Information on all these opportunities can be accessed through:
Gloria Berridge, Activity Director fax 352-799-2311
Wesleyan Bible Conference Association
Mission: to promote fellowship among residents of the village,
to serve as an integrating force between new and permanent
residents, to provide social interaction for residents, and to be
as inclusive as possible to provide activity in a broad range of
ANNUAL SPECIAL EVENTS
Open House Yard Sale
50th Wedding Anniversary
One day trips are planned to parks, shopping areas, and tourist sites
take people at the last minute if seating is available.
Village friends travel to Chaparrals, cruises and other destinations
throughout the year, taking advantage of Christian fellowship and
reduced rates through group pricing. Advance reservations are
Volunteer office, delivery, kitchen, dining room, maintenance,
library, transportation, health needs, angel corps. Others volunteer
opportunities through the church: tutoring, nursing home visits,
prison ministry, visitation, office help, choir, orchestra, teaching, grandparent
program, hospital chaplaincy, hospitality. Call office 799-1644 or
church 799-3066 if you are interested.
CLUBS AND FELLOWSHIPS
RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL FELLOWSHIP, RSPF,
Meets monthly in the Community Center and occasionally opens
its meetings to all village residents for educational and social
events. The current president is Norma Winslow.
SCRABBLE CLUB meets weekly, either at one of the Village Homes
or in the Community Center. If you are interested in participating,
please call Mary Jamieson at 797-9936.
KEENAGERS FELLOWSHIP meets Friday evenings for games
And fellowship at the Community Center. All single persons are
welcome, leaving the Community Center @ 5:00 pm for dinner,
returning for games at 6:30. For more information, call Mary Jo Covey
RED HAT SOCIETY is open to all women age 50 and over. There
Are no rules, no obligations, no officers, no dues, a retirees dream,
Meeting for lunch. Pre-requisite: you must wear a red hat and purple
SHUFFLEBOARD FELLOWSHIP meets afternoons at the
court and sponsors occasional tournaments and events. Drop by
and join. For information, call Frank Spring 797-4802.
QUILTING CLUB meets Monday mornings at 10:00 in the
Community Center. Individual and group projects are shared.
For information, call Carol Hartsell 796-8885.
RETIRED MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP meets for Prayer on
Monday evenings. For information call Wanda Roth 797-9556.
MENS PRAYER FELLOWSHIP meets Saturday evening at
6:30 pm in the Community Center. Open to all interested men.
For information call
COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE sponsors a
monthly carry-in dinner, generally on the third Thursday of the
month at 5:30 pm, open to all residents and friends. Participants
are asked to bring a covered dish, salad or dessert , and
their own table service. Beverages are provided. For more
information, call Carl Unger 345-3484.
GAME NIGHT is Thursday in the Community Center.
A puzzle table and table tennis are available any time.
The community center is open daily for small groups.
COFFEE CLUB - Coffee and donuts are offered in the
Community Center each morning Monday through Friday,
8:30 am to 9:30 am. Please use the outside entrance at end
of sidewalk on the north side of the building to avoid disrupting
the exercise class. This is a good time to get acquainted with
your friends and neighbors.
MUSIC NIGHT meets the first Monday evening of the month in
the Community Center at 7:00 pm. If you wish to be on the
program, call Larry Keesor 796-2235. This event always
provides as much fun as music.
STATE CLUBS AND REGIONAL MEETINGS are held
annually at Camp Meeting time. If you are interested in
organizing a club for your state or region, call the office. Various groups
plan events during the year..
WOMENS FELLOWSHIP is sponsored by the church and
meets at the church each Wednesday morning for prayer.
Announcements will be in the church bulletin.
SMALL GROUP PRAYER MEETINGS meet informally in
several area homes on various evenings. If you are interested
in joining a group, call the church office 799-1644.
WESLEYAN INVESTMENT FOUNDATION WIF
membership meeting is held annually at the time of the Camp
Meeting. It is open to all interested persons. An update is
given on activities of the Foundation and a report on how
investments are being given to further the work of the Church.
WESLEYAN BIBLE CONFERENCE ASSOCIATION annual
meeting is held the week of the Camp Meeting; open to residents
and other members. Elections are held for Board Members and a report
is made on Village business.
