soft drinks and water will be available for only 50 cents each. Additional cards will also be available at $1 each. Tickets will be sold in advance and at the door, but are limited to the first 210 Villages residents, visitors and guests. Guests or visitors must have a guest pass.



All proceeds to benefit the Vasculitis Foundation Support, Awareness and Research programs. For more information about Vasculitis, please visit: WWW.VasculitisFoundation.org.



For advanced tickets and information, please call Bob Sahs at 352-328-2839 - or AAGolf@aol.com

Vasculitis Foundation Villages Chapter, 1-3 p.m. the first Saturday of May, August, November and February, Mulberry Grove Recreation Center. 328-2839, AAGolf@aol.com or VasculitisFoundation.org.

VEGAN POTLUCK

[Edit Club] A Vegan Potluck is held 1-2 p.m. the third Thursday of every month in the Julio Iglesias Room at La Hacienda Recreation Center. Bring a vegan dish ready to serve at least six people. Bring copies of the recipe to share with others. Tableware provided.

All Villages residents are welcome to attend. Being a vegan is not a requirement. No registration needed. For information, contact Kae Borrero at borrerokae@hotmail.com or 533-7903.

VETERANS - AIR FORCE

[Edit Club] All Air Force veterans or other former military service members, including family members and friends are invited.

The programs cover a wide range of topics for both retired as well as military veterans, subjects of general interest and promotion of the Air force Assn (AFA).

For more information, call Paul Kramer at 259-8748.

VETERANS - DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS

[Edit Club] Disabled American Veterans Orange Blossom Gardens Chapter 150 meets at 2:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Saddlebrook Recreation Center.

All service-connected veterans are welcome to attend. Refreshments are served following the meeting. For information, call Membership Chairman Jack Johnson at 250-4743.

DAV service officers are on duty at the new Veterans Administration outpatient clinic 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To contact the transportation service, call 674-5099.

VETERANS - JEWISH WAR

[Edit Club] Jewish War Veterans meet the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm at Canal Street. Auxiliary group also meets then.

Contact Gerry Prezioso for further info. (352) 350-2165
[Edit Club] We meet the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at Lake Miona Recreational Center, new members should arrive at 6:30 P.M. to complete applications.

Membership is open to U.S. armed force veterans who served on active duty (for other than training purposes) in the Republic of Vietnam between Feb. 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975, or in any duty location between Aug. 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975. A copy of your DD-214 is required.


Pete Wagner

Vietnam Veterans of America

Chapter #1036
Florida State Council
e-mail : pete.wagner@vva1036.org
Home Phone : (352) 751-6175

Cell Phone : (917) 569-9113



[Edit Club] Villagers For Veterans is a non-profit all volunteer 501(c)(3). We support severely injured veterans. We meet at Sterling Heights Recreation Center on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 10:00 am.

Our meetings serve to inform, educate and

secure volunteers for different events. We

have great events for a great cause. Since our inception in 2014, we have raised over $240,000 for severely injured veterans, 99% of which were spent on veteran services and needs.



Villagers For Veterans, Inc.
2518 Burnsed Blvd.
Box 303
The Villages, FL 32162
H: (352) 751-7611
C: (516) 220-5068

villagersforveterans@gmail.com




VETERANS - WOMEN VETERANS

[Edit Club] The Woman Veterans Group will meet at 10:30 am Monday at Perkins in front of Walmart on County Road 466. The Club is still collecting clothing and food for Veterans Helping Veterans. For information, call Kathleen Carter at 259-3574.

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS (VFW Post 10126)

[Edit Club] The Orange Blossom Gardens VFW Post 10126 holds its monthly meeting at 1330 hours (1:30 p.m.) Tuesday at Saddlebrook Recreation Center.

Current VFW members are invited and encouraged to attend. If you are a VFW member and would like to transfer or are thinking about joining the VFW, come to the next meeting.

For information, contact Commander Harry Robinson at 352-350-6171 or vfwpost10126@gmail.com.

VETERANS PARK PRAYER GROUP

[Edit Club] A prayer group for U. S. troops meets at 8 am every Thursday at Veterans' Memorial Park of The Villages. The group has been meeting for the past eight years, and the main purpose is so people don't forget our soldiers.

