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February 2018 |

Vitalia Information hours of operation Captiva Club Amenity Center

Mon-Sat: 6am-10pm

Sunset Beach Pool & The Colony Pool

Sun: 8am-9pm Daily Dawn to Dusk

contact list Evergreen Customer Service

For more information on advertising, visit, call 813-501-7220, or email Vitalia at Tradition does not guarantee any work or claims made by advertisers. Ads do not constitute an endorsement or approval of goods and services by Vitalia.

Vitalia Committees All residents are welcome to attend any Vitalia Committee Meeting listed below.


Email: AV Homes Customer Care

Advertising Information

800-858-5933 Captiva Club Front Desk


Captiva Club Fitness Desk


Advisory Committee

Meet 2nd Wednesday at 10am in Ballroom

Architectural Review Committee

Meet the 4th Friday at 10:30am in Demo Kitchen

Buildings and Grounds Committee

Meet 3rd Wednesday at 11am in Demo Kitchen

Event Planning Committee

HOA Website

Meet 3rd Monday at 1:30pm in Augustine Room

Financial Committee

Will Meet on 2/12, 5/9, 8/8 and 11/14 at 9am in Demo Kitchen

Security Guardhouse


Driver’s License Department


Florida Power and Light


Home Town Cable Plus


Lawnwood Regional Medical Center


Meet as needed

NUI City Gas


Wellness Committee

Port St. Lucie Police Dept.


Port St. Lucie Utilities


(Emergency After Hours)

Port St. Lucie Utilities


St. Lucie County

Medical Center

Meet 1st Tuesday at 9am in Augustine Room

Welcome Committee

Meet as needed

Newsletter Deadlines 772-871-5330

(Set Up)

Social Security Administration

Landscaping Committee




Port St. Lucie Fire Department


Port St. Lucie West Library


Tradition Medical Center


Waste Pro/Recycle

772-595-9390 Tradition CDD District 5 (Vitalia) Board Members •

Cathy Powers:

Rick Dixon:

Chris King:

Frank Webster:

All calendar and newsletter submissions (100 words or less) are due on the first of the month prior to publication (regardless of the day of the week) and should be emailed to with a cc: to Leslie Boehlert, Lifestyles Director, at March submissions are due on Thursday, February 1st.

AV Homes AV Homes Customer Care: 800-858-5933 Emergency/After Hours: 407-709-1274 Construction Gate Hours: 6:30am-6pm Onsite Project Manager - Jeff Kauth: Please contact Jeff if your new home issues are not being met by the Construction Superintendents or Customer Care.

community news

Cold Weather Stress As all of you are aware, we’ve had an extremely wild last year of weather with record drought followed by a record wet summer, a category 3 hurricane, a very wet and an unusually cool fall, and now an extended cold snap. There are both short-term and long-term effects with your landscape you should know about.

Andrea Bull Community Manager abull@

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SHORT TERM: Flowers, fruit and leaves will drop and/or discolor, brown and curl up. LONG TERM: Some roots are likely destroyed and next spring and summer, plants/turf will struggle.

way of discoloration and dead tissue (“winter browning”). Q: How can I tell what parts of my lawn are dead, and what parts of my lawn are still alive? A: First, ignore the brown leaves. Centipede grass, bahia grass, and St. Augustine grass leaves discolor and die frequently during even a mild winter. Dig down in the turf and look at the runners. A hard, firm, green runner means it is still alive and capable of producing new growth. A shriveled or black runner means that part of the plant is dead.


Roots are actually much more sensitive to cold and wet weather than leaves. Think of how delicate a root is compared to a leaf. Leaves have several layers of tissue, while roots are extremely fine and tender. While the damage to leaves is easily seen, the effects on the root systems are not immediately visible. Think of the thinnest root you’ve ever seen. The parts that take up the water and nutrients are even smaller. While a moist soil will help protect roots, some roots certainly will die over this cold snap. The bottom line is this: If leaves on a plant were damaged by the cold, it is likely that the roots were also injured. It might be the summer before we see the final extent of the damage to these plants. Pest control on both lawns and landscapes is particularly important right now. Turf is stressed and weeds are poised to overtake our lawns. Landscape plants are vulnerable to insect and disease attacks. Once they begin to leaf out, shrubs will become magnets for scales, aphids, thrips, and other piercing insects.

How Will the Cold Weather Affect My Lawn? Q: Some parts of my lawn appear to be dead. Why is this? A: This winter has been unusually cold with periods of warm and very wet weather. While many plants and even turf have been slowly adjusting to the cold temperatures, it is reasonable to expect some low temperature damage to our turf and ornamental plants in the

Q: Was there anything we could have done to prevent the winter kill on my lawn? A: No. The damage was directly caused by the weather and low temperatures.

