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October 2011 Unofficial Newsletter of Lake Hammock Village Tammy Anthis, Editor Lake Hammock Village Homeowners Association Board of Directors 2011 Officers and Directors President: Richard Gould Vice Pres.: David Lennox Secretary: Tammy Anthis Treasurer: Reta Cramer Director: Herman Biba The Unofficial Newsletter LakeMarion Hammock Village Director: ofHank Tammy Anthis, Editor Director: Ron Plouffe

2012* 2012* 2012* 2012* 2011* 2011* 2011*

*Denotes term ends at the end of the noted year Committee Chairs Activities (Oct.): Gator Tales: Phone Squad: Sunshine: Welcome:

Margaret Conley Tammy Anthis Jane Biba Marileigh Osborn Marilyn Smith

“Gator Tales� is available online at:


353-7640 353-1959 422-6531 421-6289 421-1018

Manager Report

As October arrives so do some of our winter residents ~ Welcome Home” It has been a long hot summer and hopefully our returning winter residents will bring some cooler temperatures with them! As our weather cools and we are able to be outside more to enjoy our Florida sunshine it is a good time to take a look around your home for needed repairs and if your home and/or lamp post is in need of washing. Thank you.

In updating my Resident files I find that a lot of your information is inaccurate in my files. At our LHV HOA Meeting on Tuesday, October 11th I will have some forms I would like each of you to complete and return to me. I will also have them available in the office and at future HOA Meetings.

I have sent an email to all residents (that I have a valid email address for) with an update regarding September happenings in Lake Hammock Village.

Lake Hammock Village Residents have started a Citizen’s Patrol as a prelude to our signing up with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office C.A.P. Program (Citizen’s Assisted Patrol). If you are interested in volunteering for our current patrol or for the C.A.P. Program, please contact me. The C.A.P. Program requires an application be submitted to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. I have brochures and applications in the office as well as they will be available at the October LHV HOA meeting.


Renee` October 2011


The opal & tourmaline is the gem for October. The calendula is the flower for the month of October. October’s name comes from the Latin word for eight. October was the 8th month in the early Roman calendar. It later became the 10th month when the ancient Romans moved the beginning of the year from March 1st to January 1st. October has had 31 days since the time of the Roman emperor Augustus. Apple picking and pumpkin pie, Crackling leaves and hayrides Autumn brings a harvest of blessing. As the crisp winds of autumn chase away summer’s greenery, take time to notice the fiery display of new colors. The excitement of football dominates the sports scene, though the World Series steals some of the spotlight. Hockey teams begin their schedules in October. The first week of October is Fire Prevention Week. Make sure you change the battery in your smoke detector this month and also make sure the fire extinguisher is functioning properly.

October Quote October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came; The ashes, oaks, and maples, And those of every name.


Trivia     

In early colonial times, pumpkins were used as an ingredient for the crust of pies, not the filling. Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites.umpkins were once recommended Pumpkins range in size from less than a pound to over 1,000 pounds.mpkia 80% of the pumpkin supply in the U.S. is available in October% o Sugar pumpkins small, sweet varieties with close-grained flesh are best for cooking.

Holidays in September: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!!!! In Canada, Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the second Monday of the month of October! The most popular holiday in October is by far Halloween, celebrated on the 31st of October. The origins of Halloween are murky. The Catholic Church wished to honor the saints of the past and made November 1st “All Saints Day". The night before became "All-Hallows Eve". People believed that disembodied souls came out upon this night to find a body. So the people dressed up in costumes to disguise themselves from the spirits. Thus many practices arose that are still traditionally practiced today, including "trick-or-treating" - going door to door for candy.

Columbus Day honors Christopher Columbus' first voyage to America in 1492. Columbus Day became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1971. It is celebrated on the second Monday in October. World Series - The American and National League pennant winners meet in the World Series. The first team to win four series games wins the world championship. The World Series is one of the world's major sports events. Played every year since 1903--except in 1904 and 1994--it captures the interest of millions of people.


