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VOICE March 2018 |

Vitalia Information hours of operation

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

Advisory Committee

Captiva Club Amenity Center

Mon-Sat: 6am-10pm

Sunset Beach Pool & The Colony Pool

Sun: 8am-9pm Daily Dawn to Dusk

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

Buildings and Grounds Committee

Meet 3rd Wednesday at 11am in Demo Kitchen Meet 3rd Monday at 1:30pm in Augustine Room

Financial Committee 877-221-6919

Email: AV Homes Customer Care

Architectural Review Committee

Event Planning Committee

contact list Evergreen Customer Service

Meet 2nd Wednesday at 10am in Ballroom


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

Landscaping Committee

Meet 1st Tuesday at 9am in Augustine Room

Preparedness Committee

Meet 4th Wednesday at 10am in Ballroom

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 April submissions are due on Thursday, March 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.

community news

Soil Quality in Vitalia Below is a letter from Dennis Schwentner of NativeGreen Pest Control & Fertilization and the intent is to help everyone better understand the soil quality here in Vitalia and how it is effecting the overall growth and vitality of the landscape plants, palms and turf.

Andrea Bull Community Manager abull@ 877-221-6919

We have heavy clay soils which are extremely compacted. It cannot support sufficient gas exchange (oxygen into the roots and carbon monoxide out of the roots) which causes carbon monoxide build up or poisoning within the root zone causing severe stress and/or death. This soil also has a high pH value “alkaline” which restricts the availability for uptake of specific nutrients. The soil has very little, if no, organic matter to support the “soil food web” or in turn, a healthy root growth. In short: the soil is infertile, compacted, poorly drained, and not a very good growing environment for root and plant growth. This is what makes getting the landscape to perform for you a real challenge! A quality landscape typically is established and maintained on a good top soil layer which is comprised of primarily organic matter that has collected over many, many years. Most frequently however in new developments such as Vitalia, this layer of organic top soil has been removed during construction and low quality soil layers are brought to the surface causing highly disturbed soil profiles. Soils differ in their makeup and their ability to grow quality turf and ornamentals. The physical properties including soil texture and structure, influence water movement and air exchange which are very important to root growth and the organisms living within the soil. Compacted soils rapidly reduce the amount of organic matter, restricts drainage and creates an environment lacking sufficient oxygen to support root health, as well as supporting all of the living organisms needed in a healthy soil. Clay soil

is what we primarily have here in Vitalia. Clay particles are the smallest of all soil particles and align easily causing tight soil spaces reducing the amount of water/nutrient movement, retention and aeration. During heavy rainfall or irrigation, the clay soil can stay in a saturated condition. Saturated root zones produce poor plant conditions and because of limited air, roots often suffocate and die. Clay soils also become hard and compacted when they dry out and can very easily overheat also causing root death or decline. Soil health is extremely important to fertilization and nutrient uptake. It includes both the physical components and living organisms. One would be surprised to know that one teaspoon of soil contains more life than there are people on the planet. A healthy soil has a complex network of life that includes bacteria, fungi, microscopic worms (nematodes), arthropods, earthworms and many other micro-organisms. This is what we term the “soil food web.” A complex network of underground life that includes everything needed to sustain plant life, all of which lives in the organic layer of the soil profile. Here at Vitalia, this has been removed and it will take time to rebuild the “food web.” Take comfort in knowing though that soil health can be restored! The bottom line is that we have to let the soil biology take over again. This does however take some time and some plants/ turf surely will not be able to live through this transition or will perform poorly. Homeowners can aid this process by adding large amounts of compost, leaf litter, shredded mulch and food scraps, etc. which will help to ignite a fury of activity that will be the catalyst needed to begin the turn around. “Grow the soil and the soil will grow the plants!” NativeGreen is adjusting our fertilizers to compensate as much as possible chemically for the nutrient falls, but time is the only realistic answer to replace the deficient organic matter that will promote a living soil. March 2018 | Vitalia Voice   3  

lifestyles news

Special Art Class at Vitalia

Leslie Boehlert Lifestyles Director lboehlert@ 772-800-2505

On Monday, March 26th the Three Legged Wildebeest Art Studio is coming to Vitalia! Come have some fun learning to paint with acrylic on canvas. The lead instructor Zoey, will calmly guide you through the steps as you complete your wonderful work of art. Everything you need to complete your 16x20 canvas will be provided including picture, canvas, paint, brushes, and instruction! For beginners and some experienced, stencils will be offered to take the pressure off of you and allow you to relax and finish a work of art you are Painting examples from Three Legged Wildebeest Art Studio proud to have in your home or give as a gift. The cost is only $28 per person. Space is limited to only 25 participants, so please sign up at the front desk. The class will be in the Grand Treasure Ballroom from 1:30pm-4pm!

