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VITALIA

VOICE

November 2016 | www.VitaliaAtTraditionHOA.com


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

NEWSLETTER DEADLINES All calendar and newsletter article submissions are due on the first of the month prior to publication (regardless of the day of the week) and should be emailed to vitalia@overflowdg.com with a cc: to Melissa Piotter, Lifestyles Attendant Supervisor, at mpiotter@evergreen-LM.com. December submissions are due on Tuesday, November 1st.

AV HOMES 877-221-6919

Email: customerservice@evergreen-LM.com

AV Homes Customer Care: 800-858-5933 Emergency/After Hours: 407-709-1274 Construction Gate Hours: 6:30am-6pm

800-858-5933

Onsite Project Manager - Jeff Kauth: j.kauth@avhomesinc.com

Captiva Club Front Desk

772-800-2504

Captiva Club Fitness Desk

772-800-2503

Please contact Jeff if your new home issues are not being met by the Construction Superintendents or Customer Care.

AV Homes Customer Care AVHomesInc.com/owner-care

HOA Website VitaliaAtTraditionHOA.com Security Guardhouse

772-345-4987

Driver’s License Department

772-337-5600

Florida Power and Light

772-462-0555

Home Town Cable Plus

772-345-6000

Lawnwood Regional Medical Center

772-461-4000

NUI City Gas

772-871-2551

Port St. Lucie Police Dept.

772-871-5000

Port St. Lucie Utilities

772-873-6400

and

(Emergency After Hours)

Port St. Lucie Utilities

To those celebrating in November

772-871-5330

(Set Up)

Social Security Administration

800-772-1213

St. Lucie County

Medical Center

772-335-4000

Sheriff

772-462-7300

Port St. Lucie Fire Department

772-621-3400

Port St. Lucie West Library

772-873-3309

Tradition Medical Center

772-345-8100

Waste Pro/Recycle

772-595-9390

stlucieco.gov/solid_waste/recycling.htm Tradition CDD District 5 (Vitalia) Board Members Rick Dixon: boardmember3@tradtioncdd5.com Frank Webster: boardmember5@traditioncdd5.com

Enjoy your day!


community news

Brown Patch

Tyler Heel Community Manager theel@ evergreen-LM.com 877-221-6919

If your St. Augustine lawn develops circular patches of dead, brown or dying areas of turf, then the most likely cause for these brown patches could be a lawn disease called Brown Patch. This disease is caused by a fungus, Rhizoctonia solani, which is present year round. The fall temperature range, 70°-85°, and this year’s wet conditions will set the perfect conditions for Brown Patch to trigger. Brown Patch lawn disease is triggered in a similar manner and time of year as the Leaf Spot disease. The most likely time frame for this disease is November through May when temperatures are below 80°. Brown Patch will be identified by circular dying patches of lawn, which will continue to grow in size from the size of a dinner plate up to a few feet in diameter. Multiple circles of Brown Patch are common on St. Augustine lawns infected by the disease. The fungus infects the leaf area closest to the soil, eventually killing the leaf. A soft, dark rot occurs at the base of the leaf and leaves can easily be pulled off the stem. The base of a pulled leaf has a rotted odor. Roots are not affected by this pathogen. This begins as small circular patches that turn yellow and then reddish brown, brown, or straw colored as the leaves start to die.

inspection, the lower part of the dead leaf will appear as a rotting dark brown color. Prevention is the key to stopping all lawn diseases on a St. Augustine lawn and many of the same preventative measures, which stop Brown Patch from taking hold in a lawn, will also be the cure. Here are the key steps to treating Brown Patch: • Water only in the morning, just before sunrise. This will allow any water sitting on the leaf blades to evaporate when the sun comes up. • Reduce watering as much as possible until the disease is gone. This will keep excess water from working against the treatment. • Aerate the soil in the affected areas. Soil compaction can prevent water from absorbing into the soil. • Stop fertilization until the lawn is recovered. This disease feeds off high nitrogen fertilizer. • Apply a fungicide and potash if necessary. The fungicide will inhibit disease progression and potash will strengthen the leaf blades and help roots thrive. • Sanitize mowers after mowing an infected lawn. This helps prevent further spread of the disease. Brown Patch lawn disease is most active at a time of year when the St. Augustine lawn is less actively growing, so therefore repair times from Brown Patch may be slow. A St. Augustine lawn will begin recovering after a few weeks of treatment and may take up to a few months to fully recover.

