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December 2011 Upcoming EvEnts December 1 Tree Lighting 3 Pub Night/Wine Tasting at Railhead 4 Christmas Pageant 6 7 8 Breast Cancer Support Group Ambassadors Meeting Degas Tour at Philharmonic J oin us on Saturday, December 31 for this elegant eve- ning at the Town Center to ring in the New Year! Get dolled up and come ready to be pampered, because this 9 Michael McDonald 10 Holiday Dance- It’s a Marshmallow World is going to be the affair of the year. Be prepared to dance 11 Eagles vs. Dolphins Football Game the night away as DJ Robert McDonald will be keeping 13 Tasting at Olive Oil 15 Holiday Trolley Light tour and Palm the party going until 12:30 a.m. Your evening will begin Cottage at 7:30 p.m. with passed hors d’oeuvres; marinated grilled 17 Cowboys vs. Buccaneers Football Game gulf shrimp, chicken salad stuffed baby bells, artichoke and 18 Kid’s Holiday Party spinach stuffed mushroom caps, a display of assorted 19 Cookie Exchange 20 Hanukkah Party cheeses, crudites, crackers and dip. Next 22 Million Dollar Quartet we will move into the ballrooms for 26 Deep Sea Fishing plated dinner which consists of: Grilled 27 Pizza Bingo for the Kids Vegetable Salad with mixed baby lettuce 28 Movie Night 31 New Year’s Eve tossed with marinated grilled Portobello mushrooms, green and yellow squash, red January onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese served with Railhead signature bal- 5 Ballroom Dancing Starts! samic vinaigrette, rolls and butter, choice of the following entree: Grilled prime 8 Pot Luck Night 12 Ringling Museum rib of beef served with Au Jus, or Macadamia crusted Mahi-Mahi with chef’s 12 Doo Whop Group at the Philharmonic vegetables and scalloped potatoes. Your evening includes all tax and gratuities 13 Immokalee Casino Night Trip for servers as well as Non-Alcoholic beverages. Please remember to BYOB 14 Company at Theatre Zone for this evening. To follow throughout the evening is an assortment of desserts, 14 Prime Rib Night at Railhead Cafe’ 15 Doggie Day coffee service, assorted Petit-Fours and chocolate dipped strawberries for each 16 Children’s Afternoon Movie table with a champagne toast at midnight. Please note: There is a dietary alterna- 17 American Heart Association Luncheon tive for those requesting it in advance only. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and close at 18 Cooking Class 12:30 a.m. Tickets for this event are $75.00 per person and are on sale. Seating 20 Financial Seminar 21 Blood Drive assignment accompanies payment, no refunds for this event. We need 75 people 21 Pub Crawl signed up by December 9 to run this event. Please get your reservations in! 23 Plants and Planters nal 27 Image Matters Seminar Belly fessiopher! 28 Cracker at the Ritz Dinner and Show 29 Swamp Buggy Races pro gra Dance r! Photo 31 Kayaking with the Manatee “Turning Houses into Homes and Customers into Homeowners for Life.” i m p o rta n t p h o n E n U m b E r s Activity Director .................................................... 949-9909 Veolia (Trash Pick-up)........................................... 334-1224 ADT ................................................................972-871-3553 VillageWalk Sales Center ...................................... 948-4141 Bonita Springs Utilities .......................................... 992-0711 Wildlife Conservancy (Alligators)..................866-392-4286 Comcast Customer Service .................................... 432-9277 Town Center Tenants DiVosta Customer Service...........................1-888-898-9712 Guard House .......................................................... 949-2091 Steven Emerson Hair Studio .................................. 992-8181 Guard House Fax ................................................... 949-2372 Fifth Third Bank .................................................... 992-1695 Lee County Domestic Animals .............................. 432-2083 Serenity Salon ........................................................ 495-5863 School Transportation ............................................ 344-2544 Post Office.............................................................. 949-4470 Southwest Property Management .......................... 261-3440 Town Center HOA Office ...................................... 949-9909 Railhead Cafe ......................................................... 221-7093 Town Center HOA Office Fax ............................... 947-3880 Tennis & Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . ............................ 947-6260 Don’t forget to view us on-line at www.villagewalkbonita.com! nEwslEttEr inDEx Articles ................................................................................................................................................................................................... Page Number Important Phone Numbers ..................................................................................2 Special Events ................................................................................................. 3-6 Bus Trips ......................................................................................................... 7-8 Travel ..................................................................................................................8 Workshops & Classes ................................................................................... 9-10 Clubs ........................................................................................................... 10-15 Monthly Calendar .............................................................................................16 Activity Director’s Notes ............................................................................ 17-18 Tennis ...........................................................................................................19 HOA Information .............................................................................................20 Fitness Events ...................................................................................................21 Sales Center Info ..............................................................................................22 Town Center Tenants ........................................................................................22 Community Photos ..................................................................................... 23-24 2 ~ Talk of The walk DECEMBER 2011 DEcEmbEr spEcial EvEnts Annual Tree Trimming Party/Social! FREE Tasting at Naples Olive Oil Join us on Thursday, December 1 from 7:00- 8:00 p.m. for our Tree Tuesday, December 13 Trimming Party in the 5:00-7:00 p.m. Town Center! Holiday Naples Olive Oil, a gour- music, provided by the met olive oil and balsamic Naples/Ft. Myers Bar- vinegar shop and tasting bershop Chorus; Paradise gallery which is located in Coastmen! Coffee and dessert will be free for all down town Naples. Naples residents in attendance. For admission we ask that you Olive Oil creates an unfor- bring an ornament for our community tree or a dessert gettable culinary experi- to share. Please feel free to be creative with your orna- ence as you taste a variety ments and personalize them as you wish. Come meet of fine organic virgin olive and greet your neighbors during this wonderful time of oils and flavor infused bal- year! We are in need of some volunteers to make this samic vinegars produced event a success. If you are interested please contact exclusively for their shop. Michelle at 949-9909 today! Let’s get into the spirit of Join VillageWalk on Tuesday, December 13 for this the holiday right here in our own backyard! FREE holiday tasting. An assortment of cheeses, meat, bread, and marinated vegetables will have you asking for more! For this special evening you may BYOB It’s a Marshmallow World your favorite beverage to pair with the assortment of Holiday Dance! foods. Limited to 20 people, please get your reserva- tions in early by calling 949-9909. Join us on Saturday, December 10 in the Town Center for our Holiday Party! Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Live entertainment from the famous Manhattan Connections from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Please remember to bring Holiday Lights and a snack to share and BYOB. All non-al- coholic beverages will be supplied as well as cups and Palm Cottage Tour ice. This dance is $10.00 per person. Seating assign- Thursday, December 15 ments accompany payment. Last date for reservations Departing the is Friday, December 9. 50/50 raffle will take place so Town Center at bring those dollar bills and your lucky charm! 