The names of any soldier who has lost his or her life in the past week are read. Then, a list is read of approximately 150 men and women who are now overseas and at home. Then the group says a prayer for the safety of the soldiers and their families. At the end, they sing a patriotic song.

After the meeting, there is a fellowship breakfast at TooJay's in Spanish Springs.

Everyone is welcome. It's only 30 minutes of your time. The troops need to be remembered; they give so much for us.

For information, call Tom and Barbara Troisi at 430-0175.

VHA NEWCOMERS

[Edit Club] The Villages Homeowners Association hosts a newcomers orientation. To assist newcomers in becoming better acquainted with the community, there will be representatives from the sheriffs offices of Sumter and Marion counties, Lady Lake Police Department, Community Watch, Veterans Services, The Villages Regional Hospital, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), The Villages Lifelong Learning College, Seniors vs. Crime, Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE), Sumter County Master Gardeners, and Judge Tom Skidmore of Sumter County. There also will be a brief introduction to the VHA and the role it plays in the community. The orientation is open to all residents; reservations are not required.

For information, call Kathy Porter at 259-8196.

VHA NORTH

[Edit Club] The first meeting of the new VHA North will be held at 7 pm in the Julio Iglesias Room at the La Hacienda Rec Center. VHA North is the combinations of VHA regions one, two, three, four and the Lady Lake - Lake County region of The Villages and is for functional purposes only, and is not to interfere with the organizational structure and governence of the individual regions.

All Villagers in these five regions and other interested Villagers are urged to come and participate.

For information, contact Jim Brockman at 693-2180 or email at jimbrockman52364@gmail.com.

VHS MUSIC BOOSTERS

[Edit Club] The Music Boosters support music students at the Villages High School by, providing a venue where they can perform, offering financial and emotional assistance, and attending VHS musical events. Previous members are encouraged to re-join this very special organization. Resident guests are always welcome. Come join the celebration to eat cake and to support the talented VHS students.

The VHS Music Boosters meet on the first Wednesday of the month. For information, contact president Laura Lynch at (321) 278-1057 or laura.lynch@live.com.

VICTORIAN TEA HATS

[Edit Club] The Victorian Tea Hat Society meeta at 11:30 a.m. at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. Guests are welcome. Wear a hat, don a long skirt or dress and join members for a cup of tea. Bring a small savory treat or dessert to share. The club will provide tea and lemonade. For information, call Jeanne Petullo at 259-5973.

VILLA BEREA

[Edit Club] For the Villa Berea Gladiators - ladies call Joanne Devlin at 750-1701 and men call Tom Borkowski at 751-6488.

Lady golfers, for Monday tee times, call Vera Broughton at 259- 2973.
[Edit Club] The Villa de la Mesa is a community consisting of 139 courtyard villas. This community is unique within the Villages in that it contains a swimming pool which is used exclusively by the De La Mesa residents and their guests. The pool is part of a large park-like area which has a number of villas on two sides.

The residents of De La Mesa are responsible for the maintenance and repair of the pool and its equipment, the structures around the pool deck, the park area and certain other "common" areas which make up this community. In order to cover the expense of maintenance and repair, the residents pay a monthly fee to the De La Mesa Homeowner's Association.

The direction of the association consists of five elected officers. With the help of various committees, they coordinate the maintenance, repair, activities and other events within the community. Monthly meetings by the directors are held to review financial status as well as other subjects which are germane to the residents. These meetings are open to all residents who have an opportunity to participate in discussions. Annual meetings are held to review events of the past year and to select new directors. All residents are invited to attend and express their views.

The Social Committee of De La Mesa plans monthly get-togethers which have included Golf Cart Scavenger Hunts, Golf Scrambles, Day Trips, Pot-Luck dinners at the Pool, and various other things.
[Edit Club] Welcome to Villa Escandido

The Villa Escandido community is unique within the Villages because of the friendliness and interrelationship amongst our neighbors. Many of our activities are listed below; however, our activities do not stop there. Some activities are not scheduled or occur on special occasions so are not listed. You will find them discussed in the monthly news letter, The Loop Scoop, and posted on our web site under Loop Events.