Patches can expand to several feet in diameter. It is not uncommon to see rings of yellow or brown turf with apparently healthy turf in the center. Turf at the outer margin of a patch may appear dark and wilted. The brown and dying leaf of the St. Augustine grass will also pull away from the grass stem easily. Upon

Know Your Documents 13.14 Roofs and Pressure Cleaning. Roofs and/or exterior surfaces and/or pavement, including, but not limited to, walks and drives, shall be pressure cleaned as often as appropriate but in any event within thirty (30) days of notice by the ARC. November 2016 | Vitalia Voice   3  


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2nd Annual Party in Pink Announcing the 2nd Annual Party in Pink on Saturday November 19th from 9am-11am. Join us in the Captiva Club Ballroom for Zumba dancing, coffee, tea, donuts, raffle opportunities, Pot of Gold, and door prizes. Men and women are both welcome. $10 tickets will be available at ticket sales or at the front desk. All money collected will be donated to the American Cancer Society and the St. Lucie Medical Center’s Team Making Strides of St. Lucie. Wear PINK! Making Strides against Breast Cancer walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting communities with a shared determination to help free the world from the pain and suffering of breast cancer. Making Strides of St. Lucie funds research to better understand, prevent, fight, and treat the disease. The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is about 1 in 8. Breast cancer death rates have been going down, probably from finding cancer earlier and better treatment. Right now there are more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Let’s support the American Cancer Society and Making Strides of St. Lucie! We can make a difference! Donations are used LOCALLY to promote prevention and early detection, to support patients in their recovery, and to pursue lifesaving treatments. If you have additional questions, or wish to donate a raffle prize, please call Nancy Konzelmann at 772-345-3689.

Fitness Classes Current class schedules are available in the lobby and on the website calendar at VitaliaAtTraditionHOA.com. Due to space limitations, the Fitness Class descriptions have been omitted from this month’s publication. To see descriptions of the classes offered here at Vitalia, please see page 6 the October Vitalia Voice or visit the Captiva Club for more information.

Coffee Talk

Wednesday, November 9th | 1pm Grand Treasure Ballroom

Join us in the Ballroom for coffee and meet your Community Property Manager, Tyler Heel. Listen to any updates regarding the Vitalia Community and welcome your new neighbors. 4   Vitalia Voice | November 2016

Newsletter Help Needed Please be a good neighbor. If you see that a newsletter has been left at a neighbor’s house and they are away, please be so kind as to remove it and drop it off at the clubhouse. In addition to that, please let Rick know so he can remove them from the delivery list. Please remember, we are now delivering to almost 700 homes on 19 streets and it is impossible for all streets to be delivered on the same day. Your delivery people are all residents volunteering their time and effort to make the deliveries. WE ARE LOOKING FOR MORE VOLUNTEERS for the new streets as well as backup volunteers. Thank you so much for considering volunteering. Call Rick Dixon at 772-345-3147 or email him at rdixon@VitaliaAtTraditionHOA.com.


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Orange Sunshine Saturday, November 5 at 7:00 pm Grand Treasure Ballroom

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Really get in the groove! Dress up ‘60s & ‘70s style

Purchase at the clubhouse desk, M-F, 8-4:30.

Tickets

$15 residents ($20 guests)


lifestyles news

Hello Vitalia!

Leslie Boehlert Lifestyles Director lboehlert@ evergreen-LM.com 772-800-2505

I’m so excited to be part of such a vibrant and growing community like Vitalia, and to be your new Lifestyle Director. I moved to West Palm Beach this past December to be closer to my very vibrant eighty-year-old mother and recently relocated up to the Treasure Coast. The road leading to this opportunity began as a travel agent in Northern Virginia. Then I worked as a Wedding Coordinator in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

After spending eight years chasing disasters and helping disaster victims I decided it was time to settle down from so much travel. Next, I moved to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and became the Wedding and Special Events Coordinator for a private country club. I’ve always had an affinity for working with seniors, which led to becoming the Executive Director of a Senior Center before moving to Florida.

One year after moving to the island, Hurricane Marilyn hit bringing in the state and federal response teams. Before long, I was working part time as a Disaster Assistant Employee for FEMA. That led to moving back to the mainland and becoming a full time Community Relations Manager for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

My passions include traveling, the theatre, dancing, and entertaining friends and family. Everyone has been so welcoming and I look forward to meeting as many residents as possible. My door is always open; please stop by to say hello. With many events on the horizon I welcome the opportunity to make them as enjoyable as possible.