How Will the Cold Weather Affect My Landscape? Q: What will happen to my plants? A: It will be difficult to immediately tell what plants were directly killed by the cold weather, and what plants were injured sufficiently to be affected in the upcoming months. Flowers, fruits and leaves are the plant parts most noticeably affected by the cold weather. Losing blooms and leaves reduces the attractiveness of plants, but doesn’t affect overall health. Q: What about the leaves that are left hanging on the plants? A: With frost, ice also forms inside the plant, and the cells will actually burst. These leaves are dead and will not turn green again. When the temperatures rise, the leaves will drop and we can better tell how well the plant has survived the cold stress. Q: Is there anything that can be done right now to help my plants? A: Potassium and other fertilizers will help plants recover. A lawn/ landscape care specialist can examine specific plants to determine their regrowth potential. For example, if there is green tissue when a stem is lightly scratched, that part of the plant is still alive. This does not mean that the plant is out of danger. February 2018 | Vitalia Voice   3  

lifestyles news

Annual Club Updates

Leslie Boehlert Lifestyles Director lboehlert@ 772-800-2505

Happy New Year Vitalia! This is the time of year I update all of the wonderful clubs of Vitalia. Remember, to continue as a club you will need to have a minimum of 10 active residents each time you get together. For those clubs that are finding space tight, please limit the number of your guests so residents can come first.

In the past year I have received many requests for additional art classes/instruction and fitness classes which I continue to work on. As in 2017, I look forward to working together with all of you and hearing any suggestions you have to help make Vitalia the best community it can be in 2018!

Here is what I need from each club chair, by close of business on February 16th, in order to continue having reserved time, space, and advertisement in the Vitalia Voice: • Club name and chairperson for 2018 • Club chair phone number and email address • Co-Chair (if you have one) with phone number and email address • Number of residents participating weekly (provide list if under 20) • Day or night, time, and room preferred (based on availability)

Have a Heart for Literacy

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This year we are collecting books to help support early literacy for children of Port St. Lucie. There is a tree, with book suggestions, in the clubhouse lobby. Please feel free to take the book card and replace with the children’s book of your choice. We will be collecting NOW through February 11th.



Mark your calendar for these events. February 14 Valentine’s with Paul Edison March 10

Orange Sunshine Band Returns!

March 17

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner with DJ

April 14

Rocky & the Rollers

May 19

Sounds of Soul

May 28

Memorial Day Cookout with DJ

June 29

Friday Summer Dance Series:


Johnny & Santiago


July 4

Anniversary Celebration BBQ & DJ



These events are organized by Vitalia’s Event Planning Committee and Lifestyles Director. Tickets go on sale the first Monday of the month, and then are available at the front desk. Please see the Lifestyles section of the Vitalia Voice for specific ticket sale dates.

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out & about Lifestyles Free Movie Night - Only the Brave

Vitalia’s Annual Indoor Treasure Sale

Monday, February 19th | 7pm | Doors Open at 6:30pm Grand Treasure Ballroom | No RSVP Required

Saturday, February 17th | 8:30am-11am | Ballroom $10 Table Rental Fee | Free for Shoppers to Enter

Popcorn provided. Bring your own beverage and snacks and enjoy the show! The movie is rated PG-13, 133 minutes, and is a biography/drama starring Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, Taylor Kitsch, and Jennifer Connelly. Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country.

Trivia - On Two Nights! Friday, February 9th OR Saturday, February 17th (Sold Out) 7pm | Doors Open 6:30pm | Grand Treasure Ballroom | $5

Tickets on sale now at the front desk. Join your friends and neighbors for a friendly game of Trivia. Test your knowledge at a variety of categories. Team captain will be allowed to purchase tickets for the whole table, a total of 8 tickets per team; however, all names must be given when purchased. Please make sure to give your team members their tickets in advance, as they will be collected at the door. If you are not currently part of a team, you are welcome to buy an individual ticket. The staff at the front desk will help assign you to a table. Residents only please. Bring your own beverage. Note: Residents will be required to select a date (2/9 OR 2/17 {17th sold out}) to attend Trivia. After one week of ticket sales, IF tickets are still available for Trivia on either evening, they will be open for purchase to all.