We have had three cruises, one to the Caribbean, one through the Panama Canal and one on the Mississippi River. Other events include picnics, driveway parties, sunset parties, polo parties, night golf and anything else that we can think up that sounds like fun.
[Edit Club] Villa Valdosta has an active Social Club which meets the first Tuesday of the month at Chatham Recreation Center at 6:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Dues are $5 per year per person. Magnetic name tags can be ordered for $5 each. Always bring your Villages ID to meetings

VILLAGE IDIOTS

[Edit Club] For information, call Marshall at 751-7290.

VILLAGE ALLSTAR MASTER PRODUCTIONS (VAMPs)

[Edit Club] The VAMPs have resumed a full rehearsal schedule.

Under the artistic direction of former prima ballerina Diane Vargas, the VAMPS rehearse from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays at Coconut Cove Recreation Center, and 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Wednesdays at Saddlebrook Recreation Center. Experienced dancers interested in joining are encouraged to contact Diane at diane.vargas26@gmail.com.

For information on The VAMPS or their shows, call Cherie Stubbs at 255-9932.

VILLAGE LOSERS

[Edit Club] The Village Losers is a weight loss and exercise club that meets 9:30-11 a.m. Saturdays at Canal Street Recreation Center. This club is for anyone who wants to lose 5 pounds or 150 pounds.

Dues are $5 monthly and all money remains in the club to purchase supplies, give quarterly incentive awards and host social events. For information, call Connie Reilly at 446-6540.



First week: Walk Away the Pounds/line dancing.


Second week: Walk Away the Pounds, 3 miles.


Third week: Walk Away the Pounds, 3 miles with resistance bands.


Fourth week: Walk Away the Pounds, 3 miles.


[Edit Club] Open to all Village residents who own a Corvette. The Village Vettes Corvette Club, an organization of over 400 members representing over 170 Village families owning more than 225 Corvettes, was established in 2005 and comprised of Village residents that are Corvette owners.

The purpose of our club is to celebrate the ownership of America s Sports Car, raise funds and supplies for local charities and enjoy the camaraderie of other Corvette enthusiasts.

We are a non-profit organization and contribute regularly to charitable organizations. Each calendar quarter we specify a charity to be the recipient of donations raised at our monthly meetings. We participate in local and long distance car shows, club events like holiday parties and picnics, caravans to Daytona speedway for track runs and trips to auto showcases near and far. Cruises to eateries for lunch or dinner and day trips to local attractions are common. Our Activities Director regularly publishes a calendar of events for the membership. Members then can select one and organize the trip for the club. We have been to museums all over Florida including Ft. Lauderdale, Howie-in-the-Hills, Ocala, Punta Gorda , Sandestin, Sarasota, and Venice, to name some.

We meet the second Thursday of each month at the new Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center located on Buena Vista Blvd SOUTH, just before BROWNWOOD TOWN CENTER. A pre-meeting dinner is also held each month at a local eatery. Please visit our website for more details, www.villagevettes.com

Visit http://villagevettes.com/calendar/ for up-to-the minute current and future activities.
[Edit Club] The Village Voices Chorus is made of of more than 130 Villages residents, conducted by Dr. John T. Lowe Jr. and Accompanist Sean Pollack

The 2013-2014 season begins Aug. 30 with rehearsals for the fall concert, Rehearsals will be from 9 a.m.-noon Fridays. All rehearsals and concerts will be at North Lake Presbyterian Church because of the renovations to Church On The Square.
[Edit Club] Villagers For Hospiceis a non-profit 501(c)(3) fund-raising organization founded in 2001 by residents of The Villages. Our special group comprised of volunteers, has raised more than $2 million for the Villages Hospice House and adjacent Serenity Center. Even with all that has been accomplished, our work has only just begun. Our efforts will eventually furnish and support three additional buildings on this property. We invite you and/or your club to make donations, volunteer to assist with an event, or to serve on one of our committees.

For information, call Karen McIntosh at 430-2287.
[Edit Club] The Villages Art League (VAL) meets to paint together three times a week. These are informal painting sessions with no formal instruction. Meeting times are 9 a.m. Mondays at Saddlebrook Recreation Center, 1 p.m. Thursdays at Mulberry Grove Recreation Center and 8:30 a.m. Saturdays at Paradise Recreation Center.