Vitalia Event Planning Committee Submitted by Cathy Powers, Chairperson

Do you have your tickets for the Orange Sunshine Band on November 5th? What a show this exceptional group of five musicians and vocalists put on! Enjoy the night as you are transported back to the sights and sounds of a generation that impacted our American culture. Get on board for the Holiday Lights in Mt. Dora trip that leaves on December 2nd. This will be a charming journey filled with wondrous light decorations adorning this Florida venue (pictured above). On December 10th join your neighbors in the Ballroom for a delightful Holiday Concert performed by the Stuart Community Concert Band. Ring in the New Year by attending the dazzling gala in the Grand Treasure Ballroom on December 31st. A catered sit down 6   Vitalia Voice | November 2016

dinner with tempting appetizers and an open bar will help you celebrate the night in style. Mystery Lane Band will be playing all your favorite dance music. Get ready for 2017’s line-up of entertainment and happenings! Mark your calendars now for Studio 54 on January 14th. The Blend: A Capella Quartet will perform on January 20th. Tony Pace will be here on February 14th. The Indoor Treasure Sale is scheduled for residents and guests on February 18th. The 1910 Fruit Gum Company will perform on March 11th. On March 17th Vitalia will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a dinner dance party. And on April 7th and 8th the Bronx Wanderers are scheduled to perform.


out & about Lifestyles Free Movie Night - Race Friday, November 4th | 7pm | Doors Open 6:30pm Grand Treasure Ballroom

No RSVP required. Popcorn provided. Bring your own beverage and snacks and enjoy the show! See ad on page 5 for more information about the movie.

Orange Sunshine Band Saturday, November 5th | 7pm | Doors Open 6:30pm Grand Treasure Ballroom

Come get your groove on with the Florida Showcase Band Orange Sunshine. Flashback to great classic rock hits from the mid to late 1960s. Dress up in your favorite ‘60s and ‘70s style. Doors will open at 6:30pm; show begins at 7pm. $15 for residents and $20 for guests.

Trivia Friday, November 11th | 7pm | Doors Open at 6:30pm Grand Treasure Ballroom | $5 Per Person

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. Reminder… 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 favorite beverage. Note: Residents will be required to select a date (11/11 OR 11/19 - 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.

opportunities, Pot of Gold, and door prizes. Men as well as women are welcome. All money collected will be donated to the American Cancer Society and the St. Lucie Medical Center’s Team Making Strides of St. Lucie. Please contact Nancy Konzelmann at 772-345-3689 if you wish to donate a raffle prize or have any additional questions. Don’t forget to wear PINK!

2nd Night of Trivia SOLD OUT Saturday, November 19th | 7pm | Doors Open at 6:30pm Grand Treasure Ballroom | $5 Per Person

See event description to the left. Note: Residents will be required to select a date (11/11 OR 11/19 - 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.

LIFESTYLES EVENTS TICKET SALE INFORMATION The main ticket sale will be Monday, November 7th in the Grand Treasure Ballroom for the December Lifestyles Events from 9am-11am. Please pick up a deli ticket inside the Ballroom at 9am on November 7th and wait for your number to be called. After November 7th, tickets will be sold at the Captiva Club front desk, Monday–Friday from 8am-4pm. Payment is received by check ONLY (made payable to Vitalia HOA). All residents will need to present their resident ID badges in order to purchase a ticket. The first two weeks a Lifestyles Event goes on sale, tickets will be for RESIDENTS ONLY (unless otherwise specified). If the event is not sold out within this time frame, adult guests are welcome and residents can purchase any remaining tickets.

Free Movie Night The Man Who Knew Infinity Thursday, November 17th | 7pm | Doors Open 6:30pm Grand Treasure Ballroom

No RSVP required. Popcorn provided. Bring your own beverage and snacks and enjoy the show! See ad on page 5 for more information about the movie.

2nd Annual Party in Pink Saturday, November 19th | 9am | $10 Grand Treasure Ballroom

Vitalia at Tradition 2016 Annual Meeting Please join us on Tuesday, November 15th at 1:30pm in the Captiva Club Grand Treasure Ballroom for Vitalia at Tradition’s 2016 Annual Meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

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out & about Arts & Crafts Classes

Local & Beyond

Alcohol Ink Tiles

The Aluminum Show

Monday, November 7th 10am-11am | Biscayne Room | $15

Wednesday, November 9th | 7pm The Sunrise Theatre, 117 South 2nd Street, Fort Pierce

Alcohol Ink tile coasters make beautiful statement pieces for your home and wonderful gifts for your loved ones. They also look amazing on photo stands and framed or mounted on wood. All supplies are included (four tiles per resident).

Serti Silk Painting Tuesday, November 8th; Monday, November 14th; Tuesday, November 15th; and Monday, November 28th (four class sessions) | 10am-11am | Biscayne Room | $20

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 to a canvas to use as wall art, have it made into a beautiful pillow, etc. There are so many ways to use this fabulous art form! All supplies are included. Class size is limited to eight, so sign up quickly.