Valentine’s Day Celebration with Paul Edison Wednesday, February 14th | 8pm-9:30pm | Doors Open at 7:30pm | $20 for Residents | $25 for Guests Grand Treasure Ballroom (Assigned Seating, 8-10 Per Table)

Tickets on sale now at the front desk. Paul Edison will entertain on Valentine’s Day featuring the voices of Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Vic, and many more! There will be a 45-minute cabaret and a 45-minute dance segment. Coffee and a special Valentine’s gift will be given to all attendees! BYOB. 6   Vitalia Voice | February 2018

Save the date for our Annual Indoor Treasure Sale at the Captiva Club. This is a great opportunity to sell those items that have not been used in years or shop for new treasures. Rain or shine, the sale will take place! Tables are only $10. Sign up for a space by February 10th; pay at front desk.

The Orange Sunshine Band is Back! Saturday, March 10th | 7:30pm-9:30pm | Doors Open at 7pm Grand Treasure Ballroom | $18 for Residents | $23 for Guests

Tickets on sale now at the front desk. The Orange Sunshine Band returns! Based on songs from the ‘60s, the Orange Sunshine Band presents a tribute show that pays homage to the best vocalists, instrumentalists, songwriters and arrangers that rock has to offer. Their show covers a variety of material from the Beatles and the Turtles to Blues, Pop tunes, and Rock Classics. This band was a sell out in 2017, so get your tickets early!

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Dance (Sold Out) Saturday, March 17th | 6:30pm-9pm | Doors Open at 6pm Grand Treasure Ballroom | $25 for Residents | $30 for Guests

Come to the front desk to be added to the waiting list. Everyone has a little Irish in them! Join us for music, food and a fun celebration! Come dance to the tunes of our local Harold Seay! Ben’s Kosher Catering, everyone’s favorite, will prepare the delicious corned beef, cabbage and sides.

Rocky & the Rollers RETURN! Saturday, April 14th | 8pm-9:30pm | Doors Open at 7:30pm Grand Treasure Ballroom (Theatre-style seating) $25 for Residents | $30 for Guests

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 6th. Rocky & the Rollers are coming back to Vitalia! This spring show will be a sell out, so get your tickets early for this event! Rocky & the Rollers have almost 40 years of experience touring around the world in a wide range of musical situations, from fairs and festivals to conventions and black tie affairs, concert halls and solo hotel and club dates. Come enjoy an evening of music from the 1950s to 1970s.

LIFESTYLES TICKET SALE INFORMATION Trivia Ticket Sales will be Monday, February 5th in the Ballroom from 9am-11am. You will be able to purchase three (3) months of Trivia at this time. Trivia dates are March 9th and 11th, April 13th and 21st, and May 11th and 26th. Please

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out & about Lifestyles

Arts & Crafts Classes

note some dates have changed due to other events taking place and the holidays. When you enter please take a deli ticket; we will start calling numbers promptly at 9am. Payment can be made by check (made payable to Vitalia HOA) OR credit card. One check, per trivia table, is appreciated. Residents please bring your Vitalia ID badges in order to purchase a ticket. Rocky & the Rollers Return to Vitalia! Tickets go on sale February 6th at 9am in the Ballroom. Take a ticket when you enter; numbers will be called promptly at 9am. The first two weeks of sales tickets will be for Vitalia residents only (unless otherwise specified). If the event is not sold out within this time frame, residents may purchase tickets for adult guests.

Alcohol Ink Tile Painting Monday, February 19th OR Tuesday, February 20th 9am-11am | Biscayne Room | $12 - supplies included

This is a one-session class; choose which date is best for you. Alcohol ink can be used on many different surfaces, but we are going to paint on tile. There are a lot of techniques to use with this ink, including dabbing at random or using a bit more skill with a paint brush. Both ways give amazing results. This class is limited to 10 people, so sign up early.

Fitness Classes Current class schedules are available in the lobby and on the website calendar at All classes are held in the Shoreside Aerobics Studio, unless otherwise specified.

Abs & More!

Core & Stretch

Thursdays | 10am

Fridays | 12pm

30 minutes of abdominal exercise with 20 minutes of a different target area each week (i.e., arms, legs, back). Abdominal strength is essential for balance, strength, posture, coordination, and directly supports lower back strength. Participants must be able to get up and down from the floor for this class.

Aquacise at Sunset Beach Pool Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays | 10am

An excellent cardio and strength workout for all levels by utilizing water weights, aqua gloves and noodles to achieve a very unique workout. Swimming is not required.

A combo class focused on core strength and flexibility. Build strength and endurance without any negative impact on the body, then top it off with 30 minutes of feel good stretching. All levels are welcome.

Group X Toning Fridays | 8:30am

Take your workout to the next level. This class is designed to strengthen and sculpt every major muscle group utilizing hand weights and/or barbells and other equipment. Group exercise provides a motivating atmosphere that is conducive to working out! Any fitness level is welcome.

