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VOICE January 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

Advisory Committee

Meet 2nd Wednesday at 10am in Ballroom

Architectural Review Committee

Meet the 4th Friday at 10:30am in Demo Kitchen (starting in January) Meet 3rd Wednesday at 11am in Demo Kitchen

Event Planning Committee 877-221-6919

Email: AV Homes Customer Care

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

Buildings and Grounds Committee

contact list Evergreen Customer Service

Vitalia Committees


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

Financial Committee

Meet 2nd Wednesday at 9:15am in Demo Kitchen

Landscaping Committee

Meet 1st Tuesday at 9am in Augustine Room

Captiva Club Front Desk


Captiva Club Fitness Desk


HOA Website

Welcome Committee Meet as needed

Wellness Committee Meet as needed Security Guardhouse


Driver’s License Department


Newsletter Deadlines

Florida Power and Light


Home Town Cable Plus


Lawnwood Regional Medical Center


NUI City Gas


Port St. Lucie Police Dept.


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 February submissions are due on Monday, January 1st.

Port St. Lucie Utilities


(Emergency After Hours)

Port St. Lucie Utilities


(Set Up)

Social Security Administration


St. Lucie County

Medical Center




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:

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.

Advertising Information 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.




January 27 Atlantic City Boys

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

February 14 Valentine’s

April 14 Rocky & the Rollers

with Paul Edison

March 10 The Orange Sunshine Band Returns!


May 19 Sounds of Soul




These events are organized by Vitalia’s Event Planning Committee. Tickets go on sale the first Monday of the month prior to the event, unless otherwise noted. They may also be available at the front desk.

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2018 at a Glance The following is a tenative schedule of events for 2018 and all dates/events are subject to change.

January 8 - Ticket Sales 12 - Trivia 20 - Delray Bus Trip & Trivia 27 - Atlantic City Boys Dance 28 - Bingo 31 - Gulfstream Casino Bus Trip

April 2 - Ticket Sales 13 - Trivia 14 - Rocky & the Rollers 21 - Trivia 24 - Volunteer Appreciation Lunch 29 - Bingo

July 2 - Ticket Sales 4 - Independence Day Anniversary Celebration 13 - Trivia 21- Trivia 22 - Bingo 27 - Friday Night Summer Dance Series

October 1 - Ticket Sales 12 - Trivia 17 - 2nd Chili Cook-Off 20 - Trivia 28 - Bingo 30 - Paws for a Cause Dog Parade 31 - Halloween Party 4   Vitalia Voice | January 2018

February 5 - Ticket Sales 9 - Trivia 14 - Valentine’s with Paul Edison 17 - Treasure Sale & Trivia 24 - Home & Health Expo 25 - Bingo

May 7 - Ticket Sales 11 - Trivia 19 - Sounds of Soul Dance 27 - Bingo 28 - Memorial Day Cook-Out

August 6 - Ticket Sales 10 - Trivia 18 - Trivia 26 - Bingo 31 - Friday Night Summer Dance Series

November 4 - Comedy Night 5 - Ticket Sales 9 - Trivia 17 - Trivia 22 - Thanksgiving 25 - Bingo

March 5 - Ticket Sales 9 - Trivia 10 - Orange Sunshine Band 17- St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Dance with Harold Seay 25 - Bingo

June 4 - Ticket Sales 8 - Trivia 16 - Trivia 24 - Bingo 29 - Friday Night Summer Dance Series Begins

September 3 - Ticket Sales 14 - Trivia 23 - Bingo 28 - Friday Night Summer Dance Series

December 9 - Holiday Concert 10 - Ticket Sales 23 - Bingo 25 - Christmas 31 - New Year’s Eve Gala

N Event Planning Committee Interest Form N The Event Planning Committee works in conjunction with the Lifestyles Director to plan and carry out exciting events for the benefit and enjoyment of Vitalia residents and their guests. The committee members meet on a monthly basis and additionally as needed. Members work together to develop a variety of events including talented singers, impressive performances, dance nights with amazing bands, the Chili Cook Off, and more. »» Interested in becoming part of the Event Planning Committee? There is much to do behind the scenes in putting together all of the lifestyle events for Vitalia. If you would like to be considered for the committee and feel you can volunteer your time and talents to the group, please email our Lifestyles Director, Leslie at »» Interested in helping with a specific Lifestyles event? Simply mark which one below and what you would like to do from planning and decorating to setting up and cleaning up after our lifestyle events. Your name will be included on our volunteer list to be contacted. Please fill out this form and drop it off at Leslie’s office or email it to ______ New Year’s Eve ______ Bus Trips ______ Valentine’s Day ______ Indoor Treasure Sale ______ St. Patrick’s Day ______ Memorial Day Party ______ July 4th ______ Dance Nights ______ Chili Cook-Off ______ Other Event Ideas: ______ I’d like to help with planning. ______ I’d like to help with decorating. ______ I’d like to help with set up. ______ I’d like to help with clean up. Name: Email: Phone: Forms can be dropped off to Leslie Boehlert at the Captiva Club or email to