5:45 p.m. Hop on the Trol- ley and get into Cookie Exchange the Holiday Spirit! We will head to Join us in the Town Center on Monday, December 19 at Palm Cottage 7:00 p.m. for our community cookie exchange! Each down in Naples, and then around Victoria Park for attendee should bring 3 dozen (36) treats of one type all of the decorations. Palm Cottage, the city’s most of home-made holiday cookie or candy (please nothing treasured and respected symbol of Naples’ history, is requiring refrigeration). This is a wonderful way to meet the oldest house in Naples (1895) and a landmark in your neighbors, get some great recipes, and impress the National Register of Historic Places. The cottage your friends and family with a delightful assortment of is decorated so beautifully for the Holidays, you won’t holiday treats! $2.00 per person to cover the cost of light want to miss it! Enjoy Cider and Holiday cookies as we refreshments and snacks. Remember to bring a container to place your new cookies in! If we have 36 people sign cruise on over to Victoria Park for a holiday lights tour up, then everyone receives 3 of each Holiday Cookie. to top off the night. Tickets for this magical night at Please remember to bring your recipe and we can make $29.00 per person. All reservations must be received by copies for everyone. Please sign up by calling the Town Monday, December 12 for planning purposes. Limited Center at 949-9909. to the first 30 people who sign up. DECEMBER 2011 Talk of The walk~ 3 DEcEmbEr spEcial EvEnts ( c o n t. ) holiDay charitiEs CHiLDrEn’S CHriSTmaS ParTy Join us in the Town Center on Sunday, December 18 BonIta SprIngS aSSIStance at 6:30 p.m. Don’t miss out offIce neeDS our Help! on Santa’s Special Ar- For over 30 years the Bonita Springs As- rival, Pictures with Santa, sistance Office has been providing aid to the Bonita Cookies and Milk, Crafts, Springs community. Whether it’s assistance during a Coloring Contest, Games catastrophic flood, camp scholarships for children, or a and much more. $7.00 per bag of food for a struggling family, the Assistance Of- child; parents and guests are fice has been there to help our fellow citizens. Now the need is increasing, and the food pantry shelves are ex- free. Sign up and payment tremely bare. VillageWalk will be collecting items until must be made at the Town Monday, December 12. You may drop your items off Center window by Thursday, December 15. Please at the Post Office or the Town Center. The Assistance don’t wait until the last minute, we want to make sure Office has partnered with Harry Chapin Food Bank so we have enough goodies for all of the children. We are for every $1 donated they can purchase $6 worth of looking for a few bakers to make this event a hit for the food. The Assistance Office is looking for a nomination kids. If you wish to volunteer, please call Michelle at donation or the following items: 949-9909. Canned Vegetables • Vegetable Soup • Canned Tomato products Spaghetti Sauce • Dry noodles and pastas • Cereal Oatmeal • Bread & Muffin Mixes • Canned Beef Stew HanukkaH Party Bean soups • Baked beans • Canned Chili • Peanut Butter Join us on Tuesday, December 20 lee county SHerIff’S DepartMent at 5 pm to light the Menorah. We The Lee County Sheriff’s depart- will gather in the Town Center ment is helping local families with main lobby for this special occa- the Bonita Springs city limits this sion. No entry fee but we do ask holiday season. They are collect- that you bring a themed dish or ing slightly used toys, unwrapped dessert to share. Small plates, toys and monetary donations. 100% of the donations will go to families in Bonita Springs. napkins, water and coffee will Please drop off your items to the Town Center by Mon- be provided. Please RSVP to the day, December 5. Town Center by Friday, Decem- ber 16 for planning purposes. faMIly BeacH portraItS Nationally acclaimed photographer and Village Walk Half Day Deep Sea Fishing Trip resident John Thawley, is now offering family beach portrait sittings for the 2011-12 season. As a special on the Lady Brett invitation to Village Walk neighbors, John is offering Monday, December 26 $100 off the regular sitting fee. A regular $299 sitting 1 PM Departure (check in (up to six people) is available to Village Walk residents 12:45) Tin City for $199. Sittings for large families (up to 12) are regu- Enjoy the afternoon on the Gulf larly $399 and will be available to residents for $299. of Mexico, a great way to spend the day! Departing from Sessions will take place in the late day when the light Tin City for a half day of deep sea fishing. Cruising at 18 is prettiest; therefore it is best to book as early as pos- knots, catch: grouper, snapper, king fish, mackerel and sible for your family’s beach portrait. Using the latest cobia. Rod and reel, bait and fishing license and tax are in digital imaging, you can view your portraits securely included. Bring a small cooler with beer, soda, or lunch. online within 48 hours of your sitting. Print orders will Comfort facilities available on board. Cost is $52 per be accepted up to 10 days before Christmas. However, person, check payable to VillageWalk. 7 day cancella- RUSH orders can be accommodated at an additional tion policy applies. A minimum of 10 and a maximum charge. Call John at 248.227.0110 or email johnt@ 20 for this trip. See the HOA Office for reservations by c2group.com - additional details are available online at Wednesday, December 21. http://www.swflstockphoto.com/beach/ 4 ~ Talk of The walk DECEMBER 2011 DEcEmbEr spEcial EvEnts ( c o n t. ) Lu au Yappy Hour S ty Progressive Dinner! Le! Get to meet your neighbors on Sunday, January 15 • 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 8 at our progres- Are you a dog lover? If so, this is the sive dinner. Appetizers will be event for you and your 4 legged friend! out in the Gazebo area starting at Join us on Sunday, January 15 from 4:30 p.m. and then we’ll move into 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Gazebo lawn the ballroom for dinner and des- area. Camp Bow Wow and their friends will be on-site sert. Tables in the ballroom will be for the afternoon handing out free information, treats designated by States. Please remem- and fun. This event is free for all residents and their ber to BYOB. When registering pets. Don’t forget to register your pet for our canine please let us know what you will be costume fashion show. Please RSVP to the Town bringing; appetizer, side dish or main entree. Please be Center by Thursday, January 12. prepared to be flexible on dishes to bring as we need to make sure we have plenty of entrees to accommodate the participants. When registering please let us know Save the Date: monday, what State you come from for table set up purposes. January 16, 2:00 p.m. $7.00 per person to cover the cost of magician, dessert, paper products, sternos and non-alcoholic beverages. If Kids Afternoon Movie you are bringing appetizers, please try to arrive a few More details to follow minutes early so we can display them. All reservations must be in by Thursday, January 5 for planning pur- poses. If you would like to volunteer, please call Donna Pub night at railhead Cafe Rouette 949-3110 or email email@example.com. Saturday, December 3 Come sample some of our NEW menu items and socialize with your friends and Shark Valley tour neighbors. $16.00 includes pub The Shark Valley style food, wine tasting and draft beer. area is home to 5:00-8:00 p.m. Call for reservations 239-221-7093. a diverse num- ber of animals and plants. The american Heart association luncheon various species Tuesday, January 17 • 12:00 Noon change with the The American Heart Association in seasons and water partnership with Condo and HOA levels through- Law would like to invite you for lunch to educate you on the myths out the year. As a result, every journey through the and raise awareness of heart disease Everglades offers a different experience for visitors. as the number one killer of women. VillageWalk will be heading to Shark Valley the Because women have been largely Everglades National Park on Tuesday, January 10 for ignored as a specific group, their a tram tour and visit. We have 30 spots reserved on awareness of this often-preventable the 2:00 p.m. trolley tour. The tram tour will last about disease has suffered. Only 55 percent of women real- two hours and is $16.00 per person. Parking is $10.00 ize heart disease is their No. 1 killer and less than half per car. You may bring a small cooler on-board that fits know what are considered healthy levels for cardiovas- under your seat. We need to be on-site at 1:30 p.m. for cular risk factors like blood pressure and cholesterol. the tour, leaving VillageWalk Bocce courts at 12:00 Condo and HOA Law will explain how stress is linked to Cardio Vascular Disease and how they can help noon. After the tram tour you may explore on your own to reduce stress in your community. The Go Red For or head back to VillageWalk. Please make sure to wear Women movement works to make sure women know comfortable clothing, Tennis shoes, sunscreen and they are at risk so they can take action to protect their bring your camera! All reservations must be received health. All reservations must be received by Tuesday, by Tuesday, January 3. January 10 for this free seminar and luncheon. DECEMBER 2011 Talk of The walk~ 5 JanUary spEcial EvEnts ( c o n t. ) trivia night A Cracker At The Ritz Thursday, January 19 • 5:30-7:30 p.m. If you missed Compton and Ben- Come test your knowledge! Trivia nett two years ago with Assisted nights are informal, fun, competitions Living the Musical you will not where teams battle to see who has the want to miss them this year! A greatest knowledge of matters trivial. Cracker At The Ritz is an original Test your knowledge with categories two-person musical revue which including, but not limited to, sports, exposes the ironies, foibles and absurdities of life in geography, entertainment, science, Southwest Florida. Characters include Naomi Lipshitz- and literature. The winners are the Finklestein-Murphy; Cap’n Baldrick, the Pirate; local team which, at the end of the night, artiste Ariel; Songs include A Ton-and-a-half of Cadil- have correctly answered the most number of questions. lac Steel, Barron Collier High and the plaintive spring Get your friends and neighbors together for our first break lament, Tattoo on My Butt. This show has played Trivia Night here at the Town center. Teams can have to sold out audiences in cabarets, country clubs and a minimum of 4 players with a maximum of 8 players. theaters from Marco Island to Fort Myers. Compton Please come with a team name in mind so we can begin and Bennett are coming to VillageWalk for one special on time! Don’t worry if you don’t have a team together, night, Saturday, January 28. