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Sue Logan, Editor
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Vol. XXIII, No. 46 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida November 13, 2010

GUIDE DOGS:   Our visitors today are Joyce & Mike Propsom with "KGC-PRINCESS", Karen Fortin with "KGC-QUEEN" and Mike Miller with "KGC-Squire".   As volunteer puppy raisers for Southeastern Guide Dogs, they dedicate 18 to 20 months of their busy lives to provide love and discipline training to their puppies.   SEGD provides Vet care and other support.   We appreciate their dedication as they train them to become "Guide Dogs".       --Nip Barker - GD Chairman

HEALTHLINE news from Irene Bette:
     Wayne Crippin was in Henry Ford Hospital, in Detroit, being treated with antibiotics for pneumonia, for three weeks.   I called Judy and she told me she brought him home yesterday (11/6).   He is very weak and has a hard time getting around.   Prayers & get well wishes would be appreciated.   Cards should be sent to their northern address, which is in our Directory.
     Posie Gallaher, 137 Camelot, had a total knee replacement on 11/1.   She is at home and sounds great!   Prayers, get well wishes and calls would be welcome.

Patio Party: the season's first, will be held tomorrow, Sunday, November 14, from 2 to 4 PM.   Patty Highland will entertain us with her music to listen and dance to, and an ice cream social will be held during intermission.   The Round Table invites all to come and enjoy the music, greet friends and enjoy our patio and pool.      --Barb Amatrudo and Betty Hamilton

MOVIE for Wednesday, November 17th and 24th will be EMPIRE FALLS, with Ed Harris, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Helen Hunt, Joanne Woodward, and Paul Newman.   This is a miniseries event from HBO films, adapted by Author Richard Russo, from his Pulitzer Prize winning novel.   It's a portrait of the gritty drama and human comedy that makes up everyday life in blue collar America.   This movie is in 2 disks about 1-1/2 hour each, so we will show one disk each week.   Dean Martin at 7:00, and the movie starts at 7:30.       --Arlene Hyde

BEGINNER LINE DANCING on Thursday, November 18th will be at 10:30 AM after the BOD meeting.       --June McMains

GREAT LAKES LUNCHEON:   Thursday, November 18th, 12 PM at Millie's Restaurant, 3900 Clark Rd., Sarasota.   If you are from Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota or Canada, you are most welcome to attend.   Please sign up on the sheet at back of clubhouse, and be sure to wear your name tag.   Call 488-0664 or 480-1544 for information.       --Dot Grams

SOLOS:   We will meet for dinner at Ophelia's (by Publix), on Thursday, November 18th (earlier because of Thanksgiving), at 5 PM.   Many $10.99 specials, and Happy Hour is 2 for 1.   A menu is posted on the board where you can sign up. Any questions, call Alex or Jeanne at 485-3121.

Donated for our Video Library:   WW11 DVD collection consists of( 6 DVD in set)   -   Tom Brokaw's "The Great Generation"(3 DVD in set) - DVD For Children "Milo and Otis"  - For the VCR, five sets donated - 2 videos in each "Crusade In The Pacific."   These will not be cataloged - just put on the shelf and taken out on your honor system.       --Jean Ickes


MUSIC APPRECIATION, the first of this season, will be held on November 20th at the Clubhouse, from 7-9 PM.   The first half features eight selections on video, of delightful, light classical pieces and a number of very talented young musicians.   The highlight of the first half features the extraordinary story of the tens of thousands of children of Venezuela, many from the slums, whose lives have been transformed by a program that teaches them to play classical music.   This is a truly moving and inspiring story, and many countries around the world are now copying it.   Other pieces include work by Rossini, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi and Beethoven.
      The second half features two pieces by Mozart.   The first is his Piano concerto No 22, followed by his French Horn Concerto No 1.   This DVD features the Berlin Philharmonic and the talented Horn player, Radek Baborak.   The French horn has the reputation of being one of the most difficult instruments to play.   Fortunately, when our very own Claire Becker was learning to play this instrument at school, no one told her this, so it didn't hold her back.
      If you think classical music "isn't your thing" give it a try, you may be pleasantly surprised!   Please join us, and if you wish, bring finger food to share during the break.   Lemonade will be provided.      --Alan & Rosemary Holdway 412-3872