Beginner Line Dancing

H20 Pilates at Sunset Beach Pool

Mondays | 6:30pm

Tuesdays | 10am

Studies have shown line dancing to be a great help in areas of memory, balance and cardiovascular. Plus it’s fun!

Core Strength Mondays | 10am

A safe yet effective, non-impact exercise class designed to strengthen the CORE muscles of the body while increasing flexibility and range of motion. Improve strength, posture, balance and coordination. A strong foundation is a key component to prevent injury, reduce back pain and enhance your activities of daily living. Modifications will be given to ensure safety and to cater to all levels. 8   Vitalia Voice | February 2018

Non-impact strengthening and stretching movements that require precise breathing and muscle control. Practicing Pilates in the water develops trunk stabilization, enhances muscle strength, helps correct posture and relieves stress.

Line Dancing Mondays | 12:15pm Fridays | 10:30am

Line dance is a choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines or rows, all facing either each other or in the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time.





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out & about Fitness Classes Sit & Fit Tuesdays & Thursdays | 11:30am | Ballroom

Chair exercises effectively assist individuals to exercise and move without putting undo pressure or strain on their bodies. This class builds endurance and develops coordination and balance. A variety of equipment may be used such as bands, balls and other equipment.

Step & Tone Wednesdays | 8am

This is a form of aerobic power distinguished from other types of aerobic exercise by its use of an elevated platform (the step). It helps burn calories, reduce stress, promote restful sleep, and strengthen muscles. Incorporating both upper and lower body movements together will improve your coordination and agility, and the constant push up onto the step will increase leg strength.

Strength Challenge (New Class) Mondays | 8am

This class will help strengthen your knees, hips, legs, arms, shoulders, back, and core. This will help you maintain healthy bone mass and prevent age related muscle loss.

Stretch Wednesdays | 10am & 11:15am

Lengthen and strengthen your muscles, increase flexibility,

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reduce stress, and allow your body the time to relax and rebuild. Relieve joint pain, muscle soreness, and avoid injury. Stretching improves balance, posture and coordination, increases cardiovascular endurance, adds strength for daily activities, and prolongs life. Modifiers will be given for all levels - chairs can be used for assistance.

Yoga Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4pm

The perfect blend of yoga, yin, and balance to relax your mind and soul.

Yoga Saturdays | 8am

This class promotes balance, relaxation, flexibility, and strength through postures and breathing techniques.

Zumba Thursdays | 9am

Incorporates Latin and international music and dance with a blended balance of cardio and muscle toning.

Zumba Gold Tuesdays | 8am

Introduces easy-to-follow choreography focusing on balance, range of motion, and coordination. Modified Zumba that recreates original moves at a lower-intensity.

Vitalia Club and Lifestyle Events FLAVORED FORK CATERERS FOR NYE GALA










Give a Warm Welcome to New Residents! Thomas & Linda Banton Walter & Cheryl Brett William & Anne Cherico Cathy Coleman & Patricia Coleman Erin Mary Dresser William & Diana Elkin Christopher & Laura Exford Alan & Phyllis Feldman Robert & Jacqueline Feltner Robert & Judith Heath Dolores Duff Kelly Leslie Lampert

Kathleen Primavera Albert Reinoso & Linda Fleishman Ronnie & Lynne Reynolds Leonard Richer & Annette Zella Maurice & Dorine Rodgers Veronica Romaine & Annette Bartolomeo Irving & Natalie Silverstein Marsha Warfield & Wendy Hamilton Jill Zammas

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out & about Club/Group Meeting & Contact List Club/Group







Art Club

Mondays Wednesdays

1:30pm 9:30am


Ricky Stephens


Basketball Club




Rob Budinsky



4th Sunday



Helen Penzel Rick Dixon

772-345-4225 -







Book Club Chapters: More Than a Book Club Mystery Book Club Vitalia Book Club

4th Thursday 1st Thursday 2nd Tuesday

10am 4pm 9:30am


Janet Taylor Susan O’Dell Adrian Goetz

941-209-2948 860-462-7211 772-345-2294




SuperPlay USA

Ronda Sadowsky






Cindy Loney






Sue Ann Goldman


Gregory Trentacoste Richard Clinton

732-539-9110 240-876-1990

Car Club

3rd Wednesday


Clubhouse Parking Lot

Club Amici




Carol Ritz


Club Sabor!

