L-R: Nancy Houle, Carol Moisides, Janalea Hoffman, Katy Zatsick, (seated) Carol Oschmann, missing Ronnie Minthorn

Above Photo: L-R: Nancy Houle, Carol Moisides, Janalea Hoffman, Katy Zatsick, (seated) Carol Oschmann, missing Ronnie Minthorn

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Held At The Bridges

The Bridges Assisted Living Community will host a support group for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, family members and caregivers. The support group will meet quarterly on the last Wednesday of the month beginning Wednesday, April 25. Guest speakers will present on a variety of topics such as mobility, balance, cognition, medication, and nutrition. The purpose of the support group is to share information, offer mutual support and gain additional information from area experts. There is no fee to attend. Please RSVP to Janet at 413-8900.

Originator Surprised At Dream Circle Meeting

The Sun City Center Dream Circle surprised originator, Carol Oschmann, with card, cake and fruit smoothie cocktail at the weekly meeting recently.

One lady was challenged by another group to keep a daily journal. She decided to make it a nightly bedtime letter thanking her creator for the good that happened that day, asking for answers to the challenges and praying for a better world tomorrow. She was surprised to get unforgettable dreams each night for the whole week before that meeting. She wrote them each morning. Some held clear answers, some needed some work. The work the dream circle could help with.

Oftentimes we search for deep meaning in a dream when the subject is as clear as the nose on your face.

For more information on meeting time and place call Carol at 909-3233..

Fun, Food, Mystery, Arias On Menu At SJD

Murder On The High C’s, a comedy/musical/murder mystery/dinner, featuring thrilling singing voices and an elegant/swellegant dinner menu, will be served on Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m., at St. John Divine church in Sun City Center. Written and Directed by Peggy Burgess, Resident Programs Department Associate at Freedom Plaza, and creator of the many Freedom Frolics shows, High C’s is a rollicking spoof of ‘whodunnits,’ as guests match wits with the grown-up Hardy Boys as they try to solve the crime. Master of Ceremonies, Dan Tackett, one of the area’s most popular stage personalities, will help guests keep track of the clues and the suspects. 

There will be no clowning-around musically, however.  Murder On The High C’s presents four performers whose careers embrace the worlds of opera, musical theater, choir, chorus and pop music.

Tenor, Chris Romeo, who portrays Luciano Provolone is a member of the St. Petersburg Opera Company and appears with other operatic venues in the Tampa Bay-Sarasota area.
Soprano, Joland Nel, in the role of Marilyn Hornblower, has appeared in numerous Bay Area operatic productions and is a member of several popular performing ensembles, such as Classical Showcase.

Soprano, Lisa Velasco, to be seen as Renee Flamingo, was trained in liturgical music and is featured as an SJD soloist.  She most recently performed as a big band vocalist in the musical review When The Lights Come On Again, and in the Jack Edison Band’s Big Band Era Jazz concert.
Baritone, Clint Shepherd, who will be seen in High C’s as Placebo Domino, is known throughout the Tampa Bay area for his performances in opera, and commanding stage presence as a concert headliner.

Tickets are $35 for the  entertainment and dinner show, presented by SJD in association with The Pelican Players, are available at www.stjohndivine.com (click on Box Office) and on Wednesdays and Thursdays in April at the SJD Box Office and site of the event, St. John Divine 1015 E. Del Webb Blvd., SCC between 10 a.m.-12 Noon.

Tampa YMCA Wants to Awaken Summer Imagination At Annual Healthy Kids Day®

On Saturday, April 21, the community is invited to free Healthy Kids Day® events at 10 Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA locations, including the new Spurlino Family Y at Big Bend Road. Kids will be inspired to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families.

Healthy Kids Day is an opportunity to ignite children’s imaginations so that they can imagine what they’ll accomplish this summer. Community members can expect fun games, healthy snacks, crafts and water activities to motivate and teach them how to develop and maintain healthy routines at home throughout the summer months.

Each participating YMCA has more information on the free activities and food offered during the Healthy Kids Day event, which will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at all locations, except for the Spurlino Y which is from 9 a.m.-12 Noon and the Northwest Y which is from 10a.m.-12 Noon.

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Michelle Colesanti
Michelle has been with the Osprey Observer for almost nine years, and her current position is Assignment Editor. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband Phil, two sons, Philip and Matthew, and Tigger the cat.