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., we can match you up! Price is $5 per person. Please Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. catered by Railhead bring an appetizer to share at half time! Non-alcoholic Cafe consisting of a house salad, rolls and butter, Penne beverages and water will be provided. Please register rustica; penne pasta tossed with grilled chicken breast, with the HOA Office by Monday, January 16 for plan- italian sausage, onions, mushrooms, fresh basil, mozza- ning purposes. rella cheese and marinara sauce, Baked fish florentine and a Beef pot roast, Yankee style roast beef served with vegetables and potatoes, and dessert. The show pub crawl will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go fast, so get your You will not want to miss this fun reservations in early! Tickets are $40.00 per person. VillageWalk Activity! Join in the Please remember to BYOB. Guests of VillageWalk festivities on Saturday, January 21 as residents will be permitted to sign up starting Monday, we head to Naples. The Ku-Ku Ku- December 19. If you would like to help with this event Nu-Ku a famous authentic, “open air” please call Margie Wisniewski at 948-3930 or Margie San Francisco Motorized Cable Car, will pick us up Lutz at 390-9305. right at VillageWalk to start the evening off right. We Kayaking at Manatee Park will travel to Mercato and then to down town Naples hitting all the hot spots. Coolers, snacks and pre-game beverages are allowed on the trolley. The tunes will Join in the fun on Tues- be jammin as we get on and off the trolley all evening. day, January 31 as we hit The cost for the trolley is $20.00 per person based on the waters of South West a minimum of 30 residents. Please RSVP to the HOA Florida in search of some Office by January 16. So don’t drink and drive, hop on exercise, birds, dolphin the trolley and ride with us. The trolley will depart Vil- and manatees! We will be lageWalk at 6:00 p.m. from the Town Center and return Kayaking from Manatee Park in Fort Myers down the at 11:00 p.m. Orange River and back. There will be a kayak instruc- tion before we depart; so even if you have never kay- aked before this trip is for you! Enjoy lunch in the park Swamp Buggy races after the trip; choice of Turkey on wheat, ham on white Sunday, January 29 • Florida Sports Park in Naples or a veggie wrap. Lunch comes with drink and dessert. $39.00 per person for this day of fun so don’t miss out. If we have 20 people who are interested in going we can We will leave from VillageWalk tennis courts at 8:15 order group tickets which are discounted from the regu- a.m. and return after lunch. Please sign up at the HOA lar price. Please call the HOA Office at 949-9909 today. Office by Friday, January 27. 6 ~ Talk of The walk DECEMBER 2011 bUs trips FootBaLL GameS! ringling museum Are you reAdy For Some FooTbAll? Thursday, January 12, 2012 SuNdAy, december 11 - WAIT LIST Built to house John Ringling’s Philadelphia Eagles vs. Miami Dolphins art collection, this museum 1:00 p.m. Game. Check in at 6:45 a.m. houses 21 galleries. These galleries house masterpieces SATurdAy, december 17 by Rubens, Van Dyck, Veronese, Velazquez, El Greco, Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tiepolo and Gainsborough. The galleries encircle a 8:20 p.m. Game courtyard in which you will find an impressive group In Raymond James Stadium. Check in at the Town of early twentieth-century bronze and stone casts of Center at 2:45 p.m. iconic Classical, Renaissance, and Baroque sculptures, Your trip includes: round trip motor coach transpor- including Michelangelo’s David from Palazzo Vecchio tation, breakfast or snack (dependent on game time) in Florence, Italy. This museum was sought to bring en route and on return, upper prime side line seats to a glimpse of the world’s great cultural treasures to the game, full tailgate party at stadium including beer, people of Florida. Don’t miss out on this day trip on wine, soda and water, movies on bus, football pool Thursday, January 12. We will depart from the Town and more. Please bring your own chair for seating at Center at 8:00 a.m. and return in the late afternoon. Your tailgate party. Special needs seating can be accommo- day will include roundtrip transportation, entrance to dated upon advanced request. All games are subject to museum, private docent tour of the Circus Collect, lunch change due to NFL schedule. and snacks on the bus. Please wear comfortable clothing Cost is $149 per person except Redskins game. and walking shoes as there is a lot to explore! Tickets are All sales are final. Check payable to VillageWalk. $59.00 per person. All reservations must be received no A $5.00 per person gratuity for driver will be collected later than Wednesday, December 21. We need a mini- at check in. Tickets are on sale and open to guests. mum of 35 people to run this trip. Chihuly/ Dali Museum Join us on Thursday, March 29 as we head to St. Petersburg for the Chihuly Collection and the new Dali museum. Salvador Dali is the most renowned artist in the world. By popularizing the art movement known as Surrealism, Dali for- immokalee Casino Bus Trip ever changed the history of art, film and culture. Housing this world-famous collection the Dali Museum has been Friday, January 13th, 5:30 pm - Night Trip ranked by the Michelin Guide as the top museum in the Enjoy this evening of pressing your American South. This new building itself is a work of art, luck at the Seminole Casino featuring a geodesic glass structure outside and a helical in Immokalee, a 75,000 staircase inside as its architectural focus. After this tour square foot facility. Slot we will head to the Pier for a wide variety of lunch options on own. We will then board the bus to the Chihuly Collec- machines, gaming tables tion and hot shop. We will enjoy a private docent-led tour and much more. Your of some of Dale Chihuly’s most famous pieces. After the trip includes round trip tour we will have the opportunity to get behind the scenes transportation, $30.00 in free and observe working artists in the Glass Studio and Hot play, and a $5.00 food voucher. The trip is $20.00 Shop. Your day includes roundtrip transportation, private per person. Checks can be made payable to Dolphin tour of the Dali museum, lunch on own at the Pier, private Transportation. All reservations must be received by tour of the Chilhuly Collection and a visit to the Hot Shop. Monday, January 9. Minimum of 15 people to make $79 per person. All reservations must be received by this trip a go. When registering please include your Friday, March 2. We will depart from the Town Center players club card number or date of birth, address at 8:00 a.m. and return in the late afternoon. We need a and phone number. minimum of 35 people to run this tour. DECEMBER 2011 Talk of The walk~ 7 bUs trips ( c o n t. ) travEl Key Largo overnight travel With your Sunday, March 18th & Monday, March 19th 2012 Friends & neighbors Villagewalk Fall getaway on the wonderful Celebrity Includes: Round Trip Eclipse November 9th 2012. Inside Staterooms starting motor coach From/To at $789.00 per person plus taxes and fees. This is a nice VillageWalk, Your Choice southern Caribbean itinerary with stops in San Juan, St of: Snorkeling Tour or Thomas, St Marten and St Kitts. Leaving from Ft Lau- Glass bottom boat ride derdale this is a very easy and relaxing trip. Start next at John Pennekamp coral reef State Park, buffet season off with a cruise. Call 239-244-8870 to reserve dinner, one Night Hotel Accommodation, expanded or with ????? continental breakfast, General Admission Ticket to Transatlantic on the Celebrity Constellation. May 5th Theatre by the Sea, Private Winery Tour & Tasting the Connie leaves Ft Lauderdale and will end up in at Schnebly Redlands Winery with Keepsake Wine Amsterdam 15 days later. There will be stops in Portu- Glass, Snacks & movies on bus and fun, fun, fun! gal, France and England plus the opportunity to extend Grab your family and friends and join your Activi- you trip with a stay in the fun city of Amsterdam. A ties Director on a great overnight trip to Key Largo, place to sleep, 10 meals a day, plus entertainment FL. Departing from VillageWalk at 6:00 AM we head nightly starting at less than $75.00 per day person plus taxes and fees. You cannot stay home for less! Call directly to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park 239-244-8870 to reserve or with ????? for your choice of Snorkeling or a Glass Bottom Boat Looking ahead to summer 2012, think the romantic Ride. After the tour there will be time on own to dis- Danube. A wonderful river cruise on the River Bea- cover the park and grab a bite to eat (changing rooms trice with pre and post hotel stays. This cruise is with & showers available at park). After the park, we head Uniworld many consider the world’s number one to Florida City (about a 20 minute ride) to our hotel, boutique river cruise line. We already have 17 people the Travelodge Florida City (rated #1 by Trip Advisor booked so don’t be left out. Call 