3rd Tuesday



Peter de la Concepcion Nella Lutrin Jean Delgado

305-588-8908 772-345-3559 703-965-4858


Co-Ed Dart Club

Mon & Wed



Brian Stadtler


Co-Ed Water Volleyball




Linda Wood


Cook’s Corner







Corn Hole Club

3rd Sunday



Gail Gwodz Milly Katzenbach

Dart Club




Mike Mamo




Disc Golf Club

Wed. & Fri.



Celso Fernandez Jim Follin

Dogs & Cats Forever




Kathy Pachuta


FAN Club




Cathy Powers


Genealogy Club

2nd Friday



Janet Taylor


Good News Bible Study




Kathy Simon


Hand & Foot




Bob Goldman




2nd Thursday



Carla Mansfield Shelley Deixler

Knit One, Crochet Too




Marjorie Weiss


LOVe Hadassah

1st Tuesday (brd mtg) 2nd Tuesday (events)

10am 9am


Ruth Webster


MahJong Club




Shelley Deixler


Men’s 8 Ball League of Vitalia

Wednesdays & Thursdays



Jerry Warrener Bill Sheehan

610-283-1534 302-841-8664

Men’s Golf




Steve Tuckman


Men’s Water Volleyball

T, W & Sat.



Phil Savader


Music Lovers Club




Mark Rosenbaum Lynette Polo

631-796-7651 -


Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays

5pm 9am 5pm

Courts Courts Courts

Steve Serafino


Pickleball Club




Ted Donaldson


Pilates Club

Tues./Thurs. Saturdays

5:30pm 9:30am


Deb D’Andrea


Ping Pong Club




Jim Follin


To be included on this list or update your club’s information, email | See monthly calendar for Room Key

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out & about Club/Group Meeting & Contact List Club/Group











Bob Goldman


Red Hot Seasons




Sue Ann Goldman


Samba Club

Tuesdays Saturdays

6:30pm 1pm


Marie Ferrazzano Kathleen Primavera


Single’s Club

varies 2nd Wednesday

varies 5pm

off sight DK

Susan O’Dell


Sports Fans Club

2nd Monday



Ron Shandler






Phil Savader


Sunset Beach Tiki Bar




Tricia Buonomo


Sunshine Club




Susan O’Dell


Tennis Club - Open Play Men’s Doubles

M, W, F Saturdays Sundays Tues./Thurs. M, Th, F Sundays

8am 8:30am 8am 8am/9am 8:30am 8:30am

Courts Courts Courts Courts Courts Courts

Bob Memis Gayle Deighan

772-345-5857 772-521-1084

TLC Women’s Bible Study




Diane Harrington


Travel Club of Vitalia




Carolyn Fedor


Veterans Club

3rd Saturday



Dave Martin


Vitalia Players Club

1st Monday



Marcia Buck


Vitalia Sharpshooters

3rd Tuesday



Phil Saia Amado Delgado Jean Delgado

630-204-5511 703-915-6520 703-965-4858


Women’s Doubles Women’s Open Play

To be included on this list or update your club’s information, email | See monthly calendar for Room Key

Art Club


Mondays at 1:30pm | Wednesdays at 9:30am Biscayne Room

Bocce: Saturdays at 9am | Petanque: Mondays at 5pm, Tuesdays at 9am, Wednesdays at 5pm

Love to work on arts and crafts, but don’t want to do them alone? Join your neighbors and bring any project and supplies you like. No instruction. Beginners and experienced artists welcome. Contact: Ricky Stephens at 239-682-6532 or

Basketball Club Wednesdays | 4pm | Basketball Court

Recapture your youth with fun team competitions in Around the World, Climb the Ladder, Team 21, and other basketball skill activities. You will put some bounce in your step and enjoy fresh air as well. Open to all. For more information, contact Rob Budinsky at

Bingo Sunday, February 25th | 7pm | Grand Treasure Ballroom

Come on down to the Captiva Club from 7pm-9pm for a fun evening of bingo. No reservation or tickets are needed; simply pay at the door, $5 per person for the evening. We will serve coffee, tea and snacks, but you are always welcome to bring your own snacks as well. See you there!

Bocce is an Italian game played between 2 teams of 4 players max with 8 large balls and 1 small target ball. Petanque is a French game played with metal balls and 1 small ball. The object of both games is to get as close to the small ball as possible. Maximum number of players: 8 per court. Contacts: Greg at or 772-345-9267 for Bocce and Steve Serafino at or 772-345-9185 for Petanque.