OPEN HOUSE - Residents are invited on a special day in the
winter to open their homes for visitation and fellowship. These
have been well received and provide a good opportunity to make
KYN CLUB (KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR) Neighborhood
picnics are held to provide opportunity for fellowship with a
small group who live nearby. Some neighborhoods go to Pine Island
for sunset dinners, or just have a picnic in the street. Call the activity
office if you are interested in sponsoring one of these events.
LUNCH BUNCH meets on Wednesday when the dining room
is closed. Participation varies from week to week; usually about
a dozen to thirty people go and the group is open to suggestions
for places to eat.
SPORTS AND RECREATION
EXERCISE CLASS - Class is held daily Monday through Friday
at 8:30 am in the Community Center. Exercise is low impact, and is
open to all residents and friends. This is a mixed group of varied
ability who usually wear sweats and active wear. Street clothing is
acceptable. Many exercises are appropriate for wheelchair
participation, when necessary. The class is divided into two
sections, upper and lower body exercise. Members share requests
and pray together at each session. For more information, call Dick
Bast. At 796-1979.
WATER AEROBICS - Class is held Monday through Friday
at 8:00 am at the pool. Low impact exercises are especially good
for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, aches and pains. For more
information, call Lucille Fletcher 754-9268.
GOLF LEAGUE - Crusaders Golf League forms every January and
has over forty members. They play every Monday at Sherman Hills
Golf Club at a very reasonable rate. Other opportunities for
small group golfing are available daily. For information, call
Vernon Allar 848-0984.
SWIMMING - The pool on Pasture Lane is open daily from
7:00 am to 8:00 pm (Monday through Friday) and 8:00 to 8:00 pm
(Saturdays and holidays) for residents and their guests. Please dress
in street clothing on the way to and from the pool. The pool is
reserved from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. for water aerobics.
EXERCISE ROOM - Equipment is available for a variety of
exercise in a room adjacent to the pool on
same hours as the pool.
Courts are open all day.
SHUFFLEBOARD COURT is located at the park on
SOFTBALL LEAGUE - Village residents are able to participate
in softball leagues locally. For information, call Harry Bollinger
at 799-6618. Several sports teams have spring training in the area;
the Ted Williams museum is in Hernando.
DEEP SEA FISHING - Several sites nearby offer deep sea fishing.
Village residents usually organize a group expedition once or twice
a year. If you are interested, sign up in the activity office. For
individual trips try Aripekas Native Son, Captain Gaylan Norfleet
727-863-0053; www.hubbardsmarina.com at
727-393-1947 or Miss
Richey turning west to the gulf just before the bridge.
BICYCLING - Village residents bicycle through the
Neighborhood and on surrounding roads. A good paved bicycle path
is available at
the Dining Hall.
HIKING - Village residents walk in small groups through the
neighborhood and on surrounding roads. Our new mile long trail
in the village gets good use. Good paths are available at several
nearby nature sites.
HORSESHOES - Pits and equipment are available in the park
adjacent to the shuffleboard courts.
BOWLING - Local bowling alleys offer opportunity for a league.
If you are interested in forming a bowling league for the Village,
sign up in the office. The league has been held on Thursday
afternoon in the past.
TENNIS - Tennis courts are available to us in local parks.
LEARNING IN RETIREMENT SERIES
Computer classes are scheduled periodically and are taught in the
Craft and exercise classes are scheduled on an on-going basis.
Office: Mailings, delivery of newsletter, maintain bulletin
Board, computer graphics
Activity Department: Drivers, assist in trips/events
Maintenance: Repair, painting, trash collections, mowing,
gardening, table/chair setup for activities
Kitchen: Run dishwasher, unload dishes, clean up, serving
cafeteria line, cooking, food preparation
Dining Room: Serving, beverage preparation, clearing tables,
Library: Assistance for residents in locating resources,
Teaching: Offering occasional classes in exercise, arts,
crafts, health topics, travel, computer
Health Needs: Monitoring blood pressure, screening
programs, provides rides to doctor
Coffee Shop: Host the coffee hours, prepare coffee, clean up
Snack Bar: Set up and sell for special occasions
Gloria Berridge, Activity Director
Wesleyan Bible Conference Association