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out & about Lifestyles Free Movie Night - The Glass Castle

Atlantic City Boys Dance

Monday, January 8th | 7pm | Doors Open at 6:30pm Grand Treasure Ballroom | No RSVP Required

Saturday, January 27th | 7:30pm-9pm | Doors Open at 7pm $25 for Residents | $30 for Guests Grand Treasure Ballroom (Theatre-Style Seating)

Popcorn provided. Bring your own beverage and snacks and enjoy the show! The movie is rated PG-13, 127 minutes, and is a biography/drama starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Max Greenfield, and Sarah Snook. In this moving drama, based on a memoir by Jeannette Walls, a young woman reflects on her unconventional upbringing at the hands of her artsy, nonconformist parents. Now married to a man who works in finance in New York, she faces criticism from her parents that she’s betrayed their values.

Trivia - On Two Nights! Friday, January 12th OR Saturday, January 20th 7pm | Doors Open 6:30pm | Grand Treasure Ballroom | $5

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 (1/12 OR 1/20) 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.

Delray Beach Art Festival Bus Trip Saturday, January 20th | 10am | $30 Per Person

Join us for a bus trip to the downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts on January 20th. $30 per person fee includes pick-up and drop-off at the Vitalia Captiva Club by a luxurious motor coach driver (driver gratuity included). The bus will leave the clubhouse at 10am and will depart the art show at 4pm. The Downtown Annual Delray Beach Festival of the Arts blends long-time favorites with the most buzz-worthy names on the contemporary arts scene. Celebrating its 29th year, this juried art festival of handcrafted artwork includes glass, photography, painting, mixed media, fiber, jewelry, and much more. 6   Vitalia Voice | January 2018

The Atlantic City Boys are four dynamic lead singers who have wowed audiences in Las Vegas, Walt Disney World, Atlantic City, as well as cruiseships around the world. Their show features the rock-n-roll harmonies of the Beach Boys, Drifters, the BeeGees, and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The boys have performed with many greats from Jay Leno to Huey Lewis, Pattie Labelle, and the Temptations!

Gulfstream Park & Casino Bus Trip Wednesday, January 31st | All Day: Bus Pick-Up at 10am $38 per person

Join us for a bus trip to Gulfstream Park and Casino. $38 per person fee includes pick-up and drop-off at the Vitalia Captiva Club by luxurious motor coach; includes driver and driver gratuity, $20 free play money, and a $5 meal voucher. The bus will depart the clubhouse at 10am and will leave Gulfstream Park at 7pm. Gulfstream Park, located in Hallandale Beach, is a vast entertainment destination that offers up countless things to do. In addition to the legendary Gulfstream Park racetrack, it offers over 800 Vegas-style slot machines and South Florida’s finest poker room with over 20 live action tables. The Village at Gulfstream Park is South Florida’s premier home design, dining, shopping and entertainment destination.

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)

The cruiseship entertainer is now coming to Vitalia! Paul Edison entertains 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 45-minute cabaret and 45-minute dance segments. There will also be coffee and a special Valentine’s gift for all attendees! BYOB. Valentine’s tickets on sale TUESDAY, JANUARY 2ND from 9am-10:30am in the Ballroom!

Vitalia’s Annual Indoor Treasure Sale Saturday, February 17th | 8:30am-10:30am Grand Treasure Ballroom $10 Table Rental Fee | Free for Shoppers

Looking to buy or sell any items? Save the date in your

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out & about Lifestyles calendar for our Annual Indoor Treasure Sale at the Captiva Club, where you will find lots of good treasures to buy. Have items around your home that you would like to sell? RSVP at the front desk to reserve your table for the sale.

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

Back by popular demand! The Orange Sunshine Band is five professional musicians who take the concept of a tribute band in a new direction. Instead of choosing one artist, they pay tribute to the diverse music styles of the ‘ that defined a generation and was significant in pop culture. Enjoy music and dancing! BYOB!