239-244-8870 to as well as property of the year.) All rooms are ground reserve or with ????? floor rooms and most rooms accommodations are dbl/ Cruise Planners is the travel half of Tennis & Travel dbl there are a few kings (upon request – first come, and is a full service travel agency, we are an inde- first serve.) Rooms include: microwave, refrigerator pendently owned Cruise Planners/ American express and coffee maker. After a quick nap and shower we agency, dedicated to providing the best possible service are off to the Golden Corral for a delicious buffet din- for our clients. Be it a cruise or a land vacation let us ner including: salads, entrees, sides, dessert and non- work with you to provide you a hassle free travel expe- alcoholic beverage. Back to the hotel for a great night’s rience. Call 239-244-8870 with ?????. sleep and the next morning an expanded continental Our newest travel opportunity is a cruise tour (a breakfast at the hotel including: sausage, eggs, cereal, combination of a luxury cruise and a wonderful land tour package) to Australia. Yes Villagewalk of Bonita pastries, coffee, juice and more. Then we board the bus springs is going down under in January 2013. We will and head back to Key Largo, this time to visit Theatre be sailing on the Diamond Princess, one of Princess by the Sea! Your ticket includes: dolphin, sea lion, cruise lines highest rated ships, from Sydney to Auck- and parrot shows, a guided tour of marine life exhibits, land with everything in between. Call us for details lagoon-side beach, and the bottomless boat ride. After and questions @ 239-244-8870 our time at Theatre by the Sea we stop in Florida City for lunch (on own) and then on to Schnebly Winery for a tour of the Winery and then a private wine tasting, the perfect end to a perfect day. Estimated return time to VillageWalk is 7:30 p.m. Cost is $229 ppdo or $269 single - for triple or quad pricing please contact the Activities Office. A $10 per person gratuity for the driver will be collected at check in. This is a shared trip with our sister community, and there is a maximum of 50 attendees and a minimum of 40 attendees. Your paid reservation is required by Friday, February 3rd. No cancellations are permitted after this date. 8 ~ Talk of The walk DECEMBER 2011 workshops & classEs How to Plan for Cooking Class! Long term Wellness: Join Valerie Chef Du Jour on Wednesday, January 18 for a Strategies to Secure Healthy Finances & care Planning fabulous cooking class. Chef We Never Plan to make mistakes Valerie has been cooking since We understand we have only one the age of 10 and has seven years of training at the opportunity to live our lives, to Hospitality and Culinary School in Menton, France. celebrate our joys and man- Since then she has worked for over twenty years in her age our hardships. But family business in France. She is excited for this oppor- all too often we worry too tunity to showcase her talents here at VillageWalk. The much about the little things and just let the big things menu consists of: a roasted tomato finger food, a green happen without planning or preparation. We need to salad with dijon mustard dressing, provencal vegetable know that the #1 big mistake that consistently causes tart tatin and a créme brûlée for dessert. At the end of financial and emotional hardship in families, and we the cooking class each participant will go home with need to know how to avoid it! If you don’t plan ahead, a recipe booklet from the class. This cooking class is it’s likely to be one of those mistakes that you won’t be $25.00 per person which includes a full lunch and able to afford over the long haul. Your hesitation could dessert! We need a minimum of 15 people to hold come at a great cost! Join us on Friday, December 2 at class. Please RSVP with the HOA Office by Mon- 2:00 p.m. for this informative workshop. Please RSVP day, January 14. Class will begin at 10:30 a.m. Future to the HOA Office by calling 949-9909. Classes: Save the Date: Wednesday, February 29, Wednesday, March 21 WINE & CHEESE SEMINAR Join Master Fromagere Kathleen Denman on Thursday, January 26 at 6 p.m. for a festive, fun and informational Blood Drive Saturday, January 21 • 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at the class on the pairing of wine & cheese. We will begin bocce courts with a reception of Prosecco & light snacks, followed by Please sign up with the HOA Office by calling 949- a formal tasting of wines and cheeses specially selected 9909 today. Save a life, donate today! We need a mini- for the season. We will explore the nutritive & health mum of 15 people for the Blood Mobile to come out. benefits of these wonderful complements, cheese & wine care and storage, and some great entertaining ideas for your own entertaining! $20 per person, all inclusive. DEALING WITH DEMENTIA Although loss of recent memory (short term memory loss) is the outstanding feature of dementia, dementia can occur Shopping In your closet from over 70 different causes. We will define Demen- tia vs Delirium, explore differential diagnosis of Senile Barbara King, Stylist to the Stars Dementia of the Alzheimer’s Type (SDAT) and other has been creating fashionable looks common causes of dementia, review Signs & Symptoms since 1995 from NY to Hollywood and Stages of Alzheimer’s and discuss caregiver inter- and now right here at the Village action tips including behavior management issues and Walk in Bonita Springs! It’s time long distance caregiving.. Over 20 years of working in to go Shopping In Your Closet so Join us on Decem- the field of geriatrics and long term care as staff nurse, ber 7th at 1:00 p.m. for a seminar/workshop that you Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and independent won’t want to miss! Let Barbara show you how that consultant to long term care facilities for Quality Assess- sometimes frightening closet, that may be busting at ment & improvement has provided Rita Cavallaro, MS, the seams might also be hiding some incredible fashion RN, with extensive first-hand experience in the pain & secrets! With a few ideas and tips from one of the best joy of being a caregiver for patients with dementia. Join fashion consultants in the business your closet may us for this special health seminar January 25 at 3:00 p.m. uncover hidden secrets and become your favorite room in the town center as Rita shares these experiences and in the house! Let’s Go Shopping! Please RSVP to the insights to dealing with dementia, which affects so many HOA Office by Monday, December 5. We need a mini- families today. Please RSVP with the HOA Office by mum of 15 people to hold this FREE seminar! Tuesday, January 24. DECEMBER 2011 Talk of The walk~ 9 workshops & classEs (cont.) clUbs Plants and Planters aLL OCCaSiOnS Plant Scapes from Fort birTHdAyS Myers is coming back for their second seminar out Dorothy DeCastro • Kathy Ferrante of three. This month they Rosalie Marchesani • Ruth Moore will be speaking on Plants Martha Robertson • Libby Silak and Planters-guaranteed Sara Kearney • Tammy gorgeous. They will touch Frank Hobel on different topics such as: Living art, design, ANNiverSArieS scales, texture, color and Kathy & Nick Ferrante style. 12 bullet-proof plants perfect for the patio, secrets If you have a special occasion, birthday, or anniversary, to successful herb gardens, solutions for out of control please send an email to Marita at firstname.lastname@example.org. We landscape plants and much more. Join them on Monday, like sharing these special dates with the community! January 23 at 3:00 p.m. for this free seminar. Please RSVP to the HOA office by Thursday, January 26 by calling 949-9909. Village Walk ambassadors Welcome New residents Our Goal is to help you to become an active, happy resi- Dressing for Everybody dent of this great community. If you would like to volun- Everybody is beautiful teer for the ambassadors please join us on Wednesday, and unique. The clothing December 7 at 10:00 a.m. for an organizational meeting. styles we wear can either New members are encouraged to come and share ideas complement or detract. on how to welcome new residents to the community! Did you know that the length of a jacket can make you look 10lbs lighter (or heavier!) and a scoop or a “V” neckline really does make a difference. From Bike CluB Exercise with the Bike Club on cuffs or no cuffs to texture or smooth, we’ll help iden- Tuesday December 13th, as we tify the best styles to make participants feel good about a ride through beautiful Florida their body! Join Image Matters on Friday, January 27 at Gulf Coast University. We will 2:00 p.m. for this free seminar. All reservation must be carpool from the bocce ball received by Thursday, January 26. We need a minimum parking area at 10 AM and pro- of 15 people to hold this fantastic seminar. ceed to Vapiano Restaurant at Gulf Coast Mall. (Near McDonalds) We will Oil Painting Class bike about 12 miles and then lunch at Vapiano. Bike helmets are required. If you have any questions, December 5, 12, 19, 26 please call Ray Youmans 239.791.8978 or Fred monday mornings 9:30-12:30 • $72 Hodapp 239.495.2499. Remember we will visit Shark Each class will begin with a 20-30 minute lesson Valley on January 10th. including a demonstration. Work from your own still BiNgO life set up with individual support from the Instructor. All levels welcome and encouraged! Bring a snack for break time. Payment is required the first week of class Doors open for bingo at 6:30 p.m. And we for the month. Materials List available upon request. start promptly at 7:00. Please join us for Contact: Lydia LaChance, 802-343-3300, lydlachance@ a fun night and chance to win some $$$$. gmail.com. December dates are Monday, December 5 and Monday, December 12. Bingo will resume Mon- day, January 9. If you would like to help with this year’s Bingo please contact Margie Lutz at 390-9305. 