Welcome to the Neighborhood! Linda Belkin Paul & Elaine Bendeck Leonard & Eileen Cohen Pedro & Maria De La Concepcion Chuck & Stephanie DeWayne Michael & Mylla Fairley Robert & Lorna Fromknecht Mian & Ambereen Jan Mark & Debbie Levy Pierre Andre Majean & Louise Daunais Majean William & Beverly Rector Bruce Slovin & Ede Lambert Slovin Benedetto & Robin Sorgie Donald & Rebecca Steck

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A sensational hit around the world, The Aluminum Show is a stunning and incredible production which offers a theatrical experience that is totally unique – combining amazing special effects, acrobatics, jazz and modern dance, puppetry, dazzling aluminum costumes and lighting. Throughout the show, inanimate objects come to life with energy, emotion and even personality, as silver industrial materials create a luminous and reflective world. View the video: goo.gl/ChhG26. Tickets: $29-$39 at goo.gl/ONAUno.

9th Annual Treasure Coast Beer Fest Saturday, November 12th | 1pm-5pm Tradition Square, Village Center Drive, Port St. Lucie

The festival this year will be open to the public. If you wish to join, but do not want to purchase a ticket for the beer tastings, you can still purchase individual cups of beer from “Beer Trucks” as well as purchase food from the many food vendors, all while enjoying the sights and sounds of the festival! Enjoy over 300 American and International craft beers. Many of Florida’s finest breweries and home brewing clubs will also be featured.

Buddy Bear Weekend “Show You Care, Give A Bear” Friday and Saturday, November 18th and 19th 9:30am-5:30pm | 9221 SE Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie

“Buddy Bear Weekend” is a two-day event that consists of The Buddy Bear Parade™ with all of the preschool children, teachers and parents in the county arriving at the opening ceremonies with bears in hand. About 500 children will be marching in the parade route that ends at the entrance of The Buddy Bear Den™. Each child in the parade will have a brand new stuffed teddy bear to give to local city, county, and state officials to give to the policemen, firemen, and EMS to help children in trauma. For more information, call 772-678-2351.