LIFESTYLES EVENTS TICKET SALE INFORMATION The Main Ticket Sale for January Lifestyles Events (excluding Trivia) will be on Monday, January 8th in the Ballroom from 9am-11am. Valentine’s tickets on sale Tuesday, January 2nd at 9am. Please pick up a deli ticket when you enter the Ballroom, as we will start calling numbers promptly at 9am. Payment can be made by check (made payable to Vitalia HOA) OR credit card. Residents please bring your Vitalia ID badges in order to purchase a ticket. 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.

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! Thursdays | 10am

30 minutes of abdominal exercise combined with 20 minutes of a different target area each week (i.e.: arms, legs, back). You know you need to exercise your belly, but usually avoid it. So come join this class and check it off of your “to do list.” Core 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.

Beginner Line Dancing Mondays | 6:30pm

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

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.

Core & Stretch Fridays | 12pm

A combo class focused on Core Strength and flexibility. Two essential ingredients for a long, happy and healthy life! 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.

Core Strength

H20 Pilates at Sunset Beach Pool

Mondays | 10am

Tuesdays | 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 8   Vitalia Voice | January 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.

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out & about Fitness Classes Line Dancing


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

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4pm

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.

Pilates Wednesdays | 5pm

The content of each class is dictated by the bodies that attend it. Want to fix your sciatica; Scoliosis; or Stenosis? Don’t have any injuries and wanna keep it that way? Learn how to stack yourself with integrity (perfect posture) so you can build strength and power wherever you need it.

Sit & Fit Tuesdays & Thursdays (ADDITIONAL CLASS) | 11:30am Grand Treasure Ballroom

Starting on January 4th we’ll be offering Sit & Fit on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 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.

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.

Arts & Crafts Classes Serti Silk Painting January 15th, 16th, 22nd & 23rd (four class sessions) 9am-11am | Biscayne Room | $25 - supplies included

This has been a very popular class; Debbie is continuing to offer it in January so many more residents have the opportunity to enjoy this fantastic art form! The Serti technique is an easy way of painting on silk fabric. It’s actually a dye so it doesn’t alter the texture of the fabric; you will still feel the lovely softness of the silk. When it’s finished you can use it as a scarf, mount it on canvas to use as wall art, have it made into a beautiful pillow. There are so many ways to use this fabulous art form! Class size is limited to 8, so sign up quickly.

Stretch Wednesdays | 10am & 11:15am

Lengthen and strengthen your muscles, increase flexibility, 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. 10   Vitalia Voice | January 2018

Coffee Talk

Wednesday, January 10th | 1pm Grand Treasure Ballroom Join us in the Ballroom for coffee and meet your Community Manager, Andrea Bull. Listen to any updates regarding the Vitalia Community and welcome new residents to the neighborhood!

news board

Vitalia Club and Lifestyle Events










Welcome to Vitalia New Residents! Anthony & Patricia Allen Ken Brown & Mary Ellen Costello Peter & Beverly Bruck Ronald & Joanne Charles Eduardo & Berta Cifuentes John & Beth Conners Robert & Nancy Cornell & Melissa Cornell Peter & Faith Delaney

Patrick & Helen Derrot Sandra DiGangi Marvin & Susan Feldman John & Lynell Fischer Michael Gilliam & Dawn Bartolomeo Robert & Andrea Guogas Thomas & Chong Knapik Rosanne Lippincott Michael & Marilee Mariano

Richard & Lucille McGrail JC & Micheline Reed Cynthia Riesgo Joseph & Laura Rossi Donald & Nancy Schlickau Thomas & Toby Stanton Robert & Karen Stone David & Lori Storm Tak Sing & Teresa Tang Johnny & Lourdes Trevino

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out & about Club / Group Art Club

Book Club Chapters

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

Thursday, January 25th | 10am | Biscayne Room

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 Wine & Art Event Monday, February 5th | 6:30pm-9:30pm | Ballroom

Enjoy wine while painting creative designs on wine bottles. They make a great gift, room decor, vase, or candle holder. There will be instruction on an easy design that anyone can do. Cost is $20 per person, which includes a glass of wine, cheese, crackers, a bottle to paint, paint, and brushes. RSVP by January 29th. Tables of six. Contact: Ricky Stephens at

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, January 28th | 7pm | Grand Treasure Ballroom

All residents, please join your friends and neighbors at our friendly Vitalia Sunday Bingo! The cost is still only $5 at the door. BYOB, but we do serve coffee, tea, ice water, and snacks. Come and be a part of the fun and win prizes!