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out & about Lifestyles Trivia - On Two Nights!

deal with fame and unwanted attention.

Saturday, March 3rd OR Friday, March 9th 7pm | Doors Open 6:30pm | Grand Treasure Ballroom | $5

Rocky & the Rollers RETURN!

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 (3/3 OR 3/9) 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.

The Orange Sunshine Band is Back! Tickets On Sale Now at the Front Desk Saturday, March 10th | 7:30pm-9:30pm | Doors Open at 7pm Grand Treasure Ballroom (Theatre-Style Seating) $18 for Residents | $23 for Guests

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 to the Turtles and Blues to Pop tunes and Rock.

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

Join us for Irish music, food and fun! Come dance to the tunes of our local Harold Seay! Everyone’s favorite, delicious corned beef and cabbage will be prepared by Ben’s Kosher catering company.

Movie Night - Goodbye Christopher Robin Monday, March 19th | 7pm | Doors Open at 6:30pm Grand Treasure Ballroom | FREE | No RSVP Required

Popcorn provided. Bring your own beverage and snacks and enjoy the show! The movie is rated PG, 107 minutes, and is a biography/history starring Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Alex Lawther, and Vicki Pepperdine. This movie details the relationship between children’s author A.A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, which was changed forever when Milne used his child and his stuffed animals as inspirations for the Winnie the Pooh stories. As the fanciful tales bring hope to England in the wake of World War I, the family 6   Vitalia Voice | March 2018

Tickets on Sale Now at the Front Desk Saturday, April 14th | 8pm-9:30pm | Doors Open at 7:30pm Grand Treasure Ballroom (Theatre-Style Seating) $25 for Residents | $30 for Guests

This show was sold out last year, 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 venues, from fairs and festivals to conventions and black tie affairs, concert halls and solo club dates. Come enjoy an evening of music from the 1950s to 1970s.

Sounds of Soul Tickets Go On Sale March 5th at 9am Saturday, May 19th | 8pm-9:30pm | Doors Open at 7:30pm Grand Treasure Ballroom (Theatre-Style Seating) $20 for Residents | $25 for Guests

Get ready to relive the hits of Motown and beyond, as this exciting, high energy group unleashes superior vocals and slick dance moves powered by pure soul! Soak in the hits of The Temptations, The Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, The Supremes, Lionel Richie, Tina Turner, Barry White, and more with the Sounds of Soul.

Memorial Day Cook Out Tickets Go On Sale March 5th at 9am Monday, May 28th | 12:30pm-3:30pm | Doors Open at 12pm Grand Treasure Ballroom (Open Tables) $15 for Residents | $20 for Guests

Join us on Memorial Day for a good ‘ol American cook-out with burgers, hot dogs and sides catered by PABBQ Grill. DJ Lenny C will be playing all your favorite music!

Summer Dance Series is Coming! Tickets Go On Sale April 2nd at 9am Friday, June 29th | 7pm-9:30pm | Doors Open at 6:30pm Grand Treasure Ballroom (Open Tables) $10 for Residents | $15 for Guests

Our Friday Night Summer Dance Series goes from JuneSeptember. More information coming soon!

LIFESTYLES TICKET SALE INFORMATION Lifestyles will sell tickets to events two months in advance (unless a change needs to be made at the Lifestyle Director’s discretion). The Main Ticket Sale for March events (excluding Trivia) will be Monday, March 5th in the Ballroom from 9am-

out & about Lifestyles

Arts & Crafts Classes

11am. *NEW* - If you arrive before 9am, you may pick up a ticket from the lifestyle representative at the front desk. One resident, in person, per table to purchase tickets. One resident may not purchase more than one table’s worth of tickets. Starting at 9am you may get your deli ticket when you enter the Ballroom. Numbers will start being called 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.