10 ~ Talk of The walk DECEMBER 2011 clUbs ( c o n t. ) VillageWalk Bocce Club BRiDgE SOCiAL CONTRACT The VillageWalk Bocce season is 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. in the great Room. off to a great start. Play resumed the Contact: Lela 948-0267 week of November 7th. We still have a few spots left. If you are interested please email Maria Canasta Apalakis at email@example.com. Join us in the Hibiscus Room meN’S bocce FridAy morNiNG 10Am on Mondays at 1:00 p.m. and Come on down to the bocce courts every Friday at Tuesday nights in the main lobby 10am. All are welcome, no experience needed! at 7:00 p.m. for this card game. If you are interested, please con- Southwest Florida Bocce League tact Sandy Gibbons at 949-1887, The Southwest Florida Bocce League is gearing up Marge Wisniewski at 948-3930 or for the 2012 season. In fact, VillageWalk will host Margie Lutz at 390-9305 to the first week of the season, namely January 6, 2012. schedule an instructional session. There will be an organizational meeting for the Vil- lageWalk team on December 6, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the card room at the Town Center. Anyone interested in joining the team is invited to attend. Being on the CarD making & team requires commitment for practice every Thursday morning and play every Friday morning from January ruBBErSTamPing Join us on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at through March. 10:00 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. in the Town Center for this class. Each class is $10.00 per person paid directly to the in- structor. If you wish to attend, reservations are a must by BOWLing LEaguE calling Sue Keys at 495-7785 or Ruth Naton 948-3662. Join us on Wednesday, De- cember 14 & December 28 as we hit the lanes! We will coMputer claSS be bowling at Beacon Bowl Payment made directly to which is located at 5400 Ta- instructor: Christine Capasso miami Trail North, Naples, FL 992-0970. Please make 34108. We will carpool from reservation with Christine, if the Bocce Courts at 9:15 a.m. planning on attending. Learn If you are interested in joining please email Sandy Den- Basic Computer Skills. Library nis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-802-6654. in Town Center. neW CLuB! Men’s Coffee a SurVIVor’S guIDe to BreaSt cancer Tuesday, December 13 & Are you or someone you know recovering from breast December 27 at 9:00 a.m. in the cancer? Undergoing treatment for breast cancer? Grand Cypress Room Would you like to learn more about breast cancer treat- ment? Would you like to participate in a support group for (friends of) survivors of breast cancer? Many women in our community fit into one of these categories. If you DininG WitH would like to participate in a support group for survivors and friends of survivors of breast cancer, contact Gail FrienDS Holiday Party on Tuesday, December Wright (email@example.com) to sign up for our first 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Center. If you would like meeting on Tuesday, December 6 at 7pm. to join, please call Sara Kearney at 239-495-1615. DECEMBER 2011 Talk of The walk~ 11 clUbs ( c o n t. ) ExpandinG HorizonS Grandma’s Closet edGAr deGAS AT THe PHilHArmoNic We need your baby stuff! Join Expanding Horizons on Thursday, December 8 As people move in and for a 10:00 a.m. tour of the Degas exhibit at the Phil- out of our community it’s harmonic in Naples. This captivating exhibition offers important to keep updat- an often personal look at the life and work of 19th- ing our Grandma’s Closet century French master Edgar Degas. These 90 rare listing. Grandma’s Closet works include 20 drawings by Degas, as well as prints, is a community listing of photographs, echings and more. All reservations must baby and children’s items such as cribs, strollers, play toys etc. that you are willing be made by calling Rosalie at 949-9503. Tickets are to share with other homeowners. We all have family that $8.00 each. comes into town; instead of buying these items why not help someone in need. If you are willing to share or need items to be shared, please contact Margie Lutz at 390- 9305 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to mention your name, phone number, the items and if you are seasonal or permanent. We thank you in advance! WoulD you lIke to Fishing Club Help WItH This month we will be meeting on Monday, December a coMMu- 5 at 9:00 a.m. at the Town Center. Please call Tony Cavallaro with any questions at 498-8723. nIty HealIng SHaWl? Contact Linda Rosen at 947-0900 or email her at won- email@example.com. Hand and Foot Join in the fun on Friday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. in the Town Center for this takeoff on Canasta. If you are interested in joining the group, email Meryl at firstname.lastname@example.org. Game niGHt 1st & 3rd Tuesday • 7 p.m. in the Great Room Ladies Coffee Get a group together to play Euchre, Pinochle, Join us on Friday, December 2, at the Rummy Cube, or your game of choice. Have a new Railhead Cafe at 10:00 a.m. for coffee or game to share? Bring it with you. tea and a mid-morning snack (cost $4.00 including tip). This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors. We have a special guest from Treasures and Trends to help you will all of your holiday shopping. From jewelry to purses they have everything and at very reasonable prices. Bring cash, check or charge and get your shopping done early this year. Please RSVP to Joyce Depigian at 495-4694 or email her joycedepi- email@example.com by 2 p.m., Tuesday, December 1st. 12 ~ Talk of The walk DECEMBER 2011 clUbs ( c o n t. ) Lu Hooked on Books LunCh BunCh December 14, 2011 Wednesday, December Hooked on Books will meet at the home of Lela 28-Hyatt regency Point Gahweiler for our annual Christmas Party and Yankee Join us on Wednesday, Swap on December 14th. We will gather at 12 noon December 28 as we head for our festivities and delicious member provided lun- to the Hyatt Regency cheon. Each member should bring a book related gift Coconut Point for a fabu- (wrapped and unsigned) for our fun exchange. lous luncheon. There is Please call or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) Marge no better time to visit the Wisniewski if you are planning to attend. Hyatt then during the Holidays as the decorations are amazing! We will have a limited menu consisting of a traditional cobb salad, angus burger with french fries or pan seared mahi-mahi with wild rice and root vegetable hash. Price is $22.37 per person which includes lunch, tax, gratuity and beverage. Separate checks will be available. We will carpool from the Bocce courts at Hooked on Books II 11:15 a.m., lunch begins at 12noon. All reservations must be made by Wednesday, December 21 by calling Hooked on Books II “Holiday Meeting” will gather the HOA Office at 949-9909. on Thursday evening December 8 at the Town Center. Our book for this month will be Secret Daughter by S. Gowda. “Compulsively read-able, and deeply touching hoLd the date: this book is a story of the unforeseen ways in which our choices and families affect our lives, and the power of January 25, 2012 Hold the date for our third annual luncheon at love in all it’s many forms.” Michele Cudnik will lead McCormick and Schmidt. We again will have a the discussion. choice of a delicious three course lunch. In addition, Those attending are encouraged to bring an hors d’ each guest will receive a $20 gift certificate to be used oeuvres, snack dessert or drink to share. Also (optional) on their next visit. Seating will be limited - don’t be please bring a wrapped book (may be gently used) left out. and or related reading item for our “Yankee Swap”. Please call Michele Cudnik at 239-405-7592 or email email@example.com if you’ll be attending, or if you have any questions! LunCH & A MovIe HELPing HanDS To find information We are trying to gather out about the next a group of VillageWalk outing please email residents who would be elaine Hubbell at willing to give a “help- firstname.lastname@example.org. ing hand” to neighbors who may need temporary assistance. This might include driving to doctors’ appointments, grocery shop- ping, providing a meal during illness, or providing a few hours’ respite care for a homebound resident while mah Jongg Every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in the caregiver takes a needed break. If you are a resident (may be seasonal or full time) who would be willing to the Hibiscus Room. If you are help out please contact Linda at 821-6192 or email: new and would like to learn email@example.com or Suzanne at 948-4309 or please contact Barbara Spring email: firstname.lastname@example.org. at email@example.com or call 498-2332. DECEMBER 2011 Talk of The walk~ 13 clUbs ( c o n t. ) Men’s LaDieS GoLF GoLf LeAGue The Ladies Golf group meets every Friday. We play public JoIn THe courses such as Cypress Woods, Arrowhead in Naples, and fun Country Creek Country Club in The VillageWalk Men’s Golf League invites you to Estero. I am open to suggestions come join the fun. Substitutes are welcome throughout if anyone knows of other courses the year. We play at Bonita Bay East, which is