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

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. 12   Vitalia Voice | January 2018

More Than a Book Club This month we’ll be discussing The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Offred may leave her captive home only to walk to the market; signs are pictures not words, women are not allowed to read. She prays that the Commander makes her pregnant; in an age of declining births, Offred and other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember when she lived freely, loved her husband, played with her daughter, and had access to knowledge, but all of that is gone now. The book for February 22nd is The Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. Contact: Janet Taylor at

Mystery Book Club Thursday, January 4th | 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 Deader Homes and Gardens by Angie Fox. The upcoming book for the February 1st meeting is Dawn Girl by Leslie Wolfe.

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

This month the book is Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly - New York Times Bestseller. For readers of The Nightingale and Sarah’s Key, inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this remarkable debut novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, and second chances. Upcoming Books: February 13th - A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline; March 13th - The Mothers Promise by Sally Hepworth; and April 10th - The Trust by Ronald H. Balson. Contact: Adrian Goetz at 772-345-2294 or

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

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.

out & about Club / Group 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

Bunco Sunday, January 14th | 6:45pm-8:45pm | Ballroom

Cost: $5. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Sue Ann at 772-345-2460 or

Car Club Wednesday, January 17th | 8:30am | Parking Lot

The Vitalia Car Club is open to all residents. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8:30am to drive to breakfast. Those who have vehicles of interest, all makes and models, or anyone that is interested in joining other residents to participate in car related events, can participate. In addition, we’ll be going to and participating in car shows periodically. For more information, contact Gregory Trentacoste at or 732-539-9110 or Richard Clinton at or 240-876-1990.

Club Amici Saturday, January 13th | 6pm-9:30pm Grand Treasure Ballroom

Club Amici’s Grand Finale for 2017 featured the internationally known American Tenor, Michael Amante! We are still receiving rave reviews from those who filled the Ballroom for his spectacular performance. Fans were treated to songs and stories from the master himself ! Check out the pictures on page 11. The January 13th New Year’s Celebration, featuring Harry G and the Boyz, has sold out. We look forward to a new and wonderful year ahead!

Club Sabor! Tuesday, January 16th | 7pm | Grand Treasure Ballroom

The meeting theme is Peru and Chile. Learn about the natural and archeological wonders of these beautiful countries and the character of their cities and towns. Saturday, February 3rd | Grand Treasure Ballroom

SAVE THE DATE for our Latin Carnival (pronounced car-knee-vahl). We’re still working out the details, but this is an event not to be missed! Join us as the Ballroom is transformed into an exciting street party complete with music, dancing, Latin street food and colorful performers.

$10 lifetime fee to join the club. Meetings are free and open to all. Events offer reduced ticket prices for members. For information, email or call Jean Delgado at 703-965-4858.

Co-Ed Water Volleyball Fridays | 9:30am | Colony Pool

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 fee of $10. On Wednesday, January 24th, Chef Greg will prepare Soups & Stews at 5:30pm and the cost is $12. On Wednesday, January 31st, at 5:30pm folks will dine at Chris D’Anna’s for a gourmet meal. For more information, email Susan O’Dell at

Corn Hole Club Sunday, January 21st | 7pm | Ballroom

Welcome 2018!!! Corn Hole will return on the 21st and we hope you will join us. 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

Disc Golf Club Wednesdays & Fridays | 8:30am

Disc Golf is happening in Port St. Lucie and Vitalia residents are playing. Disc Golf is played similar to ball golf, except that you throw a disc (aka a frisbee) into a basket. There are five courses in St. Lucie County and we play on Wednesdays and Fridays in the morning. Contact Celso Fernandez at for more information. We do offer instruction, but if you know how to throw a frisbee and like to walk in the park, Disc Golf could be perfect for you!

FAN Club Karaoke & Dance Night Sunday, January 7th | 6:30pm-8:30pm | Ballroom

Karaoke & Dance Night is the place to be for tons of fun! You don’t want to miss the first karaoke of 2018. Come to sing or just to listen; either way it’s such fun. So get together with folks from your street to showcase your style or do a solo! The stage awaits you! ONLY $5 at the door. BYOB. Pot of Gold. Doors open at 6pm. Song lists and lyrics available. All proceeds support early literacy in Port St. Lucie. For January 2018 | Vitalia Voice   13  

out & about Club / Group more information on the FAN Club activities, please contact Cathy at or 772-345-2486.