The league meets at 9 a.m. the first Monday of every month at Saddlebrook Recreation Center, where demonstrations take place and refreshments are served.

The League is open to all residents of The Villages. For information, call Catherine Sullivan at 259-4308 or go to thevillagesartleague.org.

VILLAGES CHEERLEADERS

[Edit Club] The Village Cheerleaders will resume practice at 10 am Fridays at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.
[Edit Club] meets at the Mulberry Grove Recreation Center every other Monday evening at 7pm . We have been meeting for over 6 years. It's an open meeting.



Next meeting is August 10th, 2015



Contact e-mail is pamvcag@aol.com
Meeting Location Mulberry Rec Ctr. @ 7pm

VILLAGES DEUTSCHER (GERMAN) CLUB

[Edit Club] The Villages Deutscher Club meets every third Thursday at Laurel Manor.

We are the Deutscher Club & it is our goal to keep our German heritage alive & to bring entertainment to The Villages. You'll enjoy cultural music, dance, & more!

For more information, contact Kirk Freundt at 350-6533 or kfreundt1@aol.com.

The Villages Deutscher Club, Inc.
Meeting Location:
Ted Seybold
Laurel Manor Recreation Center
1985 Laurel Manor Dr
The Villages, FL 32162




Home:
352-259-6073



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The Villages Environmental Club meets 4th Wednesdays @ Seabreeze 6:30 p.m.

The fact is, we, you and I, need to rally together and put pressure on those perpetrating this destructive scenario. We need to let it be known we will not allow our planet, our way of life, to be destroyed.

We need to impress on the president, congress, local legislators, Wall Street, financial institutes, and powerful money groups that we value our lives and our planet and will not permit this destruction.


CONTACT: Sue Michalson EMAIL: villagesenvironment@gmail.com
WEB: villagesenvironment.org
[Edit Club] Friendly Golf for all levels.

Villages Golf Club

Web Site: www.villagesgolfclub.com/




[Edit Club] Villages Musical Theater


The Villages Musical Theater will be presenting the All-Americana and classic musical THE MUSIC MAN, by Meredith Willson on March 24-27, 2015. Under the direction of Sandie Hawthorne, you will see a record-breaking cast of over 100 talented actors, singers and dancers working to entertain you with so many memorable songs!



The curtain goes up at 6:30 PM each evening at Savannah, and the ticket prices are $18--the best prices in town for a Broadway musical! Tickets will be available at all villages box offices and online, Thursday, January 29th.



Supporting directors are choreographer, Helene Yelverton, Choral director, Jill Marrese and Musical Director and conductor of the live orchestra, Jean Butler.



This is one musical you do not want to miss. Get your tickets early for the most attractive seats!



New 2015 board members:



Sandie Hawthorne Chairman

Bill Krone Vice Chairman

Luma Green Treasurer

Secretary Brenda Jacobsen

Membership Bobbi Marotta

Bill Davis Member-at-large

Ron Spieth Member-at-large




The Villages Musical Theater, formerly called The Villages Musical Company, is a 501(c) 3 Charitable Organization dedicated to presenting high quality musical theater productions of Broadway shows in The Villages using Villages residents in all aspects of our productions. The proceeds from these shows generate charitable donations to area charities.

The VMT annual meeting and election of new board members was held on Nov 20. Newly elected board members are Brenda Jacobsen, Luma Green, and Ron Spieth. Many thanks to outgoing board members Bev Wehrheim, Ken Robbins, and Cherie Stubbs for their contributions to the organization.

Rehearsals for The Music Man to be presented March 24 - 27, 2015, are now underway. Tickets will go on sale in late January, $18 for Villages residents. VMT rehearsals are held on Mondays at 6PM at Coconut Cove, Thursdays at 6PM at Paradise, and Fridays at 9AM at Canal St.

Anyone interested in any aspect of musical theater who would like to know how to become involved with VMT should contact Sandie Hawthorne at Shawtho771@aol.com. Check out our website www.thevillagesmusicaltheater.org.
[Edit Club] The Villages Sailing Club meets at 10 a.m. the second Thursday of the month September through May at Lake Miona Recreation Center. New members are always welcome to join. Experience (or a boat) isn t needed to enjoy a day sailing on a local lake with the club.