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

Day

Time

Room

Contact

Phone

Email

Art Club

Mondays Wednesdays

1:30pm 9:30am

BR BR

Ricky Stephens

-

sendaheartart@gmail.com

Basketball Club

Mondays Wednesdays

6pm 2pm

Basketball Court

Jim Loughlin

-

jloughlin44@gmail.com

Bingo

4th Sunday

7pm

GTB

Helen Penzel Rick Dixon

772-345-4225 -

rdixon@vitaliaattraditionhoa.com

Bocce

Saturdays

9am

Courts

Greg

772-345-9267

get300zx@aol.com

Book Club

2nd Tuesday

9:30am

AR

Adrian Goetz

772-345-2294

gba1255@aol.com

Bowling

Tuesdays

1:30pm

SuperPlay USA

Ronda Sadowsky

-

ronda.sadowsky@gmail.com

Bunco

2nd Sunday

6:45pm

GTB

Sue Ann Goldman

772-345-2460

bobsue@htcplus.net

Car Club

-

-

-

Greg Chris

732-539-9110 772-345-2304

get300zx@aol.com caemunz2@gmail.com

Club Amici

-

-

-

Carol Ritz

-

ritzcsp@aol.com

Co-Ed Dart Club

Mondays & Wednesdays

6:45pm

BDR

Brian Stadtler

772-345-2772

bstadtler@gmail.com

Cook’s Corner

-

-

-

-

-

cookscornervitalia@gmail.com

Cornhole Club

3rd Sunday

6:30pm

GTB

Gail Gwodz Milly Katzenbach

-

gwodz@bellsouth.net millynick01@yahoo.com

Dart Club

Tuesdays

7pm

BDR

Mike Mamo

772-345-0561

-

Dogs & Cats Forever

-

-

-

Kathy Pachuta

772-345-2311

mirage0204@htcplus.net

Friends and Neighbors of Education Club

-

-

-

Cathy Powers

-

cathy@powersnetwork.com

Genealogy Club

2nd Friday

1pm

AR

Flo Giltman

772-345-9150

lgiltma1@gmail.com

Good News Club Bible Study

Wednesdays

11am

AR

Cathy Simon

-

finefeather1983@gmail.com

Gun Club

1st Thursday

10:30am

BR

Jerry Mastrov

772-345-0377

jmastrov@aol.com

Hand & Foot

Thursdays

1pm

BR

Bob Goldman

772-345-2460

bobsue@htcplus.net

Juliets

2nd Thursday

1pm

-

Carla Mansfield Shelley Deixler

-

cbenz21@aol.com shell842@gmail.com

Investment Club

3rd Tuesday

3pm

AR

Linda Gausten

772-345-6669

lgausten@yahoo.com

Knit One, Crochet Too

Thursdays

7pm

AR

Marjorie Weiss

772-345-9382

weisderr@gmail.com

Ladies of Vitalia (LOVe) Hadassah

1st Tuesday

10:30am

GTB

Sue Ann Goldman

772-345-2460

bobsue@htcplus.net

Mahjong Club

-

-

-

Shelley Deixler

-

shell842@gmail.com

Men’s 8 Ball League of Vitalia

Wednesdays & Thursdays

7pm

BBR

Jerry Warrener Bill Sheehan

610-283-1534 302-841-8664

jdub919@outlook.com bill@sheehan3.com

Men’s Golf

Mondays

-

-

Steve Tuckman

-

tuck61494@gmail.com

Men’s Water Volleyball

T, W & Sat.

9am

CP

Phil Savader

-

philsavader@aol.com

Missy Sippy’s Club

1st Wed.

6pm

SP

Shelley Deixler

-

shell842@gmail.com

Music Lovers Club

-

-

-

Mark Rosenbaum Lynette Polo

631-796-7651 -

musicloversclub4u@aol.com

Petanque

Tuesdays Wednesdays

9am 5pm

Courts Courts

Christine

508-816-4632

cbianchin@hotmail.com

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

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

Day

Time

Room

Contact

Phone

Email

Pickleball Club

Daily Tues. & Thurs.

6am/4pm 7pm

Courts Courts

Jim Nelson

772-345-6275

viking01@bellsouth.net

Pilates Club

Tues. & Thurs.

11:15am

SAS

Deb DíAndrea

720-215-2860

treasurecoastpilates@gmail.com

Ping Pong Club

Wednesdays Fridays

7pm 1pm

GTB GTB

Jim Follin

-

jimfollin@gmail.com

Pinochle

Fridays

6pm

BR

Bob Goldman

772-345-2460

bobsue@htcplus.net

Red Hot Seasons

-

-

-

Sue Ann Goldman

772-345-2460

bobsue@htcplus.net

Retreads Remote Control Car Club

2nd Thursday

9am

Car Track

Brian Stadtler

772-345-2772

-

Seashell Sunset Happy Hour Club

3rd Tuesday

7:15pm

SP

Jan Flynt

-

jancflynt@icloud.com

Single’s Club

1st Saturday

6pm

-

Susan O’Dell

-

susanannodell@hotmail.com

Sports Fans Club

-

-

-

Ron Shandler

540-815-0643

vitalia@ronshandler.com

Stickball

Sundays

8am

Courts

Phil Savader

-

philsavader@aol.com

Sunset Beach Tiki Bar Group

Sundays

1pm

SP

Joseph Veight

-

jwveight@gmail.com

Sunshine Club

-

-

-

Susan O’Dell

-

sunshinevitalia@gmail.com

Tennis Club - Open Play Men’s League

M, W, F, Sat. Sundays Tuesdays M-F Tuesdays

7:15am 8am/4pm 7am/8am 8am 8:30am

Courts Courts Courts Courts Courts

Robert Memis Gayle Deighan

772-345-5857 561-512-5101

robertmemis@gmail.com tennisgayle@gmail.com

TLC Women’s Bible Study

Thursdays

10:30am

AR

Diane Harrington

772-345-9054

harr2888@gmail.com

Travel Club of Vitalia

Quarterly

11am

GTB

-

-

info@vitaliatravelclub.com

Veterans Club

3rd Friday

2pm

BR

Dave Martin

-

smedley8218@gmail.com

Women’s League Women’s Open Play

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

Art Club Wednesdays | 9:30am-12:30pm | Biscayne Room

We are moving from Tuesdays to Wednesdays effective November 2nd. Same time, same place, different day. We are a group that enjoys being creative. Many of us have never painted before, while some have years of experience. Either way we have fun, make new friends, and learn from each other. We welcome everyone from experienced artists to the beginner. We each work independently in all mediums and help each other to learn or improve on what we already know. There is no instructor and you bring your own supplies. Occasionally Ricky Stephens will teach a class. On November 16th, she will teach us how to paint a Christmas or Hanukkah card in watercolors. You do NOT need to know how to draw, as we trace the design. See the poster in the lobby for the samples. Then learn how to make your custom envelope for the card. All

supplies will be provided; however, you will need to bring an ultra-fine point Sharpie. Please email Ricky Stephens at sendaheartart@gmail.com if you want to attend this class. Open Art Day | Mondays | 1:30pm-5:30pm | Biscayne Room

You’re welcome to join us to create an art project. Bring your own project such as jewelry making, craft making, or mosaics, etc. If you wish to share your knowledge of a craft, please let us know and we will schedule a teaching session. Let’s keep “ART” in Vitalia! If you wish to join us, please contact Polly Lasher at 772-345-9228 or Ricky Stephens at 239-682-6532.