October 2011 Family History Month, American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Dog Month 1st 1st Model T-Ford introduced 1908


Birth of Cadillac Car - 1902

2nd Birthday of Twilight Zone - 1959


Alaska Day - 1867



Star Spangled Banner First

S.O.S. established as an international distress signal – 1906


sung - 1814 20th

Sputnik launched – 1957

1st message sent between 2 computers in California - 1966


1st presidential speech on TV - 1947


Birth of Electric Light - 1879


First U.S. train robbery - 1866


Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962


American Bandstand Premiered 1952 23rd

Hostage crisis in Moscow theater, 2002



Great Chicago Fire begins - 1871

1st barrel ride down Niagara Falls, 1901


1st Two-Way Telephone


Pablo Picasso born, 1881


International Red Cross

Conversation - 1876 10th

U.S. Naval Academy opened Annapolis, MD – 1845

Organized 1863


Apollo 7 launched - 1968



Columbus reaches New World, 1492

28th Statue of Liberty dedicated 1886


White House cornerstone laid, 1792 29th





NY City subway opens – 1904

Stock market crashes 1929

Yeager breaks sound barrier, 1947


National Candy Corn Day 15th

National Poetry Day



World Food Day – founded in 1979


LHV October Happenings All the signup sheets for events are posted in the clubhouse.

Monday, October 3rd will find the Early Bird Diner’s at Red Lobster Restaurant in Winter Haven (230 Cypress Gardens Blvd). Gather at the clubhouse at 4:30 PM to carpool to the restaurant. Tuesday, October 4th will be the HOA Board meeting at 7:00 PM. The Activity Committee will gather at 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 6th in the clubhouse. October Craft – Our crafting group will begin the season making a Paint brush scarecrow will be on Monday, October 10th in the clubhouse at 2:00 PM. The cost is $1.40 which includes all materials.

Tuesday, October 11th will be the HOA meeting at 7:00 PM. Saturday, October 15th come and join other LHV residents for breakfast out at R-Place Eatery, 35523 U.S. HWY 27N. Meet there at 8:30 AM. Birthdays and Anniversaries celebration is Sunday, October 16th at 6:30 PM at the clubhouse followed by a movie. Ladies Lunch will be on Wednesday, October 19th at Stanford Inn & Tea Room, 555 E Stanford St, Bartow. Carpooling from clubhouse at 10:00 AM. Dining by the Book (Enjoyment Book) at Cedar Creek Seafood, 2068 E. Edgewood Drive, Lakeland on Tuesday, October 25th. Carpooling from clubhouse at at 4:30 PM. Halloween Potluck Supper will be on Monday, October 31st at 6:00 PM. The theme is black & orange. Margaret Conley/Joanne Marko, Chairpersons for October


SNOWBIRD WELCOME BACK PARTY Saturday, November 5, 2011 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm THE THEME OF THE PARTY WILL BE “HALLOWEEN IN NOVEMBER” (Costumes Optional) Your sponsors are Carl and Mary Morin There will be: ***

Music – all request evening – provided by DJ Ron;


Lite appetizers and non-alcoholic punch provided by your sponsors; (if you have a favorite snack you want to bring feel free to do so, but not required);


Costume contest – gift will be given for the best costume (to be voted on by the non-costume attendees);


Door prizes and Games – gift to the winners; and

Lots and Lots and Lots of Fun!!! The cost of tickets will be $5.00 From the proceeds the DJ will be paid. All remaining proceeds will be donated to the

Polk County Humane Society on behalf of

“The Residents of Lake Hammock Village” To purchase tickets see Carl/Mary Morin at 85 Reineke or call 353-1023. There is a sign-up sheet in the clubhouse. Tickets will be distributed starting Oct. 1st.

Please join us for this fun-filled evening. It’s been a quiet summer; let’s Welcome Back our Snowbirds in style. If you can’t attend the party, we welcome any small monetary donations for the animals (i.e. $1.00 / $2.00).


Big November Yard Sale Save the date – Saturday, November 12th 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We had over 300 Buyers and nearly 50 Sellers last time so this is a great opportunity to get rid of your unwanted household goods. We will have a Bake Sale Friday afternoon before and hot dogs, hamburgers and cold drinks for sale from the Clubhouse on Saturday (proceeds to HOA). Cost to participate is $3.00 (proceeds to HOA). Sign-up sheets are in Clubhouse. It is important that you sign up by November 1st so we can get handout maps for Buyers printed. A List of Volunteers needed is also in the Clubhouse. Jim Fitch, 76 Reineke Road, has agreed to chair this event and we all need to help him. Please sign up to help with this event. His contact info:

863 353-6474 home

314 369-7317 cell

--------------------------------------------- o -------------------------------------------“A special Thanksgiving invitation to all our LHV family” We will be having our Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, November 24, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the clubhouse. We would love for everyone to attend. We realize that some of you may not be able to attend and are not observing the holiday with others. If this is the case for you, we are offering “Thanksgiving Dinner on Wheels” this year. We will deliver a meal to you with selections from the buffet available at the clubhouse. We are truly thankful for all our Lake Hammock Village family members. "If anyone knows of someone who will not be coming to the clubhouse for Thanksgiving dinner and might appreciate a dinner, please contact me." Please contact me so we can make arrangements for delivery on Thanksgiving Day. (We will need to restrict this service to Lake Hammock Village residents only.) Lori Johnsen, 151 Glen Este Blvd.