For information see the club s website at sailthevillages.com; contact the club s Vice Commodore, Steven Stein, at 352-753-1503; or email membership@sailthevillages.com.
[Edit Club] Wine tasting at its best with friends and neighbors.


The Villages Wine Club was organized to provide Village residents with wine groups consisting of 6 to 12 couples per group. Wine groups are established in a neighborhood environment to prevent excessive travel after a wine tasting event. Wine tasting is a monthly event in the home of a wine tasting host. The group secretary will maintain a calendar to track the volunteer hosts for each wine tasting event.

Provide your email address for future announcements. To be included in a local wine group, email Fred Williams at fred@villageswineclub.com

[Edit Club] The Villages Vintage Car Club meets at 7 P.M. the third Monday of every month in the Studebaker Room at Truman Recreation Center. Any Villages resident with interest in antique, classics,exotic, custom, street rods, sports cars or trucks is welcome to attend. Refreshment will be served.

For information, call Bill Horne at 352-314-0155 or 609-915-2632 or visit www.thevillagesvintagecarclub.org/.

VINTAGE JEWELRY

[Edit Club] The Villages Vintage Jewelry Club holds meetings the first Sunday of each month at 2:00 pm at the Canal Street Rec center. The club is open to anyone in The Villages interested in vintage costume jewelry.

For more information contact Caryn Krisha at 259-6904 for more information.
[Edit Club] Visit Virginia Tech Alumni Association blog at http://tvvtalumni.wordpress.com/.

We are an organization of mostly retired Virginia Tech alumni and friends located in and about The Villages, Florida. For more information, contact: Jerry Lester, 352-259-0709, tvvtalumni@gmail.com.

Check the News page for the latest happenings. ? [Also, check the Calendar page for upcoming events.]?

If you d like to join the club, please click here. Certain fields are mandatory, but if you are filling out the form a second time to update your information, you may enter no change, as appropriate.

Events this club is involved in:


Christmas Parade and picnic?
?Featured speaker and dinner, annually
?Football game watching at a local sports bar
?Club golf events, including our "Night Golf Scholarship Fund Raising"
?Picnics
?College Colors Day, annually
?Beach day at CCNS, New Smyrna Beach
?Charity support
?Winery trip
?Museum trips
?Trips to watch VT Softball?

[Edit Club] The VAA meetings are held the third Friday of each month at La Hacienda Recreation center at 12:30pm with refreshments followed by a meeting and presentation. We hope to see you there and remember guests are always welcome.

For more information contact Giacobbe at 352-633-6168.

VISUALLY IMPAIRED GROUP

[Edit Club] The visually impaired support group has some exciting meetings and social functions planned for the balance of the year. If you know anyone who has a vision problem, pass this information along to them.

The group always needs volunteers to help with transportation and misc. functions. The Visually Impaired Group (VIP) meets at 1 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Bridgeport Recreation Center. Guests are welcome.

For more information, contact Ed Koehn, president, at 753-5330 or 643-1031, or vice president Ed Berberian at 751-1115. For volunteer information, contact Pona & Ginger Das at 674-9212 or ponaginger395@aol.com.

Games for the visually impaired are played at 1 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Laurel Manor. For information or to volunteer to help, contact Josie Muro at 954-558-5876.

VOLLEYBALL ADVANCED

[Edit Club] Advanced play volleyball by invitation only is played 5-9 p.m. Mondays at First Baptist Church of Oxford at U.S. Highway 301 and County Road 108. Coed open play is 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays.For information, call Betty Poling at 750-2125.

VOLLEYBALL SUNDAY

[Edit Club] Volleyball for both men and women is played 2-7 p.m. Sundays at The Villages High School gym.Basic skill development is 2-3 p.m.; women's intermediate and advanced state teams play 3-4 p.m. and 6-on-6 games also are played at this time.Sign-ups for leagues are taken on site. All residents are welcome to join in the court play. For information, call Sandy Glick at 751- 2692, Nancy Hornsby at 751-6562 or Avis Vaught at 751-1742.
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WACKY WALKERS OF CAPTIVA

[Edit Club] Wacky Walkers of Captiva is a new group for healthy, active walkers who want to get more out of their everyday walking. It is an approximately 45-minute walk outdoors using balance walking poles.
New walkers always welcome. For information, contact Shirley Halloran at 391-9227 or omashirl@aol.com.