NY-NJ BREAKFAST will be on December 2nd, at 9 AM, at our annual restaurant, Millie's, on Clark Road.   Hope those who are back for the season, including renters, will sign up and come for a delicious meal.   Any questions, call Eleanor at 485-9714.

PRAYER SHAWL GROUP will meet on the first Thursday of every month until Rose Jones returns.   Many Thanks to Louise Eichenlaub for taking care of business, during August and September.   We still need ladies' shawls for our collection.   The Venice Hospital Gift Shop also needs knitted or crocheted baby outfits if you have the time.   Need yarn, instructions, etc.?   Call Barb Tompkins or Louise Eichenlaub.

BOWLING results (with handicap) - November 9, 2010:

High Series High Single
Dick Lyford 622
Ben Quirion 616
David Hemmings 614
Dot Grams 633 237
Arlene Herbert 622
Helen Tebbets 620

Bowlers:   You must call Ben at 484-3134 or Bill at 488-7652, if you can not bowl on schedule.

SHUFFLEBOARD scores will return to the Newsletter next week.

WELCOME to new owners, Nelson and Judith Chafee, who have purchased 104 King Arthur Drive.   They are from North Attlesborough, MA and are relatives of the Fourniers.   We hope you enjoy many happy years at KGC!       --SJB

WELCOME BACK to the following return renters:
     Phyllis Brown, 12 Castle Drive, from Petersham, MA.   Phone:   485-6065.   She will be here until April 30, 2011.
     Terry and Gay Grogan, 127 Camelot Drive, from Centerville, OH.   They will be here until April 30, 2011.
Enjoy your stay with us at the Club!       --SJB

PANCAKE BREAKFAST:   179 people attended the Pancake Breakfast last Friday morning.   Our men work hard at this breakfast, so mark your calendar for the first Friday of each month.   Don Richmond was "boss" last week, as Jerry Robinson was away.       --SJB

FOOD PANTRY:   Thanks to our generous residents who donated $400 and over 100 food items, last Saturday, to the Food Pantry.

The travel desk is located in the back of the hall each Saturday, before the social meeting.   We show you what we have to offer and make reservations for our shows.   Please check us out.   If you plan on traveling with us, on any of the upcoming shows, I need a medical form filled out and put in a sealed envelope, in case of an emergency.   We have the forms at the travel desk.   We try to collect payments one month in advance, for upcoming shows, as buses have to be ordered and reservations have to be paid in advance.

Thanksgiving:   11/25/2010.   Sold out, need wait list.   Bus will load approximately 4 PM.   Bus schedule on travel desk.   Two buses.

HARD ROCK -12/2:   The bus usually fills up fast, so sign up now...$25.00.   This includes round trip transportation, $25.00 in free play, $5.00 food coupons and bus driver's tip.

Forever Plaid - January 13, 2011:  Lunch at Ruth Eckerd (box lunch) and show, $45.00.
Glenn Miller Orchestra - January 26:  Lunch at Ruth Eckerd (box lunch) and show, $45.00.
Rat Pack is Back - March 13, 2011:  Ruth Eckerd, with dinner at the Colonnade, $99.00.
REMINDER:  Trips booked with All Around Tours do NOT include tips for bus driver or tour guide, so have a couple singles available.

Reminder:  Eastern Caribbean Cruise on January 27 - Feb.6, 2011.   We still have room for you!   Final payments are due by November 13th, 2010.   Document party:   January 7th, 2011.   Mark your calendars.