There are many residents in our community who have cats and/or are cat lovers. However, it seems that there are many feral (wild) cats and other animals in our community. Since the cats aren’t neutered, we find many new kittens coming around the homes; and along with their mothers, lay under vehicles, on golf carts and in the yards. Unfortunately, this brings fleas and ticks into the yards, not to mention the feces they leave behind. If you have house/outside cats and dogs, when you let them out into your yard or take them out to the lake area, they are subject to the fleas and ticks from these feral animals. As you probably know; humans are subject to contracting Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Fever from the ticks. Bottom line . . . if you feed these animals and encourage them to stay in our yards, everyone’s subject to these problems. Please don’t feed these animals or encourage them to be our friends. Submitted by a concerned LHV Resident


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October Birthdays

1st 3rd 3rd 5th 7th 7th 11th 13th 14th 16th 18th 18th 19th 21st 21st 21st 23rd 23rd 24th 24th 24th 25th 27th 27th 28th

October Anniversaries

Karen Butcher Nancy Roy Lorraine Sharples Eileen Lingruen Jim Mullison Dawn Maluchnick Cathy Strohmaier Marian Spiegel Robert Atteridge Dennis Green Jack Conley Jeannine Growden Reta Cramer Charles Boston Lorraine Dezinski Kathy Post Connie Marion Mona Morris Renee DeJane Camille Gentry Helen Shevlin Jane Biba Terry DeJane Robert Post Phillip Greenfield

1st 2nd 7th 9th 10th 11th 12th 14th 16th 16th 19th 29th 30th


Robert & Pauline Atteridge 51 years Willard & Edna Davidson 57 years Merrill & Ellen Davis 5 years Wayne & Carol Saunders 46 years David & Mary Schnopp 30 years Don & Helen Sheets 53 years Peter & Helen Shevlin 9 years Walter & Caroline Paulovske 42 years Robert & Janice Chapman 24 years Greg & Annaliese Schamerloh 18 years James & Charlotte Hooton 21 years Harold & Georgia Cantrall 60 years Charles & Debra Kemp 29 years

Sick List Please keep these people in your thoughts and prayers: Herman Biba – home Olive Craighton – Consulate Rehab Charles Kemp – Osceola Regional Hospital Elsie Torpey – Home

K.Z. Bowden - Illinois Edsel Francis – Life Care Irene LoBello – Southern Gardens

If you know of anyone that is sick or in the hospital please let Marileigh Osborn (421-6289) know so she can get a card to them.

In Memoriam Helen Vernon on the passing of her husband Charles

______________________________________________________________ I wish to thank all my friends and neighbors in Lake Hammock Village who sent me get well cards and flowers during my illness in the hospital and rehab. Thank you all again Maura Cullen

Your thoughts and prayers for David Lennox of 117 Silvercrest have been heard. He is doing extremely well recuperating at the Camp Stoney Nursing Facility in Ontario from a broken wrist and knee surgery. He is being released from his Doctor’s care and can’t wait to return to Florida in October. Continue all your prayers for his speedy recovery. Your Lake Hammock Village Family







Here is something I would like to share for everyone in the park also as my last swan song. It’s been nice to have lived here for 15 years...lots of memories and special friends. When I am Dead... Will you cry a tear for me when I am dead; Will you tell someone that you miss me; Will it affect your life at all and feel the loss of my company; Will you think of me, the good times we've had, the laughs we shared, the secrets we kept, and the challenges in life we tried to solved? Don't feel bad about me. I had the good times of my life. I tried the best I can and enjoyed the people I have around me, closes to me and related to me. They made me who I was! I took life as challenging...changed me for the better, failures were hard to take, mistakes we all do make, but they are the best things in life to learn from. Don't feel bad for me because I left this world so suddenly because...I was ready. I led my life from day to day...lived my daily life as though it was my last. So it came to be it, I lived my life fully...the rest is just history and should be fond memories! Don't mourn for me and lead a life of solitary...the best in life is finding the best in people and people finding the best in you. Your mourning won't do me any good...but will just make you lonely, detached and inconsolable just because of me. Take all the sincere condolences and bury them with me, always think of the good times we had...not the day I left you behind. Give other people a chance to know you... just like you did me, eventually, you will find another me! Love... It’s your other half. Another message from Don Allan Dinio: Proud to be an American...shouldn't you be? God Bless the USA!


