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Sue Logan, Editor
News A man told his wife she should treat him like fine wine.
She locked him in the cellar.

Vol. XXIII, No. 31 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida August 7, 2010

Street rejuvenation will begin Monday August 30th.   You will have to turn off your irrigation for the week to make sure no water is on the streets.   Also you will not be able to pressure wash your driveway or your house for 30 days.  A packet of information will be sent to you further describing what will be happening.   There will be a town hall meeting on August 25th to discuss the schedule of the work and to answer any questions you may have.       Charles, the Manager.

BIRTHDAY WISHES:   On August 16, Ed Carpenter will join the ranks of KGC's nonagenarians. He will celebrate his 90th Birthday in Michigan at his daughter's home at 999 Chads Way, Charlotte, MI 48813. Let's send Ed's Birthday wishes to Michigan.

TREE TRIMMING will begin on August 23rd. Please sign up in the office.  Prices start at $15.00.   If you have any questions, please call Rich Davis @ 941-539-9340

MICHIGAN GET-TOGETHER:   Shirley DePasquale reports that it was a humid 90 degrees---our 8th hottest summer in Michigan history---when we all gathered at Zehnder's in the beautiful Bavarian town of Frankenmuth, on August 4th.   We had the main dining room to ourselves and were ably served by our waiter, Duane.   The food was delicious, Present were Jim & Judy Blow, Sandy & John Vella, Joanie & Jack Grubaugh (former King's Gaters), Emil & Shirley DePasquale, Charlotte & Jim Alex, Win & Bob VanDeSteene, Sue Simmons & Bill Elliott and Dick & Sally Engelgau.   Everyone was pleased to see one another and exchange news about their summer plans and travels.   A trip to Frankenmuth has to include a visit to Bronner's, the world's largest Christmas store.   Even with the heat, Santa was dressed in fur from head to toe. (Thankfully, not a live Santa).

TRAVEL SCHEDULE for 2010-2011 will be as follows:
     September 26, 2010 - Matinee show,   I LOVE A PIANO.   PRICE $55.00.
This is a piano salute to America's greatest tunesmith, Irving Berlin.   The show is a nostalgic musical journey spanning seven decades of American history with more than 60 Irving Berlin songs.   This spectacular new show features these songs:   "Puttin' on the Ritz", "There's no Business, Like Show Business", "Easter Parade", "Blue Skies", "Anything You Can Do", "Steppin' Out with My Baby", "God Bless America" and more.
     November 25, 2010  - THANKSGIVING SPECIAL, in the Off Broadway Palm Theatre.
THE ANDREW'S BROTHERS.   PRICE $60.00.      The bus will load at 4:00 pm for this evening show.
It's l943 in the South Pacific, and the Andrew's sisters are scheduled to headline the big USO show.   But when a flu outbreak quarantines the girls, mistaken identities and madcap comedy takes over.   You will hear "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", "Slow Boat to China" and "Don't Sit Under The Apple tree".
     February 27th, 2011 - Matinee show,  FLAMINGO COURT.   This show will be in the Off Broadway, Palm Theatre.   Price $55.00.   Flamingo Court is a "slice of life" that follows the inquisitive and endearing residents of a South Florida, condominium complex called Flamingo Court.   Each condo reveals a cast of characters and some funny and touching life lessons; "Sex Lives After 60", "Where There's a Will, There's a Relative" and more.   Flamingo Court is a humorous and poignant look at condominium living, zany neighbors and retirement in Florida.  
     March 6, 2011 - The Unsinkable Molly Brown - Matinee show. $65.00.   Bus will leave at l0 AM.
A musical comedy based on the rags-to-riches story of Molly Tobin.   Born into poverty, she married into wealth and tried in vain to be accepted into Denver's society circles.   In l912, she was ship- wrecked in the Titanic disaster and through sheer determination, took over the lifeboat and kept the men rowing until they were rescued. Songs include: "I Ain't Down Yet" and "Belly Up to the Bar, Boys".
     April l0, 2011 -  Church Basement Ladies,  matinee show, Off Broadway Palm.   $55.00.   The Church Basement Ladies are back.   It's l969, the world is a changing, and the ladies of the church prepare for changes of their own below the "House of God".   While the world is dealing with Vietnam, the church basement ladies are coming to terms with pantsuits and guitars in church!  You'll laugh until your sides hurt.
     Note:  All shows at Broadway Palm Theatre include round-trip motor coach, bus drivers tip and full course buffet meal, including dessert, coffee, tea or iced tea, all gratuities (except for alcohol).  
     Hard Rock Casino buses will be on the following dates:  
October 28, 2010,   November 30, 2010,   January 13, 2011,   February 24, 2011 and  March 29, 2011. (THESE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE).
     Silver Foxes -  Venice Theatre 3/17/2011  
     Sailor Circus - Best Little Show in Town, 3/25/2011
     Southern/Eastern Caribbean cruise - January 27, 2011--February 6, 2011
Princess Cruise Lines.   60 guests already booked.       For more information, check the travel web page at and click on the Ship.
     I will be glad to accept emails, but if you send an email and don't get confirmation within a few days, please send it the second time; this way I will not miss any emails.
     Don and Mary Lou Richmond, Travel Coordinators   94l-484-6807
VIP World Travel, Travel Agent 94l-377-0017, or 1-800-323-7448, Toll free, nationwide.

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