WALK AWAY THE POUNDS (a.k.a Walking Aerobics)

[Edit Club] This is a group walking workout done to Leslie Sansone tapes. It uses only four basic steps, with an easy warm-up and a gentle cool- down set to music.



Pimlico Recreation Center: 7:30 a.m. Sundays. Carol Jeanne, 259-5627.


Saddlebrook Recreation Center: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Sundays. Linda, lfoster4204@yahoo.com, or Sandy, sandyandchuckbowman@ gmail.com.


Fish Hawk Recreation Center: 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Fridays. Carl Fitting, 259-9910.


Odell Recreation Center: 7:30- 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Leo Steffen, 446-9835.


Chula Recreation Center: 8a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Colleen, 750-2842 or Kay, 753-1254.


WALK AWAY THE POUNDS ADVANCED WITH STRENGTH TRAINING

[Edit Club] This class is held 8-9:20 a.m. Mondays and 6-7:20 p.m. Tuesdays at Sterling Heights Recreation Center. It is a 4-mile, fast-paced walk at 5-6 mph with strength training. Bring weights or stretchy bands. Chair seating is available and those in wheelchairs are encouraged to attend. For information, call Jacqueline at 391-9797.

WALK AWAY THE POUNDS BOOT CAMP

[Edit Club] This class is held 9-10:20 a.m. Saturdays at Sterling Heights Recreation Center. It is a 5-mile, fast- paced walk at 5-6 mph with strength training. Bring weights or stretchy bands. Chair seating is available and those in wheelchairs are encouraged to attend. For information, call Jacqueline at 391-9797.

WALK AWAY THE POUNDS FOR BEGINNERS

[Edit Club] Walk Away the Pounds for Beginners is held at 9 a.m. Thursdays and 8 a.m. Fridays at Sterling Heights Recreation Center. The class is a three-mile indoor walk designed for beginners, the physically challenged and those who desire an early morning gentle walk, indoors to hit music. No equipment is required for the beginners classes. Wheelchair persons are encouraged to attend. Chair seating is available for those who wish to sit.

For information, call Bill or Jacqueline at 391-9797.

WALK AWAY THE POUNDS INTERMEDIATE

[Edit Club] Paradise Rec Center

Mondays and Thursdays, 9 am, La Hacienda Recreation Center.
Fridays, 9 am, Paradise Recreation Center.
Contact Darlene darjeff96@gmail.com. 352-753-6535

Sterling Heights

This class meets 6-7:20 p.m. Sundays and 10-11:20 a.m. Wednesdays at Sterling Heights Recreation Center. It is a 4-mile, fast-paced walk at 5-6 mph. No equipment is required. Chair seating is available and those in wheelchairs are encouraged to attend. For information, call Jacqueline at 391-9797.

Bradenton

Walk Away The Pounds Intermediate group will meet 9:30-10:45a.m. Mondays and Saturdays at Bradenton Recreation Center. The meetings include a 5-mile walk. Bring hand weights and stretch bands. For information, contact Gladys 391-9560 or gladysestrella@aol.com.

WALL STREET COFFEE CLUB

[Edit Club] The Wall Street Coffee Club meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 8:30 - 10:00 am at Santiago Rec Center.

Attendees will enjoy refreshments, guest speakers and roundtable discussions on the economy, investing and other financial planning topics of interest to the group.

For information, contact John Spinelli at jss3940@hotmail.com or Gar Van Luven at 259-9840.

WANNABEE WRITERS

[Edit Club] The Wannabee Writers meet in the Courageous Room at Lake Miona Recreation Center each Monday at 8:15 am.

Wannabees help new and experienced authors develop and improve their writing skills in all genres of fiction, nonfiction and memoir writing. Authors email their drafts each week to other members prior to, but no later than 6:00 pm Friday. Drafts must be submitted as a MS Word file, use 12-point Times New Roman or Courier New font, and have continuous line numbers for reference during critiques.

Each author has up to 20 minutes to read their work and receive group critiques and comments. Draft copies are returned to the author annotated with suggestions and comments.