Fun in the Sun at Lake Hammock Village WOW!!! What a tremendous turnout there was at the Lake Hammock Village Pool Party on September 3rd. There was fun in the sun for the 60 residents who attended the event and competed in games for prizes. The afternoon started with a game called “Guess what’s at the bottom of the pool.” Lots of guesses where made and the majority of them were a cell phone or a remote control. But only one resident, Brian Lund, was able to decipher the clever idea of Carl and Mr. Marbles (the cat) to reveal a mouse trap with a toy cat mouse. After that, there was a short break for everyone to enjoy the wonderful music that our own DJ Ron provided free of charge. The spread of food that accompanied the free hot dogs from Lake Hammock Management Office filled three tables. Lake Hammock is very fortunate to have such talented cooks in this community who provided lots of salads, fruits, appetizers and desserts for everyone to enjoy. After their bellies were filled, the residents began to enjoy the free beer also provided by Lake Hammock Management Office and play some wild and crazy games. Even though many may not have been able to guess all the songs on “Name that Tune”, they were able to drum up amusing titles. But in the end, Samantha Greenwell was able to show everyone she knows her music. Many couples enjoyed the couple’s game. Of course the men had a challenge on their hands matching the women’s answers. Many women raised their eyebrows trying to figure out where the men came up with their far out answers. But when all was said and done, Walter and Cathy Strohmaier prevailed with the most correct answers matched. Living in Florida there has to be games with oranges. Residents then teamed up to balance an orange with their foreheads – sounds easy – but it’s not and Samantha Greenwell and Joyce Ladyman showed the rest how it’s done. The most crazy and wackiest game had to be the orange/banana game. Participants dangled a banana from their waste with a piece of string and propelled an orange across the pool’s deck without the orange falling into the pool. The hip moves needed to wiggle the banana to move the orange are going to be adopted as


the next generation dance moves for Lake Hammock. In the end, the residents with the best hip movements were Pete Evans, Jane Lallier and Tammy Anthis. Continuing to quench their thirsts, the residents were ready for more. Ready to cool-off we had a balloon tossing contest. Balloons were bombing threw the air from one resident to another. The Roger Clemmons of the balloon toss proved to be Betty Rhoades. After that, the ponies were ready to be let out of their corral. It was by no means a Kentucky Derby, but the residents gave it their all. After two rounds – with Thoroughbred Richard Gould being a near photo finish – with Filly Cathy Strohmaier leading by a nose – the race finished with the Triple Crown going to the Filly. We couldn’t fly Bob Barker into Lake Hammock so we had to improvise. There were many contestants guessing on the value of items, and in the end, missing the actual amount by only $1.44, Tammy Anthis proved to be the greatest shopper of the day. After drawings for several more door prizes were done, most residents were waterlogged and one even took refuge inside the clubhouse. (The games proved to be a little too much for him). Special thanks go out to Lake Hammock Village Management Office for their contribution of free beer and hot dogs. Without a doubt, this contribution added to the success of this event. Also, special thanks go out to the following businesses for their donation of gifts for prizes including Beef O Brady, Tractor Supply, Dairy Queen, John Deere, Liquor Five and Omar Alaoui for Republic Services. Whether you helped by speaking to an area business for a donation, or with setup or cleanup of the event, special thanks also goes out to Betty Pall, Arlene and Ron Plouffe, Richard and Marian Spiegel, and Pete and Helen Shevlin. Also special thanks go out to DJ Ron for the free music and CD gifts. Thank you to everyone for making this event a huge success. The next fun filled event is the Snowbird Welcome Back Halloween Party on November 5 th. Costumes are optional. Tickets are $5.00 which covers your admission, enjoyment of music, games and door prizes, and an array of snacks, appetizers and punch. We will keep our fingers crossed that another source will be gracious enough for the donation of beverages for this event. Please sign up early as we need an accurate head count so there will be enough seating setup for everyone to participate. The signup sheet is already in the clubhouse. Lots of work is going into getting bigger and better prizes for the costume contest, games and door prizes. Tickets will be distributed starting the second week of October. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE FOR THIS SPOOKTACULAR EVENT!!! Mary and Carl Morin ***Note: More pictures from the pool party are in the clubhouse and will soon be on facebook for you to enjoy***