located where we are welcome and on Immokalee Blvd about 6 miles east of route 75 which are affordable. on the left. The Country Club offers 2 Tom Fazio We are open to all levels of designed courses, the Cypress and the Sabal courses. play; our goal is to enjoy being Check out the web site. out on the golf course having fun and getting some http://www.bonitabayeast.com/page.cfm?pageid=golf exercise. We alternate courses each week. The League plays If you are interested and have not contacted me on Thursdays from November to April. All levels of already, please call Marge at 948-3930 or email play are welcome; we play to have fun, enjoy each firstname.lastname@example.org to be included. We welcome other and our fantastic Florida weather. all golfers. There is a flat rate of $50.00 (Credit Card only) per round with cart includes tips but not taxes. This is a Country Club so no cargo shorts, collared shirts tucked in and respect other players, the Course, and the Staff. music group! We HAve A FeW NAmeS We play weekly Fun Contests, which are optional each ANd Are STill lookiNG week. Handicaps will need to be established and main- For A FeW more! tained. There will be no course participation in main- If you can play an instrument and taining your handicap. If you don’t have a handicap we wish to get together for a few people to play with, will help establish one for you. please call Michelle at 949-9909. Don’t forget, we now Our first Tee Time starts at between 10 AM and 11 have a piano in the Town Center to practice on! AM every week and then every 10 minutes. Blocks of Tee times are set up weeks in advance and we are not able to make any adjustments to the number of four- somes prior to play. new! parents & kids club A practice facility is available 1 hour before your tee Open to parents and kids of all time. The Ranger will point out our practice area. We ages who would like to arrange share the club with Bonita Bay Club members; they get togethers, meet ups, provide will be playing on the opposite course each week. support and make new playdates Please feel free to patronize the Golf Shop and the and friends please join our new Club House lounge and restaurant, they are credit card group on Facebook! Type in only – no cash. “VillageWalk Parents & Kids” into Facebook and then Contact information click the “Like” button to join the group, or email Lucy Len Yanazzo Phone 239-495-3690 OIiva at email@example.com. Cell 518-281-3804 E Mail: Lyanazzo@mac.com Andy DiPalma Phone 239-405-7145 Sunshine Committee Cell 239-404-3816 Many times we would be more E Mail: Adipalma13@gmail.com than willing to help our neighbors if Don (Buck) Buchura we only knew they were in need. If Phone 239-495-5039 you know someone in our commu- Cell 724-996-4431 nity who is ailing or who has lost a loved one, please contact Mary Jane E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org at 221-7160. 14 ~ Talk of The walk DECEMBER 2011 clUbs ( c o n t. ) rED HaTS 365 SOCiAL CLuB We would like to welcome our returning seasonal resi- Please contact the dents & our new residents in a very special way. You Queen Mother, Barbara are cordially invited to attend a memorable & festive Fortunato for details at holiday evening in your honor. 239-992-8520. The ‘Welcoming cocktail Party’ will be hosted by: The ladies of the 365 Social club. Saturday, December 3, 2011 aTTEnTiOn: aLL SEniOr 6:00pm - 8:00pm The home & courtyard of William & Jayne Hedges. SOFTBaLL PLayErS! Complimentary hor d’oeuvres, wine, and holiday punch Please RSVP by December 1, 2011 COLLIER COUNTY SENIOR SOFTBALL (CCSS) is We so look forward to this special evening with you! looking for slow-pitch softball players, aged 50 and up to Warmly, Jayne & Bill play Tuesday and Thursdays from April-December. Play is RSVP: William & Jayne Hedges informal and teams are selected prior to games. If inter- 28520 Finch Terrace (239) 676-9773 • email: email@example.com ested, be there Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 365 SociAl club 8:30 a.m. at Veteran’s Park off Immokalee Road, “Designed for year round residents, with a approximately 2 miles west of I-75. For more information Welcoming spirit for all residents of VillageWalk”. please contact Bob Schreyer at 239-947-2174 or email Guests are always welcome! firstname.lastname@example.org Our MISSIOn STATeMenT: We support our charities through Our “reach out and touch someone” program. The holidays are a very special time of year And as we join together in the spirit of this season, We would like to welcome everyone To a delightful & festive evening with friends. You are cordially invited to attend our 2011 ‘mistletoe & Holly’ Holiday cocktail party $10.00 Per person • RSVP only Date: Saturday, December 17, 2011 Time: 6pm - 8pm 313 Place: Town Center ‘Holiday Room’ Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres and Holiday punch Join us Thursday afternoons at RSVP: William & Jayne Hedges 1:00 p.m. in the Town Center for this 28520 Finch Terrace fun card game. It’s quick and easy to (239) 676-9773 • email: email@example.com learn! Call Ada at 949-1671 for more *Please remember our homeless this month. Our char- information or to join the fun. ity is the food pantry & soup kitchen. Our homeless now include families that need our help. Please bring a canned food item. Canned hams are also needed. (A personal note Quilting or holiday card is sure to warm a heart). 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6-10p.m. Call Linda Laughlin if you are interested in attending 390-1485. euchre Hello, neighbors. If you are interested and know how to play, please give Joyce Buckler a call at 239-949-3301. If you don’t know how to play or have never heard of Euchre (pronounced you-ker), feel free to call me to express your interest. Euchre is a partnered card game that is played using the 9-10-J-Q-K-A. The object is to gain 3 or more tricks after trump is named. It is easy to learn and play but does re- quire some strategy. The Euchre Club is in the development stage, so please if you are interested in getting this going! DECEMBER 2011 Talk of The walk~ 15 vill agEwalk monthly c alEnDar - DEcEmbEr 2011 sun mon tues wed thurs Fri sat 1 2 3 7:00 p.m. Tree 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Pub Night Lighting with music Ladies Coffee and Wine Tasting at by the Paradise Railhead Cafe Coastmen 2:00p.m. 6:00 p.m. 365 Club Long Term Planning 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10:15 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Bocce 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Degas 5:00 p.m. Tennis 7:00-10:00 p.m. Christmas Pageant Fishing Club League Meeting Ambassadors Exhibit at Philhar- Christmas Mixer Holiday Dance Meeting monic 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Activities 8:00 p.m. Bingo Breast Cancer 1:00 p.m. Committee Meeting Michael McDonald Support Group Shopping in your 7:00 p.m. Hooked Closet on Books 2 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 6:45 a.m. 4:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 2:45p.m. Eagles vs. Dolphins Tennis Meeting Men’s Coffee Book Club Holiday Lights Tour Cowboys vs. Football Game 10:00 a.m. Bike Club Buccaneers Football 5:00 p.m. Free Tasting Game 7:00 p.m. at Naples Olive Oil Bingo 7:00 p.m. Dining 6:00 p.m. with Friends 365 Club 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Offices Closed Children’s Christmas Cookie Exchange Hanukkah Party Million Dollar Party Quartet 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Merry 1:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Christmas! Deep Sea Fishing Men’s Coffee Lunch Bunch NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Kid’s Pizza Movie Night Bingo Night Offices Closed Recurring Events Mondays: 8:00 a.m. Cardio & Strength Aerobics DVD • 8:00 a.m. Men & Women Round Robin/Cardio Tennis • 9:00 a.m. Walking DVD Class • 9:30 a.m. Open Studio 9:30 a.m. Tennis Advanced Beginners Clinic • 10:00 a.m. Zumba • 1:00 p.m. Canasta • 5:30 p.m. Yoga Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. Water Aerobics • 9:00 a.m. Walking DVD Class • 9:00 a.m. 2nd & 4th Men’s Coffee • 10:00 a.m. 2nd & 4th Cardmaking • 1:00 p.m. Mah Jongg 4:00 p.m. Muscle and Conditioning • 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Cardmaking • 6:30 p.m. 3rd Dining with Friends • 7:00 p.m. Canasta 7:00 p.m. 1st & 3rd Game Night Wednesdays: 8:00 a.m. Cardio & Strength Aerobics DVD • 8:00 a.m. Men & Women Round Robin • 9:00 a.m. Walking DVD Class • 10:00 a.m. 2nd Computer Class 1:00 p.m. 1st & 3rd Bridge • 5:30 a.m. Yoga • 6:00 p.m. Practice and Play Clinic • 6:30 p.m. Mat Pilates • 7:00 p.m. Poker • 7:30 p.m. Zumba Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. Water Aerobics • 9:00 a.m. Walking DVD Class • 1:00 p.m. 313 Card Game • 3:30 p.m. Muscle and Conditioning • 5:00 p.m. Kid’s Tennis 7:00 p.m. Hooked on Books (1st) Fridays 8:00 a.m. Cardio & Strength Aerobics DVD • 8:00 a.m. Men’s & Women’s Round Robin • 9:00 a.m. Walking DVD Class • 10:00 a.m. Zumba 1:00 p.m. Hand and Foot • 6:00 p.m. Yoga Saturdays: 9:30 a.m. Mixed Doubles Round Robin 16 ~ Talk of The walk DECEMBER 2011 activity DirEctor notEs v i p i n F o r m at i o n E-mail Distribution List If you would like to receive updates for the community with reGaL CinemaS Now available at the HOA Activities and HOA information Office window are Regal or wish to have the newsletter Cinemas Discounted movie please email Michelle Kithcart at tickets! Choose between activities@villagewalkbonita. the