Book Club Chapters

More Than a Book Club Thursday, February 22nd | 10am | Biscayne Room

This month, join us in welcoming Francesca Garcia Pratten, author of Two Lives, Many Dances. Francesca will be discussing her book about the fascinating story of her parents Ruben Garcia and Corinne Tillman Boese (aka Tito and Corinne Valdez). Partly based on her father’s memoirs of his early life and dance career, a blend of what she knew of their life and of stories told to her by others. On March 22nd we’ll be discussing Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. Contact: Janet Taylor at February 2018 | Vitalia Voice   13  

out & about Club / Group Mystery Book Club Thursday, February 1st | 4pm | Augustine Room

Do you love mysteries? Can’t wait until the end of a book to find out “who did it?” Then this club is for you! Join the Mystery Book Club! For more information, contact Susan O’Dell at The book this month is A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton. The upcoming book for the March 1st meeting is The Poet by Michael Connelly.

Vitalia Book Club Tuesday, February 13th | 9:30am | Augustine Room

This month the book is A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash best seller Orphan Train, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World. Upcoming Books: March 13th - The Mothers Promise by Sally Hepworth and April 10th - The Trust by Ronald H. Balson. Contact: Adrian Goetz at 772345-2294 or

Club Amici Club Amici will celebrate it’s 6th Anniversary celebration in March. We are grateful for all who have shared their love with this Club of “Friends” for 6 years! There are no membership dues; all residents are members. All details are emailed and posted on Next Door and Facebook (search Club Amici at Vitalia on Facebook). For more information, email, LLLDixon@, or

Club Sabor! Saturday, February 3rd | Doors Open at 5pm | Ballroom

Our Latin Carnival (carnaval in Spanish) will light Vitalia on fire! The Ballroom will be transformed into an exciting street party complete with music, dancing, tasty Latin dishes and a floor show featuring costumed performers. Be sure to wear your most fun, comfortable and colorful attire as you’ll certainly want to join in the party (plenty of chances for audience participation). A tradition in most Latin countries, carnaval is an exciting celebration of the history and culture of countries of Spanish heritage. Tickets ($20 members/$25 non-members) may still be available or get on our wait list by contacting clubsaborvitalia@gmail. com or Jean Delgado at 703-965-4858.

Bowling Club

Co-Ed Water Volleyball

Tuesdays | 1:30pm Superplay USA, 1600 NW Courtyard Cir., Port St. Lucie

Fridays | 9:30am | Colony Pool

Residents meet at the bowling alley to enjoy 1-3 games. The ball and shoes are included in the $2 per game price (cash). Just look for your neighbors and join the fun. We do not have teams and novice to experienced are all welcome.

Bridge Club Wednesdays | 1pm-4pm

Bridge players join us for co-ed party bridge on Wednesdays from 1pm-4pm. Meet in the lobby of the clubhouse. All levels are welcome! For more information, contact Cindy Loney at 772-345-4333 or

Car Club & Veterans Club Fundraiser Sunday, February 11th | 4:30pm-8:30pm | Ballroom

Doors open at 4pm for the Veteran’s Charity Fundraiser. Entertainment is provided by Johnny & Santiago. There will be sandwiches, desserts and coffee. BYOB. Pot of Gold. Tickets are $12 per person and are limited. For more information, contact Greg Trentacoste at get300zx@aol. com or Richard Clinton at 14   Vitalia Voice | February 2018

For more information, contact Linda Wood at

Cooks Corner If you’re interested in cooking or just enjoy watching a chef prepare a delicious meal, then the Cooks Corner is the club for you! There is a one-time, lifetime membership fee of only $10 to join. Our two events in February include Thai dishes prepared by Chef Greg on Thursday, February 8th at 5:30pm in the Demo Kitchen (tasting for $20). Then we will dine out at China Delight for $20 (tax and tip included in the price) on Tuesday, February 27th at 5:30pm. For more information, email Susan O’Dell at

Corn Hole Club Sunday, February 18th | 7pm | Ballroom

No experience - no problem! We will teach you how to play and score. If you have boards, you’re welcome to bring them. For questions, contact Gail at or Milly at

out & about Club / Group Disc Golf Club

Knit One, Crochet Too Club

Wednesdays & Fridays | 8:30am

Thursdays | 7pm-8pm | Augustine Room

The Disc Golf Club has been formed to promote disc golf. The members meet to go to a local course to play. Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc or Frisbee®. A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the “hole.” Beginners are welcome and lessons will be provided. If you can throw a Frisbee®, you can play disc golf. For more information, contact Jim Follin at

All are welcome to be with us to share all types of creative projects in fiber arts: knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, cross stitch, quilting, and sewing. We teach new folks or assist those who are coming back to a craft after years away. Conversation is lively and friendships happen. There are many summer weight yarns perfect for making things for our climate. Many of our members support charitable organizations with their handcrafted items. Contacts: Margie at or Doryne at 772-345-9177.