HAINES CITY COMMUNITY (For more information call Parks & Recreation Department 421-3700) Farmers Market: Every Wednesday at Railroad Park Friday, October 7th: Movies in the Park, Lake Eva Park 8-10 PM Saturday, October 8th: Wellness Expo, Lake Eva Park 7:30 AM -2 PM Saturday, October 29th: Fall Festival, Railroad Park 10 AM-2 PM _____________________________________________________________

Lakeridge Winery Vintage Venture $2 Donation to benefit The Mustard Seed

There is nothing better than a Vintage Car Show to bring back nostalgia. These special gems from the past are a must-see and you can also enjoy a variety of live vintage 50's and 60's music by top class performers on the outdoor stage. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food will be available for purchase, along with complimentary Winery tours and wine tasting. Come Join Us: Oct 8, 2011 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Oct 9, 2011 11:00 am - 5:00 _________________________________________________________

Lake Wales Saturday, October 29th: Pioneer Days – Lake Wales Museum & Cultural Center


Celebration On October 7th and 8th , Celebration Town Center transforms before your very eyes as the falling leaves of the season drop on Market Street in the all new Fall Festival known as Oktoberfest. Leaves fall daily at 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 PM. Parking and Admission are FREE!

Winter Haven Oktoberfest Celebration Dates: October 1st, 15th, and 29th Time: 5:00 PM Cost: $15 7110 Cypress Gardens Blvd Winter Haven, FL 33884

Lakeland Florida Southern College 111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland "Leading Ladies" Oct. 1 , 2 at 7:30 pm; Oct. 3rd at 2:30 pm Oct. 7th, 8th, 9th at 7:30 pm; Oct. 10th at 2:30 pm st


Harrison School for the Arts 750 Hollingsworth Rd, Lakeland Jazz Band Concert – Thursday, October 20th – 7:30 PM


ORZO AND HERB SALAD Ingredients: Orzo 1 lb.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3 Tbs.

Frozen Peas 1 Cup

Roma tomatoes, small dice ½ Cup

Fresh Oregano 1 Tbs.

Fresh Chives 1 Tbs.

Fresh Parsley (Flat leaf) 1 Tbs.

Garlic Cloves, minced 3 Cloves

Red Wine Vinegar 2 Tbs.

Fresh Lemon Juice 4 Tbs.

Salt To Taste

White pepper â…› Tsp.

Cook the orzo in lightly salted boiling water until al dente (5-7 min.). Drain in a colander and rinse well with cold water. Remove the orzo to a large bowl and drizzle 1 Tbs. of olive oil over pasta and toss well. Cook the peas in slightly salted boiling water for 1 min. (reuse pasta water), drain and rinse in cold water. Toss the peas, tomatoes and orzo together. Combine the remaining oil with the herbs, garlic, vinegar, lemon juice, salt and white pepper. Pour over the salad and toss gently to combine. Serve chilled. Per 4 Oz serving: Cal: 140, Total Fat: 3 g, Sat. Fat: 0, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 10 mg, Carbs: 25 g, Protein: 5 g, Vitamin C: 15%


LINGO Make sure you know the lingo this Halloween:               

Bobbing Apples: What happens when you jog without a bra. Boogieman: The guy who passes time at a stoplight picking his nose. Coffin: What you do when you get a piece of popcorn stuck in your throat. Frankenstein: Hot dog and a mug of beer. Full Moon: What your repairman reveals when he bends over to fix your fridge. Goblin: How you eat the snickers bars you got for Halloween. Invisible Man: What a guy becomes when there's housework to be done. Also, see "Mr. Hyde." Jack O' Lantern: An Irish Pumpkin. Jack the Ripper: What Jack does to his lottery tickets after losing each week. Mummy: The person who kisses the boo-boo after you scrape your knee. Pumpkin Patch: What a pumpkin wears when trying to quit smoking. Skeleton: Any supermodel. Vampire Bat: What Dracula hits a baseball with. Witch: See "Mother-in-Law." Zombie: What you look like before that first cup of morning coffee

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September LHV Volunteers Volunteers are vital for our many activities at LHV. Many residents don’t realize the number of monthly volunteers we have. Often their good deeds go unnoticed and with little thanks. Monthly I am going to list the names of the monthly volunteers so that we may take the opportunity when we see them to say thanks for your help.