VIP Super Saver for com or stop in the Town Center only $6.50, a restricted and fill out a form. ticket and cannot be used during the first 12 days of selected new release films, rESiDEnT DirECTOry or the Premiere Super Saver movie tickets which We will be printing a new edition of the Vil- is only $7.50. These tickets are accepted anytime and never lageWalk Directory at expire. Limit 10 tickets per request. the end of the year. Our proof will be available Monday, December 5-Thurs- Sam SneaDS day, December 8 for corrections. This is your chance to All VillageWalk residents receive 10% off your food make sure all of your information is up to date. Please bill at Sam Sneads Tavern all year round. *excludes stop into to the HOA Office to take a look! The new beverages. www.samsneadstavern.com. directory will be out after the first of the year. cHannel 195 DOn’T FOrgET TO Turn yOur TV TO CHannEL 195 FOr aLL OF ViLLagEWaLk’S uPCOming EVEnTS anD imPOrTanT HOa inFOrmaTiOn! payMent polIcy Due to the high volume of Activities and for miromar outLetS To receive your free VIP coupon booklet which contains more efficient track- hundreds of dollars of savings, simply pick up a referral ing purposes, card at the Town Center and bring it to Miromar Outlets. payment is This is a great benefit for VillageWalk as Miromar will required with be giving back money to our property with every refer- reservations ral card turned in. We can use these gift cards for prizes at for all activities. There will our upcoming functions! So grab a whole bunch and pass only be a 72-hour window for residents who are out of them out to your friends and neighbors. It’s a win-win for town. We thank you in advance for helping us make everyone. this smooth transition and to improve our overall ac- counting records for the Activities here at VillageWalk. actIVItIeS/DecoratIng coMMIttee MeetIng Thursday, December 8 at 3:30 p.m. All residents are encouraged to join in to help us create new and differ- ent activities! DECEMBER 2011 Talk of The walk~ 17 activity DirEctor notEs naplEs philharmonic tickEts namE BaDgES If you would like MIcHAEL McDoNALD MEMpHIs to purchase a December 9th, 2011 8 PM February 18, 2012 8 Pm magnetic name $71 Ticket Premium Seating $83 Ticket, Premium Seating badge, please stop down to the HOA Office. Once MILLIoN $ QuArTET bArbArA WALTErs we have 10 people on the list we will place the order. December 22, 2011 8 PM February 20, 1012 8 Pm Name badges are $8.00 each. $70 Ticket Premium Seating $91 Ticket Premium Seating DENNIs MILLEr LA cAGE Aux FoLLEs maternity Leave January 4th, 2012 8 PM $61 Ticket Premium Seating March 4, 2012 2 PM $85 Ticket, Premium Seating As many of you already know I will be out on Maternity leave after the first of the year! Don’t worry we have plenty JoHNNy MATHIs NEIL sEDAkA of Activities going on to keep you busy January 9, 2012 8 PM March 22, 2012 8 PM while I am away. I have had a $92 Ticket Premium Seating $61 Ticket Premium Seating great deal of volunteers come forward and offer their assis- Doo Wop FIDDLEr tance to keep everything running January 12, 2012 8 PM March 26th, 2012 8 PM smooth. These are the best of $61 Ticket Premium Seating $61 Ticket Premium Seating the best and I promise you are in good hands! A full list of Activities is always available on our website www. coME FLy AWAy villagewalkbonita.com/ListSpecialEvents.htm. Watch LEs MIsErAbLEs January 24, 2012 8 PM April 6, 2012 8 PM the newsletter for opportunities on how you can help $83 Ticket, Premium Seating $90 Ticket, Premium Seating out this season! MozArT’s “THE GrEAT” sErGIo MENDEs & Newsletter January 26, 2012 7:30PM $42 Ticket Premium Seating JoN sEcADA April 10th, 2012 8 PM The next newsletter will be a January, February, March $61 Ticket Premium Seating edition. Please hold onto your copy as it will have ev- DAMN yANkEEs erything you need to know for the first quarter of 2012. February 2, 2012 8 Pm TcHAIkovsky’s FouTH Monthly calendars will be printed only. $70 Ticket, Premium Seating May 12th, 2012 8PM $42 Ticket Premium Seating MIcHAEL FEINsTEIN February 4, 2012 8 Pm AbbA $81 Ticket Premium Seating May 18th 8, 2012 PM $61 Ticket Premium Seating ComPany at tHeatre Zone! Ring in the New Year with Company at the Theatre Zone on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. Music and lyrics by the legendary Stephen Sondheim, this Broadway gem revolves around a 45 year old single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage. TheatreZone is located at 13275 Livingston Rd. Naples, FL 34109. Tickets are $44.00 each. All reservations must be made for this play by Friday, December 9. 18 ~ Talk of The walk DECEMBER 2011 tEnnis Tennis Community meeting LEaguE PLay Any questions about leagues ( USTA, CTA, USPTA, COL-LEE) or how to join a team please contact Herbert at 947-4050, Monday, December 12 at 4:00 p.m. All residents are encouraged to join. firstname.lastname@example.org. You will get a free evaluation if you are not sure about your rating or if you don’t have a rating at all. Christmas Tennis mixer sAvE THE DATE: Davis cup- saturday, March 24, 2012 “Jingle Balls” Charity Event Join us on Friday, December 9 at 5:00 p.m. for the best tennis event of the year! Our tennis community partnering with Activities and collecting toys for the Lee County Sheriff’s Depart- ment. An unwrapped toy of $10.00 will be your admission to this holi- Bus Trip to Sony Ericsson open day event along with an appetizer or dessert. Play is limited to 32 play- Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Cost: $ 69 pp by Dec. 31, 2011, ers but the party is open to all! Refreshments will be provided by the $74 after Jan. 1, 2012 price incl. bus trip and reserved seat Tennis Committee. Wear red and green for this festive event. RSVP to for the day session. Questions call Herbert 947-4050 Tina Allen at email@example.com by Wednesday, December 7. video Motion Analysis by Herbert Wormser and bill Jones Video recording of your strokes for analysis at normal speed, Slo-Mo and Super sAvE THE DATE: TENNIs FAsHIoN sHoW Slo-Mo. Stop-Motion at critical moments in your swing: completion of your back Febraury 18 at 4 p.m. Call Diana Mayette at 405-8248 if you would like to model. swing, contact point, and follow-through.On-screen critique of good and bad shots by Herbert Wormser, acertified Tennis Professional. Analysis is an excellent tool for group clinics and team strategy. For more information please contact Herbert . tennIS InStructorS Herbert Wormser (USPTR) certified • Barbara Wormser ( USPTA) certified TEnniS inSTruCTOr minDy raSHBaum Services/Consultations: Racquet Stringing and re-gripping, Demo racquets, PTR CERTiFiED iNSTRuCTOR gift certificates, private/group lessons and league clinics all levels pls. call 239-206-0372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email in order to sign up 947-4050, email@example.com Services/Consultation: Racquet Stringing, Re-gripping, Demos/ Gear Gift Certificates, Video Tape Analysis Practice & Play Clinic Open Beginner Clinic - $15.00 per person for 1.5 hours Open Intermediate Clinic- $15.00 per person for 1.5 hours Thursdays at 3.30 pm - 90 minutes. Minimum of 5 players. In or- Private/Group lessons (individual or 5pk pricing) der to sign up call Herbert 947-4050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Doubles Strategy Clinics. Crunchtime (See bulletin board or call for additional information) Tennis Fun for All kids Thursdays at 5.00 PM. 60 min. of instructions, fun and games. Call Herbert Wormser in order to sign up 947-4050 gET CrunCHED! (See bulleTiN boArd) 12:30 P.m. BegInner & aDVanceD BegInner clInIc oN SATurdAyS $15 Per PerSoN cAll miNdy AT 206-0372 Tuesday at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Introduction to tennis strokes, techniques, basic doubles strategy & coached playtime. Sign up by calling 947-4050 or email email@example.com. LeaGue PLay Adult, Senior, Super Senior Play. Knowledge on all team practice & play with Herbert leagues and tournaments. Present VillageWalk Fall Team Coaching: Woman’s USTA Super Senior 3.0, Woman’s Sundays 2.5 women at 9.30 am Bonero 3.0, Woman’s USTA Senior 3.0, Woman’s CTA Mondays 3.0 women at 9.30 am Mondays 3.0 men at 11.00 am 3.0. For more information please call Mindy at 206-0372. Tuesdays 3.5 women at 9.30 am Wednesdays 2.5 men at 9.30 am Fridays 3.5 men at 8.00 am X-Fit tenniS (CroSSFit traininG) A customized training program incorporating tennis stroke production Cardio Tennis Sundays from 8:00 to 9:00 AM and fitness. This approach enhances muscle memory for your strokes. Footwoork and agility development for fast switch muscle movement. Minimum of 6 participants, cost $8. Please call Herbert at 947-4050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information please call Mindy at 206-0372. DECEMBER 2011 Talk of The walk~ 19 h . o . a . i n F o r m at i o n HaPPy HOLiDayS TO aLL Our covenants committee Vacancy ViLLagEWaLk rESiDEnTS. and Scheduled Meeting changes Your VillageWalk Management Team wishes everyone Beginning in January 2012, and when Covenants Com- safe and Happy Holidays and a Happy New year. The mittee meetings are necessary, meetings for January Town Center will be closed December 23-26. through October will be scheduled for the last Tuesday of each month. Scheduled meetings will vary for the months of November and December. Meeting notices Welcome to our assistant town Manager will be posted in the Town Center and at the Post Of- Tony Dumas, a licensed Community Association fice. If there