Genealogy Club

Men’s 8-Ball League

Friday, February 9th | 1pm | Augustine Room

Wednesdays & Thursdays | 6:30pm-10pm

The club’s focus is on the study of families and the tracing of lineages and history utilizing historical records, oral information, genetic analysis, computer based tools and software. We assist each other and those new to Genealogy on how to begin their search. Come join us in carving out a place for one’s family in the larger historical picture. Meetings are held the second Friday of every month. If you’re interested in joining or would like information, contact Janet Taylor at

Good News Bible Study Wednesdays | 11am-12pm | Augustine Room

We’re an interactive Bible-based group studying the Old and New Testaments. Lessons are from Scripture, DVD series, and current events. All are welcome regardless of faith or background. For more information, please contact Kathy Simon at 352-238-5472 or or Al Castaldo at 631-455-3777 or

Hand & Foot Thursdays | 1pm-4pm | Biscayne Room

Join us for a fun afternoon. Beginners and experienced players are welcome. Please contact Bob Goldman at 772345-2460 or

Juliets Thursday February 8th | 1pm | Hokkaido Hibachi

Come join the Juliets (Just Us Ladies Interested in Eating Together Somewhere) for a unique Hibachi luncheon. This restaurant is located on St. Lucie West. They offer a magnificent array of delicious food. Sit around the hibachi and see the talented sushi chefs prepare delectable delights for you. Invite your neighbors to join us. RSVP to Carla Mansfield at 772-345-1460.

At present we cannot take on more players, but if you are interested in being part of the club, we can have a meeting with all interested Pool Shooters and create another day and time for all to play. Anyone interested, please email Jerry,; Bill,; or Mike, Please include your name, email address, and phone number.

Music Lovers Club Our first live Doo Wop Show will be held on Saturday, March 24th with Doo Wop Legends, Jimmy Gallagher & The Passions, on the Ballroom stage. The Passions’ hits include: Gloria, Just To Be With You, and I Only Want You. Reservation information will be announced soon. Then, on April 28th the club will present our next musical theater event, St. Lucie West Side Story. The show will feature elements of the original Broadway show, parodies, pop songs, and will be about life here in Vitalia. Many of your friends and neighbors have already signed up to be in the cast. How about YOU? Contact president, Mark Rosenbaum at for more information.

Pickleball Club Open Play Daily | 6am & 4pm

Come out for great fun and exercise on our beautiful pickleball courts! You’ll find players of all levels both morning and afternoon. If you’re new to the game and would like a free private lesson, contact Kevin Schuler at 772-345-6216. For further information, contact Dore Handy at

Pilates Club Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:30pm | Saturdays at 9:30am

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out & about Club / Group camaraderie between like-minded residents. Pilates helps develop strength, flexibility, posture and enhances mental awareness. The use of hand weights and/or the Pilates Rings is optional. Weights are supplied by Vitalia; rings are purchased personally. Deb D’Andrea, the Club Chairperson, is a certified Pilates instructor. For more information on the club, please contact Deb at

homestretch, and March Madness is just around the corner. No matter what sports or teams you follow, join us for our monthly discussion group, with trivia contests, fantasy leagues, bus trips and more. COMING UP: Group outing to NY Mets spring training game (March 6th) and bus trip to Miami Marlins game (April 29th). Contact Ron Shandler at for more information.

Ping Pong Club

Sunset Beach Tiki Bar Group

Wednesdays at 7pm | Fridays at 1pm | Ballroom

Sundays | 1pm | Sunset Beach Pool

The Ping Pong Club (aka Table Tennis) has three tables and all levels of play. Please join us for some spirited doubles or singles games. If you want more information, contact Jim Follin at or just stop by and play some table tennis!

Pinochle Fridays | 6pm | Demo Kitchen

Join both beginner and experienced players for an evening out playing Pinochle! Contact Bob Goldman at 772-3452460 or for further information.

Red Hot Seasons - Vitalia’s Red Hat Group What is a Red Hot Seasons Lady? This is a woman who wants to have fun and enjoy friendship with other women. Our ladies dress in purple and wear red hats. Dues are $10 per year to cover costs of birthday cards and flowers. For information, please contact Helen Penzel at 772-345-4225.

Samba Club Tuesdays | 6:30pm-9:30pm | Augustine Room Saturdays | 12:30pm-3:30pm | Augustine Room

If you like to play Hand & Foot and Poker, this is the game for you. Come and join our fun group. Contact Marie Ferrazzano for more details at

Single’s Club Dinner Out: February 3rd | 5:30pm | Carrabba’s, PSL Potluck Dinner: February 7th | 5:30pm | Demo Kitchen

Join the Single’s Club for monthly activities and make new friends. The goal of the club is for singles to meet, make friends and participate in clubhouse activities and events outside. Join us for dinner. RSVP to Susan O’Dell at for reservation purposes.