Tammy Anthis – Bingo,Birthday Balloons, Gator Tales Andy & Nancy Belski – Line Dance Instructors, Gator Tales Jack & Margaret Conley – Wed. Morning Coffee Mary Ann Donovan – Chairperson for September, Gator Tales Kathy Deuel – Bingo Judy Dixon – Bingo, Birthday Cake Richard Gould – Pool Party clean-up Joyce & Ira Ladyman – Bingo, Wed. Morning Coffee Bob Marotti – Bible Study Leader Joanne Marko - Chairperson for September, Birthday Cake Carl & Mary Morin – Pool Party Jim & Cathy Mullison – Wed. Morning Coffee Eileen Lemay – Pool Party clean-up Karen Loveall - Bingo Marileigh Osborn – Sunshine Committee Betty Pall – Pool Party Arlene & Ron Plouffe – Pool Party Betty Rhoades – Pool Party clean-up Marilyn Smith – Wed. Morning Coffee, Welcome Committee Richard & Marian Spiegel – Gator Tales Linda & Don VanDeman – Wed. Morning Coffee If I admitted any names please let me know and they will be included next month.


Newsletter Information All newsletters can be viewed in color on the web site at (click on Lake Hammock at bottom of page). Just a reminder any information for Gator Tales needs to be submitted to me by the 20th of every month. Tammy Anthis (Editor) (863) 353-1959 50 Sargent St

Gator Tales Staff: Andy & Nancy Belski Mary Ann Donovan Richard & Marion Spiegel


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Saturday 1



3 9:00 AM Water Aerobics 4:30 Dining 6:30 PM Shuffleboard 7:00 PM Men's Poker




9:00 AM Water Aerobics 2:00 PM Crafts 6:30 PM Shuffleboard 7:00 PM Men's Poker 16 6:30 PM Birthday/ Anniversary Celebration

17 9:00 AM Water Aerobics 6:30 PM Shuffleboard

7:00 PM Movie:

7:00 PM Men's Poker


24 9:00 AM Water Aerobics 6:30 PM Shuffleboard 7:00 PM Men's Poker


30 Lakeland

6:00 PM Halloween Potluck

9:00 AM Bible Study 7:00 PM Board Meeting

9:00 AM Bible Study 7:00 PM HOA Meeting

18 9:00 AM Bible Study

5 8:15 Coffee 9:00 Aerobics 2:00 Wii 6:30 Ladies’ Poker 7:00 Dominoes Men’s Poker

6 8:00 AM Men's Breakfast 2:00 PM Activity Meeting 7:00 PM Bingo

7 9:00 AM Water Aerobics 9:00 AM Beginning Line Dance 6:30 PM Shuffleboard


12 8:15 Coffee 9:00 Aerobics 2:00 Wii 6:30 Ladies’ Poker 7:00 Dominoes Men’s Poker




8:00 AM Men's Breakfast

9:00 AM Water Aerobics 9:00 AM Beginning Line Dance 6:30 PM Shuffleboard

19 8:15 Coffee 9:00 Aerobics 10:00 AM Ladies Lunch 2:00 Wii 6:30 Ladies’ Poker 7:00 Dominoes Men’s Poker


7:00 PM Bingo


8:00 AM Men's Breakfast 7:00 PM Bingo


9:00 AM Water Aerobics 9:00 AM Beginning Line Dance 6:30 PM Shuffleboard

29 9:00 AM Water Aerobics 9:00 AM 4:30 Dining 7:00 PM Beginning Line By the Book Bingo Dance 6:30 PM 6:30 PM Texas Hold’em Shuffleboard Early Bird Dining – Red Lobster , 230 Cypress Gardens Blvd. Ladies Lunch – Stanford Inn, 555 E Stanford St., Bartow Dining by the Book – Cedar Creek Seafood 2068 E Edgewood Drive, Lakeland

25 9:00 AM Bible Study

26 8:15 Coffee 9:00 Aerobics 2:00 Wii 6:30 Ladies’ Poker 7:00 Dominoes Men’s Poker



8:30 AM Breakfast R- Place Eatery

8:00 AM Men's Breakfast