UPCOMING SHOWS:   Flamingo Court, Feb. 27, 2011, Unsinkable Molly Brown, March 6, 2011, Silver Foxes, 3/16/2011, Sailor Circus, April 1, 2011 and Church Basement Ladies, 4/10/2011 (sold out).     Second date:  Thursday evening show, 4/7/2011, $60.00.   
There is something for everyone; sign up today!   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me...thank you.

Do you have plans for Christmas?   All Around Tours is offering a trip to Savannah, on December 23-26th.   $599 per person (based on double occupancy).   Three nights accommodations at Sheraton Four Points Historic District, three full hot breakfasts (at Eli's), dinner at Paula Dean's, Our Lady and Sons, Christmas eve dinner at Eli's, Christmas Day meal, informative tour of Savannah and a holiday party get-together, with gift exchange.   Thursday morning departure; Sunday evening return.   If interested, see me soon!

Don and Mary Lou Richmond, Travel Coordinators:  941-484-6807
John and Sandy Eade, Travel Partners:  941-484-4440

NEW LOCATION:   For a number of years, Jim Stape, owner of Le Petit Jardin Cafe,  has been very generous to the Silent Raffle at our Annual Fair and has donated Gift Certificates for our use.   He has recently relocated his café, from downtown Venice, to 1500 East Venice Ave., Suite 401.   This is east of Pinebrook Ave. on the north side of Venice Ave.   Now open from 8 AM to 3 PM for breakfast and lunch.   If you go there to eat, be sure to let him know you are from King's Gate Club.       --SJB

BLOODMOBILE:   13 units of blood were given last Friday when the bloodmobile was here.   Thanks to those who donated blood.       --SJB

HALLOWEEN PARTY:   A BIG THANK YOU to Tom and Martha Hicks for chairing our VERY successful, and fun, Halloween Party.   Many people worked on this event, as follows:   Tickets - Judy Spears, Gerry Coleman and Ann Kellum; Stage Manager - Joe Floyd; Stage Assistance - Dick Lyford, Sandy Eade and Diana Floyd; Curtain Man - John Eade; Posters, Tickets and Photography - Sandy McIntyre; Audio and Lights - Charley Fote; Sound Effects - Tom Hicks and Charley Fote.   Show Performers were as follows:   Wicked Witch of the North - Pat Savoie; Female Flasher and Gorrilla - Mary Carpenter and Jim Blow; Headless Man - Chuck and Mary Jane Shelby; Wolfman and Red Riding Hood - Jerry Becker and Sandy Garver; Electric Chair - Dick Lyford; Vampire - Fran Yaros; Operating Room - Linda and Jack Varty and Patient, Barbara Newman; Mirror Mirror On The Wall - Inez Mercer; Candy Disorder - Cheryl and Tom Patricca; Cave Men - Roland and Gloria Carey; Physco - Mary Lou and Don Richmond; Ratperson - Charlene Joyce; Frankenstein and Igor - Tom Wiegele and Rod Kent; Cannibal - Judy Leight; Phantom of the Opera - Lucy Kent; Dirty Old Man and Dirty Old Lady - Fred Lewis and Irene Bette.   Dance Music was by "Knights of the Roundtable."   DJ was Tom Hicks.   Technicians were Charley Fote and Ron Carpenter.   Several other folks from KGC assisted in one way or another.   Many people supplied and decorated the centerpieces, "Wine Bottles."   So, once again, we say thank you to everyone who helped to make this a wonderful evening!       --SJB

THOUGHTS:   Last Spring, when it looked as if there would be no Ladies' Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show, Posie Gallaher and I volunteered to co-chair this event.   Instantly, eight gals came up and volunteered to serve on the Committee, and we were happy to have ladies agree to be models.  Why I mention this is that if you volunteer to chair an event, you will never have to worry about people to help you.   It is sad to see events "die" because no one volunteers to be the chairperson.   So think about being Chair of an event - and especially some of you newer residents.   You will find that it is a rewarding experience.      --SJB

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