Genealogy Club Friday, January 12th | 1pm | Augustine Room

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 Doug Farrone at 954-214-2591 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, January 11th | 1pm | Conchy Joe’s

The Juliets will be having lunch at Conchy Joe’s Seafood Restaurant in Jensen Beach. This restaurant sits on the bayside with fantastic water views and is known for their unique Bahamian dishes from conch soup to conch burgers. Also, do not pass up their famous conch fritters! Conchy Joe’s serves a large variety of salads, soups and has a Raw Bar for a lite flair lunch. Everyone is welcome; ask your friends and neighbors to join us. RSVP to Carla Mansfield at 772-345-1460.

Knit One, Crochet Too Club Thursdays | 7pm-8pm | Augustine Room

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 14   Vitalia Voice | January 2018

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.

Men’s 8-Ball League Wednesdays & Thursdays | 6:30pm-10pm

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 Save the dates! We are pleased to announce our first live Doo Wop Show to be held on Saturday evening, 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 mark. 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

The purpose of the Pilates Club is to further wellness and 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,

out & about Club / Group is a certified Pilates instructor. For more information on the club, please contact Deb at

Ping Pong Club Wednesdays at 7pm | Fridays at 1pm | Ballroom

We welcome new players of all abilities for singles and doubles. For more information, contact Jim Follin at On Wednesday, January 10th at 7pm, the club is planning a “hat” tournament where doubles teams are created by pulling names out of a hat. Show up for your chance to be the first 2018 doubles champs of Vitalia!

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.

Sports Fans of Vitalia Monday, January 8th | 4:30pm | Augustine Room

Join us for this month’s Sports Trivia Contest! COMING UP: Group outing to the NY Mets spring training game (March 6th) and a bus trip to the Miami Marlins game (May 27th). No matter what sports or teams you follow, join us for our monthly discussion group with trivia contests, fantasy leagues, bus trips, and more. Contact Ron Shandler at 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.

Red Hot Seasons - Vitalia’s Red Hat Group

Tennis Club

Wednesday, January 17th | 12pm Joey’s Café, 6650 US Hwy 1, Port St. Lucie

Check the Sports Bulletin Board for Weekly Court Assignments and Availability

We are a group of women who like to dress in red and purple and have a good time. This month we’ll be going to Joey’s Café (772-462-2600), which serves basic American Cuisine. After lunch, we’re off to Nelson’s Family Farms (875 W. Midway Road, Ft. Pierce, FL 34982). Indulge in their produce market, ornamental and fresh herb nursery, fresh squeezed fruits, honeys, jams, and gourmet products. RSVP by January 15th to Kristie Colina at 561-301-1554, 772-3458494 or Carpools will meet at the mailboxes in the main parking lot by the Captiva Club.

Samba Club Tuesdays | 6:30pm-9:30pm | Augustine Room Saturdays | 1pm-4pm | Augustine Room

If you like to play Hand & Foot and Poker, this is the game for you. We have lots of fun and enjoy one another’s company. For more information, contact Marie Ferrazzano at

Single’s Club Dinner Out: January 6th | 5:30pm | Ninja Thai Potluck Dinner: January 10th | 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 do activities together outside of the club. Join us for dinner. RSVP to Susan O’Dell at susanannodell@ for reservation purposes.

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 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). January 2018 | Vitalia Voice   15  

out & about Club / Group Travel Club of Vitalia For more information about the Travel Club, contact Carolyn Fedor at 772-618-5332 or

Veterans Club Saturday, January 20th | 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, 772-345-9058/ or V.P. Rich Clinton, 240-876-1990 for more information.

Vitalia Players Theatre Club Monday, January 8th | 7pm-9pm | Augustine Room

Come to a meeting and learn about theatre or be the teacher. Do you love to perform? Do you enjoy being behind the scenes? Come join the club at our regular monthly meetings.

Club/Group Meeting & Contact List Due to space limitations in this month’s newsletter, the Club/Group Meeting & Contact List has been omitted. You can view the list in December’s Vitalia Voice on pages 12-13. If you do not have the hard copy, the newsletter can also be viewed online at under “Things to Do,” then “Newsletter.”

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AND COME TO AUDITION FOR OUR NEXT SHOW! We need both male and female actors; the show will be revealed closer to auditions. Mark your calendar for MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH at 1pm or MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH at 7pm in the Ballroom. No experience is necessary. For questions, contact Karen Beard at or 317-697-9217.

Vitalia Sharpshooters Tuesday, January 16th | 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.


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