To join, applicants must be year-round residents of The Villages. For additional information, contact Rich Greenberg at 352-350-6056 or email greenrzilla@gmail.com

WAR MOVIES FAN CLUB

[Edit Club] Bring your favorite drink. Popcorn will be provided.

For information, call Paul at 259- 3832.

WATER AEROBICS (High Nooners at Savannah)

[Edit Club] High Nooners, a coed class, meets at noon Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at Savannah Sports Pool. The classes are fun and refreshing. Most exercises are specifically designed for muscle toning and improving flexibility.

Water weights are provided at the pool.

For information, call Mills Qualls at 751-1323 or Carol Longo at 259-6165.
[Edit Club] Larry s Aerobic Workout (it's the LAW) meets at 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday at Savannah Sports Pool.

The workout is a high-energy, challenging routine with a fast pace which can challenge all fitness levels. Benefits include increased stamina, better mobility and endurance, and less joint pain.

No equipment or experience is necessary. Water weights are available at the pool. There is no sign-up or registration necessary to attend. All Villages residents are welcome.

For information, contact Nick at 860-922-0913

WATER BUFFALOES

[Edit Club] The Water Buffaloes meet at 10a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at La Hacienda Sports Pool. This is a low-impact water exercise group for men. For information, call Al Currie at 753-9388.

WATER PILATES

[Edit Club] Water Pilates is held at 10-10:50 a.m. Saturdays at Laurel Manor Sports Pool. For information, call the certified instructor at 259-1442.
[Edit Club] The Thursday Hibiscus Watercolor group meets 12:30-3:50 p.m. Thursdays at Hibiscus Recreation Center. This is an informal group of watercolor enthusiasts who learn from DVD instruction, visiting artists and members who are willing to share their skills with others.

For information, call Darla Webb at 391-5732 or Judy Jellison at 750-4895 or email hibiscuswcc@ comcast.net.

WATERSKI LAKE MIONA

[Edit Club] The Lake Miona Waterski Club meets at 8 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at Lake Miona Park. Times and dates are subject to change. Anyone interested in waterskiing is welcome to attend.

Club members are primarily recreational level from beginner to intermediate. A regulation slalom course is available to allow for goal-oriented ski runs, including senior-friendly (novice) buoys.

Education in barefoot skiing is offered using equipment designed to make the experience safe and satisfying. Open skiing with one or two skis also is available.

Most equipment for initial experiences for interested skiers can be provided by club members, but a personal ski vest is recommended. An insured inboard is the club s primary craft. A schedule of fees from a full-time member to guests of Villagers for boat maintenance and gas is available on request.

For information, contact Bob Smalley at robert1228945@embarqmail.com or 751-7395.

WEARABLE ART

[Edit Club] The Wearable Art group meets 1-4 p.m. Mondays in the Charlie Chaplin Room at Paradise Recreation Center. If a major holiday falls on any of the Mondays, class will not be held.

Instructor Beverly Chartier conducts a show-and-tell presentation the first Monday of each month to show the various media used to customize and embellish articles of clothing as well as hats, tote bags, shoes, etc.

Anyone who is curious and wants to know more may drop by and get a first-hand look at the creations. Artistic skill is not necessary to do wearable art.

For information, call Beverly Chartier at 753-4362.

During the summer months, you may contact Jan Sharp at 751-4532 for information.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT GROUP

[Edit Club] The Weight Management Group meets at 10 a.m. Fridays at Silver Lake Recreation Center. Anyone wanting to lose weight and eat right is welcome to attend. There is no cost. For information, call Betty Schultz at 750-0675.

WELSH-AMERICAN

[Edit Club] The Welsh-American Club has its monthly meetings in Laurel Manor on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:00pm.

The Oct.14, 2014 meeting will feature a short business meeting followed by an old fashioned ice cream social. Anyone with Welsh heritage is welcome to join the club.

Call Melodi Alessi at 633-2839 for information.

WEST COAST SWING BASIC AND BEYOND

[Edit Club] West Coast Swing dance lessons summer schedule will be 2 p.m. Tuesdays at La Hacienda Recreation Center, starting the basics of dance. This session is designed for the absolute beginner. Easy and basic patterns will be introduced to get you started correctly. More advanced patterns are then taught for the dancers with basic skills who want to build more moves.
At 3 p.m. there is a practice session with individual help on the patterns previously taught.