are no notices posted, no meetings are Manager since 1993 and one who has been a manager scheduled for that month. The Covenants Committee of many properties for many years, has joined our staff has a few openings for Homeowners wishing to serve as the Assistant Town Manager. Originally a native on the Covenants Committee of VillageWalk of Bonita of South Africa and now an American citizen, please Springs. If you are interested in serving and wish to welcome Tony to our community. Tony will handle learn more, please contact the Town Managers office at the architectural change requests, inspections, viola- 239-949-9909 and leave your name and phone num- tions, complaints and refund requests, and will be a ber. Interested persons will be contacted to attend an great asset to our team. Good luck Tony, and welcome informational meeting to meet the present Covenants to VillageWalk! Committee Members and to learn more about the func- tion of the committee in our Community. Reminders! • Hurricane shutters must be taken down or reopened as of No- community E-Mail Distribution List vember 30th. Our community e-mail distribution • Holiday decorations must be list is to be used to share HOA or removed by January 10. Please Association Activity information do not install holiday decorations with our Homeowners and Resi- on the lawns, bushes or on the dents. The list is not to be used trees as these areas are maintained by the Asso- for advertising, solicitation or as a ciation vendors. Homes with decorations on the venue for sharing personal or po- lawns, bushes or on the trees will not be maintained litical views. Please do not abuse until those items have been removed. Also, please be aware that if decorations are placed in those the e-mail distribution list or our areas maintained by the association are damaged, homeowners and residents privacy. neither the association nor its vendors shall be held responsible for replacement. • Hoses must be stored in hose caddies or out of Post office Change sight within the garage. Neither landscapers, other maintenance vendors or the HOA will be respon- of Address Request: sible for damages to hoses that are left coiled on Most efficient method: file your request using usps.com. the ground. A valid credit card and e-mail address, credit card with a • The speed limit throughout the community is matching billing address for the address you are moving 25mph. Please drive carefully and do not exceed to or from, is required. A $1.00 fee applies. the speed limit. Second most efficient: call 1-800-ASK-USPS: a valid • Tennis pavilion and tot lot bathrooms are locked credit card (again with matching billing address informa- 24/7 and require your Fitness Key to access their tion above) is required. A $1.00 fee applies. use. Please make sure to close the door after use. The Post Office, as a government run and regulated ser- vice, forbids any person other than a Postal Employee or BearS! a government recognized and approved Postal Vendor, from tampering with a post office box. Tampering is We have a bear who has adopted our community and we against the law. If a post office box lock breaks, Hom- are attempting to relocate him. Please do nor leave your eowners must contact Lykins at 239-594-8494 to have garbage cans out; no bags of garbage are permitted outside the lock replaced at Homeowners expense. the unit. Please purchase a can with a lid for your garbage. 20 ~ Talk of The walk DECEMBER 2011 FitnEss roSe coStello, perSonal traIner HaTHa yOga / PiLaTES CLaSS 239-980-3352 or Botrose@aol.com. BS in Vocational rehabilitation education Come join my stretch, balance, tone yoGA/Pi- from pennsylvania State university. Degree in fitness and nutrition. lATeS class. This discipline concentrates on full body awareness…. yoGa FLoW CLaSS minD BODy anD SPiriT mondays & Fridays at 6:00pm With camille Arciere This one hour class is conducted to re- Camille’s yoga style tightens and tones the entire body, gain your energy after a busy day. You enhances balance, improves flexibility and builds core will acquire strength, better balance, strength by combining traditional fitness training, lose inches and have FUN... focused breathing and strength building through yoga I am a certified Yoga, Pilates and poses. The result is a mind-body workout that im- Tai-Chi instructor with over 30 years proves health, athletic performance and mental acuity experience. Come join me at the Town in people of all ages and fitness levels. It truly is yoga Center every Wednesday night at 6:30. $6.00 per class. Call for additional information 239-495-3313 for everybody and every body.Class $5.00 • First time Thank you, FREE • Contact: email@example.com. Mary Ann Sundin - 28132 Goby Trail - Village Walk Fitness room Committee ZumBa! The fitness committee will have a meeting in the lobby of TheTown Center January18, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Any- The routines feature interval one interested in serving on the committee should attend. training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body, while MuscLE AND coNDITIoNING! burning fat. Class is offered on If you are interested in participating in a muscle condi- Monday and Friday mornings at tioning class (using hand weights, ball, body weight, etc), please contact Rose Costello at 980-3352 or Botrose@aol. 10:00 a.m. in the Town Center. com. We have class on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 $5.00 per class. or you can pur- p.m. Must provide own weights, ball and mat or towel. chase a punch card. Cost $5.00 per class. night Zumba: Join us for this fun class in the Royal Palm Room on Line DanCinG! Wednesday Nights at 7:30 p.m.! $5.00 per class. Please Join in the fun on Monday nights call Valentina at 239-822-7402 for information. at 4:00 p.m. in the Town Center. For more information on Zumba, please call Class will be taught by Linda Valentina at (239) 822-7402 Stather and her husband again this season. Classes are $5 a class or 6 sessions for $25.00. Dates are as follows 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, carDIo & StrengtH DVD claSS 12/19. If you are interested in joining class please call Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 8:00 a.m. in the 949-9909. Minimum of 5 people per class. Checks can Aerobics Room. Join us for this strenuous DVD tape and be made payable to Doug Stather. stay in shape for the season! Free class, anyone can join. Ballroom Dance is Coming! WaTEr aErOBiCS Starting in January 2012, Ballroom dance lessons are com- Free Class with a volunteer resident instructor! Tuesday and ing to VillageWalk! Join instructor Mel Logsdon on Thurs- Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. at the Resort Pool. This is a day nights at 7:00 p.m. as you learn the Foxtrot, Waltz, great class for all fitness levels and abilities. No need to sign Rumba and East Coast Swing. Class is $30.00 per person up, just show up! If you have any questions please contact or $50.00 per couple. The dates are as follows: 1/5, 1/12, Marita at firstname.lastname@example.org. 1/19, 1/26. Please sign up at the HOA Office for this class. Checks can be made payable to Mel Logsdon. DECEMBER 2011 Talk of The walk~ 21 vill agEwalk salEs Grab Your Friends and Family, and Come SteVen eMerSon HaIr StuDIo Visit Our New, Successful Model Park! Monday - Saturday open at 10:00 a.m. The new VillageWalk models have been a tremendous success, and we want Hair Hint Dry your friends and family to share the same joy in a new DiVosta home that or Damaged you’ve enjoyed. We look forward to seeing you! Hair: Put moisturizer on TOWNHOME SERIES CLASSIC SERIES ESTATE SERIES dry ends of hair Dublon - 1,858 a/c sq. ft. Surrey Crest– 1,701 a/c sq. ft. Dunwoody Lane - 2,315 a/c sq. ft. at nighttime and don’t rinse out. Try this 3 times a week. If you have any questions that need an answer or to make an appointment please give me a call at 992-8181! Furnished Vernon Hill - 1,911 a/c sq. ft. Model! GARDEN SERIES Dunwoody Trail - 2,488 a/c sq. ft. tel: 221-7093 Gray Myst - 1,392 a/c sq. ft. Furnished Model! Tifton Way - 2,029 a/c sq. ft. Furnished Model! Furnished Morningside Lane - 2,611 a/c sq. ft. HourS of operatIon Model! Pine Spring - 1,492 a/c sq. ft. Tifton Walk - 2,177 a/c sq. ft. closed tuesday kitchen open for lunch and Dinner 6 Days a Week 11am - 8:00pm Bar open: 11am - closed Furnished Breakfast: Sunday: 9am -12am Model! Don’t Miss Our New Included Features Package! Please stop by or call the new VillageWalk Sales Center for more information. Happy Hour 4pm - 6pm & 8pm - close 2 for 1 well drinks and (239) 948-4141 reduced beer and wine prices FiFth third Bank Tennis & Travel SkIn SerVIceS noW aVaIlaBle. aSk aBout our off SeaSon SpecIalS! Hours of Operation Pro Shop Mon., Wed., Thur., Fri. herbert wormser/ SerenIty Salon Closed Tuesday HOuRS OF OPERATiON 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm neil koelemeyer MONDAY - TuESDAY 239-992-1695 Please visit our 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Fax 239-002-2461 Tennis & Travel Shop THuRSDAY - SATuRDAY www.53.com at the Town Center, # 300 10:00 am - 5:00 pm CLOSED WEDNESDAYS & SuNDAYS hoUrs oF opEration: 495-5863 Monday - Friday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm After Hours Appointments Saturday Available Noon to 2:00 pm 947-6260 22 ~ Talk of The walk DECEMBER 2011 vill agEwalk activitiEs DECEMBER 2011 Talk of The walk~ 23 vill agEwalk activitiEs 24 ~ Talk of The walk DECEMBER 2011
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