The Magic of Flow Painting Monday, March 19th or Tuesday, March 20th 9am-11am | Biscayne Room | $22 - supplies included

The project can be completed in one class or enjoy both days! This is a class for everyone; it takes no artistic skill and is a simple, fun technique. The results are amazing and magical. No painting will be the same even if you use the same colors. You will simply choose a few colors you like and let the magic begin. This is a different technique than the first flow painting class Debbie did last year. Please come in old cloths, as paint can be messy.

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.

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

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out & about Fitness Classes Pilates & Core Harmony


Tuesdays | 12pm (Starting March 6th)

Saturdays | 8am

This class will focus on engaging your core (recognizing how this can be achieved effectively) and breathing techniques. These two disciplines are the foundation for your Pilates for Living program. Each participant will be given a simple worksheet, which will allow them to share with the instructor their personal objectives and target areas to work on. Will include use of foam rollers and balls.

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.

Sit & Fit

Zumba Gold

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 11:30am | Ballroom

Tuesdays | 8am

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 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, 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

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

Coffee Talk

Wednesday, March 14th | 1pm | Ballroom Join us for coffee and meet your Community Manager, Andrea Bull. Listen to updates and welcome new residents to the neighborhood! Marcia Buck, Chairperson for Vitalia Players Theatre Club, will also speak.

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Vitalia Club and Lifestyle Events GULFSTREAM PARK



















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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

Monday is Mosaics and Crafts Day; we’ll show you how to mosaic your item. We have the mosaic supplies. It’s also a day to do your favorite craft - bring your supplies. Contact Polly Lasher at 772-345-9228 or On Wednesdays create your artwork with friends. Bring your own supplies to create your painting or bring your favorite medium and work at your own pace. Occasionally there are watercolor classes. Contact Ricky for details at 239-6826532 or

Bingo Sunday, March 25th | 7pm-9pm | Grand Treasure Ballroom

Come on down to the Captiva Club for a fun evening of bingo. No reservation or tickets are needed; simply pay at the door, $5 per person. We’ll serve coffee, tea and snacks, but you’re always welcome to bring your own snacks as well.

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, March 22nd | 10am | Biscayne Room

This month we’ll be discussing Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. Pearl and May are sisters, living carefree lives in Shanghai, the Paris of Asia. But when Japanese bombs fall on their city, they set out on the journey of a lifetime, one that will take them through the Chinese countryside, in and out of the clutch of brutal soldiers, and across the Pacific to the shores of America. The book for April 26th is The Whip by Karen Kondazian. Contact: Janet Taylor at


Mystery Book Club

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

Thursday, March 1st | 4pm | Augustine Room

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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

out & about Club / Group Mystery Book Club! For more information, contact Susan O’Dell at The book this month is The Poet by Michael Connelly. The upcoming book for the April 4th meeting is Dawn Girl by Leslie Wolfe.

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

With every book, Sally Hepworth becomes more and more known for her searing emotional portraits of families—and the things that test their bonds. In The Mother’s Promise, she delivers her most powerful novel yet: the story of a single mother who is dying, the troubled teenaged daughter who is battling her own demons, and the two women who come into their lives at the most critical moment. Upcoming Books: April 10th - The Trust by Ronald H. Balson and May 8th - A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor. 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.

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, March 11th | 6:45pm-8:45pm | Ballroom

Please bring $5 in small bills. RSVP/Questions: Sue Ann at 772-345-2460 or

Car Club Wednesday, March 21st | 8:30am

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 Sabor! Tuesday, March 20th | 7pm | Grand Treasure Ballroom

To celebrate Women’s History Month (March 8th is International Women’s Day), this month’s meeting features fascinating facts about Latin women who’ve made an impact on the world. Think Argentina’s former First Lady and activist Eva Perón, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and astronaut Ellen Ochoa, just to name a few. This promises to be a fascinating evening of history and culture. Free and open to all residents; snacks and coffee provided. If you are interested in becoming a member of the club, you can join at the meeting for a one-time fee of $10 per person. For information: or Jean Delgado at 703-965-4858.