Sports Fans of Vitalia Monday, February 12th | 4:30pm | Augustine Room

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Join us at 1pm every Sunday at the Tiki Bar by the Sunset Beach Pool. It’s a fun way to socialize with your neighbors and welcome new residents. Membership is $5 per person for the calendar year. Each member brings either food or a beverage to share. Contact Tricia Buonomo at tbbuonomo@ for more information.

Sunshine Club The Sunshine Club membership year is from July 1stJune 30th. The forms are located in the Clubhouse by the receptionist. Contact Sue Ann Goldman at bobsue@htcplus. net with any hospitalizations, or any deaths of neighbors, or family of neighbors. The club sends out cards to residents in those instances mentioned above.

Tennis Club Check the Sports Bulletin Board for Weekly Court Assignments and Availability

The Tennis Club was formed with the following objectives: 1. To promote the enjoyment of tennis to all residents; 2. To make recommendations regarding facilities, conditions, accommodations and maintenance for tennis; 3. To make available means for improving tennis skills; 4. To arrange for tournaments, outings and socials within Vitalia and at other local tennis facilities. We have a Friday Tennis Social on the first Friday of each month with a 4:30pm start time. All men and women players are welcome to join in the fun. If you have any questions or want to join our club, contact Bob Memis at 772-345-5857 or Gayle Deighan at 772-521-1084.

TLC Women’s Bible Study Touching Ladies for Christ Thursdays | 10:30am | Augustine Room

You’re welcome to join this non-denominational/interdenominational Bible Study. This group of amazing and

out & about Club / Group loving women are seeking to learn about God, why He created us, and how we can have an awesome personal relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ. Through studying His Word we discover truths that encourage, comfort, and give hope and clear direction for our lives. We also have fun socials planned throughout the year. For more information, contact Diane Harrington via email at harr2888@gmail. com, or call 772-345-9054 (home) or 404-578-0437 (cell).

Travel Club of Vitalia Saturday, February 24th | 7pm | Ballroom

Join us for “Travel Fun & Games.” Do you love to travel? How well do you know geography? Are you a destination expert? Do you enjoy team trivia and games? If yes, then come along and join your neighbors for a fun evening to become a world traveler without the expense of an aroundthe-­world ticket. Test your team skills and knowledge on the wonders of the world and cross the mental border into new cultural sensations! Doors open at 6:30pm. Bring your own drinks and snacks. For more information and to RSVP, email Please email all names to be added to the table (10 seats). All residents welcome.

Veterans Club Saturday, February 17th | 8:30am | Augustine Room

We’re searching for new members - all veterans welcome! The purpose of our club is to promote patriotic events, provide guidance and assistance to veterans in this community, and assist in obtaining needed social and medical attention from proper veteran agencies. We meet on the third Saturday of the month with coffee and bagels. Contact President Dave Martin at 772-345-9058 or or V.P. Rich Clinton at 240-8761990 for more information.

Vitalia Players Theatre Club Monday, February 5th | 7pm-9pm | Augustine Room

Do your neighbors tell you you’re a ham, funny or an overthe-top character? If so, please join our club. Auditions for the 2018 play are Monday, February 19th at 1pm or Monday, February 26th at 7pm in the Ballroom. Our well-received 2017 play had three actors with no experience onstage! So, don’t be shy - you can do it, too. We’ll select a comedy based on the available talent pool of men and women. Volunteers are our most valuable performers! Meetings are the first Monday of the month. For questions, contact Marcia Buck at marciambuck@aol. com or 772-345-6070.

Vitalia Sharpshooters Tuesday, February 20th | 9am | Grand Treasure Ballroom

Looking for an active gun club that promotes firearm ownership? Then Vitalia Sharpshooters is for you! Each month we’ll meet to discuss subject matter relevant to firearm ownership, safe gun handling, and the shooting sports. Videos, tips from a resident gunsmith, presentations by members, group trips to the range, and outside speakers will be an integral part of this club. So, come and check us out at 9am on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact Phil Saia at 630-204-5511; Amado Delgado at 703-915-6520; or Jean Delgado at 703-965-4858. ALL residents are welcome.

No Coffee Talk in February On Wednesday, February 14th, we’ll be setting up for the Valentine’s event, but plan to join us next month on Wednesday, March 14th!

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