Basketball Club Mondays at 6pm | Wednesdays at 2pm Basketball Court

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out & about Club / Group Monday evening (currently at 6pm) and on Wednesday afternoon at 2pm. With the upcoming time change, there will be a new start time for Monday evening play. We are going to have another free throw competition in November or December, so look for a general announcement in early November. For more information, contact the Commish, Jim Loughlin, at jloughlin44@gmail.com.

Bingo Sunday, November 27th | 7pm-9pm Grand Treasure Ballroom

Come join your neighbors at the Captiva Club from 7pm to 9pm for a fun evening of bingo. No need to reserve a seat - simply pay at the door, $5 per person for the evening. We’ll be serving coffee, tea, and snacks, but you are always welcome to bring your own snacks as well. See you there!

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

Bocce is an Italian game played between 2 teams of 4 players max and with 8 large balls and 1 small target ball. Petanque is a French game played between 2 teams of various size and with metal balls and 1 small ball. The object of both games is to get as close to the small ball as possible. Bocce is played on Saturdays at 9am and Petanque on Tuesdays at 9am and Wednesdays at 5pm (NEW TIMES) at the courts. Contact Greg at get300zx@ aol.com or 772-345-9267 for Bocce and Christine at cbianchin@hotmail.com or 508-816-4632 for Petanque. No equipment needed and beginners are welcome.

Book Club Tuesday, November 8th | 9:30am | Augustine Room

We’ll be discussing Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani. Synopsis below: When her father falls into a coma, Indian American photographer Sonya reluctantly returns to the family she’d fled years before. Since she left home, Sonya has lived on the run, free of any ties, while her softspoken sister, Trisha, has created a perfect suburban life, and her ambitious sister, Marin, has built her own successful career. But as these women come together, their various methods of coping with a terrifying history can no longer hold their memories at bay. Buried secrets rise to the surface as their father—the victim of humiliating racism and perpetrator of horrible violence—remains unconscious. As his 12   Vitalia Voice | November 2016

condition worsens, the daughters and their mother wrestle with private hopes for his survival or death, as well as their own demons and buried secrets. Upcoming books: December 13th - Florence Gordon by Brian Morton; January 10th - Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom; and February 14th - Best Boy by Eli Gottlieb. Contact Adrian Goetz at 772-345-2294 or gba1255@aol.com for more information.

Bunco Sunday, November 13th | 6:45pm-8:45pm Grand Treasure Ballroom

Want to play an energetic dice game? Join us on the second Sunday of each month. Our game includes three dice, a score sheet, pencils for each one to use, and a lot of fun. Cost is $5 per person. The prizes are gift cards to Publix. We collect on the first Monday of each month at the Captiva Club from 9am-10:30am. If writing a check, please make it out to cash. We’ll serve coffee and water and you can bring snacks if you wish. Please contact Sue Ann Goldman at 772-345-2460 or bobsue@htcplus.net.

Car Club Wednesday, November 9th | 12pm Captiva Club Parking Lot

The Vitalia Car Club is open to all residents of Vitalia. 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 the activities of the club. In addition to car related events, we’ll be going to and participating in Car Shows. Those interested in the club can attend our meeting on November 9th. Please bring your cars, if possible. The meeting will be to discuss future club events.

Cooks Corner Tuesday, November 8th | 6pm | Nino’s in Stuart

There will be Antipasto and Eggplant Rollatini, served family style, a choice of entrée (Linguini with Clams, Lasagna, Rigatoni Bolognese, Chicken Francese, or Chicken Marsala), followed by Cannoli for dessert. The meal will cost $25, which includes tax and tip. A cash bar will be available. RSVP to cookscornervitalia@gmail.com. Wednesday, November 16th | 6pm | Demo Kitchen

Beef Tenderloin Three Ways presented by Chef Greg. Cost is $25 per person. RSVP to cookscornervitalia@gmail.com.


out & about Club / Group If there is sufficient interest, we will add a second night. Coming in December is our Annual Cookie Exchange.

Friends and Neighbors of Education (FAN) Club Friday, November 4th | 9:30am | Biscayne Room

All are welcome to be part of this great group of folks. We plan and carry out fun events in Vitalia to raise funds to benefit early childhood literacy in Port St. Lucie. Join us to hear the results of the Copacabana Night fundraiser endeavors. Learn how you can be part of the team hosting the fun November Karaoke Night. Sunday, November 6th | 6:30pm-8:30pm | Ballroom

The FAN Club invites you to Karaoke Night in the Grand Treasure Ballroom. The price is just $5 at the door. With thousands of songs to choose from, this night is tons of fun. The dance floor is also open. BYOB. Open table seating. Gather your neighbors together to perform as a group or if you prefer, sing a solo, or just come to have a good time. For more information, please contact Cathy Powers at 772-345-2486 or cathy@powersnetwork.com.