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 Monday, March 5th at 5:30pm a guest chef will prepare a Chicken Cordon Bleu dinner in the Demo Kitchen for a cost of $20. On Tuesday, March 20th members will dine at Polka at 5:30pm for a Polish meal ($20, tax and tip included). For more information, email Susan O’Dell at

Disc Golf Club Wednesdays & Fridays | 8:30am

The Disc Golf Club was 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

Friends and Neighbors of Education (FAN) Club Friday, March 9th | 10:30am | Augustine Room

This great group of residents have fun planning and hosting fun events that support children’s early literacy in Port St. Lucie. SAVE THE DATE - April 11th for Karaoke/Dance Night in the Ballroom. Only $5 at the door! BYOB and Pot of Gold! Come to sing, dance, or just listen. The FAN Club hosts an annual event in the fall to raise funds for early March 2018 | Vitalia Voice   13  

out & about Club / Group literacy. Look for more information coming soon! For more information about the FAN Club’s mission and activities, please email

Genealogy Club Friday, March 9th | 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 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, March 8th | 1pm | Cobb’s Landing

Cobb’s Landing is located on the waterfront in beautiful Historic Downtown Ft. Pierce overlooking the Fort Pierce City Marina. Come join us ladies for lunch and treat yourself to superb food and fresh local seafood and angus beef. After lunch walk around downtown Fort Pierce and shop in the unique shops. Bring your friends. All are welcome 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 away. Conversation is lively and friendships happen. There 14   Vitalia Voice | March 2018

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.

LOVe Hadassah, Sue Ann Goldman Chapter Tuesday, March 13th | 10:30am-1pm | Ballroom

We’re celebrating Passover with a Women’s Seder. Cost: $10 (made out to Hadassah). RSVP by March 1st to Rebecca Sanderoff (10227 SW Yellowood, PSL 34987) or Ronni Reed (11620 SW Apple Blossom Trail, PSL 34987). Passover Mini-Seder: Saturday, March 31st | 6pm

Event will take place at the Legacy Golf and Tennis Club. Cost is $36, due by March 15th. RSVP early to Ruth Webster, 772-345-0464 or Dorn Zelinsky, 407-408-1755. All are welcome. Happy Passover to all of our friends and neighbors. Visit us on the web at

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 March 24th is the Doo Wop Show with legends, Jimmy Gallagher & The Passions, on the Ballroom stage. Hits include: Gloria, Just To Be With You, and I Only Want You. On April 28th at 7:30pm in the Ballroom, we’ll present 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 are in the cast. For tickets ($15), contact Carol Rizzo at 772-345-1843 or

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

out & about Club / Group 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, 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 have three tables and all levels of play. On March 7th, we’ll have our second doubles tournament with a random draw. For more information, contact Jim Follin at or just stop by and play!

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 Wednesday, March 21st Lady Ann’s Tea House, 506 SW Camden Avenue, Stuart

A Red Hatter wants to have fun and friendship with other women. If you like wearing purple and red and having a good time, join our group. Dues are $10 per year. This month we’ll be going to Lady Ann’s Victoria Tea House and taking a tram ride at 10:30am or 1:45pm around Stuart. The tram holds 20 at a time. We have room for 34 ladies at Lady Ann’s. Contact Sue Ann at 772-345-2460. RSVP by March 18th.

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

Shuffleboard Club Mondays & Fridays | 10am

Maximum number of players is 12 per day. Presently we’re taking a wait list for Mondays, but on Fridays we still have openings. If we get enough requests perhaps we will start another day depending on the demand. If you are new

and need game instructions, they will be provided. Please contact Dave at 484-905-2431.

Single’s Club Dinner Out: March 3rd | 5:30pm | Pawnbroker, Stuart Potluck Dinner: March 14th | 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 There is no formal meeting this month; however there are several upcoming activities. 1) March 6th: Group outing to the Mets-Astros spring training game (email vitalia@ to check on ticket availability); 2) Late March (day/time TBD): Join our 4th annual fantasy baseball league; and 3) April 29th: Marlins-Rockies bus trip. Contact Ron Shandler at for more information.

Sunset Beach Tiki Bar Group Sundays | 1pm | Sunset Beach Pool

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

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out & about Club / Group 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).

Veterans Club Saturday, March 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

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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, March 5th | 7pm-9pm | Augustine Room

Create a fabulous new identity for yourself by putting on an act (or two) with us! Use your talents by acting, producing and assisting in presenting good theatre here! There’s so much to do behind the scenes: set building, costumes, makeup, public relations, etc. Learn skits, improv and more. Our 2018 play, “Drinking Habits,” isn’t really about alcohol problems…unless you’re nuns trying to keep the convent open by secretly making wine to sell, while keeping priests uninformed. Meetings are the first Monday of the month. For questions, contact Marcia Buck at marciambuck@aol. com or 772-345-6070.

Vitalia Sharpshooters Tuesday, March 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.


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