Genealogy Club Friday, November 11th | 1pm-2:30pm | 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. Club members will assist each other and those new to Genealogy on how to begin their search and provide suggestions on how to continue. Come join us in carving out a place for one’s family in the larger historical picture and on how to preserve the past for future generations. Meetings are held the second Friday of every month in the Augustine Room at the Captiva Club. Yearly membership is $10. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Flo Giltman at lgiltma1@gmail.com or 772-345-9150.

(now Turkey) while in prison at Rome (A.D. 60). All are welcome regardless of faith or background. For more information, please contact Kathy Simon at 352-238-5472 or finefeather1983@gmail.com or Doug Farrone at 954214-2591 or dougfarrone@htcplus.net.

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

Calling all neighbors: come join us for a card game called Hand & Foot on Thursday afternoons. We will gladly teach you how to play. All levels are welcome. Please contact Bob Goldman at 772-345-2460 or bobsue@htcplus.net for more information.

Investment Club Tuesday, November 15th | 3pm | Augustine Room

The Investment Club at Vitalia is a peer-to-peer discussion forum for residents who invest, or are interested in investing, in the stock market. Meetings include discussions on risk, portfolio construction, asset classes, performance, wealth management, and a general analysis and discussion of individual stocks and the economy. You don’t have to be an expert to be part of this club. All Vitalia residents are welcome. Meetings are the third Tuesday of the month at 3pm in the Augustine Room. For more information, contact Linda Gausten at lgausten@yahoo.com.

Juliets Thursday, November 10th | 1pm Dolphin Bar & Grill in Jensen Beach

The Juliet’s meet the second Thursday of each month. This month we will be going to the Dolphin Bar & Grill in Jensen Beach, which is famous for its location on the water’s edge with its panoramic views. The original building was built by the historic actress Frances Langford. Come join us for the Dolphin’s Salad Bar or their unique dishes and soups! Shelley and Carla look forward to seeing you all. RSVP to Carla Mansfield at 772-345-1460.

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

We are an interactive Bible-based group studying the Old and New Testaments. Lessons are from Scripture, DVD series, and current events. In November, we will likely complete the study of The Book of Ephesians. It is believed that Paul wrote this letter to the City of Ephesus November 2016 | Vitalia Voice   13  


out & about Club / Group Knit One, Crochet Too Club Thursdays | 7pm-8pm | Augustine Room

Anyone who knits, crochets, or does other handcrafts is welcome to join us any week or those who want to learn. We teach people and are there to support you along the way. Conversation is always enjoyable and we learn techniques from seeing each other’s projects. There are also opportunities to make things for charity.

Ladies of Vitalia (LOVe) Hadassah The 2016/17 Enjoyment Books are in. Cost: $35. This book has great deals and offers BOGOs and discounts up to 50% off! Contact Sue Ann at 772-345-2460 or sueann0330@ gmail.com. Books will be for sale on Monday, November 7th when signing up for activities. Kelly Tyko, The Bargainista Tuesday, November 1st | 10:30am-12:30pm Grand Treasure Ballroom

Kelly Tyko, also known as the Bargainista, has worked for Treasure Coast Newspapers since 2003 and became the retail reporter and consumer columnist in 2015. RSVP to Phyllis Rubin at parubin1961@yahoo.com. On November 1st, we’re taking orders for the 2017 Mahjong Cards and Covers. Small cards are $8 ($5.25 for the small cover) and large are $9 ($5.75 for large covers). Contact Sue Ann at 772-345-2460 or sueann0330@gmail.com. Chanukah & Charity Tuesday, December 6th | 10:30am-12:30pm Grand Treasure Ballroom

Holiday collection for Safe Space and Hospice. Toys, pull-up diapers, and new clothes for abused children at Hibiscus House. The Installation of Officers for the 2017 year will be led by Sue Schwartz, Membership Coordinator for Florida Atlantic. To be in tune for the holidays, we will be serving latkes (potato pancakes) and fantastic desserts made by our members. RSVP to Phyllis Rubin at parubin1961@yahoo.com.

Mahjong Club Please contact Shelley Deixler at shell842@gmail.com for more information and days/times that the club meets. MALKA’S MAHJONG CORNER: ASK THE EXPERT Q: I play American-style mahjong and need to know what to do when I have less than 4 players? 14   Vitalia Voice | November 2016

A: American style 3 players - Build 4 walls. Deal 13 tiles to each player (14 to the dealer) as normal. Just skip the empty seat (nobody is west, for example) - do not deal tiles to the empty seat. Skip the Charleston, just go straight to the dealer’s first discard. American style 2 players - Same. Sit opposite each other. Build 4 walls. Dealer has 14 tiles, opposite player has 13 tiles (as usual). No Charleston. No dummy seats. Note: Some people reject the skipping of the Charleston and make a table rule governing how to do a Charleston with 3 players. For example, when passing to the empty seat, place the 3 tiles by the wall at that side of the table. When taking tiles from the empty seat, take any 3 tiles from that side of the table. At the end of the Charleston, repair the now-thoroughly-messed-up wall on the empty side of the table.

Missy Sippy’s Club Wednesday, November 2nd | 6pm Seashell Pavilion

This will be our first Missy Sippy’s get together of the season! We will be meeting every month on the first Wednesday at 6pm at Captiva’s Seashell Pavilion. All ladies are invited; ask your neighbors to join us for a fun-filled night. Bring your beverage of choice! For more information, email Shelley at shell842@gmail.com.

Pickleball Club Open Play Daily | 6am & 4pm Tuesday & Thursday | 7pm Ladies Only on Monday, Thursday & Saturday | 8am

Come join the fun! Newbie clinics are held the first two Tuesdays of each month. Check out our website at vitaliapickleball.com and click on Newbie Classes to register. Club dues are only $10 per person, per year. Free private lessons are available from Kevin Schuler, 772-3456216, or LJ Miller, 772-345-2111. You can become a member and be added to the club mailing list by contacting Dore Handy at 772-345-6221 or drbh79@yahoo.com.

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

Our membership continues to grow and we will be adding


out & about Club / Group a third table for club play. With the addition of a third table, there will be singles and doubles play as people want. We will start play against Kings Isle later this fall. Come join us for some fun table tennis! For more information, contact Jim Follin at jimfollin@gmail.com.

Pinochle Fridays | 6pm | Demo Kitchen

Join both beginner and experienced players for an enjoyable evening out. Please call Bob Goldman at 772345-2460 or email him at bobsue@htcplus.net for further information.

Red Hot Seasons - Vitalia’s Red Hat Group Wednesday, November 16th | 12:30pm-2:30pm Bonefish Mac, 622 SE Becker Road, Port St. Lucie

Join us for our luncheon at Bonefish Mac. Please contact Kathy Sagnella to RSVP or for more information at fsagnella772@gmail.com or 772-345-4988.

Single’s Club Saturday, November 5th | 6pm Tutto Fresco in Port St. Lucie

Join the Single’s Club for monthly activities and make new friends. The goal of the club is for single people to meet, make new friends, and do activities together even outside of the club. Many started walking, golfing, going to the movies and dinner together once they became friends. If you’re interested in joining this group and attending this month’s dinner, please email Susan O’Dell at susanannodell@hotmail.com.

Sports Fans of Vitalia Tuesday, November 15th | 4:30pm | Augustine Room

This month’s meeting is a sports trivia contest! No matter what sports or teams you follow, join us for our monthly discussion group, bus trips to games, and more. Contact Ron Shandler at vitalia@ronshandler.com for more information.

Sunshine Club The club gives support to people who’ve had a death in the family, hospitalization, etc. Even if one isn’t a member, the club would still send an appropriate card. Let Susan O’Dell know of any instances where a card should be sent at susanannodell@hotmail.com. The membership fee is $10 per household, or if someone lives alone, they ONLY pay $5. Pick up a membership form in the Captiva Club Library. All the pertinent information is listed on the form.

Tennis Club Check Weekly Calendar in Vitalia Voice For Open Play Times

Glad to have the snowbirds returning. The Tennis Club General Membership Meeting will be held on November 16th at 4pm in the Biscayne Room. There will be important items to discuss, as well as election of Directors to serve in 2017. For your pleasure, we will be serving wine and cheese and other refreshments. The events committee is planning a number of different tournaments and socials for the remainder of 2016. Please continue to support us by participating in these upcoming events. We also have Tennis Clinics each Tuesday at 7pm for the cost of $15 per person. Each clinic stresses a different aspect of your tennis game. If you have any questions or want to join our club, contact Bob Memis at 772-345-5857 or robertmemis@gmail.com or Gayle Deighan at 561-512-5101 or tennisgayle@gmail.com.

TLC Women’s Bible Study 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, please contact Diane Harrington at harr2888@gmail.com, 772-345-9054 (home), or 404-578-0437 (cell).

Veterans Club Friday, November 18th | 2pm | Biscayne Room

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’ll meet on the third Friday of the month at 2pm. Contact David Martin at smedley8218@gmail.com for more information.

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